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The Carter-Payne Event Center in Colorado Springs

The Carter-Payne Event Center in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs recently hosted a wedding photo session in the 2,000 square foot Gothic styled church. The new owner of this historic building Sandy Vanderstoep, who also owns Garden of the Gods Gourmet, one of the top catering and gourmet markets in Colorado Springs, recently open this venue for weddings and other events.

My good friend Sean Cayton of Cayton Photography invited me along with Hardy Klahold and John Hudetz to create some beautiful wedding images to show off Colorado Springs newest wedding venue.

Sean recruited Claire Swinford and Nathan Cook to model as bride and groom. The following wedding specialists contributed to this production.

The wedding gown: Springs Bridal and Ballroom

Decorations: Design Works A Floral Studio

Stylist: Felicia Popescu

Event rental: La Dolce

Wedding bouquet: Dawn’s Creation

Groom’s Tuxedo: Tuxedo Junction

Wedding Cake: Sugar Plum Cakes

Photography assistance: Pikes Peak Community College Photography Majors Juliet Miles and Lena Hard

Cheers, Kent


  • Hollie Butler - February 22, 2012 - 6:20 PM

    Wow! These are stunning! Thanks so much for all you did at The Carter Payne on friday!

  • Sandy Vanderstoep - February 22, 2012 - 6:50 PM

    Great photos, Kent! I stand in awe of the artistic talent, expertise and passion that is on display in your photos.

    Thank you, thank you.

    Sandy Vanderstoep

  • kent - February 22, 2012 - 7:37 PM

    Wow, thank you both Hllie and Sandy for your kind comments. I had a blast working with you amazingly beautiful venue! The light just pours in there!

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