Laycee’s Day With Drew

Laycee is a brand new photographer who just started last October.  Not only is she a photographer, but she is a Mom to a 20 month old boy AND pregnant with baby number two AND she is going to school AND she works part time.  Can you say busy, busy, busy?  Laycee contacted me for a mentoring session and really wanted help with time management.  When you are a new photographer it’s very easy to do things the hard way.  With my mentoring sessions I love to share my experiences with photographers to help shave a few months off the learning curve.  If I can teach them tricks that took me a few months (or years) to learn then that can save them from making the same mistakes and save them lots of time!  Not only did we work on time management, but I was able to show Laycee some tricks to get her pictures better straight out of camera, which will in turn save her time while editing.  Win, win!

Laycee is super determined and knows what she wants.  She is confident and really, that is half the battle when you are building your photography business.  If you’re not confident in yourself than why would your clients be?  I saw a HUGE improvement with her photography from our session.  And not only did I see it, but so did Laycee!  I was so happy that she left our session excited, enthused, and ready to take her business to the next level!  I can’t wait to see where she will take her business next!

Onto our shoot!  I got a ton of great entries for models this time around, but I chose Erin and Scott because of their story.  Scott is in the Marines and just got back from being in Iraq for 7 months this past August.  They also had a baby girl that was born in August just a few days before Scott returned safely home.  Which means that Scott was away for Erin’s entire pregnancy.  I just can’t imagine.  But, Erin wasn’t sitting at home feeling sorry for herself.  She told me that it’s what you make of it.  What an amazing attitude, especially for such a young woman.  I really admire both Erin and Scott for the sacrifices they made for our country.

Erin and Scott are high school sweethearts so I decided shooting at a high school (although not their high school since they are from New York) would be fun!  Then we moved onto a beautiful field where we got very lucky and got to take a couple of shots with a very rambuctious horse named Amigo that was scared of Erin’s dress :)

Thank you to Laycee for coming out and spending the day with me and thank you to both Erin and Scott for all the hard work you put into looking great for the shoot!  I had a ton of fun with all of you!

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One of Laycee in action with her cute baby bump!

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And a BIG thank you to Jenny B Floral Designs for providing us with the gorgeous bouquet!

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*** To learn more about my mentoring sessions click here!

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10 Responses to Laycee’s Day With Drew

  1. Candace says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to do a mentoring session with you!

  2. Cat Watson says:

    Wow! LOVE this shoot! That is pretty stinkin sweet that you guys came upon a horse, that shot is awesome! Beautiful light, love the flowers, the bus shots…it’s all great!

  3. just beautiful. i love the horse in the photos.

  4. oh,oh,oh….that light!!!!! I’m LOVIN’ the horse picture! Straight out of a fairytale! Great work, as always! :)

  5. jenn king says:

    awesome photos! i went to fullerton high school :) jenny b is amazing! so loving the burlap wrap on the flowers. or is it lace? it looks burlapy….i like it.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Image 13 is my favorite! What i love about it is the lighting and composition! It looks as though the sun is kissing the grass. Perfect!

  7. Bobbie Brown says:

    These images are breath-taking! I especially love all the ones in the grass/field….WOW! The light and the ‘feel’ of these are just so …. awesome!

  8. Evie Perez says:

    Wow Drew,you two did an awesome job!! Drew you are just too stinking cute and I love love the idea of using the school buses.

    Scott and Erin, thank you for serving. Erin I admire your strenght and know that you inspire many military wives out there (including myself).

  9. annie says:

    So stunning! I absolutely love the picture with the horse! You rock!

  10. Kathrina says:

    This is so awesome! Hope Laycee had a great day and seriously the horse? How’d you do that?! ;)

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