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.

Wedding Photography Four Seasons Denver: Kelly and Wade Fletcher

Wedding Photography Four Seasons Denver: The Four Seasons has become one of my favorite hotels in Denver to photograph weddings.  Beyond it’s supremely chic and modern atmosphere (which is right up my own personal alley), I love the location right in the heart of downtown.  It’s within walking distance to the Denver Performing Arts Complex as well as Larimer Square.  Given the gorgeous day we had for Kelly and Wade’s wedding, we took advantage of this for the first look as well as photos with their large wedding party and their families.  It was pure magic!  We did the first look at the DCPA (which was perfect) and then we took the wedding party for a stroll down Larimer (and yes, I did stop traffic- as I am known to do on occasion!) and then back to the DCPA for family formals in the beautiful soft light that the covered ceiling provides, even in broad daylight.  I am in LOVE with this couple, these photos, and everything about this wedding.

For starters, Kelly and Wade are my ideal couple!  Not only do they both look like models, they both love being outdoors and participating in many of the fun activities that our fabulous state provides: hiking, skiing, golfing, running, live music, golf, volleyball (to name a few).  They both love to read and travel and have a long list of countries they want to visit.  They are adventurous and silly, fun-loving and absolutely darling to the core of their beings.  They trusted me implicitly to “do my thing” (which I LOVE) and the images I was able to capture for them are a true reflection of their personalities and the love they have for each other.  THANK YOU KELLY AND WADE for being so awesome in every way!  Couples like you make me LOVE what I do so very much!

They had their ceremony on the pool deck and the afternoon rain shower held itself back until the couple literally walked down the aisle.  It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly.  When the rain did decide to fall, Heather and Jenna (the fab planners from Table 6 Productions) were quick on their feet to move cocktail hour down to the space outside the main ballroom and not a beat was missed.  It anything, it gave Kelly and Wade a moment to revel in their amazing good luck and grab a few more photos outside before joining the party.  And what a party it was!  Between the beautiful and heartfelt speeches from Kelly’s father, the best man and the maid of honor, their band, Groove Nation, kept the party rocking all night long. I swear they had literally EVERYONE on the dance floor.

Thank you again to Kelly and Wade, Heather and Jenna, the staff at the Four Seasons, and last but not least, to my wonderful second shooter, Sarah Box.  It was a A-team effort and I am incredibly proud to have been a part of such a gorgeous wedding!

Villa Parker Wedding: Megan and Teddy Smith

Villa Parker Wedding: There’s a history here.  And I’m not talking about the Villa, although I’m sure there is history there too.   I’m talking about the beautiful bride, Megan, who is, in a sense, like a little sister to me.  I first met the beautiful Silkman sisters at Erin and Sean’s wedding in Beaver Creek in 2008 when I was hired to photograph their gorgeous wedding at Beano’s Cabin.  It was a perfect wedding weekend and I will never forget meeting the sisters and thinking that they reminded me so much of my own family, except, instead of three girls, there were four!

About a year or so after the wedding, I got a message from the youngest sister, Bonnie, who was interested in coming to CO to be my intern for the summer between her junior and senior year of college.  I thought it seemed like a great idea and we made arrangements for her to come.  As we got closer and were working out the details, we decided the best option was for her to live with me so that she wouldn’t have to pay rent and seeing as how my home had just gotten a whole lot quieter, it was perfect timing for us both.

We bonded immediately and had a fabulous summer together!  I loved having her near me and we both cried when she said goodbye to go back to school.  When she was getting ready to graduate I got a call that she wanted to come back to Denver and wondered if she could live with me again…  it was an ecstatic YES!!  And so began the second chapter of a beautiful sisterhood/internship relationship.

As Bonnie and I continued to get closer, I got to know more and more about her family and her sisters, and she about mine.  In the end it was like we really were sisters and her sisters, mine, and my sisters, hers.  It was a beautiful and serendipitous time in both of our lives.  But as life does, things shifted for us both and eventually Bonnie moved on to a fabulous career as a TV news anchor.  Go Bonnie!

When I found out that Megan was engaged, I was beyond thrilled for her and had no doubt in my mind that I needed to be her and Teddy’s photographer.  It was a decision I will never regret as their wedding was as sweet as sweet gets, and it meant the world to me to be there for a family I have grown to love and cherish and to document yet another beautiful love story for their family history.

It was an intimate wedding with only their closest friends and family and even though it started out as a pretty cold day in April, the trees were at the peak of their bloom and we all braved a little cold weather in order to capture the magnificence of spring in Colorado.  Megan and Teddy couldn’t have been more in love or happier to be getting married, and I will forever hold the memory of their glowing smiles in my mind.  It was a perfect wedding day and a perfect opportunity to reconnect with a family that I will always adore.

