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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“Paint Down Main” Quick Draw Event, Historic Ellicott City

20 08 2016

On July 9, 2016, talented (& calm) artists created artwork that they painted in historic downtown Ellicott City during a TWO hour period.  “Paint Down Main”, Quick Draw competition was held on a hot, but beautiful, Saturday morning and it was an AMAZING event to watch! “Paint Down Main” Quick Draw event is within the Paint It! Ellicott City Plein Air Event. How awesome for spectators to witness a piece of art created and completed in such a short amount of time!

The sponsors of this creative and challenging event were Mat About You Custom Framing & Gallery, Ellicott City Partnership (ECP), Howard County Arts Council, Howard County Tourism.

At noon, the blow of the horn sounded, signaling the finish time, painters gathered at the Howard County Tourism lot, displayed their artwork and waited patiently 🙂 while the jurors judged their art. Judges Steve Stannard of Steve Stannard’s Salient Group,  Char Randolph of ClayGround and Sara Arditti, of Still Life Fine Art Gallery, chose winners in the competition for cash prizes. Patrons could then purchase their favorite painting directly off the easel or visit the Paint Down Main exhibit during the Ellicott City 2nd Sunday Art Market, held at Mat About You Gallery on July 10th.

This awesome event is the brainchild of Chuck Gruss of Mat About You, “We hold this event to give the town’s visitors, a chance to see a piece of art work come together from start to finish.  It’s not too often someone gets a chance to see that happen in a such a short amount of time”.

Last year, 2015, was the inaugural year and welcomed 33 participants competing for $600 in cash prizes! This year, 2016, there were 48 participants competing for $1200 in cash prizes!! Mat About you Custom Framing and Gallery, Ellicott City Partnership and Chesapeake Fine Art Studio all donated toward the cash prizes.

Winners from the “Paint Down Main” Quick Draw;

1st Place “Main Street Ellicott City” by Alison Leigh Menke
2nd Place “Little House, Big Woods” by Courtney E. Lee
3rd Place “Wired” by Ray Ewing
Top Non-Juried “Tiber River Under Parking Lot” by Jane Knighton
Honorable Mentions:
-“Old Columbia Pike” by Tara Will
-“Ask Not” by Joanna Burnum
-“Tiger & Blues” by Ann Crostic
-“Tongue Row” by Deborah Cole
-Under 18 Winner “Oriental Rugs” by Ashley Hof
-Under 18 Honorable Mentions, “Park” by Laila Lowery and “City Shop” by Jonathan Storch
-People’s Choice “Old Columbia Pike” by Tara Will

This is one of the many cultural events held in Historic Ellicott City throughout the year. I am looking forward to having our street back and rockin’ the events again!

As I walked around the Quick Draw boundaries, searching for painters, I was in complete awe with what I saw.  Each painter interpreted their views so differently and every single one of them, so magnificently. I loved seeing the many different techniques the artists displayed, the different interpretations of the same landscape. The unique color choices, some muted, some vibrant. Yet they all had something in common, they each produced incredible and beautiful pieces of art.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

Thank you to everyone involved! Hope to see you next year!

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Job very well done, everyone! Thank you for another awesome day in Ellicott City!

I’d like to remind our readers, that if you’d like to donate to the Ellicott City Partnership for the assistance of the flood victims, the link is: Flood donations, thank you for your consideration. 

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Visitors – thank you for checking out images and information about the another event from Historic Main Street.

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!:-)





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!:-)





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!




Celebrating the wonderful Tersiguel family!

9 07 2015

If you have been to Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant, then you know how amazing their fabulous cuisine is! In fact, they are celebrating their 40th anniversary of being in business this Saturday! I am thrilled and honored to be photographing this auspicious, sold out, event. We are all so excited about this major milestone and their outstanding accomplishment in Historic Ellicott City.

The founders of Tersiguel’s, Fernand and Odette Tersiguel, are amazing people and I’ve enjoyed getting to know them.  They are an incredible example of the benefits of hard work and determination. They came to the United States in 1963.  In 1980, they opened Chez Fernand on Main Street.  Sadly, the successful Chez Fernand burned to the ground in the fire of 1984.   Fernand and Odette persevered and  re-opened Chez Fernand in downtown Baltimore.   Fortunately for us, they wanted to return to their beloved Ellicott City and Tersiguel’s opened it’s doors, in it’s current location, in October of 1990.

Fernand and Odette Tersiguel Pam Long Photography studio Historic Ellicott City

Chef Michel is a 1984 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York. After his time in New York, he worked in Baltimore, with his family, he also worked in France and in California (with Michael Chiarello) and later served as Chef de Cuisine at Left Bank in Larskpur.  In 1997, he returned to Ellicott City to take over as Executive Chef and owner of Tersiguel’s.

