This carnival engagement session had been a dream of Hollyanne’s for years. So the pressure was on to give life to that fantasy.
I won’t lie, I was scared to death this day was going to fail drastically. The San Diego County Fair overflows with huge crowds every year. It becomes a struggle just to move from place to place. I had no idea how I was going to pull this off without people obstructing all my shots.
Fate must have been on our side because we practically had the fairgrounds all to ourselves. In all my years, I have never seen it so empty. The carnies were also surprisingly helpful. The candy lady flipped on the machine just for us to craft the perfect hand-spun cotton candy. And another guy happily allowed us to snap a few shots at his water race. He even let me get up inside the booth to photograph the couple playing! The day could not have gone more smoothly. And Chris & Hollyanne’s love for each other could not have glowed brighter in these photos!