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Whether you’re a starting out as an aspiring professional photographer or simply looking to take nicer photographs for personal use here are a few tips to get more professional and nice looking images! STRAIGHTEN YOUR HORIZON LINES I don’t know how many times I’d shake old Sarah when I was in High school or just […]

simple steps to professional looking photos

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We’ve all been there as new business owners and the daunting task of creating your first website before hiring an expert in the field. When I made my first ever website for Root & Bloom before she was even called Root & Bloom five years ago I had NO idea what I was doing or […]

What I’d tell myself diy-ing my first website…

One question I get ask quite frequently from first time mother’s is what should or what did I pack in my hospital bag with my littles? From experiencing being a first time mother + having our oldest right in the early beginnings of Covid with many hospital restrictions to not having any at all with […]

Labor + Delivery Bag // Free Guide

Let’s get right to it shall we?! Honeybook I SWEAR by Honeybook! Everything from client workflows, contracts, invoices, emails, hour tracking, scheduling, profit + loss tracking, you name it! I truly don’t think I could efficiently run my business + do it well. Let’s be honest here, juggling a business on top the everyday of […]

5 softwares I swear by for my business

Since Fulton was born in May 2020 he’s gone on about 40+ different flights and Peter born in July 2021 he’s been on 8+ so far! We are by all means not experts but I’d like to think we got a thing or two down by now! I’ve travel with Fulton by myself, with Fulton […]

My Tippy Top Tips for Traveling with littles

Yes, we are packing our bags as now as a family of four and trading the ID mountains for the ND prairie! The Merck’s are officially moving back to North Dakota! You’re right my friends, that means Root & Bloom Photography is based out of North Dakota once again and boy oh boy are we […]

We’re moving…AGAIN

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When you support a photographer you aren’t JUST paying for a provided service or money to poured back into an expensive for the business for monthly software is need, updated gear, rentals, you name it. Although those things are a sliver of what that money does… Often times I think the creative industry although it […]

When you support a photographer…

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We’ve heard it (or maybe said it ourselves) many different ways on many different occasions…get your milestones documented. Let me tell you what, I didn’t understand on a deeper level how important it is until I got married and Mason and I started a family of our own shortly after. I’ve heard it about a […]

Get. your. milestones. documented.

It has been almost six weeks since we’ve welcomed our new little helper around here and on July 26th, 2021 Mason + I welcomed our Peter Daniel at 6:39pm in the evening on the feast day of Mother Mary’s parents, saints Anne + Joachim. We put Fulton down for bed Sunday evening and a few […]

Root & Bloom’s newest member

Can I tell you a secret? This isn’t my first blog post..I know, I know shocking but somewhere in my deep past way back in early high school I started a blog where I’d talk about my faith and maybe (I’m just guessing here but like) three people read it, haha! I loved being able […]

Why I rebranded my whole ENTIRE business