My craft is based in four core areas – wedding photography, boudoir, fashion photography, and fine art or artistic photography. Of these, the latter is where agendas, expectations, deadlines, and the like cease to exist. I take these photographs for me.
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.
My craft. Photography. People. Art. Beauty.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER FOR LIFE Frances is one of the most sought after professionally certified wedding photographers in Colorado. She has been hired from coast to coast, as well as internationally, to photograph weddings and family portraits for celebrities, sports-stars, and people from all walks of life. Her passion for creating contemporary yet timeless imagery is delivered by her energetic and optimistic personality along with a great sense of humor and a creative eye for art in the details. Frances is known as fun loving, adventure seeking, and is loved both locally within the wedding industry, as well as around the world by nearly everyone she meets. Don’t be surprised if she climbs on benches, hangs from the rafters, stops traffic, or even becomes one of your honorary family members along the way. Frances does whatever it takes to capture your treasured memories not only for your lifetime, but for the generations to follow. I t’s no wonder Frances is one of the most trusted and sought after of all Colorado and Denver photographers.
Her philosophy - I see what you feel! Moments are fleeting, but photography has the power to stop time. I promise to document your love story with images that are timeless, artistic, genuine, and powerful. My goal is to create images that will bring you right back to the way you felt on your wedding day as if it were yesterday, every day, for the rest of your life.
One of my favorite photographers, Ansel Adams, once said “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it” If true, then it follows that a piece of the photographer can be found in every image they capture…
I was raised the oldest of three sisters by parents who instilled in us their sense of adventure, their love of travel, and their appreciation of art. We learned to ski and walk at the same time and were taught to work hard and to play hard. We were encouraged to climb trees, go barefoot, build forts, catch fish, ride bikes, play instruments, bounce on trampolines, to read, sing and dance.
We were taught not to be controlled by fear, but instead how to feel it, acknowledge it, and then do the scary thing anyway. We were shown by example how to respect relationships, the importance of family, and what unconditional love looks like. We were raised to value memories over materials. We were taught to be sensitive to others no matter what their background, color, class, or privilege. We were shown how to love our furry family members. We were encouraged every step of the way to love deeply, to share honestly, to forgive quickly. Our emotional intelligence was highlighted. And our connection and empathy were fostered.
My name is Frances and I aim to produce images that surprise you, bring you joy, and will live on in your heart, home, and family history forever. I want you to remember how you felt in those precious fleeting moments AND, I want you enjoy the experience while I chase after the memory for you. This life is meant to be lived. It is meant to be remembered….
Frances Photography – Colorado Wedding Photographer
Based in Denver, Colorado
Serving Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Steamboat, Winter Park and all other Colorado wedding venues.
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