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! 🙂





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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Kaci and John – Wedding Slideshow

26 06 2009

As I collected the images for Kaci and John’s slideshow, it brought joy to my heart. Their love is deep. Kaci has a beautiful smile, her face lights up when she laughs. John adores her. They are great together.

Click here to view their blogpost.

Click here to VIEW THEIR SLIDESHOW.

Enjoy your love, your laughter and your lives together.

xoxo





Kaci and John got married…

11 06 2009

on a gorgeous day, at beautiful venues and with wonderful families and friends witnessing their love.

I will post their slideshow at a later date.

I’m not even clear as to where to begin talking about this couple and their wedding day. It was an extraordinary day. Kaci and John worked together to plan this amazing event and their hard work definitely paid off.

Tracy and I met Kaci, her mom and her bridal party at the JW Marriott. The suite accommodated this great group of girls with ease, it was a welcoming yet spacious set of rooms. Two sets of double doors opened to a deck that spanned the length of the building; the view overlooking Washington DC was amazing. It was the start to a phenomenal day, the marriage of Kaci and John.

Kaci and John chose to have their First Look prior to their ceremony. They wanted to spend their cocktail hour greeting their guests and by doing the First Look, this allowed them to talk and mingle after their ceremony with comfort. The First Look is an intimate time between the bride and groom prior to the ceremony; this is the moment when they see each other for the first time on their wedding day. It’s a chance for them to REALLY see each other and talk without 200 sets of eyes watching them. I coordinate it in such a way that the bride’s walk down the aisle is still very special and memorable (and often brings tears to the couple’s eyes!!).

Once Kaci was dressed and John was ready, I escorted John and the guys to a nice little park adjacent to Freedom Plaza. John anxiously waited for Kaci to meet him. Their families and wedding party joined us for group portraits afterwards.

They were married at the Ronald Reagan Building. Danielle coordinates the events there and is an organized, gracious and fantastic person with which to work. The staff moved that afternoon and evening with tremendous finesse. 

I have to mention the toasts. John’s brother, Richard, gave an amazing toast. I’m not sure if there was a dry eye in the room…I couldn’t see past my own tears (good thing I can hide behind my camera 😉 ). I felt bad for Kaci’s Matron of Honor, Susan, for having to follow him in toasting. But then Susan clearly spoke from the heart, and once again, laughter, tears, total emotion throughout the room. Next up, Kaci’s dad and I thought to myself, wow, how’s he going to feel having to follow that….and again, I was amazed by the heartfelt wonderful words that were spoken. The love that everybody shares for Kaci and John is tremendous!

The rooms at the Ronald Reagan building were also amazing. The views from each of the balconies were picturesque. In the evening, tiny white lights throughout the trees illluminated the landscape of the outdoors.

Here are some of my faves that tell the story of the day. I will eventually be posting a slideshow.

Kaci’s mom surprised her with a beautiful pearl necklace and exquiste earrings…
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A couple of portraits of the beautiful bride…
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John anxiously waits for Kaci…
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I love this one…check out John trying so hard not to peak and look at the excitement in Kaci’s expression…
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A super nice, fun and good looking bridal party…
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After the First Look and the bridal portraits were done, it was time to head back to the JW. As we’re crossing the street, a car blasted a horn that sounded like a police siren. Here’s their great reactions…
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John and his mom enjoying a quiet moment…
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I wonder what Kaci’s dad is thinking about…
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Kaci is a beautiful girl and an exceptionally beautiful bride…
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While heading over to the Ronald Reagan building…
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And the ceremony has begun…
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The staff “flipped” the room during the cocktail hour. Once the room was prepared for the reception, Danielle let Kaci know that the room was ready for her to see. Kaci and John’s expressions were wonderful, there was no doubt that they were pleased. They even “snuck”  in a little private dance before their guests entered.
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A beautiful cake by Watergate Pastry
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I absolutely LOVE taking dance pictures at receptions.
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One of my favorite all time dance reception pictures…
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You see???? Men really CAN multi-task!!! Here, Larry of Retrospect, is not only a great band leader and a tremendous trumpet player but can snap some pics at the same time.
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A very special picture…
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Kaci took a moment to enjoy the wonderful ambience that surrounded her reception…
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I need to thank the terrific vendors that had the opportunity to share the day with this couple. It was a phenomenal day with top notch professionals. Danielle is the Event Planning Manager for the Ronald Reagan Building, she and her staff is top notch. Jim and Barbara Skipper from Black Tie Productions, an extremely conscientious, professional duo of videographers. Larry Elliott and his band, Retrospect…an amazing, energized, exceptional band…this group is so fluid and a pure blast to listen to while working!!! The wedding cake was from Watergate Pastries and the beautiful flower arrangements were created by MultiFlor. I would not hesitate at all to recommend any and all of the these vendors. They are passionate about their profession and it was a pleasure to work with all of them.

Kaci and John…I’ve enjoyed getting to know you these past several months. We’ve had many opportunities to get together and I’ve enjoyed each of them. You are fantastic people and make a great, strong couple. Remember the wonderful memories from your wedding day always ~ tomorrow….next week…next year…50 years from now. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to document this incredible chapter of your lives. I look forward to creating your album with you, it’s going to be an amazing bound memory for you and a very special heirloom to show your grandkids!!! ♥





KC and John’s engagement session in DC

20 04 2009

I had the pleasure of photographing KC and John last week in DC. They are Washingtonians so we started on Capitol Hill. Even though we knew that the cherry blossoms had come and gone, we worked our way to the Tidal Basin; it’s always worth the visit. We were racing against time so we had some fun parking and driving challenges but it was all good! These two were great to hang with and up for most any crazy suggestion that I had for them. I’m really looking forward to spending more time with them and photographing their wedding.

Here are some pictures of this awesome couple…
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Love the laughing shots…
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Nahal assisted me all day and did a great job; it was both fun and helpful having her come along. Here’s a shot of her photographing KC and John….
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We got some cute shots of their doggie, here’s one…
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KC and John, thanks for giving me the honor of documenting this incredible time in your lives. I’m looking forward to your beautiful wedding day.