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Chris Francis

Grangetown, Wales

(44)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
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Chris Francis

Grangetown, Wales

(44)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Documentary Wedding photography
Commercial Photography
Family Photography
Documentary Photography
Travel Photography

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Dan Henderson

1 September 2019

Chris did our wedding in August of this year and was incredible! Catches every moment you don’t think anyone sees and just a genuine lovely guy! Absolute legend! Thanks Chris mate! More...

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Margaret Daniels

26 April 2019

Fabulous photographer! Chris is such a lovely person too. He came to our care home to photograph our residents and engaged so beautifully, even winning over the reluctant ones!

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Sjabena Sealy

27 March 2019

Chris is an absolutely amazing photographer! He worked ridiculously hard on our wedding day and was a dream to work with. Our photo's are absolutely beautiful and we couldn't have asked for more from him. An absolute credit to his profession and I would highly recommend him. More...

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Caroline Goldie

25 February 2019

Chris took amazing photos for our wedding...he captured a lot of natural real shots of moments which we not have even known about otherwise. He was very patient with family and group shots and all our guests talked about our fab photos afterwards! More...

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Gregor Macgregor

25 February 2019

A fantastic photographer and great bloke too. Photographed our wedding. Highly recommended.

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Laura and Bart Owen-Onsea

25 February 2019

We have just received the photos from our pre-wedding shoot and judging by these - we cannot wait for the wedding photos! Chris has a very unique skill of capturing natural yet perfectly posed photographs and he does this by making you feel totally at ease with his presence. His documentary style is exactly what we were looking (and hoping) for and I could not recommend a wedding photographer more highly than this guy. Thanks Chris and see you in September! More...

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Vanessa Francis

25 February 2019

Chris is dedicated to his craft. He loves documenting his client’s special days and looks forward to capturing unique photos and captivating moments at each occasion he attends. His 10+ years skill and experience as a photographer is evident from the quality of his work, the recognition he receives from his peers and his clients. More...

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Asriel Chishti

25 February 2019

When we first met Chris, he invited us to his home and showed us some of his past work. Based on this we chose him for our wedding photos. During the pre-wedding shoot, it seemed like we had known him for years. He was so down to earth and great company. The pictures were great as were the wedding pictures. I'd highly recommend Chris, you won't be disappointed! More...

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jane bristow

25 February 2019

Highly recommend Chris! He has worked on numerous out door locations for us photographing our products (composite front doors) in-situ, also here in in our production facility as we required product shots and close ups. Looking forward to working with Chris again in the near future! More...

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Sjabena Shorten

8 December 2018

Where to start, Chris covered our wedding day last week and he was phenomenal. This guy works insanely hard at his job but you can tell he truly loves it. Everyone at our wedding commented on how hard he worked and couldn’t believe how much he ran around to get those perfect photos. I can’t wait to see the photos for the album and I have every trust that they will be great. We also did our pre wedding shoot a couple of months ago and Chris was amazing then too. Such an incredible guy, down to earth and genuinely enthusiastic about his work. I can’t recommend him enough. An absolute gem to find at a wedding fayre and we’re so happy we did. More...

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Natalie O'Rourke-Jones

27 November 2018

Fantastic photos of our company product event - captured the venue beautifully, our team activities plus excellent product shots. I would highly recommend for a corporate event - Chris is easy to work with, gives great direction and happy to go with the flow if plans change on the day. Super happy with the photos we received from the event, as it perfectly captured everything we saw and achieved during the conference! More...

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Sam Apsee

10 November 2018

Highly recommend Chris! He captured our wedding day this summer just perfectly. He is very chilled but thorough and puts you at ease on the day. He stayed for longer than he had to just to get the perfect sunset shot. The photos we received are beautiful and can’t wait to blow up and put on our wall. Cheers Chris More...

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Alex HT

8 October 2018

Chris proves you don’t need good weather for good wedding pics. The master of cool, modern, documentary style pics. Can’t wait to see our own but I know they’re gonna be epic. Love Al & Sil ‘McFly’

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Hannah Jones

23 July 2018

Great experience with Chris doing a shoot with my 3 young children! Loads of patience and he made a huge effort to get the kids interested and cooperating - no small task for twin toddlers and a 5 month old! Would highly recommend,can't wait to see the shots now :) More...

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Liane Keris Thomas

23 July 2018

Chris recently shot our pre shoot and wedding photos and we were so so pleased with the results. Chris is a photographer who is friendly, easy going and his style of photos reflects this. We didn't want too much structure to our day and chris captured the special moments fantastically!! He is creative with his shots ( which did involve him falling off a fence at one point haha) and we appreciate the efforts he made from morning until night capturing our special day! I have recommended him in the past and will continue to do so in the futuregreat job chris and thank you!!!!! Mr and Mrs Thomas x More...

