TESTIMONIALS

CARMEN & EDDIE

“From the first email I sent until the end of the wedding day, everything was so smooth and easy going. I was a very particular bride, and I knew exactly what our pictures should look like. Colin was very understanding to my needs, and he listened to my every request. The pictures are flawless, and we are so proud of the end result. I would HIGHLY recommend Colin to everybody. Colin is an amazing photographer, and I am so happy we got a chance to share our special day with him.”

– Carmen and Eddie

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ELIZABETH & ANDREW

“Working with Colin was awesome from start to finish. He made us feel comfortable with him and confidant in his abilities. When we would get together to go over “must have shots” and the timeline for the day, it felt like hanging out with a friend. He offered helpful hints to make the day run smoother and to ensure we got the best pictures possible. The day of the wedding he was on time, and got right to work getting shots, he didn’t miss a beat. During the reception both him and his second shooter snapped away without getting in the way or becoming overbearing. When the previews of our wedding went up online, we had butterflies in our stomach as we looked at the amazing images, but we also received numerous messages from friends and family saying how much they loved the preview and could not wait to see more. Choosing Colin was by far the best decision we made when it came to planning our wedding. We still have fond memories of that day, but the photos are truly what bring the memories back to life.”

– Elizabeth & Andrew

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SAMANTHA & STEVE

“Colin was exactly what we were looking for when we made our search for our wedding photographer. He was so professional but also very personable and down to earth. Colin made sure to build trust and a true friendship with us before the wedding day, this helped us be more relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. He is so talented and I can’t thank him enough for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. He sure did go above and beyond our expectations. Such a sweet heart, easy to work with, down to earth and super fun!”

– Samantha & Steve

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DAVE & DRU

“We own American Hairlines – one of the biggest and busiest salons in the Lehigh Valley where we cater to many different walks of life. We love every second of it. We march to our own beat and knew we wanted a unique wedding that represented our journey, reflected our style and celebrated who we are. We decided to have it at the salon, where we spent time with all the people we loved.

We saw the wedding photos that Colin shot for our salon manger Meghan, whose wedding we helped decorate and knew Colin could capture what we wanted. We also wanted our photographer to have the ability to blend well with a multitude of personalities as well as having the creativity that could match our vision. Colin was just what we were looking for.

 As our relationship grew with Colin, he was always efficient at answering any questions we asked, even taking time to visit us at our home and build our friendship further. The photo’s Colin captured of our wedding 100% represent who we are as people and the dynamics of our relationship. During the wedding, we didn’t even feel like Colin was there – but when we needed him for anything, he was already steps ahead of us. We plan to refer all brides that come through our salon to Colin in the future.”

– Dave & Dru

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LISA & MARK

“When we decided we wanted a photographer for our wedding, we knew it had to be someone unique. Mark and I did not want the staged, traditional wedding photography that you typically see in the Lehigh Valley. Colin came highly recommended to us and as soon as we met I knew he was the right choice and understood our vision for our wedding day.

Colin is approachable, pays close attention to details and captured the true essence of our day… moments of joy and laughter surrounded with the love of our family and friends…. we could not ask for more. Thank you, Colin”

– Lisa & Mark

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SHARON & CHRIS

“I’m a North Jersey girl who was taught never to trust strangers. When I contacted Colin after randomly stumbling upon his website, I was a bit cautious. Did I really want to trust this stranger with my money and with capturing the moments that would become my most cherished memories? Yes! I trusted him almost instantly. Colin kept in touch with me on a regular basis throughout the entire year leading up to my wedding. Nobody could believe that I, the most detail-oriented, planning obsessed, control freak really was waiting until my wedding day to meet my photographer! Colin arrived right on time and began taking pictures of any and every detail I requested. I did not want many formal shots, but really wanted my pictures to capture the moments I never wanted to forget…and that is exactly what I got. Thanks to Colin, I was completely calm, cool, and collected the entire day, which was completely shocking to everyone, including myself. He had a really unique style, and it seriously felt like I simply had another friend join the party, not an intrusive photographer. When I received my proofs, the pictures had an organic, stylistic feel that blew me away. He captured so many details of my wedding that I never thought would make it to film. I planned my whole wedding from start to finish and Colin’s handiwork continues to help me remember the beginning of my happily ever after.”

