September 11, 2014
How he proposed: My love surprised me with a trip to Paris on my 23rd birthday, which I was completely in shock! I've always wanted to go to Europe but never thought in a million years that I would be able to go on my 23rd birthday. Although everyone thought that he would propose under the Eiffel Tower, he did something completely different. He proposed to me the day when we got back into town, which was on Christmas day, in our own home where it was much more personal and intimate. I cried so much after he kneeled down and pop that question. It was surreal. We then went to his family's Christmas party and told everyone there that we are engaged!

Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Gorgeous Stylish Santa Monica Engagement Session | Jenna Bechtholt Photography

How they met: We met at a graduation party when Ben got his MBA degree at SMU. We hung out together that night with some of our friends and just instantly connected. The next morning he asked me out to dinner, which I of course said YES! :)

About the shoot: We went to Santa Monica for this lovely shoot with Jenna. She has such a talent in photography, we are very glad that she is our wedding photographer! As for the shoot, we did not use any props. We changed our outfits twice. My first dress was from Zara with a pair of Christian Louboutins. My second dress was from Pacsun. I did my own hair and makeup since I am a Makeup Artist in back Dallas.

Vendors: Photographer: Jenna Bechtholt Photography | Make-up: Q Professional Makeup Artistry 

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