Outdoor Family Portraits and Fundraiser {Ellicott City Photographer}

16 10 2016

The clock is ticking. Time is running out. If you’re planning on giving  portrait gifts for the holidays, NOW is the time to book to avoid last-minute stress!

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Mother Nature is shining upon us this week, so take advantage of this beautiful weather before winter descends! How many of you take photos at the Pumpkin Patch every year? Let’s do something different this year, avoid the crowds with a private, professional portrait session at my NEW exclusive location that has been donated while Ellicott City is rebuilding!

Let’s have fun together creating your family portraits! Have you been putting off getting your new family portrait created? We’ve got a solution for you! AND you get to help TWO great causes! We will be photographing families at a beautiful, exclusive location that I know you will simply love! This gorgeous farm includes a pond, cool buildings made of stone and wood, an awesome barn, fences, so many different places to take your family’s photo! We can totally customize to suit your family’s personality: the age of your children, what you’re wearing, the time of day that you’re scheduled. This venue is perfect for lifestyle type portraits as well as posed family portraits. So, please, don’t wait until you’re ‘not so busy’, or you lose 10lbs, let’s CELEBRATE your family on Saturday, October 22!

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WHAT: 30 minute Family Portrait Sessions

WHY: To celebrate your family and help raise funds for PPA Charities benefitting Operation Smile, and Ellicott City Partnership and because you need to update your family portrait. 🙂

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10a.m.- 5pm

WHO: You and your beautiful family

WHERE: Location is off of Folly Quarter Road, I’ll send you address once your session is reserved.

HOW: Contact our studio to reserve your time, 410.988.5563, pam@pamlongphotography.com, $195 session fee is due to reserve your spot.

You will receive Tips and Suggestions for clothing and preparation ideas.

We will schedule your time for your photo shoot and also schedule a time back in our studio for your premiere ordering appointment when you will view and order your portraits.

Goodie bags for all participants, including a $50 certificate to be applied towards a future portrait session!

COST: Session fee is only $195!  $30 of that will be donated to PPA Charities benefitting Operation Smile and $30 will also be donated to Ellicott City Partnership for flood recovery.  Portrait Packages start at $495, that includes a 16×20 wall portrait and (3) 8×10 portraits.  Prints start at $90.  Beautiful, custom holiday cards are available as well! 🙂

And YES!! You will receive your order before the holidays! So, this is a great way to give beautiful, meaningful custom gifts to family and friends. These are the gifts that are treasured and passed down for generations to enjoy. Holiday cards?? YES!! 🙂

This is a chance to get a small taste of our Custom Portrait Experience and help with two great causes.

We would love to have a packed schedule on Saturday, we hope you will consider joining us!

As a special thank you, you’ll receive a 5×7 calendar when you place your order! Clients investing $750, you will receive the calendar and a custom mobile app with your portraits!

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What clients are saying…

Having known Pam Long for several years, but never having the chance to work with her made me really excited to have the opportunity to not only work with her, but to document our family’s 40 years in business. Pam was ahh-mazing. She made each one of us feel at ease, and with a four and six year old, it just made this family time much easier. Pam is an incredibly talented photographer, capturing many special moments of all of us. While the photo shoot was a lot of fun, I really was dying to see the pictures. Pam assembled a beautiful slide show for us to enjoy. So much so, I was teary-eyed just seeing the six of us come together. I am looking forward to our photos arriving, and to be working with Pam again, as she documents our 40 year celebration! 

Pam’s customer service is unmatched.  After selecting our photos, she came to our home to help measure space where our family canvas would hang, and when it arrived she hung it for us.  I cannot get over how much Lucas and Landon have  grown and changed in just one year’s time.  What an incredible moment in time Pam has given us.  

-Angie Tersiguel

During our photo shoot for our two little girls, we found Pam to be much more than a photographer.  She was a true artist – able to bring out and forever capture those precious little smiles, silly giggles, and playfulness of childhood.  When we received a card in the mail with pictures of our girls on it a few days later, tears came to our eyes, because they were the most beautiful portraits we had ever seen.  We know that these portraits, of two little sisters, will bring joy to our family’s homes for generations.

