First, I want to note that this session took place before the coronavirus outbreak.
Lisa hired Ken and I, who are photographers in Durango CO, to photograph her family who came here from Texas to ski and enjoy the scenery. They rented a condo at Purgatory Ski Area where they could ski right out their back door. We took some photos at that location when other people weren’t coming down the hill.
Michael, the dad, and Lisa raise cattle and love spending time with their family. The two boys like to hang out with their girlfriends, or play basketball and baseball. They do a lot of sporting events and, of course, all of them love to ski.
This is a blended family. Lisa is the mother to Tyler, Michael is the father of Gage, and the Laniston is the daughter of both of them. Laniston does not like to have her picture taken at all. I had to make lots of animal noises and even that didn’t get her to smile. But she’s so cute.
Laniston is the boss of the family, and she loves playing with her baby dolls. She’s obsessed with the movie Dumbo. So, I tried acting like an elephant, and even that didn’t get a smile. Luckily, she’s even cute when not smiling.
Lisa also likes to Cricut, which I had to google because I never heard of that. For all you other uninformed people, it’s a crafting machine that cuts things like felt, vinyl, leather, and other materials to be used in home crafting.
We went to another location where there is a frozen lake, and a view of Engineer Mountain, which is pretty famous in these parts.
We did portraits of the family members separately as well as together at this location. Both of these boys are 15 yrs old, so it’s like having a built in buddy.
I suggested the whole family have a snowball fight, but the two boys are the only ones who got into it. So much fun!
Thanks for reading my post, and get in touch if you have a wedding coming up, need family portraits, or a high school senior portrait.
Karen Skelly Photography
Photographers in Durango CO