high school senior portraits in front of murals

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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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!

stunning senior portraits in portalnd oregon

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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First Mountainside High School Senior

We had a great time photographing Brenna’s Senior Photos this summer.  She is in the very first senior class at the new Beaverton School District Mountainside High School!  Go class of 2020! 

 

What’s Next for this High School Senior?

When we asked Keely about her future and what excites her, she said that her priority is “having fun and making my last year of high school memorable!” After graduation she’s looking forward to attending college, “preferably somewhere warm.” At college, she strives to “to become a marine biologist and maybe someday go to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.” We see these as very attainable goals, and are so inspired by this generation that Keely represents. 

 

we love having fun taking senior portraits in portland oregon

Affordable Senior Photos

Brenna found FritzPhoto on Google and said, “He was much more affordable compared to others photographers that were offering less.” We had a wonderful time taking her senior photos at Jenkins Estate, which is a very inspiring place. 

 

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Modeling Photos for a New Model

Keely’s grandmother drove her up from Dallas for her first modeling photoshoot with me last week. She won a modeling competition in California and needed some images for her new portfolio.

Prepped and Photographed!

Our hair and makeup stylist from AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup prepared Keely before the photo shoot.  And then we had a lot of fun on a beautiful summer evening taking some gorgeous photos in a park outside of Portland.  

Ready for Your Modeling Portfolio Photo Shoot?

Give us a call!  We’d love to create some stunning new photos for your model portfolio!

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Together for Thanksgiving

The Wing family contacted us to photography their family portraits because all six of their kids and their families were in Portland for Thanksgiving, and they weren’t sure when they would all be together again. Since they have such a large family and such a beautiful home, we photographed them there. We moved some furniture around and stayed out of the drizzle of the Oregon winter. 

Not everyone gets excited about family portrait photos…

There was one youngster who didn’t really like the whole process of family portraits, so we let him do his thing and absolutely love the flare he adds to their photos. The lollipop and toy really help tell a story, and could possibly be used to embarrass him in years to come! Once we let him play he immediately stopped crying and showed off to the camera. He’s independent, and we respect that. 

It’s such a joy to be able to create family portraits for people, to freeze this moment while embracing each and every one. 

family portraits in their beautiful home in portland oregon

The Wing family in their beautiful home.

If you’d like to book a family portrait photography session in Portland, contact us today!

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