Monthly Archives: September 2011

Baby Bees

One of the greatest gifts of being a wedding photographer, is developing friendships with couples that extend well beyond the wedding day. In 2009 we photographed Jillian & Lee’s wedding and in 2010 we photographed Kindel & Bill’s wedding. Jillian, Kindel, and their sister Brittney all got together recently with their children for a portrait session. We found the perfect location for the session along with a fun prop wagon and some of the cutest bee outfits ever! Here are some highlights from the session:

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Baby Landon

I can no longer keep track of all the connections and referrals that have been created since photographing Dana and Steven’s wedding in early 2010. It has led to numerous weddings, portrait assignments, commercial assignments, and now most importantly, to a newborn session. Dana and Steven welcomed their first son into the world on August 19, 2011. Baby Landon weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.

Within days of his arrival, we met up for Landon’s newborn session. He was such a champ allowing us to fold him this way and that way throughout the session. He didn’t seem to mind at all. And after a feeding session, he fell fast asleep and that’s when all the magic unfolded. Landon sure is cute and he likes to ham it up for the camera. We look forward to seeing him again for his 1 year session.

Congratulations to Dana and Steven. Here is Baby Landon’s big debut:

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Dana Voelker - September 29, 2011 - 11:25 pm

Once again Paul, you did not disappoint. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for spending so much time with us capturing our beautiful little boy. We are so blessed to have our son and now blessed that your talent captured his beautiful face for eternity. Thank you again for being our friend and for taking such amazing photos!

[…] I am always amazed by the differences in the two sessions.  Make sure to check out Landon’s newborn session and you will see exactly what I […]

Emma & Pascal | September 4, 2011

It has been a few years since we have photographed a wedding at Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast and it was so fun to see all of the updates they have done to the property.  If you are looking for a rustic location for your wedding that provides your guests with a unique Northwest experience, this is the place.  Emma and Pascal exchanged their vows out on the front lawn in hopes of eventually seeing Mt Hood in the background.  Unfortunately, due to weather patterns, the mountain never made its grand entrance.  However, the setting is so breath-taking that it easily goes unnoticed.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails amongst a setting of horses, tall grass, oscillating sprinklers, and gorgeous flowers.  It was a perfect summer afternoon.  Dinner was served in the back area of the property with catering provided by Simpatica Catering.  Make sure to check out some of the food shots below.  You’ll get a great sense of Simpatica’s artistry.

Thank you to all the vendors for making the event a huge success and congratulations to Emma & Pascal!

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Lauren & Jameson | September 3, 2011

Meriwether’s Skyline Farm is one of our favorite locations to photograph.  The sweeping views, relaxed atmosphere, and scrumptuous food all combine to make Meriwether’s an incredible experience.  Guests arrived to the venue by bus, enjoyed a nice glass of wine, and then made their way over to the ceremony area.  Lauren and Jameson exchanged their vows and then gave a toast to their guests.  It was the perfect way to set the tone for an evening of celebration.

Following the ceremony, guests gathered around for a fun group photo.  It marked the beginning of cocktail hour and mingling throughout the property.  There are so many wonderful sights, sounds, and smells to take in.  There was a lot of chatter about the local forest fires and that dramatic sunset that they would produce.  And as the sun set lower in the sky, I have to say, it was one of the most dramatic sunsets I have seen in a long time.  It made for a beautiful backdrop during toasts, cake cutting, and dancing.

Congratulations to Lauren and Jameson.  Check out even more highlights by viewing their wedding slideshow.

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Megan Stubinski - September 29, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Amazing pictures Lauren! I knew you would not have a traditional wedding and it looked so perfectly you! We are so very excited for you guys and I can’t wait to hear about the honeymoon.

Hanss Brouwer - September 29, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Enjoyed the impromptu photo’s the best, Good Work. Hans

Leilani Nakagawa - September 30, 2011 - 12:29 am

Hi Guys! You nailed that ending pose! You make me proud! 🙂 Congrats! Hope you had a wonderful honeymoon! ~ Leilani Nakagawa, Dance Instruction.

Asaf - September 30, 2011 - 9:31 am

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m so sad I missed it! Mazel Tov!

Sheena - September 30, 2011 - 4:04 pm

You guys belong in a magazine! You look amazing!

Lucinda Brouwer - September 30, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Paul, you captured the wedding beautifully. Your lovely photos take me right back to that special day and will forever keep those memories vivid and happy. What a terrific photographer you are! Lauren & Jameson certainly made the right decision when they chose Paul Rich Studios. Thank you so very kindly. Mother of the Bride

Marna - October 1, 2011 - 3:15 pm

The wedding was so joyful and so sweet and so real, and these picures reflect that. (Even the picture of the rings is beautiful.)

Stephanie Kalley - October 2, 2011 - 10:45 am

Wow! What a beautiful bride and beautiful wedding…Congratulations!

Michael Brouwer - October 2, 2011 - 1:28 pm

Terrific photos! Such a memorable day for all of us. Quite a fun and lively celebration.

Paula K Greene - October 2, 2011 - 1:33 pm

How fun and lovely and wonderful to reflect on my opportunity to be there and to share such a magical time with you! You are both gorgeous.

