There are some out there who believe engagement photography is nothing more than a huge waste of money for people obsessed with showing off on Facebook. While I can appreciate different points of view, I respectfully disagree.
I love what engagement photography represents. There is this little tiny slice of time where the seeds for massive life changes are planted. During this extremely small life window, you fell in love. They fell in love with you. You each choose to commit to make a life together – maybe bring a new family into this world. These choices set ripples through time that impact not only those close to you but everyone really as generations of your descendants you’ve brought forth by the virtue of your commitment go out into the world and heal, help, teach, influence, create, and sacrifice.
Is your engagement important? It is changing the world. Whoa…deep, right? But let me tell you a little secret, engagement photography can also be a lot of fun!!!! I absolutely love it when my couples come to their engagement photography session armed with a creative mind, a sense of adventure, and a sense of humor. This is the best chance to really let loose and get creative. Some of the best engagement photos I’ve taken are in a COMPLETELY different location AND season than the wedding.
Are Engagement Photos a Good Investment?
There are numerous factors that go into making great wedding photography. High on the list in my opinion is the relationship I’m able to create with the couple. The stronger the relationship with the couple, the more likely that some epic wedding photos will surface. This relationship really begins to grow roots during the engagement photography session.
This time allows me a chance to see how you interact with each other; to learn if you’re reserved or into PDA; goofy or serious; and to see how much direction you really need OR want. This knowledge all helps sets the stage for wedding photos that are more personal and memorable.
Earlier, I talked about a relationship between the wedding photographer and couple. A relationship is not a one-way street. It’s just as important for you to feel comfortable around me. In reality, most couples I meet are extremely uncomfortable at the thought of having their picture taken by a professional photographer. They feel uncomfortable and awkward and don’t quite know how to relax, how to pose, or how to display emotions. Limbs tend to get stiff, bodies becomes rigid, and forced smiles cause the jaw to lock up. This awkward and uncomfortable feeling is often reflected in the wedding photos come the big day.In a way, an engagement photography session is practice for the real thing. As they say, practice makes perfect!
Finally – wedding photos capture one of the most important moments of a couple’s life together. But often, the stress and tension of planning the perfect wedding, and the perfect day, gets in the way of capturing authentic imagery of their relationship. The engagement shoot is a great opportunity to highlight the true personality of a couple in a more relaxed and natural environment.
Creative Ideas for your Engagement Photos
There are all kinds of uses for your engagement photos outside of just being kick ass photos – save-the-date cards, reception seating charts and table indicators, wedding programs, and guest books, wedding websites and social media pages, or even as some awesome reception décor!
Engagement Photographers Denver
There are some incredible Denver photographers. I admire several of them. I was so proud to recently be named as one of Denver's top engagement photographers by Peerspace.
You certainly might have the perfect spot and setting for your engagement photographers. No problem. But if you don’t, please consider the length of time the photographer you choose has lived in Colorado. I know of dozens upon dozens of crazy cool unique spots around this state that will help your engagement photographs truly stand apart from the also ran stuff you see on Facebook.
Marrying your best friend and soul-mate is one of the richest experiences life has to offer. My goal is not only to create magnificent images for you, but also to give you a photographic experience that will unlock the true magic of your relationship for you and your family to look back on for a lifetime.
Photographing people in their most tender, sensitive, and important moments in life in my true passion. I recognize that I am responsible for how people remember their family history and take it to heart every time I pick up a camera. I value family, love and life an tit is a unique sensitivity that drives my desire to capture the fleeting moments in time that we will want to remember forever.
Beyond that, my clients are my friends! I naturally build relationships with other when I document and share their special times.
About Frances Photography
I’ve photographed love stories for over 15 years. If anything, those years have taught me the importance of connection. If I were to give one piece of advice on hiring a professional photographer, I would say this – the more you connect with the person behind the lens, the more you will connect with the images they create for you. It’s as simple as that.
I don’t just live in Colorado, I am of Colorado and find it to be a magical mecca for couples I truly connect with.It’s a place that brings out the adventurous spirit in people – a place that draws in the aesthetically conscious. It provides both the backdrop and the nature to create stunning works of art regardless of the time of year.
From city slickers to mountain goats, I find the beauty in you, in your chosen location, and in your love story. I go the extra mile to get the epic shot that tells the real story of the moment. I climb ladders, stop traffic, lay down in streets, board down slopes, and get pulled behind speed boats … it’s just how I’m wired.
There’s no time in this life to be bored. Let’s seek out places and angles that have never been captured before. I want our work together to be as fun as it is creative, breathless as it is bold, timeless as it is boundless.
I wear numerous hats as a photographer, many of them have nothing to do with taking photos. Yet, they have everything to do with capturing them. On any given wedding day, I am a photographer, director, designer, planner, people herder, and occasional therapist. It’s a multi-layered job where I achieve the highest levels of success through smooth, natural and fun connections with creative clients.
It would be an honor to help you memorialize the start of your epic adventure together through this thing we call life.
Frances Photography – Colorado Wedding Photographer
Based in Denver, Colorado
Serving Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Coper Mountain, Steamboat, Winter Park and all other Colorado wedding venues.
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