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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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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

Erie Colorado Family Photography | Life with Bodhi and Lilah

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Erie Colorado Family Photography. Despite the pandemic, their second Parenthood session is in the books. We decided to switch things up this year and scheduled the session for the afternoon.  After seeing the pretty light that filters into their main living space at that time of day, we will never do another morning session. Can […]

October 6, 2020

Family Photos during a Pandemic | No blog posts in September

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Guys, I was so busy taking family photos during a pandemic I TOTALLY forgot to blog in September.  Not a single post. Shameful. I had several family sessions with awesome returning clients. For the other side of my business, I taught my Documenting Parenthood Virtual Retreat AND got announced as a teacher for The Family […]

October 4, 2020

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