Newborn portraits

27 09 2009

for Mary Elizabeth!

Jen and Bill welcomed Mary Elizabeth into their family yesterday afternoon. She is absolutely adorable.

We arranged to document her big brothers’ reactions as they met her for the first time. It was nothing short of magnificent. It didn’t take William and Ford long to fall in love with this precious bundle of pinkness. She’s a princess and so blessed to have 2 wonderful big brothers and Jen and Bill as parents.

Here are just a few pictures from the day…

Mary Elizabeth, born September 26, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 1/4 inches…
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Here are the moments that big brothers, William and Ford, saw there baby sister for the first time…
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Counting her toes…
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This is one of my very favorite family pictures…EVER…
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Thank you, Jen and Bill, for this awesome honor of documenting your day. I loved every minute of it. I appreciate you allowing me to share this beautiful experience with your family. I’m looking forward to going through all of your images. It was wonderful to see Aunt Sherry, Gigi, Nana, and PopPop as well. Enjoy this magical time together.

Lots of love.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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A Labor Day wedding for Lori and Chris…

22 09 2009

proved to be a fantastic time for everyone!

We began our day at Lori’s house where we met her family and the great girls standing up for her. Whitney, from Split Ends Salon in Severna Park, was doing hair and makeup for the girls. Each girl had a beautiful and unique style that suited them perfectly. Great job Whitney!  It was nice to hang out with Lori’s family and bridal party for a few hours; we were able to see their true personalities and the love that they share for one another.

We headed to Overhills Mansion in Catonsville, a beautiful location for their ceremony and reception.  I had previously photographed a reception at Overhills and was looking forward to working there again.  Being a photographer at a wedding, your eyes always move so that you can anticipate and capture the moments of the day.  You can’t help but notice the details of the location and the staff.  Tracy (my awesome 2nd shooter) and I were really impressed with the service staff the last time we were there.  They seemed to really “get” that the wedding is the most important day, so far,  in the couple’s life.  Each of their staff members certainly had their best foot forward and were very attentive and professional.  The same held true for Lori and Chris’s special day.  Huge kudos Brandy and to the White House Caterers and Overhills Mansion staff.

Chris and Lori had decided to have their “first look” prior to their ceremony.  The landscape of Overhills Mansion allowed for a beautiful backdrop for their special moment as well as their ceremony.

Gorgeous flower arrangements were made by Judy, of Flowers by Judy.  She chose some beautiful, fresh, colorful arrangements.

Their cake was made by Patti Kake.  Lori said it was delicious and her guests truly agreed!

Here are a few images from their enchanting day.

The very stunning bride…
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Aren’t they a cute couple…
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Beautiful children surrounding a beautiful bride…
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How precious is she? Adorable or what?!
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Enjoy this slideshow of Lori and Chris’s fabulous wedding day.

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Thanks, Lori and Chris, for allowing me this awesome opportunity to document your wonderful love story.  We had a great time with you all.  You are certainly surrounded by lots of love!

Tracy, thanks again!  2 beautiful weddings back to back and you never once complained about being tired, sore feet or anything!  Thanks for being a positive presence at our weddings!

xoxo








Amy and Paul were married…

19 09 2009

on a gorgeous day in Baltimore.

They were happily married at Westminster Hall, a beautiful, converted Gothic church built above Westminster Burying Ground.  Edgar Allan Poe, several mayors of Baltimore and heroes of the American Revolution have found their final resting place there.

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Paul and Amy decided to have their “First Look” prior to their ceremony.  Paul anxiously waited for Amy….
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Once Amy arrived and Paul turned around to see her, I had goose bumps. They were so sweet with one another.
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Isn’t she beautiful…
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I’ve noticed a trend from my wedding couples lately, and I have to say, I LOVE it. Instead of giving favors to each of their guests to take home, they are donating money to a charity. Amy and Paul chose to donate to Baltimore’s Viva House, a soup kitchen and Catholic Worker community.
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Amy and Paul, in honor of your marriage, for each of your friends and family members that have a Pam Long Photography photo session from now until your 1st Anniversary, I will happily donate $10 to your Charity. I will email you details.

Amy had a few minutes to relax before the ceremony…
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Here are a couple of images of Paul and Amy right before the ceremony…
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I love this fun image of the gorgeous bride and her 3 beautiful sisters…
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Amy and Paul were announced at their reception as they happily entered sporting their Boston Red Sox jerseys. They had some wonderful toasts that everyone enjoyed…
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This beautiful couple had 180 friends and family members witnessing their wedding and celebrating with them afterwards. So much love filled this historic room, that you would have thought they were ALL family….beautiful people.

Amy and Paul, you have amazing people that love you. Truly, you are all blessed.

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Your wedding day was fantastic. I know your marriage will be AMAZING!

Thank you so much for allowing me the honor to document this phenomenal chapter of your life. Tracy and I had a fantastic time watching your awesome day unfold.

Tracy, thanks for working so hard with me.  I love being able to hang out with you while we work!

xoxo