FRANCINE DUFFY

Ten years ago was the first time I picked up a camera with a real desire. A desire to stop hating the world, to stop hating my body that was going through changes, to stop hating that I had no hair... to stop hating my life!The camera became a my refuge as I was battling with breast cancer at twenty-nine years old. It gave me faith, it slowed me down from living a fast paced life, it challenged me on days I didn't want to get out of bed... it made me grateful for being - alive -. Before I got sick, I never thought I had a creative bone in my body... I have spent the last ten years learning, playing, meeting amazing  people, but most of all, creating some amazing memories!

If I hadn't picked up the camera... Wow, I honestly don't know or even want to know where I would be. The camera is a tool for me to experience some amazing moments in this world. I have experienced and captured amazing sunsets in breathtaking places, epic landscapes in different seasons, and sunsets at the beach.  The camera reminds me of how grateful I really am as I take it all in and capture amazing moments to share with the world.

 

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Confidence has come with time. I have had opportunities to photograph just about everything! My specialty in the past was family, maternity, and newborn portraits which also included some wedding and other large events. I also shot event photography for a magazine for a couple years. Today I specialize in photographing women. The confidence I have in my abilities to photograph people shows in my work. I am so blessed to have many women become so comfortable around me to shoot semi nude shots. Not only am I creating art, I am making some great friends. It truly is a powerful experience.  

 

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I give my client a "what to wear" sheet with ideas on what to bring to their session. They also check out my work on my website and other social media outlets. When they arrive for their session, we chat about my style of photography. I also ask them what they would like me to capture. The session usually always starts off fully clothed. I never ask my clients to go nude, unless they choose to. My photography at times can imply nudity...

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work, but one I am truly grateful for is: Knowing my worth… I'm not gonna lie, it has been the most challenging as I find my true passion in photography. The rave reviews I get from clients after their session with me is really what fulfills me! Obviously, their continued business and referrals also keep me smiling.

 

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In my opinion, the end of civilization will be caused by a supervolcano disaster. A good example is the supervolcano percolating in Wyoming's National Park.

 















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08 // Natalya Phillips // natalyaillustrated
09 // Maria Robles // theemariarobles
10 // Jonna Andrews // jonna_andrews
11 // Jonna Andrews // jonna_andrews
12 // Natalya Phillips // natalyaillustrated
13 // Maria Robles // theemariarobles
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Francine Duffy // francinedphoto // francinedphotography.com

 

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For over a decade, the focus has been on highlighting the efforts of inspiring individuals and artists from around the world.

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