A Look Back at Classic Instagram Snaps from the Cast of ‘The Vampire Dairies’

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They had joy, they had fun, they had eight seasons in the sun…which is ironic, given that most vampires wouldn’t last a hot minute there. But like all great things, The Vampire Diaries must fade out and so, in honor of the CW show that gave us every reason to believe in eternal love (and dopplegangers, curses, werewolves and witches), we have dug up some of our favorite pics of the original originals: the TVD crew we first met when Mystic Falls made its way into our hearts like damn stake.

Nina Dobrev looks like a baby!

#TVDTBT ❤️ I owe it all to these two…. @julieplec @kevwilliamson . This photo is from the pilot, 6 years ago.

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So does Matt Davis!

#polaroidseries @julieplec @ernestoriley

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Who ever imagined Ian Somerhalder would kill it as a director?

This is so cool-I’m really having the time of my life. Day 1 is in the can! Thank you all

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Although he was so good at killing it in other ways.

Me and this chair in the cold still of a Georgia night…Breaking necks in the woods 4 AM EST

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Paul Wesley, inspiring the strangest crossover fanfic ever.

Drinkin a coffee no big deal

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Kat Graham ALWAYS looked amazing. (The show’s longtime WB publicist ain’t too shabby either.)

With @chrisontv at the gala!!!

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After all these years, Zach Roerig in glasses still works wonders.

Chillin out, ready to shoot these night scenes #TVD #fraturday #staytuned

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It still feels like we didn’t get enough time with Kayla Ewell’s Vicki. (And is that Santana from Glee?!)

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Call us Maybe…

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Candice King (then Accola) aboard the TV Guide Magazine yacht at #SDCC, right after I told her that Caroline was amazing.

Oh @CandiceAccola, you make me happy. #tvd

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Since this was so long ago, we forgive the hats.

#throwback to season 1 of #TVD with Nina Dobrev and Executive Producer Kevin Williamson. RepostBy @kevwilliamson: “Season One. The night I forgot my hat and felt really insecure. @nina #tvdforever #tvdmemories”

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This thing FLEW off the shelves at Comic-Con International.

Right after our panel at #SDCC.

To be a fly on the wall…

Y’all Ready? 7-9-12. Table Read. Episode 401. #workhardplayhard

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Marcos Siega has gone on to work on The Following, Stalker and Time After Time with Kevin Williamson.

@msiega directing the pilot back when he had hair….😂#tvdforever #tvdmemories

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Again, baby faces!

An official TBT! Pilot Episode on set with @katgraham and @ninadobrev #tvdforever

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The holy trinity.

The trio-Stefan,Elena,Damon…

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And scene…

Tears. Lots of tears. Thank you for everything!

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