Riverside on the Potomac Wedding | Jackie & Chris

Where do I begin with these two? I met Jackie when she was a bridesmaids in Meghan’s wedding and when she contacted me about photographing her own wedding I was elated. There’s something extra special about having someone reach out when they’ve already seen how you work on a wedding day.

We met at Veritas Vineyards for their Charlottesville engagement session and the laughter these two shared during that time was infectious and I knew then that their wedding day would be joy-filled.

Jackie & Chris wed in Leesburg, at Riverside on the Potomac. Their entire day from beginning to end was a true celebration. It was apparent how excited their friends and family were for their union, and Jackie & Chris took the time to really soak in the love.

You can see more from this wedding over on The White Wren!


Richmond Engagement | Madison & Stephen

Engagement sessions that happen in the winter season are some of my favorites. The light is crisp and clean, and the chill in the air gives couples an excuse to cozy up all the more during their pictures which I absolutely love.

I met Stephen and Madison at The Quirk Hotel to start of their engagement session and these two had already been enjoying drinks from the bar when I got there – my kind of people! I loved getting to know these two as we chatted and took photos in the gorgeous, light-filled lobby at Quirk before we headed off to our other Richmond locations and had their sweet pup, Piper, join us for photos.  Film development: Photovisioncarrie-coleman-photo-richmond-engagement-film-photographer-1


The Henrys at Home | Charlottesville Lifestyle Session

John and Anna were married two years ago on a gorgeous fall day at Wintergreen, and recently purchased a new home in Charlottesville! Having documented their engagement and wedding already, I was so excited to spend a chilly Sunday morning with them and witness to how their story has continued to unfold. I believe that being photographed in your home is so special and natural so I was glad when Anna reached out that they wanted to do anniversary photos at home. Film scans by Photovision Prints


Polina & James | Elegant Washington DC Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

Every once and awhile I photograph a wedding that feeds my love for intimate moments, and simple design.

Polina and James got ready together the morning of their wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. It was just the two of them – enjoying each other, soaking in the excitement of the day. Courtney, half of the fabulous team at Loblolly Farm, did florals for the day and I loved working with her. Not only is she an incredible florist, but she’s also so down to earth, and goes out of her way to make her clients happy, and of course make sure they look their absolute best. The ceremony took place at the most stunning Russian Orthodox Church full of color and texture. The team at the Ritz were on top of everything and make the evening flow seamlessly. Being a part of a team of people who are supporting one of the most genuine couples in the world is such an amazing experience. I could relive this day again and again.

Photography Carrie Coleman Photography | Floral Design Loblolly Farm | Dress Stella McCartney | Shoes Jimmy Choo | Venue The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown | Cake  Buttercream Bakeshop | Venue Coordinator Lauren Okonkwo | Film Development Photo Vision Prints | Featured on Once Wed

Polina suggested that we stop in at Chez Billy Sud on our way to the ceremony for a few portraits, and considering I photographed an entire styled shoot there, I was totally into it. 

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