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Lauren Williams

23 July 2018

We chose Chris to photograph our wedding in July, it was definitely one of the best decisions we made! Chris is so friendly and relaxed, he blended right into our wedding and it was just like having one of our friends there! We felt very strongly about not being torn away from our guests for a long time to have photos taken so Chris did a few formal shots which didn't take long at all! All of the pictures are amazing and captured perfectly! We contemplated hiring a videographer and chose against it, the photos perfectly captured the atmosphere of the day so a videographer really wasn't necessary. Thank you so so much Chris xx More...

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Shah Zaib

23 July 2018

We have never left a review for anything in our lives but felt compelled to leave one for Chris. Chris was the photographer for our Walima ceremony at Margam park in March 2017.
As a person he is kind, fun and a true gentleman.
As a professional he is a genius – his work is stunning, natural and flawless. His work is truly breathtaking. Having an artist as a photographer is a formidable combination.

From the moment we contacted him after reading a Google review (such as the one you are currently reading) his service has been first class. We emailed him, he called us, and we arranged a meeting. He showed us his work and was very excited to hear about our wedding plans. Getting a photographer for your wedding is a big decision, arguably one of the most important because you want to ensure that all of the special moments that occur on your big day are captured. Chris did not disappoint.

The things that truly impressed us about Chris on the day were how he effortlessly interacted with everyone, how he was always there to capture every incredible moment, how he led us to ensure that we created fantastic pictures, and his work ethic. Chris offers a fantastic rate for his services; in all honestly he could easily charge double and would be justified to do so. Chris provided us with our pictures on a very nice personalized USB stick in a compact beautiful wooden box. If you want a down to earth, reliable and genius of a man for a photographer look no further than Chris.

We wish we could give him more than 5 stars for this rating.

Dr Shaz Rehan & Dr Z Rehan
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Carley Reeve

23 July 2018

We chose Chris to photograph our wedding in August 2016. Neither myself or my husband like having our picture taken so this was a big decision for us. So Chris's relaxed and friendly approach was perfect at our wedding and he was a perfect fit. We didn't want many stand and pose pictures and didn't want to be away from our guests at all. We had just a very few formal pictures as the weather was horrendous but Chris made us feel so at ease with it all. All of the pictures are amazing and he captured our Wedding day perfectly. Our album tells the story of Day which we love. We contemplated hiring a videographer and chose against it, the photos perfectly captured the atmosphere of the day so a videographer really wasn't necessary. Thank you so so much Chris xx More...

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Gregor MacGregor

23 July 2018

Chris photographed our wedding late last year and he was brilliant. Suitably subtle on the day, lovely variety of shots, great story-telling via his photography. It was great to meet him and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him for your wedding or event. Fantastic pictures and a top bloke. More...

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Rhian Thomas

23 July 2018

Thank you Chris for making my mum & step dads wedding day extra special by capturing all the special moments that they can always look back on. The photographs are amazing, and it’s incredible what you can do even when the weather isn’t the best.
Thanks for everything, we will highly recommend your services to other people in the future!
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Kirsty-Leigh Lewis

23 July 2018

Chris photographed our engagement party several years back and we were thrilled with the results, we wanted a natural and laid back approach and he delivered with a great interactive documentary style of images. We would of booked Chris for our wedding too had he not already been booked elsewhere. Since then I use Chris exclusively for my business where he photographs and edits all of my products for my website. His creative flair and input is invaluable to me and my company. Chris also photographed one of my brothers weddings and did a fantastic job.
We have just had a baby and have a photo shoot booked with our little one and our two beloved dogs. I cannot recommend him high enough for a wide variety of photography.
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Emma Jones

23 July 2018

Really nice photographer, did an excellent job on my friends wedding :-)

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Seren Darville

23 July 2018

Amazing photographer , chris caught every moment from start to finish of my sisters wedding thanks for an amazing job chris

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Damian Winstone

23 July 2018

Hired for our wedding day, amazing photographer who was brilliant with all our guests young and old. Highly recommend.

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Nicola Taylor

23 July 2018

Chris photographed our wedding on Saturday and he was absolutely fantastic! He was brilliant with all our guests. The images we have seen are beautiful. We can't wait to see the rest! Thank you! More...

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Rachel Jones

23 July 2018

Chris shot our wedding yesterday, we were over the moon at how professional he was and how relaxed and at ease he made us feel! Can't wait to see my pics now!

