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{PORTLAND, OREGON} – January 26, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that FritzPhoto has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for Wedding Photographer in Portland, Oregon!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. FritzPhoto’s selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with FritzPhoto.

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, FritzPhoto is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United Oregons, Canada and abroad.

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize FritzPhoto for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

FritzPhoto is thrilled to be one of the top wedding photographers in Portland, Oregon in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013.

For more information about FritzPhoto, please visit our wedding photography website at www.fritzphoto.com.
To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards®, please visit www.WeddingWire.com/brides-choice-awards.

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Winter in Oregon is often a wet and soggy affair.  But for Sarah and John’s December wedding, we ended up with a lovely, dry day in which to photograph.  While cold, we still had a great time, both indoors and out.  Especially considering we were at the lovely Oregon Golf Club. Sarah’s maid of honor–her sister Becca–was kind enough to hold a light for us (that lovely backlight in the image above).  So we gave her some credit by adding her in to the photo below:

John and Sarah’s wedding party was a lot of fun to work with.  Composed of both siblings and friends, they took good care of Sarah and John, and also made sure everyone had a lot of fun.

This was the first time we’d seen this: for their guestbook table, John and Sarah asked everyone to write them some marital advice on little cards.  Each card was marked with a different anniversary, from their first, to some decades from now.  On each anniversary, they plan to open the cards and read the notes.  A great way to remember the people at your wedding, the vows you took, and the collected wisdom of your friends and family.  Brilliant.

John’s sister had a baby–her first–just 7 days prior to the wedding.  That didn’t stop her from being a bridesmaid, and staying for the whole party.  We were totally impressed! John and Sarah, thank you for letting us tell your love story!  We were honored to be with you.  Many blessings on your new life together.  Congratulations from your friends at FritzPhoto!

Are you looking for an Oregon Golf Club Wedding Photographer?  Contact us today; we would love to be your wedding photographers!

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Kendal and Eric’s vintage wedding was held at Camp Colton, an 85-acre retreat at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Their ceremony took place in a gorgeous historic chapel constructed with dark wood walls and pews, and the bridal party dance the night away at the old lodge just down the gravel road. Eric had a slicked-to-the side debonair hairdo and Kendal had bright red lipstick, long dark eyelashes and a graceful 1940s-inspired dress. Nestled between the trees, old cabins reminiscent of summer camp contributed to the nostalgic vibe of the day, and a lake, appropriately accompanied by a red canoe on its shore and a little dock edging into its waters, completed the picture-perfect location. The first time I met Kendal was at the FritzPhoto studio open house in the spring. She and another makeup artist from AJ’s Hair and Makeup were doing free demonstrations of their work, and I got excited the day I learned that she would be coming in for a consultation. It’s always great being able to work closely with our vendors, and it’s equal great when they support us, too!

 

Check out all of these thoughtful vintage wedding decorations and details:

These wedding cupcakes we divine, and pretty too!

We love working at beautiful wedding venues like the Camp Colton!  And of course, we love telling wedding stories.  Visit our wedding photography website to see more of our love stories from Portland and beyond!

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Stephanie and Joe held their wedding at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Beaverton, Oregon, surrounded by a very large and supportive family.  After the ceremony, this crew actually put themselves in place for family photographs before we even stepped in!  Obviously, they’ve been to a lot of weddings together.  🙂

After the Catholic mass, we all made our way to Portland’s World Trade Center.  This glass and steel building, on the waterfront in downtown Portland, has to be one of the most beautiful and unique indoor wedding venues in Portland.  Not only is it visually striking, but the beams are covered in Christmas lights, giving the space a lovely warm glow.  Just the right space for family and friends to celebrate Joe and Stephanie’s new marriage.

Joe’s towncar got stuck in traffic on his way to the church.  I thought their text conversation was priceless:

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Many great vendors go into making a wedding day like this so wonderful:

Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Portland’s World Trade Center were the wedding and reception venues.

Flowers and decorations were provided by the exceptional Lora Losinger of Sophisticated Floral Design.

DJ Anthony from Sound Choice Entertainment kept the party happening.

And of course, wedding photography by us, Fritz Photo.   If you’re in need of an award-winning wedding photographer in Portland, Oregon, or destinations worldwide, give us a call.  We’d love to tell your love story.

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“Fritz Liedtke: Contemporary Photography Balanced by a Bohemian Lifestyle”

I think that’s the first time Fritz has ever been called a Bohemian….

The new issue of Professional Photographer (December 2012) features an 8 page article on his balance of fine art and commercial photography.

“What’s most valuable to
me is my time. And with
that time I can make art, be
with my family, and travel.
I just didn’t want to get
caught up in a life where
I’m working 60 hours a
week and waiting until I
retire to have fun and make
work that’s personal.”

The article talks all about this and more. You can read a pdf of the article online.

