Monthly Archives: April 2014

SE Wine Collective Wedding Celebration

Kourtney & Brendan had a destination wedding in Cork, Ireland and were officially married on January 17, 2014.  They most recently held a wedding reception event in Portland for all their local friends and family at the SE Wine Collective.  The food – absolutely amazing, the wine – incredible, and the festivities – an absolute blast.

The culinary scene in Portland is exploding with dozens of new restaurants and wine bars opening, and the SE Wine Collective is a spot you MUST put on your list.  Choose from among dozens and dozens of wines and hang out in one of the hippest spots in SE Portland.

Kourtney & Brendan reserved the space for their wedding celebration, added a few of their own personal touches, and treated guests to a lovely evening filled with lots of laughter and some pretty funky dance moves.

Here are some highlights from the evening:

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Mary - April 30, 2014 - 2:34 pm

These.are.amazing.

Tulip Fest Family Portraits

We are offering some INCREDIBLE portrait specials during the month of April.  Make sure not to miss out on capturing your family together this year.  While our Tulip Fest family portraits are sold out, we do still have a few more portrait sessions available.

Your choice of a discounted session or a Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer make April the best month to purchase your portrait session.

Here are highlights from a recent Tulip Fest family portrait session.  This is the family’s third portrait session with us and they already have another one on the books.  Looks like we might be heading to Cannon Beach around sunset for that one.  So stay tuned!

To take advantage of one of our best portrait specials of the year, make sure to contact us today at paul@paulrichstudio.com.

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Anna & Brit | April 5, 2014

Weddings can be big.  Weddings can be small.  Weddings can take you to a tropical destination in the sun or they can take you to a snow covered mountain top.  The best part about weddings is that you can make them uniquely their own.

Anna & Brit wanted a simple celebration surrounded by their closest loved ones.  They exchanged their vows at their local church and then headed over to Anna’s sister’s house for an afternoon wedding reception.  Prior to entering the house, Brit was approached by a couple of guests asking to speak with him.  There was a bit of confusion about what was going on and during all the chaos, Brit’s brother-in-law locked a ball and chain to his leg.  The ol’ ball and chain is a tradition in Anna’s family for any new member entering into the family through marriage.  Brit made his way around the wedding reception carrying the ball and chain and had to ask guests for the key.  It took awhile, but he was finally freed.

The couple enjoyed their first dance together as husband and wife and then had the opportunity to cut their wedding cake.  During the reception, one of Brit’s boys was sizing up all the food that was on display.  I could see his mind working.  He was looking to be mischievous and playful and the small dish of olives provided the perfect opportunity.  No one was watching.  He made sure of that.  And then he went for it and I just had to capture a photo.  I have been so excited about this image and wanting to share it with the couple.  I figured this blog post of highlights was my perfect opportunity.

Congratulations to Anna & Brit.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph your wedding celebration.

See more of our Portland wedding photography at Paul Rich Studio.

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Mario Johnson - April 17, 2014 - 7:05 pm

So cute! Beautiful pictures!

Meagen & Rick | March 28, 2014

Meagen, Rick, and all of their wedding guests flew in from Chicago for a unique destination wedding in Oregon.

The couple is really drawn to the beauty of Oregon and wanted to share it with their closest friends and family members.  Guests stayed in historic Astoria, OR and witnessed the couple exchange their wedding vows on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park.  The ceremony location was adjacent to the shipwrecked Peter Iredale, a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore on October 25, 1906.  Over a century since it ran aground, the remains of the Peter Iredale’s rusted bow and masts are still visible jutting out of the sand making for an extremely dramatic background.

Although the weather forecast originally called for a 100% chance of rain, just before the ceremony began, the sun began to make it’s way between the clouds.  Luckily, not a single drop of rain occurred during the wedding ceremony.  However, there were extremely high gusts of wind somewhere in the vicinity of 30-40 mph.  Having flown in from Chicago, where they have experienced record breaking snow levels, guests were willing to weather through anything, as long as it wasn’t snow.

Thank you Sandy with Sage Creative for officiating the wedding and thank you to Miranda and Valerie with Champagne Wedding & Events for flawlessly planning, staging, and executing Meagen & Rick’s vision for a unique destination wedding in Oregon.

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Patti - April 9, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Beautiful photos…I can’t wait to see the rest of them.
Congrats to the happy couple with a life time of best wishes sent their way.

Baby Grayson

I love having the opportunity to document important milestones in couples’ lives.  Whether it is a wedding proposal, an engagement session, a wedding, or even the latest addition to the family, recording these historical moments brings me the greatest amount of happiness and satisfaction.

For Landon, this most recent family portrait session was extra special because it was his first as a new big brother.  He adores his little brother Grayson and loves the opportunity to play with him.  Having photographed Landon when he was this little, it is remarkable the similarities between the two boys.  Check out Landon’s newborn portrait session and you will see.

Here are some highlights from the recent portrait session at the studio:

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