I’m so excited to share “Proper Pin-ups” with you! This brainchild was launched by Alison Pulcher, Military-Community Liaison for the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. The Manhattan and Fort Riley Yellow Ribbon Social Group hosts events twice a month for spouses of deployed or otherwise displaced soldiers, with the intent of being a fun evening of socializing and de-stressing. Events and locations vary, and this was a “special event” night.

Services donated included hair and makeup services by Bellus Academy, food and venue accommodations by Harry’s, and photos by La Brisa! Wardrobe was loaned by Gypsy’s on the Boulevard and Rockstar & Rogers.

Everything about the evening was a blast. Everyone was authentically dressed- hair and makeup killed it- and Harry’s was the perfect venue (of course we are obsessed with their food, too) and the ladies were excited for the shoot and totally willing to work it for these photos. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did =). Thanks to all the other participating businesses and to Alison for connecting us all! Enjoy, and leave these brave ladies some love for their families’ service and for decking themselves out for some much-needed fun time!

See more of their images on the La Brisa Facebook Page here – Proper Pin-ups | Style Session | Manhattan, KS | autumn

And here is a link to an article by the Topeka News Channel, WIBW, of the Proper Pin-ups event – “Fort Riley Wives Enjoy Night Out

Only a few more spots are left for b’s Attraction Session Free Aspiring Photographer Workshop (APW) in Hawaii! Click this link for more info – http://labrisaphoto.blogspot.com/2013/01/attraction-session-apw-in-hawaii.html

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