Newport & Sarasota
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COLTOn Simmons Photography

Experience

Capturing the essence of your authentic wedding day, where every moment tells your unique love story.

YOUR Authentic

wedding day

With over 250 documented love stories around the world, I offer a wealth of expertise to each celebration. I promise to support you throughout the entire process, beginning with the initial booking. I am available to assist you with anything from vendor recommendations to selecting a special location for your engagement shoot to creating a precise timeline.

My thorough and structured approach ensures that all aspects of your wedding day are flawlessly coordinated. By completing a thorough questionnaire ahead of time, I can develop a personalized timeline that eliminates stress and anxiety. In addition, I create a carefully curated collection of family and bridal party images based on the information you provided.

I feel that wedding photography is more than just shooting beautiful images; it is about creating an unforgettable experience. My priority is to guarantee that your wedding day revolves around you and your unique love story, not me. This is the very core of what wedding photography should be.

Your wedding day is the beginning of a new journey, and I am committed to preserving the visual history of this memorable occasion. My photographs are more than simply images; they are treasures that will be cherished for generations, capturing the romance, joy, and elegance of your wedding day.

Professionalism

Your wedding day is a celebration of love and beauty, and I feel that professionalism should be present in all aspects of my service. To reflect the significance of your special day, I maintain a formal dress code for myself and my second photographer.

A Calming Presence

On your wedding day, I want to be a calm and welcome presence. Recognizing the significance of this time, I strive to make you feel at ease and certain that your photography needs are being met. Creating a comfortable environment lets you to fully enjoy the day, and I use a discreet technique to capture the raw emotions, meaningful moments, and private gestures that will make your wedding unique.

Establishing a Connection

Forming a personal relationship with my clients is at the heart of my wedding photography technique. Instead of being a stranger behind the camera, I hope to develop a relationship with you and your partner prior to your wedding. This connection allows me to capture your true personalities and the essence of your relationship, resulting in authentic and meaningful photos.

Enduring Photos

Combining creativity, technical expertise, and a thorough grasp of my clients' demands, I attempt to create images that are not only beautiful but also elicit strong emotions and withstand the test of time. Every couple has a distinct story, and my goal is to capture that narrative in every shot I take.

FILM Photography

Timeless Elegance

As a hybrid photographer, I combine the classic beauty of film with the flexibility of digital photography to produce a rich, editorial/documentary style. Film photography is integral to my work due to its ability to capture soft, warm, and deep tones that digital sometimes lacks. The unique texture and grain of film add a timeless, romantic quality to the images, making them both nostalgic and elegant. This blend of film and digital allows me to deliver a diverse and comprehensive collection of images that truly capture the essence of your wedding day.

My passion and love for weddings drive me to provide the best experience for my clients. When you hire me, you’re not just getting a photographer; you’re choosing someone who genuinely loves what they do and is committed to making your wedding day extraordinary.

HOW IT WORKS

MY PROCESS

01

initial meeting

I work on finding out where you are in your planning process and explain what your wedding day would be like working with me & my team.

02

booking

We hit the ground running in making sure all of your questions and concerns are answered.

03

PLANNING + CONSULTATIONS

We'll work with you to ensure your wildest dreams will come true and that we know which things are most important to you about your day. (All of them, we know!)

04

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Engagement sessions are such an amazing time to see how it feels to work with me and give you time to celebrate your love.

05

YOUR WEDDING

Using years of expertise, I will guide you through the most stress-free wedding day experience, all while capturing those timeless moments.

by the numbers

AT A GLANCE

25

THE NUMBER OF

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

15k

THE NUMBER OF

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

95%

THE NUMBER OF

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

24

THE NUMBER OF

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

9

THE NUMBER OF

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

25

THE NUMBER OF

ALBUMS we deliver annually

My Custom Wedding Photography Packages Include:

A personalized timeline and shot list to capture every precious detail.

Flexible hourly coverage options for all your wedding events, from welcome parties and rehearsal dinners to bridal party celebrations and the main ceremony.

