This Is How We Do It

31st January, 2013

During a shoot, I am totally focused ~ I can’t miss a stray hair or an less-than-perfectly-wilted petal, anything that could tarnish an otherwise ideal shot. I feel it’s my duty to acutely observe everything, which ironically puts me so ‘in the zone’ that I forget whatever else is happening around me. The emotional experience of that sort of single-mindedness is comically communicated in the following absurdist time warp video, filmed without my knowledge during the shooting of ‘Girl, Interrupted’ ~ it was such a fun surprise when I finally found out (a day and a half in!). My only regret is that I don’t have similar footage of the 3 nights I spent crafting those kooky custom crowns ~ now THAT was a weird creative rabbit hole, turning dried seed pods into topiary till the wee hours of the morning…

|PHOTOS| by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

  • GIAA
  • The Satchel

    This is so interesting – I LOVE this behind the scenes look almost as much as the images created from the day. The time lapse video is an awesome perspective of the prep and the days activities- i felt exhausted for you all at the end of the video too! xxx

  • Thank you so much for this behind the scenes post!

  • Loooved to see the “behind the scenes”. Looks like so much work but so much fun at the same time! Amazing 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my goodness. Your photography is BEAUTIFUL. I enjoyed looking at your blog 🙂
    xoxo Lexy

  • Isa

    I’m seriously jealous of your job sometimes.

  • Iliyana Licheva

    love this shots of your process!

  • Nico
  • Your video is so cool 🙂

  • Iris Fdez García
  • Anonymous

    love how you style everything!

  • moresweetthanbitter

    yes please do tell us about your blouse! gorgeous.

  • Rutita

    Love the video. And the music makes it perfect. Congrats to all and to Kevin B! Such talent!

  • Love these photos! Looks hectic but fun!

  • Em

    oh my gosh, so intense! it looks like it was an exhausting day but all that hard work obviously paid off!

    xoxo, Em

  • Shandrese

    wow! that video was amazing! love the time lapse! these photos are superb!

  • beautiful shoot! and great styling, love!

  • Great video! It was really fun to see the transformation that took place. Can’t wait to see what you have cooked up on Vine. I signed up the other day under Closet Confections and look forward to playing around with the app this weekend.


  • Cravingforbarneys

    AMAZING video!!


  • Kodi Jensen

    That video so badly makes me want to sit in the corner of that studio and just watch everything real time. Or even just have lunch at a even hot dog stand with you and Jamie just once.
    grey et al

  • jolicassoulet

    wow thanks for making us penetrate this shoot! I love how the result has absolutely nothing in common with what we see in this video, and that is real talent!!

  • I love the behind the scenes photos, gorgeous pieces.

  • Thanks for giving a sneak peak into how you make it all happen on set. I have started doing creative shoots for my business, and my question for you is, what do you wear? I want to look professional, yet need to be able to move and feel comfortable. Any advice for a young entrepeneur?

  • Jennifer

    Love this behind the scenes peak!

    xo Jennifer

  • Diane

    i absolutely LOVE that video!!!

    Diane xo

  • Love how you guys work together. The results are always out-of-this-world AMAZING!!!

  • Ashley Garner

    Love this! I am doing my first photo shoot as the creative director and stylist tomorrow and this has gotten me even more excited than I already was. Such a beautiful shoot, definitely one of your best to date although I say that about all of your shoots : )

  • Love it all!

  • Heather Patton

    Thanks for sharing this with everyone! It’s cool to see just how much work goes into these shoots…you know, without having to watch a full-length documentary. 🙂 Have a great weekend, and stay warm!

  • What a gorgeously fun sneak peek behind the scenes!


  • Marmara Maiden

    That was so much fun to watch! If you’re not in the biz you never realize how much work goes into making great editorials. Keep up the amazing work!

  • Samantha

    The crowns totally make the shoot. Well worth the crafting.

  • Lou

    Great photos and it looks like such an amazing experience to be part of.


  • Anonymous

    Love this shooting !!!

  • blogger kk

    I like this stunning post

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