Friday, July 29, 2011

The Wilhelm Family | Joy Session | Manhattan, KS | Chris

Earlier this year, you may recall B’s Joy Session with the awesome Wilhelm family, well recently, I had the opportunity to meet and photograph this incredible family and they are absolutely incredible! I met them at their home, just a few days after they welcomed their newest addition to their family!

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

Thursday, July 28, 2011

52 WoA: Week 1 - Free for All

Lately, I feel like I've been living out of my suitcase due to being blessed with traveling for photography opportunities and I wanted to showcase that. In one backpack, this is essentially my life as I currently know it.

Camera: iphone4
Lens: n/a
Shutter speed: 1/15
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 640
Processing: Adobe Lightroom3

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Shutter speed: 1/200
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 400
Processing: Adobe Lightroom3

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, Aug 4th, Week 2: “Introduce yourself” will be due. The image must be created between today and Aug 4th. Good luck!

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, July 27, 2011

The A Family | Joy Session | Kansas | b & Chris

Tomorrow is the deadline for our photo project, the 52 Weeks of Awesomeness! Join us to develop your interest in photography and to improve your photography skills! Check out all of the details here - 52 WoA!

Now, onto today’s incredible Joy Session post. Today, we are featuring the Andes family. This is the family of the phenomenal Rik Andes, owner of Rik Andes Photography. Yes, photographing a photographer’s family…no pressure whatsoever. And actually, there was no pressure at all because the Andes are super fun, energetic and have obviously been photographed a few times in the past. B and I met them at Annenberg Park on a ridiculously hot summer day and even through the oppressive heat, we still had a blast because of two words: fake moustaches! As a photographer, you know it is going to be an incredible shoot when your clients bring their own props to personalize session and this one exceeded expectations! Prepare yourself for a TON of images from the Andes’ session because I had such a difficult time narrowing them down! =)

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jill & Drew | Attraction Session | Manhattan, KS | B

Better late than never, right? Happy late Tuesday afternoon! B and I both have been crazy busy with travel and photography, but we are eager to update this blog to keep you all posted on our best and latest work! Jill and Drew were married this past Saturday. B photographed their engagement session AND their wedding and we will be posting those images soon, but today we want to share Jill & Drew’s awesome engagement session! They started on the campus of Kansas State University and then headed Top of the World park for a few beautifully lit sunset images.

Thank you again so much for selecting La Brisa! Hope you LOVE your images!