Last summer I took Caiden (my son, then 3 years old) to the fair to see the animals (and some livestock too! lol) and I was thinking what a great spot it would be for an engagement session. So this year I was headed home from a wedding in Carmel and saw the fair was getting setup and immediately knew that I had to get Mike and Amanda to do this! They are a super fun couple who live in San Francisco but are having their wedding at the Santa Margarita Ranch next summer. With their style I knew they would be perfect for all the fun and colors of the fair.
This is part one of two as we also shot last weekend around San Franciso in the rain! Having had this much fun at the engagement sessions, I can’t wait to see what a blast we have at their wedding!

Edit 4/2016: Still, all these years later, one of my favorite couples and favorite shoots I’ve done! Just had lunch in Lake Tahoe with Mike and Amanda, such great people! Love that as a wedding photographer I get to meet so many amazing people and make great friends. Living in Bend Oregon kind of doubles down on that as there are so many great people doing interesting things here. Portrait photography at the fair

Portrait photography at the fair

Portrait photography at the fair

Portrait photography at the fair

Portrait photography at the fair

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Portrait photography at the fair

Portrait photography at the fair

Portrait photography at the fair

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Amanda
September 23, 2009
Colin! We had so much fun shooting with you both at the Mid State Fair and in rainy SF! We absolutely LOVE all of the photos that you've taken of us. You have a gift, my friend. I can't wait for all the fun at our wedding!
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October 15, 2009
Its very lovely photography and i really enjoy this pics. central coast wedding photographers are also done good performance in my sister weddings.
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October 15, 2009
LOVE the shot with the swingset in the background! what a cool fair shot!
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[...] session with Mike and Amanda, this time from around San Francisco. Last time we shot at the Fair in San Luis Obispo county but this time we shot near their [...]
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