High school senior portraits and family portraits!

22 05 2015

I had such an amazing time with Olivia and her family during their portrait session.  It was a beautiful afternoon, perfect weather and good people!

When I got together with Olivia and her mom for her portrait consultation, it was fun getting to know her! She is absolutely adorable! What a precious and beautiful young lady. She’s so sweet and humble! We discussed the possibility of creating a family portrait for them as well…..and they made it happen! Obviously, with 2 high schoolers, we know how busy they are and how difficult it is to coordinate everyone’s schedule! This lovely family saw great value in capturing these moments in time, in both celebrating their daughter’s wonderful accomplishment of graduating from high school and celebrating their beautiful family! So, we were honored and fortunate to be able to not only create Olivia’s incredible senior portraits, but also their beautiful family portraits!

Olivia is a Class of 2015 Senior at Century High in Sykesville, MD.  She was a valuable member of their track team. She loves to hang out with her friends!  This fall, she’s going to be attending Howard Community College as part of their Rouse Scholar Program!

We wish you the Very Best, Olivia, in all of your future endeavors! You are awesome!  I’m so happy to have the chance to get to know you and create your senior portraits!

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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!

 

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Historic Ellicott City is Alive with Incredible Events this Weekend!

11 07 2014

Amazing opportunities to check out in our wonderful Historic Ellicott City!  Hope I don’t miss anything, here are a few things going on this weekend!

West End Studios Art Opening/Pop Up Gallery Show is this evening, 7:00 – 10:00pm and tomorrow,  10:00am – 6:00pm.  Check out amazing artists, Dee Cunningham of Deelite Designs, Scultors Bill Knapp and Barry Sheehan, Woodworker Ewan Tulis.  They will all have their incredible works on display for purchase.  Grab your art loving friends and be prepared to be amazed!  Their talent is off the charts!  The show is held in Dee’s studio, located on the west end of Main Street at:  8602 A Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. For more info, please click here for the Facebook event page.

Yappy Hour at The Wine Bin tonight, 6:00 – 9:00pm! Be sure to bring your furry friends, enjoy live music and Parfections chocolate tasting.  Each Yappy Hour event, The Wine Bin collects donations for different charities.  Tonight, they are collecting cat food for their pet food drive, so be sure to share your love and bring some food to donate.

Plein Air, Paint-Out event in Ellicott City starts today! You’ll see creative artists throughout town with their easels and favorite mediums, creating their vision of our historic town. More information can be found here.  The artists will have their finished works displayed at the Howard County Center for the Arts on July 16th, 6:00pm – 8pm. at a free reception.  You will have the opportunity to purchase their art pieces.

Farmer’s Market, tomorrow, 9:00 – 2:00pm.  Enjoy this awesome, weekly event and take advantage of purchasing locally grown, farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and yummies!  Remember, there are 2 locations.  The Courtyards of Tonge Row will have live music from Jared Denhard! He’ll be performing with his Celtic Harp, Vintage Ukelele and Early American Gourd Banjo!!  Over at the Wine Bin market, Colamiles will be adding his rhythmic sounds as your enjoy the sunshine and shop local! A big thank you to everyone involved in organizing and participating in Ellicott City Old Town Market!  If you haven’t already done so, be sure to “like” their Facebook page by clicking here!

July’s Second Sunday Art Market is this Sunday July 13th. The will have 11 artists & vendors attending with their works for sale.  The judged participants in the Plein Air Paint It  contest will have some of their other works on display and for sale at Mat About You as well.

The Wine Bin’s Outdoor movie tomorrow night is Moonstruck!  Be sure to grab your chairs and head to The Wine Bin for the 9:00pm showing.  They offer coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine that you purchase from the Bin.  They also offer popcorn and bottled water to benefit Voices for Children of Howard County.

Celebrate History Saturday and Sunday, July 12 & 13th with the Monocacy Commemorative Weekend! Please check out the Howard County Historical Society’s website for all of the information. Historic Sites open 10:00am – 4:00pm with awesome activities taking place at the Thomas Log Cabin, Firehouse Museum, Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott City Colored School Restored, Emory United Methodist Church, to name a few.  There will be Civil War re-enactors throughout town, children’s activities. Please click here to check out the details of this wonderful event. Gosh, I hope I didn’t leave anything out!  That’s one packed weekend of goodness taking place in our charming, historic town of Ellicott City!  I hope you have a chance to take advantage of some of these events! Have a wonderful weekend!

Gosh,  hopefully I didn’t leave anything out!  I hope that you’re able to enjoy some of these wonderful events that are taking place this weekend in our charming, historic Ellicott City!

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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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!

 

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South River High School Class of 2014, Katie Simmons! {Anne Arundel High School Senior Photographer}

26 08 2013

We had a wonderful time with this beautiful Class of 2014 High School senior!  She is our Senior Spokesmodel from South River High School.  Katie is an awesome and talented girl with, undoubtedly, a bright future ahead.

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We had the privilege of photographing her sister 2 years ago and her cousin last year and we’re honored that she came to Pam Long Photography as well!

Katie is a remarkable young lady. Not only is she a member of National Honor Society and the Success Team, but is phenomenal at sports too! She excels in racquetball, volleyball and tennis!  She’s amazing!

Katie was a lot of fun to hang out with while we created her senior portraits and it’s evident to us that she has a great time in life while working hard at whatever she’s doing at the time.

A huge THANK YOU to A Journey from Junk for sharing some of their awesome dresses and accessories for Katie’s photo shoot!  Thank you!  Make sure you check them out next time you’re in Historic Ellicott City.

THANK YOU, Katie, for allowing us the honor of taking your senior photos. We wish you a wonderful year and look forward to watching it unfold for you!

(Hugs to Samantha and Taylor 🙂 )

Following are some of the images that fill her album along with her video slideshow.  Enjoy! 🙂

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Thank you, Katie, for choosing Pam Long Photography!  🙂
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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/PamLongPhoto…. 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!
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Pam won Portrait Photographer of the Year at Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association award banquet {Howard County Photographer}

22 03 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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