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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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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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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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Maddie {Class of 2013}

Beautiful Maddie came in from Columbus to have her senior portraits taken by Roberts Family Photography.  I was important to her that she have a senior portrait experience that stood out and was designed just for her. She is a city girl at heart, who has a flair for fashion and comes from a family of four girls.  Maddie chose a Walkabout Plus Senior Portrait Session so we spent time in the studio and walking about, looking for interesting texture, great lighting and the perfect spot to showcase her smile.  If you are interested in a Walkabout Senior Portrait Session go here>

 

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