we loved photographing these engagement portraits in portland oregon for their summer wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Congratulations Melissa and Michelle!

We had a blast photographing Melissa and Michelle’s engagement portraits! The entire session was full of laughter, especially as they saved our photographer, Amy, from falling into the river with all her equipment. We are so excited for their wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. We cannot wait!

we loved photographing these engagement portraits in portland oregon for their summer wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

We loved photographing these engagement portraits on the Eastbank Esplanade.

we loved photographing these engagement portraits in portland oregon for their summer wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse we loved photographing these engagement portraits in portland oregon for their summer wedding at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

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the newlyweds incorporate jewish tradtion of yichud to take some time to reflect on their journey together at their summer wedding in oregon at jenkins estate

The newlyweds incorporated the Jewish tradition of Yichud, taking some time alone to reflect on their journey together

 

We’re so happy that we’re preferred wedding photographers at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, because it means we get to photograph weddings like Josh and Chanda’s.  What a fun couple, and a thoughtful wedding!  We interviewed Josh and Chanda about their wedding, and here is what they told us:

 

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

Josh– My favorite moment was minutes before I walked down the aisle. We were all in formation in a room ready to walk onto the field when I realized it was over. The planning, the details, the stress. All that was left was to walk out, explain how I love my fiancée, and enjoy the company. I finally remembered that she had already said yes when I proposed, and that is really all that mattered.  

Chanda– We decided to incorporate the Jewish tradition of Yichud into our wedding, where the bride and groom have a few moments of seclusion away from the guests directly after the ceremony. It was wonderful to sit with my husband and reflect on our journey together. 

 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

Josh– For Christmas I thought it would be funny to get my brother in law and father in law samurai swords. They were a cheap find online. I would never have imagined that those swords would be making an appearance in our wedding pictures.

Chanda–  We had forgotten that we picked a song from Star Wars as our recessional- it caught us off guard and we giggled the whole way back down the aisle.

 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

Josh– “As long as I can dance at your wedding” became a common saying for my ailing grandmother. Unfortunately she passed in 2010 and was never able to attend my wedding, so we brought a photograph of her and gave it a space near the dance floor.

Also my wife’s train kept falling down. Her sister/ bridesmaid kept trying to pin it up to no avail, so I just held it for much of the night. It was a nice excuse to be close to my wife.

Chanda– We had a longtime friend of ours perform our ceremony. He knew us both well and did an incredible job with the ceremony and added the perfect amount of personalization.

 

Where did you find your wedding attire?

Josh– I wore a custom three piece suit and shirt from The Duchess Clothier in Portland.

Chanda– I found my dress at Bridal Exclusives, and my veil was the same veil that my mother-in-law wore at her wedding.

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beautiful bride soaking it in at her wedding at jenkins estate in portland oregon

The beautiful bride soaking it all in

the bride dabs tears while the groom professes his love at jenkins estate during their summer wedding and the wedding photographers are overjoyed by the sweet moments

Josh was excited to profess his love to Chanda, and as wedding photographers, we love these incredibly sweet moments

mozel tov to the happy newlyweds at jenkins estate in oregon

Mozel tov to the happy couple!

Can you give us a list of your wedding vendors?

Our wedding was at the Jenkins Estate

DJ- David Efaw Productions

Cake- Beaverton Bakery

Bouquets- Ecoflower

Flowers- Portland Wholesale Florist

Wedding Photographers- Fritz Photography

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

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good looking couple at their wedding at the arie

What a good looking couple! We love the variety of wedding portrait locations at The Aerie.

 

It was such a beautiful summer day for Abby and Kevin’s summer wedding at The Aerie at Eagle Landing. When I entered the bride’s room it was buzzing with activity as all the girls ran around getting ready in their cute matching robes.

Once Abby was ready it was time for the first look. The first look is always such a sweet private moment for the couple and I enjoyed watching these two as they looked at each other with such excitement. The three of us then headed off to explore the property and take some fun portraits together.

Once the wedding party joined us we couldn’t help but run out to the green for a few images.  And the front of The Aerie is always such a great backdrop for group photos.

