Wahclella Falls Engagement Photos

Always up for adventure, we were excited to photograph Chris and Elise’s engagement portraits at Wahclella Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge.  A popular spot for an intimate wedding, our session at Wahclella Falls was a lovely hike with a lovely couple.  Congratulations on your engagement, Chris and Elise! Wahclella Falls Engagement Photos Wahclella Falls Engagement Photos Wahclella Falls Wedding Photos Wahclella Falls wedding Photos

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We caught up with Jason and Maryn recently, and asked them a little about their relationship, wedding, and reception. They’re a pretty exceptional couple, and we were honored to be the photographers at their wedding reception at Oregon Golf Club.

How did you and Jason meet?

Maryn: We were introduced by my little sister, Leanne. She went to university with Jace so they’ve known each other for about 10 years. When she gave her wedding toast, my sister said, “If I had ever imagined how perfect you two would be for each other, I would have introduced you much sooner!”

Jason: The connection was really obvious to both of us – we were inseparable pretty much right away. Maryn gave me this Fitzgerald quote (he’s one of my favorite authors) that’s framed in out house that kind of says it all:

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”  ― F. Scott FitzgeraldThis Side of Paradise


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How did the proposal go down?


Maryn: Ha – I’m so hard to surprise, honestly! Poor Jace. He had to cancel so many different proposal plans because I was constantly suspecting something was up. More than once he had to tell me at the beginning of an evening “This is not a proposal.”


Jason was finally able to completely shock me by proposing on a random Sunday morning at our place in San Francisco. He wrote ‘Maryn, will you marry me?’ on the side of my morning coffee cup. It was the cutest thing ever – I still have the cup. It was partially hidden under the coffee sleeve so I didn’t even see it for about  an hour.


I wish I could say my first answer was yes, but honestly I had been waiting so long for that moment that I totally froze and couldn’t tell if he was just messing with me. I think my first words were “Is this for real?” and then I turned and saw his face. And time just stood still. Obviously I said yes 🙂


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What was the location of your wedding and why did you choose to have a separate reception?


We got married on October 20th, 2013, on a perfect fall day at Black Butte Ranch. We only had 12 guests – our immediate family members.  We decided to have a bit of a non-traditional planned elopement, which we put together in a quick five weeks, because the pressure and stress of planning a large wedding really took away from the true reasons we were getting married. The end result was so intimate and absolutely magical. While we absolutely love all the other people in our lives who support our marriage, we don’t regret only having twelve guests for a second.


Obviously we still really wanted to celebrate with our extended family and friends so we put together an exhausting and fabulous set of events we called “Reception Weekend 2014” – which included our evening reception at the gorgeous Oregon Golf Club. Our reception was awesome because it was purely focused on celebrating our marriage, whereas our their wedding day was solely focused on the sanctity, joy, and weight of becoming married. That separation really kept the focus right where we wanted it.



What was your favorite part of the reception?


Maryn: My favorite part of the reception was honestly that it wasn’t our wedding day. I know that sounds awful but it’s really true. My other favorite part was walking into the ballroom for our official introduction as husband and wife – I was so surprised at how emotional that moment was, and I didn’t expect to be moved to tears!


Jason: Same. I was really overwhelmed by everyone’s support for us as a couple. After the whole process of getting married with so few people involved, it surprised me to react so emotionally to have everyone there. It was awesome. I also love watching Maryn in her element – it makes me happy just to watch her be her. She’s incredible.


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What do you and Jason like to do together during your free time?


We love to play with our dog, Sadie, travel (our favorite spots include Aspen, Washington DC, LA, Mexico, Charleston, and San Francisco), get together with family all over the northwest, brainstorm plot lines for Lifetime Original Movies, and continue to build an adventurous, unexpected, and beautiful life together.

Jason is a Software Engineer and I’m is a self-titled ‘Domestic Engineer’ who also pens the lifestyle blog, GlossandCoffee.com


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Thanks again for the privilege of telling your story, Maryn and Jason!  It’s been both an honor and a pleasure.

~Your friends at FritzPhoto




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Have you ever been to a wedding where the bride forgot to bring the groom’s ring to the ceremony? We have.  And in all honesty, it was hilarious.

In spite of this, Lindsay and Sean still managed to get married. We first met Lindsay at Aaron and Crystal’s wedding a couple years ago; Lindsay loved our photography so much, she asked us to tell her wedding story as well.  What a fun and beautiful day at Skamania Lodge with a bunch of beautiful people!

