Making Photo Magic With My Friend Alicyn Drew

Recently I realized I needed to have a professional head shot for my LinkedIn page. Coincidently, when I joined the DC Metro Mini Club (second best decision I’ve ever made) I met a fantastic photographer. Alicyn Drew is not just the President of our Mini club, she also takes amazing photographs. I was most impressed with her Mini pictures (of course) and she totally helped me to visualize vinyl designs for My Precious so it only made sense to give her a ring to fulfill my photography needs! We set up a time and she agreed to come out to my condo for the shoot.


My Precious!

The day we chose was bitterly cold. Ali decided that the overcast skies would provide perfect lighting and we should move outside. We started on the balcony. Ali posed me and then began shooting


“Bit of hair. Bit of hair. You’re an animal, a lemur.”

The shots were great but, but Ali wanted more nature.


We bundled up (and by we I mean Alicyn. I couldn’t cover my bold red blouse) and headed out to the wooded area behind my building.


Photographers gotta be comfortable. Beauty is pain, my friends.

She took a few shots under the trees.


Thanks to Alicyn I now know my good side and I am not afraid to use it.

As we were preparing to head back inside I mentioned that I was going to upload the best shots to my online dating profile. Alicyn said, “hey throw on a slinky dress and lets take a few extra shots for that!” I was all “OK, let’s go back to wardrobe and see what we’ve got.”


Alicyn was not impressed.

Alicyn said the camera loved me in red, and quickly moved to the red section in my closet. That’s right it is organized by color, shape and style.


Alicyn approved my slinky red lace dress.

Alicyn totally gets the power of the Mini and decided to shoot these pictures with My Precious. She told me to take off my top and pull it around the corner. We started with a few shots of me driving.


Alicyn worked her magic on this shot. Who wouldn’t look cuter driving on the Dragon? Sure is a nicer background than my condo parking lot!

She had me climb into the back seat and took some really sassy shots from behind.


My favorite picture of all time EVAH! And going by the Facebook comments, the best picture of me ever taken.

When Ali got back to her studio and began working her magic, she transformed the images so it wouldn’t look like every picture I have was taken at the same time or like I only own one dress.


You can’t even tell I’m in my parking lot freezing my ass off. She’s that good!

The entire shoot was a really fun time. Alicyn is incredibly talented and I got much more out of my head shot shoot than I ever expected! Check out her work at and If you need head shots, you should drop her a line! Tell her Sherri sent you and she’ll take off 25%. You’re welcome.


Look, Alicyn put me in a castle, where I belong!

About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Making Photo Magic With My Friend Alicyn Drew

  1. Camila says:

    These are wonderful! I love them. And more power to you for taking them in the cold.
    I have a fashion blog if you’d like to check it out:


  2. Ali says:

    You captured our shoot beautifully!!! I love this!


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