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Francis Joseph Photography

Austin , TX

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Austin, TX US 78704 (map)
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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

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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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Kendall
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Francis did an amazing job photographing our wedding and our engagement photos. He was so easy and fun to work with. I would highly, highly recommend him.
Francis did an amazing job photographing our wedding and our engagement photos. He was so easy and fun to work with. I Read more...
Francis did an amazing job photographing our wedding and our engagement photos. He was so easy and fun to work with. I would highly, highly recommend him. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC!!! Reliable, creative, professional and worth every cent!
FANTASTIC!!! Reliable, creative, professional and worth every cent!
FANTASTIC!!! Reliable, creative, professional and worth every cent! Read less
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noname
Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Francis was absolutely wonderful and the photographs are outstanding. He made the bride (my daughter) feel totally comfortable and relaxed. On the wedding day, Francis and his assistant were everywhere but were "out of sight". He captured the emotion of the day in so many memorable photos. He is an artist not just a photographer. And his packaged pricing was quite reasonable! We'll use him again when our other daughter gets married!
Francis was absolutely wonderful and the photographs are outstanding. He made the bride (my daughter) feel totally Read more...
Francis was absolutely wonderful and the photographs are outstanding. He made the bride (my daughter) feel totally comfortable and relaxed. On the wedding day, Francis and his assistant were everywhere but were "out of sight". He captured the emotion of the day in so many memorable photos. He is an artist not just a photographer. And his packaged pricing was quite reasonable! We'll use him again when our other daughter gets married! Read less
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kperry13
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are from Vegas and therefore I needed a photographer that was willing to accomidate my schedule. Francis was so flexible that he was willing to meet me Easter morning at 7am to get my shots before I flew out that evening. When it rained that day he called everywhere to find a place to shoot. Unfortunately nowhere was open but Francis was willing to shoot my bridal portrait 3 days before my wedding and I had my 16x20 bridal portrait and other prints for the wedding ready for me the next day. I cannot say enough about Francis!
My husband and I are from Vegas and therefore I needed a photographer that was willing to accomidate my schedule. Francis Read more...
My husband and I are from Vegas and therefore I needed a photographer that was willing to accomidate my schedule. Francis was so flexible that he was willing to meet me Easter morning at 7am to get my shots before I flew out that evening. When it rained that day he called everywhere to find a place to shoot. Unfortunately nowhere was open but Francis was willing to shoot my bridal portrait 3 days before my wedding and I had my 16x20 bridal portrait and other prints for the wedding ready for me the next day. I cannot say enough about Francis! Read less
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rebecaalexis
Wedding:
4/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I knew I would be happy with his work but I did not expect to be floored. I feared that I made a mistake by not hiring a videographer as well, but those thoughts vanished once I viewed shot after shot of authentic and intimate moments captured forever. Nothing was missed and the attention to detail is excellent. He is unmatched in his professionalism and care - and he listens, which is so important. I understand that he is getting busier and busier these days and I'm not at all surprised. Moral of the story is, contact Francis if you are looking for wedding photos that your great-great-great grandchildren will fight over. He does not disappoint!
I knew I would be happy with his work but I did not expect to be floored. I feared that I made a mistake by not hiring a Read more...
I knew I would be happy with his work but I did not expect to be floored. I feared that I made a mistake by not hiring a videographer as well, but those thoughts vanished once I viewed shot after shot of authentic and intimate moments captured forever. Nothing was missed and the attention to detail is excellent. He is unmatched in his professionalism and care - and he listens, which is so important. I understand that he is getting busier and busier these days and I'm not at all surprised. Moral of the story is, contact Francis if you are looking for wedding photos that your great-great-great grandchildren will fight over. He does not disappoint! Read less
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Shane
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Francis was super flexible, very professional, and his photos are just awesome. he is the bomb!
Francis was super flexible, very professional, and his photos are just awesome. he is the bomb!
Francis was super flexible, very professional, and his photos are just awesome. he is the bomb! Read less
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rmiller
