Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Follow the Bride: Carnival Engagment Photos

I’m so excited about today’s post because I finally get to share my engagement photos with you. Last time I mentioned engagement photos Keith and I were headed to a vintage movie theater for thrilling, dramatic and a few comedic photos. Well, our photographer, Cynthia Brown, found out that the theater had been renovated and no longer had the vintage charm we were looking for. So she suggested we find some thrills at Rye Playland, an amusement park just outside of New York City.

I didn’t have to try hard to remember everyone’s advice. The day felt natural and laid back. It was like we were three friends hanging out at a carnival, rather than a couple on a photo shoot. Cynthia’s camera did, however, attract a lot of attention and the cherry red high heels I was sporting were not your typical county fair attire.

We snuck away for some pictures by the lake and ended up finding this cool wall covered in ivy.

Then it was time for a snack. I was searching for cotton candy (for the sake of photography, not my sweet tooth) but I spotted candy apples that matched my shoes at the first counter. Keith opted for a more practical treat, popcorn.

After we ate, my feet were throbbing so we did a quick outfit change and headed out to the boardwalk. This side of the park overlooks the Long Island Sound and happens to be the very same spot that a young Tom Hanks wished to be big. The machine from the movie is long gone, but we amused ourselves with a claw machine filled with iPods and teddy bears. iPods in a claw machine, talk about impossible!

At 7:00 Cynthia had filled almost two memory cards and we were getting tired. (Now I know why they pay Giselle the big bucks!) The point of taking these pictures was to get to know our photographer a little better and get comfortable in front of the camera. We accomplished both and could not be more excited for our wedding day photo shoot. At least Keith is excited that it will be much shorter!

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