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The happy couple at Abernethy Center

It was such a privilege to be the wedding photographers at Emily and John’s wedding this summer at Abernethy Center’s Abigail’s Garden. The couple was full of joy and it was so infectious! We asked the happy couple a few questions and this is what they said:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

It’s hard to pick a favorite moment of what I consider the best day of my life, because all of it was amazing. If I had to pick a moment, it would be the moment John and I turned around and faced our family and friends after being pronounced Husband and Wife. I’m not one to seek the spotlight, and neither is John. But, seeing everyone look at us with such joy and love made me feel something I’ve never felt before. It was like a moment of complete and total bliss. portland wedding photography at abernethy center

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The bride and groom are die-hard Beaver fans, being pranked with rubber Ducks

 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

There were a lot of funny moments at the wedding, we’ve got some hilarious friends and family. But the funniest thing by far was the Wilson cousin prank. The cousin prank started back with Johns dad and his brothers pranking each other at their weddings. Well, John and his cousins have adopted this tradition and now at every Wilson wedding, the cousins get together to prank the newlyweds in a way that really represents the cousin getting married or the cousin themselves. John and I met at Oregon State University while playing trumpet in the marching band, so naturally we’re die-hard Beaver Fans. We caught wind of the Duck décor that had ended up on our table, so we planned to destroy it all when we got out there. But as soon as we sat down, a couple of Johns cousins dumped a hundred or more little rubber duckies all over us. We were not expecting that! portland wedding photography at abernethy center portland wedding photography at abernethy center portland wedding photography at abernethy center portland wedding photography at abernethy center

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

When it comes to the details there were a lot of things John and I put together with some help from our vendors. My favorite detail was the center pieces for all our tables. John and I spent a year collecting lanterns to have on all the tables and with a little help from our florist, had beautiful flowers surrounding our lanterns with electric candles in them. The reception space overall came out fantastic, but the center pieces were the things I favored the most. portland wedding photography at abernethy center

Where did you find your wedding attire?

My dress is by Justin Alexander and I got it from Charlotte’s Bridal in Beaverton (shout out to Nikki for being the best bridal consultant!). I also got my veil from there as well. My floral hair piece is from an Etsy shop called OhDinaFlowerCrowns. My husband got his suit custom made at the Men’s Wearhouse in Vancouver, WA (shout out to Trevor for helping him create an amazing suit!).

 

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?

First, I would like to thank all the vendors who made our wedding possible. Everyone did an amazing job and we’re extremely easy to work with. I’m thankful that they all crossed our paths and helped make our wedding even more magical than we thought it would be! Now I’d like to give once piece of advice to future brides/grooms out there: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Seriously, it’s literally the best wedding/marriage advice that was given to me. During the wedding planning and even the wedding itself, things will happen, and stuff might not go the way you want. But, if you just remember that at the end of the day, you will be getting married to the love of your life, it will be the best day ever. So, remember what the wedding is actually about and don’t sweat the small stuff as you’ll have a better time planning your wedding and enjoy your big day even more.

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Dancing late into the night under the big tent at Abernethy Center

Other wedding vendors include:

Venue & Catering – Abernethy Center, Oregon City

Flowers – Artistic Floral & Home Décor, Lake Oswego

Bride / Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup – Galmourise PDX, Portland

Cake – Serious Cakes LLC, Portland & Kyra’s Bake Shop (gluten free), Lake Oswego

Videographer – Robby Rivers, Portland

Photography – Fritz Photography, Portland

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

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We had the privilege of photographing Liz and Regen’s wedding this summer at Langdon Farms. It was a perfect day! The colors were elegant, and so was the couple and all of their guests. We asked the happy couple some questions about their wedding day, and here’s what they shared with us:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Walking down the aisle, seeing my husband to be! I think it’s what every little girl dreams about! 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?
Definitely our entrance! Out of all the things we had to worry about, our “entrance” was the last thing we thought about or planned. When we left it to our wedding party to wing, one of our groomsmen may or may not have ripped off his shirt as he walked into the ceremony. Haha! 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?
Our arbor! My husband and his uncle worked so hard on it and it looked EXACTLY like the photo we found on Pinterest! 

Where did you find your wedding attire?
Men’s Warehouse, Bridal Exclusives (for my wedding dress) and David’s Bridal for all my ladies! 

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The beautiful bride showing off her dress from Bridal Exclusives

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The groomsmen toast with personalized glasses before the wedding at Langdon Farms

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The beautiful center piece for the reception at Langdon Farms

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Liz and her brother share a moment at her wedding at Langdon Farms in front of their arbor, inspired by one they found on Pinterest.

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Dancing to tunes DJ’d by Rising Phoenix Productions at Langdon Farms

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?
Our day was absolutely perfect. It was everything we could have imagined and more! We cannot thank FritzPhoto and  Lucia Weddings enough for capturing it on camera!

