The holidays is a great time for weddings and engagements

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I always look forward to making pictures around the holidays. Every year I will have a handful of weddings and engagements to photograph and it’s just so much fun.

Weddings and engagements this time of year are romantic. Bundling up in a wrap with your loved one outside or cuddling in front of a fireplace just makes for a great romantic photograph.
Caroline and Ben in a cozy embrace in the snow in Cheyenne Canon during their engagement sitting. - SEAN CAYTON
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  • Caroline and Ben in a cozy embrace in the snow in Cheyenne Canon during their engagement sitting.

But besides the romance, there are other, more pragmatic considerations for having a wedding or scheduling an engagement during this time of year.

A bridal portrait of Madison married at the Air Force Academy Chapel in early January. - SEAN CAYTON
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  • A bridal portrait of Madison married at the Air Force Academy Chapel in early January.

Getting married around this time can save you and your guests a ton of money! You can save on travel costs for your guests, since many will be traveling to be with family anyways.

And churches and reception locations are pre-decorated for the holidays so you can use the holiday decor of the church or reception location.

Keil and Joey in a formal portrait after their New Year's Eve wedding at St. Paul Catholic Church. - SEAN CAYTON
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  • Keil and Joey in a formal portrait after their New Year's Eve wedding at St. Paul Catholic Church.

After a winter wedding, you can honeymoon in warm climate — I don’ t think there’s any better time of year to go south and spend a week or two. 

If you’re a photographer, make the most of this time of year. The quality of light is especially nice in late afternoon and, of course, Christmas lights and snow make the perfect backdrop for any wedding or engagement picture!

Caroline and Ben share a kiss in front of The Broadmoor's white lights during their engagement sitting. - SEAN CAYTON
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  • Caroline and Ben share a kiss in front of The Broadmoor's white lights during their engagement sitting.



Colorado Springs wedding photographer Sean Cayton loves remarkable photographs and the stories behind them. You can see his wedding work at caytonphotography.com, his personal work at seancayton.com and his editorial work in the Colorado Springs Independent. Submit your photo and the story behind the image - no more than two a week, please - to sean@caytonphotography.com for consideration in upcoming blogs.

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