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Franzi Lee Bride Love & Reviews

“Our Lifelong Photographer”

I don’t know where to begin on describing how amazing and incredibly talented Franzi is. First and foremost Franzi is amazing!! Franzi has photographed us on numerous occasions from our engagement, family photos, and wedding day! From the first day we met her we knew she’d become our lifelong photographer! She’s genuine, caring and very very patient!! I was especially blown away by how well she worked with our wedding team. She worked along side a videographer she never worked with before and it was so seamless and beautiful that you’d think they have worked together!! From the time I got engaged until the wedding day she helped put my mind at ease over so many difficult decisions. She’s always there to provide advice and help make your entire experience as stress free as possible. She creates incredible wedding guides and truly works with you every step of the way. If you are considering Franzi know you’re making the best decision ever!!


-Megan & Troy

“Stop Searching For Your Forever Photographer”

Let me start off by saying, stop searching for your forever photographer, for all your families life events... YOU HAVE FOUND HER!


Franzi shares so much information about what to expect during your shoot. & During the shoot, you could not feel more comfortable with this Saint of a Woman! Her skills are beyond what one would expect and if you are nervous, she will assist you with posing & instruct you, along with making you laugh throughout the day! Her work is 100% a form of art, you will be IN LOVE when you promptly receive your photo gallery! 10/10 would recommend to my families, friends, and any local businesses in need of professional photography.


-Courtney & Jesse

“Every Bride Deserves Her”

Where do I even begin with telling y’all how phenomenal Franzi is & why you need to book her. As soon as we booked our venue in March of 2021 I reached out to FLP for our wedding. You get so much more than just a photographer with Franzi. She quickly became a close friend & a part time wedding planner! I could not have gotten through the wedding planning process without her. Her knowledge and expertise was so helpful. Every bride deserves her as their wedding photographer. She worked seamlessly with all my vendors the day of to ensure we stayed on schedule. Our wedding day was perfect and we went on without a single hick up. To top it all off, she gave us sneak peaks the next day. Franzi and her team were a dream to work with! Franzi will forever be apart of our family.


-Alex & Justin

“Blown Away”

I’ve known Franzi since she photographed my sisters engagement photos(2019( and wedding(2020). When I got engaged, my husband and I knew exactly who we wanted to use to photograph our special day. Franzi is an amazing person, she is organized, shows up on time, takes amazing pictures and provides insight to all questions that I had asked. We just received our final wedding gallery back, and I am blown away with how amazing all the pictures turned out. She is the absolute best and you will not be regret your decision working with her!


-Courtney & Weston

“Goes Above And Beyond”

Franzi is amazing!! Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she is an awesome person/friend. She is always there to help assist you with anything you need and goes above and beyond to make your wedding day special. She gives great tips/advice on things you might not even think about. She was always there every step of the way! I would highly recommend her!


-Angelina & Evan

“Wonderful Addition To Our Wedding Day”

Franzi was a wonderful addition to our wedding day. She made us feel comfortable and supported from the booking day to our wedding. She is extremely organized and communicated with us regularly throughout the process. We could not be happier with the way our photos turned out and with the care with which our day was handled. Don't miss out on Franzi and her team! They are the best.


-Meghan & Corbin

“Her Customer Service Was Phenomenal!”

I happened to come across Franzi through a friend and fell in love with her photos online. When we reached out to her, her customer service was phenomenal! She returned emails in a timely manner and went out of her way to schedule phone calls with us to capture exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. Our practice engagement session was remarkable. It made both of us feel comfortable and to know what to expect on our wedding day. Franzi was there for us throughout our whole wedding process. On our actual wedding day, Franzi was incredible. All of our photos looked natural and perfect (she was even willing to stay past her time to photograph our exit at the end of the night!) Franzi's personality and passion for photography are perfect for her profession. 100% would recommend her over and over! Thank you so much Franzi!


-Kat & Kevin

“They Are Extraordinary!”

Thank you so very much for the wonderful job you did at Sara and Jim's wedding to incorporate all of us into just the right places and photos! We are thrilled with the pictures and particularly the bride and groom photos taken in the woods and along the water. They are extraordinary and we appreciate your flexibility with the venue and your speedy posting of them for us to enjoy.

Thanks again!

-Andrea Lohneiss

“Communicative, Professional and Fun”

Franzi never fails to amaze us. From senior portraits, prom, engagement photos, and even our wedding, her work is outstanding. At our wedding, she acted as even more than a photographer; she helped us through events like cake cutting and the bouquet toss, and made them go smoothly. We are so appreciative of her work - and highly recommend her to everyone!

-Kelsey & Jerrius

Our family has worked with Franzi for years, from family photos, prom pictures, senior portraits, engagement, and wedding photos. Franzi has always been so communicative, professional and fun! At our daughter's wedding earlier this year Franzi was much more than our photographer. She guided the bride and groom through their special day and was so helpful. Looking forward to working with her again in the future!

-Jodie [Kelsey's Mom]

“If You’re Getting Married, Book Her!!”

