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This fall has been such a beautiful time to photograph senior photos in Portland!  I’ve especially enjoyed the portrait photographs we’ve been creating at Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum.  So gorgeous!

This is Kaetlin, and it was a real pleasure to photograph her senior portraits.  She’s a natural!
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We were so honored to be chosen by Wedding and Portrait Photographers International to be their Photographer of the Month!

Along with an interview about how we work, and why we love photography, they featured a few favorite wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photographs.

Check it out here! Wedding Photographer and Portrait Photographer

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Portland Senior Portraits

It’s Fall, and it’s Senior Portrait Photography Season in Portland!  And what a way to start it off, by taking portraits of Sophie!  Aside from being gorgeous, she’s also a talented musician, and loves to travel (most recently in the Middle East).


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We’ve moved in to our new photography studio in Northwest Portland, and love it!  Photographing senior photos in the hip and happening Northwest Portland is a lot of fun.  Whether you are a high school senior in Portland, or Hillsboro, or Beaverton, or West Linn, or Lake Oswego, Oregon, we are ready to photograph your senior portraits!  Contact us today to schedule your session!

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I place a lot of importance on building a rapport with the couples I photograph during our first consultation. Being able to do that is an important aspect of being a wedding photographer. However, I don’t always have the opportunity to meet every couple in person before their wedding, which means that it’s necessary for me to build that rapport on the spot at their wedding. That was the case with Karly and Robert, who were married this July at Zenith Vineyard in Salem.

Before their wedding, I had limited communication with them because they live in South Korea where they teach English. They actually met for the first time while teaching at the same university, and Robert later proposed to Karly when he surprised her at her apartment with a home-cooked pasta dinner. It just so happens that I also taught English in South Korea for a year and a half about seven years ago. So I was very excited to chat with them about their experiences. It was the perfect way to break the ice, and they quickly settled into the photo shoot with ease.

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  • July 18, 2015 - 9:02 am

    Heather Rochon - Simply Beautiful :) The love that you two share shows in the photos its amazing. Robert and Karly congratulations wishing nothing but happiness and overload of blessings

Columbia River Gorge Wedding Photos

What do you say when you get a call from an Indian model who wants you to photograph her wedding?  Well, yes, of course.

Kirtana modeled in India for years, although now she lives in the US and is a writer and editor.  Her wedding to Rex, a geologist, was the delight of our Spring wedding photography season.

We started out the day before the wedding taking portraits of the couple up at the Multnomah Falls Lodge (where Rex used to work for the Forestry Service), and at the Gorge Vista House.  Some of the most stunning scenery for wedding portraits ever. FritzPhoto-WhistlerEng-039 FritzPhoto-WhistlerEng-004The next day, everyone gathered at the recently remodeled Victorian Belle, in North Portland.  This historic mansion and grounds are stunningly beautiful in the spring sunlight, and were the perfect setting for Rex and Kirtana’s wedding.

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Rex and Kirtana have both danced for many years, and their choreographed First Dance was stunning.

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Thank you, Rex and Kirtana, for letting us join you on your wedding day.  It was a real honor!

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Senior portraits in the spring at our new property…what could be better than photographing a beautiful dancer like Gaby? She’s danced with the Portland Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and now she’s about to graduate.

It’s been so fun working with her family over the years: first her mom’s wedding, then her sister’s senior portraits, then her brother’s wedding last year at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, and now Gaby!

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Ready for your senior photos?  Whether you’re in Beaverton or Portland, Hillsboro or Lake Oswego, we’d love to create some spectacular portraits for you!  Contact us today to schedule your senior portrait session!

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We caught up with Jason and Maryn recently, and asked them a little about their relationship, wedding, and reception. They’re a pretty exceptional couple, and we were honored to be the photographers at their wedding reception at Oregon Golf Club.

How did you and Jason meet?

Maryn: We were introduced by my little sister, Leanne. She went to university with Jace so they’ve known each other for about 10 years. When she gave her wedding toast, my sister said, “If I had ever imagined how perfect you two would be for each other, I would have introduced you much sooner!”

