52 Weeks of Awesomeness continues! The challenge for Week 12 of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness is “Loss”.


Paxton is our Rainbow Baby. He’ll never know his older brother/sister and that’s okay. He’s such a blessing to us and we appreciate him even more because of our miscarriage. I shared this image on Instagram when Paxton was two weeks old…

Now, Paxton is almost 4 months old. He’s grown like crazy. He smiles a lot. He’s super happy all the time. The loss of his older sibling makes us love him so much more! And as I said then, allow me to reiterate now…Miscarriage is brutal. I hate that it is frowned upon to talk about, but I completely understand why. If you ever need someone to talk to, please message me. Seriously. Happy to listen, laugh, pray and cry with you. Paxton is such a gift. We are absolutely infatuated with him!

50mm | ISO 800 | f/4.0 | 1/50 | Feel free to ask any photography questions!

While we are in National Harbor for Brisa’s veterinary conference, Paxton is staying in his first ever hotel! For this image, I loved the cleanliness of our room’s white sheets and pillows as a backdrop for Paxton. I wanted to showcase Paxton interacting with his newborn photo celebrating his rainbow baby status. I used on camera flash and bounced it off the wall behind me and I dragged the shutter to allow more natural light into the image. The trouble I kept having was the reflection from my flash on the phone screen. After some tweaking, I figured out a smaller aperture cuts the reflection well. While it took a few images before Paxton got comfortable, he eventually grabbed the top of the photo with his right hand and squeezed his heels around it while looking at me to create exactly what I had in mind. It’s amazing how much he’s grown in the past 13ish weeks. Everyday, we are amazed that he’s our kid. #StoryBehindTheImage

The challenge for Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness is “Sports”! Excited to find your submissions via #52WoA on social media!

~ Chris

For more information about 52 Weeks of Awesomenessweekly photography challengeAfter a 4 year hiatus, the La Brisa weekly photography challenge, 52 Weeks of Awesomeness, is back!!! As a photographer, sometimes you need to work on things outside of your normal day-to-day life and this weekly photography challenge is designed to utilize your personal experiences, your unique perspective and newly learned photography techniques to improve your photos. Weekly for the next year, I will be sharing my images with you. You’ll find my weekly photography challenge images on the La Brisa blog, instagram.com/labrisaphoto and facebook.com/LaBrisaPhotography!

52 Weeks of Awesomeness is for any photography enthusiasts of all skill levels and equipment. The goal is to have fun and learn a little bit more about photography along the way.

Each week, there is a new challenge to photograph based on one of three categories:

Personal – the best photographers use their own experiences to create unique photographs!
Perspective – view everyday objects in a different way to inspire your creativity!
Technique – learn various photography methods to make your images more dynamic and interesting!

For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join me in this weekly photography challenge! 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, ipad, 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 and/or instagram that way everyone can view each other’s photos!

All images should be created the week of the due date. A list of the challenges and their due date is below. Feel free to right click and save the list as a photo, or save the PDF on your computer or print it out.

weekly photography challenge

View and download 52 Weeks of Awesomeness 2017-2018 as a printable PDF by clicking HERE.

The La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop FB group is where we will be discussing our weekly photos, sharing advice and offering critiques! Two rules of the group:
1) be kind. negative/unhelpful comments will be deleted.
2) be willing to share resources/experience/etc with everyone else!
Request to join the APW group by clicking – https://www.facebook.com/groups/labrisaAPW/

Check out my latest TOP TEN! post…TOP TEN Reasons Why I am Thankful for Photography!
Check out my latest Dear La Brisa post…Dear Photographers: “How To Prepare For Your First Wedding” By Chris Hsieh!

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