Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Episode of Little People, Big World Featuring The Roloffs: "A Roloff Gets Married" On TLC Sept 30

The new episode of Little People, Big World airs tonight on TLC at 10:00 PM. It is the episode "A Roloff Gets Married".

Here is a quick preview and then a review:

Little People, Big World (Season 10)

A Roloff Gets Married! TV-PG

Jeremy and his bride-to-be, Audrey, feel equally nervous and excited as they complete the final details for their wedding. Meanwhile, Matt falls seriously ill and everyone worries he will not be able to attend his son's big day.


Guest Episode Review written by Rap541:

Ah, the wedding episode!

Some previous scenes of Matt and Amy arguing.

So its one month to the wedding and we get the trade out parade. Huh, they basically are getting the dress on extremely short notice even though it normally takes six months… funny that. I actually liked the first one she tried more than the second, or the third. I find it interesting that there seems to be some unexplained rush to the wedding.

Now Jeremy and Zach are getting custom suits for their product placement tradeouts. Also Zach is Jeremy’s best man. Jeremy’s wedding colors are “floral”.

Three weeks to the wedding. To keep with a long running theme from many episodes, Jeremy has dreamed of getting married on the farm since he was a wee little boy. It’s probably the first time we’ve heard Jeremy speak more than a sentence or two and he’s still not very articulate. He’s also pretty openly planning to own the land and have his own house there.  Which is interesting, his assumption about getting it

Two weeks to the wedding and we’re getting more tradeouts. Jeremy sounds and looks bored as hell at the table setting 
odyssey. To give Audrey some credit, she seems quite in love. 

Jeremy, in his haybale about his new mom in law looks totally bored.

Now Jeremy is taking his mom to lunch because he just wants to hang out with her. He looks like he’s got a limb in a trap and wants to gnaw it off the whole time. Seriously, this scene was really forced. So Audrey is working, and Jeremy is not.

Oh look it’s Matt’s drama. He’s possibly dying and very clearly lies on camera when he says “Jeremy’s wedding is next week”. Now Amy is heading over to his man cave for the first time and takes him to the doctor. Amy also lies about this happening “a week before Jeremy’s wedding”.

Look, I know a number of you are going to bitch and moan so here’s my objection. Was the lie necessary? Because it is a lie – per Matt’s facebook, he was in the hospital as of Aug 22…. Which FYI is not “a week before Jeremy’s wedding” – so does the lie add anything?

Now we’re “five days to the wedding” and Zack and Jeremy are merrily stating dad is still in the hospital as they head off to paintball with huh, product placement folks. Gosh it’s like this wedding is getting a whole shit ton of freebies for selling their private moments.  And huh, per the show, Matt is theoretically in the hospital until three days  before the wedding which leads Jeremy to sagely lie to us how worried he is that Dad won’t make it to the wedding.

Matt concedes that it’s awkward for his wife that he left to tend him as its three days before the wedding and he’s JUST OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.
So in other words, when it comes to the show, Matt really has no problem lying if it makes him the center of attention.

Oh look, Matt is of course up and about for the wedding. To be fair it looks nice. I personally like that Matt actually gave Amy a genuine compliment for a change.

There’s a nice shot of Audrey pre-makeup, and she should go natural more often. That’s a complement by the way. Somehow Audrey ended up with a used dress that she bought on line? Because that doesn’t quite jibe

Now we have WonderJer dressing. Then Zack and Jer have a nice moment as brothers. Then Audrey is presented with a cow brand. Oh look! There’s special hashtags to unlock wedding photos! I wonder if Jeremy and Auj were monetarily compensated for these commercials?

Matt quickly lets Jeremy know how nervous etc he was. Honestly, this is all pretty typical wedding stuff. Is the preacher the famous John Mark Comer? Matt calls Jeremy a man. The bridal party is huge and one of them is holding a sign that says “sexy baby”?

