I love the Fair!!!! Our local fair is esspecially awesome and we enjoy going as a family each year! These are sessions that I have been wanting to offer for a while and I am totally excited to offer these fabulous sessions each year. This was a styled session that took a little bit of for thought and planning.
First up, making sure that the fair was cool with me coming with balloons and 3 kids dressed to the nines, no problem. Next, oufits. I had it sketched in my dream journal but getting it out of my journal and into real life can be both exspensive and time consuming. The skirt was actually a women’s dress that I bought at a thrift store and had repurposed for this by the amazing Leana of Ursula’s Handmade Treasures. The black top is actually a bathing suit top. The jacket also came from Leana. The tutu combo was a Brad Shultz original that he used for a photo shoot with Momazine. I chose a soft pink top to go with that ensemble from T.J. Maxx. The little gold bowed shoes are from Joyfolie and the black and gold are repurposed shoes made by the little girls mom. She covered old black shoes with gold glitter and WALLA….. perfect. I made the headbands out of odds and ends that I had laying around and the little guy was a last minute add in and he wore items we already had. Lastly, carnies. This is my third year shooting at the fair and I have learned that it would benefit you greatly to be nice to these guys. They work their tails off, they are exhausted and they are around screaming children ALL DAY LONG. I have found that a smile goes a long way. I also like to tip the ones that allow me to use their ride for any length of time. Some are so awesome that they even hold people back, let me get the shot and then let them through. So, it pays to be nice people.
As much as I love shooting at the fair, lighting can be an issue if you are shooting close to dark. It is a great time to test your mad skills with your camera! It was so much fun and I hope that these inspire you to shoot an amazing session at your next county fair!
There was only one choice for hair and makeup – Once Upon Amanda, she really knows how to ROCK the vintage styles I love.
The blooper image… he is saying, “Mom, I think she is going to throw up!” Poor thing recovered well though!
Enjoy the amazing slide show with music by Kathryn Ostenberg and don’t forget to PIN what you love and SHARE what inspires you!
Be on the look out for Black Friday Specials! There may be a fair special in the mix!