Real Family Photos…

When Sara asked me to take her family photos, she had some ulterior motives.  She recently started a coaching practice for moms, and in addition to traditional family photos, she wanted some images she could use for her business.  So she orchestrated some, well, realistic scenarios for the camera.  I thought it was hilarious, and so did her boys.

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Family Portraits on the Farm

Tim and Sara live on several acres outside of Beaverton, and we utilized their property for their portrait session.  What a beautiful setting for family photos!  The only thing we didn’t include were the chickens….

This Family Likes to Have Fun!

I love it when we get to capture the ‘flavor’ of a family in their family portrait session. In addition to some classic family portraits, we also let the kids goof around a bit and be themselves. And there was silly string for a finale! It’s a great portrait of a family that loves to laugh together.

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Hailey’s Senior Portraits

I spent a beautiful summer Saturday morning photographing Hailey’s senior photos in Portland!  We started out in Southeast Portland photographing her among some amazing mural art and graffiti.  She’d asked if we could start there, and I knew where a concentration of colorful artwork was located, so we had fun photographing her among some beautiful and crazy scenery.

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Senior Photos at the Portland Rose Garden

Next we headed up town and photographed more senior photos at the Portland Rose Gardens. It’s a beautiful location, and even though it’s popular and crowded, I know the best spots for portrait photography. We had a great time talking about her love of sports and her time at Vancouver’s Fort Vancouver High School.  (Incidentally, my dad went to school there!)

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Class of 2021

I had so much fun photographing Hailey’s senior photos.  This is going to be an odd and challenging year for high school seniors, but they’re going to make it.  And if they have attitudes as good as Hailey’s they’re going to be just fine.  Congratulations, Hailey!

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Rhiannon is a senior at Franklin High School, in Portland.  We had so much fun photographing her senior portraits at Mt Tabor Park in SE Portland.  She’s a musician, and brought her beautiful cello along for the senior portrait session.  

We asked her a little about her life, and here’s what she told us:

Tell us about your life in music:

I play the cello with Concert Orchestra in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. I love being able to relay how I feel and tell a story through music, which is why I’ve been playing for over seven years.

How about athletics?

I do weight training in my own time and love when I beat my personal record and can lift more, it’s a great feeling.

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

I’m exited to graduate and look back at how much I’ve changed and matured through high school.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I love to draw as well as write creative stories. I also enjoy exercising as well as baking everything imaginable.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

After high school graduation, I want to go to college and pursue a medical career while playing cello in my college orchestra.

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

I want to become a doctor, or a PA, and dedicate my life to helping others. Rhiannon, thank you for the privilege of photographing your senior photos!  

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Love in the Time of Covid-19

Ezy and Kevin decided that a worldwide pandemic wasn’t going to stop them getting married, so they turned their large church-wedding into a small backyard wedding at a family property.  And even with all the precautions in place, it was beautiful!

It was really interesting getting to chat with the bride’s hair and makeup artist, Blossom and Beauty, and learning how her business has had to change to ensure client safety during a pandemic, including using gloves, mask, face shield, and disinfectants.  She still did a great job!

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Pandemic Precautions at a Wedding

Thankfully with the use of long lenses and a mask, I was able to stay socially distant for the entire day. The bride and groom scaled down the guest list to just 13 people (with approval from the county) and included the rest of their friends and family through a Zoom call.  But even though the gathering was small, they made time for several meaningful moments, including a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and greeting of their guests with the bride dressed in a beautiful Korean hanbok gown.  Even the rain didn’t dampen their spirits, and we were lucky to find some breaks in the rain to get outside for portraits.

Congratulations, Ezy and Kevin!

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Even during a pandemic, the professionals at Fritz Photo wedding photography are ready to photograph your wedding, in Portland and surrounding areas!  Contact us today about your wedding photography!

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We meet a log of impressive seniors as senior portrait photographers. Lucy was exceptional.  Cross-country runner, team leader of her Search and Rescue team, mountaineering…you name it, this is one tough but compassionate young lady.  

We asked Wilson High School senior Lucy some questions about herself, and here’s what she told us:

 

What are your favorite hobbies?

Search and rescue team, backpacking, hiking, mountaineering and cross-country running.

Any recent travel that was life-changing for you?

Back in the summer between sophomore and junior year I went trekking through Peru for 21 days.

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

Being a Team Leader for my Search and Rescue team. What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

I’m going to nursing school…. porltand senior portrait photograher

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

I’m going to college to study nursing with the hopes of becoming a ER Nurse.

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Riverdale High School senior Lillian joined us at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton for her senior photos.  Perfect time of year for senior pictures, as the flowers and leaves were so colorful.  We asked Lillian a little about her life as a high school senior, and here’s what she shared with us…

Why did you choose FritzPhoto for your senior photos?

I had a friend from Riverdale recommend FritzPhoto to me. Also, you have great reviews, and my friends enjoyed working with you.

Do you play any sports?

I do not play any sports, but I am a runner!

Do you play any musical instruments?

I play violin, and I have taken lessons for many years.

What are your favorite hobbies?

Some of my favorite hobbies include running, hiking, painting, drawing, reading, and biking.

Any recent travel that was life-changing for you?

I went to London and Paris my freshman year of high school and loved it. I also went to Loreto, Mexico last year. Traveling out of the country has made me interested in other cultures, and I plan on studying abroad in college.

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

I am most excited about graduating! I am excited to try new classes and gain more independence, though.

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What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

I plan on going to a four year university after high school to get my bachelor’s degree. I am interested in psychology, art, and nursing. I have a lot of different interests, but I want to explore all of them to see which one is best for me.

