the pjp family experience

"Family is not the most important thing. It's everything."

-Michael J. Fox

                                                        They have our permission to be run, act silly, and just be themselves during the session; and that is why we choose locations with lots of room to move, hug, walk, snuggle and interact! The result: images with real emotion showcasing your family’s LOVE. 

All families are created from LOVE. From maternity images to extended family gatherings that include great-grandchildren, and everything in between. Documenting your family's most intimate connections ensures that your LOVE, joy, and happiness are preserved forever. This is where I come in and why I'm so passionate about intentionally existing in photographs for our families! We make it easy, like a fun family gathering, only there’s a camera involved; the only thing you need to do is bring your darling family, enjoy a lovely time of connection, and we’ll do the rest!!

Look What Love Creates

you forget the camera is even there.

My Goal:

I understand that many people (including me!) may feel a bit uncomfortable standing in front of a big ol' camera! To help you feel at ease, our sessions are crafted to allow you to relax. We offer gentle posing guidance and lots of encouragement while we capture the “looking at the camera” images, and sprinkle in those heart-warming moments like the hug from your toddler, the dad and son piggy back rides, the belly laughs from tickle sessions and the simple exchanges that create your family story. We want you to look back at these photos and remember the love you feel for your favorite people in the world. It's our mission to document your family love story through the creation of moments that you'll cherish forever, while making you feel as comfortable and cared for as possible.

Love, Support, & Guidance

Included in All PJP Collections

What about those little ones?

- Kim M.

"The perfect part was not just the photos, but also the easy way she made us feel at ease, special and cared for."

We are so thankful for Pam. We have been lucky to have her capture so many important moments in our family’s life. For us, it began with photos of my youngest daughter’s wedding that I can visualize even as I write this. The perfect part was not just the photos but also the easy way she made us feel at ease, special and cared for. She was careful to get all the important shots while capturing the many emotions of the family. My granddaughter's photo session followed with such perfection I can’t even describe. If you are looking for a photographer that goes way beyond the standard, you have found her. Like our family and extended family, we know you will want her to document the many joys in your life. Her smile lights up the occasion.

-Elaine & Family

We 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 through our gallery! You really captured our personalities in a fun way. We have kept the gallery page open all afternoon, and we just keep going back and looking and enjoying!!  

"We “oohed and ahhed” all the way through our gallery!"

-Andrea H.

"She let us set the pace and Pam captured some terrific candid moments in between beautifully posed images."

Pam took pictures of our extended family for my in laws 50th Anniversary trip. Pam was quick to respond and suggested a great place. Having two photographers was great! It helped keep one part of the group occupied while the other ventured off for another location AND made for some great pictures, too! With 3 small toddlers, she let us set the pace and Pam captured some terrific candid moments in between beautifully posed images. Pam even showed my 6 year old how to take a picture with her camera! She worked with us to get exactly what we wanted! I highly recommend her!!

- Chelsea G.

"I cannot thank Pam enough for the wonderful family photos she captured for us."

She did such an amazing job! Pam was great at communicating with us before and after our shoot. While taking our photos, she was amazing at improvising with two small children and their meltdowns. And she got our photos back to us very quickly, along with a fun facebook preview while we waited. I would recommend Pam to anyone and will be back for another family photo session soon!

love notes

Capturing natural poses and the beauty of the moments in-between.



When you hire me to document your family's love, you also get to meet MY love, my husband, Ted! Ted and I photograph families together, so while I direct you and your loved ones into flattering, natural poses, Ted captures some alternate views along with those wonderful in-between candid moments. Not only is Ted my favorite human ever, he also makes for a great conversationalist, prop-carrier, and “make funny noises so the babies look” person! Together we create beautiful, well-rounded galleries that include images where everyone's smiling at the camera (that grandma loves!) and the ones where you didn't even realize it was there! 


Meet Pam and Ted

How do you approach getting genuine smiles from your clients?

It’s not about you connecting with my camera, but connecting with your loved ones, so we create an environment where that connection can organically happen. I want my clients to leave the session with a full heart, so when they look at their images, they will remember the love they share.

Is there a time limit for my portrait session?

No, I won’t be looking at my watch during our session! We shoot around 2 hours before sunset, so the only time limit we have is when we lose that beautiful light or when all agree we’ve completely captured your love!

Wait, you say you bring a second shooter?

Yes, I sure do, AND it’s someone I adore…my hubby! Yep, not only does he help with carrying props, he captures alternate views and those candid, in-between moments of connection we all love! (And you get to meet my awesome husband!)

What do we do if it rains on our session day?

We all know Mother Nature is kinda silly, so we schedule two days on the calendar for all portrait sessions. That way, you are already on my books JUST in case she acts up on your primary day!

Do you offer products in addition to digitals?

Yes! I’m a HUGE fan of clients owning heirloom products they can hold in their hands and pass down to future generations. You’ll have a chance to purchase those in my on-line store attached to your gallery, and I am MORE than happy to design an album for you!

Do you help in the planning process?

Yes! I am happy to weigh in on location and wardrobe selections for portrait sessions using my expertise in identifying good light and color coordination!


Checks or cash are accepted and are payable at the time of the portrait session. Once you receive your gallery, you are always welcome to upgrade your package.

family bear hugs

those magical, in-between moments

joy & connection

You Can Expect

                                    At the end of your session, you will leave with love in your heart and a smile on your face! When we work together, my goal is to create an effortless and joyful photographic experience, so you can focus on the love that brings everyone together. I create intentional, heartfelt, handcrafted imagery that's meant to be displayed throughout your home as a reminder of those closest to your heart. Photographs become a bridge between the past and the future, and when strung together, they become…

let's create your legacy

The PJP Family Experience

starts at $395

My promise to you: 

your life. your legacy. your love story.

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