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H E L L O 👋🏻 Don’t mind us, we are just dancing into Sunday like 💃🏻
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Fun fact; we have an artificial Christmas tree at home that we reuse every year 🤗🌲
However I grew up in New England- and my parents took my sister and I to a Christmas tree farm every year (& we would cut down our tree, bring it home/ decorate it & so on). It dawned on me that Everett has NEVER been to a Christmas tree farm, and has never had the wonderful experience of smelling the fresh cut blue spruce, evergreen or pine! 😱
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So we walked around (or danced around) the trees over in Frazier Park🌲 Let him touch, smell & experience one of the many joys this season has to offer.. and then it started to freaking S N O W on us.
I mean how perfect?! ❄️🙌🏻🥰
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So now my Christmas wish list for Everett has been met ☑️ • Christmas photo with Santa ✔️
• See real life Christmas trees ✔️
• Experience snow this season ✔️
• Drive around to see all the lights✔️
• Bake holiday cookies (planned for next weekend).
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What are YOUR family traditions or “wish lists” for you or your littles?!
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S T O P + S W I P E ☝🏻 to see these ‘chain of events’ 😆😍🙌🏻
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One of our favorite family moments to capture 🙌🏻.
This shot is super fun; ALWAYS gets everyone laughing & leaves a lasting impression on your little ones- especially if they are timid when it comes to taking photos. This ‘movement’ (because I NEVER say ‘pose’ 🥴), always gets everyone in the mood for a great lifestyle session.


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Here’s another video clip from @symplynys & @uriii_rod wedding day (ceremony clip)!
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Oh & I totally don’t speak Spanish 😆
The couple approved the clip we decided to use!
(Thanks guys!)
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Just another piece to a whole 🙌🏻
Their entire video is over 5min long & covers their entire wedding day event.
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Now booking 2019-2020 brides 🤗


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Part of this lifestyle/ career means always having to invest into it.
Whether it be financially; mentally, physically or otherwise- this career path has lead me down a road of ‘investment’.
What I put in, is what I get out (& what YOU all benefit).
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This season, be sure to invest into the “little guys”. When you shop small- you’re actually shopping HUGE. Instead of going to Michaels or JoAnnes Fabrics to purchase my textiles (for flat lay props), I purchased from the AHMAZING @nettle_textiles 🥰🧵
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Instead of going with a mainstream chain to take your families holiday photos - or any photos- (who lacks quality or care); support an artist who’s earnings go RIGHT BACK into her craft- furthering her education and investments into the field (& family) 🙋🏻‍♀️🥰
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Gift cards are available for purchase!
Give the most cherished gift to a loved one this year,
the gift of documenting your memories 📸❤️🙌🏻
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Wishing you all a happy holiday season 😘🙌🏻🌲


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This season we decided to
S L O W. D O W N.
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Although our schedules hardly feel like we get a single moment to relax & put our feet up, turn on Netflix or even just cook a meal together- when we are actually home; we turn OFF.

There’s SO MUCH to be said about turning off, and unplugging yourself from EVERYTHING (that’s not your family).
We have been soaking up every bit of family time that we possibly can (everyday)- especially during this season.

We (luckily), have had the last two days “off”, so we have been enjoying the rain & each other.

The time off was SO needed- but we are excited to get back to it, document your love stories & celebrate Christmas in the next few weeks 😬🙌🏻🌲
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Shout out to our buddy @motvd for capturing us a few months ago at Bass Lake 💃🏻 Can’t wait for our next collab 🥰


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“There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt: swimming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of stars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2am, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things we do not know about the universe, and you.”
—— Beau Taplin


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Tranquility.