Is that Audrey’s dad holding a sign saying “she’s yours”.  I like the color of the flowers in Audrey’s hair.  Jeremy’s vows did not involve sharing her with Jesus, interestingly enough. Audrey’s did, I will give her that. But seriously folks, I’ve been to some Jesusy weddings and this was pretty plain jane in comparison.

I did like the shots in the flowers. The reception also looked nice. In fairness this wedding looked a ton better than any of the “wedding” episodes . Zach’s speech was cute, Matt of course chokes up. I also think it was sweet that Amy and Jeremy danced.  And it was nice to see practical bridemaids dresses.

I really didn’t care for the hospital drama.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Episode of Little People, Big World: "Another Roloff Pops The Question" September 23, 2014 TLC At 10:00 PM

The new episode of Little People, Big World airs tonight on TLC at 10:00 PM. It is titled "Another Roloff Pops The Question".

Here is a preview and then review:

With Jeremy’s big day just months away, Operation Wedding Preparation is in full swing on the farm. Following in his twin’s footsteps, Zach reveals he wants to marry the love of his life, girlfriend Tori, and he is ready to pop the question.


Guest episode review written by Rap541:

Oh look, we’re up to Zach setting up a five episode arc for summer 2015. What, did Jeremy refuse to impregnate the wife on Matt’s demand?

So Zach is dating Tori for years, Matt totally hates Amy and Jeremy dimly notes he’s getting married.

Zach is chopping kindling for a fire for Tori and Zach. Zach notes how cruel girls are. Matt and Amy wander out to bitch about how small the fire is and also how scatterbrained Jeremy is. Amy and Matt are still bitter towards each other but would love to have Zach marry on the farm.

Operation Jeremy’s wedding is on and Matt is SCREECHING at no one. He’s up in the track hoe, and Matt notes he wanted and Jeremy in theory agreed to Matt merrily ripping up the landscaping because Matt needs attention. Matt notes how he hates Amy and tells Amy how he plans on Jeremy’s wedding working. Amy notes that Matt doesn’t value her opinion. This is endless bitching by Matt. Matt notes how Amy has no vision and how she is a hinderance to him. Amy notes how he doesn’t listen to her. Matt notes how Amy is an endless piece of trash in his way and tells her how her ideas in the way of his ideas. Seriously, its very very clear to me the Botti family has no input.

Oh hey Matt hurt himself and called Molly, not Amy. He then complains about his mobility and then rips off the cast to show the camera how he’s injured. Matt immediately makes the wedding about his injury.

Now we have scenes of Matt noting how he’s a pitiful wreck of a man who only wants the wedding to be good but he’s so grieviously injured he can’t even cap his toothpaste.
Matt tells Zach he has a dramatic injury. Zach immediately moves into “Hey, I am asking Tori to wed”

To be fair to Matt and Amy, they both seem very happy with Zach’s decision. Matt pointedly notes how it will be a wild ride for the next few years.

For some reason they are all taking out the shed. The kids love the shed, Matt hates the shed. There’s a ton of crap in the shed that’s basically a shrine to how the kids are spoiled.

Oh Jeremy’s opinion is what matter’s on the shed. Jeremy and Audrey make bagels and Jeremy pretends to be a chaste Duggar, as does Audrey. Funny how Jeremy “graduated” in April but is flying up to visit as his family busts ass to make his wedding happen.

Zach shops for engagement rings. This is a nice ad for the whole jewelry store.
Jeremy works on a car in his livingroom garage and Zach shows him the ring. Its all so forced.

Matt drones on how his hand is broken and how he wishes Amy would wait on him hand and foot. Molly wanders into the mancave house and Matt lets Molly know how physically miserable he is and how he’s in constant pain. Much like I suspected, Molly gets the whole farm business better than the boys and also Matt continues to note how miserable he is. He also notes how he is milking it.

Zach is waiting for the right moment for the cameras to catch the proposal. Oh look a commercial break right when Zach grabs for the ring!

