Family Portrait Photographer

Leisa Gibson is a modern and creative family portrait photographer based in Breckenridge & Edwards, Colorado, serving all of Summit County and the Vail Valley.

Leisa specializes in the family portraits, large and small. Her love of capturing these fun moments for families shows in the images she creates. She is known for her unique posing of kids with their parents and for treating clients like she would want her own family to be treated - with kindness, patience & respect.

Family portrait photography, senior portraits, engagements & elopements in the mountains. Leisa works on location or travels to your home or rented home. She does use lighting for some photos when the bright, snowy backgrounds demand it, but she also loves to use natural light and produces an impressive combination of posed and candid images from each session.

She books up quickly because she only schedules portrait sessions when the light is the best which means only twice a day; either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Please see her portfolio below and check out her blog to see some fun recent sneak peeks from sessions.

Breckenridge Family Portrait Photography

Leisa Gibson works all over the mountains, including but not limited to, Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Vail, Beaver Creek and Edwards. If you are looking for a Breckenridge, family portrait photographer, Leisa will be happy to discuss the details with you and arrange a portrait session that is custom to your needs.

Another session with the twins in Breckenridge.

I really appreciate the families that I’ve worked with for multiple years in a row. I happily went out for the third year this fall to photograph Melissa’s family.  I love working with her boys and even though it makes her crazy when they don’t smile for the photo- I don’t mine. I like photographing the real personalities whether that is a smile or just “a look”.  Kids are transparent so it’s fun to capture how they are feeling at that moment. Smiles are great, but I appreciate the candid images just as much. Therefore, I end up with a nice mix of posed and candid moments that show exactly what they were feeling at the time.  It’s the real deal.

Breckenridge Colorado Family Portraits

Glowing aspen trees light up our morning above Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Colorado Family Portraits

I just love photographing these twins!!

Breckenridge Colorado Family Portraits

Gorgeous autumn days in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Colorado Family Portraits

There’s something so timeless about black & white portraits.

Breckenridge Colorado Family Portraits

A sweet Mother & son moment.

A fun photo session in Cordillera

These sweet twins met me at the golf course while the colors were peaking.  We had stellar weather and even though there is amazing autumn foliage, I still love to see some of these images as black & white! Working with kids never gets old. They constantly inspire me with their ability to be so very pure and truly authentic.

Vail Colorado Family Portraits

Having some fun on the 18th t-box.

Vail, Colorado Family Portraits, Cordillera

A gorgeous, autumn day in the Vail Valley.

Vail, Colorado Family Portraits, Cordillera

Her own pose – NOT set up by Mom or me!

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Welcoming the new addition to the family !

This amazing family decided that a portrait session was in order as they now have a brand new member of the family! This little sweetie was the star of the show and all of his Uncles and one Aunt were clearly so proud of their new nephew.  A photography session on a warm, summer day is the perfect way to celebrate additions to the family – no matter the age. I had fun capturing images of all the grown siblings as well and just love the close relationships of this crew.

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Ah, Summer…

I absolutely love working with kids in the summer! I guess it’s just so much easier than photographing in the snow and dealing with cold fingers and toes. If you haven’t had new portraits made of your child in a year or more… I hope these images will motivate you to reserve some time with me to capture the beauty of your family and your children in this gorgeous, Colorado summer weather.

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Portraits in the snow

Tracey called and asked if I would photograph her son and mentioned that he is a senior. Naturally, I
was thinking “senior portraits”. When I pushed for some details of what they were looking for, I discovered that these were not really going to be “senior portraits” at all. He already had those taken with a suit on, she mentioned. These are going to be the “real~life” portraits of Alec. The plan was to use these photos for his graduation announcements.
Thanks M&D for trusting me to capture images of your son for such a special occasion.  Thanks for coming out even though it was dumping!! Sorry about that first location… sinking into the snow, up to our hips, wasn’t part of the plan. Thanks again for trusting me and actually following me to the second location instead of bailing out!! Alec0038-Lr Alec0052 Alec0057-Lr Alec0077-Lr Alec0092