Other wedding vendors included:
Cake and cupcakes – Mrs. Sipes Sweets 
DJ – Rising Phoenix Productions 
Photobooth – Wilamette Weddings 

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We had such a wonderful time photographing Ashley and Kevin’s wedding at Abernethy Center this summer. Everyone enjoyed the night alongside the smiling couple. From the groovy jams to the take-home s’mores, every detail was perfect. We asked the happy couple some questions about their day, and here’s what they shared with us:

What was your favorite moment of your wedding?

The first look. We were both super excited to finally see each other and share that intimate moment together.

 

What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?

The funniest thing was after our first look, Kevin was supposed to give Ashley a necklace, the necklace she would wear on their special day. Kevin had forgotten it! But luckily it was just a phone call away, with his brother running it over!

 

What was your favorite detail from your wedding?

Our favorite details (and seemingly everyone else’s, as well) were the ones we made:

The string art of our home states on a backdrop of reclaimed barn wood

A wood wall backdrop for our sweetheart table made of the same reclaimed barn wood

An antique window hanging in an arbor we made as the seating chart (the arbor was made of the same reclaimed wood)

The table numbers made from local black walnut from a saw mill outside Gaston, OR

The unplugged wedding sign, which turned out much better than expected.

The reclaimed barn wood was actually nearly all from the same barn outside Bend, OR, and was purchased from Barnwood Boyz in Vancouver, WA (to the point where maybe they should be considered a vendor for us).

 

 

Is there anything else that you’d like to share?

We really enjoyed working with the photographers, and they made the process of taking so many pictures a lot of fun. As they put it, they never had to ask us to fake laugh, because we were just having so much fun.

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The string art of our home states on a backdrop of reclaimed barn wood.

Portrait of a groom at Abernethy Center

Love that bowtie on Kevin!

Bride and groom at wedding at Abernethy Center.

We loved being the wedding photographers at Abernethy Center for Kevin and Ashley’s wedding!

Photo of wedding ceremony at Abernety Center

The wedding ceremony at the Abernethy Veiled Garden was so beautiful and peaceful.

Photo of wedding party at Abernethy Center Veiled Garden.

This was one classy looking wedding party in the Veiled Garden.

 

Where did you find your wedding attire?

Bride’s attire: David’s Bridal, Groom’s attire: Men’s Warehouse

Our wedding vendors were:

Wedding DJ: Stumptown DJ

Wedding Photographer: Fritz Photo

Wedding Cake: Fat Cupcake

Wedding Floral: A Floral Affair

Hair: Heather Heidrick

Wedding Officient: Jesse Chaney (personal friend)

All of the other wedding details (food, drink, rentals for the ballroom, etc.) was taken care of by Abernethy!  It was wonderful.

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

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Liberty high school senior portrait.

Wow, what a gorgeous week for senior photos!  The light, flowers, and leaves are stunning this time of year, especially when we photograph in the late afternoon, and use that golden sunlight!

Working with Courtney on her senior portraits in Beaverton was a real treat. She’s a senior at Liberty High School (Hillsboro, Oregon), and we had a great time photographing her senior portraits together!  Courtney has great style, and was easy to photograph.

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Ready for your senior portrait photography session? Contact us today at https://fritzphoto.com/senior-portraits-portland/!

We’re having a special sale on senior portraits this month! $45 off your portrait session.  Check it out here!  https://fritzphoto.com/portrait-pricing/

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Sometimes it’s hard to choose which photos to share from a senior portrait photo session.  Katie made it super hard!

She’s a senior at Lake Oswego High School, where she’s completing her senior year doing online coursework that allows her to pursue her interests.

She aspires to be an actor and is currently a member of the Young Professional Company at Oregon Children’s Theatre.

She studied ballet for 13 years, is an artist, has an eclectic love of music, plays ukulele, guitar and piano, is a film buff, a voracious reader, is passionate about Shakespeare.

She was born in Brooklyn, aims to go to school on the East Coast, and looks forward to traveling the world!

Here are just a few favorites from Katie’s senior portrait session, taken around our photo studio in NW Portland…

Senior portrait in rhododendron bush in NW Portland

Katie is an actress. What a lovely lady! We shot her senior portrait photographs in NW Portland.

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We love being Portland senior portrait photographers! Send your friends to us for their senior portraits, so we can create something stunning with them, too….

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I love photographing senior portraits, and I love photographing dancers.  So when I get to photograph a high school senior who is also a dancer, it’s extra fun. It always feels more like a collaboration than a portrait session, and that was definitely the case with the lovely Courtney.

Courtney has been a dancer since she was 3!  That takes so much commitment and hard work.  She dances, and is a student, at Beaverton’s ACMA (Arts & Communication Magnet Academy).  The mission statement at ACMA is:

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy’s innovative educational community engages all students and staff in achieving academic and artistic excellence. We ignite the human need to create and question by honoring both the unique characteristics and the interdependence of all disciplines of study, while weaving a rich collaborative tapestry of experience.