~George and Noelle Jackson

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what we’d encounter on our first visit to Pam Long Photography…maybe an aloof photographer bossing us around, or another in a long line of trigger-happy “professionals” who’d take 100 shots just to get 1 usable pose. Thankfully, the experience was fantastic and has only gotten better on each subsequent visit.

It’s a rare thing to find someone who is both approachable on a personal level and a consummate professional, but Pam is that rare person. She’s fantastic to work with, and truly cares about giving us the best experience. I couldn’t be happier with our sessions and the resulting photos, and I look forward to future sessions.

~Christopher Masak.

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this incredible young man and his family .  If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to talk 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, 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!

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Pam Long Photography reopens!!

24 08 2016

EXCITING NEWS!

Pam Long Photography will reopen TODAY, Wednesday, August 24, 2016! We are thrilled to be back in our studio again!!

Please contact me to set up your appointment! We are excited to work again and we appreciate your patience since the devastating flood that raged through Historic Ellicott City, July 30, 2016. If you’ve ever considered having me photograph your family, high school senior or your pets, this is a GREAT time to call! 🙂  We will have an amazing time creating beautiful portrait art for you to enjoy for years to come. And remember, we provide business portraits if you’re in need of an updated headshot!

85% of our portraits have been created in our studio or along Main Street, using our beautiful town, buildings and river as backdrops. Though we will not, at this time, have access to Main Street, we do have access to other incredible locations until Main Street reopens. I’m looking forward to creating breathtaking and impressive portraits with you, whether it’s in our studio or on location. Guaranteed fun, no matter where we are! I appreciate the generosity of so many people offering their gorgeous locations for my outdoor sessions.

Please note, access to my studio will be through the back of our building via Church Road, by appointment only, and you’ll be escorted into our ‘gated community’ :-)!

I truly appreciate everyone that has reached out to me this past month. Your words of encouragement have meant the world to me. While I’m thrilled to be working again, I look forward to the day when I see my fellow businesses and residents right back where they belong. xo

I’d like to extend a very special thank you to Pam Mason of Mason and Friends and to Regina Ford and Pete Mangione of Turf Valley Resort and to Kristin (leaving her last name off because it’s her personal property) for offering to share your space, with me and my clients, while mine was not available. You were a special light that shone during a very uncertain time.

Thank you to everybody for your heartfelt messages that you’ve sent! Thank you to friends, my husband and daughters for helping me get my studio up to snuff these past few weeks, I couldn’t be opening today without your help! 🙂 I’ve said many times, that I’m one of the more fortunate ones, with minor damage.  Having said that, it hasn’t been easy in the least. But, I’m looking forward to rECharging, starting TODAY! #ECStrong #rECover
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 410.988.5563 or pam@pamlongphotography.com
THANK YOU!

 

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It breaks my heart thinking of the lives lost that evening, thinking of the people that suffered, thinking of how powerful the water raged that evening to cause such destruction. So many residents have been displaced and business owners and employees without income because of a two hour span of time!

I will be writing more blogposts about the progress made these past few weeks, but I want to take a moment and thank the county leaders for guiding this mission to help the residents, business owners, building owners and employees of Historic Ellicott City come back stronger. Thank you, Allan Kittleman for your leadership and communication. As progress has evolved, you have continually kept us informed. Thank you, Jon Weinstein, for being here every step of the way, and for immediately turning around, after landing in Spain for your much deserved vacation, to come back and be with us. Thank you to our state leaders for your assistance, thank you Governor Hogan. To the police for working around the clock helping to keep our town secure, thank you. To all of the emergency personnel for everything you’ve done and continue doing, thank you. To Maureen Sweeney-Smith, Karen Besson, Tom Coale and the ECP Board for being beyond awesome while working hard for us. To all of the county workers, working so hard bringing our town back, thank you. I’d like to thank the volunteers and the organizers for all of their time and resources they’ve invested in helping everyone in need, you are AH-MAZING! To the people and businesses that have donated supplies to help with the clean up venture, thank you! To everyone that has donated to http://www.helpellicottcity.com, thank you! To everyone that has donated to personal gofundme pages, thank you. To the neighbors helping neighbors, you are amazing, thank you. To everyone that has shared info and events on social media, raising awareness, thank you. To all of the many businesses hosting fundraisers, thank you. For the young ones having lemonade stands and bake sales, thank you. To the many friends and strangers that booted up and shoveled through stores, helping the business owners, thank you. To my daughters who understood, without getting upset, when we had to cancel our mini vacation, thank you. There are so many people to thank, and again, I’ll write more on that subject, but thank you for keeping the beautiful people of our town in your thoughts and prayers. I’m blessed to be a part of our wonderful commUNITY.

