Summer Engagement Session at Devils Lake State Park
Kelly and Matt met in High School, Kelly was a Sophmore while Matt was a Freshman. A shared a bus seat from a band parade, a few dances later, and a “will you be my girlfriend” sealed the deal. After years of back and forth in college, a masters degree and medical school, these two are excited to be getting married this August! These two have done a ton of micro-trips together. But, the trip that made a difference was the one where they went to Alaska!
I’ll let Kelly tell it:
They followed some friends – who landed in the middle of nowhere Talkeetna, “off the grid”, and a finished built-by-hand outhouse the second day we were visiting! After a few days of exploring, Matt and I and our friends drove to Denali State Park overlooking Mount Denali! We hiked for 3 hours up a terrifying off the path non-trail up a waterfall and to an overlook. This is where Matt was struck by the beautifullness (this is not a word) of the moment 🙂 He got nervous! So we kept hiking another few hours up switchbacks to the most amazing view of Denali at the state park.
I was cranky, and hungry, so I found a rock to sit on surrounded by the weirdest fluffiest moss. We now call it Fluff Mountain. He asked me and of course I said yes, then he made me a flower ring as I munched and got my blood sugar back to being as happy as I was at that moment, my friends watched and actually grabbed a picture of the moment and we made a flower crown and reveled in the moment -and the beauty of the scenery. We celebrated with freshly caught salmon dinner, potatoes and greens from the garden we helped plant the few days before. Topped it off with amazing beer from the brewery the friends work at -so favorite trip hands down 🙂
We met at Devils Lake State Park for their engagement session as Kelly and Matt love the outdoors. It was a beautiful day on the lake, where we hiked a little, climbed on some rocks and ended with a beer.