Outdoor Family Portraits and Fundraiser {Ellicott City Photographer}

16 10 2016

The clock is ticking. Time is running out. If you’re planning on giving  portrait gifts for the holidays, NOW is the time to book to avoid last-minute stress!

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Mother Nature is shining upon us this week, so take advantage of this beautiful weather before winter descends! How many of you take photos at the Pumpkin Patch every year? Let’s do something different this year, avoid the crowds with a private, professional portrait session at my NEW exclusive location that has been donated while Ellicott City is rebuilding!

Let’s have fun together creating your family portraits! Have you been putting off getting your new family portrait created? We’ve got a solution for you! AND you get to help TWO great causes! We will be photographing families at a beautiful, exclusive location that I know you will simply love! This gorgeous farm includes a pond, cool buildings made of stone and wood, an awesome barn, fences, so many different places to take your family’s photo! We can totally customize to suit your family’s personality: the age of your children, what you’re wearing, the time of day that you’re scheduled. This venue is perfect for lifestyle type portraits as well as posed family portraits. So, please, don’t wait until you’re ‘not so busy’, or you lose 10lbs, let’s CELEBRATE your family on Saturday, October 22!

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WHAT: 30 minute Family Portrait Sessions

WHY: To celebrate your family and help raise funds for PPA Charities benefitting Operation Smile, and Ellicott City Partnership and because you need to update your family portrait. 🙂

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10a.m.- 5pm

WHO: You and your beautiful family

WHERE: Location is off of Folly Quarter Road, I’ll send you address once your session is reserved.

HOW: Contact our studio to reserve your time, 410.988.5563, pam@pamlongphotography.com, $195 session fee is due to reserve your spot.

You will receive Tips and Suggestions for clothing and preparation ideas.

We will schedule your time for your photo shoot and also schedule a time back in our studio for your premiere ordering appointment when you will view and order your portraits.

Goodie bags for all participants, including a $50 certificate to be applied towards a future portrait session!

COST: Session fee is only $195!  $30 of that will be donated to PPA Charities benefitting Operation Smile and $30 will also be donated to Ellicott City Partnership for flood recovery.  Portrait Packages start at $495, that includes a 16×20 wall portrait and (3) 8×10 portraits.  Prints start at $90.  Beautiful, custom holiday cards are available as well! 🙂

And YES!! You will receive your order before the holidays! So, this is a great way to give beautiful, meaningful custom gifts to family and friends. These are the gifts that are treasured and passed down for generations to enjoy. Holiday cards?? YES!! 🙂

This is a chance to get a small taste of our Custom Portrait Experience and help with two great causes.

We would love to have a packed schedule on Saturday, we hope you will consider joining us!

As a special thank you, you’ll receive a 5×7 calendar when you place your order! Clients investing $750, you will receive the calendar and a custom mobile app with your portraits!

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What clients are saying…

Having known Pam Long for several years, but never having the chance to work with her made me really excited to have the opportunity to not only work with her, but to document our family’s 40 years in business. Pam was ahh-mazing. She made each one of us feel at ease, and with a four and six year old, it just made this family time much easier. Pam is an incredibly talented photographer, capturing many special moments of all of us. While the photo shoot was a lot of fun, I really was dying to see the pictures. Pam assembled a beautiful slide show for us to enjoy. So much so, I was teary-eyed just seeing the six of us come together. I am looking forward to our photos arriving, and to be working with Pam again, as she documents our 40 year celebration! 

Pam’s customer service is unmatched.  After selecting our photos, she came to our home to help measure space where our family canvas would hang, and when it arrived she hung it for us.  I cannot get over how much Lucas and Landon have  grown and changed in just one year’s time.  What an incredible moment in time Pam has given us.  

-Angie Tersiguel

During our photo shoot for our two little girls, we found Pam to be much more than a photographer.  She was a true artist – able to bring out and forever capture those precious little smiles, silly giggles, and playfulness of childhood.  When we received a card in the mail with pictures of our girls on it a few days later, tears came to our eyes, because they were the most beautiful portraits we had ever seen.  We know that these portraits, of two little sisters, will bring joy to our family’s homes for generations.

