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KRISSY + NORCH got loveshot!

I got a photo booth!

it’s a wedding addition I’ve wanted for a while – a big white backdrop with a big bright flash that I set up during the reception and nicely ask people to go crazy. a guest emailed about adding it to a wedding as a surprise for the bride and groom (everyone needs a friend as awesome as her!) and I went for it!


Krissy and Norch are headed off to New Zealand and Fiji for a SIX MONTH honeymoon and their friends were just as crazy awesome. one girl fell and ripped the paper off, another couple crashed into the wall, and all the groomsmen tossed the groom into the ceiling. this (still unnamed!) photo booth is not for the faint of heart.

P.S. guests of the Calentano lovefest – the rest of the images (like all those non-blog-appropriate ones. you know who you are) will be online with the wedding gallery in 2 weeks!

Sooooooooo many shades of amazingly wonderful!!!

luke blanchard

Haha these are such great shots.

These are the kind of wedding images people DREAM about getting from their wedding! SO AWESOME!

Kelly Yount

I soooooo wish you’d had this when you shot our wedding! Our photobooth was fun, but anything done by you is so much better! =o) Amazing shots. Were you shooting them, or was there someone else? Or was it automatic?

Esther Bobbin

You are just awesome! I just showed all my co-workers the pics and we were cracking up laughing. We had so much fun at the wedding and thanks for making it extra special capturing our crazy poses ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope we get to see you in the future!

aww thanks Esther! I’m so glad you had the idea and I can’t wait to share the rest of the night!

and Kelly I had two other photographers shooting the reception so I could just hang out with the photo booth. I love what you had since you get them printed right away (and scrapbooked! such a good idea) but there was so much energy having everyone watch and cheer on ๐Ÿ™‚


[…] CLICK HERE to see the rest from their photo booth! […]

a girl and her brother.

it’s strange how reluctant I’ve felt to post the stories and images from my little trip to Ireland. I’ve never experienced anything like it…or I’ve never experienced life like I did while I was there. I guess more on that later, someday.

it just feels like cheating some memories trying to fit them to a Georgia pt 12 font.

( there’s nothing craggy about a blog. )

I’ve finally had time to edit down my images, and I’ll post them soon, promise! but while going through, realized for all the cliffs and golden skies, my favorite and best picture is just of my brother Josh and I.

it was our last day in Doolin, we’d packed and cleaned and emptied the fridge (i.e., ATE EVERYTHING) and drove down to the village one last time. we went to the ocean and walked out and out and out, across the small cliffs and inlets kept busy fighting the turquoise sea.

it was a perfectly warm and clear day, but in typical Irish fashion a massive storm dropped down out of nowhere. we only noticed when it started to rain frigidness, and as we started laughing and running for the faraway car I snapped this.

I love how much we look alike, and remembering the feelings behind our skull-cracking smiles. the crazy joy of where we were, what we’d seen and heard and done, the fact that my parka was ALWAYS in car when it rained, and that we knew we’d come back home again.

cause what’s a story without company.


So many flavors of wonderful. Can’t wait to see/hear more.

love. it.

happy weekending! | scotland

soooo I’m photographing a wedding in Scotland this October.


I’m excited. or, “stoked out of my mind” is how I’ve been putting it lately.

a while ago I heard about one friend who was getting married in Paris, and one in Scotland. fun people at an international wedding (not to mention getting to SEE these places) seemed like the best of all possible worlds so I hoped and hoped someone would be lovely enough to hire me. the Paris wedding got moved to DC but my flight to Edinburgh was just booked so now it’s really really real.

and this wedding is not just located there – judging from the venues it’ll be as authentically gorgeous as imaginable.

the Loch Alvie Church

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the reception site / hotel

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aaaaand the nearby Cairngorm mountain range

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I had to reread this a couple times before it sank in.

I was able to extend my trip to just under two weeks, so I can see as much of Scotland and England (and maybe Wales?) as possible.

and on top of that? I get to have my crazy friend Grace come with. we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary as friends this year so it’s only appropriate to do something this epic together.

she’s an adrenaline-junkie / gourmet chef / photographer who seems to travel abroad constantly. (haha in the first few minutes of adventure-planning she’d already listed off her favorite restaurants in Oxford we have to visit.)
and! triple score for both being freckled Irish girls so we won’t look like tourists.

I’m starting to compile a list of where I want to go, but castles and train rides are looking pretty boss.

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it’ll be my first trip to Scotland / England, so let me know if you have any recommendations!

baaahhh! SO EXCITED for you! ๐Ÿ˜€

Love, love, love this with a million flavors of happiness.


1. 100% silk long johns—->>Very important!! I nearly froze out there!
2. Soak in the intensity of divinity! (its ridiculously perfect!)