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.
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 in Photography, from Pacific Northwest College of Art. While in art school, she discovered her love and talent for capturing intimate and organic moments in people’s lives. She regularly receives glowing reviews from wedding and portrait clients that love her warmth and creativity.
Laurie 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.
Fletcher always knew he would have a career of some form in art, when a yearbook class thrust him into a career in photography.
Since then, he’s received his AAS in Photography, from Mt Hood Community College, and specialized in wedding, portrait, and pro sports photography. He enjoys the variety in his work, and loves ensuring that his clients’ most important moments are captured. Plus, he has a lot of fun taking photographs, and is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.
In his personal life, Fletcher loves exploring the PNW with his wife, their dog Hugo, and playing some basketball when he gets the chance. There is typically a camera in there somewhere too.
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.
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.