Zach grabs for the ring as Tori talks about their private time in Australia. Then it gets awkward and Zach backs off despite the camera placement.

Matt the Martyr notes he’s finally going to see a doctor over his hand. He notes how dumb doctors are about his specialness. The doctor recommends a splint.

At the farm,Matt and Jeremy wander about the farm. No one seems to want to explain why Jeremy is away even tho he “graduated” in April and isn’t at Brooks finishing up over the summer. He’s certainly not referencing any job issues…. Jeremy is against the shed being removed.

There’s a bridal shower.  Oh look a commercial of Audrey and Jer offering hashtags for their weddings. I guess fans don’t need to suck your cock anymore, huh Jer? And if they like you, they shouldn’t fuck off and commit suicide, right? But they should check out your public wedding registry because you poor poor kids need marriage gifts from strangers to make it in the big city.

Now we’re at Audrey’s bridal shower. No sign of Audrey’s mom, lots of Amy Roloff and Molly. I think the dark haired lady near Amy is the mom but if there was an intro, I missed it. There’s cute gifts. I actually like the quilt gift Amy gives. Yup the mom is the dark haired lady with glasses although there’s no formal introduction.

Matt tries to impress us with how well he watches others lay sod.

Zach heads off to ask Tori to wed.

Oh huh, the proposal is on the farm for the cameras. Heh Tori is videoing her dog. It also seems a tad less exploited. . Good lord, can Amy stop acting like Zach is mentally incompetent. Matt asses his way about and notes how there will be new episodes for Zach’s wedding next summer and also manfully notes how lucky it is that Matt is even alive for all this as this is all about Matt.  There’s some cute photos.

Next week – hard to believe that Matt manages to nearly die right before Jer’s wedding but what a way to make the episode about Matt!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jeremy Roloff And Audrey Botti Are Married

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Botti are married! The wedding was yesterday Saturday September 20th.

The current set of Little People, Big World episodes are focusing on the lead up to the Roloff wedding and the wedding will be featured in the last this season.

For people in the know, there was some controversy about the fact that the wedding is being filmed reality television episodes because in the past Amy Roloff made very scathing remarks about the Kardashians "selling their private moments" when they filmed Kim Kardashian's wedding for an episode. So the fact that the Roloffs are filming Jeremy's wedding and doing the same thing, have led some to bring up the word "hypocrite" regarding Amy Roloff.

The entertainment site E-Online had the wedding invitation:

E-online also had the registry: From E!'s article:

"And just before we hear wedding bells go off, E! News has learned what is on the Little People, Big World couple's registry for when they do become husband and wife.
The future newlyweds signed up for gifts at REI, where they requested a range of gifts from outdoorsy supplies to dinnerware and baking tools.
Specifically, the couple registered for a Coleman stainless steel cooler to take with them on their lengthy hikes around their future home, Los Angeles.
They also asked for close friends and family attending the nuptials for a GSI Outdoors Pinnacle base camper cooking set, along with flashlights, a hammock to snuggle up in between a pair of trees they stumble across with a spectacular view, a couples' sleeping bag, headlamp, and food container.
And along with their hiking and camping must-haves, the duo asked for a variety of flatware, ovenware, cooking utensils and an assortment of items that are absolutely necessary to start a family kitchen."

Here are a sampling of pictures from the Wedding from Instagram and Twitter:

The new couple

Jeremy and Audrey

Jeremy and Audrey - as you can see it was filmed

The Wedding venue

The Couple and more cameras

Zach giving a speech

Zach and his fiancee Tori

Tori says "one step closer to being sisters" - Tori and Zach are engaged

Audrey and Jeremy with Tye French, Jeremy's friend and business partner from Brooks

Audrey with the wives (Destiney and Erica)  of Jeremy's childhood friends, Jacob Muller and Dan Meichtry

Audrey with Jacob's ex-girlfriend Stephanie. While Stephanie and Jacob were dating, she and Audrey formed a friendship, often commented on each other's social media and Stephanie attended a Christian retreat where Audrey serves as a mentor.

