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Shay + James’ Sneak Peek | Houston Wedding Photographer


Shay + James’ Sneak Peek | Houston Wedding Photographer

Remember the sweethearts who met while working at the movie theater?  Remember how they attended different universities and stayed together? Well, I had the honor of photographing their awesome wedding in N. Houston this past weekend and boy was it HOT.  Like, one thousand percent humidity.  Nonetheless, it was still a fun wedding.  Both Shay and James are really lucky to have each other.  You can tell by just looking at them.  They’re also very lucky to have some pretty wonderful family and friends.  They’re on their honeymoon right now,  so I hope they have wifi so they can see these!  Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Kris for braving the heat and helping me shoot 🙂

The church was just right down the street so everyone, including the attendees, marched on over to the house for the reception 🙂

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Beca + Adam :: Married | Austin Wedding Photographer


Beca + Adam :: Married | Austin Wedding Photographer

This post is slightly different than my usual blog updates. Though, you the viewer/reader, may not notice anything different about it at all. It all looks the same – there’s some text, followed by wedding-related pictures. So…what’s up? Beca is one of my really close friends and I had the distinct honor of being her wedding photographer! People in the industry say that you should never work for your family or your friends, but I did it and it was RAD. You already have some chemistry with your “clients” and all the friends and family know who you are. Although, I think that those two things tend to make me a little bit more nervous than usual. What if they hate the pictures? Will they still be my friends?! Nah….they’ll like ’em. They better! 😉

I’ve known Beca for about 10-or-so years now. There’s a lot of things about her that has changed, and there’s a lot that hasn’t. Lucky for us all, the things that have changed have all been for the better and the things that remained happen to be all of the things that we love about Beca. She’s always been the most spontaneous of my friends and she’s also been one of the most spiritual. Oh, and she laughs at every single one of my jokes, no matter how bad. She’s always so bubbly and full of energy. I’m glad those two things have stuck around. And I am also glad I’ve been able to see her transform into who she is today. Most of all, I’m happy that she found the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with. They had a sweet 50’s themed(awesome dress!) wedding at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the breeze was blowing and you could feel all the wonderful positive energy in the air. Can’t ask for much more than that! Here are some of my favorite images from the day…I hope you all like them. Special thanks to Mr. Stefano Choi for 2nd shooting this one with me.

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  1. […] Here is a beautiful wedding that took place at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden in Austin, TX. I had the opportunity to 2nd shoot with the talented Francis Joseph and you can see his take on the wedding here. […]

  2. Nov 24 2010

    Beautiful wedding. I love the bride’s gown and how her hair is styled.

Katie + Eric :: Sneak Peek | Austin Wedding Photographer


Katie + Eric :: Sneak Peek | Austin Wedding Photographer

This past weekend brought me back to the ever-so-lovely Plantation House to photograph Katie and Eric’s gorgeous, detailed wedding. There was a bit of a scare as the weather forecast was anything but favorable up until the day before the ceremony, when the clouds kindly moved out of the way and provided us with an absolutely stunning day! Shooting with me on this day was Magan – who did a great job and happened to be the only one who was able to get Katie’s dress bustled! Here are a few from the day. Congrats to Katie and Eric!!

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  1. May 18 2010

    Francis, thank you for allowing me to shoot with you! Katie and Eric planned such a beautiful wedding, and I can’t wait to see the rest of the images you captured!

  2. Sue Hodges
    Jul 28 2010

    Just wanted to let you know that the pictures you shot of Katie and Eric’s wedding are absolutely beautiful!!! Katie was able to Snapfish them to me and I downloaded them on Saturday. I put together an awesome album and am proudly showing them around!!! We are so glad that we found you….you are an amazaing photographer! Sue Hodges

Renee + Andrew :: Austin Wedding Photographer


Renee + Andrew :: Austin Wedding Photographer

At last…a full post! I had the great honor of photographing Renee and Andrew’s wonderful wedding last month at one of the neatest venues in town – The Star Hill Ranch – a cool collection of 22 historic buildings from around Texas that have been relocated and restored. It was a beautiful day for a wedding, with cool weather and bright blue skies. A perfect setting for such a cool and laid back couple. It was evident right as soon as I arrived to the venue that these two have an awesome support group made up of a loving family and great friends. Congrats to you both! Thank you so much for allowing myself and Eric Kotara to be a part of your special day. Enjoy.

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  1. May 17 2010

    Love this venue! You and Eric rocked it out on this wedding! Love the photos, Francis!

  2. May 17 2010

    I like that details montage

  3. […] SO happy that Eric and I were able to be a part of it. I am also very grateful to my past clients, Renee and Andrew, for referring Alexis and Steven to me. Have a look at some sneak peeks from their special […]