These two photos were taken by my building owner, Ron Peters. Unfortunately, he had three properties damaged by the flood. I appreciate Ron’s endless desire to work swiftly and efficiently to get his tenants back in his houses and buildings. He got the necessary work done and inspectors in asap in order to restore some sort of normalcy for his tenants so they could move back home! I’m happy that the tenants in the Howard House are back in their apartments and his commercial renters can be open for business! I’m fortunate that you are my landlord! Thank you, Ron!! You ROCK!

 

This is the first day that I headed in to check out the studio.
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I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to creating beautiful works of art with you!

Thank you!





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!:-)





CHASEing CANCER AWAY fundraiser. Time to Celebrate your Family with new family portraits!

11 11 2015

Have you been putting off getting your new family portrait created? We’ve got a solution for you! AND you get to help a great cause!  I talk with so many people that tell me their family portrait above their fireplace doesn’t even include their youngest child (that is now 8 years old!!), that their portrait hanging on their wall is when their children were babies and young kids, and now they’re in high school! Parents tell me they need to lose a few pounds first! PLEASE, celebrate your family NOW, don’t wait until you lose 10 lbs or until you become less busy!  Do it now! Let’s CELEBRATE your family on Sunday, November 22!

Who are we raising funds for? This remarkable 7th grader, Chase Wheatley. On September 2nd, Chase Wheatley’s parents took their son to the doctor because he was feeling lethargic and was very pale. The doctor took blood samples, and recognized the white blood cell count was extremely high. His doctor immediately notified John Hopkins Hospital that his patient was being sent over for further testing. The doctor told Mark and Kathy that they needed to take their 12 year old son to the emergency room at Hopkins. Chase was admitted to ICU so they could stabilize his condition. With further testing they diagnosed Chase with leukemia.  After multiple blood transfusions, Chase received his first chemo treatment on September 4th. The journey to a full recovery will be a three year process for the Wheatley family.

(Photo courtesy of Kathy Wheatley)

Chase Wheatley

 

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WHAT: 20 minute Family Portrait Sessions

WHY: Fundraiser for CHASEing Cancer Away and because you need to update your family portrait. 🙂

WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2015, 12-5pm

WHO: You and your beautiful family

WHERE: Pam Long Photography Portrait Studio, 8202 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

HOW: Contact our studio to reserve your time, 410.988.5563, session fee is due to reserve your spot.

You will receive Tips and Suggestions for clothing and preparation ideas.

On the day of your session, we’ll have a great time photographing you and your family. Immediately after your photo shoot, you will make your portrait selections. Your images will be shown on the big screen, easy for viewing. Payment for order is due at that time.

Goodie bags for all participants, including a $50 certificate to be applied towards a future portrait session!

COST: Session fee is only $75!  $50 of that will be donated to Chase Wheatley’s family.  Portrait Packages start at $199.  Prints start at $79.  You can even choose the collection with a 16×24 framed portrait or your family and several smaller prints for only $1099!!!  Beautiful, custom holiday cards are available as well! 🙂

And YES!! You will receive your order before the holidays! So, this is a great way to give beautiful, meaningful custom gifts to family and friends. These are the gifts that are treasured and passed down for generations to enjoy. Holiday cards?? YES!! 🙂

PARKING is provided by Ooh La Lal!! Sweet, close, private parking!

This is a chance to get a small taste of our Custom Portrait Experience and help with a great cause.

