Albuquerque Engagement Photos | Mountain Engagement Session
Alex, Evan, and I headed up the Sandia Mountains for some good old fashioned Albuquerque engagement photos! I got to meet two of the cutest rottweilers! One had never seen snow before! They went berserk! We were doing their engagement session at Sandia Crest and those puppies were ready to jump so we had to stay away from the cliff for a while. Thank you to Alex’s father who came along to wrangle them. After we were done with the puppies, he took them home and we hiked out to the edge of the cliff for some gorgeous sunset engagement pics! It’s not often that you get snow in your engagement photos, especially here in Albuquerque but it was still winter up there. When you’re shooting portraits, it helps to have something like snow to reflect the light in all directions. And then, the sun started to set and the sky turned golden! This is why the Sandia Mountains are one of my favorite places to take couples for their engagement session. It’s a time commitment because of the drive and then there’s the hiking. It’s worth it though!
I like to ride with my couple and get to know them on the way up. It gives them an opportunity to get comfortable with me and my camera. I think that comfort level really shows in my photographs. I’m all about having fun with engagement and wedding photography. That’s how I help my couples get over the awkwardness of being in front of a camera, plus who wants to have a boring 2 hours with a somber photographer?! Once the sun began to set, the sky was filled with a beautiful golden, orange light, the exact reason we wait till the last 2 hours of the for engagement sessions! 90% of a beautiful photograph is light people! Light, people? You get what I’m trying to say! 🙂