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.

Autumn Portraits in Breckenridge

I was looking back at these images from last autumn. Melissa was hoping we could find a nice aspen grove to photograph her family in. We went to two locations and had a blast! Her twin boys were hilarious and so much fun to work with. I’m happy to say that we will be working together again this summer. This time she has requested wild flowers as the background. I can’t wait to take them to more of my favorite locations!

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Mother & Daughter Portrait Session

You will never regret taking the time for a portrait session with just you and your child. Kristin wanted some new photos of herself for her website and then decided to do a few with her daughter as well. We ended up with some nice individual photos of both of them as well as some adorable images of the two of them together.  We had a lot of fun with the photography and accomplished it all right in their back yard. This session has actually inspired me, the photographer, to hire someone else to photograph me with my daughter! I really do not want to let another year go by without having some great images made of us together! Thanks Kristin for the fun day and the inspiration to arrange my own Mother/Daughter photo session.

A Family Portrait Session.

A Fun, Mother & Daughter Portrait Session.

A Family Portrait Session

Capturing the Love of her Daughter.

A Family Portrait Session

Portraits at their New House Made Day this Extra Special.

A Family Portrait in the Spring



Happy Mama

Happy Mama

A Breckenridge Ski Vacation at the Big Sky Ranch

The Big Sky Ranch remains one of my all time favorite rental homes in Breckenridge. It is a very large, well designed home that is also very comfortable and welcomes children and dogs. The view of the Ten Mile Range and Breckenridge Ski Resort is stunning. So, when Antonette called to ask if I would photograph three families who were staying at the house, I gladly accepted. They all had ideas of the look they were going for, which was great! Antonette’s family wanted to wear ski gear and recreate some fun family photos they had done in the past, complete with skis and boards as props. We all had a ton of fun and were rewarded with an epic, sunny day for the photography.

Family Portraits in the Snow in Breckenridge.

A Beautiful Morning in Breckenridge with Some Fresh Powder.

Family Portraits in the Snow in Breckenridge.

This Family had Some Fun Ideas for their Winter, Ski Vacation Portraits!

Kids Portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Too Cool For School – See you in Breckenridge!

Winter Family Portraits in Breckenridge.

The Front Yard of the Big Sky Ranch Made for Some Great Family Portraits.

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A Family Portrait in Breckenridge

Lynda called to say that she was going to be in Breckenridge with her family and asked if I would take not only some new portraits of her family, but some individual portraits of her. She proudly announced that she was turning fifty and said she would like some new portraits of herself taken on her birthday. She also plans to write a blog about being fifty and wants to use the images for that website as well. I met the Oliver family at One Ski Hill Place and drove them to a nearby, outdoor location for the photography. I was a bit worried because when I left my house, it was -15 degrees. However, by the time we were ready to shoot, it had warmed up to a balmy 10 degrees. They did an amazing job of looking fairly warm on such a cool morning!

A Winter, Family Portrait in Breckenridge, CO

A Brisk, but Fun Portrait Session with the Oliver Family


A Family Portrait in Breckenridge, Colorado

A Family Portrait in Breckenridge, Colorado

Mother & Daughter Portraits

A Family Portrait Session in Breckenridge, Colorado.

A Gorgeous Place for Winter Portraits in Breckenridge.

A Winter, Family Portrait in Breckenridge, Colorado.

A Family Portrait at the Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado.

A Winter, Family Portrait Session in Breckenridge, Colorado.

A Portrait Session to Celebrate Turning 50!

A Family Portrait in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Dad & the Kids Enjoying Some Time Together Before Hitting the Slopes

A Family Portrait in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Making Mom Happy!


A Family Portrait near Copper Mountain

Chrissy called to say that her family would be staying at Copper Mountain and asked if I would find the perfect, outdoor location for a portrait session. They have never had any family portraits taken and she was very excited about this. Chrissy did mention that she wanted a view of the mountains, some aspen trees and preferably some water in the images. I am happy to say that I managed to incorporate all of these requests into one really fun photo shoot.


Family Portrait near Copper Mountain

A family portrait near Copper Mountain.

A family portrait in the mountains

A Fun, Outdoor Family Portrait in the Snow.

Dad having some fun with the family portrait.

Mother & Sons in a Family Portrait

Chrissy and her Boys.

Family Portrait in Colorado.

Lovely afternoon lighting for this family portrait in Frisco, Colorado.

Family Portrait in Frisco, CO.

Gorgeous afternoon lighting for this family portrait in Frisco, Colorado.

A couple's portrait

True Love