Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers. What are you doing with your sweetie today? Chocolate? Flowers? Dinner? Hmm….Yep that is all the traditional “stuff” or if you are not engaged then popping the question would be fun!!! Today we are going to share the story of Tiffany and Kyle with you. To know this couple is to know adventure out of the ordinary! Why do I say that, well for starters, you have to be a think outside the box kind of person to work with these two. They are no ordinary couple, Tiffany has worked with birds and now works with Rhinos(you know those big 2000 plus pound animals with the horn in the middle and the hippos, that roll around in the mud) . Kyle works with Dolphins. So their love of animals and the exotic will amaze you.
First lets start at the beginning…Tiffany was Born and raised in Florida, she grew up spending time on the ocean and visiting the local theme parks. She loved animals from an early age and worked her way into the zoo keeping field while attending college.
Kyle grew up in Southern Maine, he and his family frequently visited the Central Florida area. After graduating high school and becoming an Eagle Scout, Kyle moved to Orlando and started attending UCF to help fulfill his dream of working with animals.
Tiffany and Kyle met while employed at Discovery Cove, working in the aviculture department in 2006. Kyle came along and played the part of Prince Charming and they started dating towards the end of July, 2007. In June 2011, they decided to take a cruise to Alaska. Tiffany stated that there was one spot that was very pretty on the rocks by the water and she had Kyle take her picture there. Kyle had been carrying around the ring for a few months trying to plan the perfect way to ask Tiffany to marry him. Tiffany and Kyle had hiked to that location called Skagway, Alaska. It was so beautiful that Kyle decided that was the spot to ask Tiffany to marry him. 27 Miracles was honored to be one of the first people to know their top secret, they got engaged!! You can see some of the photos below.
Now remember I said you have to be an out of the box type of person to work with this unique but fun loving couple. Well here is a perfect example. Chad Pilster the master mind of Pilster Photography http://www.pilsterphotography.net/ and the author of the Weird but Cool Blog http://pilsterphotography.blogspot.com/. Tiffany and Kyle decided to take Chad on an adventure of their own to Florida’s rainforest and waterfalls, where exotic birds can be seen and nature is at its best…yes they went to Discovery Cove. What did you think I was going to say Hawaii or some exotic place like that? LOL….okay the shots still came out fabulous!!!! So sit back and relax and watch. The birds that are featured in the photos are a green wing macaw (the big, red parrot), southern ground hornbill (she’s the large black one that is walking around) and the little guy is an eastern screech owl.