Newborn Photography – {Ellicott City Photographer}

5 03 2012

I’m not sure if we will ever catch up on blogging our photography sessions from last year but we’re going to work on it!

We were so excited to photograph a brand new baby of one of our former wedding couples. Eric and Aubrey were married in 2008, you can find a few wedding pictures of the beautiful bride and groom by clicking here.  They had their engagement session at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, at the end of their session, they sported their Redskins jerseys, click here to check out their e-session pictures.  I mention the Skins jerseys, for a very specific reason…..they are TRUE fans of the Washington Redskins.

Fast forward several years and they have an adorable little girl, and now, a beautiful baby boy.  And guess what??  They have their very own Skins’ jerseys!

Here’s a few photographs from their newborn photo session

Snug as a cute baby bug…



Isn’t she too cute!!

Aubrey and Eric, THANK YOU for the honor of hanging out with you and creating a few memories of baby E’s first week! I hope they are enjoyed for generations to come! You have a beautiful family and I’m so glad to know you all! 🙂


If you, or someone you know, is looking for a photographer in the Maryland area, we’d love the chance to talk with them. 410.988.5563 🙂


Salon Marielle, Main Street in Ellicott City

20 07 2011

Are you familiar with Salon Marielle?  Do you already receive some of the fantastic services that they provide?  Salon Marielle is an Aveda Salon and MaryAnne Spurlin, the owner, has Salon Marielle by the Bay in Havre de Grace as well. Continue reading and you’ll find some great promotions for current clients and potential clients of the Salon and of Pam Long Photography.

“Our mission at Salon Marielle is to recognize and enhance the natural beauty around us; from the clients we serve to the communities in which we work while maintaining our commitment to the Aveda lifestyle.”
MaryAnne Spurlin, Founder

The Salon came highly recommended  to me a couple of years ago by a few of my friends.  The moment I stepped into their Salon, I was happy to be there.  The aroma of lavendar in the air, the welcoming smiles from the staff members and the attention to detail that I received from my stylist, Kathleen. 🙂

One of the exciting things I wanted to begin this year was to partner with some of the local companies and get more involved in the community.  One way I do this is to offer wall displays to other businesses in which I am impressed.  If they treat their clientele with great respect and truly care about consistently providing great customer service, I offer to partner with them.   It’s been great showing off some of my clients in this wonderful establishment.  The displays will change throughout the years, so be sure to mention to me when you schedule an appointment that you are a Salon Marielle client, perhaps a portrait of you, your child or your family will be displayed on their walls.

Here’s a quick snapshot of one of our displays, located in their waiting room.  My clients have enjoyed their gallery wrapped canvas wall groupings in their homes.

I’ve had the privilege of providing professional headshots for their stylists and staff members. When I consulted with Rachel, the manager of the Salons, I had asked her if she wanted the headshots to look consistent with each other or allow a little creativity so that the different personalities of each stylist could be recognized. She definitely wanted each of her staff members to have some flexibility. It was fun having them in the Studio and getting to know each of them a little bit more. Here are the wonderful staff members of Salon Marielle of Ellicott City and Salon Marielle by the Bay of Havre de Grace.


This will be a large 60″ portrait, proudly diplayed in their Salon.


😀  A SPECIAL OFFER FROM SALON MARIELLE – You receive a free glossing with any haircut with Elizabeth, April or Amanda at their Main Street, Ellicott City Salon.  And at their Havre de Grace Salon, you receive the same offer from Sara or Alisha.  Be sure to mention that you saw their offer on my blog when you book your appointment in order to receive the free treatment.

😀  A SPECIAL OFFER FROM PAM LONG PHOTOGRAPHY  to any STAFF MEMBER or CLIENT of the Salon Marielle family call by July 31st and receive $75 off of your session fee!  Yes, you read it correctly, $75 off!  Call between now and midnight July 31st to schedule a design appointment to plan your photo session.  The photo session must take place before August 31 in order to qualify for this amazing offer.  Let us know that you’re a client of Salon Marielle and what your favorites services are that you receive there and you will receive your $75 off when you book your session.  Remember, this offer is good through midnight, July 31.  Call NOW to save $75 off of your session! (offer is valid on regular sessions in Studio, Garden Studio or on location, not valid on mini sessions and cannot be combined with any other special offers).

I’m looking forward to serving 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!!


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?

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…

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…..

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?!


Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

30 04 2010

Alright, kiddos, time to buy the perfect gift for your mom. Pam Long Photography gift certificates!  For a very limited time, we are offering an extra bonus!  When you purchase a gift certificate for $100,  your certificate will be valued at $125!  When you purchase a gift certificate for $150, you receive an extra $50 for a value of $200!!!  That’s a fantastic return on your investment.   🙂

Give mom the incredible gift of portraits.  She can use them to pay for a photo session (family, children, maternity, newborn, boudoir, in-studio, on location – get it? no limits!!)  If you’re planning on beach portraits this summer, she can use it towards awesome family portraits on the beach.  Planning on holiday cards again this year, yes, these  certificates can be used towards them!  Do you know someone that is expecting a baby, purchase one for her to use toward maternity and newborn portraits! These certificates can also be used for portrait prints, albums, frames, purses or jewelry.

“My sister was right, you are wonderful!  My family and I had a great time and shared lots of laugh together during our photo shoot and portrait selection with you.  As a picky person, I was very impressed with your attention to detail, professionalism, and personal attention  you gave us.  It’s obvious that you love what you do and your work shows it.  I have and will continue to recommend your services to my friends and family.”

This offer is good for all people….not just moms or for moms!  If you know that you’ll be having Pam Long Photography photograph a session for you in the future, yes, you may purchase a value-added gift certificate as well.  But….you need to do it by Wednesday, May 5th!


We have 14 gift certificates in stock. These will be sold on a first call, first serve basis. If you call our office and we are not available to personally answer your call, please leave a detailed message with the # of certificates you would like and the dollar amount that you are spending on each (and of course, your name and contact info….but you already know that, right?). All calls will be taken in the order in which they are received. Many of you “shop” at night, we understand, you are welcome to email us at with your information (do not email your credit card info) and we will get back with you.

We look forward to serving you. Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

Some gorgeous girls…

1 06 2009

and I got together for a photo session at Lake Elkhorn Park. It was a beautiful afternoon, fantastic setting and a fabulous group of people.

Nancy had purchased a gift certificate when I met her at a Girls Night Out event in which I had participated. I met some great women that evening and she was one of them. She decided it would be best served to get some family portraits. She has wonderful sisters and I enjoyed meeting each of them! Her brother-in-law and parents also joined us, which made it even better!

Here are some of my faves from our time together…








Nancy, it was a pleasure seeing you again and meeting the rest of your family. I’m looking forward to showing you the rest of the images next week!!

Thank you for choosing me to photograph your family….I enjoyed it!