Loyola Marymount University Graduate Portraits
Congratulations to this 2020 Loyola Marymount University (LMU) graduate. Her Aunt reached out to me to photograph her niece’s graduation portraits. Due to COVID, we had to push the dates for the portraits until this year. We met on the LMU campus near Playa Vista, California.
Don't Forget to Go Big!
What's the biggest size family portrait you have in your home? Can you image having a portrait that's so big it's almost as tall as you? Those type of family pictures are called an impact portrait.
For some reason, we have become condition to having 8x10 family pictures and thinking the best size to have and display in our home. However, that's not always true. You'll want to have portraits on the wall that are perfectly sized for the space it's going in. Can you guess the size of this portrait?
Yes, it's an impact portrait that will be the centerpiece of any room.
Air Force Military Promotion Ceremony in Fairfax, VA
Have you been selected for military promotion and will be having a military pinning ceremony in the Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia area? I would be honored to photograph your event.
Earlier this year, Lt. Col Kiel, contacted me to determine my availability for her upcoming promotion ceremony. Thankfully, I was available, and we determined her wishes for the event.
How to get more traffic to your photography website
Have you created your photography website, but now you’re wondering how do I get people to leave social media and come over to look at my portfolio? Have you ever wondered how to get more organic traffic to your website? If so, you’re not alone. First let’s start with what is organic traffic.
Organic traffic is the visitors that come to your photography website from internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. They are visitors who have typed in a photography related keyword that one of the search engines believed your website had the necessary information that the requestor is looking to find.
Air Force Promotion Ceremony Portraits in Story Box
This beautiful Premium Window Story Box is a piece of art. Yes, it's standing up like a frame with the portrait of an Air Force Officer following her promotion ceremony in Fairfax, VA.
This Story Box is made with Walnut wood and tempered glass window. That means the glass window is virtually unbreakable. The tempered glass provides a crystal clear, safe and easy to clean viewing window.
Mom & Son Portraits in Palos Verdes
Family pictures are priceless to have in your home. It's an opportunity to look at the person or people you love the most!
Earlier this year, this beautiful Mom contacted me to photograph her and her handsome son. We discussed a potential date and location for their family portraits. We agreed upon Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes.
What is a family portrait session and why should I have one?
Many families are reluctant to have pictures taken because of anxiety and fear that it won’t be fun. However, having your family picture taken is a great way to showcase your family’s true personality, relax, have fun, and create fond memories together.
Portrait sessions are the perfect time to let your silliness come alive and create beautiful moments with your children. Making silly faces and skipping around is the perfect way to start the session and break the ice.
Memorial Day 2021
In the United States, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It’s when many families are able to gather together for a BBQ, a deep belly laugh, and family photos. Especially after the last year we had, many families are flocking to spend time together. Covid-19 has taken a toll on several families. So, this year is a great time to plan those family events and special moments that had to be postponed last year.
Congratulations You’re Getting Promoted! Now What? | Washington DC Military Event Photographer
First, congratulations on your military promotion! Regardless of which branch of service you are getting promoted, your success is an amazing achievement and worth being commended. Did you know nearly 50-70 percent of the people qualified for promotion (based on rank) are promoted to the next rank (according to the Balance Careers)?
That means several military officers aren’t able to celebrate the great achieve of obtaining and becoming a Field Grade Officer, no parties, no photographs, and more. However, as a new promotee, you have several things to consider and prepare for your upcoming military promotion.
Family Portraits at Malaga Cove Plaza
Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes is a majestic location to have your family pictures taken; it has a European feel. So, when Claudia reached out to participate in the family model call I was having in March, Palos Verdes was one of the first locations we discussed for her family's pictures.
As you can see from the portrait above, the scene is amazing!
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA 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.
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