June 27  |  Our Communities

8 Family Portrait Photographers in Northern Colorado You’ll Love

It’s not every day you have a newborn baby, a pair of laughing toddlers, or even your family all in one place. And for those moments — the ones you want to remember forever — you need the perfect portrait photographer. Most importantly, you need a portrait photographer who can work with kids, make the whole family comfortable, and get snapshots of all the in-between moments and smiles.

Lucky for us, Northern Colorado is home to plenty of pros behind a camera. We rounded up a few of our favorite artists so you can collect picture-perfect memories right here in our picture-perfect Front Range setting.

Learn more about each photographer as we peruse some of their funniest and best shots.


Miranda L. Sober

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Miranda L Sober Fort Collins Family, Newborn and Lifestyle Photographer

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Miranda L. Sober is a Fort Collins newborn and family photographer. Her expertise in comfort, candid moments and itty bitty details (yes, that means itty bitty baby toes), makes the process and the result easy and memorable. As she gets to know the family before she ever picks up the camera, she can help select clothes, location and more so you can capture the perfect and messy moments together — whether that’s in the comfort of your own home, your backyard, or any one of your favorite places around NoCo!

Whether you’re looking for maternity, newborn, family or more, you can find details on pricing and contact info for Miranda here.  


Ashley McKenzie

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Ashely McKenzie Family Portrait Photographer in Fort Collins Colorado

Photos courtesy of Ashley McKenzie

According to Ashley, photography is all about love and adventure — and that’s exactly what she strives to capture with every snapshot. Because she specializes in outdoor, natural light photography for lovers of travel, adventure and the great outdoors, Fort Collins is the ideal setting — and FoCo families are the ideal subjects! We love the way she captures sweet, candid moments alongside structured portraits.

Check out past collections and information on her pricing for Lifestyle Portrait Photography here.


Free Bird Photography: Erika Ashauer

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Free Bird Photography Erika Family Portrait Photographers

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Erika Ashauer’s Free Bird Photography is lifestyle photography for people that are adorably in love. In the spirit of freedom and fun, she strives to capture those intimate family moments that make your family and your love beautiful. Erika says, “It makes me crazy-stupid-happy to see delight in my client’s face… seeing the imprints of their hearts right in front of them.”

Find out more about cost, time, location and booking your appointment here. Then, invite Erika into your home to create memories that will last a lifetime!  


BlueHaus Studios: Ashley Meier

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BlueHaus Studios Ashley Meier Fort Collins Family Portrait Photographers

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Like many things in Northern Colorado, BlueHaus Studios is for the adventurous and fun-loving types. Ashley’s passion for memorable moments and her expertise in sentimentality make her the perfect candidate for your session. “Family sessions are my jam,” she says — and we couldn’t agree more! We love the way she showcases Fort Collins and Northern Colorado while she’s capturing the silly, the fun, and the unforgettable.

You can find specific details on her family sessions and pricing structure here.


Dear Kate Studios

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Dear Kate Studios Family Portrait Photographer Fort Collins

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Photographer Kate, based in Loveland, can capture the picture-perfect Christmas card image of everyone posed and looking at the camera, but also strives to showcase your connections and special relationships that change and grow every year. Whether it’s the details of your new baby on their first days of life, how your one-year-old walks with his hands in the air to keep balance, or the way your toddler nuzzles into your chest and breathes you in — a session with Kate results in some of the most charming memories — and she has been called a baby whisperer!

Get more details on pricing for Kate’s family and newborn photography here.


Clayton Jenkins

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Clayton Jenkins Family Portrait Photographer Fort Collins Colorado

Photos courtesy of Clayton Jenkins

The most important factor during portrait sessions is comfort — especially when kids of all ages are involved. If you’re having fun, laughing and feeling at home, you’ll get the most genuine and memorable photos possible and that’s the kind of atmosphere Clayton creates. With three daughters of his own, he has plenty of practice corralling youngsters!

Learn more about Clayton and his portrait pricing structure here.


Danielle DeFiore

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Danielle DeFiore Fort Collins Photographer

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Danielle describes herself as “a forever hopeless romantic” and is “inspired by images that tell a story, embody the spirit of the day, joy between two people, showing just how beautiful a moment and person can be.” And those characteristics are showcased in every photo — from the fun moments between siblings to the cherished moments with a new baby.

With offices in Fort Collins and Estes Park, Danielle is available for family portraits and weddings throughout Northern Colorado. Get more details on pricing and scheduling here.


Sonja K. Photography

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Sonja K Photography Fort Collins Family Portrait Photographer

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Sonja Salzburg captures moments of laughter, glamor, love — you name it. Her self-described ridiculous and fun-loving spirit makes it easy to bring those moments out in any person and in any family. Whether you’re splashing in a puddle, laughing together or sharing a moment on a mountaintop, the snapshots will be treasured for the rest of your life. Just remember to be comfortable, feel free to clash, and get ready for a great time!

You’ll find more details on pricing and scheduling by contacting Sonja directly which you can do here.


Need more local NoCo photos?

Check out our blog post, 6 Northern Colorado Nature + Lifestyle Photographers You’ll Love, and get ready to swoon. Feel free to gush about the family photographers you know and love in the comments below!

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