Michele Schanker Photography believes in offering both short (30 minute) and long (60 minute) sessions. I have found that lots of families are fine with short sessions on their vacations. I get it! It's vacation, and people want to be off having fun and adventures.

All short sessions take places in Breckenridge or Blue River. If you want a short sesion in Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, etc... I can do that but have to add a small travel fee. 

I will work with you to help determine a good location based on what you desire for your portrait background. Short sessions are 30 minutes long and are for individual families.  These can not be accomplished for extended families. There just is not enough time to get all the groupings in. 

Short session packages 

1. 30 minute session with 10 digital images is $325

2. 30 minute session with 20 digital images is $495

3. 30 minute session with the entire gallery is $715


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

Long session packages are as follows

1. 1 hour session with 20 digital images is $550

2. 1 hour session with 40 digital images is $730

3. 1 hour session with the entire gallery is $900

4. 1 hour session with the entire gallery and a 20 page layflat album $1100. 



I get asked from time to time do you do proposals? Yes I do. I will either hide out in the trees or act like I'm a tourist taking scenic pictures. You can choose a quick 30 minute session or a longer session to suit your needs. Short sessions and one hour sessions, follow the family pricing above. However if you want to take it to the next level and shoot at multiple locations we could also plan for a 2 hour shoot. 

The 2 hour shoot, we will hit multiple locations to get you some different backdrops. the cost for this shoot is $1100 and will inlucde all of your proofs.

If you are thinking of an on mountain skiing proposal session, please inquire about pricing. I have to charge more for skiing proposals due to the session taking a longer amount of time. 


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, elopements, and engagements. However I do not do large weddings. If you fall into this category then please email me for further pricing information.



Winter Hot Cocoa Sessions

These sessions are great if you just want a few pictures of your kids in the snow. I have some white mugs I can bring with me and we will put marshmallows in them to look like hot cooca. If you don't feel comfortable with me providing the mugs or marshmallows, then bring your own. These are very short and simple sessions. If you are wanting pictures of your kids in the snow but not wanting to do a family session, this is perfect! Time estimate is about 10 minutes for no more than 2 kids. If you have more then 2 kids then it may take longer, feel free to contact me for more information. 

Cost is $199 and you will get 5 digital images


Summer Hiking Sessions

Does your family enjoy hiking? I am familiar with some very short hikes in the Blue River/ Breckenridge area. 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 destination. If this is something you are interested in please contact me at

These sessions start at $650. 


On Slope Skiing Sessions

New for this year, I want to start offering some on mountain skiing sessions. I have epic pass and an Arapahoe Basin pass. So I can meet you at Breckenridge, Keystone, or A Basin to capture some on mountain skiing/boarding pictures. These sessions will last 60-90 minutes. We will take a few runs, in which I will capture some actions shots, some top of the mountain shots, and on the lift shots! Maybe we can even capture some hot cocoa pictures by the fire if time allows. Yes I can also do Vail and Beaver Creek (but due to distance and parking, I do have to add on a travel fee). 

These sessions will start at $650.

Please email us for packages for on slope sessions