Shirley & Patrick : Engaged


It was a very blustery day.

It was gray and wet and misty.

And the sky threatened to open up and pour down rain. But it didn’t.

Someone was looking out for us on Saturday.

Shirley and Patrick first met through a San Francisco-based Activities Club. Shirley had organized an event, and Patrick was the only one to show up. What could have been seen as a bust, turned out to be very successful indeed. I met with  Shirley and Patrick at the Legion of Honor on Saturday for their engagement session as we braved the looming rain and frigid winds. In spire of the weather, we had a great session!

After that, we went to China Beach where we had to descend a steep set of stairs. Shirley was wearing a pretty serious pair of heels and stared at the challenge. Patrick, without second thought, ran back to the car, and brought her a pair of his shoes so she could get down the stairs without breaking her neck or ankle. So sweet. She may have looked a little silly, but what did it matter? They are a definite team!

I have to give some serious props to Shirley who toughed it out in the cold in a strapless dress, including the wind chill factor it must have been between 30-40 degrees! That’s FREEZING by California standards. By the end, Patrick was swinging Shirley around on the beach like it was 80 degrees outside. Who cares about the cold when you’re fiance can keep you warm?!

Click HERE for the SLIDESHOW!

Shirley and Patrick, I hope you have a fabulous wedding, come May! Go ahead and rock your FOUR dresses!

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  • Reply Jessica Hanaumi 03.24.2009 at 11:32 am

    Catie, these are beautimous! I love the one with the bridge in the background! I also enjoy your writing! (^_^)

  • Reply whitney elizabeth 03.24.2009 at 11:43 am

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE the third to last shot….but then again, I like them all! what a super cute couple :) they look so in love!

  • Reply Wayne Toshikazu 03.24.2009 at 10:18 pm

    Nice work, Catie! That black and white image with the bridge in the foreground is super sweet. I miss San Francisco!

  • Reply Alyssa Lang 03.25.2009 at 9:42 am

    Beauuuutiful! :)

  • Reply Shirley Wan 03.26.2009 at 11:01 am

    Hi Catie,

    Thanks for all your work! I was very nice meeting you. I LOVE the pictures. Good Job!!

    Hope you can share your E-pics on your blog soon!

    Thanks again!

  • Reply Daniel Galang 03.27.2009 at 3:39 pm

    Great stuff homegirl – you are defintely rockin it! I see every post get better and better!

  • Reply Auntie Kathleen 03.28.2009 at 3:58 pm

    I am so amazed at how beautifully the next generation is turning out. I love your work. One day I hope you can take pictures of our Massachusetts branch. Hopefully, we will all be with you on your big day. :) I can’t express how blown away I am by your work.

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