I have always had a love of photography, it is a way of life a passion and with a love of people it is only natural that I find myself photographing people, I originally went to art school in Surrey and found myself spending many hours in the dark room, creating beautiful photographs seemed like magic. On leaving art school I went into fashion photography which I really loved and it contributed to the skills I now have on getting the best from my brides and grooms. I now spend a lot of me time photographing weddings and celebrations, every bride is beautiful and I use every bit of knowledge I have to use if available natural lights and creative angles, capturing the emotions and happening of the day as they unfold
I have a real love for weddings, each wedding is unique I aims to individualize each wedding and to approach it with the energy and freshness as if it’s the first wedding I’ve ever photographed but drawing on my many years of photographing weddings all over the world.
I am contactable seven days a week and offer a free consultation you can be confident that you will receive a bespoke service and beautiful images presented on an online gallery to share with family and friends. My approach to every wedding is to spend time preparing by talking to the bride and groom and sharing ideas and then creating a mood board so we can make sure we are all on the same page.
A typical wedding day for me would be to start at the Bride or Grooms house, I often work with a 2nd photographer called Beth she and I have worked together for years, which is brilliant as we never miss a shot, by having a second photographer the same time at the beginning of the day can be spent with both the bride and groom and then later in the day we can get different angles of the wedding as well as close ups and long shots, Beth is always available for a small extra charge. We then move onto the location where the ceremony is to be held and then onto the reception. I don’t feel I have done my job unless I photograph the whole day and will stay well after the cutting of the cake, first dance and then the party.
The after wedding service is extremely important, my images are a very important part of my job, I always make sure I deliver the highest possible quality, each print will last a life time and will not fade, it will look as good in 100 years as it does on day one, I am happy to help the bride and groom go through their images and then to select the ones they would like to put into a book or album, or maybe a canvas or portrait photograph. Extra photograph printing is not included in the prices below I use a highly qualified award winning photo lab to ensure the quality is there and only the best paper and printing process is used.
My style is relaxed a blend of reportage with a hint of traditional. I like to keep my photography as natural as possible, allowing people to be themselves I do not like to be in people faces with my lens, it is really off putting Where possible I use natural light as this is more flattering than harsh flash lights but having said that I never use my flash directly on to people but find something to bounce it from to soften the effect. My philosophy is to get fabulous photos is to stay calm and to love what you do.
I love everything about weddings. Starting with meeting the bride and groom to discuss what type of photography they would like for their wedding and then creating a mood board so we both get a feel for what they will get. I love the anticipation of the day ahead. Each part of the wedding is beautiful, I love being with the bride or groom preparing, surrounded by friends and family, the laughter and excitement for what lies ahead, and then the wedding itself, its wonderful to see the groom standing looking at his watch, looking slightly nervous, waiting, and then the expression on his face when he sees his bride walking down the aisle looking so breathtakingly stunning, followed by the party and celebration, watching old friends and family meeting each other after what some times can by year and then meeting new friends and family too, its brilliant to capture through my lens everyone having an amazing time, celebrating, hugging, dancing, laughing, all brought together by the bride and groom. I appreciate so much to be part of this and to have the opportunity to capture this with my camera, my aim is always to give the best possible photography that my clients deserve, each wedding is unique and I approach it with freshness and energy as if its the first wedding I have ever photographed but have the huge advantage of 15 years of experience behind me.
Remember after the wedding day has gone apart from the ring and the clothing the only tangible thing you will have left are the wedding photographs, here are a few points that will help you make the right choice with your photographer.... Always meet your wedding photographer Don't go with the first person you meet, shop around Check their equipment If it is a commercial website as opposed to a freelance photographers site ask to see the wedding photographers personal work and not the general photographs on the site
Travel is included in quote
Starting Price: 450.00 for 4 hours
10% discount on all booking for 2018 made before Feb 28th 2018 (albums and photobooks not included)
Working with Francesca made our big day a lot fun, memorable and stress-free. She made me feel so comfortable from very early in the morning to the last moments of the day. As a bride, the last thing you want on your day is stress and Francesca makes sure that the day goes smoothly. She not only took beautiful photos and provided an excellent service for us but also took care of things like a family member on our wedding day. She offered many extra services to make us feel at ease. Her communication is excellent and I love the photos!! Thanks a lot Francesca, it was an honour to work with you and I highly recommend you to anyone.
Hoping to see you again.
Emine and Umar
Francesca photographed my sister's wedding last month and the resulting photographs are some of the finest I've ever seen! She managed to capture not only what was happening, but also what it felt like. The atmosphere of the wedding really shows in the pictures.
Apart from that, she is a truly lovely person. She will bring joy to any wedding... and amazing photos to hold on to afterwards.
If I ever get married, I definitely want her as my photographer!
Francesca and team were fantastic, we were both really happy with the pictures we received of our wedding day, Very creative, and a really nice person, which Is exactly what you want! - Researched the venue and surroundings weeks before the wedding, which gives you confidence. Quality and affordable, which is refreshing these days! My wife looks beautiful! (it s a shame I let the pictures down!)
We sourced so many photographers before meeting Francesca, and once we did meet and saw her work, it was an instant decision! We would both recommend Francesca, you will not be disappointed.
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