Category Archives: Romance

Settling Into The New Marietta Portrait Studio

We are up and running in our new downtown Marietta, Ohio portrait studio space! And oh my goodness I LOVE being in Marietta! It is a quick walk to a couple of my favorite places – The Galley/Adelphia, SWAGG , Focus and the Buckley House to name a few and Marietta is just so damn charming!

Many of you may already know that 2014 was a doozy of year for me both personally and professionally. I sold my family home in July, started living part time in Detroit and opened a new studio space in downtown Marietta. Honestly, the new studio space was a total surprise to me. I was not certain exactly what we were going to do when the house sold and a great solution just happened to unfold for us!It has been an amazing adventure and things are finally starting to settle down into what I call my new normal.

Andi’s new normal looks something like this: I travel the five hours back to the Mid Ohio Valley twice a month for portrait sessions. I work remotely from the Detroit area for the rest of the month editing, taking care of office type stuff, snuggling my fur babies, exploring Detroit and hanging with my curly headed love. It can be a bit hectic at times but so far I am enjoying it! Flexibility, an amazing tribe of friends, Google Hangouts and the ever amazing Jesse Hyde have been key to a smooth transition.

Speaking of Jesse, now would be a great time to mention that we are sharing studio space with our sister studio Hot Tomato Pin-Up Academy and we are loving it!

Our studio is an old warehouse space on the third floor of Putnam Commons (the old JCPenny building). It has a rough, loft feel with wood floors, tall windows, exposed brick and some very interesting architectural details.

The space is dreamy, with abundant natural light and tons of room for sets and props. More space means that I can easily accommodate indoor sessions no matter what the weather holds so there are fewer reschedules. Natural light allows me to accommodate kiddos (or any folks for that matter) who don’t react well to flash photography.

We would love for you to stop by sometime! Just drop us a line and let us know you would like to see the new space! We are booking now for April, May and all of 2015. Your session starts here!

Here are some images from the new space –

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How Expensive is a Session?

How much does a portrait session cost? Is it expensive? You may be asking yourself these exact questions. That is sometimes the best place to start. I think it’s better to start with the RFP_7255bw
question, what do you value?

I believe that how expensive something appears is very relative to what we value. I personally find cable to be very expensive – I don’t enjoy the news, rarely watch television and as a result have turned the cable off in my home.

In contrast I love eating nice dinners out and I enjoy food that is prepared using organic, local ingredients. I think dinner for two that comes in at less than $40 is inexpensive. On that same note, I rarely eat fast food, I don’t care that I can get a burger for $1.00 – the long term costs are too expensive to me.

We all value different things in our lives. I value time more than anything. When I make an appointment with you, I am trading my time for your money. It’s really important to me that I enjoy that time as much as you do! That money will come at too high of a cost if I don’t love what I am doing.

I love connecting with families and showing that connection in my artwork. And I love creating wall art. I spend a lot of time on your portraits and I consider them to be works of art. I don’t know about you, but I think works of art deserve to be big! I love seeing photographic works of art in people’s homes that are 20×30, 30×40 or larger. I value art. I value artists. I love being surrounded by artworks that evoke emotion in me. What do you value?

What we find to be expensive is colored by what we value. People that choose me as their photographer do so because they value my work as an artist. They feel a kinship with me when they see my work. Some people might find me to be expensive, others will think I’m a bargain. It’s up to you to decide what it is that you value in your life and what you think is expensive.

If you value custom designed works of art featuring the people you love, we would love to work with you!And if you’ve gotten this far, you may be one of my people.  Go here to set up your consultation and begin the process of collaborating with me.

We offer  payment plans and will consider trades for products or sevices we would normally purchase or consider a luxury.

Our services and products are custom designed for you based on your design consultation.  Session fees start at around $150. Prints and products begin at $50 and go up. Typically customers spend around $300 – $1200+.

Wedding photography packages start at $2000 I take no more than 5 weddings per year.

Are you ready to chat with me? Yay! Pop over to my Book Me page to set up your consultation.

Be Art.

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Summer Lovin’

It’s been a busy summer – and September looks to be even busier! I had the chance earlier this month to photograph my friends Laura & Bianca  – they have been married for ten years! They are the sweetest couple and I have been lucky enough to get to know them over the past few years – they take very good care of me in the middle of the woods!

Enjoy!

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Ashton and Alex {Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding}

Simple, classic and delightful. That is the best way to describe the lovely Blennerhassett Hotel wedding of Alex and Ashton. Ashton was a gorgeous bride and the sound of laughter followed her everywhere she went. (This may have something to do with her step sisters following her around doing their comedy routine!)

It was an honor to be part of celebrating the joining of two families and such a sweet love.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.

Blennerhassett Hotel Wedding. Roberts Family Photography.



 

 

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Love Is Love Is Love

Izzle and Crys have stolen my heart.

I met them when Crys was a performer  at a music festival I photograph every summer. If you are a music lover, you should check out the song Crys wrote for Izzle.  Honestly, I suspect most of the songs Crys writes are about her love and admiration for Izzle in one way or another.

Being around Izzle and Crys is a serious mush fest, they are so in love, and so in awe of each other that you cannot help but watch these beautiful women and think yeah, I want a love like thatd. I am in awe of them and honored to be a part of their amazing celebration.

These images are from their engagement session in Thomas, West Virginia. It was an amazing day. Crys had a gig at the Purple Fiddle, so I came early, watched her set, helped Izzle put the final touches on her outfit and then the fun began!

I cannot wait for September 14th when this beautiful couple declares their love in front of everyone that is important to them, and we come together as a community to celebrate them! Check the portraits out, and I dare you not to fall in love with them.

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Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Lollipop, Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

Engagement portraits, lesbian, queer, dyke love. Roberts Family Photography

 

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