The Wedding party -some wondered with Jeremy's abundance of friends who would be left out, it turns out they basically had a wedding party so large it included everyone. Long time viewers of the show might recognize "the friends": Jacob Mueller, Dan Meichtry, Bryan Roth, Scott LeSage, Jake Rempel as well brothers Zach and Jacob.

There is a little video on Instagram posted by one of Audrey's friends:


While the most of the Roloffs themselves have been quiet on social media so far (which is not unusual for anything they film that will eventually air on tv), Jacob Roloff was the only Roloff to use twitter yesterday. Jacob didn't post about the wedding, but still managed to infuriate some of Jeremy and Audrey's Christian fans. If you don't know the back-story, basically Jeremy and Audrey (although never on the TV show) are known as very vocal Jesus followers online and in life. The Roloffs in general have a large following of fans who are Christians. Jeremy and Audrey are favorites of the Christian fans. Meanwhile, Jacob drew the wrath of the Christian fans when he revealed that he's not a Christian. Some of the Christian Roloff fans feel that Jacob belittles the Christian faith by retweeting anti-religion tweets and by saying things such as he thinks it's silly to "pray to a man in the sky". While Jacob claims he is just expressing his beliefs and his opinions, Christian fans feel he is mocking their beliefs and by doing so is showing a lack of respect for all Christians including the rest of his family - specifically Jeremy, since Jeremy and Jacob are often compared.

Anyhow, during the wedding day, Jacob made the following tweets which some are already complaining about because they feel Jacob should have been 100% happy all day for Jeremy and Audrey and they take offense to Jacob's negativity expressed in his tweets yesterday:


Jacob Roloff @ffoloR_bocaJ · THIS IS SO ANNOYING LOL I hate being fucked with haha like ??? Are you sure you don't have your own life to worry about ?

Jacob Roloff @ffoloR_bocaJ · I'm soOoOoo ready to road trip and get lost by myself somewhere new 

Jacob Roloff @ffoloR_bocaJ · With a GoPro and some vibrams... Man that's all I want

 Jacob Roloff @ffoloR_bocaJ · Not looking forward to tomorrow @ alllll 

On Sunday, Jacob was the first Roloff (as usual - Jacob has been the first Roloff to do many things) to post a picture from the wedding.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Little People, Big World Episode Featuring Roloff Family: "Don't Rain On Our Parade" - Sept 16th at 10:00 PM on TLC

Here is a preview and then a review of the new episode of Little People, Big World airing tonight September 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM on TLC.


Little People, Big World
Don't Rain On Our Parade

Hoping to bring in more business this pumpkin season, Matt and Amy invest in an elaborate float build to feature in their town parade. Later, with only a few months to go until their big day, Jeremy and Audrey find themselves knee deep in wedding prep.


Guest Episode Review written by Rap541

Ah, another episode of LPBW. I mostly watched Tosh.) and then I caught the tale end of “The Duggars build soapbox derby cars!” . Honestly most of the younger kids, and Jim Bob, seem totally dim. Also I find it hilarious that the engaged kids are all “woo if the engagement is short the sooner we can have the sex!”

There’s wheat and sprinklers and Jeremy “offered” to fly back to the farm three months before the wedding to plan things. The whole discussion seems a tad forced. To be fair, Audrey seems ok.

Oh look, Molly is back from Costa Rica …. She seems so much older, in a good way here. Amy seems to see it as well. Molly is like a woman now. She also is all “free venue” over getting married on the farm.

Now we’re treated to Matt riding on a tractor and going on about the pumpkins, with Zach. This is a lengthy montage of Zach and Matt plowing. Matt wants grandbabies. Matt goes on about how he’ll be dead soon and hope to pass it to one of the ungrateful kids.

Amy, Matt, and Caryn completely ignore the wedding business, and focus on the Starlight parade. Matt hates it and sees no value in it, even though it’s televised. Matt sooooo hates it and chides Amy for previously ignoring the farm. Amy notes Matt previously ignored raising the kids. Matt is suddenly pissed off that he has to do the float.

