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Fits and Stops Photography

Arcade, California, Sacramento

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Fits and Stops Photography

Arcade, California, Sacramento

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17 December 2019

What can I say about P.J. and his wife Erica? My wife and I had the pleasure of having P.J. as a photographer for both our engagement and wedding sessions. We have little to no experience with photography or what to look for, making the search for a photographer stressful. I found P.J. through a friend and got the opportunity to chat with him through web cam. Immediately, I could tell that he was such an easy going, knowledgeable, and passionate person about photography. Even more so than the skills of a photographer are the vibe and good relationship you have with them, and P.J. and Erica make you feel completely at ease and build a trusting friendship with you.

At our engagement photoshoot, my wife and I had no idea what to expect and felt pretty uncomfortable immediately, but P.J. always helped us feel comfortable and natural while taking pictures, letting us know what poses to make, never making us feel rushed, and prioritizing having a good, memorable time rather than simply the outcome of the photo itself. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable session.

At our wedding we were blown away at P.J and Erica’s professionalism and ability to navigate all our friends and family, including the children during the group photos. It is not easy to mobilize groups and keep everyone calm and happy, but P.J. and Erica’s calm nature and positive attitudes helped everyone feel comfortable and an enjoyable atmosphere.

We honestly could not have asked for a better photography team for our wedding. Not only did our photos come out amazing, but we developed a new friendship. If you are looking for great quality photos for whatever occasion, an easy going team that prioritizes your relationship and friendship, and great professionalism, then I would highly recommend P.J. and Erica.
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16 December 2019

What can I say about P.J. and his wife Erica?  My wife and I had the pleasure of having P.J. as a photographer for both our engagement and wedding sessions. We have little to no experience with photography or what to look for, making the search for a photographer stressful. I found P.J. through a friend and got the opportunity to chat with him through web cam. Immediately, I could tell that he was such an easy going, knowledgeable, and passionate person about photography. Even more so than the skills of a photographer are the vibe and good relationship you have with them, and P.J. and Erica make you feel completely at ease and build a trusting friendship with you.  At our engagement photoshoot, my wife and I had no idea what to expect and felt pretty uncomfortable immediately, but P.J. always helped us feel comfortable and natural while taking pictures, letting us know what poses to make, never making us feel rushed, and prioritizing having a good, memorable time rather than simply the outcome of the photo itself. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable session. At our wedding we were blown away at P.J and Erica's professionalism and ability to navigate all our friends and family, including the children during the group photos. It is not easy to mobilize groups and keep everyone calm and happy, but P.J. and Erica's calm nature and positive attitudes helped everyone feel comfortable and an enjoyable atmosphere. We honestly could not have asked for a better photography team for our wedding.  Not only did our photos come out amazing, but we developed a new friendship. If you are looking for great quality photos for whatever occasion, an easy going team that prioritizes your relationship and friendship, and great professionalism, then I would highly recommend P.J. and Erica. More...

G
29 November 2019

We were at a loss for photo ideas this year.  Just wanted some nice family photos for the holidays...  PJ was quick to respond, affordable price and had such an outgoing attitude even past photo day.  Excellent communicator. His creativity and ideas allowed us to explain our personalities and what we hoped to capture, and he blew it out of the park!  He worked well with our daughter and our dog.  It is obvious that this young man found his calling and he enjoys every minute of it. More...

G
29 November 2019

We were at a loss for photo ideas this year. Just wanted some nice family photos for the holidays... PJ was quick to respond, affordable price and had such an outgoing attitude even past photo day. Excellent communicator.

S
26 November 2019

We contacted PJ via his yelp and are so happy we did. PJ responded quickly and we were able to book our family photo shoot the same week! PJ is an incredibly talented photographer and clearly a wonderful person. He took the challenge of photographing our small family consisting of a energetic 2 year old and a 6 month old puppy. He managed to put us at ease and make us feel so comfortable. The photographs turned out amazing and we are so thankful for the time he spent with us. I will highly recommend PJ to anyone looking for a photographer to capture any of life's wonderful moments!! More...

S
20 November 2019

We worked with PJ for our engagement photos, and it was an amazing experience. I'm absurdly awkward, and generally terrible at getting photos taken, and he made it easy, and honestly fun. I am so beyond pleased with the finished product. We asked for comic-book style photos, that were suitably epic and dramatic, and he delivered above and beyond. My fiance and I are thrilled, and absolutely would recommend him to anyone looking for a comfortable experience and fantastic product. More...

M
11 November 2019

My fiancé and I had never had a photo shoot with any professional photographer before PJ did our engagement photos. Pj was awesome and did such an amazing job on the photos! Not only did He make us completely comfortable, he also was constantly making us laugh (which also turned out to be great photos). He has such a good eye and can tell you exactly what looks best. Before the photo shoot, we were kind of nervous about posing and what not. However we had no reason to worry, he guided us throughout the whole thing. 10/10 recommend Fits and Stops for any of your photography needs!! The photos turned out so amazing! I couldn't be any happier!! More...

A
10 November 2019

We have used PJ for our family portraits several times and he never disappoints! With 6 family members, (4 under the age of 8! ) it isn't easy to capture beautiful photos but he always delivers! He has great recommendations for locations and he returns the files quickly after the shoot. I have nothing but good things to say! More...

E
30 October 2019

We had such a great experience working with P.J.! He was knowledgeable, professional and a lot of fun to work with! Never an akward or dull moment!!

W
25 September 2019

PJ and Erica are amazing photographers, not only for their technical skills but also for their ability to make you feel comfortable being in front of the camera. They are so personable and fun that it truly feels like you are capturing memories with a friend you've known forever. Their turnaround time is unreal! It is clear that they work tirelessly to deliver your precious moments promptly. I would highly recommend them in a heartbeat! More...

