I want to thank you so much for photographing our wedding on September 18, 2005. Mike and I could not be happier with the pictures, they are absolutely wonderful. You captured every image we wanted and then some. From the beginning, you made us feel like family and we were so comfortable with you. You gave us excellent suggestions and were so helpful through what could have been a stressful situation. You truly made it easy and fun!
While the memories of that beautiful day will fade with time, the wedding album you created for us will last forever and for that, we are truly grateful.
We look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you again for a job well done.
Mike and Amber Aviani
Over the past 13 years, Franci has done our engagement photos, wedding photos, baby's photo at one year and most recently our two kids' portraits. Each experience has been highly professional, yet relaxed, friendly and enjoyable. She and Art make the session so easy. They will "pose" you perfectly so you look great without looking like you're really posing. Franci captures the essence of the subject. She truly does outstanding work and makes it look so easy.
We recently had a family portrait taken, the first in about 10 years. Since we do this very infrequently, we wanted the pictures to be perfect. Both of our children are young adults and neither likes taking pictures. So, we were apprehensive, to say the least.
I cannot praise Franci enough for the quality of her work. She has a gift for putting people at ease. She also listens extremely well, allowing us to state our preferences or objections to any of the poses. The photo session was smooth and comfortable. The review session was also smooth. When Franci saw we were getting overwhelmed with all our choices, she was able to step back and allow us to slow things down to a pace we could handle (Of course, that meant two visits!)
The bottom line, of course, is in the final product. The portraits were outstanding, beyond our wildest hopes.
On a personal note, Franci captured the sweetness and light in both of our kids - something I have never seen happen before.
Thank you Franci! We treasure our portraits.
Franci had done our engagement photo over 10 years ago (she was booked to a previous couple so she was unable to be our wedding photographer.)
So, when it was time for our family photos we knew we were going to use her- I have gotten compliment after compliment on our family photo. She was simply amazing considering she was working with two stressed out adults, 4 kids and a themed photo (rockabilly) shoot.
She even had a large picture made for her gallery- we were so flattered.
We will be booking her soon for our 10 year anniversary and another family photo this fall.
Dear Franci and Art,
Thank you so much for photographing our wedding on September 10, 2005. You came highly recommended from a local DJ who has been working with you for many years. Everything he said about you was true. From the first time we met you, you were very professional, answered many questions for us, and showed us countless albums and photographs. Your personality and excitement for our event was wonderful. With as busy as you are, you made us feel like we were the only client you had.
During the months before the wedding you stayed in contact with us, to set-up our engagement session, and finally running through the details before the big day. You called us a day or two before our wedding to confirm all was well, and that we would see you soon.
On the day of the wedding you got right to work, and took some beautiful pictures. Art was a wonderful extra set of hands to have there as well. He did a wonderful job in getting my dress looking right for all the pictures and being there if we needed him. You both were extremely professional and helpful. Both of our families were very impressed with both of you and they got several compliments from their friends on what a great photographer we had.
Once we looked through all the proofs, we were even more impressed than we were before. All the pictures came out beautifully, and there were so many! We could not have asked for more lovely pictures. Thank you so much for all that you both did, your great work will be a pleasure to look at for years to come!
Nancy and Ryan Henry
We wanted to get an outdoor family portrait for our entire family, 32 people in all! Franci not only captured all of us beautifully, but she and her husband, Art, were very friendly and professional. The location they chose to take the photo was perfect. We love our portrait so much that we have used them two additional times!
Franci is my first choice in photographers. She truly knows how to capture life’s precious moments. She knows very flattering poses for every style and body type. I went to her in March 2014 for business photos and because they turned out so great I used them for business cards, my car magnets and my ad I took out in Valpak. I am a massage therapist and since I can’t really take pictures of my work my self-portrait had to be amazing. Franci stunned me with her photos and her Photoshop abilities. My retouched picture looks like a model!
She knows all the perfect spots in the East Bay to shoot at that will be the perfect backdrop for any style portrait. I did mine inside her house studio, but I’ve seen samples of her work and it’s exceptional! She is great with newborns, children, families, maternity and senior portraits!
Since she did such a fabulous job in March my fiancé and I are going for our engagement pictures with her in May! I cannot wait to see how amazing our photos turn out. No matter what the occasion Franci will deliver professional service, top notch photos and the perfect location!
If anyone has questions about whether or not to use Franci, don’t hesitate to call for a reference!
Dear Franci and Art,
Let me start off by saying WOW!!!
My wife Paola and I just finished viewing the pictures you and Art took the day of our wedding and they are awesome! We can’t say enough great things about how professional and friendly you were to us, my family and guests.
You both were a treat to have at our wedding and your positive attitudes blended well with the happiness that surrounded us that day. The quality and sharpness says a lot about your love of photography, and speaks volumes of the talent you both have. The things you were able to do with special effects are amazing!
From the start, you gave great advice to us regarding scheduling and worked hard to accommodate our plans. In addition, you were very well organized and clear on what you offered and included. Besides the photography, you were especially helpful to my wife with makeup and accessories. Your experience in photography was truly beneficial to us and greatly appreciated!
Matt and Paola Zeiter