When I tell people I shoot boudoir, they often jump to the conclusion that some rich, bored wife or fiancée needs another way to spend money. After years of doing this, I can tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, I have had boudoir clients that want something special for their grooms, husbands, boyfriends, or significant others. However, boudoir photography can also be a way to boost confidence after a divorce; to create a permanent record of what was before undergoing a mastectomy; to celebrate the look of pregnancy; or as a reward for achieving a big goal on a long successful workout routine & diet. Boudoir can be incredibly empowering.
I’ve also realized that women rarely take time for and celebrate themselves. They have husbands or kids to take care of on top of their job.
My background as a competitive dancer and gymnast and my familiarity with the female human body are where I draw most of my inspiration from. I love working with the female form to create beautiful lines and shapes in my images. The human body is an incredibly unique, natural and artistic form in and of itself. A woman’s body type, hair, color, curves and skin are all factors contributing to the style and results of each inspiring session. But, it’s not only the physical aspects that make every photo-session different. Rather, it is a woman’s personality and style that are the most powerful influences for me. Her body language and the individuality are also huge factors that affect my ideas and creative vision. At the end of the day, my subject’s personality is what will set the tone and shape the style of our boudoir session and the images we create together.
I consider myself an environmental portrait artist and prefer to go “on location” for anything that I photography. With my boudoir work, I focus on capturing images that will push barriers and embrace the changing and evolving definition of boudoir photography.
My name is Frances Kelley and I’m a Denver Colorado based boudoir photographer. As you’ll see in my About section, my “why” in photography is “Chasing Beauty with a Wild & Open Heart.” While the bulk of my work is Denver Colorado wedding photography, my why may best fit with boudoir photography. First, let’s talk about what beauty means. I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what your shape is. You. Are. Beautiful. If we were to conduct a short history lesson in the meaning of beauty, the female form would certainly be a part of the discussion in all of it’s amazing glory. I’ve taken boudoir photos of all shapes, colors, and sizes and I think they are all extremely beautiful.
Second, let’s talk about wild and open heart!!! Our boudoir session will celebrate the freedom of the she. Our boudoir session will help you push your boundaries and let go. Our boudoir session will celebrate your sexy! Many of my boudoir shoots are conducted in the safety and privacy of my own home. I was so extremely proud that my studio was recently featured in 5280 Magazine!!
If you’re ready to let go of everything and experience freedom at its absolute essence, I would love to welcome you to the art of outdoor boudoir photography. I certainly didn’t invent this concept. However, I’ve been trying to take outdoor boudoir photography to the absolute next level in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Can you imagine a better back drop? I can’t. I say get adventurous. Get Wild.
I dedicated a lot of time and energy to the art of dance before I became a photographer. I think that my comfort level in working with the female figure and my strengths in posing have naturally lent themselves to this beautiful art form. Working with natural light and the human form is a very creative process for me that has me pushing the envelope of my own artistic boundaries and I love it!
When it comes to shooting boudoir, I am looking for anything but ordinary! My artistic appetite is invariably eager to push new boundaries – it is an aspiration that has successfully gotten me to where I am today as a photographer and I am confident in the continuing trend as long as I follow my instincts.
Nude photography is probably one of the most misunderstood, yet popular and historical genres of photography. I think it’s important to celebrate the art, beauty, and simplicity of the human body, especially considering the high number of distorted bod-image disorders that exist. All bodies are inherently beautiful.
When my clients see themselves as I see them, their view of themselves is forever changed. It makes me feel wonderful to show women how amazing and beautiful they are. Plain and simple, boudoir photography is an edgy and free form of artistic photography that I’m excited to celebrate.
Photographing people in their most tender, sensitive, and important moments in life is my passion. Oddly, photography is about capturing the fleeting moments of the day, but it’s not for today. Photographs are for the rest of our lives and our posterity.
Photography can connect us through generations and I fully realize and accept the fact that I’m responsible for how people remember their family histories. I take this to heart every time I pick up my camera. It is a unique sensitivity that fuels my desire to capture those fleeting moments in time that we all want to remember forever.
Regardless if it’s wedding photography, engagement photography, or boudoir, the artistry of my imagery comes to fruition in my being able to not only see, but to capture, what people feel. Photography has the power to both stop and outlast time.
They say a camera never lies. Perhaps. But I believe photography allows for multiple interpretations of the exact same moment. The composition, lighting, angles and the like – can all be interpreted. But that’s part of the beauty, and power, of photography. I don’t use the word accurate, but instead real when referring to my photography.
Both a photographer and their photographs are intentional. When I’m holding the frame, I’m creating the story. No matter what I’m photographing, my goal is to document what is both beautiful and unique about every event, every person, every couple and every family that makes their way in front of my lens. This quest for sharing this beautiful thing we call life with the world, one couple or wedding at a time is what keeps me creatively thriving, continually growing and I’m deeply honored to do what I love .
I discuss photography throughout this website but there is another “p” word that is critically important. People. Outside of my fine art work, I photograph people. When I look at my close circle of life-long friends, they were all once clients who allowed me to take their picture. I’m extremely proud of my work. But I love and cherish the relationships with my people. If I lost my eyesight tomorrow, I think I would get along just fine knowing they were there with me.
In 2005, Frances Kelley launched her wedding photography business with a mission to capture the beauty of great love stories. But wedding photography was only the beginning for Frances. Over the years, countless brides have returned time and again for everything from baby photos to family portraits to sexy boudoir sessions. Her visual repertoire continues to grow and evolve while her eye for true beauty and retouching skills are a dreamy, in-demand duo for magazine editors and style-inspired entrepreneurs.
A decade and more than 1,000 shoots later, Frances has an ever-evolving, versatile portfolio in four core areas: wedding photography, boudoir, fashion photography, and fine art. This artist at heart has garnered national acclaim, international assignments and a reputation for marrying perfection with personality. Her approach is so personable; Frances feels like one of the family.
And though her photography portfolio is extensive, there’s a clear and common theme to her artistry: BEAUTY. No matter what the occasion or location, Frances has an eye for time-stopping details. She knows exactly how to capture the ocular essence of every human being in her view.
Working with Frances goes beyond exceptional customer service and a high-end experience. She builds genuine relationships. Her passion for people is unparalleled and her drive for the best shot keeps clients oh, so on their toes. Hanging from the rafters? Check. Stopping traffic? You know it. She’ll do what it takes to document your most momentous moments.
With loyal clients coming back for a lifetime, her finger on the pulse of all things creative and an unstoppable desire to keep learning and growing, it’s no wonder Frances is one of the most trusted and sought after of all Colorado and Denver photographers.
Frances is the most sought after boudoir photographer in Denver and in Colorado for that matter. She has years of boudoir photography experience throughout Colorado, including in Denver, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, and Breckenridge.
Frances Photography – Colorado Wedding Photographer
Based in Denver, Colorado
Shooting Weddings in Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Steamboat, Winter Park, Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs and all other Colorado wedding venues.
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