Celebrate Your Family and Bring a Smile to a Needy Child! Operation Smile Fundraiser Limited Edition Fall portrait sessions this Sunday!

19 10 2011

Hi friends,

Your smiles can help provide a smile for a child in need! ūüôā

This year we will be raising money for Operation Smile, www.operationsmile.org, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.  More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity every year in Operation Smile partner countries, yet tens of thousands remain untreated.


Sunday, October 23rd from 11a.m. Р5 p.m.,  we will be having a fantastic time celebrating your children, family and this beautiful weather. The colors of Autumn are vibrant, the weather is gorgeous, the time has come for our Limited Edition Fall portrait sessions.  At Pam Long Photography, we have designed a wonderful outdoor session that brings the magic of the fall season to you!  Your beautiful smiles and laughter will complement the season, creating timeless portraits of your children that you will cherish for years to come!

These Limited Edition sessions will be held in our Garden Studio with a backdrop of natural grasses and fallen leaves, ideal for timeless portraits of your children.

Documenting the faces of children and their families¬†is our greatest pleasure.¬† That‚Äôs why we feel so strongly in the work of Operation Smile.¬† Please check out ¬†www.operationsmile.org.¬† For as little as $240, we can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery…..translation…..we schedule 10 sessions, we provide one surgery for a very deserving child!

Sessions are only $75.00!

  • $25 of your session fee will be donated to Operation Smile.
  • Limited Edition packages start at just $199!
  • 30 minute sessions
  • 10% discount on all gallery wrapped canvas portraits created from these sessions.
  • 10% discount on holiday cards created from these sessions.

Our special Limited Edition pricing will be in effect, and availability is limited. Call 410.719.0405 now to schedule your appointment.  Session fee of $75 is due upon booking to reserve your space.

This is the perfect time to capture and update your child‚Äôs portrait…even your family portrait if you choose!

We’re looking forward to sharing some cider, hot cocoa and treats while creating beautiful portraits for you!

Thank you for choosing Pam Long Photography to document those special times in your family’s life!


Ilchester Elementary prepares for a night at Camden Yards!

30 05 2011

Recently, the children and staff of Ilchester Elementary¬†spent the morning with the very fun, hilariously animated Oriole Bird, the fantastic mascot for the Orioles! ¬†Escorting the Bird were some of Howard County’s finest police officers. ¬†And, although it was a dreary, rainy day outside, it was a bright and festive day inside the school! ¬†Later that day, hundreds of the school children and their parents enjoyed a fun evening watching the game from the stands.

This was the seventh year that this phenomenal school community had attended Ilchester Night at Camden Yards! ¬†Each year, several hundred people from Ilchester Elementary School make it an evening at Camden Yards. ¬†When ticket sales begin, typically several weeks before the game day, the parents are asked if they’d consider purchasing an additional ticket to be used as a donation. ¬†Donated tickets in the past have gone to the The Kennedy Krieger Institute as well as the Ronald McDonald House.

This year, for the third year in a row, the tickets were donated to the Howard County Police Department’s BearTrax Kids Program. ¬†This is a mentoring program for elementary school children in Howard County who are deemed “at-risk” by their school administrations and would otherwise, for a variety of reasons, not have the opportunity to attend a baseball game.

The students at Ilchester are learning a valuable lesson about the differences between them and the caring of their neighbors. ¬†Ilchester Elementary School¬†is also fostering a wonderful relationship of cooperation between IES and the other elementary schools in Howard County, MD. ¬†They hope to continue this for many years to come. ¬†And, as a mother of two children at Ilchester, I hope they do too! ūüėÄ

Their night at Camden Yards was eventful, definitely a nail biter.  It went into 15 innings!!  Unfortunately, the Yankees walked away with the win on the scoreboard.  But I believe that the Ilchester staff, and children, along with their families, walked away with the win in their hearts!

