Talia LakritzNov 11, 2020, 02:04 IST
Jenna Krupar and Josh Rettig wanted non-traditional engagement portraits.
# Jenna Krupar and Josh Rettig dressed up as giant inflatable dinosaurs for their engagement portraits.
# Krupar, who has been fascinated by dinosaurs since she was in first grade and “has never really grown out of it,” told Insider that she and her fiancé decided to do something exclusive for their portrait session.
Krupar told Insider, “It’s good to see that other people can appreciate our quirkiness.”
Jenna Krupar and Josh Rettig wanted their engagement pictures to be a little different.
“I’ve seen so many lovely photo shoots on Facebook and wedding websites, and the images are lovely, but that’s not us,” Krupar told Insider. “I kept thinking how cool it would be to have some photos because we were mostly taking selfies. However, neither of us was in the mood for conventional engagement photos.”
Jenna Krupar and Josh Rettig, without dinosaur suits.
Iva Hall, an Ohio neighbour, was enlisted to take a few regular engagement portraits “for the moms to have,” according to Krupar. The dinosaur suits were then brought out.
“I’ve loved dinosaurs since I was in first grade, and I’ve never outgrown it,” she said. “We had just gotten these inflatable dinosaur costumes for Halloween, and that was our couples costume, so we said, ‘What if we bring them to our photo shoot?'”
The photo shoot that followed was straight out of “Jurassic Park”… if “Jurassic Park” was a rom-com. Krupar transformed into a triceratops, her favourite dinosaur, while her fiancé transformed into a Tyrannosaurus rex, and the two went on a romp through the jungle.
“You just feel like you’re 5 years old in these huge suits because you feel so heavy and bumbling in them and you can’t see well — it’s just so much fun,” she said. “I couldn’t see [Hall] in some of the poses, but I could hear her giggling, which made me laugh, and it made it difficult to keep the poses because we were laughing so hard.”
Hundreds of fellow brides commented on Krupar’s photos in a wedding planning Facebook community, saying things like “This just gave me life” and “#RelationshipGoals.”
“I had no idea what the reaction would be,” she admitted. “I simply posted them on the website in the hopes that they will make others smile as much as they do me. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with many people saying things like “It really made my day,” “I love that,” and “That’s so good.” It’s encouraging to know that others can understand our peculiarities.”
The ring.Iva Hall
The wedding of Krupar and Rettig is scheduled for October 2021. If the dinosaur costumes make another appearance, only time can tell.