City of Blinding lights…ok, so maybe Colorado Springs.

July 5, 2010

Have you heard that song by U2…the City of Blinding lights.  He’s talking about New York of course.  One line from it…”Oh you look so beautiful tonight…in the city of blinding lights.”  I think the city its vibe, its energy, well, I think it offers a perfect backdrop for a photo session and parts of it are beautiful to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE wide open spaces with beautiful sunsets and fields of grass but the city makes me feel a part of  something man made.  Part of a work in progress.  Contemporary.  Or it could just be my Chicago roots coming through and a part of me will just always love the city.  This photo session was more about me…I really wanted to get a particular shot of the city in a blur with my beautiful models (a.k.a some of my closest friends) crisp and in focus.  Capturing the movement of the city.  I love that they are so supportive of me and my crazy passion for photography.  You may recognize them from this session….titled Happiness.  Mike also used to work downtown so he knew a couple places to go explore.  Mirrored elevators, beautiful hallways, garages…sounds weird that I would find beauty in some of these things.  Because really they are simple.  But, and this is where my fans on facebook would know this about me…I love lines…I love architecture, I think they offer a great way to lead your eye right to the point of the photograph…yes, Mike and Kris in this instance.  Also, I like the contrast of subject.  Just really cool.  🙂  Such a fun night. 
So back to Ken and Barbie…oh I mean Mike and Kris. ;p  They do look like that though don’t they.  And I guess that used to be their nicknames in highschool.  Fitting still.  And how fun that they were highschool sweethearts and are still crazy in love with eachother now.  Love it.  And I love that I get to be a part of their life.  So, enjoy our moment in the city…I know I did.  ;p 



  1. Sarah says:

    AHHHHHH! I don’t know which one I like best! They are all so great and different. But that last one, just something about it, maybe because I know them, but it really speaks to who they are but yet still captures the gorgeousness. Yup, still Ken and Barbie. 🙂 Great job Bets, so proud of you.

  2. jen says:

    the LAST one and the 3rd to last one are my all time fav’s….AMAZING shoot though! 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    The city in motion shot turned out wonderfully! I love it…

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