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.

Beano’s Cabin Wedding: Emily & Alex Sitomer

Beano’s Cabin Wedding:  Out of all of the amazing venues to choose from in the Rocky Mountains, Beano’s Cabin, located mid-mountain in Beaver Creek is my #1 favorite venue of all time!  Truly, I have never had less than a fantastic, two thumbs up, over the top, amazing experience photographing there!  Couples that choose that venue are always people that I have an instant report with, the weddings are always beyond gorgeous, and to top it off, I always get a really amazing dinner!  HA!

Emily and Alex’s wedding was no exception.  And talk about LUCKY!  We were minutes away from moving the ceremony inside due to intermittent rain showers, but the wonderful Beano’s staff and the fantastic planners were watching the weather radar like hawks and saw an opening.  We moved the ceremony up about 10 minutes and the timing was impeccable!  Alex and Emily got to have their picture perfect outdoor ceremony outside with the mountain backdrop, just like they had always dreamed of, and their guests got to have the scenic experience that had been planned for them.

Emily and Alex live in Dallas now, but met at Vaderbilt University in Nashville TN their senior year. They met outside of class on the first day of classes second semester. Emily was coming while Alex was going, but on his way out, after getting up the courage to speak to Emily, Alex did a u-turn. While he fumbled around getting Emily’s number into his new Blackberry, Alex was successful, and after several days of chatting, even managed to talk his way into a date. While casual, Emily did extend the initial offer and roped Alex into dancing the night away with some of her closest friends at The Stage in downtown Nashville.

Since the couple are avid travel junkies and Alex has always dreamed of getting married in the mountains in Colorado, they planned their destination wedding from afar with the help of the wonderful ladies from Bella Event Design & Planning.  Emily, the owner, recommended me to the couple and after checking out my work online, they hired me without ever meeting me.  We clicked instantaneously and I spent the day photographing them like they were old friends.

Before I dive into sharing their beautiful images (which I am over the moon about), I want to give thanks to all of the fabulous vendors that made this day so perfect.  Vintage Magnolia provided the lovely floral arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres.  Mountain Flour provided the delicious wedding cake (I know because I tried it!).  Diamond Empire Band rocked the house during the reception. And finally, a massive thanks to everyone at Beano’s Cabin that provided 5-star service not only to the couple and the guests, but to all of the vendors too.  Thank you also to my associate, Telly Weddon, for being a total trooper and a fantastic second shooter!  We rocked it sister!

Lastly, I just have to share a few words from the bride because these kinds of things are what keep me so inspired and passionate about what I do!

Hi Frances!!

First of all, we LOVE the photos!!! Could not be more happy with how they all turned out. You and Telly did such a fantastic job. We can’t thank you enough! We can’t stop looking through all the wedding photos over and over — They all bring back such amazing memories and make us want to renew our vows already ;-) You captured everything perfectly!!!  Our family and friends cannot stop raving about them either!

We will recommend you to anyone and everyone! Truly, we may be your biggest fans! :-)

Love,

Emily & Alex

Be sure to check out their slideshow at the bottom of the post for their full wedding day experience.  **Note: The slideshow will not play on smartphones or iPads, only on desktop or laptop computers**

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!