How did we get here?

Paul and BrendaHello!

We are Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose, and we loaded our studio dog Charli into our little Fiat and moved to Portland during the summer of 2015. We have been working as full time professional photographers in Upstate NY for the last 10 years out of our Upstate Photographers studio in Troy NY. There we shoot 20-30 weddings a year, along with tons of headshots for actors, entertainers, and business professionals. We also shot fashion for local boutiques, sexy glamour, live concerts, band promo pix, and real estate.

About a year before the move, we decided we wanted to take the risk of uprooting our successful business and moving to a fresh environment with a new set of challenges and opportunities. After several months of checking out various cities across the US, we fell in love with Portland OR as offering the best fit for us in terms of opportunity, an urban lifestyle with easy access to Oregon’s astonishingly gorgeous scenery and rural countryside, and a social and cultural environment that fits us and our photographic work perfectly.

We just completed our first wedding season here in Portland, shooting something like 34 weddings from modest to extravagant, from barns and vineyards to hotel ballrooms, urban venues, and golf-course weddings. We love them all! Our 2017 calendar is filling up nicely, and we are looking forward to a brief winter break before the season starts up again next spring.

Please check out our history and our work — we’d love to become YOUR photographers! Feel free to contact us by phone, email or arranging a meeting in person – our office is located in the Pearl District.




Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose
Grupp & Rose Photography
930 NW 12th Ave, #305
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: (503) 799-9802

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