Hello – I’m Colie

Have you ever had your hair brushed by a five year old?  I couldn't say no because how would that look?  I am allowed to brush her hair but she isn't allow to brush mine?  Luckily she got a bit dsitracted after a few minutes and hasn't asked to brush it again.  NOTE to self: make sure my hair is a little more damp if she asks again.

Every single family I photograph is different.  My favorite family sessions involve Pjs and breakfast on a lazy weekend morning, but each is different.  Your family has their own unique and authentic story that shines in the photographs.  While I have photographed birthdays and anniversaries you do not need a reason to document your family in an honest and connected way.  Just do it.  You will receive images that reflect what I observe and feel during the session.  I photograph tears, I give hugs, and I laugh at the jokes.  If I happen to be recording video I hold in the laughter as long as I can.  Let me show you the beauty in your ordinary day.  Want to learn more about me?  Click below.

15 second challenge

Instagram used to have a 15 second limit on video uploads.  This pushed me to be very creative in my video previews.  I updated this website with many SEE THE FILM buttons, but in case you want to explore video without watching a full 2-3 minute slideshow this is your chance.  If you are interested in the full videos please visit the Fusion Video page.

Watch any of the 15 second videos linked below and I think you will be able to immediately tell if I am the right photographer for you.  This is the 15 second challenge, are you up for it?

Day in the Life

Year in the Life

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Documentary Family Photography

Colie James is a documentary family photographer providing providing family photojournalism and lifestyle newborn photography to her clients in Boulder, Colorado and beyond.  Whether you book a Day in the Life or shorter Life as You Know It session, the images (and video if you choose) capture the beauty in an ordinary day.  In addition she offers Fresh 48 hospital newborn photography sessions at several local hospitals including Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Avista Adventist Hospital.  Colie James Photography services Boulder and the surrounding areas including but not limited to Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Superior, Westminster, and Broomfield.

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