The ceremony was heartwarming and all that love just carried through the evening as people dined, toasted, and danced the night away!

matching robes for the brides maids at the wedding at the arie

All the ladies had matching robes to get ready in.

Wedding photography at The Aerie at Eagle landing is a real delight.

bride and groom photo at the Aerie at Eagle Landing

The bride and groom at the entrance to The Aerie at Eagle Landing.

Bridal party wedding photography at The Aerie at Eagle Landing

The entryway at The Aerie is such a beautiful location for portraits!

jumping wedding party having fun at their wedding at the arie

This wedding party knew how to have fun!

The Aerie at Eagle Landing wedding photographers

We love the fact that The Aerie at Eagle Landing has both indoor and outdoor venues for weddings.

A fun sparkler send off for the happy couple at the Arie at Eagle Landing wedding photography

A fun sparkler send off for the happy couple, and a perfect scene outside The Aerie

Looking for the best wedding photographers at The Aerie at Eagle Landing?  Contact us today about your wedding photography!

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New 3D prints of wedding photography in Portland will blow you away with their depth and beauty!

Just in time for Portland wedding photography season, we have something brand new to offer our wedding clients: 3D Prints!  These are unlike any 3D print you’ve ever seen.  Our local Portland 3D print maker invested in millions of dollars of Italian-made equipment, and many many hours, in order to produce these amazing prints.  When you put one on your wall, it feels like you can put your hand right in to it!

We are exclusively offering these prints to our portrait photography and wedding photography clients in our Portland studio.  Come in and see for yourself the depth and clarity of these beautiful photo prints.  We guarantee that you’ll be amazed.

And just in time for the season of wedding photography in Portland, we are offering these prints at a discount to our brides and grooms.  Come in and check them out!

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Abernethy Center portrait of bride

I would have called this my “Snow Queen” portrait of Gaby, but there was no snow….

I’ve known Gaby since she was pretty small.  We met when I photographed her mom’s wedding many years ago.  She and her sister were the cutest bridesmaids you’ve ever seen.

Over the years, we photographed her older sister’s senior portraits, her older brother’s wedding, then Gaby’s senior portraits.  We did some photography for her graphic design work as well.  And now…her wedding photography.  What an honor.

Gaby and Eric have so much fun together.  So it was a real pleasure to see them finally married, surrounded by their family and friends (who also have a lot of fun together!).  It was a beautiful, sunny day for a wedding at the Abernethy Center, in Oergon City, and we took full advantage of that late December sunshine, while it lasted.
Bride and groom at Abernethy Center in Portland, OR

Bride getting ready and dressed for her wedding at Abernethy Center

elegant bride soaking in the sun at their winter wedding at Abernethy Center in Portland, OR

The elegant bride soaking in the sun at their wedding at Abernethy Center

Gaby’s sister borrowed her cape (it was cold outside!) and we just couldn’t resist this lovely portrait.

These guys really do have a lot of fun together!

December wedding at Abernethy center is worth seeing

The beautiful Aberthethy Center Chapel in December is such a warm and inviting wedding venue.

 

bride and groom send-off in December at Abernethy Center

A bubble send-off after the wedding ceremony at Abernethy Chapel…and then on to the Abernethy Ballroom for the reception!

Wedding photography in the Abernethy Ballroom is so lovely, when you have a romantic crowd on the dance floor.

This is where my intersection with the family started…with Judy and Jason’s wedding many years ago….

We love Abernethy Center wedding photography, especially at weddings as lovely and meaningful as this.  Congratulations, Eric and Gaby!  We love you guys!

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

Wedding Photography: FritzPhoto

Catering: Abernethy Center

Wedding Venue: Abernethy Chapel and Abernethy Ballroom

Wedding DJ: Pace Mobile DJs

Wedding Flowers: Hannah Elliot at The Little Wildflower

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Allison & Travis’s Wedding Photography at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course 

Wedding Venue: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course in North Plains, Oregon

It was an overcast day at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course when we arrived to photograph Allison and Travis’s wedding.  But Allison’s sunny touches of yellow accents were perfect!  They cheered everything up nicely.  Plus, Allison and Travis had a lot of fun together, as did Allison’s son (an adorable ham for the camera!), so we had a great time photographing their wedding.  In fact, her son also escorted the bride down the aisle, along with her father, which was really touching.  And he was also included in the lighting of the unity candle during the wedding ceremony.  So meaningful!

