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Natalie Franke is absolutely wonderful to work with! She is so incredibly talented and passionate about what she does it is contagious! I felt an instant connection with Natalie when we first met, she is so warm, friendly, inviting. I could not wait for her to arrive on my wedding day. On the day of my wedding Natalie's positive and calm demeanor made me feel as though everything would be perfect, and it was! From spoiling us with a sneak peek of one of our photos on the night of the wedding to showing off some of her favorites on her blog I felt so lucky to have had her photograph my husband and I. If you are looking for an incredible photographer and even better person look no further! Thank you again Natalie! xoxo
We are very fortunate to have quite a few fabulous photographers in Maryland. At the top of that list is Natalie Franke. Her work speaks for itself....you simply need to look at her website to see the incredible artist she is. Natalie amazed our guests when she waded into the water to get the shot she wanted. She even stayed late to be sure that every photo on the bride and groom's shot list was taken. The added bonus is the gift Natalie gives to each of her clients..... herself. The warm, genuine person you are lucky to have met. The friend who tears up when your husband sees his daughter for the first time as a bride. The girlfriend who oohs and ahhs over the sentimental trinkets that mean so much to you. My daughter and her husband couldn't have made a better choice. Thank you, Natalie, for the beautiful memories.
No words can even begin to express how happy I am that we chose Natalie to document our 20 year vow renewal. As a wedding photographer myself I knew that choosing the right person was essential. I've known Natalie for many years in the industry but it's different when you become the bride (again!) and Natalie surpassed everything I could of wished for. Her sweetness, professionalism and simple joy to be around made our day easy and even more special. My husband not a huge fan of photos did awesome and even said how much he enjoyed everything. Natalie, not only as a friend, colleague but now also a client, I can't say enough wonderful things about you. You are a true blessing! Thank you for making me feel as special as I did even after 20 years of marriage!
Natalie is absolutely amazing! That's the best place I know where to begin. I have admired Natalie's work for quite a while. Her images are always romantic and beautiful. So I always had her in mind when I thought of the perfect person to capture our wedding day. Of course, as soon as the time came to contact vendors, Natalie was the first one on our list. I reached out to her the night my husband proposed. I knew she probably would be booked through the next year, but I was hopeful. My husband and I decided that we would choose our wedding date based on her availability and we are so happy we did. Natalie was so flexible and accommodating. She opened up her already busy calendar to fit us in.
On the day we met in downtown Annapolis for our engagement session, I knew Natalie was the perfect fit for us. She managed to make my husband feel at ease in front of the camera, which is a feat in itself. Fast forward to our wedding day, Natalie helped calm my nerves since we were running behind schedule and she left an impression on family and friends alike. It is rare for guests at weddings to take note of the vendors behind the scenes. Well, Natalie was not one of those vendors. My family adored her style and direction, how she made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, and how she paid so much attention to details throughout our day. My mother still talks about how sweet and lovely Natalie is. Guests that were involved in our wedding day spoke highly of Natalie and loved her as much as we did. So if you want a photographer that delivers more than just pretty images, Natalie is the perfect photographer to capture your wedding day. She is amazing at visual story telling and is the utmost professional. She pours her heart into capturing the details that you spent months planning. She delivers an incredibly customized experience to her couples. She is, without a doubt, the best investment you will make on your wedding.
Natalie was a FANTASTIC photographer at our wedding. She is so talented and really knows all the great spots for photos in Annapolis. I selected her based on the pictures on her website, but my first conversation with her confirmed that she was the right choice - she is incredibly sweet and encouraging, which is very important for your wedding. My wedding photos are starting to come out, and I LOVE them. Can't wait to see the rest!
Natalie has a way about her that makes you feel your wedding is her favorite ever! A very smart, talented,professional photographer!
Natalie is hands down the best photographer I have ever come across. Selecting Natalie was a no brainer for me, and I knew to jump fast before she booked our date. She is that good!! She is not only an amazing photographer but an incredible person which is important on a wedding day, as the photographer is with you more than your groom on the wedding day! I will and do recommend her to every person I know and will continue to do so. My wedding photos are even more beautiful than I ever could have imagined!! Thank you Natalie for the best photos we could ever ask for. We love you!
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!
If I could only give one piece of advice to a bride, it would be to hire Natalie as the photographer before even researching florists, DJs, transportation, caterers, venues or anything. As soon as I started working with Natalie, all things beautiful in the wedding world opened up to me. Instead of tirelessly researching vendors as I had been doing, I simply used Natalies' recommended list or sent her an email asking for her recommendation. Natalie is the best in her trade, and she knows the best in others...so being able to count on her for advice was priceless. *Bonus* When you tell other vendors that Natalie is your photographer, they seem to perk up and go the extra mile for your wedding; as they know their work is going to be heavily photographed and seen by the thousands of Natalies followers.
Her photos speak for themselves: they're beautiful. But what you cant see is the startlingly fast turn around time (she had the photos ready before we even got back from the honeymoon!) or all the behind the scenes coordination she did to make sure we stayed on schedule. But the best part...she's just so darn nice! I've never seen anyone be able to lead as well as her AND be simultaneously gracious about it.
I am so grateful to Natalie for capturing our wedding and providing us with something we will enjoy and cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you!!
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.