I worked with Karen and Ken to come up with a concept for their engagement photo session that would be unique and memorable. We thought that it would be fun to get some shots at an amusement park, where we would find motion and laughter and some great night shots as well. Lakeside Amusement Park is nearby their Denver home, so we headed on down on an evening after work. I immediately noticed that the giant white wooden wall in the parking lot would make a great backdrop, so we began shooting there. It wasn’t long before we were greeted by a security guy, and sent to the main office to get permission to shoot. Oh, permission. Right. It appears that you can get permission to shoot there … but you can’t photograph on the rides, or capture any aspect of the area that shows how run down it is … oh well, never mind thanks.
Fortunately Karen and Ken are super laid back and have a great sense of humor, so we quickly came up with a Plan B. The Tennyson Street area was the logical choice since they were having their monthly First Friday celebration. We were definitely ready for a glass of wine as this point, so we strolled through a few of the galleries in between shoot locations. I always enjoy checking out local art, as do our couple du jour, since Ken is an artist and painter himself. Another crazy thing that happened was that I wound up running into the Highlands Cruiser Ride, which makes two Denver engagement shoots in a row that I’ve run into Marco!
It was a bit of a rough go there for a while, but things always work out, and I wound up shooting at a new area of Denver where I’ve never been before. Thanks guys for an entertaining Friday evening, and I look forward to your wedding in September.