Last month, we headed to Portland’s very own (and stripped-down) version of Coney Island–Oaks Park. Complete with rickety rides, scary ride operators, and challenging games of “skill” along the midway Oaks Park is mildly surreal as it is completely different from any other place in Portland. It also turned out to be a refreshingly fun location for a pre-wedding shoot with James and Whitney. I have to hand it to Whitney–this was all her idea and we think it turned out great! The colors, crazy-carnival vibe, and joy of this couple combined to make this a very unique shoot. I’d also like to give a quick shoutout to the guy that let me inside the throwing game booth, and the merry-go-round operator who let me step and climb all over the horses while it was moving and full of people–many thanks!
These two are self-proclaimed fierce competitors with each other. Turns out that Whitney is the better shot!
Doing my best to think thin and hide behind James in the mirror on the right.
The one on the right is my all-time favorite. I can’t help but crack-up every time I look at this. I think Whitney got her face stuck here–and check out the crazy anthropomorphic hot-dogs underneath James. Yikes!