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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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





Welcome, baby sister!

27 06 2010

Theresa and Jeremy were already blessed with an adorable son and on June 7th, they welcomed their beautiful baby daughter. I had the wonderful honor of photographing baby sister “A” just one day after she was born.

Theresa’s best friend purchased a Pam Long Photography gift certificate for a hospital photo session. I LOVE going to the hospitals and photographing the older sibling(s) as they see their new baby for the first time. Big brother “R” was able to meet his baby sis the night before and he was still beaming about it when I saw him the following day.

Big brother held his sis for the first time and it was just precious to watch. Mom was gorgeous, she didn’t remotely look like she had just given birth. And dad, he had a wonderful gift of calm about him as he radiated with pride.

Jeremy, it was great to meet your mom and sister and sweet niece.

Theresa and Jeremy, thank you for allowing me to share part of your special day with you.  I hope you look back at these images each year and a warmth floods your heart.  You are wonderful parents and have a beautiful family.  Your children are blessed to have you as parents.  Hugs to you all and a huge congratulations!!

I hope you enjoy your slideshow. Click here to enjoy their slideshow.

xoxo





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!

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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 pam@pamlongphotography.com 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! 🙂





Newborn portraits

27 09 2009

for Mary Elizabeth!

Jen and Bill welcomed Mary Elizabeth into their family yesterday afternoon. She is absolutely adorable.

We arranged to document her big brothers’ reactions as they met her for the first time. It was nothing short of magnificent. It didn’t take William and Ford long to fall in love with this precious bundle of pinkness. She’s a princess and so blessed to have 2 wonderful big brothers and Jen and Bill as parents.

Here are just a few pictures from the day…

Mary Elizabeth, born September 26, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 1/4 inches…
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Here are the moments that big brothers, William and Ford, saw there baby sister for the first time…
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Counting her toes…
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This is one of my very favorite family pictures…EVER…
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Thank you, Jen and Bill, for this awesome honor of documenting your day. I loved every minute of it. I appreciate you allowing me to share this beautiful experience with your family. I’m looking forward to going through all of your images. It was wonderful to see Aunt Sherry, Gigi, Nana, and PopPop as well. Enjoy this magical time together.

Lots of love.

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