Kristi + Michael | Maryland Hot Air Balloon Engagement Turf Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival Engagement Maryland by Chesapeake Charm Photography

When we missed the peak cherry blossom season for Kristi & Michael’s engagement session, I think its safe to say that we were all super bummed! But, I have to say that when Kristi came to me with the idea of doing her session at the Preakness Celebration Balloon Ceremony at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland, I freaked with excitement! I’ve always thought hot air balloons were so fascinating!  When we arrived at Turf Valley at o’dark thirty in the AM, we spent just as much time with our mouths hanging open, in awe of the giant balloons being blown up around us!  We were so lucky to have Balloons Over America and Sky Candy Ballooning to let us take some photos INSIDE the balloons as they were being blown up! Pair some bright, colorful backdrops with an incredibly funny, easy going, and awesome couple and you get some super fun engagement photos! Ahhh what an amazing experience!

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The Turf Valley Golf Course made for one gorgeous backdrop for a few more photos after watching the launches!

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These just make my heart so happy!

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We found this cute little hot air balloon stress ball, so of course we had to use it for some ring shots!!

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