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Natalie Franke Photography

Annapolis , MD
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Hi, I'm Natalie. I'm an International Wedding Lifestyle Photographer living in the nautical town of Annapolis, Maryland. I've had the privilege of documenting weddings from New York... Read more
Hi, I'm Natalie. I'm an International Wedding Lifestyle Photographer living in the nautical town of Annapolis, Maryland. I've had the privilege of documenting weddings from New York City, to Seattle, Punta Cana and beyond. And I truly believe I have the best clients in the world.

I believe in creating something that is enduring and true. I believe in eternalizing the moment, in freezing the most precious days of our lives for our children and grandchildren. A photograph is so much more than pixels within a frame, it represents a fleeting time in our lives that we will never get back. I will forever cherish the images of my childhood, the sweet embrace of my grandmother, the way the world looked when I was four feet tall. I find comfort and strength in knowing that photography is forever. It is eternal. It is enduring. It is true.

The power of photography has never ceased to amaze me. The ability to fit a couple's love story within a single frame, to shape the way we see one another - it's quite an incredible thing. My photographic style is designed to be fun and comfortable. I love making my clients laugh, spending a few hours in the great outdoors, just capturing the sunset. I live for the clients that become my friends. The relationships that last years after the weddings are over. Read less
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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
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot completely in digital and edit images using Photoshop and Lightroom.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes - Absolutely!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one event in a day and very rarely do I book more than one wedding in a weekend.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, having backup equipment is essential to being a wedding photographer. I have a backup camera and various lenses.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
A blog post is often up within 48-72 hours of the wedding, showcasing a few of my favorite images. The complete gallery is ready within 4-6 weeks on average.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
After the final payment, I give my clients a personal copyright release. This allows them to print the photos or use the images on social networking sites.

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Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not sure were to begin with my review because there are no words that can adequacy describe how amazing Natalie Franke is. First, l could start by saying that she is a beautiful person inside and out. She is the sweetest person you will ever met and it shows that she truly cares about her clients. She is extremely professional, responsive and so easy to work with. Second, her talent for photography is almost unnatural. Our wedding photos were incredible and everything I envisioned. Natalie has an eye for making even the simplest things beautiful and capturing a moment that can evoke emotion even months later. Just an amazing experience.
I'm not sure were to begin with my review because there are no words that can adequacy describe how amazing Natalie Franke Read more...
I'm not sure were to begin with my review because there are no words that can adequacy describe how amazing Natalie Franke is. First, l could start by saying that she is a beautiful person inside and out. She is the sweetest person you will ever met and it shows that she truly cares about her clients. She is extremely professional, responsive and so easy to work with. Second, her talent for photography is almost unnatural. Our wedding photos were incredible and everything I envisioned. Natalie has an eye for making even the simplest things beautiful and capturing a moment that can evoke emotion even months later. Just an amazing experience. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
9/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot even begin to express my love of photography... not only my love of photography, but my love of Natalie Franke's photography! For my wedding, THE single most important detail of planning was finding the perfect photographer for US. I searched high and low... and let me tell you, I spent nearly 3 months stalking wedding blogs/local photographers/magazines to find the photographer that we knew would represent our love story, best.

Natalie has the most upbeat spirit of anyone I have ever met. There is not one single thing that I asked for that she couldn't/wouldn't provide. Her whole goal is to provide the best experience for her clines, and she does just that! If you request it, she will make sure she does it for YOU. From the emails she sent coordinating both our engagement and wedding--to the gorgeous little packages that graced our doorsteps... there was not one detail that was missed.

There is no other photographer that will make you feel more at ease in front of the camera. There is no other photographer that will go out of his/her way to get the right shot, to get the right light (which I was personally obsessed with!!) or to show you that she truly cares about your experience. We are overjoyed that we were able to work with such talent on our wedding day and we honestly cannot wait to book another session with the very talented, and oh-so-sweet, Natalie Franke!

Thank you so much Natalie for your sweet words, your gorgeous photos and your warm heart!

A&B
I cannot even begin to express my love of photography... not only my love of photography, but my love of Natalie Franke's Read more...
I cannot even begin to express my love of photography... not only my love of photography, but my love of Natalie Franke's photography! For my wedding, THE single most important detail of planning was finding the perfect photographer for US. I searched high and low... and let me tell you, I spent nearly 3 months stalking wedding blogs/local photographers/magazines to find the photographer that we knew would represent our love story, best.

