Satellites & Slot Canyons
By the time February rolls around, most of us New Yorkers have had our fill of bomb cyclones, sneak attacks from sub-zero wind tunnels and car batteries freezing to the point of no return. Because yes, not only will the cold wreak terror on your face, apparently these joyful little blusters can also execute even the mightiest of vehicles. Considering the onslaught, I’d say we needed no further reason to temporarily escape the annual winter assault. So we took off with a few other survivors and congratulated our resilience with a quick trip to the Southwest.
The reason for our getaway—an epic engagement shoot in the Land of Enchantment, more commonly known as New Mexico. But before we dove head first into the White Sands shoot we’d been planning since the Fall, we thought it best to get a few warm-up swings in two other unique Southwestern gems. Alright, so calling them “practice swings” is a total fabrication, we just wanted an excuse for more shoots with our stunning couple, Julianne and Paul.
We started by venturing out to the Very Large Array in Soccoro NM, which is the equivalent to candy land for sci-fi geeks like us. There, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory features 27 gigantic radio telescopes that are just too good to pass up. Especially if you have a handsome gentlemen, a beauty dressed in crimson, a 20-foot train and the windiest day you could ever hope for.
From there, we traveled north to the slot canyons and shelter caves of San Lorenzo Canyon. Trust me, we want nothing more than to flood our social feed with dozens of these photos, on the hour, ever hour. So for the sake of self control, we’ll start here with a few of our favorites from this romantic, two-part shoot.
Suffice it to say, this is just a small glimpse of two reasons why New Mexico has rightly earned it’s nickname as the Enchanted State.