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Francis took the time to really get to know us. He wanted to know our personalities, how we react to him and the camera so that our wedding day and photos could be the very best. We loved his creativity and eye. Having a mix of formal portraits and day documentary was exactly what we were looking for, and Francis gave us all that we asked for and more. I am quick to recommend his services to our friends and would hire him again.
Francis took the time to really get to know us. He wanted to know our personalities, how we react to him and the camera so Read more...
Francis took the time to really get to know us. He wanted to know our personalities, how we react to him and the camera so that our wedding day and photos could be the very best. We loved his creativity and eye. Having a mix of formal portraits and day documentary was exactly what we were looking for, and Francis gave us all that we asked for and more. I am quick to recommend his services to our friends and would hire him again. Read less
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draperge
Wedding:
3/28/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we chose Francis as our photographer. He did a beautiful job on our engagement and wedding photos. I felt like I was the only client he had. He responds to your calls and emails immediately, prepares yours photos for review quickly, and does amazing work. I couldn't have chosen a better photographer to memorialize our special day.
I am so glad we chose Francis as our photographer. He did a beautiful job on our engagement and wedding photos. I felt Read more...
I am so glad we chose Francis as our photographer. He did a beautiful job on our engagement and wedding photos. I felt like I was the only client he had. He responds to your calls and emails immediately, prepares yours photos for review quickly, and does amazing work. I couldn't have chosen a better photographer to memorialize our special day. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
1/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Francis is an excellent photographer! He made my husband and me feel incredibly comfortable during our photo session. I absolutely adored our photos (from our engagement session, wedding rehearsal and wedding ceremony) and I'm constantly getting comments on how beautiful the photos are. Francis' artistic eye is unmatched. He's professional and has gone above and beyond to make our day so special. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!
Francis is an excellent photographer! He made my husband and me feel incredibly comfortable during our photo session. I Read more...
Francis is an excellent photographer! He made my husband and me feel incredibly comfortable during our photo session. I absolutely adored our photos (from our engagement session, wedding rehearsal and wedding ceremony) and I'm constantly getting comments on how beautiful the photos are. Francis' artistic eye is unmatched. He's professional and has gone above and beyond to make our day so special. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!! Read less
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gurusingh
Wedding:
11/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Francis Joseph Photography is PERFECT! i highly recommend Francis because of his high standards for quality pictures that are also very artistic. he is able to capture the occation perfectly and add an artistic angle that will make your photo's look AMAZING. i know this because i have AMAZING photos from Francis. Francis is the nicest person with a great personality that makes you feel comfortable. i hope that you use Francis.
Francis Joseph Photography is PERFECT! i highly recommend Francis because of his high standards for quality pictures that Read more...
Francis Joseph Photography is PERFECT! i highly recommend Francis because of his high standards for quality pictures that are also very artistic. he is able to capture the occation perfectly and add an artistic angle that will make your photo's look AMAZING. i know this because i have AMAZING photos from Francis. Francis is the nicest person with a great personality that makes you feel comfortable. i hope that you use Francis. Read less
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absolutelyamy
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found Francis through a mutual friend of ours and we cannot be more pleased with how our engagement and wedding photos came out.

Our engagement session was a bit awkward knowing that we had to pose for these pictures, but luckily...Francis gave us the right direction and the pictures turned out fabulously! I love that the images were shot in a modern/contemporary style!!

I love looking through our wedding photos, because these are the only remaining relics from that day...and it allows me to relive those sweet, endearing moments. Again, Francis has a very stylish eye and knows exactly when to shoot the image.

Thank you so much, Francis...love your work.
My husband and I found Francis through a mutual friend of ours and we cannot be more pleased with how our engagement and Read more...
My husband and I found Francis through a mutual friend of ours and we cannot be more pleased with how our engagement and wedding photos came out.

Our engagement session was a bit awkward knowing that we had to pose for these pictures, but luckily...Francis gave us the right direction and the pictures turned out fabulously! I love that the images were shot in a modern/contemporary style!!

I love looking through our wedding photos, because these are the only remaining relics from that day...and it allows me to relive those sweet, endearing moments. Again, Francis has a very stylish eye and knows exactly when to shoot the image.

Thank you so much, Francis...love your work. Read less
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