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

I hope to study abroad or travel to multiple countries in college. I want to see the world instead of being in just one place. I want to graduate college and go to graduate school or medical school. Also, I hope to learn how to improve my painting and drawing skills even more.

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Chloe and her mom joined us at Jenkins Estate to take her senior photos.  This creative senior from Aloha High School is smart and funny!  We love that her dream is to be a role model, just like her choir teacher has been a role model for her.  Read on to learn more!

What are your favorite hobbies?

I love choir and am in 3 choirs at the moment, it plays a big role in my life. I also like writing poetry and songs and I enjoy just going out with friends.

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

I’m very excited for all of my lasts, like last dances and last games and graduation and such.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

After Graduation I plan on going to college to study music education and psychology.

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

I really hope to be like my choir teacher, she’s a big role model in my life because not only is she a choir teacher but she also makes great relationships with her students in and outside of the classroom. I also hope to spend a year abroad and traveling and learning about the world and people around me.

Ready to schedule your high school senior photos in Aloha, Beaverton, or Hillsboro?  Contact Fritz Photo today!

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Senior class of 2020 photo

The senior class of 2020 is having a challenging year. Thankfully Ashley already had all of her credits completed at David Douglas High School before school buildings were closed, and is coasting to completion of her senior year!

We had a lot of fun photographing Ashley’s senior photos in Beaverton, on a sunny spring day.  And yes, even with the current situation, we are able to safely take senior portraits.  

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Ready for your senior photo session in Beaverton, Portland, Lake Oswego, and elsewhere in the area?  Contact us!  We love senior portraits!

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Adia’s Senior Photos in Portland

Even though Adia attends W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Washington, she was happy to drive an hour and a half to have us create her senior portraits. And we were pretty happy, too, to photograph this beautiful young lady! w f west high school senior portraits portland oregon

Do you play any sports?

“I am on the girls varsity wrestling team. I received my letter as a first-time wrestler. I’m excited for my last season of wrestling.”

And she’s musical, too!

I was in band from sixth grade to sophomore year and I continue to practice the clarinet.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

“I am planning to go to a four year university in Washington state in the medical field.”

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

“To feel happy and fulfilled.” senior portraits portland oregon photographer

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Century High School Senior Photos

Angelica is a senior this year at Century High School, and we had the privilege of photographing her senior portraits.  She wanted to take her senior photos somewhere outdoors, with water, so we photographed at Macleay Park, in NW Portland.  A beautiful day for photographing a beautiful lady!

Do you play any sports? 

This year I’m doing wrestling for the first time, and I really enjoy it!

Any recent travel that was life-changing for you? Tell us a story!

I recently visited Colorado and it was the first time I had seen it since I was two. It was really cool to finally see where I was born at and meet a lot of my family.

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What are you most excited about in your senior year?

I’m excited to meet new people and make new memories.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

I plan on working and attending PCC.

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What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

I hope to graduate college and start a family of my own someday.

 

Why did you choose FritzPhoto for your senior photos?

I found FritzPhoto online while looking for photographers and we were most impressed with his pictures.

 

Angelica, thank you so much for letting us photograph your senior portraits!

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Ainsworth House Wedding Photography

Celina and Russell’s wedding was a fabulous celebration reflecting what was important to them, their friends, and family.  Their family came from far and wide to be there and support them in marriage, and I left there feeling like I was now part of their family.  And, it was clear that Russ felt like he was the luckiest man alive to be marrying Celina! 

 

Married Beneath the Pine Tree

The Ainsworth House, in Oregon City, has this amazing pine tree beneath which the outdoor wedding ceremonies are held.  It is such a stunning location for a wedding!

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A Balloon Artist at the Wedding!

I particularly loved the balloon artist that they hired for the reception.  I’m sure that it was meant for the kids, but by the end of the night everyone was wearing a special balloon hat… even the bride and groom! night photography sparkler fun creative summer wedding

A Sparkler Sendoff

The Welton-Guzman families are some of the nicest and sincerest people. I am looking forward to photographing Russ’s mother’s wedding in the near future!  YAY!

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Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Wedding

Brooke and David had a vibrant wedding at McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, filled with fun and a ton of laughter. We had so much fun with them! 

We asked them a few questions and here’s what they said…

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

A favorite detail is probably the weather! The ceremony and dinner were both held outside, and we decided four days before the wedding to not put up any tents. The weather could not have been any more perfect on our wedding day. 

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What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

One of our favorite moments was the very last song at the reception. All of our guests made a circle around us and swayed and sang while we slow danced in the middle of the circle through the whole song. It was a great way to be able to see all the guests at once and to slowly take it all in. We felt surrounded by a lot of love!  

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

While one of our guests was getting down on the dance floor, his pants suddenly split. Someone grabbed a napkin and tucked it into his pants to cover up the split, and he kept on dancing the whole night.

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

The whole day from beginning to end was so much fun! Everything went so smoothly and we both felt happy and relaxed throughout the entire day. It was such a special experience to have so many close friends and family all together in the same place.

Where did you find your wedding attire?

Bride: dress from Allure Bridals, belt from Justin Alexander, and veil from Charlotte’s Weddings; shoes from Enzo Angiolini (ceremony) and Cole Haan (reception)

Groom: suit from Armani (Nordstrom) and shoes from Cole Haan  

Other Vendors:

Hair: Kristen Spane from Heyday Salon 

Makeup: Lindzey Ramos from Blue Lotus Beauty 

Flowers & Day-of Coordinator: Breanna Hugon – Petite Abeille

Music: Mitch Iimori   

DJ: David Efaw Productions  

Cake: Papa Hayden  

Bobblehead: My Custom Bobblehead

Food and drink: McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Wedding Photographer: FritzPhoto

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