2011 Professional BC Wedding Awards – Finalist for Best Overall Wedding Photographer

Last Wednesday were the 2011 Professional BC Wedding Awards where I was the runner up for Best Overall Wedding Photographer for all of British Columbia.   Even though I didn’t come in first … the feeling that night is one I will not soon forget.  I was in a theatre filled with the most amazing talent shmoozing and networking with people that I had either just met, haven’t seen for a while or people I consider close friends in the industry.   I was so nervous.  Most of the awards were already handed out when I was chatting away and discussing the photos that were up on the screen when my name appeared with one of my photos for Best Overall Wedding Photographer…I think I lost all color in my face and my heart was racing … I heard some of my friends screaming … I remember turning around to look at my husband for support … only to see how proud he was of me … that was an even better feeling and made me a smidge calmer.  Although the extremely talented Sakura won … I couldn’t be prouder of the work I did at Roseanne & Derek’s wedding and for them trusting me with so much creative freedom.  Truly … madly … deeply … do I love what I do!!!!!!!!

Here are the photos of mine that were submitted for the competition (in no particular order).

A huge thank you to Michael Wachniak for second shooting this amazing wedding with me.  It’s always so fun shooting with him.  Mike won for best group shot at the awards that night as well…very proud of him!

Thanks to Steff Kobialki & Justin Eckersall for creating and hosting these wonderful awards.  Such a fun night and it is amazing to be recognized in our industry for what we do.

To see the full list of winners and finalists … please go to the Professional BC Wedding Awards blog to see some truly talented people with mad skills :)



  • These images are insanely good Fran! Wow.. I'm continuously blown away by your talent!
    All the best for the future!

  • Fran, congratulations!!! SO well deserved!!! Your work is truly inspiring!!!! Amazing job!!!!!!!!!!

  • Samantha said:

    Congratulations on your well deserved award, and cheers to many more to come! Keep up the good work!

  • Rose said:

    So proud of my little sister! Her artistic flair in her photography is truly amazing! These canoe shots are stunning and the bride flaring her dress is gorgeous as well as the forest shot of the couple!!! WOW number 1 to me! Congrats and you deserve to be BC's best wedding photographer.

  • Holly said:

    Fran, congratulations on being a finalist! These images are absolutely stunning!

  • Robin said:

    You are amazing at what you do! Congrats!

  • OMG this is so lovely ... I can smell the LOVE .. is everywhere! Great work!