Documenting our days | 10:30am

This month I am documenting what 10:30am looks like, along with a few other photographers.

Lyle is in school on weekdays, so I have a lot of time to myself during the week. Here are a few things you could recently find me doing at 10:30 in the morning.

Having breakfast at a cafe…
cafe breakfast

Baking burritos in the oven…

cairn garden hiking

Reading a magazine (love the new Alpine Modern!)…
alpine modern magazine

Napping with the cats…
napping with cats

Checking out stone tile samples with a friend…
stacked stone samples

Going to the library…
boulder public library

Joining Lyle at school for Fun & Fitness Day…
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Going to the spa that is across the street from this new brewery…
brewery colfax

Heading out in the car…
selfie in car

Exploring Colorado’s amazing mountains…
Rocky Mountain National Park mountains

What happens at 10:30 in your house? See what Donna’s 10:30 looks like, and then follow the links around to each of the other blogs to see all the posts in this series.

Hannah C - Wow, I love that you do all these things for yourself… looks magical. And I love those CO mountains!October 21, 2015 – 11:18 am

Donna - I love all the textures throughout your photos! And I’m pretty jealous of the beautiful scenery!October 21, 2015 – 8:17 pm

Stephanie - Awesome! I love seeing a bit about what makes you tick πŸ™‚ Did your chucks too!October 21, 2015 – 8:55 pm

Jasmine - So great! I want to come hang out with you at 10:30 some day!October 21, 2015 – 10:27 pm

Jodie - fantastic! I love that you have captured your me time!October 22, 2015 – 3:45 am

Sunday morning with Colie


From a Sunday morning with Colie & family.

jill - i just love your work. it is so real that it is mind blowing. i want you to document my family some day πŸ™‚October 21, 2015 – 7:55 pm

Karen - Thanks, Jill! πŸ™‚October 22, 2015 – 4:28 pm

Willy - What a wonderfully rich session. Great details. Love your choices of angles and shots to include in your post.October 22, 2015 – 5:53 pm

Elizabeth - Ahhh these are so precious! I love the one of her jumping into daddy’s arms! So cute!October 22, 2015 – 6:31 pm

Ashley Kidder - These are such cute portraits! I love all the tones you use in your processing.October 22, 2015 – 6:39 pm

Nicole - These are perfect! I adore lifestyle photos and really need to do more!October 22, 2015 – 7:12 pm

Kristina Lynn - LOVE LOVE this session! I’m a sucker for a “day in the life” sessions and you hit this one out of the park!October 22, 2015 – 7:25 pm

Jenae - These are just awesome. I LOVE lifestyle sessions and you did a fabulous job with these!! nailing the shot, expressions, and in-the-moment reactions….perfect.October 22, 2015 – 8:19 pm

Brianna - I love DITL sessions. You can tell that this family knows the value of documenting their everyday moments. I love all the photos they have displayed in their home!October 22, 2015 – 8:40 pm

Meghan - You can now add a Day in the Life Session to my bucket list. I love this so much!October 22, 2015 – 9:24 pm

Miqui Miller - You did an unbelievable amazing job with this session! looks like their Sunday was awesome.October 22, 2015 – 9:45 pm

Karen - Brianna–That’s because Colie is an amazing photographer herself!October 22, 2015 – 11:24 pm

Anna | ANNAdventure Blog - What a beautiful post. I love all the moments that you captured – so precious.October 23, 2015 – 6:10 am

Taylor Fisher - Well, I’m officially obsessed with this shoot and your work! This is one of the most sincere and genuine DITL shoots I’ve seen! I just adore the shot of her mama reprimanding her. You didn’t miss a beat or a moment!October 23, 2015 – 8:17 am

Taylor Fisher - Second comment : I’ve already decided I’m hiring you for our future son/daughters first day of school…be ready in about 7 years!October 23, 2015 – 8:18 am

Deziree Dufresne - So I just learned about DITL photo sessions like a week ago and I’m totally in love! What a great way to capture the little moments that make up our days, and you do such a beautiful job with it! Also, I love that you can tell this family values photography, I love seeing how many pictures they have up on their walls!October 23, 2015 – 8:36 am

Amanda Tipton - I love this! What a wonderful look into the world of this family. Their personalities shine!October 23, 2015 – 8:45 am

Molly Seeling - Such gorgeous, real, raw, and authentic images. I love your style (and this little girl is the cutest little one ever). Thanks so much for sharing this happy family!October 23, 2015 – 9:19 am

Chris - Some of the most awesome lifestyle in-home work I’ve seen, these are GORGEOUS! What a sweet family too πŸ™‚October 23, 2015 – 9:40 am

Melissa - Wow, this is such an amazing session. Love the realness and the small details. I’m sure this family will love looking back on these! I’d love to do this someday.October 23, 2015 – 11:33 am

Colie - I’m not sure how I missed these blogged but I still LOVE them and can’t wait for our next one.January 15, 2019 – 8:53 pm

One October day

Monday morning when I woke up, I decided spontaneously to shoot a DITL that day.