~George and Noelle Jackson

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what we’d encounter on our first visit to Pam Long Photography…maybe an aloof photographer bossing us around, or another in a long line of trigger-happy “professionals” who’d take 100 shots just to get 1 usable pose. Thankfully, the experience was fantastic and has only gotten better on each subsequent visit.

It’s a rare thing to find someone who is both approachable on a personal level and a consummate professional, but Pam is that rare person. She’s fantastic to work with, and truly cares about giving us the best experience. I couldn’t be happier with our sessions and the resulting photos, and I look forward to future sessions.

~Christopher Masak.

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this incredible young man and his family .  If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to talk with you.  Here’s a little more info about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at 410.988.5563 or email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!





Pam Long Photography reopens!!

24 08 2016

EXCITING NEWS!

Pam Long Photography will reopen TODAY, Wednesday, August 24, 2016! We are thrilled to be back in our studio again!!

Please contact me to set up your appointment! We are excited to work again and we appreciate your patience since the devastating flood that raged through Historic Ellicott City, July 30, 2016. If you’ve ever considered having me photograph your family, high school senior or your pets, this is a GREAT time to call! 🙂  We will have an amazing time creating beautiful portrait art for you to enjoy for years to come. And remember, we provide business portraits if you’re in need of an updated headshot!

85% of our portraits have been created in our studio or along Main Street, using our beautiful town, buildings and river as backdrops. Though we will not, at this time, have access to Main Street, we do have access to other incredible locations until Main Street reopens. I’m looking forward to creating breathtaking and impressive portraits with you, whether it’s in our studio or on location. Guaranteed fun, no matter where we are! I appreciate the generosity of so many people offering their gorgeous locations for my outdoor sessions.

Please note, access to my studio will be through the back of our building via Church Road, by appointment only, and you’ll be escorted into our ‘gated community’ :-)!

I truly appreciate everyone that has reached out to me this past month. Your words of encouragement have meant the world to me. While I’m thrilled to be working again, I look forward to the day when I see my fellow businesses and residents right back where they belong. xo

I’d like to extend a very special thank you to Pam Mason of Mason and Friends and to Regina Ford and Pete Mangione of Turf Valley Resort and to Kristin (leaving her last name off because it’s her personal property) for offering to share your space, with me and my clients, while mine was not available. You were a special light that shone during a very uncertain time.

Thank you to everybody for your heartfelt messages that you’ve sent! Thank you to friends, my husband and daughters for helping me get my studio up to snuff these past few weeks, I couldn’t be opening today without your help! 🙂 I’ve said many times, that I’m one of the more fortunate ones, with minor damage.  Having said that, it hasn’t been easy in the least. But, I’m looking forward to rECharging, starting TODAY! #ECStrong #rECover
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 410.988.5563 or pam@pamlongphotography.com
THANK YOU!

 

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It breaks my heart thinking of the lives lost that evening, thinking of the people that suffered, thinking of how powerful the water raged that evening to cause such destruction. So many residents have been displaced and business owners and employees without income because of a two hour span of time!

I will be writing more blogposts about the progress made these past few weeks, but I want to take a moment and thank the county leaders for guiding this mission to help the residents, business owners, building owners and employees of Historic Ellicott City come back stronger. Thank you, Allan Kittleman for your leadership and communication. As progress has evolved, you have continually kept us informed. Thank you, Jon Weinstein, for being here every step of the way, and for immediately turning around, after landing in Spain for your much deserved vacation, to come back and be with us. Thank you to our state leaders for your assistance, thank you Governor Hogan. To the police for working around the clock helping to keep our town secure, thank you. To all of the emergency personnel for everything you’ve done and continue doing, thank you. To Maureen Sweeney-Smith, Karen Besson, Tom Coale and the ECP Board for being beyond awesome while working hard for us. To all of the county workers, working so hard bringing our town back, thank you. I’d like to thank the volunteers and the organizers for all of their time and resources they’ve invested in helping everyone in need, you are AH-MAZING! To the people and businesses that have donated supplies to help with the clean up venture, thank you! To everyone that has donated to http://www.helpellicottcity.com, thank you! To everyone that has donated to personal gofundme pages, thank you. To the neighbors helping neighbors, you are amazing, thank you. To everyone that has shared info and events on social media, raising awareness, thank you. To all of the many businesses hosting fundraisers, thank you. For the young ones having lemonade stands and bake sales, thank you. To the many friends and strangers that booted up and shoveled through stores, helping the business owners, thank you. To my daughters who understood, without getting upset, when we had to cancel our mini vacation, thank you. There are so many people to thank, and again, I’ll write more on that subject, but thank you for keeping the beautiful people of our town in your thoughts and prayers. I’m blessed to be a part of our wonderful commUNITY.

