Sunday, September 14, 2008

Moving Day!

Well, I finally figured out some things about Wordpress so we're going to move back over there for a while. I'm sorry to jump around so much on our wonderful readers...but believe me, it's all for YOU! We're trying to find the best place to land right now (the place that you will most enjoy visiting) and Word Press seems to be prettier with more options.

Let me know what you think, and if you absolutely hate change (like i do) speak up and let me know about it. We can always come back to dear old blogger. Oh dear, do we have commitment issues or what? :)

Click here for a link
The New Blog

There you will find pictures of the lovely Erika (our first senior photos for the year)

Also, many of you who are considering us for a wedding have been asking to see what an entire wedding looks like. I think that Jake and Michelle's would be a great example. Go to the website, select client viewing, Jake and Michelle, Wedding Day parts 1 and 2.

See you at Word press!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Most of the time, photography seems to take a lot of thought and intention. But...
...every once in a while you get a surprise that you weren't counting on.
You take a picture of one thing, and get something entirely unexpected.
In this picture, Bryan thought he was simply photographing Michelle's dad as he watched his daughter get married. It wasn't until editing time that we realized:
1) there is a tear on his touching
2) in his sunglasses you can see the reflection of Michelle and Jake!!

I love surprises.

On another note ~
We had a record number of comments on our last post of Michelle...8 comments! Yay.
I had promised a $5 coffee card to anyone who posted, however I'm going to change it to $8, a dollar for each comment. You guys got lucky because I accidentally posted a response twice.

The next time we break the record, with 9 or more, I will get some more (or the same) people hooked up with some coffee. All the gift cards will come from Chapters, unless you specifically tell me otherwise or live in another area.Yay Stumptown.

Thanks so much to everyone who follows our adventures in photography. As we build up our little business, it makes all the difference in the world to have so much support, encouragement, and advise.

Jake and Michelle's pictures are up on the website under client viewing. I'm sure they wouldn't mind people taking a look at what an amazing day they had.

Bryan's off to Milwaukie to shoot a wedding, and I am heading to Tigard to shoot as a second photographer (my first time without Bryan, Yikes!)

Have a relaxing weekend.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Michelle Behind the Veil

Michelle Wade...

Rode in on a horse-drawn carriage
Had an adorable flower pooch (yes, a dog) instead of a flower girl
Has a beautiful smile, is always laughing
Went to Jamaica on her honeymoon
Has been married over 1 month!

Today I've been working hard on Jake and Michelle's wedding and wanted to show you this picture which really stood out to me. The rest of their pictures will be completed by this weekend.

Weekly Update:
I wanted to start sharing a bit more that will hopefully help all of you get to know us a bit better...and feel connected to what we are doing here at Bryan Rupp Photography.

Here is something to get you started:
1) Place where we met: Boise, Idaho
2) Favorite Drinks: Sonic!, coffee and British tea
3) First wedding photographed: summer of 2006 in Washington
4) Colors in our apartment: Orange, cinnamon, green, brown
5) Favorite camping spot: Hurricane Creek in the Wallowas
6) Color of our future children's hair (no, not yet) : blonde!!!! :) call me crazy, but I just have a feeling about this one :)

Luke and Drea will be receiving a little something in the mail to say thanks for their referrals. Also, anyone who attended the art show and wants to leave a comment below will receive a $5 coffee card or a free 8x10 print from one of their sessions.

Thanks so much to friends, family, clients, and blog stalkers for your amazing support !!! We love you!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Website stuff again!!

Hey everybody, if you're trying to get to the website...please try for now. the other web address should be back up in two days (

Thank You (from the bottom of our hearts)

I just want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who took time out of their Friday night to visit our Art Walk Show. We were so humbled by the amount of positive feedback and support that we received. The most amazing thing was getting to watch people see pictures of themselves on the much fun!!!

We loved getting to see all the different faces of friends and clients and clients who are friends. Seriously, we are so blessed and we know it. Also, we made a few new friends and we appreciate that as well.

Thank you, Thank you!!!
P.S. see, I told you there would be yummy chocolate!!!

Leah (and Bryan feels the same way)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Emily and Isaac ~ Sneak Preview

Emily and Isaac got married at Willamette Valley Vineyard on Friday. We shot this wedding for Jourdan Moore who is another local photographer in the area.
Isaac and Emily are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside and it was a joy to be a part of their special day.

We haven't got a chance to do much editing to these pictures but we're really excited about the gorgeous golden light. Enjoy!
Isaac and Emily we wish you all the best. To their friends and family: thank you for making it such a wonderful experience for us.
Bryan and Leah

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Problems in Website Land

A couple people have noticed that Bryan's website isn't working properly right now. We think there's troubles with his domain...and we're working on getting it fixed. For now, you should be able to reach the same website at:

Thanks for your patience, we'll get it resolved soon.
And...I think I'll go back to blogging on this blog for now since I had troubles figuring stuff out on the new one.
Hope you have a lovely Saturday,

P.S. Yesterday we shot Isaac and Emily's absolutely gorgeous wedding at Willamette Valley Vineyards. We were hired by Jourdan Moore (another local photographer) to shoot this wedding since she was already booked for the day. I will be posting a couple of pictures of that tomorrow...and I think they are our best so far this summer!!!!

