Francescon Portraiture Pet Session Experience


Have you booked a pet session at Francescon Portraiture?  Wondering what it’s going to be like?   From the minute we chat about your session to the the day we deliver your images, we will take care of you every step of the way.

Your time with us will be filled with fun, love and laughter as we create timeless heirlooms for your furry family member.

Our first introduction will usually be over the phone.  At that time, we will schedule your session date and I will learn more about the pet(s) you will be bringing to the studio.

At your session appointment, I will meet you outside to assist you with your pet if you need help.  From there, we will go into the studio and  both you your pet will have plenty of time to check things out and get to know me.   Water will be provided.  I always have plenty of dog and cat treats available.

Once they are comfortable in the studio, we will begin our session.  I will photograph your beloved furry friend in a variety of poses and this summer we will be using at least two different backgrounds.

We have lots of little tricks up our sleeves to bring out the personality of your sweet pet.

DSC_9379bwMy assistant and I are very patient as we work with you and your dog, cat, hedgehog, hamster or whatever animal you bring to the studio. If you have a horse, I will come to you.  They are a bit big to fit in the studio.  Ha. Please keep in mind that your pet will never get in trouble if they move out of their position in front of the backdrop.  We just move them back. give them a pat on the head and keep going. Your pet sees us as extra people for cuddles and hugs – way more fun than the session.

If we need to take  a break to get a drink of water or a little reassurance, we don’t mind and actually encourage it.

A few days after your session, you will return to the studio to view your images and select your images for purchase.  Once again, I will have water and treats available for you, usually in the form of cookies or chocolate.

Following your ordering session, we will highlight some of our favorite images on the blog and talk about our session.  What a fun way for you to share your experience with friends and family.   If a friend or family member books a session, I have a special gift for you.

DSC_9471Portrait orders arrive within two weeks of your session and I will deliver it to you, saving you another trip to the studio.

Ready to schedule your session?  Give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013

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See you at the studio!



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QC Paws Next Top Pet Model

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Does your pet have what it takes to be the QC Paws Next Top Pet Model?

Pets of all sizes and shapes are invited to compete for this coveted title!

Call Lisa at 309.269.5013 to schedule your session!

Here’s how it works!

July 1st – September 15th.   Book a pet session with Lisa at her studio. Your $25 session fee will be donated to QC Paws.  You will receive a full studio session in which Lisa will photograph your pet in a number of poses and backdrops.

A few days after your session, you will return to the studio to view your images and see the image that will be used in the contest.    We also have special packages available for you to purchase.

Refer a friend or family member!  Receive a $5 credit towards your order each time a friend or family member books a session. 

October 1st – 8th. Voting! You will be given a link to share with friends and family so they can vote (there is no charge to vote).

The top 12 winners will be included in the QC Paws 2018 calendar and the Top Model will choose which month they want to be featured in and will  receive gift certificates to local businesses.

We will also be designing a coffee table book that includes all of the animals who participated in the event.

Both the calendar and book will be sold to raise money for QC Paws and the work they do at the Rock Island County Animal Shelter.

The top 12 winners and all of the pets who participated will be highlighted at the QC Paws Event: Paws in the Parking Lot on October 21st.  For more information about the event, click here: Paws In The Parking Lot

To view more of Francescon Portraiture’s pet photography, visit our website at

Call Lisa at 309.269.5013 to book your session.

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Giving Shelter Dogs a Second Chance, Moline Illinois Pet Photographer

I am so pleased to announce that I have been partnering with QC Paws  to provide professional portraiture for shelter animals who are looking for families.

On Friday evening, WQAD Moline joined us at the shelter to do a story on Francescon Portraiture and what we provide for the animals.

Check out the video and the story here: WQAD News Story

This story officially kicks off the QC PAWS Next Top Pet Model event in which 12 lucky animals will be included in the 2018 QC PAWS calendar.

Next week, I’ll share all the details of how you can get involved.  But if you can’t wait until then, check out the event on our Facebook page: QC Paws Next Top Pet Model


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Loca’s Portrait Session

A few weeks ago, I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Loca and her Daddy in the studio.

Loca’s story does not have a pleasant beginning.  Rescued from a horrible situation, she arrived at her new home severely underweight and scared.

But when you look at her today, she has the fairy tale ending that every animal desires.  Loca is surrounded by people who love her and now thrives in this new chapter of her life.

Enjoy this breathtaking pup.

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Mallard Pointe Kennels Photoshoot

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days out at Mallard Pointe Kennel in Coal Valley, Illinois.   I had a blast with the owners, Blair and Julie as we photographed the dogs and cats that came to visit.  Enjoy the photos.  If you want to see more animal images, visit our website at

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Percy the Therapy Dog

Last week, I had the pleasure of having Percy visit the studio.  This gentle giant loved having is portrait made.  Even more, he loved having a cuddle afterwards.   His family chose one of the new digital packages that we are now offering.  Want you schedule your own session?  Give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013.   Enjoy the images.

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February Events and Specials

0036Classes: Elements of Photography – February 7th and 21st.  Click here for more information on classes:!/page/405597/2017-photography-classes

February 4th – Love your Pet Sessions.  This is a fundraiser for the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.  Bring an item from their wishlist and receive $20 in portrait credit.  Packages start at $250 and ala carte items are also available.  Check out the event:

February 10th – Closing party at The ARTery in Rock Island.  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  1629 2nd Ave. Rock Island.  Stop by to see Lisa’s artwork and have a drink and a snack.


February – March – First Year Pet Program Special

Normally $599, you can enroll in the program for $399. The program  includes a 5×7 – 10 page matted album that we will fill as we go through the year.  Click here for more of what you will receive the first year:!/page/476730/winter-events

Schedule a service and therapy dog public relations image session from January – March and receive an additional digital file. For more information, click here:!/page/476730/winter-events



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