Love at the Oregon State Fair

Julie & Chris are my kind of couple, fun, outgoing, silly, and well they like to eat crazy fried sugary food.

From the very first inquiry email I received from Julie she was planning a very special engagement session. Chris had this idea to do their session at the Oregon State Fair. Bright colors, fun backdrops, and of course fair food. You see Chris is a corn dog guy, what better place is there for a corn dog guy that the state fair.  So off to the fair we went, and had lots of fun making some great images.

I could go on and one but lets get to the photos!


Chris & Julie are adorable too, did I mention that?


I loved this cool old truck, and of course Julie’s sassy heels. Such a trooper hiking all over the fair grounds in them.


Chris was right, check out all the lights and colors, I just loved trying to capture it all! And of course having a beautiful couple to put in front of it all was lots of fun.


Whack-a-mole? Heck yeah we did!


Corn dogs, cotton candy, candy apples, all the important food groups.

And you know what’s next right…


Julie & Chris fully art directed this one, like I said Chris is a corn dog guy.




Yum elephant ears and sparkly diamonds.


These two are so sweet together. I asked Julie to nuzzle into Chris here, clearly she knows this spot well.

Julie & Chris I had a wonderful time with the two of you at the fair! I am so looking forward to your wedding next summer. I can already tell it is going to be an amazing event. For all my new clients I like to offer a comment challenge and you two are no different. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little blog post you will get an 11×14 of your choice from this session on the house! Feel free to post this link on your facebook, blog where ever. So leave some love folks, these two are the best.

xo em

  • September 8, 2009 - 10:35 am

    olivia - these are great em! so much fun. 🙂

  • September 8, 2009 - 10:42 am

    Jaime - Oh these are SUPER cute and what a great idea!!!!!!

  • September 8, 2009 - 11:30 am

    Mary Rae - I love these! The State Fair should use them for their advertising! BTW – that dress is super freaking cute, great choice 🙂

  • September 8, 2009 - 11:35 am

    Mary Rae - PS. Chris – do you know about National Corndog Day!?! It truly does exist and you should throw a party 🙂

  • September 8, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    Jenny - fun, fun, Emily! Love it 🙂

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Hillary - Love it! What an adorable idea and place to take the engagement photos! You both look amazing!

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:31 pm

    Brandon - Cute & fun! (Although I shouldn’t have looked at lunchtime, mmm, fair food…)

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Ali Koper - LOVE THESE!!! So gorgeous, vibrant, and SO Chris and Julie! Beautiful photos, Emily.

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    Tera - These are fantastic!! What a great idea for a photo spot.

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    Melissa Schechter - I absolutely love this idea. You captured some really great moments. I love all the vibrant colors, and of course the sweet couple in them 🙂

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:44 pm

    Kelly Gaines - Great pics Julie:) I am so happy for you guys!!

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    christine - Lovely photos. Really love the one of you two in front of the truck, from the neck down.

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    Melissa Banks - I LOVE this pics!!

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    Jen - What fun pictures!!! The setting was a fantastic idea for such a fabulous couple!!

  • September 8, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Brian Buck - Great photos. I wish you two the best. I have to ask – did you two meet at a fair or just picked this because it looks so awesome?

  • September 8, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    Mindy - Love the venue…the colors are amazing. We didn’t do engagement photos and now I am wishing we had!

  • September 8, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    erin - Great photos. Congrats Julie!

  • September 8, 2009 - 2:15 pm

    Shannon Snyder - Love these!!! The colors are so fun. What a great idea. Congratulations Julie!!

  • September 8, 2009 - 2:29 pm

    Tara Gregory - Great photos, Julie!! And great idea on the location!

  • September 8, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Carly - what a neat idea – LOVE IT!

  • September 8, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Kathleen Scanlon - You look pretty Julie! Love the kicks!

  • September 8, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    Peter Wilhelm - Very sweet–and beautiful pix!

  • September 8, 2009 - 3:19 pm

    Erin G - Omg such great photos! You guys look adorable! What a cute idea for an engagement sesh!

  • September 8, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Julie - Thanks for great comments, everyone! (Keep them coming!)

    Hey, Kathleen- don’t you have those same shoes (in pink, of course)? 😉

  • September 8, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    Sara B. - Your pictures are so darn cute. What a great idea. Julie I am so happy for you.

  • September 8, 2009 - 8:45 pm

    Aunt Joyce - We are really loving these photos. This is a great idea with those corn dogs . . . such a “corny” couple. Can’t wait for Sept, 2010.

  • September 8, 2009 - 9:33 pm

    Nikki Hill - Fabulous photos! I’m getting all teary eyed again because you two are perfect.

  • September 8, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Matt Hill - Congrats, your day looks superfantastic!

  • September 8, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Nikki - Fabulous photos! You two are perfect.

  • September 9, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    Kyle - You guys look so comfortable together, I love you both.

  • September 9, 2009 - 12:51 pm

    Lise Massey - I love it, you guys look great!

  • September 9, 2009 - 7:57 pm

    Mom - Great pictures! I am so very happy for you (and for us too)

  • September 10, 2009 - 7:30 pm

    Mom - Beautiful pictures;beautiful couple. Now I’m craving cotton candy!

  • September 10, 2009 - 7:52 pm

    Dad - Ferris wheels, Merry-go-rounds, Circles of love at the Fair. Memory-making photos for new lives together.

  • September 13, 2009 - 6:54 pm

    Gina - Congradulations! I never would have thought to take pictures at the fair, but what creative photos! It is so much more fun to look at pictures with character than those preposed things.

  • September 14, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    Melinda - Love these, the colors & the corn dog just POP! Fresh & fun background and love the creativity of going with the fair. The last shot of you two are my favorite! You can feel the playful love, cheers to my favorite couple!

  • September 15, 2009 - 8:54 pm

    Mary - Congratulations!!! What fantastic photos! I can’t tell which was more fun for you guys, being at the fair or just being together!! LOVE them!!!

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