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Friday, May 11, 2012

Jeff's superhero Mother's Day plan for 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!

Friday, May 04, 2012

ARP Published : Amy Howard


Let me take a moment to introduce you to the amazing Amy Howard . Amy and I first met about a year and a half ago when she called ARP to photograph some of her incredible furniture. I truly think that Amy and I could sit and chat for hours - when we get together we turn into giddy artsy girls with big crazy dreams. She is so passionate about what she creates and she can get excited about the texture on a stone and develop an idea for a new chair from it! Let's just say she's super talented and you can't help but feel it when you are around her. 

After a while of shooting for her furniture line, she finally asked me to photograph her!!!! I get so excited about the challenge of making grown-ups feel comfortable in front of the camera. When you can relax and be your natural self your images can't help but be amazing and I LOVE these images of her in her element. Doesn't she look beautiful!!!

Amy's hair & make-up were done by : Mary at Secret Services Salon

Amy's work and our images have been featured twice recently in local publications : Style BluePrint Memphis  and 4Memphis. We are so honored to work with Amy and the wonderful staff of Amy Howard Collection.

Thank you Amy for choosing us to tell your story!

Allison & The ARPcrew :)



Check out ARP's appearance in 4Memphis and Memphis Style Blueprint!




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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

ARP Proposal : Bo & Chelsie

Wow! What an honor.

A few weeks ago Chelsie's mom, Michelle, called the studio and wanted to talk to me about something - you could tell it was a private matter. When I returned Michelle's call I was beyond excited to know that sweet Chelsie was about to be asked the BIG QUESTION!

This proposal is so near and dear to our hearts because the Champman family has been an ARPfamiy for years. Chelsie was a young teenager when I first photographed her and to be called to continue to tell the story of this family is one of the greatest rewards of my job. 

Thank you for choosing us to tell your story - we are grateful to call you family.


Allison & The ARPcrew :)

(Please feel free to share this story and these images!)


Here is an Animoto that we put together as well. This song was written by our Worship Leader at Christ the Rock - Jeremy Horn : "Stay with me" jeremyhornmusic.com/ Jeremy wrote this song for his wife Denise and sang it at their wedding. We knew it would be the perfect choice for this special story. 

Proposal : Chelsie + Bo from Jeff Rodgers on Vimeo.

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