Emily and I quickly connected when we realized that we had a Trading Places thing going on. She's originally from Las Cruces, and I'm originally from Pennsylvania, close to the Baltimore/DC area. She and her fiancé Brian are living, working, and schooling in DC and were back in NM for a quick weekend trip. We set aside time for an outdoor engagement session at the base of Organ Mountains. True to the extreme nature of the desert, a storm quickly blew in right as we were getting started. Emily and Brian were super cool and rolled with it, despite getting rained on and blasted in the face with dirt. They even ventured up this hill when I had the terrible idea to get a vista shot in 30 mph winds (worth it!). We were fortunate to get some of that idyllic southwest light that accompanies such a storm, and came away with some fun photos. Thanks, you guys are rad, looking forward to shooting your wedding this fall!