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Crater Lake Elopement

Heidi and Sofia danced quietly under the light of the moon, standing on Discovery Point above Crater Lake.  They said their vows in front of a small group of family, blue water glowing brightly behind them.  They had a magical evening picnic, with fruit and Equadorian ceviche and cheese and wine and cake.  Then we went exploring and portrait-taking, driving around to see the sun setting, eventually coming back to Discovery Point where they’d pledged their vows.

My heart was full of love and the moon and the evening glow, along with two very special women who fit so very well together.

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A Bridal Veil Lakes Kiss ©juliana patrick photography juliana patrick photography www.julianapatrick.com 503.318.5160

Chandler and Taylor’s Reflection at Bridal Veil Lakes on their wedding day ©juliana patrick photography
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Reflection at Bridal Veil Lakes – Reflecting on the past and seeing the future.

Catching Chandler and Taylor’s reflection at Bridal Veil Lakes brought back some fond memories for us.  This past month we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and it always warms our hearts to have the opportunity to photograph at Bridal Veil Lakes where we were married.  Chandler and Taylor’s wedding at Bridal Veil was awesome.  They are a beautiful couple and it was an honor to get to know the measure and depth of their love. Hopefully in 11 years they too will be able to reflect on their wonderful wedding day through the imagery we captured.  Such a magical place Bridal Veil Lakes is!  Congratulations, Chandler & Taylor!  Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

Looking for imagery you will cherish for years to come?  Contact us!  We look forward to meeting you!  All the best!

Juliana + Ry

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The Portland Rose Garden is a wonderful location for wedding day portraits.  After Karen and Andrew were married in the Gold Medal Rose Garden, we scheduled a period of time to capture portraits throughout the property.  There are an endless number of roses, a modern sculpture, beautiful stairways, and a number of unique settings and locations to feast the yes.  This archway of pink roses was one of my favorite finds within the Portland Rose Garden for a cute photo of the newlywed couple sharing a kiss.

To see more of our wedding photography, please check out Paul Rich Studio.

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Anna and her wife, Elizabeth, came to pick up their wedding album today. The cover, a rich teal blue leather, will really fit in with their art filled house. These two worked closely with me to plan their book… the hardest part was the choosing of the images to use. From there, the layouts went through a few revisions before we were all satisfied. As they opened the album, I was very pleased to see the reactions across my table. In a much earlier meeting, I remember them saying that even though the images look nice on a computer screen, it’s not the same as sitting next to your love on a comfortable couch… turning the pages together.

Some photographers do everything for you in the design process. They choose the images and put it all together and serve it up… maybe not super personal but easy and ready to go. I’m sure that can be a good thing in many ways but I prefer to tailor the album to fit my couples. I’m always pleasantly surprised to see that some of my quirkier shots were included… images that really caught something emotionally true in their crowd. If a wedding album can make you laugh and cry and remember wonderful things, then I have done a good job.

This couple was groovin’ from a seated position… the baby, almost due, probably enjoyed the dance! ;0)

Jamie Bosworth Photographer

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Ken & Jeff, enjoying the view near Oswald West State Park, on a craggy, quiet overlook to the sea.  Despite a busy weekend on the coast, this place was relatively untouched and unvisited, except for us.

These two stole my heart from the moment we met, and I just finished photographing their wedding about a week ago.  They’ve been together for over a decade, and have found this beautiful peace in each other’s company.  It’s easy, and simple, and oh-so-perfect.  I love seeing people fit together like this, a relationship built on understanding and respect and two lives woven together so tightly that you can’t imagine them any other way.

Congratulations, Ken & Jeff, on a marriage so hard-fought and so well deserved.

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Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer
www.craigmitchelldyer.com
503.513.0550

Lindsey and Troy danced their first dance as a married couple in front of a captivated audience of family and friends. From beginning to end, their wedding day was a beautiful one, held at The Oregon Golf Club. To see more photos from Lindsey and Troy’s big day, visit the sneak peek album here.

A Walk In The Woods at Silver Falls State Park, Silverton, Oregon Nichole and Adam© juliana patrick photography juliana patrick photography www.julianapatrick.com 503.318.5160

A Walk In The Woods at Silver Falls State Park, Silverton, Oregon Nichole and Adam © juliana patrick photography
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We spent the day with Adam & Nichole walking in the woods at Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.  We had so much fun with these lovebirds who are tying the knot this weekend that we just had to share!  The natural love and affection they display for each other is infectious.  These two love the outdoors, so planning their lifestyle engagement session in the woods was an obvious choice for them!  We love our couples to be connected to their environment as we feel their imagery is so much more meaningful!  We could have envisioned an elaborate portrait session turned stylized shoot with a cupid theme… playing on the fact that they are both avid archers. However, when you get to know them, we know the imagery that will speak to them more would be them being their natural selves in their most comfortable environment.  Thank you, Adam and Nichole for being your awesome selves and spending a day playing in the falls and in the woods with us!  We can’t wait to capture your big day this weekend!

Looking for imagery of you and the most important people and places in your life?  Give us a call!  We can’t wait to connect with you!

Cheers!

