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.

Mehaffey Park {Loveland, Colorado}

My kids are 3 and 6 and I love to venture with them and get away from our normal places. We live in north Thornton but I grew up in area where I had to drive 30 minutes to get most anywhere. Therefore I don’t mind venturing into other towns. Yesterday we drove up to Loveland. We took the kids to a new playground that they loved.

We went to Mehaffey Park

Our kids loved this park so much that they asked to go twice! I didn’t get a picture of it but they had this awesome swing that two riders used and had seats like the little ziplines. There were also logs to climb through. Lots of swings including one of those oodle swings. It really was a great park.

I am going to start a playground series on my blog showcasing different parks in Colorado and this is the first.

If you are ever in Loveland, check out this park. There is a lake near the playground as well and lots of picnic tables.

There are some great breweries and even cider in Loveland…so go up check out the playground and venture out to a new brewery. When we went my mom was in town visiting and she likes cider. So we went to Climb Hard Cider

Fall Family Mini Session

I loved how this family came dressed for their family session. Oh boy! They were so adorable. Check out this wonderful fall session below:

Fall Mini Sessions

We are in the middle of our fall mini sessions and the leaves are going to be gone soon, which is always kinda sad. Fall leaves makes such great photos.

If you are intersected in a fall session please contact us at

Mini sessions start at $99.

Fall in the Mountains of Colorado

This past weekend I took of on my own and went to the mountains of Colorado. I did the things I love…Photography, Biking, Hiking, Running. It was great to get away and do my own thing for a couple of days.

Here are a few of my photographs from the weekend.