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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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PVR is the name, and awesome photos are my game.

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... Read more
PVR is the name, and awesome photos are my game.

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.
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Cathy
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Paul was the perfect choice for us to create memories of my daughters wedding. He spent most of the day capturing the mood and the beauty of her day. He was tireless and incredibly patient with all of us, knowing when to blend in and when to take charge. We have traditional poses and candid ones but my favorite ones are those he used his creative eye and imagination too provoke fabulous ensemble photos that i can't wait to frame.
Paul was the perfect choice for us to create memories of my daughters wedding. He spent most of the day capturing the mood Read more...
Paul was the perfect choice for us to create memories of my daughters wedding. He spent most of the day capturing the mood and the beauty of her day. He was tireless and incredibly patient with all of us, knowing when to blend in and when to take charge. We have traditional poses and candid ones but my favorite ones are those he used his creative eye and imagination too provoke fabulous ensemble photos that i can't wait to frame. Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.8/5.0
When I came across one of Paul's pictures on Pinterest I knew instantly that I wanted him to photograph my wedding. Within the first 10 minutes of meeting Paul I felt like we had been friends forever. He is very easy to talk to and he knows what he is doing. He makes you laugh ( a lot ) and feel comfortable in front of the camera. He did such an amazing job and I am obsessed with every single picture we received. I'm not exaggerating either, there is not one picture that I don't like.

PVR you Rock!
When I came across one of Paul's pictures on Pinterest I knew instantly that I wanted him to photograph my wedding. Within Read more...
When I came across one of Paul's pictures on Pinterest I knew instantly that I wanted him to photograph my wedding. Within the first 10 minutes of meeting Paul I felt like we had been friends forever. He is very easy to talk to and he knows what he is doing. He makes you laugh ( a lot ) and feel comfortable in front of the camera. He did such an amazing job and I am obsessed with every single picture we received. I'm not exaggerating either, there is not one picture that I don't like.

