"Fred was the photographer for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and we could not have made a better choice. I told Fred that we were looking for some posed photos at our home before the event and then a "photo-journalist" approach to the ceremony and celebration. And that is exactly what we got. The portraits of our daughter and our family are nothing short of amazing. Fred took a wide variety of shots, and each one is more beautiful than the next. She is thrilled with the photos - and pleasing a 13-year old is no easy task. But to be quite frank - getting good shots of our lovely daughter was not the true test of Fred's ability. I NEVER like myself in photos, and I have to say, I truly love the pictures that Fred took of me. He was so easy to work with and took even posed pictures in a very natural way and I think that is what made all the difference. And once we got to the ceremony and party, Fred really outdid himself. He was always there to get the shot, but he never intruded or made our guests feel uncomfortable. He took wonderful and inventive photos that captured the beauty of the ceremony and the joyousness of the following celebration. The end result is that we have a delightful record of a very special day in our lives, and Fred made that possible. He is a fantastic photographer and a wonderful person to work with."
-Mary and Adam Amsterdam
"Fred shot photos of my three-year-old son and infant daughter. I absolutely love the pictures...they look like photos taken straight out of a magazine. I particularly adore the uniqueness of poses and expressions of my children. I am quite tired of paying a ton of money to those photo studios in the mall only to have mediocre photos because my children were tired from waiting and refused to cooperate. I was also thrilled with the fact that Fred gave me the images on a disc. Now I can reproduce them as many times as I want (I have a large family!). I would highly recommend Frederick Schmitt Photography for people of all ages for any type of occasion."
"Fred Schmitt is both professional and personal as a photographer, which is a rare combination. He shot innovative and natural, individual and group pictures for our daycare and preschool of over 75 children. He was always punctual, very fun, and calm (which is a great feat with so many babies and young children!). We definitely got an excellent product and price from Fred. He is the whole package and I would recommend him to anyone."
-Cassie Saquing (Owner, Foundations Prep School)
"This was hands down the easiest and most comfortable photoshoot my family has ever done. We’ve never had an experience like this before. We’ve also never had images quite like these before either! I now have these moments and memories captured in time forever...and I’m so incredibly thankful to Fred. He managed to capture the unique qualities of both of my children in a way no one else has been able to do. I had seen his work and knew he was good, but I really had no idea just how amazing the photographs would be. The hardest part was choosing which of all the stunning shots to use! "
"We have been blessed to have found such a great photographer for our wedding. Fred did a wonderful job capturing all of our special moments and everything was handled with outstanding professionalism. From the initial preparation, when he checked in with us to discover one of us had problems closing their eyes for flash and ensuring best equipment was used to deal with this situation, to the charming presentation of the final product, Fred went out of his way to make this the best possible experience for us. The touch of this skilled professional made our wedding photos truly communicate emotions, depict the atmosphere so that it can be remembered throughout the years, and become our family's first cherished memories. Thank you, Fred!"
-Iulian and Alina Mihai
"Fred made our family holiday photo project a very enjoyable experience. Fred transformed our living room into a photography studio, and with his professional equipment and insights was able to capture some incredible family moments in our photos, from which there were many to choose. Fred was also very personable and patient considering our active and inquisitive 2-year-old was not as cooperative as usual. We look forward to working with Fred again, and highly recommend him."