Pam Cooley Photography is a creative and experienced wedding photography service located in Washington, Illinois. Pam, the owner and head photographer, specializes in capturing the raw connection between two people. Pam Cooley Photography has documented a number of weddings and strives to produce precious heirlooms of a couple’s big day. From the pre-ceremony to the reception, Pam effortlessly captures all the emotional moments including the vows, the first dance, and more. She has experience with shooting in all climates, whether it’s in the snow or on a sunny day. From posed wedding portraits to authentic moments, couples can feel confident in having their big day captured artistically and professionally.
Pam is skilled in both film and natural photography. She takes advantage of her impeccable attention to detail and natural lighting to produce heartfelt images. Her services include wedding portraits, high-res images, travel, digital files, prints, and more. On top of wedding coverage, she can provide a boudoir shoot, an engagement shoot, and more. Other services include:
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Nick Smith · Married on 06/01/2019
Someone you can trust!
This will be a long one! I cannot even begin to express how happy we were that we could secure Pam as our photographer. We never even met in person until our engagement session, and let me tell you…the second we stepped out of the car it felt like we were visiting an old family friend that we’d known our whole lives. We were immediately greeted with hugs and compliments, and before we could blink, we were shooting. We weren’t posed, we weren’t uncomfortable…we were just there, being ourselves, and Pam was a fly on the wall capturing the whole thing. And the photos were amazing. Fast forward six months down the road, and Pam asks us to fill out a questionnaire about our wedding day, including a timeline of how we want everything to go. We did that, and she sent back her suggestions based on her years of experience covering weddings, and we didn’t hesitate whatsoever to follow those suggestions and run the day based on her timeline. And everything happened SO effortlessly and smoothly. And talk about a FLY ON THE WALL! When we did our first look, Pam was standing in front of me as I broke down in tears BEFORE even seeing my bride. But I didn't even realize she was there, and it made for some raw, emotional photos that help to capture the day. I am so happy that we have those photos to look back on, and so glad we hired someone that made me feel comfortable enough to show my truest emotions in front of a camera. And when we got our preview album back (over 100 photos and just 10 days after the wedding), we weren't just in awe at the rich, timeless colors and incredible detail in our photos, but we were amazed at all of the things she captured when we didn’t even know she was there. There were so many photos that made us say “how did she get that??” To say we were impressed would be an understatement. Perhaps, though, the best part about hiring Pam is that she’s someone you can trust. You’re investing money into wedding photography, so it’s important to hire someone who really knows what they’re doing, and Pam does! We didn’t have to stress about our schedule delays or worry that not everything will be captured, because we knew Pam had it all under control. She’s been in the business for a long time and really knows the best ways to do things, so trust her and listen to her because she knows her stuff! You will not regret hiring Pam Cooley for your wedding!Sent on 07/05/2019
Courtney Johnson · Married on 03/30/2019
Pam is the best!
Pam is truly a one of a kind person and photographer. Her past work speaks for itself as all of her photos are stunning.Sent on 04/01/2019
Her ability to connect with people through email is impressive and even more strong in person. When we first met her for our engagement shoot the second we stepped out of the car it felt as though we’ve known her our whole lives. Pam made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and is a blast to work with.
She was so helpful in providing outfit suggestions for our engagement shoot as well as our day after wedding shoot and created a timeline for our wedding that made everything run so smoothly. Pam traveled to our destination wedding in the smokies and had excellent ideas of where to shoot different photos. My wedding party had so much fun working with her as well. We couldn’t imagine our wedding experience without Pam. We love you Pam!
Kirsten Merritt · Married on 11/24/2018
Best of the best!
When trying to find a genuine photographer we always set Pam Cooley as our number one. When we researched around the area on the quality and performance of the photos, Pam’s work was beyond beautiful & romantic. We loved working with Pam! She really cares and is so passionate about her work & we love that! She blew us away with our engagement session & our wedding day was pure amazing. If your looking for an amazing photographer, with beautiful work then Pam is the photographer to go to! Thank you so much Pam we look forward to working with you in the future! Love Kyle & Kirsten MerrittSent on 01/04/2019
I have worked with Pam both as a wedding vendor collaborating on shoots, but also as a bride when she photographed by own wedding this year. Couldn't ask for a better photographer to work with!
Pam Cooley can take some great photos! Her professionalism and attention to detail at every wedding reception we've seen her at makes her one of our favorite photographers in the Peoria area. We suggest her services every chance we get.
I have worked with Pam Cooley for many years now. And with every wedding or photo shoot she does, she amazes me with her talent! She is contstantly pushing herself to give her clients unique images, just as unique as the clients themselves. And to top it all off, she is a blast to work with, and to shoot with. If you are nervous infront of a lens...it wont last long with Pam. Before you know it, you will be laughing and having the time of your life...and that is how great moments are captured! Pam Cooley Photography...a MUST for your wedding day!