M
24 September 2019

PJ was fantastic! We had a small wedding at home and he created a package that worked for us. Prior to the event, PJ sent me questions and got my feedback on what type of pictures I wanted, as well as a list of guests. He made recommendations based on lighting and came early to survey the home. We had a lot of young kids and he was able to keep their attention for pictures. He got some great candid shots, and all the group pics I wanted. The pictures were beautifully done and I was able to access them all digitally. I would highly recommend using him for your big day! More...

G
6 September 2019

PJ did our engagement shoot for us this week and we are SO happy with our photos!He helped choose really beautiful shot locations for us, and made us feel really comfortable in front of the camera. It was a fun shoot with him! We would love to work with him again once we figure out our wedding date and plans. Highly recommend! :) More...

S
4 August 2019

Pj made it so fun for me and my fiancé to have our photos taken and we haven’t quite decided what photography company we wanna choose but we loved how our pics turned out and are thinking about choosing them for our wedding as well!!!

B
20 July 2019

PJ is so fun to work with. He has an amazing eye, makes you comfortable with being you so much you almost forget your taking professional photos.

C
1 June 2019

A giggle. A scrunched up nose. A candid photo taken while my daughter was standing in the middle of a street in Old Sac (that we didn't even know he was taking) that captured so much joy and emotion. Any photographer can take posed photographs, but what makes PJ special is his ability to capture those rare moments in between the poses. He did an AMAZING job on my daughter's senior portraits. She wanted an urban feel to her portraits and he delivered! He found the coolest tucked away spots in Old Sac and was an expert at capturing the perfect light! We received so many perfect photos it is hard to choose our favorites. I definitely recommend Fits and Stops Photography! More...

M
26 May 2019

Going into planning our wedding, our top priority was getting amazing pictures to perfectly capture our special day. I’ll admit we had high expectations when it came to our photographers and were hopeful Fits and Stops Photography would deliver. P.J. and Erica went so far above and beyond our highest of expectations. To start with, they are both extremely kind, thoughtful and professional. They automatically put you at ease on what can be a stressful and nerve wrecking day. They were extremely flexible and adaptive to the many different environments, changes in timeframe, a sick groom and even a couple dogs! Us girls were of course running late, and Fits and Stops Photography quickly adjusted the timeline and were extremely considerate of my husband who was sick. During our newlywed pictures it started raining, which seriously concerned me at the time. However, when the rain started P.J. and Erica didn’t fret. Instead, they quickly adapted, calmed my nerves and found a perfect clear umbrella (at lightening speed I might say). All of the pictures were simply breathtaking. They did such an amazing job! Much more than we could have dreamed of. Oh and did I mention, they sent us a link to all of our pictures after a week and a half, before even returning from our honeymoon! I don’t know where else you could find a photographer who delivers quality and service like this. We cannot recommend Fits and Stops Photography enough! More...

R
12 May 2019

PJ did my son’s senior portraits. He was personable and offered suggestions to make the pictures the best possible representation of my son. He put everyone at ease and actually made taking pictures enjoyable for us. No stiff posed pictures! He was even willing to add items into topics to make them more personal to my son. Will definite call him for pictures in the future. More...

E
6 April 2019

Do you want to feel and look like a model on your wedding day? Book with F&S. P.J. was amazing and although I felt very awkward at first in front of the camera, he made me feel comfortable quickly. He got a ton of amazing shots of my husband and me and got them edited and sent to us in record time. Highly recommend! More...

A
23 February 2019

Definitely willing to go the distance to capture what we wanted for out pictures! Thanks for being able to make it happen.

E
19 February 2019

P.J. & Erica are personable and SO creative!! They provided us with endless shots for my sentimental heart and we didn’t even notice they were around capturing these moments; they are stealth to be sure. Their planning, expertise, and insight helped the day move smoothly. We are over the moon with our choice to have Fits and Stops Photography capture our wedding day!!! You won’t be sorry you picked this pair!!! More...

B
6 February 2019

P.J and his wife were wonderful. They captured the entire wedding in every aspect. They did not miss a thing!

K
20 January 2019

I signed up to take PJ's Photography Class: Mastering Your DSLR Camera's Manual Mode in January of 2019. I consider myself a avid hobbyist who had lost confidence with shooting in manual mode post college and never found the time to dive back in after starting a family. Immediately I felt at ease as the group was small and intimate and PJ was welcoming and humble sharing his photography experience with us after introductions. The class took place in a public park which felt more casual than a classroom setting which I appreciated. PJ provided us each with a 4 pager handout that was broken down into what he called "the trinity," which I thought was a genius way to look at it after we went over each of them thoroughly with metaphor, explanation, demonstration and recall. First we discussed shutter speed, second was ISO and third was aperture. We concluded the class with the light meter and a round table discussion of what photography we are keen on shooting and what would be the best lenses and manual modes to start with. PJ also provided us with a $25 off 1-hour family portrait package to be used one year of taking the class which was a nice bonus to his students which obviously admire Fits and Stops Photography work. The information disseminated in the class was not overwhelming, actually it was quite simplified which was well perceived by all of us attendees who had tried books and YouTube videos to try to remember these concepts that PJ broke down so simply. PJ's instruction came naturally as did the flow of the 2 hour class that ended on time with a challenge to use what we had learned in the class later that day. I felt like I not only got my monies worth of instruction but enjoyed a pleasant winter afternoon with others who shared a common interest, the love of photography and affirmation that we all shared a common goal of growth in our own skill sets with mastering manual mode in our DSLR's. I would definitely recommend this class to others looking to learn more about their camera with some confidence. Picture for show, not perfect as we were practicing depth of field. More...

J
17 January 2019

Great experience with this couple! We just did a HUGE family picture (34 people!) From the first phone call, they were very professional and knowledgeable! Especially with this size of group. I would totally recommend them! We were able to get candid shots as well, they all came out so beautifully! More...

