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I’ve known Mya and her family since she was a little girl.  As she’s grown up, it’s been a delight to watch her become a beautiful young lady, inside and out.  She’s kind and funny, and loves to serve and help.  In fact, this summer she’s working as a camp counselor in eastern Oregon.  She took a break from counselor duties to let me photograph her senior portraits on our beautiful property in Hillsboro, just at sunset.  We had a great time talking and photographing together, and here are the results! Senior portrait in Willow Trees in Oregon Senior portraits in Oregon in tall grass Girl senior photo in Beaverton in cute hat Girl senior photo in Hillsboro in cute hat Girl senior photo in Hillsboro at sunset Girl senior photo in Hillsboro in tall grass

Ready for your senior portrait photography, in Hillsboro, Beaverton, or Portland?  Or anywhere in Oregon?  Then call us about your senior portraits!  We’d love to create some beautiful senior photos with you as well!

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We loved all the country details at Marissa and Doug’s wedding! From the cowboy hats and guns, to the antlers over the altar, this was a beautiful country wedding held on stunning vineyard/farm property outside of Silverton, Oregon.  Not to mention the gorgeous/handsome bride/groom.  🙂  All these little details make wedding photography in the Willamette Valley of Oregon so much fun.

Congratulations, you guys!

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Portraits of a couple kissing in the waves in Hawaii

Ten years ago, I photographed Kristina and James’s wedding at the amazing Youngberg Hill Vineyard, outside of McMinnville, Oregon.  But a few months prior to that, I photographed their engagement portraits at Baker Beach, in San Francisco.  We had the Golden Gate Bridge in the background and everything; it was wonderful.  (See their engagement portraits here.)

Portrait of a couple kissing in the waves on Oahu

This summer, I received an email from Kristina saying that they were heading to Hawaii to celebrate their 10th anniversary.  She wanted to know if I wanted to create some more portraits with them, again on a beach, in Hawaii.  Of course, I was in!

So we made plans, and headed to Hawaii.  On the island of Oahu, we spent an incredible afternoon together (starting with local shave ice…) photographing on a deserted beach on the North Shore, right next to a polo club (thus the horse in some of the photos).  It was truly one of the more awesome portrait sessions I’ve ever done.  

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Photo of bride getting dressed at Edgefield

Angela and Julian made such a cute couple at their wedding.  Surrounded by friends and family, they were married at Blackberry Hall at McMenamin’s Edgefield, in Troutdale, Oregon, a popular and charming wedding venue at which we absolutely love to photograph!

Congratulations, Angela and Julian!  Thank you for letting us tell your love story!
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We’ve been wedding photographers at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale for over 15 years.  It’s one of the busiest wedding venues in the Portland area, but it never loses its charm.  There’s so much thought that goes in to the facilities at Edgefield that it continues to be a truly wonderful wedding venue.  That’s why we love it when we get hired for Edgefield wedding photography, and why we’re so happy to be on the Preferred Vendors list as McMenamins Edgefield wedding photographers!

If you’re planning a wedding and looking for the best professional wedding photographers at McMenamins Edgefield, call us!  We’d love to bring our award-winning wedding photography to tell your wedding story!

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Photograph of a beautiful burn survivor in Portland

Many of you know that I spent about 10 years working on a series called Skeleton in the Closet, telling the stories of people with eating disorders.  I also spent another several years working on Astra Velum, exploring how women often feel that their freckles are flaws.  I wanted to show them as something beautiful.

So it seemed a natural fit for me to work with Indira on her project Blissful13.  When she called me up, she explained that she’d experienced severe burns on her body as a toddler in Bosnia, and has lived with the consequences ever since.  She tells her story like this:

Friday the 13th, April 1984 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Exactly 6 months from my birthday. My mother made every day’s usual – turkish coffee and had intentions to enjoy spring sunny morning. She set the coffee on the table and walked towards the balcony to direct a delivery person what to do with the big truck full of crap – yes literally it was some kind of garden soil. She saw me follow her in a walking stroller but since I couldn’t make it past the door I turned around and decided to flip the tray of hot coffee onto myself instead. My mother immediately put me under the cold running water, took my baby clothes off and called for help to be taken to the hospital. At the local hospital they have given her pediatric IV to feed me with a spoon and sent her to another hospital in Croatia where I was hospitalized for two months. 

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After a lifetime of hiding her scars, Indira wanted to go public.  To reveal them.  And in doing so, to help others.

This is me being raw with you, at 33 years old, and for the first time publicly revealing my scars and sharing my journey in hopes to inspire and encourage others. Or simply to say that life doesn’t end here nor do our scars define us. It took time and hard work to come to this point in my life, I finally came to terms with the label – Burn Survivor. I have learned to accept my 3rd degree burns, I don’t love them. However, if this second chapter of my journey provides some comfort to you, I am very certain that I will eventually learn to love them. It is time we look beyond our scars and start truly living and showing the world our worth and what we have to offer.

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I was so honored to be able to spend several hours with her in the studio, creating something beautiful out of something many would want to hide.  I have so much respect for Indira and her courage and beauty, and am really proud to have my photographs featured on her new website, www.blissful13.com.    You’ve got to check it out.  It’s beautiful.

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I’m pretty excited that it’s finally the season for senior portrait photography in Portland.  Just look at these golden, sunny photos, and you’ll see why we love taking senior portrait photos in Portland in the summer!

I met Andie Jo when I photographed her mom’s wedding some years ago, outside of Yamhill, Oregon.  Andie lives in Yamhill, and goes to Yamhill-Carlton High School.  Which isn’t too far from Hillsboro, where our office is located.  

