Fun and Relaxed Family photography


Fun and Relaxed Family photography

Family photos have a reputation as a stuffy, boring, uncomfortable affair. Uncomfortable clothes, stress, nerves. Making small talk with a stranger while hoping (just this once) that your kids aren’t maniacs.

That’s not me.

I want your family photos to feel like a summer evening in the backyard. You know the one, right? Birds chirping, late day sunshine, giggles, kicked back in the chair with a cold beer in hand.

While I can’t promise the beer during your session, I can promise that you’ll leave your session feeling better than when you arrived. I’ll joke with your kids, chat with your spouse, tell you what to do with your hands, and exactly where to look. I have a knack for bringing out the best in families, making them feel comfortable, making them feel seen.

Looking for a great way to bring a night of fun to your family life? Schedule a summer or fall family session!

– Words From Clients –

Liz worked magic with my family. She was so friendly, kind and patient. She knew how to take away the pressure of trying to force a perfect pose and helped us all enjoy our photo session. Family photos with a three year old and one year old and WE HAD FUN!” – Mattie

What I Offer

Laid back sessions

Don’t get me wrong – my family sessions are full of walking, skipping, and adventure for the little ones in your family. But movement = happy kids = happy parents = awesome photo sessions.

I’ll let your kids be their crazy little selves, but somehow we’ll still get gorgeous photos of your family, doing their awesome thing.


My family sessions are happy, fun chaos, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the process is!

I respond to all emails within 24 hours. Need help figuring out an outfit? I’m here. Not sure where to meet? I’ll check in with a location pin before your session. Can’t remember what the contract said? You’ve got a link in your inbox.

Mom of three

I have three daughters. And while I’ll never tell anyone “enjoy every moment!”, I do realize how bittersweet it is to scroll back through your camera roll.

I’ll bring out the best in your family during your session, I promise.

– Words From Clients –

“”Liz is such a talented and personable photographer! She…got a ton of great personality to shine through in the photos… We felt like we were hanging out with a friend.” – Lauren


Deluxe Family Session


Deluxe Family Sessions include:

  • All your final digital images (typically 75+ images).
  • Outdoor and in-home locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Longmont
  • 20 page hardcover album (10″x10″) ($600 value)

Full Family Session


Full Family Sessions include:

  • All your final digital images (typically 75+ images)
  • Outdoor and in-home locations in Fort Collins

Prices shown above are for immediate family only. For extended family sessions, please get in touch for a custom quote!

Available for family sessions outside the locations shown. For more information on pricing, send me a message!


Digital Images

Digital images will be delivered within 3 weeks of your session, in an online gallery.

You can share the entire gallery with family and friends, for unlimited downloads.


Deluxe Sessions include a 20 page, 10″x10″ album, with either a linen or leather cover. Your family’s name and year will be embossed on the front cover.

Albums are available for a la carte purchase:

  • 10×10 Album: $600
  • 8×8 Album: $450

Canvas Prints

All canvas prints are 1.5″ deep, stretched over a wooden frame, and come ready to hang.

  • 8×10: $125
  • 12×12: $175
  • 16×20: $250
  • 16×24: $300
  • 24×36: $450

Contact me at [email protected] to purchase albums and canvas prints after you’ve received your gallery.

Wondering what a Real session might look like?

You can view a full family gallery from an actual session at this link. You’ll be able to see what photos I include with every session – whole family, siblings, mom and dad, the whole shebang.

Large family in white and blue and gray outfits, standing in tall grass in front of pine trees in Wyoming.

Extended Family Sessions

Since extended family sessions can range from 4 people to 20+ people, I offer custom quotes for these sessions. Extended family sessions start at $700 plus tax.

Use my Contact Page to inquire. Please include the number of people being photographed (estimates are fine), as well as the location and desired session date.

Note: I take very limited sessions during holiday breaks, so get in touch early for these time frames.

– Words From Clients –

“”He wants to gift this [extended family session] to his mom for her birthday. A man who hates photos, but you impressed him this fall with your work and quickness this fall! Not an easy task, but we really appreciated you.” – Lori

How It Works

01 | Inquire

To get started, fill out my contact form. You’ll receive a reply from me in 24-36 hours.

To book your session time and date, I will send links to a contract and invoice for the deposit ($100).

02 | Plan

We’ll chat about location ideas, and I’ll send tips for what to wear, based on location and time of year.

I’m available by email to answer any additional questions about your session prior to session day.

03 | Session Day

I’ll check in with you by text a day or two before your session to make sure the date and time still works, along with a location pin for where to meet.

Family sessions typically last 45 minutes, but can take 10-15 minutes longer for families who need a few minutes to warm up.

04 | Gallery Delivery

You’ll receive your online gallery within 2-3 weeks of your session (with a few sneak peeks in your inbox within a week of your session).

Family photo galleries can be shared with family and friends, for unlimited downloads.

Book Your Session

Ready to book your session? Get in touch! Include details about your family, as well as type of session or time of year. You’ll receive a reply in 24-36 hours.

You can also email me directly at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Most family clients book their session 3-4 months ahead of their session date. Other than in-home sessions, most of my sessions are outdoors and take place between mid-May and late October.

Fort Collins has no shortage of AMAZING locations for family photos, thanks to all the open space and natural areas in Larmier County.

Lee Martinez Park along the Poudre River, Running Deer Natural Area, Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir, Old Town…my personal preference is for tall grass and river bottoms, along with a smattering of foothills and pines, but I’ll never turn down some photos of beers on a brewery patio!

Quite a few of the locations in Fort Collins require a permit for photography. Handling the permit process is part of my job, but you may notice the permit fee added to your invoice for certain locations ($30 or less, and I’ll let you know ahead of time).

I schedule most of my family sessions to start 1-2 hours before sunset, depending on location. As we get closer to the mountains, sunset time gets bumped up!

This might be the most important question in this FAQ! Absolutely! Dogs are always welcome at my family photo sessions. Let me know ahead of time if you plan on bringing your pup, and I’ll make sure the location we’re headed is dog friendly.

Find more tips on bringing your dog to family photos here!

As with anything in Colorado, be prepared for snow earlier than you think! Peak fall color is typically from Oct 1-25, but that can vary depending on location and weather.

I schedule most of my outdoor family sessions for mid-May through late October.

Galleries are delivered within 2-3 weeks of your session. Your session includes all the final files, which means you can share the link with any family or friends who may want to download!

Yes! In-home family photo sessions are some of my favorites, especially in winter. For examples of my indoor work, check out my newborn session page!

I do! I’ve photographed families all over the Front Range, from Denver to Fort Collins to Longmont to Broomfield to Wellington. You can find my newborn session info here.

I do! Since extended families can range from 4 to 20+ people, I only offer these as a custom quote. Most extended family sessions start at $700.

For more information, use my contact page to reach out!

I have more answers! Send me a message and we’ll chat.

– Words From Clients –

“Liz was PHENOMENAL!! Not only did she take amazing portraits and candid photos of our family of four, she really knew how to have fun with us and our two young kids. The moments that were captured are stunning!!” – Kodi

Recent Family Sessions

About Liz

Colorado has been my second home since 2001. Married to a CSU grad on the banks of the Big Thompson in Loveland, I’m frequently in Longmont to visit family and friends. We’re currently just over the border in Cheyenne, but are no stranger to the restaurants and hiking/biking trails in northern Colorado.

I’m the mom of three girls, employed by two unappreciative cats, emotional support human for an anxious collie, and married to a wildland firefighter. My photo sessions are fun, laid-back and will be the best night you’ve spent with your family all summer!

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