(Photo courtesy of Kathy Wheatley)

Chase Wheatley Cancer Fears ME

Kathy and Mark Wheatley are the parents of 4 children….Taylor age 15, Samantha age 14, Olivia age 13 and of course Chase age 12. The only thing that Mark and Kathy have asked for from their friends and family members are our prayers. We know that they are going to need a lot more help than that to get them through this very trying time in their life.

A portion of the medical treatments and medication will be covered by their insurance, but the Wheatley’s will incur a significant amount of medical expenses.  Parking, transportation to and from the hospital and meals while he goes in and out for chemotherapy treatments will continue until he is in remission. In addition to medical, travel and parking expenses, in order to assure a healthy environment at home between hospital stays, they will need to make some changes within their home to accommodate Chase’s weakened immune system.

Many family and friends have asked, “what can I do, how can I help”.   We have established this page as a way to help to give some financial relief to Mark and Kathy as they focus on a long road towards Chase’s successful recovery.

Please continue to pray and thank you for your donation. 

Everything you’ve read in blue is directly from Chase’s gofundme page. If you aren’t in need of new family portraits, but would still like to help, please visit his page, you can link to it here. 🙂 Thank you.

We hope to have a packed schedule on Sunday, we hope you will consider joining us!

We will also be accepting purses for next year’s Power of the Purse event!  Be sure to clean out your closet and make room for the holidays, drop your gently used handbags off at the studio on the 22nd and receive a $25 gift certificate to apply to a future portrait session!

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this incredible young man and his family .  If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to talk 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, 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!





The Power of the Purse events…

3 06 2015

Helping Others: Raising funds for the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center

(disclaimer, hold on to your hats, this post is 4 events wrapped in to one blogpost! But there is a method to my madness…all of these events lead up to the fun Power of the Purse event on Monday, June 8th)

There have been many great events promoting June 8th’s, Power of the Purse event, benefitting the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.  Be sure to mark your calendars for one of the most fun events of the year, “The Power of the Purse,” held at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz in Columbia, MD.  You do NOT want to miss it!

More than 1400 gently used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry! New and Designer handbags, filled with goodies, will be included in their incredible Silent Auction. VIP guest, handbag designer Danielle DiFerdinando will be selling her beautiful designs, while Horseshoe Casino will bring unexpected surprises! Wine Tasting will be provided by Iron Bridge Wine Company, accompanied by light fare from Chuy’s, a Mexican Restaurant coming to Howard County in 2016.  Event is FREE (suggested donation $5) – no ticket required.
A huge thank you to Her Mind Magazine for hosting this event again this year.  As with any event, it takes tremendous effort and time, by many people, and it’s great that Her Mind leads the charge.  Pam Moss, of Her Mind Magazine and Michelle Wildman, of Wildman Events, have been working tirelessly coordinating everything leading up to The Power of the Purse. Thank you to all involved!
I’m sharing photos from several events leading up to The Power of the Purse.  I’m happy to say that Pam Long Photography will a sponsor again this year for the main event and hope to see you there.

Howard County Launch Party

In March, the Howard County Welcome Center hosted the Launch Party to celebrate the New Official Howard County Visitors and Residents Guide.  The delicious Elkridge Furnace Inn catered the afternoon event.  The Wine Bin supplied the drinks and guests had the opportunity to donate their gently used purses, win raffle prizes, network with fellow residents and business people and even tour the new Howard County Police Museum which is housed in the Visitor Center.  Here are some of the photos from this fun event.
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Food was generously provided by Elridge Furnace Inn…
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A huge thank you to The Wine Bin for supplying drinks throughout the evening.
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Anita Broccolino, Michelle Wildman and Beth Ditman….
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Anita manning the Power of the Purse table while Joan Eve, of Joan Eve’s Collectibles filled out her raffle tickets…
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…and it ended up being the WINNING raffle ticket! Congrats, Joan! 😀
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Attendees took advantage of the opportunity and checked out the Police Museum, located in the same building as the Visitor’s Center. Dee Cunningham of Cunningham Studios, Mary Klett, and Teri Carpenter, both from Howard County Chamber of Commerce, were fortunate enough to be able to speak with one of our favorite local police officers, Travis! Thank you for keeping us safe, Travis!
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I enjoyed chatting with Mike and Jane Johnson, of the Judge’s Bench! (Is that a gingerbread girl photo-bombing?!)
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Getting ready to pull more raffle tickets….
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Benny Gordon, of Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation, took a few minutes to explain the important role is foundation plays with educating.
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Natalie Swirdovich of Pandora in The Mall in Columbia, and Beth Ditman, of Her Mind Magazine and Custom Media Options.

