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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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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

What is the best age for newborn photos? – Boulder Newborn Photography

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Boulder Newborn Photography There are a lot of factors that come into play when scheduling your newborn photo session. Let me just say upfront, I only offer documentary and lifestyle newborn photos. For lifestyle newborn sessions, with no extensive posing with beanbags or baskets, there is no single best age for newborn photos.  We are […]

August 26, 2020

Newborn Photos During a Pandemic | Boulder Newborn Photography

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Are you worried about booking newborn photos during a pandemic?  Particularly my long-time clients having all these new babies that I desperately want to snuggle.  COVID-19 restrictions prevented me from photographing three Fresh 48s and one birth, but I am back at work for at-home sessions.   I don’t mean those porch portraits every photographer […]

June 21, 2020

How to have a photosession without stress | Denver Family Photography

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Do photosessions stress you out? They shouldn’t.   When thinking about booking an in-home session (or immediately after you send the retainer) these are some of the things you may immediately begin to worry about: 1. How your house will photograph? 2. Will the everyday “mess” be in every image? 3. What will you DO […]

March 6, 2019

5 new ideas for your family photojournalism session

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This is the second post with suggestions on what to do during your family photojournalism session.  Be sure to check out the original 5 ideas for your family documentary family photosession as well.  Remember if you are feeling ambitious consider a full Day in the Life so we can document it all 🙂   Trip […]

July 22, 2018

Myth of Reality

documentary newborn photography lifestyle newborn photography myth of reality colie james

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I posted some images on Instagram recently and a student commented on how “100% real” the moments and emotion I capture are.  I wrote a response, then I wrote a longer response. and suddenly I am now able to put down the words for a blog post that has been in draft mode for months. […]

February 13, 2018

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Newborn Photos in a Pandemic

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