Our Philosophy

Gallery Jan Jobe specializes in all types of Wedding photography. We know how to capture that unique “spirit” of the two of you on your special day together. Our team effort approach ensures that nothing can go wrong on your wedding. One photographer concentrates on the technical aspects of the lighting and composition while another works on the detail of your expression, dress, and hair. We pride ourselves in giving the Bride and Groom the extra attention you deserve with a friendly touch.
We stand behind all of our work and guarantee that you will love the images from your wedding day.

Our Beginnings
Gallery Jan Jobe started in the late 1990s when the owner Jan Jobe was in college finishing his marketing degree while emphasizing photography courses. He went on to join the 130th Air National Guard Unit of West Virginia. There he completed an intensive 6 month daily course in Still Photography (in Fort Mead Maryland through the Department of Defense). He currently is one of the main photographers at the multimedia center of the Coonskin base. He also takes an active part in continued training through professional organizations. Some of them include:

  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
  • Professional Photographers of West Virginia (PPWV)
  • Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
  • International Christian Photographers Asssociation (ICP); and
  • Triangle Institute of Photography.

When we began it was just Jan and his wife Bridget. Since then we have added an additional two professional photographers to our company as well as two photographer apprentices. During our first season, we handled only a handlful of weddings, but now we average more than 60 each year! We assign our photographers on a first-come-first-serve basis, with Marc Hinamon serving you as often as possible. Our additional two photographers are more than
qualified to carry our name and reputation, with the same quality guaranteed!

Our Approach
We normally create the traditional images at the alter with the entire bridal party and family in many different poses. Occassionally Brides ask us to photograph in a Photojouralistic Approach utilizing Black and White film in a candid and unposed nature. (Please let us know if you are interested in that too!) Our goal is to do whatever you need in order to preserve your fond memories of the day; in essence, to create a family heirloom that will last for generations to come.