Jen & Dom | November 11, 2017

I began exploring Portland wedding photography back in 2005 and officially launched Paul Rich Studio in the summer of 2007.  It was an extremely exciting time in my life as I faced the exhilarating challenges of launching a business.  I knew that in order to be successful, I had to establish good solid relationships with vendors in the wedding industry.  It meant going out of my way to help others promote their own businesses.  It meant consistently providing a reliable and reputable service.  And it meant networking.  A lot.

One of the earlier relationships that I fostered as a Portland wedding photographer was with Jen, now co-owner of Barclay Events.  We attended many networking events and certainly worked on a number of weddings together as well.  We’ve grown to know each other both personally and professionally.  When the opportunity came to photograph her own wedding, I was absolutely thrilled.

Being that Jen has been in the Portland wedding industry for many years, she, like myself, knows a lot of extremely talented wedding professionals.  It was an honor to work alongside all the vendors she chose for her wedding.

Jen and Dom chose District East for their wedding ceremony and reception.  The venue was filled with elegant uplighting by our friends over at Greenlight Creative.  Crystal Lilies provided all the floral for both the ceremony and the reception.  Crave Design masterfully created the stationery for the tables and Alesia Zorn Lettering Art put her signature touches on the guest book.   Family style dinner service was provided by Premiere Catering with decadent chocolates delicately placed at each table setting by A Yen for Chocolate.         Great Beginnings DJ Service provided the thumping beats for the evening while My Bartender provided exceptional liquid catering to keep the party going.  No event runs as smoothly as Jen and Dom’s wedding without the assistance of an entire team of vendors.  This was made entirely possible by the exquisite coordination of Cindy with Encore Events with additional day-of coordination by Tilly Dorsey.  With the game plan in place, no detail was missed, and the day flowed flawlessly.

Jen and Dom’s wedding day was thoroughly documented by Paul Rich Studio and Jonathan with Atelier Pictures.  Both photography and videography services were provided.

Congratulations to Jen and Dom.  Here are just a few of the many highlights from their wedding celebration.

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Family Portraits at Mt Tabor Park

I absolutely love the history that I share with my clients.  Liz and Nathan recently contacted me to request a family portrait session at Mt Tabor Park.  The reason?  It is the same exact location where we captured their engagement session in 2011.  How fun to have portraits captured at the same location, but 6 years later, with your son.  Of course, we also captured their wedding day at the Hotel Vintage Plaza.

Here are some of the highlights from the couple’s recent family portrait session at Mt Tabor Park.

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Sarah Jane & Ken | October 28, 2107

In late October 2017, we were flown out to New Hampshire to photograph Sarah Jane and Ken’s wedding.  Since my family resides in New England, it was an opportunity to visit with immediate and extended family members as well as attend a New England Patriots game.  Whenever I have the chance to fly east during football season, I always make sure to check the schedule for any home games.

I have known Ken ever since he was a young boy.  I grew up with his oldest brother as a close friend and spent many school vacations and summers hanging out together.  When Ken told me he was engaged, I was honored to be asked to photograph his wedding.  As with any destination wedding, I always make sure to arrive a handful of days in advance of the wedding day.  This allows a buffer in case of any flight delays and enables us to connect in advance to do a complete walkthrough and finalize the details for the day.

The day before the wedding, we met with Sarah Jane and Ken and discussed the details of their wedding day as well as some of the logistics of traveling between locations throughout the wedding day.  This allowed the wedding day to flow seamlessly and ensured we were available to capture all the special moments throughout the day.

Sarah Jane and Ken exchanged their wedding vows at Christ the King Parish and held their wedding reception at the New Hampshire Audubon Center.  A Peregrine falcon and other birds were on display for guests to enjoy.  There were many walking and hiking trails throughout the property for guests to take in the beautiful fall foliage as well.  The setting was absolutely stunning and a very unique experience for guests.

After dinner, Sarah Jane setup outside and made a series of balloon animals for the kids.  It was a huge hit.  The children lined up with their balloon animals and formed an impromptu parade marching through the wedding reception.  Here are a number of highlights from Sarah Jane and Ken’s destination wedding in New Hampshire.

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Laurelhurst Park Fall Portraits

Laurelhurst Park is an exceptional location for fall portraits.  There are a number of trees throughout the park that boast bright beautiful colors.  The setting is perfect for capturing family portraits here in Portland.

During the fall season, we frequently get asked what to wear for the family portrait session.  To offer some helpful tips and inspiration to our clients, we have put together a complimentary What to Wear Guide.  The guide is offered as a free .pdf download.

