Catherine & Joe – ENGAGED!
I have to start this by saying that I try to avoid superlatives at all costs that compare my shoots or weddings to each other because all of them are unique (and the same) in ways… so, it isn’t fair to say “most favorite” or “best of the year” and especially not “most awkward couple ever.” haha! No, I really don’t like saying things like that because I don’t want to be unfair to all of my wonderful clients, and truth be told, I think they are all great- no matter who it is or where it is. BUT… this shoot from Saturday is one that I have been looking forward to for years, long before it was booked or I had ever met Cat & Joe. I had ALWAYS wanted to do a shoot at a state fair or carnival or amusement park… really anything with that kind of fun atmosphere and bright colors and lights. And, finally, it worked out to do it! I think Cat was attracted mainly by the tractor pull (that we missed) and the distractions from a large camera pointed at them… but, it worked out for both of us because I was in visual heaven. Okay, so all of you teenagers reading this that have been to the Clinton County Fair, you probably are thinking it is a totally lame place… but, for photos, it could not have been more fun! I wish it wasn’t over so that I could do another shoot or two there! Seriously. I think I could do a dozen shoots at a place like that and not repeat an image. Anyway… bottom line, I L-O-V-E-D this shoot. Some of my most favorite engagement pics ever. (I know, I said I don’t like superlatives, but this one time is okay, i think). And, Cat & Joe thought having their pictures taken would be awkward. hmph! Anyhow… I could go on and on, but instead, I will let the images do the talking. Happy viewing, friends!
Cat got her tractor (although I think she said this isn’t a REAL tractor- really?)
it was beautiful all day, and then it started sprinkling… and it was wet and muddy and cloudy there… but it didn’t matter… because we had fun carni lights!
and then, they went on some rides. okay, to all of your photogs out there, if you haven’t tried shooting people on a ride such as the one below and want to, get ready for about 150 images with about 10 that are in focus and not the back of the seat. THOSE THINGS MOVE FAST!!
I couldn’t tell if Cat wanted to cuddle or vomit in this shot. haha! :-)
a dizzy gal calls for a sturdy hand to help her up. love this!
Okay, seriously… FAVORITE PICTURE OF THE MONTH!! (maybe the year… or longer) I absolutely LOVE having lights blurred in the background of an image, and I rarely get to take pics with them (unless it is a Christmas wedding)… seriously, I am a little obsessed with this image… like I want to go back next year and have someone take a pic like this of Chris and me. Funny thing is I didn’t really direct this shot other than to say… stand there. :-) Okay, novel explanation here. sorry!
more fun at the fair!
okay, so riding backwards on a carousel makes for one dizzy Rae. But, I love this next image, too! Kissing on moving objects is not easy, especially when the ride isn’t smooth. ha!
I mean, what is a fair without cotton candy, right? this makes me giggle inside.
last shot of the evening. so sweet! I can’t wait for the big day! Thanks for letting me shoot somewhere other than my normal stomping grounds. I loved it, and you guys were so fun!!