Colton Dudley is an award winning and published photographer, who graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in photography. Colton has taught various high school photography classes, and has been a guest professional for the photography program at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has studied abroad in Italy, documenting various cities, landmarks, and cultures. Colton has 5 years of professional experience, and specializes in portraiture, commercial, and night photography. He enjoys the challenge that each new photoshoot presents, and loves to connect with his clients to ensure the best experience possible.
I love my job because I am able to freeze a moment in time, that others will forever cherish. Connecting with clients is of my upmost priority. I am tasked with the duty to present them a little slice of life that they will never forget, and that is quite amazing. Photography is also one of the most powerful means to convey a message. Bringing awareness to a cause, through visual interpretation, is unsurpassable.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have shot many engagements, proposals, and weddings. Capturing these moments is very special and humbling. I am trusted to freeze this time when they are professing their love for one another. I always try to capture the candidness of these shoots; highlighting the true beauty of these moments. Showcasing honest emotion, instead of seemingly forced poses, is always more valuable. I have also shot various portraits and headshots. I make these shoots special by depicting the client in their best light. Having the client leave happy with how they look, is a sign of a job well done.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Best Architecture Photographer at the University of Central Oklahoma - 2017 Best Landscape Photographer at the University of Central Oklahoma - 2017
A fun fact about this photographer
I played the bass guitar in a 90's rock cover band for 4 years.