Let me first just say, us capturing these stunning Russian Ridge engagement photos didn’t exactly come easily. 😂 First, Suzanne, Thomas and I had to endure the COLDEST, gloomiest, summer beach day in Bay Area history for our first attempt at their session. It was one of those days where everything was going wrong, including Suzanne and Thomas accidentally leaving their second outfit at home, and us feeling hypothermic after a 30 minutes outside, haha. We captured some good material, but overall, we didn’t get enough time together, so we came with the idea of ROUND 2! Ding ding ding.
For part two of their session, we met a little closer to their neck of the woods in Redwood City’s Russian Ridge Preserve and were graced with the most BEAUTIFUL golden California light. Can I get an AMEN?!
It made me even more excited to party with them next year!
If you’ve been around the blog before, I love to include background on my couples so you can TRULY get to know them. 🙂 Plus, love stories are my favorite!
Remind me about how you guys met? Who asked out who? What was your first date?
We both met at University of Oregon and shared a bunch of mutual friends. Our first date was a study date at the library but honestly we can’t remember who asked who (haha).
When did you know you wanted to marry him?
According to Thomas, there wasn’t necessarily one moment, but rather, one year. The year after we graduated from Oregon, we dated long-distance, really testing our relationship. We both grew so much and overcame so many hurdles that I knew she’s the one.
How did he propose?
The day after thanksgiving he took me up to the viewpoint of one of our favorite wineries in Healdsburg, CA and asked me to marry him. Despite the pouring rain, I of course said yes! Immediately after, he surprised me with an engagement party with some of our close friends and family.
What’s the number 1 think you’re most excited about at the wedding (besides marrying each other)?
Besides obviously marrying Thomas, I’m looking forward to celebrating our love with all of our friends and family together all in one place.
If you loved these Russian Ridge engagement photos in South Bay, you will LOVE this Morgan Hill engagement session, too!
Paige Vaughn Photo is an Austin and San Francisco Wedding Photographer specializing in fun, romantic and vibrant wedding, engagement, couple and boudoir photography. Within the Bay Area, we serve San Francisco, the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Burlingame, Los Altos, Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. Within the Central Texas area, we serve: downtown Austin, Dripping Springs, Georgetown, East Austin, Wimberley, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston. She is available for destination weddings and engagement sessions! Contact her for more detailed pricing