Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Erica & Stephen - 7/28/07

There are many locations throughout Oregon that provide a nice view of Mt. Hood, but none truly compare to that of Mt. Hood Organic Farms. In fact, Mt. Hood Organic Farms was recently named the Best NW Destination Wedding spot in the current edition of Oregon Bride Magazine. This idyllic location is the perfect spot for a wedding that your guests won’t forget. From the moment we arrived, Holly and I were greeted as guests. We received a warm welcome from Erica &
Steve’s families and friends. Steve’s groomsmen were an absolute blast. I am still chuckling at all the hilarious jokes and comments that were made throughout the day. The ceremony was very tender and sweet and the reception was one heck of a great time. Thank you Erica and Steve for having chosen us as your wedding photographer.
We can’t wait to show you all the pictures!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Paul Rich Studio - Recognition

Holly and I are proud to announce that we were recently inducted into the prestigious WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association). The Wedding Photojournalist Association grants membership to the most talented professional wedding photographers in the industry - photographers who focus solely on using their photography skills in documenting weddings. Leading the way in Wedding Photojournalism, WPJA represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically, creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity. It is such an honor to have been selected as a member to this organization. We are astounded by the work that is generated by all of these amazingly talented professional photographers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Meghan & Shawn - 7/22/07

Weddings like Meghan & Shawn's remind me of how lucky I am to be a wedding photographer. I get to spend time with people who are experiencing one of the most -- if not the most -- favorite days of their life. On July 22nd, Holly and I spent the day with Meghan & Shawn at Portland's White House. Lanning and his staff prepared a fabulous meal and provided classic top notch service for the guests.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Alison & Steve - 7/21/07

Congratulations to Alison and Steve who as of today are on a flight to Hawaii... Wonder if they will have a chance to see these pictures during their trip. Holly and I wanted to post a sneak peek of what is to come. Alison got ready at Blush Beauty Bar while the guys squeezed in a brief game of wiffle ball. For those of you who don't know, Steve has a pretty mean underhand pitch and I don't think he has gone to the majors yet. At the church, Holly staged herself up on the balcony to provide a bird's eye view while I was honored with a reserved seat right by the bride and groom. We then went to a local park for the formals and celebrated the remainder of the day at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Portland. Alison and Steve - we look forward to checking out your new tans when you return!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Cathy & Kyle - 07/07/07

In the years to come, people will ask - What were you doing on 7/7/07? For us, it will be very easy to remember. We were with Cathy and Kyle on their fabulous wedding day. Cathy has mentioned a few times how important photography is to her and that she wants all of the special moments captured. So, here is a sneak peak of what's to come...

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Chandra & Jaren - 6/30/07

Chandra & Jaren selected the unique location of Skamania Lodge for their wedding. Skamania Lodge is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and provides large sweeping views overlooking the river and mountains. There are also over 70 waterfalls nearby. The location provides an ultimate Northwest experience for guests. Chandra & Jaren had a peacock theme to their wedding that was carried throughout. From the floral arrangements to the cake design to even the wedding dress...

Getaway vehicle -- golf cart!