Brandon and Nicole have been friends of mine from pretty much my first day living in New Mexico. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed all kinds of experiences in the outdoors: hanging off cliffs, making turns in the backcountry snow. Brandon in particular is usually up for the more “epic” experiences, so he’s often my go to partner for those days which may involve maximum effort for minimal reward. The two of them are also some of the most resourceful people when it come to more domestic adventures. They’ve helped me out of many home improvement and automotive repair jams over the years.
Recently, they asked me to take their portraits while enjoying several of their favorite outdoor distractions. We spent a morning out at the Galisteo Basin Preserve trails, just southeast of Santa Fe. The trails prove a respectable amount of singletrack, and beautiful views from the top of every ridge.
While they wanted to get photos of a typical day out for them, the epic rating for the day was pretty low. We had to settle for brilliant blue skies and great trail conditions.