Voted Best Photographer in Durango Colorado 6 Years in a Row

Every year the public votes on the Best of Durango.  We are honored to be named the Best Durango Colorado Photographer six years in a row.  We are grateful everyday for our clients and love the fact we get to live our dream in Durango as photographers.


Let’s schedule a free consultation and we can begin to plan! Each session is personalized and we want to answer all of your questions.


If history tells us anything, it’s that people who have a plan are more successful than those who don’t. We will walk you through our 7-step process to perfect portraits.


Adorn your walls, create an album, and send out prints to your friends and family. Display your pictures anywhere to be reminded of how beautiful your life is.

Create memories to last a lifetime

If there’s one sentiment everyone can agree on, it’s that time flies. Life goes so quickly that we often find ourselves wishing we could go back and savor each moment a little more. With memories captured on camera forever, you can.

At Allison Ragsdale Photography, we help you savor all of life’s most precious moments. Our team has crafted and fine-tuned the best 7-step process to perfect portraits to guarantee you’ll love the way you look in your photos. From senior pictures, engagements, weddings, professional headshots, and family pictures, our team knows exactly how to make each session a success. Sometimes you don’t need a reason – just because photos are something our team does every year so we know what it’s like to be on the other end of the camera.

Getting started is so easy – just give us a call so we can sit down and start personalizing your session. Our goal is simple: you deserve to feel confident and successful during the whole experience – let us eliminate the stress of hoping you’ll have photos that are reflective of who you are.

Let your photos be little reminders of how beautiful the life you’ve created is!

We’re so excited to work together! Contact us today to get started.

Allison Ragsdale holds a BA in Photography from the Art Institute of Colorado. She is a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America.  Also ask around, Allison is known as the favorite durango colorado photographer.

Achieve perfect portraits in 7 easy steps!

Our 7-step process to perfect portraits will guarantee portraits that you’ll fall in love with. Only at Allison Ragsdale Photography will you experience a unique photo shoot that has even the most “un-photogenic*” person feeling at ease in front of the camera.

*Allison Ragsdale Photography believes everyone is photogenic. You are all beautiful people.

7 step process to perfect portraits


(n). the act of making a dream a reality. 

First things first – we’ll get together to plan your session. This plan will include your session location(s), props, outfits/style and how you might want to display your portraits. The planning step is crucial and the easiest way to avoid bad portraits. You will leave our studio confident in knowing exactly where you’re going, what you’re wearing, and that we will be telling your story.

Portrait Session.

Since we have already planned the entire session, you won’t feel awkward, unprepared, or nervous during the photo shoot. Believe it or not, you’ll actually enjoy the experience; 99.999% of our clients have fun on their sessions! Our team has done this a thousand times. You won’t even realize we will be guiding you to get completely natural moments and you will love the way you look.

Still a little skeptical? Don’t be. (Because Photoshop)

All portraits are professionally edited so they look perfect before you view them.  This is an important step along the way. Don’t be tricked by studios that don’t edit their photos before they are presented to you.  Seeing your edited photos shows you a more accurate depiction of the final photo.  This is critical when it comes to the next step and removes the guess work…

Customize your order – in person.

We will get together after the photo shoot and go through the photos you love the most.

Once we have helped you pick your favorites, we will talk through where to best to display your portraits in your home and help you pick the best size and style of wall art for your space.  We understand that purchasing and arranging art isn’t something you do everyday and it may even feel a little daunting. The good news is that arranging portraits IS something we do every day and we would love to answer any of your questions and share with you what we’ve learned over the years. We would also love to show you all of the other various options that enhance your order like albums, books, cards, prints, etc. You will be blown away when you see what we can create together.

Attention to detail.

Now that we have your favorite photos picked out, we’ll send your photos back to our Photoshop wizard for retouch to remove any imperfections. So don’t worry out about the little things, like the wind in your hair. Our Photoshop wizard has 21 years of experience in retouching portraits and he knows exactly how to remove any nonpermanent imperfections to make your skin look flawless but not plastic. You won’t even realize Photoshop has been applied to your skin because you will just looks like your natural, beautiful self.

Professional printing.

Your portraits aren’t just any old photos you can get printed anywhere. We send your photos to our lab that specializes in professionally printing portraits. Your products will be archival (meaning they will last forever) and are guaranteed to be individually hand printed and quality checked. Our lab are masters in printing on a variety of materials, which is crucial as you have a variety of print and display options for your portraits.  These prints reflect the beautiful parts of your life and our goal is for you to leave our studio with a high-quality, finished product

Special Delivery!

We will get together to deliver your portraits that will last a lifetime (and then some!) We can have your portraits shipped directly to you if that’s the most convenient option or if you don’t live in the area. Other options include scheduling a pick up at our studio or we can even come hang your portraits on your walls for you!

We promise that you’ll be just as excited about your portraits the day you pick them up as you will be many years later, after countless compliments from your friends and family.

Rest assured, we will back all of your decisions and guarantee that if you decide the style or size is wrong; you can bring your portrait back and we will reprint it to perfectly match your home.  Our ultimate goal is to make sure you are 100% happy with your photos, forever.   

Durango Photography & Portraits as Unique as You

Custom Senior Photos

A senior portrait experience that you will never forget.

Amazing Weddings

Your wedding is about you, your friends and family.

Professional Headshots

You are your own brand and a great professional headshot is a key marketing tool.
You NEED to go to Allison. It would be silly to go
anywhere else.
~ Sierra
Allison has an amazing ability to encourage people and give them the confidence to reveal on the outside who they truly are on the inside.
~ Alissa


Named Best Durango Colorado Photographer 6 Years In A Row

Best Photographer in Durango Colorado