We got up early to hike. I love to get an early start—fewer crowds, not as hot, plus the feeling like you’ve accomplished something first thing.


Jeff gets snacks ready for the hike.


Shot out the windshield as I drove, hence the bluriness. This was actually the sharpest one by far. Love seeing this view every morning.


Very early on in the trail is this little hideout among the trees. It doesn’t look quite so much like a hideout when the leaves are off the trees, though. But in summer when these trees are full of leaves, you can step in here and it’s dark and cool and it feels secluded.


Today, we took the lower trail.


And then that trail hooked us up with the Royal Arch trail, which was our destination.


We made it! The Royal Arch.


Always lots of dogs on the trails, too. Lucky dog.


Here’s the little hideout again, this time in full sun.


And of course Lyle has to climb around on some rocks at the trailhead before we leave.


Next up, breakfast at Dot’s. This place is always crazy busy on weekends, so we were hoping that on a Monday there wouldn’t be a wait. And we were right…no wait. Yay Monday.


Owen Meany came downstairs to greet us when we got home.


Jeff & Lyle started a game of SkipBo.


And Owen Meany and I went upstairs to shower and nap.


I slept for a while and look who was beside me when I woke up. It’s Elphaba. You can’t see Owen here because he is literally right in my face. I’m shooting around him. That dark spot in the lower left corner is his back side.


I stayed in bed for a while reading FB after I woke up.


Eventually hunger drove me back downstairs, where I had chips & salsa at my desk. The cats came too.


Jeff & Lyle, ready to go out for the evening, waiting for me to be ready.


I did another blind photo out the windshield and mostly got the reflection of the dash.


Almost to my mother-in-law’s. I love living so close to family now. Being able to go to Grandma’s for dinner…priceless.


Lyle fell asleep on the drive there. (It’s only about 30 minutes.)


Her next-door neighbors—a 5yo and her mom—also came over for dinner. Ruby & Lyle have known each other since Ruby was born, and they love hanging out together when Lyle’s at Grandma’s. They sat together at a little table.


Grandma scooping ice cream for everyone for dessert.


And after dessert and coffee, we headed back home. I took only a couple more photos once we got home, and they involved Jeff in his underwear (as he was tucking Lyle in…get your minds out of the gutter) and they weren’t great photos anyway, so I left them out. You’re welcome.

Elizabeth - These are so priceless! I love these!October 15, 2015 – 1:24 pm

Jennifer Koskinen - What a wonderful story post!! Thank you for sharing — makes me want to do a visual journal for a day!October 15, 2015 – 1:26 pm

Ashley Kidder - This is such a cool idea! I’m definitely doing a “DITL” post one of these days! Thank you for the inspiration!October 15, 2015 – 3:31 pm

Virginia Stiles - Super cool idea – makes me want to document more of my life!October 15, 2015 – 3:47 pm

Adena - I love these…it’s so important to capture the little everyday moments that make up this spectacular life!October 15, 2015 – 4:03 pm

Meredith - Cool, never thought to shoot my own day in the life! What a great way to record your family. Also, I love Dot’s Diner.October 15, 2015 – 4:24 pm

Stephanie Sugaski - This is super fun! I love this idea.October 15, 2015 – 8:32 pm

Sarah - Haha, Owen Meany, love it. I love this type of storytelling. Great job.October 16, 2015 – 8:56 am

Ash meier - love this! So real and raw!October 16, 2015 – 9:43 am

Autumn C - This is seriously amazing. Makes me want to document more of my life as well. Beautiful look into your life πŸ™‚October 16, 2015 – 9:52 am

Deziree Dufresne - What a cool idea! I’ve never even thought about doing this but it’s such a perfect way to record your life and the photos are amazing!October 19, 2015 – 8:36 am