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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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Documenting Parenthood – Family Photography Education

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I am finally in the “slow” season.  I photographed my last family client session on December 26th and my first family client of 2020 on January 4th, so I pretty much worked through the new year.  Don’t get me wrong, I took plenty of time off to spend with my family because James had the […]

January 9, 2020

More than a button pusher – Lifestyle Family Photography Workshop

Lifestyle Photography Workshop

It’s really hard to know what portion of the ideas I present during a lifestyle family photography workshop or mentorship the participants will find most helpful, but it is my sincere wish they recognize I am not a *just* button pusher. When I meet my clients for the first time I don’t always know that […]

August 28, 2018

Exploring the Great Outdoors with film – Lifestyle Family Photography Workshop

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I once had a new client tell me her favorite thing about my portfolio was how I froze motion in my images.  She said she hired me because the images I make are full of emotion and movement, but motion blur was completely absent.  It is super amazing when my own clients, non-photographers, are able […]

August 21, 2018

Lifestyle Family Photography Workshop – Family is Everything

Lifestyle Photography Workshop

  In early June I co-hosted my first in-person lifestyle family photography workshop Family is Everything with Sara Garcia of Sara Garcia Photo Art and the experience was amazing.  It was intimate, just Sara and myself plus 5 amazing participants talking all about the business of family photography. We kicked off the workshop with a […]

July 14, 2018

The Stories We Tell Turns 3!

Lifestyle Photography Workshop

It has become a tradition to share a few of my favorite personal images from the year on the anniversary of the first workshop I taught.  This year in August things were just absolutely crazy and I am just now having the chance to do this.  Registration for fall is currently open. Read more about […]

September 2, 2016

The Stories We Tell Turns 2!

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Last year I posted a collage of my everyday images from the first year of the workshops, so today I just wanted to continue to the tradition.  So here is a year of the everyday with Chloe.  Have you been over on The Stories We Tell lately?  

August 5, 2015

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