July, 2013 Archive
Personal Project {Childhood}



These honest images of Chloe at nearly 4 years old are part of a personal project I’ve been working on for the last six months that explores vulnerability and childhood.




Rainy days.  Liam, 3 1/2. Simple joys of splashing in the torrent of water rushing down the street in his underwear.  These are the moments I hope inform the person he becomes.

Garden Variety


The closest thing to a lake- Boulder Family Portraits


Fresh water. Wet hair.  Laughter and delight. Late afternoon light. It’s just the boulder reservoir, but it could be any lake in the world.

How we spend our days

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dilliard





Since my personal work at the moment is focused on the process of making a photograph and not as much the image itself, I decided to experiment with documenting my family’s adventure to Kauai in 35mm film. I haven’t shot a roll of film in years, but it was like reconnecting with an old friend.  A little bit awkward at first, but then so comfortable. I love the way shooting film makes me feel more present with what is in front of the camera instead of what I was seeing on the screen behind the camera.  I love the sound of the shutter. I love that the result are photographs that somehow feel less composed and more true.

Wedding and family photographer, Julie Afflerbaugh lives with her husband and two adventurous boys in Boulder, Colorado. For more than 10 years, she has worked as a professional photographer in Colorado capturing natural images of weddings and families in beautiful outdoor locations. Her approach to photographing newborns, children, families and weddings is to encourage her subjects to be present in the moment and forget the camera is there. The results are images that are relaxed, playful and real. Julie has earned a reputation as a premier wedding photographer in Boulder, Colorado and is available for travel to her favorite destinations. Get in touch if you are planning a crested butte wedding, a steamboat springs wedding or a Lake Tahoe wedding.