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On the morning of Allison and Michael’s wedding I got a call from Allison. She said they were going to be late, and I could hear in her voice that she was a little upset.  The plan was to meet at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral before the ceremony for portraits. However, the night before during the rehearsal dinner, Michael’s wedding ring and Allison’s shoes were stolen out of a bridesmaid’s car. Luckily her dress was left untouched, but they had to make a last-minute run to the department store to find replacements. Fortunately, the good folks at Nordstrom, after hearing Allison’s story, hooked her up with a free pair of shoes.

Low and behold, the bride and groom were only a few minutes behind and they were in great spirits! Given the potential stress that can be caused by theft, especially in regards to a wedding, I was incredibly impressed by Allison and Michael’s cheerfulness as we started shooting their portraits. I nearly forgot about the phone call I’d had with Allison earlier. I’d say it speaks a great deal about their character to remain so positive given the circumstance so that they could enjoy and be in the moment at hand.

By the time the reception rolled around you would have never known anything had gone awry if you had seen the newlyweds holding hands with their friends and family, laughing euphorically, as they whirled around in a large circle during a traditional Greek dance while their parents showered them with dollar bills.

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Many thanks to all those who made this wedding so beautiful!  If you’re looking for the best in Portland Wedding Photography, call us today!

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  • April 14, 2016 - 8:09 pm

    Allie Purdy Bucuvalas - Thank you Kyle, you did an amazing job capturing our day and we are so happy that you were with us. Both of our wedding rings in addition to my wedding earings, shoes, overnight bags and camera were all stolen. Everyone really pulled together to help us through the day. Big shout out to David at Malka Diamonds & Jewelry for hustling to re-create my ring that day so that Michael could surpise me. xx

Beaverton Senior Portrait Photographer

Julia is a high school senior from Lake Oswego, and we had a great time photographing her senior photos together!  We photographed at the beautiful Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, enjoying a surprisingly warm day for late winter.  Check out some of the beautiful photos we created together!

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Julia is a twin, and her brother Daniel came along for some senior photos as well.  He’s the coolest older brother: this big, strong, sweet guy actually carried his sister around (which he says he does often) when she had some shoe problems….  What a great big brother!
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What better place to photograph engagement photos in Portland in the fall than at Hoyt Arboretum?  With so many beautiful trees to choose from…it makes for a great venue for portrait photography.  So I traipsed around the park with Whitney and Paul, as we talked about their lives, their busy schedules, how they met, and their plans for their wedding.  It’s coming up in October, at the lovely Ainsworth House in Oregon City.  We love wedding photography at Ainsworth House, and can’t wait!

 

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In spite of telling me that they feel awkward when being photographed, I couldn’t tell.  They’re a lot of fun, and I think it shows in the photos.

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Whitney and Paul thought long and hard about who to hire for their wedding photographer.  They wanted a photographer that is affordable, yet artistic and experienced, whose wedding photography stands out from the crowd.  (And there’s a real crowd of wedding photographers in Portland!)  So we were really honored when they finally decided to ask us to be their wedding photographers!

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Portland Proposal Photography

SHE SAID YES!!

For the fourth time this winter, we’ve had the privilege of sneaking around and photographing couples while they propose. Thankfully, all of the girls have said yes, including Aman’s new fiance!

After a trek in to Wahclella Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge (as we secretly followed them), Aman proposed.  Congratulations!

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If you’re looking for spectacular engagement portrait photography in Portland, or photojournalistic proposal photography, give us a call!  We love to tell love stories!

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Monica and Dave, both music lovers, fittingly met while studying music education together at the University of Oregon. Dave was also, funnily enough, very impressed by how white Monica kept her shoes, and, well, one thing led to another and Dave proposed. At the time, Monica’s ancient Jeep had recently broken down, and Dave not only surprised her with an engagement ring but also a key ring to new working car!

The newly engaged couple held their wedding in the summer with Mt. Hood as a backdrop while they said their vows. Arborvitae and rhododendron plants surrounded them. Their venue, Reardon Nursery in Boring, Oregon, was of special importance because their family owned it. Monica actually grew up on the property, and the two of them traveled from Medford where they live to host their wedding there. Exploring the far-flung corners of the nursery was particularly fun because we got to load up the entire bridal party into a couple SUVs and cruise the dirt roads between aisles of potted plants to find the best shooting locations.

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Avid travelers, Monica and Dave spent their honeymoon touring the Dominican Republic for two weeks, enjoying the beautiful countryside, hiking alongside rivers and splish splashing down natural waterslides.

Thank you for letting us be your wedding photographers, Monica and Dave!  It was a wonderful wedding day.

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Ashton and Jordan’s wedding weekend took place at a cabin in the mountains in Park City, Utah.  The most important things to them when they were planning was the day 1) be intimate and 2) be in the mountains. These two are one of the most adventurous couples I know, and they made sure to include their most favorite things in their wedding day: mountains, adventure, and love. One of my favorite weddings to photograph to date!

