Scouter’s Mountain Nature Park | Senior Photos

While most of our senior photo sessions occur in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, we always welcome the opportunity to capture sessions at different locations as well.  Brock requested to capture his senior photos at Scouter’s Mountain Nature Park in Happy Valley, OR.  The location was very picturesque and afforded us a number of great backdrops and settings to work with.  The end result was that Brock looked very relaxed and natural in his senior photos.

We provide our seniors with a complimentary What to Wear Guide that offers tips and suggestions on what to wear for your senior photo session.  Our guide is very popular amongst seniors, especially the men.  It takes the stress out of deciding what to wear for the session.

Here are some of our favorite images from Brock’s recent senior portrait session at Scouter’s Mountain Nature Park.

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St Mary’s Academy | Senior Photos

Rachel is a senior this year at St Mary’s Academy in downtown Portland.  She contacted us to capture her senior photos in Portland.  She wanted something with an urban feel so we recommended the Pearl District for her senior photo session.  We made sure to stop by Jamison Square, Tanner Springs Park, and other iconic locations throughout that area of downtown Portland.

With our new studio location in NW Portland, areas like these are easily accessible for senior portraits.  We are happy to offer our clients an array of options for their senior photo sessions.  The SE Waterfront area, the Pearl District, the multiple bridges spanning the Willamette River, and more quaint locations like Sauvie Island, Cathedral Park, and Laurelhurst Park are all among our favorites.

Within days of the senior photo session, we post an online gallery of images for everyone to preview.  Our sessions include a complimentary digital file to be sent in for the senior yearbook.  Parents typically send us the image requirements and we forward the properly formatted file to the yearbook staff on behalf of the senior.

Here are some of our favorites from Rachel’s recent senior photo session in the Pearl District.

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Lauren & Michael | August 6, 2016

I remember meeting with Lauren & Michael to discuss the details of their wedding day and being really impressed with the plans and decisions they had made for their guests.  The couple had recently moved to Portland from Wisconsin and wanted to treat their friends and family to all that Portland and the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

They chose a wonderful location for their wedding celebration – the rooftop terrace at the RiverPlace Hotel in downtown Portland.  The wedding ceremony had the most spectacular view overlooking the Willamette River.  It was also where guests enjoyed cocktail hour.

Everyone headed downstairs for the reception where the couple and their wedding party were officially announced into the room.  The dance floor remained very active throughout the evening as guests enjoyed a very memorable evening.  Lauren and Michael incorporated some of their engagement photos into the reception area with many additional personal touches throughout.

After delivering Lauren and Michael their wedding photos, we had a chance to meet to review the work and select their favorite image for a beautiful canvas print that now hangs in their home.  Lauren was kind enough to leave us this review after working with us:

First word of advice when planning a wedding: BOOK PAUL RICH. We had met with Paul in his studio and immediately felt at ease. He had written out a tentative timeline and we used this for our wedding planning! We had met with other photographers and immediately knew we would book Paul. He was professional, fun, and his work was exceptional. We did our engagement photos with him and he helped us get comfortable in front of the camera. We were very excited to have him do our wedding photos. He showed up to the wedding on time and made sure our day went smoothly. I cannot thank him enough for getting our first look and all of our family photos before the ceremony so we could enjoy our cocktail hour! He captured AMAZING photos and we went to his studio to view our photos for our wedding album and ordered a canvas. We consider him a friend after he put so much work and time into our wedding. Thank you Paul!

 

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Family Portraits on Sauvie Island

We photographed Jennifer & KC’s wedding at The Grand Lodge in 2011.  The couple flew in to Portland from Chefornak, Alaska where they were living at the time.  This past summer the couple was visiting family in the Portland area and touched base with us for some family portraits (with the latest addition to their family).

It was a pleasure meeting their new son and getting an opportunity to catch up.  Here are some of our favorites from their family portrait session on Sauvie Island.

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Mother Daughter Portraits

Here’s a really sweet story.  Janel sent us an email requesting a photo session with her daughter who was packing up to move east.  She wanted to have some fun candid portraits with her daughter so she could have some photos of them together to hang around the house.  I suggested that we meet out on Sauvie Island for the mother daughter portrait session.  It was a treat getting to spend time with the two of them together creating memories.

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Columbia Gorge Engagement Session

The Columbia Gorge is easily among our favorite locations to capture engagement sessions for couples getting married in the Pacific Northwest.  We typically meet couples along the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway and hike to a small handful of waterfalls leading up to Crown Point at sunset.  It allows for a number of great backdrops for portraits and truly captures the essence of the Columbia River Gorge area.  For this Columbia Gorge engagement session, we began at Horsetail Falls and continued along to the Oneonta Gorge, the iconic Multnomah Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and then trekked up to Crown Point in time for a very dramatic sunset.

The couple truly enjoyed the session and the opportunity to explore numerous waterfalls.  We hand selected a number of portraits from the session and designed a custom signature album for their wedding day.  It was a HUGE hit with guests!

Here are some of our favorites from this Columbia Gorge engagement session:

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New Studio Location

We are extremely excited to announce, after operating our wedding and portrait studio out of The Bridal Loft for over 6 years, that we have moved into a brand new space in NW Portland.

Back in 2010, I was extended a unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the wedding industry’s leading professionals including Andrea with August Veils, Katherine with Event Cosmetics, Emee with EJP Events, Lei with Custom Fit to You, and many others.  Being asked to be part of the “Loftie” group was an incredible honor.  It played a significant role in the success of my business and catapulted me to where I am today.

As my business grew over the years, I took a huge leap of faith and converted the entire first floor of the Loft to a fully functioning portrait photography studio.  It was the perfect setting to not only meet my wedding clients, but to continue serving them in the very same space for maternity, newborn, and family portraits.  Little did I know that the portrait side of my business would continue to grow and require more space to accommodate the needs of my clients.

So, just last month, I transitioned my wedding and portrait photography studio to an incredibly hip warehouse location called The New York Building.  Amazon Prime Now occupies the first 2 floors of the building.  When you come by for a visit, you are sure to pass by any number of drivers who frequently come and go from the building delivering Amazon’s 2-hour service.  The flurry of activity is always fascinating to watch and so are the impeccable views overlooking the city from our 4th floor location.

The portrait photography studio is ideal for maternity, newborn, and family portraits and we are conveniently located near some of our favorite locations to photograph outdoors.  This means we will be offering hybrid portrait sessions where we are able to capture you and your family at a local park as well as in our studio all during the same session.  We cannot wait for you to see our new Portland studio and we look forward to connecting for some updated family portraits soon.

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