Professional Photography Services

We offer an array of professional photography services beyond our primary focus of weddings.  While weddings constitute approximately 70% of our business, we also offer family portraits, professional headshots, real estate and product photography, and more.  For those looking to hire a professional photographer, our services are listed through a site called Thumbtack.

We receive numerous requests each day and have been busy fulfilling the needs of those who need professional photography services.  Come and check out our services on Thumbtack.

 

Alexis with Regus said:

I was looking for a photographer to shoot a few business centers that recently opened in the Portland area. After reviewing Paul’s portfolio, I decided that his work matched closely with the style and quality needed for the job. Am I ever glad I hired Paul! His work turned out to be better than I ever could have imagined. Thanks Paul!

Kelly with Keller Williams Realty said:

I hired Paul to take photos for me of two of my listings, they look amazing. I can not believe the difference it has made in the online traffic for the house. 
I will be using him on all my listing from here on out!!

Mathew an event producer said:

As an event producer I’ve worked with many photographers over the years and Paul Rich is one of the best out there. I’ve worked with Paul multiple times on events I personally produce and I’ve referred him to many couples for their wedding photography and he always brings it. He has a wonderful demeanor with guests and his photos are excellent. If you’re looking for someone who is personable, flexible, and who cares about your needs as much as he cares about getting great shots Paul is the photographer for you; I recommend him without hesitation.

Brian came in for some actor headshots and said:

Put yourself in Paul’s capable hands. I did, and the results were outstanding. Paul is an artist that has the ability to convey emotions and drama through his photographs. I recommend him highly.

Senior Portraits in Portland

One of the most thrilling aspects of owning your own business is watching it evolve over the years. Things change, and more often than not, it is for the better.  Our photography studio has seen a significant amount of growth over the past 2-3 years and not necessarily specifically in weddings.

While weddings are the mainstay of our business, and undoubtedly so, we have continued to expand into an array of different areas.  It began back around 2010 when more and more of our newlyweds hired us for family portraits.  As their families grew, so did the offerings of our photography business.  We began photographing maternity sessions, newborn sessions, baby’s first birthdays, family reunions, professional headshots, and much more.  Most recently, our photography business has begun to include more and more High School Senior Portraits.

For our most recent session, we met up with Jonah at a local park.  Jonah has less than 2 weeks left of school and is very much looking forward to graduation day.  He plans to work at OHSU this summer and then attend OSU as a Freshman in the fall.

Here are some highlights from Jonah’s recent senior portrait session:

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Family Portraits at the Studio

Having the ability to capture family portraits at the studio means that no matter what the weather, we always have a location that works.  As we all know, Portland weather can be rather unpredictable (unless it is summertime).  And more often than not, it has a tendency to rain.  While photographing at a local park or down by the waterfront is really ideal, sometimes the weather dictates otherwise.  Rather than scramble around trying to find a location, we conveniently offer our photography studio in SE Portland.

If you have not seen our studio, you must come by for a visit.  Being on the top floor of the building, we have a beautiful sweeping view of downtown Portland overlooking the waterfront area.  There is a great pod of food carts and a selection of uniquely Portland restaurants and coffee shops close by.

Julie and Alex are regular clients of ours.  We photographed their wedding in Kauai in 2008 and have since connected many times over the years.  We recently captured portraits of their daughter up in Seattle and most recently while the couple was visiting family here in Portland.  It worked out perfectly.

No matter the occasion or the weather, our portrait studio is ideal for families, little ones, newborns, maternity session and more.  Come by and see us soon!  Learn more about what we have to offer by visiting us at Paul Rich Studio.

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Maternity Session on Sauvie Island

Portrait sessions with Joan & James have ranged from their wedding in Oahu, to their 1 year anniversary session at Cathedral Park, to a winter holiday session up at Timberline, to their most recent maternity session on Sauvie Island. We chose Howell Territorial Park for their maternity session as it offers such a beautiful backdrop for portraits.

Joan & James are expecting their first child in the upcoming weeks and we are extremely excited to meet their littlest one. It has been such an honor documenting various milestones in Joan & James’ lives as a couple and we look forward to the upcoming portrait sessions.

If you or someone you know is expecting, make sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive our latest portrait offerings.  You can also email us directly at paul@paulrichstudio.com.

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Wedding Departure Ideas

When meeting with couples, it is obvious how much time and effort is spent on preparing for and planning a wedding day. A lot of thought and attention is put into the wedding location, the logistics and flow of the day, and which vendors to hire. Few couples consider how they will depart their event at the end of the evening or how they might transport themselves throughout the day. Having become aware of this, during a recent interview by Weddings Portland Style, I wanted to offer some suggestions and tips on unique wedding departure ideas.

High School Senior Portraits

High school senior portraits create a momentous time capsule in one’s life.  It is that time in life before making the heavy decision on which college to go to, what branch of the military to serve, or what major excursion around the globe to explore.  The options are endless and what lies ahead is completely unknown.

When I have the opportunity to speak with high school seniors, their outlook is so promising and filled with excitement.  Little do they know, the best is yet to come.

I met up with John at Gabriel Park for his high school senior portrait session.  It was the perfect location lined with paved paths, old fences, picnic tables, and most importantly, baseball fields.  We walked around the park taking in all it had to offer and wrapped up the session on the baseball diamond.  John brought his baseball shirt and bat and I brought some off-camera lighting to create a more dramatic look.

John has just a few more weeks of high school left and then plans to spend lots of time playing baseball this summer.  Then he heads off to college to begin his next journey.

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Dorothy Bryant - May 10, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Oh my gosh; these are the best ever! I knew he was handsome, but oh my goodness!! –John’s Grammy

Kristan Moeckli - May 10, 2014 - 6:55 pm

So apparently my little brother is not a kid anymore, and turned out to be a halfway decent decent looking guy. Eh…he’s okay I guess. :)

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.