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“Under the vail” shots - or ANY vail shots; are by far some of my absolute FAVORITE moments to capture 😍🙌🏻
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These two make make it look SO effortless & STUNNING 🙌🏻😭😍
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If you’re a bride-to-be, are vail shots NEEDED in your shot list? 👰🏻


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Did you wake up one day wanting to be a photographer? Did you buy some gear, take some images of your family members/friends/dog then post to social media & hear CRICKETS?! 🦗
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Have you been wondering WHY you aren’t growing a following, or WHY aren’t your dream clients booking? Maybe you’re wondering “WHAT THE HECK DID I GET MYSELF INTO?”. I’m here to tell yuh- we have ALL been there 🙋🏻‍♀️.
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The difference between those of us who make it & those who fail- is dedication & passion- to the industry (not just the craft itself).
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None of us start out as “professionals” or “having a huge following” or “have an entirely booked out calendar”.
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IT TAKES TIME & LOTS OF DRIVE 💪🏻.
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I always laugh at myself when I think back to my 14yr-old self - when I was just getting started in the industry.
I imaged being a photographer meant “just taking images”..
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I quickly learned that being a photographer meant you must ALSO be a sales person, a best friend (to your clients and peers around you), a networking entrepreneur, a marketing guru, a social media influencer & so much more! 😅
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I always tell my aspiring novice friends these two things..
1. You can’t fail if you never give up
& 2. EDUCATION!! Learn the business end of things before you decide to get involved with the industry.
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Keep on keepin’ on friends 🙌🏻💃🏻


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Is anyone else FEELIN these RAINY-DAY vibes?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙌🏻
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You KNOW I am ⛈☔️
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Being a New England girl (born & raised)- I cant get ENOUGH of this breeze/cool/wet weather we have been so FORTUNATE to get these last few days 😬🙌🏻
This overcast - cool- damp weather is also why I’m so in love with Oregon- so anytime we get a sample, I’m in heaven 🙌🏻😭😍
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Looking forward to a productive (hopefully overcast) weekend 😬📸
I have something like 4/5 sessions lined up; then another 15 or so through-ought the month. These are my LAST sessions of the year- and my LAST wedding of the year is next weekend! I can’t believe how fast this year went by. Looking forward to all the great things coming for 2019!
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END OF THE YEAR SALES EVENT ENDS TOMORROW!!
Sessions take place in 2019, and this offer doesn’t apply to those who have already booked 2019 sessions.
$100 OFF standard full in-home sessions
$50 OFF standard travel/outside full family sessions
$10 OFF couples mini sessions
Message me for details (everything is $50 to book)


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Sometimes non-traditional brides want some traditional details- like a three tier cake!
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What are your wedding “must haves”?!


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D O U B L E _ TAP if you LOVE a great table arrangement?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🖐🏻
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We are OBSESSED with details that tell your story & brings your day together so magically.


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“I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.”
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Julia Roberts


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It doesn’t matter if you have a traditional church wedding, or a non-traditional backyard wedding. A rustic barn or other majestic venue or destination landscape... they all lead to one thing. Your day.
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The day you and your partner say “I do”.
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& we want to be there- wherever you are, when you say those forever words.


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Today marks one month since these two love birds tied the knot.
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This bridal suit had the most stunning windows (for this stunning natural light of course)! Absolutely love how dreamy and romantic these few frames are.
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I wanted to say H A P P Y holidays to you guys 🙋🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving; and my family from Florida is over to celebrate with us. I want to be as present as possible with them- so I’ll be unplugged here. If you need to reach me, feel free to send a DM, phone call or email (click my direct link) to fill out a contact form. Have a safe holiday (and be good to yourselves & each other) 😘🍽🍂🦃🥂


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Taking a moment today to reflect on the MEANING of Thanksgiving- after spending a few hours last night in and out of several grocery stores; it was vital.
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DOUBLE TAP if you AGREE that these ‘meaningful holidays’ have gotten more and MORE commercial every year?! 🙋🏻‍♀️
Ive been seeing Christmas decor in stores since September- nothing for Thanksgiving AT ALL- just Black Friday- and literally EVERYTHING Christmas 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Shouldn’t the holidays be fun?
Instead, they have turned into stressful lumps of “are we doing this good enough”? “Do we have the right/ or enough decor”? “Do we have enough STUFF on the lists”? “Is all the food planned out”? “Are we doing this right”?
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So a few years back; my husband and I decided we were going to be minimalists; live a minimalist lifestyle. This means if we don’t use something in 90 days we donate it (even our sons toys/ if he doesn’t use things we put items into a box and store in the garage and bring it back out after a few months and see if he cares about it again or not).
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So holidays are actually pretty stress FREE in our house these days because for holiday shopping (Christmas) we have rules.
We only purchase items that follow this list..
• something you want
• something you need
• something to wear
• something to read
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If the items are frivolous, we don’t pick it up. We don’t do “stocking stuffers” filled with junk- we instead have a family tradition where we each write notes to each other, and each pick out ornaments for the tree for a member- like a secret Santa but with ornaments. So last year I picked out Everett’s ornament, Rich picked out mine and Everett picked Richs (with my help because back then he was three haha). But it’s super fun and so much more meaningful & budget friendly. We also get USE out of the ornaments because they will find their way to our tree year after year.
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Don’t go “crazy” on Black Friday. Invest into MEMORIES, experiences, and creating those moments with your tribe.
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As requested by YOU, I’m HAPPY + SO EXCITED to offer up a Black Friday special for you and your loved ones! Photography makes for the PERFECT (gift card) in your families stocking.
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Keep a lookout 😍⏳📸


