Professional Services

Mentoring by a Master

Love photography and want to learn more? Who better to learn from than a passionate seasoned veteran? Fran graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography with a commercial degree in 1985 and started her career shooting products, fashion, architecture and illustrative portraiture. Her desire to share a more personal connection with her clients led her to re-focus her sights on family portraiture and weddings. With fine tuned skills, an artistic eye and a knack for marketing she enjoyed a successful career as a custom portrait artist for more than 25 years. During that time she earned both her Photographic Master and Craftsman degrees and became an Approved Instructor with Professional Photographers of America. Her speaking engagements have taken her across the country and around the globe, and for several years she taught multi-day workshops to small groups of photographers in her studio. Embarking on this journey has brought Fran full circle back to what started this passionate career; capturing the beauty of the world as photographic art. With her diverse background and artistic skills she is truly a master of her craft.

In addition to her love of photography, Fran has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others. As she travels, she is making herself available as a personal mentor for a fee of $2000 a day.

This is just part of what you could learn;

  • Truly SEEING the light
  • Studio lighting
  • Natural lighting
  • White balance
  • Exposure control and camera settings
  • Image design and composition
  • Adding impact to your images
  • Posing
  • Sales

Since her travel calendar is somewhat spontaneous you can contact Fran directly to find out when she will be in your area.

Commissioned Portraits by a Master Photographer

Packages starting at $800

Although Fran’s long career in photography has been very diverse, she is best known for the heartwarming and innovative style of her custom portraiture. For the last 15 years she enjoyed running a successful portrait studio in Frisco Texas. Embarking on this journey meant closing the doors to that business, but Fran is still available to create her delightful portraits while on the road.

You can see the calendar for an idea of destinations, but since this journey is mostly unplanned the calendar is general at best. You can contact Fran directly at to find out when she’ll be in your area.

Speaking Engagements

Whether platform programs or multi day workshops, Fran speaks from the heart and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others. She feels that our business is not just an art, but a way of thinking, living and giving; the depths of which cannot be learned from a book. “It is too wonderful a treasure to keep within. It must be passed on. Just as I believe our images are our legacy, so also, is the knowledge that we share.”

To find out if Fran is available for a highly motivational photographic program in your area, please contact her directly at