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Pam made Nick's senior photo shoot SO easy, relaxed and comfortable....she has a genuine, warm, friendly personality and connected easily with Nick. Pam was very open to our suggestions and ideas, but also gave us lots of great shots of Nick based upon her expertise, wisdom and guidance. We have received so many compliments on his senior photos! I am thrilled with every one of his pictures!! Another plus~she kept every date and deadline for pics, proofs and ordering as she originally promised.....a true professional with a wonderful eye and human touch!!! ~ Kim Corso, Mom of senior Noah
After having quite a difficult time finding a photographer for my wedding day (because I am planning my wedding in just 6 months), a friend of my mom's recommended Pam. I could not be more thrilled we ended up with her! Not only is she incredibly talented, but the smiles in our pictures are genuine because we laughed so much! She is so personable and truly makes your experience fun! Pam is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of your day (right down to the sunset!) and will even help you put together an itinerary. If we had this great of an experience with our engagement pictures, I can't wait for the wedding day! ~ Leia and Kurt
Spent hours researching the perfect photographer to capture my engagement proposal to my now fiance and ended up contacting Pam Johnston. Could not have made a better choice. While the pictures she captured were phenomenal, there is more worth being noted.
From the very beginning Pam was very communicative and helpful. Between setting up the date, pitching ideas, and investing her time to ensure that this moment would be captured as best as it could, Pam made it clear that she had a passion for her her skill and the positive interaction with her clients. Due to all this, I ended up with a perfectly captured engagement proposal (and an even happier fiance for the surprise!). ~ Logan Schell
My son, Brady, loves the water and beach, and asked if his senior portaits could be taken on the water. I found Pam on a Google search and was mesmerized by her photography. We made the decision to travel two hours to meet her by the Lake to grant Brady his wish. It was the best decision!! Pam was professional, creative and kind, and Brady's portaits are absolutely fabulous. Thank you so much, Pam! ~ Heidi Bizon
Pam ~ We could not be more pleased with our baby's one year pictures! Pam goes above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. You can tell she puts her heart and soul into what she does so every shot turns out perfectly!!!
Hi Pam ~ We all just wanted to tell you how much we loved our family pictures!! From all of us in front of our door or laughing on the lawn, the children alone or hugging, the couples shots, the family shots... we oohed and ahhed all the way thru. You really captured personalities and fun. We can't thank you enough for taking the all the time you did... especially after the difficult time you had in getting here, it all could have been so different, and you put all that aside! We have kept the page open all afternoon, we just keep going back and looking, and enjoying!! ~ Elaine and Dave and all the rest of the family too :)
"Thank you Pam for being a part of our special day and creating some wonderful pics that we will always have as memories! Your professionalism is top notch! ~ Rebecca Caraway, Bride
I can't say enough great things about our experience with Pam. We did an engagement shoot and all day wedding photography package with her. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with the results. She's so much more than a great, talented photographer -- she was invaluable when it came to getting advice while planning our wedding and she kept us on track the whole day. I never looked at a clock and just got to enjoy the day with my loved ones. No matter what you do, the day goes by in the blink of an eye, but when I received my photos I got to relive the whole experience. There were so many things I forgot happened or didn't appreciate until I could see the reactions of my loved ones. It was absolutely the most well-documented day of our lives and I'm incredibly grateful Pam was there to capture it all. Thank you so much Pam. If anyone is considering her and would like to ask specific questions about her services please feel free to message me. ~ Lauren Schubach, Bride
"A HUGE thanks to Pam Johnston & her daughter Megan for being so amazing during our wedding planning. Pam was so supportive & responsive throughout the entire process. On the day of the wedding she made my husband & I feel completely at home. Not to mention, that so far, the sneak peaks of our pics look amazing!! What an incredible mother-daughter team :) Very grateful to have worked w/such professional, talented, & awesome women" ~ Maggie Koebbe, Bride
Pam took the vision I had and captured it through her camera lens. She listened to my ideas and exceeded my expectations. Such an amazing photographer as well as a kind hearted person. I would highly recommend her to capture your life's special moments. ~ Sherri Warren, Mom of Senior Cody
Pam is an excellent photographer and is very professional. She did our son's newborn photos when he was 3 weeks old, and I was truly amazed at how she was able to position him, keep him quietly asleep, and take fantastic images at the same time! She was prompt with photo editing and delivery of the final product. I am looking forward to working with her again in the future! ~ Elizabeth Mason
Pam Johnston and her team truly captured the love and memories that surrounded our winter wedding. She is both a professional and an expert at what she does and goes above and beyond to "get the shot." Our final photographs are everything we had hoped for!! The weather was absolutely horrendous on 12/6/2014, but she fought the cold bone-chilling gusts and gave me the glamour shots of a lifetime!! Pam was a pleasure to work with and I cannot stress enough how much Aaron and I loved working with her. From the engagement session to the top notch communication and scheduling, I have nothing but best wishes and kind words for Pam and those who get the opportunity to work with her. I will absolutely reach out to Pam again to capture our many firsts, as we start the journey as husband and wife!! ~ Ashley Harple, Bride
Pam: We love the pictures. And seriously, I don't know if we would have made the effort to do family photos if it was anyone but you doing them. I'm so glad we followed through. This is a pretty important time of change and transition, beginnings and endings, hope and struggle, in our family's life. And I am grateful that we have images to remind us of now for the rest of our lives.
