Every year, my photography friends and I get together for a carnival photo session! This was last year’s. The previous year (2016) style was old time classic. I believe I made a blog post of it in the past! Girls in almost a victorian look, boys on amusement rides and enjoying cotton candy. It was a fun time!
This past year, was a bit more challenging as this place was the most packed we have ever seen a carnival in New Jersey! This year, cannot wait as have something sweet planned! I love carnivals. It is reminiscent of childhood. I love the lights and enjoy the laughter of kids with their families having the times of their life! There’s nothing in this world sweeter!
One thing I did love about this carnival session was how casual it was. If you have noticed, I like capturing kids who they are in the moment. I’m not very much into heavily processed skin or features. I am not into cheesy smiles. I want kids to be kids. I want parents to look back and see a beautiful image, but I don’t want them to see their child’s actual physical features changed. This is a big thing going on in the industry. Where folks are heavily dodging and burning their subjects, skin is losing texture. It’s just not the way I would personally want to remember my own children. I want them to look natural and who they are. It’s extremely important to me. I do, however, love a creative and dreamy image. I love color and vibrancy, but I also like simple.
The outfits chosen from this shoot were from an Australian company called, Lulu Stars. We also used some tutu du monde pieces which I always find great pieces to add to any photographer’s wardrobe. Tutu du monde clothing tends to work with any theme.
Enjoy the lights and colors of this carnival collection photo shoot. I tried to give it a more vintage feel and hope I have delivered. I cannot wait until this year’s carnival shoot! It will be a blast!!! Who knows? We may do a model call. Hopefully, we get a better place in New Jersey this time!!! Not as packed!!! However, the theme is going to be adorable!!! We cannot wait to share!!!