Sweet Elizabeth Jane celebrates 3 years on Main Street, Historic Ellicott City

21 04 2014

Businesses, boutiques and restaurants celebrated First Friday in style this month!  First Fridays, in Ellicott City’s Historic District, is a great celebration for our shoppers.  Stores are open late, live music performed by awesome local talent fills the street and people get to enjoy our incredible shopping and specials!

This month, Sweet Elizabeth Jane celebrated their THIRD birthday, and as always, did it with style!  A colorful, festive storefront greeted customers, Lauren Ruth Ward performed live and SEJ’s photobooth brought out the silliness of their customers.  Tammy, the creative genius owner of Sweet Elizabeth Jane, and her “apronologists” buzzed around the store all night, guiding and assisting their customers to help fill their needs and wants.  Whether it’s home decor, clothes, jewelry,  kitchen accessories, furniture, or clothing accessories, everybody got an eyeful of goodness.  Lots of happy people left with bags full of useful, unique items.

It was awesome seeing people gather around the sidewalks as Lauren sang.  Her passion and the richness of Lauren’s soul-filled voice invited the passerbys to stop, listen and take a stroll inside  to discover everything incredible under SEJ’s ceiling. Here are some of the pictures from their photobooth as well as candid photos of their night.

Thank you, Tammy and Kaitlyn, for asking Pam Long Photography to document your fun evening.

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Customers were able to enjoy the “Charmsie” bar.  The awesome staff creatively added hair charms to customer’s hair; a very cool way to add some bling to your style.

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Thank you for visiting our blog. 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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! pam@pamlongphotography.com “LIKE” us on Facebook by clicking here so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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Zach’s high school senior portraits, Marriotts Ridge High School {Howard County photographer}

17 04 2014

What a pleasure I had hanging out with Zach during his high school senior photo shoot.  He’s an amazing young man, and we had a great time with him.

The first time I met Zach was several years ago when we got together for his family portrait.  His entire family is FUN, wonderful, considerate, generous, real, kind, smart, involved in the community, funny and extremely loving….and I could easily go on.  Really, I could.

I also had the honor of photographing Zachary’s older sister, Alex, for her senior portraits.  She was one of our Class of 2013 Spokesmodels and she is quite the gem too!  To hear her talk about her brother with such enthusiasm is priceless. 🙂 I admire their sibling fondness for one another. 🙂

Anybody that meets Zach, loves him.  He has a smile, and an attitude, that lights up the room. His sense of humor is awesome!  He’s a smart, loving and good looking senior!  He had the honor of being Marriotts Ridge Homecoming King this year!  Zachary has been involved with Marriotts Ridge’s drama club, performing in their productions throughout his high school career.  He is also a superstar with the Special Olympics of Howard County; this year he’s swimming and playing basketball with them.  In the fall, he plays flag football. He’s preparing for  the Special Olympics National Games in Princeton, NJ that will be held this summer. He, along with his basketball team, will be representing Maryland in the games!!!

When I asked his mom, Kim, to describe Zach, she easily gushed about him, “Zach is an incredibly fun-loving guy.  He is genuine and always wants to put a smile on everyone’s face.  He likes to joke around and tease people.  He loves sports, especially the Ravens!  He loves animals and is working at Petco now.  He’s going to HCC next year.”
Following, are some of Zach’s senior portraits that were chosen for his album.  I hope you enjoy.
Thank you, Kim and Wendell, for the trust that you continue to place with me.  Zachary, thank you for hanging out with us in the studio and around Main Street.  You are amazing! xoxo
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If you’d like to consider making a contribute to help Zachary make it to the Special Olympic games in June, please click here.  Thank you for your consideration. 🙂

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Thank you for visiting our blog. 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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! pam@pamlongphotography.com “LIKE” us on Facebook by clicking here so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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Blue Pinky Project at Ellicott City’s Spring Celebration! Pinky Swear to see you here?!?!

11 04 2014

Spring is here! Spring Celebration, on Saturday, April 19th, 12noon – 7:30pm is Ellicott City’s annual Main Street festival, welcoming in the warm weather and good business! Spend the day walking in and out of local businesses shopping, eating, and enjoying some fun family activities! Celebrate Earth Day in style while listening to some of the best live music that Ellicott City has to offer! Be sure to come visit us at Pam Long Photography for something incredible! For more info on our Spring Celebration, click here!

