Posted by at 7:00am on July 17, 2015 under EngagementsGeneralPersonalPortraitsWeddings

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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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Ah, Murietta’s Well Winery. <3 There are certain wedding locations where you couldn’t take a bad picture if you tried, and this is one of them. Erica and Arminder were married exactly two years after our last wedding at this charming Livermore venue. With my favorite relatives all residing in northern California, I would *love* for this to become a biannual tradition! :)

We met Erica and Arminder at Murietta’s Well and started the day with a first look in the vineyard.

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Our brides have had some uh-mazing dresses lately, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say this one was a jaw dropper!

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That hair, that dress, those eyes- Erica, you were a gorgeous bride!

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Favorite. <3

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While Erica and Arminder joined their guests for dinner in the cellar, Nate and I enjoyed our vendor meal during sunset on the balcony. I love that one of the most romantic dinners we’ve ever shared was on the job. ;)

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Thanks for having us, Erica and Arminder!! And northern California brides, we hope to see you again next year! ;)

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Nate and Allen met in a previous life… Middle School. This is also where Allen met his beautiful wife, Laura! :)

Fun fact: Allen worked in D.C. for a while and once sent Nate a box of M&Ms from Air Force One. These guys were married at Pembroke Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Florida last year. A friend officiated the ceremony, Allen’s father was the best man, and his sisters gave one of the funniest, most touching speeches I’ve heard in 10 years. There was also a family dance to “Somewhere Out There,” so this wedding was pretty much perfect. ;)

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First look love! :)

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Laura, you’re stunning.

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My favorite. Laura and Allen, we were so honored to be there. Thanks for having us and we wish y’all the best!! :)

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An oldie but a goodie, and I’m posting today because I can’t think of a better wedding to kick off our July blog posts! Michelle and Justin were married in the Florida Keys, and their family and friends started the wedding festivities in the historic Old Town Manor. I mean, this bed and breakfast had me the second this little guy greeted us upon arrival! :)

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I couldn’t believe it took me nearly a decade of being a Florida resident to make it to the Keys. My favorite thing about the island? Wild roosters! :)

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Loved their first look. :)

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Old Town Manor, you are downright charming. <3

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Favorite. :)

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Then it was reception time at the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa!

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Thanks for having us, Michelle and Justin! <3

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