Honoring Vivian “Millie” Bailey.

11 11 2019

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Happy Veterans Day. On this and every day, I want to thank all veterans.  THANK YOU, and your families, for your service and for your sacrifices. 

Today I want to especially honor Ms. Vivian “Millie” Bailey.  Ms. Bailey served as a lieutenant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.  

Ms. Bailey is 101 years old.  She is one of the most inspirational people I’ve spent time with these past few years. She’s obviously beautiful, but she’s also generous with her kindness and time, she’s quite funny and very quick witted, refreshingly honest, upbeat and positive, her energy level is off the charts, simply put…she’s EXTRAORDINARY! 

Ms. Bailey, I salute you and all those who have served, and those who continue to serve. Because of your sacrifice and bravery, we enjoy many freedoms.  Thank you for the example you set for us all. 

Millie deserves your time to read every word that these beautiful people have written about her.  I know you’ll enjoy learning more about her as you read along. 

 

Relentless but kind and compassionate in her efforts to help people:  Millie would frequently call the police department to get names of officers who were deployed so she could send care packages.  I would tell her I would get back with the names the next day.  Of course, sometimes I would get busy and forget.  By noon the next day, I recognized the number on caller ID.  Millie said, “I know you are busy and may have forgotten, but I need the officers’ names so I can get my packages to the Post Office later today.”  Of course, I stopped what I was doing immediately and got those names! While I knew she has sent packages for years, I didn’t realize until recently that she has been sending packages since the Vietnam War.  A simple example of the kindness and compassion she has for people she doesn’t even know.  She is truly a saint.

Humor:  Alarm at house When Millie lived on West Running Brook she accidentally activated the home alarm one day.  She called the Police Dispatch Center and told the dispatcher there was no need to send an officer.  The dispatcher explained that we must send an officer to verify everything was ok.  I happened to be in the area and responded.  When I arrived, Millie was outside waiting.  She was happy to see someone she knew because she was embarrassed.  She told me that she tried to cancel the call.  I told her it was policy that I needed some identification to verify her identity.  She smiled and promptly responded that she would be right back after she called Chief Robey.  Millie knew everyone in the County, and she could get things done quickly.  We had a good laugh together.

Millie is always great with advice: Recently when I picked Millie up for lunch, I asked her if she was ok to go out in the cold.  She told me it doesn’t bother her and there’s no sense complaining about things you can’t control.  Millie said, “You must learn how to work through things you can’t control!”      Advice well taken…I couldn’t argue that point!

Final Thought:  Millie is simply an incredible person filled with love and kindness for everyone she meets.  In consideration of some adversity she has experienced in her lifetime, it’s amazing to see the enormous compassion and positivity she expresses to people every day.  She is rarely in a bad mood and brings a smile to your face every time you meet her.  God Bless Millie!

~Gary Gardner, Former Howard County Police Chief 

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Over a span of more than 40 years, I  have loved the countless times I sat across the kitchen table from my dear friend, Millie Bailey – both in her Running Brook home and her Vantage House home. We spoke of life and love and courage and wisdom and friendship. My grandson, Zach, loved Millie very much. I have learned so much from her – including how to “walk that walk“, although she said I wasn’t a very good student on that one.

My times with Millie are among the most treasured moments of my life.

~Liz Bobo, Former County Executive and member of Maryland House of Delegates

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Vivian “Millie” Bailey has accomplished more in her lifetime than anyone else I know….and she shows no signs of slowing down.  Through her service during World War II, her longtime work with the Howard County Police Department and Howard County General Hospital, her volunteer service at Running Brook Elementary School, and the Care Packages she organizes to send to those in the military serving overseas (just to name a few of her activities), Millie has touched and influenced many, many people.  However, when you speak with Millie, you see right away that it has not been about her.  Her only motive is to make our community and country a better place for everyone.  Millie has a huge heart and I am honored to be have been able to work with her and to call her my friend.”

~Allan Kittleman, Former County Executive, Former Maryland State Senator

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I have had the privilege to know Millie Bailey from my first months on the police department in 1984.  Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and I hit it off right away, and we became close friends.  I continue to enjoy the position of “adopted nephew” to my Aunt Millie.

My late grandmother was in her eighties when I introduced the ladies to each other.  We went to Clyde’s at Aunt Millie’s suggestion.  The ladies talked over cream of crab soup for more than two hours, and they were friends thereafter, getting together for lunches and other visits.

Years later, “Bubbles,” as we called her, needed hip replacement surgery, and her operation was scheduled to take place at Howard County General Hospital, where Aunt Millie served on the Board of Directors.  The ladies shared the same orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Eugene Willis, whom Aunt Millie knew well enough to call “Pebbles.”

