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Welcome to Parenthood

It’s all smiles on Day 1.

Well, until you start to remember and feel what it was like to bring them into the world. Then you realize you will never again have a restful night’s sleep, go the bathroom alone, or take daily showers for granted. There are benefits to make you forget: kisses, snuggles, smiles, and the way they smell after a bath. You just want to breathe it all in so you never forget. Those are just the early years.

 

My job as a Boulder newborn photographer is to make sure there are photographs (and video) for your children and future grandchildren to experience how it was too. Let me not lie, it is also so that when they are raging teenagers full of hormones and attitude you have a few family films and albums to remember when they were so little and cute.

Everybody needs this.

testimonials

  • “Colie offers something that not a lot of people do, which is photography AND videography at the same time. I honestly don’t know how she juggles both but the end result is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to show my daughters the photos and videos when they’re older! I cry every time I watch the video of my oldest daughter meeting her sister. If you want your family documented, Colie is the person for the job!”

    Teresa W.

  • “Colie your photography is one of a kind! Your ability to capture the feeling of family is amazing and the videos capture my heart. My only wish is that I could go back in time when my daughter was born and have you there. Anyone looking for photography that captures the fun in a beautiful and timeless way, Colie is your photographer.”

    Sarah J.

  • “Love Colie and would hands down highly recommend her!!! Especially if you love lifestyle photography. We live in Denver, and Colie came highly recommended to us from a good friend and photographer from Austin, TX. Colie did our little girl’s newborn shoot, then her 1st year photos. And we plan on having Colie shoot any other future kiddos and milestones! Colie captures the family doing daily family things in a beautiful way. It’s not stuffy or posed or faked. If you haven’t yet, go through her online profile to get a sense of how talented she is. You won’t regret the investment!”

    Amy K.

Colie your photography is one of a kind! Your ability to capture the feeling of family is amazing and the videos capture my heart. My only wish is that I could go back in time when my daughter was born and have you there. Anyone looking for photography that captures the fun in a beautiful and timeless way, Colie is your photographer.

Sarah J - Client since 2015

6 Reasons to book an in-home newborn session

-Time to recover from childbirth
-Flexibility in scheduling the session (anytime up to a month)
-EVERYONE gets to be in the pictures
-Your home (including the nursery) makes the perfect backdrop for photos
-If you have other children they get a chance to get used to the baby before I shove the camera in their face
-You can include any four-legged siblings as well

A few of my favorite sessions...

Yearbooks

The first year goes by so quickly. They go from being a tiny baby to a walking and talking toddler in a span of 12 months. Watch a yearbook film (or two) and if I don't make you cry, then this isn't for you.

 

Each Yearbook includes your choice of 3 sessions with the option to add-on additional milestones as desired.

Which newborn session is right for you?

Hospital, In-Home, or Both.

1st Time Parents

I personally regret not having professional hospital newborn images of Chloe, it just wasn't a thing 10 years ago. But I totally get not everyone wants a camera shoved in their face within 24 hours of delivering their little human.

 

About 60% of my 1st-time parents book an in-home newborn session.

Veteran Parents

My recommendation for Veteran Parents will always be a hospital session. In fact, if you can only pay a professional for one session in the 1st year of life, the sibling meeting is what you should book.

 

I can count the number of veteran parents who did not book a hospital session on one hand. A few of them expressed regret later that they didn't have me come to the hospital. I am not saying you should book one just because I said you should, just be really sure about the decision!

Boulder Newborn Photography : I can barely remember the two days I spent in the hospital. I spent the first few hours with my daughter counting her fingers and toes to make sure they were all there. Stroking her head full of hair in disbelief that she was here, healthy, and mine. I have a few snapshots taken in the hospital the day we left, but what I wouldn’t give to go back in time and do an in-hospital session.

 

 

The Skinny on Hospital Newborn Sessions…