Meet the Team

Craig McNeil

My days in photography date back to the film era, where digital cameras were relatively new on the market and you couldn’t check your exposure on the back of the camera. Fast forward to today and I have over 30 years of photography experience in everything from children’s portraits and candid portraiture to business professional and family portraits. I have spent years refining my skills, making myself truly the best photographer I can be. My true passion lies in family portraits where I have focussed the last 15 years of my life. I have traveled to the Maroon Bells in Aspen and photographed families on the beach in San Diego. I have had the privilege of photographing the families of some of the most notable names in Denver and have started to travel to secluded destinations to capture gallery worthy landscape photos using modern techniques. Every one has a family and I believe every home should have a family portrait showing the bond that you have, even when family cant always be around. Your portrait from me will showcase that bond in a beautiful Rocky Mountain setting. My goal in photography isn’t in numbers but instead in quality and we will work together to create a portrait that you are proud to hang in your home and represent who you are as a family. 

Sean McNeil

Sean's passion for photography landed him in Cherry Creek working alongside his dad at McNeil Designer Portraits. When Sean isn't on location with families, he can be found capturing furry four-legged friends for McNeil Designer Portrait's philanthropic book, Dogs of Denver. In 2017 and in 2020, Sean was voted Best Pet Photographer by Denver A-List City Voters and has successfully produced four coffee table books starring over 700 dogs.

On the weekends, you will likely find Sean with a camera in his hand exploring and documenting landscapes and wildlife of Colorado with his wife, Kelsey, and their crazy black lab mix, Betty.

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Sari is the cheery voice behind McNeil Designer Portraits. If you have called into our office, booked an appointment, or picked up prints, chances are you have met our wonderful Client Care Specialist. Her hard work and incredible attention to detail don't go unnoticed around the office making sure appointments are confirmed, voicemails get checked, and orders get picked up. She is the true puppeteer behind our curtains.

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