Sean Lara Photography
Very excited to be a featured photographer on Basic Invite! I'm Sean, and I'm a photographer from Fort Collins at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I started my career shooting for the Orange County Register in Southern California, and took what I learned about photojournalism and applied it to weddings. I've been photographing weddings professionally since 2010, and am hoping to become a successful educator in the future, speaking at large venues such as WPPI.
I consider my photography style different from the norm, I shoot in an artistic photojournalism style. Delivering cookie-cutter photographs that are overly "posey" or unrealistic looking is the exact opposite of what I try to portray. Part of what helps me accomplish my unique style, is utilizing an infrared camera. It gives scenes a magical feel and a different perspective on the traditional black and white photograph.
I have shot so many unique weddings in my career, it's hard to pick a favorite! I would say one of the more memorable weddings I shot was in the summer of 2014 at Midnight Ranch outside of Steamboat Springs. I think the reason I loved it so much, is it's the style of wedding I plan to have when I get married. Rustic-themed and outdoors with camping, fishing and beautiful scenery nearby. It took hours to get to, and that's exactly what I like!
Thank you again for featuring me on your blog!
Photography is not only my career, but my passion - and to be recognized for my talents is such a humbling experience!