New Product for Weddings – Flush Mount Crystal Cover Photo Albums

I have been looking for a unique product to offer my clients and still keep my prices low and finally found a great company to work with.

Introducing the Artisan Crystal Album.  Available in many colors, this leatherette bound book offers high quality vibrant photo prints on thick paper in a flat displaying spine.  The cover features a scratch resistant glass frame with your favorite photo.

I offer other albums for other services but this is the winner for my wedding packages.
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Autumn and Aaron – Twentynine Palms Wedding

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Syren Franco Photography – Weddings, Portraiture, Music Receives 2013 Best of Anaheim Award

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Press Release


Syren Franco Photography – Weddings, Portraiture, Music Receives 2013 Best of Anaheim Award

Anaheim Award Program Honors the Achievement

ANAHEIM October 21, 2013 — Syren Franco Photography – Weddings, Portraiture, Music has been selected for the 2013 Best of Anaheim Award in the Wedding Photographer category by the Anaheim Award Program.

Each year, the Anaheim Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Anaheim area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Anaheim Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Anaheim Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Anaheim Award Program

The Anaheim Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Anaheim area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Anaheim Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Anaheim Award Program

Anaheim Award Program


Freemoor promo shoot for single “Free”

Check out Freemoor’s song “Free“!  It has a really cool sound, and personally it reminds me a bit of Trent Resnor with a more upbeat vibe!  Plus the orchestral intro is great!

We sat at Starbucks, Freemoor, Edson Jean, and Micheal, the group that is working together on various projects and who I had the pleasure and blessing of meeting.  I’ve already worked with model/singer/actor Edson Jean, and this was a quick meet and greet with his producer and manager to talk about working with my band and also to discuss other ventures.

The topic of Freemoor’s song came up, and it occurred to him to ask for my help in coming up with a promo photo. I sat there listening to his song, the whole thing.  I liked it.  And of course my vision was rolling so I spoke up immediately, “How about a white t-shirt, red background, and blue smoke?  This gives the feeling of patriotic spirit in alignment with the ideas you gave, but this keeps it on the music side too!”

They loved it and planning began.  The next day Freemoor was at my home studio and we snapped several photos.

I will be posting more, but this is one of the promo edits!


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Edson Jean Photo Shoot

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Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Obviously when clients love their photos they put them up on Facebook.  I admit, I really enjoy this because I can see what people think of my photos.  The flip side is, do they really like my photos or is it that they really love my client?

In any case, I enjoy capturing my clients in their best light and in the moment, such was the case with these photos and I felt like sharing.

Raven Black is a beautiful woman and very talented.  I love her band, The Black Raven Project, and am so honored to have had the opportunity to photograph her!

Check out her band’s Facebook, and click Like!


Yoga at the Beach with Lady Abs

My husband Robert’s best friend-in-law is an absolute delight!  I admire her spirit and her passion.  Not long ago she began her journey into Yoga and soon after she realized she loved it so much she would become an instructor!  She’d fabulous and dedicated!

I had the honor of photographing her one weekend both at Orange Circle and Laguna Beach.

Here are the results.

Newport Beach Real Estate Promo Portraits

There have been many things going on lately!  I got married, and have been restructuring my business.  I am to shoot a commercial for it this Saturday as well.  But in the midst of all that one of my favorite customers, Sima called me for a real estate portrait session.

Sima came to me because of the nature of their shoot.  They wanted to capture their professionalism but also their creative side, hence the piano.

All in all, we were all happy with the results.

I used natural light and adjusted the lighting in lightroom.  I also smoothed the cinder block background to remove distraction.

Booking for 2014

I am terrible at updating my blog.  I recently had the opportunity to model for another photographer.  This was a great experience as I am usually behind the camera, but also to see some techniques I have been eager to play with and what results those techniques render.  We talked a bit about marketing and I found a man after my own heart.  I just want to take the photos, and then all the rest of what goes with being your own freelance photography business becomes uninteresting.  I would much rather be working on the photos than talking about them, but at the same time, I know I got to show my work.

The irony being I love to blog and speak my mind, but doing so in regards to my photography work still feels a bit more tedious.

In any case, I am booking for the 2014 seasons.  We also have the Holiday seasons closing in and I will have to market that as well.

I am excited about this and am eager to photograph everyone and anyone!

One of the most recent weddings

I shoot only about a couple weddings per season, and a lot more portraits in between.  I would like to bump this number up and dedicate myself full time as a wedding photographer.  Each hour of shooting will take me hours of editing following the wedding, so my job does not end at the wedding.

I really love what I do.  While essentially the photography process is the same, each job is new, ad different, I can never become board of this.  Ultimately I feel this is serving of a purpose as I am capturing personal history of the lives of my fellow humans.  Each time I capture the essence of the moment I find assurance that life is extremely precious, fragile, but worth living and I cannot help but find beauty everywhere.

I am an artist first, I express myself through song normally, but photography is most definitely a fulfilling field for me.

Without further ado, here is Danielle’s and Brad’s wedding.  I really enjoyed their special day.

Danielle and Brad

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