Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My 30 Favs

In my mentoring sessions with Davina Fear, which were awesome by the way, we decided that it's time for me to remake my website. Such a pity, since I never was able to get this one finished - but I think it's time! My work and my goals have changed a lot over time, and I think that's why I wasn't able to get down to really making it happen. To help me with this whole process, Davina gave me an overwhelming homework assignment: choose my 30 favorite images of ALL TIME and choose one word to describe each image!! EEEK! I'm a bit indecisive when it comes to picking favorites (I don't have a favorite movie, favorite song, or anything like that). But, I did it! So, I thought I'd share them with you!! And this time, I'm going to let them speak for themselves.

(the photo above was taken as an Associate for Real Life Weddings)

(the photo above was taken as an Associate for Grazier Photography)

What I think is really cool is that of these photos 2 were taken in 2003, 1 in 2004, 3 in 2005, 3 in 2006, and 15 were taken in 2007! I mean, I knew that I'd grown a lot as a photographer in the last year, but that was really cool to see!

So, I won't share my words with you - but I'd love to hear what YOUR favorites are, and what words come to your mind when you look at these photographs! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

And be on the lookout - a new website is in the works.... yay!!!


  1. (in order with starred favorites)

    *commitment, trust, witness


    something blue, leaving the past behind

    you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me haaaappy when skies are graaaay, you'll never know dear, how much I you love, oh please don't take my sunshine awaaayyy

    secret, privacy, intimacy

    *new, grand, humble [I contradict myself]

    quiet celebration

    *joy, gratitude

    companionship, to hold

    celebrate, beginning

    *motivation, inspiration, memory

    remember when...

    *safari, vast, seclusion

    beautiful vulnerability

    anne geddes sans flowerpot [haha sorry!], sculpture

    *kiss, wonder


    fearless, safe

    *truth or dare

    *you, me, us

    lost, forgotten, hidden


    hope, future


    *ache, loved, hurt, remembrance

    *ache, loved, lost, remembrance

    anew, risen, held, supported

    intensity, ice, strong

    urban mondrian

    danger, uncharted, escape

    so, clearly I cheated with more than one word each. =)

  2. Krista, These are wonderful! I would be intimidated by this project, but I think it is worth all of your time. I am not good with words, but I will pick a few faves...
    -The group of children with the one little girl focused on you. Love it.
    - All 3 from the "Cafe Brauer" wedding are full of fun emotion.
    -The Lynch Park engagement shot is so cool.
    -The guy with the blue eye looks like such a great album shot.
    -All of the pics from Africa are amazing. Great photojournalistic eye.
    I actually like them all. See I was no help.

  3. So many wonderful photos it is hard to choose a favorite. You have a great way of capturing emotion.

  4. the emotion you can draw out is absolutely incredible... it's a gift I know...
    I LOVE the woman laughing... not sure what country you were in, but it resonates with my heart as I just spent some time in Haiti.

    I also love the third from the bottom- the man's face - something about it grabs you...

  5. I love the big picture image with the couple under the tree. Awesome colors and a great moment captured from afar. Good work!!

  6. Krista, you are so amazingly talented! I love seeing all of your favorites!


  7. what a fabulous project. it makes me think that every photographer should do it at least once a year -- I mean pick favorite photos and one word to describe them! NOT redo the website! :)

    sense of place. storytelling

  8. Awesome project, I'm not sure I could do it. I love all of your images from africa!

  9. Wow Krista!! Great images. I lOVE image #6!!!!! Wow!! I also love the last shot. Great work!!

  10. WOW, great project! Every photographer should do this and I think I might.
    Your images are amazing! TFS!


  11. Spectacular images - I really love the red carpet aisle shot, it gives such a sense of place to the proceedings and takes advantage of the wonderful space...

  12. first of all they are all fabulous, and i can't wait to see your new site. so here are my top 3 favorites and why:

    #1 i am usually always partial to wedding images but that picture of the mom taking a look at her newborn in awe literally put goosebumps on my arm! that is a wonderful picture. you are so awesome to have captured that so close at that angle and not be in the way. amazing!!!!

    #2 the bride and groom in the field waist down shot. the soft light and colors. i love the simpleness of the shot. any bride could imagine them selves in that spot. i love it!

    #3 the beautiful tree shot. i love the colors, it is very eye catching and i love the benches too. over all great shot.

    ok so that is only picking 3 favs! i really like all of them and would use them all. i love your blog, you are awesome!!!


  13. These are really amazing Krista! I'm so excited to see your new site!!!

  14. Krista, theres are awesome photos. You are a PHENOMINAL photographer. We miss you in Chi-Town.

    I love the one with the couple in the corner and the big white background. I also love the one with tree and colors.
    For some reason I like the crying bride. Good emotion and I like the contrast of her hair with the vail.



  15. #3-



    #11- playful

    #13- peaceful




    #26-graceful (aging gracefully!)

  16. You do beautiful work!!! I enjoyed going through your photos & blog!!

    Go Bucks!! Thanks for your comment!! =D