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AHHH! I am so excited to finally get this guide to you fingertips! Hours of planning, designing + curating has come to fruit! Something that was difficult to navigate with Fulton as our first was the ways I needed support during this new season of life for the first time + then again with having […]

Gift Guide for postpartum mothers

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 Checklist // Free Guide

You read it right! I am hosting my first ever local mini creative retreat this spring! Hopefully the first of many creative retreats in the future! This is something I have dreammmmmeedddd for yearssss since starting Root & Bloom, but it never felt like the right time or place. From withdrawing from college, getting married, […]

Ope! I’m hosting a creative retreat!

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


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…

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

Wedding photographer in Minot North Dakpta

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.