Lane County Fair 2017

Last Thursday night we headed out to our local county fair and had the best time. 

Our tribe tonight included me and Aaron and all the kids and the kids Mom, Erin. We were there for about 5 hours starting at 4pm - I love being there into the evening during those twilight hours when all the lights start coming on around the fair. 

If you'd like to take a little trip down memory lane you can check out my blog post from our trip to the fair back in 2012 (the first year I took them on my own), 2011, and 2009

Here's a look at our adventure via the lens of my camera: 

I think this is pretty much how we were all feeling at the beginning. This was actually one of our best trips to the fair - no meltdowns, excited and happy kids and adults. Pretty darn good. 

It's been so fun to watch these guys all growing up. 

Simon had this face almost all the time on all the rides. These three were totally into it. 

Loved having Erin with us - it was awesome to have another adult to divide and conquer with the girls/boys as they wanted to often do different things. She was also totally into going on all the rides - me, not so much (just does not feel good on my body any more).

That face. Ha. You'll see it again. I love this photo partly because all the kids are included - Audrey in the corner, Anna with her hat, Elliott on the ride behind Simon and Isaac. 

The girls (age 8) also had a really awesome time on so many of the rides. 

One of my favorite shots. Simon sitting on the bench watchman the boys on a ride. 

Resting in the shade for a few minutes before we got dinner. 

And seriously, these kids are really very funny. 

Simon's main objective was to do another one of these photos this year. He and Anna did one last year and he was super patient and then everyone was on board. He's totally into all kinds of crazy faces these days. 

This was the one shot when I went through all the ones I took where I said "yes" out loud. 

I played around a bit with changing to manual focus on my lens to get some bokeh shots of the lights and ferris wheel. Love doing this with the Christmas tree and might as well do it with the fair. 

Last ride was a trip down the super slide. So fun. 

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18 thoughts

  1. bookemper says…
    07/24/2017

    So Fun.....what fantastic photos.

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  2. gina200 says…
    07/24/2017

    Awesome Ali. Love this story. And YES that shot of Anna...amazing...

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  3. sparkle says…
    07/24/2017

    LOVE THIS! WOW...the story, the pictures, living life!

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  4. hgauvin says…
    07/24/2017

    Such fun pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

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  5. nashonne says…
    07/24/2017

    Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. smultringunn says…
    07/24/2017

    Simon's face! <3

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  7. paminsc says…
    07/24/2017

    Fun pictures. curious to see how you will fit these into a PL spread for the week :)

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      07/24/2017

      Most likely with a 6x12 insert or two - pretty sure that's what I've done in the past.

  8. Laura_Steingiser says…
    07/24/2017

    Love the photos, they really help keep the memories alive. I also love that all of the adults are working as a team to raise the kids. Kuddos to you all.

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  9. anowotny says…
    07/24/2017

    Great pics. I love pictures with lots of lights and bright colors and the fair is the perfect place for all of that.

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  10. angelzmom says…
    07/24/2017

    This IS real life. Beautiful!

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  11. CasieGutierrez says…
    07/25/2017

    I love this post and comparing the fair blog posts of the past! Your photos are amazing but what is even more awesome is the way you explain your feelings as you capture the moment!

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  12. kelseymcevoy says…
    07/25/2017

    This reminds me our county fair is only two weeks away now! I had totally forgot, now something else to be excited for in the coming weeks :) We've been going every year since 2006 or 2007, me and my kids and adding new friends and kids along the way each year. What settings do you use to shoot in low light?

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  13. jackieb52 says…
    07/25/2017

    I love these pictures! The kid's faces are awesome! So fun!

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  14. breski says…
    07/25/2017

    Great photos! Did you take these with your DRSL?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      07/25/2017

      Yep!

  15. stitchoutsidetheditch says…
    07/25/2017

    Simon's "face" is your face. I see your smile and eyes through his glasses on the Tornado. love that.

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