Well, its officially 12 days before my husband, Nick and I leave for our adventures overseas for 3 months! January 21- April 17! Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, South Africa, Mozambique, Argentina, and Cost Rica!
One of the reasons we are going to the 9 different countries we are visiting is, of course, photography! I am so excited to photograph the different sceneries and people groups- and even teach photography in Cambodia! Wow- chance of a lifetime! Another main purpose of the trip is to serve others less fortunate! We are teaming up with multiple different organizations to volunteer our time, services, and help wherever we can! That will include everything from loving and playing with children who have been orphaned in South Africa to volunteering our time and labor to help re-paint an orphanage in Thailand, to just being eager, willing people to serve others ! We couldn’t be more excited! Jesus said in Galatians, “the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” and that’s what we intend to do – Show Jesus’ love to those who otherwise might not know what it’s like to be loved. I will continue posting pictures and stories of our time overseas and hope to be able to stay connected with whoever wishes! Also, if you are interested in booking Paula Watts Photography for assignments, please feel free to email me at and we can discuss bookings for projects in April!

The Blacksmith Restaurant

If you haven’t been to the “new” and improved Blacksmith Restaurant, I highly recommend checking it out! I had the privilege of photographing the new look and its nothing short of Beautiful! New bar, new lounge, new seating, and new bites on the already fabulous menu by Gavin McMichael. For more info, go to The Blacksmith Restaurant.

Bend Living Magazine Cookbook

Bend Living Magazine Editorial Food Photography

Published for the November/ December issue of Bend Living Magazine, here are a couple images I shot for their cookbook section. The theme was New World Thanksgiving and I think it turned out nicely!

Bend Magazine Food Photographer

Oregon Editorial Food Photographer

Norway… Food and Chefs

Geilo Norway Chef with Mushrooms professional Photographer

I was recently hired to go to Norway to be a co-host of a food/travel TV show and to photograph the food and culture of the Norwegian Cuisine. I came away with some great photos that incorporate the lifestyle and passion behind the chefs and dining experience. Here is just a sneak peak at some of my favorites. The trip ranged from visiting some of the top chefs in Norway and their restaurants to going to the fish market or seeing a chef’s eye’s light up as they smell the freshly picked mushrooms from a nearby mountainside. (picture shown). The last picture shown is of a Sami man (indigenous Norwegian people) cook us Reindeer stew right over an open fire and sitting on reindeer skin. If I wasn’t there myself, I’d think it was unbelievable! For the show, my husband and I were also taken around the country just like tourists to see the culture and picturesque scenery of beautiful Norway. What an awesome experience!

alta norway professional photographer

Bergen Norway Chef professional food photographer

Bergen Norway Fish Dish food photographer

Alta norway american professional travel photographer

Bend Living & Food

Oregon Professional Food Photographer

Another shoot I did for Bend Living Magazine recently was photographing their Grand Finale sections- which is basically an image accompanied by the recipe. Here’s two I shot! Mmmm…

Oregon Professional editorial Food Photographer

Wine Cellars

Kyle Kozak oregon wine cellar photographer

Just finished a shoot for Bend Living Magazine- a feature about custom wine cellars. It was challenging because of the tight spaces, but overall- am happy with the turnout. Here’s a quick sneak peak.

oregon residence wine cellar photographer

Central Oregon Residence wine cellar photographer