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Macy’s by Appointment

Macy’s hosted an event and gave people a chance to come by, donate a purse and meet their amazing Personal Shopper, Annamarie deGregorio! You definitely need to check her out and enjoy the service she extends to Macy’s customers.  Be sure to ask about Macy’s by Appointment next time you’re at Macy’s and meet Annamarie.
Catered by the delicious Seasons 52 restaurant, fantastic raffle prizes and great company, it was a fun evening!
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Vic Broccolino, former President and CEO of Howard County General Hospital, and Vincent Sharps, Executive Vice President and CMO of Sir Speedy, BWI.
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Elaine Northrop poses with Michelle Wildman and Annamarie deGregorio, the amazing, resourceful and knowledgable personal shopper at Macy’s. Ask for Macy’s By Appointment and introduce yourself the Annamarie!
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The beautiful Anita Broccolino and Michelle Wildman! Love them!
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Pretty In Pink, Turf Valley

In April, hundreds of women shopped, sipped champagne, and dined the afternoon away with unlimited pink champagne for a good cause! These lovely ladies had over 50 vendors to choose from to engage is some retail therapy. There were delicious hors d’oeuvres and a served luncheon, followed by a fashion show which featured clothing provided by Chezelle’sOctavia II, and Simply Divine Boutique!
Horseshoe Casino sponsored the unlimited Pink Champagne for all of the philanthropic women and surprised all attendees with gorgeous pink pashminas! We were treated like royalty!
Horseshoe Casino was the wonderful Pink Champagne Sponsor! Thank you, Randy Goldman and your incredible staff!
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Kathy McClellan and Kara Windebank of Red Birch Design, a phenomenal home-staging business, pose with these beautiful show girls!
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Vendors and boutique owners are getting ready for the hundreds of shoppers!
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The very beautiful and smart business woman, Betsy Wendell, of Octavia, along with the Horseshow showgirls, show off the gorgeous silver cuff bracelets designed by Michael Galmer.
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I loved meeting these ladies…..
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 Randy Goldman and the stunning ladies!
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The table settings were beautiful….
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Okay, seriously, how beautiful is this room?!  Horseshoe Casino surprised all of the guests with a pink pashmina for EVERYONE!!
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The Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge

What a perfect day to have the 5th Annual race!  It was a gorgeous, sunny, breezy day – perfect weather to help us conquer the hills along this challenging course.  Volunteers arrived early and ready to help.  Local high school kids, residents, business owners were also there to lend a hand and help when needed.

This 5K was presented by the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership (ECHDP) to benefit beautification projects in the historic district of Ellicott City and Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

Thank you, everyone, for working together for another great cause!

Ed Lilley and his awesome volunteers hard at work while races sign in.5K race Volunteers Ellicott City Pam Long Photography

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A little pre-race photo shoot with dad…

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Dave Carney, owner of The Wine Bin, convinced his daughter to hang with him for the entire hilly route.  Right before the finish line, he doused her with a bottle of water and sprinted to the finish to beat her!!

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He just about knocked her out with his celebratory finish!
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As you can see, he wasn’t too excited about it! 😀
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The results 🙂 …….

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 All in good fun!
Thank you to everyone who participated in these fundraising events! Every one of you is truly awesome! We are united in our efforts to stamp out cancer once and for all! Together, we can make a difference!
We hope to see you soon!
Please remember, an incredibly fun event: The Power of the Purse!!  June 8th, Power of the Purse, benefitting the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.  Be sure to mark your calendars for one of the most fun events of the year, “The Power of the Purse,” held at Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom by Fretz in Columbia, MD.  You do NOT want to miss it!




