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Vancouver’s Fabulous50Plus featuring Trudy Potgieter

Trudy enjoys yoga, walking and trying to eat to stay healthy and fit. She works in a clerical position. Some of her most challenging times have come when she first immigrated from her home country of South Africa and falling on hard times. Seeing her mother killed was one of her hardest memories. At 64, she is motivated by always being positive and seeing the glass half full. She believes in getting up, getting dressed and getting on with it! […]

Studio Policies

Session Fees and Location Costs Session Fees Required session fee is due at the time of booking to secure your appointment date and time. This is a non-refundable fee that goes toward your session. The session fee covers the time and talent of photographer, basic retouching and creative editing of images, as determined by the photographer as well as your design consultation and ordering appointment. All print and digital products  are ordered separately. Location, Costs & Fees For most portrait […]

Keeping you safe: re-opening guidelines

First, let me re-asssure you that nothing is changing about making sure that your sessions are seamless and still just as much fun as they would have been pre-pandemic. You are still taken care of every step of the way – I am committed to making it a really memorable portrait experience for you. We are only achieving this aim in a slightly different way. You can now choose for  your design and style appointments to be scheduled virtually. What […]

Vancouver’s Fabulous50plus featuring Bernadette Saville

Bernie is a health care worker and also a gym rat who loves spending time with family and friends. Her daughter, Camilla  is her motivator because she works hard, has a family and still makes time for herself. Just watching Camilla makes her want to push herself to be better. When her daughter was born and she was alone, she almost felt like she wanted to die but her daughter  gave her the strength to overcome all the fears of […]

Beautiful Family pictures by Franctal Studio: Top Photographer serving Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, Coquitlam and throughout the lower Mainland

It’s fall already? You gotta be kidding me! :)

Leaves are changing colour, rains are dripping, fall is creeping on us. The fall season is such a magical time of the year, and I love that it ties with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Halloween and many of the holidays leading to the end of the year.  It’s so good also because families come together at this time – and that always wins the holidays. And if you’re like me, it’s time for some updated family portraits.   I have put […]

Much ado about legacy

Last weekend, I was exhibiting at a beautiful summer fair and as with most fairs, I enjoyed meeting chatting with so many people and showing them the possibilities of what could be theirs. I met with a nice family whose dad thinks they can’t have family portraits created because ‘he’s not a picture person’. I smiled at his words, exchanged all the other nice pleasantries and off they went. In my heart of heart, I really wanted to tell him […]

You booked your portrait session…now what?

One of the most daunting item to check off your list when preparing for your portrait session is what to wear. This is why we take all the pressure off you, helping you every step along the way to choosing your wardrobe options. During our pre-session consultation, you will get be able to try out different wardrobe options, colour palettes, etc so we can establish what style fits you and how best you would be photographed. This guide provides general […]

Design Consultation? What it is and how to plan.

___________________ Design Consultation? What it is and how to plan. You will hear different terms that mean the same thing to us: pre-session consultation, design consultation, wardrobe and styling consultation…and so on. This is our first meeting together – held before your actual portrait session. It is basically a planning meeting. The planning meeting can be held up to three months before your actual session and is scheduled at your convenience. Before your portrait session, I love to get to […]

Virtual Reality for your Wall Displays

Woohoo! Our room view feature is live! We are so excited to share this new and interesting feature with you all. We recently upgraded and procured software that enables us to be able to create your wall art virtually and show you exactly what they will look like even before they go into production. You will now be able to compare different sizes of wall portraits and know exactly how they fit on your wall during your reveal/ordering appointment. There […]

Introducing—our premier exclusive senior model program

OMG! You are going to be a senior. Congratulations on this achievement. We do not take this milestone lightly at all and we totally want to celebrate you. Our premier exclusive senior model program seeks to select only a few high school seniors to be part of our creative adventure. Selected senior models will have the opportunity to represent Franctal Studio Inc. in their respective schools as well as be treated to a variety of fun activities and several photo […]