Catch our very special “Celebration of Smiles Day” Fundraiser on April 28th!

10 04 2018

 

It’s time to update your portrait!!

Pam Long Photography is participating in a very special fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, 2018. We will be hosting “Celebration of Smiles”, a wonderful opportunity for you to update individual portraits of your family members and at the same time support the work of Operation Smile.

Recording the smiles of children and their families is one of our greatest pleasures. That’s why we believe so strongly in the work of Operation Smile. Each year, this incredible organization of more than 5,000 volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists and specialized health care professionals, perform free reconstructive surgeries for children suffering from cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial conditions.

A $24 donation is all it takes to have your individual portrait taken and to receive a 5×7 desk portrait! Each surgical procedure costs $240. So for every 10 people we photograph, a child receives the much-needed surgery!  Will you take advantage of this awesome offer and help these beautiful children? We’d like to raise enough money so that at least three children can receive surgical care from these incredible healthcare professionals. At Pam Long Photography, we only discount our session fees or products when we are fundraising. On Saturday, April 28th, you have the opportunity to receive a free 5×7 desk print for a minimum of $24 donation! That’s almost 1/5 of our normal price! And it all goes to this charity. And you don’t pay a session fee!  Hello?! What are you waiting for? Let’s have fun together recording YOUR smiles and raising money so those incredible children can smile too!

I love what Dr. Bill Magee and his wife, Kathy have to say about why they founded Operation Smile. I hope you take a moment to read their story, found here.

I hope you will join us Saturday, April 28th!  Contact us now, be amongst those 30 people!

410.988.5563  pam@pamlongphotography.com

FAQs:

Do I need to reserve my time? YES, absolutely! When we host these fundraisers, time slots fill quickly. We will reserve the time on our calendar that best suits your schedule and you will pay the donation fee(s) at that time. Example: If there are three people in your family participating in the fundraiser, we will reserve the 20-minute time slot and collect the $72 donation. Please keep in mind, first come, first served. Again, appointments will fill quickly!

What should we wear?  Great question. We will send you our special Tips and Suggestions to help guide you in preparing for your headshot!

Do we get to choose which photo we want or do you choose it for us? Of course! YOU get to view and choose which one(s) you’d like. Immediately after your session, you’ll see your images on the big screen and our staff will help you make your selections.

Do we choose the background? For this free session, we’ve chosen for it you. Our regular custom headshot sessions are designed specifically for your individual needs and can include a variety of backgrounds, including the beautiful outdoors. For this session, we are using a black background. For an extra charge, our retoucher can ‘extract’ you from the background, making it extremely easy to choose any digital background you may need. As a thank you for participating in this incredible fundraiser, you will receive a gift certificate for $25 off of a custom headshot session to use in the future.

Thank you for the gift of a 5×7, I will want additional copies, may I buy more? Absolutely!  We are happy to provide the 5×7 print as your gift, but it’s very common that people want additional prints for family members and their offices, and many times want the digital files for their images. You will have that option. Our regular prices are discounted for this fundraiser!

I need to update my LinkedIn profile…my website headshot…my dating site profile…my profile on my social media sites…my picture on my business card…if I buy the digital file may I use it for those purposes? YES! This is a fantastic opportunity to do so because the digital files are available for just $99 during this fundraiser (there’s even a greater, group discount if buying 3 or more)!

Can you take our family portrait while we’re there? Simple answer…perhaps. This fundraiser is specifically designed for individual portraits. IF time remains within your scheduled timeslot, I’m happy to do so, but my initial goal is to provide everyone with a fantastic, updated headshot. Each person or family that participates in our “Celebration of Smiles” Day will receive a gift certificate for $75 off a regular custom family portrait session to use in the future.

Can you take a portrait of my 3 children together instead of each one separately? With this particular fundraiser, PLP’s obligation to the charity is to provide one photograph for each person in exchange for the $24 donation. I would love the opportunity to schedule a custom portrait session with your family or children. As an additional thank you for participating in this fundraiser will receive a gift certificate for $75 off a regular custom family portrait session to use in the future. IF time remains within your scheduled timeslot, I’m happy to do so, but my initial goal is to provide everyone with a fantastic, updated headshot.

