Friday, October 30, 2009

Portrait sessions in MD/DC/NOVA?

Hey all!

I'll be in the NOVA/DC/MD area next weekend from November 6th-8th and I am currently taking appointments for portrait sessions! Right now, I have the following dates/times available:

Friday, Nov 6th - late afternoon (start time around 3:30pm-4pm)
Saturday, Nov 7th - late afternoon (start time around 3:30pm-4pm)
Sunday, Nov 8th - early morning (start time around 7am-8am)

Please let me know if any of you are interested!!!'s a little teaser from my recent engagement session in NYC!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Canon Rebates!

 Hey all! Every Spring and Winter, Canon offers instant rebates (no mail in rebates, no gift certificates) on a number of their lenses, flashes and accesories and so I wanted to share them with you! I've included links to the actual products so that you can check them out for yourself! Rebates end on January 16, 2010, so you'll have plenty of time to figure out what you want and what you can afford! Sorry Nikonians, no love for you guys this time around! :)

EF 200mm f/2L IS USM - $500 off (tried this lens at the Photo Plus Expo last week and it's definitely on my our list!)
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM - $150 off (our bread and butter lens! would never shoot a wedding without it!)
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM - $130 off (another one on our wish list! Unbelievably sharp at f/1.2!)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM - $100 off (currently my workhorse lens! phenomenal!)
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM - $80 off (the first L professional lens that I ever purchased. Crazy sharp and super fun at f/2.8!(
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM - $80 off (Brandi's workhorse lens. Built like a thank. fantastic quality throughout!)
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM - $75 off
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM - $70 off (absolutely amazing! the Image Stabilization makes shutter speeds of 1/50 rock steady!)
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - $50 off (first lens I ever  bought and we still use it all the time! super fun and allows you to be really really creative!)
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM - $50 off
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM - $40 off (Professional lens and quality at a fraction of the price)
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM - $30 off
Speedlite 580EX II - $50 off (our favorite flash. works like a rockstar everytime!)
Speedlite 430EX II - $30 off
Speedlite 270EX - $20 off

Here's a link to the whole list of rebates: CANON 2009 Rebates!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brianna - Senior Portraits by Brandi!

Okay, what do you get when you combine the best friend of Sara (check out her awesome senior portraits: HERE), Konza Prairie and another killer Fall day? That's right! ANOTHER amazing shoot...this time with Brianna!

We switched it up and started out at Konza Prarie, where the wild flowers were still in bloom and after a twenty minute hike we finally found the mysterious limestone buildings I had been informed about. After wandering back through the prairie and capturing some truly majestic shots, you know the ones where the wind and sun hit just right, we decided to chase the sunset back to campus. The clouds were covering the last rays as we set up a few beautiful shots on KState campus and dashed for the Tuttle Creek observation point for a windy finish. Brianna's beauty and individuality shone brilliantly throughout our session! From her gorgeous smile to her coy model-esque looks, I had a difficult time trying to STOP taking pictures of her!

What an exciting shoot, thank you Brianna for such a fantastic session! You can view all of Brianna's pictures through her online gallery: Brianna - Senior Portraits!

Hello ANTM (America's Next Top Model - for those not up with the lingo)!

You can view a slideshow of Brianna's rockin pictures by clicking on the following link (feel free to play your own favorite music!): Brianna's Senior Portraits Slideshow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sara - Senior Portraits by Brandi!

What do you get when you add a bubbly personality, a great smile and amazing weather...Sara's awesome senior session! I had the privilege of working with Sara out at Pillsbury Crossing. The grass was green, the sun was shining and Sara was willing to get a little wet which made me really happy! We were accompanied by Sara's sister who kept her smiling the entire session and we were able to get a few of my all time favorite shots.

Sara was the first client I have been able to shoot in Aggieville, or at least in the alleys of Aggieville. The rustic brick facades made for a great contrast to Sara's adorable attire. We finished with a few amazing sunset shots in the old stadium, where I have to give Sara kudos for her bravery! Overall, it was a great session and a great day! Thanks Sara for choosing La Brisa to capture this great milestone!

You can view all of Sara's pictures through her online gallery: Sara - Senior Portraits!

To view a slideshow of ALL of Sara's pictures, click here: Sara - Senior Portraits!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sabrina - Just Because by Chris!

 Through the wonderful world of social media, Sabrina discovered La Brisa Photography through La Brisa on Twitter and La Brisa on Facebook! How awesome is that? You'll definitely want to check out Sabrina's awesome social networking business: Sabrina Company! Sabrina wanted a few headshots for some upcoming conferences and workshops that she's leading and we also grabbed a few shots of her husband, Pedro, the awesome chef of Saluggi's where they make their own mozzarella!

Sabrina and Pedro made the trip out to Brooklyn to take advantage of some awesome backgrounds and textures and I had a blast hanging out with these two! They are incredibly cute together and sooo much in love! I felt like I was doing an engagement session! I hope that my wife and I are half as happy and in love as Sabrina and Pedro after years of marriage! :)

Thank you so much for having me take your pictures! You were super fun, beautiful and full of personality that I absolutely loved! You can view all of Sabrina (and Pedro)'s mini-session through their online gallery: Sabrina - Just Because!

Now, add Pedro to the mix and the LOVE evokes like wildfire! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tricia ~ Senior Portraits by Brandi!

I have known Tricia since she was two years old, still in diapers and still sporting the beautiful bright red hair she has now. I traveled to Iowa to shoot Tricia on a beautiful August day. Tricia and my sister Morgan have been friends for years, always laughing and joking around so it was an easy decision to ask Morgan to come with us for the shoot. Morgan is becoming a good little assistant, she makes my clients laugh, carries some of my equipment and is learning all of the different gear.

We were able to peruse around their land for hours and shoot in a variety of different locations, a telephone booth, against a silo, in a hammock, on a bridge, on a dock, and of course in a tree! The tree shots were the highlight of the day, I have the images and the scars to prove it. No, really, I fell out of a tree, that's how important photography and my clients are to me. We continued the shoot with a few great family shots with Tricia's mom and dad, Lorraine and Dennis, and then to a nearby lake and outlook. Its funny how the most beautiful locations I find always look so familiar when the sun is setting.

One major lesson I learned on this shoot is how much I miss this family. You guys are great and I am so thankful that you chose me to take Tricia's photos, it was an honor.

You can view all of Tricia's senior portraits through her online gallery: Tricia - Senior Portraits!