K
26 December 2018

PJ and Erica are truly magical beings. My husband hates getting his photo taken, he will actively avoid any and all picture taking scenarios. However, when we met for the first time PJ for our engagement photos the three of us were laughing and goofing off the entire session. PJ put us at ease immediately and worked hard to keep our session a true reflection of us. This continued to our wedding day. PJ was back at it with his jokes and Erica was there making sure we all looked stunning and finding those unique photo opportunities. We plan on having PJ and Erica photograph the rest of our lives, or at least as long as they will have us! You have found your wedding/family photographer! Hire PJ and Erica, you can't go wrong! More...

J
19 December 2018

P. J. is easy to work with and takes the most beautiful pictures! He knows all the right angles, lighting, colors and everything! I definitely recommend Fits & Stops Photography for any type of pictures! Every picture turned out amazing, and I will be going to them first for any sort of photography i need taken! Thanks a lot P.J! More...

A
15 December 2018

The Fits and Stops photography duo, P.J. and Erica Oswald unite to form a team better than Batman and Catwoman. My now wife and I hired Fits and Stops for our engagement shoot and our whole wedding (including getting ready, door games, ceremony, and reception). In fact, this was not my first experience with them. I first met them when they were photographing my university's graduation ceremony. I was so impressed with their charm and professionalism that I had them at the top of our list for wedding photographers, and I am glad I did. On top of that, they were very responsive to every call/email and were intentionally flexible with our needs and wants in regards to our wedding. They both found incredible shots: some staged, some candid. P.J. especially seemed willing to do anything or go anywhere to get the perfect shot. That is what I expected from professional photographers and that's what I got. But what I appreciated most was not their prodigious skill at picture-taking but their attitudes. I'm not someone who likes taking pictures, but both of them made it easy, enjoyable, and just plain fun. Despite P.J. and Erica being near strangers, there was an ease and simple joy in sharing moments within one of the most pivotal days of our lives with them. In fact, they made our wedding even better. They even provided the pictures back to us ahead of schedule. I recommend anyone to seriously consider Fits and Stops because my wife and I were extremely satisfied with their work, professionalism, and manner. More...

E
12 December 2018

My husband and I had PJ and Erica be our photographers for our wedding and we were truly blessed by having them. They both were accommodating and beyond flexible. They surpassed our expectations. Not only were they super easy to work with they never stopped looking for different and unique ways to capture our moment. I would highly encourage anyone looking for photographers to go with them. You won't regret a single moment especially when you see the spectacular photos developed. More...

E
4 December 2018

We had heard good things about Fits and Stops Photography. We inquired online and received a call back quickly. The photographer went over all the details and suggested several locations but let the choice up to us. Family portraits seemed like a good idea, until our easy going toddler stopped being easy going. Thankfully we'd chosen the right photographer! PJ knew just how to make a chaotic time go smoothly and managed to capture such great creative pictures. We are very happy with the job he did our pictures are beautiful (even with that crazy toddler) and we didn't have to wait long to get them back! More...

T
3 December 2018

Had an hour-long family shoot with PJ.He was professional and prompt every step of the way. Helping select a good location, setting up a time, and ensuring we got what we wanted. During the shoot he made sure to work with our vision and brought in his own suggestions for adjustments or new poses that he thought could work well. He's definitely a fun photographer making sure we're relaxed and enjoying ourselves so that the smiles come naturally!Afterwards we got the good shots, (over 90 of them!) in an online site to review and pick out the best. All already looked awesome capturing each pose, and after some more adjustments we are definitely printing some of these.Overall a great professional, highly skilled, and friendly photographer who obviously loves doing what he does and helping people capture the best moments in their lives. More...

D
28 November 2018

PJ is great! He exceeded our expectation, was prompt and professional. If you need some photos taken and returned to you in a timely manner. PJ is you guy!

N
27 November 2018

This is the second time that PJ with Fits and Stops Photography has photographed my family so I could get that perfect photo to put on that Christmas card that I procrastinate on every year lol. Last year I waited till the very last minute, and he somehow pulled off amazing photos on a rainy gross day. There were so many great photos that I had a hard time picking which photo to use. This year I again waited till the last minute to schedule a family photo session (the procrastination thing runs deep). I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get it done in time, but PJ did it again!!! He squeezed us into his schedule last minute, traveled to a fabulous spot (where he was willing to hike, get wet and be cold for the perfect photo), and then had an insanely fast turn around time getting the edited photos back to me!!! The photos were beyond what I could have imagined! I can't believe I was able to get my Christmas cards ordered before December (major mom win)! I know that I can't take the credit, as this would not have been possible without PJ's amazing talent and wiliness to do whatever it takes to get the perfect photo. We couldn't be more pleased with the whole process and I am sooo excited to get the cards sent out! Thanks Fits and Stops Photography for making the impossible, possible! More...

A
22 October 2018

Fits and Stops Photography is so professional and beyond talented. You will be speechless with your pictures, and have the most beautiful memories to cherish forever.

J
1 October 2018

We found Fits and Stops years ago through a friend. This last family photo shoot was the fourth time we've hired them and we could not imagine using anyone else. PJ is great with our kids, anything from being willing to make crazy noises to get their attention, being a quick shot to capture those fleeting smiles and just being super friendly. He has a great catalog of locations he's used before but also flexible to do his best with a location you suggest. To top it all off he is affordable and the photos come out great, including the candid shots of the kids running around instead of sitting still because they are kids. We tried for years to find a photographer we could rely on and it seems we have finally found the one. More...

T
1 September 2018

We had PJ and Erica take photos for our wedding and just received the pictures back tonight! The photos look amazing and they got them back to us less than two weeks after the wedding! Fits and Stops Photography more than met our expectations and we would highly recommend them to anyone who needs high quality photographs. They were super easy to work with and I'm happy that I now have a photographer friend in Sacramento! More...

T
19 August 2018

We had a wonderful experience with PJ and Erica, highly recommend fits and stops photography!

