One of my favorite things about being a photographer is getting to get to know my clients and see their relationships grow. I first met Paula when I worked with her sister Emily, shooting her bridal shower, maternity, anniversary celebration, and her beautiful children. I have fond memories of going hiking and having play dates with Emily & Paula when we were all new mommies and aunties. Fast forward a few years and a few babies later… I got an email from Paula telling me that she’s met a guy and that they’re talking about marriage. Needless to say, I was beyond thrilled for her. They were about to go to Thailand so we planned to talk upon their return. As it turned out, Tran proposed to her in Thailand! How romantic! We had a lovely engagement portrait session at the L.A. Arboretum, showing off the couple’s fun and dynamic personalities in this outdoor shoot.