I know for your regular sessions our images are professionally retouched, will headshots taken during this promotion include retouching? Absolutely, yes! Your portraits will be handled with the same standard of excellence that our clients have grown accustomed to.

Sounds great, what do I do now? Contact us right away! We plan on photographing from 11:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday, 11/28. That leaves enough room for approximately 18-20 sessions.  And believe me, for a mini session and a 5×7 print in exchange for a $24 donation, the times will fill quickly. Call us at 410.988.5563. We are a busy, working studio, so if there is no answer then we are with clients, be sure to leave a message and follow up with an email to pam@pamlongphotography.com.

Along with other participating members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Pam Long Photography has pledged to donate 100% of each $24 donation made to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. We are looking forward to serving YOU and raising money together for Operation Smile. I’ve had the pleasure of working with PPA Charities for several years now and love the work they do and the partnerships they have formed with organizations like Operation Smile.

THANK YOU!

Pam Long Photography Operation Smile 2018

 

 

 

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Pam Long Photography is a full-service custom portrait studio located in the heart of Historic Ellicott City. If you are in need of a photographer, we would love the opportunity to chat with you. 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 commission us for a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies to children and families, high school seniors and pets. We also love working with our commercial clients while creating new headshots, producing amazing photos and videos of their events and aiding them with their branding through our visual creativity. Whatever occasion life brings you, 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! To check out our high school senior work, please go to: http://www.SeniorsByPamLongPhotography.com  Our family website and commercial webiste are currently ‘under construction’ but in the meantime, you can see much of our work on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PamLongPhotography/

Thank you!

 

 

 

 





CHASEing CANCER AWAY fundraiser. Time to Celebrate your Family with new family portraits!

11 11 2015

Have you been putting off getting your new family portrait created? We’ve got a solution for you! AND you get to help a great cause!  I talk with so many people that tell me their family portrait above their fireplace doesn’t even include their youngest child (that is now 8 years old!!), that their portrait hanging on their wall is when their children were babies and young kids, and now they’re in high school! Parents tell me they need to lose a few pounds first! PLEASE, celebrate your family NOW, don’t wait until you lose 10 lbs or until you become less busy!  Do it now! Let’s CELEBRATE your family on Sunday, November 22!

Who are we raising funds for? This remarkable 7th grader, Chase Wheatley. On September 2nd, Chase Wheatley’s parents took their son to the doctor because he was feeling lethargic and was very pale. The doctor took blood samples, and recognized the white blood cell count was extremely high. His doctor immediately notified John Hopkins Hospital that his patient was being sent over for further testing. The doctor told Mark and Kathy that they needed to take their 12 year old son to the emergency room at Hopkins. Chase was admitted to ICU so they could stabilize his condition. With further testing they diagnosed Chase with leukemia.  After multiple blood transfusions, Chase received his first chemo treatment on September 4th. The journey to a full recovery will be a three year process for the Wheatley family.

(Photo courtesy of Kathy Wheatley)

Chase Wheatley

 

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WHAT: 20 minute Family Portrait Sessions

WHY: Fundraiser for CHASEing Cancer Away and because you need to update your family portrait. 🙂

WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 12-5pm

WHO: You and your beautiful family

WHERE: Pam Long Photography Portrait Studio, 8202 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

HOW: Contact our studio to reserve your time, 410.988.5563, session fee is due to reserve your spot.

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

On the day of your session, we’ll have a great time photographing you and your family. Immediately after your photo shoot, you will make your portrait selections. Your images will be shown on the big screen, easy for viewing. Payment for order is due at that time.

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

COST: Session fee is only $75!  $50 of that will be donated to Chase Wheatley’s family.  Portrait Packages start at $199.  Prints start at $79.  You can even choose the collection with a 16×24 framed portrait or your family and several smaller prints for only $1099!!!  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!! 🙂

PARKING is provided by Ooh La Lal!! Sweet, close, private parking!

