Maternity Pictures at Terranea Resort
A few weeks ago, I meet with Alissa and her significant other at Terrenea Resort in Palos Verdes for your maternity pictures. If you haven't been, I would highly recommend you visiting as it a beautiful place for a staycation and/or for beautiful maternity or family photographs.
We met at the resort and took a short stroll to the coast line.
Portraits in Old Town Alexandria
Yes, many people know me as a family photographer serving Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. However, I like to create beautiful pictures for many other genres of photography. Like the photograph below, meet Crystle Poge - owner of Crystle Elegance Events LLC.
We meet at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria for portraits. As many of you know that live in the DMV area, Old Town Alexandria has many scenes for amazing portraits similar to the picture below.
A portrait print is a staple product from most if not all professional photographers. I'm within that count of photographers. With a catch, When I talk about professional portrait prints with clients, many have the perception of a portrait print similar to those you receive from a local big box or corner drug store.
These prints are totally different. The thickness of the portrait print is the first thing many families notice from the beginning. As you can see from looking at the picture below, it's not a sheet of floppy paper; it's a substantial weighted item. Many families place their portrait prints on an easel and display their family's picture on a coffee or end table.
Ladies, did you hear about our new community group on Facebook? If you haven't you should come and check us out. We are a group of ladies that have decided to come together to be in a positive environment to support and encourage one another. Of course, we get a good laugh in as well.
Challenges with being a Professional Photographer
Being a professional photographer is exciting, thrilling, and filled with many opportunities. As a professional photographer, we have the opportunity to photograph various people from all walks of life. Whether it's photographing a wedding, family pictures, a baby's newborn photos or more. We get to photograph many celebrations that life has to offer.
From the outside, being a photographer seems rewarding, easy, and fun, but there are times and things many don't get to see or experience that are outside the glitz and glam.
Los Angeles Senior Portraits
Senior portraits is a milestone many high school seniors look forward to each year. It means the point of graduation is almost near. With that being said, senior portraits are a highlight and marks the closing in of the graduation. Prior to scheduling a senior portrait session, I like to speak with the family and the senior to determine what the senior enjoys most in life at this point to highlight each individual senior's likes.
Celebrating Adoptive Families with Portraits
Many of up may not know, but I'm an adoptive parent. My husband and I adopted our youngest son thirty years ago. We went through the adoption process during our last assignment here in Los Angeles. The process was long. It entailed lots of paperwork, home visits by representatives of the State of California, attending parenting courses, and more.
Los Angeles Headshot Photographer in Torrance
Are you in the Los Angeles area and need a new Business Portrait (Headshot)? You've found your girl. Having your headshot photographed should be a fun experience and that's what you'll receive when you book your portrait Photographing headshots with Tamieka Smith Photography.
Whether you want an environment portrait or studio backdrop you'll look refreshed, personable, and welcoming.
I attempt to attend the Imaging USA Conference by Professional Photographers of America every year. This year's conference was near Washington D.C. at National Harbor. If you haven't attended an Imaging USA conference, I highly recommend attend the upcoming year.
As it's filled with loads of education, networking with other photography professionals from across the world, and so much more.
Recap of Imaging USA Photography Conference
This year was Imaging USA first conference after two years due to Covid. The conference was held in National Harbor only a few miles from Washington D.C. It was so nice to see so many photographers after months of only seeing them via Zoom or some other online conference platform.
The day I arrived it was my birthday. When I'm in the D.C. area, I must stop and eat and Nando's. This trip was any different. If you haven't eaten there it is a must. Their grilled chicken is cooked to perfection. I always get the garlic bread. As you can see in the picture below, the food look delicious.
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