Cayton Photography Journal: The Carter-Payne

Styled Shoot at The Carter-Payne - Colorado Springs’ Newest Wedding Location

The Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne Event Center is Colorado Springs' newest wedding location in one of Colorado Springs' oldest churches. It is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. I've been eyeing this church for many years and for a while it dutifully served as office space in the center of downtownThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesColorado Springs. Now, Sandy Vanderstoep, owner of Garden of the Gods Gourmet,  an incredible gourmet market and the best catering company in town, renovated the church and returned it to its proper place as an incredible 2,000 sq. ft. space for weddings and events. When I found outThe Carter-Payne wedding pictureswhat she had cooking (no pun intended) I immediately called her to see it. And when I got a peek inside, well, the gothic windows and wonderful hammerbeam ceiling had me at Hello:) I immediately made arrangements with Sandy to do a styled shoot and I invited some of the best wedding photographers in Colorado including the wonderful and amazingly talented John Hudetz,  Hardy Klahold and Kent Meireis to help me. I also recruited the very beautiful and elegantThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesClaire and her handsome friend Nathan to be our models. We had so much fun! The light inside The Carter-Payne is amazing and as we worked through the afternoon, the sun got lower and the light got sweeter! We couldn't have pulled this off without the help of many other wedding professionals. Springs Bridal provided a simple but very wonderful elegant gown. Springs Bridal is a consignment bridal boutique in Colorado Springs and it has hands-downThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesthe most incredible deals on a wedding dress you can find anywhere. The selection is wonderful. Felicia Popescu, the best stylist I know of, graciously offered her help and transformed Claire from beautiful to amazingly beautiful! Design Works, a floral studio, providedThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesthe wonderful red roses for Claire's bouquet and Nathan's boutineer. Other wedding businesses that graciously donated their work and time include La DolceDawn's Creations and Sugar Plum Cakes Shoppe. Finally, a huge thank you to our two assistants Lena and Juliet. BothThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesare photography majors at Pikes Peak Community College, and they volunteered to help us manage all of the details behind the scenes. If you have time, do stop by and see this wonderful wedding location in Colorado Springs in person!  — SeanThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding picturesThe Carter-Payne wedding pictures

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