PORTRAITS

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

ARP : THE PERFECT VALENTINE GIFT

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ตุ๊กตาวาเลนไทน์ (01-16-2015 at 12:40am):

It looks beautiful and romantic.

Mike tyson (01-20-2015 at 12:28am):

wow!!... :D Love this!
You are a blessing. Thank you!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ARP family : MY Girls

A CHALLENGE FOR ALL MOMS :
This session was my Mother's Day gift :) WHY?  Because I never get infront of the camera with my girls. Please don't think that it's because I'm a photographer - that is not the reason. 

The reason is because in my mind - it's never the perfect time. I have a tummy pudge, my hair doesn't look right, the girls need  hair cuts, we don't have the right clothes blah, blah, blah, blah!!!!!
WELL guess what...all my girls will care about and fight over are these images of us together. They will LOVE THEM with a passion. They wont dissect themselves - they'll see that we are silly, serious, BEAUTIFUL, goofy and they will see that I LOVE THEM. I LOVE THEM enough to get over myself and get in a session. 

YES - there it is - I said it - GET OVER YOUR SELF.
Stop staying "oh I just want to have images made of my kids, I don't need to get in the images... I need to lose weight, this just isn't a good time" Again with the blah blah blah. It's not for you OR about you - it's for them. Show your kids how to be confident and proud of who they are.

So pick up the phone and call your photographer and book a session with your kids. I WISH I had this with my mom, I WISH I had this with my dad. 

The PERFECT TIME is now - so go do it!!!!!

Allison :)


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Tira J (07-12-2012 at 5:12pm):

I love these images! So many great moments that will be treasured forever. Can't wait to meet your girls on Sunday! xoxo

Farrah Braniff (07-12-2012 at 5:23pm):

I *LOVE* these Allison. Adore is probably a better word...so pretty, simple and sweet.

katie kubler (07-12-2012 at 5:27pm):

This so made me tear up! You three look beautiful! they have seriously gotten so so big. I love the images:)

Chanel (07-12-2012 at 7:31pm):

I would have to agree with Farrah...I adore these images! Fable is getting so tall and pretty and Ever has grown so much! Love the one of the two girls with Ever's legs bent up on Fable. LOVE the ones of Ever on your lap....so cute and you tickling her is awesome! Fable will love having that one of just the two of you....you both look beautiful! I could really comment on each one but that is all I have to say!

jessica@kimberlywylie.com (07-12-2012 at 10:29pm):

love.love.LOVE.

Susan P (07-13-2012 at 2:14pm):

yea!! and i so totally agree...and have been right there with you sometimes (took awhile to get the baby weight off) but yes, good to get over that, especially for the sake of memories for the kiddos and others :)

Julia (08-28-2012 at 11:16pm):

I want. I need. For me and my little boy. You rule, girl.

Sara (11-10-2013 at 9:56pm):

These pictures are amazing and I love the neutral backdrop... can I ask what kind it is?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ARP Session : Sweet Gals

Assisting on photo shoots with Allison is definitely one of the best perks of my job. Not only do I get to let all of my silliness out and run around all crazy, but I get to watch the master at work! Anna Powell and Chapman's shoot was the perfect example of this. They both came in smiling, but also were a little timid--of course, the best spot to be is with mommy and daddy! As the shoot went on, we watched as they both warmed up to us. And by the end of the shoot, WE were the chosen ones who got to carry them back to the studio! Talk about sweet. :)

I was lucky enough to capture this cuddle moment as a train passed through the square....I think they were a little startled. ;) 

-Kendyl

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Friday, June 01, 2012

ARP : Class of 2012!!!

Wanted to take a minute and say CONGRATULATIONS to all of our ARPgraduates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an exciting time :) We know it can be bittersweet for your families because graduating is a huge milestone and they are going to miss you next year!

We are so proud of all of you and we can't wait to see where your story takes you. 

love your PROUD ARPcrew :)

 

 

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Bienvenido (06-25-2012 at 8:58pm):

A keen eye for the moment!! Great work!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Jeff's superhero Mother's Day plan for Dads

Dads,

If you are anything like me, you wait until the very last minute to buy a Mother's Day present. Here is an easy idea for you, and one your wife would never think you would do voluntarily. Buy a gift certificate for a family session and (GASP) tell her you will be in it and not even complain ( I realize a lot of factors will go into the NON-complaining part, but the promise of trying counts).

This is like giving her two gifts in one. One is the actual gift of a session and the second and hidden benefit is that this gift actually has a long shelf life. EVERY TIME she walks by the print hanging on the wall and gets a warm and fuzzy feeling looking at her family, YOU get the credit. For instance, you just said something offhanded without thinking, and you realize your mistake and know you have at least a half hour of backpedalling just to undo that one statement. A short cut would be to just casually go stand by the print YOU gifted her and say as sincerely as possible, "I am sorry". See? I just saved you at least 26 minutes of backpedalling.

Seriously, call today and order the gift certificate, the ARPcrew will gift wrap it for you. All you have to do is show up and get it. We make it easy for you to be the Superhero.

Call before 4pm and come pick it up if you want to be able to have a tangible gift certificate to present to the mother of your children and the one who makes your life so easy.

p.s. If you buy this today, I will make you a video slideshow of your images after you place an order. You can play this anywhere (facebook, the family blog, appleTV, smart phones etc) like on your smart phone when you are in the car and say something offhand without thinking. The print trick won't work of course because that's at home, BUT the "Warm and Fuzzy" principle will still work because your smartphone is right there with the video on it. You can figure out the rest. It looks great on the larger iPad as well but I guess it really all depends on what device you have on hand at the time of the offense.


Jeff "the answer man" Rodgers
 
Example session, here is a rough and tough FIREMAN who never once complained about his family portrait. See how happy his wife is?

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Erin (05-11-2012 at 7:08pm):

So cute!