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Jim Colman Photography

Litchford Forest, North Carolina

(39)
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Jim Colman Photography

Litchford Forest, North Carolina

(39)

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D
25 October 2019

We are in love with our photos and are so happy we choose to work with Jim. He really listened to us during the consultation and delivered what we asked for. I love that we could pay by the hour b/c our wedding was small and only 5 hours. I would hire him again in a minute for any other upcoming event or photos i needed ! More...

J
1 October 2018

Jim was wonderful! He was very responsive, very thorough, and made sure we all felt comfortable. He also made sure he got our picture proofs to be before he left for an out of country wedding he was photographing! He allowed me to swap our "complimentary engagement photos" for my bridal photos instead which was very helpful. He was truly wonderful to work with! I highly encourage everyone to consider using Jim's services for any photography needs!! More...

M
1 July 2018

Jim and his assistants did our wedding for us and went above and beyond! We have so many amazing photos to remember every part of our wedding. He is great to work with and extremely nice. Honestly you can kind of just let him do his thing and I promise you will get what you want! I highly recommend him for any pictures but especially wedding photos. More...

T
27 May 2018

Jim was awesome! He did our engagement photos & our wedding photos which turned out so amazing. We have so many awesome pictures that we cannot wait to share with our friends and family. Not only were the photos fantastic but while taking them we had no idea where he even was, he blended right it and still captured our day. For shooting his first time at our venue he did a great job of scouting the area & finding great places to shoot. He brought lighting equipment that helped a ton in the pictures. Very easy going and his assistant was also a gem. I would recommend anyone looking for a photographer to check Jim out. More...

S
9 November 2017

Jim is so fantastic!! We loved working with him from the moment we met. He was very responsive, flexible, and just a pleasure to work with. Wedding planning can be difficult and having vendors who are nice and easy to work with is so awesome! Jim took the time to customize a photo package to fit our needs and budget. And he had the pictures up and ready for our viewing within a few days following our wedding day! He did a beautiful job of capturing our wedding and we love every photo. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone needing photography services! He’s the best! More...

C
7 November 2017

Jim was fantastic. 5 stars is not enough! He truly has an artist's eye, and captures truly amazing moments of our wedding. His pictures showed the unique and quirky personalities of my husband and I, as well as our friends and family. He was very accommodating to unique requests, and had a lot of advice to offer when needed. Jim gives you the option of adding an assistant who is equally talented, and brings his own lighting options to enhance his work and accommodate any venue.. His photographs from our wedding are works of art, and I am honored to have been in them. Jim will give you complete access to all photos that he takes by way of high resolution photos on a flash drive. You are free to use the photos however you please. More...

S
22 October 2017

It was a pleasure to work with Jim as my daughter's wedding photographer. She chose Jim because she loved his style and I feel her choice was excellent. Jim was very easy to work with and his pictures were amazing. It was lightly raining that day and he was still able to capture some pretty outdoor shots. I highly recommend Jim to photograph your special event! More...

S
27 May 2017

Ben and I were engaged for almost a year before we finally found Jim. This was definitely not an impulsive pick, we thought long and hard about other photographers in the area but Jim blew all of them out of the water with his professionalism and genuine character. He is very personable and easy going. Being in front of a camera isn't easy for everyone, but Jim makes it so fun and easy to do. He gets you to smile and laugh in the most natural manner, we seriously couldn't have picked a better photographer for our wedding. He is FIVE stars all the way around for us. The best money we spent on our wedding, for sure. Better book him now, I'm sending friends left and right :) On top of his talent, he got our pictures back to us two days after our wedding!!!!!!!! Thank you Jim, for your hard work to make our wedding pictures the best. - The Evenson's More...

P
12 March 2017

I first met Jim Colman almost 5 years ago as he was the photographer for my best friend’s wedding. Their pictures were incredible and were filled with candid shots that I knew I wanted to work with him whenever I did get married.

I reached out to Jim soon after I got engaged. My only concern is that my friend’s wedding was 42 people versus mine which was a large wedding of over 360 people and filled with indian traditions. After going through all details, expectations, and the rough agenda...we were set. Jim also brought on another photographer, Christobal Perez, to work with him that day as it was such a large gathering. They had a great rapport and the helped us stick to the busy agenda.

