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).