luxury wedding, portrait, and event photographer based out of richmond, virginia

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I'm Cole, the owner and founder of Cole Elder Photography! Thanks so much for checking out our site! In 2016 I launched Cole E Photography with a simple mission: to provide authentic, affordable, high quality photography services to clients across the globe! Since launch we have photographed over 500 couples, individuals, families, and events in twelve states and across four countries. I can't wait to meet you and fulfill your photography needs!

You've found yourself here most likely because you are recently engaged, started a new business, or just want great pictures!

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Let's chat about how we can make your shoot perfect. Weddings, families, couples, portraits, you got it! We'll make a plan together that will help everything run smoothly while still capturing all those special moments. We utilize top of the line software for booking, contracts, editing, and online galleries to ensure a smooth and enjoyable process for our clients.

Planning your event can be stressful, trust me, I know, but finding the perfect photographer is about to get really simple.


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Planning your special day? We would love to capture your best day ever! Learn more about our wedding packages and process!


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Take a look at some of Cole Elder Photography's most recent work.

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Cassie Schane, Family

"Cole did a family session for our family of five (our kids range from two to eleven), so as you can imagine, we aren't the easiest to work with. Cole was incredibly patient with us as we wandered around a huge park. He knew all of the best places and was open to our suggestions. We couldn't be happier with his work!"

Caleb Ridenhour, Groom

"Cole Elder Photography was so fun and easy to work with both leading up to, and on our wedding day! Cole and his staff made sure to capture every moment while also making us and our guests feel like five-star celebrities! We highly recommend Cole E Photography to anyone looking for an amazing, personable photographer!' 

Marie Hanson, Bride

"Cole E Photography was a true blessing to myself and my family on our wedding day. Unfortunately, the day didn't go as planned, however, through it all, Cole and his team were there, capturing each moment, and offering their help in any way. I am forever grateful for their dedication to their clients and their Christian business mentality."

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