Capture once in a lifetime shots!
Join our team of expert horsemen and horses to craft authentic western images. Truly private, we can tailor the workshops to fit your group's desires. With unmatched landscapes, the Sangre de Cristo mountain range to your west, the Wet Mountains to your east, and miles in between us and our neighbors, these sunrise shoots are hard to beat. You won't find these photo opportunities anywhere else, and with our warm hospitality, you will enjoy every minute of it!
Whether you come for an All-Inclusive Private Photography Workshop or host a Photography Class at Music Meadows, you will find nothing but the best. Starting each day 20 min before sunrise, look to the horizon to find your authentic cowboy and cowgirl models bringing our free-range horses to you. As the sun comes up over the East hill, capture silhouettes and as time goes on, direct our team to where you see the best shots, always working with the lighting of the warm morning sun. Head inside after about 2 hours to warm up and enjoy a made-from-scratch cowboy breakfast. Strategize with your team and ours for the remaining one hour left to create the perfect scene for you to capture and end with up close pictures of models and horses back at the barn, finishing up the day. Independent shooting or a nap may take place while we are preparing delicious lunch for you and your crew. The house provides Wi-Fi for any of your editing needs. What a way to spend your time, at Music Meadows Ranch.
SUMMER (May 15- October 31)
WINTER (November 1- May 14)
PEOPLE LOVE US
"Music Meadows Ranch makes for a wonderful retreat from the rush of city life! I've been there several times to photograph the horses, cowboys and the magnificent setting. Everytime I go I want to come back for more. The owner and all the staff are 5 Star Folks who work hard to make your visit nothing more than outstanding! Love this place! #PureColorado"
“As a member of a photo learning group, I've had the pleasure of visiting Music Meadows Ranch--and we've just scheduled our third trip this upcoming summer. First, the location is stunning in any season! Both times, the experience has left me feeling renewed, filled my cup and a sense of great joy warms my heart. Elin Parker Ganschow does a fantastic job of meeting the requests. She even went out of her way for lunch to create a gluten-free option, which is important to me. Her staff was professional and part of our collaborative process as we created scenes and activities to photograph. The staff is masterful in how they handle their roles on the ranch and in making guests feel welcome. I returned from my trip this past weekend filled with so much joy and gratitude. Music Meadows Ranch is a great getaway and the perfect place to rejuvenate and enjoy nature!"
"This past Sunday I was fortunate to be one of several photographers at an event on the beautiful Music Meadows Ranch property. This was my second visit to the ranch, and the experience was incredible on both occasions. The ranch staff went above and beyond our expectations, providing many opportunities to photograph the beautiful horses in a wonderful environment. The riders were very knowledgeable and polite, despite the cold five degree temperature at sunrise. I hope to return for a third visit soon. Thanks again for providing a very memorable day."