I booked Franzi for my wedding and holy cow! She was amazing! Professional, organized, timely, and an overall amazing person! All the pictures she took were perfect! I am overwhelmed by all the beautiful photos she took for our wedding and I can truly relive the day through her photos! If you’re getting married, book her!! She is the best and you will not be disappointed!


-Maddy & TJ

“Absolute Dream To Work With”

Franzi is an absolute dream to work with! I did not know what to expect from a professional photo session, but no worries! She helped us through every step of the way. Trust me I was clueless, but the photos were the most important thing for me!


She truly captured our love and every moment that we wanted. Our wedding would not have been as smooth as it was without her help! We especially loved the amount of attention to detail from Franzi from the personal blogs to the instagram posts. She does it all! The turnaround time is amazing as well. I can't say enough good things about her, if you are looking for a photo session with the complete package, don't hesitate to contact Franzi!


-Meredith & Steven

“Most Important People in the World”

I cannot properly express how fortunate my wife and I feel that we were able to work with Franzi and her team for our wedding and engagement photos. Franzi always went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and like the most important people in the world.


Her professionalism shines through while you are taking photos but also in the quality of the final images, we were constantly laughing and in amazement at how great our photos turned out. If you need someone for your special events you will not have any regrets going with Franzi to make sure they are captured forever!


-Chelsey & Andrew


-Laura & Dio

“Easy To Work With & Professional”

Franzi was fantastic, the pictures for our engagement shoot and wedding came out great, loved her personality and approach she was very easy to work with and professional. Franzi, thank you so much for everything! The day was absolutely amazing!! Thank you for all of your encouragement, advice, and help too! Highly recommend her.


-Lindsay & Andrew

“Exceptionally Detailed In Her Organization”

Franzi was the perfect photographer for us! She is exceptionally detailed in her organization and preparation for a seamless day. She was professional and responsive throughout the planning process, and we had such a great time with her on the wedding day! The pictures Franzi took of our special day turned out beautifully! We are so glad we chose Franzi for our wedding day and we highly recommend her!


-Sara and James

“Captured Our Vision Flawlessly”

You could not ask for a better photographer. Franzi is an absolutely incredible photographer and person! She captured our vision flawlessly and we had a few good laughs along the way. I highly recommend Franzi.


-Caryn & Peter

“Nothing Short of Amazing”

"Our experience was nothing short of amazing! If you're looking for a photographer who doubles as a wedding planner, you've come to the right place. Franzi was beyond helpful throughout the entire experience. Not to mention, her personal touches are so thoughtful and shows that she truly cares for her clients."


-Leslie & Shawn

“One Of A Kind”

Franzi is one of a kind. When we got engaged I knew the only person I wanted to do our wedding was Franzi. She really takes her time to capture every detail and to capture something we can treasure.

-Brittany & Trey

“Constant Communication”

There aren't enough positive things to say about Franzi. She is truly amazing and so fun to work with. My husband and I reached out to Franzi to do our wedding pictures after we saw her incredible work she did for my cousin's senior pictures. We met Franzi and right off the bat it felt like we knew each other for years. She is so personable and friendly, which makes it easy to be in front of the camera.

When we did our engagement session last year I was so nervous because I have never been in front of the camera like that before, but Franzi made the entire shoot so easy and fun (even on a 100 degree day)! She is the consummate professional, always prepared and ready for any untimely hair issue or bout of dehydration!

From the beginning she created a timeline for our wedding day, her rough idea on how our day was going to go and made changes when needed. I LOVE organization, so her constant communication and timelines were a blessing!

On our wedding day Franzi arrived to my hotel room a little earlier than expected (which I appreciate) but before starting to shoot my detail shots, she made sure I was doing okay, that I had been eating and drinking and asked if there was anything I needed. She is so kind and selfless and made sure the day was all about me and my husband and ensured everything ran as smooth as possible.

We have since gotten a handful of our wedding pictures back and all we can say is "WOW!". They are absolutely stunning and turned out better than I ever imagined. I keep finding myself going to our gallery and the blog she posted and just staring at all the gorgeous shots she captured. She has a true talent that not many people possess. Franzi was in constant contact with our other vendors as well and I can report from them she is a delight to work with as well! I would highly recommend Franzi Lee Photography to anyone and everyone who is looking for a photographer. It was a pleasure to work with her.

-Elizabeth & Robbie

“We Had to Book Her!”

Franzi is amazing! My (now) husband and I were sold when we met her at our mutual friend's wedding, and knew we had to book her. She's incredibly skilled at taking photos and delivers on her estimates for the finished photos. Her sneak peeks for engagement and wedding photos are released within 2 days of the photo shoot, and leaves you feeling super excited for the rest of the album to be finished! Franzi has a vision and makes it happen, from sweet couple photos to sunset portraits, even dogs walking down the aisle. She's also fantastic with coming up with a timeline for photos and sticking to it. I absolutely recommend Franzi!


-Chelsey & Andrew

“Made Our Day So Easy And Carefree”

Choosing vendors, photographers, videographers, etc. can be challenging given the never ending number of options available to couples. Fortunately, our experience was as easy as they come.

