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Pictograph Cave State Park Billings, Montana Engagement : Kelsey + Lance [Montana Wedding Photographer]

Wow, what an amazing story these two have.  I met Kelsey while coaching sports while she was in high school.  I was saddened when to hear that a couple years after graduating Kelsey was in a freak accident when she fell off her horse.  She suffered from a traumatic brain injury and also a ruptured thoracic vertebra disc in her mid-back.  She was out riding with Lance and her grandfather when the saddle’s belly cinch snapped and Kelsey fell from her horse.  Lance ran for help as her grandfather had to perform CPR on Kelsey.  The hospital helicopter flew Kelsey to the emergency room where she was put on a ventilator.  From there Kelsey endured continuous seizures which were believed to have induced a three-day coma.  All her family and Lance could do is wait and pray.  Well, Kelsey is a fighter and for over 3 years she has been undergone rehabilitation and therapy and making remarkable improvements. She has worked with physical therapists to help her gain strength and balance, occupational therapists to help with dexterity and therapists that coached her speech.  And through all of this Lance has stuck by her side.  There were times Kelsey said that she tried to push Lance away because she didn’t want him to be stuck with such a huge “burden”, but Lance refused and he is going anywhere.  He loves that girl!  I contacted Kelsey after her accident and told her that I was shooting her wedding when they had chosen a date, she didn’t have a choice ;).  Well the date is chosen and I got the job:).  I can’t wait to be a part of their special day.

We did engagement pictures at the Pictograph Cave State Park and it was my first time meeting Lance.  Wow, what a guy, Kelsey is truly blessed to have him in her life and Lance to have her.  They are an adorable couple and I so enjoyed getting to know them, their pup, and Kelsey’s parents as they drove us through the snow and to all the good locations.

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