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Do you ever feel like your FAVORITE accounts are “too cool for school”? 🙋🏻‍♀️
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I follow SO MANY amazing influencers; and often times they just “post & ghost” you 🤷🏻‍♀️
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One of the things I’m NOT going to do is “post & ghost” yuh. I LOVE reading your comments, ideas, opinions, advice, or even just when you pop by to say “hi”
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OH AND I ALWAYS REPLY because HIIIIIII 👋🏻💃🏻🙌🏻
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THANK YOU ALL for the DMs & emails (like crazy) all weekend. Even though I have been unplugged online (due to my travels)- I have NOT been absent when it comes to answering back to any of your needs 😬🙌🏻
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DOUBLE TAP THIS if you have ever felt “ghosted” before on the GRAM; and drop a comment below if you want to let me know that you saw this 💃🏻👇🏻
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On another note; I had the most amazing trip to Florida (documenting a wedding).
But I’m thrilled to get back home to my boys- that I’m missing terribly; so here’s a pic of me and my little man from last weekend when we took a trip out to the forest to get that quality time in before I left.


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Family photos 2018 #vintagerootsphotography


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Hi 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’m Erin (the gal behind the lens)- in case y’all didn’t already know that 😆
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My favorite things are
1. My boys (hubby & son)
2. Our border collie (Alaska)
3. Anything + everything nature
4. Traveling (& staying home 🤷🏻‍♀️)
5. Documenting every moment (personally AND for YOU!)
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I’m from a little bit of everywhere, currently residing in the central valley.
Im a mom/ wife/ sister / daughter & boss.
I started Vintage Roots about seven years ago as a travel blog- that turned into a full fledged podcast & then for the last six years has been a media company (which still stands today)!
However I’ve held a camera in my hands since I was around ten years old, and started taking clients when I was fourteen!
I had NO IDEA back then- that I would be HERE today at (almost) twenty-seven, running my own business along side my husband.
Sometimes dreams & talents can turn into successful careers!
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My husband & I are partners in life as well as business. He is the owner of our marketing company based out of Santa Monica- and he’s my partner / second shooter & film documentarian in Vintage Roots.
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Everyone always asks us “is it hard to work & live together”; to which we reply “Y E S- but we wouldn’t have it any other way!”.
We are best friends first. We support one another’s dreams and career goals, but we always put our relationship above work- and that’s the secret sauce to having a productive & successful ‘partnership/marriage’.
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Lastly; it was FREEZING yesterday when we took a little day trip over to our favorite mountain spot just outside town. But man was it BEAUTIFUL!
I can’t wait to fly to Fl this week (for a week) to capture a destination wedding ✈️🙌🏻. As much as I LOVE the cold, it will be nice to hit the beach for a few days & lay out in the warm sun 😬 clearly I NEED some sun 🙈
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What are your holiday plans? Are any of you ALREADY decorating or shopping for Christmas? (Guilty 🤷🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️😬)

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Donut bar.. um.. YES PLEASE 🙋🏻‍♀️🍩
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G R A B a treat + take your seat 😋
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What a creative (& delicious) wedding treat to offer to your guests! These babies were GONE in a matter of minutes- rightfully so.
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How cute was this display?!😍
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What are some of your wedding wishes/ wants / or what did you do on your big day?! 👇🏻
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