Chef portrait Michel Tersiguel Pam Long Photography studio Historic Ellicott City

In addition to valuing and serving magnificent food, they also value family and preserving family history. I had the honor of photographing three generations of Tersiguel’s: Fernand and Odette, their son, Michel and his incredible wife, Angie, and their two beautiful boys; Lucas and Landon. What an fun morning portrait session we had, it was such a glorious day! I was fortunate enough to have Lauren Ward assist me on this sunny day with this very special family. We were inspired by an family photograph of Fernand and Odette taken on their wedding day, in 1963. (They just celebrated 52 years of marriage!) Congratulations! So, we, too, took a family portrait, and used Tersiguel’s as the backdrop. We also created portraits of this beautiful family inside Tersiguel’s, in the Brit dining room. The Brit is short for the Brittany Room. This refers to the region that Fernand and Odette are from. The dishes in this room are called Quimper. That is also the name of the city in which they are made.  Angie shared with me that Quimpler is one of the coolest places she’s been (perhaps that could be the location of your next family portrait session…..I travel 😉 ).  Be sure to view their story and history via their lovely portraits, as they are displayed throughout their restaurant.

Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant is located at 8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD.  Be sure to visit and dine in this delicious  restaurant, voted Best French Restaurant in Howard County, Maryland.  This is definitely a restaurant that your meal time will become a wonderful dining experience and you’ll leave with delightful memories. Tersiguel’s has been the perfect setting for countless birthday celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, graduation festivities, business functions…..imagine if THOSE walls could talk, what an extraordinary story they would tell.

To Fernand, Odette, Michel, Angie, Lucas and Landon, thank you for allowing me the privilege of spending time with you, to get to know you better, and to document more of your family history, what a great honor. I enjoyed my time with you and look forward to enjoying many more great moments together!

To the entire staff, past and present, of Tersiguel’s, thank you for continuing to strive for the best.  You really help provide memorable moments for your dining guests, thank you.

I hope you enjoy these family portraits that we created together.

Until next time, au revoir and bon appetit!

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I was so happy to deliver Angie and Michel’s 40″ gallery wrapped canvas of her beautiful family!  I, of course, was happy when Landon also approved it! 😉

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this amazing 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!

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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!




Allyson’s Class of 2015 Senior portraits, Howard High School

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For Allyson’s consultation, during both of her photo shoots and for her Portrait Premiere,  her family was there throughout the entirety and made the experience even more fun!  It doesn’t happen often, but I love when mom and dad, and in this case, beautiful younger sister, comes along to enjoy the Senior Experience.

Allyson is part of our Class of 2015 Senior Spokesmodel team; she attends Howard High School.  She’s quite a remarkable young lady.  She’s beautiful (but doesn’t seem to know it), she’s kind, and intelligent!  She plays Varsity field hockey and lacrosse, and she runs indoor track in the winter!  She is her school’s executive secretary in their Student Government Association.  She is in NHS and the National Spanish Honor Society, as well. Allyson also interns at a pediatrician’s office. And, she is going to be attending Brown University this fall! WOW!!  Congratulations, Allyson!

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Allyson was up for anything and really fell into place nicely in front of the camera.  We also had a little shopping spree at one of our favorite boutiques on Main Street, Sweet Elizabeth Jane and courtesy of SEJ, Allyson was able to model some of their clothes and accessories!

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I was very touched when I received an email from Allyson with these very kind words:

“Having Pam Long take my senior portraits was one of the best decisions I have made during my senior year! It was truly a unique experience that I believe I would have struggled to find anywhere else. Pam made me feel like the most beautiful and important girl in the world throughout the entire photography process, and I wish I could do it all over again! My mom’s favorite part was watching the slideshow with all of the photos in it. The beautiful pictures matched with sentimental music brought an unmeasurable amount of emotion with them. Pam’s photos capture a moment in time that my family and I will never forget. Thanks Pam, you are simply the best!  I was overjoyed when my dad brought my pictures home, and I can’t wait to share them with everyone else.  Thank you again!”

Allyson, you are welcome.  It was very much my pleasure!  Thank YOU!  I am glad that you chose Pam Long Photography and thrilled to have gotten to know you. So excited that you’re part of our Class of 2015 Spokesmodel team! I know you’re going to continue to shine in college.  I hope you pop in to say hi whenever you’re home on break. 😀

Chris and Mike, thank you so very much for the honor of creating your daughter’s senior portraits.  Thank you, also, for hanging out with us during her photo shoots!  Your daughters are truly sweet, beautiful and intelligent young ladies; I know you are proud! 🙂

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Visitors – thank you for taking the time to read and view this blogpost about this awaesome 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!