Beautiful hair and makeup on this stunning bride by AJ at AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup!

It was dumping rain outside, but inside it warm and cozy…

Forgetting the rings has never been so funny!

Congratulations Lindsay and Sean!  It was a real privilege to be part of your big day with your amazing families and friends.

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Sunny Wedding Photography PortlandI love the elegance and joy that surrounded Nathan and Katie on their wedding day. Katie looks like she just stepped out of a classic black and white movie. She also has one of the most beautiful singing voices I’ve ever heard. Nathan appropriately is a composer, so together they really do make beautiful music!

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Thank you Nathan and Katie for inviting us to be a part of such a beautiful, harmonious day!

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We were saddened to learn this past week of the passing of Matthew Peterson, whose wedding we were honored to photograph in 2013.  (You can see their wedding story here.)  Matthew was one of the sweetest men you’d ever meet, and it was a delight to work with him and his beautiful bride, Dominique, at their wedding.  They were married at Camp Angelos, which was founded by his grandfather.  He and Dominique met there as camp counselors, so it was fitting that they were also married there.

Matthew battled brain cancer for 15 years, which made his wedding even more special.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Dominique and the rest of his family.  Thank you for the privilege of being part of Matthew’s story.

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Senior Photos Portland

From looking at these photos, would you be able to tell that it was 39 degrees outside?

I didn’t think so.  But it was, and Allyson took it all in stride.  We photographed her senior photos at Peninsula Park, just as the sun was setting on a chilly December day, but she made it seem positively warm and comfortable.

Not only is she beautiful, but she’s also smart.  From fifth year Spanish, to the Constitution Team, this Grant High School senior is going places!

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Well, it’s that time of year when everyone’s senior photos are due to the yearbook.  And with our quick turnaround time, it’s easy for us to make those tight high school yearbook deadlines.  Contact us today to schedule your senior portrait session!

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Here are some of the kind words some of our commercial and editorial photography clients have to say about working with us:

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I have worked with many photographers on countless photoshoots for print and digital marketing initiatives.  Fritz Liedtke is hands down the best photographer I have had the pleasure of working with.  If you see his work, it is clear he is extremely talented; but what sets him apart from the rest is how he functions before, during, and after the shoots.

Fritz’s attention to detail makes all the difference between a shoot that provides a handful of good shots and a shoot that delivers a solid bank of excellent photos for digital and print needs.

During the shoot, Fritz has a great zen like aura that puts the subjects at ease.  Most people are not comfortable in front of the camera.  Fritz is the best at putting my clients at ease and you can see the difference in the finished product.  His team is just as great as he is.  His assistants and make-up artists know when to jump in and jump back and are great to work with.

Fritz is always quick to deliver our assets and the finished product has always exceeded my expectations.  He takes the time to ask for feedback and is great about suggestions on how to improve future shoots whether it is location or model choices, he thinks ahead to ensure each photo shoot is better than the one before.

When selecting team member for projects, I always choose Fritz as my photographer because I know he will always exceed my expectations.

~Claudine Slater, OHSU


Fritz’s work speaks for itself – he captures soulful, fine-art portraits in a way few others do.  We’ve always been drawn to Fritz’s work because it’s beautiful; but he also embodies the same spirit our company does – seeing in a new way, not being afraid to try new things.

Fritz is tireless, always willing to try another angle, always contributing his own ideas.

In short, Fritz is a visionary photographer, incredibly hard-working, producing work that truly stands out and tells a powerful story.

~Keri Friedman, Lensbaby


We recently worked with Fritz for ten full days over a one month period, at locations across the country.  Staff everywhere found him great to work with, and I agree.  Here are some of the things they said about working with Fritz:

  • Fritz is an open-minded and talented artist who makes his subjects comfortable in front of the camera and captures their essence in his beautiful photography.
  • Planning and communication was easy. He communicated with us several times prior to the shoot to ensure our needs and expectations were met.
  • He was knowledgable about the industry, and talented.
  • His flexibility and willingness to travel with short notice was great.
  • Fritz was efficient, professional, and friendly throughout the preparation and day-of shooting.
  • Fritz worked quickly and efficiently with editing and delivery of photos after the shoot. Additionally, he was consistently available for any questions or needs after the completed project.

~Carrie Hunnicutt, Oliver-Pyatt Centers, Monte Nido & Affiliates

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Lakeside Gardens wedding photography Portland

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

Are you looking for a Lakeside Garden Wedding Photographer?  Contact us today; we would love to be your wedding photographers!

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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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