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!

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Slideshow of the beautiful families raising money for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

6 04 2010

Three wonderful and beautiful families have partnered with Pam Long Photography this year to help raise money and awareness for the wonderful organization, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.  NILMDTS provides remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture.  We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.  Please click on this link to see why I volunteer for NILMDTS and why the Gibson, Luber and Garner families are participating in this contest.

As many of you are aware, last year we were able to raise over $2500 in the votes cast for America’s Cutest Child.  Throughout the nation, over $164,000 was raised by people generously voting for over 2000 cutie pie models.  Thank you for your generosity and open hearts.  This year we are excited to be representing these 3 beautiful families.  Each family is near and dear to my heart.  Some have started as friends and became clients, while others have started as my clients and have become friends.  I love them all and wish them all luck.  I’m really, secretly, hoping for a 3-way tie!! 🙂

You can click here to learn a little more about the The Garner family.

You can click here to learn a little more about The Luber Family.

You can click here to learn a little more about the Gibson Family.

We thank you for your consideration in voting for these families.  I understand that money is tight and there are numerous worthy charities in which you can donate your hard earned money.

Voting ends April 8.  Please vote today!  Click here to go to the voting site, click on “Gallery”, go to tour city Baltimore.  Gibson, Garner and Luber are the Pam Long Photography models.  Thank you!

$1 = 1 vote

$5 = 5 votes

$25 = 25 votes

$100 = 100 votes

and yes, $1,000,000 = 1,000,000 votes!!

CLICK HERE TO ENJOY THE SLIDESHOW OF OUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILIES: Pam Long Photography 2010 Charity Model Families.

Thank you!  xoxo





One more wonderful family to consider for the National Charity Model Search

1 04 2010

for America’s cutest family.

The Garner family!  This family portrait was taken on Rob and Denise’s 10 year wedding anniversary!  Rob, with great detail, secretly planned a surprise anniversary party for Denise at the Peabody Court Hotel.  What Denise knew was that she would be getting a new family portrait to display on her wall.   The portrait would be taken in the afternoon and then the family would be together that evening for a special dinner – that’s what Denise knew.  Plan “A” was for the family portrait to be taken on the steps of Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, the same place that Denise and Rob stood ten years ago as bride and groom.  The weather didn’t cooperate so we stayed inside for their portraits, we were able to get wonderful images in their spacious penthouse room. Later that evening, Denise was brought to tears as the elevator opened to the terrace level at the Peabody and she was greeted by 100+ friends and family.

Last year, the Garner’s older 2 daughters participated in the National Model Search for the cutest kiddo.  Toward the end of the contest, Denise contacted me to see if there was a way to find out the number of votes cast for each of our models.  She and her husband, through The Garner Team at Coldwell Banker,  wanted to match the current donations of all of our models!  Instead of putting the additional money on their own children, they matched what each of the children currently had!!!  A totally unselfish, generous gift to the other models and to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

The National Charity Model Search contest raises money and awareness for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a wonderful, charitable organization. Please feel free to click on the link to see why I became a volunteer for NILMDTS and why my studio and clients are participating in the contest.

Click here and you will go directly to the voting site.  Once there,  click on Tour City and scroll to “Baltimore”, then click on ‘Garner’.  You will then have the opportunity of voting for their family.  Each vote is $1, you can choose to cast any # of votes you’d like!  We, and NILMDTS appreciate all of the votes and your consideration.

Denise and Rob, thank you for your continued loyalty throughout the years, I love photographing your family.  Best of luck in the contest!  Thanks for helping us, once again,  raise money for this great cause!

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Another cute family for the National Charity Model Search!

29 03 2010

The Luber family.  Wow, I’ve had a great time with them throughout the years.  I could link you to at least a dozen posts on my blog that have them or one of their family members involved in a Pam Long Photography photo session.

Last year, Steve and Mia’s oldest daughter won the National Charity Model Search for the cutest kiddo for Maryland!  Part of the prize that the state winner receives is a photo session by world renowned photographer, Sandy Puc.  Sandy coordinates this contest with her 52-city speaking tour (in the U.S. and Canada) so that the winners can be models on stage while Sandy  shares her techniques to the crowd of photographers attending her seminar.  The Lubers lived in New Jersey  at the time and as much as it pained Mia,  they weren’t able to make it to the seminar in Maryland last year.  They have since moved back to Maryland and are hopeful that their family wins for Maryland this year so that they have the opportunity to meet Sandy after all!

The National Charity Model Search contest raises money and awareness for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a wonderful, charitable organization. Please feel free to click on the link to see why I became a volunteer for NILMDTS and why my studio and clients are participating in the contest.

Click here and you will go directly to the voting site.  Once there,  click on Tour City and scroll to “Baltimore”, then click on ‘Luber’.  You will then have the opportunity of voting for their family.  Each vote is $1, you can choose to cast any # of votes you’d like!  We, and NILMDTS appreciate all of the votes and your consideration.

Steve and Mia, thank you for entering this contest and bringing more awareness to NILMDTS.  You know I love your family and always look forward to seeing you.  Best of luck!

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Vote now! The National Model Search has begun!

29 03 2010

And there is only one week left to vote!!!

Some of my wonderful family clients are participating in the National Model Search for America’s Cutest Family. This contest raises money and awareness for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a wonderful, charitable organization. Please feel free to click on the link to see why I became a volunteer for NILMDTS and why my studio and clients are participating in the contest.

