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Five Years, A New Look, and A Celebration Giveaway

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Five Years, A New Look, and A Celebration Giveaway

of Sweet Root Village! This milestone has always felt so far in the future and we can’t believe it’s finally here. We’ve grown so much over the years and are ready to implement some changes that we feel better represent who we are now and what we hope to achieve in the coming years! We have SO MUCH to tell you, but will try to keep it short! We’ll go into more detail in the coming days about each of the following changes, but for now here is a basic glimpse of all the new things:

01 First:

And most obviously, we have had website facelift and a totally new blog look designed for us by our favorite lady Jen Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop! We put off the blog redesign the first go around with Jen a few years ago, but we are so glad we finally had the opportunity to have her give us the total makeover! Go check it all out! We are so excited about it all!

02 Second:

We will no longer be marketing ourselves as wedding photographers. As every business grows, the things we focus on become more refined. We’ve done plenty of soul searching and decided that our heart for photography is much more heavily weighted towards portraiture and editorial avenues. We are so excited for what this means for us and can’t wait to pursue what we feel most passionate about.

03 Third:

We will no longer be coordinating weddings. Our day-of coordination services came naturally to us in the beginning years of our business because we felt we were filling a need and did it well! But it’s never been a true passion of ours. So in keeping with moving towards what inspires us most, coordination didn’t make the cut and therefore we will no longer be accepting any inquiries of this nature.

04 Fourth:

We will be moving! We have quickly outgrown our beautiful Old Town studio and need a significantly larger space to better accommodate what we hope to achieve in the upcoming years. We have not secured a location, but hope to find a warehouse space in the Alexandria or surrounding areas. We are aiming for this transition to take place over the winter. We can’t wait to find the perfect space, get moved in, and invite you all our to see it!

05 Fifth:

You’ll see a link to to our newest addition: a SHOP! This will be coming soon and we are pretty stoked about. Keep your eye peeled for details and announcements!


We are doing a GIVEAWAY! A big ol’ awesome giveaway to celebrate Five Years! We’re in cahoots with some of our favorite brands and shops to get a collection of our favorite items in your hands! And because we are celebrating five years, we are going to have five winners! Five glorious boxes of goodies for five lucky folks! Continue on down this post for details about all the awesome items included and enter below!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

First up are these stunning cacti prints from Fox Hollow Design Co. Tabitha is based in Fort Worth, Texas and we have been following her work for a little while now. We literally want every print in her shop. The perfect addition to a gallery wall, a sunny enclosed porch, a baby or children’s room, or a gift for a loved one! She does commissioned artwork as well! We’ve included our favorite IKEA frame as a home for them and we hope you love this guy as much as we do!
Next is this perfect bundle of a candle that we picked up from Red Barn Mercantile. Amy’s shop in Old Town Alexandria is one of our favorite places to go to shop for gifts. There is basically something for everyone and the shop is so beautifully curated! You can also shop online, which is super handy for all you unfortunate souls who don’t live nearby. Each winner will receive one of two particularly delicious scents!

This item we are so excited to include. We have a massive amount of them throughout our studio as they are the only way we can keep our plant life alive and well! Water Bubbles! These sleek, glass plant feeders are perfect for every home and we are really excited that they’ll be the first item for sale in our Sweet Root Shop!

We recently had the lovely Kriste work some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint magic on our office mirror and have just been in love with the results! This all natural paint is a dream to use with no odor and perfectly safe around kids and pets! We’ll have a blog post and a video short coming soon with some milk paint fun to hopefully inspire you if you are a lucky winner of some of this goodness!! They have an amazing selection of stunning colors and you could literally paint your entire house in it.

Another sweet find at Red Barn Mercantile. It’s just endless goodness there. These are amazingly gorgeous postcard prints by a local artist that we felt so perfectly summed up Old Town. It’s been a place near and dear to our hearts for the past three years and more, we will be so sad to leave when we move, but if it were us, we’d be popping something like this in a frame to have for always!!

Curated Old Town was just recently opened in our beloved Alexandria and we just LOVE everything they have to offer. Owner Page has amazing style and vision we are so excited to have these perfect bud vases as part of our giveaway! They are the perfect size for saving a little foraged goodness found on a walk or popping a couple buds to add color to a shelf or table. And they come in other styles like gold-dipped! Wah! Believe it.

Bomisch has some AMAZING products in their online shop that we just LOVE! We have several pairs of these iron shears in stock and use them for all manners of things. Definitely in our top five necessary studio tools and they also look fabulous on instagram. Excited to get a pair on these into each of our winner’s hands! You’ll love them!

These perfectly stunning creamy leather tassel keychains from Matine are seriously the BEST. Carolyn is a leather magician and has the most beautiful minimal, sleek designs. We love her to pieces and are super excited to see where her business is going! You should absolutely check her out and also check out her Kickstarter Campaign while it’s still going cause she has limited colors available there and her incentives are amazing!

We are also crazy in love with all the stunning pieces created by the minds of Consider the Wildflowers. A dynamic team with beautiful products that we’ve loved following for quite some time now! These perfectly perfect post earrings are included in all five of our gift boxes and we couldn’t be more excited! If you receive them, we are totally hoping we’ll get to see some selfie action. Tag them on Instagram!


And last but not least, this fantastical canvas duck tote from BAGGU is just everything! Market tote handles as well as an adjustable over the shoulder strap, inside pockets and it’s a deep tote that would totally fit all your every day carrying needs including a laptop and more! We just love the versatility of this guy and so excited to give five of them away!

We hope you win.

  1. Aaron Olmstead says:

    I’m kinda bummed that only Jen got a shoutout here. Siiiick site though!

