Monthly Archives: July 2008

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Some people are afraid of flying. Others are afraid of heights. My fear is earthquakes. Yes, I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life. And yes, I’ve been in all the big ones over the last 27 and a half years. But, I’m still deathly afraid of earthquakes. Every time I go on vacation somewhere far, far away I always hope that the “Big One” will happen while I’m gone. Is that weird? And when I have to stay the night by myself the first thing that I think is, “What if there’s an earthquake?”. I was talking to my Dad and he was saying how I have nothing to worry about. That buildings today are all retrofitted and that they aren’t going to collapse. But, I stopped him in mid sentence and said that it’s not the dying in an earthquake that scares me or that my house will fall down, it’s just the earthquake itself that scares the crap out of me. It’s the sound of the earth moving right before the shaking starts and the fact that I know there will be tons of aftershocks after the fact. I panic and can’t move. I just HATE earthquakes. And my Dad said, “Oh. I get it now. That’s your thing. You just don’t like earthquake.” YES! That’s why I would sleep in the door jam for weeks at a time after an earthquake when I was little. Well, I’m glad my Dad now finally understands me after 27 and a half years.

So yesterday’s 5.4 earthquake, which was centered just miles from our home, was no fun for me. I just thank god that Chuck was home. He had just come home for his lunch break ten minutes before the earthquake. With the baby I don’t know what I would have done by myself. And then I couldn’t be by myself when he went back to work so I went to my mother in law’s house for a couple of hours. I was so happy she was home because I could not be by myself. You can call me a baby if you’d like, but everyone has their thing that they are afraid of and earthquakes are mine. I wish more than anything I wasn’t so scared, but I don’t think anything is going to change at this point in my life!

Well, onto some happier news! Chelsea and Sean’s wedding was featured on the Southern Wedding Magazine Blog. I love those girls over there and was so honored to be featured again! And I am very excited to announce that DrewB Photography is included in the Elizabeth Anne Designs Library. The Library is a list of the best wedding professionals from across the country and I am so honored to be included in it! When I saw the photographers they included from California I was honestly shocked to see my name among them. Thank you ladies of Elizabeth Anne Designs! If you’re a bride definitely check out the Library and their blog for some amazing inspiration!

Keep your fingers crossed that we have no more earthquakes so I can get some work done!

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Amber Rose & Luis (& Lola)

I was so excited when Amber Rose emailed me asking me to do a session with her boyfriend Luis and their baby Lola! They’re not engaged (yet!), but wanted to do a fun family session. Amber and I played soccer together. No, not when we were in high school. We played in the Orange County Women’s Soccer League. I know. Hard core. I started playing right before Chuck and I got married to get in better shape and it was 2 days a week that I wouldn’t have to go to the gym! I liked it so much that I stuck around for a couple of seasons and then went and got myself pregnant and getting a ball kicked at your stomach while pregnant is not a good thing! Amber and I played midfield and we were always begging for each other to sub in for the other (because playing midfield is tiring!). Amber was always so supportive of my photography career and I always appreciated that. AND she is a UCLA fan! So we always got along quite well :)

Amber and Luis are so cute together! They just love their little Lola aka “Mama”. We had so much fun walking around Costa Mesa and Newport and it was great reconnecting with Amber. Our friend and teammate Maria came along to “assist” me as well. Thanks Maria! Couldn’t have done it without you!

Below are some of my favorite pictures and here is the side show! Enjoy!

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Maren and Joe

Finally!  Some UCLA fans!  Maren and Joe met up with me in Old Town Pasadena.  I just love shooting in all the alleys there.  Plus, Maren and Joe like to hang out in Pasadena and that’s also where they will be having their reception.  They will be having their reception at Brookside Country Club, which is right outside of the Rose Bowl.  When USC was thinking about moving over to the Rose Bowl there was talk that they would have to find a new reception venue (because they don’t have receptions on the day of football games).  Whoa.  I would have been mad!  Not only because they would have had to find a new reception venue, but that they would have had to find a new reception venue because of ‘SC!  Not cool!  Thankfully ‘SC is not moving to the Rose Bowl and their wedding and reception will go on!  Yeah!

Maren and Joe, I had so much fun hanging out with you two and getting to know you!  Thanks for hanging out with me in the stinky alleys of Pasadena and for laying on the ground in the Rose Bowl parking lot!  I don’t think Joe loved it, but he’s a trooper!  Here’s the slide show!

I know that technically everything is wrong with this picture, but I still love it

This is my favorite of the day

Love this series!

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