Pittsburgh Engagement Ideas at Kennywood Fair

December 5, 2023

Natalia Baqueiro

Destination Weddings, Engagements, Pittsburgh Locations, Weddings

Music Express in Kennywood

A Dreamy Kennywood Engagement

Summer is here, and even though it feels like it’ll be here forever, we all know how short really is. So, taking advantage of this time to plan fun outings is essential.

Kennywood Music Express

Why should you consider a fair for your couple photos?

If you’re looking for a unique and fun spot for your engagement photos, let me introduce you to Kennywood in Pittsburgh.

This iconic amusement park offers more than just thrilling rides and delicious treats—it’s a fantastic setting for capturing your special moments.

As a Pittsburgh wedding photographer, I’ve seen how the vibrant atmosphere and charming details of Kennywood can bring out genuine smiles and candid moments.

Whether it’s the vintage carousel, the lively games, or the beautiful gardens, there are so many spots that will make your Pittsburgh Kennywood photos truly unique!

So, why not turn your engagement session into an adventure? Let’s explore why you should consider doing your Pittsburgh Kennywood Engagement in a fair.

Couple kiss in front of the music express in Kennywood

It’s your story, make it your own!

Your engagement session should be a true reflection of the extraordinary connection you share, what you love to do together to enjoy the little moments of life and those big milestones.

Why your story is Essential for me as your Wedding Photographer

As an intimate and documentary wedding photographer, when I’m planning for a couple photo shoot your story is very important. It’s part of the process and overall experience you will have at Natalia Baqueiro Photography.

I’ll take what you share with me and use it while I’m shooting your engagement photos—embedding your story in each of the frames you end up with.

As I said before, we collaborated into creating art. If you want an authentic and beautiful engagement photo shoot, send me all the deets here!

Top 3 Unique Ideas for Your Pittsburgh Engagement

  • Riding your Favorite Rides Together: We started of by taking photos in front of the Music Express ride in Kennywood.
    • It was amazing because I gave Travis and Kelly time to just be by themselves and as they noticed that they were going to be standing for a bit there, they really started talking and being themselves, which it turned out to some of the sweetest moments of the session.

  • Eating your Favorite Food and Truly enjoying it! I told them ahead of time to think of their favorite fair food, because we were going to stop at some point to eat and enjoy their favorite snacks, because… let’s face it, that’s one of the favorite things about going to Kennywood. Isn’t?

  • Playing Is there anything more fun than being kids again and just let lose? I’m not really sure anything tops that to be honest.
    • For this particular instance, Travis and Kelly had gotten some bears and as they say The Giant Claw – Like the name? Haha – They played and although they didn’t win, it was a great way to set the tone for the day.

Top Reasons why Kennywood is the perfect place for your Engagement

A Nostalgic Charm

One of the first things you’ll notice about Kennywood is its nostalgic charm.

The vintage carousel, classic rides, and old-fashioned games create a whimsical atmosphere that’s perfect for capturing timeless moments.

Imagine sharing a kiss in front of a beautifully lit Ferris wheel or stealing a sweet glance while riding the carousel.

These are the kinds of memories that will look stunning in your engagement album.

Vibrant and Colorful Backdrops

Kennywood is bursting with vibrant colors and lively backdrops that add a playful touch to your photos.

From the bright lights of the midway to the colorful signs and decorations, every corner of the park offers something unique.

These dynamic settings help to create photos that are not only beautiful but also full of life and personality.

Genuine Smiles and Candid Moments

One of the best things about choosing Kennywood for your engagement photos is the natural, candid moments that the park’s environment encourages.

The excitement of the rides, the joy of winning a game, or simply sharing a snack can all lead to genuine smiles and laughter.

These candid moments are often the most treasured because they capture the true essence of your relationship.

Variety of Settings

Kennywood offers a variety of settings all in one location.

Whether you prefer the excitement of the roller coasters, the serenity of the park’s gardens, or the charm of the vintage rides, there’s something for every couple.

This variety means you can have a diverse collection of photos without needing to travel to multiple locations.

Couple looking at the Grand Carousel in Kennywood

Crafting your Engagement Session: An Adventure

Wondering where to start for your engagement session? Like I mentioned above it will all depend if you want to experience something you like doing together and capturing that, or if you want to go on a little adventure (or BIG).

Some options would be, go to Kennywood, going to your favorite brewery, a coffee chop date, a picnic with a glass of wine, but to be honest the possibilities are as diverse as Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, so you can really take advantage of that.

What to Wear

For the day Travis and Kelly chose an outfit that would go along with their style and what they were comfortable with. Being comfortable in what you’re wearing is priority.

For the second part of their engagement photos, they changed into a formal outfit.

Their outfits were bright red and very festive. It went along incredibly well with all the lights that are so unique to Kennywood.

When thinking of what you’ll wear, have fun!

Fair Food is F-U-N

After walking, playing and riding some fun rides, we stopped at the potato patch to get those famous fries that everybody who has ever gone to Kennywood love!

The Ambiance of the day

As a Pittsburgh photographer, I’m always curious to see what’s the weather going to be like on the day I have my photo shoots. And this one was a lot of fun for me as a photographer.

The sky was cloudy enough that you could appreciate and see the ride’s colors and add some depth to the photographs.

It was also pretty fun, because I got to play with some techniques and slow down the movement to get the feeling of it all, and not just photos.

The Games, The Rides: An Adventure

Another fun game, for anybody who grew up in the 80s and 90s Mario Bros was a big deal back them, so this was a bit of a throwback and I gotta say Kelly did so well and they ended up winning.

Couple sitting at a mario bros fair in Kennywood

For the night part, we went to some of their favorite rides again and we got some very romantic photos. And right before we left we had to get that “Goodnight” photo that is right before exiting Kennywood.

It was beyond an exciting day for all of us.

Not only Travis and Kelly had an experience I’m sure they’ll remember forever, but it also gave us the chance to work together and prepare for their big day, which is coming up next year.

Couple looking at each other in front of Music Express in Kennywood

Fun Experience

Having your engagement photos taken at Kennywood is simply a fun experience.

The park’s lively atmosphere can help you relax and enjoy the moment, which makes for better photos. Plus, it’s a great way to take a break from wedding planning and just have some fun together.

Ready to Create Unforgettable Memories?

Engagement photos are a beautiful way to capture your love story in a stunning natural setting. With thoughtful planning and the right approach, you’ll have breathtaking images to cherish forever.

Are you ready?! Let’s do it!!! Inquire here!

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