Matt promptly insists Zach help him and wants a giant pumpkin. It’s a project. Lets watch and see. Oh right, it completely fails and also Amy was nearly killed. Or maybe not.

After commercial break, Matt decides his initial idea of killing Amy won’t work with the cameras there. He needs a new idea. So he calls Sven. There’s some fiddling with trash bags. Matt decides to order a pumpkin balloon but needs the entire family to work.

So he stages a meeting where he calls the whole business agony and pain. Its Caryn, Amy, Molly, Zach, who are doing all the work apparently.  Matt wisely notes there’s only two weeks and he wants a safe float. Matt’s also super pleased with Molly because she works. Huh, didn’t Jeremy graduate in April and yet he’s off with Audrey “focusing” on the wedding. Why isn’t Amy catering? And is the catering a trade out? Because it’s on tv and if it’s on tv, the Roloffs don’t have to pay and Amy is right there, not complaining about freebies in exchange for selling a private moment.

Amy is off to a speaking engagement. She is somewhat gleeful to skip out. Matt chides her about scheduling. This is a first, but Matt gamely notes he’s the victim.

Matt chides the kids working and bitches in a haybale how Amy left. So six days before, now we have all the kids including Jeremy who on day seven was specially flying in for wedding stuff. Zach and Molly and Jake and Tori hang out in a restaurant. Tori seems to like Molly a lot. Also Molly is a bridesmaid. It feels a bit “we’re at a restaurant for the cameras”.

Matt ordered a balloon and seems disappointed in it. He notes how it was custom done. I sense the disaster. Matt notes how cool it is…. And then Matt notices the misspelling! Because this happens.
Matt continues complaining about the custom balloon. Molly arts up the balloon and it looks fine for a major crisis. Btw in later shots the balloon pumpkin appears professionally corrected. Matt notes how Amy is on a flight when he could use her because he’s running out of steam. Matt screeches “lets go” and notes how horrible and terrifying it is that they are driving thirty miles to Portland. Also there’s a massive crisis in that their wide load sign is failing! Ohnoes! This isn’t stupid or forced.

They don’t stop. Because Jeremy thinks they should take the risk. Because this is *risky*. Matt notes that now that they are there, it’s a “MAD SCRAMBLE”. It doesn’t seem that insane. Oh hey the pumpkin is leaking air and Matt dramatically notes how this is the worst thing ever and I note again how the lettering doesn’t look repaired but actually professionally done correctly. Matt leaves and notes Amy will need to find them because he doesn’t care if she makes it.

Amy wanders in to be happy. Zach waxes happily on how happy it was. Matt screeches constantly. Jeremy fails to start the tractor! OHNOES!

Matt intones that the tractor died. I have a feeling that this was a crisis for like three seconds. Now they do the parade. There’s a lot of back patting on how amazing it was. Matt manages to quote the A-Team and Audrey has learned how to kiss ass to her inlaws. Matt notes how he’s a farmer in the sticks even though he lives thirty minutes out of Portland.

Matt later crows over winning an award for the float. I kinda wonder if it’s a participant trophy but haven’t bothered to look since I don’t really care that much. Matt then demands all the kids paint the church. There’s lengthy church reminiscing. Close up, the church really looks like crap.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Little People, Big World Episode Featuring Roloff Family: "The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together" Sept 09, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Here is a preview and then review of the new episode of Little People, Big World on TLC tonight September 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

10:01 PM 61 MIN. Little People, Big World 
The Family that Plays Together, Stays Together TV-PG 

As plans for Jeremy and Audrey’s wedding start to ramp up, Matt and Amy are forced to confront their crumbling relationship head on. In an attempt to reconnect, the family embarks on a weekend ski trip to spend some much needed quality time together.


