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.

Boulder Engagement Photography: Alex and Louis

Boulder is one of my all-time favorite cities for engagement photography in Colorado.  Although Chataqua park might seem like a less than ideal location for this kind of session given it’s popularity with college students and Boulder residents alike pretty much anytime of the day on any given day of the week, I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve to make it seem like there is no one else around.  First of all, I always get off of the beaten path.  At the bottom of the trail head that winds upwards toward the flatirons is a great big field off to the left (if you are facing the mountain) that you can walk a short distance into.  From that vantage point, and using a long telephoto lens, I am generally able to avoid any hikers in the background, while still getting great views of the spectacular flat iron backdrop.  There are also some great fences and large rocks in that same general vicinity that have worked beautifully for my engagement sessions. I also love the long grass that grows everywhere and tend to get low to the ground so that I can shoot through them to create a voyeuristic kind of feel to a few of the images.

Alex and Louis are a darling couple getting married in March of 2015 in Aspen.  Their wedding is going to be a blend of American and Persian traditions and they are going all out!  With a fabulous A-team of Colorado wedding industry professionals (including the Perfect Petal and Calluna Events), it’s going to be one for the record books!  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Alex’s mother, Susy Shams, and I am thrilled that they have chosen me to document this extraordinary wedding celebration that will last all weekend.  I have never photographed a Persian wedding ceremony before and am beyond excited!  Even though there are still lots of details to be ironed out, one thing I know for sure is that it’s going to be a BLAST.  Is it 2015 yet?  :-)

Denver Engagement Photography: Natalie & Mike

Every once in a while a couple chooses me as their wedding photographer and it just feels overwhelmingly “meant to be.”  When Natalie and Mike and I met several months ago and we started talking about the venue they had chosen, I immediately whipped out an album that I had done for a couple that got married there a couple of years ago.  As soon as Natalie started flipping through it I remember her saying “Omg!  These are the photos that made us choose this venue!  I didn’t even know they were yours!”  And that was pretty much that!   They hired me a couple of days later.  :-)

Besides that, Natalie and I pretty much instantly bonded talking about her life as a professional ballerina.  I was also a fairly serious ballerina from the ages of 7 to 21, so we had lots to chat about and connect on.  I haven’t done ballet in years now, but I can still remember how rigorous and difficult it was like it was yesterday and I have an enormous amount of respect for professional dancers.  Mike was as darling as could be and came with their new puppy in tow which was another instant connector for me.  I am a HUGE dog lover and their puppy had me melting within seconds.

We decided to do a fall engagement session to take advantage of the beautiful fall colors and the gorgeous weather in Colorado that time of year.  They met me at the Standley Lake park in Arvada, CO and we took a little tour around the park looking for the most colorful backdrops.  We had such a great time just talking and shooting that by the end of it I felt like I had known them both for years.  Not to mention the fabulous images we were able to capture!  I am SO excited for their wedding this summer with the wonderful ladies at Cloud 9 that will be taking place at Spruce Mountain Ranch on June 27th.  I know we are going to have a blast together and that their wedding is going to be gorgeous and fun… just like them.  Thank you to Ann and Cortney from Cloud 9 Weddings and Papers for recommending me, and also to Natalie and Mike for selecting me!  I couldn’t be happier about being the lucky photographer chosen for your special day.

Denver Engagement Photography: Tara & Jared

Oh boy, oh boy! The New Year is officially upon us and I am already excited about the amazing weddings I have on my calendar for 2014.  I thought I would start this year with an engagement feature as I know the Holidays are always a season for lots of proposals.  I generally do most of my heavy booking in January and February of each year for that summer and fall, so if you are newly engaged and looking for your photographer, the time do so is NOW!

Tara and Jared are getting married at The Holy Ghost with a black-tie reception at the Brown Palace this coming August 2014.  They wanted to get their engagement photos done at a time when they could take advantage of the gorgeous fall colors in Colorado so we chose on of my favorite locations, Standley Lake, in Arvada near my home and once again, it did not disappoint!  It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the colors were a-blazin’!  But the backdrop aside, this couple is to-die-for, all on their own!  Their energy and love for each other is so obvious, I can’t help but smile every time I look at these images of them.

Tara and Jared met 13 years ago when Tara went to middle school with Jared’s twin brothers and Jared went to high school with Tara’s sister.  They re-united as adults in 2011 when Jared moved back from Las Vegas and Tara moved back from CA.  The saw each other out and about downtown, went on couple of dates, and have been together ever since!  Jared proposed to Tara at the top of the Empire State building and they both agree that was the most exciting time in either of their lives thus far.  I can’t wait to capture this gorgeous couple on what is sure to be a wedding day of their dreams!  Thank you to Tara and Jared for choosing me.  We are going to have a blast and together!!

Boulder Engagement Photography: Rachel and Tommy

Rachel found me via a web search while she was looking for a photographer to take engagement photos for her ‘save the dates’ for her July 2014 wedding in Telluride, CO.  We had a great connection right away and by the time the session was over I was totally bummed that I would not get to photograph their wedding as well!  They had already hired someone locally for the wedding before they found out about me.  Rachel and Tommy met each other while they were both attending CU in 2007 at the St. Julien Hotel.  It was only fitting that we took their engagement photos on the CU campus and finished up with a few shots at the St. Julien, also where Tommy proposed to Rachel.

I just loved working with this couple and we had so much fun walking around the beautiful CU campus and then ending at a place that holds a special place in their hearts.  They are both Colorado lovers, avid skiers, hikers, and outdoor sports kind of people in general.  Tommy is obsessed with the Broncos and we even had to have a quick intermission during our session so he could check out the game at the St. Julien.

To Rachel and Tommy, THANK YOU for choosing me to capture some special engagement portraits for you!  I wish you all the luck in the world as you move into your lives as a married couple.  I know your wedding will be absolutely gorgeous and I wish I could be there to capture it for you.  Please keep in touch as your family grows….  I would love to work with you again anytime!