We worked with Jim prior to the wedding day to go through the day and all the must have photo shots. We had photography for the rehearsal dinner, getting ready pics, family shots, first look, baarat, ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and dessert (viennese) spread. So many guests mentioned how hard my photographers worked and that they literally were running around all day to make sure we had everything we wanted captured. Between Jim and his partner, they shot over 8,000 pictures. In just one week, he sorted through the entire cache of photos and sent us a link to all the edited photos (approximately 3,000). A short time thereafter, he mailed a personalized box containing three thumb drives: one for the rehearsal dinner; one for the ceremony; and one for the reception. The pictures came out beautiful and captured all the little touches for the day in a candid way. The pictures speak to the energy that was there for our fairy tale wedding. You will not be disappointed with the professionalism, quality, and timeliness with Jim Colman photography.
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R
31 January 2017

I couldn't have been more pleased with the service and quality that my husband and I received from Jim Coleman. He was extremely flexible with our busy schedules, while planning our engagement pictures and was quick getting them back to us. He was extremely easy to talk to and keep in touch with, he made this process so enjoyable and easy! He was always on time and reliable. His knowledge for photography and his eye for an amazing photo opportunity is what sold us to use him. We couldn't have been more please with our decision! Our engagement and wedding photos were beautiful! We are still in love with them almost a year later! Above anything else Jim made us feel at ease, he was friendly and funny and we felt as though we were working with a friend not a stranger! More...

S
31 January 2017

I would highly recommend Jim Coleman for your wedding, or any event where you want to capture the memory. One of the reasons we chose Jim was because he had a background in photojournalism. His photos were dynamic and really told the story of our day (as opposed to many photographers whose pictures were bland and staged). Jim, as a person, was truly a joy to work with. Many photographers tend to be overbearing and insist on their vision - but Jim was open-minded and thoughtful about venues/positioning. He had great ideas for our shoots, but also let us explore our own ideas. Our pictures turned out beautiful, and was well worth the price! More...

U
7 September 2016

Jim photographed our wedding and did an amazing job. Great personality. Very responsive. Very talented. I would recommend him to anyone!

B
8 August 2016

We looked through dozens of photographer cards from bridal shows, but it was Jim's work that stole our breath away. With an eye for lighting, color, and great framing, he puts together not just an image but a story. Needless to say, our wedding pictures came out fantastic. We didn't get a videographer, so having great pictures was extra important to us--Jim came through for us! He really captured the joy of the wedding, and our quirky spirit, while catching elegant and classy shots that will look great on our mantle. Heck, they wouldn't look out of place in a bridal magazine! He's also a joy to work with, being very congenial and professional. Even our shy toddler of a flower girl liked him (and she's not sure about anyone but her parents and grandma!). Great artist, who has caught great memories, and a pleasure to work with. More...

L
17 June 2016

We used Jim Colman for our planned elopement/wedding and we consider ourselves SO lucky we had him as our photographer. He is responsive, easy going, and relaxing to work with. His photography is AMAZING! I have never seen a photographer who has a better understanding of natural light and how to best capture it. I am simply blown away by the photographs he took. HIRE Jim, you will not regret it!! More...

U
17 December 2015

My new husband and I are so glad we chose Jim for our photography. Jim and his assistant Caroline gave us over 1,000 shots and every one is unique, personal, and beautiful. They managed to capture the joy of each special moment (and his lighting setup ensured that every picture was clear). He was very professional (but also personable) leading up to the event, and always answered us promptly. He ran around for 12 hours on our wedding day capturing everything, but he was never intrusive. Although Jim was a bit outside of our original photography budget, we will have these photos for the rest of our lives. It was completely worth it. More...

U
25 May 2015

My husband and I were just recently married and we could not have been more happy with the pictures that Jim took. He was very professional, flexible with our schedule (as we were planning the wedding from out of state), and we loved the final product. We had our engagement pictures, bridal portraits, and wedding day pictures taken by Jim and he always had the pictures available to us within 3 days of taking them. We would recommend Jim Colman to anyone looking to have a photographer who cares about the client and provides beautiful pictures. More...

G
9 May 2015

It's difficult to put into words what a professional Jim Colman is. You can tell he loves his job and really cares about the people he works with. From the moment I first met him at his home, I couldn't wait to work with him. And then I saw our engagement photos and I was so glad that we chose him. He got our wedding photos back to us within a week and everyone has loved looking at them. Jim captured every single moment that we wanted and more. We went slightly outside of our budget to have Jim as our photographer, and we have never regretted it for a second. More...

