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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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Loveland Colorado Maternity Photographer – We’re waiting for you

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Loveland Colorado Maternity Photographer. I always joke around the maternity + newborn photography session for your second kid is VERY different than the first. If you want to see what I mean, check out this family’s very first maternity photo session with me while we waited for Draco aka Dinosaur to arrive. This family is […]

September 6, 2021

Fort Collins Family Photographer | Clients circa 2015

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Fort Collins Family Photogapher. I met this family when mom was pregnant with Asher back in early 2015. I also photographed them when Emmett was born a few years later. Take a peek at his Yearbook film. Thank you Sarah for continuing to invite me back to photograph your family as those children keep growing […]

August 31, 2021

Professional Family Home Video – A collection of films with the K Family

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It’s been a hot minute since I blogged anything, particularly a professional family home video.  I will take this opportunity to totally blame COVID for my utter lack of posts around here. Because I was only taking one client per week, it seemed like I never had the breaks in my schedule I usually do […]

May 8, 2021

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

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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

Photos with your grandparents – Boulder Family Photography


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Don’t you wish you had more photos with your grandparents? I can’t tell you how absolutely GIDDY I get when my clients schedule a session to include a visit from the grandparents. This session was originally planned as a 1-year birthday party back in April.  COVID prompted a reschedule due to the stay at home […]

October 13, 2020

Newborn Photos in Boulder Colorado | She’s a big sister now

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The best part of taking newborn photos in Boulder Colorado is seeing previous newborn clients become big siblings. I photographed Eliza throughout her first year and now I can’t wait to photograph her first year as a big sister. The difference between a newborn photography session for your first child and your second is staggering.  […]

October 8, 2020

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