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I make awesomely real photos + everyday films for families just like yours, even in a pandemic.

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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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Fort Collins Family Photographer | Clients circa 2015

at-home session

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

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

Denver Family Holiday Photos Reimagined

family photography sessions

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

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

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