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La Brisa Wedding Collections

After photographing 300+ weddings in the past 15 years, I still thoroughly love weddings. The relationships, the emotions, the familial aspect of it all – I just love weddings. One of my very favorite things about a wedding is at the end of the night, when it’s your close family and friends, all of the planned events are over, and everyone is relaxed, laughing and genuinely enjoying themselves. It’s perfect.

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La Brisa Photography 50 Weddings 50 States Goal

In November of 2010, I created a personal goal to photograph a wedding in all 50 states. Since then, I’ve been privileged to photograph a wedding in 45 of the 50 states! The best unexpected benefit of this goal has been meeting truly amazing people all across our incredible country! If you’re getting married, eloping or having a vow renewal in Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi or New Mexico, I would love to chat with you!

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While wedding planning, we ranked photographs as one of the top three most important items to us – we’re so glad we decided to use La Brisa Photography. I had been in two weddings in the past where Chris was the photographer. I was always a bit confused as to why a photographer from Arizona was hired for weddings in Kansas until I had the chance to spend these days with Chris and see the product he produces. Chris is a fun guy to spend your wedding day with, as he keeps the mood light and isn’t shy to joke around with you and your party. He keeps the day moving along great and is very well prepared for your day. Chris makes sure to understand what you and your partner are looking to get out of the day and out of your pictures and does just that on your wedding day. He was even a good sport about joining us for our February wedding in Connecticut. We knew how good Chris’ pictures are and were still blown away by the quality of the product he produces. He makes it very easy to download your photos and the site to purchase your photos is very intuitive. We HIGHLY recommend Chris for your wedding pictures, especially if you can help him reach his 50 state goal!

Allie J.

Wedding in Simsbury, CT

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Oh my goodness, he makes it so easy to be in front of the camera! He does so much work and truly has your interest at heart. My wedding day had some bumps and Chris was always on top of everything! He took so much stress off of me and he was genuinely happy to do so. He did my sisters wedding 8 years ago and I remembered how involved he was, and knew I needed him for my wedding!! He is great at photography and a great person!

Shay M.

Wedding in Havre de Grace, MD

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We truly feel like we don’t have the words to describe how amazing Chris at La Brisa Photography is. We had the absolute best experience with having Chris as our photographer. Not only did Chris capture incredible moments but he became our friend in this process. Chris went above and beyond our entire wedding day. His energy, positive attitude, and thoughtfulness left the best impression on everyone who interacted with him. Our wedding day was quite possible the coldest day of our lives but Chris was so energetic, caring, and had us laughing the entire time. 🙂 Chris took the time to capture beautiful pictures of our loved ones who attended our wedding and these images are ones that we will cherish forever. We are so grateful for Chris and all of his hard work before, during, and after our wedding. We truly feel so blessed to have had him apart of our day. We were blown away with the beautiful images Chris created but we were even more impressed with his thoughtfulness to remind us what our wedding day was truly about. Chris took the time to pray over our marriage during our first look which is a moment we will always remember. We are so thankful to have Chris apart of our wedding day not only as a photographer but as a friend. We highly recommend La Brisa Photography to anyone and everyone! It was the best choice we made! 🙂

Sarah E.

Wedding in Estes Park, CO

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Chris is incredible- from the photos he takes (he’s truly an artist) to the experience he provides. He asked questions that solved problems before they became problems. His “day of” schedule served as the basis for our entire day and helped two oldest children (with no wedding planning experience or older siblings to watch how its done) organize the day- it was SO helpful! On several separate occasions, our wedding party mentioned how much fun they had with him throughout the day. He made everyone feel comfortable and made engagement and wedding photos incredibly easy. Not only a professional, but truly a good person who just understands people. My husband and I believe this is what makes the result of his work so outstanding- he just gets people. I would recommend him to anybody in a heartbeat!

Taylor M.

Wedding in Manhattan, KS

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Chris was the first decision we made because we knew that photos were the only thing that we would have after the whrlwind that was “The Wedding”. My wife originally met Chris a couple months before our engagement at a wedding that he was shooting. She was a bridesmaid and was able to be exposed to the Chris-effect for hours. She wouldn’t stop talking about how comfortable he made everyone, the manner in which he didn’t “pose” people- instead he captured the natural moments, and the fact that his personality made him extremely relatable and fun. Once I met him, I was sold as well. He had an ora about him; one that has to be experienced to fully understand the magnitude of his being. Leading up to our day, Chris was in constant contact to ensure that he knew everything that we wanted/expected from him and that everyone was on the same page. On our wedding day, he made sure to get to know every member of the bridal party by name, ensured that everyone was comfortable in front of the camera, and was able to capture some very emotional moments without getting in the way of those moments. Chris has a knack for the details and is very intuitive. He was able to feel out the wedding party and get the shots that truly captured our interactions and images that are STILL breathtaking to this day. He also made adjustments to the timeline in order to give us more time for things that truly needed it- like giving a bow-tying tutorial to my groomsmen and our very emotional first look. He made sure that we were informed the entire day and that we were happy with the things that he was doing. Before the end of the night, Chris made sure that everyone was given a little preview of the amazing photos that he had shot throughout the day. We knew from Day 1 that Chris would deliver; however, he exceeded every expectation that we had! Our photos are fun, unique, and emotionally perfect. We will be clients for life! I recommend La Brisa to anyone and everyone!!

