Lauren and Dakota
How We Met
I met Dakota at a friends house 3 years ago, for a snowboarding trip. There were a lot of our mutual friends there and we didn’t talk that first night. The next few weeks after we met we texted some, but kept things just as friends.
Over the last 3 years we became close friends and as I graduated high school, our relationship began. July 29, 2017.
How He Asked
Dakota and I were going on a trip to California with my family and we’re gonna stop in Encinitas, CA so I could show him my favorite place. My mom and sister had the idea to do sunset photos at what happened to be my favorite beach, before a nice dinner. Which inclined me to dress nice and look cute. If there were any hints to him proposing, someone in my family counteracted it with something that threw me off, so I had no idea. We went down to Beacons beach right before sunset. I was acting all silly and goofy just having a good time, because I didn’t think anything was going to happen, besides family photos. Dakota asked to get a photo of us walking towards the ocean holding hands, which I thought was so cute. Well as he went towards the waves, he then had a new pose to try … which turned out to be a proposal.
My little sister hired secret photographers that neither of us knew about, @adventurestoriesbyus captured the moment perfectly!