the happy couple at their wedding this summer in oregon at youngberg hill winery

“I expected our wedding day to feel rushed and hectic, but when the big day came it was surprisingly relaxing!”

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Standing in front of our family and friends and reciting our own vows we wrote for each other. We inadvertently made all our our guest cry. The bride managed to keep it together, but the groom was a puddle of happy tears. 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding? 
Shortly before we were scheduled to begin taking photos, the bride was concerned about wrinkles and asked the Groom’s mother to go downstairs where the guys were getting ready to inspect his suit. Dissatisfied with the results of the plug-in garment steamer, the Groom’s mom commandeered an iron and ironing board from one of the groomsmen’s hotel rooms and proceeded to iron the Groom’s pants, jacket and shirt before letting him get dressed, much to the delight of the groomsmen. 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding? 
Our dessert was a selection of pies from Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery, the site of our first date. We had five different varieties- heirloom apple, black raspberry streusel, salted honey, tart cherry, and caramel apple- each labeled with a beautiful hand-painted sign courtesy of the Bride’s sister Sarah, who also painted the invitations. Those signs now hang in our kitchen.

Where did you find your wedding attire?
The bride’s dress came from The White Dress in Portland, while the Groom’s suit and tie came from Men’s Wearhouse and his shirt was from Nordstrom, purchased by his best man’s for his own wedding the month before. 

 
Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
Since the two sides of our family didn’t know each other very well prior to the wedding, we staged a family get-together on Saturday following our rehearsal in the form of a family baseball game – Team Bride vs. Team Groom. We used extra-soft training baseball and “keep swinging until you put the ball in play” rules. Team Bride came away with a 16-12 victory. 
 

the groom at youngberg hill winery summer 2017

The groom patiently waiting for his well-ironed suit.

the beautiful bride at her wedding this summer in oregon at youngberg hill winery wearing a wedding dress from the white dress in portland

The bride’s beautiful dress from The White Dress in Portland.

 

the happy couple at their summer wedding in oregon at youngberg hill winery

The happy couple at Youngberg Hill Winery

beautiful salted honey pie from lauretta jean

“Our dessert was a selection of pies from Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery, the site of our first date. The label was hand-painted by the bride’s sister, Sarah.”

“I expected our wedding day to feel rushed and hectic, but when the big day came it was surprisingly relaxing! The bride and bridesmaids had time to sip pinot gris on the balcony and just enjoy the venue before starting pictures. All the organizing and planning up until that day very much paid off.” – Emily

Vendors include:
Catering: Willaby’s Catering in Salem
Dessert: Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery in Portland
Florist: Distinctive Designs by Denice in Salem 
DJ: Event Team Entertainment in Portland
Our rehearsal lunch was held at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom and catered by Biscuit and Pickles Catering.  
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While their wedding was quaint and intimate, Sonya and Jeff still took full advantage of the beauty that Astoria, Oregon had to offer. From the historic Hotel Elliot to the wedding at the base of the iconic Astoria Column, everyone was treated to a well rounded experience of the Oregon Coast.  And after the wedding ceremony,  guests went up the Astoria column and threw planes off of it!
 
Next, we went into downtown Astoria, and photographed their bride and groom portraits on the historic boardwalk.
 
We got the sense from their engagement shoot that Sony and Jeff were REALLY into a good micro brew.  So after a long day of touring the city, their guests were treated to a classic NW reception at Fort George’s Brewhouse and Taproom. All the decorations were homemade, and they played a 20-Questions game where they challenged their guests by asking them questions on how well they knew Sonya and Jeff.
 
If anyone in the future asks us, “If we were to have a Northwest-themed wedding, what should we include?” we’ll simply pass Sonya and Jeff’s wedding photography gallery along to them.
 
Congratulations again to Sonya and Jeff and we hope you had a wonderful honeymoon in Vancouver B.C.!
 
 
Wedding at the Astoria Column in Astoria, Or.
 
 
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Senior photos shot in Beaverton, Oregon

We had another stunningly beautiful evening for senior photos in Beaverton.   Megan is a senior at Beaverton High School.  She’s a beautiful young lady that laughs a lot. She’s also interested in medicine (Beaverton High School has a class for just this interest), and is saving for college with her after school job. Senior portrait with a pet dog in Beaverton

This is Maverick, Megan’s dog.  They rescued her a year ago, and he’s such a cutie!  Well-behaved, and very cooperative in front of the camera.  I wish all dogs were like this; it would make photographing them so much easier!   Beautiful senior portrait of a senior from Beaverton High School. Beaverton High School senior portrait of Megan. High school senior photo from Beaverton High School.

We had a great time photographing Megan’s senior portraits at Jenkins Estate, in Beaverton.  It’s one of our favorite locations for senior photos in Beaverton, because it’s large, well maintained, and has so much variety.  Add in the golden hour of sunlight at the end of the day, and a beautiful model, and we had a wonderful time photographing her senior photos together.

