Thursday, May 19, 2011

Allison on ABC24 Midday News talking about "Love on Lucy"

Here is my super smart wife talking about our charity event coming up Saturday 5-21 for Lucy Krull, "Love on Lucy".

The whole crew has been doing a fantastic job getting the studio ready, it's shaping up to be quite a turn out. Watch the clip below, it lasts for about 5 minutes. I am proud of my wife, I think she has a future in broadcast journalism if she wants it.




Comments: 1

Brittany Hawkins (05-25-2011 at 9:10am):

Such an awesome event! Allison did a fantastic job during the interview too! Great work, ARP team :)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


About a week ago we had some special visitors from The Commercial Appeal : Fredric Koeppel and Stan Carroll. We spent a long time with these guys going over what makes ARP work. Talk, talk, talk - and you know I didn't have much trouble with that BUT Jeff had to talk too! Our behind-the-scenes guy had to step out into the spotlight so we could hear his version of "our story."

Fredric and Stan were also there for a session! I photographed Caroline Donato's 2nd session in our Baby Plan which usually takes place around 8-10 months ( one of my favorite stages) She of course was PERFECT. Laughing and cooing exactly when I needed her to. I do look kinda silly in these images, but if you've ever had a Session with me then it's no surprise to you that I act a little wack-a-doo :) But our goal is to laugh and have fun so I had to accomplish that even if people were watching.

We are so honored that the CA chose to feature US. We love working together and ARP would NOT be what it is today without all of our wonderful clients, our amazing staff and Jeff by my side. 

It has been roller coaster of fun and every week I feel like we just jump back on. We can't wait to see what the future holds for ARP

A special thanks to the the ladies of Hemline Theory Creative Marketing for pushing our name out there! 

So crazy and fun to see this in the paper!!!! We are very honored :)

Click here to read it!

A+J :)


Comments: 10

Suzanne Dement (08-04-2009 at 2:43pm):

Wow you're famous! I <3 it!!Congrats!

ann clifton (08-04-2009 at 2:48pm):


ashley (08-04-2009 at 3:15pm):

The story is great! First saw it this morning when Britton forwarded it to me after one of his friends had e-mailed him saying, "isn't this your cousin?" Good news travels fast :)

Carolyn Kubler (08-04-2009 at 5:15pm):

What a great write-up! I'm delighted to see you guys get some well-deserved recognition and exposure. You all deserve it!

Melissa Taylor (08-04-2009 at 7:30pm):

It is a great article. Congratulations on your much deserved success! Cheers!

Robin Manning (08-04-2009 at 9:56pm):

Saw the article today and thought it was really great! just confirms what we already knew- that you & Jeff and staff are really talented! Congratulations on the spotlight!

Robin Manning (Lauren Manning's mom- wedding on 7/21/07)

JoEllyn Carter (08-05-2009 at 11:50am):

Awesome! Congrats Allison!

Marilyn Swafford (08-05-2009 at 1:35pm):

Allison and Jeff, I loved the article in the CA! The tour sounds like a great time and great opportunity! Olive Branch is proud of you and blessed to have you in our community.

Shelena Wray (08-05-2009 at 1:37pm):

Wow! Congrats--you deserve it. We absolutely love working with you guys! Hope your success continues!

Phil McCarty (08-12-2009 at 11:22pm):

Very cool! You guys rock!

Monday, March 09, 2009


We just wanted to thank Chris Clothier of MemphisInvest for his glowing blog post about ARP!!!! Chris and his wife Michelle (and precious babies - 2 boys and a brand new baby girl) are new members of the ARPfamily :)

We love it when a client "gets" what we are trying to do - we're here to help you. We want you to know that we're going to take care of everything! From helping you pick out clothes to building a template to hang your images. We love nurturing these relationships and only through doing that can we really figure out what our clients need. So to the Clothiers THANK YOU for your awesome words - we are soooo excited that we have the chance to "tell your story"

A + J and the ARPcrew

(the follow is the post from the MemphisInvest website. Check them out - they have some amazing things going on!!!)

Talk About Great Customer Service! Allison Rodgers goes over the top!

If you know me at all, you know that I am really big on getting to know people and striving to do EXACTLY what I say I am going to do in business. My customers are very important and although I fall flat sometimes when it comes to answering my phone…. I always try to put my customers, clients, friends whatever you call those you do business with, FIRST! It’s a must if you plan to get anywhere in life - especially as a self-made business person. So I decided to start writing a BLOG dedicated to companies that i do business with that I think really hit the mark. They won’t always be real estate businesses either and for the first installment….I chose this little gem in Olive Branch, MS.


I was sitting in the studios of Allison and Jeff Rodgers this past weekend and two things dawned on me….

