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Paul Von Rieter | Photographer

Newport Beach , CA
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Newport Beach, CA 92660 US (map)

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949-735-0851
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ABOUT US

There isn't a whole lot that you need to know about me that you wouldn't learn from spending 15 minutes with me. I smile a lot. I laugh at just about everything. I am a hugger. I am in... Read more
There isn't a whole lot that you need to know about me that you wouldn't learn from spending 15 minutes with me. I smile a lot. I laugh at just about everything. I am a hugger. I am in love with the idea of love. I use the word cute far more than socially acceptable for a guy. And if you have junior mints on you or in the vicinity, I am liable to eat them all.

I wish I could tell you some fancy story about how I am an “aaaarrrrrrrtist” and years of “punishment” and “toil” have motivated me to make art… but that would just be a lie. The reality is pretty simple; I want to make beautiful photos just as bad as you want to have them (maybe more).

I live a pretty surreal life these days. I take pictures of amazing people in love. I get to hop on planes and travel all over this blue marble to hang out with couples on the biggest day of their lives. I am insanely fulfilled and amazingly happy. If I ever complain or you don’t see me smiling, smack me. Okay?


Give me a shout if you want to talk about one of the biggest days of your life.
It is my favorite subject and I am all ears. =) Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount

REVIEWS

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Lisa
Wedding:
5/31/2016
5.0/5.0
I first met Paul when he was the photographer at my sister's wedding. He was great to work with and her photos were AH-mazing. I wish I could have hired him to take MY wedding photos!

A few years later, we hired Paul for a family photo shoot, our first one! :) It was a difficult day for us (husband found out he didn't get a job he had interviewed for) but we were trying to make the best of it. Paul was fantastic. His friendly, positive attitude and how he interacted with my kids totally changed the day around for us. He worked so well with our family and was able to get their personalities to shine through in his shots. We have some of the most breath taking pictures of our family and I truly appreciate the experience and photos that Paul provided us that day.
I first met Paul when he was the photographer at my sister's wedding. He was great to work with and her photos were Read more...
I first met Paul when he was the photographer at my sister's wedding. He was great to work with and her photos were AH-mazing. I wish I could have hired him to take MY wedding photos!