These two photos were taken by my building owner, Ron Peters. Unfortunately, he had three properties damaged by the flood. I appreciate Ron’s endless desire to work swiftly and efficiently to get his tenants back in his houses and buildings. He got the necessary work done and inspectors in asap in order to restore some sort of normalcy for his tenants so they could move back home! I’m happy that the tenants in the Howard House are back in their apartments and his commercial renters can be open for business! I’m fortunate that you are my landlord! Thank you, Ron!! You ROCK!

 

This is the first day that I headed in to check out the studio.
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I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to creating beautiful works of art with you!

Thank you!





“Paint Down Main” Quick Draw Event, Historic Ellicott City

20 08 2016

On July 9, 2016, talented (& calm) artists created artwork that they painted in historic downtown Ellicott City during a TWO hour period.  “Paint Down Main”, Quick Draw competition was held on a hot, but beautiful, Saturday morning and it was an AMAZING event to watch! “Paint Down Main” Quick Draw event is within the Paint It! Ellicott City Plein Air Event. How awesome for spectators to witness a piece of art created and completed in such a short amount of time!

The sponsors of this creative and challenging event were Mat About You Custom Framing & Gallery, Ellicott City Partnership (ECP), Howard County Arts Council, Howard County Tourism.

At noon, the blow of the horn sounded, signaling the finish time, painters gathered at the Howard County Tourism lot, displayed their artwork and waited patiently 🙂 while the jurors judged their art. Judges Steve Stannard of Steve Stannard’s Salient Group,  Char Randolph of ClayGround and Sara Arditti, of Still Life Fine Art Gallery, chose winners in the competition for cash prizes. Patrons could then purchase their favorite painting directly off the easel or visit the Paint Down Main exhibit during the Ellicott City 2nd Sunday Art Market, held at Mat About You Gallery on July 10th.

This awesome event is the brainchild of Chuck Gruss of Mat About You, “We hold this event to give the town’s visitors, a chance to see a piece of art work come together from start to finish.  It’s not too often someone gets a chance to see that happen in a such a short amount of time”.

Last year, 2015, was the inaugural year and welcomed 33 participants competing for $600 in cash prizes! This year, 2016, there were 48 participants competing for $1200 in cash prizes!! Mat About you Custom Framing and Gallery, Ellicott City Partnership and Chesapeake Fine Art Studio all donated toward the cash prizes.

Winners from the “Paint Down Main” Quick Draw;

1st Place “Main Street Ellicott City” by Alison Leigh Menke
2nd Place “Little House, Big Woods” by Courtney E. Lee
3rd Place “Wired” by Ray Ewing
Top Non-Juried “Tiber River Under Parking Lot” by Jane Knighton
Honorable Mentions:
-“Old Columbia Pike” by Tara Will
-“Ask Not” by Joanna Burnum
-“Tiger & Blues” by Ann Crostic
-“Tongue Row” by Deborah Cole
-Under 18 Winner “Oriental Rugs” by Ashley Hof
-Under 18 Honorable Mentions, “Park” by Laila Lowery and “City Shop” by Jonathan Storch
-People’s Choice “Old Columbia Pike” by Tara Will

This is one of the many cultural events held in Historic Ellicott City throughout the year. I am looking forward to having our street back and rockin’ the events again!

