Awesomely real photos and films of their childhood

documentary family photographer Based in Boulder, Colorado but available anywhere planes fly.


My camera loves people who make funny faces, hugs and kisses are a session requirement, and when someone throws a tantrum I click my shutter faster. If I laugh at an image while culling a session, no matter how bad it may be from a technical standpoint, it automatically goes into the editing queue. I want to see your loud, your love, your life. Together, we will make pictures that make you say: This is US.

Image Credit: Kate hejde

I’m Colie!

here's The important stuff.

Just in case you are wondering, it's a nickname for Nicole so you pronounce it "Cole-ee". It is not Collie like a dog.


I'm what you call 'indoorsy' unless I am at Disneyland or the pool. Yes I am one of those people who dreams about an annual pass to Disneyland. I don't want to live in California, just visit every single month.

I L-O-V-E to travel.


This documentary family photographer is in love with taking pictures of the good life—kicking and screaming included. My photographs are an extension of me, and you should know I've never been accused of being a quiet person. Ever. I've been helping families just like yours make photos demonstrate the reality of parenthood since 2012.




the beauty of everyday

"I value these images more than my wedding pictures."

If you are considering a Day in the Life (DITL) session with Colie I would recommend booking her now. You will NOT regret the priceless memories she will capture for your growing family! I value these images more than my wedding pictures. It's real life as I want to remember it.

Amber Roy - State College, PA

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Documentary Family Photography and Films

Colie James is a Boulder newborn photographer + filmmaker providing family photojournalism and lifestyle newborn photography to her clients in Lafayette, Colorado and beyond.  Book a Day in the Life or Parenthood session and the photos and films we create will capture your 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, Denver, Ft. Collins, and the surrounding areas including but not limited to Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Superior, Westminster, Arvada, Thornton, and Broomfield.

Outside Colorado? Book your session HERE.

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