So many people came together to make SHINE happen, and this guy is one of them. Paul Rich is a wedding and portrait photographer in Portland. Crawford and I met him at a networking event around 7 years ago and we were all pretty instant friends. Paul currently shares my studio space, (along with dog photographer extraordinaire, Pauline Zonneveld.) Paul has been a second shooter at weddings I’ve shot, and I’ve done the same for him. Although he is my friend, I’m also in a position to tell you that I know first hand what an amazing photographer he is, particularly at weddings. He never stops working. He eats dinner during a wedding faster than the speed of light so he can get back to shooting. He can capture a group of a zillion people all looking and smiling at the camera at once. (If you’re a professional and you’ve ever tried to shoot the dreaded ‘group shot’ at a wedding reception, you know that it takes superhero skills to do it well.) He literally straps his skis on, grab his Canon and follow you down Mt. Hood on your wedding day. He’s done it.
Paul donated his time and talent to come and photograph the SHINE fashion show for me last night, and I didn’t want to introduce these photos without introducing him. He’s an amazing friend and colleague, and the best wedding photographer in Portland. Take a look at my two favorite weddings of Paul’s here and here.
Thank you, Paul for doing this for us!!! We love you!!!