It is almost that time! Sparkly Ladies Night! And this year the sparkly torch is being passed from the amazing Nikki Butler to Hot Tomato Pin-Up Academy! You heard that right! With the help of Nikki, Hot Tomato is transitioning to hosting one of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s best kept secrets, Sparkly Ladies Night! We have Read More
You’ve heard about our “Back to the Academy” workshop, right? You might be asking yourself “How did this academy come about in the first place? Haven’t you always just taken portraits?” Truth is, unless you’ve asked one of us specifically how we started this crazy thing, you probably don’t know the story. Allow me elaborate! Read More
Today we have a post from our Hot Tomato Photographer, Andi. She discusses armpit smell and how you photograph the unseen things that create that sexy feeling. I love the smell of my gal’s arm pits. Sadly, they almost never have an odor that hasn’t been carefully placed there during her daily routine. But sometimes, Read More
Part of my “job” description is to go out and enjoy this Ohio Valley and experience all the wonderful people and businesses it has to offer! Hot Tomatoes have high standards and only the HOTTEST ones make the list! Check out the July selections!! EATS The NET! A go to place when you want to Read More
!! Hot Tomato APPROVED !! We asked and you delivered! Turns out, Hot Tomatoes LOVE to shop and dine on the regular in our beautiful valley! Here’s what you had to say! EATS Emanuel’s Bakery & Diner Located on 286 Front St. Marietta Ohio, Emanuel’s is bringing the best street food from around the Read More
There is nothing quite as restorative as taking a quiet hike in the woods. For some, it can be as different from the noise and business of their reality as stepping onto a different planet. Everything smells so rich and clean, the colors are so brilliant and every inch is vibrating with life. I always Read More
A note to area businesses: There are HUNDREDS of Hot Tomatoes in this sweet Valley of ours! These women know what they want and they don’t mind indulging! As a business owner, I know that no matter who your target demographic is, this is a desirable quality. SO with the help of the amazing Hot Read More
Isn’t it great that all these women came in looking alike and wanting the exact same kind of session? The staff was able send the same invoice, lay out the same outfits, apply the same makeup and build the same set for each of them! Andi took the exact same shots at the same angles Read More
How did I get so lucky? These women are just a few of the main characters in my life that I enjoy nearly every day! The crew of Hot Tomato Portrait Studio & Parlor are crazy-special. Throughout the last few years, I have heard some version the following sentiment over and over.
“Wow, it really looks like you have an amazing team! You all have so much fun and I love how you encourage and empower women!”
It’s true. Amazingness, love, fun, encouragement, empowerment and so much more. What’s the key to this spinning vortex of awesome?? I believe it’s output.
Let me back up a few months to explain where I’m coming from… Read More
It’s not every day that you get to host a Queen’s Tea… but this is Hot Tomato Portrait Studio, where the extraordinary becomes possible. Bring out the vintage linens!
This story starts back in November of last year with a client named Julia. Always full of energy, Julia fast became one of our favorites. “This is the most fun I’ve had in years!” she’d exclaimed during her third wardrobe change. When she later asked if we could host a very special Sweet 16 party for her daughter, Aven, we were delighted to accept and knew it was a perfect fit for our family brand, Roberts Family Photography.
Finding new ways to celebrate milestones all throughout women’s lives is kind of our thing. <wink> Read More