Family Portraits

Denver  |  Breckenridge  |  Vail


Let’s have a sunset adventure… when the mood of the day softens and alpenglow is around the corner.  We book our sessions at the “magic hour” where the natural light makes you look your very best. 

If you want it to say Colorado, you came to the right place, as we offer the best locations in the country.

You want mountains? We got ‘em, the most majestic this side of Switzerland! Red Rocks? We’ve got the originals, don’t settle for any imitations!  We have knack of finding the location that best suits your family.

Whether you in live in the area or are visiting from out of town, we can craft your session to suit your family.  Getting photos done doesn’t have be painful.  We make your session “a piece of cake”. You’ll walk away saying “gee, that was fun!”

Want to know the best places to ski or hike?   Give us a shout and we’ll tell you the best places!

If you’re only in town for a short time, we can create images that will remember all the fun you had while you were here.  Images that not only will last a lifetime, but bring you back to that special moment in time.  

Whether you’re on vacation or an active local, your images will be fun, relaxed, easy going, a bit silly, and sometimes sensitive but scooped up with a whole lotta love!

Let us help you create the adventure so you can take home the memories!

We had an amazing experience with Craig, Sean and Sari at McNeil Designer Portraits. We had an initial meeting with Craig to make sure his style matched what we wanted. Their philosophy is not taking 100 of shots and capturing the perfect candid photos (which we have done before). Craig is an artist and his niche is big, beautiful one-of-a kind portraits. It is about the whole photo from the amazing background, perfectly selected clothes, poses and expressions. You will leave with art, not a bunch of photos. They make one of a kind, breath taking pieces of art. 

Amazing experience, so happy we decided to work with McNeil Designer Portraits!

~The Maple Family~

Craig and his team are wonderful.  The locations that they have access to are unbeatable.  We had a family of 18 and several breakouts of each nuclear family.  He worked in advance to set up a schedule and the whole thing went very smoothly.  The photos themselves are incredible and better than studio quality, more like museum quality.

~The Radulovich Family~




~let's plan your portrait~

Craig Design Consultation

Our pre-portrait Design Consultation is approximately a 45 minute meeting with photographer, Craig McNeil, where you will plan the intricate details of your portrait.  

Craig will help guide you with clothing coordination, choosing the location of your session and talk through where it will displayed in your home. You'll also get to tour the gallery where you have the opportunity to discuss the size, style and finish of your portrait as well as what you can expect for your investment.  

We recognize our photography style isn't for everyone which is why we offer this consult at no charge. Hiring a photographer isn’t just finding work you like, it’s finding a photographer who creates art that represents you and that you want hanging on your walls.




~let's have fun~

Family portrait in Vail

This is a special time when your family is all together, so enjoy the process and make an evening of it!

Once you're on location, we'll take care of all the details to make your photographs look absolutely fabulous.

(Craig can make anyone smile....even your dog!)

Rest assured you'll be Thrilled To Tears with your finished images.  


View &


~your big photo reveal~

Portrait in bedroom
A week after your session, we curate the "best-of-the-best" images and put them into a slideshow set to music where you get to view them on our "state-of-the-art", 90" projection screen. This is the time where you will see all your images, make your selection and place your order.
We offer prints on premium hand-stretched duck canvas, exquisite float-mount aluminum, gorgeous table top sizes and leather albums for those who want all the images to remember the day!
Please note we do not sell or release the rights to our digital images. We do provide images for social media with every print or book order.

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