PVR you Rock! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Paul is so creative and so fun and easy to work with. He made me and my husband feel very comfortable during the shoots.That was important to me and it was super fun to work with him. His awesome personality matches his work. Our engagement photos were awesome and our wedding pictures rocked. He has an eye for the correct light, pose and truly an artist. I am very happy with my pictures and would recommend Paul Von Rieter for anyone especially a wedding or family shoot. I will use him in the future any day.
Paul is so creative and so fun and easy to work with. He made me and my husband feel very comfortable during the Read more...
Paul is so creative and so fun and easy to work with. He made me and my husband feel very comfortable during the shoots.That was important to me and it was super fun to work with him. His awesome personality matches his work. Our engagement photos were awesome and our wedding pictures rocked. He has an eye for the correct light, pose and truly an artist. I am very happy with my pictures and would recommend Paul Von Rieter for anyone especially a wedding or family shoot. I will use him in the future any day. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married in California and live in Chicago so we had to plan and pick all our vendors via phone. We really liked Paul's portfolio but since we had not met him in person we were not sure what to expect. When we met Paul we felt so comfortable with him right away-- you can really see that translate into the pictures. If your looking for an awesome photographer who is really laid back when shooting I highly recommend Paul! If his work doesn't blow you away I would be shocked ;)
We got married in California and live in Chicago so we had to plan and pick all our vendors via phone. We really liked Read more...
We got married in California and live in Chicago so we had to plan and pick all our vendors via phone. We really liked Paul's portfolio but since we had not met him in person we were not sure what to expect. When we met Paul we felt so comfortable with him right away-- you can really see that translate into the pictures. If your looking for an awesome photographer who is really laid back when shooting I highly recommend Paul! If his work doesn't blow you away I would be shocked ;) Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We took a lot of care in selecting a photographer. It was very important to us that we didn't end up with run of the mill images that were "cheesy and posed". After spending probably more time than necessary on wedding blogs we ran across Paul's work (more like stumbled across mountains of it, the guy is everywhere. lol.) I can't explain how happy I am that we hired him. I am still oogling the images from our engagement session and he was awesome on our wedding day. He easily worked the hardest out of any of our vendors. I will say he tends to be a bit hard to get a hold of, but he warned us about that. Apparently he travels a lot. But it was never an issue. We are so happy with our wedding pictures. He is really good at getting all of those "candid" moments. Something that was very important for us to have. I would highly recommend him to any bride that doesn't like to have pictures taken of herself. Cause that would be me and Paul totally put both my fiance and me at ease. Hire him!
We took a lot of care in selecting a photographer. It was very important to us that we didn't end up with run of the mill Read more...
We took a lot of care in selecting a photographer. It was very important to us that we didn't end up with run of the mill images that were "cheesy and posed". After spending probably more time than necessary on wedding blogs we ran across Paul's work (more like stumbled across mountains of it, the guy is everywhere. lol.) I can't explain how happy I am that we hired him. I am still oogling the images from our engagement session and he was awesome on our wedding day. He easily worked the hardest out of any of our vendors. I will say he tends to be a bit hard to get a hold of, but he warned us about that. Apparently he travels a lot. But it was never an issue. We are so happy with our wedding pictures. He is really good at getting all of those "candid" moments. Something that was very important for us to have. I would highly recommend him to any bride that doesn't like to have pictures taken of herself. Cause that would be me and Paul totally put both my fiance and me at ease. Hire him! Read less
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Colette
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Paul did such a wonderful job shooting our wedding. He makes you feel comfortable and is very creative. I love how my engagement and wedding pictures came out. We took our engagement pictures up in the hills; it was a beautiful! What separates Paul from other photographers is his unique style and his artistic vision.
Paul did such a wonderful job shooting our wedding. He makes you feel comfortable and is very creative. I love how my Read more...
Paul did such a wonderful job shooting our wedding. He makes you feel comfortable and is very creative. I love how my engagement and wedding pictures came out. We took our engagement pictures up in the hills; it was a beautiful! What separates Paul from other photographers is his unique style and his artistic vision. Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Had an amazing wedding! Paul's Pictures were amazing! He knows how to really capture the moment! Flexible, Motivated, and professional at all times ! I highly recommend him, go check him out!
Had an amazing wedding! Paul's Pictures were amazing! He knows how to really capture the moment! Flexible, Motivated, and Read more...
Had an amazing wedding! Paul's Pictures were amazing! He knows how to really capture the moment! Flexible, Motivated, and professional at all times ! I highly recommend him, go check him out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Paul took my husband and I's engagement pictures in California. Our wedding was actually in Florida, but we hired Paul to do our engagement pictures. I found Paul after reading way to many wedding blogs and obsessing over finding an engagement photographer. Not only was he the most responsive photographer I looked into, his blog showed some amazing work. I looked at all of his photos, engagement and wedding, even though I was hiring him for engagement. I was in love with all of it. When I spoke with Paul on the phone, he gave me an idea of his style, what to wear, basically made me comfortable for our pictures. We had never done anything like this before, but after going through hundreds of wedding blogs and pintrest, I knew what kind of pictures I wanted. Paul took us to some beautiful places for our pictures, he spent several hours with us, and additionally, we met back up with him for more pictures because a few pictures weren't up to his standard. Paul has a very unique style taking pictures on old school film. Most wedding photographers don't use this, but it creates the most beautiful soft pictures. Our engagement pictures are seriously magazine worthy. We used the pictures to create our save the date, and people though we were sending a professional advertisement! Since we got married in Florida, we went with a local Florida photographer. I wish we had hired Paul for our wedding. Even though we wanted someone who knew the area, it wouldn't have mattered with Paul because his photos and style are that good. He somehow makes every background, no matter where your wedding takes place, look spectacular, and it seriously seems like every person his photographs is a model. I joked with him when i first saw his work, that all of the couples he photographs are so beautiful, but honestly it’s his style. He makes everyone look this way! I have been recommended Paul to everyone I know in California, but he is worth hiring for a destination wedding as well. I looked over the reviews from other customers, and saw some timing issues. My engagement photos did not take very long to get, granted it seemed long in my head because i was so excited to see them, in reality, maybe two weeks. The photos have to be developed by a lab, so i understand the time frame. For a wedding, there are thousands of photos, that all need to be developed, than need to be sifted through because no all the shots develop. To put this in perspective, my wedding photograph (Not Paul) took four months to give me my photos. We had three photographers all taking photos on digital cameras. My photos came to me not edited, and my photographer has stated that edits such adding color to someone’s face would be charged extra. I would rather have waited six months for awesome pictures that were taken with film, than four months for photos that could have been uploaded to the computer the day after the wedding! Especially, since all of your photos are going to be fantastic with Paul.

