Monday, February 4, 2013

Mini Sessions with the "Momtog" herself, Drew!

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 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. =)





stacy bostrom said...

pretty cool melissa!
just saying - you could have told me you took those pictures and i would have totally believed it bc you are "that good" too!
i have never followed her or gotten into her, but image she is maybe like my "tara whitney" ;)
but know that you could totally do it!! and ARE doing it - so keep it up girlie :)

Keri DesAutels said...

Amazing pictures!!! Your kids are adorable and I love the backdrops too! I dont think my kids would cooporate that well.

The Montgomerys said...

i love these!!

Alicia S. said...

What adorable pictures! You couldn't have picked a better person to draw inspiration from- she is amazing! Of course, so are you!

Meghan Mella said...

These are completely adorable!

DrewB Photography said...

Melissa, you are so kind! Thank you for coming all the way up for the shoot. I loved meeting you and your kids! And I agree with Stacy, you are super talented! Keep up the amazing work!
PS I loved your Ellen comment! Made me LOL!