Wedding and Bridal Photography

Wedding Photography by the Wedding Artist, Frances Marron, will capture the beauty of your bridal day anywhere in the World, or locally in Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins.

Denver Wedding Photography: Kayley & Ryan

Denver Wedding Photography:  On August 2, 2014 the beautiful Kayley Arvizu and her handsome beau, Ryan Slayton, tied the knot at the Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch and then celebrated with friends and family at Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village.  I have been spending nearly every weekend this summer in the mountains and it was a refreshing change of pace for me to photograph at two totally new-to-me venues.  The church itself was gorgeous!  I was in love with the way the stained glass windows framed the alter and when Kayley’s brother and sister played the guitar and piano and sang at the end of the ceremony, everyone, including me, had goosebumps from head to toe.  It was a magical and perfect ceremony.

I had fabulous and fun start to the day taking photos of the girls getting ready at the bride’s sisters house down the road, and my associate, Melissa Rich, met the fellas at the church where they put on their tuxes and Ryan handed out gifts.  Since the couple didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, we did a traditional down the aisle first sighting and the looks on both the brides and the grooms faces said it all.  There were laughter and tears and the emotions were running high from one end of the spectrum to the other.  When Kayley’s dad and brother saw her dressed in her gorgeous wedding gown, the tears sprang into both of their eyes in an instant.  And, as Kayley made her way down the aisle, I could see the look in Ryan’s eyes, like, “yeah….  that is MY girl.”  He looked so proud!  All in all, it was such a sweet and loving day.  It was obvious to me that Kayley and Ryan have been through a lot together, and I haven’t a shadow of a doubt that these two are in it for good.  Congratulations to Kayley and Ryan! I wish you and your sweet little family a lifetime of happiness and love!

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding: Lindsey & Charlie

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding:  I am ecstatic to share this absolutely fantastic wedding today!  Lindsey and Charlie really and truly stole our hearts. It will be easy to see why.  These two love-birds are both avid outdoors-people. They love hiking, biking, kayaking, and anything that involves action and adventure!  They have a love-affair with sushi, traveling, and let us not forget, whiskey!  HA!  And beyond that, they are absolutely adorable.  Both on their own, but especially together!  When Lindsey told me that photos of the two of them in the beautiful Colorado mountains were a top priority for them, I suggested that we do a first look and that we schedule in about an hour for photos of just the two of them.  They were on board and we had time to get the most amazing romantics (bride and groom photos) to date.  We photographed their first look at Anderson’s Cabin, just up the road from the Ritz-Carlton in Beaver Creek, which was a perfect setting, surrounded by Aspens, also the theme of their wedding.  The sun was shining, the wild-flowers were blooming, and the couple was beaming from inside to out.  The energy in their images is 100% true-to-life genuine as we could literally feel the love between them oozing into our lenses from every angle.  Julie, my rock solid second shooter, and I were in photography heaven with these two.  Words cannot begin to express the way that I feel about this couple or this wedding… but the pictures might do the trick.

Besides the always amazing staff at the Ritz-Carlton, all of the vendors involved in this wedding made it a smashing success.  The planning and execution was thanks to Meg Stepanek of Gemini Event Planning.  I haven’t worked with Meg in years and it was wonderful to see her again.  Great job Meg!  The gorgeous floral was done by Vintage Magnolia. And, Starkey Productions provided the rocking band. Besides having an A-team of vendors, which makes a world of difference,  it’s important that I also to mention how wonderful the wedding party was, how lovely both families were, and how friendly and sweet all of the guests were.  Everyone at this wedding was smiling from ear to ear all day long, making my job as the photographer, a piece of cake.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone that was there to make this wedding such a smashing success.  To Lindsey and Charlie, you may not know this yet, but you will probably never get rid of me now.  ;-) And I wish you a lifetime of sweetness, action, adventure, and….sushi date nights.  XOXO ~Frances.

Littleton Engagement Photography: Brooke & Kyle

Littleton Engagement Photography:  Brooke and Kyle are two of the sweetest people I have ever met, and it was perfectly fitting that we start their engagement photo session at a little candy shoppe in downtown Littleton!  Besides that, Brooke makes cupcakes as a side business/hobby and has the frosting dipped slip-on flats to prove it.  :-)  Actually, both Brooke and Kyle work in the oil and gas industry and what’s more, they grew up only a few blocks from each other!  They officially met in high school because Brooke’s boyfriend at the time and Kyle’s girlfriend at the time had yearbook class together. Brooke and Kyle would talk to each other while waiting for them at the end of the school day.  (How cute is that?!)

Kyle proposed to Brooke in Winter Park after their second annual trip to the alpine slide and walking around town eating ice-cream.  Apparently Kyle had the genius idea to capture the proposal with a self-timer camera at the exact spot that they had taken photos of themselves the year before.  In Brooke’s words: ” We set up the camera and while we were taking the picture Kyle “attempted” to capture the moment on film. It was the perfect setting because it was quiet and no one was around, so it was just us. Unfortunately I was more concerned with telling him to stop talking while we were posing for the picture. It took  3 attempts of me resetting the timer and him trying to ask me to marry him for me to realize what was happening! We didn’t end up getting the actual proposal on film, but we do have 3 pictures showing him starting to ask and getting down on one knee and me looking very confused! It was very sweet and also makes for a funny story.”

Their wedding will consist of a ceremony at St. Francis Cabrini, and a whimsical yet classy Kate-Spade inspired garden party reception at the Columbine Country Club.  Kyle is an avid golfer and they thought having a reception there with a big table of LOTS of desserts would be the perfect setting.  They both love sweets and their favorite restaurant is the D bar in Denver.  How fitting!

Brooke and Kyle both love living in Colorado, and while Brooke wants to visit Australia and New Zealand and Kyle drams of going on an African safari, both say that they plan on staying in Colorado where the weather is the BEST.  (I couldn’t agree more!) And, I can’t wait for this sure to be darling wedding day next summer!

Red Sky Ranch Wedding Photography: Lindley & Jason

Red Sky Ranch Wedding Photography:  On July 12th 2014, Lindley and Jason said their “I do’s” on top of the world.  I’ve been photographing Colorado Weddings for over 10 years now and there aren’t many venues that I haven’t been to or photographed at.  However, I got to have a “first” at Red Sky Ranch Golf Club for this wedding, and I was blown away.  To say that the views from the ceremony site that is situated directly on the golf course are stunning would be an understatement.  They are unbelievable!  In fact, I have added this venue to my short list of places that I would get married myself!

Lindley and Jason are both from Dallas, Texas, and were introduced by Jason’s mother and Lindley’s aunt who work together.  Their initial blind date lunch turned into a 5 hour conversation and they have been together ever since.  Lindley had her brother and two male cousin as her attendants and Jason had his three sisters has his.  I love to see couples mix things up and do their own thing.  The family surprised the couple with a flash mob at the start of the reception, and to say that the speeches were fabulous would not be doing them justice.  They were hysterical!  Especially the bride’s brother’s toast!  O.M.G.  Everyone in the room was in stitches, including Telly and I!

Carolyn Moorman and her lovely assistant, Kay, from Artisan Events executed the day flawlessly as always (THANK YOU SO MUCH for recommending me for this gorgeous wedding!)  Vintage Magnolia did the lovely and colorful floral decor.  Sugar Breck made the delicious and beautiful cake, and the Moments Notice band rocked the house all night.  All in all it was a fantastic day and I was honored to be a part of it all.  Thank you to all that helped make this wedding so fantastic, and congratulations to the newly-weds. May your lives be filled with laughter and adventure now and forever!