Thank you Megan and Teddy!  Thank you to the wonderful people at Villa Parker!  And thank you to the Silkman family, the Smith family, and of course the Benderly family for bring us all together.  I love you ALL! Now and always.

Bonnie, you are next sister!  ;-)

Denver Wedding Photographer: Fallon and Carl Tie the Knot

I love being a Denver Wedding Photographer!  My 2014 wedding season kicked off  on April 26th with Fallon and Carl Koelbel.  They had their wedding ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church and their reception under a “starry sky” in the Chambers Grant Salon, inside Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, in the DCPA.  Besides having a fantastic group of friends and family to work with, absolutely gorgeous weather, and an amazing venue and decor (by Newberry Brothers), I was also fortunate enough to have the fabulous team from Colorado Wedding Company along side of me and my second shooter, helping with all of the details and timeline throughout the day.  In fact, Fallon and Carl found us on the recommendation of Kelsey from Colorado Wedding Company!  Thank you Kelsey!  We LOVE working with your team!

Fallon and Carl had a traditional ceremony and didn’t want to see each other before the wedding so I got ready with the girls at the Denver Ritz-Carlton.  Carl got ready with his groomsmen at his house with Julie, my second shooter for the day (and my amazing production manager for the past 5 years!), behind the lens.

After the ceremony I took a ride with the wedding party down to the DCPA where we did all of the wedding party and bridal portraits. And after that, it was time to party!  There was a beautiful dinner served to all of the guests, great speeches by the parents, the maid of honor and the two best men, (bringing both tears and laughter), and then a fabulous dance party to the Jerry Barnett Orchestra Band.

It was a wonderful start to a very busy wedding season and I want to shout out a huge thank you to Fallon, Carl, and to all of their friends and their families for being so much fun to photograph!  Another thanks to Julia, my rock solid sidekick! Thank you to the staff at Kevin Taylor’s, you were amazing.  And finally, thank you again to the Colorado Wedding Company team.  You were perfection, as always!

 

Bridal Fashion Photography in Denver: Calluna Events 10 Year Anniversary Party!

Bridal Fashion Photography Denver:  Last week Calluna Events hosted one of the most fabulous parties I have had the honor of being involved in-their 10 year anniversary party!  I had eye candy to photograph for miles- including a perfect venue, amazing decor, beautiful and artistic flowers, delicious sweets, AND, of course, gorgeous models. It was a wildly successful event on every level!  When they asked me to photograph the “style shoot” portion of the event, I was immediately on board.  I truly love bridal fashion photography and given the A-team of vendors involved, I knew that it would be off the charts.  I wasn’t wrong.   I had such a blast and was so incredibly inspired to do what I love doing.  The images speak for themselves!

The theme of the party was Marie-Antoinette inspired and can I just mention the lovely bride’s hair for a second?  She had actual miniature pineapples in it!  I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.  WOW.  And since the “bride and groom” are a real life married couple, their energy together was natural and the perfect combination of easy and honest.  I was in heaven.

Thank you to Heather and Jolene and the entire Calluna team.  And a huge thank you to all of the vendors involved that made the styled-shoot and party everything that it was–absolutely AMAZING!

VENUE:: blanc Denver,

FLORAL DESIGN:: Perfect Petal

STYLED SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY:: Frances Photography

CUSTOM GOWNS :: Maggie Evans Designs

INVITATIONS + PRINTED MATERIALS :: SWEET Letterpress

CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION FOR INVITATION LINER :: Lana’s Shop

CALLIGRAPHY FOR INVITATIONS + PRINTED MATERIAL :: designsgirl

CAKES + SWEET TREATS :: Lucky’s Bakehouse

BARTENDING + MIXOLOGY :: Peak Beverage

CANDY BAR:: Sugarlicious

LIGHTING & AV:: LMD Productions

DECOR + FURNITURE :: By Design Event Decor

FURNITURE + CEREMONY CHAIRS :: Chairished Vintage

CATERING :: Catering By Design

LINEN :: La Tavola Fine Linen

MUSIC :: DJ Jahsonic

HAIR :: the Bridal Goddess

HAIR :: Liz (of Goldie & Bob)

MAKE UP :: Alchemy Mineral Blends

RENTALS :: Event Rents

FLORAL ART INSTALLATION : Kristen Hatgi

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY :: Ashley Sawtelle Photography

CINEMATOGRAPHY :: KHodge Films

SHAWLS, PARASOLS + FANS :: Splendor for your Guests

JEWELRY FOR STYLED SHOOT AND CALLUNA STAFF :: Todd Reed

CUSTOM BOUND BOOKS FOR STYLED SHOOT :: Juniper Books