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Francis Joseph Photography

Austin , TX

LOCATION

Austin, TX 78704 US (map)

PHONE

512-589-1433

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Francis photographed our wedding at the Zilker Clubhouse last April. I wish that I could write two reviews--one for the quality of his photographs and one for his customer service. Both hit it out of the park. We spent a lot of time researching photographers before landing on his website. No one does candid, genuine photos like he does. He has a remarkable ability to capture authentic smiles and emotions, and his dancing/party shots are unmatched. To top it off, he was such a pleasure to work with. He exudes cool and calm and savvy wedding know-how. He made us feel completely at ease as we dealt with last minute weather shifts and a tight timeline. He stepped in to offer nuggets of wedding wisdom whenever we asked. Every communication was clear, concise, and right on target. We recommend him without reservation. Thank you, Francis!!
Francis photographed our wedding at the Zilker Clubhouse last April. I wish that I could write two reviews--one for the Read more...
Francis photographed our wedding at the Zilker Clubhouse last April. I wish that I could write two reviews--one for the quality of his photographs and one for his customer service. Both hit it out of the park. We spent a lot of time researching photographers before landing on his website. No one does candid, genuine photos like he does. He has a remarkable ability to capture authentic smiles and emotions, and his dancing/party shots are unmatched. To top it off, he was such a pleasure to work with. He exudes cool and calm and savvy wedding know-how. He made us feel completely at ease as we dealt with last minute weather shifts and a tight timeline. He stepped in to offer nuggets of wedding wisdom whenever we asked. Every communication was clear, concise, and right on target. We recommend him without reservation. Thank you, Francis!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/16/2012
4.8/5.0
Francis is really nice and fun to work with! He was professional and knew how to keep J & I at ease during our engagement photoshoot. During our wedding, he & a 2nd photographer took some really awesome shots without getting in the way of our guests and videographer. Another plus- he's prompt with email communication.

The reason why I took 1 star off of 'Quality' was because I wish he took more up-close shots of J & me - both during the engagement session and during our wedding. I saw that there were a bunch of really great close-ups of other couples in his portfolio so I assumed that we would get those too but I assumed wrong. In reality, I should have communicated this concern w/Francis after seeing our engagement photos. However, we do have a bunch of really breath-taking scenic photos that capture the feeling of Austin and its different settings.

Overall, Francis is a great guy to work with and he produces really good work for a reasonable investment!
Francis is really nice and fun to work with! He was professional and knew how to keep J & I at ease during our engagement Read more...
Francis is really nice and fun to work with! He was professional and knew how to keep J & I at ease during our engagement photoshoot. During our wedding, he & a 2nd photographer took some really awesome shots without getting in the way of our guests and videographer. Another plus- he's prompt with email communication.

The reason why I took 1 star off of 'Quality' was because I wish he took more up-close shots of J & me - both during the engagement session and during our wedding. I saw that there were a bunch of really great close-ups of other couples in his portfolio so I assumed that we would get those too but I assumed wrong. In reality, I should have communicated this concern w/Francis after seeing our engagement photos. However, we do have a bunch of really breath-taking scenic photos that capture the feeling of Austin and its different settings.

Overall, Francis is a great guy to work with and he produces really good work for a reasonable investment! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Francis was such a great photographer. He was willing to work with us on package prices and services. He met with us prior to the wedding to get to know us. He was professional and great. I have nothing but great things to say. Additionally, a close friend of ours, who is a professional photographer, reviewed his photos prior to my contacting him and rated him as one of the top photographers I found.
Francis was such a great photographer. He was willing to work with us on package prices and services. He met with us prior Read more...
Francis was such a great photographer. He was willing to work with us on package prices and services. He met with us prior to the wedding to get to know us. He was professional and great. I have nothing but great things to say. Additionally, a close friend of ours, who is a professional photographer, reviewed his photos prior to my contacting him and rated him as one of the top photographers I found. Read less
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Haley
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
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!
I probably can't say enough nice things about Francis. First and foremost, he is an amazing artist and captures the best Read more...
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! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Francis was excellent! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. He didn't just take pictures, he help coordinate things throughout the night and at the same time seemed to capture everything! I give him 5 stars for everything, because he is fantastic!

Jeff & Robyn
Francis was excellent! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. He didn't just take pictures, he help coordinate Read more...
Francis was excellent! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. He didn't just take pictures, he help coordinate things throughout the night and at the same time seemed to capture everything! I give him 5 stars for everything, because he is fantastic!

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Amy
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
So if you've spent any time at all research wedding photographers in the Austin area, you've already discovered that there's about ten bajillion of them to choose from. We chose Francis based on the creativity and natural ambience of his portfolio, and the obvious amount of care that he puts into every single photo. His photos are beautiful without looking overly Photoshopped, and even the posed photographs have a natural look to them. Our photos are amazing, and we have absolutely no regrets on that choice.

One piece of advice when it comes to comparing photographers - do ask to see an entire portfolio from one or two weddings. Some photographers only really edit a small portion of photos from each wedding - and those are the ones you see on the blog. The rest of the wedding photos don't look all that different from the photos you'll get from your friends and family. The difference is even more obvious with venues that don't have a whole lot of lighting. Francis showed us a sample portfolio with hundreds of photos, and it was obvious that every single shot was equally well done.