Thank you to everyone at Ilchester, the Howard County Police Department and the Orioles organization for continuing to go above and beyond in providing for our children! ¬†We certainly appreciate you! ūüôā

I hope you enjoy this video of the student’s fun morning with the Oriole Bird!

Thank you!

Halloween Photo Session for Charity!

8 10 2010

Get your cuties dressed in their costume and come out to Pam Long Photography Studio next Saturday, October 16 for a 10 minute mini-session! ¬†Call and book your session now to take advantage of this fun offer and to help raise money for Preston Scibek. ¬†Preston is a wonderful 11-year old who found out last year that he has a rare, aggressive cancer. ¬†He and his family have been brave, positive, courageous fighters throughout this past year. ¬†Preston is currently in Boston undergoing Proton radiation. ¬†Please click here to read Preston’s story.

Here’s an extra chance for your child to get dressed up! ¬†AND you get an 8×10 keepsake photo, a goodie bag for your child and a $25 gift card for you to use at a future Pam Long Photography photo session. ¬†All of that for $45. ¬†$10 for each additional child.

These mini sessions are by appointment only and are paid at time of booking in order to reserve your space.

We hope that you’re able to come out and join us! We still have some spaces open so call today to reserve YOURS!



A very successful fundraiser for Preston Scibek…

4 10 2010

last month at Four Seasons Sports Complex in Hampstead, MD.

An aggressive goal was set to raise $5000 for Preston.  Many people came out and donated and not only was the goal reached, but exceeded to $6800!!

Last year, during Thanksgiving week, 10 year-old Preston Scibek, of Hampstead, MD found out he had cancer. He has been very strong and brave as he’s battled it this past year. It’s a very rare cancer, but they’ve had a great team of doctors that have been working hard to cure him. They’ve been through tremendous challenges to fight this unfair disease. Preston is currently in Boston with his beautiful mom, Shareen, undergoing 6 weeks of Proton radiation. Even though his dad, Scott, and his brother Grant, are home in Hampstead, the family has worked hard at being an amazing team.
I love this boy and his family and hope that you will take a moment to check out Preston’s story. ¬†Please click here to visit his CaringBridge site to read his story.

I would like to thank Four Season Sports Complex for reaching out the way they do for their community.  Thank you and all of the generous people that helped raise money for this beautiful family.

Pam Long Photography donated a gift certificate for a free photo session and wall portrait. ¬†I was hoping that Preston could be the one that would reach in the bag and pull out the winner. ¬†He and his mom had to leave for Boston while the fundraising event was still being held so Preston wasn’t able to pick the winning entry. ¬†Then we thought that Grant, Preston’s brother, could pick the winner….but he was at a friend’s house the day I met Scott to draw the winner. ¬†So…….I had both of my daughter’s with me when I met with Scott. ¬†Of course, to keep it fair to them, we had BOTH of them pick a winner. ¬†2 winners instead of 1, a nice bonus!!


Congratulations to Missy and Rod Atkins and to Nancy Suder. ¬†We will be contacting you with information to claim your prize! ¬†I’m looking forward to photographing your families. ¬†Thank you so much for participating.

We are having an In Studio fundraising event for Preston on October 16th.  Please check out our blog tomorrow for the announcement of how to get your little ones here for our Halloween Charity Bash.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and prayers for the Scibek family and for all families struggling with health challenges.


12 04 2010

for you generosity.

The voting for the International Charity Model Search has ended.  Because of our wonderful families that participated and you, we raised almost $750 through your online voting in less than 2 weeks!!  That money will go to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep to help support this wonderful organization.

I am so proud of the work our families did to get the word out. ¬†They emailed their friends and families, they posted messages on their facebook pages and they made phone calls. ¬†Great job! ¬†I am incredibly honored to be your photographer and friend. ¬†NILMDTS is near to my heart and I appreciate everybody’s participation.

Congratulations to all of the state winners! I love how all of the families and photographers around the nation worked so hard to bring awareness and donations to NILMDTS. We should find out soon what the total amount raised for the nation is; I will pass the info along.

