There were so many places we had in mind for Julia & Caleb’s session. Down for anything, these two love adventure! White Sands National Park, Sedona, and anywhere else with amazing views and great sun was on the list. Ultimately, Albuquerque’s Friends & Lovers Balloon Rally, in their own backyard, won the ticket.

We met at the break of dawn, while the rest of New Mexico was sleeping, and we shivered outside, laughing, waiting for the sun to warm us and the balloons to take flight. After a balloon delay (and the car heater blasting), we finally meandered onto the field, the blazing sun slowly shaking the frost from everything.

Can I Just say…wow.

Nearly entirely empty beside the crews and pilots, the field was ours. We roamed the festival for an hour, soaking in the balloons and watching as they rose and fell in the sky, floating effortlessly away from the Sandia Mountains.

Even though this was a short mini session, we couldn’t help but stay on the field and chat, stare up in awe, and take a few extra photos.

I love the way Caleb & Julia make each other smile so effortlessly and how easily they hold each other–a sign of the simple kind of lived-in love that means more than words.

It’s a good thing a picture is worth a thousand of them.

To inquire about a session in Albuquerque, White Sands, Colorado, or anywhere else in the world your love is taking you, please reach out here for availability.

My bags are packed and always ready to go on the next adventure, whether it’s for your engagement, the best day ever, or a simple moment on your couch at home.

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