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Jim Colman Photography

Raleigh , NC
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2404 Carruthers ct
Raleigh, NC 27615 US (map)

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919-410-2499

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ABOUT US

Brooks Institute of Photography...where my degree in photography came from.

Around the world....where my work as a photographer and video producer/director has taken me.
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Brooks Institute of Photography...where my degree in photography came from.

Around the world....where my work as a photographer and video producer/director has taken me.

Inspiration...what my photography students tell me I give them.

Experience.....what the last thirty years doing what I love has given me.

Numerous honors and awards.....see all the above.

Creating stunning, artistic images is my passion. Providing unparalleled service and affordable rates is my hallmark. Achieving all this with a sense of humor and boundless energy is my trademark.

All my wedding packages include your images, in full resolution, on a disc with printing rights. Most of my packages include two photographers along with a beautiful, hand crafted album. Wedding packages begin at $2100. Contact me at 919 410 2499 or email me at jim@jimcolmanphotography.com for more information. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes. I can create just about any contemporary style or technique.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. My extensive background in photography, cinematography and video production has taught me how to light any situation.
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Most of my packages include two photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No. I will sometimes book two weddings in a week, but never on the same day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring three cameras, eight to ten lenses and lights.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I have back up's to my backup's!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Most of my wedding packages are full day coverage. However I do offer a 6 hour package.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. $200/hr
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I require a meal break for all day weddings. The client typically pays for all meals.
Do you charge for travel?
Only if the venue is more than 50 miles away round trip.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I try very hard to have the images ready in a week. However during the peak wedding season, I may take two weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
On line private gallery
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but I give personal printing rights to all my clients.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, but only with permission from my clients.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes. In both full resolution and web ready files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
All my albums are custom designed flush mount.
When will the client get the final album?
Usually about two months after the wedding.

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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!
Jim is GREAT! He is very laid back and easy going and from our first meeting, he made me feel comfortable with him. He Read more...
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! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/11/2014
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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!!
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 Read more...
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!! Read less
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Fonda
Wedding:
6/21/2014
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Jim Coleman is truly professional
Jim Coleman is truly professional
Jim Coleman is truly professional Read less
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Allison
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12/21/2013
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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!
Jim Colman was the perfect photographer for our wedding. He also photographed our engagement session and my bridal Read more...
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! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/13/2013
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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!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jim! My bridal portraits are STUNNING! And I still cannot get over how awesome Read more...
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! Read less
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Anonymous
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1+ year ago
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Fantastic quality and very professional!!!
Fantastic quality and very professional!!!
Fantastic quality and very professional!!! Read less
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3/2/2013
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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!
We really enjoyed working with Jim. He knew exactly what we were looking for and have us plenty of options to choose from. Read more...
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! Read less
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10/20/2012
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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!
I moved to the Raleigh area about two years ago (in 2010), found the man of my dreams and got engaged October 1, 2011. Read more...
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! Read less
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Maxine
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
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!
Jim Colman was the perfect photographer for our wedding; his attention to small details and the broad picture at the same Read more...
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! Read less
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cilla
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
Pictures were beautiful! He really knew what he was doing with his prices being affordable I also loved that we had the Read more...
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. Read less
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