Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cast Your Vote

We are very excited to share a brand new feature with you on the Paul Rich Studio Blog.  Now, you can vote for your favorite images!  Each image that we post for a wedding, engagement session, or portrait session can be selected as one of your favorites.  We are very excited to launch this new feature and are eager to see what images you like the most.  So, check back often, and make sure to vote for your favorite images!

Tiffany & Nathan | July 10, 2010

Tiffany & Nathan’s wedding was an absolute blast.  I teamed up with Missy to document the entire day and there are many stories to be told.  It began with the guys getting ready.  Somebody (who shall remain nameless) thought it would be a great idea if the groom took a 4-wheel ATV for a spin.  Seemed easy enough.  Fire the thing up, cruise around the neighborhood for a moment, maybe pop a wheelie or two — you know — the usual.  Well, Nathan sure did take the ATV for a “spin.”  And the experience left a mark.  A real mark.  As in, the muffler somehow burnt a hole in his pants!  To know the rest of the story, you had to be at the wedding…  What happens on a wedding day, stays on the wedding day.  Then of course were the fake mustaches.  To say that they were a huge hit would be an under-statement.  One of my personal favorites from the day is the photo of the flower girl with a fake mustache laughing hysterically — it somehow represents how everyone was feeling that day.

Tiffany & Nathan poured their hearts into their wedding day and it really showed.  During the reception, Tiffany approached me with a hand-made Red Sox pin as a gift of thanks.  We wanted to thank you and Nathan for making the day such a pleasure to photograph.  Your friends and family welcomed us into your day and made us feel welcome as guests.  We are ecstatic to share this sneak peek preview of what’s to come!

Check out Tiffany & Nathan’s wedding slideshow.

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Tiffany - July 31, 2010 - 2:50 pm

The photos are beautiful! We are so glad that you and Missy were there to help us celebrate and capture these moments for us. We are very much looking forward to seeing the rest of them! THANK YOU for sharing your talent with us!

[…] associate photographer having just completed wedding assignments for Aubre & Jason as well as Tiffany & Nathan.  It was a jam packed weekend of […]

Aubre & Jason | July 9, 2010

Aubre & Jason were married at the Oregon Golf Club on July 9, 2010.  The schedule for the day allowed for plenty of time for portraits of the couple both before and after the ceremony.  In fact, immediately following the ceremony, we rode off in golf carts to capture portraits of the couple throughout the grounds of the Oregon Golf Club.

Aubre comes from a large family with over 20 nieces and nephews and it was such a treat seeing all the cousins playing together.  We captured her immediate family (which is pictured below) during the formals session.

The reception was kicked off with a grand entrance by the couple and their first dance.  The partying continued well into the evening with a very fun sparkler departure for the couple.  Congratulations to Aubre & Jason!

A special thanks to Missy with Take 5 Photography for providing additional photography coverage throughout the day.

Check out Aubre & Jason’s sneak peek wedding slideshow.

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racheal - July 30, 2010 - 8:39 am

These pics are fantastic. Are there anymore? I would love to see some of the families dancing as well as poses of the groom and his family. Can you please send me some or is there a website I may view?
Thank you,
Racheal

[…] me on the wedding as my associate photographer having just completed wedding assignments for Aubre & Jason as well as Tiffany & Nathan.  It was a jam packed weekend of […]

Amber & Jonathan | July 3, 2010

We really enjoy photographing weddings at the Lan Su Chinese Garden due to the uniqueness of the venue.  It’s an experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture and history with the cityscape of downtown Portland in the background.  If you have not been, you must add this to your list of must-see venues in Portland.

Amber & Jonathan were married on July 3, 2010 in the intimate setting of the Scholars Garden.  Lush vegetation and unique architectural elements made for a gorgeous location for their wedding.  The couple integrated humorous elements into their vows, making the ceremony very light and warm felt.  Food stations were located throughout the garden and staff members were on hand to provide individualized tours.  Guests had the opportunity to stroll throughout the garden and learn about Chinese culture.  As the sun set and guests gathered around for final good-byes, the evening could not be complete without an energetic sparkler departure.  And so Amber & Jonathan rode off into the night…

A special thanks to my associate Missy for documenting this wedding with me and to Pambiche for making such wonderful wedding cake!

Check out Amber & Jonathan’s sneak peek wedding slideshow.

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Sherry Chin - July 15, 2010 - 9:07 am

Fabulous!!!

Amy Vining - July 15, 2010 - 9:08 am

beautimous!

Janice Hallquist - July 17, 2010 - 5:08 am

Congratulations to Amber and Jonathon. The picture album photograph’s your elegant wedding so beautifully and moreover conveys your happiness. Janice Hallquist, friend of John and Sherry Chin

Jonathan & Amber - July 18, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Thanks so very much, Paul (and Missy)! Everything is even more beautiful than we could have hoped. We will treasure these forever, and couldn’t be happier!

Diana & Duy | June 26, 2010

It is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to photograph a wedding that involves the customs and traditions of another culture.  Diana & Duy’s wedding day began with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony.  The ceremony begins with a procession of the groom’s family to the bride’s house.  The procession is led by a representative of the groom’s family and the participants carry gifts for the bride and her family.  Traditionally, the gifts include such items as: betel, wine, tea, fruit, cakes, and a roast pig — though it can be an array of different types of offerings.

Upon arriving at the bride’s home, members of the procession are introduced to the bride’s family, and the bride’s family introduces its members to the procession. The groom presents his gifts to the bride’s family, and he is given permission to greet the bride, who is brought out by her mother.  The ceremony is done in Vietnamese and may involve many different traditions, the most common of which is the tea ceremony.  The bride and groom, in front of their guests, serve tea to their parents and other close family members.  Once the ceremony was complete, guests then went to the groom’s house for lunch where many traditional Vietnamese dishes were served.

Diana & Duy also celebrated their union with a Western-style wedding.  The couple was married at the Aloha Vietnamese Baptist Tualatin Valley Community Church.  Elements of the ceremony were presented in both English and Vietnamese.  Immediate family members along with the full wedding party then traveled to Noble Woods Park for formal portraits.  We had enough time in our schedule to even head into the Pearl District for a more urban setting for additional portraits of the bride and groom with their wedding party.  We then headed to the Jin Wah Restaurant for the reception.

A special thanks to Lauren Brooks for documenting this wonderful event with me.

To view Diana & Duy’s sneak peek slideshow, please click here.

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Site Reviews

Here is a bit of humor we thought we would share during the busy wedding season.  A friend of mine passed this link along to me, and I just had to share.  This is a great example of why we do site reviews with all of our couples just prior to the wedding day — to avoid mistakes like these…

The title of this YouTube clip is appropriately titled Wedding Photographer FAIL — enjoy and be prepared to laugh!

Jennifer - July 9, 2010 - 8:57 am

“Holy water!” I’ll bet that’s what he said when he fell. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

Engagement Session | Krista & Eric & Zach Too

We met up with Krista & Eric & Eric’s son Zach at the Hoyt Arboretum for the couple’s engagement session.  The weather was absolutely perfect and punctuated with some really nice late day sun.  Zach was a total ham and really enjoyed having his picture taken.  I am looking forward to seeing him as well as Krista & Eric on August 21, 2010 at the RiverPlace Hotel for the couple’s wedding day.

Here are a selection of images from Krista & Eric’s recent engagement session:

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