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!





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

11 01 2014

Paige is one of our beautiful and fun loving seniors from Mt Hebron High School. She’s an incredible young lady with immense beauty and talent.  In addition to succeeding in her classes, she’s also the student director for the Mt Hebron High School Madrigal choir.  We had the pleasure of listening to this awesome group of singers during Ellicott City’s Midnight Madness last month and they are an amazing group of students with a fantastic sound.  I definitely look forward to hearing them again!  Hats off to everyone involved in Mt Hebron’s Madrigal choir.

We had the honor of photographing Paige and her many animals that she loves so much. The day of her photo shoot,  we met at Marriottsville Ridge Farm and as we drove up the long drive, we were surrounded by gorgeous, rolling land.  It was midday and we were accompanied by the bright sun, but I knew we’d find some open shade to create to memorable portraits for Paige.  Even though it was 185˚ that day 😉 , we had a great time climbing around the barn with Paige, her horses and dog.  Paige had everything planned out perfectly with different outfits and hairstyles.  It is Paige’s “Next Top Model” smile, however, that really captures the lens.  A big thanks to Paige’s mom and my intern, Nikki, for assisting during this fun photo shoot.

Thank you so much for choosing Pam Long Photography for your senior photos, Paige.  We appreciate the opportunity to capture a glimpse of your senior year!

We hope you take a moment to check out the fun we had while creating Paige’s senior portraits.  Paige, you’re awesome and we’re happy to have worked with you this year.  I’m really looking forward to watching your growth over these next several years….you’ve got a very promising future!

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Here, Paige, proudly poses with Marriottsville Ridge Farm owner, Shelly Buhlman.  It was a great pleasure meeting Shelly.

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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 and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come.

To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at 410.988.5563 to set up a complimentary consultation. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PamLongPhotography. Be sure to “like” our Page so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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

410.988.5563

pam@pamlongphotography.com

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Lindsay’s Class of 2014 Senior portraits and video slideshow {Ellicott City High School Senior Photographer}

22 10 2013

“I have been anticipating having my senior portraits taken ever since I was a little girl, and I cant believe it’s my time already. I walked in and Pam greeted me with a smile and a hug.  The experience with Pam was a blast, and not only was I having fun, but she made me feel beautiful inside and out. She asked me what music I listened to and played it the entire time she was taking pictures of me. I was able to be myself in an environment that I was comfortable in and she definitely brought my personality into my portraits. After my session I couldn’t wait too see Pam again to see all of my pictures.” ~Lindsay

Boy, sometimes I feel like I’m sounding redundant, but I LOVE photographing high school seniors.  It’s awesome to hear their plans, their hopes and dreams, to see their determination, their vulnerabilities, their quirkiness, to hear stories of their school days and to hear them talk about their friends and family.  On some days, I’ve photographed sweet, little newborns and then high school seniors, and it’s almost surreal how time fast forwards in warp speed within a few hours!  It’s truly an honor and privilege to create portraits for these young adults.  Being around Lindsay reassures me that all is good in the world! 🙂

Lindsay is amazing and we were so blessed to have created her senior portraits!  She’s one of our Senior Spokesmodels from Centennial High School and we had such a fun time with her.  She’s creative, smart, kind, easy to direct, and GORGEOUS!  She’s polite and appreciative, confident and determined. Lindsay has so many awesome “looks” (she can rock the serious face, can’t she?), and I could’ve photographed her for 10 hours and never run our of  ideas.  She is quite a budding photographer herself, and at times you’ll find her in the studio helping out either in the camera room or in the office.

Toward the end of her session, her mom (also gorgeous!), brought their dog, Gordon!  OMGosh, I had to double take because of his cuteness!  He was also a natural in front of the camera. 😉

I hope you enjoy viewing Lindsay’s high school senior portraits as much as I did creating them with her.  Be sure to check out the video slideshow of Lindsay’s senior pictures too!

Lori, Mike and Lindsay, thank you so much for trusting me to create these senior images for you!  Please keep in touch! 🙂 You’ve got an incredible future ahead, Lindsay, I’m looking forward to watching you move forward. xo

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The following images, Lindsay is modeling clothes and accessories from  A Journey from Junk.  One of our terrific boutiques located in Historic Ellicott City, right here on Main Street.  Be sure to stop in to check out everything they have to offer when you’re in the neighborhood.

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Pam Long Photography is located in Historic Ellicott City, conveniently located minutes from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington DC.

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 and special events. Whatever occasion life blesses you with, we will help you capture and document those moments to cherish for generations to come.

To receive information about what we offer and how we can meet your needs, please contact us at 410.988.5563 to set up a complimentary consultation. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PamLongPhotography. Be sure to “like” our Page so you can stay tuned in for our specials, promos, and latest news!

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

410.988.5563

pam@pamlongphotography.com

“LIKE” us on facebook at https://www.facebook.PamLongPhotography