As I walked around the Quick Draw boundaries, searching for painters, I was in complete awe with what I saw.  Each painter interpreted their views so differently and every single one of them, so magnificently. I loved seeing the many different techniques the artists displayed, the different interpretations of the same landscape. The unique color choices, some muted, some vibrant. Yet they all had something in common, they each produced incredible and beautiful pieces of art.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

Thank you to everyone involved! Hope to see you next year!

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Job very well done, everyone! Thank you for another awesome day in Ellicott City!

I’d like to remind our readers, that if you’d like to donate to the Ellicott City Partnership for the assistance of the flood victims, the link is: Flood donations, thank you for your consideration. 

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Visitors – thank you for checking out images and information about the another event from Historic Main Street.

If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!:-)





5th Anniversary of Power of the Purse – 2016 – A HUGE Success!

14 07 2016

 

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On Monday, June 13th, Blossoms of Hope held their fifth annual Power of the Purse silent auction and sale. This wonderful event was held in support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. For the past five years this event has courteously been held at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz, located in Columbia.

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In 2015 over 1,400 gently used and vintage purses were generously donated from individuals all over the state. As 2016 approached, goals and ambitions of collecting more bags were higher than ever. With great pride, I am able to say this year over 2,900 purses were donated and the event received more than $50,000 in donations from local businesses for the Silent Auction! This event is largely remarkable in the way it brings the community together.

There is no better person to bring camaraderie and resources to events than Michelle Wildman, owner of MW Events, a 16-year old business that specializes in Galas, fundraisers, and uniquely entertaining parties. Michelle was this year’s Chairperson for the Power of the Purse and worked countless hours for the past year preparing for this successful fundraiser. You’ve heard the expression, “if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person”?  Michelle surrounded herself with busy, organized and helpful volunteers that she guided throughout the process with informative and detailed emails, ensuring great communication. Michelle organized meetings, luncheons, and creative get togethers throughout the year to continually keep everyone informed and excited. These get togethers weren’t opportunities to only mingle, Michelle had a purpose for each scheduled date, checking items off her major list each month! The words AMAZING, TREMENDOUS, RESOURCEFUL, CONVINCING ;-), INCREDIBLE only begin to describe Michelle and her giving heart and brilliant mind!

Below, Michelle is pictured with her awesome and supportive family. 🙂

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Michelle is not one to bring attention to herself, she lifts everyone up around her, “Last year we had 16 volunteers, and this year the team grew to 50 wonderfully hard-working women! The success of Power of the Purse directly correlates to the enthusiasm and dedication of these ladies, who took time away from their families to support such an important cause. I enjoyed hosting fun activities and outings in addition to our meetings, and it was a pleasure to watch new friendships form while we learned about one another’s businesses and passions.

Thanks to such a fabulous team, our 5th anniversary event welcomed more than 500 attendees, and not only beat our fundraising goal, but nearly doubled it, bringing in $36,000 to benefit Blossoms of Hope! Over the past 11 years, Blossoms has donated over $275,000 to the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, and we look forward to adding to that total after this year’s success.”                                                              2016 POTP Pam Long Photography (72 of 191)

Working hand in hand with this event for the fifth year in a row is The Iron Bridge Wine Co. who provided the attendees with a tasteful assortment of both red and white wines. Alongside the wines, this years event had a tasty signature cocktail called the “Purse-onalitini” made of a special and tasty secret recipe, provided by Clever Container. Following drinks, Carrabba’s Italian Grill filled the air with delicious aromas featuring shrimp lightly drizzled in a lemon butter sauce, penne pasta with fresh tomato red sauce, Chicken Marsala and many other mouth watering treats. Not only did Carrabba’s have a counter full of these amazing dishes, but throughout the event servers made their way around the room to serve hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and then desserts. 

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As a board member for Blossoms of Hope, Sherri Collins-Witzke’s funeral business Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, Inc.  generously donated to become the Platinum Sponsor for Power of the Purse, as well as all of the other Blossoms of Hope events.

Brenda von Rautenkranz is always entertaining and makes a great emcee! She is pictured below with Joe Barbera of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar, located in Columbia, Maryland.