Natalie has the most upbeat spirit of anyone I have ever met. There is not one single thing that I asked for that she couldn't/wouldn't provide. Her whole goal is to provide the best experience for her clines, and she does just that! If you request it, she will make sure she does it for YOU. From the emails she sent coordinating both our engagement and wedding--to the gorgeous little packages that graced our doorsteps... there was not one detail that was missed.

There is no other photographer that will make you feel more at ease in front of the camera. There is no other photographer that will go out of his/her way to get the right shot, to get the right light (which I was personally obsessed with!!) or to show you that she truly cares about your experience. We are overjoyed that we were able to work with such talent on our wedding day and we honestly cannot wait to book another session with the very talented, and oh-so-sweet, Natalie Franke!

Thank you so much Natalie for your sweet words, your gorgeous photos and your warm heart!

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Shannon
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Natalie Franke is simply one of the best photographers out there. She is professional, sweet, and creative. She caught each detail, emotion, and moment that whirled right by us on our wedding day in her soft and beautifully lit photos. One of the stand out abilities of Natalie, is her ability to think on her feet and outside the box. When I forgot my garter, she came up with a great alternative right on the spot when she handed me a beer. When the groom found the beer under my dress and chugged it on one knee the crowd went wild. Natalie goes way beyond the roll of photographer, she is a top knotch creative genius and we simply cannot thank her enough.
Natalie Franke is simply one of the best photographers out there. She is professional, sweet, and creative. She caught Read more...
Natalie Franke is simply one of the best photographers out there. She is professional, sweet, and creative. She caught each detail, emotion, and moment that whirled right by us on our wedding day in her soft and beautifully lit photos. One of the stand out abilities of Natalie, is her ability to think on her feet and outside the box. When I forgot my garter, she came up with a great alternative right on the spot when she handed me a beer. When the groom found the beer under my dress and chugged it on one knee the crowd went wild. Natalie goes way beyond the roll of photographer, she is a top knotch creative genius and we simply cannot thank her enough. Read less
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Cory and Kathie
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no way that I can adequately express in words how magical our day was because of Natalie. Not only was she the sweetest person to work with (and her assistants Kate and Maddie), but her pictures are nothing short of amazing! It took me three tries yesterday before I could look at them all without crying (in happiness, of course). She truly captured the life and love that is our new, bigger family! When the wedding day started, she only knew Cory and I previously from our engagement session and first meeting. However, by the end of the night, she was so much more than that to everyone there. I am still hearing from family and friends how much they loved her and her assistants. I can't wait to share these pictures with them and she will be getting major business coming her way, so you better contact her soon. But, then again, I have a feeling she has quite the following already!

~Kathie
There is no way that I can adequately express in words how magical our day was because of Natalie. Not only was she the Read more...
There is no way that I can adequately express in words how magical our day was because of Natalie. Not only was she the sweetest person to work with (and her assistants Kate and Maddie), but her pictures are nothing short of amazing! It took me three tries yesterday before I could look at them all without crying (in happiness, of course). She truly captured the life and love that is our new, bigger family! When the wedding day started, she only knew Cory and I previously from our engagement session and first meeting. However, by the end of the night, she was so much more than that to everyone there. I am still hearing from family and friends how much they loved her and her assistants. I can't wait to share these pictures with them and she will be getting major business coming her way, so you better contact her soon. But, then again, I have a feeling she has quite the following already!