The surgery was scheduled to be Dr. Willis’s first of the early morning, and we were to arrive at the hospital for registration and prep work by 4:45am.  Yes, AM.  We arrived not a moment early.  As we stepped into the intake room, there was Aunt Millie, paging through a magazine.  I’ll paraphrase: “Well, I was just about to have them call you to make sure that you woke up!”  Astonished, we couldn’t believe that Aunt Millie was there to support her friend and wish her well.  She stayed until the last possible minute, and then made me promise to keep her informed of Bubbles’ progress.  I did so.  One does not let Aunt Millie down.  It’s just a fact of nature.

The surgery went well, and Dr. Willis told me to go about my business and to not return until at least 2:00pm, when Bubbles would be awake and alert.  At 2:00, I went to her assigned room, and I found two empty beds, obviously unused.  When your ninety-plus year-old grandmother just went through major surgery and you find an empty bed, your mind goes to the worst possible scenario.  I was relieved to find out that there had been a room change, and I went to the new room.  As I approached, I could hear Bubbles’ voice (Whew!).

I opened the door to find that Bubbles was in a beautiful, private VIP room with huge windows, and she was talking with the Executive Chef of the hospital.  Pad and pencil in hand, he was asking what she might like for dinner.  “What are my choices?”  “Anything you wish, ma’am, just name it.”

We talked for a few minutes, and Bubbles fell back to sleep.  Aunt Millie arrived shortly thereafter.  Again, I’ll paraphrase: “Bubbles spent forty-five years as a doctor, taking care of sick children, and never asked for anything special in return.  She deserves to be treated well, and she will be, if I have anything to say about it.”

“By the way, Vic Broccolino will be in to check on her later.  I’ll be back tomorrow.  She needs her rest.  Don’t stay too long.”

“Yes, ma’am.”

~Martin Johnson 

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In a lifetime it is rare to come across someone like Miss Bailey, who I have come to know as Millie, that can fill up places in your heart you never knew existed. To make assumptions based upon her small frame is a grave mistake and one corrected within a short time of being in her presence. To spend time with her is to is know the mighty strength of intellect, grace, perseverance, sense of justice and determination of a beautiful woman who has walked our planet for nearly 102 years. However, it is the continued spirit of a giving heart and doing something kind each day that fuels her to connect to those both locally and around the globe through her care package initiative for the troops, field trip support for our children, and tireless advocacy to fill our food bank. Her lessons to me are a treasured gift that I take to heart.  Every day Millie’s spirit inspires me to think bigger, do more, be bolder, go bravely and strive to bring as much joy and compassion to this world that I can. 

~Kimberley McGill

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I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. B for about six years now.  We are both military Veterans and met during our initiation ceremony into the local American Legion Post.  Sitting next to me at that ceremony was this woman who had served as a 1st LT in the Women’s Army Corps, U.S. Army, during World War II.  Not only that – which is significant enough in its own right – but she also achieved the position of Unit Commander, Women’s Colored Detachment #2 at Fort Benning, Georgia.  Her stories of those times should be recorded in the history books.  And that was just the early years of her life.  That same intelligence, professionalism, and competence were present in the rest of her accomplished career and it continues to this day in everything she does.  Ms. Bailey has been an inspiration to me since that first day and continues as a role model on how to live a principled and meaningful life.  Being in her orbit is to truly learn about grace, perseverance, honor and moral courage. Ms. B is a treasure to her country, her community and all those who have the privilege of knowing her.

~Wanda Riddle, CAPT, USN (ret)

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She is a such a treasure to our community. I know she has served on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Police Foundation, where she was such a force for ensuring that our Police Department and community had a healthy, respectful and productive relationship.

What has struck me even more than these “official” volunteer activities, however, is the example she has given to us of the power of one person to make a difference in relatively small ways. Her commitment to Running Brook ES and leveraging others to assist shows the power of what one person can do… independent of any formal organization. The same is true for of her military care packages, which we assisted with the Sheriff’s Office.

She is smart, funny, persistent, fiercely loyal, demanding and compassionate. I will sum up my feelings like this….there are many people who I respect. There are very few I fear disappointing. She is on that list.

~Bill McMahon, Former Howard County Chief of Police, Former Howard County Sheriff

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I think the secret to Miss Millie’s longevity is that she puts others first: needy school children, deployed military and hungry Howard County residents plus many more. She also has a special ability to recruit others to help her with her projects. There is a Miss Millie community led by Millie Bailey that does a lot of good things in Howard County! She loves doing all these projects and working with people in her community. And, the community loves her!

~Judy Dye

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Millie Bailey…. Who knew a young girl growing up in Oklahoma would years later change lives for so many in Howard County, Maryland and truly so many other places in the world?

