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I’ll keep this as short as I am capable today because there are so many photos I need to post today to catch up on the blog 365. lol

So, here’s day 42 –

Story and whatnot on flickr HERE

Day 43 – info/story HERE

Day 44 – info/story HERE

Day 45 – info/story HERE

So that’s up to date now… =) The last one isn’t a photo…. but I made it for my hubby for Valentines Day and thought I would share. I don’t typically fool around with that part of photoshop – making something from scratch that’s not a photo. I know it’s not particularly elaborate or anything… but I’m a pretty big fan of the simplistic look. Hope you enjoy anyway! =) And Happy Valentines Day to all of you!!! =)


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Posted by on February 14, 2010 in 365 Days, events, Photography, portraits, projects


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Nude Night Orlando – art show

Last year Chris and I attended a local art show (in Orlando, Fl) called Nude Nite. I took a few photos while we were there and posted them on my flickr page for the world to see. I thought they turned out pretty good so I contacted the people running the show to see if they wanted to use any of them for anything. Turns out, they loved them and wanted to use them in a few publications about the event, (411 Magazine and the Tampa Tribune specifically). This year, they invited me to come out and photograph the event again… and this time I didn’t have to pay admission! That’s pretty cool… ’cause I wanted to go anyway this year, and now I didn’t have to pay $20/night to get in. lol!

So I went last night for the opening night. I photographed everything I could… and ended up with even better photos than last year! There are some truly amazing artists in Orlando! All different mediums… photography, painting, sculpting, live performance art and many other forms. I stayed up pretty late last night so today I’ve been exhausted! But I did manage to get a few photos edited and even a video that I took of one of the burlesque shows edited and posted on vimeo. I have no idea if it’s too racy… or even if it’ll stay up on vimeo or not. But it’s up now… so you can check it out!

Here’s the video:

Nude Nite 2010 – show on skates from Kristen Gillett on Vimeo.

I’ve posted a few images up on flickr already from the event, but here’s one of my favs so far:

Hope you drop by the flickr set for the Nude Nite 2010 photos and let me know what you think! =) Hope you enjoy the video too! [taken with my flip]



Posted by on February 12, 2010 in events, Photography, Videos


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Days 36 & 37

Day 36

“No Daddy!!! those birds are mean!!!”

I know I didn’t get around to posting a photo last night, but I’m posting two photos today. Chris and I headed down to one of the lakes here in Lakeland to feed all the birds. When we all got down there we were almost immediately swarmed by the large swans. At first, Makayla thought that was pretty cool… but after a few of the swans nipped at her in an effort to get her bread, she was DONE. She was fine taking small pieces of bread and throwing it out to the birds in the water, but the birds that were on land she wanted no part of.

Honestly, they weren’t biting that hard at first… but they got more and more aggressive the longer we were there. I was standing amongst all the swans (nearly ten of them on the land) just taking photos, and they were nipping at my pants and hands – and I didn’t have bread. Crazy.


Camera Info: 1/800 second, f/3.5, roughly 18mm, ISO=100 – hand held, 18-70mm 3.5 (kit) lens.
no flash – natural light. cloudy day.

Day 37

“The Hog Whisperer”

After heading over today to pick up MiCTLaN (and after our fun with the birds), we headed over to “Smoke on the Water” – a BBQ contest for the Winter Haven Boys and Girls club. The temp was dropping and the wind was really blowing by the time we made it over there. We stayed for a bit and enjoyed a bit of BBQ and cornbread too. While walking around, I saw this beast! And the name made me chuckle. =)

Also, the BBQ from this was ok. Not what I expected to look at this beast. Chris has always told me that when they look this “dirty” they put out better food. lol. Oh, well.


Camera Info: 1/60 second, f/4.5, roughly 70mm, ISO=100 – hand held, 18-70mm 3.5 (kit) lens.
no flash – natural light. cloudy/windy day.


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Posted by on February 7, 2010 in 365 Days, events, general, Photography, projects


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Remember a few months back when I mentioned a “super secret” photo shoot?!?

