Estes Park Family Photography

Nathan Welton headshotWelcome, and thanks for visiting my web site for family portraits in Estes Park, CO. I’m a professional photographer based in the heart of the Rockies, five minutes from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. I specialize in photographing people in their element — you can also see my wedding photos here and my adventure sports here.

I’ve been living in Estes since I moved here in 2006 and know the area and its local secrets extremely well. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2002, starting with newspapers and moving into weddings and portraiture when I moved to Estes.

My early career in newspapers resulted in a keen interest in storytelling, so my portrait sessions are generally a mix of reportage and posed portraiture. Most of my sessions take place in Rocky Mountain National Park, but there are other places I take families in case of traffic, weather, if their groups are extremely large, or if mobility issues prevent us from getting to the perfect spot.

My studio has a permit for portrait photography in Rocky Mountain National Park, so we’re allowed to shoot at all the park’s most beautiful locations.

I have shot hundreds of families over the years. I offer family portraits, coverage of family reunions, senior portraits for graduating high schoolers, and corporate headshots. Please poke around this site for more information about family portraits, family reunions, headshots and a short section of frequently asked questions.