Paul Grupp + Brenda Rose

Welcome to our photographic world

We know you have many choices for photographers. We think what differentiates our work is our unique combination of conceptual storytelling, journalistic instincts, and fashionable art. Our experience handling hundreds of assignments over nearly a decade gives us the ability to approach each new challenge with confidence and creativity.


We are available for photographic assignments in Portland and throughout the Pacific northwest from August 5, 2015.


Paul Grupp


Paul has shot dozens of assignments for newspapers, and spent two and half years as staff photographer for the NY State Senate in Albany NY. His work has appeared on the websites and in the catalogs of many companies and organizations, and in a diverse set of publications ranging from 944 Fashion magazine to Landscape Architecture, to The SaratogianThe Troy Record, and The San Diego Troubadour newspapers. His photographs were featured in the book Erotique Digitale published by the Ilex press. He shot most of the images for the 2011 and 2012 Under Armour Lacrosse equipment catalog. Many musicians use Paul’s photography on their websites, posters, promo pix and CD packaging.

As of August 2015, Paul is based in Portland, OR. Weddings, headshots, fashion, glamour and portraiture are Paul’s primary work, and he couldn’t be happier! Increasingly, senior execs from the corporate world as well as leaders in the finance, health care, and real estate world are coming to Paul for their professional headshots. Paul’s newest challenge is integrating video and cinematography into his art.


email: paul [at] gruppandrose [dot] com
Portland, OR: 1-(503) 539-5989

Brenda Rose


Brenda fell in love with photography while working on her high school yearbook team. 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.

Brenda has a unique eye for conceptual photography. Her work has appeared in Her Life Magazine, the Times Union and the Daily Gazette, and appears on the websites and in promotional materials for countless 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. After August 5, 2015 Brenda is available anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, concentrating on wedding and headshot photography.

A recent personal project was a 2014 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.


email: brenda [at] gruppandrose [dot] com
Portland, OR: 1-(503) 539-5989
Troy, NY: 1-(518) 526-9970

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! Our studio proudly serves ALL clients who choose to book our services. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, veteran status, or disability.