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Stacy and Glenna show us how comfortable the 26-person limo bus is, provided by An Extraordinar Limousine, Inc. This generous company provided attendees luxurious rides to and from the satellite parking area and the event venue.2016 POTP Pam Long Photography (166 of 191)

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Her Mind/Custom Media Options hosts this event each year and deserves a lot of accolades, bringing this fabulous event to Howard County 5 years ago. I’d like to personally thank the ladies of this awesome company: Beth Ditman, Pam Moss, Dotty Doub, Emiko Danielian, Bethanne Smith, Linda Boyle, and Jackie Panowicz for all of your hard work and we thank you!

Following are lists of sponsors, drop off locations (that, for several months, graciously allowed us to place collection boxes at their locations for people to drop off their donated purses), companies that donated time and resources, and businesses that donated items for the silent auction.  Please consider patronizing these very generous and giving companies when considering your shopping needs. #shoplocal

SPONSORS:

Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, Inc. (Platinum Sponsor) – Sherri Collins-Witzke

The Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz – Beth Korwek

Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Ellicott City – Greg Alkire

Pam Long Photography – Pam Long

The Iron Bridge Wine Co. – Steve Wecker (WINE!)

The Business Monthly – Becky Mangus (advertising and promotion)

DellaBlooms – Dana O’Sullivan (gorgeous bouquets of flowers and props)

The Decorating Therapist – Carol Weil (designed the space)

Wendy Slaughter Team at RE/MAX 100 – Wendy Slaughter (tote bags)

Clever Container – Amanda Bill (Signature Cocktail Sponsor, the “Purse-onalitini”)

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Brenda von Rautenkranz – POTP MC

An Extraordinar Limousine, Inc., Ruth Toomey – 26-person Limo Bus

Freestate Self Storage, Donna McManus – 6 mo. FREE storage space + boxes

KGZ Graphics, Matt Zuiderhof – printing fliers

Blossoms of Hope

Custom Media Options

Her Mind Magazine

(38) DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

A Diva’z Boutique  A Journey from Junk  Aida Bistro & Wine  Bode Floors, Ellicott City  Bode Floors, Columbia  ♥ Columbia Association: Athletic Club, Supreme Sports Club & Swim Center ♥ Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ♥ Crafton Dental  HoCo Chamber of Commerce  HoCo Library: East Columbia Branch, Elkridge Branch, Glenwood Branch, Miller Branch & Savage Branch  HoCo Welcome Center  It Works! Global  Jewish Federation of Howard County ♥ Jolles Insurance  Keller Williams Realty Centre  Kids Time Out  Leido’s  Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.  Macy’s  Maryland Primary Care Physicians  Medical Skin Therapeutics  Nordstrom  Pam Long Photography  Quest Fitness  River Hill Garden Center  Simply Divine Boutique  St. John’s Jewelers  The Cellar at Chef Paolino Cafe  The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center  The Wendy Slaughter Team RE/MAX 100  Together Couples Counseling  Vertical Connection

(101) POTP BUSINESS DONORS:

