I mean, we all picked up a camera and suddenly fell in love with capturing love. BUT. It's not about me - it's about YOU. what's it going to take to find someone you CLICK with, someone that will tell YOUR story well?
You're skipping the silly stuff. You just want to have the time of your life on the dancefloor after marrying your best friend. The more laid-back and intimate, the better. Is that too much to ask for? Hint: it's not ;-)
You need a photographer who is going to have your BACK. You want a photography partner who is going to do the work for you. An honorary bridesmaid who has 7 years of experience in making YOUR life easier. You need a problem-solving, timeline-managing, sanity-preserving, golden-hour chasing, champagne poppin' friend who is going to give you the experience you've always dreamed of. Sound about right?
You're not a professional model (and let's be honest, you're already feeling a little nervous about being in front of the camera). THAT'S OKAY! You just want EASY, fun, natural photography that makes you feel like a million bucks.
I'm Paige - an Austin and San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer, here to make you feel like your best self while getting you down that aisle to your other half.
I'm here to make sure when you look back at your wedding album, you can vividly remember how hopelessly in love you were (and still are), how much fun you had and how very sore your feet were from dancing the night away.
With me on your team, we'll plan the day of your dreams focused on what matters most and you will look damn good while doing it.
My approach to photography stems from my background in public relations + my lifelong mission of loving people well - my work is the intersection of heartfelt photojournalism and fine art portraits.
And when I'm not capturing people having the time of their lives? Well, then I'm just Paige - a corgi-crazed, rosé-sippin', mashed-potato-eatin' San Francisco wedding photographer living my best life with my corgi Paddington and fiancé Nikhil.
Now...can we skip to the part where we hug and introduce each other to our dogs?!
DId I forget to introduce myself? SILLY ME! I'm Paige: your Honorary Bridesmaid, reporting for duty.
10/10, we would pick Paige 100x over! From the first time speaking on the phone, sleep deprived and stressed from wedding planning, I could feel her bubbly personality, energy and love for photography over the phone. She didn't feel like a stranger intruding on personal moments like some photographers can feel like, but more like a friend helping capture your relationships and, of course, making you look and feel great! We loved her professionalism with easy to understand contracts, timelines and scheduling process for engagement sessions. Come wedding day, she was ready to roll, bringing the energy, efficiency and capturing all of the shots we wanted of family, details, moments etc. We had a large amount of personal details as well as a large and complicated family and she handled it all like a champ and captured everything in such a beautiful way. - Lauren + Travis, 2019 PVP Couple
When she says she is an honorary helpful bridesmaid, she means it. We originally fell in love with her light, airy, and loving photos online, and our photos are PERFECT. Our engagement photos were the most fun and enjoyable experience. Throughout the whole process of wedding planning, Paige was always there to talk to me about fun shot options, rain plans, nerves, day of timeline, etc. She truly was such a great friend who helped me stay calm and get hyped at the exact same time! If you want a new best friend in your photographer, Paige is your gal. Ours was one of the most logistically tough and crazy long days anyone could ever experience and Paige handled it like a champ. She brought her second shooter and both worked tirelessly to make our day perfect. They captured all the moments I wanted them to, as well as all the moments I had no idea I wanted to see. Paige truly is a great friend that I hope that we can stay in touch with and go to HH with! If I ever need any photos again in the future, there is only one gal I will be going to, Paige Vaughn! - Sarah + Buddy, 2019 PVP Couple
Paige was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding!! From the very first time we spoke, I knew she was the right fit! She is so contagiously sweet and got to know us which made our engagement shoot that much more comfortable! For the wedding, she was so organized and answered all questions I had, even if I had a lot! She created a timeline ahead of time which really helped me understand what was most important with picture time! She made us have so much fun and stay relaxed! I still have wedding guests raving about her talent and how they loved she included them in photos and also had so much fun shooting photos on the dance floor! When it came time to see the gallery, which came so quick, we were beyond thrilled! They turned out even better than we could ever imagine! Paige is the best and so incredibly talented! I highly recommend her to anyone!! - Kelly + Nolan, 2019 PVP Couple
We were so blessed to have Paige photograph our wedding! As soon as we met and talked, I knew she was the one. Paige is an expert at embracing the awkwardness of having someone take your photos and made the whole process so much more fun. Whether it was vendor recommendations or help working out our timeline, she was an invaluable asset to my planning process. PVP was the first vendor we hired after booking our venue because it was our highest priority to have beautiful, high quality photos we can look back on for years to come. Her work is outstanding and we are so grateful to have these priceless treasures. We also heard from so many of our family & friends how great they thought our photographers were. They put out some sneak peak pics for people to see halfway through the reception and they were even getting down on the dance floor to some Beyonce ;) Everyone loved it! It makes such a huge difference to have vendors that are having a great time as well - it made us feel so awesome that everyone was enjoying themselves that much. - Hannah + Ben, 2019 PVP couple
PVP is the real MVP. I cannot say enough good things about this girl. Paige is one of the best people, and photographers I have ever met. Her work is absolutely flawless and I had no worry at all when it came to my photos on my wedding day. Paige is one of those vendors that will check in with you all the time and just keep pumping you up for your big day and putting you at ease at the same time. The attention to detail in photos is amazing, and despite the rain and gloomy clouds on my wedding day the photos were flawless and her editing skills are just icing on top of her talent. My husband and I are two very awkward and quirky people and it take a lot to make us smile, and not be weird in photos. Paige made us so comfortable, laugh and just have fun. My husband and I were waking up after our wedding about to leave for our honeymoon. I turned on my phone and saw an email from Paige with sneak peeks. We still cannot pick photos to put around our home, we truly love them all. PVP is the real deal. She is reliable, has great communication, her work is impeccable, and she’s super funny. I am honored to now call her my friend and watch her make other brides dreams come true with her photos.
