Outdoor Family Portraits and Fundraiser {Ellicott City Photographer}

16 10 2016

The clock is ticking. Time is running out. If you’re planning on giving  portrait gifts for the holidays, NOW is the time to book to avoid last-minute stress!

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Mother Nature is shining upon us this week, so take advantage of this beautiful weather before winter descends! How many of you take photos at the Pumpkin Patch every year? Let’s do something different this year, avoid the crowds with a private, professional portrait session at my NEW exclusive location that has been donated while Ellicott City is rebuilding!

Let’s have fun together creating your family portraits! Have you been putting off getting your new family portrait created? We’ve got a solution for you! AND you get to help TWO great causes! We will be photographing families at a beautiful, exclusive location that I know you will simply love! This gorgeous farm includes a pond, cool buildings made of stone and wood, an awesome barn, fences, so many different places to take your family’s photo! We can totally customize to suit your family’s personality: the age of your children, what you’re wearing, the time of day that you’re scheduled. This venue is perfect for lifestyle type portraits as well as posed family portraits. So, please, don’t wait until you’re ‘not so busy’, or you lose 10lbs, let’s CELEBRATE your family on Saturday, October 22!

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WHAT: 30 minute Family Portrait Sessions

WHY: To celebrate your family and help raise funds for PPA Charities benefitting Operation Smile, and Ellicott City Partnership and because you need to update your family portrait. 🙂

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10a.m.- 5pm

WHO: You and your beautiful family

WHERE: Location is off of Folly Quarter Road, I’ll send you address once your session is reserved.

HOW: Contact our studio to reserve your time, 410.988.5563, pam@pamlongphotography.com, $195 session fee is due to reserve your spot.

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

We will schedule your time for your photo shoot and also schedule a time back in our studio for your premiere ordering appointment when you will view and order your portraits.

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

COST: Session fee is only $195!  $30 of that will be donated to PPA Charities benefitting Operation Smile and $30 will also be donated to Ellicott City Partnership for flood recovery.  Portrait Packages start at $495, that includes a 16×20 wall portrait and (3) 8×10 portraits.  Prints start at $90.  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!! 🙂

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

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

As a special thank you, you’ll receive a 5×7 calendar when you place your order! Clients investing $750, you will receive the calendar and a custom mobile app with your portraits!

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What clients are saying…

Having known Pam Long for several years, but never having the chance to work with her made me really excited to have the opportunity to not only work with her, but to document our family’s 40 years in business. Pam was ahh-mazing. She made each one of us feel at ease, and with a four and six year old, it just made this family time much easier. Pam is an incredibly talented photographer, capturing many special moments of all of us. While the photo shoot was a lot of fun, I really was dying to see the pictures. Pam assembled a beautiful slide show for us to enjoy. So much so, I was teary-eyed just seeing the six of us come together. I am looking forward to our photos arriving, and to be working with Pam again, as she documents our 40 year celebration! 

Pam’s customer service is unmatched.  After selecting our photos, she came to our home to help measure space where our family canvas would hang, and when it arrived she hung it for us.  I cannot get over how much Lucas and Landon have  grown and changed in just one year’s time.  What an incredible moment in time Pam has given us.  

-Angie Tersiguel

During our photo shoot for our two little girls, we found Pam to be much more than a photographer.  She was a true artist – able to bring out and forever capture those precious little smiles, silly giggles, and playfulness of childhood.  When we received a card in the mail with pictures of our girls on it a few days later, tears came to our eyes, because they were the most beautiful portraits we had ever seen.  We know that these portraits, of two little sisters, will bring joy to our family’s homes for generations.

~George and Noelle Jackson

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what we’d encounter on our first visit to Pam Long Photography…maybe an aloof photographer bossing us around, or another in a long line of trigger-happy “professionals” who’d take 100 shots just to get 1 usable pose. Thankfully, the experience was fantastic and has only gotten better on each subsequent visit.

It’s a rare thing to find someone who is both approachable on a personal level and a consummate professional, but Pam is that rare person. She’s fantastic to work with, and truly cares about giving us the best experience. I couldn’t be happier with our sessions and the resulting photos, and I look forward to future sessions.

~Christopher Masak.

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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!





Family portraits at the Baltimore Harbor

28 11 2014

I don’t even know how to start this blogpost…..I’ve known Vanessa for several years now.  We met through the Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association years ago when we both had photography studios in Howard County.  She was the go-to photographer in Howard County for high school seniors, created incredible family portraits for her clients and has an immense wealth of info between her ears about photography and business! 🙂 After having her sweet baby boy, she decided to retire from the photography industry and move into another direction. I’ve learned so much from her and thankful for our friendship.  When she contacted me recently to create their new family portraits, I was elated…and honored…and nervous!! 😀

We are all familiar with (& live) the cliche’ that time flies…and it does…and Vanessa did not want another moment to go by without celebrating their family. When we got together for their portrait consultation, she had a lot of ideas. We were able to discuss them and really design a session that fit their needs and worked well for their family.  We were happy to be able to schedule their photo shoot during the time that Vanessa’s parents would be in town.  I was so happy to be able to create their extended family portrait along with Vanessa and Daniele’s family portrait.

Vanessa and I scoped out lots of different, potential locations throughout Baltimore a couple of weeks prior to their portrait session.  It was a great excuse to get a good walk in, catch up and find the perfect locations for their family.