Don't forget, if you're in the Newberg area to stop by Honest Chocolates for our show (during Newberg's First Friday art walk).

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Blog in Progress

We're trying out a new blog for a while, but will keep this one up and running for now because we may come back to it...just a little blog experimentation. Rest assured that we will always keep you dear readers informed of where to find us.
For now, go to
With Love,
P.S. I'll be posting some more photos tomorrow

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sweet Baby Taylor (and her fan club) - Eugene, OR

We traveled to Eugene a few weeks back to photograph little Taylor with her mom, dad, and cousins. Is she precious or what?

Here she is with Daddy, showing off with a little drool.

And with Mommy, looking beautiful.

Here are her little toes...

...and a shot to commemorate her first nature walk :)

These are her cousins:

...and Jonah (you've seen him before)

And everybody's bare feet in the green, green grass. Bailey was so great with the babies.

We had so much fun getting to see Taylor cry, smile, drool, nap...and just be amazingly special. What a blast to get to play with three children in the park!

I know it's been a while...

We've really got a lot of catching up to do on this blog, so I promise tomorrow to show you three really adorable kids!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Art Show in Newberg

Our latest news is that we're going to be doing a show for Newberg's first Friday art walk on September 5th. We were told there would be free chocolate samples so of course we agreed to do it immediately :).

We're going to be using portraits of all of you lovely folks. I'll post a list of who we will be using (after asking your permission of course) so you can come on down and check yourself out.

Also, Honest Chocolates are delicious and a great local business to support. See you there!

Monday, August 11, 2008

More Paige and Ty

For all you Paige and Tyler fans (and I know there are a lot of you), here are some more pictures of their beautiful day! Enjoy.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Jake and Michelle - In Sickness and in Health (Sneak Peak)

Jake and Michelle were married last Saturday in Arlington, Washington. Their wedding was especially beautiful because of all the obstacles they had to overcome (not the least of which was Jake being extremely sick). They showed amazing poise and maturity by enjoying their day anyway and keeping their focus on what really mattered.

Jake was such a trooper, putting a smile on his face and posing for all of the family pictures even though on any other day he would have been bed ridden.

And Michelle shattered the stereotype of spoiled bride by being completely supportive of Jake and smiling no matter what happened. How refreshing!

We were joined on Saturday by Chris from Digital Circle Creative Group who was their videographer. He was wonderful to work with, and if anybody out there is looking for a videographer, you should check out his website. He is based out of Seattle but said that he really likes the Portland area as well.

There are so many great moments from this day, but here are just a few for starters.

This shows how happy Michelle was!

..and how great she looked in her dress...

And how beautiful she was! I would say radiant, don't you think?

The look on Jake's face when his bride was walking down the aisle!!!

They left the ceremony in style!

Well, that's all for now, but there are many more pictures of Jake and Michelle to come. Trust me, you'll want to stay tuned to see their "flower pooch". Yep ladies and gentleman, she is a flower girl and she is a dog.

On another note, we have a lot of catching up to do on here. Before the summer is over, I would like to do a final blog posting for Chase and Bridgette; Luke and Drea; Paige and Tyler; and of course Jake and Michelle.

Also...we've got some fun baby and kid pictures coming for Jonah, Taylor, Indie, and Bailey. Seriously, these little ones will make you wanna have a baby because they're so charming. Ok, maybe not. But...they are really precious kiddos.

Also, the contest that I was talking about is going to be the first annual Bryan Rupp Photography People's Choice Awards. Yes, I know that we are not anywhere close to the end of the year, but I kind of consider our photographic year to be from summer to summer...or, wedding season to wedding season.

So, we'll throw up several nominations for each category and let you vote on what you like the best. The winners will receive something...I don't know what yet, but it will be bigger than a pat on the back and smaller than a trip to Hawaii. You know, somewhere in the middle...or more towards the smaller end :).

Anyways, what do you think the categories should be and what should the winners get?
I need to get some brainstorming going.

Here are my ideas:
Best ring/bling shot
Best bouquet
Most debonair groomsmen/beautiful bridesmaids
Most creative wedding favors
Yummiest looking food
Funnest family shot
Something for ring bearers and flower girls
etc, etc.
Oh, and most adventurous engagement shot (i think the engagement sessions should get some love too).

Also thanks to everybody who has been referring their friends to us. We love to meet new people! If you have referred someone and I haven't sent you a little something in the mail yet, I could probably use a gentle reminder.

With Love,

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Paige and Tyler (Sneak Preview)

There is so much to be said about Paige and Ty's wedding in Spanaway, Washington, but I will keep this post short and sweet since it really is just a preview of things to come. Suffice to say that it was a touching ceremony and the bride and groom were surrounded by warm and loving people all day long. There was a very good mixture of tears and belly laughs which makes for a beautiful event overall.