Episode Review Written by Rap541

Oh hey, the Roloff parents have been living apart for what… 8 months?  And they’re finally starting to work on the marriage by going on a ski trip? Because that’s reasonable and also wasn’t the whole wedding business that they have clearly abandoned supposed to save the farm??

Anyway….the tail end of 19 kids and screwing for jesus was disturbing because I think Michelle is starting to internalize that there won’t be a J-20.

So Audrey is in the haybales and finally speaks and is totally on board with being a reality whore and staging a scene. Matt pointedly asks if they will marry on the farm and of course they say yes. I mean, if they don’t say yes, it won’t be free and god knows they can’t be expected to live within their means. God, I would love to see the wedding Jeremy’s non tv show income pays for but he’s a whore so…..Also Matt and Amy coo over the ring TLC provided and Jeremy didn’t actually pay for as it is a trade out. Hey kids, is Audrey more of a slutty whore now that she’s been on tv more than Tori and is getting her wedding paid for by the tv show? Or is Tori still the gold digging slut? Is the trip to Australia officially more expensive than a wedding? Or is Audrey now the gold digging slut?

Amy and Matt bitch at each other. Amy calls it a short engagement. I note that people have been bitching about Audrey and Jeremy for years. Matt gets all pissy at Amy  and haybales how Amy isn’t kissing his ass. Matt wanders into the main house and asks for something? I didn’t catch it, but he’s a bitch about it and insists it must be in the house. It is his chess set? That he’s storing in his office in the big house.

Amy proposes a trip with the kids. Matt snidely notes the kids help but it will be a disaster. Suddenly they are going on a trip. Molly is abroad. Amy notes it’s a last trip. Matt notes he’s gonna play chess and backgammon and of course Matt has to do a project. Apparently the project is to move the church. Jeremy notes that the most important thing is that mom and dad might sell the farm and since he wants to raise his kids there, he’s against selling. Nicely selfish that.

They fiddle with moving the church and even tho Matt is the one who proposed moving the church, he notes that he is doing it all at Jeremy’s behest.

Matt and Jeremy continue the pointless moving of the play church. Amy and the menfolk head off to ski. Jeremy insists he lives officially in California now. Amy bitches at Zach the majority of the time.  Amy takes pictures. They talk about wedding costs. Amy pointedly implies stupid Zach will propose since he learned it from Jer-Bear.

At the ski lodge, Matt insists this is a scored winter games event and its all competition for the cameras. Really, it sounds dumbass. Because this is how real family act.

Amy continually messes up cross country skiing. There’s a lengthy montage of Amy falling. Then’s there’s a lovely montage of Matt sitting on his ass bitching out Amy as Zach beats her. Then Matt is  hauled around for the snowman competition. They have extensive props for the snowmen. Somehow Matt is judging himself. There’s endless bitching and somehow Zach is racing a snowman downhill to determine a winner because why the eff not?

Jeremy and Jake snowboard and Matt is planning to do some sort of event. Matt moans and moans how scared he is and how he knows what pain is and really, then don’t downhill ski. Jake and Jeremy snowboard. Matt sends Amy to wax his skies. Matt notes that only a challenging real run is open, the ski resort does not have the beginner track open despite clear skies and nice weather. Kinda not buying the presentation there.

Matt of course whines endlessly how its all so dangerous and he has to tape up his own crutches and he’s so old and so fragile and yet he must ski despite the burning pain because well…  not really articulated. Matt skies. Jake and Jeremy snowboard. Matt of course somehow goes missing and notes how it all took a toll on him. To listen to him talk, he may have almost died.

Oh yay, Roloff trivia. Zach’s head scares are noticeable. Jeremy waxes on how nice it is that mom and dad are separated and less nasty on trips because you know, its all about Jeremy’s fun.

Now they’re dogsledding? Its very noticeable that Matt consistently partners with Jeremy. Also the dogs all appear to be yellow labs. On sheer weight, Amy’s team is at a disadvantage. There’s also some sort of selfie rule?

