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When Fozia called me up this summer, saying she needed a model portfolio photo shoot, tomorrow, I said, “No problem!”  She was entering a competition for Miss Africa USA, and needed fresh photographs for her portfolio and contest entry.  So we called in our fabulous hair and makeup artist (from AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup), and went to work.

We photographed in the studio, and outdoors, with the traditional African clothing Fozia brought with her, to create these stunning looks. FritzPhoto-Portland Model Portfolio
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FritzPhoto-Fozia-047If you are looking to create a stunning modeling portfolio, give us a call.  We love to photograph models for their modeling agency portfolios, competition entries, test shoots, and personal portfolios.

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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.  It’s always such an honor to have a professional organisation, who sees thousands of photographers’ work, choose me to interview or feature.

Check it out here! Wedding Photographer and Portrait Photographer

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Best Wedding Photographers Portland OregonWill and Celina tied the knot in July in Bellingham, WA, at Evergreen Gardens. Such an amazingly beautiful day under evergreen trees with their awesome friends and family! The way these two looked at each other all day was so captivating.

On their tables they typed out their favorite poetry on old book pages which was so gorgeous and unique.

They had a delicious variety of pies for dessert and personal smores packages for guests to roast over the fire during sunset. Every single part of this day was magical, and these two were glowing in love the entire time!

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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).  After working with our hair and makeup stylist in the studio, we set out for some location portraits in beautiful Northwest Portland.

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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

  • May 27, 2016 - 10:25 am

    fritzphoto - Thanks, Heather! We love wedding photography at Zenith Vineyard, and Karly and Robert were such a wonderful bride and groom. What a lovely day.

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Michelle and Tyler exude elegance and grace, so it was only natural that their wedding did as well.

From the ceremony at the Divinity School’s chapel to the Lawn Club for their reception, every detail was filled with a classic, timeless feel.
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We really enjoy capturing the little moments that make a wedding day special.  As people get ready for the wedding, beautiful things happen, such as this intimate moment between grandmother and granddaughter. Portland-Wedding-Photographer-FritzPhoto-16 Portland-Wedding-Photographer-FritzPhoto-17

And there’s nothing like the moment when the groom first sees the bride, at the First Look!  It’s often an emotional moment, filled with awe and joy, and sometimes tears.

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Michelle and Tyler’s wedding was perfect because their day perfectly represented their who they are and their love for one another.

Thank you so much for letting us be your wedding photographers, and capture your love!

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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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While you’re at it, check out the beautiful wedding video by Candy Glass Productions here!

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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Wahclella Falls Engagement Photos

Always up for adventure, we were excited to photograph Chris and Elise’s engagement portraits at Wahclella Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge.  A popular spot for an intimate wedding, our session at Wahclella Falls was a lovely hike with a lovely couple.  Congratulations on your engagement, Chris and Elise! Wahclella Falls Engagement Photos Wahclella Falls Engagement Photos Wahclella Falls Wedding Photos Wahclella Falls wedding Photos

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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.

 

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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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