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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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It’s My Birthday | Let’s Talk CRM for Family Photographers

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Just in case you didn’t know, today is my birthday.  Since COVID ruined our summer vacation plans and postponed our family photography session earlier this year, let’s just say I am celebrating my 40th for the second time!  Last year we had a photo session ON my actual birthday.  It was awesome and at least […]

July 28, 2020

Gear Acquisition Syndrome – Team Nikon Photographer

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Do you follow me on Instagram?  I would say the majority of my IG followers are fellow photographers, with a few friends and clients thrown in.  Yesterday I posted a few of my favorite images I shot with my new Nikkor 20mm 1.8 s lens and this morphed into an overall conversation about gear.  I […]

July 21, 2020

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

Deals for Photographers – Black Friday 2019

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If you are new around here I feel a certain kind of way about Black Friday sales.  I think it pushes people to wait for something bigger and better each year, too scared to buy something and see it cheaper just a few days/weeks later.  For myself, in particular, I want a few products and […]

November 27, 2019

Parenthood Films Playlist – Boulder Family Filmmaker

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All of a sudden the hardest part of my job is selecting songs for my films.  I might be lying to myself, but I swear a few years ago it was much easier.  I would pick a song, start making a film, and within a few hours I had a fully-sequenced film that needed tweaks.  […]

November 11, 2019

Documentary Family Photographer – New logo by Chinelle Ro Design Co.

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What words come to mind when you land on my site or review my work?  I hope my bright and bubbly personality comes through, but also that I am happiest documenting families AT HOME.  Yes, I am actually screaming that, LOL. I went to The Photo Cookout hosted by Tomayia Colvin Education last month (read […]

November 5, 2019

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