Lauren and Jake
How We Met
We met when we were 16 years old while working at a movie theater. We quickly became close friends due to our shared interests. We began dating a year after meeting, and have now been together a few months shy of 5 years. We have been through many milestones together- graduating high school & college, sharing an apartment, and even rescuing a dog.
How He Asked
Jake planned to propose on the beach at our resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We went to the resort with his parents and had scheduled a family/couples photo session at the beach. We had been posing for all kinds of pictures; serious, romantic, and silly. The photographer instructed us to stand back to back and to turn and look at each other on the count of 3. When I turned around, he was down on one knee with the ring in his hand.