Rebekah + Kevin Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session | Joy Michelle Photography

Rebekah and Kevin’s hot air balloon engagement session is one for the books. Not only was absolutely breathtaking, but it checked something off my bucket list–  riding in a hot air balloon! Yes, it was amazing, and yes, it is as cool as it sounds.

But before we attended the Easton hot air balloon festival, we stopped in at the cutest little ice cream parlor in downtown Easton: Old Towne Creamery & Desserts. I snapped polaroids of Rebekah and Kevin as they giggled and enjoyed their ice cream.

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Anybody recognize the chalk board art behind them? It’s a replica of this painting I custom painted for them. Their wedding theme is Love Is In The air.
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My little photographer heart can still barely handle the beauty!

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Interesting side note: the inside of a wet hot air balloon smells a lot like a wet dog. Not super pleasant but totally worth it. ;)

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We waited in line to ride until it was completely dark outside. The sky turned pink as the sun set.

(C) Joy Michelle Photography 2014 (C) Joy Michelle Photography 2014I had always wondered what it looked like when you are in the basket and you looked up. And now I know. It was honestly the most surreal and incredible feeling to be floating through the air in a balloon. Thank you, Rebekah & Kevin, for bringing me on your journey and letting me capture you two. You guys are total naturals in front of the camera and your relationship is just beautiful. I cannot wait for your wedding day!! Congratulations! 

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4 responses to “Rebekah + Kevin Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session | Joy Michelle Photography

  1. wow! I love everything about this :) great photos and capturing of everything!

  2. great pictures of these love birds, and great story.

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