katie + darin met during a spring barbecue, prompting a first date that included a three hour hike up the hollywood sign and dinner at palermo’s. this sparked something that has continued to thrive and blossom through their seven years of dating. on their 7th year anniversary, darin took katie out to the descanso gardens. [side note: he originally wanted to go to gardens of the world, but they are closed on monday.] during their stroll around the gardens darin got down on one knee and asked katie to be his wife with a ring made from three different family heirloom stones. she agreed, naturally.

when it came time for their engagement session, it seemed fun to use the gardens of the world as their backdrop. we explored the different ‘worlds’ playing in walkways lined with flowers, cascading waterfalls, floral arches, a stone mission painted with historical murals + trees for days.

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