Boy oh boy do I have a fun engagement session for you guys to share today on the blog! If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like to see an engagement session with dinosaur costumes, then you’re definitely in the right place.
Meet Drew and Keri.
I absolutely adore these two. Not just because they met in the good old days of MySpace (they were in each others Top 8 – anyone else feeling old now?!) but because they are so fun to be around, constantly laughing and smiling together. This year marks I believe 13 years together for them, and they’re finally tying the knot here in Estes Park just before we move; in fact, we are moving down to Texas the day after their wedding!
We spent the afternoon frolicking around Mesa Overlook and Garden of the Gods and I’m pretty sure we ended up on at least a dozen snapchats because people were so amused by the dinosaur costumes, hahaha! They’d actually slow down to take pictures and make fun comments, one kid even asked his mom to take a photo of him with them! And best yet, Drew and Keri were the absolute best sports about it.
This isn’t going to be a big surprise, but their proposal story was just as funny. Drew told me all about –
So I had a ring custom made earlier this year, knowing that I planned to propose pretty soon. We planned a trip to Yellowstone, and so that kind of gave me my opportunity. On the day I planned to do it, everything was going pretty cool. However, we were going to be driving around, hiking, etc., and I couldn’t very well carry a bulging ring box in my pocket. So I put the ring in a plastic bag and put it in my pocket. We took our dog, Koga, along with us on this trip, and to clean up his…leavings, we had a box of plastic Ziplock bags (just…like the one I put the ring in). So that morning I had the ring in a Ziplock bag in my pocket, and in my other pocket, I had an empty Ziplock bag. I went out to let Koga do his business, cleaned it up, and came back inside. I did the thing that anyone who has an engagement ring in their pocket would do and I patted my pocket, checked, and uh…uh oh…it wasn’t there. Yeah. I dumped the ring out and used that bag to pick up dog poop. After about an hour of searching, basically spoiling the plan and whatnot, the hotel staff helped me to find the ring. Keri knew something was up, but we had a crazy day and saw a bunch of awesome wildlife in the park. I was sort of banking on the fact that maybe she’d forgotten by the point I planned on proposing and later in the day when we just had a moment alone in the park, I got down on one knee and proposed. (It was in Lamar Valley, where we saw grizzlies, wolves, elk, bison, and an eagle!) Oh, and that was my plan B because my plan A was closed due to “increased bear activity.” I was going to hike up with her around Grand Prismatic Spring, but the hike was closed.
When he told me this story at their engagement session, my face actually hurt from laughing so much! Could you even imagine!?
Anyway – I hope y’all enjoy their engagement session in dinosaur costumes as much as I did!
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I'm Ashley! Family and wedding photographer in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, but I travel all over the country to hang out with the most incredible people. I am obsessed with puppies, extra hot coffee, incredible light and firmly believe that love conquers all.
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Ashley Durham is a wedding, family and high school senior photographer for joy-filled people, who live life in color, who play hard but love harder.
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