1. These are the kind of people that I want to introduce to everyone I know.

2. They have the kind of customer service and product quality, that I can only hope to attain at

I love this company and what they have done for us so far has been amazing and I haven’t even used them for our business yet! But I will! They are so unique and yet so…. well, so like everyday, down to earth normal people doing something really amazing - and its not just the product or their customer service. It’s this vibe you get when in their studios that “hey - I could easily see us hanging out together”. On a side note - I can only imagine them reading this now saying “whoa–not so fast there”. I have dealt with them 3 times now and my wife won’t stop making fun of me for gushing over the top about how different their company is in a really over-crowded profession. I seriously can’t wait to go back and see the pictures of my newborn daughter! This is turning into borderline obsession so I will move on to WHY I like their business style so much.

Like most introductions to companies, this one occurred after someone I trust told me that Allison Rodgers Photography was a ton of fun to work with and then they showed me the pictures to prove it. Wow! Not to knock on the reference or anything, but I never imagined them on the cover of a magazine or in the middle of a hip catalogue until I saw the pictures. They were fantastic! But hey, any decent photographer can take good pictures right! At the time, my wife and I were expecting a new baby and we wanted some family photos before the new little one arrived. We made an appointment with Allison Rodgers Photography based only on their recommendation. *** (REFERRALS ARE THE LIFE BLOOD OF MY BUSINESS)

I can’t tell you how cool this place was! Completely 180 degrees from most experiences we had had in the past with photography companies. From the setting, to the offices, to the totally laid back and relaxed atmosphere, I knew I was going to get along with Allison and Jeff. The sitting was great and all about us and our family. No stodgy backgrounds and pre-planned settings, just our personalities being brought out by the professionals. And my two boys loved every minute of the attention they got.

Three weeks later we were viewing the results and I was amazed to hear them tell me to cool it with the pocket book. I was ready to buy this many 8×10’s and that many 5×7’s and the staff just laughed. That wasn’t their style. They wanted to know what we NEEDED - they weren’t interested in loading us up with a bunch of pictures we didn’t need. (I can’t give away all of their secrets - BUT, I can say it was a really personal, get to know YOU kind of sales experience). And I left feeling that whatever amount I spent was totally worth it.

Now, Allison is taking pictures of my daughters 1st year and I can’t wait to see those results, but I really can’t wait to go back to their offices, hang out again in the gallery checking out the unbelievable things they are doing with finishes and textures and get treated by the staff like I am the most important client they have. These guys have it down and we can all take lessons!


Note: To my staff - as you read this remember - This is EXACTLY how we want every client to feel when they do business with I have always done business from a standpoint of not needing to sell a house, but instead wanting to help an investor. If I do my job right and listen to what the investor wants and needs, then I will develop a customer for life!

Chris D. Clothier
130 Timber Creek
Cordova, TN.  38018

Tel.: 901-751-7191 Office

Tel,: 901-212-9647 Cell
Fax: 901-751-7317

Comments: 0

Friday, October 31, 2008


Well, I have to go back to school this weekend... 

Actually, we have images hanging in a Delta State Alum Art Exhibit and the closing reception is Saturday.

Jeff and I are taking Fable - and I can't explain to you how excited she is...

Questions from Fable:

- So do you go to the teachers or do the teachers come to you?

- Do you have a bell that rings?

- What does it look like? A building with a bunch of bricks?

Not really sure what's she's expecting, but she's pretty pumped about the road trip. She's probably just excited that she gets Jeff and I all to herself... 

I'm looking forward to see my teachers - and thankful just to be recognized!

Hoping to have a great lunch at Airport Grocery- hang around the delta and then head back to OB.

This is the invite that DSU sent out:


Comments: 5

Jeff Rodgers (10-31-2008 at 10:32am):

You're the bestestest.

willj (10-31-2008 at 11:41am):

have a great trip Allison and Jeff. Wish I was there to come say hello.

Whitney Little (10-31-2008 at 12:03pm):

that's so fun!!! congrats on being recognized:) enjoy the trip! i can definitely relate to fable's excitement:) i felt the same way when i was younger and got to go see my favorite cousin's art work on display at delta state.


Lanne (10-31-2008 at 4:07pm):

OH how cool.. for all of you! I can understand how thrilled you must be. Jeff must be so proud (how cute he commented) and Fable - ahh she would be beside herself. I was always stoked whenever i didn't have to share my parents too! ;) AND she gets a special road trip!

Travel safe!

Rhea Douglas (11-06-2008 at 6:20pm):

This is so awesome! I remember feeling just like Fable when I was a little girl and my mom took me to prob. the same art show at DSU many many years ago! Congrats on all your accomplishments.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Oh my goodness!! We just received the PPA Media Kit in the mail and we have 5 IMAGES in it!!!! And 2 of them are on the cover! WOW - what an honor. This kit will go out to any vendor interested in advertising in PPA magazine.

We also have a short write-up in the current issue called A "grown-up" business. It talks about our involvement with PPA's Studio Management Services and how important it is to know what's going on with the numbers in your business. We're so thankful for the crew at PPA - you guys are awesome!
A :)


Comments: 2

Chris (09-22-2008 at 9:10am):

That is awesome - and what an honor! Very cool - but warranted all the same. Rock on...

Aunt Maureen and Uncle John from Canada (09-28-2008 at 8:01pm):

Lovely pictures! Great looking kids and parents too!
Love ya all!