Hi! I'm Frances and I am the owner and founder of Frances Beatty Photography. This image is a pretty good depiction of me when I'm not shooting. I probably have my arms wrapped around my husband, Joel. We're big cuddlers. If that were a profession, it would be my second choice. 

3 things you should know about me: 
1. I am a big massive softie, and wear my heart on my sleeve both literally and figuratively. (my left arm has an itty bitty heart tattoo on it) 
2. I love being outdoors, exploring new spaces by foot or canoe. We usually have at least one Algonquin trip a year and like to make our trips a bit on the hard side. I love pushing my fears and comfort levels at least a little bit every year. I'm afraid of heights, but I'm getting better with them the more I rock climb and hike. 
3. Our first date was a Kevin Costner marathon and we relive that every year on Kevin Costner day (November 28th) by settling in to another marathon of his movies. The first one was almost 12 hours long and included Waterworld, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Yes, we have driven to the actual Field of Dreams. Yes, we sing Everything I Do to each other. and Yes, you will now think about me every time someone mentions Kevin Costner. You're welcome.

If I were to make a mixtape for Joel what would definitely make the cut?
Oh boy. There are so many! First one that comes to mind is Blue by The Jayhawks, but also any Backstreet Boys song, or Harvest Moon by Neil Young, or That Boy is Mine by Brandi & Monica. We may have a thing for 90's music. 

Do I like cider? 
I better! My husband is the cider maker at Coffin Ridge. He makes Forbidden. You should try it. I’m with Valery on this, I like my cider’s crisp and dry.

More about this woman:

Raised in a century farmhouse near the Kawarthas, lived and studied in Toronto and New York City, now settled in the rustic countryside south of Georgian Bay. I live with a cliff in my backyard and a river just across the street. Basically, it's a little slice of heaven. 
I do know how to drive a tractor.
I love to forage for delicious things like leeks, morels and wild apples. 
I have crazy wanderlust and lovelovelove spontaneous road trips with anyone who will sing 90's songs with me.
If I am near a body of water, I want to be in it
My handsome husband (!) and I go on long canoe trips in Algonquin every year, looking for trout and quiet starlit skies. I cry every time I catch a fish though. I'm working on that. 
I will drop everything to chase light in the golden hour or frolic in the fog. 


image by: Valery Gore

image by: Valery Gore

Meet Valery! Valery has been photographing weddings since 2008, and has recently joined FBP as an Associate Photographer. Valery has a creative eye, friendly and approachable nature, knack for spotting the smaller details on a wedding day and ability to put anyone at ease

3 things you should you know about me:
1. I am an enthusiastic perfectionist!
2. I love making people feel relaxed. 
3. There’s no better feeling than the one that comes after capturing a natural moment of joy.

If I were to make a mixtape for my boyfriend, what would definitely make the cut?
Laura Marling - Nothing, Not Nearly
Peter Broderick - A Key
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Rock of Gibraltar

Do I like cider? 
I do! I like a crisp dry cider.

More about this woman:
Valery currently lives in downtown Toronto, but has lived in Montreal and London, England.
Valery works in television and has worked as Assistant Director on some pretty big names. You should probably ask her about this.
Valery is also a classically trained pianist and a singer/songwriter. You can take a listen here.
Valery has her very own wikipedia page. Yup! She’s that kind of awesome.

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