HI, I’M SEAN LARA!

 

I’m a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Colorado. I love the outdoors, my dog, and of course, photography. 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

I’m best known for my wedding and portrait work, but I’m also very experienced with commercial, product, and sports photography (and video too!).

 

As you can see from my portfolio, I specialize in capturing connections between couples and the environment. When it comes to wedding photography, I capture the day as candidly and unobtrusively as possible, but also recognize that you may need a bit more direction and help when it comes to posing, organizing the family for portraits, or putting together a timeline. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you with all of the above.

 

I set myself apart by confidently guaranteeing that I can capture amazing images for you regardless of the environment, weather, or lighting conditions. This means you’ll always get fantastic images, no matter the situation. Being an avid outdoorsman and nature-enthusiast has helped define me as an environmental wedding photographer. I incorporate the scenery and use advanced lighting techniques to aid in the storytelling of your day and create images that are pieces of art. You can read more about my style and approach to capturing weddings here

Sean Lara

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

I was recently named one of the top ten artistic photographers in the world by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Specifically, #7 in the world and #2 in the US. This is an achievement I’m incredibly humbled and proud of. Additionally, I’ve also won photography awards with organizations such as the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Fearless Photographers, and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International – all of which are institutions that are extremely competitive and challenging to earn recognition with. 

My first year capturing weddings – 2010

HISTORY – HOW I GOT HERE

Well, when two people love each other very much… Haha just kidding, we all know that story! What I mean is, how I got here as a professional wedding photographer.

 

I picked up my first camera at the age of ten, and ever since I was hooked. I’d grab a camera any opportunity I could and was always deemed the “family photographer” on our outings. While in college, I officially started my career in 2009 as a photojournalist with the Orange County Register in Southern California. It was an exhilarating experience that presented a variety of challenging situations and taught me how to quickly think on my feet. As I was elbow-deep into the world of news coverage, a friend from high school, also a photographer, offered to allow me to tag along on to one of the weddings he was working. Through this experience, I learned I could combine photojournalism with artistic freedom and from there on out, I knew wedding photography is what I wanted to pursue full-time.

 

Since then, I’ve captured over 450 weddings with my signature look of vibrant imagery and story-telling.

PERSONAL LIFE AND PASSIONS

I have a TON of hobbies. Because I have so many, I can almost always find something in common with my clients which makes it an easy hang-out. I’m most passionate about photography, but when I’m off the clock you can bet that you’ll find me doing at least one of the following:

 

•Fly fishing in an alpine lake in Colorado, a plains lake in Wyoming, or fishing off the stern of a boat in Mexico

•Working on my supercharged 4×4 4Runner or ripping up the Big Thompson Canyon in my S2000 

•Camping and participating in all sorts of the stereotypical Colorado outdoor adventuring

•Hiking up Horsetooth Rock with my husky/blue heeler mix

•Drinking craft beer at Odell, Funkwerks or New Belgium

•Geeking out over the latest Star Wars movie or TV series

•Listening to (and DJing) trance and other dance music