Photographing weddings never gets old 

click to enlarge Brett and Nellie were married at Hillside Gardens. - SEAN CAYTON
  • Sean Cayton
  • Brett and Nellie were married at Hillside Gardens.
One of the things I enjoy the most about photographing weddings is witnessing the love and joy really happy people get to experience on their wedding day.

My clients comes from all walks of life — doctors, lawyers, designers, engineers, soldiers, etc.

I get to learn the stories of how they met. It might be a happy accident, bumping into each other at a Halloween party, or it might be more purposeful, like meeting each other through an online dating site.

Many of them come from other states to be married in Colorado. They want to be married in a place that inspires them like a mountaintop, a jaw-dropping vista, or a beautifully manicured garden.

I get to share this experience with their family and friends, many of whom have never been to a place as beautiful as Colorado. At least that’s what they tell me.

I’m lucky because the couples I photograph inspire me, too. They always share a hopeful outlook. Their energy and creativity invigorates me to do my best and tell their story faithfully.

This year was a particularly good one. I’m winding down my season having photographed more than 35 weddings at locations both big and small including The Broadmoor, Garden of the Gods Club, Keystone Resort, Hillside Gardens and the El Paso County Courthouse.

I’m lucky and humbled that I get to do this for a living. A special thanks to all of the couples who trusted me to tell their story. 
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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