August, 2014 Archive
The Boys

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For a while I have been working on a personal project to document these boys in their beautiful state of play. They are workers.  They spend countless hours collecting, moving, hammering and stacking various materials.  In their four year old minds rocket ships and rat traps and squirrel houses and remote controlled cars are being constructed.  And they are satisfied when the work is done and their newly configured pile of materials is still just a pile of materials.   It’s an amazing, creative process that I think represents everything childhood should be.  I wanted my images to capture the essence of these fleeting moments of childhood.  The imagination.  The innocence.  The exploration.  I don’t think I’m quite there yet, but I still love these images and the sweet story they tell of three best pals doing what they love.  Some images are shot on the Hasselblad and some are digital.

Photo Camp Registration is Open

What is Photo Camp?

Join others who share a love of photography for a weekend filled with connection, creativity and learning. Through Photo Camp you will find your confidence with handling your digital camera, develop an eye for creative composition and master a few simple “professional” tricks. With an emphasis on taking better photographs of kids and people in general, we will help you learn to take photos you LOVE.  To view the Photo Camp website, click here.

Who can come?

Photo camp is perfect for anyone with a digital SLR camera or a point and shoot camera will full auto control. The curriculum will be focused on photographing children, but the knowledge will be useful for landscape, nature and other kinds of portrait photography. No previous photography experience is necessary. Space is limited to 15 participants to ensure everyone receives one on one support.

What information will be covered?

Here is a peek at what will be covered in class:

  • Master the settings on your digital camera.
  • Create unique compositions.
  • Understand how to control your depth of field.
  • Learn how to recognize and utilize different types of natural light.
  • Gain techniques for shooting in low light situations.
  • Find balance between being a Mom and a Photographer.
  • Focus on telling a story.

When is the next Photo Camp?

Friday, September 26 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Tech Talk: This is your time to learn the basics and gather tips from a pro. Enjoy a light dinner with other photography lovers while you get camera savvy.

Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Hands-on Practice: We encourage everyone to bring one of your kiddos (6 months and older) for a fully interactive leaning experience. While the little ones are focused on play stations, you get to practice your new skills on the subjects you love most! We will demonstrate how to use available light, offer tools for engaging your subject, review the technical information covered on Friday and provide one on one support.

What is the cost?

Your tuition of $195 includes Friday and Saturday sessions, a comprehensive Photo Camp workbook and refreshments. Sign up with a friend and you both get $25 off your registration.

Who are the instructors?

Photo Camp will be taught by two local professional photographers and moms. Read the instructor bios here (link to bios) or visit our websites by clicking the links below.

Caroline Colvin •

Julie Afferbaugh •

How do I sign up?

To save your space for the next Photo Camp, go to and fill out the registration form and click the link to make a payment via PayPal. Shortly after we receive your registration, we will send you a confirmation email with some additional information to help you prepare for Camp. We are so excited to meet you!


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.