For the last three years or so, I have followed and drooled over Drew Bittel's photography, first through her website, Momtog, and then through her actual photography blog/website, Drew B Photography.
I love her style, her use of light, and her knack for simple, clean editing of bright, bold colors.
I have pinned a ridiculous number of her photos for inspiration in my own sessions.
I never thought I would get a chance to have her shoot our family because she is so crazy good that people are willing (and should) pay her a lot of money.
When she posted a few weeks ago on Facebook that she was thinking about doing some Valentine Mini sessions at her studio in Fullerton (Orange County), my heart did a little leap.
I went ahead and quickly replied, "YES!" because not only did I want some cute stylized shoot pictures of my kids, but I also wanted to meet Drew in person and see this girl work!
I'm so glad I did. Drew is so warm, down to earth, and sweet I felt like I was meeting a friend.
I am such a photo nerd that I was as excited to meet her as I was to meet Ellen....no lie. The session, was so quick and smooth, and my kids actually cooperated....success!
Here are some quick pics I shot with my iphone in her studio....
How cute are her backdrops and props? I was like a kid in a candy store.
This would be my dream.
So I drove back to San Diego yesterday and was still giddy about our morning. While checking facebook during the big game (about an hour after she wrapped all of our sessions), I saw Drew post this......
and I almost died.
And then she gave me a little sneak peek on Instagram......
I don't know how she does it. She had eight sessions yesterday. Not only did she put out a sneak peek yesterday but she sent me my pics TODAY. It takes me almost a week to get through a session....clearly I need to learn some new tricks....and skills. =)
So, here are the pics! And yes, I'm going to put all of them up here. Even the ones where Graham is making the weird face....because it's still a cute weird face. =)