Moments, moments and more wedding moments 

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  • Sean Cayton
It’s been a busy month. Already I have photographed six weddings and I have three more to go!

I’m been fortunate to work with great clients who have allowed me into their lives and allow me to photograph. And, I’ve made thousands of images.

I live for photographing wedding moments. To me, a photograph that carries with it emotions and feelings is the best kind of photograph. Weddings are a great arena for making pictures like this. It’s one of those life changing events, and it’s also a family celebration.

It’s not easy. After 20 years, I’m still learning. But because I’ve been doing this for so long, I’m rewarded for my efforts in a way that I wasn’t when I started.

So here’s what it takes to do it well. Careful attention to detail, anticipation, and a keen understanding of people. Here’s what’s really hard about it. I have to dial back my own persona and allow people to be themselves without a hint that there’s a camera in the room.

That’s definitely the hardest thing to do as a photographer.

When I first started, I would often take over a room. I would try and control events, pose people and create something that was never there in the first place. And I would be disappointed by the results, every time.

Canned photography is no substitute for honest, truthful photographs that document first and serve as beautiful objects of art second.

Here are some of the moments I’ve made int the last month. Every one of them documented in an honest, truthful way and with special effort not to make it about me but about them.

Happy shooting! Sean Cayton is a wedding photojournalist of 19 years and operates a successful, award-winning wedding photography studio in Colorado Springs. He's also an award-winning photojournalist. Sean is happily married to the love of his life (also his business partner) and is father to three beautiful children. When he’s not working, Sean can be found outside flying kites with his kids, hitting golf balls or casting a fly rod to hungry trout.


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