The Laras: Husband & Wife Photo Team
Hi, we’re Sean and Lyssa! We are a husband-wife photography team with a passion for capturing beautiful wedding moments. We are full time photographers and can’t think of a more amazing career.
Sean’s photo journey began as a child when he was gifted his first camera at the age of ten. Even at a young age, he was passionate about taking photos and was even tasked with being the “family photographer” on all of his vacations. In 2009, Sean began pursuing his career in the photo industry and became a photographer for one of the largest newspapers in the country. Using the knowledge and skills he learned from this experience, he started shooting weddings and the chance to combine photojournalism with creativity sprung forth his signature style. Lyssa discovered her passion for photography in High School and transitioned from being an artistic film photographer to a professional wedding photographer. Learning and strictly shooting on film for ten years gave her the discipline needed to always capture that perfect shot, which has translated extremely well the world of weddings. She is detail oriented, great at posing couples and wonderful at capturing those once in a lifetime moments making her an amazing asset to the team.
Today, we run our photo studio primarily focusing on weddings and all types of portraiture. Our style is unique in the sense that we’re not your traditional, cookie cutter photographers. Rather than fabricating moments, we capture the day as candidly as possible and have fun while doing so. We set ourselves apart by offering infrared images, creative use of off-camera light and an immense attention to detail, and you can read more about our style here. Our main areas of coverage are in Colorado and its surrounding states, but we enjoy photographing weddings all over the country and the world as we regularly shoot destination weddings and embark on adventure sessions with our clients.
We’re incredibly proud and humbled to say that we’ve been recognized amongst some of the best wedding photographers in the world as internationally award winning photographers. In addition to capturing weddings and portraits full time, we also love educating other photographers and have spoken at portrait photography conferences around the country. 2019 marks the 10th year in business and 400+ weddings that we’ve captured and it’s been an amazing ride so far! If you’re ready to take the next step and join us in this photography adventure, let’s get in touch and learn a little more about each other!
THE FUN STUFF ABOUT US
Photography is our career and ultimate passion, but we have many hobbies that bring us a lot of joy in this world and we’re fortunate to have lots family and friends to enjoy the journey of life with! In addition to photography, one of Sean’s greatest passions is fly fishing – he’s been fishing on a competitive level since 2002! His goal is to travel throughout North and South America someday to experience some of the amazing fly-fishing these regions have to offer. In his spare time he enjoys DJing and listening to trance and house music. And like any good Coloradoan, he enjoys hiking, camping and any outdoor activities. Lyssa shares many of the same hobbies and is film photography nut. Between us we have almost 20 working film cameras. She has a love for motorsports and it’s through our shared passion of sports cars and off-roaders that originally led us to start dating.
We currently reside in Wellington (small suburb of Fort Collins) and live with our two cattle dogs Oakley and Liam Neeson (yes we actually named him that), our cat Subie and the aquarium fish. We’re home bodies and love cooking and entertaining for our family and friends.