Francis is AMAZING! Talented, creative, professional, personable, reliable, punctual, and overall a pleasure to work with.
We hired him for the whole nine yards: Engagement photos, bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner photos, wedding photos, and creation of the wedding album. For over a year he was in and out of our lives, capturing these precious moments.
I think it's always difficult when trying to find the right person to capture such a huge life event. Before committing to anything, Francis set up a meeting with us to answer all our questions and really put us at ease about the whole process. After meeting with him and chatting about everything that was about to happen, we shook hands and moved forward.
For every single event he was on time, gave timely responses to any questions, and took such great photos. He captured all the grand moments of the wedding beautifully... but also caught those little moments you never get to see. Looking back at all the images, you realize how much he captured the happiness, anticipation, love, commitment, tenderness, joy, and fun.
Not only did we gush at how our days were captured, but so did our friends and family :) Some of the photos of the people were so engaging and vibrant, we ended up buying extra copies to frame as gifts, and then I even ordered more to add to Christmas cards we sent out as a little extra surprise (And yes, we did get all the digital photos on disk). It helped that Francis was so personable with everybody there. He really immersed himself in the event, but somehow was barely noticeable at the same time!
When all was said and done he created the wedding album. Yes, it was a little expensive (mostly because we added 2 extra copies for our parents), but it was beautifully done. Fine art. Soft leather, sturdy, incredibly bound, and the prints of the photos are so clear and colorful (don't ask me how, just somehow different and better.) It's one of those things where you just pick it up and can tell it's done well. He also had our back for one more time, when they were delivered to him slightly damaged. He sent them back to be fixed before presenting them to us in person.
Now we look forward to starting our family, and will definitely be in touch with Francis to capture the moments of our future.
I probably can't say enough nice things about Francis. First and foremost, he is an amazing artist and captures the best moments with his camera. They are the kind of pictures you want to look at again, and again, and again. And then some more. He is an extremely wonderful person and businessman, who puts everybody around him at ease. My husband was really hesitant about taking engagement pictures, but we had the best time because Francis has a magical way of making it fun, relaxing, and easy. On the actual wedding day, he was prompt, thorough, and was able to capture the excitement, love, and joy of the day, while catching all the little details without ever being "in the way". We highly recommend Francis, he is the BEST photographer!
My husband (then fiance) and I knew from our first phone call with Francis that we would hit it off with him. Francis made him comfortable and we actually had fun taking our engagement photos.
Throughout the wedding planning process, he was responsive, straightforward, professional, and easy to work with. He was up-front about costs and he didn't add on charges later (unlike many other wedding vendors).
As for our wedding day, Francis stayed out of our way. He let my husband and I share private moments and he photographed them from afar, he didn't rush us, he didn't interrupt us throughout the reception, and he didn't make us take awkwardly posed photos (unless we requested them). Yet, he took so many incredible shots that truly captured the preparations, emotions, traditions, and excitement of our wedding day. He captured the essence of our interfaith wedding. We are beyond pleased with our wedding photos by Francis, and people constantly compliment his work.
We love our wedding photos! He went above and beyond for us (he even had an ex-family member cropped out of a photo for us). It is apparent that Francis takes pride in his work, he truly enjoys interacting with people, and that he is a very talented, experienced photographer. We highly recommend Francis, and you'd be lucky to work with him!
Francis was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. He made us feel comfortable with him from the get-go. Francis met us at a coffee shop to make sure we would all be a good match to work together, and we ended up hitting it off immediately. We booked him immediately and never looked back!
Our engagement shoot was fun, and he helped put us at ease with being in front of a camera. Our wedding day was captured at a level I am still unable to articulate. He was somehow everywhere and nowhere at once. The moments he was able to capture without staging or prompting are everything I had dreamed my wedding photos would be. Everyone who saw them felt the emotions and joy of the day, and I am forever grateful I have them.
Francis is professional, easy to communicate with, and freakishly talented. Stop reading this and hire him already!
We were referred to him by a friend of a friend. Francis shot the photographs for our small wedding as well as some engagement photographs. He did a great job, and was professional from beginning to end. He met with us and spent time with us before shooting the pictures, explaining the equipment and the process and telling us what to expect. Spending the time talking with him enbded up making the whole process feel a lot more natural and easy when it came time to take phtotos. The pictures came out great, and Francis did a great job of staying in touch with us after the wedding and keeping us in the loop in terms of letting us know when they would be ready. His pictures are creative, while still feeling very natural. He's great at dealing with people. We were wary of the entire process and expense of hiring a photographer, and, in the end, I don't think we could have been happier.
Wow, where do I even start? Francis is AMAZING! He made us feel super comfortable, and super good looking when he did our engagements. He was so kind and cool to make the trip out to our ranch to take some great shots out in the Texas Hill Country. He really helped my camera shy Fiance smile and actually enjoy our engagement shoot.
For our wedding Francis again swooped in and took some fantastic shots. Not only did he capture our first look perfectly, he also kept us cool and collected before the wedding. Francis even did a great job blending and working with all the high emotions of the wedding party, mothers, etc. That is no easy task! I knew when we booked Francis that I had nothing to worry about, and you know what, I didn't! I was so content the whole day of our wedding because I knew that the pictures Francis would capture would be incredible. I look through our wedding album pretty regularly and continually think how lucky we were to have Francis as our photographer.