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Booking Touch Free, Outdoor Senior Portrait Sessions for Class of 2020 and 2021

It’s hard not to feel bad for the Class of 2020 Seniors. I know my senior year was marked by tradition and rites of passage that I looked forward to my entire high school career. Our 2020 graduates spent the last days of their high school years watching (from at least six feet away) as sporting events, trips, ceremonies, proms and parties one by one get cancelled or rescheduled.

For some, their senior portrait session was one of the only – or last “normal” high school senior things they did. If you didn’t get the chance to schedule senior portraits I suggest scheduling them now.

If you feel ready to bring some normalcy back to your senior’s life we are ready to get them booked. Your senior deserves this fun, safe senior year tradition! We will help you every step of the way from choosing locations, outfits and all your favorite images. All sessions will be photographed outdoors from a safe distance.

Are you ready to book or ask questions? Click the EASY button below!

Do you have a 2021 Senior? We suggest that 2021 Seniors schedule their sessions right away to ensure that they will have this experience in their memories.

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Eliza Class of 2020

Shooting in fall of 2019 we had no idea how Eliza’s senior year would play out. I feel thankful that we had this very normal, beautiful day to commemorate such an interesting gal.

Eliza is delightfully brilliant, exceptionally kind, inquisitive, crafty and kind of quiet. Can you tell I adore her?

Eliza’s session started out at her home where we found some of the last of fall color still linger about. It was kind of magical. The light was perfect. The family’s gorgeous grey kitty sauntered into frame just long enough for me to take the most swoon worthy shot. Meow!

We then took a quick trip up river to Marietta where we shot around downtown Marietta. Eliza’s rock and roll tee-shirt looked super artsy paired with the lights of downtown.

We finished our whirlwind of a shoot down at the river. The light was shifting to dusk and it was gorgeous and perfect.

We are booking outdoor, touch-free sessions for current 2020 Seniors and 2021 Seniors. We highly recommend scheduling your shoot right way to ensure NOTHING gets in the way of this fun tradition for your Senior! Questions? Fill out this form and we will get right back with you!

Thanks for checking out Eliza’s session. We did her brother’s Senior portraits a few years back – check them out here! We are booking outdoor, touch-free sessions for current 2020 Seniors and 2021 Seniors. We highly recommend scheduling your shoot right way to ensure NOTHING gets in the way of this fun tradition for your Senior! Questions? Fill out this form and we will get right back with you!

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Porch-Rait Sessions

Hello, I hope you all are staying safe and cozy with your families and you are finding some nuggets of sweetness in the chaos of our quarantine lives. I don’t know about you, but I am still reeling a bit and trying to figure out what my new normal looks like. I know this so far, dogs really like quarantine.

I know many of you are struggling with suddenly working from home AND homeschooling your kids or finding yourself in a profession that is keeping you away from your family when all you want to do is stay home with them and make them feel safe. This sh*t is bananas!

Many micro business owners are struggling and find themselves in a bit of a safety net gap. I fall into this category.  I honestly never imagined a situation where I could so suddenly be unable to do what I do for a living.

My lovely sis-in-law to be posted some portraits by John F. Martin Photography , located just outside of Detroit, Michigan. He photographed families in his neighborhood on their porches during the quarantine this week. It looked super fun and I thought it would be a creative way to mark this very weird time in our lives. I felt inspired to offer this type of portrait session to my local friends and clients. I think portraits are a beautiful way to document this historic and absurd moment in time.

So for a limited time, Porch-raits are available as a Waynderful (in honor of my dad, Wayne)  Pay What You Can Porch-rait session. Porch-raits are fast, 5 minute portrait sessions on your porch or in front of your home while I maintain a safe distance. Feel free to include extended family members and pets.

Come as you are, dress up, dress down,  be super heros or dinosaurs, be fun, be quirky, be silly, be serious, hold up signs! Whatever you would like! Make this your own! I will offer some suggestions and help with posing and try to be the ring-master of your silly circus! 

In a couple days I  will send you an assortment of 3-5 digital files that are ready to print up to 5×7 at the lab of your choice or share online! Larger prints and wall art will be available for an additional cost. Are you interested in scheduling a Porch-rait session? Click here to fill out the form and get this party started! 

Payments can be made via paypal, venmo, zelle or by carrier pigeon, we will work it out. If your family is experiencing a financial loss due to this shut down but would still like to be photographed I am happy to do it. No questions asked. People often feel confused by Pay What You Can – I suggest picking an amount that fits your budget and that you feel is fair. In the past I have had donations ranging from $17 to $250. I have been gifted meat, eggs and cheesecakes. What I really want, more than anything is for us to all get through this together. And have some fun. So if you are in – fill out the form!


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Ayden – Parkersburg, WV, Class of 2019

Here is a little bit of a throwback to 2019 and Senior portraits with Ayden.

Our afternoon with Ayden started in downtown Parkersburg. We took advantage of the local architecture while Ayden grabbed a few minutes on four wheels. His riding seemed effortless and laid back, just like him.

