I love what I do...to capture the right moment is special. San Diego is my main home, but I also am in Lake Havasu and Boulder Colorado often and service those areas as well. My attitude is to be spontaneous and capture those difficult moments, but I have the fine art training and background as well. I like to think outside the box when I can but also understand the need to be in it for some photos as well. It's about balance and capturing your day the way I see it as well as how you envisioned it.
My AA is in Fine Art, my BFA in Media and Multimedia. I have taught at the college level (UCSD ext. and DAC), Adults, High School and kids fine art (I paint too) as well as photography. My first wedding I shot was over 9 years ago. The bride saw my photography of older adults (at the time I worked with many older adults) and said "I want you to shoot my wedding!" My reply was "I don't shoot weddings, I shoot people the way I see them...doing what they do." Never the less, she talked me into it. Within a year I was shooting close to 20 weddings a year, within several years, I was shooting 50ish weddings a year. I have learned to balance most things in my life I hope...one is I now aim to stay in the 30 or so weddings at most range,
I have won several international awards for photography as well as my paintings. I see moments and art...and people. My goal is to present that to you in capturing your day.
12 Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Ce (Carolynn) Helton. The following awards have been earned by Ce (Carolynn) Helton from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.