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Saturday, February 28, 2009


Well. Well. Well...

I know many of you have been waiting for a few "behind the scenes" shots from our recent Extreme Makeover Home Edition - so here you go!!!!

We can't begin to tell you how blessed we have been to be a part of this amazing gift to the Jordans of Montgomery Alabama. So many people working tirelessly to create a HOME for this sweet sweet family and being asked to join in and do what we do best - to tell their story - what an honor.

Much of what I'd like to tell you - I can't - YET! But as soon as the show airs I'll be able to go in to detail and give you the backstory to why and how we shot the things we did. 

We arrived in Montgomery on Sunday night and were there until late Tuesday. We shot Monday, edited, did post work, designed and presented on Tuesday. On Wednesday we were back at the Studio working a normal day as well as finishing  up all images and making sure everything was posted and to our lab late Wednesday night. WHCC printed and overnight more prints than I can even count - most being custom sizes and many were large...  EVERYTHING on this show is donated - our time, travel, our work, our lab's work, shipping and everything from everyone else. Incredible to be part of such a generous event.

The entire crew was awesome! Ty, Paul, Tracy and Eduardo were the Designers on this show and we were able to create some very special pieces for these guys - especially Ty. The Producers were also amazing - you'll see me with one of them below - Billy (I'm making a crazy face - what else is new...) 

As soon as we know the air date we'll make a BIG announcement!!!! And we'll be posting more behind the scenes images over the next week.

Thank you - Billy, Eva, Matt, Ty, Chaz, Paul, Amber, Tracy, Eduardo, T-bone, Jack - and everyone else on the EHME crew, WHCC, & The Jordans (Monica, Brady, Brittany, Miles, Shan, & Tay-Tay) - you guys totally ROCK!!!!

Allison, Jeff, Molly & Katie of ARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comments: 7

will tangorra (02-28-2009 at 1:08am):

Nice work Allison! Must've been so exciting!

Austin (02-28-2009 at 4:55pm):

What a sweet opportunity! Great shots as well, can't wait to see more.

Christa (02-28-2009 at 10:56pm):

Wow! This is so amazing that you got to be part of this! I am so proud to know you guys! Congrats!!

Alicia Teeter (03-01-2009 at 8:46pm):

:-) So excited for you guys!! What an awesome opportunity!

Billy Joe (03-04-2009 at 12:15pm):

DID you do the shots for the collage and potraits stuff in the house??

Jeff Rodgers (03-04-2009 at 1:19pm):

We did shoot the collage and portraits for the house. I will post all those images after the episode airs in a couple of weeks.

Fred Bennett (03-11-2009 at 10:28am):

Every once in a while my wife Val wants us to go to a photographer for family pictures. I usually view this in the same category as a trip to the dentist. What a surprise when we visited Allison and Jeff this week with our church staff. It was a fun and truly delightful experience. Can't wait to see the pictures.
I was also impressed by their faith in expanding during these economic times!
Fred Bennett

Thursday, February 26, 2009


If you are a business ower and you would like to be featured on the ARP blog - send us an email!!
We'd love to hear what makes you the special YOU that you are!!! 

Supporting small businesses is something that we are extremely passionate about and we want to help you in any way that we can. I have a running list of some favorites and the first one up is CITY BAKERY!!!.
I want this to be a topic featured OFTEN on this blog - so send us a list of businesses you LOVE!!!

A and the ARP Crew :)

Edd Bishop of City Bakery is such a dear friend. His bakery is the first place ARP advertised!!! And he says he is officially responsible for any success we have :) Whether you are looking for donuts, muffins, amazing brownies, cakes or the oh so famous sausage rolls (an ARPcrew fave) Edd has it!!!!

City Bakery is located in the shopping center next to Kroger behind Burger King on Goodman Road.
Stop buy - you can NEVER eat enough donuts as far as I'm concerned. Especially if they're just those donut-hole things - seriously I could eat 5 dozen!!!!

Go see EDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tell him we sent you :)

City Bakery
7501 Goodman Rd # H
Olive Branch, MS 38654
phone: (662) 893-2489
fax: (662) 893-7427


Comments: 2

fijitodd (02-27-2009 at 9:57am):

please do one for pho vietnam II. it's razzle dazzle.

Nick (02-28-2009 at 11:06am):

Mmmmmm...Pho Vietnam

Friday, February 13, 2009


Here are the last couple of pics I wanted to post from my geekfest weekend in New York. 



Comments: 2

dave cheung (02-14-2009 at 12:18pm):

Love the pics!!

Kaity (02-25-2009 at 12:04pm):

Hey! So I am a new fan of your blog... I am also following both of you guys on twitter (not trying to come off like a stalker here, I promise)... anyway, just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy looking at all of your pictures. I am starting a studio here in Indiana so any and all inspiration/advice is helpful. Thanks for doing the things you do!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Let us take care of that special gift!!! We have beautiful gift cards ready to wrap up just for you!

Give your sweetheart credit for some ARPlove. Whether it's to have family images taken or maybe a session just for the two of you - she'll love it!!!

Just email or call and we'll do the rest!   |   studio@allisonrodgers.com  |  662.890.9393



Comments: 1

philippine valentine gift (02-12-2009 at 1:01am):

This one approved as one of the best valentine's card,nice blog.

by: vee

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Last weekend Nick and I flew up to NY for an annual Comic Book convention, The New York Comic Con. This was my second trip to NY for this convention, here is the link from last April's trek. We stayed at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan with two great friends, Matt Herring and Brian Le Tendre. They do a weekly pop culture (code word for Geek) podcast called The Secret Identity Podcast. The convention was a lot of fun. I mostly wandered around shooting pics of the geeks in their natural habitat. I also got to hang out with my old college buddy Mike Norton (next to last pic) quite a bit. He is currently under contract with DC Comics as the penciler for Green Arrow and Black Canary. 

Here are a few of my favorites. I will post more this week.


Comments: 3

Savannah Kenney (02-10-2009 at 3:45pm):

I must say that i love what you do with a tilt shift. very rarely do i see images where the features of that lens are used to truly enhance a setting, but you use the lens in its truest form. well done jeff.

ash (02-10-2009 at 9:39pm):

i think i am in that picture! of the comic con floor.

Jeff (02-10-2009 at 9:50pm):

Dude! I totally see you in there now! You're standing right next to that one guy with that thing. Looks like you are having fun.