Ready for your senior portrait session in Beaverton?  Contact us today to schedule yours!  We love being senior portrait photographers in Beaverton, Oregon!

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Senior yearbook photos in Beaverton

Natalie drove to Beaverton for her senior photo session–all the way from Brush Prairie, Washington!  (She’s a senior at Hockinson High School.)  As we walked and talked, she mentioned that she was interested in photography, and is studying it in high school.  As soon as I had my camera trained on her, she lit up, and was so lovely to photograph.  So both behind and in front of the camera, she is one talented lady!

Fall in Portland can be a lovely time to photograph senior photos.  But the weather doesn’t always cooperate.  That’s why we like to take advantage of warm, sunny fall days to take as many senior portraits as possible. I loved photographing Natalie’s senior photos in Beaverton!  What a treat. Senior photos in flowers in beaverton.

Wherever we photograph senior portraits, we’re always looking for new and interesting locations. This hidden gem we found this weekend.

smiling girl in senior photos in Beaverton

Smiling or serious, Natalie’s so lovely in front of the camera.

moody senior portrait photos

Couldn’t pass up the dappled sunlight in the woods at the Jenkins Estate as we photographed Natalie’s senior photos.

Moody black and white senior portrait

An example of the fine-art look in our senior portrait photography in Beaverton.

Moody black and white senior portraits in Beaverton.

Some of our senior portrait photographs of Natalie look like they’re straight out of a jeans ad!

 

Ready for your senior portrait photography session, in Beaverton, or Vancouver, or Portland?  Anywhere you want to take your senior photos, we’ll be there.  Contact us today to schedule your senior session!

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Lisa, Chet and their sweet dogs at their wedding!

It was such a joy to photograph Lisa and Chet’s wedding this summer. We absolutely love Resort at the Mountain, and this couple made it even more enjoyable. The day was perfect, which you could see by the smiles on everyone’s face. The happy couple even incorporated their three dogs into the wedding, which added more joy to the day. We asked the couple a few questions, and here is what they said:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

I am not sure that we have a favorite moment.  The whole day was awesome for us.  It was a flawless day and I contribute that to you and all of our wonderful vendors.  They took such great care of us, our wedding party and our guests.  The whole day was our favorite moment.

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

We had my brother and his partner walk our 3 dogs down the aisle before I made my grand entrance.  People loved it and the dogs were crazy.

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

I think our favorite detail was the kids table we created.  It had crafts, glow sticks, bubbles and such for the kids to play with.  The table looked great and then it was destroyed, but the kids loved it.  It was fun to watch them walking around with superhero masks on (they created) and mustaches.  Weddings can really be an adult thing so it was important to us that the kids had fun too.   
 
Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
We loved Cambrae!  She did a great job managing our family and us.  Our pictures are amazing and absolutely beautiful.
 

Where did you find your wedding attire?

David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse

detail photograph of the bride

Every detail at Lisa and Chet’s wedding was perfect

photo of bride and groom at their wedding at resort at the mountain

We loved being wedding photographers at Lisa and Chet’s wedding at Resort at the Mountain

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bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon

One of the many amazing views at Resort at the Mountain

bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon

The sweet couple at their wedding

bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon

bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon
Other vendors included:

Fire N’ Flowers
Optimist Printers (invitations)
Lucia Wedding Photography (wedding photography)
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The happy couple at Abernethy Center

It was such a privilege to be the wedding photographers at Emily and John’s wedding this summer at Abernethy Center’s Abigail’s Garden. The couple was full of joy and it was so infectious! We asked the happy couple a few questions and this is what they said:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

It’s hard to pick a favorite moment of what I consider the best day of my life, because all of it was amazing. If I had to pick a moment, it would be the moment John and I turned around and faced our family and friends after being pronounced Husband and Wife. I’m not one to seek the spotlight, and neither is John. But, seeing everyone look at us with such joy and love made me feel something I’ve never felt before. It was like a moment of complete and total bliss. portland wedding photography at abernethy center

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The bride and groom are die-hard Beaver fans, being pranked with rubber Ducks

 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

There were a lot of funny moments at the wedding, we’ve got some hilarious friends and family. But the funniest thing by far was the Wilson cousin prank. The cousin prank started back with Johns dad and his brothers pranking each other at their weddings. Well, John and his cousins have adopted this tradition and now at every Wilson wedding, the cousins get together to prank the newlyweds in a way that really represents the cousin getting married or the cousin themselves. John and I met at Oregon State University while playing trumpet in the marching band, so naturally we’re die-hard Beaver Fans. We caught wind of the Duck décor that had ended up on our table, so we planned to destroy it all when we got out there. But as soon as we sat down, a couple of Johns cousins dumped a hundred or more little rubber duckies all over us. We were not expecting that! portland wedding photography at abernethy center portland wedding photography at abernethy center portland wedding photography at abernethy center portland wedding photography at abernethy center

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

When it comes to the details there were a lot of things John and I put together with some help from our vendors. My favorite detail was the center pieces for all our tables. John and I spent a year collecting lanterns to have on all the tables and with a little help from our florist, had beautiful flowers surrounding our lanterns with electric candles in them. The reception space overall came out fantastic, but the center pieces were the things I favored the most. portland wedding photography at abernethy center

Where did you find your wedding attire?

