Monday, January 3, 2011

A Year in Review for La Brisa Photography

Thank you. I can't say it enough. I hope you get really tired of me saying it. Thank you. Thank you for everything you have done to make La Brisa Photography what it is today. In my eyes, La Brisa Photography has been a phenomenal success and I'd say at least 90% of our business is through word of mouth referrals. So thank you for being awesome and for loving what we love to do! This year has been absolutely incredible. Through a temporary stay in Brooklyn to a semi-permanent (for me, at least) move to Houston, I have been wonderfully and undeservedly blessed by amazing clients and fans. Below, you will see the numbers that describe our year, but what they don't tell you is how many clients Brandi and I now consider wonderful friends. If you check out our 2009 by the numbers, you'll see that we continue to grow, expand and progress. Thanks to the wonders of social media, we hear/see/read your feedback about our images, true confessions and whimsical ideas and it is invaluable. So keep commenting and telling us what you like or don't like because we take your opinions and suggestions to heart!

Special thanks to Brandi for rocking it out in Manhattan, KS and doing amazing things in photography. I am constantly wowed by your vision and perspective. Your creativity has been incredibly beneficial to La Brisa and I attribute a huge amount of our collective success to you. You are a rockstar and I am grateful for you as a colleague but even more so as a friend.

2010 by the numbers for La Brisa Photography

$1,496.82 = amount that was donated to Shepherd's Crossing and the FDNY's Family Assistance Unit through Photography for a Cause

36,734 total visits to the La Brisa website, blog and client site
428,629 total page views of my website, blog and client site
77 countries visited the website, blog or client site
1,929 Facebook fans -
1,918 followers on Twitter -
173 Blog Posts
18 weddings (Kansas, Maryland, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Texas, California, Nebraska, New York, California, Kansas, Bahamas, California, Kansas, Kansas and California)
18 Attraction Sessions
18 Joy Sessions
6 Style Sessions
29 total sessions by Brandi
4 Aspiring Photographer Workshops (APW) attended by 62 photographers
10 Q&As with photographers around the world

And here are my two favorite portraits of the year...

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  1. Chris, how do you light a shot like the sunset one? A protable spot-light type light?

  2. Leslie, the sunset shot is lit by a off camera speedlite flash and triggered by my on camera flash (sorry, I just saw your comment!).


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