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  • 2013 Deserving Family {Zeeland, Michigan Portrait Photographer} December 12, 2013 / Children, Engagement, Family, Special

    It’s time, it’s time, time to make the donuts, oops! No!  Wrong!  Time to pick the 2013 photographyTheoria Deserving Family winner! 🙂

    The contest starts Thursday, December 12th @ 7pm EST and go through Friday, December 20th @ 11:59pm EST.  You may vote once per day for 7 days.  You may vote for one entrant per day.  You must ‘like’ photographyTheoria to vote.  The winner will be picked via random drawing, and announced on the top of this post on the photographyTheoria Blog and the photographyTheoria facebook page.   Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 21st!

    Get all of your friends to vote, your family to vote, your friend’s families to vote, your neighbors, everyone you know…and good luck to all the entrants!

    Click HERE for the voting ballot.

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  • Annaliese turns one (Zeeland, Michigan premier portrait photographer} October 7, 2013 / Children, Special

    I have known Anna’s grandma for a few years now, and she contacted me saying that her granddaughter was turning one and she wanted to give some photos of Anna to Anna’s momma.  Did you catch all that?    Either way we met in the middle of August for some one year photos.  Anna couldn’t get enough and I couldn’t get enough of Anna!  She is one of the most smiley babies ever, and she has just a few teeth which makes it all the more cuter! 😉

    Happy Birthday, Annaliese!

    ~Roxanne

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  • Christmas card mini sessions :: 2013 {Zeeland, Michigan premier portrait photographer} September 18, 2013 / Special

    2013 Christmas Card mini sessions is what’s happening!!!  Want to have ONE digital image do it all?   You can print for yourself, print for Christmas presents for the family AND print for Christmas cards to mail to your friends!  BOOM!!!!

    When: Saturday, November 2nd
    Time: 10am to 2pm
    Where: TBD (either Zeeland or Hudsonville)
    What do you get: 15 min time slot, 1 digital image, 1 facebook timeline (to be emailed), and photo print release (up to 8×10)

    Christmas Card mini session, Zeeland portrait photographer, www.photographytheoria.com

    Spots are limited!  Either contact Roxanne via Facebook or Roxanne at photographytheoria@yahoo.com

  • Fourth of July {Zeeland, Michigan portrait photographer} September 2, 2013 / Children, Special

     

    I know this is late to be blogged, and I know it is now September and Labor Day, but hey, I’m a busy gal!  😀  Anyway, here is my take on the Fourth of July this year and what it means to me and my family.  I see a child wrapped in freedom because of the wonderful men and women and their families that make the ultimate sacrifice each and every day for my family!  I see a flag that represents the love for my country that will not be removed.  I see freedom for you and I!  Thank you to all who is making this freedom happen!

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  • 20 years and counting…{Zeeland, Michigan family portrait photographer} August 19, 2013 / Family, Special

    This family is such a special family and this year celebrating so many new things, two graduating from high school, two starting college, two starting on their new journey’s as adults, one almost graduating and 20 years of marriage, to name a few!  So they decided to mark this with special family pictures!  LOVE when people do that, by the way 🙂

    We met on a Saturday afternoon and the weather was perfect!  It was hot, but perfect none the less!  Congratulations on 20 years of marriage, may God bless you with many more together! <3

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  • Fun doesn’t even describe it!!!! {Zeeland, Michigan portrait photographer} June 3, 2013 / Children, Snow White, Special

    Every once in a while as an artist I like to use my creative vision for me.  I also love to try new things and go outside of my comfort zone as I truly believe you need to step outside the box in order to grow in your art.  So I recently asked for some models and I choose Kali and her sister Jalyn to help me out.

    We choose the very beginning of April, the last part of spring break, and while it was still cold and a bit windy the sun was shining and it was glorious!  We went to one of my favorite spots to photograph and got to work.  Their mom brought all of their amazing outfits except for the Snow White costume which I have been planning to use for several months.  Mom did a little bit on make-up on the girls and we were then off and running, er I mean shooting! 😉  Now for the warning…be prepared, there are a LOT of images to show you! 🙂

    I started off in the sun.  Definitely something I don’t normally do!  I try to stay in areas where there is shade but like I said earlier, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone, try new things and grow as an artist!Grimes image 2 web

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    We then ventured to some shade with sun in the background.  I usually don’t like a lighter background…still stepping outside the box! 🙂

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    At my favorite location to shoot there is an old one room schoolhouse that is abandoned and has been for quite some time.  I have never ventured inside but today I was brave and did!  Maybe the girls’ being there and their mom being there made me braver that day, who knows.  All I know is that I hope, oh so hope to one day turn it into a studio!  It’s a dream that I hope becomes a reality someday….Anyway, these next few images were taken inside the schoolhouse and a few outside as well. 🙂

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    And for our final image of the session, Snow White!  I call this one ‘A Wishing Apple’.  I will leave you with a quote from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs…”And since you’ve been so good to poor old Granny, I’ll share a secret with you.  This is no ordinary apple.  It’s a magic wishing apple.”  “A wishing apple?”, said Snow White.  “Yes. One bite, and all your dreams will come true.”  replied the Queen.  “Really?”  “Yes, girlie.  Now, make a wish, and take a bite!”