During the wedding reception, Travis helped Allison take a few swings at the driving range at sunset (Matt is a regular golfer at Pumpkin Ridge), which was fun to watch.  What a fun, beautiful wedding day to at which to be the wedding photographers!

Absolutely love the cleats at this wedding! Details like this make wedding photography extra enjoyable.

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Black and white is so classic and classy for wedding portraits!

Black and white photo of bride and groom at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Wedding Wedding portrait at pumpkin ridge golf club

These two were so cute to photograph together!

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The bride and bridesmaids had such a great time together at this wedding!

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It was so beautiful to see Allison’s son be part of the wedding ceremony!

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The kiss!

 

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wedding reception sign at Pumpkin Ridge Golf

Loved this sign that directed everyone to the wedding reception….

More yellow candy Wedding details at pumpkin ridge golf course wedding

So many warm yellow details at this wedding!

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Travis is an avid golfer, and helped Allison knock a few in during the wedding reception at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course.

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A photo of the golden hour kiss at Pumpkin Ridge!

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We love to photograph bride and groom portraits during sunset at weddings!

Golden hour Bride and groom Wedding photograph at pumpkin ridge golfYou can also see the photography for this Pumpkin Ridge wedding on our website!

Are you looking for a wedding photographer for Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course?  You’ve found us!  Contact us today to talk over your wedding photography!

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Sun Valley Idaho destination wedding photos

Destination wedding photography is always a blast. Sun Valley, Idaho made for a beautiful backdrop for Anne & O’Neal’s wedding photos.

Sun Valley, Idaho was the perfect choice for Anne & O’Neal’s destination wedding event. Driving from one end of town to the other takes less than 5 minutes, so it was easy to capture so many picturesque locations. And when the time came for these two to exchange vows at the beautiful church, Our Lady of the Snows, nestled in the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains, they were surrounded by family and loved ones. And then…they celebrated the night away….

Jennifer, the wedding photographer, recalls some favorite moments:

-Wedding VenueOur Lady of the Snows Catholic Church (Wedding Ceremony) & River Run Day Lodge (Wedding Reception); Sun Valley, ID.

-Anything funny happen at the wedding? I spent an hour in the morning lint brushing dog hair off of the seats in my car after finding out that I would be the one to have the privilege of chauffeurring the bride and groom from the ceremony to the reception….

-Favorite wedding moment/memory? Anne & O’Neal’s first look was was my favorite part of the day. They were both so fun, and funny, and the best kind of emotions were bubbling over! The location at the barn was stunning, and a few horses even came over to the fence line to see what all the fuss was about.

-Why did they choose that venue?  I overheard them saying that both of their families used to vacation in Sun Valley when Anne & O’Neal were children – but I am not 100% sure of that fact.I am also pretty sure (but not certain) that they were living in Denver at the time of the wedding.

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Our Lady of the Snows wedding photo

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church was such a beautiful, intimate space for their wedding ceremony!

And then they danced the night away….

Ready for your destination wedding photography?  Whether you’re in Portland, Oregon, or Sun Valley, Idaho, we’re your destination wedding photographers!

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the happy couple at their wedding this summer in oregon at youngberg hill winery

“I expected our wedding day to feel rushed and hectic, but when the big day came it was surprisingly relaxing!”

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Standing in front of our family and friends and reciting our own vows we wrote for each other. We inadvertently made all our our guest cry. The bride managed to keep it together, but the groom was a puddle of happy tears. 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding? 

