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.

“Leisa Gibson is amazing! She did a photo shoot of my four young children and me in Breckinridge. It was a great experience from start to finish. First, she knew some great out-of-the-way locations which really showcased Breck’s natural beauty.  Then she was super patient with my little kiddos and got great shots of them. Finally, she did some photo editing magic to help create the perfect family portrait. Leisa is a rock star and produced a wonderful keepsake of our time in Breckinridge.”
~B. Rose

Winter Portraits During a Storm!!

If your group is game then so am I !! I have a ton of fun heading out into the snow for some snow angles, big flakes in our hair & snowball fights! I tell clients that we can plan on our session happening no matter the weather.  If it is inclement, we can photograph indoors near a large picture window and still capture the view or for the hearty souls, we can take it outdoors. I love capturing the big flakes coming down and am not worried about my gear getting a few snowflakes on it.

Couples portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

These two are newly married and had lots of ideas for fun photos!

Portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

These two specifically wanted some shots outdoors with the snowflakes. I love the spirit!!

Family portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Little cousins!

Family portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Sweet Family Moment. Post heart surgery – this little baby was the center of attention at the family reunion!!!

Family portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

What a great group! They demanded we brave the cold (babies and all!) and capture an outdoor portrait.

Family portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Mother – Daughter Love.

Family portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The adorable newlyweds.

Family portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Girls time.


Holiday Portraits in Cordillera

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Home for the Holidays

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Snowflakes added the perfect touch

A girl and her dogs

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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.

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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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