Next we headed out to the old lock house, an old favorite of mine. It’s one of those ever evolving places that always feels a little dangerous but never fails to delight in light, texture and graffiti.

I think what I love most about this session is it really looks like Ayden to me. I think after seeing these images you probably have a better sense of who he is. Kind, handsome, athletic, talented and full of light.

Booking outdoor, touch-free sessions for current exiting and incoming seniors. Don’t delay in booking your session. For booking information, pricing and general questions click here.

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Mama Love {Marietta Maternity Session}

I love a good maternity session. I love it even more when the subject is someone who is near and dear to my heart and part of my crew. Gorgeous Abigail is one of my regular make-artists over at Hot Tomato Portraits and a daily presence in my world. To say that we are excited about the arrival of the newest member of our family would be a massive understatement. We are downright giddy with anticipation! Her maternity session was fun and sweet – just like her. Her fella Seth is pretty awesome too. Take a look for yourself.

Maternity sessions are best scheduled for the end of the 7th month through the 8th month.  We love to time it for that sweet spot where you look very pregnant but can still move around comfortably (mostly). Do you need more information? Are you ready to book with us? Just fill out this form and someone will get right back to you!

 

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Firecracker – Red, White and Blue Sessions

Whats red and white and blue all over? Roberts Family Photography Firecracker Mini Sessions!

The Details for you skimmers:

  • When: This limited edition set is available now through July 15th
  • Where: A local park, we will give you the exact location when you book
  • Who: Ages infant through adult, small groups would be ok, pets would be welcome
  • Cost: No session fee, just a $99 product deposit to hold your spot
  • Product Pricing: Scroll to the bottom for full pricing
  • What To Wear: Denim, Blue, Red, White – Check out this pinterest board for inspiration

More Details for those of you that want ALLLLLL the information!

Roberts Family Photography Patriotic Firecracker Mini Sessions

Roberts Family is known for taking beautiful portraits and always getting a great shot, no matter how “spirited” your kids are.  We have been doing this for a years, in fact Andi’s dad was a children’s photographer and she used to help out in the studio. (So when we say years, what we are really saying is, Andi is getting old!) Part of what allows us to get great photos with natural smiles is we shoot fast and we keep it fun.

This handcrafted fun, interactive set is a one of a kind! It’s nostalgic, patriotic charm makes it unique – the fact that the kids can touch it and we move them along quickly makes it a hit with them! This set is suitable for babies, toddlers and kids. Pets are also welcome at this shoot.

Are you wondering what to dress the kiddos in? We suggest denim, blue, white and pops of red. Stripes, dots, plaids and stars all look adorable! For a completely retro look pop the kids in denim overalls or a cute dress. I put together a pinterest board for you to look at for inspiration. Don’t worry about shoes that match – we are a huge fan of bare feet.

Do you have a child or family member that requires special accommodations? We would love to talk to you about that and see if we can make a portrait session more comfortable or accessible to them.

There is no session fee, simply pay a $99 deposit to hold your spot. The $99 will be applied to your order. We are so confident you will love your images that we will give you your deposit back or re-shoot if for some reason you don’t. I mean, you can’t lose!

We will offer your final product in your choice of full color or our retro finish. Don’t worry, you will get to see both when you look at your proofs.

If you haven’t ever worked with Roberts Family or it’s been awhile, we do most of our proofing off of 5×7 prints.  Yes. Actual proofs. We are such firm believers in the power and importance of printing your beloved portraits that we don’t really offer online proofing.

In the past when we did online proofing our clients would either just give up and order too much and end up with prints stuffed in a drawer or just get a couple 5×7’s and never really get to decorate with or give portraits as gifts. They may not have gotten all their favorites because it’s just so much to figure out.  No one was happy.

In person proofing has been an amazing change for everyone. Our clients are happier and are walking out the door with works of art that they truly love and in many cases, clients leave that day with a gorgeous box of proofs to share.  Easy, peasy, macaroni and cheesey. You want easy don’t you? Yeah, you do.

Are you ready to book or have a question? Press the easy button below. It starts the ball rolling. Jessica will call you to schedule your session and answer any questions you may have. She will talk to you about wardrobe and gather some basic info about your kiddos and let you know exactly where we will be shooting. We can’t wait to see you!

Firecracker Mini Sessions by Roberts Family Photography. Nostalgic, vintage inspired red, white and blue portrait session.

Full pricing, payment plans available:

 

Huge shout out to Jessica and Tonya for always letting me borrow their kids!

 

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Chloe Class of 2018 – Parkersburg Senior Portrait Photographer

Senior year, it sneaks up on you. One day they are walking out the door to their first day of kindergarten and next thing you know, it’s time to schedule Senior Portraits. It’s emotional for the entire family! A mix of exciting, hopeful, and a little bit of sad thrown in. It’s the ending of an era. The beginning of a new one. And all of sudden you have this amazing adult human standing before you. The perfect mix of poise and innocence. You probably aren’t ready to let them go. They are sooooo ready to go. Like it or not, it’s happening. And it’s time to schedule Senior Portraits.

