Gretchen Troop Photography

I’m Gretchen Troop, a wedding, engagement and portrait photographer living in Boulder, Colorado. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in studio photography from Syracuse University, and then became a landscape photographer. In 2012 I discovered that weddings combined my love of photojournalism, landscape, music AND studio photography and I jumped into the industry with all my heart.
My skills in creative lighting, a great sense for natural light, and a knack for getting people around me to relax and have fun while being photographed are my ingredients for creating distinctive photography.
Check out the testimonials on my website from past clients and browse real wedding blogs showing some of the diverse looks that I have provided for clients to reflect their style.


Lightroom / Natural Light / Off Camera Flash / Photojournalism / Photoshop

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What inspired you to become a wedding photographer?

My wedding day was the best day of my life and I hired “a friend” to photograph an absolutely stunning wedding on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with redwood trees all around and some of the most unique and interesting architecture I’ve seen in my life. I got HORRIBLE photos. There isn’t even enough to make a wedding album with. It has haunted me since then. I head into photographing every wedding with how serious the job is and how light the day should be.

How would you describe your photography style?

I’m true-to-life, but love to photograph with lights and create moods, especially after the sun goes down. Couple photos are a separate style for me then the rest of the day. Artistic/photo-journalistic is most of what I deliver, but the couple photos are album cover photos. The couples should look their absolute best.

How do you ensure that your clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot?

I’m a performer, professional singer most of my life and entertaining people is in my blood. I think almost every client I have ever worked with is nervous in the beginning and by the end I am able to get them laughing, loving and being themselves just from helping them to forget I have a camera.

How do you ensure that you capture all of the important moments on the wedding day?

I’m a tad obsessive 🙂 It seems to me that there is an endless amount of moments and views throughout a wedding day to document. I recognize how fleeting the day is and see things that most people ignore after doing weddings as long as I have been.

What is your favorite part of the wedding day and why?

Getting ready! I love the anticipation, family interactions, friendships, the transformation of the bride and the nerves that kick in once everything is together and the day begins to roll forward.

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