Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Pallares

What?!?  A wedding on my blog?  I know.  It’s been a while.  But, it was worth the wait!

I told Heidi and Chris that they were my favorite couple of the year.  But, Heidi, being the avid blog reader that she is, called me out on it when she realized that they were my first wedding of the year :)  I just love these two so much.  It was one of those weddings where I teared up several times throughout the day.  The first time was right after Heidi put her dress on and I was taking her picture next to the window.  She started to tear up and said, “I’m having a very surreal moment right now”.  And that totally made me start crying because I remember having the same exact feeling on my wedding day.  I try to be professional, but sometimes my emotions get the better of me :)

Heidi and Chris were married at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills.  They got ready at the Beverly Wilshire hotel and being the weekend of the Oscars I knew we would see some stars (I saw Tracy Morgan in the lobby).  It was an elegant location for a very elegant and sophisticated couple.  I’m so happy the weather was great and there was no rain!  Yeah!  The flowers were exquisite.  Bliss Fine Florals did an amazing job!

Heidi and Chris, it has been so special to work with you two.  I love everything about your love story.  You two were just mean to be together and it shows.  Thank you so very much for allowing me to be a part of your day!  Here’s your slideshow!

Heidi had her grandmother’s pearls wrapped around her bouquet.  

I love this shot.  Love the look on Heidi’s mom’s face.  Love the reflection of the dress and Heidi getting her make up done.  Love it.

Heidi was a stunning bride

This is where we both got a little teary

First Look

My favorite shot of the day

Love the flowers by Bliss Fine Florals!

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Day With Drew V3.0

I watched the weather closely this past week.  We’ve been getting so much darn rain in So Cal and I did not want this mentoring session to get rained out!  Luckily by Friday it said the forecast for Sunday was going to be cloudy.  Cold and cloudy, but no rain.  Yeah!

Megan from Megan Ann Photography came up from San Diego.  She was the first one to book a mentoring session once I blogged about it and from reading her blog I knew she would be a fun girl to hang out with.  I already knew she was a great photographer too from her blog.  But, like most of the people I have sessions scheduled with, Megan works a full time job and she’s trying to figure out how to run a photography business while working full time.  I worked full time for the first year and a half of my business so I can totally relate.  It’s hard.  But, it helps when you’re super passionate about it.  And passion is definitely something Megan has so I know she will be super successful in this industry!

We talked about all of the normal things I discuss during these sessions – package pricing, marketing, albums, shooting, editing, etc.  And then we had a rad shoot lined up with Ashley and Jeff.  Ashley was a bridesmaid in Janelle and David’s wedding and she was so cute and nice from the second I met her.  Ashley is the next up for a Day with Drew so stay tuned for more on her in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks again for coming down, Megan!  It was so much fun and so great to meet you!

And a super special thank you to Shey B for sponsoring the session once again!  Megan loved her camera strap cover!  And another big thank you to Jenny B Floral Design for the beautiful bouquet!  I can’t say enough good things about Jenny B!

The amazing bouquet from the uber talented Jenny B!  

And here’s one of Megan in action!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you are spending it with those you love!

Here are my two favorite parts of my Valentine’s Day (so far):

Brayden facing forward in his car seat for the first time and loving it!

And my gorgeous flowers from Chuck.  Made by the fabulous Jenny B!  I love them!

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