U
30 January 2015

Jim was our photographer for our Durham wedding last October. He was THE BEST. Our ceremony was just when the sun was setting and he did an amazing job getting night pictures of us. All of our pictures are so beautiful they look like art! Also he was was very organized and got through all the pictures we wanted without a problem. He was also so great at the reception and would pull us away for a few photos here and there throughout the night. His eye for great background and composition is just fantastic. Would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone! More...

U
3 November 2014

Jim is GREAT! He is very laid back and easy going and from our first meeting, he made me feel comfortable with him. He took our engagement pictures and took extra care to make sure we got the photos we wanted. I was blown away by them. He also did my bridal portaits and I can't even express how beautiful those turned out. When I first saw my bridal portriats, I was just completely overwhelmed at how beautiful they looked. He isn't stingy with his time and is willing to work with ideas that you have for photos. On our wedding day, he was with us the whole day - not 5 hours or 8 hours like some photographers limit you. He was with us while we were getting hair and make-up done, while we were putting on dresses and up until we left our reception. He had a second shooter come with him who was also fantastic. I kept an idea book of photos I liked and gave them to him, and he was willing to create some of the ideas that I had given him - and they turned out beautiful!!! I just got back from my honeymoon and looked at the proofs from our wedding day and was so happy - the photos made me laugh and cry. Having gone through this process, having a good photographer is KEY b/c unfortuantely, being the bride or groom, you miss so much of your own wedding. It was great getting to come back and see all of the details from the wedding and it just took me back to that day. You can't go wrong with Jim - he is highly professional and talented beyond belief. The photos he creates are beyond amazing! More...

K
28 October 2014

Jim was wonderful to work with! I met him at a wedding show and called to book later. I was happy that my date was still available since it was only 6 months out.

He tailored his package to my needs and even brought a second shooter on the day. Jim was very understanding on the day of my preference to stay inside and was creative in organizing our first look pictures at the venue. He also incorporated a lot of the decor which was a request of mine.

The pictures were delivered to me SUPER fast (within 2 weeks) and are of great quality!!
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F
29 June 2014

Jim Coleman is truly professional

A
3 January 2014

Jim Colman was the perfect photographer for our wedding. He also photographed our engagement session and my bridal session. Jim was extremely responsive and was more than willing to answer all of my questions in a timely manner! Jim is so personable and he made us feel so comfortable. Our pictures turned out beautiful and Jim did an excellent job at capturing every moment! Jim's work is the perfect mixture of beautiful artistic pictures and personable meaningful pictures. I would recommend Jim to any bride! More...

R
31 July 2013

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jim! My bridal portraits are STUNNING! And I still cannot get over how awesome all the pictures are from our wedding! From the first meeting, Jim was very professional, listened to what we were looking for in a photographer, and tailored a package to meet our needs. My husband and I felt relaxed and confident that our pictures would come out fantastic, and Jim has exceeded all our expectations! More...

U
3 July 2013

Fantastic quality and very professional!!!

U
9 April 2013

We really enjoyed working with Jim. He knew exactly what we were looking for and have us plenty of options to choose from. He had a great attitude and even dealt with my photographer father. We had a great time and our photos were gorgeous! More...

M
14 November 2012

Jim Colman was the perfect photographer for our wedding; his attention to small details and the broad picture at the same time is truly admirable.
He captured every image I would want and got all our photos to us ONE week after the wedding. The photos are so lovely, my husband and I are really happy with the work he has done. In addition, the coffee table book is made with the best quality, and looks like it will last us forever. We show it to everyone visits our home.
Jim has a deep love for his photography and carries himself with great professionalism. His prices were great too! All said and done, with all the choices we made to make our wedding day special, our photographer was the best!
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U
23 October 2012

I moved to the Raleigh area about two years ago (in 2010), found the man of my dreams and got engaged October 1, 2011. When we got engaged we started immediately finding our vendors. I am a huge planner (I'm a teacher) so I knew I wanted to get the "BIG" plans out of the way. One of which being our photographer. We searched around quite a bit, asked for quotes, looked at websites, met for coffee but it wasn't until a week or so later that I tried begging my photographer friend back in WI to come do our wedding in NC. We both knew it wasn't feasible so he recommended Jim to us instead. We met with Jim a few weeks after we were engaged and immediately loved the vibe we got from him. He is professional but laid back and seemed to know an awful lot about the business.

