Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Team La Brisa Reunited!

The entire La Brisa team was reunited for the first and what might be the last time in 2013 yesterday. So we celebrated our successes by going to Harry's, our favorite restaurant in Manhattan, KS! We had an awesome evening of food and laughter! Thank you everyone for your continued love, support and encouragement of all of us!



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FINAL TALLY! Photos For Moore Relief!

Last week,  Autumn, b and I partnered with 14 of our amazing photographer friends from the La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop (APW) group to sell our fine art photographs.

With your help, we were able to raise $723.18 to donate to Operation Blessing International's efforts in Moore, OK!!! Which is absolutely awesome and we are incredibly grateful for your support!

Here is a list of all 14 photographers who graciously donated their amazing photographs:

A. Staats Photography
captured in His image Photography
Caren Eri Photography
Chris Lollar Photography
HNF Photography
Josh Junghans Photography
Just B Photo
Kristen Alise Photography
Melissa Bradfield Photography
Moments of Grace Photography
Restless Wings Photography
Rose Wheat Photography
Samantha Marie Photography
Sarah Gudeman Photography
Sweet Pickle Pictures

Here are the Top 8 selling images (in no particular order) from the event!












Friday, May 24, 2013

LAST DAY! Photos for Moore Relief!

The devastation in Moore, OK is incredibly heartbreaking and at times like this, you are just called to act. Autumn, b and I have partnered with 14 of our amazing photographer friends from the La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop (APW) group to sell our fine art photographs. 100% of profits from the print sales will be donated to Operation Blessing International's efforts in Moore, OK.

So far we have raised $528.61 and we are well on our way to our $1,000 goal!

The sale will only last until Friday, May 24th @ 11:59PM Central Time as we want to donate the money as quickly as possible to immediately help all of those affected.

You can view the entire gallery of photographs for purchase by clicking this link - Photography For a Cause ~ Photos For Moore Relief. Prices start at $6 for a 4"x6" and $18 for an 8"x10"!

In the gallery, you will find a random assortment of our favorite fine art images. Here is a list of all 14 photographers who graciously donated their amazing photographs:

A. Staats Photography
captured in His image Photography
Caren Eri Photography
Chris Lollar Photography
HNF Photography
Josh Junghans Photography
Just B Photo
Kristen Alise Photography
Melissa Bradfield Photography
Moments of Grace Photography
Restless Wings Photography
Rose Wheat Photography
Samantha Marie Photography
Sarah Gudeman Photography
Sweet Pickle Pictures

OR feel free to donate directly to Operation Blessing International by clicking HERE.

Here is a small sampling of the gorgeous photographs for sale! Click on the image to go directly to the album and purchase the image.

Up_Summer 2011_Seattle, WA
Folly Beach Sunrise | Fall 2011 | Folly Beach, SC



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Photography For a Cause ~ Moore, OK

The devastation in Moore, OK is incredibly heartbreaking and at times like this, you are just called to act. Autumn, b and I have partnered with 14 of our amazing photographer friends from the La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop (APW) group to sell our fine art photographs. 100% of profits from the print sales will be donated to Operation Blessing International's efforts in Moore, OK.

The sale will only last until Friday, May 24th @ 11:59PM Central Time as we want to donate the money as quickly as possible to immediately help all of those affected.

You can view the entire gallery of photographs for purchase by clicking this link - Photography For a Cause ~ Photos For Moore Relief. Prices start at $6 for a 4"x6" and $18 for an 8"x10"!

In the gallery, you will find a random assortment of our favorite fine art images. Here is a list of all 14 photographers who graciously donated their amazing photographs:

A. Staats Photography
captured in His image Photography
Caren Eri Photography
Chris Lollar Photography
HNF Photography
Josh Junghans Photography
Just B Photo
Kristen Alise Photography
Melissa Bradfield Photography
Moments of Grace Photography
Restless Wings Photography
Rose Wheat Photography
Samantha Marie Photography
Sarah Gudeman Photography
Sweet Pickle Pictures

OR feel free to donate directly to Operation Blessing International by clicking HERE.

Here is a small sampling of the gorgeous photographs for sale! Click on the image to go directly to the album and purchase the image.

Up_Summer 2011_Seattle, WA
Folly Beach Sunrise | Fall 2011 | Folly Beach, SC



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

52WoA: Week 39 - Stars

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, May 30th, Week 43: “LOSS" will be due. The image must be created between today and May 30th. Good luck!

Here are our Week 39 – “STARS” images!
 
I wanted to do star trails... but it's storming and cloudy. so we improvised.
 
You might think it is boring, but I enjoy watching this star sink into the ocean every night.
I cannot believe how (seemingly) quickly our time in Texas has come and gone. The last three years have literally flown by and I am still incredibly unprepared for our move to Tucson in July!

To all of you aspiring photographers, autumn and I are teaching an Introduction to Portrait Photography Class on May 30th in Manhattan, KS! click this link - http://labrisaphoto.blogspot.com/2013/05/1-early-bird-spot-left-introduction-to.html for more details and to register for our class! 100% of profits are donated to a local and deserving non-profit organization!

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

To all of you aspiring photographers, autumn and I are teaching an Introduction to Portrait Photography Class on May 30th in Manhattan, KS! click this link - http://labrisaphoto.blogspot.com/2013/05/1-early-bird-spot-left-introduction-to.html for more details and to register for our class! 100% of profits are donated to a local and deserving non-profit organization!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Honoring Zach Sobiech

"You don't have to find out that you are dying, to start living." ~ Zach Sobiech

As a photographer, you are privileged to meet and photograph the most extraordinary people. At a recent wedding in Kansas City, I was able to meet and photograph Zach. He was as celebrated and cherished as the bride and it was a phenomenal night of dancing, laughter and joy. 

Click on this link to read more about Zach life - "Zach Sobiech: Finding peace through music

Scroll past the images to view an amazing documentary about Zach's phenomenal impact on others during his brief 18 years of life. I hope that his story inspires you to ACT by donating to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to perpetually prolong his mission of helping others fight cancer.


Please watch this incredible documentary about Zach's everlasting legacy...



Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ilana | Style Session | Manhattan, KS | autumn

May is where we catch up on our amazing Style Sessions to showcase our high school seniors! Excited to share the 2013 La Brisa Seniors with all of you!

My shoot with Ilana was one of those shoots where everything just falls together perfectly. The weather may not have been completely on our side, but Ilana’s fabulous outfits, and independent personality made our time fly by, and the result was a memorable and unique shoot. I’m so glad I got to meet miss Ilana and do senior portraits for her! Now be jealous of her fashion sense.

~ autumn

You can view more images from Ilana's Style Session by clicking HERE.

To all of you aspiring photographers, autumn and I are teaching an Introduction to Portrait Photography Class on May 30th in Manhattan, KS! click this link - http://labrisaphoto.blogspot.com/2013/05/1-early-bird-spot-left-introduction-to.html for more details and to register for our class! 100% of profits are donated to a local and deserving non-profit organization!