Frances was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She moved to New York City in 2001. Cooking is a passion, so is travel. Luckily for her, the work that she does incorporates these two things. She could quite happily live on seafood. She prefers rolling green hills to the ocean, which is ironic. Her happiest place is anywhere with her family, and her favorite journey is the one that takes her home to Africa. Frances still lives in New York City, with her husband, Chris Fanning - also a photographer - their daughter Julia, and the best dog in the world, Sunny.