November 24, 2015

Reviews By Recent Couples

Couple emrbace at sunset in front of Pikes Peak

Alexandra and Colin embrace at sunset on their wedding day at the Garden of the Gods Club.

Alexandra and Colin

We could not have asked for a better photographer. We used Sean for both our ceremony and engagement photos. He was simply amazing. He was responsive with our requests and was quick to offer suggestions. He was truly a professional in every sense of the word. We did not have a “first look” ceremony, so we might have run into a time issue if it hadn’t have been for Sean. He was so efficient that we were able to get many of our photos done before the ceremony. Sean was also lightning quick with getting the photos formatted and uploaded. Our pictures were available within a week of our ceremony. Sean offers flexible pricing and purchasing options. We have gotten numerous comments about how wonderful the photos turned out. Trust us, use Sean at Cayton Photography. 

Bride and groom embracing in a forest of lodge pole pines at sunset.

Jessica and Bryce were married at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest, Colorado.

Jessica and Bryce

Sean is an exceptional photographer. The moment we opened up our online album for the first time we were instantly captivated. Even with hundreds of photos we spent the entire night looking and cherishing each one. We had the difficult task of choosing only 20 for our main album even though we will have digital access as well. He captures posed and candid photos and understands lighting wonderfully. He is friendly and worked well with everyone in our party. During the ceremony he captured every essential moment and I never noticed his presence intrude upon any of the moments.(Though to be fair my wife had all of my presence of mind). Regardless, these memories will be forever remembered. We have so many beautiful memories that will remain with us forever. Thank you Sean.

Bride in wedding dress with bouquet and groom with gray suit and orange tie hold hands in front of Rockledge Country Inn.

Darcie and Ryan hold hands at Rockledge Country Inn in Manitou Springs, Colorado on their wedding day.

Darcie and Ryan

I am overjoyed by the photos we got of our wedding. Sean was everywhere – even our guests commented on how he seemed to be in the right place at the right time, but not at all intrusive to the festivities. He got the shots we wanted, and some we didn’t even think about. He got shots of our guests that were fantastic and captured the feeling we were going for, easily. He was laid back and confident, putting us at ease and we got our photos much more quickly then I expected. We are very, very pleased.

Black and white photo of bride and groom embracing with veil blowing at High Drive.

Patrice and Brad were married in a private ceremony at the Eagles Nest overlooking The Broadmoor’s Seven Falls in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Patrice and Brad

Sean photographed my wedding and reception and each step of the way he was personable, attentive, punctual, and extremely creative! My husband and I had so many wonderful photos to choose from and nearly every shot, including ones with our family, were perfect. There were also a great variety of formal and candid shots with easily accessible, organized folders when we received them just a few days after our wedding! We have already recommended Sean to other friends and family for their wedding.

Bride and groom hold hands and walk together in front of old building with shingles and green roof at Keystone Ranch.

Whitney and Trey had a destination wedding celebration at Keystone Ranch. An afternoon wedding ceremony was followed by cocktails at sunset and a wedding reception in the historic lodge.

Whitney and Trey

Sean took our wedding pictures in Keystone, Colorado. He did such a great job! We couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos. He had our photos to us in a timely manner, captured the moments without being intrusive, was very easy to work with, and our pictures were amazing.


Bride and groom embrace and kiss outside of Shove Chapel.

Ashleigh and David had a Shove Chapel wedding celebration in Colorado Springs. A dinner reception at The Warehouse Restaurant followed the ceremony.

Ashleigh and David

It’s been almost a year since our wedding, and thinking back on the occasion made me want to write this review. In summary, Sean is fantastic! Fabulous photography and so easy/flexible to work with.

Planning a wedding with many moving parts, I decided to limit my priorities (because with mothers and mothers in law you don’t always get your way!). My priorities were my dress, dancing/music, and the photography. And I am so glad we went with Sean! From the first meeting, he was very easy to work with and receptive to my thoughts and ideas. I made a list of shots I wanted, and gave him creative control over the rest. And boy did he deliver. From the formal, posed shots to the candid (my personal favorite), Sean’s photography really captured the spirit of our wedding.

We are about to celebrate our one year anniversary (May 21) and still look back on our pictures often – and they make us smile and remember all the happiness of that day!

Meet with Sean. One of the easiest and best decisions you can make as a bride and groom 🙂 — Ashleigh and David

The Historic Pinecrest Wedding

Brie & Michael

Sean is a rock star at taking photos! He looks for and captures those special moments, looks, and actions. He also has a keen eye on how to best position people in the pictures. It would be a gross understatement to say we couldn’t be happier with our daughter’s wedding photos. There are no opportunities to retake wedding pictures. If you want to be 100% certain your wedding is captured, hire Cayton Photography! — Parents of the bride Steve and Diane

Bride and groom embracing in front of the reflection pool at sunset at the Garden of the Gods Club.

Melissa & Eric

Sean Cayton’s photography was absolutely superb! He was accommodating; his pictures were beautiful capturing special effects– lighting.etc, I would recommend him to everyone! He has given us a beautiful keepsake of our daughter’s wedding. — Mother of the bride Mary Pat

Alexis and Eric embrace in front of turning Cottonwoods.