We photographed her senior photos in NW Portland, right around our photography studio, and I’m loving what we came up with!

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Even if you’re not a dancer, we are excited about photographing your senior portraits!  Contact us today to schedule your senior photo session in Portland, or anywhere in Oregon!

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Senior portrait photography at Tigard High School

I loved working with Hannah on her senior portraits! She drove all the way from Elgin, Oregon, to work with me, and we had a great time photographing on the Tualatin River.  We took her senior photos in Tigard at Cook Park, on a beautiful sunny morning.

Hannah is an athlete, who loves volleyball!

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It’s senior portrait season–if you have friends that are going to be seniors, send them to us for their senior portraits in Tigard, Beaverton, Portland, Lake Oswego.  We’ll take our time during our senior portrait photo session, creating a wide variety of stunning photos.  Use them in your high school yearbook, in your home, on Facebook and other social media.  You’ll love your photos, we promise!

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Just in time for senior portrait photography season, we have something brand new to offer our 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 senior portrait photography in Portland, we are offering these prints at a discount.  Come in and check them out!

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Lincoln High School senior portraits

Sarah and I had so much fun photographing her senior portraits around the studio in NW Portland!  There are so many great little spaces for creating awesome senior portraits there.  We love it.

A senior at Lincoln High School, Sarah loves music.  She and her musical ambitions are going places.  What a beautiful young lady! Lincoln High School Portland senior photos Lincoln High School senior photos senior portrait of beautiful girl seated on stairs in Portland, Oregon Lincoln High School senior girl portrait

Looking for the best senior portrait photographer in Portland?  You’ve found them!  At Fritz Photography, we’ve been photographing senior photos since…well, since Fritz was a senior in high school himself!  Check out his award-winning portrait photography at www.fritzphoto.com.  And contact us today to schedule your senior portrait session while the weather is still beautiful in Portland!

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Sunny senior portrait photo in Beaverton, Oregon

We had the pleasure of photographing Alexandria’s senior senior portrait session, in Beaverton this week.  What a treat!  We walked and talked and photographed at Jenkins Estate, one of our very favorite places for senior portrait photos in Beaverton.

Alexandria is a senior at Sunset High School.  With a passion for writing, she recently had one of her plays produced here in Portland.  She’s impressive on so many levels!

 

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At the end of our senior photos session in Beaverton, Alexandria put on her ultra-cool sunglasses, and we just had to take one more photo….  We couldn’t pass this up.

Are you ready for your senior portrait photography in Beaverton or Hillsboro?  Contact us today to schedule your senior portrait photography session

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Mt Hood Skibowl Wedding Photography

When we met Chris and Lissa, we were super excited to hear they were getting married at Mt Hood Skibowl.  We’ve wanted to photograph a wedding at this newer Mt Hood wedding venue for a couple years, and were thrilled to be able to do so with such a vibrant couple.

Mt Hood Ski Bowl weddings are a lot of fun, not only because of the view of Mt Hood, the ski lift, and the altitude, but because there’s a lot to do up there.  (Check out the photos below of the bride and groom on the alpine slide!)  Wedding guests have a blast at both the wedding ceremony up on the slopes, and the wedding reception down below.  It’s just plain beautiful.

And we had a blast photographing Lissa and Chris and their wedding guests!  Take a peak here, and enjoy the story of their wedding day…. Mt Hood bride and groom portrait Bride and groom at Mt Hood SkiBowl wedding Bride and groom kissing at Mt Hood Skibowl wedding

Are you looking for a wedding photographer for your Mount Hood wedding?  Contact us today at Fritz Photography!  We’re ready to tell your love story through our award-winning wedding photography.

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Mt Hood Skibowl wedding photography with the bride and groom

Man, were we excited when we got to photograph two weddings in the same weekend at Mt Hood SkiBowl!  It’s like working at the top of the world.  (At 5000 feet, it’s not quite the top of the world…but it still feels like it!)

And the icing on the cake?  Working with Leah and Stephen.  What a delight to be with them as they made their vows among their friends and family in such a beautiful place.  There was a lot of laughter at their wedding.  Plus, their dog is cute.  (Check out the photo of him lying down beside them on the dance floor during their first dance….)  And they love to dance and party with their friends!  What more could we ask for?

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And yes, they did have us bring our Photobooth to the wedding.  But instead of setting up the normal backdrop, they asked us to use the ski lift chair instead.  Which made for a pretty unique Photobooth experience for everyone!

We love photographing on Mt Hood, one of the Portland area’s natural treasures.  If you’re planning a wedding at Mt Hood SkiBowl, or anywhere else in the Mount Hood area, talk to us about being your wedding photographers!  We’d love to bring our award-winning wedding photography to tell your love story.

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