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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

Taking Authentic, Emotional Photos

The joy behind a genuine smile. The tenderness of an embrace. The feeling of the breeze on wind-swept hair. When you first look at a photo, you may only see that one moment of time. But the people in the photo can remember everything that was happening in that moment. That emotion and authenticity can elevate a photo from something functional to something truly inspiring. For Twyla Jones, that authenticity is her passion and the focus of her career. She’s …

Your Grandkids are Stinking Cute

“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars worth of pleasure.” – Gene Perret I have never seen my mom’s face light up like she does when she sees my little daughter. And as a big fan of my daughter too, that’s no surprise to me. But there’s something special about grandkids. And when you can’t be around your grandkids, photos have to fill the gap. We’re lucky at Fracture …

Twice the Daughters, Twice the Smiles

Not all heroes wear capes. The line is almost a meme itself at this point, but in Larry’s case, it’s true. Make no mistake about it. Larry Katz is a hero. He’s definitely a hero to us, one of our VIP customers since 2012, with over two dozen Fracture prints at his home and office. But besides Fracture, Larry is certainly a hero to his adopted twin daughters, Roni and Rose. Adoption Adventure His daughters, now both ten, were a …

How One Woman Helped Make a Neighborhood Fascinating

This past week has made me so grateful for my house. Here in Gainesville, it’s been either a storm or a sizzling sun, so being inside my walls is about the only way to survive. As grateful as I am for the shelter, the walls of my house are more than just shelter. They’re filled with photos and inspiration, turning my house into a home. The walls of a city are actually not much different. A city’s walls can help …

Helping Student-Athletes Celebrate Unforgettable Moments

I never made my high school basketball team. They made me the waterboy. The fact that I truly enjoyed my waterboy days should tell you how much I love to watch basketball. Maybe more than I love to play it. So this opportunity we’re talking about today was extra-special for me. There are few things that create more incredible moments than college sports. And this tournament was our chance to help celebrate some unforgettable March madness memories, with the Intercollegiate …

A Memorable 24-Hour Engagement

Hey guys, it’s Drew, wishing you a happy Memorial Day weekend. I’m taking a nice staycation at home with the family, so hopefully, you’re enjoying yours as well. Sometimes a last-minute decision can blossom into a joy-filled adventure, and that’s exactly what happened to Nadiym. He shared his heartwarming story with us and thankfully gave us permission to share it with all of you. I’ll let him take it from here, in his own words.  I’ve been a soldier for …