Hi, It's Me Again...Tamieka Smith
Hi, it's me again. Our families life today looks totally different from what it looked like back on January 1, 2020. Like most these last few weeks and months have been tough. It's been one of the most trying and toughest year I've ever experienced; the year started with the death of Kobe Bryant, the quarantine (COVID), the death of George Floyd, and so on. With so much free time on my hand and the inability to photograph families and business portraits for entrepreneurs, I have used this time to do some self reflection, spend time with family, try new food recipes, and build new relationships.
What does your headshot say about you?
Are you a business owner or entrepreneur reluctant to get a new headshot because you hate the stiff frozen look that doesn’t showcase your personality? Or the last headshot you took was over 2 years ago and you’re hesitate to get a new one because usually you “hate” the experience and you're not fond of the headshots or for us ladies our hair didn't look the best?
Luxurious Christmas Portrait Packaging
Christmas in July is in full swing and the Hallmark Christmas movies are proof. Which means many family photographers are starting to plan Christmas family portrait sessions. Many are also thinking about how to package their portraits from those sessions. Did you see the Packaging Ideas for Your Photography Studio article? That article is extremely detailed on how to create a luxurious portrait experience for your photography clients.
This article is a continuation on how to give your clients a luxurious Christmas portrait packaging experience. Christmas is a festive time of year, so let's talk about adding a little festivity to your portrait packaging.
Yes, Christmas in July is here!
Yes, Christmas in July is here. Just in time to bring us happy thoughts after the year we’ve been experiencing. This year has been one for the record books and I’m sure you’re looking forward to happy times with your family; because I am. Although it’s only July, it’s a perfect time to start planning your family’s Christmas pictures in Los Angeles.
Family Memories are Precious
From the very beginning, I've always been one of those moms whose had a camera in hand. From the time my children came out of the womb, I was taking every picture I could possible take. Whether it was eating at a restaurant, hiding under the kitchen table, or running around the house, I have photographed it. I'm sure there are many Mom like this; maybe even you. I literally have tons of pictures. For me, it comes in handy when they have little projects from school and they need a picture. I can go inside my picture box and let them pick out their favorite snapshot.
Family Recipe - Easy Fruit Sherbet Recipe
It's hot outside and this quick and simple sherbet recipe will be a quick way to cool off and bring smiles to you and your little ones. This simple and healthy sherbet will quickly become one of your summertime family favorites. It is made using frozen fruit and a blender. Yes, it's just that simple.
The great thing about this frozen fruit sherbet recipe is, the fruit can be switched out to whatever you like most; strawberries, blueberries, peaches, you name it. I'm a huge fan of strawberry or peach sherbet.
Family Vacation Idea
Like many of you, I've had to cancel my plans for this year's summer family vacation due to COVID-19. Now, I’m looking for ideas for our next family vacation and different locations to enjoy with my family that are close to home or even considering a staycation. I wanted to plan something other than the traditional family vacation to the Jersey shore or traveling to Vegas for a desert retreat.
However, let me tell you about this wonderful summer family vacation I had planned for this month. As a matter of fact, I was scheduled to leave June 17. When I saw the information regarding this vacation, it was going to be the vacation to rival all vacations and I am heartbroken we won’t be able to travel this year. It was unlike your traditional beach vacation. Don't get me wrong, I love beach vacations (especially Destin and St. Thomas). This trip was going to be a 9-day multiple European country vacation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where are you located?
Tamieka Smith Photography is in Los Angeles, specifically Torrance and serves the entire Los Angeles (South Bay) metropolis. I frequently travel to visit other cities and states. In addition, I periodically travel to Northern Virginia to photograph military ceremonies at The National Archives museum and other military installations around the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland (DMV) area.
How much do you charge?
All of the pricing for Tamieka Smith Photography can be found online. If you have a specific question about pricing, do not hesitate to call me at (213) 212-2251. I would be thrilled to speak with you.
Changes Photographer Clients Will Love
The quarantine has forced business owners and professional photographers more specifically to evaluate our systems and look for ways to improve the overall experience of our portrait clients, like you. From the very start of the quarantine, I began looking at everything associated with the process from the Contact page to installing a Live Chat so you could ask a quick question without having to wait for an answer. In this article I want to give you insight into the different things that have been implemented to help with your overall client experience.
Let's Start at The Beginning
I have partnered with my website developer to do what's necessary to speed up the load time. This will give you quicker access to the website. Determine if you like the work of the potential client and if you would like to work with them. If you're visiting this website, I hope I get to photograph you! In addition to being able to ask your potential family photographer pricing questions, photography location suggestions, and more.
A New Take on Family Pictures and How to Describe Them
Here in Los Angeles, CA, we’re starting to get back to some sense of normalcy. Imagine this Memorial Day weekend is your first holiday back home with your friends and family after a long time without seeing each other; especially since the COVID quarantine. As dinner wraps up, somebody might take out one of the old family photo albums to reminisce.
The following hour or so will involve storytelling about the family memories the pictures captured. This stroll down memory lane will bring up a feeling of happiness, excitement, and warm nostalgia that may leave a person or two with wet eyes.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.