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Paul Rich Studio

Why not capture some playful portraits on your wedding day?  There are so many poses and different looks that can be created, you might as well include some playful portraits as well. When we photograph weddings, we make sure to provide our couples with an array of different looks and styles.  We use a variety […]

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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a hidden oasis.  Located just 3 miles from my home and right across the street from Reed College, it’s hard to imagine that I never previously photographed at this location.  When I first arrived, I was immediately taken by the beauty of the garden and knew exactly why Samantha & […]

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I love when couples wait until the wedding ceremony to see each other for the first time.  I also love when couples opt for a first moment together before the wedding ceremony even begins.  Both options work great as they honor the personalities and desires of the couples who choose one option over another. Markus […]

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If you have ever found yourself between two mirrors that face each other, you are familiar with the unique effect it creates.  The reflected image repeats itself endlessly allowing you to peer into infinity and beyond. Mistyrose was busy getting ready for her wedding at Veelle’s Idyllic Park where the getting ready area has a […]

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Mistyrose and Keith held a 4th of July wedding celebration this past weekend at Veelle’s Idyllic Park.  Close friends and family members gathered around underneath a canopy of trees to witness the couple exchange their wedding vows.  Off in the near distance, the gentle sounds of water trickling down the stream could be heard.  With […]

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Just a short drive from Portland, you’ll find the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway.  The winding roadway showcases many waterfalls and other scenic spots along its route through the Columbia Gorge, which is listed as one of The Seven Wonders of Oregon.  It is an absolute must see and for those getting married, we […]

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While capturing portraits of Stephanie & Donovan at Laurelhurst Park, I asked her son if he could help his mom with her wedding dress. I had a strong suspicion that it might result in some cute photos. While I had envisioned one of those more classic moments of a little one helping a bride on […]

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Stephanie and Donovan were recently married at the courthouse in downtown Portland. The couple exchanged their vows in front of the presiding judge and their closest friends and family members. Just prior to their wedding ceremony, we met up at Laurelhurst Park so the couple could have an opportunity to see each other for the […]

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How will you enter your wedding reception? There are so many options.  Some couples opt for the entire wedding party to be announced.  They line up outside the reception area and the DJ announces each member of the wedding party, typically while some very upbeat music is played.  Other couples choose to have just themselves […]

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Katelynn & Francisco contacted us requesting to have an engagement session captured in the Columbia Gorge.  They wanted images captured of them hiking among some of the waterfalls that line the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway. We did some research and planned to start at Horsetail Falls, work our way toward the iconic Multnomah Falls, and […]

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One of the first things a bride pictures when envisioning their wedding is the dress.  Yet there are so many options to choose from ranging from empire waist gowns to A-lines to ball gowns and more.  Choosing the right wedding dress may not be as easy as it seems. Ball gowns have very full skirts […]

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Couples oftentimes ask if their wedding photographer uses Photoshop to enhance their images.  It is a great question because nearly every photographer uses this program to varying degrees. Truth be told, our signature look and style is derived from using very simple Photoshop methods.  Our primary goal is to make the work look as natural […]

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One of the primary tools that a photographer uses when creating their images is composition and framing.  There are a number of guidelines that can be followed to create compelling photographs that leads the viewer’s eye through the image. A very popular guideline is the rule of thirds.  Imagine the image being divided into 9 […]

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