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How long until we can expect to see our photos from our wedding?
90 days is what I officially quote, but typically most weddings are delivered in 4-6 weeks. Within 48 hours of your wedding I will send you a Sneak Peek gallery with 30-60 edited images of your wedding day.
Do we need a second shooter?
Yes. A second shooter is included in all my packages.
What should I wear for the engagement session?
Once you are ready to schedule your session I will send you an engagement session guide that will not only give you style tips, but will also answer all your engagement session questions.
Can you make me look thinner or have better skin?
ANYTHING is possible in Photoshop but in general I have found that proper posing and good lighting usually eliminate the need for Photoshop. If there is something that really bothers you, I can help.
What if you get sick on our wedding day?
It has never happened, and I would have to be in the hospital to not shoot a wedding, but if it did happen I would have another professional photographer shoot in my place. I have connections with several amazingly talented photographers.
If we select the photo + video package will we have a contract with Thomas Blake Films as well?
For your convenience I have created one contract which includes detailed information about services with both Pamela Jahnke Photography and Thomas Blake Films. All parties (Thomas and myself included) will sign the contract. Click here to go to videography FAQ.
Do you backup your photos?
Yes. After the wedding I upload your memory cards to an external hard drive. The cards are then placed in a fireproof safe until your final gallery is delivered.
How many weddings do you accept a year? Which seasons book out first?
In order to give couples the personal attention they deserve, I only accept 25 weddings a year. For 2020, I reached that maximum at the end of 2019. For 2021 (as of 8/8), I have 21 on my calendar and will accept 4 more. Spring and Fall are the most popular seasons and book out first.
Where can I learn more about you?
Click here to follow along and see my most recent work and some behind the scenes via Instagram. Click here to read reviews from past couples.
How does the deposit work?
50% is due to secure your wedding date and the other 50% is due one month before the wedding.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Major credit cards, Venmo, PayPal and personal check.
What does "full day coverage" mean? How many hours are included?
Full day coverage means arriving early enough to capture your getting ready process (hair/makeup) and staying until your exit. We do not charge by the hour.
Do you offer prints?
Yes, I offer a variety of printing options and you can access them directly through your online gallery. Options include: prints, metal prints, wrapped canvas, and mounted prints.
What kind of equipment do you shoot with and is it insured?
For photography: (2) Canon Mark IV cameras and L series Canon lenses & I always use two memory cards in each camera. Yes, my equipment is insured through State Farm. For videography Thomas uses: Panasonic S1 cameras.
How many images can we expect from our engagement session & wedding?
During a typical day expect anywhere from 900 to 1200 images. Another rule of thumb is about 100 an hour. Of course this will vary based on your day and amount of coverage you desire. A typical engagement session is about 60 to 100 images.
What do we do if it's raining at our engagement session or wedding day?
Rainy days happen and I have captured many amazing moments for couples in the rain! Depending on
your venue, we can shoot in covered areas or brave the weather for some killer rain shots (I promise you
these will end up being some of your most favorite photos from the day!). I have captured weddings in last 3 major hurricanes and make it my mission to create memorable moments for my couples no matter the weather!
Do you travel? If so, what is the travel fee?
I typically only travel within a few hours of Raleigh. I am open to travel but handle travel pricing on a case by case scenario.
Where can I buy wedding insurance?
WedSafe. A WedSafe policy will protect you if you need to cancel your wedding for severe weather, sudden illness, lost/non-refundable deposits, vendor bankruptcy and more. *** 3/18/20 Wedsafe has temporarily stopped selling cancelation insurance policies. To call & ask about policies & coverage: 877.723.3933
Sarah Sterner, bride
"Pamela and her team were the most perfect thing about our wedding. From the moment I met her during my bridal portraits, I knew that she would care of every single detail at the wedding and felt so relieved. I have a lot of self confidence issues with certain parts of my body, and Pam was so sweet to ask me ahead of time to figure what I like and don’t like. She was extremely cautious of the poses and how the pictures were taken to ensure I loved myself in the end product. And don’t get me started on how sweet she is. Every single person at our wedding fell in love with her. She was with me from the beginning to the end. I would 100% recommend her to any other bride. Her prices are GREAT (I researched forever and was shocked when I found her) and she just makes you look/feel like the most perfect bride in the world."
Kylie Flanagan, bride
"Pamela was the nicest, sweetest, most professional, comforting and best photographer we could have ever asked for for our engagement shoots and wedding. The way she captured special moments between my groom and I was better than I could have hoped. She came early, was prepared, kept up with a timeline (making the day flow so easy) and was by our sides the whole night (never missing a shot). From the start of the day to the end of the night she was not only a pleasure to be around - but really took the time to capture the happiness and love we both felt. I did not think it was possible to cry anymore after the wedding - until we got our wedding pictures back! We cannot thank Pamela enough for being our wedding photographer, and we cant wait to use her again for more of our lives stepping stones. We highly recommend her!"
Lauren Hartnett, bride
"Pamela was our wedding photographer and we couldn’t have been more pleased! Photography was really important to us because it’s one of the few tangible things you walk away with after your special day. We chose Pam for her natural yet realistic style in photos. She keeps the beauty of the shot while not making it look too photoshopped/styled. After we hired Pam for our wedding, we did a trial run with some fall family photos to also double as engagement photos. We immediately knew she would do an awesome job at the wedding as she was so calm and easygoing. On our wedding day, she got all of the shots we wanted and I never had to worry. We got so many compliments from our guests that they rarely saw her yet she was always there to capture the best moments. We absolutely love all of our wedding photos and would definitely recommended her to anyone getting married!"
Noor Ahmed, bride
"I am absolutely obsessed with these photos! I can’t explain to you how much I love every single one of them! I am beyond grateful that you guys were able to capture this day for me. Your work is absolutely beautiful. Before contacting/booking you, I looked at so many other photographers work but truly no one compares to your work. I knew from the get go I wanted you to capture the day, and those pictures prove that I’ve made the best decision ever! It was awesome working with you on Saturday. You really brought the vision I had in my head to life, so I can’t thank you enough! I think people are getting sick of me because I talk and show the photos to everyone I know!"
Alexandra Mercel, bride
"Pam, I just want you to know how incredible we think these pictures are. I know I said it yesterday but my family and friends have been calling me non stop with "I've never seen pictures so beautiful" and "she captured everything about the day more perfectly than we could have imagined." So I just wanted to echo all this and say thank you once again. It is all so so so beautiful, I am literally speechless. You are so talented and we feel so lucky to have found you!"
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