Day in the Life – Heading to Missouri (River Edition)

This month here on the blog we are sharing a Day in the Life.  It is a workshop assignment in both workshops and many participants continue to shoot them to document their daily life.  So here is a Day in the Life of a jet-setting photographer.

I met The Waddells 18 months ago when their travels to Colorado put them in front of my camera for a lifestyle family photography session in Boulder.  We played with the snow, we had coffee & hot chocolate, then we hit up my favorite spot for “Mountain Pics”, Chautauqua Park. While I shoot some of my local families multiple times in a year this was a very different feeling for returning clients.  18 months is a long time and the girls grew leaps and bounds since then.  Rowyn was barely talking and gave me several scowls in our first session.  Last weekend, super chatty and such an independent attitude now.  Their sisterly bond was heartwarming to witness.  I may have been an anniversary present for Delania, they celebrated their twelfth anniversary on the day I documented them, but I ended up feeling like spending the weekend with them was a present for me.

So here in MY day in the life on the day before their shoot, taken on my iPhone or Fuji x100T.  Pretty long day for me,  4:15am MT until 11:00pm CT.   You can see the images and slideshow from their Day in the Life on my blog.  I also posted some images taken with the Fuji x100T from their day over on Instagram.

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colie james documentary family photographer denver

Colie is a storytelling documentary family photographer living the good life in Boulder, Colorado with her husband of fourteen years, James, and their daughter Chloe. She loves to tell the true stories of her clients, just as they are. While her love of photography started long before the birth of her daughter, it has taken on a life of its own as she strives to capture all of her own moments and now her clients. Colie is also the instructor of the photography workshops: The Art of Telling Stories and The Business of Telling Stories. Besides photography, she loves espresso, Thai food, any movie with Denzel Washington, and traveling.