I love that we never know how our couples will find us.

Maybe it’s a phone call from my Mom to Capitol One Card Services that ends up in a session booking, and this time, it was a brief ride on a safari truck!

Yep-When we boarded our safari truck to photograph Jenna and Liam’s wedding portraits on the savannah, I was seated by Krista, the cast member assigned to our group. We made small talk on the brief ride to and from the savannah, and I found out Krista was newly engaged and likely planning a wedding up north. As I was getting off the truck, she asked for our card, and I assumed we’d never see each other again.

Just a couple months later and we got an email from Krista saying she and her fiance, Kenny, would be eloping at the Lake County Courthouse and wanted some portraits after their ceremony. There’s such a special energy associated with elopements and they’re my favorite thing to photograph, and always make me think of our wedding day. <3

Krista and Kenny, we had a wonderful time getting to know you both and wish you the happiest ever after! :)

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Today is one of those silly milestones that might not seem like much, but it’s a pretty big deal for me.

This is my 1000th blog post. 1000, you guys!!

We wanted to do something fun to commemorate it, so here we go! Years ago we did a session giveaway and loved the response. It actually led us to meeting one of our favorite families, one of the daughters eventually becoming our wedding assistant for a while! :)

So maybe you’ve been putting off booking that family photo session. Or you want to see my cute husband climb a tree. Maybe it’s been 10 years since your wedding and you haven’t been in front of the camera since. We want to hear from you!

Nathanial and I will be giving away one free portrait session* and USB drive (Valued at $700.) All entries must be received by Sunday, July 26th as we will be announcing our winner Thursday, July 30th on the blog.

All you have to do is take a photo of you and whomever else will be photographed and write a little something about why YOU should be in front of our cameras and send your entry to yaygiveaway@rootweddings.com. Your 10 day deadline begins now… We can’t wait to meet you! :)

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*Your entry must be received by Sunday, July 26th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on the blog on Thursday, July 30th. Session date is based on our availability. Session must take place in Central Florida and take place by the end of June 2016 unless otherwise discussed. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. :)

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I literally could not think of a better session to be my 999th(!!!!!!!) blog post. Meet one of our favorite families: Chris, Rita, and soon-to-be a big brother Juuuuuuuuude! (may have put a couple extra u’s in there.)

We’ve shot these guys on May 9th for three years now. Yes- The exact same day each year. You can see the other two here and here. :)

And because flashback photos make me swoon and get me all emotional about this job, here’s Jude the first day we met him and then now. <3

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I love photographing these guys for a multitude of reasons, the biggest being how much I smile while editing their photos. :)

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My favorite moment from the session (other than watching Jude and Nate be bffs) was when we were asking him if he’s excited for his little sister. Jude responded with, “Yes, I’m going to bury her.” I’m preeeeeeetty sure he didn’t know what he was saying and we all laughed but Rita, let’s keep an eye on this one, shall we? ;)

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I don’t even know, but Rita, you’re adorable. <3

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Nope, not related. Not. One. Bit. ;)

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Rita, you’re gorgeous. And I’m sorry if we accidentally outed you for being pregnant by posting these!!

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Chris, Rita, and Jude, your sessions have truly become a highlight of our work year. We can’t wait for next time!!

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I think today should be cute kid day, don’t you agree? ;)

We met Sam and his parents for a session around downtown Celebration, and Sam was a total sport- There were no meltdowns until the very, very end. He’s smiley and sweet and loves a good juice box. Enjoy!

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This adorable family came down for a Disney trip from Missouri. It’s rare to see siblings at Lauren and Landon’s ages that not only genuinely get along, but seem to genuinely adore each other. They were both so sweet with each other, and followed directions so perfectly. This session was Jennifer’s Mother’s Day gift from her family, but with such well-behaved kids, it was a gift for us, too! :)

This first one is my most favorite. <3

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Seriously, y’all… There was not one arm pinch or eye roll to be found with these two!

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If the tooth fairy goes bankrupt this year, I think I know who to blame! ;)

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Second favorite… Nothing like ending your family session with an impromptu photo bomb! Jennifer, thank you for getting in touch with us and letting us hang out with your beautiful family! :)

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