When Tucker and I found out we would be traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico to photograph a wedding we honestly could not believe it! I had never been to Santa Fe but I heard it was something special! So for the next year we worked on planning our Santa Fe trip and by planning I mean-doing absolutely zero research what so ever. Ooops. I mean, we worked along side our bride and groom (Leigh and Don) and we were SO READY to shoot that wedding BUT as far as being tourists? Yeah, we didn’t do so hot in that area!
For some reason I had painted some crazy image in my head of “what Santa Fe looked like”. I tried for months and months to find a couple form New Mexico to photography while we’d be in town for the weekend BUT I COULDN’T FIND ANYONE TO PHOTOGRAPH. Such a bummer.
Now, I was 100% positive Tucker and I would take some tripod photos of ourselves in cool locations during our trip…and trust me, this isn’t our first rodeo using a tripod! We would be there for 3 or 4 days, and do you want to know how many outfits I brought?….3 or 4. What the heck, I wasn’t thinking. I was honestly so nervous to shoot this wedding far away from home that apparently my brain wasn’t working!
So let’s recap-I had no idea where any tourist locations were.
I only brought 3 outfits.
The plan was to travel to a cool location in the area and take tripod photos of Tucker and I. The first day in Santa Fe we shot the wedding (which went great and it was amazing.) The second day we walked the plaza and purchased some Native American hand crafted turquoise jewelry, I thought we might take some photos at the plaza but I didn’t really understand how many people there would be, how hot it would be, and how painful my boots would soon feel on my feet. It wasn’t long before I was a walking pile of sweat, flat hair and hangery! So, no photos of us from that LOL.
Let’s move onto day 3. I had a particular outfit planned for Tucker and I’s “couples photos” and it involved some vintage Rockies jeans and a blouse I apparently forgot at home!!! Not only did I forget half of my outfit, but the vintage jean did not even fit. I could wear them, but I couldn’t breath! You can only image what type of crazy woman Tucker had to deal with all day. So we found the nearest mall and went shopping for a new photo shoot outfit, because our day was practically ruined we got a hair brained idea. We hopped in the car and drove all the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico and road the Tram up to the top of Sandia Peak!
Day 4….we were supposed to be driving back to Colorado. BUT, lol we headed out to FINALLY get some couples tripod photos done at 7am. WHAT A TRIP.