In wedding and portrait photography, experience is everything.
Today there are hundreds of people with a digital camera, willing to take your pictures for a small fee. But when you’re putting your wedding day or your personal image into someone’s hands, you want a photographer you can trust. You want someone who knows how to photograph in all kinds of situations, indoor and out, day and night, good weather and bad, and who keeps smiling all day long. You want an experienced professional. You want FritzPhoto.
Amy first studied photography as a part of her biology degree, with a desire to capture fabulous images of animals and scenery. But after getting married and having a family, Amy realized that her true passion was capturing the relationships, connections, and emotion between people. She left her career as an ecologist to pursue her passion in portrait and wedding photography in 2006.
In the past decade, she’s photographed families, senior portraits, and weddings, and had worked published in various magazines.
Amy’s inspiration to capture raw and authentic moments comes from her own family. “Photographs are about more than remembering what we all looked like at that moment in time. It’s about capturing the joy we feel and how we relate to one another. And that’s my desire for my clients as well!”
Desirea has been a professional photographer since 2001, photographing in the U.S., Asia and Europe. She has shown in galleries and been published in the U.S. and Europe.
“My heart is set on documenting your truest story. The love story that brought you to your wedding day. The little memories your mind goes right back to when someone asks: Won’t you tell me about one of those days that meant everything to you?”
Desirea has spent half her life in the Northeast and the other half in the Northwest. When she is not traveling for photography or for the non-profit she helped establish, she is located on a small farm with her husband (who mixes very impressive cocktails) in rural Oregon.
Kai first started exploring photography as a teen, inspired by his father’s career as a live music and travel photographer. He has traveled across Europe and Hawaii to photograph nature, and loves shooting live music performances here in Portland. But Kai’s photo-journalistic eye and appreciation for intimately candid moments have kept him thriving as a wedding photographer since 2011. As a professional wedding photography editor, he’s also edited hundreds of weddings over the past decade.
Kai’s naturally outgoing personality makes him an excellent addition to any wedding party, providing a comfortable space in order to capture the most genuine moments. Highlighting the story, and the people, that make your wedding unique is what Kai strives for in his work.
On the days he doesn’t have a wedding to attend, Kai can be found hiking in the Columbia Gorge with his camera in tow, blues dancing, or working as an artisan kombucha brewer.
Laurie’s love for photography began as a young girl when she found herself mesmerized with old family black and white portrait photos.
Her passion for portrait photography continued through high school and culminated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she realized her love and talent for capturing intimate and organic moments in people’s lives.
Laurie now feels honored to be able to capture and share such precious moments that will be treasured for a lifetime, just like her family’s vintage black and whites.
Fritz began photographing as a kid, carrying his Kodak 110 Instamatic around on a US tour with his father at age 14. Twenty-five years later, he continues to explore the world, camera in hand, creating images that are both beautiful and meaningful.
Fritz has a BFA in Photography, and has won numerous awards and grants for his work. His photographs are collected, and shown in galleries and museums, published in magazines such as National Geographic and Outside:Go, and he continues to balance both commercial and fine art practices. He finds that pursuing personal fine art projects keeps his commercial work fresh and alive. He is constantly looking for new ways to approach the world through photography.
Fritz brings the same passion and art to his portrait photography, and loves to create exceptional photographs of exceptional people, just like you.