nebraska. texas. kansas. massachusetts. vermont. california. georgia. colorado. new jersey. north carolina.

Skype, facetime and google hangouts. boom. over TWELVE hours of catching up, laughing, making plans and reminiscing. i am so happy i thought of this project because it allowed me to reconnect with some of my favorite people. moving is a lonely business but we have found ways continue our relationships.

a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved with this week’s AWESOMENESS, you’re all appreciated and loved so much. even though we can’t see each other every day. i am so happy you are all in my life, if it weren’t for you, i wouldn’t be B!

Over the last four days, I have been in southern and central California for some commercial shoots and I had the distinct pleasure of staying with my awesome friends, Natalie and Chris who I also consider family. Natalie was one of Brisa’s bridesmaids and Chris was one of my groomsmen. Chris is also the owner of and does all of the incredible design work for La Brisa Photography! Here we are in their beautiful home with their canine children (from L-R: Riley, Charlie, Emma and Russ) and gorgeous fishes! Thank you again so much for hosting me this week! Great seeing you both!
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, April 9th, Week 37: “SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera) will be due. The image must be created between today and April 9th. 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            Hats
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)
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