First Flight

Working as a crew member and videographer for Captain-Crystal Stout’s Morning Star Balloon Company has given me a lot of photo and video opportunities since signing on.

The latest was filming a wedding proposal. But I didn’t know that I would be doing it at 2500 feet! Crystal let me know the night before to be ready to fly and film this wedding proposal by a young man in the Coast Guard assigned to the Port Angeles base and his soon to be fiancĂ©. Very cool!

So I decided to make a short film, not only highlighting the proposal, but what it takes from start to finish to fly the balloon, chase it across country, land it and pack it away. Of course being my first flight as well, I couldn’t resist including a few images of myself!

So enjoy my first trip aloft and also the wedding proposal which is what the whole balloon ride was about.