Newborn portrait session {Ellicott City newborn photographer}

1 05 2014

I had the amazing pleasure of meeting Gina’s mom and newborn baby, both on the same day. 🙂  Gina and Matt welcomed their sweet, beautiful baby a couple weeks prior to us getting together for their newborn photo shoot.  I was counting the days before I was able to meet their beautiful little bundle of goodness.

Gina and Matt already seemed like well-seasoned parents, even though baby G is their first child.  They were cool, mindful, realistic, laid back yet on top of things, and allowed me work with their little one with complete trust. So easy going! 🙂

Gina and Matt, thank you so much for the trust you placed in me.  I loved our time together and look forward to seeing you soon.  Please give your mama a hug for me. 😉

Here are a few of their newborn portraits.

A beautiful family….

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LOVE that they will have this portrait forever.  The relationship of the size of her hand compared to her mom’s fingers change so drastically, so fast!

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So happy and content in mama’s arms…..

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Private chit chat with daddy…..

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Happy Spring sweetie pie! xoxo

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3 generations of beautiful!!

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Thank you for visiting our blog. Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own 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, 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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art! pam@pamlongphotography.com “LIKE” us on Facebook by clicking here so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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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!

410.988.5563

pam@pamlongphotography.com

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Worchesky Family and Senior Portraits {Howard County Family and Senior Portrait Photographer}

1 02 2013

We got the special bonus of photographing both senior portraits and the Worchesky family portrait in this session! Sam, a senior at Wilde Lake, is a wonderful young man with a great personality, tons of talent, and we wish him luck in everything he does. It was a lot of fun to work with his entire family and then go on location for his senior pictures!  We hope you all love your portraits and had fun taking them. We certainly did!

We know who Sam will be rooting for this Superbowl weekend! ANDD I am sure wearing PURPLE this Friday! Lets go RAVENS!

Thank you for choosing Pam Long Photography!

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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!

410.988.5563

pam@pamlongphotography.com

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NEW PARKING IN HISTORIC ELLICOTT CITY

1 02 2013

HAPPY PURPLE FRIDAY EVERYONE! Wishing you a wonderful weekend & a very happy Superbowl Sunday! Or should we say Harbowl 🙂 Let the battle of the brothers begin!

Pam Long Photography just wanted to give everyone a heads up about the new parking conditions in Old Ellicott City.

Attention Downtown Ellicott City, new PARKING RATES will begin on February 4!

  • $1 per hour to park on Main Street and Maryland Avenue
  • $0.50 per hour to park in Lots B, C, E and the metered section of Lot D
  • Lots A, F and portions of Lot D will remain FREE Additionally, visitors will now be able to pay for parking using credit cards at twelve meter kiosks located along Main Street, Maryland Avenue and in the surface parking lots; MasterCard, Visa and Discover are all accepted.

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As part of its phased-in parking management program in Downtown Ellicott City, Howard County will also simultaneously launch a Residential Parking Permit program. The free permit will provide residents of Main Street with:

  1. The right to park free of charge for an unlimited period of time in any of the metered spaces in public surface parking lots
  2. The ability to park on Main Street and Maryland Avenue for free between the hours of 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. every day of the week

Registration forms and additional information about the Residential Parking Permit program are available at www.howardcountymd.gov/ECparking.htm.

CUTTING EDGE NEWS!

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Innovative Parking Technology Helps with Parking in Ellicott City

Howard County residents and visitors are encouraged to download the Parker™ App to locate available parking spaces in Downtown Ellicott City.

This new smart phone app allows shoppers and visitors to Historic Ellicott City to more easily locate available parking with their smartphone.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

The parking solution called ParkerTM directs travelers in real time to open parking spots just like a GPS provides directions to Ellicott City itself.

The App is available at Google Play or the iTunes Store.

MAIN STREET meters and the Parker App are part of the County’s Ellicott City parking management program to allow greater public access to the downtown district while simultaneously accommodating the needs of residents and businesses.

