Francine has a passion for photography, and all of the beautiful high-quality prints on her site, were taken by her personally. Her hope is that something that she has captured on film will spark your imagination or bring back a happy memory or nostalgic feeling.
You can also find Francine on her “Francine’s Fotos” Facebook & Instagram pages
Francine has an eclectic thirst to photograph anything that she finds intriguing, thought-provoking, interesting, or beautiful. Many of her photographs are taken in Florida, as that is a favorite vacation destination. Francine and her husband, Wally, have spent time in Key Largo, Key West, Miami and South Beach. Wally and Francine also love the close proximity of New York City, and she has captured many sites from the city that never sleeps. They have also recently traveled to the remote off-island of Eleuthera, Bahamas, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, and Canada, so these locations have influenced her recent print portfolio. Francine and Wally have homes in Pennsylvania and Maryland, so of course she is influenced by these two states. As such, she has photographed a lot in and around Annapolis, Maryland and the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland, along with Allentown, Pennsylvania, Weissport, Pennsylvania, and the beautiful farms of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Francine has a passion for photography, and all of the beautiful high-quality prints on her site, were taken by her personally. Her hope is that something that she has captured on film will spark your imagination or bring back a happy memory or nostalgic feeling. Nothing would make her happier than knowing that one of her photographs brought you joy and comfort. Francine is extremely grateful for this opportunity, and she thanks you for visiting her site. Her artwork is a true passion of hers, and if you purchase one of her prints as a piece of art for your wall or display table, she hopes you smile every time you see it.
Francine's photos are currently available for sale through Etsy, please click here to view her gallery.
Each print will come with a beautiful matte, to accent the photograph. The prints were developed with a deep matte finish, to make the colors very vibrant. Her photographs are one-of-a-kind, and they are developed on a true non-reflective photo paper with a warm smooth finish.
When you enter her Etsy Store, she asks that you please keep in mind that the sizing choices are of the photograph only. Sizes do not include the matte. So, for framing purposes, the overall size of the product (photograph + matte) will increase by one size. For example, if you order a 4x6 inch print, the size with the matte will be a 5x7 inch photo. If you order the 5x7 inch print, the size with the matte will be 8x10 inches. If you order the 8x10 inch print, the size with the matte will be 11x14 inches. And if you order the 11x14 inch print, the size with the matte will be 16x20 inches.
Francine Putkowski was born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She was a cheerleader, ran hurdles and threw discus in track & field, and she was a gymnast for a private gymnastics school in Washington, Pennsylvania. As a Gym-Dandy gymnast, she was part of a State Championship team. She was accepted into the prestigious United States Naval Academy (USNA) in 1987, where she spent two and a half years. She competed in collegiate gymnastics at USNA. Ultimately, she graduated from Penn State University, at the top of her class in 1991, with a major in Labor Industrial Relations. She now resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania with her two adored children and her husband, the loves of her life. Her and her husband also spend a lot of time in Millersville, Maryland, where they own a second home. Her two beautiful step-daughters live in the Severna Park, Greater Washington DC area, and she loves visiting them. She is extremely family oriented, and both of her parents, sister, nephews and in-laws also live nearby. In her free time, you can find her taking photographs, playing tennis, traveling, reading, attending local political functions, going to country music concerts, hiking the many outdoor trails where she resides, or donating her time to local charities. She has spent the last 25 years as a successful corporate Director of Risk Management and continues in this capacity, as her full-time job. However, she has always had photography as her vocation, and one day she would like to transition full-time into this art form.