Thursday, April 30, 2009


LAST DAY! LAST DAY!! LAST DAY!!! I am super excited to announce that we have ALMOST reached our goal of $500 in total donations! How awesome is that? Never in my wildest dreams did I think that that would happen! But here we are...only a few orders away from reaching our goal!!! Woohoo!

Thank you to ALL of you who have ordered (especially those of you who ordered twice) and supported this project!!! I hope that each and every one of you enjoy your photographs! Remember, all profits from print sales will be evenly donated to the Manhattan Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan!

Here is a direct link to all of the available galleries: PHOTOGRAPHY FOR A CAUSE!!!

Recently, I uploaded new photographs to  the galleries so please take a look! Here are some of the newly uploaded pictures as well as the top 4 most purchased pictures to date!

New uploads found in the Manhattan Christian College and Kansas Landscapes galleries

These are the TOP 4 most purchased photographs from Photography for a Cause:

#1 ~ Found in the "Kansas Storms" gallery

#2 ~  Found in the "Kansas State University" gallery

#3 (Tied) ~ Found in the "Kansas Landscapes" gallery

#3 (Tied) ~ Found in the "Kansas Storms" gallery

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend UPDATE!!!!

Been a crazy awesome weekend for La Brisa Photography and I just wanted to share a few highlights and teasers from our events!

Above all, I want to remind you that this is the last week to order photographs from my Photography for a Cause project! A huge thanks from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have ordered prints! So far, you have purchased 81 prints for a grand total of $380 to be evenly donated to the Manhattan Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan! YAY! Let's try to reach $500 before the end of the month! Click the following link Galleries for Photography for a Cause to view all of the available photographs for sale. Come on everyone!!! 

For those of you still deciding which print to purchase, I have added a few windmill shots to the Kansas Landscapes gallery! So check them out!!! Also, I wanted to publically thank Scott Bean Photography, ericamay photography and Sarah Jeanne Hill Photography for their awesome support and assistance in spreading the word about my project! You rock!!!

Now for a few teasers from this weekend's events!

One of the new windmill photographs that was recently added to the Photography for a Cause project

One photo from Johnna and Lance's super fun engagement session

One photo from Alicia's High School Prom

One photo from Brooke and Mason's energetic, hilarious and adorable family session

One photo from the Aspiring Photographer Workshop III of Amber and Jacob's sunrise engagement session

Friday, April 24, 2009

Jennifer & Brady ~ ENGAGED!!!

Exciting times at La Brisa Photography. EXCITING! That's right, I bet your heart is pumping just a little bit faster now because of all of the EXCITEMENT! :)

Why? Let me tell you the reasons...
  1. I have AWESOME clients! Seriously, totally trusting, willing to do anything and teaching me all types of new things like fantastic sunset locations, how to use a dirt digger at a playground, etc!
  2. Not only do I have awesome clients, but I have amazing relatives and siblings of former clients! Love it when that happens!!! AND, the sibling and former client is helping me create a video of the engagement session to share with others! :)
  3. Having an assistant photographer/second shooter adds a TON of value to your shoot. Can't wait for you to see the fantastic images that Ryan of Ryan Edick Photography captured during this shoot!
  4. We made homemade sushi last night with some great friends, had an awesome bible study and life is just rockin right now!
  5. Last one! Photography for a Cause is ROLLIN'!!! Currently, we have reached $325 in donations to give to local non-profit agencies! Less than a week left to participate! 
Now onto Jennifer & Brady :)  You may recall Jennifer and Brady from Alicia and Chris' beautiful wedding in July and now I am super pumped about the opportunity to shoot their wedding in 2010! Jennifer and Brady are waaaay fun! They went out and scouted the specific locations prior to our shoot and they found 3 different places where I have never shot before! Talk about awesomeness! 

Jennifer = expressive, energetic and loves life. 
Brady = patient, chivalrous and laid back. 

