Monthly Archives: July 2009

My Secret Weapon

I get asked all the time how I do it. How can I run a successful business, be a Mommy, and a wife? Well, I’m going to let you in on my secret…

Yep, my husband is my secret weapon. He’s the reason I can have the best of both worlds. I can be a stay at home Mommy during the day and once he gets home it’s time to go to work. He’s Mr. Mom. Does the whole night time routine. Makes dinner, reads stories, and even does the bath. To tell you the truth, I’ve only given Brayden a bath once. I have no idea how to do it :) He’s the sole reason I can pursue my dreams and have been successful at it. I couldn’t do it without his full support.

Last Thursday we celebrated our 4 year anniversary! Which means that it’s almost the 4 year anniversary of DrewB Photography. After our wedding I needed a new project. A new hobby. Over dinner a couple of weeks after our wedding, Chuck and I weighed the pros and cons of spending what at the time seemed like a small fortune on the Canon Rebel. I had always loved photography. Everyone told me I had the eye for it, but could I really have my own business? A successful business? He told me to go for it. He told me he knew I could do it. He never once doubted me. Even through the countless hours spent at the computer teaching myself the ins and outs of photography, through the frustrated tears, through all of the ups and the downs he believed in me. He’s my number one fan and supporter and does whatever it takes to keep my dreams alive.

Chuck, I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only loving me, but for being my best friend and helping my dreams become a reality. Happy Anniversary!

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Stacy’s Day With Drew!

I really love having the opportunity to do my mentoring sessions. I get to meet new people and share my passion for photography. How much better can it get than that?

Last weekend Stacy, from Stacy Anne Photography, spent the day with me and we had such a blast! When I initially checked out her blog I wasn’t sure why she was coming to meet with me. Her images looked great (especially her newborn work! check it out!). While she wanted help with shooting and post processing, one of her main reasons for meeting with me was to figure out how to balance it all and making time for both her kids and her growing business. So we covered all of the basics, but also focused on how to do things in the most efficient way possible. And I think I was able to help her out :)

Here are some images from our shoot with a super fun family! Enjoy!

This is Mac. He’s 6. But, if you would have asked me I would have said he was at least 10. He’s the most sarcastic 6 year old I’ve ever met, which I thought was hilarious being a sarcastic person myself, but I don’t think mom thought it was as funny :)

This is one of my most favorite pictures I’ve ever taken

Gotta make time for Mom and Dad!

He makes my job easy!

One of Stacy in action!

Niya was such a cutie too! This is her Hannah Montana pose

I don’t speak graffiti so if this says something bad I apologize in advance ;)

Love this one of beautiful mom and daughter

And I love this one that Stacy got of me and Niya! Thanks, Stacy!

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The Abadie Family

This is my third session with the Abadie family and they just keep getting better and better!  Remember their session from last year?  It’s amazing how you can see clients once a year, but feel like you start off right where you left off.  That’s how I feel with them.  This year little Micah (who’s now 5!) pretended he didn’t remember me, but then later he remembered all the poses he did from our last shoot.  He totally remembered me!  Jordan is a big basketball phenom and got even taller.  She’s now 5’11!  And I love the new matching hair do’s that the boys are sporting.  Surfer inspired since they moved back to California!

Kristina said that she looks forward to the shoot all year.  So, do I Kristina.  Thanks for always being so awesome!  I just adore working with you family!  Here’s your slideshow!

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