- Alyssa + Eric Seals, 2018 PVP Couple
"We were so lucky to have found Paige! She truly is a great photographer that was able to grasp who we were as a couple and capture it in pictures. My favorite thing about Paige, other than her joyful energy, is that she photographs with a vision! She crafts each image and like magic, is able to capture the essence of the couples she photographs. We were so happy with our engagement and wedding photos because they truly captured us. Paige is the BEST hype woman out there. My husband and I were realllly nervous about taking photos, because it was both of our first times taking professional pictures. Paige made us feel so comfortable and beautiful and was so patient and polite with us and made us feel at ease with her witty humor. When we got the pictures back my husband said “Damn, she made us look like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.” As we all know, weddings don’t always go to plan and sometimes family members are hard to work with, but Paige handled everything with class and ease, with a big sprinkle of fun! Let’s not forget to mention she really was our biggest cheerleader. We were on the beach on our honeymoon when we got the pictures and it was just the best timing. After that we couldn’t stop looking at them. We were so beyond happy with the photos, I still can’t even.” - Ale + Noah, 2018 PVP Couple
"Y'all, Paige is AMAZING!! In fact, amazing falls short. Through our email exchange I could tell Paige was super fun, full of energy, so sweet, and understood exactly what I wanted! Bryan and I were nervous about our engagement session because we had never done something of the sort before but from the second we met up with Paige the entire session was LOADS OF FUN! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera (through coaching and lots of patience) and it showed through in the beautiful photos she delivered. Bryan couldn't stop talking about how glad he was that we had hired Paige! I also had Paige take my bridals a few weeks before the wedding and that experience was everything I could have asked for! Leading up to the big day Paige was so much help, I was able to reach out for vendor recommendations and she even reviewed my timeline before the big day. During the wedding Paige was incredible! Our guests had all raved about the gorgeous engagement photos and now the bridal photos we had displayed, but they also had a lot of great things to say about Paige's willingness to snap photos they asked for, her patience, energy, and the way she captured the fun right from the dance floor! Paige is so kind, joyful, talented, and wonderful all-around. She isn't just the kind of person you want to work with, but also someone you want as a friend!" - Elizabeth + Bryan, 2018 PVP Couple
"TL;DR: Hire Paige, you will not regret it, and will want to be her friend forever. We are SO happy that we chose Paige as our wedding photographer. She was recommended by our wedding planner and I immediately loved the bright, happy photos that seemed to capture each couple's authentic personalities. Paige is THE gal pal that you want to have around on your wedding day. Not only does she make sure that you get all of the photos that you would ever want/need, but she's also a constant cheerleader and is making sure that you look and feel flawless. I had some specific types of photos in mind that I wanted to make sure we captured, which we had discussed prior to the day, and Paige came prepared with a plan to make sure we got exactly what we wanted, without sacrificing time to enjoy the party with our guests. The wedding party loved working with her and even other guests commented to me that despite taking pictures all night, she had a constant smile on her face and looked like she was having the best time. We were so pleasantly surprised that she sent us a number of edited sneak peek shots on the SAME DAY! Paige is one of those people who pours her heart and soul into her work, and her attention to detail throughout the entire process sets her apart from other vendors. I know we will cherish her beautiful photos for the rest of our lives, and I feel so lucky to have also gained a new friend in Austin!" - Marianne + Stephen, 2018 PVP Couple
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