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!

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Howard High School Twins Portrait Session

24 06 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you! xo

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Adeola and Ademola’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

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





Ashleigh’s senior portraits in Historic Ellicott City

2 05 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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Visitors – thank you for checking out Ashleigh’s high school senior portraits. If you are ever in need of photography services, I’d love the chance to chat with you. Here’s a little more info about us…..Whether you choose to be photographed in our studio, on location or along the quaint streets of our own beautiful historic town of Ellicott City, MD, you will truly enjoy your experience with Pam Long Photography. Clients enjoy a variety of portraiture, from maternity and babies, to children and families, high school seniors, pets, business headshots and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come. To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at
410.988.5563 or
email us at pam@pamlongphotography.com to set up a complimentary consultation.

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

Pam Long




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!





Haley’s Senior Portraits – Howard County photographer

4 09 2015

I was so happy to welcome Haley to our Class of 2016 Spokesmodel Team!  I was acquainted with her family because her younger sister cheered with my oldest daughter in elementary school…a few years a part from one another…so are families didn’t socialize together, but I knew enough to know this was a wonderful family. 🙂 I’m thrilled to have a reason to get to know them more!

Haley is one of those people that always has a beautiful smile on her face and within that smile, her happiness beams. She’s a sweet, caring, beautiful, smart young lady that attends Howard High School. She is involved and succeeds in so many different aspects of her life! She’s a varsity cheerleader for Howard High, a member of the National Honor Society, she’s the President of the Math Honor Society, a member of the Spanish Honor Society, she participates with the Best Buddies Club, Make-A-Wish Club, and Junior Dance Company….I’m not kidding you….she’s amazing! And on top of it, she works at a local restaurant as well!  AND… you’d think she’d be exhausted, perhaps she is,…but you’d never know it because of her pleasant demeanor and sweet personality!  I know her mom and dad are extremely proud of her!

I hope you enjoy her senior portraits.

I certainly enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, getting to know Haley and her incredible family.  Thank you, Haley,  for choosing me to document this fun and important part of your life!  It’s been a pleasure and I appreciate the belief you’ve placed in me to take your senior photos!  🙂 Karen, THANK YOU, for trusting me to create Haley’s senior portraits,  I’m thrilled that you are so happy with her portraits! Thank you for choosing Seniors By Pam Long Photography!

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this incredible high school senior.  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!




Senior Portraits for Madeline!

10 04 2015

Thank you, Madeline!

What a wonderful time we had at Madeline’s Senior portrait sessions! I’ve been able to watch Madeline grow from a little girl into a beautiful, intelligent and sweet young lady.  She attends Arundel High School and plays Varsity field hockey and lacrosse. I was thrilled when her mom called the studio to schedule her session and to let me know that Madeline would be part of our Class of 2015 Spokesmodel Team! While at our studio, Madeline enjoyed having her hair and makeup done by the fabulous Lauren Ward!

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Because Madeline is on our Spokesmodel team, she was able to have a fun shopping spree at Sweet Elizabeth Jane and had a great time choosing some beautiful outfits and accessories!  Thank you, SEJ! Sweet Elizabeth Jane boutique Ellicott City Photographer High school senior

Check out these studio portraits of the beautiful Madeline! Howard County High school senior photographer Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City High school senior pictures Ellicott City photographer Pam Long Photography

Since we have Historic Ellicott City at our fingertips – we took advantage of some of our surroundings! Here are a few portraits of Madeline taken around the town! Howard County Outdoor photographer Historic Ellicott City Howard County photography studio Ellicott City photographer Howard County Senior portrait photographer Ellicott City Pam Long Photography Ellicott City senior photographer in Howard County MD

We also captured her beauty in Fenwick State Park.  The air was warm – it was a sunny Summer day! I had the pleasure of meeting Madeline and her family on location. It was such a blessing to be able to meet them and create these beautiful portraits at the beach. Madeline is so photogenic! 🙂                     High school senior beach photography Ellicott City photographer   Beach photographer high school senior photographer Howard County MD Senior portraits at the beach Howard County photographer Ellicott City MD Senior portraits on the beach Pam Long Photography studio Ellicott City Maryland

Madeline will be playing field hockey at Lynchburg College next year! We are so excited for her! Congratulations, Madeline! Best of luck to you! You know we’ll be staying in touch and will continue watching your succeed! xoxo

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this awesome high school senior.  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!




Mary Beth’s senior portraits, Class of 2015 Howard High School

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What a joy to hang out with and get to know Mary Beth! We had the pleasure of creating her high school senior portraits this fall and covered a lot of territory in a short amount of time!  We started in our photography studio with a couple of different sets and then we went outdoors and hit the ground running!

Mary Beth is a Class of 2015 senior at Howard High School.  She’s just finished a great season of field hockey with the amazing Girls Varsity Field Hockey team. She’s also involved with Student Government and is a fantastic swimmer!  Along with her busy school schedule, she makes the time to work at one of my favorite boutiques here on Main Street, A Journey from Junk.  She has such a pleasant and fun personality, beautiful smile and I know her parents are very proud of her!  She’s been a joy to get to know and I look forward to following her path, I know it’ll lead to an amazing future. Thank you, Mary Beth (and Maryhelen), for choosing Pam Long Photography to create your senior pictures!

This email from Mary Beth and her mother brought me to tears…

“I don’t think I can put into words how much I love the pictures!

Pam’s work is truly amazing.  The entire experience was so natural and fun!  Mary Beth’s personality and beauty was perfectly highlighted through the photos.  Pam was able to make Mary Beth feel relaxed and natural, and it shows through the huge smile on Mary Beth’s face in the  pictures.  Pam still manages to check up on Mary Beth during work, and really took the time to get to know us.  She is also very involved with the other small business owners in Old Ellicott City and does a great job with tying the community together.  Old Ellicott City would not be the same without Pam, and we absolutely love the photos and the memory of the entire experience!”

Here are some of the portraits that Mary Beth chose.  I hope you like!

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this incredible and beautiful high school senior.  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!