Monthly Archives: April 2011

Baby Hendricks

We are so excited to share images from Baby Hendrick’s newborn session.  It is photo sessions like these that really make me love my job – the fact that our services extend well beyond the wedding day to capture many momentous events throughout a couples’ lives.  I met Rachelle many years ago while she was coordinating a wedding and taking on the responsibility of meeting with photographers to find a good fit for her couple.  Not only did I have the opportunity to photograph that wedding, but I also had the opportunity to photograph her own wedding in St Lucia.  We have worked together on a number of weddings and events and have developed both a professional as well as a personal friendship.  When I heard that Rachelle and Donny were expecting, I just knew that I had to be there to capture some newborn photos.  Thanks so much Rachelle & Donny for continuing to trust us with your most cherished moments in life.  And thank you for being such active participants while documenting baby Hendricks.  The amount of work and effort that goes into making a little one look sound asleep is not as easy as it looks.  I look forward to watching Hendricks grow over the years to come.  Here are a selection of images captured just days after he was introduced to the world.

Hendricks was born at 4:32am on April 12, 2011.  He was 21.5 inches and weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz.  He arrived with a full head of hair and is as cute as can be.

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Julie - April 28, 2011 - 4:39 pm

What a little darling! I love these photos.

Mandi - April 29, 2011 - 3:30 pm

These photos are precious!!! Hendricks is so adorable- nearly impossible to pick a favorite!!! Great work, as always, Paul!

Jennifer - May 2, 2011 - 6:56 am

Wow! So much hair! What a sweet little guy!

The Bell Family » Paul Rich Studio - December 7, 2011 - 1:22 am

[…] finishing Hendricks’ newborn session back in April of this year, I made Rachelle & Donny promise me that we would meet up again for […]

Maternity Session » Paul Rich Studio - May 17, 2013 - 11:32 am

[…] session at Timberline to their destination wedding in St Lucia to their first son’s newborn session and 1 year session and family portraits at the Wooden Shoe  Tulip Farm.  It has been an absolute […]

BRIX Tavern

Owner Mark Byrum (the man behind Urban Fondue, Bartini, Urban Studio, and Pearl Catering), brings a new restaurant concept into the Pearl District with the launch of BRIX Tavern.  BRIX offers a unique list of cocktails, beer, and local wine along with an array of entertainment from pool tables and darts to classic games and flat screen TVs for watching sports.  Thin crust pizzas baked in a brick oven under the guidance of an in-house Pizza Pie Connoisseur highlight the feature filled menu that is infused with the freshest local ingredients.  For lunch or for dinner, BRIX Tavern is a restaurant to experience.

Here is a fun time lapse we created during the Pre-Opening party at BRIX Tavern:

Robert Nobles - April 27, 2011 - 6:52 pm

That’s the building where Leah and I first met!

Champagne Wedding & Events | Party Concepts

Mandi with Champagne Wedding & Events recently gave a presentation at the Multnomah Athletic Club on ideas and things to consider when hosting your own event or party.  Her staff of coordinators presented 4 different event concepts with creative ideas and tips on how to throw a successful gathering of guests.

For a wedding table design, Mandi discussed the elegance and simplicity in using white.  This under-stated color choice can be accentuated with little punches of color in the choice of chair sashes, napkins, and other detail elements.  The table display included butterfly accents that referenced the wildly popular phrase “Put a Bird On It” by the local tv series Portlandia.

To appease the man in your life, a guy’s party theme was discussed.  Whether it’s poker night or watching a game, having plenty of finger food, cigars, and whiskey is a must.  Have these items available, and typically the party will take care of itself.

Hosting an event to celebrate the arrival of a newborn?  Check out Champagne’s Sip & See Concept.  This is designed for the parents of a new baby or for close friends and family to put together some food and drinks for the guests to come during a designated time to meet the new baby!  Ideas include using items from the nursery to decorate!  For a baby shower, consider incorporating the mom-to-be’s favorite childhood author or colors from the nursery, etc!

How about a Ladies Night In?  Making sangria, indulging in delicious appetizers, laughing, and sharing recipes.  This is a great way to connect with old friends or to expand your social circle and meet new friends.

Mandi offered wonderful suggestions and creative ideas to all of the guests who attended the event at the Multnomah Athletic Club.  She also offered a follow-up step-by-step guide on how to make some of the elements she showcased during her presentation.  To access some of her wonderful ideas, head on over to the Champagne Wedding & Events Blog.

Thank you to Mandi & Rachelle with Champagne Wedding & Events for the opportunity to document the event as well as Jordan with Blum for providing the floral, The Party Place for all the rentals, and Paper Source for the paper products.