Millie’s home is filled with trophies, certificates and awards from our grateful community because her heart is filled with love, grace, compassion and hope for tomorrow for those who find themselves struggling today.

I know Millie from the work she has done at the Community Action Council and her boundless spirit of giving to the Howard County Food Bank and our housing program.  These programs are there to lend a helping hand to those who find themselves face to face with a crisis.  And the programs are sustainable because of generous supporters like Vivian Bailey who are the true unsung heroes behind these operations.

Millie’s words at the Holland Awards Dinner will always stay with me “we can each do a little more…its that simple.”

Vivian Bailey makes it easy to love, to embrace, to give, and to imagine a world where we all got each other’s backs.

~Bita Dayhoff, President, Community Action Council of Howard County

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Millie has a strength and grace that is consistent and unwavering. She is sharp, witty, and fun, as well. She is a true friend to me, through actions and words, as she is to her local and armed forces communities. I am honored to know her, I appreciate her service to the country, and I am lucky to call her my friend. 

~Rebecca Norlander 

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Millie is not only a great American, but a warm and wonderful human being. She cares deeply about our country and her community. While many people her age are content to sit back and let others do the work, Millie – a Veteran herself – continues to support our troops serving overseas by providing care packages that she puts together herself, thanks to the donations she solicits from friends and the community. The vets love Ms. Millie and the touch loving of “home” she sends their way. 

~Kathy Sloan-Beard

 

A very special thank you to everyone who contributed and shared your thoughts about beautiful Ms. Bailey.

 





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!:-)





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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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! 🙂





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!





Opera singing, rock climbing, vinyl collecting Class of 2015 Senior!

2 11 2014

I love getting to know my clients and Amanda is one amazing high school senior! Amanda is a Class of 2015 Senior at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD.  She’s got a great style and sense of being.  She collects vinyl records, she’s a very talented and gifted opera singer and a great friend to many!  Amanda also juggles her busy schedule to include one of her favorite sports….rock climbing.    Centennial High School has an incredible group of singers that join together to form the  school’s Madrigal choir, and Amanda is a member.  Amanda’s highlight this year was to study at Tanglewood, at Boston University this past summer.

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“What we loved most about Pam is that she incorporated Amanda’s personality and interests into every second of  her senior portrait session.  From the music Amanda wanted to hear at the shoot, to her unique style of fashion, to the different locations that were personal to her.  All the while making the sessions fun, exciting and, most importantly,  making Amanda feel special.  We were so pleased with Pam Long Photography and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of an experienced, creative and caring photographer.”     Susan and Amanda Krew

When I first met with Amanda and her mom to discuss plans for her custom portrait sessions, ideas were flowing!  She has so many cool interests.  When I realized she collects vinyl lp’s, I immediately thought of the cool new record store that opened down the street from my studio this year.  If you haven’t had the chance to visit Archives Music and Games, you must put it on your list!   They moved to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street this past year and are a welcome addition. Amanda was already familiar with the store, she’d been there many times, so she was down with the idea to have part of her photo shoot there.  A huge thank you to Jason, from Archives Music and Games, for allowing us to set up, in his store, for this portion of her shoot!  Also, a big thank you goes to Tanya, from A Journey from Junk.  After Tanya learned that Amanda loves vintage clothing, she brought her true vintage dresses from her own closet to wear!  The awesome dress that Amanda is wearing in these next few images are thanks to Tanya. xoxo 🙂

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We were also very fortunate to have created some of her portraits in the Peabody Library.  She has studied music at the Peabody Institute for several years.  I was elated that we could spend a few minutes within the walls of that beautiful, amazing building.  Amanda even sang for us, which was a real treat! Her voice is rich and powerful, yet so clear and delicate at the same time.  Her voice soared throughout the library perfectly, as if she’d performed there for years. An amazing future awaits this talented young lady!

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We were able to create some fun and beautiful senior pictures in our studio as well.  Here are just a few of what she chose as her favorites.

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Thank you, Amanda, for choosing Pam Long Photography to create your senior portraits and to document this milestone in your life!  I’ve certainly enjoyed getting to know you and your family! 🙂

 

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this amazing young lady.  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 to set up a complimentary consultation. We look forward to transforming your memories into your favorite works of art!

