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Cindy with Encore Events was kind enough to introduce me to a wonderful couple who was looking for a creative wedding photographer to document their Portland wedding celebration.  Bonnie and Bob were married earlier this year in a different state and wanted to hold a vow renewal and celebration here in Portland for local guests.  […]

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Samantha and Jamie were recently married at the North Star Ballroom in NE Portland.  The venue holds a special meaning to the couple because it is the location where they met years ago. Jamie is familiar with the wedding and event industry through his work at Simpatica and Samantha worked for Katherine with Event Cosmetics […]

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Immediately following their intimate wedding ceremony at Horsetail Falls, Raina and Michael wanted to capture some fun portraits.  Their wedding day consisted of a ceremony at the falls followed by an excursion throughout the Portland area which included stops at the Vista House at Crown Point, the SE waterfront area, and the Portland International Rose […]

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Although every wedding is unique, some couples really push the boundaries of how nuptials are celebrated.  Raina and Michael put together the most incredible day for their closest family members.  Everyone gathered at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach to capture portraits along the waterfront.  It was the perfect location for the couple’s first […]

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Kimberly and Brian were recently married at the Evergreen Chapel by the Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, OR.  The location has some incredibly impressive aircraft on display as well as a beautiful open field with tall grass.  Kimberly loved the idea of having a portrait out in the field but didn’t want to have […]

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When Kimberly put on her heart-shaped sunglasses, all I could think of was the song “I Only Have Eyes for You” by The Flamingos. My love must be a kind of blind love I can’t see anyone but you Are the stars out tonight I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright I only have […]

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More and more couples are choosing Oregon as the location for their destination wedding.  One look at the dramatic landscapes that this region of the country has to offer, and it is easy to understand why it is becoming so popular.  Locations like Mt Hood, the Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake, and the coast all offer […]

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From the wildly elaborate to the elegantly simple, wedding dessert tables have a personality that is as diverse as the couples who design and create them.  Cakes, candy bars, and doughnut displays have all graced the tables of local Portland weddings.  They are kid friendly and guest favorites for the evening. Adam and Josh put […]

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Trying to determine the best way to depart your wedding at the end of the evening?  There are lots of options to consider.  Check out our interview on Weddings Portland Style to learn more. See more of our work at Paul Rich Studio.

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When planning for your Portland engagement session there are two primary things to consider – the location and what to wear. The Pacific Northwest offers a number of incredible locations to consider. Choose from among a number of outdoor parks like Laurelhurst, Peninsula Park, Mt Tabor, Cathedral Park and many many others. Places like Cannon […]

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One of the things I appreciate most about being a wedding photographer is the relationships I build with my clients.  Getting to know my clients on a personal level is a very fulfilling experience that translates itself to even better photographs on the wedding day.  I have a sense of what puts couples at ease, […]

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We travel all over the Pacific Northwest to capture engagement sessions for our couples.  Among our favorites are capturing Cannon Beach engagement sessions out on the coast.  We schedule these sessions toward the end of the day to take full advantage of the beautiful light that fills the sky as the sun begins to set. […]

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Professional wedding photographers are required to know and understand how to photograph under a variety of lighting conditions.  There are different tools and techniques to use based on the lighting and shooting conditions.  Tiffany and Kirk were recently married at the Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Portland.  When photographing at that church, it is requested […]

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