Engagement Session at the Rose Festival

I’ve always thought it would be fun to shoot some portraits at a carnival, so when Erik called up and said they wanted to do engagement photos at the Rose Festival, I was all over it. We had to reschedule once when the fun center shutdown due to a nasty storm, but the next day it was perfect. Still a little cool and possibly rainy so the crowds were small, making my job much easier. First we rode the carousel, I used a Canon speedlight with a pocketwizard attached and just held it in my left hand to the side on real low power while shooting at a 20th of a second to show motion.

Later on, after winning some prizes and riding the Ferris Wheel, I shot this portrait with a 85mm f1.2 lens @1.2. Once again I used a speedlight and pocketwizard to fill a little light in and make them really pop.

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4 Responses to “Engagement Session at the Rose Festival”

  1. Deyla Huss Says:

    Love it!!! love the color & Comp into this last image of them, FABULOUS Craig!

  2. Jessica Hill Says:

    Nice! I love the panning in the carousel pic. great idea to mix a unique and hip couple with a colorful & nostalgic place :)

  3. zdj?cia ?lubne Says:

    Awesome photos! Great work! Keep it up!

  4. Portland Style Unveiled Says:

    I really hope this couple has a carnival themed wedding too! These photos are just too fun and I love the colors that you get to find at a carnival :)


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