“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

Aaron Siskind

When it comes to the big events in life, memories are everything. Those precious but all-too-fleeting moments are what we cherish for the rest of our lives.

I’m Fran, and I’m passionate about creating contemporary, beautiful photographs– images that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. I specialise in capturing the magic and emotion of your wedding day, and the tiny, precious beauty of your newborn baby.

I also offer my skills and experience to other photographers, helping to mentor them as they set out on their own careers.

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About Me

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m Fran, an award-winning professional photographer. I specialise in contemporary portraits of weddings and newborn babies. Tying the knot with the person you love, those first days with your child – these are some of the most precious moments in anyone’s life. I aim to capture the fleeting magic, joy and excitement –ensuring you have photographic memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

If you’re thinking of entrusting such important commissions to me, you’ll understandably want to know a little more. Well, I’ve been a photographer for over ten years and in that time, I’ve picked up a whole host of awards for my work.

These days I work from a studio based just outside Stafford in the heart of Staffordshire, a county I’m proud to call home. I’m married to Martyn and we have, between us, four grown-up kids who’ve flown the nest. Martyn and I tied the knot in September 2016; recently enough for me to remember so clearly the butterflies and excitement of my own wedding day. And, even though its a long time ago, if I close my eyes, I can also recall those magical first days I spent with my children. Unforgettable times.

If you’d like to talk to me about capturing all the fun and elegance of your wedding day, or the tiny bundle of joy that’s your newborn baby, contact me today. The initial consultation is completely free. I so look forward to meeting and hearing all about you and your requirements.

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

Karl Lagerfeld

Mentoring

I believe that being mentored is a wonderful way to grow as a photographer – a really hands-on approach to learning. For me, it’s about helping those who are starting out – giving them the knowledge and skills to grow in confidence as a professional.

From experience, I believe mentoring works best as ongoing support spread over a six month period, with evenly spaced meet ups. It’s enormously satisfying getting together with those I mentor after a short gap of time – seeing the progress they’ve made and how their skills and creativity have developed.

I tend to allocate four hours a month to each of my mentees, which can be used in whatever way suits them best. It might be video meetings (Skype/facetime), phone calls and emails, or face to face.

Because I run a busy studio, I can only allocate two spaces at any one time. If you’re interested in being mentored, we’ll start with an initial meeting – a chance to work out what you want from the experience and get a sense of how we’ll work together over the six month period.

Needless to say, everyone is different and looking for different things from mentoring. You may be seeking practical help learning the craft, or possibly after advice on where to market and how to price yourself in an ever-changing industry. Whatever you’re after, I know I can help.

A six-month mentoring scheme costs £800. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to learn more – or want to sign up.

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