A wedding is typically one of the most memorable days in a lifetime – some consider it one of life’s few true markers. For most couples, good pictures just won’t do. The level of photography must meet the importance of the moment. A good wedding photographer shows up with a purpose – to document and detail the event through those “must have shots” such as the wedding dress, first look, walking down the aisle, the kiss, family photos, and the like. A great wedding photographers gets all that and more. At the end of the day, I plan on delivering 750-1000 images from your wedding day. But my goal for each and every wedding is to deliver a few powerful photographs that truly move you through tears, surprise or laughter.
One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is getting to connect with people from many different walks of life…from city slickers to mountain goats and everything in between. My goal is always to find and capture the beauty in my clients, in their chosen locations, and in their unique love stories.
Some of my favorite wedding photos always seem to be the first look and the incredible smiles on the bride and groom's face after they're married and walking back down the aisle. There are so many different story lines that take place during a wedding and I love it when the couple sees a photograph of a story they never knew took place.
I think that one of the things that sets me apart as a wedding photographer is that I am truly willing go the extra mile to get an epic shot that tells a real story of the who my couples are. I’ll balance at the top of a ladder, stop downtown city traffic, snowboard down a mountain, and even get pulled behind a speed boat in a dry suit with an underwater housing … Part of that is just how I am wired and the other part is that I love an added challenge that allows me to capture something show stopping and really different. But even beyond that, I just love having fun with my clients and doing things with my photography that are unexpected.
In my mind, there’s no time in this life to be bored. I want to work with couples that want to 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. It is always an honor to help my clients memorialize the start of their epic adventure together through this thing we call life…..
Weddings are incredibly expensive. Believe me, I get it. As far as priorities, I certainly recommend using your budget on wedding photography AND engagement photos (see my engagement gallery info about the important of engagement photography). However, for those who can, bridal photography or even the edgier bridal boudoir photography can be a lot of fun and can result in some incredibly unique and special photos.
Bridal photography is a special and intimate photo session focusing on the bride in her wedding dress prior to the wedding.These photos are a very popular Southern wedding tradition. I’ve always enjoyed these sessions as I can take more time with them. We can pick the when and where – not only in a unique location, but at a different time of day than the wedding. Simply put, more flexibility often yields better photos. However, I believe the best reason to consider bridal photography is using it as a test run. It’s the perfect opportunity to see how your entire bridal ensemble (gown, hair, makeup, and the like) go together.
BRIDAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY
As far as bridal boudoir photography … in preparation for the big day, you’ve been hitting the gym and have tried every diet known to man. Your figure is rocking! Boudoir photography can be seen not only as a fun and sexy gift for your man, but can also be a reward to yourself for the hard work you’ve been putting in. We only go around once, why not document yourself, at your absolute best, while having a little bit of edgy and sexy fun!
DAY AFTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
People often show me examples of the wedding couple scaling cliffs, jumping into the ocean in their wedding gowns, and the like. They don’t understand how the couple has time to do this on their wedding day. The short answer is that they don’t. What a lot of people don’t realize is that these wedding photographs are most likely taken the day after the wedding. All stress is completely gone. The wedding dress has served its purpose. The couple is on day one of the rest of their lives.These photos are often the most creative and adventurous.
Money is often tight. Weddings are expensive. These types of wedding photography sessions certainly go over and above. But let’s not forget, these photos will outlast all other expenses of the wedding day. They often outlast even us.
DENVER WEDDING VENUES
When it comes to Colorado weddings, it’s easy to think of luxury destinations like Aspen, Vail, and Telluride. But there is just something about a wedding in the Mile-High City of Denver. Denver touts its own Rocky Mountain charm with over 300 days of sunshine and a picturesque location back dropped by 200 snow capped peaks and a piercing the sky. I’ve shot countless Denver and Boulder weddings and know the insides and outs of all their top locations. I’ll even wager I know a few secret hidden corners to grab that unique shot. With that said, one of the things I love about getting hired as a Denver wedding photographer is pushing myself to find new unique shots – even in the old traditional locations.
I’ve had the absolute privilege and honor of shooting at Denver wedding venues such as the Four Seasons, the Ritz Carlton, Crooked Willow Farms, Spruce Mountain Ranch, the Sanctuary Golf Course, Denver Country Club, the Broadmoor, and Blanc among others.
Trust me when I tell you that there is so much more to this amazing city than the incredible craft beer and well … that other stuff.
COLORADO WEDDING VENUES
I don’t just live in Colorado, but I consider myself of Colorado. As a photographer, I have found this gorgeous state to be a mecca for couples I truly connect with, whether they are from here or they are seeking out Colorado specifically for their destination wedding. It’s a state that brings out the adventurous spirit in people – and a place that draws in the aesthetically conscious. It provides both the backdrop and the nature for me to create stunning works of art with couples regardless of the time of year.
Everyone wants to get married on the beach, right? Not always. I’ll take a Colorado wedding any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I might be biased. I was raised in Colorado. I’ve spent my life exploring and playing in the Rocky Mountains. Colorado truly speaks to my adventurous soul. There is just something incredibly special about a wedding in the mountains of Colorado. The beach has one season. Colorado has four – each and every one of them providing an extremely unique and diverse backdrop for the perfect wedding photos. If you’re planning a wedding in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and don’t have much experience here, I’d love to help you. I’ve chased down some of my most beautiful wedding photographs in a myriad of the top wedding destinations in the Rocky Mountains. So, what are some of the best wedding venues in Colorado? Some of my favorites Colorado wedding venues in Beaver Creek include: Allie’s Cabin, Beano’s Cabin, Beaver Creek Wedding Deck, Red Sky Ranch, Saddle Ridge, Spruce Saddle Lodge, and The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. In Breckenridge: Ten-Mile Station. In Keystone: Alpenglow Stube, Timber Ridge, Keystone Ranch. In Snowmass/Aspen: Viceroy, The Little Nell, the Roaring Fork Club, and the Wedding Deck on Aspen Mountain.
I have substantial experience at all of these Colorado wedding venues and would absolutely love to create unique art with during your special life moments. A Colorado wedding? Yes please!
SAME SEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – LGBT PHOTOGRAPHER
As you will see in my portfolio, I document love stories and create art with couples regardless of their beliefs and backgrounds. I’m here to capture the love and beauty of the moment regardless of what it looks like or believes.
There are some amazing wedding photographers in Colorado. There truly are. There is a difference between a competent shot and a powerful image. At this level, that difference has little to do with technology. The difference is the vision and the interpretation of the photographer and her most important tools: the brain, eye, and heart. I’ve been shooting Colorado weddings for over 15 years and seem to be able to find that “thing” again and again and again. I believe that’s what makes a great photographer. Those 15 plus years have also taught me how to deal with such things as extreme and rapid changes in weather – a Colorado hallmark! Believe me … us true Denver photographers have photographed weddings in May blizzards without blinking an eye!
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 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.
ABOUT FRANCES PHOTOGRAPHY
In 2005, Frances Marron 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.
More about Frances ...
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….
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