9.04.2009

Grab a Comfy Seat.

'Cuz this is a looooong post.


I'm so excited to finally share our engagement photos with you! Our awesome photographer, Sarah K. Chen, met us at the Orange County fair on a hot sunny afternoon at the end of July. We had SO MUCH FUN taking pictures and pigging out on delicious fair food. There are almost 150 pictures on the disc we got from Sarah, and it was hard to pick our favorites, but here's a nice little sampling...

Ok, yes. The oversized-balloons-at-your-engagement-session thing is getting a little cliche around the blogs. I realize that. But at this point I had been obsessing over Joanna's pictures for, like, a year, so whatever. We had to have them. And they were perfect for the fair. And it was FUN, damn it.




What we learned from this, #1: We look kind of funny when we're kissing. We need to work on that.


Always a sucker for shoe shots...


Y'all.

I LOVE Curt's face in this next one. Doesn't he look SO happy? Every time I see it I just want to give him a big squeeze.



We brought Corrie and Ryan along so we'd have some extra hands. They were life savers. (Thanks guys!) Unfortunately, we had an escapee when trying to transfer the balloons from one pair of hands to another...



We tried to get a good shot of our silhouette but you can't tell people at the fair what to do! This one guy had no clue what was going on, and we couldn't get him to move. So his shadow is in the shot too. After several failed attempts to get a clear shot, we just got over it.



That thing we're standing on? It's the middle section of this big planter with a small brick wall all the way around it, and of course there were like 20 people sitting there, but Sarah was determined to get us up there, so we just asked really nicely and people let us squeeze through them. It was not easy to climb up there in a dress and heels. But so. worth. it.


The lucky recipients of the big yellow balloons! They were so cute :)


Hands-down FAVE:




For me, the fair is really all about the food. And the roasted corn? Like Mr. Pibb and Red Vines, it's crazy delicious.



While Sarah adjusted her settings, we got down with our bad selves.



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19 comments:

Melissa said...

Ahhh! I was totally at the fair that night! I completely remember seeing you guys walk around with your photographer, too funny! I read your blog periodically but I never realized you were in Orange County, small world.

I'm madly in love with your headband in the last few pictures, where did you get it?

Rosalie said...

Aww love your pics. You two are so cute. We look funny kissing too haha. Also loving your hairband.

megan marie said...

i've been waiting to see these! you guys look amazing! excellent photos!

Jenny.Lee said...

AMAZING!

Maggie said...

Oh wow, these are just amazing!! You must be so thrilled with them... truly, such wonderful shots!

Abbie said...

Oh my goodness! They came out amazing... and look so fun. I love them!

the southern hostess said...

These are terrific! You guys are adorable.

Lisa said...

i love the banana and slide photos! The whole set is absolutely great!

lisa@craftmybride

Chocolate Lover said...

Your photos are beautiful. Looks like you were having a lot of fun! Love the idea of being at the fair!

honey my heart said...

your photos are amazing! and to have them at the fair is such a great idea. i remember seeing the photos on sarah's site a few weeks ago. she's also my photog and her style and work :)

Mollie D said...

How cute are you?!!

Jessica @ Mason Jar Bride said...

Awwww, thanks for the love, guys! Y'all are the best :)

And for those who asked... the headband is from Urban Outfitters. The green one is sold out on the website but they still have black, ivory, and pink!

Carly said...

super cute! I love fair engagement shots, all of your outfits were adorable. Very nice :]

Kathryn said...

i think the one i love the most is the one right about the shoe shot, where you two are just smiling (i think it's the 7th pic). you both look so content with life and with each other.

Logan said...

Wow, wow, wow! These are gorgeous and you guys are too cute! Congrats.

Chris :: cisforcharmed said...

oh my goodness, your pictures are freakin fantastic! fantastic spot for the shot. love them : )

Kat said...

love your shoot so much! I was sent it by Sarah and have featured it on my blog...http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2009/09/the-fairground/

Elk said...

I love the shot where you both are kissing in the background and holding up your photo booth snaps in the foreground...

kristina said...

your pictures are amazing!