40 West Beam / Schubert Team  Adventure Park USA  Amy Abell Wellness  Artistic Edge Salon & Spa in Waverly Woods  Basignani Winery  Bra-La-La  Cascade Lake  Champps  Cheesecake Factory  Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  Chesapeake Beach Water Park  Clark’s Elioak Farm  Clyde’s ♥ Columbia MD Chapter, the Links Inc. ♥ Covered Bridge Farm ♥ Crazy Ladyz ♥ Dakota Salon ♥ Danielle DiFerdinando ♥ Denee Barr Photographic ♥ Elegant Style Boutique & Design ♥ Elk Run Vineyard ♥ Eyre Bus Service ♥ Fitness Evolution  Ford’s Theatre ♥ Friends of Maggie & Olivia Ballman  Frisco Tap House  Gramophone ♥ Great Frogs Winery ♥ Great Shoals Winery ♥ Harris Teeter, Columbia ♥ Harris Teeter, Ellicott City ♥ HCYP 12U Raiders White Team ♥ Historic Ships of Baltimore ♥ Homewood Interiors ♥ HorseSpirit Arts Gallery ♥ International Spy Museum ♥ K & D Nails ♥ Kelsey’s Kloset Boutique ♥ Kids Time Out ♥ Ladew Gardens ♥ Leah Tucker Art & Design ♥ Liberty Mountain Resort ♥ Live Happy ♥ Long & Foster, Ellicott City Office ♥ Looks Salon ♥ Lord & Taylor ♥ Luray Caverns ♥ Maggiano’s Little Italy ♥ Manor Hill Brewing ♥ Medieval Times ♥ Merry Maids of Columbia, MD ♥ Mike Gordon, Personal Trainer ♥ Mindgrub Technologies ♥ Monster Mini Golf ♥ Northridge Wine & Spirits ♥ Old Westminster Winery ♥ Ourisman Chrysler ♥ Paintings by Kate  Pam Long Photography ♥ Panera Bread  ♥ Park Lane Jewelery ♥ Positive Touch Therapy ♥ POTP Committee ♥ Princeton Sports ♥ Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse ♥ Pure Romance ♥ Renata’s Tasty Bites ♥ Robinson Nature Center ♥ Rolling Road Golf Club ♥ SAC ♥ Sandra Paetow Photography ♥ Sapphire Salon ♥ Seasons 52 ♥ Secolari ♥ Sergios Jewelers ♥ Signature Hair Design ♥ Simply Organized ♥ Smokin’ Hot Bar & Grille ♥ Still Point Spa @ Haven on the Lake ♥ Structural Integrity ♥ The Brewer’s Art ♥ The Dog Wash ♥ The Enchanted Envelope on Etsy ♥ The Murn Family ♥ The Olney Winery  The Pearl Spa ♥ The Shelton Family ♥ The Swellness Center ♥ The Teachers & PA of St. John’s Parish Day School ♥ The Wildman Family ♥ Time Saver Advantage ♥ Tino’s Italian Bistro ♥ Total Wine & More ♥ Turf Valley Resort ♥ Uno Pizzeria and Grill ♥ Walters Art Museum ♥ Washington Capitals ♥ Weis Woodstock ♥ Whitetail Ski Resort ♥ Williams Asset Management ♥ Wisdomwell ♥ Your Style IQ

The ladies are ready for a fantastic evening!

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GO….

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Three incredible women….Beth Ditman, owner of Custom Media Options, Michelle Wildman, and Pam Moss of Custom Media Options.

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Anita Broccolino, centered with  Joe Barbera of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar and Steve Wecker of Iron Bridge Wine Co.

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Danielle Nicole unique and stylish handbags and purses were sold, the company generously donated 20% of their sales to Power of the Purse!

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These lovely ladies are not only showcasing some of their favorite handbags, but the delicious signature drink, the “Purse-onalitini”,  provided by Clever Container.2016 POTP Pam Long Photography (170 of 191)

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woot! I had my picture taken by Vic Broccolino! 😀

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♥ A huge thank you to everyone involved. To those of you involved in organizing the event, to the vendors, volunteers, sponsors, attendees, to all that donated purses…THANK YOU! 

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Visitors – thank you for checking out images and information about the Power of the Purse. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!:-)





Howard High School Twins Portrait Session

24 06 2016

What a FUN and GREAT time I had with these twin (graduated) high school seniors during their photo shoot! These two seniors are a FANTASTIC reason for mom and dad to be proud! I was very impressed with them during their portrait session and ordering session.They got along so well with each other :-), had fun and laughed with one another, they’re both respectful and an absolute blast to be around! These Class of 2016 Seniors from Howard High School have a tremendous future in front of them.

They have a trio of wall portraits displayed in their home, here is one of their pieces of artwork.Brother and sister formal portrait photographer Howard County Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City MD

Can’t you tell by their expressions that they are awesome young adults?

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This is a collage of some of Adeola’s favorite images. It truly demonstrates who she is and showcases her beauty, kindness, athleticism, and cultural heritage. She’s s stunner for sure!