We took a while before taking our engagement photographs but afterwards were really pleased with the results. My now husband and I are not very comfortable in front of a camera but Jim did a phenomenal job helping us feel comfortable. When we sent out the proofs to our friends and family members they were RAVING about them.

This past weekend we got married and used Jim as our photographer again. He made the day go by so smoothly and worked with me to get some of the shots that are not "traditional" but I wanted to have.

I highly recommend Jim to anyone who is looking for a fun, laid back, professional who has a TON of knowledge in the field.

Thanks Jim for being amazing. Ben and I love you!
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P
6 June 2012

Pictures were beautiful! He really knew what he was doing with his prices being affordable I also loved that we had the rights to all the pictures and they were ready in 2 weeks after the wedding.

C
15 November 2011

Is it possible to give more than 5 stars? I have been working with Jim for well over a year now on my wedding journey and I couldn't be happier with my choice of photographer. After our engagement in mid-2010, we decided that we would do a destination wedding in Mexico. At that time we had every intention of using the resort photographer, but I still wanted to have engagement pictures made here in Raleigh. My fiance was reluctant to spend the effort and money for engagement pics, but I finally convinced him to give it a shot. I found Jim online while trying to find a photographer that gives you the rights to the pictures, and we emailed back and forth about locations. I have to admit when I first saw Jim at the location, I was a bit unsure. Jim showed up in a "well worn" outfit (if you know what I mean), "fanny pack" full of lenses, and an armful of gear. I should have recognized that as the sign of a professional. Note that all of the other photographers we saw that day at the park were dressed in their preppy best with nothing but a single camera and lens around their necks. When Jim shoots your pictures he manipulates the light like a master with that gear and is constantly climbing up high or laying in the dirt to get the most amazing angles for your photos. After we saw those engagement photos, even my fiance was on board with flying Jim to Mexico to shoot our wedding. Before the wedding in Mexico, Jim shot an amazing bridal portrait session for me. I know it isn't everyone's taste, but we traveled to the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh and got a lot of artsy and urban photos. I was super pleased when Jim understood when I said "I don't want pretty bridal photos". As for Mexico - I could not be happier with my pictures. Jim spent A LOT of time with me during that trip - from scouting out photo locations to the rehearsal to the wedding day to an excursion to Mayan ruins and finally a sunrise Trash the Dress session. Not only did Jim do an amazing job as a photographer, he was a blast to hang out with... I am truly thankful I found Jim because I don't just have photos from my wedding - I have pieces of art. BTW - my initially reluctant fiance (now husband) is so pleased with Jim's work that he wants us to plan yearly photo sessions with Jim. Now ladies - you can imagine what sort of phenomenal work would be required for a man to not only agree to that, but to be the one to actually suggest it. More...

H
15 November 2011

Jim is great. Nicest guy ever. Craftmanship is excellent. He did my engagement photos and bridal portraits ... beautiful work + great price. Only reason that he did not do the wedding day photography is because he was already booked. Very good with making suggestions about locations and poses. Very flexible.

Recommended to me, and now recommended by me.
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L
3 August 2011

We had a great experience with Jim Colman. The pictures are absolutely amazing! Jim not only has professionalism and expertise, he is also an artistic director with lots of patience, especially in the chaos of two large families.

My cousin, an avid amatuer photographer, came from China for our wedding, and Jim took the time to explain light placements and camera specs. My cousin really enjoyed his first time in the States, and I was so touched Jim worked around a language barrier. The wedding day passes so fast, and my advice to brides is to remember photos hold memories best, a wonderful photographer is one of the most important details!
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M
21 June 2011

I discovered Jim Colman through his presence on a photography forum I frequent. My fiance and I were having trouble finding a local photographer with our wedding date available, so I thought. .. wouldn't it be great if we could get Jim to fly up here and shoot our wedding? Jim agreed to travel one day early and shoot our rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding.

Jim has artistic vision, talent and timeless style, I know our photos will last a lifetime and provide so many wonderful memories throughout the years.

I was impressed by Jim's professionalism and personality, all the way from booking his travel arrangements to sharing a few beers and stories at the hotel afterward.

