Derek & Kathy’s Beautiful, Rainy Surprise Proposal

January 2023 was an epic month of record-breaking rainfall in California. Despite storm after storm bringing us pouring rain and gale-force winds from across the seas, Derek was unfazed — this proposal was going to happen, rain or shine. Although originally Derek had intended to propose elsewhere in the city with an open view, ultimately it was simply raining too hard, and we rerouted to the Palace of Fine Arts, which offers a sizable covered area with a beautiful backdrop and surroundings.

As planned, Derek arrived first and waited for his fiancée-to-be, who had been enjoying an afternoon with the girls, to arrive. By this point it wasn’t a total surprise, but that was kind of nice because it gave Kathy the chance to get prettied up and look exactly how she wanted for this special moment! As soon as she arrived, I could see the two of them light up in excitement as they walked towards each other and enjoyed a few last moments together before officially becoming engaged.

Congrats to Derek and Kathy, and take a look at a few photos of this moment below!