–  Sharon & Chris

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MEGHAN & LEN

“It begins with a real conversation; Colin takes the time to really get to know who you are and what you are all about, individually and as a couple. It is clearly important for Colin to know what makes your relationship unique so that he can capture moments of true connection between people in and artistic yet unobtrusive way.

We have a less traditional view on wedding photography. Colin asked all the right questions so that he was able to understand exactly how we wanted our wedding day to be remembered.  I was also impressed with how he was thoughtful in inquiring about family dynamics in order to have an understanding of what shots to prepare for, or how to avoid any awkward moments. While group/family portraits were important to us we wanted to make sure that the “staged” shots did not seem forced or cheesy. He successfully managed to direct our giant family/wedding party into taking some of our most favorite photos of the day.

Colin is professional, amazingly creative, fun, and possesses the ability to go with the flow. These qualities made working with Colin on our wedding day a breeze! Colin arrived on time, with a smile and his assistants for the day. (I would like to note that they were all dressed appropriately for the feel of the wedding, which I felt was a nice touch.) He and his team immediately fit in seamlessly with everyone, enabling him to capture little gems of laughter and tears.  Having Colin along side us was like having a family member or a best bud to share in all the joy and love.

Creating a bond with your photographer truly makes the difference between average and exceptional photography. This became very clear to us during our engagement session. It can be difficult to loosen up in front of a person who wants to take pictures of how in love you are with someone. Colin was able to figure out what made us tick. He quickly discovered that a beer would do the trick. (Just for us of course!) But soon into the shoot we were having a great time. Colin helped us to let down our guard and take great, natural photos. Plus, the engagement session experience was a great way to prepare for our wedding day. If you are looking for an exceptional photographer to capture the most important moments of your life in a way that truly reflects who you are and how you feel, then we highly recommend Colin Coleman.”

– Meghan & Len

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BRIANNE & KEVIN

Colin did our engagement photos and our wedding day. From the very start, Colin wants to know who you and your significant other are. As soon as you request information from him, he calls. It’s not an awkward phone call either, it’s more like your friend calling to chat. He wants to get to you and your significant other so he can work as best as he can with you. After you speak with him on the phone, you get an in person meeting with Colin to put a face to the name. The in person meeting was not awkward either. Colin is personable, professional and most of all, down to earth making conversation easy. Colin is not only an awesome person, but his work is amazing. He is so talented and I couldn’t love my photos from him more. This is a lot for me to say as myself and my significant other are not photo people. However, we love Colin’s photos and his work. Too many people to count have gone out of their way to compliment the photos and more so, Colin. While photo shoots can be awkward by definition, the engagement shoot was so painless. Colin makes it so easy to work with him and before you know it you are having fun, forgetting that you are doing a shoot. Colin is very creative and is always looking for new shots. Our engagement shoot lasted well into the dark hours, but it was so much fun and produced such beautiful work. The wedding day went just as well and by that time, having Colin there all day was just like having your friend there. All of my wedding party fell in love with him immediately and the day was just so amazing. He brought a second shooter, Kelly, who was equally as great and made the process that much better. I honestly cannot say enough good things. The only downside to Colin may be when you get his price. However, I will tell you that you get what you pay for and if you want amazing photos to cherish forever, Colin is your man and it is money well, well spent.

–  Brianne & Kevin

ASHLEY & BILL

Colin really got to know us, made us feel comfortable, and shot moments that captured who we are.

It was like having a friend at the wedding who took amazing photographs.”

– Ashley & Bill

ERIN & MICHAEL

Oh wow, where to start? Colin wasn’t just our photographer, over the course of the planning, from engagement photos to even after the wedding day, he became a friend who guided us through what we considered to be the most important vendor (after reception site). He was calm, poised, and ready to handle any situation, including my bridal freak outs, family drama, everything in between. His photos were original, unique, nontraditional, beautiful, and you didn’t even realize he was there taking them. For the area and what you get, his prices were amazing, as his value is so much more than what is listed. Our interactions weren’t client and vendor, they were between two new friends, which also helped to create even more unique and characteristic photos on our big day. My husband said he’d pick him again in a heartbeat, and we look forward to hiring him again as our family grows. Easily the best vendor we booked hands down (and all our vendors were amazing!). The photos did take a little while to arrive, but they were definitely worth the wait. The color, detail, texture, all beautiful. Couldn’t ask for better.

