Francis Ralph Potograpiya » The blog of Francis Ralph Potograpiya

Masthead header

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hello friends!  Sorry I missed you all last week.  Got really sick and could barely sit at a computer.  So for this week I thought I’d share yet another wedding/album design with you.  This time a San Diego wedding with Shannon & Lee in their private estate, also known as their loving home.  I met […]

View full post »

  • Angela Powell Woulfe, Photographer - March 30, 2015 - 2:14 PM

    What a wonderful, lovely idea! Great work, Frank!!

  • Frank - March 30, 2015 - 2:16 PM

    Thank you Angela! Was fun getting to shoot someplace different!

  • Cori Richardson - March 30, 2015 - 2:43 PM

    What a lovely first kiss at sunset! The neighborhood walk was a wonderful idea. The bride and groom will always a have a time capsule of what the area looked like they year they got married.

  • Frank - March 30, 2015 - 3:02 PM

    Thanks Cori! It was fun shooting around their San Diego neighborhood. Was a fun exercise too in sharpening creative skills

  • Sergey - March 30, 2015 - 4:49 PM

    I think these images will be even more meaningful for this beautiful couple because they were captured at their home. Having something different it is always a great idea! Great work!

  • Jen - March 30, 2015 - 5:15 PM

    I am so amazed at how you capture every single special moment of a wedding. I love looking through your albums and getting the feeling as if I was there sharing in their special day. Your absolute amazing talent and professionalism shows in every image. I love your creativity and how your couples always seem at ease and at their best. Another great wedding and album. <3

  • Kim - March 30, 2015 - 5:52 PM

    I love at-home weddings and all of their personal charm. Beautifully captured, Frank.

  • Derick Le - March 30, 2015 - 9:54 PM

    Great collages of different moments through out the day Frank!

  • Janet Bark - March 31, 2015 - 6:27 AM

    What a beautiful wedding album Frank of this beautiful couple in their home and also neighborhood. You really know how to capture all the special moments of the day. I really enjoyed these images. Great work!

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend and are feeling rejuvenated for the coming week.  I wanted to share with you an album design from the past.  This one is of the beautiful San Diego Wedding of Mayra & James.  Both their ceremony & reception took place at the Crowne Plaza […]

View full post »

  • Angela Powell Woulfe, Photographer - March 16, 2015 - 11:34 PM

    LOVE it! It was such a gorgeous day, and they are a wonderful couple. One of the most fun nights I’ve had at a reception!!

  • Xavier Bailey - March 16, 2015 - 11:38 PM

    That was a fun couple! The album design looks great!

  • Sergey - March 16, 2015 - 11:50 PM

    Looks like you guys had an amazing time there. I never saw such creative dresses on the money dance =)

  • Victoria - March 17, 2015 - 3:40 AM

    Wow! If I hadn’t read the title of this blog, I would have guessed that this wedding was in Hawaii. Such a beautiful wedding venue and amazing photos.

  • Ashley Hawkes - March 25, 2015 - 7:49 PM

    Wow! I love the tall palm trees at the Crowne Plaza too! Great photography. This looks like a very fun wedding!

  • Frank - March 29, 2015 - 9:56 PM

    Thank you Ashley! I love tall palm trees too! 🙂

So I’m really excited to share this album design from Heather & Taylor who are quite possibly the nicest and most interesting couples I think I’ve ever met.  They’re a young couple, but done a lot through having love for each other as well as love and support from their families.  As you can probably […]

View full post »

  • Ashley Hawkes - March 9, 2015 - 5:12 PM

    WOW, what a gorgeous couple. I can feel their love oozing from the album. I love the blush pink bridesmaid dresses and the light colors the groomsmen wore as well. I love the spread of the dance floor, I feel like I was there! Great location, awesome couple and spot on photography by Francis Ralph Potograpiya!

  • Allison - March 9, 2015 - 9:13 PM

    What a gorgeous wedding! The venue is spectacular and the bride and groom are beautifully photographed! What a fun day this must have been!

  • Derick Le - March 9, 2015 - 10:48 PM

    I like how you do your images layout as album spread format Frank. Great attention to details for the bride’s preparation!

