Flathead Lake, Polson, MT • July 24th, 2021
Montana is known for its beautiful destinations. This being said, there is something so special about Flathead Lake. Regarded as the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the lower 48 states, Flathead Lake boasts over 200 sq miles of beautiful crystal-clear water, with nearly 185 miles of forested shoreline. On any given summer day, you will find recreators swimming, boating, and camping in and around this area! While Flathead Lake is frequented by outdoor enthusiasts, we honestly can’t think of a better place to take engagement photos. Sporting breathtaking lakeside views, the incredible scenery of Flathead Lake flawlessly accents any love story. We are always inspired by the romance captured in some of Montana’s most beautiful landscapes, and as such, are delighted to feature Aaron and Lauren’s charming engagement session in Polson, MT.
Locally based in Missoula, MT, Jenna Ballard is a talented photographer that is known for capturing those moments that you never want to forget. Passionate about the outdoors and connecting deeply with her clients, Jenna is the perfect Montana-based photographer to showcase you and your partner’s unique connection through imagery. As she puts it:
Long story short it took me three expensive years of college to follow my heart, take and chance, and start my own photography business! During this wonderful journey I’ve turned strangers into FRIENDS, let my creative mind RUN WILD, and made a career I LOVE!Jenna Ballard, Cheers MT Photographer
Their Love Story Begins
Similar to many modern-day couples, Aaron and Lauren found their beginning on a popular dating app, Bumble! After texting back and forth for a few weeks, this couple decided to meet up in person at a local restaurant. While the date went wonderfully, Lauren decided to cut it a bit short, as she was running a half marathon the next morning! Even though Lauren cut their first date short, Aaron was a perfect gentleman and it didn’t take long for him to ask her on a second date. He was so persistent, in fact, that they went on two more dates within that same week! Lauren describes:
Its safe to say we were both very smitten from the beginning and the rest is history!Lauren, Bride-to-be
Their Paws-itively Adorable Proposal Story!
There is truly nothing more wholesome than including your four-legged friends in your grand proposal plans. Luckily, Aaron knew this to be true! He planned his big romantic gesture on their beagle, Moose’s, birthday!
Aaron and Lauren brought their dogs over to play with Lauren’s friend Maddie’s dog Winston. Little did Lauren know, Aaron and Maddie had been planning something much bigger than a simple doggy play date! Knowing that Lauren would be distracted by the dogs, Aaron got on one knee and popped the question with his great-grandmother’s ring. Talk about a paws-itively romantic proposal! 🐶💍