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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Natalie is an AMAZING photographer and a great person!! I am absolutely in LOVE with all of the photos from my wedding day. It truly was like having a friend there to take our pictures because Natalie is so sweet and personable. I was pretty nervous before seeing my husband for our first look and Natalie was so nice about it and kept making sure I was okay, which was so helpful for me. I let Natalie make decisions about where we took pictures and I'm so happy I did! Our photos turned out absolutely gorgeous - Natalie is so talented and so hard working. I really can't say enough good things about her. I have gotten so many compliments on my photos and I truly am so happy. Book her early girls!! :) ... Thank you Natalie!!
Natalie is an AMAZING photographer and a great person!! I am absolutely in LOVE with all of the photos from my wedding Read more...
Natalie is an AMAZING photographer and a great person!! I am absolutely in LOVE with all of the photos from my wedding day. It truly was like having a friend there to take our pictures because Natalie is so sweet and personable. I was pretty nervous before seeing my husband for our first look and Natalie was so nice about it and kept making sure I was okay, which was so helpful for me. I let Natalie make decisions about where we took pictures and I'm so happy I did! Our photos turned out absolutely gorgeous - Natalie is so talented and so hard working. I really can't say enough good things about her. I have gotten so many compliments on my photos and I truly am so happy. Book her early girls!! :) ... Thank you Natalie!! Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Natalie more than 5/5 stars, I would in a heartbeat. She is so much more than a wedding photographer! I e-mailed her months before I was even engaged because sometimes "you just know". Kinda like picking out a wedding dress or the man of your dreams- you just know when you've found the perfect photographer.

Natalie is the sweetest person you'll probably ever meet. When you choose a photographer, remember that they will be with you all day long. It was like having a friend with you throughout your wedding day. Natalie captures so much emotion in every single photograph she takes and she works so incredibly hard! I can not say enough incredible things about this photographer but her work really speaks for itself.

During our wedding, our friends and family kept saying to us that we seemed like the most calm bride and groom. I told them, "You want to know the secret? Amazing vendors!" It's true though- all of my vendors were so incredible and I knew that they would take care of everything. It melted all the stress away. I knew, without a doubt, that even if it was snowing or was pouring down rain- we'd get incredible photographs. Natalie is up for anything & will do everything in her power to make your day special.

Would recommend Natalie a million times over!
If I could give Natalie more than 5/5 stars, I would in a heartbeat. She is so much more than a wedding photographer! I Read more...
If I could give Natalie more than 5/5 stars, I would in a heartbeat. She is so much more than a wedding photographer! I e-mailed her months before I was even engaged because sometimes "you just know". Kinda like picking out a wedding dress or the man of your dreams- you just know when you've found the perfect photographer.

Natalie is the sweetest person you'll probably ever meet. When you choose a photographer, remember that they will be with you all day long. It was like having a friend with you throughout your wedding day. Natalie captures so much emotion in every single photograph she takes and she works so incredibly hard! I can not say enough incredible things about this photographer but her work really speaks for itself.

During our wedding, our friends and family kept saying to us that we seemed like the most calm bride and groom. I told them, "You want to know the secret? Amazing vendors!" It's true though- all of my vendors were so incredible and I knew that they would take care of everything. It melted all the stress away. I knew, without a doubt, that even if it was snowing or was pouring down rain- we'd get incredible photographs. Natalie is up for anything & will do everything in her power to make your day special.

