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Natalie is amazing -- as a person and as a photographer. I cannot say enough about her fantastic work. I had secretly been following her blog for years before I got engaged, and knew that I wanted her as my wedding photographer. As soon as we met Natalie we knew we would hire her. Her excitement and passion for photography is obvious from the moment you meet her. She worked with us to put together an engagement session out of state- which was thrilling for my husband. And on the day of the wedding, I could not have asked for a better photographer. The way she finds amazing light and knows exactly how to pose the bride and the groom is incredible. She makes every one of her subjects look fantastic! We have already gotten so many compliments on the photographs that Natalie has taken. I would recommend her to all brides. She is amazing!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 have only seen my sneek peak and am already so thrilled with my wedding photos. She did a fantastic job and would HIGHLY recommmend Natalie! She is friendly, easy to work with, and is an amazing photographer. She captured my special day just as I imagined! I cannot wait to see the rest of my photos.n (She also did a wonderful job with our engagement photos)
THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER IN ANNAPOLIS (and maybe, ever). Doesn't that just say it all? Not only is Natalie insanely talented, she is also one of the most caring, positive and hardworking people we have ever met. We had met with other photographers in the planning process, but they did not hold a candle to Natalie. Natalie has such a sweet disposition which she uses to work well not only with the bride and groom, but also family and friends. I felt that she worked so hard to get beautiful images to make us happy. She truly has an inner gift and eye for her work. Most people would say they were happy with their photographer, but I honestly feel so privileged to be photographed by her. You will find few vendors that will care about your wedding as much as she will. She worked amazingly well with all my other vendors and actually gave great advice on who to work with throughout the process. Every single vendor she recommended was caring, down to earth, and a great value. Simply the best! ...I'm already trying to figure out a time to snap some new images with her next year :)
NATALIE FRANKE IS AWESOME!!! She is so sweet, knows her stuff, and the best part are her PHOTOS. THey are amazing. My family and friends loved her and loved all the photos that she captured. i dont even remember those moments but she managed to get them all. She worked overtime at my destination wedding and did an amazing job. She will be our photographer for now on. I recommended her to all my friends and coworkers all ready and have gotten so many complements on the photos. Im so glad that we decided to bring her to our designation wedding.
Natalie over exceeded all of our expectations! Photos were beyond beautiful and really captured our personalities. During the engagement session, she was very patient with all of our clothing changes and settings to make sure we had the perfect shots. We are by no means models and Natalie worked well with us to bring out our inner model, so the photos looked very natural. At our wedding, she acted with the highest level of professionalism and made the photos run very smoothly. She is a very hard worker and puts her all into the entire day! We would recommend Natalie with the highest regards!
There are no words to describe how amazing Natalie Franke was! From the very first meeting with Natalie we felt so confident that she was the best photographer for our wedding after falling in love with her work and her warm personality. We booked her right after meeting her and she was so helpful planning our engagement session. We even got in a bad car accident on the way to our engagement shoot and Natalie was a total trooper! We all went through with the pictures anyways and ended up having the best time! We don't always feel comfortable getting our picture taken, but Natalie was amazing at making us feel comfortable, making the experience fun and our personalities and love showed in every photo. We received many little gifts from her through the process which was her way of letting us know she was excited for the big day and thinking of us during the holidays and as the wedding neared. When the wedding got closer, Natalie was amazing at helping put together our wedding day schedule and really narrow down the shots and moments that were important for her to capture on our day. During the wedding she played several roles including wedding photographer, coordinator, and bouncer and made all of us feel like total rockstars! She works flawlessly under pressure and kept us going the whole day while wrangling our family and bridal party. We gave her complete control of the shots and we were BLOWN away with the results. She finished them in record time and I still can't believe that those are OUR wedding photos! She managed to capture every beautiful moment, tear, laugh and tell the story of our whole day. We ended up with over 1k images and every one of them is as beautiful as the next. Our family and friends raved how beautiful they were and we were so natural around her which made for some awesome shots. Natalie was the BEST wedding decision we made and I would hire her 100 times over and over. You will fall in love with Natalie and her work!