Alexis & Eric

“The pictures are freaking amazing! I have never been able to look at a picture and remember exactly what I was feeling when it was taken… You captured who we are. You captured the beauty and warmth of our Colorado. I had all of these memories of the arcade and the Broadmoor as a little kid, and you helped US create new memories of these very nostalgic places TOGETHER!!! That meant so much. Not only are you stuck with me and Eric forever, but you’ve really dug yourself a hole. His mom was in tears, his cousin wouldn’t stop talking about your photography, my sister got all giddy, my mom is still trying to figure out how Facebook works but she’ll see ’em soon, my friends have already selected their favs for a save the date AND a mandatory list of “must hang in the house” photos…and the list goes on and on. And all of this took about an hour to accumulate. Everyone has just oogled over your website all day, and not just at our portion! I look at those photos and I never, ever imagined we could look so good!! And the best part was to finally get to see what you saw, and the way you saw it. Amazing. You see every color, every angle, every tree, every green bench =) I don’t know how you do it, but you see it all, and some how, SOME HOW, you can create this amazing photo, with two goofy people, catching the genuineness of a moment, the emotion, not forcing it, not dictating how YOU think it SHOULD be. You allow it to unfold and then you grab it! I’m gonna stop now before I really sound like a nut. But thank you a million times over. Everyone from family, to the nurses in the new office I’ve only been at for a week, were beyond blown away, they were moved by your work. Way to go. You are awesome and we are so lucky to have found you! So many people have asked for your info, so I am just sending them to your website for contact info. You have no idea how much this means to us. Thank you.” — Alexis and Eric

Bride and groom exit to tossed birdseed at the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club at the end of their wedding reception.

Brian & Ashley

“Dear Sean, Just a note of thanks for the outstanding job you did on our wedding photos. I can’t tell you how many times Ashley has mentioned how happy she is with them. Needless to  say, it’s something we’ll be grateful for all or our married life together. You’re truly gifted.” — Brian & Ashley


Kylee & Ben

“Dear Sean, Thank you so much for photographing our wedding day so beautifully. Our friends and family had so much fun with you and we have loved sharing our amazing photos with them. Thanks to you hard work we will have this wonderful narrative of that day preserved always! It really is special to us:) Best Wishes to you and your family!” — Kylee & Ben


Rebecca & Christopher

“We’re excited to share our pictures with everyone who attended our celebration! Most importantly, we are incredibly glad you were our photographer. Everyone we talked with said you were so dedicated and engaging, we’ll be in touch soon.” — Rebecca & Christopher


Samantha & Christopher

“Thank you for jumping in with so much enthusiasm! We are so glad we got to work with you. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and for capturing our special day!” — Samantha H.

Cayton Photography reviewsClaire & Max

“Having worked with Sean on a number of professional projects over the years, he was the only person I could imagine photographing my wedding. Not only is he a gifted photographer, he is a kind and generous person. He took the time to get to know my fiance and structure an engagement shoot that reflects who we are as people, climbing through theatre scaffolding and fording icy rivers to get the perfect shots to tell our story. At the wedding, he scouted beautiful locations, managed our time expertly, charmed our guests thoroughly, and created a portfolio of images that made us shed tears of joy. So many of our guests told us afterward how impressed they were with his professionalism and the genuine delight he took in documenting the celebration, and of course we’re still hearing about how much people like the photos. Our wedding did not have a large budget, and most of it was DIY, but our contract with Cayton Photography was worth every penny for the ease of mind that comes with having a consummate professional to document the day down to the last detail. We owe such a debt of gratitude to Sean, and can’t recommend him highly enough.” — Claire F.

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“Richard and I count ourselves as so very lucky to have had such a unique moment in time captured and preserved in such a way that even a year later, the story is so clear and the memories so vivid. We asked Sean to tell a rather intimate story of a couple marrying for what seemed like the first time and who had invited only twelve guests to celebrate with them. The unique challenges that this wedding created required a professional who could be creative and effective on a much more personal basis. While our closest friends and family gathered for a weekend of celebration, Sean was able to not only relay in pictures how important these people are to us, but did so in such a way that we missed him when he was gone. The story that he was able to tell as a result of his creativity and talent is something we will cherish for all time. We are forever grateful.” — Virginia D. 

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“Thanks so much for everything you have done. The canvas print, upgrades to our album, getting them in time for holiday gifts and most of all – making our wedding special and helping to make this memory last forever. You are great at what you do. It shows that you care and your passion shines through.” — Emily A.

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“I really want to thank you so much for your BEAUTIFUL photographs of our wedding day! You were so great to work with and really made Jason and I feel so comfortable with you! Our guests couldn’t believe you weren’t simply a guest at our wedding because of how wonderful and friendly you were with all of us! I still get compliments on how gorgeous our pictures are and how they seem like they’re straight out of a bridal magazine… Thank you so so much. You’re the best!” — Esther K.

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Meredith & Chris

“We are recovering from the wedding but didn’t we didn’t want to let any time go by before thanking you for everything you did at the wedding! We wished you could have stayed and ate and danced instead of working because we all thought you were a lot of fun. We haven’t even seen the photographs but we know they will be fabulous. Even Uncle Haskell said you were amazing as he watched your careful portrait shots! Anyway…part of what makes you so wonderful is your way with people and we just wanted you to know how much we appreciate you.” — Meredith K.

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Sean, What can we say? We are indebted to you! Our photos are beautiful – elegant and very much reflect our spirit. We can’t say enough about you and your work. We are thrilled that we have your photos to remember our day. — Ann C.

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“You have such a gift Sean and we all feel so fortunate to get the benefit of your talent. Not only do we have wonderful documentation of such a special event, but we have something REALLY SPECIAL to show the multitude of people who could not be there. I love that they all “feel” the joy of the day. Only you could have done that! Thank you does not begin to express our gratitude!” — Jacqueline C.

Cayton Photography reviewsAlicia & Marc

Sean Cayton is hands down the best thing you could spend your money on. He is worth the investment. Sean is so perceptive to his clients that he doesn’t really have a “style.” His style so purely reflects the character of his subjects. – Alicia P.