Kori met us at the Florida State Fair after we all spent several hours stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and were terribly late getting started. But, it forced us to be more creative once we quickly lost all available daylight. It was a frigid evening and Kori was quite cold but we did our best to warm her up inbetween shots and she was a real trooper! We had a lot of fun and got some awesome, creative shots and we didn't really even hurt the dress that much! :-)
As always, here are my favorite photos from the shoot!
I get permission to shoot at awesome places and to use interesting things for my photo shoots sometimes. Many of my clients have kind of come to expect it and while it may not always be possible, we often are able to gain access to somewhere really cool for some awesome photos or convince people to let us use things.
A trainer was out training this beautiful horse and I got him to stop for a minute to allow us to get a couple beautiful bridal shots of Kori with the horse. This is my favorite one!
Then we headed into the barn for some photos real quick while we still had beautiful daylight wrapping inside.
And everyone knows how much I love COLOR! So outside we went to play and roam around at the fair and discover the vibrant colors everywhere! I felt like a kid in a candy store!
The guy who was running the ride was really hesitant to let Kori on the swing with her big poofy dress but a lil' convincing did the trick!
And on to another ride we go! Watching Kori hold on tight to her veil and scream was quite amusing!
Ok, so you remember the helicopter that was flying over Kori's head for those perfectly timed shots a few photos back? That is the official batcopter that was used in the 1960's TV series of Batman. They had it at the fair as an attraction! The guy who was running it wanted to know if he could take a picture of Kori. My bargaining chip was that if he got us out on the tarmac and let us shoot some photos while they were refueling the Batcopter that I'd let him take her photo. It was a win-win situation although I think I got the sweeter end of the deal! :-)
Did I mention there were tons of people in line waiting to get on the historic Batcopter? They all thought we were celebrities or something since we were granted access out on the tarmac for the shoot. It was pretty awesome!
And then as the light died, the pretty fair lights came on and I felt like I was in heaven. We've spent so much time recently experimenting with night time wedding shots and gotten quite good at it so we were well prepared for this when the time came. I absolutely love how Kori stands out in the scene of crowded people. She sure is a stunning bride!
Hands down - this is my favorite shot of the day. The motion was perfect, the lighting, everything... just adore it!! :
Loved the reflection of the fair in the water from across the fairgrounds. Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks again Kori for rockin' it out with us at the Florida State Fair in your wedding dress! We had a blast and you were awesome to photograph, as always!!!
Until next time....