Jason: The connection was really obvious to both of us – we were inseparable pretty much right away. Maryn gave me this Fitzgerald quote (he’s one of my favorite authors) that’s framed in out house that kind of says it all:

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”  ― F. Scott FitzgeraldThis Side of Paradise


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How did the proposal go down?


Maryn: Ha – I’m so hard to surprise, honestly! Poor Jace. He had to cancel so many different proposal plans because I was constantly suspecting something was up. More than once he had to tell me at the beginning of an evening “This is not a proposal.”


Jason was finally able to completely shock me by proposing on a random Sunday morning at our place in San Francisco. He wrote ‘Maryn, will you marry me?’ on the side of my morning coffee cup. It was the cutest thing ever – I still have the cup. It was partially hidden under the coffee sleeve so I didn’t even see it for about  an hour.


I wish I could say my first answer was yes, but honestly I had been waiting so long for that moment that I totally froze and couldn’t tell if he was just messing with me. I think my first words were “Is this for real?” and then I turned and saw his face. And time just stood still. Obviously I said yes:)


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What was the location of your wedding and why did you choose to have a separate reception?


We got married on October 20th, 2013, on a perfect fall day at Black Butte Ranch. We only had 12 guests – our immediate family members.  We decided to have a bit of a non-traditional planned elopement, which we put together in a quick five weeks, because the pressure and stress of planning a large wedding really took away from the true reasons we were getting married. The end result was so intimate and absolutely magical. While we absolutely love all the other people in our lives who support our marriage, we don’t regret only having twelve guests for a second.


Obviously we still really wanted to celebrate with our extended family and friends so we put together an exhausting and fabulous set of events we called “Reception Weekend 2014” – which included our evening reception at the gorgeous Oregon Golf Club. Our reception was awesome because it was purely focused on celebrating our marriage, whereas our their wedding day was solely focused on the sanctity, joy, and weight of becoming married. That separation really kept the focus right where we wanted it.



What was your favorite part of the reception?


Maryn: My favorite part of the reception was honestly that it wasn’t our wedding day. I know that sounds awful but it’s really true. My other favorite part was walking into the ballroom for our official introduction as husband and wife – I was so surprised at how emotional that moment was, and I didn’t expect to be moved to tears!


Jason: Same. I was really overwhelmed by everyone’s support for us as a couple. After the whole process of getting married with so few people involved, it surprised me to react so emotionally to have everyone there. It was awesome. I also love watching Maryn in her element – it makes me happy just to watch her be her. She’s incredible.


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What do you and Jason like to do together during your free time?


We love to play with our dog, Sadie, travel (our favorite spots include Aspen, Washington DC, LA, Mexico, Charleston, and San Francisco), get together with family all over the northwest, brainstorm plot lines for Lifetime Original Movies, and continue to build an adventurous, unexpected, and beautiful life together.

Jason is a Software Engineer and I’m is a self-titled ‘Domestic Engineer’ who also pens the lifestyle blog, GlossandCoffee.com


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Thanks again for the privilege of telling your story, Maryn and Jason!  It’s been both an honor and a pleasure.

~Your friends at FritzPhoto




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Have you ever been to a wedding where the bride forgot to bring the groom’s ring to the ceremony? We have.  And in all honesty, it was hilarious.

In spite of this, Lindsay and Sean still managed to get married. We first met Lindsay at Aaron and Crystal’s wedding a couple years ago; Lindsay loved our photography so much, she asked us to tell her wedding story as well.  What a fun and beautiful day at Skamania Lodge with a bunch of beautiful people!

Beautiful hair and makeup on this stunning bride by AJ at AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup!

It was dumping rain outside, but inside it warm and cozy…

Forgetting the rings has never been so funny!

Congratulations Lindsay and Sean!  It was a real privilege to be part of your big day with your amazing families and friends.

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Sunny Wedding Photography PortlandI love the elegance and joy that surrounded Nathan and Katie on their wedding day. Katie looks like she just stepped out of a classic black and white movie. She also has one of the most beautiful singing voices I’ve ever heard. Nathan appropriately is a composer, so together they really do make beautiful music!

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Thank you Nathan and Katie for inviting us to be a part of such a beautiful, harmonious day!