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

(Photo courtesy of Kathy Wheatley)

Chase Wheatley Cancer Fears ME

Kathy and Mark Wheatley are the parents of 4 children….Taylor age 15, Samantha age 14, Olivia age 13 and of course Chase age 12. The only thing that Mark and Kathy have asked for from their friends and family members are our prayers. We know that they are going to need a lot more help than that to get them through this very trying time in their life.

A portion of the medical treatments and medication will be covered by their insurance, but the Wheatley’s will incur a significant amount of medical expenses.  Parking, transportation to and from the hospital and meals while he goes in and out for chemotherapy treatments will continue until he is in remission. In addition to medical, travel and parking expenses, in order to assure a healthy environment at home between hospital stays, they will need to make some changes within their home to accommodate Chase’s weakened immune system.

Many family and friends have asked, “what can I do, how can I help”.   We have established this page as a way to help to give some financial relief to Mark and Kathy as they focus on a long road towards Chase’s successful recovery.

Please continue to pray and thank you for your donation. 

Everything you’ve read in blue is directly from Chase’s gofundme page. If you aren’t in need of new family portraits, but would still like to help, please visit his page, you can link to it here. 🙂 Thank you.

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

We will also be accepting purses for next year’s Power of the Purse event!  Be sure to clean out your closet and make room for the holidays, drop your gently used handbags off at the studio on the 22nd and receive a $25 gift certificate to apply to a future portrait session!

#HoCoEvents

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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!





Charity Model Search {Ellicott City Photographer}

13 02 2013

Do YOU have the Cutest Kid in North America? 

Every parent knows they have cute children.  Here’s an opportunity to showcase your child’s cuteness. Better yet, you will be supporting a nonprofit organization that provides remembrance photography to parents who have experienced infant loss.

Pam Long Photography is participating in the 2013 Charity Model Search to select the Cutest Kid in North America.  All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS).  PLP is looking for cute children, ages newborn – 18 years old to enter into the contest.

About Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Since 2005, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep has been providing remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture. NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant.  We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy. Learn more about Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep here!

DON’T MISS your chance to take advantage of PLP model search special!

INTERESTED? Here are the details!

$75 sitting fee will INCLUDE a 30 minute FUN model session AND one IMAGE submitted to the contest gallery. Each additional child is only $30. {AND BEST YET we cast your first 25 votes!}

Once your child’s image has been submitted to the online gallery, we will share the link and you can remind family and friends to vote and share with others!!! Every vote counts!

Each vote is $1 (no limit on how many votes you can cast), and all proceeds benefit NILMDTS.  The top 10 vote getters in each age division (0-3, 4-12 and 13-18) will move on to the final judging round.  An independent panel of judges will select the winners. Money raised from Charity Model Search will help Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep continue its mission and reach more families.

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To participate, your child will need to be photographed by FRIDAY, MARCH 15th. DONT DELAY. BOOK NOW. LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE.  Per Charity Model Search Contest regulations all participants must be photographed after January 1st 2013.

Voting officially closes on Friday, March 29th at 11:59 p.m. (MST).  Once voting closes, all votes and placements in the standings will be confirmed. The top 10 kids from each age division with the highest vote totals will move on to the final judging round.

Cash prizes to include $$ cash camera, movie tickets, Toys R Us, AND Target Gift Certificates.

Contact us directly at the studio 410.988.5563 to book your session. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.

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Whether you choose to be photographed in our state of the art Studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our 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 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. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PamLongPhotography. Be sure to “like” our Page so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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

410.988.5563

pam@pamlongphotography.com

“LIKE” us on facebook at www.facebook.PamLongPhotography

 





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! 🙂

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.

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Sunday, October 23rd from 11a.m. – 5 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’s 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’s 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! 😀

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! 🙂

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!

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THANK YOU!





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!!

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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.