Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Carissa's Curls: Modeling Hair and Makeup

Over the years, I've worked with AJ's Hair Design and Makeup many times. She's done hair and makeup on everything from brides and wedding parties, to high school senior portraits, model portfolio shoots, and commercial photography shoots. She does a great job, and she and her team are a lot of fun to have around. You can visit them online at

Yesterday we did a little test shoot with a model named Carissa. She has gorgeous long hair, which AJ put up into these lovely little 1940's-esque curls. Add the trench coat, and we had ourselves a little Vogue cover shoot, right here in Portland's Alberta Arts District.

Speaking of model portfolio photography, we just went through and did an edit to all the images on our website. If you haven't browsed in a while, feel free to do so! There's a lot to see. In fact, the hardest part of putting together a photography website is selecting images from the thousands upon thousands in our photo library.

And as usual, we always welcome your referrals, comments, and feedback!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Introducing the Lovely Laia

Senior photos are so fun to photograph in Portland!  A very enjoyable photo shoot on Saturday with a lovely young lady named Laia. Shooting modeling test shoots for portfolios is a real delight. We photographed on the east side of the Willamette here in Portland in a variety of locations. I think the photos speak for themselves.

Call us when you need your own senior portrait photography Portland!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sara and Jesse's Wedding Storybook

I love to design wedding photography albums. With a history in graphic design, fine art, and photography, the album is a culmination of over a year’s work in telling someone’s wedding story. So for Sara and Jesse’s wedding, I wanted to show both the beautiful venue, and the fun the wedding party and family have together.

Incorporating colorful image backgrounds behind the unfolding wedding story, and published in one of our stunning Fine Art Coffee Table Books, Sara and Jesse now have an heirloom their children and grandchildren will enjoying for decades to come.

Their storybook was just featured on the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers' Real Weddings series. You can view their wedding storybook here.

You can also see their wedding story on my photography website. Crazy dancing! Beautiful location (Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn in Yamhill County, Oregon)! Beautiful bride and handsome groom!

And when it's time for your Youngberg Hill Wedding photography, call us at FritzPhoto!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Interview with Kamela Cody of Modern Girl Style

Well, it's been quite the month for awards and interviews.

Kamela Cody writes an interesting blog about fashion, art, style, design, etc, called Modern Girl Style. She recently approached me, after seeing my photography online, and asked if she could interview me for her site. I was happy to oblige.

In this interview, I share stories about how I started in photography, talk about collaborating with stylists and models and art directors for lifestyle photo shoots, and talk about some fun weddings I've photographed. I also introduce some of my personal documentary projects, such as the series on eating disorders and adolescence. You can read the interview here, on the Modern Girl Style blog!