A Manifesto:

Your Wedding Day

Words & Photographs By: Francis Sylvest

A Bride and Groom Getting Married In Colorado In The Fall Walk Down A Trail With Aspen Trees
A Bride and groom hold hands in front of Sólheimajökull Glacier in South Iceland by Iceland Wedding and Elopement Photographer Francis Sylvest.
A wedding In the mountains of Denver Colorado by Colorado Elopement Photographer and videographer Francis Sylvest.

I

Believe

This:

Your Wedding Day Should Celebrate The Triumph Of Your Journey, Substantial Moments Overshadowed In The Business Of Life.

Iceland Elopement at Glymur by Iceland Photographer and Videographer Francis Sylvest
A Colorado Wedding ceremony near a creek with the bride and groom holding hands.

Your Wedding Is Not A Performance.

This Isn’t About The Cameras.

It’s About You Living In The Moment.

A bride and groom eloping in Iceland cross a stream in Western Iceland.

I BelieveYour Genuine Connection Is Enough.

That Marriage Is A Lifelong Bond.

That Your Journey Is Deserving To Be Expressed Through Art.

A laid-back elopement in the mountains of Colorado near Denver.
A bride and groom getting married near Denver, Colorado.

Your Life,

Your Love,

The Minutia.

Colorado Wedding Elopement Photographer

I Will Capture That Feeling.

Those Moments.

You.

Questions
& Answers

My style focuses on those evokes those warm, laid-back, lived moments. I take a hands-off, analog forward approach that has an emphasis on creating space for real moments as they happen, while giving minimal direction as needed. Typically, most couples who book me value a photographer and videographer that allows the day to flow naturally without noticing that they are being documented.

I offer these services For Weddings & Elopements

+ Photography
+ Videography
+ Photography and Videography

*Planning services for elopement style weddings are available upon request, with extra features for Colorado, Iceland & New Orleans.

I enjoy documenting laid-back couples who value their connection over everything else. Ones who would still live their lives the same without any lights or events. Those who have chosen to celebrate in a way that feels true and authentic to just them. Whether atop a mountain by themselves or at a gorgeous venue with family and friends. Those who choose to celebrate the authenticity of their connection over everything else.

Yes – I live full-time in Boulder, Colorado and have an emphasis and offer elevated experiences when shooting in Iceland, Colorado, and New Orleans (where I grew up). Weddings & Elopements outside of these specific locations are still considered on a limited basis. Please reach out see if I’m available for your location.

Couples can expect an average minimum of 35-50 edited images per hour booked. There is not a maximum number of images that I will deliver.

Ex: 275 – 400 edited photos for 8-hours of coverage.

For a full wedding or elopement day (8-hours) couples can expect a highlight film length of 4-6 minutes, dependent on day-of schedule.

1. Reach out to me via the form on the Contact + Booking page
2. We’ll schedule a call for introductions and to discuss you day.
3. Select your collection, sign your agreement and pay a 25% retainer
4. That’s all – we’re all official after this.

I currently book weddings and elopements 12-18 months in advance. If your date is inside or outside of that time frame, please still reach out to see if I’m available.

CLICK HERE to see my full pricing guide for wedding & elopement photography and videography.

I only offer basic, logistical, planning services for elopements in Iceland, Colorado and New Orleans.

For weddings, I’m more than happy to share some of my favorite planners for your wedding day.