Howard High School Twins Portrait Session

24 06 2016

What a FUN and GREAT time I had with these twin (graduated) high school seniors during their photo shoot! These two seniors are a FANTASTIC reason for mom and dad to be proud! I was very impressed with them during their portrait session and ordering session.They got along so well with each other :-), had fun and laughed with one another, they’re both respectful and an absolute blast to be around! These Class of 2016 Seniors from Howard High School have a tremendous future in front of them.

They have a trio of wall portraits displayed in their home, here is one of their pieces of artwork.Brother and sister formal portrait photographer Howard County Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City MD

Can’t you tell by their expressions that they are awesome young adults?

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This is a collage of some of Adeola’s favorite images. It truly demonstrates who she is and showcases her beauty, kindness, athleticism, and cultural heritage. She’s s stunner for sure!

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Ademola is a tremendous athlete as well. He chose his favorite images and I was ecstatic to create this piece of art for him.Senior sports photographer Howard County Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City MD

Yearbook pictures for Adeola and Ademola! Aren’t they beautiful, you can see the warmth in their eyes and smile, right?

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I’m so glad that I was able to talk mom into getting in the photo with her kids! She was hesitant, but agreed. 🙂 As you can tell, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Tolani, thank you so very much for the trust you’ve placed in me to create these portraits of your beautiful children. You all have much to be proud of and I hope each time you look at their portraits on your walls that all of their wonderful qualities shine through.

Thank you! xo

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Adeola and Ademola’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!:-)





Ashleigh’s senior portraits in Historic Ellicott City

2 05 2016

Many people think that high school senior portraits need to be taken during the summer, prior to the student’s senior year. And, for many of seniors, they are! We, at Pam Long Photography, do meet with a lot of our seniors during the summer, fall and winter of their senior year. All of the high schools have different deadlines for yearbook picture submissions; so if a senior has us creating the traditional drape or tux image, timing is definitely dictated by those deadlines.  Our schools in Howard County, MD have deadlines that are spread out from beginning of December, through mid April! I love the flexibility that gives us and allows us to work with these high school students throughout the entire year. We offer a limited number of sessions each week, and it’s awesome that these families can schedule their session when it fits in to their busy schedule as well as ours!

Ashleigh’s mom had contacted us because her daughter had seen some of our senior portraits of her friends. I was thrilled to meet with them during their portrait consultation. Through talking with her and discussing her style, and having her look through several of our senior photos, I knew which direction we’d take Ashleigh. We eagerly set the date for her senior portrait session!

The snowy, windy, winter weather prevented us from meeting for her portrait session a couple of different times, but when we were able to get together, we had a FUN photo shoot! 🙂 Ashleigh was able to fall in to any pose so easily and naturally. The different facial expressions that I asked for seemed effortless on her part….she was really incredible in front of the camera, quite natural.

Ashleigh and Kim, thank you for choosing Pam Long Photography! I’m glad you’re thrilled with your senior portraits, I enjoyed working with you so much, truly such an honor! Plus, my abs got a great workout from all of the laughter! 😀

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Kim, thanks for allowing me to convince you to step in to a photo with Ashleigh. 🙂

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Ashleigh’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!:-)

Pam Long




Brian’s senior portrait session in Ellicott City!!

21 04 2016

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Brian is a Class of 2016 high school senior from Mt Hebron High School.

When Brian’s mom contacted me about taking her son’s senior portraits, it was a very familiar conversation. Throughout his entire school year he expressed no interest in having his senior pictures taken. I know I’ve said this before, but most senior guys come to our photography studio because ‘mom wants the pictures’ (but then thankfully, they leave realizing how fun it is) :-). But this time, it was a little different from the normal script. Brian had seen some portraits that we had created of other seniors and specifically of some very talented musicians, and he liked them! YAY!  He had a change of heart and wanted senior portraits after all! Brian is an extremely gifted and dedicated musician, he’s an extraordinary bassoon player. And with the marching band, he plays the saxophone!

In addition to Brian’s musical accomplishments, he’s also a member of the National Honor Society. And, as if academics and music aren’t enough, he works as a life guard and swim instructor!  He’s been accepted and will be attending University of Maryland in the Fall where he’ll be a Music and Computer Science major! Congratulations, Brian! 🙂

Of course we created the formal portrait for him but he was interested in some casual photos as well.

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I love these words that Lisa, Brian’s mom, shared with me, “These pictures of Brian warm my heart; the essence of his talent shines in his eyes. I am so proud of his accomplishments. I wish for Brian to continue to follow his passion; and success and happiness will always be his.”

 

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Howard County bassoon musician photographer Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City MD

 

Brian was very enjoyable to work with, he had great input and felt comfortable sharing his expectations.

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Brian, I’m so glad you had a change of heart and wanted senior portraits after all. I really appreciate you and your mom choosing Pam Long Photography.  Thank you. I’m looking forward to seeing what your future holds; I know it’s going to be tremendous! 🙂

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Brian’s portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! 🙂





Extended family portraits!

17 03 2016

This wonderful family came into our portrait studio during the holidays. Grandma and Grandpa, two sisters and their beautiful families. Lori, one of the sisters, is local to Ellicott City, MD. She contacted me to create their new extended family portraits and we were able to get together to achieve that during the holidays!