So when Andie’s mom contacted us, asking about scheduling her senior portrait photography session, I was pretty excited!  We scheduled our hair and makeup stylist with AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup, who prepped Andie for her photo shoot at our Hillsboro office, before we started our portrait photography session.  She looked great!

This beautiful, vivacious redhead is so easy and delightful to photograph.  We had a great time taking her senior portrait photos in Hillsboro, just as the sun was setting, on our beautiful property.  

Andie brought along several great outfits for her senior photos in Hillsboro, and they all looked great on her.  We also used some of our specialty lenses to give her images a unique look, such as this portrait taken with our Lensbaby Twist 60, a special professional photography lens made right here in Portland.

Are you ready for your senior portrait photography session, in Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, or Portland?  We’re ready for you!  Let’s create something beautiful together.  Call us today to schedule your senior photos!

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Funny wedding photo at Ainsworth House

This has to be one of the funniest wedding photos I’ve seen in a long time, although it took me a moment to get it. I was looking at Aaron’s t-shirt thinking, “The election was like, 8 months ago….” And then it dawned on me that the bride’s name is Hillary.

Hilarious!  (Hillary-ous?)

This sweet couple were married at The Ainsworth House and Gardens in Oregon City, Oregon.  We had the privilege of being their wedding photographers, and loved all the traditional Jewish details that made this a beautiful and meaningful wedding day.  

Congratulations Aaron and Hillary!

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

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Fritz Photography

Once again, we’re so honored to receive Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice award as one of the top wedding photographers in Portland!  We’ve been receiving their top awards since 2009, and are always so happy about it.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2016, and consistency of reviews from year to year.

We know that there are hundreds of wedding photographers in Portland for you to choose from.  But if you’re looking for the best wedding photographers in Portland, Oregon, look no further than FritzPhoto.  Call us today about your wedding photography!

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Fashion model photo shoot in NW Portland

Laura is a model from San Diego, living in Oregon.

She’s with a modeling agency in California, but wanted to update her modeling portfolio with some fresh images while living here in Oregon.  So she scheduled a modeling portfolio photo shoot with us.  After a hair and makeup session with our stylist from AJ’s Hair Design and Makeup, we set out to create several different looks around our photo studio in NW Portland.  Here’s a sampling of the photos we created….

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Ready for your modeling portfolio photo shoot?  Contact us today and schedule yours!  We’d love to see you get real modeling work in the fashion, lifestyle, and sports modeling world right here in Portland, and around the world!

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Karina is a lovely young lady, that wants to start modeling.  So she asked us to photograph a modeling portfolio for her to begin her modeling career.  We love photographing test shoots with models, and invited her in to our photography studio for a hair and makeup session, followed by a photo shoot around our northwest Portland studio.  Here are some of the beautiful results!

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Such a lovely young lady!  We enjoyed photographing her modeling test shoot, and helping her build a modeling portfolio that will get her paid modeling gigs through a Portland modeling agency.  Ready to launch your modeling career in Portland, Oregon?  Check out our child modeling portfolio session package, and contact us today!

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The Old Church in Portland photo of bridesmaids

Michelle’s bridesmaids loved and took care of her so well! It was a joy to see.

Michelle & Brian’s wedding ceremony was held at Portland’s historic Old Church, in Downtown Portland.  Their ceremony was held at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland’s oldest photography gallery.

We asked Jennifer to share some of her favorite memories as Michelle and Brian’s wedding photographer:

What was your favorite memory from photographing this wedding?  Her bridesmaids were some of my favorite people for a bride to have! The way they surrounded Michelle and supported her as she got ready for her wedding day was magical and their love for her is visible in the wedding photos. And, since they were all already hair and make up ready, it ended up resulting in some of my all time favorite ‘getting ready’ images I’ve taken to date.

Also, they had the world’s cutest flower girl at their wedding! With her single rose and bloomers under her dress – I just wish I could have gotten a cuter photo of her before she melted down. She never even made it down the aisle for the ceremony. It was all too much for the little one and she suffered a case of cuteness overload and never really recovered for the rest of the night.  🙂 

Last but not least, it’s always a joy to work with wedding officiants Steve (and Leslie) from A Beautiful Ceremony NW!

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The kiss! So romantic, surrounded by their friends and family, and the warmth of Portland’s Historic Old Church.

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The happy couple walking down the aisle at The Old Church, Portland!

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Portland’s Old Church is such a cool, historic wedding venue!

 

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Blue Sky Gallery was a great, intimate venue for the wedding reception!

Anything funny happen at the wedding? The bride and groom played a game where they stood back to back and were asked questions, like: “Who takes longer to get ready?”, “Who is most likely to get lost on a road trip?” and “Who is the better cook?” and, without looking at the other’s response, they each had a ‘his shoe’ and ‘her shoe’ to raise for their answer. It had the crowd in an uproar.

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Are you looking for a wedding photographer for the Old Church in Portland?  We’ve photographed weddings there many times, and would to photograph yours!  Contact us today to talk over your wedding photography!

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Casey’s dad contacted us recently, because Casey expressed an interest in trying out modeling.  She’s already an athlete, so why not try out modeling too?  So we set up a time to photograph a modeling portfolio for her.  And she did great!  After our hair and makeup artist prepared Casey for our photo shoot, we stepped out into northwest Portland and created some lovely images.

Children interested in modeling in Portland need a solid modeling portfolio in order to attract paid modeling jobs.  At Fritz Photography, we’ve worked with children for decades, and enjoy helping them feel comfortable in front of the camera.  Our modeling portfolio photography sessions are safe, nurturing opportunities for young models and actors.  Our time with Casey was no exception! 

Check out our complete modeling portfolio photo shoot session, including hair and makeup with our stylist in the studio, by clicking here: Model Portfolio Test Shoot Pricing

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