L
8 August 2018

Fits and Stops does it again! Absolutely loved the service provided by PJ and Erica. We hired Fits and Stops once again to photograph our graduation banquet and commencement ceremony, and we could not have made a better photographer selection. They provide unmatched professionalism, care over the details, and very quick turnaround on fantastic photos. 10/10 would recommend! More...

R
3 August 2018

PJ has done an outstanding job photographing my family of 20.for the past two years. He is easy to work with, able to get everyone to smile, and is always looking to create an interesting photo. He is a very skilled photographer and we highly recommend him. More...

T
25 July 2018

This is the second round of senior portraits PJ has done for my family. Both of my teenagers really enjoyed the process. He involved them in selecting the location and discussed with them ideas about their outfits. I trusted PJ’s recommendations - and of course they listened to him more than me. Their smiles were natural, the lighting was exquisite and the portraits were all I could have hoped for. PJ captured the essence of my young adults at a pivotal time in their life. Thank you for creating such beautiful memories! More...

A
25 July 2018

My youngest child did NOT want a senior portrait (sorry, on some things Mom just doesn't give you a choice). I chose to use PJ with Fits & Stops. PJ & I corresponded via e-mail to compare calendars and came up with several dates that fit all 3 schedules. He even sent a reminder message the day before! I told PJ what kind of 'feel' we wanted & he recommended a great location. He connected with my son on multiple topics, put him at ease, & we all had an enjoyable time with the shoot. My son would do something impulsively (like jump over a railing) & PJ immediately wanted to get shots of what my son liked to do. PJ is professional and knows what he's doing. The turn around time from shoot to access to proofs was much faster than expected - well within his promised time frame. More...

C
25 July 2018

My fiancé and I are so happy we picked P.J. Oswald to do our engagement photos. He made us feel so comfortable and really knew how to get great shots. He listened to what we wanted but also gave us some great ideas. The pictures were ready the next day! Our families and friends were so impressed with our photos. If you are looking for a great photographer we recommend P.J Oswald! More...

K
25 July 2018

My beautiful daughter Shaina and amazing son in-law Joshua Ludwig got married today and it was such a beautiful setting, a beautiful day and beautiful ceremony and I can't wait to see the photos that the incredibly talented couple that own and operate this company.
Last week I posted just a few of the hundreds of engagement photos they took of Shaina and Joshua that turned out breath takingly beautiful and I can only imagine how amazing their wedding photos will turn out.
I can not say enough great things about this company and helpful and friendly comfortable.
SO+ comfortable that even though I hate having my picture taken and am always on edge when ever someone has a phone or camera around me but I only was aware they were taking pitures when I was asked to pose for pictures with others.

Thank you so much Fits and Stops Photography,

Kristin Merritt Rosenblum
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T
25 July 2018

I work for a non-profit called Defending the Cause Regional Alliance. We were so excited to be hosting our first annual parenting conference and definitely wanted great photos from the event to highlight our fantastic lineup of speakers and have images to use in promoting future conferences. PJ did a fantastic job taking a wide array of pictures throughout the day (in bright light and low light) and his work was incredible! We now have almost 400 images and he did a great job capturing people's emotions and personality as well as getting still shots of the conference signage and our location. What an honor it was working with Fits and Stops...I would HIGHLY recommend them for any event!
-Tiffany Loeffler, Defending the Cause Regional Alliance Director
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A
25 July 2018

PJ was so great to work with! It was a fun and memorable experience. He's professional and has a great personality. He walks you through everything, and captures all the best photos! He was so fast with editing the photos! He told us two days and he got it done in one! It was such a nice surprise to see them sooner! My fiancé and I are thrilled with the outcome of our engagement shoot! We are going to cherish these photos forever! Thank you so much, PJ! More...

C
25 July 2018

Part nerd, part superhero, part ninja, all photographer.

PJ worked his tail off at our wedding and garnered comments not just from us, but also the guests at how stealthy and professional he was. He nailed every shot on our list and captured the other moments with graceful precision.

Every question and email was answered promptly and directly. Every change was adapted to with speed and success. To top it off, we had access to our photos within a couple days of the ceremony, a much quicker turnaround than we could hope to have asked for. In the future, Fits & Stops will be the first place we call when in need of a photographer.

Tl;Dr

These guys rock and should definitely be considered when selecting your photography service, they provide quality far exceeding the price tag.
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R
25 July 2018

I highly recommend Fits and Stops photography to anyone with need of having memories frozen in time! PJ and Erica helped my very large family of 30 take the best photos we could have ever asked for! My 27 year old brother is struggling with stage 4 cancer and my Mom just turned 60 years old, so these photos were very very important to all of us! Memories we will cherish forever! I will be using Fits and Stops for all of my future photography needs! More...

K
25 July 2018

We have been looking for a photographer to follow our family for a long time and I think we can safely say we have found one. Pj was personable, kind, quick and efficient as well as affordable. He was able to capture my 2.5 yr old and 4 month old beautifully as well as get several shots of us all looking at the camera. His work is beautiful and he was so quick to get back to us. I appreciated his ability to communicate with me efficiently and answer all of my questions. We strongly recommend Pj for anyone's photography needs. :) More...

G
25 July 2018

Oswald was my daughter's Quinceñera photographer.
We have nothing but great things to say about Oswald.
He's work shows the passion he has for the photography.
Every single picture is just Amazing, we don't know which one to choose to make it bigger.
My daughter and her court felt very comfortable with him, he was patience, kind, professional, and funny!
I would recommend Oswald 150%
He really knows what he's doing and gives you exactly what you want.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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M
25 July 2018

PJ did an incredible job taking pictures for my senior portraits. My son had many ideas and visions. PJ was able to create unique settings to capture his personality and character. After an hour long session, then he switched gears and shot family photos. We just followed his lead because we were unsure what we really wanted. The end product was more than I could ask for. Very pleased to have the memory of a precious moment in time sealed in a frame. More...

