Scott stayed in the bathroom longer than normal. He stood in front of the mirror psyching himself up. The ring was in his day-pack and Melanie was waiting for him. He walked out into the gardens of the Huntington Library, “Let’s go see the Jungle Garden,” he said.

“What’s in the Jungle Garden?” asked Melanie.

“Monkeys.”

They came upon a bench by a pond as they walked and Scott pulled the ring out of his pack. With a cheesey smile, he asked Melanie to be his wife forever. And the rest is yet to be written.

I love it when couples choose to meet before the ceremony. That leads to moments like this and we get to plan a whole mini-shoot with the two of them.