Benjamin Skigen: Denver Family Photographer
Benjamin Skigen is a professional portrait photographer from Lakewood, Colorado.
Families are one of Ben's most favorite subjects to photograph. It's always an honor to have the opportunity to capture the love and dynamics of your family, as you are at that exact moment in your lives.
Ben's family photography style is warm, tender, and organic. When you hire Ben to photograph your family, he'll not only get great posed shots, but will also capture the candid, loving moments in-between.
Ben's clients will enjoy a low-stress, friendly, and professional family photography experience.
Ben made our maternity shoot a relaxing and fun experience! He had great ideas for photos and we are very happy with how our pictures came out. We felt very comfortable and are thankful that we chose Ben for these priceless photos!
- Susie G
How Does a Family Shoot Work?
A family photography experience with Ben begins with a brief consultation. During this discussion, we'll talk about where the shoot will occur, what you need to prepare for, and other details about the shoot. On the day of the shoot, you'll be confident and comfortable knowing what to expect.
During the shoot, Ben will gently direct you and your family into poses, and also creating opportunities for moments of candid spontaneity. There is an energy flow between a photographer and his subjects, and Ben infuses it with positive, happy energy. f you have ideas for the perfect family photo, Ben will help you make it happen!
After the shoot, the images will be carefully reviewed, picking the best 10%. These 'keeper' images will be individually processed; cropping, balancing, touching up any distracting elements, then processing them with Hollywood-class image enhancement tools to infuse character and personality. You'll receive three different processing variants of the images too; Ben's trademark color and black and white looks, and a creative look utilizing analog film emulation techniques.
Finished images are delivered via a private, password-protected online gallery, typically within 10 days. At that point, you can purchase prints, files, canvas, or choose from many other high-quality print products.
Considerations for a Family Shoot
What Type of Family Shoots?
Themes for family photography include:
- Holiday greetings
- Family portraits
Where To Shoot?
Popular places to shoot include:
- Your home
- Photo studio
- Natural areas and mountain vistas
- Urban centers
What Do I Get?
I offer a variety of high-quality products including:
- Art-Grade Prints
- Canvas Gallery Wraps
- Metal & Leather Prints
- Photo Books
- Digital Files
Family Photography Pricing
Family photography sessions are priced based on three factors: Shoot Duration + Shoot Location + Product
- 1 Hour (Popular) : $
- Each Additional hour: +$69
For family photography, most families book a one hour shoot. Book more time if you wish to try multiple outfits and/or locations.
You will receive at least 30 finished photos per hour of shooting
- Most Locations: No Fee*
- Private Photo Studio : $100 first hour, +$50 each additional hour
- Travel: Travel charges apply on locations more than ten miles from zip 80227.
*Occasionally, some locations charge a photography and/or admission fee, which is the responsibility of the client.
- Digital Files with Copyright Release: $20/each, or $200 for whole shoot
- Prints : $3.99 to $39.99
- Canvas Gallery Wraps : $39.99-$299.99
- Metal Prints : $59.99-$299.99
- Giclee Art Prints : $29.99 - $119.99
- Photo Books : $50-$1000
- USB Drive of Shoot: $20
- ...& more. I specialize in custom products, so feel free to ask if you have something in mind.
Payment for session due by start of session. 10% discount on print credit if prepaid at shoot..
About the Photographer
Benjamin Skigen fell in love with quality photography over a decade ago. Viewing it as the art of capturing light, Ben's approach to photography is equally technically apt and artistically intuitive.
Ben is easy to work with, friendly, and fair. He is committed to providing his clients with the highest quality photographic experience. Ben is a member of Professional Photographers of America and is insured. Based in Lakewood, Colorado, Ben lives with his wife, two children, and a pair of poodles.
Great Family Photos in Five Easy Steps
Pick a time using the interactive booking calendar
Receive Booking Confirmation within 24 hours
Discuss Shoot Details (Location, Objectives, Products, etc)
Shoot! Say cheese!
Receive Images & order products
Ben is a very talented photographer who took amazing maternity photos for our family. He is a great guy who is patient, very easy to work with and cares deeply about the finished product. I highly recommend Benjamin Skigen Photography!
- Karen & Cameron L.