Friday, September 30, 2011

Tracey & Charlie | Wedding | West Orange, NJ | Chris

My first New Jersey wedding was EPIC. Seriously. I do not use that term lightly. I had the absolutely BEST time with Tracey and Charlie’s families and friends! With the fist pumpin, the sweltering heat and a ridiculously awesome couple, what more could I want? You may recall Tracey and Charlie from their incredible engagement session in San Francisco, Tracey & Charlie | Attraction Session | San Francisco, CA | Chris. Well, they got a bit more beautiful and handsome for their wedding day =) Their entire day was surrounded with an atmosphere of laughter, joy and love and it was perfect.

Thank you so much for selecting La Brisa for your wedding and thank you sooo much for helping me cross off another state for my photograph a wedding in 50 states by 2015 goal!

You can view more images from their session on the La Brisa Facebook page by clicking HERE. And you can view all the images from their wedding through their online gallery by going to and clicking on “Clients” and “Weddings”.

Dress Designer - Maggie Sottero
Ceremony Venue - The Manor
Reception Venue - The Manor
Cake Designer - The Manor
Hair Stylist - Kristen Finnamore and Dee Dee Kanhai of Amour de Cheveux
Make Up Artist - Joanne Kow
Shoe Designer -
DJ - Barry Herman Entertainment
Caterer - The Manor
Videographer - Family & Friends using Flipcams
Flowers - Crest Florist
Officiant - Reverend Michael Rowinksi
Groom Tuxedo -
Bridesmaids Dresses - David's Bridal
Groomsmen Tuxedos - Men's Warehouse
Wedding Programs - DIY and Brian Burdzy from

First Look

Thursday, September 29, 2011

52 WoA: Week 10 - Things that make your life easier

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As a photographer, sometime you need to work on things outside of your normal purview and this project is going to help us (and you) challenge, grow and creatively develop your photography as a whole. Weekly for the next year, we will be sharing our images with you here!

For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join us! The more the merrier! You definitely do not need to be a professional photographer, this is something you can easily do with your point and shoot, cell phone, ipad2, etc. You can comment with a link to your image here on our blog or on our La Brisa fan page or you can tag La Brisa Photography in your image on your own FB page or use the hashtag #52WoA on twitter that way we can share your efforts with everyone else! If you are interested in joining our La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop group on FB, please request to join as we will also be sharing our images there too.

Next Thursday, October 6th, Week 11: “Your Favorite Color” will be due. The image must be created between today and October 6th. Good luck!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Here is the full list of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness!
Week 1               Free for All
Week 2               Introduce yourself
Week 3               Show us your home
Week 4               Your Name
Week 5               Sports (anything related, teams, players, equipment, etc,)
Week 6               Guilty Pleasures
Week 7               ONE object shot at 5 different angels/distances
Week 8               One for the road (signs, streets, traffic, etc.)
Week 9               Objects that tell something about you
Week 10             Things that make your life easier
Week 11             Your favorite color
Week 12             Household item
Week 13             Foods
Week 14             Flashed (an image created using artificial light)
Week 15             Sun (sunlight, sunset, sunrise, etc)
Week 16             Emotion
Week 17             Lines
Week 18             What you do outside the world of photography
Week 19             Weather
Week 20             Emotional attachment (heirloom/special gift, etc.)
Week 21             Pets
Week 22             Things you couldn't live without
Week 23             Habits
Week 24             Fire (candle, fireplace, etc.)
Week 25             Scrapbooking (stash, room, lo's, etc)
Week 26             Textures
Week 27             Hands
Week 28             Shoes
Week 29             Jewelry
Week 30             OOF (Out of Focus)…purposely OOF
Week 31             What I consider dessert
Week 32             Fill the Frame (close ups)
Week 33             A week in our lives
Week 34             Faith (what you believe)
Week 35             Dance (body in motion)
Week 36             Family & Friends
Week 37             SOOC (straight out of the camera)…before & after
Week 38             Patriotic
Week 39             Object: straight up shots and then straight down shots
Week 40             Something at night
Week 41             Something that gives you the feeling of warmth
Week 42             Smell
Week 43             Water
Week 44             Animals
Week 45             Music
Week 46             Reflections/Shadows
Week 47             Flowers
Week 48             Sleep
Week 49             Action Shots
Week 50             Circles
Week 51             Your car
Week 52             Self portrait

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Davis Family | Joy Session | Wichita, KS | b & Chris

During a recent trip to Wichita, KS for a wedding, b and I were able to meet up with one of our wedding clients, Shauna & Brian, and meet their adorable son, Colton for a Joy Session! As you will see, he is absolutely adorable! B and I photographed their family in and around their gorgeous home and had an awesome time!

Thank you again for selecting La Brisa to photograph your amazing family. I hope that you LOVE your images and we cannot wait until next time!

You can view more images from their session on the La Brisa Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Here is Colton Facetiming with his “Aunt” Brisa! =)

We love you too, little buddy!

While I was hanging out with Colton, b photographed his lovely parents!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Matthew & Samantha | Joy Session | Topeka, KS | Chris

During my last visit to Kansas, I was delighted when one of my gorgeous models, Samantha, from a La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop contacted me about a fun session with her step-brother and herself as a present for her step-mom! We met at Cedar Crest in Topeka and had an absolute blast running around MacLennan State Park and really we were all just trying to keep up with Matthew...who is one of the most adorable little boys ever! =)

Thank you again for selecting La Brisa to photograph you both!. I hope that you LOVE your images and I can not wait until next time!

Special thanks to Rebecca of Rebecca Witte Photography for assisting me with this shoot!

You can view more images from their session on the La Brisa Facebook page in their album HERE.