Why Cliff?

Certified Professional Photographer

Certified Professional Photographer is a designation granted by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission, the world’s leading agency of imaging professionals.

Those who have earned Certification have passed a comprehensive written examination measuring their technical expertise and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval. And every five years, a Certified photographer must renew the credential with continuing education, assuring you that they maintain an unmatched level of expertise and development.

Less than 3% of all photographers hold this mark of excellence.

Cliff is one of less than 50 Certified Professional Photographers in Colorado.


I hired Cliff to do a headshot for me to be used for a book cover and website. He not only arrived promptly and provided me with the requested service in professional, quick manner, but he also turned the project around to completion to perfection in very quick timeframe.

The photo shoot was very relaxed and Cliff obviously knows his craft very well. His recommendations for poses, lighting, and background were spot on — it was difficult to choose the final shot for my purposes! He then retouched with a very natural hand.

I would definitely use him again for this type of project and would recommend him for any photographic project including senior portraits, family portraits, etc.

Barbara O. from Centennial, CO

I became acquainted with Cliff Lawson about 8 years ago when I saw him taking action swimming shots at our neighborhood swim meet. I ordered photos of my 3 kids from him that year and every year since. He photographed my family of 5 at his studio and shot my daughter’s senior pictures both at his studio and at a fabulous rural outdoor location. You could say I’m sold on Cliff Lawson!

First of all, his shots are beautiful and really capture the personality of the subject. He is easy to work with and gets people to relax and have fun, even teenage boys! He gets the most flattering shot of each person and it is almost impossible to choose only a few favorites. Regarding the senior portrait experience, my daughter’s shots are not only beautiful but also unique. She did not want the same poses and backgrounds as all the other seniors in her class.

Cliff is easy to work with, honest and up front about his methods and pricing. I joke that our study is a shrine to Cliff’s work because it is filled with 33 swimming shots of my 3 kids from over the last 8 years. Cliff truly enjoys what he does and this comes through in the quality of his work. I would highly recommend using Cliff for any and all of your photography needs!

Molly McKanna from Englewood, CO

Cliff is such a nice guy. Easy to work with. Great photographer. Original ideas, works quickly, open to your input, flexible, great props, good eye, creative. He delivers the photographs to your home and sets up a slide show for you to view them in the comforts of your own home for easy ordering too. I would recommend him to anyone. We used him for my son’s Senior High School Pictures and Cliff actually made the session FUN! Pictures aren’t cheap but Cliff offers reasonable prices and superior quality and customer service! 5 Stars!

Sandy Lyon from Greenwood Village, CO