Nathan Welton

Nathan Welton

Dreamtime Images

Based in Estes Park

13 Fearless Awards

Contact Nathan Welton

I left the newspaper world in 2006 to pursue wedding photography full time, and I haven't looked back once. Documenting weddings has taken me all over Colorado, the United States, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean, and into the inner spaces and passionate celebrations of hundreds of families. I am profoundly grateful for the clients who have entrusted me to capture their big days. 
I approach weddings with sensitivity and humor, and I let events unfold organically and with honesty. I try to tell stories and document connections between people -- between bridesmaids as they get ready; between fathers and mothers as they watch ceremonies and recall their own, many years before; between a couple as they marvel at all the people who traveled from all corners of the world; or between best friends during the dance floor shenanigans. 
When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm probably cycling, trail running or rock climbing -- or working on my newfound passion: perfecting my home-baked sourdough boule.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm based in Colorado but shoot worldwide. I have a Greek visa and can legally work throughout Europe. Clients generally pay travel expenses for weddings outside Colorado unless I'm there anyway.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I shot my first wedding in 2002 and have been shooting weddings full time since 2006. I typically shoot 20 to 25 weddings a year, plus numerous smaller elopements.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I shoot from the heart.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Packages start at $4000, with the average investment being around $6000 - $7000, including full day coverage, an album, digital files, and a complimentary local engagement session.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I love Skype!

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a master's degree in journalism, worked in newspapers for 5 years as both a writer and a photographer, and am a member of the PPA.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

Fun fact: I've been thrown overboard and lost at sea.


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