Sue Cassidy - October 11, 2011 - 9:03 am

Lauren and Jameson,

It looks like a beautiful wedding! You both look so happy. Lauren your dress is classic and you are beautiful. Thanks for sharing these photos. Great photography as well!

Sue Cassidy

Sarah Seibert - January 14, 2013 - 1:40 am

Wow! Lauren, you look gorgeous! You crossed my mind today so I thoguht I’d look you up & I found these stunning pictures! You made a beautiful bride! Congrats to you and your husband! Hope all is well!

A Bride’s Testimonial

We recently had the pleasure of photographing Rachel & Aaron’s wedding on August 20, 2011. They were such a wonderful couple to work with and were kind enough to leave a testimonial on WeddingWire regarding our services. Nothing speaks to the level of service that you provide like the feedback from a previous client. For this reason, we thought we would share a little insight into what it is like to work with Paul Rich Studio.

Paul is such a talented and amazing photographer. He shot our wedding this last August and did such a wonderful job. He captured so much in his photos: joy, excitement, laughter, and love. He worked SO hard the entire time and even came early. His presence was calming and he made the photo portion of the event fun. Since the wedding we’ve spoken with many of our guests and somehow his name comes up most every time. Everyone noticed how he worked the room and took so many pictures! He was not in the way at all, or a distraction from the ceremony and reception. Not only was Paul great on the actual day, but he was so helpful in the planning process. He met with us twice and was so patient as we worked through the plans, he even had great recommendations, all of which we used! Days after the wedding he had sent us a few amazing pictures, just to give us a taste! Then, within a month we received all of the photos! I would recommend Paul for any event you need a photographer for. We love our pictures so much and can’t imagine ever getting tired of looking through them all. He is such a gifted photographer and you’ll be so happy that he was there to capture you and your family!

Emily & Max | August 27, 2011

Emily & Max did a wonderful job preparing for their wedding.  As many of you know, the process can be quite daunting.  There are so many things to consider and plan for to make the day a success.  And for Emily & Max, everything fell into place perfectly.  The couple exchanged their vows at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse on August 27, 2011 with Gummo as the star ring bearer.  Max’s best man pretended to have forgotten the wedding rings when all of a sudden Gummo came running in to save the day with “Who Let the Dogs Out” playing in the background.  It was a fun personalized element to the ceremony and very well executed.

Congratulations to Emily & Max!  In addition to the highlights below, make sure to checkout the sneak peek slideshow.

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LooktanSusan - September 21, 2011 - 2:48 am

Thanks Paul! It’s very great job!! I like the feeling of your photos. It reminds me of that day. 🙂

Offy - September 21, 2011 - 2:49 am

very good feeling in all of the album..I feel like join at there! ^^

Emily McGuire - September 21, 2011 - 3:12 am

I am smiling right now 🙂 I love love love these pictures!! I had no doubt they were going to turn out great. These pictures definitely bring back the memories from my wedding day. Thanks for capturing these wonderful pictures 🙂

Sumana - September 21, 2011 - 8:50 am

Great pictures!! Love it 😉

Anne - September 21, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Love them all! Paul did a great job capturing every special moments of day. Two thumbs up for you Paul 😉

Chad - September 21, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Great pics of a memorable night!

Jang&Robert - September 22, 2011 - 8:38 am

The pictures are so wonderful! It makes us feel like we were able to make it there! Can’t decide which one is our favorite picture because we love them all! Congratulations to both of you again and Hope to see y’all soon.

Amy - September 22, 2011 - 10:38 am

Paul , You did a great job !! Love all the pics .

Nicky Saenguraiporn - September 23, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

I wish I was able to attend the wedding, but these photos combined with the superb work on the wedding make me feel like I was there and that this was a most-wonderful wedding!

Congratulations to Emily & Max!

Rachel & Aaron | August 20, 2011

For years I have driven by the Grace Bible Church in downtown Portland and always wanted to know what it was like inside. I finally got my chance!  And better yet, I had the honor of photographing the pastor’s daughter.

August 20th was one of those classically warm summer days in Portland.  Thankfully it did not reach into the 100’s but it certainly did get rather warm.  Fans were running at full blast in the back rooms as everyone got ready for the big day.  We did everything we could to stay nice and cool and made sure to hang out in the shade when outside.

Following the ceremony, Rachel and Aaron rode off in a nicely decorated car and headed over to Peninsula Park for formal portraits.  We set aside nearly an hour for photos and I absolutely love the variety in the work.  We even had a chance to create a more stylized portrait of the full wedding party.  Have you ever seen a cooler looking bunch?

Rachel & Aaron’s reception was at The Northstar Ballroom.  Very touching speeches were given and the food was absolutely fabulous.  Thank you Rachel & Aaron for the opportunity to document your wedding day.  It has been such a pleasure working with the two of you and getting to know your families.  We can’t wait to hear about all your travels to Maui!

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A Bride’s Testimonial » Paul Rich Studio - September 28, 2011 - 9:38 pm

[…] recently had the pleasure of photographing Rachel & Aaron’s wedding on August 20, 2011. They were such a wonderful couple to work with and were kind enough to leave a […]