I have never posted so many photos to ONE blog post before!!! I actually thought I was going to break it. Once you scroll through, you'll see my dilemma. I couldn't bring myself to delete ANY of them.
This first photo is the modern ferris wheel we rode. I was on the green one and they were on the red adjacent to me. When we got to the front of the line, they told me I could not ride as a single rider. A mother listening behind me called to her son out of the line to come ride with me. This poor little boy, Noah, had his first ferris wheel ride (terrified, at that), with a photographer who was practically hanging out of the chair to get the perfect shot. His mother was in the seat directly in front of us yelling his name and assuring him of his safety...
As was I, it was just in between shots and all the rocking.
This was the most time sensitive photographic experience I've EVER had! Some photographers get stressed about capturing the kiss at a wedding, but a wedding was like a trained house cat compared to this LION! Not only was the ride 2 minutes long,the moments I could actually see them were even less.Lets just say, this experience was an adrenaline rush for me and Noah!
The carousel man created one of my favorite moments. First of all, he was immediately invested in the success of our shoot, which was so precious to me. Secondly, he was unfazed that I was walking around during the ride and was practically hanging off to get the right angle. I heard him yell some comment about how I better hang on and then cackled, but I was a little distracted by the spinning and the cuteness of these two! When we tried to exit after our paid ride, he insisted we go again to be SURE we got the perfect shot. Such a sweetheart.
I think it goes without saying, but this is a favorite.
As a photographer, I aim to have many different looks in one shoot! So we found this amazing, bright mural of the old-school fairgrounds to provide the glow for these gems.