Lori remembered that we had done a fundraiser for her friend’s son that had recently been diagnosed with leukemia. We had held “Chase-ing Away Cancer”, offering mini portrait sessions  and we had the honor and immense privilege of photographing 14 families on a beautiful Sunday in November! 🙂 We’ll be blogging and sharing great photos about that eventually. I was happy to schedule Lori’s extended family portrait session and add to the fundraising efforts for the Wheatley family.
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I had a great time with this family and enjoyed hanging out with all of them. I loved watching them interact together, they joked, they laughed and I really enjoyed the vibe they all had with one another. Following their portrait session, the men and kids went shopping along Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street while Lori, her sister Becca and mom, Karen, sat down to choose their favorite portraits.
I hope you enjoy their family portraits. If you’re reading this, please ask yourself this question: When was the last time you had your family portrait taken? Has it been more than a year or 2? Then please get hold of a photographer and schedule a portrait session for you and your family. Of course, I’d love for you to call Pam Long Photography, but if you already have a photographer, please consider contacting him or her and get your family’s portrait sessions scheduled! 🙂
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Lori, Becca, Karen….THANK YOU for choosing Pam Long Photography and sharing part of your holiday and family time with me. Your families are incredible and I know how proud you are of them. Karen and Tom, you certainly have wonderful daughters and sons-in-law and awesome grandkids! I’m so glad you had this time together and that you have these portraits with your beautiful family; I know the they will cherish the portraits as well!
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Are you interested in having us create portraits for you?

Thank you for checking out our family portraits of this wonderful family. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more information about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our portrait studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 our portrait studio at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!





Class of 2016 Senior Spokesmodels Highlights video!

4 03 2016

These Class of 2016 high school seniors are quite an incredible group of young adults! They attend high schools in Howard County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland and I’m honored and happy that they are Pam Long Photography Class of 2016 Senior Spokemodels! We’ve created some of these senior photos in our portrait studio as well as the streets of Historic Ellicott City and loved shooting on location with them too. These seniors ROCKED it no matter where we were.

These high school seniors not only do well academically but are involved in sports, clubs, music groups, business groups, volunteer with charitable causes, all while maintaining a challenging academic schedule….touring colleges….filling out college applications….enjoying family and friends….having a life! They are kind, smart, giving, fun, beautiful, talented, driven, successful and sweet.

Some of the outfits and accessories that our seniors are wearing are courtesy of A Journey from Junk and Sweet Elizabeth Jane, two of our favorites boutiques on Main Street, be sure to check them out when you’re in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland! Hair and makeup for our Spokesmodel Day provided by Blush, definitely keep them in mind for your professional needs.

We wish the entire Class of 2016 all the best! Your adventure awaits! Keep in touch with us – we want to celebrate your successes! Thank you for choosing Pam Long Photography to create your senior portraits! AND Thank you for representing Pam Long Photography.  I’m looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks for our next Spokesmodel shoot! 🙂

Thank you, Matt, Haley, Lyndsey, Maddy, Allie, Josh, Grace, Alayna, Emma, Abby, Lauren, Samantha and Ashley! 

Please contact our studio if you know of a Class of 2017 Senior that would like the opportunity to become part of our Class of 2017 Spokesmodel Team! 410.988.5563 pam@pamlongphotography.com

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Are you interested in having us create portraits for you?

Thank you for checking out our 2016 Spokesmodel high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more information about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our portrait studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 our portrait studio at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!





Maya’s Senior Portraits

22 02 2016

Okay, seriously, I think somebody put the word out there that you should not have your senior pictures taken unless you’re beautiful on the inside and kind and fun and smart and cool and well mannered and everything else that involves goodness! I think back to all of the high school senior portraits I’ve created and I have determined that parents are doing a wonderful job growing some great young adults! 🙂 I’m so impressed!

Maya is no exception! She is beautiful!! She’s a Class of 2016 high school senior at Howard High School. And what a pleasure to spend the afternoon with Maya and her gorgeous mom.

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This is Maya’s yearbook portrait that we will submit for her!

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And I’m super happy that I even got mom in there for a memorable and gorgeous mother daughter portrait, thank you Trina. 🙂 This will really be treasured by Maya over the years.

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As you’ll see from her senior portraits, we had fun in our portrait studio as well as along Main Street, outside of our studio. I really love the variety of senior portraits that they chose from her photo shoot.

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This wall as part of my outdoor studio. One of my favorite backgrounds that I use with my clients. How cute is Maya!?

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THANK YOU, Maya, and Trina, for choosing Seniors By Pam Long Photography. Truly a joy to have created Maya’s senior photos and to have gotten to know you both!

 

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Maya’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more information about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our portrait studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 our portrait studio at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!

 





Ashley’s senior portraits and YouTube video!

16 02 2016

What an amazing time I had with Ashley! She’s a Class of 2016 Senior from Reservoir High School.

She’s so pleasant, sweet, funny, humble and beautiful! And folks, you may already know this about me, but when I say beautiful, I’m talking about inner beauty that shines. One of the reasons Ashley is beautiful is because of her kindness that radiates from within.  🙂

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Ashley brought some great outfits to her session and we were able to take advantage of the incredible weather as we walked throughout Main Street in Historic Ellicott City! We also popped backed into our studio and created some beautiful portraits of her in the camera room! Ashley was up for anything and adjusted well to all of the different situations.

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In addition to Ashley’s busy academic schedule, she plays tennis and soccer for Reservoir and is also an active member of Deca! She’s looking forward to starting her college career at University of South Carolina next year!

Ashley’s mother, Caroline, was with us during her portrait session. This is what she had to say about her wonderful daughter, “I’m proud of Ashley because of the beautiful person she has become. I hope health and happiness for her. I will always remember when she first looked up at me and I knew my life was changed forever. She is my world.”

Here’s Ashley’s slideshow video of part of her senior experience with us.

 

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Ashley has a gorgeous heirloom album that will be enjoyed for generations, these are just a few of the pages…

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🙂 Ashley, I certainly appreciate you and your mom choosing Pam Long Photography. I have enjoyed getting to know you and learn more about you. Thank you. I’m looking forward to watching you continue to grow! xo

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Ashley’s video and portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us….. Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, 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, business headshots 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 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!