Family Portraits in the snow by Photographers in Durango CO

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.

Family with their skis by photographers in durango co

Family on the ski slope with their skis

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.

Blended family portrait by durango co photographers

Family on the ski run

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.

Two teen boys and a little girl by durango photography

The two boys and their little sister

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.

Mom and two year old by photographers in durango co

Mom and Daughter

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.

Family with Engineer Mtn in background by durango photography

Family with Engineer Mountain in the background

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.

Mom and her two boys by photographers in durango co

Lisa with the two teen boys

Dad with his two kids by photographers in durango co

Michael with his son and daughter

Dad and two sons by durango photographers

The men of the family

I suggested the whole family have a snowball fight, but the two boys are the only ones who got into it. So much fun!

Brothers having a snowball fight by durango photography

Two boys throwing snowballs

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.

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

Photographers in Durango CO


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