Chicago Shoot

While I was in Chicago, Sarah organized a mini-workshop for her interns and other interested photographers. We had a "lecture" for a few hours, then went off to shoot in an adorable little town in Chicago (actually, I honestly don't know where it was, but I assume it was in Chicago :D)
We had a fabulous time running through the streets - we were seriously jumping in the middle of the road, climbing on newspaper stands and dumpsters, and using anything we could find as a backdrop. I don't think I have ever had such plain ol' fun at a shoot.

The light was perfect, the models knew what they were doing, everyone was helping each other - we were basically better when we were all together...

Better Together
Jack Johnson

There's no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing
But I can try for your heart
Our dreams;
And they are made out of real thingsLike a shoe-box of photographs
With sepia-tone lovingLove is the answer
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like "Why are are we here?"
"Where do we go?" and "How come it's so hard?"
It's not always easy
And sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing,
It's always better when we're together
Mmmm, It's always better when we're together Yeah, we'll look at them stars and we're together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together
And all of these moments
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight,

But, I know that they'll be gone
When the morning light singsAnd brings new thingsFor tomorrow night, you see,
That they'll be gone, tooToo many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams
Might find their way
Into my day-to-day scene
I'd be under the impression
I was somewhere in between
Only two,
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to beWe'll sit beneath the mango tree, now Yeah, It's always better when we're together
Mmmm, we're somewhere in between together
I believe in memories
They look so, so pretty when I sleepAnd now when, when I wake up,
you look so pretty sleeping next to meBut there is not enough time,
There is no, no song I could singAnd there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thingWe're better together



  1. julie :)28.6.07

    awwwwwwesome!!! photoshoots seem sooo cool! I really like these pictures! bout time you updated ;)

  2. well shot, all your images look great. it's fun seeing pictures of all the other photographers shooting as well as the models.

  3. Great shots Kristen!!!!! Love 'em!!!
    P.S. Surprising lack of male models... ;) haha jk jk

  4. oooh! I love your photos! (and the song...who doesn't like it? :)

  5. pickleigh! these are so good. honestly, good. nice having other people as models - certainly better than you and I dressed up in random costumes next to brick walls..?


  6. they look great! out of curiosity, why don't you put your watermark on the pics anymore? too much trouble?

  7. andrew: yeah, about that... :D

    lyds: yes!!! with our bad skin, sweaty faces and ugly, ugly clothes (and random neighbors "is Timmy here....?" hahaha)

    sam: i'm not putting them on these because i'm not worried about people taking these and using them on their facebook :D
    I usually only do it for jobs that I get paid for, not my own personal fun shoots

  8. WOW!! You did a GREAT job Kristen!!! These were....just....SO GOOD! lol I really like your point of view in just seeing the little details (like morgan's reflection in the car while she shoots) it really adds the perfect touch to your pictures. :D


  9. PS>> I loooooove the new heading on your blog...I was just like "ohhhhh that's NICE!"

  10. rockin the burn tool. you learned cool photoshop tricks while you were there?

    the umbrellas. SO good.

  11. um. amazing? i think yes.

  12. I have to second Sarah...I absolutely ADORE the new photo in your header.

    And you have unbelieveable lighting in your photographs!! They look so great, girl!!!!

  13. ellie29.6.07

    These are so cool! What did you use on thes in Photoshop? I'm starting to edit mine more. I love the one by the newspaper stand and the one of the two girls in the parking garage. Whe nI'm old enough I'm going to intern from you. I also love your new heading! Really cool... well I've said enough :) see ya soon!

  14. Anonymous29.6.07

    kristen, i'm absolutely in love with these. wow. so impressive and very professional.


  15. ellie1.7.07

    um, what days are you going to chicago in august?

  16. most of them :D
    I leave in the second week of August

  17. Looks like you guys had a total blast doing this shoot! I love the all your captures and especially the umbrella shot! I would buy that print!

  18. song stucker:
    nice nice very nice.

    i blow on you
    from over here.


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