Overall, if I could do it over, I would have hired Paul because I know he produces awesome quality photos, is easy to work with, and is passionate enough to care about each photo.
Paul took my husband and I's engagement pictures in California. Our wedding was actually in Florida, but we hired Paul to Read more...
Paul took my husband and I's engagement pictures in California. Our wedding was actually in Florida, but we hired Paul to do our engagement pictures. I found Paul after reading way to many wedding blogs and obsessing over finding an engagement photographer. Not only was he the most responsive photographer I looked into, his blog showed some amazing work. I looked at all of his photos, engagement and wedding, even though I was hiring him for engagement. I was in love with all of it. When I spoke with Paul on the phone, he gave me an idea of his style, what to wear, basically made me comfortable for our pictures. We had never done anything like this before, but after going through hundreds of wedding blogs and pintrest, I knew what kind of pictures I wanted. Paul took us to some beautiful places for our pictures, he spent several hours with us, and additionally, we met back up with him for more pictures because a few pictures weren't up to his standard. Paul has a very unique style taking pictures on old school film. Most wedding photographers don't use this, but it creates the most beautiful soft pictures. Our engagement pictures are seriously magazine worthy. We used the pictures to create our save the date, and people though we were sending a professional advertisement! Since we got married in Florida, we went with a local Florida photographer. I wish we had hired Paul for our wedding. Even though we wanted someone who knew the area, it wouldn't have mattered with Paul because his photos and style are that good. He somehow makes every background, no matter where your wedding takes place, look spectacular, and it seriously seems like every person his photographs is a model. I joked with him when i first saw his work, that all of the couples he photographs are so beautiful, but honestly it’s his style. He makes everyone look this way! I have been recommended Paul to everyone I know in California, but he is worth hiring for a destination wedding as well. I looked over the reviews from other customers, and saw some timing issues. My engagement photos did not take very long to get, granted it seemed long in my head because i was so excited to see them, in reality, maybe two weeks. The photos have to be developed by a lab, so i understand the time frame. For a wedding, there are thousands of photos, that all need to be developed, than need to be sifted through because no all the shots develop. To put this in perspective, my wedding photograph (Not Paul) took four months to give me my photos. We had three photographers all taking photos on digital cameras. My photos came to me not edited, and my photographer has stated that edits such adding color to someone’s face would be charged extra. I would rather have waited six months for awesome pictures that were taken with film, than four months for photos that could have been uploaded to the computer the day after the wedding! Especially, since all of your photos are going to be fantastic with Paul.

Overall, if I could do it over, I would have hired Paul because I know he produces awesome quality photos, is easy to work with, and is passionate enough to care about each photo. Read less
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amy
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not ask for a better experience, our wedding day was amazing and Paul definitely contributed to that. He was on time and very professional, he worked all day for us to make sure he captured every moment. I appreciate his positive attitude and sense of humor it really helped in keeping everyone loose and comfortable in front of the camera. All of my sneak peaks are AMAZING so far and I cannot wait to see more. Based on his previous work I know I have a lot to look forward to. I would definitely recommend Paul and plan to use his services for events in the future.
I could not ask for a better experience, our wedding day was amazing and Paul definitely contributed to that. He was on Read more...
I could not ask for a better experience, our wedding day was amazing and Paul definitely contributed to that. He was on time and very professional, he worked all day for us to make sure he captured every moment. I appreciate his positive attitude and sense of humor it really helped in keeping everyone loose and comfortable in front of the camera. All of my sneak peaks are AMAZING so far and I cannot wait to see more. Based on his previous work I know I have a lot to look forward to. I would definitely recommend Paul and plan to use his services for events in the future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great photographer, easy to work with, loved my photos. Highly recommend.
Great photographer, easy to work with, loved my photos. Highly recommend.
Great photographer, easy to work with, loved my photos. Highly recommend. Read less
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