Juliana + Ryan

DIY-Beach-Photobooth-Jamie-Bosworth-Photographer

Cassondra and Reece had set up a space for a DIY PhotoBooth in the yard behind the reception hall. He had a nice little Nikon with a remote control… it was going to be on a tripod in front of a beachy backdrop. There were silly props galore! Considering that the crowd was full of extroverts, the stage was set!.

After the ceremony on the beach, the guests came in waves as the shuttle dropped them off. Pretty much everyone made a beeline for the beer taps on the back deck. Reece had made several different types of beer… he must be pretty darn good at it… there were lots of smiles and no complaints.

Besides the PhotoBooth and the beer, DIY ruled the day from the decorations to the food… maybe the only things not made or brought by a participant were the plates and glasses. It gave the whole day a very personal feel and that is always a win.

So, this silly picture made me happy. I was waiting for their camera to be set up and these crazy-wonderful bridesmaids started to goof around in front of the backdrop. I got to catch this instead of leaving it to the luck of the remote.

Weddings are a lot of fun if the ingredients are right!
Jamie Bosworth Photographer

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You’ve probably heard it a million times — “Every wedding is unique.”  Well, it is very true.  However, some weddings are more unique than others and those are the ones I always love to share.

Karen and Andrew flew in from California to celebrate their wedding here in Portland, OR.  They chose the Portland Rose Garden for the location of their ceremony and held a very intimate wedding reception out on the patio at Bernie’s Southern Bistro.  One of the best parts of their wedding day was that they were surrounded by just their immediate family members.  And while many couples hire a wedding photographer to capture their entire day from start to finish, Karen and Andrew chose to have just a 3 hour period of time captured during their day.  It included their wedding ceremony at the Portland Rose Garden, a full 45 minutes of portraits captured throughout the garden, and some time spent with the family at the restaurant.  We were able to capture toasts as well as the cake cutting.

I absolutely loved the simplicity of Karen and Andrew’s wedding day.  There was no stress, no frantic energy, and lots of relaxing time spent with family.  I felt like this image of the two of them spending time together in the garden really captured the sentiment of their day.

To see more of our work, please visit Paul Rich Studio.

Aqiqua Falls Wedding

Tucked into the wilderness around Silverton, Oregon, Abiqua Falls thunders into a basalt-rock pool.  Not an easy hike, a short but steep, rugged and rocky path leads to the base of this beauty.  No less than five ropes await hikers after they bump down a passenger-cars-discouraged forestry trail.

Maui and Eric drove up from San Diego to elope here, having seen videos online.  Eric’s sister and a friend joined them, and we all walked/slid/scrambled together to the waterfall.  I had visited many times before over the years, and it was a blast to see them all gasp as they saw the waterfall for the first time.  They all managed to carry clothing, bouquets, a pop up tent, and various extra belongings between them, even while holding on to ropes and tree trunks.

Their officiant, Anthony, joined us once everyone was dressed and ready.  The group stood on the rocky shoreline as Maui and Eric exchanged vows with the sound of pouring water filling the air.

I love two adventurous souls having the wedding they dreamed of, and I’m so glad I got to join them on this amazing journey!

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To-Do-List-Jamie-Bosworth-Photographer

Everybody’s got at least one, right? Well, how about the To-Do List on your wedding day?
You have seen the lists in every bridal magazine out there and you have dutifully kept a running notebook to keep your list manageable, right? Are you with me so far? On the day of your wedding there are some things that should have been done just to keep you from tipping over into insanity. The vows should be written and transcribed into what ever format you plan to use… doesn’t matter if it’s a nice paper on a fancy clipboard or a Kindle. What matters is not having to do it at the last minute. Stress is not a good thing on a wedding day and every little bit of non-stress is wonderful.

Your To-Do List should have clipped the tags off of any clothing… it should have taken care of manicures and pedicures. It should have figured out the seating chart and it should have packed your necklace and earrings in a place where you can actually find them. And don’t forget the socks, belts and ties on that list. Lots of the little stuff on that list will take up a great deal of time and energy if it goes sideways on your wedding day.

Wishing you a happy and carefree day!
Jamie Bosworth Photographer

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I recently captured an engagement session for a couple who is getting married in September this year.  We planned and coordinated a session that included stops at multiple waterfalls along the Columbia River Highway.  While traveling between Horsetail Falls and the Oneonta Gorge, we came across a very dark dramatic tunnel and I had a vision for the perfect photo.

I recently invested in some of the latest state-of-the-art lighting equipment in the ProFoto B2.  I researched this system and found it to be everything I want and need as a professional wedding photographer.  It is extremely quick, efficient, and allows me a tremendous amount of creative freedom in the work I am able to make.  As we walked through this tunnel, I knew the ProFoto B2 would work great in back-lighting my couple and creating a dramatic silhouette.  I had my assistant walk about 20 or so feet beyond my couple and aim the light directly back at me at almost full power.  I framed the shot so that he would be hidden behind the couple.  What I didn’t fully anticipate are the shadows the light would cast along the ground as well as the accent lighting it would create along each of the beams on the walls and ceiling.  I like to refer to those nuances as “happy serendipitous moments.”

To see more of our work and why we regularly invest in all the latest equipment, gadgets, and gizmos, head on over to Paul Rich Studio.