Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ben and Staci's Baby Girl

Ella Dawn is going to be a lucky little girl because she has such amazing parents. Right now she is featured safe and sound inside her Mamma's belly.

This was Bryan's first ever maternity session, so thanks to Staci for being brave! Doesn't she look beautiful?

Here are a few of our favorites. I may blog the rest of them after we get caught up on weddings.

We'll be posting a preview for Luke and Drea's amazing wedding on July 5th, so stay tuned for that.

Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I just changed the settings on the blog so that you can comment even if you don't have a google account. Silly me, I didn't realize that I was excluding non-gmail or blogger people.

Now you can post a comment as "anonymous" but be sure and sign your name so that we can thank you, get to know you, or answer any questions you might have for Bryan.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Even More Chase and Bridgette

This is the the last of the three posts for Chase and Bridgette's preview. We'll blog some of the rest later on when the whole wedding is done.
When we arrived at the wedding, I went to the cabin by the river where Bridgette was getting ready...

...with her girls: Dot, Christy, Prisha, and Mary Kate.

Meanwhile, Bryan was having a lot of fun with Chase and the guys (maybe a little too much).

Here are the proud families looking beautiful and happy.

And last but not least, wedding attire is never complete without amazing shoes!

Chase and Bridgette,
We hope that you had a wonderful honeymoon and are enjoying getting all settled in. We know that the future holds many good things for your marriage. It was a privilege to be a part of your special day. Thanks for trusting Bryan (and me) to document it for you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chase and Bridgette - FINALLY Married

I say "finally" because that was the first word I heard them say after their beautiful ceremony in Shedd, Oregon last Saturday. They met at their church youth group as teenagers and have been falling in love for the past six years.

Here is a preview of some of their wedding photos. There are many, many more to come.

These two have so much fun together! Chase was goofing around with Bridgette's veil during their couples pictures. Here comes the...ummm....groom!?!

Chase couldn't keep his eyes off of his gorgeous bride, and it's easy to see why

Isn't she the perfect bride?

Stay tuned for more of the Chase and Bridgette Preview tomorrow (or tonight if I feel like staying up late). Tomorrow I will post some of the wedding party and their lovely families.

Lets get some love going for Chase and Bridgette in the comments below. If you were a guest at their wedding, what was your favorite part?

P.S. Thanks for your patience on the lack of blogging. We returned from our wonderful vacation in Boise, Idaho and have so many wonderful pictures to share with you from the last few sessions. If we're lucky, we just might get permission to share our first ever maternity session.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jonah's First Year

So we've got more pictures on the way from Jonah's session (little guy with the red airplane below). One of the biggest joys in photography is getting to watch children and families grow along with your business.

Jonah was the first child that Bryan photographed. He was three months old at the time and is going to celebrate his 1st birthday this month! I love this progression of pictures because through them, you can see Jonah transition from an infant in a basket (he wasn't too happy about that), into a joyful toddler who really keeps his parents on their toes.

Check out the changes in this little guy, and note how Bryan's photography skills have improved.

Jonah at three months

and six months

And stay tuned tomorrow to see more of him at eleven months!!!

A Question for You!

Photographs are powerful because they are really the only way that we are able to look back on our past (physically anyways). Perhaps that is why we can never get enough of them. New memories are always being created, and we want to hold onto what is happening to us right now. Which pictures have been the most important in your life? Which ones do you treasure the most, look at the most often, or smile everytime you see?

This one of my dad and I has always held a special place in my heart.

Comment below and let me know which photographs have been important to you.

P.S. If I get enough requests, I just might post a picture of baby Bryan! Bet you can't guess what color his hair was. hee hee

An Introduction and Things to Come

Leah here, I'm Bryan's wife and the "studio manager" for Bryan Rupp Photography. Hows that for a title? :) You're going to be seeing a lot more of me around this blog, as we transition into the next phases of our business.

This is our second wedding season, and the first one that I have been heavily involved in. I'm going to be taking over more of the client communication stuff so that Bryan can focus on being an artist, and showing up for your photo shoot full of ideas and creativity.

I hope that you'll stop by this blog site often. We hope to make it a place to share our lives with you, and let you in on our journey. Our dream is to turn our love for capturing people's memories into a business that can grow up with our family.

Some of our dreams include:
~A studio space where we can welcome clients and display new ideas
(for now you will be meeting with us at the local coffee shop...yay Stumptown)
~Spending months or even years in Kitale, Kenya where I grew up (working with people in the slums and researching different ways that people can climb out of poverty).
~Providing amazing leather photo albums from (hopefully for the 2009 wedding season)

See you around,

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jonah Julius.

One cannot look at Jonah and one of his huge grins without smiling right along. He is such a fun child to watch and shoot pictures of. I had such a great time during our session, and spent much of it laughing as he tried to put numerous objects in his mouth, several of which were made of wood (pine cones, woodchips...), but first of course he would look to his parents with this little grin saying, "You know, I'm going to eat this." Here's the first and there's more to come.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Yey, bigger pictures! I was just messing with getting my pictures bigger and now they are, and I also plan to put new pictures up as well!