Well, the time has come to share what that was all about. Hillywood was in town and going to be shooting a scene here in FL. They contacted me and asked if I minded taking some behind the scenes photos for them. I was excited to try something new and of course agreed. I packed up my gear and an assistant to help should I need anything and drove 2.5 hours to meet up with them… leaving the house at 4am! So it was an early morning. =)

We met up at Weeki Wachee Springs and got a tour before getting down to business. The cast of Hillywood did several takes for their “New Moon Parody” while I shot from the underwater viewing area and in the water as well. Brrr! We wrapped around noon and headed home… promising not to post any thing at all about all this until after the parody was finished and posted.

That day has come. I woke up this morning and was checking the internet for what’s goin’ on and drinking my coffee when I see this status update from one of their fans about the video being up. I watched it and I am amazed at how great it is. I don’t know why I’m amazed… because they always do a fantastic job…. but I was. I love the song choices too! ( I love me some Pink )

Anywho… back to the point of this blog post. Here’s some of the images from the shoot and their new video below:

**(As with all photos, please no posting these images without written permission from SqueekPhoto! Thanks)**

Two more for fun images…. kinda artsy stuff:

Well… that’s all I think I’ll be posting from this for now. I hope you enjoyed the photos! I would like to thank Hillywood for inviting me out to shoot for them! You guys are so great! Thanks!!!



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Resident Evil Photoshoot

This has been a few months in the planning and finally is completed. I know I’ve been on and on about this shoot both here and on my social networking sites…. and it’s finally completed. First of all, I would like to thank Miko for her time and effort with this shoot! She was an amazing Ada Wong! Also, I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to every one of my “zombies” [and my husband too] for donating your time as models and gear carriers. Last but not least I want to thank our fantasticly-talented make up and special effects artist, Jamie, for not only donating her time but also her supplies and talent. Without her, there would have been no zombies!

This shoot was based off of the games ‘Resident Evil 2‘ as well as ‘The Umbrella Chronicles‘. The basic story here is that Raccoon City residents have become infected by the T and G viruses; products of the umbrella corporation’s recent experiments. The character Ada Wong, played by Miko, is [presumably] fatally injured in ‘Resident Evil 2’, however she reappears in later games and the tale of her survival is revealed in ‘The Umbrella Chronicles’. If you would like to read more on this story I recommend checking out Wikipedia – as you might expect, they have a TON of information which might help you to better understand where I pulled from to make our story line.

I spent a few weeks doing research on this so that I could put together a good story for our shoot – something to tie all the images together. After Zack’s critique of my site and work I wanted to make sure that everything made sense and told some type of story. Please keep in mind that the ‘Resident Evil’ series is rather lengthy and involves many characters – so this is a small part of the overall story, with no true ending. So, with that in mind, let’s get to the images! =)

Well… I’d love love love to hear your thoughts on this shoot. Please feel free to leave comments here! =) If you were a part of the shoot and would like your copies of all the images… be on the lookout for a email or message from me today.

Here’s a couple bonus images I wanted to share as well that I hadn’t posted anywhere yet: EDIT: due to these images not loading properly… I have added them to the gallery above. They are now the first two images in the gallery. Silly hiccuping blog!

My next project shoot will be continuing on with the Alice in Wonderland story which I started this past summer (images on my website). More info on that in future posts! So remember to stay tuned! ¬†ALSO, if you would like professional prints from this shoot, (or any of the previous ones for that matter), please email me at . I’m going to be putting an order together to send to the printer after Christmas – so if you’re interested let me know ASAP. I am offering sizes ranging from 8″x10″ up to 20″x24″ sizes! Contact me for pricing! =)

Before I go…. I also wanted to share some of the sketches that I had done ahead of time while figuring out exactly what I wanted to shoot. Now keep in mind that though I *can* [sometimes] draw…. BUT that was not the objective when I sketched these out in my little book. I simply wanted to have a reference to go back to while we were actually doing the shoot. Some of these sketches were tweaked and some dropped or replaced all together. So pardon my stick figures and silly descriptions! …And don’t laugh too loudly!!! =) [no particular order here]


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Posted by on December 16, 2009 in character, events, Photography, portfolio, website


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Weekend photos

First of all, hope all of you had a fantastic Turkey-Day! And got your fill of yummy food! =)

This past weekend (Saturday) I went with a few friends to visit Sea World (Orlando), which I haven’t been to in a while. Anywho… I thought I would share a few photos that I was pretty pleased with. Enjoy!

And for a few extras you can visit my flickr page =) Click an image below to see it larger.

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Posted by on December 1, 2009 in animals, events, general, Photography, portfolio


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