  2. Treasured Rentals says:

    It’s great that you set your goals and priorities and are intentionally pursuing them, and moving away from areas that you’re not as passionate about. Too many people try to do too many things, and end up not doing them well. Congrats & best wishes! And the new blog design is great!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! Beautiful new site and congrats on 5 years! I’ve loved every second of working with you over the past 2+ years, and cannot wait to watch you guys grow in the areas you’re most passionate about! You are both such inspirations! <3 <3 <3

  4. Carrie Bell says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! The site looks amazing, too!

  5. Emma McAlary says:

    I’m in awe of the new look and all of your photographs!

  6. Casey Wrona says:

    Congratulations! The new website looks AMAZING and I am so excited for you guys!

  7. Jess says:

    What a beautiful new site design, and cheers to you for focusing in on those things for which you have true passion!!

  8. Joanna says:

    Such a gorgeous new site and blog! I love all of the new details!

  9. Samantha Deubel says:

    Congratulations! I can’t believe you guys have been SRV for so long! Everything looks awesome, I can’t wait to see what you guys do next 🙂

  10. Kristin Sestito says:

    The site and blog look absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on your growing adventure!!

  11. Johanna Miller says:

    I love all of this! Congrats!

  12. Tina Francis says:

    What a fabulous upgrade!

    5 years is a pretty special milestone. Excited about the new direction your business is going to take!


  13. Erica Deputy says:

    Congrats! EVERYTHING looks gorgeous and navigation is a breeze. So much eye candy!

  14. Hannah Leigh says:

    Congratulations! The new site looks fantastic!

  15. Kelly Lapp says:

    Congrats on 5 years and on the exciting changes! So awesome to meet you both earlier this year, I’m excited to keep following your journey 🙂

  16. Mary Murphy says:

    So proud of all your hard work, ladies!!! Everything looks beautiful and I’m so excited for what the future holds for SRV!

  17. Wooohooooo!!! So proud of you and so excited for all of these sweet changes!!

  18. Mary Murphy says:

    Obviously I’m a huge fan 🙂 beautiful work, as always!!

  19. Aileen says:

    LOVE the new site!! All of these giveaway prizes are also giving me some serious inspiration, so pretty!!

  20. Kristan says:

    Wow! This is such a cool way to celebrate! I’ve enjoyed seeing all of your work over the last 5 years!

  21. Connie Womack says:

    Wonderful job in everything form creativity and implementation!

  22. Reagan says:

    Beautiful website! I love it! Refining the focus of your business is always exciting. : )

  23. Viktoria Bondaruk says:

    Such beautiful photography! Congrats to 5 years!! Love finding new company’s that are closer to Home- makes me want to support those businesses even more! And an exciting giveaway! Would love to win it! 🙂

  24. Sarah Tax Wilkins says:

    Happy Anniversary! Looks like year 5 will be a good one:)

  25. Alyssa Helms Sieb says:

    Girls, I couldn’t be more excited for you! You’ve earned it all the way!

  26. Dana Marie says:

    So happy and excited for the next chapter in your business and personal ventures. Blessed to know you beautiful and creative souls and wish you all the best for the what the future holds! xoxo

  27. Amber Kessler Freer says:

    Congrats! Your work is inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  28. Katherine Helms says:

    Congrats on 5 years! You two are such an inspiration, and your new site is completely gorgeous!

  29. Jennifer Poe says:

    Congratulations!! The new website is beautiful!

  30. Grace says:

    Everything looks so stunning! Congratulations ladies, so excited for your upcoming changes and to see what else is in store for SRV :)! Also, so stoked to see your shop ! <33

  31. Paula Bartosiewicz-Reese says:

    The website and blog look SO amazing and beautiful! I am so excited for you girlies and all the wonderful adventure that is ahead of you. Much love <3

  32. Pamela says:

    So pleased to watch you grow your wonderful talents! Congratulations on 5 years with so much to look forward to!! Hope we can do something together again soon. <3

  33. Congratulations on 5 years!

  34. Love the new site! Your editorial photography is just perfect! I love that y’all are focusing on what you are truly passionate about!

  35. Rebekah Murray says:

    so so so exciting! love you girls + always so proud.

  36. Brandi Yee says:

    Beautiful site! Love seeing so many of my favorite vendors in your giveaway. Happy 5th anniversary!

  37. Tearah Muns says:

    I am so inspired by your shift, I’m new to this out working of art but I hope to be even a little like you all someday!

  38. Erica says:

    So excited to see what comes next in your business and adventure! Will definitely be following and can’t wait!

  39. Lindsey says:

    The new site looks great and I’m so excited to see where these changes take SRV! You two have always been a such a wonderful creative inspiration for me. Cheers!

  40. Kate says:

    Love the new design and am excited about the changes- I’m sure your new space will be absolutely lovely!

  41. Sarah conway says:

    I absolutely love this blog! I follow you on Instagram and am in love with your photos and style.

  42. Bonnie Lake says:

    I’m so excited for you and love to share your products.

  43. Amelia Coulomb says:

    You guys are the best!

  44. Katrina McCoy says:

    A D O R A – B A B B L E ! your site looks amazing….congrats! xo

  45. your site looks aaaahhhhh-mazing! congrats!

  46. Hillary says:

    Congratulations, what an achievement! You’ve been such an inspiration, so glad to see where year five takes you!

  47. Kam says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!

  48. Carriann says:

    Such beautiful items and a lovely website! Happy 5 years, and here’s to all your continued success! ✨

  49. Stephanie Hamme says:

    The site is gorgeous! I am so pumped for you guys and what the future holds. I am also thankful that you were shooting weddings when I got married 🙂

  50. Bekah Lisk says:

    I’m so excited for you guys and all that you’re doing!! I can’t wait to see you beautify a new space!!

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