Senior Photography in Ellicott City, Howard County

21 07 2011

Wow, I have amazing news that I’m excited to share with you!

As a business owner, you face many challenges of keeping up with the demands of running a business successfully.  And, by successfully, I’m talking about consistently delivering beautiful and high quality products, consistently providing great client service, taking care of the needs of your clients whether they are in your Studio, on location, on the telephone, or on the other end of an email, researching new equipment, maintaining current equipment, finances and accounting, creating marketing pieces, continuing education by scheduling and attending classes, seminars, webinars, and conventions,  keeping up with social media to keep your ‘name’ in front of your clients and potential clients, and giving back to your community.  If you are a business owner you know that I could go on and on with a much longer list but for the sake of getting to my exciting news, I’ll end it there! 😀

As a photographer, we may focus on weddings, maternity, babies, children, family, engagement, high school seniors and boudoir, in studio, on location….whew, it’s a lot! Each of those I LOVE to photograph but in reality, I’ve had to stop marketing for some for the sake of maintaining a high level of client service.  I made a difficult decision a couple of years ago to only accept a handful of weddings each year and concentrate mostly on the portrait side of my business.  My youngest was beginning Kindergarten and my weekends became even more important.  As much as I totally love my wedding couples, I had to make a difficult business decision and cut back on weddings.

Senior photography has been a passion of mine and I LOVE to photograph seniors, but I didn’t have a ‘formal’ senior program, couldn’t spend time marketing to them yet and wasn’t planning on rolling out my official senior program until 2012-2013. Well,…..and here’s the exciting news……I now have a fantastic Senior Program,…’s the more exciting news……I have the honor of introducing my lead Senior Photographer!!  A much sought after successful photographer is joining my team and she will lead our Senior Photography division into a fantastic year.  She has successfully run her own business for the last several years, has won numerouos awards for her work, has served as the President for the Maryland Professional Photographers Association and is currently the Chairperson for Maryland PPA, is a counselor for the PPA, Professional Photographers of America along with other accolades.  I am BEYOND thrilled to introduce to you, VANESSA ARD!


Vanessa is Howard County’s premiere senior photographer and has made a great name for herself in the surrounding counties as well.  To say we are ecstatic is an understatement, we are absolutely thrilled that she is joining us at Pam Long Photography.  She is creative,  technically brilliant,  professional, fun and uber, super-uber talented and FANTASTIC photographer.

I’m so excited to be able to continue my passion of photographing high school seniors through Pam Long Photography!  I’m inspired by the creative potential as I get to photograph our clients in a new space and Pam’s gorgeous Garden Studio!  I feel a peace of mind knowing that our combined clientelle will be well cared for by Pam and her fabulous team!”

Here is a sampling of Vanessa’s talent as we introduce to you our 2011-2012 Spokesmodels:

To be able to extend part of my business because I have a wonderfully competent, exceptionally talented photographer joining my team is an unbelievable blessing!  Please join us in welcoming Vanessa to PLP team.



4 responses

21 07 2011
Shareen Scibek

Pam that is so exciting for your company. I have no doubt that Vanessa will be an asset to your team, b/c you only take the best. Congratulations on all of the awards you have won. You are so talented… We are so lucky to have you as our photographer..

22 07 2011
Kim Lynch

I am so excited for you guys! Lucky for us that with your growth, we will all get a little more Pam Long Photography!!! And that’s a GREAT thing!

22 07 2011
Pam Long

Thank you, Shareen! You know I’m honored to be your photographer! xo
Thank you, Kim! You’re too sweet. xo

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