A few years later, we hired Paul for a family photo shoot, our first one! :) It was a difficult day for us (husband found out he didn't get a job he had interviewed for) but we were trying to make the best of it. Paul was fantastic. His friendly, positive attitude and how he interacted with my kids totally changed the day around for us. He worked so well with our family and was able to get their personalities to shine through in his shots. We have some of the most breath taking pictures of our family and I truly appreciate the experience and photos that Paul provided us that day. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
I have to preface this with saying that Paul saved my wedding day. No Joke. It was a super small thing, but it made all the difference. This is embarrassing, but part of my dress ripped when I put it on, one of the clasps at the top. I was worried that I was going to be stuck wearing a dress with a broken clasp and worrying about it all afternoon and night. But, nope! Here comes Paul with a needle and thread!! Haha! With a little help from my brides maid my dress was all mended and ready to clasp properly. I mean, come on. What photographer comes prepared for the worst with a needle and thread. We where all blown away.
Okay, with that said, its pretty easy to tell how my fiancé and I feel about Paul. He is incredible and his images are otherworldly. I am so happy we hired him. He is so good at getting both of you to relax and really focus on each other. The images that we received are a true reflection of our connection. I love love love looking at them.
Hire the guy. He brings a needle and thread people! Hehe. Thanks Paul! Both Brian and I love you!!
I have to preface this with saying that Paul saved my wedding day. No Joke. It was a super small thing, but it made all Read more...
I have to preface this with saying that Paul saved my wedding day. No Joke. It was a super small thing, but it made all the difference. This is embarrassing, but part of my dress ripped when I put it on, one of the clasps at the top. I was worried that I was going to be stuck wearing a dress with a broken clasp and worrying about it all afternoon and night. But, nope! Here comes Paul with a needle and thread!! Haha! With a little help from my brides maid my dress was all mended and ready to clasp properly. I mean, come on. What photographer comes prepared for the worst with a needle and thread. We where all blown away.
Okay, with that said, its pretty easy to tell how my fiancé and I feel about Paul. He is incredible and his images are otherworldly. I am so happy we hired him. He is so good at getting both of you to relax and really focus on each other. The images that we received are a true reflection of our connection. I love love love looking at them.
Hire the guy. He brings a needle and thread people! Hehe. Thanks Paul! Both Brian and I love you!! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to begin when describing how awesome PVR is! We were blown away by our wedding and engagement photos...I don't consider myself a photogenic person but he was able to make both of us look fantastic and really captured who we are. Whenever I show our photos to people, they comment that they don't look like your typical wedding pictures, Clearly because they are not your typical wedding pictures! Paul is just hands on enough and encouraged us to interact just as we typically would. At first, I thought it would be weird, but it turned out to be really fun. It is so nice having these memories recorded for us. I love looking back on them through Pauls images. I also need to talk about how great he is at wrangling family and making sure that family photography doesn’t suck up your entire day. He totally laid down the law in a fun an positive way that got everyone set up and smiling as quick as possible and then off to the cocktail hour. We are so happy we hired Paul. Now that the day is over all we have left are his images… and they are absolutely perfect. You can’t go wrong hiring PVR. =)
I don't know where to begin when describing how awesome PVR is! We were blown away by our wedding and engagement Read more...
I don't know where to begin when describing how awesome PVR is! We were blown away by our wedding and engagement photos...I don't consider myself a photogenic person but he was able to make both of us look fantastic and really captured who we are. Whenever I show our photos to people, they comment that they don't look like your typical wedding pictures, Clearly because they are not your typical wedding pictures! Paul is just hands on enough and encouraged us to interact just as we typically would. At first, I thought it would be weird, but it turned out to be really fun. It is so nice having these memories recorded for us. I love looking back on them through Pauls images. I also need to talk about how great he is at wrangling family and making sure that family photography doesn’t suck up your entire day. He totally laid down the law in a fun an positive way that got everyone set up and smiling as quick as possible and then off to the cocktail hour. We are so happy we hired Paul. Now that the day is over all we have left are his images… and they are absolutely perfect. You can’t go wrong hiring PVR. =) Read less
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Mia
Wedding:
3/13/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are not the type of people who typically display pictures of ourselves around the home. SO it was a big deal when we booked Paul based on the fact that we both said we would in fact hang his work up in our home. Paul does an amazing job making your feel comfortable and have fun during your photography session. His style is a bit different than the traditional approach and we really appreciated that. Aside from all of that he is an amazing guy, his charisma is palpable and his confidence is infectious. I feel like his persona and attitude gave us confidence in what we were doing and in the end result made us look better in our photos. If that even makes sense! Ha! He was very helpful when it came to scheduling out our wedding and making sure we had the right amount of time to take photos with the best light of the day. He showed up early and even stayed a touch later. Our experience with Paul was top notch and we highly recommend him.
