Family Portraits in Portland

We’re all familiar with Facebook at this point right?  Well have you heard of the new social network called Nextdoor?  Think Facebook meets your neighborhood.  That’s right.  It is a social network for neighborhood communities.  So rather than stay in touch with those around the world, which unto itself is quite amazing, now you can connect, share, and collaborate with those much closer to you.

I recently joined Nextdoor and knowing that the holidays were right around the corner, I offered a family portrait special for all my neighbors.  Within minutes I received an inquiry.

This family had once lived in Portland, moved to New Orleans years ago, and only recently just moved back to Portland.  I suggested that we meet at Cathedral Park to capture the St Johns Bridge in the background of their family portraits.  When I threw out the idea of capturing a portrait on the bridge, everyone was on board, and I have to say, it is one of my favorite images from the session.  Portland has so many unique bridges.  Why not include them in a family portrait session?

Here are some highlights from this recent family portrait session:

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Family Portraits at Home

I absolutely adore this family.  This beautiful trio of little ones was an absolute blast to photograph.

I am sure you recognize the couple.  We photographed Kylene & Jacob’s wedding many years ago at Kruger’s Farm.  We have also photographed their first son and daughter on a number of occasions.  Then, with the latest addition to the family, it was the perfect time to get together and capture even more portraits.

When the littlest one was napping, I would capture him in a variety of poses.  He would wake up and red to be fed, so I would hang out with the other two.  Then, to give them a break, I would focus on the littlest one again.  Over and over the cycle went until everyone had their chance to be photographed.  And of course, we had to capture everyone together too and I think that photo is my most favorite of all.  Enjoy!

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Portraits by the Oregon Zoo

When Katie contacted us about capturing portraits of her with her son Rowen, I knew the perfect location for the photo shoot.  There is an area between the Oregon Zoo and Hoyt Arboretum that is perfect for capturing portraits.  In fact, it is a relatively small area but it offers a myriad of backdrop options that are just perfect.

Rowen and I immediately became best buddies.  I had him laughing, jumping, and running all over the place.  Well, I guess he probably does plenty of that on his own accord, but still, it made for some great captured moments.  Nothing like a bit of hide-and-seek and tag to really kick things into gear.  Plus Rowen’s innate sense of adventure really made for some fun photos.

Here are some of our favorite images from our portrait session with Katie & Rowen:

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Family Portraits in Portland

There is no better time than the holiday season, when family members fly in from out of town, to have professional family portraits.  Whether it is immediate or extended family, consider using this time of year as an opportunity to capture some family portraits in Portland.

Some families choose an outdoor location like Hoyt Arboretum, Washington or Laurelhurst Park.  Other families choose an area like the Portland waterfront or the Pearl District to capture something a bit more hip and urban.  Portland is known for its bridges, so why not a location like Cathedral Park or the area surrounding the Hawthorne Bridge?  What about the brand new Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People?  I cannot wait to capture portraits along that bridge.  It is scheduled to open in Sept of 2015.  Maybe you could be the first family to have their portraits captured on the bridge?!?!?

Another option for families is our photography studio.  Having an indoor location is also perfect for this time of year.  You don’t have to worry about scheduling and re-scheduling your photo session.  With our photography studio, we have the option of capturing your family portraits right in our studio.  The options are endless.  Why not schedule your session today?

Here are a few highlights from a recent portrait session at our photography studio:

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Newborn Session at Home

One of the things I love most is the relationships we form with our clients over the years.  We continuously expand our service offerings to grow with our clients needs.  Most often, the wedding day is just the beginning…

We met Julia & Erik last year as they were planning their wedding.  We had an opportunity to capture their engagement photos at one of our favorite locations in Portland – Hoyt Arboretum.  Then in July of last year, we captured their Waverley Country Club wedding.  Their beautifully choreographed first dance, the exciting moments of anticipation just before the ceremony began, and climbing out onto a balcony to capture a bird’s eye view of the newlyweds with all of their guests were just some of my favorite memories from their wedding day.

Most recently, Julia & Erik contacted us to announce they were expecting their first child.  We were delighted by the news and extremely excited to have an opportunity to connect once again.  We offered Julia & Erik the option of capturing portraits of their newborn at our photography studio in Portland or at the comforts of their home.  Julia & Erik wanted to incorporate elements of their home into the photo shoot so we opted to do the newborn session at home.  The available light in the nursery made for a wonderful setting for most of the portraits.

For those of you who think of Paul Rich Studio primarily as a wedding photography studio, keep in mind that our services extend well beyond to meet the needs of our clients.  Family portraits are a natural extension of what we do, however, we also capture professional headshots to assist our clients with their businesses, real estate for when our clients are looking to sell their homes, special events like birthdays and family reunions, and many many non-profit and fundraising events.

Here are some highlights from Julia & Erik’s newborn session at home:

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Personalized Holiday Gifts

I know this time of year is very busy for everyone.  Trying to find the time to shop and find the right gift can be quite challenging.  So, we wanted to share a very unique way of personalizing your holiday gifts.  It is an idea that adds that extra special touch and something that makes your gift truly unique.

Make sure to check out Alesia Zorn Calligraphy.  Alesia has officially launched a brand new service of custom engraving.  She is now engraving on glass and metal!  Think of all the endless possibilities ranging from bottles of wine and wine glasses to flasks, pocket knives, and more.  Alesia Zorn’s calligraphy is highly sought after and her talents are far reaching.  Consider personalizing your holiday gift this year with Alesia Zorn Calligraphy.  Make sure to mention that her wacky friend from Boston sent you…

Marco’s Cafe & Espresso Bar

Marco’s Cafe & Espresso Bar is a wonderful restaurant nestled in the heart of Multnomah Village.  Marco’s has an incredible breakfast menu, an ever changing list of lunch and dinner specials, fresh salads, sandwiches, and plenty of vegetarian options for all.  The desserts are phenomenal too.

We recently had an opportunity to meet up with Brian McElmeel (Marco’s Executive Chef) to document a handful of options that are available at the restaurant.  If you are still working on your holiday shopping, Multnomah Village is a wonderful place to visit.  Shops like Peachtree Gifts and many others offer an array of unique gifts that will satisfy anyone on your list.  While there, swing by Marco’s Cafe & Espresso Bar to complete your trip.

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