The best part - Jim put together an AMAZING wedding album that we will cherish forever.

Jim really helped make our wedding the day that we wanted it to be. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim, and in fact I've mentioned his name to a few couples currently planning their weddings.
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S
25 September 2010

We only had to interview one photographer for our wedding and, Jim was it! The shots he took at our wedding and reception are unbelievable! He knows so much about lighting and photography. We were impressed that he could take shots even outside on our wedding night. My husband and I am so happy we found Jim Colman as our Photographer for our special day.

Jim and his assistant are truly professionals. If you don't believe me, just check out the photos his blog!

The only regret we have is that we didn't make a list of the photo shots we wanted. We were too busy entertaining guests that we didn't get photos of us on the stairwells, of our traditional wedding costumes standing together, and parent photos. He did ask us what we wanted next, but we didn't have a list. Not his fault, but ours :) We will definitely hire him again for future family photos! :D
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J
9 July 2010

Jim Colman is a great photographer and was wonderful to work with. For the quality of photos, his price really is unmatched in the area. He turned our wedding photos around really quickly (we had the disc in hand about a week after our wedding) and he had them up on his blog only about 4 days after our wedding. I would highly recommend booking Jim for your wedding. More...

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5 July 2010

Jim Colman is well worth anything he charges. No other wedding photographers can come close. My daughter is a meticulous value shopper, and interviewed many candidates before choosing Jim. It was an excellent choice.

Jim is a professional cinematographer by current profession, so he knows what he is doing with lighting, backgrounds, focus and cropping, etc. These skills produced shots that all others can only try to emulate.

I am only a novice hobby photographer but could recognize and really appreciate the techniques he was using and shots he was trying to capture. His vast experience with shooting weddings allows Jim to use his surroundings to best capture your most important moments. I also asked Jim to capture many special moments and people attending, and he did this to perfection.

If you are not yet convinced that Jim is your best choice, call me. Ask Jim for my number. I can change your mind.

Thanks, Jim, for preserving this special time in my daughter’s life!
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S
24 June 2010

I cannot recommend Jim Colman highly enough! My husband and I searched through dozens of photographers before finding him, and I know we made the right decision. The quality of his photography is absolutely stunning. Every shot is so artistic and in perfect clarity. He is a true artist and it shows in each and every one of the nearly 1,000 photos he took for my engagement session, bridal session, and wedding day. He is also one of the friendliest, most professional, flexible and fun people you could ever work with. He could easily charge thousands more for the quality of work he does. When I was scheduling my engagement and bridal portrait sessions, he was willing to do them on any day and at any time to make sure we got the exact photos I wanted, and he didn't mind at all that I had to reschedule several times due to rain and a wedding dress alteration that wasn't done on time! He was great during the wedding and the reception - he didn't get in people's way at all, yet still managed to take amazing pictures of every momment both big and small. And to top it all off, all of my photos were ready less than a week after the wedding. I could not imagine having to wait months or even a year as is common with other photographers. Hiring Jim was the best wedding decision I made after deciding to marry my husband! More...

S
8 June 2010

Jim did such a great job. He made us feel so relaxed and everyone had fun taking these pictures. Somehow our time schedule for the day changed because our bridal party added a champagne toasts during our scheduled pictures. Jim was able to still get all the pictures done between events. He will make you laugh and let you take whatever kinds of pictures yu choose. He was very responsive throughout my planning process. I am so happy we choose Jim as our photographer! More...

K
23 October 2009

Jim is a joy to work with!! He made our wedding day a special event. He was able to capture every detail of our special day. I would recommend him to anyone.

Thanks Yun and Kafi Hill
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E
8 June 2009

Jim is amazing! Taking pictures was not the best part of my wedding day, because I'm not a person that enjoys being photographed. That being said, Jim made this event relatively painless, and the photos came out better than I ever imagined. I have never looked that good in pictures before! All of our friends and family were extremely impressed with the quality and artistry of the photos, and we've ordered LOTS of prints for our album. All-in-all, I highly recommend Jim Colman. He has a lot of high-tech equipment, and he was able to capture many special moments from our day. I would suggest that you take the time to make sure Jim knows which people you want pictures of, because that was my biggest mistake. I was distracted on my wedding day, and I forgot to ask him to take shots of some important people, which I regret. More...

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