Thornton Infant, Kids, and Family Photographer | Michele Schanker | 303.242.7268 bio picture

    Welcome to Michele Schanker Photography!

    We are a modern and contemporary photography studio based in Thornton, CO. However we serve most of the Northern Denver Metro area including Boulder.

    We specialize in kids and infant portraits. But we are also available for your wedding, family, and high school senior photography needs.

    We offer all custom photography sessions. Meaning we find out what you like/don't like, a special location that you would like to shoot at, and if you have any products in mind. This is not a box studio experience we are committed to personalizing all sessions to your wants and needs.

Fall Mini Session {Colorado Photographer}

We were originally supposed to do this session the weekend it got really cold. We decided to reschedule for the following weekend and I am so glad we did! It was so nice last weekend. Not to cold, but the nice fall cool morning air was perfect! I love shooting at this area. Its kind of my little secret. Its not overcrowded and its gorgeous.

Christmas Studio Mini Sessions {Denver Photographer}

This year we are doing something different! We are holding Christmas themed mini sessions. The backdrop is a “farmhouse” style with black and white buffalo plaid decor. This session will include 4 digital images and a metal Christmas ornament. There will be options to upgrade to obtain more digitals as well.

These sessions are great for your christmas cards as well. or presents for the grandparents.

The dates for these sessions will be November 11 and December 2.

You can reserve your time slot at the following website

Each day will have the following time slots available: 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, and 12:45.

If you have any questions please email us at

Denver Urban Session

The other day I met up with this great family for some updated pictures. I do pictures with them every year and this year they decided they wanted something different. So we did an urban session in Downtown Denver. I love urban sessions because you get so many colorful walls, brick, loading docks, and stairs.

Family Pictures in Frisco, Colorado

The other week I had a family session in Frisco, Colorado. Gosh the scenery here is just amazing! The leaves changing didn’t hurt either. If you are looking for gorgeous mountain scenery for your pictures, please consider coming up to Summit County for your session.

If you are interested in booking a mountain session please contact us at Full length sessions start at just $325.

Fall Mini Sessions {Denver Photographer}

We are offering several different options for fall mini sessions this year.

In September we are offering sessions in the mountain in Summit County.

On October 14th we will be offering our traditional “fall leaf” sessions.

On October 21st we will be holding an urban mini session in downtown Denver.

We are also planning on holding a session in Boulder which is the date is TBD.

Please contact us at for more information on any of these dates.