Ivan reached out to me to capture his proposal to his girlfriend Melinda. There was a month of planning and coordination to trick his girlfriend to come out to Los Angeles during the week. The Descanso Gardens in Glendale, California was in full bloom and there were enough people for me to hide in plain sight. Thankfully there were already a handful of nature photographers walking around so I did my best to blend in. Melinda said yes, and her family and best friend came out to surprise them afterwards too.