As our part in celebrating Spring and participating in the festival, we will be open from 12-5pm.  We would LOVE it if you would come to Pam Long Photography, located in the Howard House, 8202 Main Street, Ellicott City, as we will be doing something VERY special!
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Stand Up HoCo
We are participating with Stand Up HoCo in their campaign to prevent bullying. We are very proud to be involved in helping raise awareness for this cause!  Stand Up HoCo’s campaign is designed to educate the community about what bullying is and what we can do to prevent it!  Their motto is: Don’t stand by, stand up! You can learn more about Stand Up HoCo by clicking here.
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This project really struck a chord with me.  I have 2 beautiful daughters, ages 9 & 10, and I feel it’s vital that we keep communication open so they know that if there’s a challenge, we can help them work through it.   It scares me, and frankly saddens me, when I hear what is being said and written…and at such a young age!  I hope that by bringing more awareness, it’ll become easier for children to speak up, not only for themselves but for others.
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HoCo has a new grassroots project, the Blue Pinky Project, which is led by Jaki Ulman. In particular, this project is designed to raise awareness of bullying among youth.  The Blue Pinky Project challenges members of our community to stand up for one another and promote respect.
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How do you participate? Involvement in The Blue Pinky Project is simple: as you are enjoying the Spring Celebration, stop by our studio, get your pinky fingernail painted BLUE ( yes, guys do it, too) 🙂 and make a “pinky promise” to stand up to bullying!
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Here is a link to this blogpost about the event, PLEASE feel free to Tweet it, Facebook it, shout it from the mountaintops.  http://wp.me/p4NWw-12Z Please, use #HoCoBluePinky and #pamlongphoto to help spread the word!
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Need more incentive?: (Don’t worry; we have you covered) We will have awesome volunteers, some local celebrities, politicians, community leaders here to paint your pinkies!  Of course, we’ll take pictures all day and share them in social media.  Not only do we LOVE to help with charities and raise awareness for worthwhile causes, we also like to have FUN! SO, there will also be plenty of gift certificates and prizes that you can win via raffle! In addition, EVERYONE that participates that day, will receive a gift certificate to PAM LONG PHOTOGRAPHY for $50 to use toward a future session!!!!!  

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Pinky swear to see you here?!?! Please join us in championing StandUp HoCo’s anti-bullying campaign.

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We hope you join us! We would love to see you!  We are looking forward to celebrating Spring and raising awareness for anti-bullying so that we can make this world a better place for our beautiful youth! Help us spread the word! Please tell all your friends, family, teams, scouts, organizations, neighbors, schools,etc., to pass this message on and to come to Pam Long Photography on April 19, from 12-5! 

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Thank you for visiting our blog. 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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! pam@pamlongphotography.com “LIKE” us on Facebook by clicking here so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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A Pair of Jean’s

10 04 2014

Hi, I am Pam’s intern, Nikki, and I was assigned the nearly impossible task of writing about my own family, so please bear with me on this. While I could easily write about how they drive me absolutely insane, I am attempting to push my personal biases aside. 😉 My grandparents, Gene and Jean (hence, our Pair of Jeans) have us all over for dinner every Sunday night. One Sunday,  my mom announced that we were doing family portraits, and most of us laughed at her. We honestly didn’t think she could pull it together. With the help of Pam, my aunts Debbie, and Deborah, and my cousin Mia, we did. I must note that everyone was on their best behaviors that day (Yes Jerry, that was directed at you). We had a blast!!! The pictures are AMAZING. Thank you so much Pam Long Photography for creating such wonderful portraits, and  I want to thank  my family for  listening to my mom (maybe we should do that more often…nahhh) and helping us make  great pictures!

Thank you, Nikki.  Great story!

This was a fun Sunday that we got together.  Thank you, Debbie, for hosting this portrait session at your house.  Thank you, Linda, for coordinating with everyone.  Thank you, ALL, for welcoming me into your day as if I were a part of your family. I enjoyed our conversations, I enjoyed our time together! 🙂

This is a phenomenal family! Kids, parents and grandparents….and pets….all so wonderful!  THANK YOU!! xoxo

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Thank you for visiting our blog. 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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! pam@pamlongphotography.com “LIKE” us on Facebook by clicking here so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!





Meg, a beautiful and talented Class of 2014 High School Senior {Ellicott City Photographer}

6 04 2014

Meg is one of our beautiful, and very talented, high school seniors from Mt Hebron High School.  We had a wonderful time getting to know Meg, not only during her photo shoot, but during her entire senior portrait experience.  She is one our Class of 2014 Spokesmodels and we’ve enjoyed working with her and her family!  Thank you, Meg, for being a wonderful representative for Pam Long Photography this year!

Meg is an exceptional volleyball player, one of the Captains of the team, and has had a great year as part of the Mt Hebron girls volleyball team.  She is also part of  the phenomenal Madrigal Singers.  If you ever have a chance to hear this talented group perform, go!  For the past 2 years, as part of the Midnight Madness in Historic Ellicott City, they have performed on the front porch of the Howard House, right in front of my studio!  Definitely one of the musical highlights of the evening!

Some of the clothes that Meg is wearing in her images are courtesy of Sweet Elizabeth Jane, one of our favorite boutiques here on Main Street, Ellicott City.  She loves to travel, so we jumped on the opportunity to climb inside their beautiful store windows, that happened to have a travel theme, and she briefly became a window model! 😀

Meg, you know I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you this year and believe in you so much! I’m looking forward to continuing to watching you exceed in life.  Please stay in touch!  Thank you! 🙂

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Thank you for visiting our blog.

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 to set up a complimentary consultation.

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

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