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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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The Wildest Thing of All {Kiefer}

The best thing I got from my ex husband is Tammy. And I am the best thing she got from hers. The best thing she has ever done is Kiefer.  I was there when he slipped into this world. And I love him.

Kiefer is funny, sweet, active and animated. But he is not much of a hiker. I wanted to try out some new props inspired by Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and photograph in the fall colors so I enlisted Kiefer. We hiked down below is grandparents house out in Whipple to a creek bed that Tammy and her brother haunted as kids. It was gorgeous and perfect. I and I love the images. Especially the one Kiefer took of Tammy and I.

Would you like to book a Wild Things Session? It’s the perfect portrait session for kiddos ages 4ish-10ish. Boys and girls alike will love donning a and cape and roaring around the forest and fauna. Book your Wild Thing Session today for a photo adventure you and your favorite kiddo will enjoy remembering for years to come! Better yet, book a best friends session with your bestie. You won’t regret it.








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Flower Child {Tatum Class of 2013}

She is silly, and happy and full of life. She loves to have fun, jump around, laugh and be silly. Tatum is a girl that knows how to live life to the fullest, and, she is adorable. She is also a girl after my own heart, her Senior trip was a trip to Bonnaroo Music Festival – a festival that has been on my music bucket list for quite some time!

Tatum chose one of our Walkabout sessions, we spent some time in downtown Parkersburg, then headed up to Fort Boreman as the sun started to drop. When Tatum placed her order, she went with one of our Signature products, a storyboard designed just for her. We filled with several of her favorite images and customized the colors to compliment the portraits.

We had a great time and I love how soft some of the images in the field look.







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EW Couture November 2010 Free Download file

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Creeking at SuBAMUH

Little Miss Maddie and her mama were looking for a fun summer portrait session. They wanted adventure, they wanted bugs, they wanted water that was cool and welcoming on a hot summer day – we gave them a creeking session. Maddie had on super cute boots and we even took the opportunity to grab some mommy and me portraits. Being a mama makes it hard to get in the portraits very often so mama was super happy we captured a couple great shots of the two of them.

We could not have asked for a better afternoon! After our little hike, we took a walk down to the pond for a cool dip to finish off our day. We were tired and relaxed when our day was over and Mama and Maddie have gorgeous portraits to remember this gorgeous, fun filled day for years to come.









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Cool Summer Creeking Portrait Session



Hot days, cool water, smell of the earth, reflections, crawdads, frogs, newts, minnows and giggles. Our creeking sessions are the perfect opportunity to capture magical portraits of your family.

Creeking sessions are perfect for kids of all ages from 3 to adult! We find they are the perfect setting for sibling or even cousin portraits. We create the perfect storm by centering portraits around a fun filled activity that will hold the attention of kids of all ages.

We suggest clothing that is colorful and bright (avoid green, yellow and browns as they tend to blend into the scenery.) Add in a pair of adorable rain boots and you have yourself a fun filled portrait session. If any of your kiddos have long hair we suggest pulling it back with a barrette or hair tie as they will be bending over to look at stuff in the water and in buckets and we don’t want to miss any of their gorgeous smiles.

To prep your kids for their creeking session we suggest encouraging them to learn about the creatures we might find in a local creek. This session can be offered as a mini session which would offer your kiddo 20 minutes of play and photos but we  generally suggest a full session, which lasts an hour to an hour and a half.

Customers that are interested in wall art of a creeking session often choose a storyboard with 6-9 images for their final piece:

Nine Square Storyboard

Other folks find it too hard to narrow it down to 6 or 9 favorite images and choose an album:

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Session Details:


Ages 3 to adult


Suited for sibling groups, cousins, best friends or families.


Pre portrait session activity suggestions:

Learn about frogs or other stuff we might find.


Clothing, colorful – cute rain boots – keep hair out of face, they will bend over a lot.


Avoid green, yellows and browns -tends to blend into trees


Plan to spend an hour and half minimum.


Bring clothes to change into afterward


We’ll provide provide buckets, nets and stories to tell for years to come.


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