K
25 July 2018

PJ did a fantastic job capturing wonderful family pics! He had a plan of great hidden spots in Old Sacramento to get super cool urban shots! He also somehow managed to get my goofy kids to smile. We could not be happier with the pictures!! Thanks PJ!!! More...

J
25 July 2018

As a Professional Wedding DJ, we look for fellow vendors who are friendly, communicative and responsive. They exceeded all expectations and were fabulous!

Z
25 July 2018

I took two beginner photography courses because I wanted to capture the perfect shots on my upcoming trip to South Africa. PJ is a fantastic teacher and has the ability to explain the art of photography in a digestible and memorable way. He is an experienced photographer and he tailored the courses to my experience level. He was well prepared with informational material and patiently explained photography in “layman’s terms.” Before taking the course, I could barely use the automatic features on my DSLR camera, but now I am prepared to shoot in manual mode. He motivated me to experiment with many of the functions and opened up a whole new world of possibilities for my future photographic endeavors. I can’t wait to capture my trip with my budding photography skills! More...

E
25 July 2018

We have gotten family photos 3 different times with PJ. Every time we've been impressed with the results. He does an excellent job of keeping it fun and relaxed for the kids and the adults too. We get great posed shots but also in between he captures sweet candid family moments when you don't even know he's clicking away. The pictures are beautiful and he can do amazing editing to make it just perfect. More...

J
25 July 2018

PJ was awesome from the first phone call to all the way through the process! We were unsure of what we wanted and he helped point us in the right direction by asking us the questions that only a true professional photographer would know to ask. His outdoor photography skills, combined with his care for adding a personal touch, and ensuring that my family was well taken care of was awesome. Additionally, he got everything that they wanted, which was very impressive. On top of that, he had many suggestions and helpful hints for dealing with our two small children during the photo shoot. His return time was less than a week and I would recommend his services to anybody who is looking for a true Custom Touch to their family photos. More...

D
25 July 2018

We had an AMAZING experience doing a family Christmas session with Fits & Stops Photography! P.J.'s service and expertise were top shelf! Here's the scoop...

First we weren't sure where to do the shoot. We've done a family session every year for almost a decade, and I was all out of ideas for a location. P.J. recommended a nature center close to our home, and it was perfect.

If you've got young children, then you've probably lived through the struggle of getting them to look at the camera, smile, "stop touching your brother!", and so on. P.J. managed all of these things and made it look easy! His casual demeanor and natural sense of humor kept the boys entertained and smiling the whole time.

Last, but certainly not least, the pictures... THE PICTURES! I simply can't believe the abundance of exquisite images P.J. captured in one short hour. At the end, he evened made time to do head shots for every member of our crew!

If your family is thinking about doing a photo session with Fits & Stops Photography, do yourself a favor. Stop thinking about it and DO IT!
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J
25 July 2018

Fits and Stops Photography was awesome! I loved every experience! My photographer, P.J. Oswald was so fantastic. He was punctual, took direction easy, was very aware of what I wanted, and was amazing at time management. He knew exactly how to get the photos I wanted and capture every special moment during my son’s 1st birthday party. He was so nice, sweet, and easy to work with. He knew exactly what to capture for me. His skills and professionalism were matched only by his fun personality to be around on our our son’s special day. Would highly recommend!! More...

D
25 July 2018

Had the opportunity to benefit from PJ's expertise at World Relief Sacramento where he came in and captured some amazing photos of the clients we work with so they could make their LinkedIn accounts really shine. PJ's professionalism is rivaled by his rapport with everyone- so many people from a variety of backgrounds got to work with PJ that day and he had everyone smiling and put at ease and that really brought out the best in the photos. We look forward to working with him again and I wouldn't hesitate to call him for any project! More...

S
25 July 2018

PJ was absolutely amazing to work with! I had never had individual professional pictures taken before and I was super stressing over them especially since I was running late! PJ took the time to go over different poses and the reasoning behind them and made me forget all about being nervous! He made sure I got the full time and even got amazing pictures of my dog! I will definitely be using PJ for any future picture needs! More...

H
22 June 2018

Getting married can be an incredibly stressful task. There’s so much going on, the last thing you want to remember is what poses you were wanting to do or what family members you HAVE to get pictures with (according to your parents). PJ and Erica made that part so simple! They found the best place for our romantic photos at sunset and where to do the first look. They had looked through my Pinterest and knew what poses I wanted (ones that I had completely forgotten) so all I got to focus on was how happy I was to be married to my best friend.
We just got the photos back from our recent wedding and I couldn’t be happier with how beautiful everything turned out!
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S
19 June 2018

We hired PJ and Erica to take pictures for my daughters wedding. The pictures are amazing and they captured the day with fabulous pictures. They were professional and so comfortable to work with. I highly recommend them because they have the ability to capture the love and magic of the wedding. More...

E
17 June 2018

P.J. and his lovely wife Ericka captured so many sweet moments, details, and candid shots of our wedding day, we are just blown away! They did exactly what we discussed and planned! The pictures turned out amazing and were sent back to us soooooo fast! These memories will fade over time but due to the beautiful and carfefully executed photos P.J. took we get to have gorgeous reminders grace the walls of our home forever. P.J. as Jeremy would say, you are an honorary McDonald! We love you guys! More...

K
30 May 2018

Braved the wind and rain and captured our special day perfectly! What a great guy! Couldn’t be happier with the pictures we have for our wedding and engagement shoot.

S
23 April 2018

Amazing service! They helped me with a charity event that just passed and help raise money for a wonderful cause. Their service delivered amazing pictures of preschoolers at a non-profit preschool that brought smiles to all. They also took pictures for my wedding and engagement photos and I still look at the pictures on a monthly bases two years later. They never fail to deliver service that is the of the best quality, prompt responses, great flexibility, open to new ideas and much more! Garinteed to be my photographer for all life events! More...