Pam: As you have guessed, I am a very emotional Momma. The milestone's that my children reach with each step that they take are as painful to me as they are joyous. I watch them grow so quickly, all the while knowing that they are leaving me a little at a time. These pictures that you took of Hadley let me see her and her incredibly lovable, joyful personality, and she's literally frozen in time, right here, right now. If only we could keep them little for longer. Well, you have captured Hadley in this moment now, and I am forever grateful. You take lovely photographs, but your real gift is the gift of a beautiful moment, that we can keep forever. Thank you so much. We'll be in touch regarding our choices. It's not going to be easy! We are in love with so many. ~ Gina Sterett, Mom of Senior Hadley
Thank you, Pam, for helping make my parents 50th Anniversary Celebration so memorable, my mom's wish for a family photo a reality. You have a special gift for connecting with people of all ages. ~ Jodi Greulig
I could not have picked a better artist to capture one of the most important days of my life. She caught every moment's emotion and enriched the entire day. She's a true artist with unbelievable talent. Thank you so much Pam! ~ Jennifer Gilbert, Bride
Pam's work is just simply breathtaking. Truly gifted! ~ Robin Hudnall
Pam is not only an incredibly talented photographer, she is also a burst of friendliness, warmth,
Pam is a true professional! She not only captured some stunning photos of our daughter but she also made it so much fun that we didn't want it end. I am so pleased that Katelyn choice Pam to photograph this special time in her life, we love all 175 pictures, so to have to narrow it down was quite hard. Thank you Pam again! You are the best! ~ Vicki Crawford
Pam is so easy to work with. She is professional and at the same time makes you feel comfortable...like you are hanging out with a friend. She has such great instincts for capturing what is unique about her clients. Best decision ever to have her photograph our son for Senior pictures!!! ~ Becky Koenig, Mom of Senior Will
Pam has done both of my son's senior pictures. She is simply amazing! I consider myself a picture snob and Pam's use of natural light, her knowledge of what " shots" will work, and her amazing eye for the natural beauty in each person comes through in her pictures. What makes her stand out from other photographers?? Her ability to really capture the personality of the subject. When I look at my boys pics, I really see THEM for their uniqueness. I can't rave on enough!!!!! ~ Lesley Swope, Mom of Senior Jake
When we planned my daughters wedding we planned the date according to Pam's availability. Pam not only captures memories she captures the whole experience. She has a knack for capturing the emotion and beauty of the moment. She was very flexible and directed us very professional for our poses. She captured other poses that were natural and beautiful. She helped so much with coordinating parts of the ceremony even the site. She is very confident in her work and helped with many details. The thing I love most about Pam is you can tell that her she has a passion for photography and it is a beautiful expression of art. ~ Tammie Brenton, Mother of the Bride
Pam photographed the senior pictures for both of our sons, Josh and Benji. She is not only talented and professional, but a dream to work with! She took such care listening to what we were looking for and even came prepared with a few sketches of poses she thought might work---and she was right!! We look forward to having Pam capture our daughter in a few years for her senior pictures. The photo shoots were so much fun!! Thanks, Pam! You're amazing!!
