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Colie James is a Boulder newborn photographer + filmmaker providing family photojournalism and lifestyle newborn photography to her clients in Lafayette, Colorado and beyond.  

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Travel Photo Sessions in a Pandemic | Yes, I got on a plane y’all

travel documentary family photography

Documentary Family Photography.  I want to start by saying the most important thing learned from this trip was empathy. This is hard for everyone and a little bit of grace + understanding can go a long way right now. On Friday I hopped on a plane to head to State College for a Day in […]

August 24, 2020

Phoenix Documentary Family Photography – Let’s sing happy birthday!

a day in the life

Phoenix Documentary Family Photography – Happy Birthday to you (Megan). In my house, James, Chloe, and I, all celebrate our birthdays in a two-week span.  There is a lot of singing Happy Birthday, birthday cupcakes, and usually swimming.  I know swimming is a bit odd, but since all of our birthdays are during summer we […]

February 4, 2020

I am not crying you’re crying… well yes I’m actually crying

a day in the life

Detroit Family Photographer. So a client made me cry today, on the very last day of the year and decade. 10 years ago I was in severe pain from my gallbladder surgery, popping pain pills like candy because I didn’t know I was pregnant with Chloe.  When I told James I was pregnant I was […]

January 1, 2020

Phoenix Family Photographer – I like warm hugs

a day in the life

Phoenix Family Photographer. It didn’t take much convincing for me to travel to Phoenix this month for a Weekend with Colie.  I mean the warmer weather was certainly a draw, but I also had SO much fun with this family.  Megan is a fellow photographer (check out Magpie Love Photography) and I was her birthday […]

December 31, 2019

Boulder Family Photographer – Merry Davenport Christmas

a day in the life

Not everyone brings their family photographer to the Neighborhood Christmas Tree farm in Boulder, but that’s just how Sharee rolls. I had an amazing 6 hours documenting Sharee and her dapper little human sidekick Brayden. Shameless plug: If you or ANYONE you know is in the market for a fabulous Colorado wedding photographer, she is […]

January 9, 2019

Denver Family Photographer – A Day in Virginia

at-home session

In October this Denver Family Photographer rounded out my East Coast trip by spending the day with this awesome family the week before Halloween.  Since their last Day in the Life session we’ve all gotten a little older but still the same participants.  This day included pancakes, haircuts, pumpkins, and a game of monopoly.  It took […]

December 4, 2018

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