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Kathryn Evans

23 July 2018

We used Chris for our wedding in July last year. We chose him as a photographer for his unique style and his ability to capture previous moments, he did not disappoint!!! My husband was camera shy but as soon as he meet Chris at the complementary shoot beforehand Chris got him relaxed and my husband didn't feel like he was posing for the camera. We had fun during our photoshoot and the shoots themselves proved to be some previous time together away from the crowds. Chris definitely came up with the goods the photos are AMAZING. Thank you Chris. More...

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Marianna Malach

23 July 2018

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Claire Cooper

23 July 2018

Excellent photographer, genuine person, can't wait 2 ser our album! Thanks Chris!

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Ashley Medway

26 May 2018

Chris is the perfect wedding photographer, he is attentive and nothing is too much trouble. He chose the perfect location for our engagement shoot and made us feel really comfortable. His dedication and attention to detail on the wedding day cannot be faulted and the photos could not be better.Chris consulted us at every stage when compiling the album and could have been more patient with our many many many many little tweaks. The overall quality of the albums is outstanding and you couldn’t ask for better. More...

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Gregor MacGregor

30 April 2018

Chris documented our wedding late last year. He was brilliant; my wife and I love his pictures and we'd heartily recommend him. He's a top bloke too.

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Damian Winstone

16 January 2018

Hired Chris for our wedding day, amazing photographer who was brilliant with all our guests young and old. He captured the story of our day with truly stunning pictures that we will forever hold on to. Highly recommend photographer with an amazing eye for a great picture. More...

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Ure Eke

29 September 2017

Prompt, friendly, fabulous skills and very reasonably priced. Thank you so much Chris!

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Nina Saini

29 October 2016

Very pleased with the end results from
Chris being our wedding photographer. We could not have selected a better guy for the job (my wedding was in April so my apologies on writing a late review).

It was a very big wedding that I had with around 350 guests. The registry, Hindu wedding and the evening reception party was all on the same day! As you can imagine there was lots going on, and a number of significant moments to be captured in which Chris did a fantastic job at doing. The day goes so quick that you are unable to absorb everything, thankfully to Chris I have an incredible wedding album to look back and reflect on my special day. With 350 guests it is hard to organise people and especially to take pictures of the close family members. However Chris managed to do this with familiarising himself with the family in the morning and throughout the day.

Chris is a really easy guy to work with and will try his best to accommodate you even if what you are asking for is nearly impossible he will make it possible!

Very good at communicating by phone and email which always helps! I would deffintly recommend him to anyone looking for a trustworthy reliable photgrapher.

Nina
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Lauren Williams

23 September 2016

We chose Chris to photograph our wedding in July, it was definitely one of the best decisions we made! Chris is so friendly and relaxed, he blended right into our wedding and it was just like having one of our friends there! We felt very strongly about not being torn away from our guests for a long time to have photos taken so Chris did a few formal shots which didn't take long at all! All of the pictures are amazing and captured perfectly! We contemplated hiring a videographer and chose against it, the photos perfectly captured the atmosphere of the day so a videographer really wasn't necessary. More...

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Sian Davies

22 October 2015

Chris photographed my wedding in August this year. He took some lovely photos in colour and black and white. Chris really captured our special day and we now have memories to keep forever. Chris was really friendly and professional and I am really glad we choose him for our wedding. I would likely recommend Chris. More...

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sarah brice

29 July 2015

Chris photographed our wedding earlier this year and was extremely professional and inventive with his photography. He listened to what we wanted and added oodles of his own inspiration and experience. He was not afraid to go the extra distance for the perfect shot, from balancing on gate posts to lying on the floor of the forest, he really pulled out all the stops! The result was a collection of fantastic photographs which are exceptional and totally unique! Thank you so much Chris for all your hard work and creative insight on the day- we are so glad we selected you as our wedding photographer!! More...

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Kelly Hurley

18 February 2015

We came across Chris at a wedding fair and we are so glad that we did. We wanted lots of natural shots and wanted everything captured in the moment and that's exactly what we got. We didn't even notice that Chris was there a lot of the time during the day but our beautiful wedding album is proof that he was everywhere and he didn't miss a thing. Chris has a very relaxed attitude and was happy to go along with what we wanted. He was great during the run up to the wedding dealing with any requests that we had and the pre-wedding shoot was a lot of fun and helped us relax in front of the camera. He was very patient and paid great attention to detail while we finalised the images for our album. The album is excellent quality and tells the story of our wedding day perfectly, we would highly recommend him. More...

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Chris Francis Photography

8 February 2015

May be a bit biased but I love working here! ;-) #
I have a real passion for documenting weddings and love every moment of my job. I welcome those who have booked me as their photographer to provide an honest review here on google for my future customers to have an understanding of the service I provide. More...

