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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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Denver Family Holiday Photos Reimagined

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Denver Family Holiday Photos. When you think of holiday photos, do you imagine a fake Christmas tree backdrop, matching Christmas sweaters, and forced smiles? These are holiday photos reimagined, no JCPenny studio for you! Can you imagine just sitting around the house, making gingerbread houses, roasting marshmallows, singing Christmas carols, and playing a friendly game […]

February 1, 2021

Shoebox Photos | Printing your family photos for your children

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Printing Your Family Photos So I know I am getting up there and my mind isn’t as fresh as it used to be, but I simply cannot fathom that this is the first time I have written about this on the blog. I have searched and can’t find a post I swear I wrote years […]

January 15, 2021

Dubsado for Family Photographers – It’s my Dubsadoversary

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Dubsado for Family Photographers 😍 While I am a super loyal customer, I do not hesitate to make a change if it is beneficial to my business. So it’s a big thing for me to reach a 3-year anniversary with a product/company. Even stranger, as much as I L-O-V-E Dubsado I have only written 2 […]

November 23, 2020

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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