Welcome to Front Range Digital Media Studio. We photograph weddings in the Denver, Colorado area (and we shoot destination weddings) using a photojournalistic style.
The photojournalistic style of wedding photography emphasizes capturing moments throughout the day, rather than the traditional wedding work where certain shots are the goal. Traditional wedding photography, particularly before the advent of affordable digital photography, involved a certain set of photographs. The checklist of events to be photographed, such as the bride and father walking down the aisle, or the first kiss, were what was photographed. Traditional wedding photographers stood by idly while the other parts of the big day were transpiring.
We find the most joy in capturing signs of emotions, like the groom's first sight of the bride entering the ceremony or the bride dabbing away a tear during the ceremony. We'll be shooting from the stages of the bride getting prepared, admiring her gown, and the groom preparing for the big moment, through the ceremony and reception. We typically shoot more than 1,500 images in a wedding.
We work with the couple to schedule the family portraits both before the ceremony and/or during cocktail hour. Sure, photojournalist purists will say these portraits are not part of the photojournalistic discipline. However, most weddings involve a gathering of family and long time friends that will not happen again. We set aside our ideal of capturing emotional photographs for the portrait sessions.
Who we are
Front Range Digital Media Studio was started in 2011 by Steve and Catherine Meng. We love to take pictures of weddings, people, and the fabuluous Colorado landscape (and other areas we travel to).
We have raised three children, two of whom were brides in their own galas. We spend a lot of time with our children and grandchildren (our website has lots of those pictures.
We are avid outoor enthusiasts (who could live in Colorado and not be an outdoor enthusiast?). Our hobbies include snow skiing, scuba diving, hiking, biking, and creative adventures around weddings and families. We are always looking for new ways and things to make our family and our clients celebrate and remember those special family moments.
We offer wedding photography, portrait sessions in our studio, on location with our portable studio, or in any number of incredible Colorado outdoor locations.
We also take pictures when we are engaged in outdoor activities, such as travel. You'll find some of those photographs available here as well.
We also offer destination wedding photography, and have a great local knowledge of the Orlando/Disney World area, Tampa Bay area, and the Florida keys. Our "local" knowledge comes from living there for more than 25 years, and frequent visits for family and vacations.