A few months ago I got a text from a friend. Her brother was about to propose to his girlfriend of 11 years while enjoying a hot air balloon flight. His girlfriend had no idea what was about to happen and my friend was hoping I was available to photograph the event. Not wanting to miss such a fun surprise, I quickly rearranged my schedule and arrived at the balloon company posing as a newspaper photographer. Neither my friends’ brother or his girlfriend suspected a thing!
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas and we spent the next two hours waiting for the wind to die down. Luckily, the balloon pilot and ground crew decided they would give it a try and they started to inflate the balloon.
As the balloon floated up into a late autumn sky I was delighted to capture a few interesting shots with the balloon flying towards the moon,
the flame heating up the balloon to gently guide it along and, at the end, a happy engaged couple!
Rumor has it they plan a Carnival Themed Wedding this summer. Now, how fun would THAT be to photograph!!