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Francescon Portraiture


Serving the Quad Cities and Chicagoland areas
Moline, IL 61265
Last Updated: March 27, 2017


SaturdayBy Appt. Only
Special hours: I am serving a 300 mile radius for your convenience. For more information or to schedule your session, call 309-269-5013.


About Francescon Portraiture



Photograph in its simplest terms is writing with light.  The light transforms into a pen, and the subject becomes a story which will be told.

As a portrait artist, I seek to reveal relationships and emotions.  As I use the lens to interact with the subject before me, so begins the exploration with light that truly determines the final story.  The light unveils a story through the texture and shape of a flower; by sculpting the lines of a dancer or by reflecting the joy and life in the eyes of a puppy.

Everyone and everything has a story.  Invite Francescon Portraiture to tell yours.


Artist Bio

Lisa has been capturing the relationships and personalities of families and children with her camera since 2004. Over the past three years, her focus has changed and her primary client now has fur, a tail and whiskers. Lisa spends her time creating portrait art of family pets, as well as service and therapy animals.

In her studio, she creates a warm and loving environment for pets and works with their owners to create heirlooms that will be treasured in the years to come.

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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Class Days

Classes are $79 and include a technique guide, complimentary workshops that are offered during the summer months, and access to a private Facebook group where the learning continues. Classes are geared towards college students and adults.

Digital Photography 101: Saturday, August 19th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Have a dslr camera? Want to know what all the buttons mean? Lean how to maneuver your way around the camera and build your confidence so you never miss those treasured moments. Topics covered will include aperture and Shutter priority, ISO, lenses, white balance, using your flash, and choosing your lens.

Composition: August 24th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn basic composition techniques that will enhance every image you create. We will cover the rule of 3rd, cropping, how to use leading lines, and of course, making sure you don’t have a tree growing out of your subject’s head.

Lighting – September 9th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to work with all light sources and light modifiers. When you leave this class, you will know how to find your main light source and how to use it in a variety of situations.

Shooting in Manual Mode September 16th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Take complete control over your camera as you use the ISO, aperture and shutter speed to produce correctly exposed images in all types of lighting environments.

Working in Layers – Saturday, November 4th 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of Photoshop as you learn how to use layers, masks and enhance your photos. You will need a laptop with Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements installed.

Halloween Class: September 30th – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Learn how to photograph all the spooky elements of Halloween. We will start the evening with decorations and costumes and our finale will be the burning of a jack-o-lantern. Tripods and cable releases are recommended for this class.

Photographing the Holidays – Thursday, November 16th 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Learn how to photograph the elements of the holidays. This includes trees, lights and even cookies.



  • Accepts:
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time in your life! Just like babies, your new family member will grow by leaps and bounds this first year.

Did you rescue a cat or a dog that is a little older? You too, are welcome to enroll in the program to document that first year before you celebrate your Gotcha Day.

Our First Year Pet Program captures the evolving personality of your new arrival and reveals the growing relationships and bonds between your family and your four legged friend.

Normally $599, you can enroll in the program for $399.

The program includes a 5x7 - 10 page matted album that we will fill as we go through the year. In addition, you will receive:

• 3 sessions to be completed within 18 months (about every 4-5 months)

• Complimentary digital "We have a new puppy" announcement to share with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.

• Special pricing just for the puppy program

• Complimentary sessions after the first year

• Special gift provided from each session

Francescon Portraiture

Serving the Quad Cities and Chicagoland Areas


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Want to learn more about photography?

Francescon Portraiture offers classes ranging from learning how to use your camera to Photoshop techniques.

Classes are offered during the Fall and Winter months.

Purchase a class certificate for $59 (a savings of $20).

Limit of 5 certificates.

Perfect for yourself or to give as a gift.

Call Lisa at 309.269.5013 to order your certificates.


Francescon Portraiture

Serving the Quad Cities and Chicagoland areas.

(309) 269-5013


Schedule a service and therapy dog public relations image session from January – March and receive an additional digital file.

Service and Therapy Dogs Public relations Image - $75

Every working service and therapy dog deserves their own public relations image. Images can be used on I.D. card, website and social media. We also have business cards and bookmarks available. Your session includes:

  • Studio Headshot session
  • Normally you receive only 1 digital image. But in January, February or March you will receive an addition file. Digital image is provided in both color and black and white. Delivered in formats for both web and print.
  • Viewing and ordering is done immediately after the session
  • Snack and water provided for your dog while you view and order your image
  • Additional images may be purchased for $35


Francescon Portraiture

Serving the Quad Cities and Chicagoland areas.

(309) 269-5013


Give a gift that will last for generations – Fine Art Portraiture Pet Portraiture Session from Francescon Portraiture.

April 22nd 12 P.M. - 4 P. M. join Lisa for a mini portrait session with Freddy's Fritters!

Call Lisa at 309.269.5013 for more details.


Francescon Portraiture

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