When I got an email from Andrew’s brother Mike asking me if I would photograph Andrew and Julie’s proposal at the MN Zoo, I immediatly said yes! Not only do I love the zoo, I love meeting new people and photographing their love. I was espcially excited to be photographing their proposal behind the scenes of the Otter exhibit. When the day came, I met Andrew and Julie at the zoo, introducing myself as a Zoo photographer and followed them and the trainor back to the exhibit. The trainor started by explaining how the otters are cared for, where the Zoo got them, and what thier diet is like. Then it was time for a few posed pictures with the Otter, and snack feeding time. Then Andrew and Julie were instructed to set out some toys/snacks for the otter to play with, after they did that one trainor brought Julie outside to show her how the otter’s get from the holding area to the exhibit. While she was occupied, Andrew helped the other tranior set out a few toys that had “will you marry me” written on them in otter frosting. Then Julie was called back inside and then Andrew pointed out the new toys he had set out. Then he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! Of course SHE SAID YES!! She couldn’t take her eyes off her amazing future husband for the rest of the time. We then went outside and I took a few WE JUST GOT ENGAGED photos! It was an absolutely amazing experience, Congratulations you two!!