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Hi, We’re the Lara’s!
I’m Sean! My photo journey began as a child when I was gifted my first camera at the age of 10. Even at a young age, I was tasked with being the “family photographer” on all of our vacations. After purchasing my first digital camera in high school, I really got hooked and it became an obsession. After high school I focused on my major in college while at the same time pursuing a career in photography and advancing my business. While in school, I got asked to become the photo editor of the student newspaper which set a solid foundation for my journalism and photography skills. Through that experience I had the opportunity to take an internship with one of the nation’s largest newspapers shooting local events, sports and news. When I completed the internship, I got asked to be a photojournalist for them. In addition to going to school and taking photos for the newspaper, I found time in my busy schedule to assist professional photographers in the wedding industry where I learned the fundamentals of becoming a successful wedding photographer from some of the best in the industry. Through this experience I not only learned how to take unique and beautiful photos, but how to make couples feel comfortable and special. After graduating from college in 2012, I moved to Colorado to start my full-time wedding photography studio. Shortly after, I met my beautiful wife Lyssa and our shared passion for photography and automotive sports led to us falling in love, and got married in October of 2017!
Today, Lyssa and I run our photo studio as a recently-married husband-wife team, 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 and creating a scene that a high-fashion, Hollywood magazine would stage, we capture the day as candidly as possible and have fun. In addition, we set ourselves apart by offering infrared images, creative use of off-camera light and an immense attention to detail. Our main areas of coverage are in Colorado, California and Wyoming but we enjoy photographing weddings and events all over the country and the world as we regularly shoot destination weddings and go on adventure sessions. Whether you choose myself, Lyssa, or one of our amazing associates to capture your special moments, our goal is to not only provide the best quality photos, but to create a professional and fun environment with memories that will last a lifetime. This is our full-time career and can’t imagine doing anything else, we absolutely love it. We put 110% in all of our photography assignments and greatly enjoy capturing moments for our clients. 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!


My Qualifications:
-Certified professional photographer from Nikon USA and member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS)
-Professional photojournalist experience with the Orange County Register and the Coloradoan
-Bachelors degree from California State University, Fullerton in Communication Arts
-Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International (WPPI) trained photographer
-Professional Photographer Ambassador for CG Pro Prints
-Digital Photography Review 1st place challenge winner
-Featured in multiple publications
-Photography Educator




The Fun Stuff About Us!

Photography is my career and my ultimate passion, but I have many interests that bring me a lot of joy in this world and am fortunate to have family and friends that enjoy the journey of life with me! In addition to photography, one of my greatest passions is fly fishing; you can find me on the water at least once a week! I hope to travel throughout North and South America someday to experience some of the amazing fly-fishing these regions have to offer. I’ve also always been a big fan of motorsports and LOVE my Subarus. I’ve made many friends through my local Subaru club in Fort Collins and we consistently go on car cruises and host large events. In my spare time, I also enjoy DJing and have been taught by some very talented musicians; I particularly like to “spin” electronic dance music. Aside from all this, I also enjoy, hiking, camping, outdoor activities and weight training.

Lyssa is a film photography nut and between us we have almost 20 working film cameras. She also has a love for motorsports and we are in the process of finishing building a custom Subaru STi. We currently reside in Wellington (10 min north of Fort Collins) and live with our two cattle dogs, Oakley and Liam Neeson, our cat Subie and the aquarium fish. We’re home bodies and love cooking and entertaining for our family and friends.