Oleksandr Photography - April 27, 2011 - 2:51 pm

WOW! Looks good!

Headshot Photography | Tim Sampson

This past week has been incredibly busy at the studio documenting a wide variety of work.  The early part of the week consisted of product shots for a local distributor, an actor’s headshot, and an MDA Awards Ceremony for local firefighters who raised thousands and thousands of dollars for the MDA Association.  The later part of the week consisted of a newborn session, architectural interiors for a new restaurant in the Pearl, and the accompanying Pre-Opening Party.  We are so excited to have the opportunity to work on such a diverse range of assignments and will be updating the blog with images from each photo shoot throughout the week.

First off is the headshot for actor Tim Sampson.  Tim has appeared in more than thirty films and television shows including Northern Exposure, Tales from the Crypt, Spaced, CSI: MiamiBlack Cloud, Backroads, and Shadowhunter.  While working as a stuntman, Tim helped found the International Stunt Association.  His most recent role was in Portland Center Stage’s rendition of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  Tim is a recent transplant to Portland from LA and is off and running to his next production.

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Will Sampson.Chief Fans Page - January 20, 2013 - 7:53 am

Will Sampson’s son…a very good actor too.

Will Sampson.Chief Fans Page - January 20, 2013 - 7:53 am

Will Sampson’s son…a very good actor too.

Will Sampson.Chief Fans Page - January 20, 2013 - 7:53 am

Will Sampson’s son…a very good actor too.

Will Sampson.Chief Fans Page - January 20, 2013 - 7:53 am

Will Sampson’s son…a very good actor too.

Chumila Hill - January 22, 2013 - 4:17 am

Haven’t seen this guy in forever!!

Chumila Hill - January 22, 2013 - 4:17 am

Haven’t seen this guy in forever!!

Silvia de Simone - January 22, 2013 - 5:54 am

It’s a lovely guys i guess..Will Sampson had 9 Child..:)

Silvia de Simone - January 22, 2013 - 5:54 am

It’s a lovely guys i guess..Will Sampson had 9 Child..:)

Silvia de Simone - January 22, 2013 - 5:54 am

It’s a lovely guys i guess..Will Sampson had 9 Child..:)

Home Skillet - January 22, 2013 - 6:15 am

9 ? Wow!

Home Skillet - January 22, 2013 - 6:15 am

9 ? Wow!

Rose Johnson - April 10, 2013 - 11:56 pm

Will Sampson’s son…a very good actor too.

Charles Button - May 6, 2013 - 4:12 am

Good bud Tim Sampon.

Yolanda Aguilar - May 6, 2013 - 4:38 am

COOL! Right on Bro! Guess it was time for a new head shot. From Paris

Charles Button - May 7, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Tim Sampson

Vendor Spotlight | Paparazzi Tonight

Looking for a unique experience your guests will love?  Check out the wildly entertaining Paparazzi Tonight.  Guests young and old will line up to put on a costume and get goofy in front of the camera.  Asked to describe the experience, Erik with Paparazzi Tonight said, “Something happens when guests step into our little world.  I don’t know exactly what it is, but whatever it is, I think it really is something great.”

We have photographed many weddings with Paparazzi Tonight providing photo entertainment during the reception.  Guests absolutely love the experience and in no time everyone is sharing and passing around their photos and entering into the booth again and again.

Make sure to check out Paparazzi Tonight for your photo booth style entertainment.

Julia GaRey Trunk Show

On April 7th, The Bridal Loft hosted an evening of fashion and splendor with Julia GaRey’s Trunk Show.  Julia has been an integral part of Sewing Solutions alteration business for many years and is currently launching a new fall jacket collection.  See more of Julia GaRey’s fabulous work on Etsy.

A special thanks to Event Cosmetics for the complimentary makeovers (they were an absolute hit), as well as Le Cookie Monkey for the tasty treats and Melissa with Eden’s Envy for providing floral.

Cherry Blossoms

As many of you already know, we are a member of My Portland Photographer.  This wonderful blog is updated each weekday with images hand chosen by 20 of Portland’s top photographers.  It is an opportunity for all of us to share our work with you.  As the blog states: “As individuals, we are artists and studios practicing alone.  But together, we are colleagues and supporters of one another’s craft.”  Check out this incredible resource to view stunning wedding imagery and to get to know each of the photographers on a more personal level.

We dedicated this week’s post to an engagement session we photographed in the Washington, DC area.  The cherry blossoms were absolutely breathtaking.  See more highlights from this session on the Paul Rich Studio website.

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