My husband and I are not the type of people who typically display pictures of ourselves around the home. SO it was a big Read more...
My husband and I are not the type of people who typically display pictures of ourselves around the home. SO it was a big deal when we booked Paul based on the fact that we both said we would in fact hang his work up in our home. Paul does an amazing job making your feel comfortable and have fun during your photography session. His style is a bit different than the traditional approach and we really appreciated that. Aside from all of that he is an amazing guy, his charisma is palpable and his confidence is infectious. I feel like his persona and attitude gave us confidence in what we were doing and in the end result made us look better in our photos. If that even makes sense! Ha! He was very helpful when it came to scheduling out our wedding and making sure we had the right amount of time to take photos with the best light of the day. He showed up early and even stayed a touch later. Our experience with Paul was top notch and we highly recommend him. Read less
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taylor
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We initially hired two photographers to shoot our engagement photographs. Paul being one of them. I know it sounds weird, but our plan was to see who fit us best and connected with us best… and it was Paul, by a total long shot. The other photographer was a highly recommended very respected individual and did an amazing job, but, Paul blew both myself and my fiancé away. From there it was an easy choice to have Paul shoot our wedding. We love Paul’s ability to capture emotions in their natural state. He is definitely a hands on photographer and tells you what to do, but somehow does it without making you feel awkward or uncomfortable. I really love how he uses light too. It seems like all wedding photographers are making darker more moddy images these days. Pauls images are full of light and love. Isn’t that what a wedding should look like? He was fantastic on our wedding day and took loads of extra time to make sure we understood how he would fit into our day and what would work best for us. Our photos were delivered promptly and the gallery he sent with them was perfect for sharing with our friends and family as well as buying some prints to frame. We are so pleased with our decision to hire Paul and can only hope that he is available to shoot our vow renewal in a decade or so! Thanks again Paul!
We initially hired two photographers to shoot our engagement photographs. Paul being one of them. I know it sounds weird, Read more...
We initially hired two photographers to shoot our engagement photographs. Paul being one of them. I know it sounds weird, but our plan was to see who fit us best and connected with us best… and it was Paul, by a total long shot. The other photographer was a highly recommended very respected individual and did an amazing job, but, Paul blew both myself and my fiancé away. From there it was an easy choice to have Paul shoot our wedding. We love Paul’s ability to capture emotions in their natural state. He is definitely a hands on photographer and tells you what to do, but somehow does it without making you feel awkward or uncomfortable. I really love how he uses light too. It seems like all wedding photographers are making darker more moddy images these days. Pauls images are full of light and love. Isn’t that what a wedding should look like? He was fantastic on our wedding day and took loads of extra time to make sure we understood how he would fit into our day and what would work best for us. Our photos were delivered promptly and the gallery he sent with them was perfect for sharing with our friends and family as well as buying some prints to frame. We are so pleased with our decision to hire Paul and can only hope that he is available to shoot our vow renewal in a decade or so! Thanks again Paul! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul was a wonderful addition to our highly talented wedding support team. He created some amazing imagery for my husband and I that we will value for the rest of our lives. Living in Manhattan we needed to book our wedding photographer remotely which was a bit of a challenge. However, Paul made this a simple and painless process. He was available for facetime chats with us and walked us through his price list as well as explained how he would likely fit into our day of schedule. He is very proficient at what he does and it is clear why he comes so highly recommended. We are extraordinarily pleased with our photos and completely endorse Paul’s services. You will not regret hiring him, but you might regret not.
Paul was a wonderful addition to our highly talented wedding support team. He created some amazing imagery for my husband Read more...
Paul was a wonderful addition to our highly talented wedding support team. He created some amazing imagery for my husband and I that we will value for the rest of our lives. Living in Manhattan we needed to book our wedding photographer remotely which was a bit of a challenge. However, Paul made this a simple and painless process. He was available for facetime chats with us and walked us through his price list as well as explained how he would likely fit into our day of schedule. He is very proficient at what he does and it is clear why he comes so highly recommended. We are extraordinarily pleased with our photos and completely endorse Paul’s services. You will not regret hiring him, but you might regret not. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Paul is simply amazing and did a fantastic job! He really knows how to capture the moment and create the most creative images. It was important to my husband and I to find a photographer who would photograph our wedding day in a way that would reflect who we are as a couple. Paul nailed it and we couldn't be more happy with our beautiful photos. Thank you!
