11/13/11

sixteen candles.


there are a few things in life that can make me happy every time, without fail. those are my friends, photo booths, and birthdays. so i decided my sweet sixteen had to incorporate all three. of course, the last one was easy, but figuring out how to include all of my friends and a photo booth was a challenge.

first, we needed to find a classy space, big enough for us, and able to accommodate the noise. we're not a group of quiet people. so we looked, and googled, and searched, and after many places that really didn't quite fit the bill, we found the perfect place. it was a victorian house turned bed and breakfast down the street. vintage and pretty and absolutely perfect.

next the photo booth. ideally, we would have rented one. but $700 for 3 hours was steep for a birthday party. so i made my own. we borrowed a backdrop from a photographer friend, set up lighting, and put my trusty nikon d3000 on a tripod. score.

it was such a hit. the photo booth, my diy mustaches (lovelovelove), the food, the music, everything. i think it's safe to say that everyone had a blast. it was really top-notch. (and i just need to throw in that the pictures will never cease to give me a good laugh!)

andddd... i made the photos into a thank you note at shutterfly! super cool, no?

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9 comments:

  1. happy birthday! I can't wait to be 16(: photo booths? yes please! and mustaches are truly amazing; I'm off to make me one now. oh, and I'm getting a d3000 next month; have any tips or reviews for it?
    <3

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  2. thanks! i'd say fro the d3000, just play around with it. i've found that be best way i've learned new things from using it is to experiment! and read online tutorials(:

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  3. that sounds like so much fun! happy birthday :) mustaches are my favorite too.

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  4. happy birthday! SUCH a great idea! I'm just starting to plan my sweet sixteen now, and a photo booth is a MUST!

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  5. these are so cute! great idea for a photo booth!

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  6. Such a great idea! I love the pictures, too!

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  7. This is soooo fun! :D
    xoxo, hayley

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  8. Hi!
    Well, I just found your blog. I haven't really had time to read much... considering that it's midnight... but I really like what I've seen of it!

    -Lou

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  9. Oh, p.s. I love Taylor Swift and the Hunger Games and running... and life. :)

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