Monthly Archives: November 2010

Oahu Wedding Rehearsal

I really enjoy capturing all the excitement the day before the wedding — especially when it involves a destination wedding.  Guests have traveled from afar and have come together for a unique wedding experience.  Everyone is relaxed, wearing comfortable clothes, and enjoying their vacation away from home.  There is little to no stress on this day and the energy just buzzes.

The day before the wedding, Joan & James invited everyone to the beach house for some gumbo and vegetarian beans and rice.  Joan grew up in Louisiana so it was the perfect meal – a little something from her childhood days.  And with the gorgeous backdrop of the ocean, I made sure to capture some fun candid portraits of the guests.  They make for a wonderful keepsake and are a real treat for the guests.  When else do you get to have a professional photographer with you while on vacation?

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Chip McNally - November 29, 2010 - 4:15 pm

I so much like your photography.

Destination: Oahu

When traveling for a destination wedding, I make sure to capture an array of scenics that showcase the wedding location.  It tells a more complete story and offers memorable imagery that can be hung around the home as a way of remembering the unique event.  Joan & James chose the wonderful location of Oahu for their wedding.  For me, it was the first time visiting the island, and I have to say the views are absolutely breathtaking.  So, I wanted to share a few here on the blog.  But, make sure to come back and visit soon.  We will have Joan & James’ wedding highlights on the blog very soon.  So in the meantime, throw on some sunscreen and check out these images!

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Mandi Downs - November 29, 2010 - 8:51 am

Gorgeous!!!! These pictures definitely added to the excitement of going to Hawaii next week!

Katie & Rich | Wedding Album Design

There are a lot of preparations that go into photographing a wedding.  From the logistical aspects of managing the timeline of the day and formals lists to packing and organizing all the gear, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that takes place.  And then even once the wedding is finally documented, there are a handful of steps that take place in the handling and backing up of all the digital files.  In fact, the wedding day sometimes feels like just the beginning with all of the editing and post-production that takes place afterward.  But there is one final step that I really enjoy the most.  It is when everything comes together in a beautifully designed album.  I thought about this while designing Katie & Rich’s wedding album.  I love all their photos but I really love how they all come together to tell the unique story of their day.  Here is the design of Katie & Rich’s 30 page leather wedding album with an inset photo on the cover.

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Emily & Paul | October 30, 2010

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know that the weather becomes increasingly less predictable as we head into the fall and winter months.  With Emily & Paul’s wedding on October 30th, we just weren’t quite sure what to expect.  So, we came prepared for anything and came away with absolutely everything.  While it did rain from time to time throughout the day, the portion of time we needed for formal portraits, stayed surprisingly dry.  We brought a clear umbrella just in case, but everything worked out perfectly and we were able to capture portraits of Emily & Paul throughout the grounds of Peninsula Park in NE Portland.  It is just a couple of blocks from The North Star Ballroom where the wedding and reception took place.

Emily & Paul did a wonderful job selecting the decor for their wedding reception.  I loved their color choices and the placement of monogram letters throughout the various table settings.  Cafe lights were strung across the ballroom adding to the rustic feel of the reception.  To create some added drama, a smoke machine was introduced onto the dance floor toward the end of the evening.  It was timed perfectly with the playing of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

A special thanks to fellow My Portland Photographer Lauren Brooks for introducing us to Emily & Paul.  Lauren had the opportunity of being on the other side of the lens by attending this wedding as a bridesmaid.

Congratulations to Emily & Paul!  Here is your wedding slideshow.

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Black Friday Deals All Week Long

We’re dropping our print and product prices to record lows this entire week!  There will never be a better time to shop at Paul Rich Studio.  And it sure beats getting trampled in line at Best Buy…  But you have to hurry up.  This sale ends at midnight on November 28, 2010.

Looking for that perfect image for your holiday card? Digital Downloads normally priced at $35 per image are marked down to just $25 per image.  What a quick and easy way to check something off your to-do list.  In need of a holiday card design?  We have those too!  Contact us directly (paul@paulrichstudio.com) for our special discount pricing on an array of holiday card designs.

Want to treat the family to something truly special during the holidays? Pick up one of our slideshow DVDs normally priced at $195 for just $125 and re-live those special moments.

Been meaning to order prints from your wedding or portrait session? Now is the time!  All of our print prices have been slashed.

Needing to hang some art on your walls? Our canvas prints have been marked down to never-seen-before prices!

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Friday Humor

I just love these responses!!  Happy Friday everyone.

1.         HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. — Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with. — Kristen, age 10

2.         WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. — Camille, age 10

3.         HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. — Derrick, age 8

4.         WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?

Both don’t want any more kids. — Lori, age 8

5.         WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. — Lynnette, age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. — Martin, age 10

6.         WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

When they’re rich. — Pam, age 7 (Love her)

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that. — Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do. — Howard, age 8

7.         IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. — Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

8.         HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there? — Kelvin, age 8

9.         HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. — Ricky, age 10

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Baby Andreas

Baby Andreas likes to nap.  I mean — really likes to nap!  We would change out his clothes and pose him this way and that way, and he was content to just sleep.  After all, what’s all the fuss about?  Shirts being tucked, hair being fixed, hands being positioned.  Andreas had more important things to do…like get some rest.  But when he woke, his eyes were big and bright.  He would watch all of us making funny faces.  He just took it all in.  Thanks to everyone for making Andreas’ big debut a success.

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