Shortly before we were scheduled to begin taking photos, the bride was concerned about wrinkles and asked the Groom’s mother to go downstairs where the guys were getting ready to inspect his suit. Dissatisfied with the results of the plug-in garment steamer, the Groom’s mom commandeered an iron and ironing board from one of the groomsmen’s hotel rooms and proceeded to iron the Groom’s pants, jacket and shirt before letting him get dressed, much to the delight of the groomsmen. 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding? 
Our dessert was a selection of pies from Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery, the site of our first date. We had five different varieties- heirloom apple, black raspberry streusel, salted honey, tart cherry, and caramel apple- each labeled with a beautiful hand-painted sign courtesy of the Bride’s sister Sarah, who also painted the invitations. Those signs now hang in our kitchen.

Where did you find your wedding attire?
The bride’s dress came from The White Dress in Portland, while the Groom’s suit and tie came from Men’s Wearhouse and his shirt was from Nordstrom, purchased by his best man’s for his own wedding the month before. 

 
Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
Since the two sides of our family didn’t know each other very well prior to the wedding, we staged a family get-together on Saturday following our rehearsal in the form of a family baseball game – Team Bride vs. Team Groom. We used extra-soft training baseball and “keep swinging until you put the ball in play” rules. Team Bride came away with a 16-12 victory. 
 

the groom at youngberg hill winery summer 2017

The groom patiently waiting for his well-ironed suit.

the beautiful bride at her wedding this summer in oregon at youngberg hill winery wearing a wedding dress from the white dress in portland

The bride’s beautiful dress from The White Dress in Portland.

 

the happy couple at their summer wedding in oregon at youngberg hill winery

The happy couple at Youngberg Hill Winery

beautiful salted honey pie from lauretta jean

“Our dessert was a selection of pies from Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery, the site of our first date. The label was hand-painted by the bride’s sister, Sarah.”

“I expected our wedding day to feel rushed and hectic, but when the big day came it was surprisingly relaxing! The bride and bridesmaids had time to sip pinot gris on the balcony and just enjoy the venue before starting pictures. All the organizing and planning up until that day very much paid off.” – Emily

Vendors include:
Catering: Willaby’s Catering in Salem
Dessert: Lauretta Jean’s Pie Bakery in Portland
Florist: Distinctive Designs by Denice in Salem 
DJ: Event Team Entertainment in Portland
Our rehearsal lunch was held at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom and catered by Biscuit and Pickles Catering.  
 
Are you looking for a Youngberg Hill Wedding Photographer?  Contact us today; we would love to be your wedding photographers!
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    Edlyne Boyer - What a gorgeous wedding! Even the weather was perfect. Emily was an absolutely beautiful bride, and the joy and love Emily and Rockne share brings smiles and happiness to all that share these pictures and memories.

While their wedding was quaint and intimate, Sonya and Jeff still took full advantage of the beauty that Astoria, Oregon had to offer. From the historic Hotel Elliot to the wedding at the base of the iconic Astoria Column, everyone was treated to a well rounded experience of the Oregon Coast.  And after the wedding ceremony,  guests went up the Astoria column and threw planes off of it!
 
Next, we went into downtown Astoria, and photographed their bride and groom portraits on the historic boardwalk.
 
We got the sense from their engagement shoot that Sony and Jeff were REALLY into a good micro brew.  So after a long day of touring the city, their guests were treated to a classic NW reception at Fort George’s Brewhouse and Taproom. All the decorations were homemade, and they played a 20-Questions game where they challenged their guests by asking them questions on how well they knew Sonya and Jeff.
 
If anyone in the future asks us, “If we were to have a Northwest-themed wedding, what should we include?” we’ll simply pass Sonya and Jeff’s wedding photography gallery along to them.
 
Congratulations again to Sonya and Jeff and we hope you had a wonderful honeymoon in Vancouver B.C.!
 
 
Wedding at the Astoria Column in Astoria, Or.
 
 
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Senior photos shot in Beaverton, Oregon

We had another stunningly beautiful evening for senior photos in Beaverton.   Megan is a senior at Beaverton High School.  She’s a beautiful young lady that laughs a lot. She’s also interested in medicine (Beaverton High School has a class for just this interest), and is saving for college with her after school job. Senior portrait with a pet dog in Beaverton

This is Maverick, Megan’s dog.  They rescued her a year ago, and he’s such a cutie!  Well-behaved, and very cooperative in front of the camera.  I wish all dogs were like this; it would make photographing them so much easier!   Beautiful senior portrait of a senior from Beaverton High School. Beaverton High School senior portrait of Megan. High school senior photo from Beaverton High School.

