Air Force Promotion
It was a beautiful warm June Wednesday morning in DC where we gathered outside the National Archives for an Air Force Promotion Ceremony. Although it was warm, there were plenty of smiles in anticipation of the pinning on of the new rank of Major.
As an Air Force Veteran and military spouse, I'm always excited when a fellow veteran or spouse contacts me to determine if I'm available to photograph a retirement or promotion ceremony. A few weeks ago, Jill contacted me about photographing her husband's promotion ceremony in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Of course, I was excited to say "yes", because the Rotunda is a beautiful location for a military ceremony.
I arrived early to photograph the outside of the building and to photograph friends and family as they arrived to the museum. As many military members and family know, promotion and retirement ceremonies are an excellent time for co-workers to meet family and friends.
We all were so glad when the doors were opened and we could run for the air conditioning. Once inside we waited for an escort and proceed up to the Rotunda. The documents were out and available for viewing.
Once the ceremony began, it was a moment to reflect on all the accolades of Capt. Ballas. Later the Oath of Office was administered.
Once the ceremony was over, the friends and family were able to continue to look at the documents in the Rotunda.
If you're having your promotion ceremony at the National Archives in Washington DC and you're looking for a photographer, don't hesitate to contact me by calling (571) 250-5073.
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.