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P.J. Oswald Sacramento Photographer Photo

P.J. Oswald

Photographer #1. Tech nerd. Music nut. Mountain biker. Follower of Jesus. Father of three. Husband to her. Snips and snails.


Erica Oswald Sacramento Photographer Photo

Erica Oswald

Photographer #2. Kitchenmaster. Total Traveler. Connector. Follower of Jesus. Mother of three. Wife to him. Sugar and spice.

Our Story

It was 2004 and our wedding was coming up in just a few months. With me in grad school and Erica in college, we looked for ways to keep things affordable. In most cases, we got creative. As in, thrifty.

At that time I didn’t know a camera from a Chihuahua. Though we agreed that wedding photography wasn’t an area we could shortchange. Hiring a photographer to capture the wedding day was our best chance of reliving that incredible emotion fifty years later.

We’re past the honeymoon, the seven-year-itch, and even our first decade of marriage. We are still growing in love for each other. And yes, we still dig out our photos every few months.

Funny thing is, now we’re the ones holding the cameras.

Oswald Family Portrait
A momentary bit of calm with the Oswald family

Becoming Photographers

It’s all Scotland’s fault. Maybe Erica’s too.

Just a few months before a family vacation to Scotland, Erica suggested that we invest in a real camera–something worthy of the Scottish countryside. She had been bitten by the photography bug back in high school, after all. Who was I to argue?

One golden box marked “Nikon”, 10,000 miles, and 2500 photos later, I was hooked on photography.

Photos from Scotland

“We blend a homegrown eye for photography with technical shooting and post-production know-how. And we deliver the sort of care and service you’d expect from old friends.”

A year passed and our computer was full of photos of the memories we were making. I just had to share. I started Fits and Stops Photography Blog as an outlet to display those photos and compose the quirky stories behind them. Erica humored me as I spent hours editing, writing, and tweeting. Then came the first requests for me to do photography work. Erica and I already had jobs, but were compelled to fit in photography on the side—shooting in fits and stops. Stops of light, that is.

Erica and I are the husband and wife duo behind Fits and Stops Photography. Specializing in photojournalistic wedding photography, we blend a homegrown eye for photography with technical shooting and post-production know-how. We deliver the care and service you’d expect from old friends. We pray for you as you move into marriage and beyond. And while we love getting paid, it is just as important to us that we bless you on your wedding day.

But enough about us. You’re here looking for a photographer who can create what you’re looking for. You’ve got timelines, deadlines, and lots of poses in mind. Or not. Either way, we’d like to get to know you and learn what kind of images would make your day. If you like what you see here, hire us for your wedding, engagement, or even portraits. We’d love to capture unforgettable images that convey just who you are.

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