My dress is by Justin Alexander and I got it from Charlotte’s Bridal in Beaverton (shout out to Nikki for being the best bridal consultant!). I also got my veil from there as well. My floral hair piece is from an Etsy shop called OhDinaFlowerCrowns. My husband got his suit custom made at the Men’s Wearhouse in Vancouver, WA (shout out to Trevor for helping him create an amazing suit!).

 

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?

First, I would like to thank all the vendors who made our wedding possible. Everyone did an amazing job and we’re extremely easy to work with. I’m thankful that they all crossed our paths and helped make our wedding even more magical than we thought it would be! Now I’d like to give once piece of advice to future brides/grooms out there: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Seriously, it’s literally the best wedding/marriage advice that was given to me. During the wedding planning and even the wedding itself, things will happen, and stuff might not go the way you want. But, if you just remember that at the end of the day, you will be getting married to the love of your life, it will be the best day ever. So, remember what the wedding is actually about and don’t sweat the small stuff as you’ll have a better time planning your wedding and enjoy your big day even more.

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Dancing late into the night under the big tent at Abernethy Center

Other wedding vendors include:

Venue & Catering – Abernethy Center, Oregon City

Flowers – Artistic Floral & Home Décor, Lake Oswego

Bride / Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup – Galmourise PDX, Portland

Cake – Serious Cakes LLC, Portland & Kyra’s Bake Shop (gluten free), Lake Oswego

Videographer – Robby Rivers, Portland

Photography – Fritz Photography, Portland

 

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Portland Wedding Photography at Langdon Farms

We had the privilege of photographing Liz and Regen’s wedding this summer at Langdon Farms. It was a perfect day! The colors were elegant, and so was the couple and all of their guests. We asked the happy couple some questions about their wedding day, and here’s what they shared with us:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Walking down the aisle, seeing my husband to be! I think it’s what every little girl dreams about! 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?
Definitely our entrance! Out of all the things we had to worry about, our “entrance” was the last thing we thought about or planned. When we left it to our wedding party to wing, one of our groomsmen may or may not have ripped off his shirt as he walked into the ceremony. Haha! 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?
Our arbor! My husband and his uncle worked so hard on it and it looked EXACTLY like the photo we found on Pinterest! 

Where did you find your wedding attire?
Men’s Warehouse, Bridal Exclusives (for my wedding dress) and David’s Bridal for all my ladies! 

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Portland Wedding Photography at Langdon Farms

The beautiful bride showing off her dress from Bridal Exclusives

Portland Wedding Photography at Langdon Farms

The groomsmen toast with personalized glasses before the wedding at Langdon Farms

Portland Wedding Photography at Langdon Farms

The beautiful center piece for the reception at Langdon Farms

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Portland Wedding Photography at Langdon Farms

Liz and her brother share a moment at her wedding at Langdon Farms in front of their arbor, inspired by one they found on Pinterest.

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Portland Wedding Photography at Langdon Farms

Dancing to tunes DJ’d by Rising Phoenix Productions at Langdon Farms

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
Our day was absolutely perfect. It was everything we could have imagined and more! We cannot thank FritzPhoto and  Lucia Weddings enough for capturing it on camera!

Other wedding vendors included:
Cake and cupcakes – Mrs. Sipes Sweets 
DJ – Rising Phoenix Productions 
Photobooth – Wilamette Weddings 

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We had such a wonderful time photographing Ashley and Kevin’s wedding at Abernethy Center this summer. Everyone enjoyed the night alongside the smiling couple. From the groovy jams to the take-home s’mores, every detail was perfect. We asked the happy couple some questions about their day, and here’s what they shared with us:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

The first look. We were both super excited to finally see each other and share that intimate moment together.

 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

The funniest thing was after our first look, Kevin was supposed to give Ashley a necklace, the necklace she would wear on their special day. Kevin had forgotten it! But luckily it was just a phone call away, with his brother running it over!

 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

Our favorite details (and seemingly everyone else’s, as well) were the ones we made:

The string art of our home states on a backdrop of reclaimed barn wood

A wood wall backdrop for our sweetheart table made of the same reclaimed barn wood

An antique window hanging in an arbor we made as the seating chart (the arbor was made of the same reclaimed wood)

The table numbers made from local black walnut from a saw mill outside Gaston, OR

The unplugged wedding sign, which turned out much better than expected.

