Let's start with the basics:
- Born and raised in Sacramento, CA
- Married to my hubby for 10 years
- Mommy to a wild + precious three-year old girl
- Lover and follower of Jesus
- Total goofball and lover of laughing
- Bible college and Full Sail University alumn
- Chai tea lattes + coffee
- I can quote multiple I Love Lucy episodes by heart
- Techie with a yearning for times before technology
- Homebody + an adventurer
Things I Enjoy:
- Collecting coffee mugs
- Road trips / Day trips
- Being in the mountains and hills
- Quiet spots by secluded lakes
- Sushi + chicken katsu
- The Office + Friends trivia
- Long conversations about Jesus and theology
- Digital art for relaxation
- The classic Disney films
A Little More About Me and My Why:
I stumbled upon photography in college when I got my first digital camera. I enjoyed it mostly as a hobby but as time went on, I started discovering my passion for the art. For years, after college and getting married to the love of my life, I entertained the idea of doing it for a living but then pulled the trigger and officially launched Francesca G Photography in 2018. Since then, it's been a journey of growing, getting to know so many wonderful souls, and making friends along the way, one laugh at a time!
When it comes to photography, I have one main quote: "I want to capture you just as you are."
Each person, family, couple, etc., has their own story to tell, and I'm here to document your special moments and milestones in a way that is unique to you and your story. And the truth is, some people enjoy the simplistic approach to a photo session (i.e. "smile!"), and then some desire to get out and have a full blown adventure while being photographed. I LOVE both!
For your wedding, I'm not just your photographer but also an extra helping hand. Need help putting your shoes on, someone to arrange your veil, hold your bouquet, change outfits between the ceremony and reception, bustling your dress? I'm your assistant and hype girl for the day, constantly laughing, keeping things bright and celebrating with you on your special day!
I'm a lover of candids and wholeheartedly believe that the spontaneous moments are the best! I am passionate about shooting the real, organic moments and aim to document the emotions that surface. During your session, I'll talk to you, ask you questions that encourage you to reflect, and maybe hug those around you a little tighter or steal a kiss from your love, all unprompted. I find so often that I don't have to give many prompts because people are enjoying what is happening in that moment that I'm just snapping away and capturing the most raw, sweet interactions. (Let me tell you a secret... those tend to be the best shots!)
I also have another quote that I use a lot in my business, and this comes straight from the Bible: "come as you are."
Growing up, I struggled with a lot of insecurities about my appearance and what other people thought of me. Through many years of depression and self-hatred, I compromised and became somebody I was not. I plastered a smile on my face in order to avoid the question that made me cringe when asked of me: “Are you ok?” Through a lot of seeking God and surrounding myself with the right people who have spoken the truth in love, I've overcome many obstacles that have held me back and kept me from developing friendships and a healthy community.
I love what I do because I’m always meeting new, incredible people with amazing stories... stories of pain, love, loss, struggle, healing, and triumph. And I have the privilege of documenting their stories! Even outside of my business, I've heard many testimonies of lives being change, and I believe those stories are worth telling…and, just maybe, your story can make a difference in someone’s life!!
If your idea of adventure is in your home with your loved ones enjoying those priceless moments, let's get comfortable and have the best time!
If your idea of adventure is in the mountains, by a river, dancing in the sunset, wandering through the fields, I'm with you ever step of the way!
“Our go-to photographer! I love all the work she’s done for us with our wedding and, most recently, our maternity shoot. She's so easy to work with and such a fun spirit!”