Aug 2011: I can’t rave enough about Fran. Leading up to my wedding I was ambivalent about the cost of a photographer given our tight budget, but I felt like it was an important thing so I started looking around. I talked to quite a few photographers and felt a bit lost choosing which one but then I came across Fran’s website and I was very impressed. I got in touch with her and after we met, I felt confident that I had found a great person to shoot our wedding … and man, was I ever right!!! Fran totally exceeded any expectations I had. On the day of the wedding she was FANTASTIC. She was so grounded and energetic and made my husband and I feel like natural models (which we are not!). She did an amazing job of organizing our wedding party and family for the various shots (she was quick!), and I can’t thank her enough for telling us about the “first look” option, it was the best thing for us. My only regret was that I didn’t hire Fran to stay the whole night!! If she is available to shoot your wedding, book her while you can!!
UPDATE: Sept 2011: So I wrote a review before I even saw my pictures … now that I have my pictures I am even more impressed and OVER THE MOON in love with Fran and her work. Her shots are amazing and there are SO many of them!! She captured all the special moments … moments we didn’t even know were special at the time. I feel so thankful to have found Fran and am so thankful that I have such an amazing documentation of the day. All our family and friends go crazy every time they see our pictures … Fran is truly truly talented and clearly loves what she does. You are lucky if you get her!
UPDATE Dec 2014: When my husband and I were expecting our first baby in late 2013 I knew I would want some nice professional baby pictures. There are a million professional baby photographers out there but I wanted Fran!! She was absolutely amazing when I contacted her. She was so sweet and genuinely excited for us. Instead of the typical newborn photoshoot, Fran suggested we do a “Day in the Life” session where she would spend the day with us and document that special time in our lives. It was such a wonderful concept and once again Fran totally over delivered and gave us the most amazing collection of images. She was able to capture so many sides of my son, and precious moments of our new family. Like our wedding photos, I treasure these shots. Fran’s images from that photoshoot are still the pictures I keep on my desktop and phone even though they are getting a little dated as my son is much bigger now. We hope to make a “Day in the Life” photo shoots with Fran an annual tradition as I can’t imagine a better person and way to document these amazing years. Fran is an absolute gem of a photographer and person, I can’t wait until our next session.
Kora & Will
Hycroft Manor – Vancouver, BC