The bestest thing about their engagement session was just witnessing how much they care about each other. How they so gently and delicately interact with each other and how they can both be completely themselves when they are together! Congratulations you two on your engagement and you have no idea how excited I am about your upcoming wedding!!! Thanks so much!

Special thanks again to Ryan Edick Photography and to our video wizard, Chris from On the Fly Productions!

View the rest of Jennifer & Brady's session and order professional prints through their online gallery: Jennifer & Brady ~ ENGAGED!!!

My view...

Ryan's view

Ryan's view...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Joey & Jundee ~ Anniversary

Joey & Jundee. They met in the same area in the Philippines. He lives in New York. She lives in Kansas. They wanted to celebrate their one year anniversary in style with some awesome pictures. They met in Kansas and I am glad that I could help! :)

We started on campus at K-State in front of the beautiful Hale Library and had an wonderful time walking around, chatting it up about New York and getting to know each other better. I think every couple should get fun anniversary pictures because it truly rekindles the love and excitement that you two shared right before marriage and it is a great way to update your profile pictures too! :) Brisa and I haven't taken any fun and creative pictures since our wedding...hmm, anyone interested in doing a session of us??? 

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thanks again for a special session filled with laughter, smiles, playful sparing and happiness! :)

You can view all of the pictures from your session and order professional prints through your online gallery: Carcallas-Cainong ~ 1 year anniversary!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

La Brisa's Aspiring Photographer Workshop III

Hey all!

It's that time again! For the latest installment of La Brisa's APW, we'll be trying to accomplish several things: 1) taking sunrise pictures 2) taking pictures of a couple during sunrise 3) working on backlighting ~ fill flash and silhouettes. Should be another awesome time to meet up with some local photographers and practice!

The nitty-gritty:

WHAT: Engagement Couple + Sunrise Landscape Photography Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, April 26th @ 6:15am (I realize that this is ridiculously early, but that's the price you pay for sweet sunrise shots!)
WHERE: US24/Blue River Trailhead - Linear Trail: click HERE for directions from Anderson Avenue
WHO: We'll be taking engagement pictures of a young couple from Manhattan Christian College
WHY: to learn from other photographers, practice and build your portfolios!!!

Please let me know if you'll be able to attend!!! Space is limited!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ashley & Scott ~ ENGAGED!

Have you ever been to a restaurant and had a really cute waiter or waitress? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go out with him or her after they finish work? Have you ever asked for your cute server's number? Doesn't that stuff only happen on TV and in movies? Well, Ashley & Scott truly lived out that story. Ashley = Scott's server. Scott = admirer of his server. Scott claims that Ashley invited him to go out with her and her friends after work, THEN Scott asked for Ashley's number...and NOT the other way around. But we'll let their grandchildren fight over that story many times in the future :)

First date @ Tubby's in Aggieville (special thanks to them for allowing us access!)
Proposal @ Manhattan letters after a fun fun scavenger hunt
Happiness forever after!

We hit up all of their favorite spots around Aggieville, the Manhattan letters and then some awesome evening shots in downtown Manhattan. Ashley & Scott were simply amazing. Never complained once about anything. Willing to put up with my each and every whim. To top it off, they both are absolutely gorgeous and both of them have such captivating eyes! I love my clients. I truly do! They make my photos look soooooo much better :)

Lastly, I just wanted to publicly thank Scott and all of his fellow soldiers for their service to our country. Without your service, your sacrifices and your bravery, we would not be able to take advantage of the freedoms we currently and selfishly enjoy. Thank you for doing what you do!

Thanks again Ashley & Scott for choosing La Brisa Photography! You rock! Many blessings to you both!

To view all of the pictures from their session and order professional prints, head over to their online gallery: Ashley & Scott ~ Engagement!

CAUTION: this is by far the most pictures I have ever posted for a single session. Prepare your eyes for an overload of beautimousness!!! :)