Cara and her sweet, cute baby girl are already on the the voting site. Cara’s baby is in my Baby’s First Year program, so I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know them these past several months. Cara is a tremendous make up artist and works for Up Do’s For I Do’s .  I first met her when she was taking great care of one of my brides a couple of years ago.  She has such a sweet, kind personality, you can’t help but want to be around her; truly enjoyable.  Her sweetness has definitely passed on to her daughter;  her smile lights up the room!

Click here and you will go directly to the voting site.  Once there,  click on Tour City and scroll to “Baltimore”, then click on (Cara) Gibson.  You will then have the option of voting for her family.  Each vote is $1, you can choose to cast any # of votes you’d like!  We, and NILMDTS appreciate all of the votes and your consideration.

Thank you, Cara, for participating in this great contest.  I know it’s not easy ‘putting yourself out there’.  I appreciate you helping me bring awareness and donations to NILMDTS!  Best of luck!

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I have only 9 slots open! Call now for this fantastic opportunity!

25 02 2010

Awesome announcement!!!
I’m thrilled to announce that Pam Long Photography is, once again, participating in the International Charity Model Search to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org). Last year we searched for America’s Cutest Child. I was thrilled that all of the children that we photographed placed in the top 10 in Maryland! This year we will raise money while voting for America’s Cutest Family!! Call our office at 410.719.0405, we have only 9 slots left.

Are you like me??
Each morning I wake up wondering where the time has gone. My children are only 5 and 6 but it seems like only yesterday when I was holding them in my arms wondering if I was swaddling them just right, wiping dribble from their chins, feeding them at all hours of the night, teaching them to potty in the toilet, to tie their shoes, to use their manners (okay, so that is a continual job!). Now they are doing their own homework, coming up with creative, new games, and making friends without needing mommy or daddy’s encouragement! I just finished photographing another High School senior and I heard what I always hear, “They grow up soooo fast!”, “We haven’t had professional portraits since they were little; I wish we had taken more!”.

“Our experience with Pam Long was very comforting. She has a way of making everyone feel at ease and happy. We even had our little puppy and dog in the shots! Her positive attitude and cheerful enthusiasm for her art shows through her photos. Pam also really listened to us in what we wanted. She offered helpful tips to make our vision even better.” The Hansen family

Don’t wait until you look ‘just right’!
If you’re anything like me, you say to yourself, “I’m going to wait until I lose a few more pounds….until my hair grows out….until I get my hair cut….when I find the time”. Don’t wait, your children don’t care what you look like. They care that they have tangible memories. When they are older and showing their children the family portraits of when they were little, they will be filled with wonderful memories of those times in their lives when they were growing up!

An excuse to get together with your siblings!
Are you an adult juggling your daily demands of life and aren’t able to see your parents and/or siblings as much as you’d like? You don’t need to be ‘married with children’ to participate in America’s Cutest Family! Use this promotion as an extra reason to get together with your family!  Make an afternoon or evening of it and have lunch or drinks after having fun taking portraits (yes, it’s FUN!!).

“Our experience having our large (26 members) family having a photo session just two days prior to Christmas was, to say the least – one of the best days ever – and we often talk about what a warm and happy memory this has become in our family. Our picture is perfect – we were having such a good time that it shows in the picutre. Every time I look at the picture on the wall, I smile remembering that day! Thank you Pam!” Mrs. DeLalla

This is the time to take advantage of my special offer NOW!
Many exciting prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner receives a new car!

Model Search Special:
$65.00 entrance fee includes a 30-minute session and one image submitted to the national gallery.
Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).

Grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts. The winning family also receives a session with the renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc’ and international recognition.
*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://sandypucmodels.com/.

THREE BIG WINS!
YOU win because you get a wonderful family portrait at more than 1/2 off the session fee and special collection pricing.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep WINS because we’ll be raising money for them through our votes.
PLP wins because I get to hang out with and photograph you!
I’m looking forward to the next few weeks. Let’s have fun while making new memories for your family!
Call 410.719.0405 now to enter your family in this exciting contest. I have only 9 more slots open.  Appointments will be taken on a first call, first serve basis.

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Update for National Charity Model Search…

29 04 2009

As you may know, I recently participated in the first National Charity Model Search. The contest’s goal was to discover America’s cutest kid and to raise money for charity.

It was a huge success, 2,000 model’s images were submitted to the contest, and most importantly, the competition raised $164,775 for the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) foundation.

The competition was so much fun. We were thrilled to enter our community’s cutest kids into the contest. All six of our models placed in the top 10 thanks to you and your votes! The feedback from clients has been overwhelmingly positive. People were enthusiastic about my philanthropic efforts to partner with NILMDTS. So many folks have experienced the loss of a child or know someone who has. Raising money for NILMDTS was an effort everyone supported.

The 50 finalists have been selected. Photography and modeling industry experts will select the grand prizewinner, which will be announced on May 1st. The finalist gallery is available for viewing – just click here.

Here is our first place model for Maryland:

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This has been such a positive experience that we plan on participating in the National Charity Model Search next year. I hope that just as many of you step up to partner with me in this fun endeavor, and that we raise even more money for NILMDTS in 2010.

Honestly, I’m overwhelmed by the kindness that so many of you shared during this contest. Thank you so very much for making this a huge success for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and for our cutie models.

xoxo