Sharon and Khoa flew in from New York City for their engagement session, and to celebrate his mom's birthday, which I thought was super sweet.
Knowing they wanted to shoot at the Dallas Arboretum and White Rock Lake, two of my favorite Dallas locations, by the way, I was pretty concerned about whether or not the weather was going to cooperate. We couldn't exactly reschedule if it didn't, and it was a super chilly and rainy week leading up to their session.
Fortunately, on Friday we were blessed with a beautiful spring day, absolutely perfect for checking out the flowers at the Arboretum, and then the ducks over by the dock.
These two are so cute, quick to laugh, and to do a little twirling through the tulips. It's clear how much they simply enjoy spending time together.
Sharon and Khoa, I had such a great time getting to know you better. Can't wait for your wedding!
Sharon, how did you and Khoa meet?
"It was on the day of my birthday in 2014. My friends and I were at a karaoke bar. We saw a fellow that no one knew so I talked to him to find out who was crashing my party. It turned out that he was not a random person but that our mutual friend Paul who invited him was coming by later. We talked some more and picked a song to sing together. We rocked it out to Evanescence's Bring me to Life. We both really clicked since that day. We've been dating for more than 4 years since that fateful day."
How'd Khoa pop the question?
"We went on a drive to Balos Beach on Crete to catch the sunset. It was overcast that day and Khoa was determined to catch the last of the sunlight of the day. The drive was treacherous, along the rocky, gnarled cliffside of the island and I was scared. We'd arrived to the parking lot but still had a ways to go to reach the the lagoon. We made our way down about half way and Khoa proposed at an overlook."
What do you like to do together?
"We like to travel together at least once a year. Our favorite trip was in 2016 to Cancun and Tulum where we visited the cenotes and Mayan ruins. When we are not traveling, we like to stay fit and do yoga, swim, and run. During our downtime, we like to play video games together."
What is something unique about your wedding day that you are looking forward to?
"This is the last wedding for our parents and we wanted to make it extra special for them. We picked a venue that is out of the norm for an Asian family... We are planning on having a private tea ceremony with our close friends and family members. It is a traditional practice to show our parents gratitude for raising us."