The reclaimed barn wood was actually nearly all from the same barn outside Bend, OR, and was purchased from Barnwood Boyz in Vancouver, WA (to the point where maybe they should be considered a vendor for us).

 

 

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?

We really enjoyed working with the photographers, and they made the process of taking so many pictures a lot of fun. As they put it, they never had to ask us to fake laugh, because we were just having so much fun.

Wedding photography at Abernethy Center

The string art of our home states on a backdrop of reclaimed barn wood.

Portrait of a groom at Abernethy Center

Love that bowtie on Kevin!

Bride and groom at wedding at Abernethy Center.

We loved being the wedding photographers at Abernethy Center for Kevin and Ashley’s wedding!

Photo of wedding ceremony at Abernety Center

The wedding ceremony at the Abernethy Veiled Garden was so beautiful and peaceful.

Photo of wedding party at Abernethy Center Veiled Garden.

This was one classy looking wedding party in the Veiled Garden.

 

Where did you find your wedding attire?

Bride’s attire: David’s Bridal, Groom’s attire: Men’s Warehouse

Our wedding vendors were:

Wedding DJ: Stumptown DJ

Wedding Photographer: Fritz Photo

Wedding Cake: Fat Cupcake

Wedding Floral: A Floral Affair

Hair: Heather Heidrick

Wedding Officient: Jesse Chaney (personal friend)

All of the other wedding details (food, drink, rentals for the ballroom, etc.) was taken care of by Abernethy!  It was wonderful.

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Liberty high school senior portrait.

Wow, what a gorgeous week for senior photos!  The light, flowers, and leaves are stunning this time of year, especially when we photograph in the late afternoon, and use that golden sunlight!

Working with Courtney on her senior portraits in Beaverton was a real treat. She’s a senior at Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon), and we had a great time photographing her senior portraits together!  Courtney has great style, and was easy to photograph.

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Ready for your senior portrait photography session? Contact us today at http://fritzphoto.com/senior-portraits-portland/!

We’re having a special sale on senior portraits this month! $45 off your portrait session.  Check it out here!  http://fritzphoto.com/portrait-pricing/

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Sometimes it’s hard to choose which photos to share from a senior portrait photo session.  Katie made it super hard!

She’s a senior at Lake Oswego High School, where she’s completing her senior year doing online coursework that allows her to pursue her interests.

She aspires to be an actor and is currently a member of the Young Professional Company at Oregon Children’s Theatre.

She studied ballet for 13 years, is an artist, has an eclectic love of music, plays ukulele, guitar and piano, is a film buff, a voracious reader, is passionate about Shakespeare.

She was born in Brooklyn, aims to go to school on the East Coast, and looks forward to traveling the world!

Here are just a few favorites from Katie’s senior portrait session, taken around our photo studio in NW Portland…

Senior portrait in rhododendron bush in NW Portland

Katie is an actress. What a lovely lady! We shot her senior portrait photographs in NW Portland.

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We love being Portland senior portrait photographers! Send your friends to us for their senior portraits, so we can create something stunning with them, too….

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I love photographing senior portraits, and I love photographing dancers.  So when I get to photograph a high school senior who is also a dancer, it’s extra fun. It always feels more like a collaboration than a portrait session, and that was definitely the case with the lovely Courtney.

Courtney has been a dancer since she was 3!  That takes so much commitment and hard work.  She dances, and is a student, at Beaverton’s ACMA (Arts & Communication Magnet Academy).  The mission statement at ACMA is:

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy’s innovative educational community engages all students and staff in achieving academic and artistic excellence. We ignite the human need to create and question by honoring both the unique characteristics and the interdependence of all disciplines of study, while weaving a rich collaborative tapestry of experience.

We photographed her senior photos in NW Portland, right around our photography studio, and I’m loving what we came up with!

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Even if you’re not a dancer, we are excited about photographing your senior portraits!  Contact us today to schedule your senior photo session in Portland, or anywhere in Oregon!

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Senior portrait photography at Tigard High School

I loved working with Hannah on her senior portraits! She drove all the way from Elgin, Oregon, to work with me, and we had a great time photographing on the Tualatin River.  We took her senior photos in Tigard at Cook Park, on a beautiful sunny morning.

Hannah is an athlete, who loves volleyball!

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It’s senior portrait season–if you have friends that are going to be seniors, send them to us for their senior portraits in Tigard, Beaverton, Portland, Lake Oswego.  We’ll take our time during our senior portrait photo session, creating a wide variety of stunning photos.  Use them in your high school yearbook, in your home, on Facebook and other social media.  You’ll love your photos, we promise!

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