I LOVE doing portrait sessions in new and unique spaces. Parks and farms are pretty and appropriate backdrops, but they sometimes get a little creatively boring and just overdone. So when Harlow’s mom asked if I had any ideas for somewhere colorful and different for her one-year portraits, I happily put my thinking cap on.

I needed a place that was spacious, unique, kid-friendly and colorful! After a few suggestions, we agreed on the Mon County Fair! I know all you Morgantown people are probably thinking “What the heck!?!”, but open your mind and humor the idea for a minute…and I think you’ll find the carnival at the fair made quite a photo-worthy backdrop for this beautiful little girl. 🙂

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Harlow’s soft, sweet smile. She’s a beauty!

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I think the carnival scene looks quite classic in black and white.

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Check out this girl’s style! Baby Toms, pink tutu, big-beaded necklace and a matching bow! Pretty sure she has better style than me. 🙂

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It had started to rain just before we met, so Andrea and I were both nervous about whether or not we’d actually pull this off. It was a gray and not-so-pretty day, but the rain held off and the colorful-ness of the carnival helped brighten things up!

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LOVE this black and white!

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Then it was time for some pictures with daddy! We HAD to include the ferris wheel!

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Again, the carnival looks good in black and white!

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Then I suggested we feed Harlow some cotton candy. 🙂

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The food stand was so colorful and whimsical…perfect backdrop for this carnival session!

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Time for an outfit and location change. We found this pretty spot along the road. 🙂

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Check out Harlow’s beautiful eyes!

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One of my favorites from the session. 🙂

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Tip for future baby and toddler sessions: have entertaining, distracting videos ready on your phone. Daddy Jordan is holding his phone up to keep Harlow’s attention!

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Aren’t they the cutest little family of three! I first met them last summer when Harlow was born, so it was neat to see her again as a “grown baby.” Thanks so much for having me, you three! And thanks for being such sports in the dreary weather and at the Mon County Fair. 🙂

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