A note on budget - We also did an engagement session, which I do consider to be a bit of a splurge. We're both pretty camera shy, and I do think that the experience helped us relax more in front of the camera on the wedding day. And we love absolutely love having photos of us in normal nonwedding attire. So for us it was worth the extra cost, but for others it might not be.

Back to Francis - He has been super responsive over email, which made planning out of town easier! He helped us pick out fantastic locations for our engagement shoot, and came up with really creative ways to use the props that we brought along. The engagement photo session was about 2 hours at 3 locations, and he was pretty good about being encouraging and helping us relax through the awkwardness of being photographed out in public in all sorts of cuddly/kissy positions. (Not really a common experience for most of us!) We received about 100 pictures a few weeks later, which we absolutely love. He was a hero about pulling together our guestbook on short notice. (The short notice was due to our own memory lapse, not his!) On the day of the wedding, he and the videographer were very professional about maneuvering around each other. The sneak peek photos were up on his blog within days, and the full set of photos was ready in less than 2 months.
So if you've spent any time at all research wedding photographers in the Austin area, you've already discovered that Read more...
So if you've spent any time at all research wedding photographers in the Austin area, you've already discovered that there's about ten bajillion of them to choose from. We chose Francis based on the creativity and natural ambience of his portfolio, and the obvious amount of care that he puts into every single photo. His photos are beautiful without looking overly Photoshopped, and even the posed photographs have a natural look to them. Our photos are amazing, and we have absolutely no regrets on that choice.

One piece of advice when it comes to comparing photographers - do ask to see an entire portfolio from one or two weddings. Some photographers only really edit a small portion of photos from each wedding - and those are the ones you see on the blog. The rest of the wedding photos don't look all that different from the photos you'll get from your friends and family. The difference is even more obvious with venues that don't have a whole lot of lighting. Francis showed us a sample portfolio with hundreds of photos, and it was obvious that every single shot was equally well done.

A note on budget - We also did an engagement session, which I do consider to be a bit of a splurge. We're both pretty camera shy, and I do think that the experience helped us relax more in front of the camera on the wedding day. And we love absolutely love having photos of us in normal nonwedding attire. So for us it was worth the extra cost, but for others it might not be.

Back to Francis - He has been super responsive over email, which made planning out of town easier! He helped us pick out fantastic locations for our engagement shoot, and came up with really creative ways to use the props that we brought along. The engagement photo session was about 2 hours at 3 locations, and he was pretty good about being encouraging and helping us relax through the awkwardness of being photographed out in public in all sorts of cuddly/kissy positions. (Not really a common experience for most of us!) We received about 100 pictures a few weeks later, which we absolutely love. He was a hero about pulling together our guestbook on short notice. (The short notice was due to our own memory lapse, not his!) On the day of the wedding, he and the videographer were very professional about maneuvering around each other. The sneak peek photos were up on his blog within days, and the full set of photos was ready in less than 2 months. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Francis was the only photographer we interviewed and we know we made the best choice. We met him and were impressed with not only his great work, but how he really took an interest in understanding us and what we were looking for. He has great ideas and combined with his talent makes Francis a phenomenal photographer. My bridal and wedding portraits will forever be great memories!
Francis was the only photographer we interviewed and we know we made the best choice. We met him and were impressed with Read more...
Francis was the only photographer we interviewed and we know we made the best choice. We met him and were impressed with not only his great work, but how he really took an interest in understanding us and what we were looking for. He has great ideas and combined with his talent makes Francis a phenomenal photographer. My bridal and wedding portraits will forever be great memories! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Oh gosh, where do I even begin? Francis was cordial and prompt with e-mails before the wedding. He came up with so many great idea, it was like he was reading my mind! My family kept coming up to me during the wedding to remark how polite and professional he was. The photos are absolutely amazing, and he made us look like rockstars! The more I look at them, the more I love them. I would highly recommend Francis!
Oh gosh, where do I even begin? Francis was cordial and prompt with e-mails before the wedding. He came up with so many Read more...
Oh gosh, where do I even begin? Francis was cordial and prompt with e-mails before the wedding. He came up with so many great idea, it was like he was reading my mind! My family kept coming up to me during the wedding to remark how polite and professional he was. The photos are absolutely amazing, and he made us look like rockstars! The more I look at them, the more I love them. I would highly recommend Francis! Read less
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FunBride
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Fun & Creative!
Fun & Creative!
Fun & Creative! Read less
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AHildenbrand
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I REALLY enjoyed having Francis as our photographer. Throughout the process he became a friend of ours that we hope we keep in touch with for a long time! Francis' work is nothing short of amazing, our family and friends still rave to this day about the photos from our engagement session & wedding. He is so professional- and willing to go above and beyond to make your day truly special and stress free. I would recommend Francis' services to my best friends and family members, in fact we're already trying to think of more events we can hire him to shoot! You definitely will not be disappointed!
My husband and I REALLY enjoyed having Francis as our photographer. Throughout the process he became a friend of ours that Read more...
My husband and I REALLY enjoyed having Francis as our photographer. Throughout the process he became a friend of ours that we hope we keep in touch with for a long time! Francis' work is nothing short of amazing, our family and friends still rave to this day about the photos from our engagement session & wedding. He is so professional- and willing to go above and beyond to make your day truly special and stress free. I would recommend Francis' services to my best friends and family members, in fact we're already trying to think of more events we can hire him to shoot! You definitely will not be disappointed! Read less
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