Early morning wake up call.

Lots of coffee.

Some last-minute florist attempts.

Tons of collaboration.

All of the craziness to watch the sunrise and witness hot air balloons take flight at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. This experience alone has always been on my bucket list. Doing on a styled elopement on top of it? An added bonus x10. It was crazy and chaotic planning and bringing this all together. But Crystal, Creative Director at Aspen Coast had this vision for two years. Sure, there were crowds everywhere and people often getting in the way. It was also a race against the clock for the perfect lighting. But this shoot gave me all the Chicago Fair 1893 vibes. Not to mention Tori and Bear (our models-not only insanely attractive but insanely in love) made it so easy for us to take amazing photos.


Shoutout to all the vendors who made this possible!

Studio: Aspen Coast

Wedding Dress Designer: Allison Nicole Designs

Menswear: The Black Tux (Nordstrom) + BHLDN Affiliate

Hair Artistry : Tasha White, Aveda

Makeup Artistry: Janelle Taylor, Square Root Salon

Denver High Fashion Models: Tori Glenn + Bear Buscher