Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House: Wedding Photography in Denver

This January I had a unique opportunity to photograph a wedding at a venue that was new to me.  After almost 10 years as a wedding photographer in Denver, it’s rare that I find myself in that situation anymore.  I’ve been to lots of theater show’s at the Opera House and have eaten at Kevin Taylor’s restaurant before, but I didn’t realize that it was also used to host weddings on occasion.  Gabby and Mike were prepared for a winter wonderland in January, but instead it was a bright sunny day with nearly 65 degree weather! I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we didn’t mind a bit.  Given that the wedding and reception were indoors, it was wonderful to be able to take advantage of the performing arts complex for photos of the bride and groom, the wedding party, and the family, especially in January!  And it was still nice enough after dinner to take a little tour of Larimer Square where we got some awesome images in front of the clock-tower, on Larimer street under the market lights, and inside a funky hat shop where the staff was more than accommodating and even played a wedding song that had us all cracking up.

I had a wonderful team of vendors to work with that I would like to thank.  Julia Timmer, my production manager extraordinaire (and right hand gal), did an excellent job second shooting with me all day.  Julie and I work together in perfect harmony and I always just love shooting with her!  Heather Allen from Table 6 Productions, was the coordinator and she did an amazing job (as usual)!  Thank you Heather for referring me to this darling couple.  Flirt made all of the beautiful florals and centerpieces.  Mulberries provided the delicious cake.  And DJ Manos provided the rocking music for the dance party.

It was a small and intimate affair and I absolutely loved that we were able to get inside the theater to take a few photos as well.  The starry “sky” (ceiling) in Kevin Taylor’s provided a wonderful ambiance for the reception and dancing and I was thrilled with how seamless everything went from start to finish.  Gabby and Mike could not have been sweeter or easier to work with.  I just loved photographing them and I loved that they were up for some photos later in the evening as well.  It’s not every wedding where the bride and groom are willing to leave their party for a while for more photos and those images are some of my favorite from the day!  And as for their guests, not only did they get to celebrate with Gabby and Mike on such a special occasion, but they also got a delicious meal at Kevin Taylor’s.  I know because I ate one too.  :-)  Thank you again to everyone that was involved in making this day so beautiful and FUN!

We won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012!

Thank you so much Wedding Wire!! I am so thrilled to have been selected for the 2012 Bride’s Choice Awards. This means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Check out the Frances Photography Wedding Wire Press Release…

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{Arvada,CO} – January 24, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Frances Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Photography!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Frances Photography was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Frances Photography is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Frances Photography for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Frances Photography is one of the very best Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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Denver Photography with Jess and Ryan: Love the Dress

It’s not called, “The Big Day” for nothing- wedding day’s are incredibly special, historic, important and unfortunately…stressful. As we all know, things don’t always go perfectly. SO, when a friend from the Westin called me asking for some help, I was all ears.

Apparently, Jess & Ryan’s wedding photographer had forgotten to capture certain photographs on the their wedding day. This could of been a huge problem, considering the couples big day was already over, but I was happy to help in any way I could. So, we recreated their wedding day and had everyone dress up one more time. We captured the missing formal shots, and got some great images of the newlyweds, while capturing some amazing “love the dress” photos of Jess.

I hope this helped you with your situation Jess & Ryan! I had a great time in Denver, and if you ever need another favor, or more photography- you know who to call :)




Colorado Wedding Photography at the Four Seasons Denver: Stef and Tim

Stef and Tim certainly had a wedding to remember on this beautiful September day at the Four Seasons in downtown Denver.

As soon as I found Stef getting ready in her room with her mother and all of the gorgeous bridesmaids, I knew it was going to be a fantastic day for capturing some beautiful photographs. All the ladies were dressed in fun grey dresses, with matching black heels and a cute black belt. These were some lucky bridesmaids! Stef spoiled them with gifts, perfumes and a pair of sweet pink shades. What a great looking group of fun and beautiful ladies, I was psyched! Plus, I already knew that Stef and Tim were a totally photogenic couple from capturing their engagement photographs earlier in the summer in downtown Denver!

Soon enough it was time for Stef to put on her gorgeous white dress. She looked incredible in the twisted styled strapless dress that flowed to the floor. Once all the bridesmaids were done with their “ooo’s” and “aww’s” the time had come for Stefanie to see her (very) soon to be husband. If she was at all nervous walking down the flight of stairs to meet Tim, she certainly didn’t show it. Tim stood below, patiently waiting for his knock-out bride to tap his shoulder.

Huge smiles and kisses were exchanged as the couple privately greeted each other, seeing one-another for the first time on their wedding day. Tim presented his bride with an amazing diamond necklace! The beautiful final touch stayed on her for the rest of the day. Let me tell you, this was one handsome couple.

I was so excited when it was finally time to to take some amazing photographs of the entire wedding party at Invesco Field in Denver! As a former dancer for the Denver Nuggets and Bronco’s, we were able to visit Stef’s old stomping ground. This was my first time photographing or even stepping foot on the field, so I was excited to see what we could do with the amazing space. We had a blast running and jumping around the green grass, capturing some amazing & unique wedding photographs! After we left the field, the citizens of Denver had their eyes on Stef and Tim as we walked the streets of downtown Denver, capturing some fun and fantastic photographs! Stef, now a dance coach of a high school girls team, even got the chance to get some photographs with all of her team! You could easily tell how happy the girls were for their gorgeous coach! We decided to take some time with a very funky and cool yellow wall as the background for some fun photography.

The ceremony at the Four Seasons was beautifully decorated with pink rose petals lining the white silk carpet, an elegant white ribbon and soft subtle lighting. It was a very pretty space, filled with smiling faces and adorable flower girls with cute pink flower batons! Also, who could forget the handsome best man, Tim’s six-year-old son! After the lovely ceremony it was reception time, which also involved the colors of hot pink, light pink, gray, white and black. The room had gorgeous chandlers and candles, along with a very personal and romantic feel. Soon enough, hilarious speeches were made by close friends and family. Everyone was having a great time laughing at the toasts and clinking their glasses. Lots of photographs, eating, smiling and dancing (of course!) took up the rest of this magical evening! Thank you Stef and Tim for bringing me to Invesco field and allowing me to capture some super fun wedding photography!