Living in Northern Virginia offers several beautiful locations within the area to have family portraits. Old Town Alexandria in Virginia is one of those beautiful locations; and it’s rather popular especially during the fall because of the tree lined streets.
It’s such an extraordinary place to visit as well as have your family portraits taken because of the various options. There is a so much history and of course a lot of gorgeous backdrops for your family pictures. There are colorful townhomes, the famous cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, Wilkes Street tunnel, and King Street waterfront with the pier.
You've visited and glanced through my pricing and galleries and have liked what you saw; now what's next. Yay, you've decided to hire Tamieka Smith Photography to photograph your family portraits, event, or military ceremony in Northern Virginia or surrounding area. So, what’s next; to secure your desired date? I’ll ask you to complete two things next; sign an agreement and pay a retainer. The retainer is paid at the time you decide to hire me to save your date. I’m unable to hold a date and time on the calendar until this payment is received. This is to ensure that you're as committed to your portrait session or event, since I will be turning away other work. I’m sure the next question is; how do you pay? You’ll receive an invoice by email or you may submit payment securely online in the online store or via the appointment page.
Here's the outline of scheduling Tamieka Smith as your NOVA family or military event photographer.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel Wood! He is one of the Army's newest promotees. Major Wood arrived at The National Archives Museum with his family to greet his friends and guests who were in attendance for his ceremony. Military Ceremonies held at The Archives are special because of the documents held inside the Rotunda as well as being able to document the ceremony with photographs.
f you've visited the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C., you're aware that photography is not allowed within the museum. Therefore many military members and their families are excited to be able to document these memories with pictures.
Friday Fives – Fry Day
WOODBRIDGE, VA - Today is National Fry Day, and there's no better way to enjoy a Friday Five than detailing some hot french fries. Here are 5 places where you can get free or discounted fries in NOVA.
Did you know today is National Fry Day in the United States. Many restaurants in the Northern Virginia area are participating in the National Fry and offering free fries or fries at a discount. Below is a list of the top 5 locations to get fries today:
Today, I had the honor of photographing Major Turner's promotion ceremony, an Army Officer, in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Major Turner was surrounded by her husband, Mom, siblings, and other family and friends. This promotion ceremony was extra special, because this was the first time her family (outside of her husband) was able to witness her promotion.
Finding the perfect Northern Virginia family photographer to capture the magical moments of your family is very important. You can’t just go with an amateur photographer, you need a professional; unless you want to take the chance of your family pictures not being quite right.
But with so many photographers in the Washington D.C, Northern Virginia, and Maryland area, which one should you select? The struggle is real. You want someone whose work you fall in love with, someone who will bring out the wow factor in your family portraits, as well as assists you in creating albums or wall portraits to hand in your family’s home that you’ll love.
There are several factors you must keep in mind when you choose the best photographer to capture your beautiful family moments. Here are 5 things you must remember when choosing a family photographer:
Hello Friday! It’s nice to see another week conclude. We just had the Fourth of July celebration; a time that many families get together and spend time together. Usually during family time; families bring out pictures and albums and reminisce of happy times. Today in my Friday Fives, I am discussing the top 5 reasons I love Heirloom Albums.
We've been experiencing the hottest days this year in Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. Today was no different; upon arrival in Washington D.C., the temperature was over 80° before 7am. Yes, it was simply hot and let's not talk about the humidity.
Despite all the unbearable heat, Major Morris and his family were excited for the day - as it was his promotion day at the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C.
Welcome back to another edition of Monday Coffee. This is a blog series for families and parents with children in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. metropolitan area. If you’re new to the series, click here to read the first edition. Grab a cup of coffee and let's talk about some of the great things happening in NOVA that will help our summer become a little smoother for our families.
THINGS ON MY MIND
With summer vacation in full swing, like most parents, I’m looking for ways to entertain my children. I’m hoping to find every possible activity, camp, movie, and toys to keep them entertained. To the internet I go to find as much as possible. With this excessive heat, it's a bonus if it's indoors with a serious air conditioning system.
Hello Friday! It’s hard to believe this is the last Friday of this month and the last Friday of the first half of 2018. I hope you are having a great week; as it has been a busy one for me. I went to Paris, France last week and since returning, I’ve been catching up on office work and sending out completed National Archives Promotion Ceremony galleries.
I decided to start a new Blog Series - Friday Fives!! On Fridays, I will be sharing five things that you may not have known about me, things that happened during the week, just something that I am excited about, or something I've experienced! This week, I’ll be discussing the top five things I loved about our family vacation to Paris.
Hello, i'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan sunset family portraits in Northern Virginia (or surrounding area) or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.