Balloon Fiesta!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Breakfast with the Balloons, Balloon Fiesta

After living in Albuquerque for nearly five years, I finally made it to the Albuqueruque International Balloon Fiesta.  It was a beautiful day, and aside from the traffic (which was expected), everything went off without a hitch.  We had tickets to “Breakfast with the Balloons”, where we were treated to breakfast and we even managed to find a table on the balcony of the museum overlooking the field.

It really is quite a site.  Having lived here for a while now and seeing the balloons float all over, you just take it for granted.  But being there in person and seeing wave after wave of balloons take off is just breathtaking.  Hundreds take off; all shapes and sizes too.  Aiden’s favorite was probably the Wells Fargo Wagon.  It was massive and couldn’t quite get high enough to clear the museum so it landed right at the edge of the balcony.

It was definitely worth getting up early to see.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Breakfast with the Balloons, Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Breakfast with the Balloons, Balloon Fiesta

Shayna and Bret — Wedding Photography

Shayna and Bret had a beautiful wedding at the end of June.  The ceremony took place on the lawn at the Sandia Resort and Casino with the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop.  Shayna and Bret were great to work with and the whole day was spent just in the flow of things.  The most unexpected part of the ceremony came when the Irish Blessing was read.  Right when the line: “May the wind be ever at your back…” was recited a breeze came up from behind Shayna and blew her veil forward.  During the reception inside we were able to sneak away for a few minutes for sunset pictures with the mountain and waterfall as a backdrop.  A wonderful day for sure.

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

 

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque

Shayna and Bret Wedding at Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque