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We had so much fun photographing Shelby’s senior photos at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.  Aside from being gorgeous, intelligent, and funny, Shelby’s dad designed the wildlife refuge!  She told me that there’s a photo of her as a little curly-haired girl in the visitor’s center, from when the building was dedicated.  It’s such a beautiful location for senior portraits, but this made it even more special.

While we were photographing Shelby’s senior portraits, we asked this Wilson High School senior all kinds of questions.  Here are some things we learned….

What are your favorite hobbies?

Travel, horseback riding and photography. I used to play soccer, and even played the trumpet for a year.

Any recent travel that was life-changing for you?

I went to Venice last Thanksgiving and France over the summer. Both were amazing trips and I wish I’d never left!

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

Finishing up this chapter of my life and starting a new one. Getting to really become my own person and go out on my own.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

Hopefully I go to either Western Washington University or University of Minnesota Duluth, or maybe even Bozeman!

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

Just being able to see the world and live a life that makes me happy. Have a job I enjoy and really making the most out of everything. Being a creative writer would be amazing or even going into journalism. I want to continue with my photography and I hope that’s never something I stop doing.

How did you find FritzPhoto? Why did you choose FritzPhoto for your senior photos?

Online. I really liked the locations and styles shown on the website. Fritz seemed like a really fun and he was a great guy to take senior photos with. fun senior photos in portland oregon Woodrow Wilson High School Senior Photos

Thanks, Shelby, for the privilege of photographing your senior pictures, and at such a special time and place in your life!

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Lincoln High School Senior Photos

Emma-Lee is a senior at Lincoln High School, in Portland.  At the beginning of our senior portrait session, she told me she felt self-conscious in front of the camera.  But within a few minutes she was this stunning super-model! 

It’s pretty common for people to tell us they feel awkward in front of the camera.  But after photographing seniors, and so many other people, for a few decades, I really enjoy helping people feel comfortable in front of the camera.  As Emma-Lee and I walked in the NW Portland neighborhood around our photo studio, taking her senior photos, I learned a lot about this lovely young lady.

Lincoln High School Portraits

How do you stay active?

I used to do dance, and was on the cheer team.  This year I’m focusing on my studies in high school.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?

In my free time, I love dancing. I also love spending time with kids, and free-writing!

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

In the summer of 2019, I traveled to New York for my first time. It was amazing!  Additionally, I went to China, which was an amazing cultural experience.

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

I am excited to continue my love for the Arabic language, and incorporating that into my future career. I am also excited to continue my Forensics class.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

This summer I am excited to just relax and spend time with my family before going away to college.

 

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

My ultimate goal is to find a career with speaking Arabic and incorporate that in my day to day life. I aspire to be a medical examiner, or work somewhere within the Forensics field.

Why did you choose FritzPhoto for your senior photos?

My mom was researching candidates to take my senior portraits, and I chose Fritz because I loved how natural the photos looked as well as how mildly unedited they seemed!

 

Emma-Lee, thank you so much for the pleasure of taking your senior photos!  

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“We had such an amazing time at our wedding and it turned out exactly how we wanted it to.”

 

Abernethy Center Wedding Photos

Danielle and Joe had an absolutely stunning and amazingly fun wedding at Abernethy Center, in Oregon City, so we asked this happy couple to tell us a few details about their wedding and this is what they said: 

 

Can you share a memorable story about an important person at the wedding?

Bride: My mom did everything she could to make sure, after 9 years together, that our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. She even thought of ways to make sure that my husband’s parents, who passed away in 2015, had seats at the ceremony and a place at the reception. My parents even hosted the rehearsal dinner at their house and invited all my husband’s parent’s siblings to make sure my husband had people that he loves around him on that day.

 

Where did you find your wedding attire?

Groom & Groomsmen – Men’s Warehouse

Bride – Ania Bridal

Bridesmaids – David’s Bridal

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

Groom: The First Reveal was my favorite, finally saw my wife in the dress she’d chosen. Absolutely beautiful!

Bride: I have a few favorite moments: listening to music while getting ready with my bridesmaids and my mom, seeing my husband for the first time in his tux, our first dance, the amazing food, sitting in our hotel room after the wedding and eating left over appetizers and talking about how amazing the day was.

The happy couple at their first look at their wedding at Abernethy

The happy couple at their first look at Abernethy.

Was there something that made you cry at your wedding?

Groom: Memory photos of missing family, I couldn’t even look at it.

Bride: I have a few. The chairs with flowers and pictures on them at the ceremony to represent my husband’s parents and my grandpa who have passed away. There was also a memory table at the reception for them.

My maid of honor, who is my sister, made me cry during her speech.

I cried during the father/daughter dance with my dad.

Also, when my husband’s godmother took his mom’s place for the mother/son dance.

Was there something that made you laugh?

Groom: Best man speech had both nervous laughter and relieved laughter.

Bride: When one of my best friends and my brother had a dance off that ended with my brother doing the worm.

What were your favorite wedding decoration details?

Groom: The lighting once it got dark was fantastic due to the Edison Bulbs. Lights up in memory.

Bride: The Edison Bulbs were amazing. The chandeliers on the gazebo and the tent were beautiful. The centerpieces were exactly what I wanted, they looked beautiful on the soft blue table cloths.

groom dancing with godmother at his wedding at abernethy in portland, oregon

The groom dancing with his godmother.

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

Groom: Fantastic facility, great view. Set up taken care of. Made our day about us, instead of about everything that needed to be done.

Bride: We had such an amazing time at our wedding and it turned out exactly how we wanted it to. We got to focus on enjoying each other because the Abernethy’s staff had everything planned and organized so well. The event space was so beautiful, and the flowers fit in perfectly with the space. Our DJ played a great mix of songs from the present and the past; everyone was on the dance floor. We are so grateful to everyone that came, including our friends and family that flew in from New Mexico, New York and Scotland. We felt very loved that they made the trip to celebrate with us.

Other Wedding Vendors:

Flowers: Lush Floral

Officiant: EC Matrimony

Music: DJ Royale

Dessert: The Pie Spot

Hair & Make-up: Portland Hair & Make-up

Wedding Photos: Fritz Photography

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Aloha High School Senior Photos!

Katelyn is a senior at Aloha High School.  She wanted something different for her senior photos, and her artistic side decided on graffiti and murals for our backdrop.  So we headed into Southeast Portland for senior photos, and had a blast!  We asked her a few questions about her life and her senior year, and here’s what she told us….

Any recent travel that was life-changing for you?

Katelyn’s family is very large, and very close, even thought they come from far away on the Mariana Islands.  “I visited my grandma on our home island, Saipan,” she told me as we took her senior photos, and the love for her family and family home was obvious in the way she spoke.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

“Live with my grandma for a couple years and help her out.”

Her Favorite Senior Photo Backdrop…

Katelyn was in love with this headless alien we found plastered to the side of a building.  I asked her at the end of our senior portrait photo session if there’s anything else she wanted to do, and she smiled and said, “Well, I got a dumpster and an alien in my photos, so I’m pretty happy!”  I love that.

high school senior portraits of an artist in front of murals

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

“To be happy, healthy, and successful.”

What a treat to create your senior photos with you, Katelyn!  You are as colorful as the backdrops in your portraits!

 

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newborn baby family portraits at jenkins estate in portland oregon

New Family Portraits at Jenkins Estate

We had the privilege of photographing Bethanne and Freeman’s wedding at the Oregon Temple last year.  And just a year later, they asked us to photograph the new addition to their family!  So we headed to Jenkins Estate to photograph their family with some fall color.  

the whole family at jenkins estate for their family portraits

We included the whole family for this one!

If you’d like to book a family portrait session, and take advantage of the lovely fall colors, contact us today!

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Tayler and Matt had a lot of fun at their wedding!

I’ve known Matt for a very long time, and always enjoyed his great sense of humor.  So it was a real pleasure to meet his fiance a few months ago, as we starting planning for their wedding photography.  Tayler was awesome!  They were ‘just friends’ for a very long time, until they both got wise and figured out that they should be more than just friends.  Their wedding was a perfect reflection of this: surrounded by friends and family, and filled with laughter.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding at their friend’s property outside of Portland.

We asked Tayler and Matt to share some favorite memories from their wedding, and here’s what they told us:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

Right after the ceremony we went to a quiet place to sign the license and we looked at each other and realized we did it! We just got married, it was finally official. 

 

Can you share a memorable story about an important person at the wedding?

Matt is a huge fan of Converse shoes, its all he wears, he even wore them at the wedding. His mom, who lives on the East Coast and isn’t able to see him very often surprised him by changing into a pair of Converse that matched her dress and came out in them for their dance together. It caught Matt completely off guard and was such a fun surprise for him. 

Matt’s favorite shoes are his Converse, and everyone was on board with it!

J + J Ranch is a beautiful place for a wedding!

Was there something that made you cry at your wedding?

My dad kept tearing up, which made me tear up every time. He doesn’t cry that often. 

Was there something that made you laugh?

My little second cousins are my favorite and right after we were introduced into our reception and sat down, one of them came running on to the dance floor and yelled “HI TAYLER!” in her little 2 year old voice.  

What were your favorite wedding decoration details?

I really loved all the lights that got put up everywhere. We had lights strung over the reception area but also I the barn where all the food was there were string lights and Christmas lights everywhere. It was lovely.

The sweet newlyweds!

Check out Tayler’s boots!

Where did you find your wedding attire?

David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse 

Can you give us a list of vendors?

The only outside vendors we used were As You Wish Catering, Cordial Events for all of our rentals, and United Site Services for our bathroom trailers. The rest were friends helping out. And of course, FritzPhoto was our awesome wedding photographer!

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Gladstone High School Senior Photos

Photographing at the Golden Hour–the hour just before sunset–is really a magical experience for a photographer.  With a good location (in this senior session, we were at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Tigard), a beautiful senior, and great light, the whole senior portrait session is so much fun.  And the resulting senior photos are stunning.

Aila’s Senior Year!

Aila attends Gladstone High School and is very active there. She participates in cross country, track and swimming, and loves running, swimming and hiking. She also teaches swim lessons.

Her biggest focus for senior year is to “enjoy time with friends before we go our separate ways, as well as finishing strong in sports and with my grades.” 

What’s next?

After high school, Aila has plans to visit Costa Rica, and plans to attend a university or college.

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

“To take advantage of each day by working hard, helping others, taking care of my health, remaining grateful and being successful in work and in creating strong relationships with other people.”

Ready for your senior photo session at the golden hour?  Then contact FritzPhoto.  We love photographing senior portraits, and would love to make some stunning portraits with you!

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Jasmine’s Senior Portraits in NW Portland

Every once in a while, I’ll be surprised by someone in front of the camera.  On this beautiful Saturday, Jasmine and I walked to our first location in NW Portland, near our photo studio, to start photographing her senior photos.  As soon as I lifted my camera and started shooting, she lit up into this amazing supermodel!  So comfortable in front of the camera.  Turns out, she loves theater, and comes alive in front of an audience (or lens…).  We had a fantastic time photographing her senior pictures together!

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Tigard High School Senior Photos

Jasmine said she chose FritzPhoto because we are “highly recommended on Yelp and extremely reasonably priced.” This Tigard High School senior loves volunteering, theatre, and hiking with her dog. She’s most excited to, “relax and focus on myself and starting a couple internships and new jobs.”

Tigard High School Senior Portrait

What’s next for this senior?

As we walk and talk during a senior portrait session in Portland, we talk about school, and future plans.  Jasmine told me that she’s “most likely going to Willamette University with a major in biology and maybe get my MBA as well.”

 

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

“To one day be a part of the Portland Rose Festival.”  And given her talents and drive, we think Jasmine will achieve that!

Ready to shine in front of the camera for your senior photo session?  Give us a call!  At FritzPhoto, we love photographing senior portraits in Portland and beyond!

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Clackamas High School Senior Photos!

What a treat to get to photograph Emma’s senior photos this summer!  Emma is a senior at Clackamas High School, and she has a smile and eyes like a supermodel.  So fun!  We asked her some questions about her senior year, and her plans for the future, and here’s what she told us:

What are your favorite hobbies?

“Drawing, writing, reading and doing anything with animals!”

 

Any recent travel that was life-changing for you?

“South Carolina trip. I’m in a long distance relationship, so I got to see my boyfriend. Met some amazing people as well!”

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

“Finishing up strong. Hopefully getting accepted to my top college choice. Getting to make new friends!”

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What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

“Go to Dental School to become a dentist! I wanna make pretty and healthy smiles for people.”

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

“I dream to go on a travel spree. I’d love to go to Europe, especially Ireland and or Spain. I want to learn new culture!”

Ready for your senior photos session, in Clackamas, Portland, or BeavertonGive us a call!  As award-winning portrait photographers, we’d love to create some stunning senior portraits for you, just like Emma!

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Sunset High School Senior Photos

What an absolute delight to get to photograph Avery’s senior portraits.  She is a sweetheart with a smile that lights up a room!  We photographed her senior photos in NW Portland, around the photo studio, and had a great time together.

What does the future hold?

Avery is a senior this year at Sunset High School who loves to hang out with her friends, and is really looking forward to focusing on career specific classes in healthcare this year.   She is really excited to graduate from high school, and attend college to become a trauma nurse.  

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At FritzPhoto, our amazing little team shoots a lot of weddings.  And we love it!  But it’s hard to find time to blog about every one of the amazing weddings we get to photograph, so sometimes we just like to share some favs.

Desirea is a sweetheart.  Thoughtful, gentle, compassionate.  Everyone loves the calm she brings to her weddings.  And she also gets around, photographing weddings and portraits not only in Oregon, but all over the country.  Here are some of her recent wedding favorites….

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Cathedral Park Engagement Photos

We met Lana and Isaiah at Cathedral Park to photograph some beautiful engagement portraits together on a sunny fall day in Portland. We had a great time photographing together.

To get a little more idea of their shared past and ideas for their future we asked them a few questions.

How did you meet?

We met through a mutual friend 5 years ago, but didn’t start dating until 2 years ago. 
 

What was most surprising about your proposal?

The most surprising aspect of the engagement was the anticipation. I thought it was going to happen over dinner but had to wait until the next day for Isiah to pop the question. Where he proposed on the beach. 

Were you nervous to ask? 

I was pretty nervous, was trying to find the perfect opportunity to ask. When I came to the realization that anytime would have been perfect.  
 
 

Do you have any wedding plans, ideas or a date set?

We are getting married in Underwood, WA at the house Lana grew up in on August 3rd, 2019. 
 

What are you most looking forward to about your future together? 

We are looking forward to starting a family, seeing where life takes us and how we grow together as a couple. We’re also looking forward to exploring new places together. 

Planning a proposal or want some engagement photos?  Call us! We are experienced proposal and portrait photographer pros in Oregon.  

 

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