Thanks again to my beautiful, wonderful families.

The Gibson family…

The Garner family…

The Luber family…

Thank you!!!

Slideshow of the beautiful families raising money for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

6 04 2010

Three wonderful and beautiful families have partnered with Pam Long Photography this year to help raise money and awareness for the wonderful organization,¬†Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. ¬†NILMDTS provides remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture. ¬†We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy. ¬†Please click on this link to see why I volunteer for NILMDTS and why the Gibson, Luber and Garner families are participating in this contest.

As many of you are aware, last year we were able to raise over $2500 in the votes cast for America’s Cutest Child. ¬†Throughout the nation, over $164,000 was raised by people generously voting for over 2000 cutie pie models. ¬†Thank you for your generosity and open hearts. ¬†This year we are excited to be representing these 3 beautiful families. ¬†Each family is near and dear to my heart. ¬†Some have started as friends and became clients, while others have started as my clients and have become friends. ¬†I love them all and wish them all luck. ¬†I’m really, secretly, hoping for a 3-way tie!! ūüôā

You can click here to learn a little more about the The Garner family.

You can click here to learn a little more about The Luber Family.

You can click here to learn a little more about the Gibson Family.

We thank you for your consideration in voting for these families.  I understand that money is tight and there are numerous worthy charities in which you can donate your hard earned money.

Voting ends April 8. ¬†Please vote today! ¬†Click here to go to the voting site, click on “Gallery”, go to tour city Baltimore. ¬†Gibson, Garner and Luber are the Pam Long Photography models. ¬†Thank you!

$1 = 1 vote

$5 = 5 votes

$25 = 25 votes

$100 = 100 votes

and yes, $1,000,000 = 1,000,000 votes!!


Thank you!  xoxo

One more wonderful family to consider for the National Charity Model Search

1 04 2010

for America’s cutest family.

The Garner family! ¬†This family portrait was taken on Rob and Denise’s 10 year wedding anniversary! ¬†Rob, with great detail, secretly planned a surprise anniversary party for Denise at the Peabody Court Hotel. ¬†What Denise knew was that she would be getting a new family portrait to display on her wall. ¬† The portrait would be taken in the afternoon and then the family would be together that evening for a special dinner – that’s what Denise knew. ¬†Plan “A” was for the family portrait to be taken on the steps of Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, the same place that Denise and Rob stood ten years ago as bride and groom. ¬†The weather didn’t cooperate so we stayed inside for their portraits, we were able to get wonderful images in their spacious penthouse room. Later that evening, Denise was brought to tears as the elevator opened to the terrace level at the Peabody and she was greeted by 100+ friends and family.

Last year, the Garner’s older 2 daughters participated¬†in the National Model Search for the cutest kiddo. ¬†Toward the end of the contest, Denise contacted me to see if there was a way to find out the number of votes cast for each of our models. ¬†She and her husband, through The Garner Team at Coldwell Banker, ¬†wanted to match the current donations of all of our models! ¬†Instead of putting the additional money on their own children, they matched what each of the children currently had!!! ¬†A totally unselfish, generous gift to the other models and to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

The National Charity Model Search contest raises money and awareness for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a wonderful, charitable organization. Please feel free to click on the link to see why I became a volunteer for NILMDTS and why my studio and clients are participating in the contest.

Click here and you will go directly to the voting site. ¬†Once there, ¬†click on Tour City and scroll to ‚ÄúBaltimore‚ÄĚ, then click on ‚ÄėGarner‚Äô. ¬†You will then have the opportunity of voting for their family. ¬†Each vote is $1, you can choose to cast any # of votes you‚Äôd like! ¬†We, and NILMDTS appreciate all of the votes and your consideration.

Denise and Rob, thank you for your continued loyalty throughout the years, I love photographing your family.  Best of luck in the contest!  Thanks for helping us, once again,  raise money for this great cause!