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.

My Brother’s Wedding

A few weeks ago my brother got married. Now I have to admit I never thought my own brother would get married, ever. He’s just more of an individualistic type of guys. And I have to say, very unique. He’s a great guy…he gives a lot back to his community and is a total motorcycle aficionado. I think he got his first dirt bike at the age of 12. I probably owe a bit to my brother for my tom boyish style over the years, as I used to ride with him as I got older. In fact when he got a new bike, I got his old one. However, we are like opposite ends of the spectrum though when you compare the two of us. In May of this year, I was happy to learn that he had found his match. A wonderful woman named Amira, who is a nurse and a great mom. I am so happy for them, happy to have a sister-in-law, and I sincerely wish them the best. Congratulations Dustin and Amira!

The wedding took place on August 16, 2008 in my brothers backyard. It was like medieval meets motorcycle.

On to some wedding photos:

Amira has three kids. Here are two of them (her daughters) enjoying the evening dancing together. Too cute!

More From The Good Family Shoot

I have been meaning to post more photos from the family shoot I did back at the beginning of August. But my schedule got so hectic with flying back to the east coast and then a spur of the moment backpacking trip. So here are the photos I meant to post weeks ago.

The Final Image

I just wanted to share this image. You may remember it from an older blog post. I decided to run a few Totally Rad Actions on this image and I just love the end product. I try not to overuse actions, but sometimes they can really add a lot to your photo. If your wondering how I got here it was a combo of (Magical b&w, Antique, and Boutwell Magic Glasses).

Another Adorable Little Kid

I just met this cute little girl this weekend! Talk about adorable! I couldn’t stop taking photos of her. It’s actually my cousin’s little girl. They live in Pittsburgh, so I don’t get to see them very often. This was the first time I had met her.

The Good Family

Tonight was more family portraits. This time it was a set of grandparents and a grandchild! Only one photo for now…and old skool style too!

I promise there will be more once I get back from camping in the sierras.