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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!

410.988.5563

pam@pamlongphotography.com

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Maternity Portraits for gorgeous Michelle {Ellicott City Maternity Photographer}

29 04 2012

We had the pleasure of hanging out with Michelle a couple of weeks ago. She is an extremely smart, beautiful, on-the-ball, stylish woman who is about to give birth. Tracy and I enjoyed her so much, we didn’t want her to leave the Studio!! 🙂  From the moment she emailed, through our phone conversations and our time in the photography studio together, I learned more each time what in incredible person Michelle is.  Once again, I’m reminded how fortunate I am to be able to document and create emotional, high-quality photography for our clients.   This new chapter in Michelle and her family’s life is thrilling and we’re honored to be describing it through our photos.

She came back the following week for her Portrait Premiere and loved her maternity portraits as much as we did. She’s so in love with her husband and their family and is really looking forward to welcoming their newest addition into their family. I’m cannot wait to meet her baby when they return for his newborn session.

Thank you, so much Michelle, for choosing Pam Long Photography for your photographic needs.  We are truly honored.

Here are a few of Michelle’s portraits from her maternity session.

Michelle’s love is so evident…
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Thank you, Michelle!  And congratulations!  We wish you and your family all the best and are looking forward to seeing you all soon! 🙂

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We specialize in stylized, custom portraiture:  maternity, newborns, babies, children, family and high school senior portraits.  We love photographing our clients in our fully equipped photography studio as well as on location  If you, or anyone you know, is looking for beautiful, high quality, custom portraiture, we’d love the opportunity to talk with them.  Studio office: 410.719.0405.   Email: pam@pamlongphotography.com

Thank you! 





Pam won Portrait Photographer of the Year at Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association award banquet {Howard County Photographer}

22 03 2012

I am sooooo excited about the recent awards that I was honored with winning a few weeks ago at the Maryland PPA’s award banquet.

In the past, I sat through many Print Competitions watching, observing, learning and taking notes, too scared to enter my own. Listening to Master Photographers critique people’s images was really insightful, truly opened my eyes. When I started competing, it was still insightful, and eye opening, only now, with HUGE butterflies in my stomach! The MDPPA has 3 competitions during the year and then a competition at their Annual Convention. I made an effort to submit images during the 3 competitions and I was overjoyed each time and increased my knowledge each time as well.

So….this year I won Portrait Photographer of the Year!! ♥ This award is given to the individual who accumulates the most points in monthly competitions. I also was presented with Best Portrait of a Woman from our Annual Competition. Another award that I was really excited about winning was a Judge’s Choice! There were 5 judges at the Convention Print Competition and 145 entries submitted. Each judge gets to choose their favorite image and award the maker with a Judge’s Choice….and one of the judges chose one of my portraits!! I was thrilled, excited, humbled and overjoyed!

I want to extend a big huge thank you to my clients that I’m privileged to photograph! Documenting special occasions, milestones, and events whether it’s a wedding or a child’s playdate is such a pleasure for me. I’m really one of those people who can say I LOVE what I do. Whether I’m photographing in a photojournalistic manner or creating a formal portrait, whether my subjects are sitting, standing, walking or dancing, in my Studio or out on location, the essentials of proper lighting and posing need to be innate and competing with my peers helps me become a better photographer for my clients. So, THANK YOU to my current clients, I’m looking forward to continuing our relationship and serving you throughout the years. To those of you that I haven’t had the pleasure of creating your portraits yet, I hope to have the opportunity in the future! 🙂

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For those of you interested in knowing what the judges look for in images, here is a list and brief explanation of the 12 elements (taken from the PPA website):

The Twelve elements listed below are in accordance to their importance.

Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.
Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.
Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.
Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.
Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.
Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used, either physical or digital, should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.
Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.
Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.
Lighting—the use and control of light—refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is manmade or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.
Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.
Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.
Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.

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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…
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Isn’t she too cute!!
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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! 🙂

xoxo

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 pam@pamlongphotography.com. 🙂