Everything – literally everything makes me so happy about this entire photoshoot. F//k I love what I do, being a photographer, capturing these real moments…
Arranging a photoshoot at a Carnival is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Amanda and Steve were more than willing to just wandered around the IPE in Armstrong and show all kinds of PDA. We had people stop to watch, thankfully Amanda and Steve could have cared less and just enjoyed the whole process!!! Because when you care what other people think, you end up having less fun and we had A LOT of fun.
Of course the day of the shoot – it was dark and cloudy and rainy. Like really really dark. We started our shoot at 6:00, i was hoping for that sunset and pretty dusk. but instead it felt like it was 8:30 at night. But regardless, we had an incredible time. I love how different this is from pretty much anything I’ve done. Usually, I am in some remote place where no one is watching us. This was chaos and fun.
I knew I wanted to find a ride for us to take photos on, to capture the authentic feeling you get on a ride. We tried the the merry-go-round, it was fine, but not fast enough. Then I saw the octopus ride and thought YEAH!! Well, the rider operator ( who was missing 90% of his teeth) told me that I wouldn’t be able to get any good shots, he’s seen all the “PROS” try to get photos on this ride. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. I am a pro, most the time, sometimes, depends on the day. Once the ride actually started going, it was way more aggressive than I remembered. hahah it turned and spun so fast and I thought there was a real possibility that my camera would go flying from my hand and hit someone… and then try to capture my couple who were spinning as fast as I can was. Well never have I bragged about anything that I capture. Cause I am humble ???? but you know what…* high fiving myself, with added high kick* no only did i get what i wanted…i got more than one shot.
**disclaimer…if you let me, I’ll have a drink and party with any of my couples!!! ???? and we did go to the beer gardens at the end of the shoot