Paul is simply amazing and did a fantastic job! He really knows how to capture the moment and create the most creative Read more...
Paul is simply amazing and did a fantastic job! He really knows how to capture the moment and create the most creative images. It was important to my husband and I to find a photographer who would photograph our wedding day in a way that would reflect who we are as a couple. Paul nailed it and we couldn't be more happy with our beautiful photos. Thank you! Read less
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Eliza
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul was by far our favorite vendor on our wedding day. He is so easy to work with and personable. From about 10 minutes into our first phone call with him we knew he was our photographer. He answered all of my questions thoroughly, made us feel comfortable about a couple timeline issues we knew we were going to run into and adjusted his collections for us to meet our budget. We shot engagement or images with him at the beach and in the hills for a rustic and Californian vibe (we sprung for the two location package). The images came out amazing. On our wedding day he showed up a bit early and jumped right into taking incredible images of my dress and bouquet. I am so happy I have those pictures now…although I will be honest and say it was funny to watch him obsess over the flowers at the time. ;) (sorry pvr). He is very low key during the day and blends in with guests which is nice because it seemed like we received a lot of amazing candid images. All in all he was worth every dime we paid him and we still feel like we got a deal! We are definitely using him again and recommend him to all of our friends and family.
Paul was by far our favorite vendor on our wedding day. He is so easy to work with and personable. From about 10 minutes Read more...
Paul was by far our favorite vendor on our wedding day. He is so easy to work with and personable. From about 10 minutes into our first phone call with him we knew he was our photographer. He answered all of my questions thoroughly, made us feel comfortable about a couple timeline issues we knew we were going to run into and adjusted his collections for us to meet our budget. We shot engagement or images with him at the beach and in the hills for a rustic and Californian vibe (we sprung for the two location package). The images came out amazing. On our wedding day he showed up a bit early and jumped right into taking incredible images of my dress and bouquet. I am so happy I have those pictures now…although I will be honest and say it was funny to watch him obsess over the flowers at the time. ;) (sorry pvr). He is very low key during the day and blends in with guests which is nice because it seemed like we received a lot of amazing candid images. All in all he was worth every dime we paid him and we still feel like we got a deal! We are definitely using him again and recommend him to all of our friends and family. Read less
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Kalie
Wedding:
2/7/2016
5.0/5.0
It was very challenging selecting a wedding photographer. We are based out of New York and were getting married in Napa so picking the person who we were going to entrust with our best memories was a pretty big task, especially from across the country. We found Paul on the recommendation of our planner and had two skype phone calls with him. He explained everything to us and answered all of our questions in a way that made it easy to understand (you only get married once and there was a lot of things we were unsure about). Paul's imagery and undeniable enthusiasm for working with his clients sold us completely. We love our images an have three large prints on our wall. He was able to make us both comfortable in front of the camera and gave us a some wonderful images of us laughing and having fun together as well as some romantic images. If we were to do it all over again Paul would be our guy for certain.
It was very challenging selecting a wedding photographer. We are based out of New York and were getting married in Napa so Read more...
It was very challenging selecting a wedding photographer. We are based out of New York and were getting married in Napa so picking the person who we were going to entrust with our best memories was a pretty big task, especially from across the country. We found Paul on the recommendation of our planner and had two skype phone calls with him. He explained everything to us and answered all of our questions in a way that made it easy to understand (you only get married once and there was a lot of things we were unsure about). Paul's imagery and undeniable enthusiasm for working with his clients sold us completely. We love our images an have three large prints on our wall. He was able to make us both comfortable in front of the camera and gave us a some wonderful images of us laughing and having fun together as well as some romantic images. If we were to do it all over again Paul would be our guy for certain. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Paul is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was very responsive from the moment I sent my first email until I received my stunning wedding photo book. He has a natural way of capturing the most special moments without my husband and I even noticing he was taking the photo. I will be using Paul as our family photographer for many years to come!
Paul is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was very responsive from the Read more...
Paul is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He was very responsive from the moment I sent my first email until I received my stunning wedding photo book. He has a natural way of capturing the most special moments without my husband and I even noticing he was taking the photo. I will be using Paul as our family photographer for many years to come! Read less
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