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Amanda and Nick were married on 10-10-10 at the Mountain Thunder Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado. This was a bit of an usual wedding and not only because of the date but because Amanda and Nick are the happy parents of 1-month old baby named Fiona. We had meet more than a year before the wedding and the baby wasn’t part of the original plan but life happens and it made for an interesting twist to their wedding. This was a total destination wedding as the couple live in London. Amanda grew up in Missouri and Nick is Scottish.

Nick is a huge bicyclist both mountain and road so their cake which was designed and made by Janusz Zrodlowski Elegant Bakery in Denver, had a pair of bikes added to one of the different scenes depicting their lives.

Alicia Schwede of Bella Fiori did a great job of designing the flowers including using a pieces of a bicycle chain with the men’s flowers.

Leslie Snyder of Leslie Arts did all of the ladies hair and make up without using any bicycle parts! Here phone number is: 1-866-474-4156.

Jeremy Reed with A Music Plus really impressed me as one of the kindest DJ’s I’ve ever met and rolled the music out flawlessly for both the ceremony and the reception including Amanda and Nick first dance to A Beautiful Day by U2.

Tammie Taylor of Best Entertainment blew everyone away painting faces including all of partial party before the evening was over. Here phone number is: 1-866-474-4156.

Tanya Porter of Weddings, ETC LLC did a supper job of helping Amanda plan every detail of her wedding including introducing them to me!

Cheers, Kent

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The first time I met Kelly and Jake in person was at the top of Loveland Pass on 10-10-10 at 10AM, Seriously. The date and time wasn’t even the crazy part. It was snowing, icy and the wind was gusting around 60 miles and hour. I had been there for about a half hour enjoying a taste of winter and wearing a winter coat, hat and gloves. They jumped out of their 4-Runner without coats, hats or gloves. We shoot pictures for a couple of minutes before heading down to lower elevations and warmer locations ending up in Breckenridge where they are getting married on June 4, 2011 at Ten Mile Station.

Cheers to Kelly and Jake, Kent

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Photographing weddings when I travel is a great way to learn about other cultures. So I contacted a member of Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), and Valerio Gargiulo invited me to photograph a wedding with him in Sorrento. This was the second time I’ve been able to photograph a wedding in Italy. Both times the photographers and videographers were permitted to photograph from up on the alter. Valerio pointed out to me that some priests will allow it while some may only allow a still photographer for specific moments. In this case Valerio asked for permission for me to also be able to photograph from the altar. Very few churches in the USA are willing to allow such access or even discuss the topic. Personally, I enjoyed have such access and hope that more churches here might consider granting better access during the ceremony.

The ceremony was held in the Sorrento Franciscan Church and the reception was held at the Imperial Hotel Tramontano both over looking the most beautiful part of the gulf of Naples.

A special thank you goes out to the bride and groom Anna Maria and Mario.

Cheers, Kent

The ceremony was held in the Sorrento Franciscan Church and the reception was held at the Imperial Hotel Tramontano near by.

A special thank you goes out to the bride and groom Anna Maria and Mario.

Cheers, Kent

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Geri and I recently returned from a two week trip to Italy along the Amalfi Coast and Rome. Italy is one of our favorite countries to visit because of the culture, food and landscape. Personally, I enjoy the way Italians manage to slow life down to enjoy each moment of their day.

We landed in Rome and caught a high speed train to Naples for our first couple of days. Some people say that Naples is one of the tougher cities in Italy. That didn’t bother as we actually liked this edgy city. The main reason we stayed there was to see Pompeii, a town that was partly buried by a catastrophic eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.

Then we were off to the Amalfi Coast via a boat ride from Naples to Sorrento, and a long curvy bus ride along the coast to the cute little town of Praiano between Positano and Amalfi. We spent a week touring all the small towns including a day long hike on Trail of the Gods going from Praiano to Positano.

We finished our trip with four days in Rome which was just enough to wet our appetite for another visit. One of the highlights was the Borghese Museum with a large collection of works by Bernini and Caravaggio.

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