A
17 April 2018

My youngest child did NOT want a senior portrait (sorry, on some things Mom just doesn't give you a choice). I chose to use PJ with Fits & Stops. PJ & I corresponded via e-mail to compare calendars and came up with several dates that fit all 3 schedules. He even sent a reminder message the day before! I told PJ what kind of 'feel' we wanted & he recommended a great location. He connected with my son on multiple topics, put him at ease, & we all had an enjoyable time with the shoot. My son would do something impulsively (like jump over a railing) & PJ immediately wanted to get shots of what my son liked to do. PJ is professional and knows what he's doing. The turn around time from shoot to access to proofs was much faster than expected - well within his promised time frame. More...

C
10 March 2018

P.J and Erica are amazing and so personable. Our photos came out so natural and beautiful. We were happy that we went with fits and stops for our wedding photography. They captured everything we wanted and more. They are so attentive and kind, They made the day less stressful. We have gotten so many compliments on the photos and couldn't be happier. We would highly recommend P.J and Erica to capture your special day. More...

E
9 November 2017

PJ and Erica are AMAZING. I love every single photo. They didn't miss a moment and captured everything important to me on my wedding day!

A
1 November 2017

PJ and Erica were amazing! From our first conversation to getting the photos he was so easy to work with and perfectly captured our day.

A
1 November 2017

PJ and Erica were more amazing than i could have imagined. From the first conversation to getting our photos they were super responsive, professional, and just a joy to work with. The photos were great and we could not have asked for better people to be part of our day! More...

V
31 October 2017

We had both Erica and PJ working with our wedding party, and they were the best! We were at ease and having fun. All of our family loved them as well. They were flexible and even gave us a ride to our reception so our family could run ahead and get everything set up. They didn't feel like "the Photographers", they felt like they were apart of the party. More...

E
24 October 2017

Do you want to feel and look like a model on your wedding day? Book with F&S. P.J. was amazing and although I felt very awkward at first in front of the camera, he made me feel comfortable quickly. He got a ton of amazing shots of my husband and me and got them edited and sent to us in record time. Highly recommend! More...

A
30 September 2017

PJ is such a pleasure to work with! He’s professional, kind, understanding, personable, and soooooo good at what he does! We first booked him for our engagement photos. The first time my husband and I met him there was a connection! He’s so easy to talk to, and he makes the picturevraking process enjoyable. By the end of the shoot, we felt like we became friends with such a talented photographer who truly cared for us and the photos he captured of us. We knew that day we would ask him to photograph our wedding a year later! For our wedding, he was even better! We had approximately 120 guests, and he managed to capture all the beautiful moments just by himself! He was a photographer ninja! So much energy and talent! All of our guests were amazed with how many moments he captured with being one photographer compared to such a large group of people. He was courteous to our guests, and got to know some of them as well! The pre-planning for the wedding was a breeze. He gave us some questions and reviewed it with us to make sure he didn’t miss anything. I also added a few shots a week before our wedding and he accommodated me with no hesitation! He’s extremely quick with responding, and reasonably priced with the quality of work he does! The best thing was that he finished editing our photos a day shy from a week after our wedding!!! That was important to me because I was slightly impatient/excited to see them! My husband and I are so happy with the photos he captured on our special day. We cannot thank PJ enough! We will always turn to him for future photography needs in our new life together! We love you, PJ! More...

B
12 September 2017

P.J. was fantastic at our wedding! He was very professional about everything and I felt at ease with him. He stayed in the background and I never felt like I was being hounded by the paparazzi. He was able to capture some very unique shots! A fantastic find! More...

G
18 August 2017

We hired Oswald for our daughter's Quinceañera On August-12-2017Best decision ever!!!He's work is absolutely beautiful and he's professionalism outstanding! Hats off to him and his workAbsolutely amazing!! More...

P
1 August 2017

I took his manual camera course. He did a amazing job and tailored his course and teaching to my type of photography. The class was well worth it!

S
11 July 2017

I am very picky about photos and PJ did an amazing job. He was informative and helped me lay everything out, along with answering all my questions. He is very timely and efficient, and he captured all of the photos I wanted. He is very friendly and keeps everyone smiling. Which is exactly what every bride needs on her wedding day. I highly recommend Fits and Stops Photography! I received my photos in a weeks time and the pricing is excellent. More...

E
3 July 2017

Had a blast when my husband and I took the manual mode photography class from PJ. Before taking the class, I had only used automatic features on our DSLR and was mostly using my phone camera for all my photos. To me, the DSLR was unnecessary and heavy, but after the class, I could definitely see the benefits of using the DSLR and it wasn't a black box to me anymore. I like to take photos of landscapes and tea sessions for my instagram. PJ opened up a whole world of possibilities by teaching us manual mode. There are so many ways to adjust the function of the DSLR to capture what you intend to capture in your photo. PJ was a great teacher, giving us hands-on instruction and making sure we understood how to work our individual cameras for each exercise. After this class I felt motivated to experiment more with the camera and a couple weeks later, we took our cameras to the SF Botanical Gardens and practiced. I definitely recommend PJ's class for anyone who wants to better understand their camera and succeed in taking great photos! More...

