Chloe and Collin Parkersburg, WV 2017 Prom

Prom portraits are one of those time honored traditions that always gets me feeling a little nostalgic. Where would #tbt (throw back Thursday) be without old prom portraits? Slowly as we get older, our old prom portraits move from a sometimes entertaining blast from the past to a classic snippet of a life that only exists in portraits and foggy memories.

I love my mom and dad’s old prom portrait. Her in a tiara and braces, him in his sailor suit and crew cut. Both looking all of 14 and full of smiles! I feel forever thankful for the photographer that took that portrait and that someone purchased a printed a copy of it and it still survives today for me to enjoy. ***PSA – Don’t forget to print your digital photos friends! You want your kids to be able to look back and see your goofy hair styles and the high fashion of your teenage years right?***

But you didn’t come here for a lecture on printing out your cell phone pics did you? You came here to see the gorgeous Chloe and her handsome date, Collin, didn’t you? Chloe was beyond stunning in her royal blue Sherri Hill gown from Elizabeth Michaels. Her hair was done by Jennifer Drake at Lee’s Studio and her make-up was expertly applied by Lauren Elaine. Friends, this gal was gorgeous! Her date, Collin, looked pretty amazing in his Calvin Klein tux too!

Let’s get to the good stuff! Don’t forget to scroll to the end – there may be a special offer for 2018 seniors!

Hey 2018 seniors! Roberts specializes in custom portrait experiences that are custom designed for you! The seniors that enjoy working with us most tend to like things a little outside of the box. We specialize in musicians, singers, poets, dreamers, artists and free thinkers. Does this sound like you? Are you in? Check out our Senior Gallery here!

Summer is the perfect time to schedule your senior portraits! Your schedule is more flexible, the sun is shining and the options for shooting are endless! The first three families to  schedule a Senior Portrait during the month of June (senior session can take place anytime before September 15th, 2017)  – we will throw in a complimentary family portrait session and 11×14 canvas. This is a $400 value and there are ONLY 3  of these complimentary family sessions and 11×14 canvas up for grabs so call 304-482-5105 or email to schedule your senior portrait session today!

 

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Creeking Sessions Are Back – Marietta, Ohio Portrait Photography

Hot summer days in Marietta, Ohio and the surrounding areas of Parkersburg, West Virginia mean searching for that perfect place to cool off in the shade. Sometimes it can also mean finding that perfect place for portraits that encourages fun, natural expressions, exploration and tons of giggling! Creeking Sessions have become a summer tradition for many Roberts Family Photography Clients.

Summer Creeking Portrait Sessions were inspired by one of my favorite childhood memories. As the end of the school year approached I would start counting down the days until I left for Girl Scout Camp at Camp Wakatomika with my best friend, Lea. We joyfully participated in all kinds of fun stuff at camp, singing, campfires, midnight fairy walks and arts and crafts. One of my most treasured memories was what the counselors called creeking. Essentially we would hike down to the creek that ran through the bottom of the camp and hike (or tromp) through it. We would splash, laugh, look under rocks and enjoy a couple hours exploring and staying cool. I remember begging for more time in the creek!

It has been my experience that most kids cannot resist water. They also can’t help smiling when playing in water. This is the perfect storm for a memorable portrait session full of natural smiles and expressions. Most families that participate in our creeking sessions say their kids talk about portraits for days because they had so much fun!

Check out this fun session from last summer that featured a couple of my favorite pals and an appearance by my favorite mermaid! I cannot tell you how much fun we had looking under rocks, catching things with our nets and throwing rocks to create huge ker-plunks!

Are you looking for a way to get great portraits of your kids AND create some of the best memories of the summer? Creeking Sessions are normally $299 and include 90 minutes of smiles, laughter, splashes and portraits. If you book by June 14th – your Creeking Session will be $199! Your session can be customized to include family portraits, a beloved family pet or a gaggle of cousins! Contact us today to reserve your spot!

 

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Christmas Portrait Mini Sessions Have Arrived!

It is Christmas portrait time in Marietta, Ohio! Roberts Family Photography will be offering our 5th annual holiday portrait mini sessions starting now!

We have two adorable sets and you have the chance to shoot on both of them, plus maybe some fun extras thrown in. We will have fast holiday turnaround, proofing off of actual prints instead of a computer screen and the amazing Jessica to help you with everything from clothing choices to product choices!

There are no session fees, just a $50 deposit to hold your spot. Your $50 deposit will be applied to your order. Full pricing can be found here. Holiday Card Designs are here.

To ask questions or schedule your session please fill out this form and Andi or Jessica will follow up with you right away!

Here are some samples of the set featuring Jessica’s sweet babies!

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Welcome baby B!

Newborn baby portraits just make me smile. First time parents learning to be mommy and daddy warm my heart. Throw in a new momma I have know since birth and the sweetest little boy ever and I am a super happy photographer.

