Portland Headshot Photography

I really enjoy all of the photography assignments that occur as a product of photographing weddings – maternity sessions, family reunions, real estate photography, actor’s headshots…  The list goes on and on.  You may recognize Jermaine as one of our groom’s from last year.  He and his wife were married at The Ainsworth House on 8/9/09.  Jermaine wanted an updated headshot for his acting career as he and his wife plan on re-locating to Boston (my hometown) within the next year.

So great to see the two of you again and I look forward to seeing one of Jermaine’s performances in Boston!

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Seattle Engagement Session: Tiffany & Will

I headed up to Seattle this past weekend for Tiffany & Will’s engagement session.  The weather was absolutely spectacular and we planned the most exciting day.  It started off in the kitchen with Tiffany and Will making Bananas Foster.  It is a dessert that Will made for Tiffany during one of their dates.  It was so fun watching the two of them work in the kitchen.  Plus, I like the idea of eating dessert before going out for a photo shoot.

We traveled to the Olympic Sculpture Park as our first destination.  Amongst all the art and along the waterfront, we had plenty of opportunities for picture taking.  It was such a treat for me to have the opportunity to photograph in a new location.  Our travels also brought us to Green Lake Park.  The expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people from all over the city each day.  It is a great location to visit and a wonderful spot for engagement photos.  We checked out a few other random locations and concluded with a visit to Kerry Park to capture the Space Needle in the background.  We arrived just as the sun was beginning to set with a breath-taking view of downtown Seattle in the background.

Here is a sneak peek from this weekend’s session:

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alice falzone {MoscaPhoto} - May 10, 2010 - 10:31 pm

this is so sweet!
i love that you started with them in their kitchen making a delicious dessert… different!
always a fan. you know it! 😉
~Alice

Jennifer - May 10, 2010 - 11:10 pm

Looks like a beautiful & delicious day!

tiffany - May 11, 2010 - 5:23 am

Cannot wait to see the rest Paul – all I can say is wow.

[…] & Will’s Seattle engagement session was very playful and fun.  It started off in the kitchen with Tiffany and Will making Bananas […]

The Bridal Loft: Event Cosmetics

The beginning of this blog post should read, “ATTENTION ALL BRIDES!!!”

I have some incredibly exciting news to share with all of you.

Event Cosmetics is offering FREE make up lesson Fridays.  That’s right!  FREE LESSONS!

Schedule your appointment, come on over to The Bridal Loft, and receive a free make up lesson.

To schedule your session, please call 503.788.5280 or email Samantha@eventcosmetics.com.

The lessons are scheduled from 11am-5pm every Friday.  And the great thing is our studio is also located at The Bridal Loft.  Come check out our new space while you receive a free make up lesson.

FYI: Event Cosmetics usually charges $75 for a lesson with a lead artist, but on Fridays you can come in and have a complimentary lesson.  For those who desire to do their own make up, this is a great way to learn how to apply your envisioned wedding day look.  Here is a great tip from Samantha — bring your friend so she can learn all the tips and tricks for proper make up styling and application for your wedding day.

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Portrait with Paul

The way we communicate has forever changed.  With wireless technologies and gobs of various social media outlets, we stay in touch and we communicate with those around us with ever-increasing frequency.  It is truly phenomenal in scope and supremely powerful in bringing us all together so closely.

I was chatting with Dana on Facebook, a bride we had photographed not just over a week ago.  Knowing already that she had just returned from her honeymoon (evidenced by her humorous status updates), I asked her about her travels.  In fact, she was online because she was in the process of updating the photos from her trip onto Facebook.  How neat!

Well, while we were talking (IM’ing actually), Dana expressed excitement in seeing her photos soon.  I told her we were busily working away on the edit and everything was looking great.  Dana then mentioned that she was particularly interested in seeing the formal portrait we did together.  You see, when Dana sent in her formals list for our review — it included a portrait with me!!  I felt so honored.  Almost no one asks to have their portrait taken with their photographer!  So, rather than slow down their wedding day with a portrait of me, I decided to wait until the VERY end of the evening to take the picture.  I thought it was a lovely idea and after chatting with Dana, I decided I should put it up on the blog.  I feel like this may be the beginning of a new photo series for me this year.  Any other brides interested?

Dana Voelker - May 5, 2010 - 8:12 pm

That is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! I am so honored that we were the first! What a handsome couple to start with!!! I love it!

Tammy Voelker - May 5, 2010 - 8:25 pm

Wow! What an awesome picture! You did a fantastic job with the Wedding photo’s. Thank you soooo much!

Pearl Catering: Menu Tasting

When the Outside Sales and Marketing Director for Urban Studio invited me to come by for a menu tasting, how could I possibly refuse?  Pearl Catering is known for their fabulous food and we have worked with them on a number of occasions at weddings and other various events.  There were two signature cocktails as part of the tasting — Blushing Bride & Peach Lemonade.  They were both absolutely fabulous.  Cupcakes were courtesy of Cupcake Jones and the floral was provided by Lavish Flora.  The whipped goat cheese and wild mushroom tartlet and the hazelnut chicken were my personal favorites.

For those of you who will be out for First Thursday this week, we recommend swinging by Urban Studio for a 1940’s inspired Casino Royale event.  Complimentary hors d’ouevres from 6-8pm and gaming with Team Casino until 10pm.

VKH - May 4, 2010 - 11:06 am

What a beautiful venue, and such a delicious looking spread! Those photos make me want to throw an event there!

Dana & Steven | April 23, 2010

Dana & Steven were married at the Old Laurelhurst Church on April 23, 2010.  Immediately following the ceremony, guests gathered around for a large group portrait.  It is so fun capturing all of the guests at the wedding all at once.  From there, Dana & Steven were wisked away by limousine to the reception at the Acadian Ballroom.

During Dana & Steven’s first dance, a slideshow of images played.  It was so neat to watch them dance and at the same time see pictures from their recent engagement session — really nice touch!  Following the toasts, Dana and Steven took a moment to thank all of their guests.  A really funny moment occurred when Steven, while thanking his parents, said, “I want to thank my parents for all that they have done to me.  I mean, for all they have done FOR me.”  The entire ballroom of guests erupted in laughter.  It was a great moment and a very touching speech by both Dana & Steven.

To view Dana & Steven’s sneak peek slideshow, please click HERE.

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Amy Vining - May 4, 2010 - 9:00 am

love that ring shot, paul! wow!

Dana Voelker - May 4, 2010 - 10:32 am

Paul-Amazing! The photos are amazing! I can’t wait to see the rest. Thank you for capturing our spectacular day! -Dana

Ka Norris - May 4, 2010 - 11:47 am

Paul you are a genius. Anyone that wants the best, need to come to you. You can capture a picture and tell a millions words by just looking at it. Or just one word and that will be: “WOW”. I love your work.

[…] met Janefer & Ryan a couple of months ago at Dana & Steven’s wedding.  In fact, Ryan was Steven’s Best Man (he is also his brother).  Janefer & Ryan have […]

Baby Sawyer: 1 Month Session

This has been a very fun week at the studio.  It started off with Baby Lilly’s 1 Month Session and ended with Baby Sawyer’s 1 Month Session.  It was such a treat to see the differences in the baby’s personalities and so fun to spend a week around such little ones.  Having the opportunity to catch up with Brandi & Toby as well as Kylene & Jacob (2 of our couples from previous years) was a special treat as well.

Sawyer is a thinker.  He is very pensive.  He actively takes in the world around him and he looks absolutely adorable in his knitted hat (great choice mom)!  Here are a selection of images from our most recent session:

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Amy Vining - May 3, 2010 - 10:52 am

beautiful!