Friday, July 31, 2009

Big Announcement!!!!

So after a week of not blogging (sorry everyone!), it is time to share the BIG and EXCITING news about La Brisa Photography with you!!! Aren't you already pumped??? :)

I am extremely happy to announce that La Brisa Photography is expanding! When I first started La Brisa Photography, one of my goals was to have it be a multi-photographer studio. It was a distant dream at the time, but it was always in the back of my mind. Well recently, through a series of connections and coincidences, I was introduced to an up and coming photographer who was interested in developing her skills. She assisted me on several sessions, asked a ton of questions and was always eager to get better with every shoot! After looking at her photos, I would have never guessed that she was using severely outdated equipment and had little experience in photography because her perspectives, compositions and creativity were edgy, unique and simply awesome! So I asked her if she would be willing to join me at La Brisa Photography and she graciously accepted! Brandi will continue her training through August and then book a limited amount of portrait sessions for an introductory rate in September and you will receive the same great photographs, customer service and fun personality (come on, it's true!) that you have come to expect out of La Brisa Photography!!!

I truly and honestly feel that Brandi has unlimited potential in photography and I have no doubt she will amaze all of you with her abilities!!! As many of you know, I feel incredibly blessed for the successes of my company and Brandi joining me is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to improve the quality of our product, locally serve both Manhattan, KS and Brooklyn, NY AND provide unparalleled wedding photography to clients all over the country!!!

Shortly, Brandi will have her own gallery on and she will blogging her sessions from this very site as well! Feel free to contact info@labrisaphotography if you are interested in scheduling a session with the amazing Brandi! :)

Check out a few teasers of a recent family and engagement session from Brandi...see what I mean??? These are why I am SUPER excited for the future of La Brisa Photography!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Super Excited!

The future of La Brisa Photography is extremely bright and I have a HUGE announcement coming up that will expand my mission for La Brisa Photography and allow me to better serve my clients!!! Wanna take a guess? :)

On a sidenote, Sunday marks my last day in Manhattan, Kansas :(
I'll be picking up my MIL (mother in law) in KC on Sunday morning and then we'll be making the trip to Brooklyn with my canine children, Paz & Figgins. Can't wait to see my wife....but not looking forward to all of the packing, cleaning and driving between now and then!

Numerous things will be blogged about soon (I know you all are on the edge of your seats)! Stay tuned!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Malchow Family!

Family. I miss mine terribly! Especially after my oldest sister just gave birth to my second nephew, Timothy! Hopefully I can head out to San Diego soon to take a few photos to share with all of you! I don't know what it is about family, but happy families make me incredibly happy! Call me a softy, but anytime I see a movie where there's a strong connection and/or relationship between the father and son, it brings tears to my eyes. Everytime. No joke, that's just the way I roll :)

Anyways, back to the awesomely adorable and fun Malchow family! They made the long drive to Manhattan from Nebraska and I was super excited to see everyone again! Shauna, whom you may remember from her sessions here and here) is one of Brisa's best friends and so it is always nice to have a chance to catch up after everyone has moved away to their new veterinarian jobs! So Shauna's mom, sisters, brother and nieces joined us for a quick shoot because as many of you photographers already know, children photography does not last very long! :) But, we managed to snag a few shots of the happy family out at Wildcat Park and I could not be happier with the results!

Thanks again to you all for making the trip out to the land of the purple!

To view all of their photos, check out their online gallery: The Malchow Family!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sarah & Paul ~ Engaged!

Sarah and Paul are probably two of the coolest people that I have ever photographer together. They are both just so comfortable in their own skin with rockin personalities and styles. Plus, they are both very easy on the eyes...if you know what I mean :) Not only are they good looking, but they are super smart too AND they are way fun! How can you not like them? Seriously, try and you'll fail. They didn't even give me a chance...they put a smile on my face as soon as I saw them!

I absolutely love clients who trust me to do whatever I want and if you've ever been on one of my shoots, I am literally all over the place with my whims and ideas! :) One of my brilliant ideas was to have the two of them stand at the very top of the old football stadium and little did I know that Paul is terrified of heights! But they are troopers and Paul was probably ridiculously afraid, but he nailed the shots anyways which you will see below! This was by far one of the quickest engagement session + wedding package that I have ever had and I am soooooooo stinkin excited to share photos from their big day soon!

To view all of the photos from Sarah & Paul's engagement session, head over to their online gallery: Sarah & Paul ~ Engaged!

Hello Bling!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Grimsey Family!

You may recall Ashley & Scott's AWESOME engagement session that I did a little while ago...well, if you don't remember, you should because it was AMAZING! :) So, imagine how excited I was to hear about how Scott's family was in town and they wanted family photos! We met on the K-State campus near the International Student Center (which is btw, a FABULOUS location) and we laughed quite a bit, cried a little and smiled a whole heck of a lot! :) I love taking family portraits especially as everyone gets a little older and you can really see the resemblances between the parents and their children! Super fun!

Thanks again and many prayers and blessings for your family!

To view all of their photos, check out their online gallery @ The Grimsey Family!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

MaryJo & Thad ~ Love in Topeka, KS

After shooting their engagement session, I was super duper excited about MaryJo and Thad's wedding because they are so stinkin cute together! That's why I always include an engagement session in my wedding packages because I love getting to know the couple ahead of time and for them to feel comfortable with me before we spend 12+ hours together on their wedding day! With the assistance of Sarah, we covered their entire day from start to finish and had an absolute blast! Although the day started a little warm in Topeka, the weather was perfect for the ceremony and especially the reception at the gorgeous Shawnee Country Club! From the adorably cute flower girls to the heartfelt ceremony through the super fun reception, there were endless moments after endless moments to cherish forever!

Thank you again for inviting us to play such a huge part in your big day! Everything went beautifully and fantastically well! Head over to their online gallery to view all of the photos: MaryJo & Thad ~ I Do! Prepare yourselves for a MONSTER post of photos! Enjoy!!!

Photo by Sarah Jeanne Photography

Photo by Sarah Jeanne Photography

First Look

Absolutely LOVE these little moments during the ceremony!

We had to step outside for a few quick shots on the immaculate golf course!

The End :)