For those of you who have been waiting very patiently (cough, Hannah) ;) here is something to tide you over for a while. Once again we've got some color zappage going on with blogger (I just created a word, derived from "to zap")so if anyone knows a brilliant solution to that, please let me know.

P.S. We teamed up with Brian Zaro for this wedding so later on we'll be getting a hold of his shots too and combining all the pictures as one body of work. I'll also post a link to his website and tell a little bit more about him and how talented he is.

Paige and Ty, we hope you're having a fabulous time on your honeymoon. Your wedding was so special and we hope you are getting to look back on it with fond memories! See ya soon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

And for tomorrow...

I will be posting Jade's trash the dress pictures.
In the meantime, you can look at their gallery under client viewing on Bryan's website.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thoughts on Children's Portraits and the Lovely Miss Cora

Lets say goodbye to the good old days of making your kids miserable for portraits! We'd rather capture them naturally as they play in the comfort of their own home or explore a new setting. Bryan took little Cora's pictures in her bedroom and backyard. We think she is such a cutie with a whole lot of personality. These were taken several months ago but we never got to share them with you. Enjoy!

Here's a girl who knows what she wants!

Hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of this little gal on the blog. Thanks to her mom Crystal for trusting Bryan with the important job of documenting this stage in her baby's life. And thanks to Staci (the beautiful pregnant woman standing by the refrigerator) for introducing us to her.

On another note....
We will be heading to Eugene next weekend to photograph sweet little Taylor Young(2 months old) and her cousins Bailey and Jonah.

and then....heading to Seattle for Jake and Michelle's wedding. You can find their engagement photos on the website under client viewing. They looked pretty amazing on the beach in Lincoln City. We're really excited for their wedding, because as you can see, they're very fun and full of life.

That's all for now. I've got some news about a contest coming up at the end of the summer. It will involve everyone who has been photographed this year for weddings/engagements/child or family portraits. I'll need some suggestions while I'm putting it together. We'll talk soon :).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Chase and Bridgette's Pictures are up

...or at least most of them anyways. If you are and Chase and Bridgette fan and want to check them out, go to the website: and choose client viewing. Then choose their album. There will be 100 more coming shortly, including the getting ready shots taken by yours truly (please keep in mind that I am the very beginningist of begginers).
Sweet Dreams,

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Things to Come...

So sorry for the lack of blog activity. We are moving right now and don't have internet at the moment...but stay tuned next week for our very first ever TRASH THE DRESS session at Silver Falls. We just got back from that and it was a blast.

Also coming up Paige and Tyler's wedding in Tacoma and Jake and Michelle's in Seattle the following week. Maybe we should move to Washington :).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Moments + FuFu

Bryan was showing me part of his final edit for Chase and Bridgette and I couldn't resist posting a couple of these wonderful moments....even though it's a little early for the finals, and a little late for the preview. Why hold back, ya know? Also, I wanted you to see their amazing Jones Soda bottles with their picture on it. They also had Cream Soda, but FuFu Berry is my fave. Now, is that a great idea for a wedding reception or what?

Thanks to all of you for continuing to stop by the blog to support us and your loved ones that are in the pictures. Let me know what you would like to see more of around here. We do take requests. But for now, sleep tight.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Last Luke and Andrea Preview (Part 3)

So, I have to say that the colors Drea picked are much more bright and vibrant than this blog gives them credit for. For some reason these particular colors are REALLY getting drained out by blogger when we post them, so you'll just have to check out the real pictures on the website in August. We'll keep you updated on when that will be (or you can ask Luke and Drea).

Let's start this blog out with a story, or a bit of a script if you will to go along with these first two pictures.
Bryan and Leah: Ok, Rick and Peggy(grooms parents) can you please link arms with your son?
(see below).....

Rick: Men don't link arms
Bryan and Leah: Oh really, well then...what do men do?
Rick: This is what men do (puffs up his chest and grabs Luke)
Luke (laughing): What is wrong with you?

Here are both sides of their absolutely amazing family!!! Seriously, everyone made us feel so welcome. We feel like we gained a whole new set of friends. You can tell that they are just so proud of their kids.

Here we have the lovely Miss Makenna who did her job as flower girl with flair, even though she wasn't feeling well.

This handsome guy is the ring bearer Jack. He was such a trooper even though it was a million degrees outside.

Here is Luke's posse of super quality groomsmen. I have to tell you that I have never had the door opened for me so many times at a wedding. Very impressive.

And here are a couple of shots of Drea's gorgeous bridesmaids who are never too dressed up to kick up their bright pink heels and have a little fun.

And last but not least, some beautiful details...Drea's bouquet and the cake. Again, please note to Drea's credit that the colors were gorgeous and bright (not dusty rose like it appears).

Well, that's all I have time for. We're actually heading out to pick up the honeymooners from the airport.
Luke and Drea, you guys know that we love you and wish you all of the happiness in the world. We are here for you if you need anything. Thanks to all of their family and friends who made it such a warm and encouraging experience for us.