Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Styled Elopement

Hi, I'm Alisha!

I’m Alisha, Leesh, and lovingly known as Loco Leesh (she/her). I wear many hats as your elopement photographer. I’m also here to be your guide, planner, resource, best friend and hype woman. I'm here to laugh, cry, and occasionally dance alongside you. I'm also a barefoot hippie veteran. Betcha never saw that coming! What really sets my soul on fire is connecting with people on a deeply personal level *My Pisces is showing*. I’m here to tell you that you have permission to DREAM BIG on what you think your wedding day should look like. Because your crazy love deserves to be captured in an authentic way. 

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June 2, 2021

Early morning wake up call.

Lots of coffee.

Some last-minute florist attempts.

Tons of collaboration.

All of the craziness to watch the sunrise and witness hot air balloons take flight at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. This experience alone has always been on my bucket list. Doing on a styled elopement on top of it? An added bonus x10. It was crazy and chaotic planning and bringing this all together. But Crystal, Creative Director at Aspen Coast had this vision for two years. Sure, there were crowds everywhere and people often getting in the way. It was also a race against the clock for the perfect lighting. But this shoot gave me all the Chicago Fair 1893 vibes. Not to mention Tori and Bear (our models-not only insanely attractive but insanely in love) made it so easy for us to take amazing photos.

Shoutout to all the vendors who made this possible!

Studio: Aspen Coast

Wedding Dress Designer: Allison Nicole Designs

Menswear: The Black Tux (Nordstrom) + BHLDN Affiliate

Hair Artistry : Tasha White, Aveda

Makeup Artistry: Janelle Taylor, Square Root Salon

Denver High Fashion Models: Tori Glenn + Bear Buscher

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“Alisha is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met”

Where do I even start!? Alisha was an absolute dream to work with!!! She was so flexible with us and our last-minute cancellation due to covid. We had originally planned to meet her in Vegas for our anniversary shoot in March and we ended up canceling our trip a week out due to the virus. She was so understanding and even offered to refund our deposit. We knew we still absolutely wanted to shoot with her so we scheduled another trip to Colorado this time and she met us there for an amazing sunrise shoot at Great Sand Dunes Natl Park. The whole experience was incredible and Alisha was so amazing and personable, we felt like we had left and made a new friend! She sent us sooo many sneak peeks just a few days after the shoot and Then probably 100 more photos a few weeks later. They were absolutely stunning. She is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met and not to mention an extremely talented photographer with a clear passion for her clients and her work! We can’t wait to shoot with her again!

— MIA & FERMIN

“I cannot wait to
book her again”

I have never done a couples shoot but I fell in love with Alisha's work on social media. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out she was traveling to Minnesota. Where do I begin? From the moment I spoke with Alisha, she easily made me feel comfortable and confident. She responded back to my questions and concerns within a timely manner and was easily accessible. Her talent and passion for photography is truly admirable! It’s so evident that she genuinely cares about each and every couple that she works with. Alisha has a gift for detail and seeing things differently than everyone else. She took some breathtaking pictures that will always have a special place in my heart! Alisha doesn't just take photographs, she creates beautiful works of art that don’t just capture smiles but our souls, and to be a part of her art is an absolute honor. Not only is her work stunning, but she is a great person to be around. She is professional, patient and outgoing and I cannot wait to book with her again! Thanks for the memories, laughs and for creating such an enjoyable experience.

— Miriam & Jaime