Dustin B.

Wedding in Kansas City, MO

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I cannot say enough good things about Chris. Chris met with us before the wedding and dug in to help us articulate our photography vision. With all of his wedding experience he was able to also help us beyond the photography. For example, I ended up using the timeline he put together instead of the overly complicated one that I had developed. On the wedding day Chris did a great job of directing people and keeping things fun and light. I loved his energy and enthusiasm he kept going for the entire (long) day. The photos speak for themselves, so beautiful and I loved how he captured the special moments of the day and specifically the moments “between shots.” Chris, you are awesome and we are so lucky to have had you be part of and capture our big day.

Kristin K.

Wedding in Fort Collins, CO

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Before talking about how great of a photographer Chris is, I must mention how great of a person he is. Chris, among other great qualities, is friendly, kind and thoughtful. Everyone who had a conversation with Chris in some way mentioned these qualities about him. So, many of our guests had the nicest things to say about Chris and everyone loved working with him. Throughout the day Chris kept reminding my wife and I to enjoy and take in all that we can for the day. I am so grateful for his reminders throughout the day. I got more out of our wedding day because of these reminders. Chris’s photos speak for themselves. He knows how to capture the day perfectly. Every photo is just as amazing as the photos he highlights on his website, facebook, and Instagram. We loved working with Chris throughout the planning process and our wedding day. Chris has my highest recommendation as a photographer. I cannot thank him enough for all of the memories he created for our special day.

Brett B.

Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

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Being a state away Chris made us feel like we were family. From the first email to the first FaceTime talk he was polite, very knowledgeable on the things we needed to know from the first photos to the last to capture our special day. He was flexible in time as in things never go as scheduled during a wedding ie (people talk way to long…Me) and he actually calmed us down when we were a bit stress during the wedding. He gave us a good plan, took our needs and gave us ideas along the way. From start to finish he listened, gave insight and by far captured some of the most amazing moments of our wedding. Would highly recommend him to not only capture you wedding moments but any type of photo you need done.

Shawn G.

Wedding in Marana, AZ

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There aren’t words to express how happy and amazed we are with Chris of La Brisa. I had seen his work for years on Facebook and always thought it would be great to get to have him take our pictures. I reached out and heard back immediately (with enthusiasm) that the date for our wedding worked with our scheduled. We met for the first time at our engagement shoot and let me just say my husband was worried about the whole thing because he is not a guy who like to pose for pictures. During our first outfit change he told me how cool he thought Chris was and how easy it was to be ourselves and that he was really happy we choose him. (YAY) Before the wedding we had a few skype sessions with Chris to discuss the upcoming wedding. I was shocked at the things he went over; I was not expecting him to do so much for us and our guests. My favorite thing I loved about Chris was he made sure to keep reminding us that it was OUR day, and to take time to ourselves and soak in every minute. And let me tell you how much that helps to have your photographer slow things down for you, rather than rush you through your wedding day!!! ALSO, Chris could read me, after only meeting me one time. He could tell when I was a little stress, and got me out of that situation, he could tell when I needed a break from the 98 degrees temp in my 12 layer wedding dress. Every step of the way was perfect, and saying he is amazing is an understatement. And I cannot thank him enough for capturing our day so amazingly. We cannot wait to have more events so we can have Chris photograph them!

Mallory S.

Wedding in Manhattan, KS

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I wish I could put more than 5 stars. Chris is the best photographer I have ever met. He is very passionate, professional, and all around a great guy. Usually taking photos can be an awkward and tedious process. With Chris behind the camera, it is an exciting and fun time. Lisa and I were laughing and smiling with every photo taken. I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to use La Brisa!!

Greg D.

Wedding in Cancun, Mexico

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About Chris

In 2008, I launched La Brisa Photography. Since then, I’ve been privileged to photograph incredible relationships from Alaska to South Africa and everywhere in between.

La Brisa Photography is named after my lovely wife who isn’t a photographer, but as she says it, she “puts the Brisa in La Brisa”!

My mission is to preserve relationships. I achieve this by utilizing my individual personality to interact, engage and evoke authenticity from my clients and then I photograph those genuine connections. I want to preserve your story at this time of your life for your future generations to enjoy.

I emphatically believe that being photographed should be an enjoyable and fun-loving experience. My hope is that you agree after becoming part of the La Brisa Family!

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