Making Memories with our Furry Family Members in Moline, IL

DSC_9448galleryFor as long as I can remember, we’ve always had a cat or a dog.  As I grew up, there was always a cat who would snuggle with me at night.  A dog who would comfort me when I was sad.

Very rarely, am I editing images or designing an album without a cat sprawled across my desk, sunning himself under the warm desk lamp.

Every pet owner has a story about their furry family member.  Our pets are an integral part of our lives and its vital to include them in our photo collection; whether its a snap shot from a phone or a formal portrait.

DSC_9390uploadAs a photographer, my job is to tell the story of what is in front of me.When animals are part of a session; I work patiently to capture the personality of the dog or other pet.  I also want to show the relationship the pet has with its owners.  The final images are heirlooms that families can enjoy for generations to come.

This year, Francescon Portraiture and 15th Avenue Christian Church, are teaming up to provide a very special memory for your family and pets.

Many places that offer the opportunity for children to have their portraits made with Santa often leave out a very important family member; our four legged friends.

This year, we are changing that and inviting families to bring their pets (and children) to visit Santa.  I’m thrilled to be a part of this event.  Not only are we creating a fun experience and new memories for families; but this is a chance to also give back to the community.

When a canned good is brought to the event, a complimentary 5×7 will be given to the family.  All canned goods will be donated to the Christian Friendliness Food Pantry.

A portion of the package sales will also be donated to The Place 2B – an organization that works with at-risk and homeless teens.

So, mark the 23rd on your calendar and I look forward to seeing you at the Santa Paws is Coming to Town Event.


Want more information about why we do what we do?  Check out the article written by The Dispatch.Argus wrote about the event this past weekend.

Check out the gallery of pets at Francescon Portraiture:                    !/page/77712/beloved-pets

We will see you on the 23rd!



About lisafrancescon

Lisa is a portrait artist who uses photography as part of a process to capture the personality of animals and the special relationship they have with their owners. Based out of Moline Illnois, she travels throughout the Midwest providing timeless images of family pets. Her fine art portraits can be viewed at various pet businesses throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University and taught in the public schools for many years. She continues to teach photography classes in her studio covering a wide range of topics. Her class sizes are small so she can offer her students a hands-on experience and individual attention. Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer and has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers, one of the most prestigious photographic associations in the world and an association that must be invited into through photographic achievement. Among her many awards and accolades, Lisa has been recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in Illinois in both 2015 and 2016 from the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois.
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