FritzPhoto-Vancouver Wedding Photographer

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.

  • May 27, 2016 - 10:26 am

    fritzphoto - Thanks, JoAnn! Henry and Kate’s wedding was one of our very favorites, and we were so happy to be their wedding photographers for such an intimate wedding in Vancouver and Portland. What a beautiful day!

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Diego and Jessica and their families gathered at Portland’s Lakeside Gardens for their wedding and reception, and boy, did they have fun!  From the touching letter that Diego sent over to Jessica before their first look, to some fantastic toasts, to a hilarious dance party, it was a truly joyful day!

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Diego and Jessica, thank you for the privilege of being your wedding photographers at Lakeside Gardens!  What an honor.

~Your friends at FritzPhoto

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FritzPhoto-Portland-Wedding-Portrait-Photographer007-Katie and Chris wanted a wedding that focused on the love they shared between them but also the love of the family and friends that surround them. Their wedding was made up of hand crafted elements and meaningful music (both Katie and Chris are musicians).  And lots of laughter!  And a few tears.  It was the loveliest of days!  Thank you Katie and Chris for allowing us to be a part of it!

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Cannon Beach Wedding Photography

I don’t’ think I’ve ever laughed as much at a wedding as this one. Jaime is an artist and Travis works for a non-profit in New York City. Alone, Jaime and Travis are connective and quiet, but you get these two around their friends and family and laughter and dancing are both guaranteed.

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Thank you Travis and Jaime for allowing us to be part of your romance!

 

We love to travel for destination weddings, whether in Massachusetts (where this couple were married) or in Oregon, Mexico or Thailand.  Give us a call about your destination wedding photography!

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Portland LDS Temple Wedding Photography

It’s a rare occasion when a bride and groom schedule a separate photo shoot of their bridal portraits for the day before their wedding.  But when they do…we can create something extra stunning!  We can choose the best light, and the best locations, and take our time creating something amazing.  And that’s just what we did with Kelsey and Tanner, at the Portland, Oregon LDS Temple.  Kelsey’s family and friends drove all the way from Eltopia, Washington, to get married at the beautiful Portland LDS Temple, and Tanner’s family came in from Ohio. Portland Oregon LDS Temple Wedding Photography Portland Oregon LDS Temple Wedding Photography Amazing Portland Oregon LDS Temple Wedding Photography

The LDS Temple in Portland, Oregon, really is an amazing building.  If you time it right, the light can be amazing.  Add in a super-cute couple, and you get the above photograph.

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It also helps to photograph at the Portland LDS Temple when no one else is around!  Scheduling a separate portrait session allowed us to get the above image as the sun set in the background. And last but not least, what’s a wedding without cute kids?  The day after our portrait session, Kelsey and Tanner were married at the LDS Temple.  Afterward, they had a reception for friends and family at The Foundry at Oswego Pointe, in Lake Oswego.

Congratulations, Kelsey and Tanner!  Here’s to a lifetime of happiness together.

 

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I’ve known Natalie for a long time.  We first met when I was working on a personal photographic project at her middle school.  She and a friend posed for an image that I’ve always liked, in the series Quite Normal.  (See if you can recognize her there.)  A year or two later, her subtle freckles caught my attention, as I was photographing the series Astra Velum.  And another year or two later, her mom called me up to say that Natalie had made it in to the Jefferson Dancers, an elite dance troupe here in Portland, Oregon.  I spent a year documenting these amazing dancers and all their hard work.  (Below is a photo of Natalie I took when working on their publicity images this past year.)

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Now Natalie’s a high school senior, and she asked me to take her senior portraits.  I was happy to do so!  I love working with other artists, and photographing dancers is one of my favorite things.  So it was a lot of fun to create Natalie’s senior portraits–both on the ground, and in the air! Portland Senior Photos Portland Dance PhotoCongratulations, Natalie!  I’m looking forward to seeing where life takes you from here!

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Ainsworth House Wedding Photography

I’m not sure how many countries Scott and Joy have traveled to, or how many versions of scorpion or snake they’ve eaten, or how far they’ve biked in the far corners of the world…but it’s a lot.  These guys like adventure, and their wedding day was no exception.  From The Modern Man on Mississippi, to Ainsworth House and Gardens in Oregon City, this wedding was itself a destination for a fun-loving crew of friends and family.

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The groomsmen (and one woman)…

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The bride and her bridesmaids inside the historic Ainsworth House.

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The Ainsworth House and Gardens features a stunning old pine tree, under which Scott and Joy said their vows.

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Scott and Joy’s theme was world travel, with each guest seated at a different country.

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These guys killed the Photobooth! It was crowded nearly the entire reception!

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At FritzPhoto, we have so much fun capturing wedding stories with our award-winning photography.  Thanks for a fun day, Scott and Joy!

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Amanda is one of the most talented stylists and designers I’ve ever come across, so of course her and Phil’s wedding was going to be anything but traditional. Married in the middle of a park wearing vintage clothing, they vowed to always be there for one another. The reception took place in an art gallery complete with art on the walls and up on the stage.

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Amanda and Phil thank you for inviting us into your wedding filled with art and brimming over with love!

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Mike and Jamie had one of the most hilarious batches of groomsmen we’ve ever seen.  Add in a stunningly beautiful day in rural Oregon, outside of Portland, and you have the makings for a really fun party.  Click on any image to view them full-screen, and see how much fun we all had together!

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When you’re looking for a wedding photographer in the Portland, Oregon area, be sure to call us at Fritz Photography.  We’ll bring our award-winning photography to capture your wedding story!

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When twins Lana and Mirna contacted us wanting some modeling photos, we jumped at the chance to photograph these gorgeous twins!  After our professional makeup artist prepped them in the studio, we set up at Edgefield, and made use of their wonderful artsy location.  One is fun, but two is…amazing.  Check out what we created together…. When you’re ready for a test shoot or modeling portfolio, give us a call at FritzPhoto!  We’d love to create something truly amazing with you.

 

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We really enjoy finding new model talent in Portland, and helping them build a great modeling portfolio.  Models we’ve help get started now work in New York and LA, as well as in Portland.  They model for magazines and and ads, and act in commercials and on television.  It’s fun to see where they go after we get them started!

We recently had the privilege of photographing Alex, an aspiring model here in Portland.  And yes, she actually is a boxer!  It’s fun to create a variety of looks for models, and show their different sides, from athletic to glamorous.  Alex can easily do both, gracefully.

After our photo shoot together, we helped Alex get connected and signed with Muse Models, here in Portland; she ended up signing with them, and Muse is now representing her modeling career.  Congratulations, Alexandrea!  You’re going places!

If you’d like to get your modeling career started, or just see what it feels like to be in front of the camera for a modeling photo shoot, give us a call!  We make the process enjoyable, and the results are gorgeous.

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Even though we’re based in Portland, Oregon, we love to photograph destination weddings around the country.  Having the opportunity to do Anastasia and Rick’s wedding photography in Muir Woods, California, was a real treat!

Anastasia is a designer for Free People.  Her and Rick’s wedding was filled with a laid back, hippie-chick vibe; married on the beach with the forest close by, Anastasia and Rick vowed to walk hand in hand for the rest of their time. Their wedding was all about love and the joy of connection.

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Thank you Anastasia and Rick for letting us capture your sacred day.

We love to travel for destination weddings, whether in California or in Oregon, Mexico or Thailand.  Give us a call about your destination wedding photography!

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