Paul Rich has a natural gift for capturing real moments. Known for his ability to put his subjects at ease, he uses an artist's sense of composition with a technician's knowledge of light. Paul has a talent for quietly capturing the lovely tender vignettes that will evoke the feeling of your event for years to come.
Paul pursued wedding photography at the early age of 13. He began working as a photographer's assistant and photographed his first wedding by the time he turned 18. While earning his degree in photography at Bard College in New York, Paul had the opportunity to study with such notable photographers as Stephen Shore and Larry Fink.
Paul is an award-winning member of The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (an organization comprised of photojournalists and documentary-style wedding photographers from around the world). He is a regular contributor to such wedding sites as Style Me Pretty and his wedding images have been published in Portland Monthly's Bride & Groom magazine. Recent destination wedding assignments include such locations as Kauai, St Lucia, and Martha's Vineyard.
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Lindsey · Married on 10/15/2016
Paul is AMAZING! Very easy and fun to work with!!Sent on 10/22/2016
Lauren · Married on 08/06/2016
First word of advice when planning a wedding: BOOK PAUL RICH. We had met with Paul in his studio and immediately felt at ease. He had written out a tentative timeline and we used this for our wedding planning! We had met with other photographers and immediately knew we would book Paul. He was professional, fun, and his work was exceptional. We did our engagement photos with him and he helped us get comfortable in front of the camera. We were very excited to have him do our wedding photos. He showed up to the wedding on time and made sure our day went smoothly. I cannot thank him enough for getting our first look and all of our family photos before the ceremony so we could enjoy our cocktail hour! He captured AMAZING photos and we went to his studio to view our photos for our wedding album and ordered a canvas. We consider him a friend after he put so much work and time into our wedding.Sent on 10/25/2016
Jamie and Sam · Married on 05/28/2016
First I've gotta say, we both just love these pictures. Now that we've finally had some time to really look at them all and start to post some on Social media we just couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. People keep commenting on how great the pictures are! I am personally not so comfortable having my picture taken, you made it very easy for me. So thank you for everything!!Sent on 07/15/2016
One of the easiest ways to impress clients is to give them referrals to outstanding vendors. Paul Rich makes me look good every time. He is a quiet person -- you barely notice he's there -- and then when the photos come you can't believe how he captured every important moment of your wedding. Talent plus skill plus experience, that's Paul.
I had the pleasure of recently working with Paul. We were in a bind to have photo's taken and he didn't hesitate one bit to step in and take charge. Not only that, he had the photo's edited and back to us immediately. Did I mention how absolutely gorgeous those photo's were? He captured the details and event perfectly! Not only is he a class-act photographer, he is super, super sweet and personable. I cannot recommend Paul enough for any of your photography needs.
One of the best in Portland! Paul is a delight to work with. His work is AMAZNG!!!! We recommend Paul to all our clients!