F
3 July 2017

We recently took PJs class on "Mastering Manual Mode" for DSLRs.  But before I get into that, here's some background... In 2005, I finally made the switch from film cameras to digital. My first foray into photography was with a Canon powershot (point and shoot). These were the cameras that gave birth to selfies because they had viewscreens that could flip to the side. I soon realized that point-and-shoots weren't powerful enough to capture fast motion or low light. I soon invested in a semi-pro DSLR, the Canon 40D, and flushed a few thousand dollars in lenses I didn't really know how to fully utilize. Then I bought a bunch of books on Canon equipment, various books on photography, and learned the equipment. Because I had limited time, I spread my learning throughout the course of the next few years. Unfortunately, doing it off and on over the years with work and other hobbies competing for my attention, I never really became great at it. I would say I'm decent, and when I shot my sister-in-law's wedding, I had a lot of really good photos, but mostly because I relied on the equipment to do the work. Of course, for those shots that I really wanted to turn out, I didn't understand why they didn't. So the obvious answer to me was, invest in better gear. So now I go and buy a real pro DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark II, and invest in the L-series lenses thinking I'll get better images. Well, I did, but only when I had ideal lighting conditions. I still didn't understand what I was doing wrong when the images wouldn't turn out well. Fast forward to today. I've set aside all this expensive gear for the most part, mainly because the iPhones have advanced and the camera in the phone is just more convenient. Lately, I'd been looking for more activities that my wife and I can do together and I just happen to see PJ's class. I saw it as another opportunity for another thing to enjoy with her. Well, it was. However, PJ teaches some critical fundamentals that I'd been missing all these years (and to be perfectly honest, had never learned on my own because learning from books is very different from learning from a teacher or mentor). Now I finally understood why an image didn't turn out and how I could correct it.So #1, I very highly recommend this class to any photographer or casual hobbyist looking to improve their skill (or fill holes in your knowledge base).Secondly, PJ has a very easy way about him with the way he teaches his class: easy to understand, very practical exercises that make it fun and relatable, and very organized in terms of a step by step approach to the basics. He's very good at reinforcing the skills you're learning by quizzing you so don't snooze. Bonus, you'll get to take blackmail photos of him jumping with the strangest expressions as he does his best pirouette.Lastly, and most importantly for me, PJ has reintroduced me to photography once again. This class has reminded me how much power these DSLRs have in capturing the perfect image. iPhones have their place, but if you want to do something amazing, only a DSLR can do that. And PJs class will help you use your gear. More...

K
12 June 2017

I recently took PJ's "Mastering the Manual Mode" Class, and it was Fantastic! It was basically a basic training for understanding my digital camera better, and it was just what I needed, so that I can move to the next level with my photography passion. PJ is a great teacher, and is a man of very high morals. I not only recommend him as a teacher, but also as a wedding photographer. In fact, I have him listed as one of my Top Preferred Vendors on my Wedding DJ website. I do a lot of weddings, and not many people make it to my list, but PJ is definitely one of them. More...

S
1 June 2017

PJ is a professional photographer that immediately puts you at ease the moment he's on the scene. He has a talent for making the most of a chaotic situation, and adapts easily to changes. He manages people well once he's in charge, delegating tasks to keep people involved. We laughed so much during our wedding shoot, he knows how to get people to relax and feel comfortable. He went above and beyond what we paid him for, and we have a wonderful collection of photos cataloging many amazing memories. He has a knack for capturing great spontaneous shots, fresh emotions, and compelling compositions on the spot. We couldn't be happier with PJ's photography, and we highly recommend him to capture your own nuptial memories. More...

J
25 May 2017

PJ just did our family pictures. He was available on short notice and we got our photos back super quick. It was a great experience. It is hard to take pictures of three kids at the same time. Some how PJ worked his magic and we have the best family photos we have ever had.  Reasonably priced, works well with kids, amazing quality. More...

M
7 May 2017

I had a GREAT experience with PJ and my graduation photos. He knew where to photograph me and the perfect angles to make me look my best. I was super happy with my finished products! More...

M
7 May 2017

Phenomenal portraits done by PJ for my graduation!  I am a photographer myself so I had a particular eye when looking for "the one" to shoot my graduation announcements.  I could not have been happier with my photos I received from Fits and Stops!!  PJ knew the right places and angles that made me look my best and I felt my best when looking at the photos. More...

J
20 April 2017

We hired Fits and Stop Photography for our wedding day last year. We had the most pleasant experience we could ever imagine. We got a great intimate engagement photo set that turned out so well as well as two extremely friendly photographers for the big day itself. They were both extremely professional and extremely talented. PJ and Erika captured some of the most amazing candid photos of us and of our guests and family. They were beautifully edited and we had the pictures the very next week. Overall we were highly impressed with our experience and will definitely be using them again as our new family grows bigger! More...

K
14 April 2017

PJ was so fun and easy to work with. He put a lot of thought into the location and setting up each shot. He captured a lot during our session, yet we felt at ease and enjoyed ourselves the whole time! We told him generally what we were looking for, and he really made it happen. We are so appreciative and really love our maternity photos. Thanks, PJ! More...

D
14 April 2017

PJ has an eye for composition, the intuition to anticipate perfect moments to capture, and humor to sneak in photos of those funny moments between shots. He impresses with his professionalism and his perfect blend of laid-back enthusiasm. PJ took my daughter's 1-year photos a couple weeks ago. This is our second shoot with him. My daughter was very serious that day but he was able to capture her few fleeting smiles - not an easy task. Thanks PJ! We'll see you again next year. More...

J
19 March 2017

I have had the pleasure of Fits of Stops not only servicing my wedding, but also my brother-and-sister's-in-law some months later because they were so great! PJ and his crew are personable, patient, and flexible to get the best shot that captures the magic of your day. Absolutely beautiful work, and the most exceptional team to work with. You seriously will be spreading the word to friends and family yourself, just watch! ;) More...

J
13 March 2017

Disclaimer: we are not related to P.J. and did not know him before hiring him. We were incredibly pleased with his work on our family photos. We have used him twice now, a year and a half apart, and both times he delivered wonderful photos. Not only is he talented, but he made the photo shoot fun. We were laughing most of the time. The thing I appreciated the most was his quick turnaround time. He sent us our online gallery 24 hours later. Retouches were done within a day. We ordered our prints and will receive them within 10 days of our session. And he always responded to emails quickly. We would definitely recommend Fits and Stops Photography to family and friends. More...

K
6 March 2017

The entire process from arranging our first meeting to final payment was a breeze! PJ was very quick to answer any and all questions in a detailed manner and was flexible/quick to adapt when rain caused our outdoor ceremony to be pushed inside at the last minute. We are so happy we chose PJ to be our photographer, not only for the amazing value of his pricing and the amount of photos you receive, but for all the hard work he put into capturing amazing and unique shots. We received many compliments from guests on our big day regarding his efforts to get the best shot possible (which often included climbing chairs and lying on the floor). His attention to detail was stunning and the poses he had us do looked natural. Our photos were delivered within a week of our event and the site used for photo sharing is very user friendly. We will definitely use PJ for all of our future photography needs and you should too! You will not be disappointed. More...

