Hey sunshine and welcome!! I’m so excited you’re here! So, you found The One, huh? And you said yes! EEEP! *cue happy dance*! But now what? Sharing an insider scoop on what it’s like to working with Francesca Dominique Photography today, starting with some facts about me!
I first dreamed of being a wedding photographer when I was 16 years old. I had taken a film photography class and daydreamed of capturing brides and grooms on one of the best days of their lives. I worked slow and steady for seven years before finally taking the leap to create FDP and haven’t looked back!
I’m a bubbly, 5’4” ball of energy and I thrive on travel, shrimp tacos and quality time with my family and friends. When I’m not capturing amazing, madly-in-love couples, you can find me planning my next trip with my high school prom date turned love of my life, Frank. I can brag about him for hours but to check out some bits of our story, head on over here! When I think of true love, I envision my grandparents and their 60+ years together. Their legacy created my own endearing parents and their example of marriage is something I treasure so deeply. Thinking back, it’s no wonder that capturing love was on my heart all along.
I mean, how cute are they?
Okay enough about me, let’s get down to the details, shall we?
STEP ONE: Let’s chat! Maybe you found me on Instagram, or perhaps even Pinterest (let’s face it, who doesn’t have wedding inspo boards?) and you’re loving my style! First off, thank you, thank you, thank you!! I work hard to create a refined and modern style that is also timeless for your and your fiancé. Your love is going to stand the test of time, and your photos should, too! The best way to contact me is right through my contact page on my website! You can give me a run through of your date, venue and even tell me a little about your love story. I literally do a happy dance each time a couple tells me about their love story – it’s so beautiful and unique and gets me even more excited to meet you!
STEP TWO: Let’s Meet! From there, we can schedule a time to chat! Whether that’s over the phone, or over a glass of your favorite Montepulciano, I love connecting with my couples! I’ll ogle over your love story, how you two met, the proposal and all the little details you have planned! It’s also a great way for you to ask any and all questions you have about me and my work!
STEP THREE: The Details! After we’ve chatted and you and your fiancé are feeling great, I’ll send over an online proposal, which showcases everything that’s included in your package and a contract. It also allows you to submit your retainer payment to lock in your wedding date with me!
STEP FOUR: Pop Open that Prosecco! Once your date is locked in, it’s time to celebrate!! Cross, “finding a photographer” off your list and bring out those champagne flutes you received from your engagement party. I’ll also be sending you a custom luxe welcome gift that I curate with Lauren over at Box and Bow with a few extra goodies. Along with the gift is a Style Guide for your engagement session and a vendor referral list to help you select your wedding day dream team! It means the world to me that you’ve trusted me to capture this special day and I truly take that to heart.
STEP FIVE: Schedule your Engagement Session! Two of my wedding service packages offer engagement sessions INCLUDED! You can also add on an engagement session a la carte and I love encouraging couples to utilize this exciting enhancement. Between the proposal and the wedding day, you get to be a fiancé. (Ahh, sigh) Don’t forgot to celebrate this exciting step before the “I do!” I chat even more about the reasons for having an engagement session on this blog post!
STEP SIX: Custom Timeline Curation! About two months before your wedding I’ll send along a questionnaire that helps me to curate a timeline for your big day. Included are questions regarding addresses for all locations we’ll be on your day, bridal party and family information, and additional vendor details! From there, I’ll curate a timeline and send it over to you and your fiancé to review!
STEP SEVEN: It’s Wedding Week!! The week of the wedding we’ll connect one last time to make sure the timeline is all set and ready to go! After that, simply enjoy. I love seeing brides and grooms giddy with excitement on their big day, rest assured that all of the details will fall into place. Soak this in, treasure these moments. You’ve waited a lifetime for your wedding day, you’ve hand selected your #dreamteam of vendors, and we’ve got it covered!
“Choosing Francesca as our photographer meant we could relax and enjoy our wedding, knowing that key, meaningful moments were being captured forever. Her warmth, genuine care, and professionalism could be seen from the very first communication we had with her! She was extremely responsive to our emails and was eager to answer any questions we had. Her wedding day timeline was so helpful in the planning of our wedding, and we felt confident that she had everything covered.
The day of the wedding, she was so sweet, even willing to carry cough drops for my cough that wouldn’t go away. We were able to get through all of the family portraits and couple portraits more quickly than I expected, allowing us to sit and rest and soak in the fact that we were actually married! When we received the sneak peak photos and then the full album, we were blown away by what we saw. We love her editing style and the fact that what she skillfully captured really reflected what we saw. The photos brought back sweet memories, and we would definitely recommend her to everyone! Whether you need family photos, a wedding photographer, engagement photos, she puts people to ease and is a joy to be around!”
– JOANNA AND DAVID
“Francesca is an extremely sunny and warm person, always made us feel so comfortable, and inspired us to have fun in both our engagement and wedding photos. We had such an outstanding experience working with her and would absolutely recommend her to anyone. The photos themselves were beautiful and captured the magic of our big day…we have them displayed all over our home! She brings an integrity and enthusiasm for her craft that really shows through in every part of the process.”
– ALISA AND ERIC
“We had the best time at our engagement shoot with Francesca. My fiancé and I had never done anything like this before so we were a little nervous, but Francesca’s bubbly personality immediately put us at ease. The session was full of laughs and Francesca captured us in a way that felt very natural. We got the full gallery back quickly and have not been able to stop looking at the results! Our pictures are so dreamy and perfectly capture our love! Francesca was very responsive to all of our questions before and after the session and she was extremely easy to work with. We’re so grateful we found her!”
– CARA AND RICHIE
Hope you enjoyed reading about what it’s like working with Francesca Dominique Photography! I can’t wait to hear alllll about your love story and meet you and your fiancé! Drop me a line!