Family portraits at the Baltimore Harbor

28 11 2014

I don’t even know how to start this blogpost…..I’ve known Vanessa for several years now.  We met through the Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association years ago when we both had photography studios in Howard County.  She was the go-to photographer in Howard County for high school seniors, created incredible family portraits for her clients and has an immense wealth of info between her ears about photography and business! 🙂 After having her sweet baby boy, she decided to retire from the photography industry and move into another direction. I’ve learned so much from her and thankful for our friendship.  When she contacted me recently to create their new family portraits, I was elated…and honored…and nervous!! 😀

We are all familiar with (& live) the cliche’ that time flies…and it does…and Vanessa did not want another moment to go by without celebrating their family. When we got together for their portrait consultation, she had a lot of ideas. We were able to discuss them and really design a session that fit their needs and worked well for their family.  We were happy to be able to schedule their photo shoot during the time that Vanessa’s parents would be in town.  I was so happy to be able to create their extended family portrait along with Vanessa and Daniele’s family portrait.

Vanessa and I scoped out lots of different, potential locations throughout Baltimore a couple of weeks prior to their portrait session.  It was a great excuse to get a good walk in, catch up and find the perfect locations for their family.

The day of their shoot…wow, such a fun time with their awesome, beautiful family!  The weather was PERFECT, which photographers always hope for, but never count on. 🙂 The style and color choices of their clothes couldn’t have fit more perfectly into the Baltimore Harbor backdrop.  Talk about color harmony…..fantastic job, Vanessa and Karen!

“Dear Pam,  My heart is overwhelmed with how beautifully you photographed our family during our recent family portrait session in Baltimore! To see the natural expressions and playfulness that we enjoy on a daily basis actually captured in professional portraits brought tears to my eyes. (Okay, who are we kidding – I wept a little bit.) You took the time to listen to what we envisioned for our family and made it a reality. The investment we made by choosing you as our family photographer is worth every dollar! My heart is full.” Vanessa Ard

Vanessa and Daniele, thank you so much for choosing me to create your new family portraits.  It meant the world to me and I’m thrilled that you are so happy with the results. I know what it meant to you and I admire you for being so vulnerable and allowing me into the the intimate setting of your family. Love you both!

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I do believe this will become a 50″ or 60″ framed canvas in my studio!  I love this!

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These are such personal, beautiful images of mom and son.

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Karen is a sweet, fun and very beautiful teenager!

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Check out his personality! 🙂

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Seriously cute…

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He’s so fast, his feet don’t even touch the ground…

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this wonderful family.  If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to talk 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, 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!





Paint What Matters with Benjamin Moore, yes, Ellicott City Matters

20 05 2014

You may remember the huge Benjamin Moore Campaign last year, Paint What Matters.  Because so many wonderful people helped spread the word and voted, Ellicott City’s Main Street was one of the 20 Main Streets that will get painted!

This will be a brief blogpost, but I wanted to let you know that the work has begun. 🙂  Following, are a few photos from this morning.  I will continue blogging and sharing pictures, as  much as possible.

Joel, from Definition Painting Services, Inc, is a talented, detail-oriented and organized contractor.  He and his team have the pleasure of Painting What Matters!  We are thrilled to have them in town!

Columbia Paint Co. is supplying the paint for our beautiful buildings.  Please consider visiting them when you are in need of quality paint products!

FYI, there will be a kick-off event tomorrow. Here is the info for that:

You are invited to join County Executive Ken Ulman, Councilmember Courtney Watson and representatives of Benjamin Moore for a “first strokes” kick-off of the Paint Main Street initiative.

This event is being held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:30 in front of the B&O Museum. Hopefully, you can join in to initiate this exciting effort to add color and brightness to the historic downtown. Thank you for participating in Benjamin Moore’s Paint Main Street. We look forward to seeing you on May 21.

I wanted to send a special thank you to Kelli Fitzsimmons-Myers of A Journey from Junk for bringing Benjamin Moore’s campaign to the attention of our awesome historic town.  Because of her, we all jumped in and rallied votes and support! Thank you, Kelli!

I also would like to thank the shoppers and store owners who participated in this video!  You helped rally the votes and I appreciate that!

 

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