Meg & Bob: Engaged! / by Annemie Tonken

So I have this really great portrait session to write about... I've been meaning to do it all week... But... This past weekend was the start of the North Carolina State Fair right here in Raleigh... rides, games, freak shows (I know, I can't believe they still have them, either), and deep fried everything. In preparation for taking the kids, I got all excited about all the amazing photo opportunities available to anyone willing to lug a camera around all day and risk taking it several stories up in the air to get that perfect shot. (Turns out, that's totally me!) Anyway, as I was talking about it, scheming about the many photos I wanted to take, my dear, brilliant husband suggested that I contact some of my clients and see if they wanted to do portraits there... and ya'll? It was like one of those scenes in a movie where everything freezes and the camera zooms in on the heroine (me again!) who has a brilliant idea: (wait for it) engagement shoot at the fair. (See how much drama there is in my life? Also: parentheses!)

Meg and Bob aren't getting married until the fall of 2011, but when I suggested we shoot their engagement session at the fair, they were totally excited and jumped right in. We made a plan to meet on Sunday, which I only later learned is frequently the most-attended day. I believe it is accurate to say that there were somewhere in the vicinity of eleventy-frajillion people jamming every possible nook and cranny of the fairgrounds full, which was certainly a bit daunting, photographically speaking. As soon as I saw Meg and Bob, though, I knew it was going to be just as amazing as I had hoped... Maybe it was Bob's dashing Stetson, maybe it was Meg's infectious excitement, but these two were ready to have a ball, and I was ready to document it!

There will be a longer post at some later date, but I literally haven't been able to stay away from these photos, so I had to share some today! I mean, really... just look at these two!

NC State Fair Engagement Photograps

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

Meg and Bob, thanks for an amazing time at the fair! Knowing you two, your wedding will be twice as fun (and about 1/1000th the number of people, I hope)!

NC State Fair Engagement Photographs

xox,

annemie