  • Sergey - March 10, 2015 - 1:25 AM

    Really beautiful couple. I am pretty sure you could relax a little while photographing Heather because nobody else know how to better pose but models =) Beautiful portraits and moments you captured.

  • Janet Bark - March 10, 2015 - 2:44 AM

    That was a beautiful album of such a cute couple, Frank. You captured all the precious moments of this wedding. The location was beautiful. A lot of emotion in this wedding album. Great work!

  • Merima - March 10, 2015 - 3:11 AM

    What a wonderful story you captured Frank! From start to finish, beautiful work and great selections for the album.

  • Ricky - March 20, 2015 - 10:21 PM

    Awesome pictures! Love the way you frame this beautiful couple! The exposure is just right and most of all, the moments were captured. I’ve met a lot of photographers who are somewhat cold with their clients and from the looks of this well done album, I’m sure they had an easy time warming up to you!

  • Frank - March 21, 2015 - 1:17 AM

    Thanks Ricky! They were a really great couple to photograph! Helps that they’re used to being in front of the camera!

  • kathryn debruin - March 21, 2015 - 3:34 AM

    Way to go Frank!

  • Frank - March 21, 2015 - 6:00 AM

    Thank you so much Kathryn!

  • Raquel Trowbridge - April 15, 2015 - 12:44 AM

    Francis,
    Hi i’m the bride’s mom and after looking and reflecting on the beautiful work that you did once again i’m in tears over the beauty of a young marriage and how special that day was to me and her family. Thank you this is such a blessing to actually look back and remember those feelings of excitement. your gift for capturing those smile, tears, and joy of family and friends is a gift from God. Thank you very much.

  • Frank - April 16, 2015 - 5:02 AM

    Thank you so much for the kind words Raquel! It was such a pleasure to photograph Heather & Taylor’s wedding! Always easy to take great photos when I have a beautiful couple to work with

So I just have to share with you another fun album design from this very sweet wedding from Joya and Chris.  Joya is someone I’ve worked with perviously at another wedding as she is an AMAZING hair and makeup artist who runs her own company Joya’s Hair Design.  To say the least, I was extremely honored […]

View full post »

  • Ashley Hawkes - March 2, 2015 - 6:34 AM

    Beautiful couple, great venue for a wedding! The Orfila Vineyards & Winery looks like the perfect place for an amazing day! Great pictures and album! And that first look? Wow. Took my breath away.

  • Rachel Manning - March 2, 2015 - 7:05 AM

    Beautiful photos! Love the location and the bride’s gorgeous dress.

  • Frank - March 2, 2015 - 1:41 PM

    Thank you so much Ashley! Orfila is a gorgeous location here in San Diego. Just love getting to photograph weddings there

  • Frank - March 2, 2015 - 1:42 PM

    Thank you so much Rachel! Joya looked absolutely stunning in that dress!

  • Victoria - March 2, 2015 - 8:53 PM

    I’m so bummed I missed this wedding but we were out of town. I love the moments that you captured. Looks like it was a blast.

  • Joya - March 2, 2015 - 11:42 PM

    Thanks Frank!!! You out did yourself on our photos! Thank you for capturing our special day and being such an amazing part of it!

  • Frank - March 3, 2015 - 5:13 AM

    Thank you so much Joya for having us be a part of your very special day! Such a great wedding you all had!

  • Frank - March 3, 2015 - 5:13 AM

    It was a really great wedding! I’m sorry you missed it too! Would have loved to see you there 🙂

  • Saskia - March 5, 2015 - 11:35 PM

    What a beautiful wedding. I drive by the winery quite often. I really need to go check it out. The bride looks gorgeous and the party must have been a lot of fun :).

  • Sergey - March 6, 2015 - 2:33 AM

    What a beautiful wedding and beautiful couple. I agree that it is absolutely a pleasure to photograph a wedding when your became friends with your client. Very well done!

  • Allison - March 6, 2015 - 3:10 AM

    One of my favorite weddings to be a part of! I must share!

  • Frank - March 6, 2015 - 4:49 AM

    Thank you Saskia! They have really great wines there. I think you’d like it

  • Frank - March 6, 2015 - 4:49 AM

    Thanks Sergey! Definitely makes things easier that’s for sure!

  • Frank - March 6, 2015 - 4:50 AM

    Thanks for your help Alli!

F o l l o w   u s