A
19 February 2017

PJ and Fits and Stops Photography are professional, responsive, and flexible! They allowed me to have a stress free wedding day knowing that everything related to the photography was taken care of. We received our photos back really quickly and were so pleased with the finished product! We would highly recommend fits and stops photography! More...

T
5 February 2017

We loved our photographer! He was super friendly, flexible, creative and a great photographer. He had our photos to us extremely quickly and did a superb job photoshopping where we wanted it. We have one of the photos blown up and framed in our living room. A friend was amazed that P.J. had completely photoshopped a person out of the photo and you couldn't even tell! More...

J
1 February 2017

Fits and Stops Photography greatly exceeded our expectations. P.J. is a consummate professional, and his organization, tireless work ethic, and perfectionism gave us one less thing to worry about on our wedding day and of course pictures that will last for generations to come. We vetted eight other area photographers, but their portfolios, flexibility, and prices simply did not compare to F&S'. More...

N
1 February 2017

Over all P.J was amazing! So happy we chose him to capture our special day. P.J went above and beyond capturing beautiful shots of my wedding. I will be using him again in the future for sure! More...

N
7 January 2017

PJ was awesome from the get go. Very punctual, positive attitude, outgoing, creative, fun & easy going. We had so much fun working with him on our wedding day & so did our guests. My husband and I changed our venue, wedding date, ect a few times & PJ always worked with us and made our wishes come true. PJ went above & Beyond to capture awesome shots. We will be working with him again for sure! More...

M
8 December 2016

Ah-maz-ing! We had so much fun with PJ last weekend - he kept our photo session light and fun.  He was amazing with our two year old and worked at his pace.  And, the photos are gorgeous!  We had difficult picking our favorites, there are so many to choose from.  PJ truly captured each of us, and even better, he captured by son's spirit.  We will be back for more! More...

K
7 December 2016

PJ was great to work with! He captured all the sweet expressions and personality of our two little girls with patience and ease! I'd recommend him and his work in a heartbeat! Thank you PJ! More...

B
6 November 2016

Session was personalized, fun and he was very successful in getting our dog to look at the camera which was previously unsuccessful with other photographers and the photos turned out great! We will definitely be back for more family photos! More...

J
11 October 2016

Ok, so I have to give mad respect for PJ. We contacted PJ to help us capture our daughter's first birthday. First off, his communication is top notch. He responded to all of our emails quickly. He re-confirmed the booking days before (we booked him months in advance). And even after the event, he sent me an email letting me know that our guests were having trouble logging in and to let them know that the password is case sensitive!His images also came out great. We had guests both in our backyard and in our home, but he had his exposure settings on point. He somehow turns into a ninja to blend in with the background and takes tons of candid shots. He'll also remember to take close-up details (we did a lot of DIY stuff for our party, so these were appreciated!). And even though he turns into a ninja, he's always nearby whenever we needed him for posed shots.Finally, he's casual and approachable, yet very professional (perfect for an event like my daughter's birthday party). I would love to have him with us again for our future events with no hesitations! More...

J
4 August 2016

My family had the pleasure of working with PJ to have our baby girls first birthday pictures taken. His kind personality and gentle nature helped make the day a fun experience for our first family pictures. Not only did the pictures turn out to be amazing but they captured our sweet Abigail's personality exactly! We loved working with you PJ and can't wait for more beautiful pictures to come as we grow as a family! More...

J
12 June 2016

I took the DSLR Class from Phil and learned more in 90 minutes than I learned from 6 weeks of Adult Ed Classes. Try it, you won't be disappointed. Also Phil is an honest man of God, rare in this world, but what he says he does and that is very difficult to find in a business now days. Congrats Phil and many successful days ahead. More...

J
3 June 2016

Kind, fun, authentic, quality package here with PJ! He shot mine and my bro-and-sis-in-love's weddings! I'm sure he has not seen the end of our family photography needs! ;) Completely recommend!

D
24 May 2016

PJ is awesome! He captured both our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn't be happier with how they all turned out. PJ is so considerate and easy to work with. He goes above and beyond! And gets the photos back to you so quickly! Thanks PJ for being such an important part of our special days; can't wait to have you capture more special moments for us in the future! More...

A
17 May 2016

PJ is very clear in his planning and very helpful! He tries to cater the photos as much as he can to the personality of the individual being photographed which gives the photos a more lively and personal touch! It was a pleasure to work with him and I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family as a photographer:) More...

T
13 May 2016

P.J. Is the best there is when it comes to photography. My family has used him a couple of times to capture some memories of us. He is creative and has an incredible God given talent. Plus his prices are extremely reasonable for what you get. I consider this guy family. More...

S
13 May 2016

Best photographer out there!! This guy is all about getting the perfect shot, no matter what! I'm pretty sure he was in the pond at one point to get the perfect angle! Highly recommend.

D
2 May 2016

I am so impressed with PJ from Fits and Stops Photography! He took on a photo shoot for my family (10 of us total including a 3 year old and 3 week old) with very little notice; managed the photo shoot with professionalism, patience, and humor (in both English and Spanish!); and somehow managed to get so many amazing shots despite my nephew's reluctance to smile and my newborn's mid-shoot poopy blowout all over my husband's shirt. My favorite were the shots of my parents who struggle with genuine smiles in photos - they look so good! He has you pick 5 shots for him to edit, but I had a hard time selecting because the majority of the shots were so good already, I didn't see how edits would help. Also, the turnaround time between the shoot and getting the photos was so fast. I wholeheartedly recommend Fits and Stops Photography. Thanks PJ - great work! More...

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