Breckenrigde CO 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.

Lorria and James Post

Tonight my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful night with some of our friends. It’s kind of become an annual tradition now that I go over there shoot a few photos of the kids in front of the tree and then some candid lifestyle photos around the house. Just as a teaser here are two of my favorites from tonight. More to come later, I promise.



Pumpkin Patch Slideshow

This ones a cutie…I’ve also been meaning to put this together too. Back in October we tagged along with our friends when they took their kid to the Pumpkin Patch. Seriously both of there kids are so darn cute! Anyway here is the sideshow from the day.

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Holiday Bookings

I have already gotten a few inquires for the end of December, so before I forget, I wanted to post letting everyone know that I will not be taking any bookings or wedding photography inquiries from Dec 23rd through Jan 15th 2009. If you send me an email during this time period, please realize that the response may be rather slow as I will be on an extended vacation during the holiday time period. I will definitely get back to you around Jan 15th.

Hopely-Kimball [The Big Day]

It was probably about a year ago when I got this email from a coworker and friend asking me if I would be willing to travel to New Jersey to shoot their wedding. Now at the time I didn’t even have one wedding under my belt yet. So I was a bit shocked, a bit nervous, but excited at the same time. So I obviously agreed to shoot the wedding. The time flew by and the day was upon us. The day that I drove to the Orange County airport to board a plane to Philly. It was hard to believe that time had gone by so fast and it was time for Michele and Brian to become husband and wife. Now the nervousness had died down by now, because I had quite a few weddings under my belt. So now I was just excited.

Here’s a few from Michele and Brian’s special day:





Michele’s mom gets a look at Michele with her hair and makeup all done!


I just had to get this shot. We both have the same name and we both spell it in a unique way…with 1 “L”.












After the family portraits were done in the church we decided to head out into town for some fun shots. Unfortunately by the time we got there it was pretty much dark…but we worked with what we had. Do you like this one in color or black and white?



Their first dance was just so sweet.