Erin Thames Photography

Erin Thames – Northern Colorado Photographer

Erin Thames Photography


Natural light photographer Erin Thames is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Rather than posed shots, Erin approaches photography as a journalist, capturing organic moments in time that will resonate for years to come: the joy on a 3 year old’s face as it sees its puppy, an incredible sunset or a loving moment between you and your child or pet. And for those portraits that must be posed, Erin brings a light-hearted approach to her art that sets her clients at ease. She lets the situation and the subject — be it a always-on-the-move toddler, an excited dog, or a camera shy husband — dictate her approach and is relentless in capturing the timeless moments you can’t wait to hang on your wall and share with your friends.

Whatever’s in her view frame, Erin strives to capture the beauty in our world.

More about me:

Pet Photography

Erin’s Pack

Published in:

  • Fort Collins Magazine – Summer 2017 Edition FoCo Summer17 ANIMAL PROJ
  • Coloradoan Newspaper April 2016 100Days-Pg1 100Days-Pg2
  • NPR interview – Febrary 2016
  • Front Cover of Scene Magazine, July 2016
  • Front Cover of Scene Magazine, December 2016
  • Scene Magazine, Dec. 2012
  • Survivalist Magazine, March/April 2015
  • Fort Collins Magazine
  • The Yoga Connection
  • 2010 WPGA Gala Awards book
  • 2009 ICA Update Magazine
  • USA Magazine
  • Monica Corrado’s Cooking Techniques E-book



  • 2013 Artist Association of Northern Colorado: Judges Award for “The Perfect Pick!” & Honorable Mention for “Strategy”
  • 2013 Louisville Center of the Arts National Juried Show: Chairman’s Award Most talked about photo for “The Perfect Pick!”
  • Runner-up in Everylife Art Contest


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Erin Thames
Fort Collins, CO area




From Cindy V.:

I met Erin at the Tour de Corgi where she had a booth set up taking pictures of all the Corgis.  She had this huge smile on her face while taking pictures.  I contacted her about taking pictures of our 3 dogs.  We have a 15 year old lab, a 9 year old boxer who is fighting cancer and an 8 year old corgi.  I am so thankful we had Erin take our pictures, she did an amazing job capturing their personalities and smiles.  She was so easy to work with, had a smile on her face the whole time, even when they were crazy.  She is so much fun, knowledgable and does an amazing job!  You can tell she loves what she does!  Thank you for the priceless memories you captured for us!  They are perfect! 

From Austin L:

Erin is fantastic, we did a doggy photo session but we got in a few of the photos as well. She does such a good job getting even the most distracted dogs attention! The photos came out amazing!

From Sabre P.:

Erin took us around town for photographs, and we ended up with the most remarkable mix of backgrounds. Each place and each photo evoked a different feeling, and she captured so much personality of each family member. The results are amazing and I am constantly asked, ‘Who did your photos?’ Erin!

From Antonia C.:

When it comes to making a memory of your life or event, going with Erin Thames Photography is a sure fire way to capture the times when you think “I need to remember this…” Every time Erin has utilized her camera in my presence, she’s found the distinction in an ordinary occasion, which reminds me of exactly why I was smiling at that moment. I highly recommend her services and creativity for your portraits, events, or personal greeting card needs.

From Kathy K.:

I was looking for a photographer to take some professional photos for my business, and after seeing some of Erin’s photos of a friends on-line, I knew she was someone I wanted to work with. If you are looking for someone who is easy going, creative, helpful with clothing/color tips, and knowledgeable (particularly about good lighting) you will love Erin! I felt extremely comfortable throughout the whole shoot! I have to say that over the years I have not had much success with other professional photographers and just thought it was that I didn’t take very good pictures! I am pleased to say I have quite a few good ones to choose from! I highly recommend Erin!

From Meggie W.:
Erin has been taking beautiful photos for my line of body products for a long time and I will be a repeat customer always and forever! She brings her warm and welcoming personality to every photo shoot, making the process easy-going and fun. The energy she devotes to her art is very apparent. It is obvious that she enjoys the creative process, but also always considers and asks questions about my vision. I admire her hard work to create something natural, flawless, and everlasting.