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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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Day in the Life sessions during a pandemic are still happening!

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Day in the Life Session during a pandemic | Dallas, TX Jan 2021. I refuse to let the pandemic get in the way of offering Day in the Life sessions, so YES I am still doing them with some precautions. First, I hopped in my car and drove to Dallas for this session AND brought […]

March 9, 2021

Best time of day for family photos | why mornings are my favorite

family photography sessions

What is the best time of day for family photos? I definitely don’t suggest mid-morning sessions to clients because I like waking up early.  Until a few years ago I was a night owl and my most productive hours were between 8 pm and 2 am.  It was also a miracle if I got out […]

October 20, 2020

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!

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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

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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

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