Paul Grupp + Brenda Rose
Photographers for Portland and the Pacific Northwest
Our deep experience (10+ years) shooting actors and business headshots in the competitive NY market continues to inform our work after relocation to Portland in 2015. Whether shot in-studio with artful studio lighting or less formal natural lighting; whether outdoors or on location at your place of business, we deliver thoughtful, artistic imagery that represents professionals at their very best.
We know you have many choices and options for photographers. We think what differentiates our wedding work is our unique combination of a light-hearted sense of whimsy, conceptual storytelling skills, strong journalistic instincts, and the ability to create fashionable art. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to the couples who place their trust in us on one of the most memorable days of their lives. Our goal is to treat every wedding and its participants with extreme respect — doing our job to the best of our abilities while never forgetting that it’s YOUR day, not ours.
Since we began shooting weddings almost 11 years ago, we have shot between 30 and 40 weddings per year. As you can imagine, we’ve learned a lot from that experience — and we would love to put it to work for you!
Please enjoy your visit to our website. Every photo you see here, unless specifically credited to someone else, was taken and is copyright © by Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose. When you book us, you get us — not some random photographer we hired on Craigslist.
In addition, unless otherwise clearly identified, all were taken at real weddings with real couples and their friends and family; not leisurely staged under ideal circumstances just to produce some pretty pictures.
Paul has shot dozens of assignments for newspapers, and spent three years as a staff photographer for the NY State Senate in Albany NY, before opening the Upstate Photographers studio in Troy NY with partner Brenda Rose. His work has appeared on the websites and in the catalogs of many companies and organizations, and in publications ranging from 944 Fashion magazine to Landscape Architecture, to The Saratogian, The Troy Record, and The San Diego Troubadour newspapers. His photographs are featured in the book Erotique Digitale published by the Ilex press. He shot most of the images for two years of the Under Armour Lacrosse equipment catalog. Many musicians use Paul’s photography on their websites, posters, promo pix and CD packaging.
Since 2015, Paul is based in Portland, OR with studio space in NW close-in Portland. Business and actor’s headshots, fashion, glamour and portraiture are all in Paul’s wheelhouse, and together with partner Brenda Rose, he shoots between 40 and 50 weddings per year, ranging from tiny elopements, to high-end weddings with hundreds of guests.
Grupp & Rose Photography
930 NW 12th Ave #305
Portland, OR 97209
phone: (503) 781-5078
Brenda fell in love with photography while working on her high school yearbook. Fascinated with documenting the human condition, she followed her passion as a hobby until meeting life and business partner Paul Grupp in 2005. After a few years of shooting weddings and studio work part time, she left her Nursing career of 25 years to become a full time pro, and has over a dozen years of experience shooting 40-50 weddings each year.
Brenda has a unique eye for conceptual photography. Her work has appeared in Her Life Magazine, Dope Magazine, the Times Union and the Daily Gazette, and on the websites and in promotional materials for countless small businesses, corporations, entertainers, musicians, authors, and business professionals.
Brenda and Paul ran the Upstate Photographers studio in Troy, NY, focusing on professional headshots, boudoir, and promo pics for entertainers before moving to Portland, OR in 2015. Brenda is available anywhere in the Pacific Northwest for wedding, headshot, and cannabis industry photography.
A recent personal project was a calendar featuring local drag queens, called “Mother’s Little Helper” which took a humorous look a motherhood and was reflective of Brenda’s experiences as a mother of three grown children.
Grupp & Rose Photography
930 NW 12th Ave, #305
Portland, OR 97209
phone: (503) 799-9802
Serious About Our Business
Diversity, Yes. Discrimination, No
Paul and Brenda are full-time professional photographers, working as a team since 2005. We work constantly to improve our art, craft, and business practices. We are committed to ethical business! We carry professional liability insurance, and our business is registered and licensed with the State of Oregon and the City of Portland.
We happily serve ALL clients who choose to book our services. We prefer to focus on the things that unite us all as human beings, rather than that which divides us.
Consequently we treat all clients with dignity and respect, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, political affiliation, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, veteran status, employment, or disability.