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Hi! My name is Nina.

Here’s what I SHOULD put in this bio: I have a Masters of Fine Art degree in photography from UMN. I’ve been working as a professional photographer since 2010, and I’m a published author! Now let’s get to the interesting stuff!

You’re more likely to remember that humor is my go-to way to move through the world and that I become a puddle when confronted with literally any animal with fur (snakes and slithery things can kick rocks.) I have a framed photo of my cat in my living room. Almond milk lattes are my drink of choice. My husband is a sweet angel (we got married in 2014. He’s a high school counselor!) I’m an Enneagram 3 wing 4.

Is this a good bio? No. Am I still going to publish it? Also no. (Maybe.)

If we work together, you can be 100% sure that I’ll become your number one fan. Let’s make some magic.

Client Raves & Reviews

Nina is the absolute best of the best! From our engagement photos, to my boudoir shoot, to our wedding photos, she always surpassed our expectations. She is timely, sweet, personable, and professional. Each set of photos was returned in record time, and with a quality unmatched by other photographers. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a truly gifted, talented, and efficient photographer!!

-Nikki, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

12 Reasons to Hire NinaFrancine:

1. VERY timely in getting photos back (seriously, less than a week!)
2. Nina is very personable and easy to talk to.
3. Nina captured our day for EXACTLY what it was.
4. Nina cared about getting to know us…she paid attention to detail and asked about family dynamics that could lead to stress.
5. She is calm and organized
6. Your photos will be unique.
7. Nina is talented and her experience shows through in the photos.
8. Her photos are amazing…very vibrant and joyful.
9. Did I mention she takes good photos?
10. She can easily round up a large wedding party.
11. There are options for differing budgets.
12. She soaks up intimate moments and is NOT one bit awkward.

We absolutely loved working with Nina. I would recommend her over and over and over.
-Anna, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

Every single shot of Nina’s that I’ve seen has highlighted the subjects best features – whether those are inward or outward qualities. I didn’t actually consider anyone else. I loved that Nina made every idea I had come to life and look good. The transition from concept to creation was flawless, and every shot from our day reflects that. She’s quick on her feet in a relaxing and welcoming manner.

-Steph, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

She is so personable and easy going. She made the entire experience comfortable and fun. She had SO MANY wonderful ideas and the pictures turned out great!! I saw her FB pics of past work: so many cute ideas and very clear picture quality. I had also heard that she is great with coming up with the picture ideas (whereas other photographers we were considering would have relied on us for a lot of the ideas.)

-Laura, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

She was extremely flexible and accommodating throughout the day. We wanted some pictures at a family farm with our dog and Nina did a fantastic job. Not only did we get pictures with our dog, some of these pictures are our favorite. Nina captured the humor of the day without dog and even snapped a few pictures of her which we absolutely love. I love her photography style and how she focuses on the emotions of the day. There were staged photos, but she also captured everything in between.

-Sara, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

Overall, I was very impressed with her professionalism and spirit. I felt that our engagement photos were in capable hands with her – from staging/posing to colors to framing the shots to encouraging us to be ourselves, we felt that she was knowledgeable and artistically compatible with what we wanted. My favorite part was that she encouraged us to have fun doing things that are unique to us. We danced around and giggled and had a blast!

-Becca, engagement shoot

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Client Raves & Reviews

It was a stress-free and calm experience. I loved how comfortable and at ease she made me feel! Going into the wedding planning, finding a photographer was the number one thing that stressed me out. I have a very quiet personality and Nina didn’t push me outside of my comfort zone in the planning stages and the day of. It is hard for me to feel as comfortable in front of strangers as Nina made me feel. The whole process was simple and relaxed which was perfect for us!

-Joanna, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

I had a wonderful time. She instantly made me feel comfortable even when modeling isn’t my forte. She listened to what vibe I was going for and definitely built off that. I liked being able to have suggestions and having a lot of input while at the same time she helped where I wasn’t sure of myself. Overall my favorite part was how comfortable I felt with her and it was very personal; not just another customer posing in front of a backdrop. Plus it was super easy to set up a date and time, she’s very good about answering emails!

– Laura, Senior

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Client Raves & Reviews

Our experience was fantastic! I was super nervous and didn’t know if the pictures were going to turn out well but she walked us through everything and kept the mood light!! She knows what she is doing and I really enjoyed it all!!

-Kasey, engagement shoot

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Client Raves & Reviews

It was my first time I have been photographed by a professional, and it was a wonderful experience. I loved every second I spent with Nina, she definitely saw beauty in me that I never saw in myself. I was beyond blessed to work with her!

– Hibaq, portrait session

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Client Raves & Reviews

The best part of working with Nina was the ease of the day… I wasn’t worried about her not capturing anything because she is always thinking ahead and aware of whats happening. I am so thankful for the HUGE variety of photos that we got!

-Mary, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

When she shot our wedding, I could tell that she had done it before! She met with us to ask exactly what we were looking for and if there were any shots that we couldn’t live without. That alone made us feel that she really wanted whatever we wanted – such a comforting feeling to have on your wedding day. When we did our portraits with the wedding party and our families, she helped us balance getting everything done quickly and making it fun. And that’s not an easy thing to do on such a busy day! I was possibly the most impressed when she took our individual portraits. She managed to capture the feelings we each had on that day, using everything from the lighting, wind, accessories and our expressions. Every time I see those pictures, I remember exactly how I felt when she was taking them. Photos like that are priceless. Her eye for detail was unmatched by any other photographer I’ve seen. I am beyond thankful that we will never forget the beautiful uniqueness that we were so excited to feature at the reception!

-Rebecca, Bride

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Client Raves & Reviews

I loved how interactive Nina was with me during my session. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed!

-Mattie, Senior

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Client Raves & Reviews

It was super relaxed. I was impressed with how many great shots came from a short session. My favorite part was knowing we would receive creative photos that also captured natural facial expressions and personality.

-Johanna, family photo session

Client Raves & Reviews

We were so pleased with Nina's work for my daughter's Senior pictures! Nina was flexible with the location my daughter wanted to try and we couldn't be happier. Thanks for everything, Nina!!!

-Dawn, mother of a senior

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