You have to love people who are willing to go tromp around in the snow and cold for engagement photos. A little trip into the foothills to play in the snow is a fun way to spend an afternoon. We didn’t even notice that our hands and feet were cold. 😉 Well…I have big Montana style snow boots, so my feet definitely weren’t cold, but I made sure they didn’t get too cold either. Rachel brought a blanket that ended up being perfect.
We are so lucky here in Albuquerque to have as many beautiful places as we do. And so close. If you haven’t ever gone on a hike in the foothills, it’s time to get out there and wander a bit. There are several trails out there and at least one goes up the mountain.
They are so playful and fun together and the way they look at each other when it’s quiet is beautiful. Here are the photos from the session.
Are you ready for some wedding blogs? The software I use to make albums has a blog collage feature! What an awesome thing! This is a fraction of the photos, but I can post so many more this way!
Ok. Enough about me…
Emily and Ron’s wedding, you guys! Not only are they completely adorable with each other, their wedding was super. It was on private property in the Bitterroot with a glorious view of the mountains and a private little field. They couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous sunny day (we could have turned the heat down a little…100 degrees most of the day) and during the ceremony we got some clouds which made for really nice light.
They had this RZR driving around that was super fun, and they had a horse and carriage! The guys rolled up on the RZR for the ceremony and the ladies were brought over in the carriage. So many cool details at the reception area too. There was a big sitting area with hay bales and a chandelier next to the dance floor and there was a sweet little family memory area.
And the most important part. All the love going around all day. So much love from friends and family and for each other. Everyone should have someone who looks at them the way Emily and Ron look at each other. <3 <3 <3
I know I mentioned it before, but I absolutely love continuing education. For one thing, it’s important to remember that you can always learn something new. And it’s really fun to meet other photographers and see how they do things.
So, someone couldn’t make it to their spot at the Paige Marie Photography workshop at The Loft a couple of weeks ago and they posted it on Facebook. I snapped it up. Lots of fun things to talk about, a styled shoot at The Loft and in Greenough Park by Soirée 99 Events, tips from Brian Powers, a talk and Q&A session with Aimee Miklovic, an SEO guru who helped us with our Instagram accounts (seriously, check her out @assistantextraordinaire on Instagram).
The light at the end of the day was magical with cottonwood catching the sun (and my sinuses haha), so the styled shoot in the park was perfect. And we ended with dinner at Cafe Dolce, which is amazing. It was a very good day.
If you’re looking for a local workshop with a “rising tide lifts all boats” kind of feel, then I can’t recommend it enough. It’s so great when people work together.
Here’s a list of vendors for the day and styled sessions: