Hi! I am Michele and I am a local photographer in Breckenridge, Colorado. I actually live in Blue River at 10,000 feet! So lots of snow and moose in our yard. 

I have lived in Colorado for over 10 years now. We love it here and never plan on leaving. My family has a love for the mountains so we moved to Summit County in 2019 after living in Denver. We made our dream come true by moving to the mountains. We feel very fortunate to call Summit County our home. 

I love to run, bike, hike, ski, snowshoe, and cross country ski. I am also a travel freak. I love to travel, especially internationally. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to travel through most of Europe, Costa Rica, and Thailand. I have loved all of our travels, but Iceland has a special place in my heart. 

I decided in 2012 to focus on kids and family photography. Michele Schanker Photography focuses on getting the more traditional pictures looking at the camera as well as the candid pictures of families interacting or kids playing. I consider myself as a "True color" photographer. To get a true idea of how a session with me looks, check out my blog

Whether you are a summit county local or here on vacation please feel free to contact me to discuss your photography desires. I will help come up with suggestions on the best locations for you based on the background that you desire. 

If you are looking for micro weddings, elopements, etc...I do offer them on a very occasional basis. I can do micro weddings, engagements, or elopements. I just don't take on large weddings. Contact me if you would like to discuss further. michele@micheleschankerphotography.com. 






Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to reserve your session. 

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Michele Schanker Photography believes in offering both short and long sessions. I have found that lots of families are fine with short sessions on their vacations. All short sessions take places in Breckenridge or Blue River. We will work with you to help determine a good location based on what you desire for your portrait background. All sessions include a print release. 


Short sessions are 30 minutes long and are for individual families. These can not be accomplished for extended families.

Short session packages are as follows:

1. 30 minute session with 10 digital images is $185

2. 30 minute session with 20 digital images is $295

3. 30 minute session with the entire gallery is $425


Long Sessions are an hour long. These are designed for families that want a longer session or extended families. 

Long session packages are as follows:

1. 1 hour session with 15 digital images is $325

2. 1 hour session with 30 digital images is $450

3. 1 hour sessions with the entire gallery and a photobook is $595.


Hiking Sessions

Does your family enjoy hiking? I am familiar with some very short hikes in the Blue River/ Breckenridge hikes. These hikes are about 1-1.5 miles long. We can take some time to hike out, capture some pictures on the way and then do a family session at our final desination. If this is someting you are interested in please contact me at michele@micheleschankerphotography.com

These sessions start at $475. 


I get asked sometimes if I do weddings, engagements or elopments. I do have experience with weddings and engagements. However, years ago I decided to focus on families and kids.  I am open to doing some micro weddings, elopments, and engagements.  So if you fall into this category then please email me for further pricing information. michele@micheleschankerphotography.com