We had a great time photographing Megan’s senior portraits at Jenkins Estate, in Beaverton.  It’s one of our favorite locations for senior photos in Beaverton, because it’s large, well maintained, and has so much variety.  Add in the golden hour of sunlight at the end of the day, and a beautiful model, and we had a wonderful time photographing her senior photos together.

Ready for your senior portrait session in Beaverton?  Contact us today to schedule yours!  We love being senior portrait photographers in Beaverton, Oregon!

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Senior yearbook photos in Beaverton

Natalie drove to Beaverton for her senior photo session–all the way from Brush Prairie, Washington!  (She’s a senior at Hockinson High School.)  As we walked and talked, she mentioned that she was interested in photography, and is studying it in high school.  As soon as I had my camera trained on her, she lit up, and was so lovely to photograph.  So both behind and in front of the camera, she is one talented lady!

Fall in Portland can be a lovely time to photograph senior photos.  But the weather doesn’t always cooperate.  That’s why we like to take advantage of warm, sunny fall days to take as many senior portraits as possible. I loved photographing Natalie’s senior photos in Beaverton!  What a treat. Senior photos in flowers in beaverton.

Wherever we photograph senior portraits, we’re always looking for new and interesting locations. This hidden gem we found this weekend.

smiling girl in senior photos in Beaverton

Smiling or serious, Natalie’s so lovely in front of the camera.

moody senior portrait photos

Couldn’t pass up the dappled sunlight in the woods at the Jenkins Estate as we photographed Natalie’s senior photos.

Moody black and white senior portrait

An example of the fine-art look in our senior portrait photography in Beaverton.

Moody black and white senior portraits in Beaverton.

Some of our senior portrait photographs of Natalie look like they’re straight out of a jeans ad!

 

Ready for your senior portrait photography session, in Beaverton, or Vancouver, or Portland?  Anywhere you want to take your senior photos, we’ll be there.  Contact us today to schedule your senior session!

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Lisa, Chet and their sweet dogs at their wedding!

It was such a joy to photograph Lisa and Chet’s wedding this summer. We absolutely love Resort at the Mountain, and this couple made it even more enjoyable. The day was perfect, which you could see by the smiles on everyone’s face. The happy couple even incorporated their three dogs into the wedding, which added more joy to the day. We asked the couple a few questions, and here is what they said:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

I am not sure that we have a favorite moment.  The whole day was awesome for us.  It was a flawless day and I contribute that to you and all of our wonderful vendors.  They took such great care of us, our wedding party and our guests.  The whole day was our favorite moment.

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

We had my brother and his partner walk our 3 dogs down the aisle before I made my grand entrance.  People loved it and the dogs were crazy.

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

I think our favorite detail was the kids table we created.  It had crafts, glow sticks, bubbles and such for the kids to play with.  The table looked great and then it was destroyed, but the kids loved it.  It was fun to watch them walking around with superhero masks on (they created) and mustaches.  Weddings can really be an adult thing so it was important to us that the kids had fun too.   
 
Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
We loved Cambrae!  She did a great job managing our family and us.  Our pictures are amazing and absolutely beautiful.
 

Where did you find your wedding attire?

David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse

detail photograph of the bride

Every detail at Lisa and Chet’s wedding was perfect

photo of bride and groom at their wedding at resort at the mountain

We loved being wedding photographers at Lisa and Chet’s wedding at Resort at the Mountain

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bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon

One of the many amazing views at Resort at the Mountain

bride and groom having fun at their wedding at resort at the mountain in oregon

The sweet couple at their wedding

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Other vendors included:

Fire N’ Flowers
Optimist Printers (invitations)
Lucia Wedding Photography (wedding photography)
 
Are you looking for a Resort at the Mountain Wedding Photographer?  Contact us today; we would love to be your wedding photographers!
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