The Year is 1885
It’s a bold summer afternoon. The scene is the Seine River. The three musketeers are trying to take a picture, quick one for the gram, before, you know, getting back to the mission. Athos grumbles that he is too old, Aramis pouts about his fingernails, Porthos insists on showing off his new fancy helmet in the picture, D’Artagnan, bothered with seeking his fortune, has no time for visual frivolities. The three musketeers find themselves in a pickle. Nobody to take this great, historic picture…
Naval Retirement Ceremony | National Archives | Washington D.C.
When I received an email a few months back inquiring as to my availability to photograph a Navy retirement ceremony at the National Archives in Washington D.C., I didn't hesitate to say, "yes". We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful summer day in the Nation's Capital. Like many ceremonies held at the National Archives, it's not a traditional ceremony because the nation's documents are held in the Rotunda.
9 Year Old Portraits | Woodbridge Photographer
My philosophy about milestone birthday portrait sessions is to simply allow your child to be themselves and photograph their personality. Their smile, laugh, the way they hold their head, etc... are all the things that quickly change as they grow up.
National Archives Promotion Ceremony
Congratulations to Lt. Col Popp on his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel!!! Getting promotion in the military in a tremendous achievement. It is no doubt, all the military men and women work hard to protect our country and the promotion is a reward for their hard work and dedication. Lt. Col Popp ….. held his promotion ceremony in Washington D.C. at The National Archives and it was witnessed by several family members.
National Archives Military Promotion
It's a beautiful summer day in Washington D.C. and a great day for a promotion ceremony. Although it was forecast for rain, when we arrived it was a beautiful morning at the National Archives. The family members had an opportunity to greet, meet, and shake the hands of the family member's co-workers and supervisor.
Teenage Boy Portraits in Lorton, VA
Thirteen! The teenage years have arrived...what...that means they're only have about 5 more years left in school and it'll be time for graduation. It's enough to bring most moms to tears.
Why Your Smartphone Isn't All That Smart
Let me save you the trouble: if smartphone cameras were any smart, the first thing they’d do is refute all claims to smartness. Picture quality? Sure, awesome. All in. Light? Uh, you’re going to need a separate app, bro. A separate app? Yes, sis. Hit Google Play store now. They’re so smart they have sixteen different apps for lighting alone. SIXTEEN. Oh, you’ve got an iphone? I don’t have that much free time to go through all of those.
5 Tips For Finding A Photography Mentor
When I started my photography career, I looked for someone to help me answer questions. Someone I could call upon about photography. Unfortunately all the people I called or sent emails to wouldn't return my telephone calls or emails. It became extremely frustrating.
After conducting a search on Facebook, I came across a photographer in Destin, Florida. I call her and told her who I was and what I was trying to do. Thankfully she was extremely helpful and answer every question I had and even offered to help me with any additional questions I had in the future. After experiencing her helpfulness, I wondered why other photographers were so unhelpful. I couldn't understand. I also read countless books, attended photography conferences and workshops. Of course, I began putting in numerous hours practice with my camera and using Lightroom and Photoshop. It was my own journey of trial and error and the beautiful journey of learning the profession of photography.
10 Summer Photos You Must Take
School is out and summer is here! It's time to bring out the camera. Tomorrow we will be celebrating the 4th of July and many families with be gathering together for a summer tradition. Why not capture all of those memorable family memories? Here is a quick list of 10 possible ideas to photograph your family enjoying summer.
Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer
Another beautiful day at Tamieka Smith Photography. Meet baby Emma! She is such a sleeping beauty. She slept virtually the entire portrait session; even when we incorporated Mom, Dad, and big sister.