Aaron and I got engaged on May 25. We proposed to each other after a breakfast of homemade banana muffins with Aaron's home roasted coffee. It was lovely. Shortly after, we were in Albuquerque. We are not getting married in my hometown, but I thought it would be nice to get some engagement photos done there, as it is such an important place to me. However, seeing as we are poor students, once we started looking at what the actual cost of the wedding is going to be, engagement photos were not going to make it into our budget. So, with the help of my parents, they took some for us at some of my favourite places around Albuquerque! I really love how they turned out. I think they have a lot of character, and they are a great memento from our trip, and from this season in our lives. I hope that one day, when we are not poor students, we will be able to get some proper photos taken, but I will always treasure these DIY photos that perfectly capture where we are in our lives at this moment. Most of these photos have been edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.
The above photos were all taken at Casa RondeñaWinery. I LOVE Casa Rondeña. I went twice while I was home, once on my birthday with my mom, and once with Aaron and my parents. It is pretty much my dream wedding venue if we were getting married in New Mexico. The grounds are stunning, and it was the perfect backdrop to snap a couple of photos! Casa Rondeña would be one of my top recommendations for visitors to Albuquerque.
Our next location was down by the Rio Grande. I think that you can get some of the best views of the beautiful Sandia Mountains down by the river, and gives you such a good sense of the beauty of this city.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Tent Rocks is one of my favourite places in New Mexico. It is just so beautiful and unusual and it's a wonderful place to hike. Tent Rocks is another place that I would strongly urge everyone to see. I have written about Tent Rocks here and here.
Thanks for taking a look at our DIY engagement photos!