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Great weddings require the work of a lot of great people!  Here are some who made this wedding so lovely:

  • venue: An aspen grove up in the Utah mountains and reception at a cabin near Solitude Ski Resort
  • floral design: Moss: “Where Flowers Are Fair” in Tyler Texas
  • wedding dress: Watters and Watters Bridal
  • hairpieces (Flower Crown): Meagan Lissner
  • shoes: Target
  • hair + makeup: Kathleen Miller
  • groom suit: J-Crew
  • cinematography: Adam Schreyer
  • invitations / paper goods: Paige and Patrick McGuffey (Owners of East Texas Business Printing, Tyler Tx)
  • catering: Patrick McGuffey
  • cake: Brianna Carter
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We really enjoy helping people get started with their modeling and acting careers.  When Seneca’s mom approached us about a model portfolio photoshoot in Portland, we were excited.  She wanted a test shoot to see how Seneca would look in professional photos, and to see how she would do in front of the camera.  And she did great!  Check out those beautiful eyes!  And such a sweet personality. FritzPhoto-Portland youth model portfolio photorapherWith our test shoot photos in hand, Seneca was able to get signed with a local modeling agency.  Congratulations, Seneca!

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Eric and Chelsea had a gorgeous, intimate wedding at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Their entire day was full of emotion and adventure with their dearest loved ones. They went with a bohemian theme, including some colorful Mexican touches. Their ceremony was at the Shakespeare Garden and reception at Coffee Bar. We loved every moment of getting to capture it all!

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Amazing weddings and great wedding photography can only happen because a lot of people worked really hard!  Many thanks to the following for making this wedding such an amazing day!

Flowers: chelseallee.com

Cakes: Caty Kobe

Catering: Los Coyotes Taqueria

Jewelry: Moon Crown: Heart of Gold Designs,

Makeup: Kelly Jones

Dress: BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses: Various (Asos, Lulus, handmade)

Groom & His Men: Ben Sherman and Macy’s

Favors & Details: Friends did as a gift

Entertainment: Quake City Jug Band

Calligraphy: Samantha Miller

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Portland Wedding Photographer Video

We just posted a video on YouTube showcasing our wedding photography.  An overview from the past few years, look for some of our favorite award-winning wedding photos:

Enjoy!

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Modeling Test Shoot Photographers Portland

It’s really fun to see shy people relax in front of my camera.  It might take a little encouragement, a little coaxing, but I have a knack for it.  Even the shyest people end up enjoying our photo shoots together.

So when Michelle wanted a modeling portfolio test shoot, she admitted she was nervous.  I assured her, as our hair and makeup stylist worked with her, that she was going to do great.  And she did!

In spite of it being January in Oregon–a generally cold, wet, and gray month–we lucked out.  As we photographed her test shoot, the sun slowly pushed away the fog, and came streaming through the trees.  It was a stunning moment, and the photographs show it.

The photos also show how Michelle relaxed and became more comfortable in front of the camera…

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Michelle, thank you for letting us photograph your modeling portfolio, and help you get started as a model.  You’re going to do great!

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  • April 19, 2016 - 6:44 pm

    Charity Hermsen-Fenley - Thank you Fritz! Your professionalism helped her break out of her shell. If it hadn’t been for you being well, you, she wouldn’t have been as comfortable.

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I met Emily in photography school in Hawaii, and would’ve never thought I’d be capturing her wedding day five years late. Emily and Tommy tied the knot on a beautiful Christmas tree farm in New Jersey. Their wedding had so many beautiful handmade touches, and the most breathtaking, intimate moments. Loved how original their entire gorgeous day was!

One of the sweetest wedding day moments ever: they didn’t want to see each other before the wedding, but they did want to pray together.  This is how they worked it out!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Dutch Valley Tree Farm

Bridesmaids Dresses: Cindy Endres Couture

 

Congratulations, Emily and Tommy!  I loved being your wedding photographer.  ~Bethany

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In spite of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, Jenn and Jim still managed to have a great time at their Fourth of July wedding.  (And so did their wedding photographers….)

Held at Portland’s own McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, the wedding was a lot of fun.  All of the McMenamins locations are so interesting–lots of history, great art from local artists, cool architecture.  Plus the Crystal Ballroom’s spring-loaded dance floor, and some amazing old chandeliers…they make great wedding venues.

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We took the wedding party over to the Pearl District’s Tanner Springs Park for some group photos.  It was a quick trip…the heat promised to melt anyone who stayed outside too long….

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Jim and Jenn paid a little extra to have the Crystal Ballroom put this notice on the readerboard facing Burnside Street.  It was totally worth it.  It said: “Step 1: Get married.  Step 2: Party.”  And party they did!

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To keep cool before the wedding, everyone headed downstairs to the Ringler’s Pub, for ice cream, cold drinks, and shuffleboard.

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There were so many cool details at this wedding!  One favorite: the temporary tattoos with Jim and Jenn’s names and wedding date on them.  They were a big hit.

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Jenn and Jim also had us bring our Portland PhotoBooth, with a little bit of a Fourth of July theme.  Their wedding guests made good use of it!

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Weddings don’t just happen on their own, but require a lot of work by a lot of people.  Here are some of the wedding vendors that made Jenn and Jim’s wedding day so amazing!
Wedding Coordinator: Blush Bridal, Coordinated by Jessica Benjamin
Wedding Photography: FritzPhoto 
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  • January 30, 2016 - 10:02 pm

    Charlie Films - Wonderful pictures especially the black and white!

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