 

 





Jason’s Senior Portraits {Ellicott City High School Senior Photographer}

22 10 2014

“Pam really captured the essence of Jason in the photo shoot. When I look at his portraits years from now, I will be reminded of who he was in this stage of his life, and I will treasure and be forever grateful for the memory.”  Jo Ann Kohler

I had a great time meeting with Jason and his mom to discuss their needs and wants for senior portraits.  Of course, like most senior guys, he was pretty much here because mom wanted him to be! Most guys aren’t running in to our photography studio asking us to take their pictures.  But….we find, once they’re done, they realize it’s not that bad and they have a great time! 😀 Jason, very kindly, writes, “I felt that the session went very smoothly.  It was easy and I had fun with it!  We got a little creative and I truly enjoyed the experience. I think I could have shot for another hour to be honest! Thank you, Pam.  Sincerely, Jason”

We are proud and honored that Jason is one of our Class of 2015 Senior Spokesmodels.  He is, like most seniors, very busy with a lot of activities and commitments.  Not only does he play baseball and run cross country for Marriotts Ridge High School, but he’s on the Student Government Executive Board too! Seniors have a lot on their plates and balancing their schedules between academic achievements, extracurricular activities, college applications…to name a few, can be a challenge.  I’m always so impressed to see them handle everything!  I’m excited to see what is in Jason’s future!  I know it’ll be magnificent!

We created Jason’s portraits in our photography studio, as well as some of our favorite spots along Main Street in our Historic Ellicott City. I hope you enjoy them; we really had a great time creating them with him.

Thank you, Jason, (and Jo Ann 🙂 ) for choosing Pam Long Photography for your senior portrait needs.

 

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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!

 





Historic Ellicott City Spring Celebration Howard County Stand Up-Blue Pinky Project

11 06 2014

We welcomed in Spring with a BANG in Historic Ellicott City last month! Ellicott City held it’s annual Spring Festival which included several bands, artisans, vendors, craft beer gardens, children’s activities, yummy treats, and specials at the local shops, restaurants, salons and boutiques. The weather was just perfect – we had both sunshine and a breeze! It was such a glorious day!  Main Street was jam-packed with people of all ages enjoying themselves!

Here at Pam Long Photography, we championed HoCo’s Stand Up – Blue Pinky Project, which is Howard County’s anti-bullying campaign.  Keri, the Director of the County’s Office of Children’s Services (the office which oversees the county’s Stand Up HoCo campaign) and her daughter, Josie, came to our studio for several hours on Saturday to help us raise awareness about bullying. Keri provided literature that gave information about bullying and ways to prevent bullying, she brought anti-bullying bracelets that were given out, book marks, and lots of blue fingernail polish!!  We were able to paint over a hundred pinky fingernails blue, showing our stand against bullying. We even had some men who agreed to have their pinky nails painted and a few of our canine friends participated, as well. Check out all of the cute photos below!

A huge thank you to everyone that help prepare for this day, for those that initiated this campaign, for those that continue the push to spread the word, and for everyone that came out during Springfest and pledged against bullying!  I appreciate Jaki Ulman’s enormous efforts in partnering with StandUp HoCo to start Blue Pinky Project here in Howard County, MD. We are so very proud and thankful of all the efforts made!

Seems like Elvis coordinated his outfit that day in honor of Blue Pinky Project! 🙂

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Our front porch was bursting with energy! We had our nail painting station and Stand Up HoCo info displayed on a table on the porch. The cool breeze carried the sounds from awesome live music up to us. We had A LOT of help that day from some of our incredible high school senior clients: Liana, Nikki, Lindsay, and Oru! THANK YOU, ladies!  Y’all are awesome! They greeted people and encouraged people on the street to come up and check out what was happening at Pam Long Photography! After people had their pinky nails painted, they were ushered into our beautiful studio where they could sign our anti-bully board! We got a TON of signatures! (Yay!!) We’re proud of everyone that has taken a stand against bullying! 🙂

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Participants had the choice to enter our free raffle. Later that day we picked five lucky winners!!! The winners and their prizes were:  Christa Lee won a $90 intensive therapy conditioning treatment, cut and style from Salon Marielle! Marianthy Mendez and Nala Jackson both won $100 toward a future session at Pam Long Photography! Sandra Barton won a $25 gift certificate for a manicure to Ooh la Lal. Christa Wheeler won a gift basket loaded with bath and body products and jewelry from A Journey from Junk!  Congratulations to all our winners and thank you Salon Marielle, Ooh la Lal, and A Journey from Junk for your donations towards the cause!! We appreciate your partnership.

Our blue pinky participants also had their photos taken in the studio, with our Stand Up HoCo sign, showing off their blue pinkies! It was such a fun, bustling day! We had several local politicians stop by our studio and support anti-bullying! Among them: Courtney Watson, Lisa Markovitz, Jon Weinstein,Tom Coale, and Chris Merdon. We had the pleasure of Lauren Ruth Ward help us paint pinkies! She is an incredible barber at Ooh la Lah and an extremely talented musician! Thank You again, Lauren! (Check out her YouTube page here.)

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Be kind. 🙂

 

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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!