I will create captivating, intimate photographs

that celebrate life and love.

You will receive guidance and skillful direction to help capture your best possible self in the photographs.
You will receive alluring, expressive portraits that reflect the uniqueness of you and your family’s individual personalities.

"The most important thing in the world is family and love"



My passion is capturing beautiful memories and moments in time. With echoes of Renaissance and Baroque old master paintings, I can capture your individuality and beauty in a timeless and original fine art portrait for you to display on your walls at home or at your workplace.

My goal is to create photographs that are works of art, and which capture the best possible version of you; portraits that make a bold statement and that have a sense of timelessness. In my images, I love to capture mood and emotion. Through my subjects eyes, is the way to their soul.

Currently, my portrait sessions are held in a studio in north Boulder.

For professional and aspiring photographers, I will be offering workshops across the U.S. and abroad. Stay tuned for future workshop dates. Please contact me if you have any questions.

With Gratitude,


Barbara MacFerrin, creator of “The Painted Portrait”, specializes in fine art portrait photography in Boulder, Colorado. Barbara also enjoys photographing landscapes. During her travels, she has photographed icebergs in Greenland, glaciers in Iceland and polar bears in Northern Canada. She’s a wife and a mother, speaks Spanish, is inspired by nature and believes that you’re never too old to have an adventure!

client testimonials


Mother Of Two| 52

"She made me feel special!"

“The photoshoot with Barbara was so much fun and I enjoyed it immensely! She made me feel special and beautiful. When I saw the final images, I was shocked at how gorgeous they turned out to be!”


Engineer | 39

"You won't Be Disappointed!"

“Barbara makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. She provides a very professional experience altogether – you won’t be disappointed!”


Hair + Makeup Artist | 28

"Impressed by her work every time!"

“Barbara’s talent and skill combined with her guidance through her photoshoots make for exceptional photos! I have worked with Barbara as a clients and as a hair and makeup artist, and I am impressed by her work every time!”

"Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”