Would recommend Natalie a million times over! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
4/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently had Natalie Franke at http://www.nataliefranke.com/ photograph our daughter's wedding and the photos were amazing. She was able celebrate the emotion of the day with locations and shots that were just beautiful. The ease with which she posed everyone and her ability to capture spontaneous moments was tremendous. A bleak, rainy day was no match for Natalie’s ability to capture our daughter's and her husband's love for each other in photos that we'll cherish forever. Our family and friends loved the photos and the accolades continue. No need to look any further Natalie is the best photographer for you.
We recently had Natalie Franke at http://www.nataliefranke.com/ photograph our daughter's wedding and the photos were Read more...
We recently had Natalie Franke at http://www.nataliefranke.com/ photograph our daughter's wedding and the photos were amazing. She was able celebrate the emotion of the day with locations and shots that were just beautiful. The ease with which she posed everyone and her ability to capture spontaneous moments was tremendous. A bleak, rainy day was no match for Natalie’s ability to capture our daughter's and her husband's love for each other in photos that we'll cherish forever. Our family and friends loved the photos and the accolades continue. No need to look any further Natalie is the best photographer for you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There are not enough positive words in the world to describe my experience with Natalie! She is the sweetest person you will ever meet. I have been working with Natalie for almost a year and a half, and it is always a pleasure. She makes you feel completely comfortable and at ease. She always answered my questions promptly and made sure that I was completely satisfied every step of the way. She has an amazing personality, one where you feel like you have known her for years. Her work is incredibly beautiful, natural, romantic, and creative. You can tell how much pride Natalie puts in her work, its always shows. Everything that was included in the photos was what I asked for and more! My husband and I added a second photographer to our package, and we are extremely happy we did. Natalie's colleague Kate was our second photographer. It is very helpful to have 2 photographers. It was so wonderful that every time me or my husband turned around, Natalie or Kate were right there. It was amazing how they were always there capturing the most precious moments. They also did an amazing job at capturing the real emotion in each photo. I also want to give credit to Madison, Natalie's amazing assistant. She was extremely helpful every step of the way and was a pleasure to work with. Natalie's blog is a huge plus about the entire experience. She did a beautiful job at describing our wedding day and all of the special moments. It is very nice to have her blog to reflect on our wedding day! I also can't believe how fast we received our photos back! I also think it is great that Natalie does a "sneak peak" almost immediately. We are so in love with the photographs from our wedding! I could go on and on...but the best advice I have for you is that my husband and I HIGHLY recommend her!
There are not enough positive words in the world to describe my experience with Natalie! She is the sweetest person you Read more...
There are not enough positive words in the world to describe my experience with Natalie! She is the sweetest person you will ever meet. I have been working with Natalie for almost a year and a half, and it is always a pleasure. She makes you feel completely comfortable and at ease. She always answered my questions promptly and made sure that I was completely satisfied every step of the way. She has an amazing personality, one where you feel like you have known her for years. Her work is incredibly beautiful, natural, romantic, and creative. You can tell how much pride Natalie puts in her work, its always shows. Everything that was included in the photos was what I asked for and more! My husband and I added a second photographer to our package, and we are extremely happy we did. Natalie's colleague Kate was our second photographer. It is very helpful to have 2 photographers. It was so wonderful that every time me or my husband turned around, Natalie or Kate were right there. It was amazing how they were always there capturing the most precious moments. They also did an amazing job at capturing the real emotion in each photo. I also want to give credit to Madison, Natalie's amazing assistant. She was extremely helpful every step of the way and was a pleasure to work with. Natalie's blog is a huge plus about the entire experience. She did a beautiful job at describing our wedding day and all of the special moments. It is very nice to have her blog to reflect on our wedding day! I also can't believe how fast we received our photos back! I also think it is great that Natalie does a "sneak peak" almost immediately. We are so in love with the photographs from our wedding! I could go on and on...but the best advice I have for you is that my husband and I HIGHLY recommend her! Read less
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Malia
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
She is amazing! We flew her out to Washington State for our December wedding. And it was like having a dear friend shooting your special day, well I already considered her a friend before hiring. And she was so helpful and always offered if she needed to do anything for us, which wasn't necessary, but we really appreciated it! Very personable, my family and friends loved her!
She is amazing! We flew her out to Washington State for our December wedding. And it was like having a dear friend Read more...
She is amazing! We flew her out to Washington State for our December wedding. And it was like having a dear friend shooting your special day, well I already considered her a friend before hiring. And she was so helpful and always offered if she needed to do anything for us, which wasn't necessary, but we really appreciated it! Very personable, my family and friends loved her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had been following Natalie's work since before my husband and I were engaged. I saw a gorgeous shoot that she did and made a note of her name for the future. I am so glad that I did. I couldn't imagine having anyone else in her place. Not only is Natalie crazy talented, but her personality is one in a million. She puts everyone at ease and makes everything fun! She also have the ability to corral a million families together for a crazy family shoot. I don't know how she did it. Then she turns around whips out a "sneak peek" the very next day. I died when I saw the pictures. They are absolutely amazing and I felt like I was reliving the day all over again. I can't even begin to put into words how happy and honored I am to have had her capture our day. I HIGHLY recommend her!
I had been following Natalie's work since before my husband and I were engaged. I saw a gorgeous shoot that she did and Read more...
I had been following Natalie's work since before my husband and I were engaged. I saw a gorgeous shoot that she did and made a note of her name for the future. I am so glad that I did. I couldn't imagine having anyone else in her place. Not only is Natalie crazy talented, but her personality is one in a million. She puts everyone at ease and makes everything fun! She also have the ability to corral a million families together for a crazy family shoot. I don't know how she did it. Then she turns around whips out a "sneak peek" the very next day. I died when I saw the pictures. They are absolutely amazing and I felt like I was reliving the day all over again. I can't even begin to put into words how happy and honored I am to have had her capture our day. I HIGHLY recommend her! Read less
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