Lead photographer Colton, accompanied by either a photography assistant or a second photographer.

An online gallery where you can view and cherish the special moments from your day.

Full printing rights to your photos, allowing you to display them in your home or share them as gifts.

Engagement photo session options to help you feel at ease in front of the camera and create beautiful portraits of your engagement season.

Customizable choices for heirloom-quality wedding albums and USB drives containing your photos.

"Colton effortlessly captured our Springhouse Hotel wedding on Block Island!"

He delivered us 40 incredible photos a day after our wedding that had us screaming! And did I mention he even stayed late to accommodate our timeline? He was so organized and such a joy to work with the entire day…..and I quickly learned how important that was, since next to your partner, your photographer is who you spend most of the day with! He was also a joy to work with leading up to the wedding - sending encouraging texts and checking in. We joked that when Colton had to wrangle us and warn us that he was gonna seriously crank through some family/bridal party photos, kinder words couldn’t have been spoken. He perfectly toes the line between time keeper and flexible partner. And he’s a great thought partner when planning - asking all the right questions and organizing everything you share so that you won’t be thinking “Oh I have to get a picture with grandpa” on the day-of. He’s got it covered. If anyone is reading this - book him NOW! You won’t regret it.

MOLLY & RYAN

"Colton traveled with us to photograph our wedding in Cancun!"

Colton never hesitates to make sure you are anything but happy. Everyone is blown away at his professionalism and humility.

Karissa & Thomas

"Hiring Colton is one of the best decisions we made for our wedding"

 As people who are photo shy, Colton put us at ease, providing us direction when needed and focusing on candid shots for the rest of the time. During our reception, we said to each other how glad we were that we hired Colton. His level of organization, attention to detail, and easy going personality put us completely at ease. Our wedding party also kept telling us how impressive and on top of things Colton was. We knew we were in good hands when we saw his beautiful photographs and booked him, but we could not have fully appreciated how true that was until the wedding day. Book Colton. You will not regret it.

Jamie & Matthew

Colton was absolutely exceptional in every single way. we would recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced, authentic, approachable, wedding, photographer.

His work truly speaks for itself. He made us feel comfortable on our wedding day and helped coach us through the formal photos. He listened to our request for more candid and less posed photos as well. We are absolutely in love with the photos, and will live through them for years to come!

Amy & Michael

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Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

I am based out of Newport, RI & Florida's West Coast, servicing Newport, Boston, Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Myers & Beyond!

What is your Average Turnaround time?

EASY. My goal as your wedding photographer is to help you be at ease during your entire planning process as well as helping you to be your authentic self. I mix in my ability to make friends with anyone and my instruction to help you break down all fears your may have, to make you as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. I tell couples that when I am leaving your wedding, my goal is that it should feel like a longtime friend is heading out for the evening.

What is it like working with you?

My average turnaround time for my galleries is about 2-3 months. I edit my galleries on a first come first serve basis, so as I am continuing to photograph weddings, I edit them one at a time.

How Much do you Charge?

My base package starts at $5,600 and then scales up from there. If you’d like more information and a more in-depth investment guide, please fill out my contact form here.

How many photos can we expect in our final gallery?

My goal in every wedding gallery is to tell your story and not try to hit number quotas. With that being said, I try to deliver anywhere from 60 to 100 photos for every hour that I am shooting at a wedding. Travel and dinner time can affect these final numbers but I always aim to make sure each client is satisfied.

Have You Shot at my Venue Before?

I have shot at over a hundred different venues and locations, so the chances are that I have shot at your venue in the past. If I haven’t, with my level of experience I can ensure that I can successfully capture your wedding day, regardless of my experience at the specific location.

The Colton Simmons Couple

IS ALWAYS READY FOR AN ADVENTURE

The Colton Simmons Couple

is in love with the finer details

The Colton Simmons Couple

is classy but still has a lot of fun

If you're looking for dreamy, romantic fine art imagery, but a well-organized and executed process, you're in luck. Let's schedule a consultation and see if this is the right fit.

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