Carrie Vines Photography is so excited to be offering Children’s Holiday Portraits, here in our Redlands studio.. With 2 different sets and styles to choose from…You won’t want to miss out on these adorable portraits!!

Book now and SAVE!!

Early Bird Black Friday Pricing is available NOW!! Prices go up on Saturday, November 29th, so book your session and SAVE! Contact the studio at 909-499-1701 to book your session now!

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Want to win your session for free? Fill out the entry form below to enter.. One entry per person…Contest runs from Sat, 11.22.14 to midnight, 11.28.14. Winner will be announced on our Facebook page! Good Luck!!

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Children’s Holiday Portrait Session is for children ages 6months-5 years. Up to 2 siblings per session. The session prize can be gifted to another party by the winner. Session must be booked by December 23, 2014. The winner agrees to the publication of their photographs to be taken and used in future promotions. There is no cash, credit or other alternative to the prize offered. The winner will be selected at random.

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I don’t have eloquent enough words to tell you all how much I adore Karin and Jeff’s Joshua Tree wedding.. not just their wedding, but them, as well. And while we didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time together prior to their wedding.. because after all, Karin and Jeff live on a tiny island off of New Zealand…(umm, how cool is that?!)..they welcomed me into this most special day with the warmest, most open arms.. Karin, Jeff and I skyped for our wedding consult, something I had never done before, but I really felt an instant connection with these two..and I’m so grateful they chose me.. ME..from all the way in New Zealand to photograph their very intimate, non-traditional wedding day. Since Karin’s family was still in the US, they decided to have their destination wedding here.. and The Rockhouse Retreat near Joshua Tree was such an interesting and different setting than their hometown. The bright colors Karin chose for her bridesmaids dresses contrasted against the desert brown and were complimented beautifully with the desert inspired bouquets made my her maid of honor, Jessi. Jessi filled the bouquets with such pretty colors, but I especially love the teeny tiny cacti she put in each arrangement. The reception dinner was catered by Rounds Premium Burgers, the most delicious and HUGE burgers I’ve ever tasted.. the bride and groom were able to customize the menu with their own burger creations! There was no first dance, or garter/bouquet toss.. just plenty of time to visit with the most beloved friends and family while playing games, star gazing and enjoying s’mores. The day was perfection filled with the most authentic emotions and love I’ve ever felt. I’m so grateful that the Universe (and a lucky Google search) introduced us and brought us together from the far reaches of the globe. I really hope to visit them in New Zealand, and not just for the delicious chocolate covered pineapple treats they have there.. but until then, I wish them all the very best in the world.. and lots of hugs!

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There were so so many amazing moments to share..it was hard to narrow it down.. especially with the BBQ the next day..so we made an extended slideshow for Karin and Jeff. Enjoy!

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  • Serena

    Amazing venue, beautiful people, lots of love, and incredible photos to always remember it by. Thanks for capturing so many memories!

  • Rebecca

    Oh my goodness there are a million and a half things I love about this!! Jenga guestbook, the best! Your rings, the bouquets…and especially that bridesmaid in the yellow dress :-P
    Congratulations Karin and Jeff, and congratulations on planning such an epic day, everyone looks so happy.
    Brilliant photos, thank goodness for the slideshow because I wanted more (also love the blog tehe Pineapple Lumps are the greatest).

  • Nicky

    B-E-A-utiful. Love the flowers,and the burgers!. stunning photos

  • Colleen Dawson

    Thank you for allowing Allan and me the opportunity to pretend we were actually there with Karin and Jeff to share their special day.
    The photos are very special.

  • Chris

    Such beautiful photos, miss you guys already!!

  • Jessi

    Magic photos, Mrs Vines! You’re letting me live the day all over again (and making me miss Karin and Jeff and Lachy a lot).xxx

  • Kevin

    It was an amazing day. Thank you for taking such care with the photos and the video. It is all so beautiful.

Christiana and Sheldon are going to be married later this week here in Redlands and I’m so happy to be their wedding photographer! A few days ago, we spent the afternoon at Greenspot Farms for their engagement session and it was glorious… the light was glorious.. Christiana was glorious! Her smile makes my heart sing.. and Sheldon’s, too.. I’m sure! These two have such amazing chemistry together, I was shocked to hear that they almost didn’t want an engagement session because they thought they looked uncomfortable in front of the camera..Well, my eyes and camera saw something completely different.. I witnessed two people share laughter as they joked around and showed their silly side.. I saw real tenderness and vulnerability when I asked them to get close and feel each other’s beating heart.. We explored the farm and I saw their excitement in the discovery of new areas. They radiate joy..and I’m so glad to have met them.

I always encourage couples to bring an outfit change during their engagement session, just to change things up a bit.. Christiana and Sheldon brought traditional Nigerian wedding clothes, and one of my favorite moments from this session was when I looked over and saw Christiana putting the necklaces on Sheldon.. it was a moment just for the two of them and it was so sweet to see this precursor to more traditional and ceremonious events that are coming soon.. As we were wrapping up our session, I overheard a little girl ask her mother if she could give Christiana some flowers and while mom thought it would disrupt our session, I told her to go ahead. The little girl and her friend presented Christiana with some flowers and then asked if she was a princess. Christiana is so lovely, inside and out, its easy to see why she would be mistaken for royalty.:)

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Christiana and Sheldon.. I’ll see you in just a few more days for your Redlands wedding, but until then, enjoy your slideshow.

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  • Jay Williams

    This session is nothing short of spectacular!

  • The light is so lovely in these! Great shoot!

  • Amy

    These are just gorgeous Carrie!

  • These are beautiful Carrie! I can feel the connection they have :)

  • dana

    lovely