~ Jan Battiste, Mother of Senior Benji
Pam is absolutely AMAZING! Her energy and creativity shows through her work. I wanted a very specific photo taken and when I described it to Pam, she caught the moment I was looking for perfectly. We couldn't be happier! ~ Angie Baumgardner, Mother of Senior Noah
We are so very pleased with Bridget's senior pictures! The photo taking session at Sheldon's was very enjoyable for all of us and a perfectly beautiful setting for photos. We appreciate your professionalism, hard work and great talent. You made the experience a wonderful memory! Thank you, Pam...the pictures are beautiful! ~ Terri Moriarty, Mother of Senior Bridget
Pam gave us just what we were looking for! She is professional and so easy to work with. She knew just how to capture the right look for our daughters senior pictures! You can't go wrong with choosing Pam for your next special event. ~ Heidi Schild
Pam was courteous, confident and extremely professional while taking Madi's Senior pictures. We have passed her name to friends and everyone has given her very high praise. Thanks Pam. ~ Nate Orzech
Pam--Thank you for the beautiful pictures. You have a special gift with color, light and composition. It was fun working with you! ~ Diane Chevalier, Mother of Senior Tessann
I am a pretty good photographer. But I know when to step aside and let somebody who is better at it take the lead. Thank you, Pam, for the perfect portraits you captured of my son, Sam. Senior pictures shouldn't boring, or cookie cutter, or cliche, or gimmicky, or ridiculously expensive. But they can be if you go to the same place everybody else goes. Pam made senior picture day a truly memorable day. She didn't just take pictures. She caught Sam's essence by putting him at ease, making him laugh, and taking him seriously. Watching Pam work is worth the price of admission. She obviously loves what she does, and it translates into the portraits she makes. She captured the man my son has become, as well as the little boy he once was. Pam, can I book you now to do my younger son's senior pictures? He is only a freshman, but let's pencil it in. In ink. ~ Erin Bunting, Mom of Senior Sam
Like many women, I was reluctant to have my photo taken; I had gained a few pounds over the years and just didn’t feel pretty. Pam had given me a gift voucher for a photo session several years back that she kept reminding me about; although she understood that I just didn’t feel good about myself, she also told me “You won’t be disappointed and you will see how truly beautiful you are.”
Well, she sure did prove herself in everything she told me and she even had to say, “told you so”!! During the shoot, I never once thought about my weight or how bad I was going to look, I really did feel like a model with the air blowing my hair! I couldn’t believe those pics were of me…the last time I felt or looked that beautiful was on my wedding day almost 14 years ago! Pam went above and beyond my expectations, and did a great variety of poses perfect for me…she did more than an amazing job!
So my story ends with…a fun night my daughter and I will always remember, wonderful pictures I will always have and cherish, feeling so good about myself I want to do it again… Thanks so much Pam! ~ Amanda Knupke
I love the images, Pam! Thank you for your gift of having such a good 'eye' for your pictures! Mark and Christina's outdoor wedding photos are flirty, sexy, fun, whimsical, eloquent, and more! The colors are crystal clear and so sharp! You truly captured and defined the moment! ~ Cheryl Stallard, Mother of the Bride
Pam was absolutely amazing! Taking the time to scout the locations we agreed on and made sure to incorporate the ideas we suggested. When rain threatened to ruin our day she was prepared with an umbrella that just happened to match our colors perfectly (& wouldn't you know it, some of those shots were our favorites). She was so easy to work with (huge plus when you're talking about one of the more stressful days of your life) and really delivered everything we could have wanted! ~ Christine Stallard, Bride
Pam---I want to thank you for the awesome job you did on my pictures! I was kind of hesitant to have my picture taken. Not only was my photo session so comfortable and relaxed I kind of enjoyed it. I never thought that I was photogenic and was not one to like being photographed but after seeing myself through your camera lens, I wish every woman 50+ would allow you to show her she can be herself and let you bring her inner beauty, God's creation to shine through. Any woman who doesn't feel very beautiful should hand herself over to you to transform on film. I am just blown away and almost embarrassed at all the comments I got from friends and family on face book. Thank you once again for giving me such an awesome experience and for making me feel beautiful again. ~ Sabina Brown
Where to even begin. Very professional but very fun and made taking photos easy. Worked well with difficult kids and produced phenomenal photos. Even when things began getting stressful with the weather (outdoor weather) and I began to panic a bit like every bride, and she calmed me down and worked with me. Overall it was fun with lots of laughs! Highly recommend Pam for any event! Again, she's fun, flexible, understanding, and captures your memories.
~ Madison Harbach, Bride