Paul Grupp + Brenda Rose

Photographers for Portland and the Pacific Northwest

Headshot Photography

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.

Wedding Photography

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.

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 Grupp


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. 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 SaratogianThe 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 he shoots between 40 and 50 weddings per year, ranging from tiny elopements to elaborate weddings with hundreds of guests.



Paul Grupp 
Grupp & Rose Photography
77 NE Grand Ave, 606
Portland, OR 97232

email: [email protected]
phone: (503) 781-5078

Brenda Rose


Brenda has a unique eye for conceptual photography. Her work has appeared in Newsweek Special Editions, ForbesHer 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 is available anywhere in the Pacific Northwest for wedding, headshot, and cannabis industry photography.





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

email: [email protected]
phone: (503) 799-9802

Serious About Our Business

Diversity, Yes. Discrimination, No

Paul and Brenda are full-time professional photographers, working together and alone 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.

Couples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.