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  • Kendall Grace is O.N.E. {Grandville, Michigan child portrait photographer} May 13, 2013 / Children, Special

    I recently met Kendall for the first time!  She was just about to turn one and did so a few weeks ago on March 15th.   I have known Kendall’s mommy for about 14 years.  We used to work together several years ago and worked together for about four years.  She has since moved to Tennessee, but I still see her at least once a year for her now company’s annual Christmas party.  Funny thing is she now works for the same company as my husband!  Too funny!  Anyway, Kendall is a sweetie pie and LOVES her momma!  She had so much fun and was so funny at her recent session!  She loved her balloon and had an blast with her necklaces.  What girl doesn’t like pearls?

    Happy Birthday, Kendall Grace!

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  • Little Red Riding Hood :: Lantern series #1 {Zeeland, Michigan premier portrait photographer} January 27, 2013 / Children, Little Red Riding Hood, Special

    I have been photographing professionally now for almost 3 years and it has been on my mind for quite some time to do a series of shoots with a “theme” surrounding each shoot that ties the different shoots together.  Did that make sense?  Well, to sum up what I am trying to say is that each of the “themed” shoots is going to have a lantern in it, the same lantern in all the series.  At this point there will be three shoots that all involve the lantern, possibly four (I haven’t decided yet).

    The first in the lantern series is “Little Red Riding Hood”.  I think Riding Hood is a mysterious tale that obviously involves the woods, a girl and a wolf.  To make it more of a fantasy/reality and not so cartoonish, I decided to take out the wolf and just have Riding Hood look scared, in a hurry and afraid to be in the woods….wouldn’t you be afraid to be in the dark, ominous woods all by yourself?

     

  • Lloyd & Sandy, in love after all these years {Holland, Michigan portrait photographer} November 26, 2012 / Family, Special

    I met up with Lloyd & Sandy at Tunnel park on an absolutely gorgeous Tuesday evening.  The breeze was slight, few clouds in the sky and there was going to be a most perfect sunset.  Lloyd and Sandy had just celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary a few weeks back.  They were a bit nervous for the photo shoot, after all, it had been quite a while since they had some photos of just themselves, especially after having four children who were now all grown.  So I had them remember when they first met, their first date, their wedding and everything after that.   They quickly warmed up and actually had a great time!  I had a blast as well.  When the shoot was finished, I left them wrapped in each other’s arms watching the most glorious sunset.  I pray I am still in love as much as they are after all those years…

  • 2 Year Anniversary Giveaway! {4 free passes to Kalahari Wisconsin indoor waterpark} May 8, 2012 / Special

    Wahoo!  Today marks my 2 year anniversary!  I am reminded of how very blessed I am and how quickly two years have gone by 🙂

    I am very humbled and honored to have been a part of your lives, even for a short moment, for the past two years.  This business has become such an amazing opportunity for me, to be able to have met some of the most amazing clients a girl could ask for and to be able to give back through the various volunteer photography spots I have filled.   Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support and love.  Without you, and many other people behind the scenes, this business would not have been possible.

    So, “What is up for grabs?”, you ask?  Well, I am so, so happy to announce you are able to enter into a drawing for 4 free passes to Kalahari Wisconsin indoor waterpark! 🙂  Oh my goodness, my family and I went to Kalahari for the first time in February of this year and were blown away with the hugeness (is that a word, LOL) of this place.  My mouth dropped open when I saw the waterpark for the first time, and I think that was a first for me!  My children didn’t want to leave and have been asking since then, “When are we going to go back to Kalahari?”  Even my 2 year old knows how to say the name properly!!!

    So, how do you enter?  Well, you have to do a couple of things for me to enter.

    1) “Like” photographyTheoria on Facebook…here.  If you are already a “fan”, wonderful!  You have step one completed. 🙂
    2) Share this giveaway on your personal Facebook page by saying this as your status…“I just entered the  photographyTheoria 2 year anniversary giveaway” and place an @ sign before photographyTheoria to link it to my page.
    3) Once the first two steps are completed come back here to fill out this entry form…giveaway entry.  That’s it, you are entered!!!

    Entries will start today (May 8, 2012) and go until Sunday, May 20, 2012.  Winner will be drawn by random drawing on May 21, 2012 @ 2pm EST and announced here and on Facebook!  Please note that this prize is for 4 passes to the Kalahari Wisconsin water park location and does not include overnight stay!  Check out www.kalahariresorts.com for information on their waterpark and their current promotions.