The best part about having your family portraits captured in the fall is that you have plenty of time to create holiday cards.  We offer our clients a complimentary online card designer that allows you to customize your holiday cards from the comfort of your home.  Choose the design and text you want entered and we have the cards printed and mailed directly to you with envelopes included.

As you schedule and plan for 2018, consider capturing your family portraits earlier this year and take advantage of the wonderful colors that are present when the fall leaves are in full bloom.  Plan for a time after Halloween and try to keep your schedule as flexible as possible.  As we enter that time of year, the weather becomes increasingly less predictable.  We keep our schedule open for our clients and are always happy to re-schedule as needed to align with the best weather possible.

Here are some of our favorite images from a recent Laurelhurst Park fall portrait session.

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Portland Family Photographer

As a Portland family photographer I have the opportunity to capture a family’s legacy.  It is one of the greatest honors of being a photographer especially when it begins from the wedding day.  Jenny and Clayton have been clients of ours since 2009 when we photographed their wedding at St Mary’s Cathedral and Langdon Farms.  In fact, we even photographed their engagement session on Cannon Beach too!  You have got to check out these links for a nice stroll down memory lane.

We have since photographed the couple and their family on a number of occasions throughout the years.  We photographed both maternity sessions for Jenny and Clayton’s son and daughter.  We also captured Carter for his 1 year session and Allison for her one year session too.  We have also photographed the family during the fall season a number of times.  The Portland waterfront session is just one example of the family’s fall portraits.  They are wise to have their family photographed during that time of year.  The fall leaves are absolutely beautiful and it provides the couple with ample time to have holiday cards made.

Our most recent session at Cathedral Park was perfect.  The overcast day provided the perfect diffuse light for the session.  The couple chose one of our favorite locations to photograph.  Both kiddos were excited to have their portrait captured and we had a lot of fun reminiscing about the times we have spent together.  A couple of years ago, Clayton accepted a job in California and moved the family.  Without missing a beat, when it came time for having family portraits captured, I was flown down to California for the day.  It was a rather unique experience of boarding a plane in the morning, spending a few hours with the family capturing portraits, and then heading back to the airport to head back home.

Here are some of our favorite moments brought to you by Portland family photographer Paul Rich Studio.

 

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Portland Newborn Photographer

As a Portland newborn photographer, I have the opportunity to document an incredible milestone in couples’ lives.  Welcoming the latest addition to the family and introducing him or her to the world is a true honor.

There are so many ways to capture a newborn’s first days.  Many couples choose to have their newborn documented in the convenience of their home.  These more intimate sessions capture the essence of the home and the baby’s first surroundings.  Others opt to come in to our photography studio in downtown Portland to take advantage of the beautiful natural light that streams through the windows.  For those wanting more of a photo-documentary approach to capturing their newborn, we have even travelled to the hospital within hours of birth to capture the baby’s very first moments.  And for those wanting an even more complete story captured in pictures, we have even photographed the birth itself.  Whatever option you choose, you are sure to cherish the images that are captured of your newborn baby.

Baby Reese’s parents were gifted a newborn portrait session by one of our long time clients.  They were absolutely elated to have their newborn daughter photographed by a professional photographer.  When I arrived for the newborn session, a number of outfits and props were made available by the couple.  Their hope was to include a few thematic arrangements as part of the session.  We always tailor our newborn sessions to the wishes of the new parents.  Each newborn session begins with a discussion of what the parents hope to have captured and then we prioritize the session from there.

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Sarah Kate & Eric | August 5, 2017

The Lan Su Chinese Garden is among Portland’s most unique wedding venues.  It also happens to be among our favorites.

Typically, brides and grooms are granted access to the garden once it has closed to the public for the day.  This means weddings typically start later in the day when the lighting is more ideal.  We were able to sneak into the garden a tad early and capture some portraits of Sarah Kate and Eric right after they saw each other for the first time.  There is a secluded area toward the back of the garden that photographs incredibly well.  We used that area for the couple’s first moment and portraits together.  It also enabled us to prevent the guests from seeing the couple prior to the wedding ceremony.

One of the things I love most about weddings at the Lan Su Chinese Garden is that guests have exclusive access to the grounds.  Food stations are setup throughout the garden to encourage guests to wander, mingle, and explore.

Following dinner, guests congregate for toasts and cake cutting followed by dancing out on the terrace area.  Then, for the grand finale to the evening, I always recommend to my wedding couples to do a sparkler departure.  It makes for the perfect send off for the evening.

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