A second, one-page feature also gives a glimpse into some of his favorite photographic tools, including the Lensbaby Edge 80, Lightroom, my 4×5 field camera, and more. Pick up a copy today!

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Portland Oregon Wedding PhotographyThere is such a peaceful settledness about the two of them, Mark cracks his wry smile and makes us all laugh with one of his stories. Christina quietly describes her research that brought invites and acclaim from Stanford. Both are so genuine and real, an instant friendship formed between us. It was with great joy that I had the honor of photographing their covenant of love on an early Saturday morning. The sun was streaming across the river at Kelly Point Park in Portland, as they declared their vows while friends and family watched on the riverbank. She smiled up at him, the beautiful simplicity captivating everyone present. After the kiss and many hugs and happy tears, we took a few moments to capture the light and these lasting memories. Portland Oregon Cute Wedding Photography Portland Oregon Wedding Photography Portland Oregon Wedding Photography Portland Oregon Wedding Photography

At FritzPhoto, we love to tell wedding stories.  Visit our wedding photography website to learn more, and contact us today to tell us about your wedding!

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Abernethy Center Wedding PHotography

Congratulations to Megan and Eric!  We had a great time photographing both their engagement portraits back in the spring, and their wedding in the fall at the lovely Abernethy Gardens, in Oregon City, Oregon.  From the little details (check out the wedding jewelry) to the bridesmaids in their cute black dresses, it was a beautiful day.  The bridesmaids even had a little plan: they each had a sticky note hidden in their hands; as they walked up the aisle and past the groom, they flashed them their notes, which read successively: “Here Comes Your Sexy Awesome Bride”.  That got a big smile out of Eric.

DJ John Ross, telling it like it is…

We love working at beautiful wedding venues like the Abernethy Center!  And of course, we love telling wedding stories.  Visit our wedding photography website to see more of our love stories from Portland and beyond!

 

 

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You’ve got to love Rachael and Jon’s block party wedding!  They literally got married on their doorstep and had a raging dance party on Gantenbein Avenue, complete with fireworks and the most daring of guests jumping over them. However, my favorite aspect of their wedding was how they incorporated as many fantasy and science fiction references into their ceremony as possible, going so far as to quote J.R.R Tolkien in their vows while an orchestral accompaniment of Final Fantasy VII played in the nearby garden. If you don’t know what I’m taking about, suffice it to say that Rachael and Jon fully embrace their geekiness. They even met for the first time and fell in love while playing videogames at Ground Control. Talk about a perfect match!

 

Here at Fritzphoto we love working with weddings like Jon and Rachel’s!  They shared their love story in their own way, unique and individual, just like us!  And We Love to Tell Love Stories!

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Ponzi Vineyards Wedding Photographer

When I met Terrance over coffee, I was instantly struck by his intensely good taste. He was a natural artist, someone who could whip up a beautiful gown for his future mother-in-law without a pattern or even measuring her. I was immediately taken in and we became fast friends, babbling about fashion, “Vogue” inspired wedding photography, and the importance of natural light. When it came to his wedding, he was the visionary. His beautiful bride Ashley, the perfect compliment, chose her own dress but left the rest to her groom. Swathed in Vera Wang, she shimmered into the room the morning of, soft, ethereal and incandescently happy. We shared a toast and set to the final touches before seeing her groom for their first look.

I’ll never forget the tears sliding down his cheeks as he saw her, his eyes gleaming with pride and joy.

After the beautiful lawn ceremony, we tucked away for a few moments of intimate portraits before they entered the reception as man and wife. The day was flawless and I felt so privileged to capture their memories and enclose them in their wedding album, their first family heirloom. Portland Wedding Photographers

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At FritzPhoto, we love photographing weddings at Ponzi Vineyards.  Visit our wedding photography website to learn more about our award-winning work.  We love to tell love stories.

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We love photographing senior portraits, especially when a senior has an idea she wants to pursue, a visual language she wants the photographs to speak.  You can see more of our Portland-based senior portrait photography on our website, and while you’re at it, visit our fine art photography website as well.  At FritzPhoto, we like to do things a little different.

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Yes, this is Jack’s beloved El Camino.  I haven’t been up close or inside of one since I was a kid playing in one owned by a neighbor, but it is totally retro cool.  Especially for a high school senior at Central Catholic.  I’m glad he brought it along so we could include it in his senior portraits!

What do you have to bring along to your senior portrait session?  Make it personal!  Check out what others have done in their senior pictures here.

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Veronica came to me asking for a vintage look for her senior portrait session.  With the look and clothes to match, I have to say she stole the show like a vintage movie star….

We love photographing senior portraits, especially when a senior has an idea she wants to pursue, a visual language she wants the photographs to speak.  You can see more of our Portland-based senior portrait photography on our website, and while you’re at it, visit our fine art photography website as well.  At FritzPhoto, we like to do things a little different.

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