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Hannah McDyer

3 September 2014

Chris documented our wedding back in August and we are so happy that we had him. Neither of us were keen on the idea of having a photographer, as we didn't want the attention to be on us. However, I'd seen Chris work at a previous wedding and noticed how laid back he was and that he just blended in. He listened to our concerns and his relaxed style and friendly personality really put our minds at ease.
The free test shoot that he offers is a great way to get to know each other and get used to the idea of being in front of the camera.
The photos that Chris has produced are absolutely beautiful and they really capture the day from a different perspective. We couldn't be happier and we couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks :)
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Seren Jones

18 September 2013

Chris has done exactly what we wanted, so you can't really ask for more! He understood instantly what we wanted to capture in the photos and when I saw the photos I was incredibly touched. His care, thoughtfulness, creativity, talent and professionalism shines through. We met before the wedding to get to know each other and so on the wedding day I felt at ease having him around. The group shots look incredible and I remember having fun when we were doing them, so it wasn't time consuming or a drag at all. Chris also took the time to get to know the setting before hand so that he knew of some interesting areas to get some beautiful shots; this demonstrates how seriously he takes his role. He even had an umbrella to hand when we were caught in the rain! Chris is punctual, reliable and good value for money, but most importantly for me he is artistic, creative and imaginative and so his photos are one of a kind. More...

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tomas white

17 August 2013

Chris covered the ceremony of our wedding, and we only got words of gratitude for him. Not only because the pictures are really good, but he's a very good profesional, as well as a passionate photographer. He came to the rehearsal of the ceremony to prepare everything, and even we only contracted him for the ceremony he came with us to make more pictures in another location. He's very close and take care of the details. We recomend him as our experience was very nice. More...

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Kate Richardson

12 January 2013

Chris did a fantastic job of photographing our wedding day from the getting ready stages right through to after our first dance. Our photos are beautiful and unique thanks to Chris' artistic talent. We're amazed at how many different angles he has managed to capture throughout the day, documenting everything that happened perfectly, without us really noticing that he was there! Many of our friends and family have complimented our photos and some have said they wished they had booked Chris for their wedding! From the beginning, Chris was friendly and professional, and made a special effort to understand exactly what we wanted from our wedding photographs. The result we have shows this! We’re pleased that, thanks to Chris we can treasure our memories of our special day through our photographs. I would highly recommend Chris Francis as a wedding photographer. More...

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Sharyn Ossebaar

4 January 2013

As our wedding photographer, Chris Francis displayed a huge array of personal and photographic skills. His talent for documentary style photo's capture all the priceless moments of a special day together with the classic photographs of any wedding in the style that you have all control over. The organised pre-shoot means you are totally comfortable with being photographed and it's a great way to discuss all your needs and to see what style suits you before the big day itself. Chris goes that extra mile by doing his homework of the surrounding areas to capture even more extra special photo's. On the day itself, he worked at an extremely high rate to ensure that nothing was missed in the most subtle way. The finished wedding album was of extreme high quality put together by Chris that captured even more than we could ever have wanted. Together with his friendly, kind and fun personality, the range of photographs portray even more than one could even wish for. Amazing talent, quality, standard and value for money. Would definitely recommend to everyone. More...

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As much information about the job requirements as possible.

I can manage small to large print jobs, Direct mail and also marketing print in various volumes. Digital / Litho. WHat ever you need,

My approach is to observe rather than orchastrate, so for me waiting for the right moment to arrive is the secret to taking the best photograph having framed and anticipated the moment and watched it unfold ready to catch it.

I like to understand the whole day so I have a form that I like my clients to complete before the wedding date to describe thier day and events and the passion that they have for each other!

It's always good to meet and I offer a free pre wedding shoot and we get to talk and after a few hours we know each other that much better that taking the photos on the day is easy!

I love getting amazing feedback - It's the best part of the job, knowing that after putting 110% into the taking editing and processing of all the images and creating the story through my eyes, that my clients are 100% satisfied.

I have always been creative from an early age and having completed a fine art degree I became passionate about photography.

I wanted to be able to be creative in my work and specifically to create wedding images without interference. No posing, all day completely candid and caught in the moment but with a short bride and groom shoot on the day as natural as possible. I became obsessed with this documentary or storytelling style and have been passionate and lucky enough that people like what I do, to have been doing it full time now since 2011.

Having previously worked in print, I also have a passion for the printed product and am able to supply any form of print you desire!

I am very passionate about what I do. I always give 110% to every client and want to create candid, emotion full real wedding photography. I like to deliver a 1st class product and pride myself in my work. I provide a natural, timeless account of your day through pure observation.

I am very relaxed and get along with everyone and am not a fan of cheesy posing and fake smiles!

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Specialising in reportage photography Chris aims to catch your special day in truly magnificent images. This is your day, Chris will frame it! www.ffotos.co.uk

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