Testimonials

Henderson NC wedding ring shot

One of the most rewarding and humbling aspects of my work is when I receive a review or testimonial about how my work influenced and enhanced someone's wedding, event, or experience.

  • "Your pictures of Danielle's and Eric's wedding are just breathtaking.One more beautiful than the next. They look like they came right out of a bridal magazine. I am so appreciative of your excellent work. You were also great to work with which made it really even more fun. I can't thank you enough." - Eric's Mom

 

  • "What a wonderful job you have done! I still marvel at your ability to move from the tiny details (rings & cufflinks) to the spectacular distant shot of the gazebo and the moon, and yet still show the the joy and emotions throughout the event.I am certain that we could not have chosen a photographer who was more thoughtful, more committed, and more creative for our event. I would occasionally catch glimpses of you, so I knew that you were there, but I have no idea how you managed to be in so many places at once to take pictures and then set up lighting for other shots and yet remain unintrusive into the event itself.Thank you again for your marvelous work." - Rosemary

 

  • "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. This past weekend we got married and used Jim as our photographer. 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!" - Cori

 

  • "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!" - Maxine

 

  • "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." - Courtney

 

  • "What can we say?! You were called in last minute to cover for an unexpected change in plans, and BOY did you come through!!! Your professionalism and personable approach exceeded our expectations. Your pictures were amazing, and everyone has been raving about them ever since! Thanks again for being so flexible and easy to work with despite the pouring rain, which you turned into magic! You will always be considered a friend to us both." - Abbey and Lester 

 

  • "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 amateur 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!" - Lisa 

 

  • "This entire engagement and wedding experience-you brought to life for us-from the first session of engagement photos to your attention to detail-to your wonderful partnership at the wedding. We are so very lucky you were available to help us and be there for us. A million thanks!" - Karen - mother of the bride

 

  • "I just wanted to write and let you know that we received our wedding album yesterday and it looks amazing! I want to thank you for doing such an awesome job. With your 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 your professionalism and personality. You really helped make our wedding the day that we wanted it to be." - Mike & Sarah

 

  • "Once again, thank you for an outstanding, fabulous, wonderful job on our wedding album. We love it! It is so absolutely beautiful. We are so grateful to you for all you did to make our day special and for compiling an awesome keepsake album! You are truly the best! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"- Thad & Renee "We just looked at the pics-some brought tears to my eyes-absolutely amazing the range of emotions you can convey through images. I'm impressed" - Crystal

 

  • "Jen is our fifth child to be married and I am amazed by the creativity and stunning beauty of your photography. Each photographer has been amazing, but you far surpass the others. Congratulations on capturing Jen and Mike's special day with such wonder!" - Linda, mother of the bride

 

  • "Jim the pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks again for everything." - Kafi 

 

  • "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 moment 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!" - Stephanie

 

  • "Just wanted to let you know how pleased Kenneth and I are with the photos you took at our wedding. A lot of people made some very good comments about them and how you well did with the intimate shots too. Thanks so much for your awesome talent!" - Angelique

 

  • "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 you choose. He was very responsive throughout my planning process. I am so happy we choose Jim as our photographer!" - Shawna

 

  • "Jennifer and I are amazed at what great pictures we have for our wedding. Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing photography experience and awesome pictures" - Ben and Jennifer

 

  • "I just wanted to let you know that we got the wedding photos in the mail last week (they were waiting for us when we got home from our honeymoon) and they are absolutely fabulous! Tim and I were so happy with the photos - you did such a great job and we've received nothing but compliments on them! "- Danielle showed me the prints last night, and they're every bit as impressive as the digitals. Thanks for the great work!" - Danielle and Tim

 

  • "We just got back in town last night. Thanks for the quick turn around on the pics. The pictures are simply amazing!!! All of my family members have been calling me because they saw some pics on your website. Just looking at them online brings tears to my eyes. You did an amazing job." - April

 

  • "Thank you for a job well done. I truly appreciate the skill you displayed in taking the photos for our organization. Your photography will enable Washington & Company to produce a superior marketing product. I was very pleased with the final product and you exceeded my expectation for this project. Your excellent customer service and prompt response time made for a very easy and enjoyable experience. I am extremely glad that you were our photographer for this project. We could not have selected a better person for this job, thanks." - David Washington

 

  • "Jim worked with what was around us to create the best memories possible! Very open, flexible, creative, sometimes you didn't know he was there to catch that moment yet he did! We asked around for photographers most said who not to go with we lucked out to find Jim! We are more than excited to say we truly highly recommend Jim's excellent work" - Kylene

 

  • "Thank you so much for the (engagement) pictures, we were surprised at how quickly you were able to get them ready for us. We loved the pictures and found something we liked in each of poses we did" - Paul

 

  • "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." - Elizabeth

 

  • "We received your photos last week and are so pleased with them! You sure work some magic! :) I have to say, I think my favorite sequence of photos were taken early in the session on the bridge when you told Kevin to try to kiss me and me to not let him. I really loved how those turned out. I have plenty of other favorites as well, and I am so glad that we used your talent for our engagement photos." - Annissa

 

  • "Jim, I can't thank you enough. You are just too good! I feel so lucky to have found you. And, such quick turnaround I can't get over it. I just got my DVD today and am so excited :) You really did get some great pictures and I can't wait to look through them with my parents."- Elizabeth

 

  • "Hi Jim. I got the pictures last night. I absolutely love them! Thank You so much!" - Sarah

 

  • "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." - Julie