This sweet little guy slept through most of his session. We shot all these portraits at home making it so easy for the new parents. No worrying about forgetting anything or getting out the door on time! You have everything you need and you don’t have to go anywhere!

Congratulation Amy and Noah!

Are you thinking about booking a newborn session? Ideally we suggest scheduling the session before the baby is here – we put your due date on our calendar and then let us know when the baby arrives and we get a firm date on the books. Taking care of it beforehand means you are more likely not to get overwhelmed and miss an opportunity to document the first days of your baby’s life and their tiny little newborn features! I love baby toes! Are you ready to book? Just click here!

Now, on to the baby!

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Lauren – Warren High School Class of 2016

My style of senior portraits tends to speak to the quiet ones, the artists, the book lovers, the ones with the eyes that look wise beyond their years. Meet Lauren.

I met Lauren several years ago at a friends senior portrait session. Her Mama remembered me and contacted me when she was looking for a wedding photographer for herself and a senior portrait photographer for her daughter Lauren. Needless to say it was a busy and exciting year this family!

Lauren’s hair and make-up was done at the studio by the amazing Tonya Winebrenner. Lauren and I dodged raindrops during her session, but you’d never be able to tell it looking at these soulful images. We went from the Wetlands at Williamstown to Harmar Village and back to the studio in downtown Marietta, Ohio when the weather turned stormy.

She is as sweet and smart as she is gorgeous!

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Judah Class of 2016 Senior Portraits

For senior portraits I tend to attract the home-schoolers, the rockers, the poets, the artists and it appears, the blacksmiths. Enter Judah. If I had to describe him in one sentence, I couldn’t. I would just show them this photo:

Judah in his head

Judah and I have been orbiting around one another’s lives now for almost five years. For the record, I think he has been roughly this size and has had this much facial hair since the first time I encountered him. I am pretty certain that our portrait session was the first time we have hung out one on one. I have been missing out.

Judah is funny, intelligent, driven and really contradicts any stories you have heard about teens these days….for part of our session his sister-cousin-best friend and fellow badass, Lydia, tagged along, held the reflector and corroborated some of the more ridiculous stories that Judah told. Those two have an unmistakable bond – the kind that only comes with years of friendship, adventures and conversations. It would be hard to tell the story of Judah without mentioning Lydia.

Let’s get to the good stuff.

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Country Girl Maternity {Marietta, Ohio Maternity Photography}

She is a country girl – from her curls to her bare feet. She is happiest on that piece of land she calls home, surrounded by cats, dogs, chickens and family. She is about to add to that family and pass on those country roots to a very lucky little boy. We enjoyed an outdoor maternity portrait session making good use of the landscape and architecture around us. I have a thing for old barns.

Want to see the cute little guy that popped out? Check out this post!

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Lil’ Bear {Marietta, Ohio Baby Photography}

After five long months of waiting I finally got to meet this sweet little boy and photograph him. He has sparkly blue eyes, a dimple in his chin like his Mama and the sunniest disposition. He was happy to be the center of attention and full of smiles when his mama tickled him.  Five months is a fun age, they are generally pretty smiley, not very mobile, but can be propped and hold their heads ups while on their tummies. I love that Mama came prepared to be photographed as well, most babies this age are still very attached to Mama and being held is their most natural state!  Thanks for stopping by Lil’ Bear! You can check out Mama’s maternity session here!

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Book Lover Senior Portrait Session

Edain’s senior portrait session was a dream shoot. She had a natural ability to relax into a pose and was game for anything! She was a book lover, a musician and so freaking smart! She had an easy laugh, beautiful eyes and super sweet spirit.

It was a really hot day and we were in an old building without much airflow, but she was up for it! We brought in Valerie Crabtree to do hair and make-up. Edain still wanted to look like herself but slightly more glammed up. We loved her outfit choices because she really mixed it with different textures, necklines and styles.

It is almost time for Edain to graduate so we wanted to give her a little shout out! What type of images would you want us to create for you if you could have your dream  portrait session?

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Music is Her Religion – Marietta Teen Portrait Session

How did this happen? Wasn’t she 12 just yesterday? When did she become a 16 year old musician that plays 2 AM gigs at fracking protests? Folks, meet Lydia.

We had the good luck of having Lydia in the Marietta, Ohio studio this week for portraits. We had the even better luck of being serenaded by her while we were photographing her. I am going to let you in on a little secret, you have not heard Bon Jovi’s Dead or Alive until you have listened to Lydia bust out her version.

Do you have a teen or a high school senior that is a musician? Maybe it’s you that is the musician! We love photographing musicians. Musicians love being photographed by us!  Andi has years of experience photographing musicians, working stages and hanging out in dark bars! Is it time for promo photos? Maybe it’s time to honor yourself or favorite musician by scheduling a rock and roll portrait session. Come prepared with a short set list and your favorite instrument. We’ll provide the moody light and interesting angles. The rest? Well that’s just magic!

Hair and Make-Up by Lauren Magruder, Styling by Jesse Hyde, Portraits by Andi Roberts

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