Jeremy and Audrey skype for the cameras. Oh look, product placement chess.

Now we have the pathetic and bizarre point plan. Its all rather dumb.

Afterwards, Amy and Matt feel the total distance. Also they totally disagree on tree planting. Matt gives up on the conversation.  Also the church looks really bad.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jacob Roloff Social Media Discussion

By far the most popular or discussed or controversial topic over the last several months by the Spiritswander readers has been Jacob Roloff's public social media postings. Namely Ask.fm  http://ask.fm/JacobRoloff and Twitter http://twitter.com/ffoloR_bocaJ

You can see the most recent items here:



Both of them have well over 200 comments so people have requested a new item to continue the discussion on page one.

If you're new to Spiritswander or Jacob Roloff on social media, he is basically the only Roloff to consistently express his opinions about religion, social issues and political situations.

Some admire Jacob for stating his opinions and some hate him for it.

Jeremy Roloff Featured On A Photography Blog

Jeremy Roloff is featured in an article on a photography blog -- BP4U  http://www.bp4ublog.com/featured-photographers/featured-photographer-jeremy-james-roloff/

It has an interview or question and answers regarding photography with Jeremy. We thought some of our readers would be interested in it.

Here is a sample:

Tell us a little about yourself:

I love to create. Whether it be with metal, wood, pixels, or leather, something about it drives me. Soccer and working on cars releases me. If i’m not building some rad composite, you’ll find me outdoors. I think socks with sandals are in style and everyone else has it backwards. I am getting married this September to a lovely lad, which is pretty radical! LA will be my home for the next year or so, but I am a farm boy at heart. Inspiration is an incredible power and I always aim to do something with it, for inspiration is a terrible thing to waste. I am Kingdom seeking. If you ask me what I want to photograph. I will tell you, “I want to build images showcasing creation with people in them.”

When did you first realize you wanted to be a photographer?

It wasn’t necessarily a realization, more of a mental conclusion that I really enjoy inspiring people and photography is a great way to do that. To me one of the best feelings on the planet is being inspired. So I started taking images and creating images just a few years ago, and I really enjoyed it.

How did you know when the right time to start charging was? 

When I realized I didn’t want to be working anywhere else except behind a camera. 

How did you market yourself when you started out? 

Social Media. I cannot stress enough how important social platforms are for our business nowadays. People need to see your stuff and hear what you want to say about it, then they connect to it. It is free advertising as long as you are willing to put the effort out. Also, people want to know you are attainable, or reachable. Social media allows everyone and anyone to contact you, they might not, but they know they have the option to. I still meet people who say, “I don’t do Instagram” or, “I don’t do Facebook” and I’m like, “I can tell…

What has been some of the hardest things to overcome in your business?

The wonderful world of pricing. Learning when to price and how to price has been an adventure, to say the least.

What’s the best lesson in photography that you’ve learned so far?

Ive learned how to practice. I thought I knew from my soccer days, but practice has become a lifestyle. And I enjoy it.

You can read the full story on the BP4U blog at http://www.bp4ublog.com/featured-photographers/featured-photographer-jeremy-james-roloff/

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Little People, Big World Episode Featuring The Roloff Family: "The Proposal" September 2nd, 2014

Here is a preview and then review of the new episode of Little People, Big World on TLC at 10:00 PM on September 2, 2014.

Little People, Big World The Proposal TV-PG 
It’s springtime and big changes are in bloom at Roloff farm. Matt and Amy keep a united front at Jeremy’s graduation; Amy seeks out a business venture of her own; and Jeremy decides to take his relationship with Audrey to the next level.


Episode Review Written by Rap541

This show is still on the air! I *know*!

Ironically I am totally jet lagged from flying from Atlanta to Phoenix this afternoon. Also this show is on superlate! Also really? We're really whoring out Jeremy?

Well... Apparently we can't whore out Amy and Matt's *reconciliation* since they've been living separately yet are still married and will still reconcile as they are *Christian* and showing us all how CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES handle their issues.

