We love being able to photograph in new places, and this balloon festival was near the top of our list for last year!
We headed to Statesville, NC with Linda and Ross, who we worked with when we were just starting our journey with film. You can see highlights from that session here! It was a hot, October day, and…fun fact, this is probably the first session we did pregnant! Luckily, first trimester exhaustion had not quite hit yet. 🙂
At the balloon festival, we headed to the hills just outside of the huge crowd of people. Right on schedule, dozens of balloons started being inflated and their riders got in to float away over the tree line and wherever the wind took them. While they ascended, we stayed on the hillside with Linda and Ross as they watched. We love the resulting photos — you can see some of our favorites below!
The balloon festival takes place in October, so if you’re looking for a fun afternoon activity over a weekend, purchase your tickets and head out there! There are lots of vendors selling food and crafts. Even if you’re not interested in that, watching all of those balloons take off is pretty magical. And, if you’re feeling extra brave, you can even purchase tickets to ride in a hot air balloon!
Thanks for adventuring with us, Linda and Ross! We’re so glad that our lives keep crossing paths and are so glad to call you two friends!
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