Pirate engagement photos

I like Tyler and Ruth.  Not only are they personable, thoughtful, and earnest, but there’s a spark there…some creativity and delight under the surface, which I really enjoy.

Ruth is a crafter, and her favorite craft is sewing.  I asked her recently, as we were planning their engagement portrait session, if she had any interesting clothing she could bring along.  When she mentioned a pirate costume, I said she had to bring it.  And she did not disappoint!

When she arrived at the park for their engagement photos, the pirate costume just kept unfolding: boots, coats, belts, swords, scabbards, a flintlock pistol….  And all of it color coordinated.  I was so impressed.

And the photos….  Well, see for yourself.  I think they’re some of the most fun engagement portraits I’ve ever taken.  

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Even their non-pirate outfits were color coordinated!  This girl is amazing!  Tyler, you’re a lucky man.  I can’t wait to see what your actual wedding looks like in June, at Abernethy Center!

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Ellie’s senior photos

Four Friends from Franklin 

It’s been a wonderful year for senior photos, in spite of all the craziness associated with Covid, distance learning, social distancing, and a recession.  We’ve had so much fun photographing a diverse group of high school seniors, making the most of their disrupted senior year.  One of the more enjoyable experiences this year has involved photographing senior portraits for a group of friends from Franklin High School.  At first we didn’t even know they were friends….

Carmen’s senior photos

They Just Kept Coming!

I started by photographing Harper’s senior photos, at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.  I knew she was from Portland’s Franklin High School, but that’s it.  But then Oby came in for her senior photo session, and she mentioned that she knew Harper.  Small world, I thought.

Then Carmen came in for her senior portrait session at the studio, and she mentioned that she was friends with Harper and Oby, and that Oby had referred her.  

And the same day I photographed Carmen’s senior pictures, Ellie called and asked about a session, saying that Carmen had referred her.  I still had a slot open that very day, so with just a couple hours’ notice, she met me at the Refuge for a beautiful evening senior photo session.  It was 42 degrees, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the photos!

Harper’s senior photos

Oby’s senior photos

Referral Rewards for Senior Pictures

We love photographing senior photos so much!  And we love to reward our seniors for their referrals by giving out $20 Dutch Bros gift cards for each one.  Thank you, Franklin Friends, for referring each other for your senior photo sessions!  I’m so grateful.

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St Johns Bridge Senior Photo

Abbie’s senior photos on the St Johns Bridge in Portland

Portland Senior Photos on the St Johns Bridge

Abbie asked if we could take some of her senior photos on the St Johns Bridge, and we thought that was a great idea.  Actually, it turned out to be rather challenging, with all of the very loud traffic rushing by, just inches from our elbows.  But we did it!  And those classic arches in the background of her senior pictures were worth the walk.

Portland Cathedral Park senior photos

Sunset High School Senior Photos

As we walked around Portland’s Cathedral Park for her senior photo session, we talked about the things Abbie is passionate about.  This cheerleader at Sunset High School loves being in front of the crowds, and also adventuring with her friends and family.  Here’s some of what she told su


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Sunset High School Cheerleader

“I’m a cheerleader, specifically a flyer, so I’m the one that gets tossed in the air. I’ve been doing cheer for now 3 years, and won an all american award at my cheer camp last year. I love football and basketball games, being in front of a crowd doing what I love is amazing!”⁠

Cathedral Park senior photo

Favorite Hobbies?

“Hanging out with my friends is definitely my favorite, we go on a lot of adventures, just recently we went to Hagg Lake. But also trying out new food places.”



Any Recent Travel?

“I went to Hawaii a couple years ago and experiencing the culture was truly life changing. Hawaii is the most amazing place I’ve ever been!”

Portland Cathedral Park senior photo

Portland Senior Photos at Cathedral Park

Whie we were taking Abbie’s senior pictures in Portland’s Cathedral Park, we came across this funky car in a parking lot next to the bridge. We couldn’t pass it up for a photo op.

Are you ready for your senior photos in Portland? Give us a call at Fritz Photo! We’re ready for you.

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Sherwood High School Senior Photos

Morgan is a senior at Sherwood High School this year, and in spite of the pandemic she has a great attitude!  We had such a beautiful evening photographing her senior photos at the local wildlife refuge, right at the Golden Hour.  It was perfect.  And she’s a pretty amazing young lady.  Read on to find out more….

A Senior with a Heart as Big as Her Smile

I asked Morgan what her biggest hopes and dreams are.  In addition to going to college after high school, she said, “My biggest dream is to find a career I love that will have a big impact on the ‘disabled’ community.”  How beautiful is that?

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A Few of Her Favorite Things

“I have been a Varsity swimmer every year of high school. I love the team and the competitiveness of the sport.”

“I play piano and I really enjoy it because of how calming it is.”

“I also really enjoy reading, hanging out with friends, and traveling.”


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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

It’ll be a challenging year for the Class of 2021, but we know you can find a way to thrive.  Especially if you have a heart and a smile like Morgan!

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Senior Photos at our NW Portland Studio

Yvie is a senior at Oregon City High School, and it was a real treat to photograph her senior portraits.  Yvie likes to read and paint, and loves theater, so we had a lot to talk about….

There are so many beautiful locations to photograph senior pictures around our Northwest Portland photo studio.  We walked and talked between locations and outfit changes, and had a great time. 


Professional Hair and Makeup Too!