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Ademola is a tremendous athlete as well. He chose his favorite images and I was ecstatic to create this piece of art for him.Senior sports photographer Howard County Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City MD

Yearbook pictures for Adeola and Ademola! Aren’t they beautiful, you can see the warmth in their eyes and smile, right?

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I’m so glad that I was able to talk mom into getting in the photo with her kids! She was hesitant, but agreed. 🙂 As you can tell, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Tolani, thank you so very much for the trust you’ve placed in me to create these portraits of your beautiful children. You all have much to be proud of and I hope each time you look at their portraits on your walls that all of their wonderful qualities shine through.

Thank you! xo

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Adeola and Ademola’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!:-)





Ashleigh’s senior portraits in Historic Ellicott City

2 05 2016

Many people think that high school senior portraits need to be taken during the summer, prior to the student’s senior year. And, for many of seniors, they are! We, at Pam Long Photography, do meet with a lot of our seniors during the summer, fall and winter of their senior year. All of the high schools have different deadlines for yearbook picture submissions; so if a senior has us creating the traditional drape or tux image, timing is definitely dictated by those deadlines.  Our schools in Howard County, MD have deadlines that are spread out from beginning of December, through mid April! I love the flexibility that gives us and allows us to work with these high school students throughout the entire year. We offer a limited number of sessions each week, and it’s awesome that these families can schedule their session when it fits in to their busy schedule as well as ours!

Ashleigh’s mom had contacted us because her daughter had seen some of our senior portraits of her friends. I was thrilled to meet with them during their portrait consultation. Through talking with her and discussing her style, and having her look through several of our senior photos, I knew which direction we’d take Ashleigh. We eagerly set the date for her senior portrait session!

The snowy, windy, winter weather prevented us from meeting for her portrait session a couple of different times, but when we were able to get together, we had a FUN photo shoot! 🙂 Ashleigh was able to fall in to any pose so easily and naturally. The different facial expressions that I asked for seemed effortless on her part….she was really incredible in front of the camera, quite natural.

Ashleigh and Kim, thank you for choosing Pam Long Photography! I’m glad you’re thrilled with your senior portraits, I enjoyed working with you so much, truly such an honor! Plus, my abs got a great workout from all of the laughter! 😀

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Kim, thanks for allowing me to convince you to step in to a photo with Ashleigh. 🙂

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Ashleigh’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!:-)

Pam Long




Brian’s senior portrait session in Ellicott City!!

21 04 2016

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Brian is a Class of 2016 high school senior from Mt Hebron High School.

When Brian’s mom contacted me about taking her son’s senior portraits, it was a very familiar conversation. Throughout his entire school year he expressed no interest in having his senior pictures taken. I know I’ve said this before, but most senior guys come to our photography studio because ‘mom wants the pictures’ (but then thankfully, they leave realizing how fun it is) :-). But this time, it was a little different from the normal script. Brian had seen some portraits that we had created of other seniors and specifically of some very talented musicians, and he liked them! YAY!  He had a change of heart and wanted senior portraits after all! Brian is an extremely gifted and dedicated musician, he’s an extraordinary bassoon player. And with the marching band, he plays the saxophone!

In addition to Brian’s musical accomplishments, he’s also a member of the National Honor Society. And, as if academics and music aren’t enough, he works as a life guard and swim instructor!  He’s been accepted and will be attending University of Maryland in the Fall where he’ll be a Music and Computer Science major! Congratulations, Brian! 🙂

Of course we created the formal portrait for him but he was interested in some casual photos as well.

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I love these words that Lisa, Brian’s mom, shared with me, “These pictures of Brian warm my heart; the essence of his talent shines in his eyes. I am so proud of his accomplishments. I wish for Brian to continue to follow his passion; and success and happiness will always be his.”

 

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Brian was very enjoyable to work with, he had great input and felt comfortable sharing his expectations.

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Brian, I’m so glad you had a change of heart and wanted senior portraits after all. I really appreciate you and your mom choosing Pam Long Photography.  Thank you. I’m looking forward to seeing what your future holds; I know it’s going to be tremendous! 🙂

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Brian’s portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! 🙂