June, 2014 Archive
Boulder Newborn Portraits


Oh sweet Colette! What a treat it was to meet you and take your newborn portrait.  You are lucky to have the greatest parents.  I am excited to see you all again when you are sitting up.

New Beginnings


As I write this post, I am awaiting my baby boy’s arrival any day.  Although I want to meet this little guy more than anything in the world, I am also feeling some sadness about saying goodbye to pregnancy. I honestly feel these have been some of the best months of my life and I know that makes me lucky.  After waiting so long for our second to find his way to us, maybe the experience just felt more tender and sweet.  I don’t think it was a coincidence, that for my last photography session before taking leave, I had the pleasure of spending the evening with this amazing family who reminded me with every frame of the magic of childhood.  I photographed them at their home where the kids spend their days making forts, tending a garden, exploring the land around and letting imaginations run wild.  There couldn’t have been a more perfect close to my days at work and to this pregnancy than this inspiring view of family life. I am so grateful.  Note: To view more images from this beautiful session, take a peek at the gallery.

Maternity Studio Portraits


How lovely it is to photograph a couple on their wedding day and then have the chance to document their journey into parenthood.  Angel has incredible creative vision and she knew she wanted her pregnancy portraits to be simple, natural and classic.  I recently painted the studio grey and have been really pleased with the results of the window light and soft background.  It’s so fun to collaborate with clients to create the perfect collection of images.  Congratulations Patrick and Angel!  I can’t wait to meet your little bundle.

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.