Also I flipped over from PBS to TLC and seriously the Duggar parents need to move past their ridiculous issues and let their girls marry.Also Michelle seems quite horrified at the idea of the daughters marrying.

Oh look, Matt bitching how he was under so much stress. The credits have changed to include mostly new scenes. Matt is in his creepy office calling Amy and openly pissed she won't answer her phone so he heads to her house and demands answers. This is about clothes? And Jeremy's graduation?  And there's some debate about whether they can attend and its their first trip since their separation!

Zach and Jeremy Skype. Jeremy plans to propose. Its sort of sweet except that this Skype is clearly done for the cameras. Also, not to rip on Jeremy's moves but a LOT of people design their own wedding ring. Unless there's a clown with an ax on it, lemme guess the ring won't be that outside the box.

Amy goes on about her pop up kitchen. She wants Zach to help. Zach is wearing a product placement t-shirt.... Meanwhile in Santa Barbara. Jeremy is all "Audrey can't make it". Also the kids play soccer for the cameras. Huh Jeremy wonders about getting a job. Also its amusing that Jeremy is a tenor while Jake seems to be leaning baritone/bass.

More Santa Barbara. So Jeremy is showing off his work. I'm not terribly impressed that he's apparently displaying one of his first photos and also we only see one photo. There's an endless montage of Amy going on about having a kid. We mostly get platitudes here but I will forgive it. Matt and Zach go on about it. I kinda recall that for me its actually 2am on Wednesday since I am jet lagged.

Amy is all about her pop up kitchen. She really has no idea how working in a restaurant is difficult. She cooks brussel sprouts. Now Jeremy is ring shopping in los Angeles and is late! He bitches slightly about the cost of the ring.

Have I mentioned how tired I am? I was at Dragoncon this weekend, in Atlanta, and flew back to Phoenix this afternoon where time clicked back a few hours. Its not helping that this episode is a lot of staged snooze.

So Jeremy has a ring that looks pretty typical but ok. Matt and Amy have an awkward talk about her pop up restaurant. Matt plays dumb and also notes in a confessional that Amy has NEVER worked in a restaurant. She wants him to attend "downtown" and he protests but agrees.

Somehow Jeremy flew home after graduating without having a job and helps with Amy's pop up. In theory Amy is making the kids work. Ah Zach dumps salad and wants to use it but is told no by Jake of all people. Amy also merrily fucks up orders.

Honestly this is like a super whiny Hells Kitchen. Matt is basically a condescending ass about it. It's all so polite and cold. Also Amy has no clue what restaurant life is like.

Jeremy is planning to propose at the trestle. Jeremy pretentiously uses a typewriter to write to her. Jeremy wanders in to tell Amy and Matt that he's proposing which kinda goes against the facebook portrayal of Amy finding out after the fact because it was all a surprise. I am curious how far they go here.

I also got a fantastic hat at Dragoncon :)

The scene between Matt, Amy and Jeremy feels totally staged. Matt immediately notes how he wants Jeremy off his insurance. I would like to point out that Jeremy is clearly based at home. Also Amy and Matt discuss the pending proposal in real time even tho I am pretty positive facebook indicates Amy was away for the proposal.  I also note how the camera crew was ON SITE for Jer's proposal. Seriously folks.... he totally knows the cameras are there. Jeremy is totally complicite with whoring out his relationship. Did Jeremy even pay for the ring?

If this wasn't being filmed, I would find the typewriter proposal cute. But because it is being filmed, I really have to ask how much dramatic coaching Jeremy got in order to make a scene. Oh look Audrey speaks and she's essentialy in articulate! And look, Matt and Amy faking being together when in fact they openly posted how apart they were when this happened.  Remember folks - when Jeremy proposed, Matt and Amy had just announced their already lengthy separation. It's also amusing how Jeremy is branding himself with the like a letter stuff. I mean, the proposal via typewriter was a tad too on the point.