–  Erin & Michael

ALI JOHNSTON

Colin Coleman Photography is thebomb.com. Colin and Natalia honestly made our day so laid back and wonderful – you should book him for all of your events like RIGHT NOW! He made us feel so calm and captured our personalities perfectly! Thanks again guys for being the cherry on top of the best day ever! <3

– Ali Johnston

MIKE JOHNSTON

Colin was fantastic. From our first email conversation to our final good bye, Colin was nothing but professional yet personable. He made sure myself and my wife both were on the same page the entire time. We were looking for someone to work for us and with us at the same time. He made sure our vision was not lost while also adding his great personal touch as a photographer. Of everything we had to worry about with a wedding, our photographer was not one of them. He made sure he checked in with us and made sure we were comfortable the entire time. Most importantly, the pictures could not have been better. Thank you so much for making the experience about us and getting us great pictures.

–  Mike Johnston

BRIANNE SHAW

Colin did both our engagement photos and wedding photos and I could not recommend him more. Not only is Colin incredibly down to earth but he makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera so easily. After our engagement photos I was looking forward to having him in the room on our wedding day because he is such a joy to be around. Colin was incredibly professional and helped us at every step of setting up our photos, giving suggestions along they way of what would work best for us given what we wanted out of our wedding day. He had a beautiful way of capturing the essence of our relationship and the love we share. We never felt like we were being posed in awkward ways or like we were asked to do anything out of what the norm of our relationship is. Our photos are stunning, people constantly comment on how gorgeous they are and have even said they are the best wedding pictures they have ever seen. Colin is incredible. His photographs are beautiful. I HIGHLY recommend him!

– Brianne Shaw

APRIL SHAW

I’ll be honest in saying that I was a little nervous to be in front of a camera for my engagement photos and on our wedding day. That nervousness subsided quickly with Colin. He is very professional, but also personable and makes you feel really comfortable. He did our engagement photos and within minutes of meeting him I felt at ease. So when it came to the wedding day I had no anxieties over him or his assistant being around. Our wedding/engagement pictures are so Much more than I imagined they would be. I would recommend Colin to anyone.

–  April Shaw

TARYN & MIKE

Colin was both a fantastic photographer and excellent support system to have by our side on our wedding day. In a few words, we would describe him as trustworthy, professional, reliable, and talented. My mom – a photographer herself – recommended him after seeing his photographs online. After we spoke, I felt that he understood my personality and aesthetic, and we decided an engagement shoot would be a good opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera. We chose to take photos throughout Philadelphia, and Colin hiked 4 miles with all of his gear to get the most amazing shots possible. On our wedding day, Colin surprised me by showing up early at the hair salon, and he stayed late to make sure we had every photo we wanted. We were extremely satisfied with our photographs, and we feel we made a great friend, too.

– Taryn & Mike

KIMBERLY & JAMIE

The only bad thing about having Colin as your photographer is trying to decide which pictures to put in your album because they are all AMAZING!!! I have received countless compliments on my wedding photos and that is because Colin does what others don’t. He’ll get face down in the dirt to get the perfect shot. He has a talent I’ve never seen in a photographer before. I recommend Colin to any and every couple still undecided on who to should trust with capturing the most amazing day of their lives.

–  Kimberly & Jamie

LINDSAY & ALEX

Colin was incredible to work with. He kept in touch with me every step of the way and gave me some great advice for planning the timing for our wedding day. If he didn’t share that with me our entire day would have been off! He really put my husband and me at ease during our engagement shoot since we’re not used to being in front of a camera. He made the entire shoot so much fun and our photos were so amazing that we made them into our guest sign in book for our wedding. Colin and his second photographer Natalia were so sweet on the day of our wedding. Colin made sure to keep things moving along and reassured me that I was being totally calm and in control even though at times I felt like I wasn’t! He was so friendly with our family and friends and immediately put everyone at ease. My husband and I had a great time working with him and because of how relaxed the engagement shoot was we felt even more comfortable with taking wedding photos. Colin had some insanely cool photo ideas that came out breath-taking. Most of our photos look like they are straight out of a bridal magazine. Our friends and family have not stopped raving about his photos since we shared his blog post about our wedding. Colin was super responsive and always made himself available to me for questions or just stressing about the wedding. He was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend him to another bride without hesitation. If you’re looking for gorgeous photos and an amazing experience, definitely be sure to book him!