The day of their shoot…wow, such a fun time with their awesome, beautiful family!  The weather was PERFECT, which photographers always hope for, but never count on. 🙂 The style and color choices of their clothes couldn’t have fit more perfectly into the Baltimore Harbor backdrop.  Talk about color harmony…..fantastic job, Vanessa and Karen!

“Dear Pam,  My heart is overwhelmed with how beautifully you photographed our family during our recent family portrait session in Baltimore! To see the natural expressions and playfulness that we enjoy on a daily basis actually captured in professional portraits brought tears to my eyes. (Okay, who are we kidding – I wept a little bit.) You took the time to listen to what we envisioned for our family and made it a reality. The investment we made by choosing you as our family photographer is worth every dollar! My heart is full.” Vanessa Ard

Vanessa and Daniele, thank you so much for choosing me to create your new family portraits.  It meant the world to me and I’m thrilled that you are so happy with the results. I know what it meant to you and I admire you for being so vulnerable and allowing me into the the intimate setting of your family. Love you both!

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I do believe this will become a 50″ or 60″ framed canvas in my studio!  I love this!

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These are such personal, beautiful images of mom and son.

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Karen is a sweet, fun and very beautiful teenager!

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Check out his personality! 🙂

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Seriously cute…

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He’s so fast, his feet don’t even touch the ground…

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this wonderful 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!





Brooke’s “Frozen” themed birthday party {Howard County event photographer}

25 05 2014

I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with a tremendous family, a joyous birthday girl and their friends while photographing Brooke’s birthday party.  I love documenting events and this one was SO MUCH FUN! 😀

Once Brooke chose to have a “Frozen” themed birthday party, her mom, Michelle, put her creative juices into overdrive to deliver an amazing birthday experience for her 9 year old!  From the decorative details, to the activities, to the food and the wonderful assistants helping keep the flow moving, the day was nothing short of a huge success.

When you take the time to enjoy this video, you’ll be witness to the infectious laughter, joy and pure happiness that shines from this beautiful birthday girl.  You’ll notice some of the details that Michelle came up with, you’ll notice Brooke’s older sisters and their friends assisting throughout the party, and you’ll see many of the fun activities that Brooke’s friends were able to have fun doing.  Whether they were playing parachute games, catch the snowball, ‘sledding’ down the hill, having their nails painted, eating while watching Frozen, creating beautiful picture frames, thinking of different activities that Olaf would like to do in the warmer months, enjoying the yummy birthday cake, or singing and dancing, these girls really had a great time celebrating with Brooke!

You know it’s a successful party, when you overhear one of the partiers (2 hours after being there), “What?? Only 5 minutes left?? But we JUST got here!”

Enjoy the video:

They were still preparing for the party, Brooke’s checking out the bubble machine.

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A few of the details that added extra ‘oompth’ to this party, Michelle had several ice sculptures that she made.

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I love how the Frozen characters became more visible once the ice started melting.  Michelle is a party, decorative genius!

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Here are a few more details:

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In case you were asking yourself, “Self, what would Olaf do during the warm months?”

Of course, he’d chill on a raft in the pool. 🙂

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Here’s a few more activities that Olaf was able to enjoy with the girls:

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Seriously, how beautiful??? ❤

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As I was packing up after the party, we decided to have a quick, impromptu photo shoot with the wonderful assistants 🙂 and with Brooke’s family.  I enjoyed chatting and laughing with them all day, such fun and amazing young ladies!

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Well done, Michelle and Eric! 🙂  Thank you for having me in your beautiful home and allowing me to share in this wonderful celebration. xo

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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!

 

 

 





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!





Will’s High School Senior Portraits ~ Howard High School {Ellicott City Photographer}

15 01 2014

Will is one of our AWESOME senior’s from Howard High School. Not only did we have the pleasure of taking his senior pictures, but his family portrait as well.  Oftentimes, parents ask if they can incorporate a family portrait into their child’s senior session.  That is one of the many types of sessions that we provide and definitely an option worth choosing.

Although Will was initially a little camera shy, he quickly warmed up to the lens. We enjoyed spending a nice evening with his fun loving family. 🙂  Thank you so much for choosing Pam Long Photography for your senior and family photos.

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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 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

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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

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Family Portraits – Ellicott City Family Photographer

4 05 2012

I had the pleasure of creating family portraits for this wonderful family.  This is the embarrassing part…last year… 😮 (I’m so far behind in blogging).  They attended our Halloween Charity event last year and received a certificate to put toward a future session and I was thrilled when Euncha scheduled a design and planning session to create their family portraits.

I really enjoy getting the entire family together for family photos.  It’s a great opportunity to celebrate each other.  I’ve had the honor of watching these kids grow up and they’ve really grown into beautiful, respectful, fun and smart kids.

As I look at these images, I can recall the laughter and fun we all had during their photo session.  Thank you, Tony and Euncha for trusting me to produce these beautiful portraits for your family!

I was happy to deliver this wall portrait framed and ready to display above their fireplace.

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The following  2 images of the kids,  grace their walls as 20″ gallery wrapped canvases.

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Thank you Euncha and Tony for the honor of photographing your beautiful family!

And FYI to any residents in Anne Arundel County, Euncha and Tony own Grateful Pets, a terrific pet service company, phone # 410.266.3998, email at info@gratefulpetsinc.com   Be sure to check them out when you find you need such a service!

xo