Welcome, Colt! {Baltimore Newborn Photographer}

21 01 2011

(slideshow link is below)

Sherry and Chris already had one beautiful child, sweet Kayleigh.  Last year they welcomed their second child, adorable baby Colt.  What an honor it was for me to go to the hospital the day he was born to document the first day of his life.

I LOVE photographing the moment when older siblings meet their new baby brother or sister.

We’ve had the pleasure of knowing Sherry and Chris for several years now.  She worked for Trinity Homes when we bought our house.  Beautiful woman, beautiful personality.  Before I was a professional photographer, she and Chris asked me if I could photograph their wedding.  Yikes!  I had only photographed one wedding and it was with the understanding that even though I worked hard to learn different aspects of photography I wasn’t a professionally trained photographer, I didn’t have duplicate equipment should something break, and if something went wrong, well….I’ve heard horrible stories.  So, I borrowed another camera so I could use one for black and white film and the other for color (hadn’t made the digital switch yet), read more books, practiced more, asked questions from some mentors and I had a nice (albeit nervous) time photographing Chris and Sherry’s ceremony.

Chris and Sherry are those people, that whenever you see them, it’s always a pleasant time.  Their goodness is infectious and it definitely was passed onto their daughter Kayleigh.

Fast forward several years from their wedding and baby Colt is about to arrive and be welcomed into this wonderful family.  I quietly stepped into their hospital room and was instantly in awe of this darling little baby!  He was truly magnificant and such a cutie pie.  Then I saw Sherry, holy cow!!!!, you would have never  known that she just gave birth…she was beautiful and obviously in love with the newest member of their family.

Here comes Kayleigh, so excited to meet baby brother, Colt!
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They had to hang out in the hallway for a little while….but it was fun!!
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So much love…
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So sweet…
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I hope you enjoy this slideshow.  It tells the story of a portion of Colt’s first day.  Kayleigh was so excited to meet him as she came running down the hallway, gift in hand to give baby brother.  Oops….then she had to wait because it was time for the nurse to check on Sherry and baby Colt. Kayleigh (and dad!) played in the hallway to pass time and then…..it was finally time to get the family together!!

Sherry and Chris, THANK YOU for allowing me into your life and into this very special and intimate day.  I hope you enjoy reliving Colt’s birthday.  Love you all!

Click here to view their slideshow.

Peace out, little guy. It was so awesome and such an honor to hang out with you on your birth day! xoxo
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A great start to the New Year – Maryland Child Photographer

7 01 2011

I had a fantastic time the other day! I met adorable baby Damian, got to hang out with big brother, Dominic and their extremely awesome parents. I love this family.

Big bro Dominic is such a little guy now. Changed quite a bit this past  year. He came to the door and I couldn’t believe it was him! Another reminder of how fast our days, months and years fly.

Here are just a few images from our fun morning together!

What an incredibly precious child…

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L O V E  this image of beautiful Alicia and her newborn…

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Totally melts my heart….

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This was such a real moment with Dom and daddy, I love it!

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Thank you, Alicia and Gray! As always, it was a pleasure hanging out with you all!  I cannot wait to present to you the rest of your images!

xoxoPam





Baby + Tutus = ADORABLE!

9 11 2010

I had such a fun time this morning, a great start to another busy work week.  I had the pleasure of photographing adorable baby “C”.  She is such a happy little one, handled this shoot as if she’d done it a dozen times.  Shawn, her mom, was FANTASTIC to work with. 🙂

I usually don’t post photos online until my clients have had a chance to come in and view their images at their Portrait Premiere.  But since Shawn’s husband is serving our country in Afghanistan, I’m making an exception.  Brian, if you’re reading this, please know that I am so thankful to you for serving our country.  I appreciate everything that you and our other service people do for our beautiful country.  THANK YOU!!

Here are just a few of my faves from our session.

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And one of my faves of mommy and daughter. Doesn’t this just ooze sweetness….
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Shawn, thanks again for allowing your sweetie pie to model these great tutus! I’m already looking forward to her 1 year portrait session and family portrait. It was wonderful meeting with you and your mom last week and I look forward to meeting Brian and getting that beautiful family portrait for 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.





Family portraits and a slideshow…

9 08 2010

with the Militello cuties! I LOVE kids! Probably because I’m just one big kid. Or perhaps because they are so stinkin’ cute. I am so blessed to be able to photograph people for a living!

Last week I posted a slideshow of these adorable children welcoming their baby sis into the world. Fast forward 10 months, and baby sis is growing up! How precious is she?
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Click here to view the slideshow of my fun morning with this beautiful family. Thanks again, Jen and Bill. It’s so fun hanging out with you and your cuties!

Love you tons!





Family portraits…

2 08 2010

for this beautiful (almost) one year old and her brothers!

You may remember last year I posted hospital pictures of big brothers meeting their baby sister for the first time. CLICK HERE to check them out.

Here is a new slideshow of the family meeting sweet Mary Elizabeth for the first time. CLICK HERE for the slideshow.

Check out gorgeous Jen and her beautiful children…
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And I just had to post this cute photo of her almost one year old. Mary Elizabeth has so many adorable expressions, and a beautiful smile, but this one is way too cute…..
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I will be posting more later, but I wanted to get a couple out there for you.

Thanks, Jen!  I had such a great time with you all.  Your boys are beyond adorable and so sweet to their baby sis!  And honestly, I could’ve stayed all day and continued photographing Mary Elizabeth.  She’s so stinkin’ cute and full of expressions!  I love you all!  We’ll get Bill next time, right?!

xoxo





Newborn photography

26 07 2010

for another beautiful family.

I had the extreme honor of photographing another sweet newborn, Carter,  into the Woodard family.  I was able to get to know this awesome family when I photographed his older brother when he was a part of my Baby’s First Year Plan.  I love this family and always have a great time with them.

A sweet moment with the family…
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There are many more family photos from our morning together. Check out their slideshow by clicking the link below.
Click here to enjoy their slideshow.

Kelly and Skeeter, thanks again for trusting me to document Carter’s growth throughout the year. I’m looking forward to seeing you all next time!!

xoxo