Paws, Whiskers and Portraiture

Lisa Francescon

Lisa has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees.  She is also certified through the Professional Photographers of America. 

Among her international and local awards and accolades, Lisa has been recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in Illinois in 2015 and 2016.  She was also named silver photographer of the year in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Lisa received third place in the Grand Imaging Awards for the non-event category for her pet album titled Garfield High School. 

Lisa Francescon M. Photog, Cr. CPP

Based out of Moline, Illinois, Lisa has been capturing the relationships and personalities of families and children with her camera since 2004.  In 2013, Lisa began to focus on pet portraiture and her primary client now has fur and whiskers.   Lisa creates portrait art of family pets, service and therapy dogs.  She is also the head photographer at a local animal shelter.

Lisa partners with several businesses and her pet portraits can be viewed throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities.

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s Degree in Education and taught in the public school system for many years.  She continues to teach photography classes to both amateur and professional photographers covering a wide range of topics. 


About the Instructor

Spend a three and one-half days learning how to incorporate pet portraiture into your business. You will learn how to work with clients during the initial consultation, portrait session and sales session. In the studio, you will work with a variety of props, lighting, and attention getting techniques.

You will leave the class with a marketing plan that includes both ongoing and seasonal promotions. Lisa will share with you how she partners with businesses to create events both in her studio and on location.  Finally, you will learn how to approach animal shelters, rescues and other non-profit organizations with a business plan that assists in finding new homes for animals, raises awareness for the shelter and generates income for your studio.  

Indianapolis, IN                           ​June 17 - 20, 2019

​​​​Winona School of Professional Photography