About Frances


Frances Gillard is a photographic artist. She is passionate about surpassing the wildest expectations of her clients. "I approach each creation with enthusiasm and confident excitement. I enjoy creating images to meet my client's specific needs. At the same time, I also work to include artistic expression to showcase their uniqueness. I want their photographic images to add joy to their lives."

See the creativity. Feel the emotion. Artistry, compassion and professionalism. That's what Frances is all about. She especially loves the "WOW" response from her clients and their friends. She magically weaves the unique qualities of her subjects into something that is much more than a mere photograph. Her work IS a work of art.

You captured our family's essence in your images. Thank you for sharing your passion with us.

I see more than I see in the mirror. What you do is amazing!

My daughter is so happy with her senior portraits! You really captured her personality and added to her confidence and self-esteem.

You did such a good job of revealing the heart-felt relationships in our family.

I can not only see the image, but I can feel it, too!

Her highest accolades are displayed in the homes and offices of her patrons.  In addition, she's been recognized by state and national professional associations:

  • Certified Professional Photographer, CPP - Frances is one of only 2000 professionals nationwide to hold the prestigious CPP designation. Criteria include passing stringent written tests and rigorous image submissions with the Professional Photographers of America. CPP identification assures high quality standards.
  • 2011 & 2014 Photographer of the Year. 2010 Top 3 Photographers. 2009 Top 10 Photographers. Presented by the Professional Photographers Guild of Florida.
  • Bachelor degrees from University of Miami and University of Florida. Continued study at Miami Dade College and with several US acclaimed professional portrait photographers.

What makes Frances "different"?
Unlike many who rush through a photographic session to move to the next assignment, Frances generously invests her time to create something extraordinary for you. She does what it takes to prepare in advance to ensure success: she suggests the best location, what style of clothes would be best to portray your vision, what time of day would have the most flattering light for her signature "WOW!" portraits, and much more. "Finding out more about my clients helps to feed my passion! I am so fortunate to 'work' doing something I love."

Even after 21 years of photographing, it's still a passion for Frances. "My clients' homes are the most popular locations for portrait sessions, but I also travel to other scenic locations like Vizcaya and beaches in south Florida. Destination portraits really add to the flow of my creativity and I like that!"

How can Frances help you?
Tell her your story and what's important to you. Tell her about yourself, your family, interests, favorite places and more. She will assist you in identifying what makes you or your family different. Then, she will move forward to capture those unique qualities in your images. Frances keeps giving by helping you in your decision-making process of selecting your favorite "one" to display in your home or a wall grouping of several favorites to expand your unique story. One of her specialties is custom storybook albums. Whether it's a special occasion such as a christening or dedication, a high school senior or family session, an actual work of art can be yours with the help and care of an experienced artist/photographer like Frances Gillard.

Don't be normal and procrastinate.
Time has a tendency to slip away causing some fantastic opportunities to be missed. Call 305 299-7189. Some dates book far in advance. If you prefer email, go to the "Talk to Us" section and send a message our way: Frances@CreativePhotographybyFrances.com . Frances will personally answer your questions and find out more about the vision in your mind. If you need an immediate gift for a holiday or special occasion, we have gift certificates available.