Did you know that in addition to award-winning portrait photography, we also offer professional hair and makeup for our clients?  Before we stepped out to photograph, Yvie took advantage of our professional hair and makeup services at the photo studio.  Our artists are prepped and ready with Covid-safe work practices.  They’re also super friendly, so everyone had a great time!  I think Yvie really enjoyed a little pampering prior to her senior photos.

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Ready for your Senior Photo Shoot?

Whether you’re in Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Lake Oswego, West Linn, or Vancouver, we’re ready for your senior photo session in Portland!  We know all the best locations, and our hair and makeup stylists truly are the best.  Contact us today to schedule your senior portrait shoot!

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Hailey’s Senior Portraits

I spent a beautiful summer Saturday morning photographing Hailey’s senior photos in Portland!  We started out in Southeast Portland photographing her among some amazing mural art and graffiti.  She’d asked if we could start there, and I knew where a concentration of colorful artwork was located, so we had fun photographing her among some beautiful and crazy scenery.

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Senior Photos at the Portland Rose Garden

Next we headed up town and photographed more senior photos at the Portland Rose Gardens. It’s a beautiful location, and even though it’s popular and crowded, I know the best spots for portrait photography. We had a great time talking about her love of sports and her time at Vancouver’s Fort Vancouver High School.  (Incidentally, my dad went to school there!)

Portland rose garden senior photo

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Class of 2021

I had so much fun photographing Hailey’s senior photos.  This is going to be an odd and challenging year for high school seniors, but they’re going to make it.  And if they have attitudes as good as Hailey’s they’re going to be just fine.  Congratulations, Hailey!

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Real Family Photos…

When Sara asked me to take her family photos, she had some ulterior motives.  She recently started a coaching practice for moms, and in addition to traditional family photos, she wanted some images she could use for her business.  So she orchestrated some, well, realistic scenarios for the camera.  I thought it was hilarious, and so did her boys.

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Family Portraits on the Farm

Tim and Sara live on several acres outside of Beaverton, and we utilized their property for their portrait session.  What a beautiful setting for family photos!  The only thing we didn’t include were the chickens….

This Family Likes to Have Fun!

I love it when we get to capture the ‘flavor’ of a family in their family portrait session. In addition to some classic family portraits, we also let the kids goof around a bit and be themselves. And there was silly string for a finale! It’s a great portrait of a family that loves to laugh together.

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Estacada Wedding Photography During the Pandemic

Michelle and David’s wedding was my first wedding during the pandemic season, so we weren’t sure how everything was going to go. However we woke up to a beautiful summer’s day, and drove out to the venue in Estacada, and the whole day just went so smoothly. 

The First Look

The couple and I were really good friends, and it was an honor to be able to photograph the biggest day of their lives. I even got choked up during their first look, but I was (barely) able to compose myself. Between the gorgeous light, fantastic burritos, and beautiful venue, it made for a perfect wedding.

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Dodging the Oregon Rain

Nick and Hannah’s wedding started out a little rocky with the weather. They were using the groom’s property to host the outdoor wedding, and even in August, the Oregon rain just kept on being a problem. Once the ceremony started however, it was smooth sailing from there. There was even a ray of sunshine hitting right on the arch. From there, between the dance parties that broke out, to the touching (and embarrassing) toasts, it ended up being an absolutely gorgeous wedding day, and so fun to photograph!

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Rhiannon is a senior at Franklin High School, in Portland.  We had so much fun photographing her senior portraits at Mt Tabor Park in SE Portland.  She’s a musician, and brought her beautiful cello along for the senior portrait session.  

We asked her a little about her life, and here’s what she told us:

Tell us about your life in music:

I play the cello with Concert Orchestra in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. I love being able to relay how I feel and tell a story through music, which is why I’ve been playing for over seven years.

How about athletics?

I do weight training in my own time and love when I beat my personal record and can lift more, it’s a great feeling.

What are you most excited about in your senior year?

I’m exited to graduate and look back at how much I’ve changed and matured through high school.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I love to draw as well as write creative stories. I also enjoy exercising as well as baking everything imaginable.

What are you planning to do after high school graduation?

After high school graduation, I want to go to college and pursue a medical career while playing cello in my college orchestra.

What are your biggest hopes and dreams?

I want to become a doctor, or a PA, and dedicate my life to helping others. Rhiannon, thank you for the privilege of photographing your senior photos!  

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Love in the Time of Covid-19

Ezy and Kevin decided that a worldwide pandemic wasn’t going to stop them getting married, so they turned their large church-wedding into a small backyard wedding at a family property.  And even with all the precautions in place, it was beautiful!

It was really interesting getting to chat with the bride’s hair and makeup artist, Blossom and Beauty, and learning how her business has had to change to ensure client safety during a pandemic, including using gloves, mask, face shield, and disinfectants.  She still did a great job!

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Pandemic Precautions at a Wedding

Thankfully with the use of long lenses and a mask, I was able to stay socially distant for the entire day. The bride and groom scaled down the guest list to just 13 people (with approval from the county) and included the rest of their friends and family through a Zoom call.  But even though the gathering was small, they made time for several meaningful moments, including a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and greeting of their guests with the bride dressed in a beautiful Korean hanbok gown.  Even the rain didn’t dampen their spirits, and we were lucky to find some breaks in the rain to get outside for portraits.

Congratulations, Ezy and Kevin!

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Even during a pandemic, the professionals at Fritz Photo wedding photography are ready to photograph your wedding, in Portland and surrounding areas!  Contact us today about your wedding photography!

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