Family Photography in Durango, CO

A stress-free photography experience

for your family and high school senior in and around Durango, Colorado

Customized Experience


Gorgeous Backgrounds


Heirloom Prints



You're headed to the mountains!

I get it. You not only want to show the love you have for your family, but you want to have a beautiful background and stunning artwork to hang on your walls and share with your friends and family.  I understand the most common concerns about a family session:

  • Unsure of where to go and what to wear?
  • Worried you won't look your best?
  • Concerned your kids won't behave?
  • Don't know what will look good displayed in your home?

No worries, I've got you covered!  It's our passion to be there with you through the whole process and guarantee you will love your images.


Carol makes sure you and your family are having a great time making memories, while having them captured. Her finished products are simply breathtaking.  Carol does an amazing job from start to finish and I cannot say enough good things about her. Book her today, you won't regret it!


Carol was absolutely AMAZING! We have two-and-a-half-year-old twins and Carol knew EXACTLY what to do to capture the most memorable shots. She went BEYOND my expectation of what a family photo (of mine) could look like! Thank you Carol for your professionalism and patience while working with our family!


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Never before have we been shown how awesome a portrait experience is supposed to be. Thanks for all of your patience with us and our kids and the kindness you showed them. Now we have works of ART that we will cherish always!





Here's how it works




Use the link below to schedule a quick call so that I can learn more about you and your family, I will answer all of your questions, and help you start planning your mountain photography experience.


Relax!  I will help you choose your outfits and beautiful locations so that we can focus on having FUN, even if not everyone is in the mood to cooperate. I will guide you through how to look great in front of the camera, even when we're playing! I will help you through the process so you feel and look your best.



Your photo reveal! This is as much of an experience as your session. We will get together virtually or in person, and go through your amazing images. I will help you choose your favorites and artwork that fit your home perfectly.


Enjoy the Beauty of Colorado


Durango is such a beautiful place.  I know you want images that reflect the beauty of Colorado and the love you have for your family. I understand your desire to capture the essence of your family in your photographs. Which is why I get to know your family's personality, loves, and uniqueness. I collaborate with you to create images that are loved by you for a lifetime.

It's why I love making the family portrait process simple, FUN, and relaxed. I want you to have a wonderful experience you will remember, and to have not only a digital album but a print album and artwork you're proud to hang on your walls for years to come.  

You deserve images that make your heart sing!

Let's Chat!

Click the link below to book a time to chat with me briefly. I'll explain my process and we'll begin creating a custom photo experience for you.


What's Next?

The next questions are how much will it cost, and when can you schedule a session.

I understand. You not only want to select the RIGHT photographer, but you want images you are proud to display and share.

To see my pricing and learn more about how I can help you not only capture this moment in time but preserve the memories for the future, click the link below.


Nice to meet you!

As a Mom of three adult daughters, I get how important it is to freeze a moment in time. I know what joy it is to have pictures that reflect your love for your family and pictures that bring wonderful emotion every time you look at your images. It's why I work with families to show the world how amazing they are! I include the beautiful backgrounds of our gorgeous Colorado mountains, rivers, and forests, and create artwork you are proud to share. I love my family so much, it’s why I love creating an experience that captures the emotion and love my clients have for their families.

I am excited to chat with you and walk you through each step of the process so that you get amazing photos and artwork that you hang on your walls, share, and enjoy every day.

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