In the past, several people have told me how great this event is. I finally made myself go, and the portrait opportunities did not disappoint! I loved all the vibrant colors and creative artistry that went into everyone's outfits/make-up. Traffic was absolutely insane, so my best advice is to get there early (before 3pm) and you'll likely avoid the massive crowds. Wait til the sun goes down, grab a few dramatic shots against a darker sky, and then make your way home before it's shoulder to shoulder!
I shot with my EOS R and only brought two lenses - my RF 35mm f1.8 and RF 24-105mm f4. I found these to be more than enough to get the shots that I wanted. A good, fast prime is a must have - especially once the sun sets. In retrospect, I should've packed my Litra Pro light. I saw someone using one of those light wands with adjustable color temperatures, and now I want one! Maybe for Christmas! 😀
I can definitely see myself going to this event again. Enjoy the photos!