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

Breckenridge Colorado Photographer

There are some great mountain views in summit county but there are also some great places that give you the mountain feel but their are no views. This is one of those places…all those pine trees! If your looking for something a bit different then the typical mountain views, then this is a great spot.

Summit County Photoshoot Locations

This post serves the purpose of letting my clients see what their location can look like. Please review these locations and let me know which one you prefer for your session.

1. Top of Hoosier Pass
This is a really nice spot…but remember the altitude is over 11,000 feet. As we all know the weather can be a little finicky at those elevations. So come prepared for cooler weather.

2. Sapphire Point
This is gorgeous location with mountain views. It is located on Swan Mountain Road. This location can get rather busy especially on summer weekends.

3. A view point in Breckenridge
This is one of my favorite locations as it is not crowded. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the town. There are lots of trees, hiking paths, and even some mountain views.

4. Trees and a dirt road
This area does not give you your traditional mountain views, but if you love pine trees this may be a good option for you.

5. The mountains up close (this also has some great trees and potential of leaves changing)
This location is a trailhead which can get pretty busy, but in the evening is not to bad. There are lots of trees and nice mountain views. The mountains are pretty close here too. This location is in Frisco.

6. Dillon Lake
Do you want water views? Then a spot along dillon lake may be for you.

8. The Frisco Adventure center
This location can give you views of the mountains, pine trees, and in the fall some leaves changing.

9. View off of Swan Mountain Road
This is great spot, but there are not a lot of trees. So if trees are what you are looking for then this isn’t the best spot.

10. Trails in warriors mark and Peak 9. This location is best if you walk around some, so I would suggest this as a location for a longer session. This location is also best in Summer and Fall.

I will be adding more to this list as I scout out locations and find places I like.

Hoosier Pass Portraits

The other night I took my kids up to the top of Hoosier pass for some updated pictures and to see how I liked this location. Its nice having built in models to help me location scout. Sometimes they fight me on it, but usually bribery pulls them through!

Family Session + Cake Smash {Breckenridge CO}

As some people may know I am a runner. One day I was out for a run and found this beautiful location that is away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas of Breckenridge. Gosh its gorgeous with all the trees, the wildflowers and mountain views! As soon as I saw it I thought gosh this would be a great location for a photo shoot. On to some sneak peeks from this session….

This little guy just turned one so we had to incorporate some cake into their session.