We met Franzi based on a recommendation from our wedding planner. As soon as we had our introductory session we knew she was exactly who we wanted to be helping capture our wedding day. We got along instantly, almost as if we had been friends for a long time.


Franzi met us in Charlottesville for our engagement photo shoot and did a fantastic job working with us through different poses, etc. This is what she likes to call the 'training' session. Everyone has a chance to learn some basic poses and can get comfortable so that you're ready for the big day. I can confidently say after going through this we were much more relaxed going into the wedding day.


From there, Franzi made herself available to us throughout the wedding planning process providing her professional opinion, and helping us to understand the pros and cons. Everything from general flow to small details was on the table. She even includes a book with a ton of thought starters for brides. HUGE BONUS if you ask us. But wait, it gets better - her responsiveness is stellar and her feedback is completely genuine. Don't be afraid to ask even the silliest of questions!


The wedding day arrived and without Franzi and Ashley things would have likely felt much more chaotic. To quote my wife: "You definitely outdid yourself – the photos are absolutely STUNNING!!! We are so incredibly happy with them and can’t thank you enough. You truly made our day so easy and carefree, not to mention fun!!"


Needless to say, we are so happy we chose Franzi to help us capture each and every moment on our special day and we're looking forward to finding additional moments for her to capture in the years to come.


And if you have read this far, this is your sign to request a quote if you haven't already!!! You won't be disappointed.


-Marissa & David

“Beautiful Details, Special Moments, and Truly Passionate”

I have worked with Franzi for high school photos, family photos, engagement photos, and wedding photos. There’s a reason I took Franzi to Iceland with me to capture our wedding. She puts so much time and effort in to make sure that not only does your day run smoothly, but she captures stunning pictures along the way. I can’t recommend Franzi enough. She captures beautiful details, special moments, and is truly passionate about creating images that you will cherish for a lifetime!

-Alyssa & Dyllan

“Made the Entire Experience Less Stressful”

Franzi photographed our wedding on October 10, 2020 and we could not be happier with our experience! She was very professional and kind and we love our photos. I was a little nervous about having my picture taken but she immediately put me at ease and I really enjoyed the experience. We had to make several changes to our original wedding plans because of COVID-19 and rainy weather and Franzi was extremely flexible and made the entire experience less stressful. We are very grateful to have had Franzi on our team and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of a passionate and professional photographer.


-Candace & Joe

“Amazing Isn’t a Strong Enough Word”

Franzi is the greatest person and the best photographer. As soon as we met her, I wanted to be her friend and just hang out. My husband and I never feel comfortable in front of a camera, but Franzi made us feel so at ease. She captured the love and joy we have for each other and I'be never felt more beautiful. Not only was she a phenomenal photographer, but she really helped me through every step of wedding planning. She was always willing to answer questions and offer advice. We will be turning to Franzi to help capture all the big moments in our lives moving forward!!!! ❤ ya, Franzi!!!


-Sarah & Tad

“Personality Was A Bonus”

Franzi is truly the best! As a bride she made me feel like I had things under control. Our photos were absolutely fantastic and her great personality was truly a bonus to the day. The day of the wedding, she was not only our photographer but our event coordinator and took charge! It was a stress free day for me! I absolutely love my wedding photos and cannot stop looking at them! Thank you Franzi!​ ​


-Aireannah & Marquis

“Transcends Just Being a Photographer”

There are certainly more than a few things you’d love to have go right when planning your wedding. The photos are one of the things at the top because that’s what you’ll have to remember your special day for the rest of your life. There’s no better person to work with than Franzi. She is so fun to be around, and her personality makes taking pictures a fun and easy experience.

She transcends just being a photographer too. She goes out of her way to help you in any way she can. Once you agree to have her as your photographer, you become a part of her family. I don’t want to give away all her surprises and secrets, but she just has a way about her that makes you feel so cherished and special, which is exactly how you want to feel when you’re getting married. She sent us multiple gifts throughout our time together that were complete surprises and were so amazingly sweet. Her photos are the best quality too and she takes and shares so many that you absolutely get your money’s worth.

When Ashley and I look back on our wedding, we can say with confidence that hiring Franzi was one of the best decisions we made. She’s so much more than just a photographer, she’s one of your closest friends!

-Ashley & Steve

“Beyond Amazing”

My experience as a Franzi Lee Bride was beyond amazing. From the moment we talked the very first time, I knew then that I wanted her to capture our special day.

Our engagement pictures were absolutly amazing and when we saw the first sneak peak all we could say was we cant wait to see the whole album and how the wedding photos are going to take place. During the whole process it was relaxed and fun going. Franzi is super easy to talk to and does not mind the thousands of emails I have sent her and in the past few months with just silly questions.

The wedding day was a breeze. We stuck to the timeline and was even ahead by like alot! Franzi made sure to capture every special aspect of the wedding day and even though it rained a little bit you can not tell with the amazing job she did on the photos.

I will 100% recommend Franzi to anyone i know that needs any pictures taken in the future! Thank you Franzi for all you have done for Zach & I to make sure our special day was nothing but beautiful!

-Ashley & Zach

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