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.

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.

Summit County Fall Sessions {Breckenridge Colorado Photographer}

We are holding session in Summit County until October 7th. These sessions are going to provide some beautiful scenery as well as some fall crisp mountain air! Contact us today to book your mountain session.

We normally operate in Denver, CO but our current schedule is going to allow us to offer weekend sessions in Summit County. We have several locations in mind in Frisco, Dillon, Copper, and Breckenridge. The great thing about these sessions is we are not charging a travel fee on these weekends. So you can get some great scenery but at our normal session prices.

Mountain Sessions In Summit County

We will be offering mountain sessions in Summit County on the weekends in September. These sessions are great for families, engagements, kids milestone pictures, etc.. Because we will already be up there in September we are offering theses sessions for the same price as our Denver sessions!

Mini sessions start at $99 and full sessions start at $225.

Contact us at for all the details.

McKay Lake Bike Park

Do you live in the northern metro area? Do your kids love to ride their bikes? If so then check out the new bike park. At first I thought it was just big hills for experienced riders and then I saw the small section while driving by this weekend. It has a beginners area that is rated green, like a ski trail. I took my kids today, ages 6 and 3. They had a blast! My 3 year old rode her balance bike. There were hills, bridges, rocks. It was so much fun. They’ve been asking to go back again. There is no shade so beware if you hate heat like me.