Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bianca | Style Session APW | Haleiwa, HI | b

Hosting La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshops (APW) have given me the opportunity to meet new friends in the industry, discover new locations on Oahu and of course, learn new ways to develop my craft. I know that this is only the second APW in Hawaii, but I feel incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity. Thank you, everyone for attending and learning with me. And a special thanks to our model, Miss Bianca. She was incredibly sweet, and gracious enough to allow seven photographers buzz around her. The next APW will be in March! Be on the lookout for more details!

Thank you to all of the participants who attended! I hope you were able to learn something and that this APW was helpful! If you are interested in future La Brisa APWs, please request to join our FB group, HERE. APWs are Aspiring Photographer Workshops for photographers of any skill level/experience that we host for free.

Here are a list of the participants that attended:
Shannon F. of Shannon Forbes Photography
Nadia P. of Nadia Hurtt Photography 
Keao S. of Keao's Photography
Danielle K. of One Love Photos
Katrina M. of Katrina Meyer Photography
Nikki J. of Love and a Lens Photography

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

And here are a few images of the awesome attendees in action!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

52WoA: Week 30 - Overcome Your Fear

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, ipad, 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 Wednesday, March 6th, Week 30: “MINIMALISM” will be due. The image must be created between today and March 6th. Good luck!

Here are our Week 30 – “OVERCOME YOUR FEAR” images!

I have a deep-seated and irrational fear of Jeepers Creepers...I thought perhaps with a lot of wine I could overcome my fear. A lot of wine and a little movie later...I made an agreement with myself that some fears are best left un-overcome.

conquering fears every day here.

My biggest fear is not being able to provide and support my wife. Almost six years later, happy to admit that we are still married (happily on most days) and I have been rather successful in battling my biggest fear. 

Here is the entire list of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness!
1    Introduce Yourself
2    Asymmetrical
3    Fragile
4    Junk
5    Labor
6    Freedom
7    Pet Peeves
8    Fall
9    Joy
10    Travel
11    Architecture
12    Silhouette
13    trick or treat
14    Presidential
15    Honor
16    Style
17    Family
18    Motion
19    Inspired by a movie
20    Red
21    Gifts
22    Resolution
23    Winter
24    Numbers
25    Dreams
26    Claustrophobic
27    Gametime
28    Uncomfortable
29    Love
30    Overcome your fear
31    Minimalism
32    Music
33    Green
34    Spring
35    Foolish
36    Off Camera Light
37    Hero
38    Pets
39    Stars
40    Faith
41    Mom
42    Making Food into Art
43    Loss
44    Flora
45    Stranger
46    Dad
47    Summer
48    In the streets
49    Patriotism
50    What do you do for fun?
51    Travel
52    Self Portrait

Rebecca & Matt | Wedding | Houston, TX | Chris & autumn

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am super excited to share Rebecca and Matt's gorgeous Houston wedding with you today! autumn flew in from Manhattan, KS to photograph their ridiculously incredible wedding. They had everything planned out exquisitely from the delicious rehearsal dinner through their beautiful confetti waterfall exit. Rebecca and Matt radiantly glowed throughout their day and it was such a privilege for autumn and I to experience.

Here is what Rebecca had to say about her La Brisa experience via
"I met Chris at a friend's bridal shower, knowing we would be planning a wedding in the near future. I found it amazing how he was able to be in a room with so many women, and even more amazing when I saw the pictures he took.

So I decided to look through his portfolio and knew that La Brisa was the company we wanted for the wedding. Chris met up with us a few times before the wedding (engagement and bridal portraits) and we had so much fun taking pictures with him. He wasn't putting us in awkward poses; he just wanted us to be relaxed. Upon receiving photos, he did not bombard us with multiple shots of the same frame. He chooses great images, and we were able to decide our favorites (some were hard to choose).

Autumn was at the wedding and she worked just as professionally as Chris. All of my friends had amazing reviews of Chris and Autumn. La Brisa Photography is awesome and I strongly recommend them for any event. You won’t be disappointed."

Thank you again so much for trusting La Brisa Photography to photograph your incredible day! You can view more of their images on the La Brisa Photography Facebook page by going to Rebecca & Matt | Wedding | Houston, TX | Chris & autumn

Here are the amazing vendors that helped make Rebecca and Matt's day possible:
Ceremony Venue - Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Reception Venue - Royal Oaks Country Club
Wedding Coordinator - Becky Rawle
Cake Designer - Let Them Eat Cake! by Joe
Dress Designer - Alvina Valenta
Hair Stylist - Judy Chisholm of Highland Salon and Spa
Make Up Artist - Martha DeLaGarza of Highland Salon and Spa
Shoe Designer - BCBG
Florist - Dream Bouquet
Tuxedo Designer - Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dress Designer - Bill Levkoff

Matt and his buddies started their day at TopGolf Houston West which is absolutely awesome, by the way.

While the ladies were getting pampered at Highland Salon and Spa...

Rebecca made sure the ladies were wearing awesome recognizable tops so that everyone would be easy to find. What a brilliant idea, right?

Parents of the Bride...

Parents of the Groom...

First Look

My favorite wedding moment is the first embrace after the ceremony. Pure unadulterated joy.