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Best Family Photographers in Boulder, CO

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boulder Family Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1420 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, CO 80304

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5.0 (23)
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5.0 (6)

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West End Photography is a Boulder-based family photography business. Photographer David is passionate about capturing the most memorable experiences in his clients' lives. He discusses with his customers the kind of clothing, style, and images they prefer before starting a shoot. David is also equipped with the Boulder open space permit which allows him to photoshoot families in unique locations and open spaces in Boulder. West End Photography also handles wedding shoots, engagement shoots, and headshot photography.

503 22nd Street, Boulder, CO 80302

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4.0 (10)
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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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11:11 Productions Photography is a woman-owned business operating in Boulder. It offers family portrait sessions for families of different sizes and those with pets. Clients can choose whether they want the session to take place at their homes or outside for nature-themed photographs. Photo sessions for kids and maternity portraits are also available. The business owner, Barb Colombo, has been in the industry since 1990. She also covers occasions like weddings, engagements, intimate retreats, and fundraisers.

Denver, CO 80209

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5.0 (35)
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5.0 (3)

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Kara Pearson Photography in Denver has 11 years of experience in wedding photojournalism. The photographer uses a candid-styled approach, capturing the genuine emotion between couples on their special day. A satisfied client said, "I went through a whole range of emotions - almost like reliving that day. The pictures map out how I felt." Wedding packages start at $3,900 and include a second photographer, online galleries, and high-resolution digital files. Kara Pearson Photography also offers family, maternity, boudoir, and headshot sessions.

7646 34th Court, Boulder, CO 80302

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4.0 (72)
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5.0 (35)

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Boulder-based Smitten & Swoon is a photography services company owned and operated by D'Ann Boal. She has a master's degree in education and has become passionate about photography after her son was born. Her work has been published at Click Magazine, and she is currently an instructor for Click Photo School and a mentor at Clickinmoms. Smitten & Swoon specializes in family, newborn, and child photography. For family photography, its goal is to capture the beauty and love within the family. D'Ann's photography style is influenced by the golden light and natural landscape of Colorado.

4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303

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5.0 (77)
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5.0 (4)

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Boulder-based Be Boulder Photography is owned and operated by Eleanor Williamson, who offers family and wedding photography services. She provides a range of services, including family portraits and high school and college photo sessions. She plans the location and wardrobe and even partners with hair and makeup artists so clients can look their best. She also specializes in photographing bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs. Her services include high-resolution digital files, which are delivered to an online gallery.

120 South 33rd Street, Boulder, CO 80305

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (5)

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Casie Zalud is a documentary family photographer based in Boulder. She specializes in taking candid photos and capturing moments where family members are in their natural element. She especially aims to make children feel comfortable in front of the camera along with their parents to be able to come up with real and genuine shots of the family. She also offers wedding, newborn, and vacation photography sessions. Casie has been a contributor to the Shots Magazine Fall 2018 issue and a featured artist in the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Walk Away With Art event in 2019.

Boulder, CO 80303

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (3)

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Martha Jayne Photography is a lifestyle family photographer specializing in natural light photography. Based in Boulder, Martha Jayne became interested in family photography after noticing that she was behind the lens for most of her family's photos. Now that she has a career out of it, it has become her aim to capture family moments and tell a story through those images. Martha offers afternoon photography sessions in outdoor locations. Her packages are inclusive of edited digital images in a private online gallery. She also provides documentary, maternity, and wedding photography services.

4191 Piedra Place, Boulder, CO 80301

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (2)

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Evie Photography is a family photography business that serves clients in the Boulder area. It is owned by photographer Marsha Steckling, whose interest in photography dates back to her childhood while going through old family photos with her grandmother, Evie. Marsha has been helping document the memories of her clients since 1999. She holds a special kids photography certification, allowing her to cater to families and kids with special needs. Moreover, Marsha also handles photography sessions for pets.

4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303

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5.0 (25)
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4.9 (14)
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5.0 (1)

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Beaton Photography is a studio located in Boulder. Kay Beaton, its owner, is a family photographer with over 20 years of experience in the field. She adopts a natural and candid style of photography and specializes in mountainous settings inspired by her trips to the Himalayas. She takes family and children portraits set in any location for different occasions, with poses that can be formal or fun. Likewise, she also covers weddings, bar mitzvahs, and real estate photoshoot sessions.

Compare our Top Family Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
West End Photography
1420 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, CO 80304
11:11 Productions Photography
503 22nd Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Kara Pearson Photography
Denver, CO 80209
Smitten & Swoon
7646 34th Court, Boulder, CO 80302
Be Boulder Photography
4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
Casie Zalud
120 South 33rd Street, Boulder, CO 80305
Martha Jayne Photography
Boulder, CO 80303
Evie Photography
4191 Piedra Place, Boulder, CO 80301
Beaton Photography
4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

    You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

    Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.
  • What is family photography?

    Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

  • Why do you need family photos?

    Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

  • What do family photographers do?

    Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

  • Why do people get family portraits?

    People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

  • How long should a family photo shoot last?

    A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

  • How many pictures are in a session?

    The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.