About Us

Photographer, Aspen Emmett McCarthy, is a 4th generation Durango native and Fort Lewis College graduate.

Her career highlights include working as a field editor for The American Quarter Horse Journal, where she had the chance to travel abroad and report on her favorite subject, horses. Aspen's resume also includes a stint as newspaper crime reporter and evening t.v. news producer for an NBC affiliate.

As Miss Rodeo Colorado 1998, Aspen worked on both sides of the camera. She not only knows how to take a great photo, but specializes in helping her clients feel comfortable in the spotlight as well.

In her spare time, she loves spending time in the mountains with her husband, Dennis, and son, Hawken.

Aspen is fortunate to be assisted by her mother, Patt, who serves as the studio business manager, and often assists with lighting on photo shoots.

The duo carry on the Durango tradtion of portraiture at Andy's Photgraphy, taking the reins in February 2007. Predecessor, Pam Tayor, is a long-time friend and mentor who purchased the studio from the original "Andy" in the early 1990's.

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