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. 🙂
Harlow’s soft, sweet smile. She’s a beauty!
I think the carnival scene looks quite classic in black and white.
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. 🙂
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!
LOVE this black and white!
Then it was time for some pictures with daddy! We HAD to include the ferris wheel!
Again, the carnival looks good in black and white!
Then I suggested we feed Harlow some cotton candy. 🙂
The food stand was so colorful and whimsical…perfect backdrop for this carnival session!
Time for an outfit and location change. We found this pretty spot along the road. 🙂
Check out Harlow’s beautiful eyes!
One of my favorites from the session. 🙂
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!
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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