Chloe is an exceptional gal! We had so much fun at her Senior Portrait Session. We shot in the fall and then again in the spring once her cap and gown came in. There was so much giggling!

Music is super important to Chloe so we worked that into her session as well as her love of make-up. She is funny, smart and has an amazing voice! Her make-up skills are on point. This girl knows how to wing some eyeliner. She is going to WVU in the fall and has grown into such a cool young woman. Best of luck Chloe!

We are booking now for Class of 2019 portraits. Summer is the best time to schedule your Senior for portraits. It makes scheduling easy, the weather is gorgeous and you won’t miss any yearbook deadlines. Fill out our contact form if you have any questions or would like to book. Senior sessions are $199 and if you book your summer session by July 1st we will gift you with a free family mini session to use anytime in 2018.

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Welcome Bodhi Fox – Parkersburg, WV, Newborn Portrait Session

For some dang reason it has taken me forever to post this  session – this little guy is coming up on a year old now – let’s take a little walk down memory land.

Many people that know me through my other brand, Hot Tomato Pin-Up Academy,  don’t know I got my start as a baby photographer.  With this family portrait session, I took a little trip back to my roots, newborns and family in their home.  Their home happens to be an amazing converted school bus.

There are two adults, four kiddos and a couple of pets living in this hand crafted space. I have been fascinated by their journey and am an avid follower of Kristen’s instagram account. She is quite the photographer, catching some of the most authentic shots of her babies with her phone and sharing them with her friends. When she started the process of remodeling the bus I messaged her and told her I wanted to photograph her in that space. And when I learned that baby Bodhi had been born on the bus, I knew I wanted to come photograph them as their hearts grew to accommodate this new little being.

What I loved most about moving through the interior of this tiny home was realizing how they, as a family, really had to consider what was most important to them. There is no room for excess or frivolous indulgences with six humans living full time on a school bus. Pairing things down appears to create focus – I haven’t had a specific conversation with Kristen about the why’s, but if you talk to her long enough, it will come up in conversation. They simply wanted more time together to experience things as a family. In shifting life over to bus living,  they prioritized playtime, cozy, comfy sleeping areas and the ability to move around the country and explore and learn unencumbered by a mortgage.

Please take a moment to view the short video I made of their images. I have left a few of my favorite portraits below the video as well.

 

 

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Simple, Short and Sweet Mini Portrait Session in Marietta, Ohio

This is a family that is easy to love. They are full of laughs and wit. Mama is so funny and Dad, well that fella is just full of surprises! They make some pretty cute kids too. And that little red headed baby girl has been the icing on top for this family! She is so sweet and full of smiles.  These folks genuinely like one another and you can see it in these portraits.

We did a quick 20 minute mini session in Sacra Via Park a couple of weeks ago. It was simple, it was fast and they ended up with so many images they loved!

Sometimes portraits can seem like such a hassle! If you want the relief of knowing that portraits are handled for the year, that your mom can now quit nagging you for portrait, and that you can order some hella cute Christmas cards without rushing around to try and schedule a portrait session during the busiest part of portrait season then you need to push the EASY button below!

Are you looking for something less simple? A little more involved? We have that too! Check out our  Adventure Sessions!

Mini Sessions are $249 through end of July (you don’t have to shoot in July) and include a $200 product credit.

We will proof off of 5×7 prints so you can really see what you are getting and even take portraits home with you the day of your proofing! What does a $200 product credit get you? It could be 4 – 8×10’s OR 1 8×10, 2 5×7’s and 8 wallets, OR 3 fully retouched digital files OR $200 off a bigger collection.  The options are endless!

Are you ready to book? Press the Easy Button below to pay your $249 – we will contact you right away to schedule (don’t worry, we are pretty flexible and offer evenings and weekends!) Simple, easy, priceless.

 

 

                     

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Mini Portrait Session in Marietta, Ohio

This little gal makes me smile. Gorgeous blue eyes, curls with a mind of their own and sass for days. She loves a Wendy’s Frosty more than pretty much anything! She looked adorable in her dress, little gladiator sandals and her amber necklace. She was a dream to hang out with and her Mama wasn’t too bad either!

I personally love a well planned, 90 minute, epic portrait session  but sometimes simple, quick and easy is the best way to accomplish things. This session took me about 20 minutes.

Schedule your session and now and miss the late fall panic! You will feel accomplished and so on top of things when you finally get portraits on the calendar and then on the wall! Mini Sessions are specially priced through the end of July for $249 and include a 20 minute session at Sacra Via Park, a product credit of $200 and tons of smiles!

We will proof off of 5×7 prints so you can really see what you are getting and even take portraits home with you the day of your proofing! What does a $200 product credit get you? 4 – 8×10’s or 1 8×10, 2 5×7’s and 8 wallets, or 3 fully retouched digital files or $200 off a bigger collection.  The options are endless!

Are you ready to book? Press the Easy Button below to pay your $249 – we will contact you right away to schedule (don’t worry, we are pretty flexible and offer evenings and weekends!) Simple, easy, priceless.

Now back to our regularly scheduled bundle of cuteness!

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