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We were saddened to learn this past week of the passing of Matthew Peterson, whose wedding we were honored to photograph in 2013.  (You can see their wedding story here.)  Matthew was one of the sweetest men you’d ever meet, and it was a delight to work with him and his beautiful bride, Dominique, at their wedding.  They were married at Camp Angelos, which was founded by his grandfather.  He and Dominique met there as camp counselors, so it was fitting that they were also married there.

Matthew battled brain cancer for 15 years, which made his wedding even more special.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Dominique and the rest of his family.  Thank you for the privilege of being part of Matthew’s story.

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Senior Photos Portland

From looking at these photos, would you be able to tell that it was 39 degrees outside?

I didn’t think so.  But it was, and Allyson took it all in stride.  We photographed her senior photos at Peninsula Park, just as the sun was setting on a chilly December day, but she made it seem positively warm and comfortable.

Not only is she beautiful, but she’s also smart.  From fifth year Spanish, to the Constitution Team, this Grant High School senior is going places!

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Well, it’s that time of year when everyone’s senior photos are due to the yearbook.  And with our quick turnaround time, it’s easy for us to make those tight high school yearbook deadlines.  Contact us today to schedule your senior portrait session!

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Okay, so I have a confession to make.  I grew up in Vancouver, Washington.  This was long before the phrase ‘Vantucky’ had come into the world.  Long before Portland was Portlandia.

My favorite place in Vancouver?  The Fort.  Even though I’d only visited it a few times, Fort Vancouver was my kind of place: old buildings, live blacksmiths with hot coals, hand-made nails, that spiky log wall all the way around.  There’s nothing else like it.  It’s a real fort!

Well, when I heard that Kate and Henry were getting married at the Marshall House on Officer’s Row in Vancouver, I knew I had to take them to the Fort for some portraits.  They agreed, confessing that they’d never been there.  Never been to Fort Vancouver? I thought to myself.  Really?  I took the opportunity to briefly educate them on the fact that 200 years ago, the Fort was the center of the known universe for settlers and trappers in the Pacific Northwest.  It ruled the roost, with John McLoughlin at its helm….

But back to Kate and Henry.  These guys are cute and funny.  And so are their friends.  And crafty.  In fact, the bridesmaids were finishing up all the flowers while Kate was getting dressed!

While Kate looks lovely in this pink dress, this, I was told, was only the beginning.  And so it was.  This was the first of 3 dresses she brought with her to her wedding….

Here she is in Dress #2, her actual wedding dress.

As we were walking outside to take portraits of Kate and Henry, all of these beautiful people in period dress started walking toward us.  Of course, I had to ask if we could take a picture with them, and they agreed.  Turns out, this was a processional of dozens and dozens of folks from the Fort, all in handmade period dress.  It was awesome.

And then there’s the reception.  Not your average wedding reception, but a full British tea, scones and cucumber sandwiches and everything.  The couple brought every single piece of China in for this event.  It was lovely.

Each bridesmaid had their own special petticoat on under their vintage-fabric dresses.  We had to show them off.

I have rarely seen brides with flowers in their hair.  My own bride had them 15 years ago, and I’ve only seen a couple brides since then.  I often wonder why.  They are so superbly elegant, and far more fetching than a clump of flowers in the hand.  I highly recommend it!

And then there’s Dress #3.  A lovely pink dress that looked stunning on Kate.  As we photographed, I asked her how many dresses she had.  She demurred a moment, and then confessed, “Around 300.”  My jaw dropped.  A beautiful girl with excellent taste, and 300 dresses…I could photograph her for a very long time to come. FritzPhoto-Vancouver Wedding Photographers

To round out this lovely day, Kate and Henry invited everyone over to Enso Winery, in Portland, where Henry works.  There was wine and cheese and toasts and music–a wonderful end to a wonderful day.

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Kate and Henry, congratulations to you, and thank you for letting us be part of your amazing day!  Have fun in Europe on your honeymoon!

Your friends at FritzPhoto.

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  • October 3, 2014 - 4:40 am

    JoAnn Weinstein Erfer - Fantastic. Loved everything about this amazing wedding.

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