– Lindsay & Alex

JESS & MATT

At one point in our wedding one of our relatives stopped me and asked “How did you get your friend to volunteer to take pictures for the wedding?” That’s how comfortable Colin is as a photographer, that my family thought he was one of our close friends. We felt so at ease with him that he brought out our best, and all our pictures look great! He has a great eye for each shoot that all our pictures came out so unique and breathtaking. He is not your typical “say cheese” photographer. He will truly capture your day.

–  Jess & Matt

SAMANTHA G

When we began our search for wedding photographers, I couldn’t have imagined finding someone as great as Colin. He builds this genuine trust and friendship before you even begin to talk business. This made Steve and I so comfortable in front of the camera. He is so talented and I can’t thank him enough for capturing our wedding so beautifully. He went above and beyond our expectations, is such a sweetheart, easy to work with, down to earth, and super fun. I can’t wait to use him for all our of future photography needs! xoxo

– Samantha G

MEGAN & KEVIN

From the very first time we spoke with Colin, we knew he was the perfect photographer to capture our day! From start to finish, he was professional, knowledgeable, and so much fun!! By the end of our engagement session, we felt like we had known Colin for years, and this feeling was cemented during the wedding. He went above and beyond our expectations and made everything feel very easy and natural for us. All of the pictures he took were so creative, and we will be looking at them over and over again for years to come! When we first chose Colin, we knew we booked an amazing photographer, turns out we got the best!!

–  Megan & Kevin

ALYE & JERRY

Hands down we got the best photographer anyone could hope for. Our day was one of the most amazing in large part due to the efforts made by Colin and Bill to capture all the small details painlessly! Colin took the time to review everything with me upfront and provide me with amazing ideas on the best way to capture the day. He worked amazingly with our whole bridal party even in the heat to be quick and painless! I absolutely loved working with Colin and am already coming up with reasons to have another party and hire him again.

– Alye & Jerry

EMILY & DEREK

Colin is one of the most down to earth people you will ever meet. I always looked forward to our get togethers to discuss things, now that the wedding is over I’m so sad that our meetings are too. Over the course of the two years of me planning my wedding, Colin and I kindled a friendship. Having him at our wedding was like having another guest there, we wanted him there because he had become so special to us. I never needed to give Colin a list of shots I wanted, I trusted him completely to get all the special moments that I knew I couldn’t think of or see. Colin is 100% creative and fearless to get the best shot. Ladies and gentleman, he climbed into a water fountain and got wet to get what has to be my favorite photos that I’ve seen so far. The manager of our venue was so impressed that at the end of the night he asked my husband and I If he could purchase photos of us to use for advertising for the venue! So many brides have told me that they never got to enjoy their receptions because they were taking pictures all night. Not the case with Colin, he only took us away from the party when he was ready for us. He made sure the shot was completely set up so we were only away for a few moments. The next day at brunch I had so many guests come up and say how they couldn’t wait to see our pictures based on what they had seen the night before. All my bridesmaids said they wanted to get married again just to have Colin be their photographers. The wedding day goes by so fast and at the end all you have are your memories and photographs. Colin takes more than just pictures. He takes moments and stories of one of the most epic days of your life. I would highly recommend Colin again and again. You won’t regret it!

–  Emily & Derek

MAYA & ALEC

Colin shot my engagement photos. He was very friendly and helpful, answering the dozens of questions I had before the shoot. He was very prompt in responding and was very clear about his shooting style/what to expect. During the actual shoot day, he made my fiancee and I feel very comfortable (and neither of us like being photographed!) He was even patient with incorporating our rambunctious puppy into our shoot as well. By the end of the session, it felt like he was one of our friends.Our photos were GORGEOUS- we loved them so much that we booked Colin to shoot our wedding.

– Maya & Alec

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