With each client contact, I am striving to provide you with the best experience you could possible receive. I strive not only to give you a pretty picture but to give you an amazing and memorable experience.
So it's always a joy when clients email with reviews like this.
New Venue: Sweeney Barn
Spring is approaching and that means it will soon be the start of wedding season. If you’re in the Northern Virginia area and have an upcoming wedding you’re in luck. A new wedding venue has opened and is now available for weddings and events. Have you heard of Sweeney Barn? It’s the new venue space located in Manassas, VA at 9310 Discovery Blvd.
Composites or collages are so much fun to create. Flicker defines A composite Image is a picture that is made from the combination of multiple images merged into a single surface. You can view my other photos here. The pictures in this set are "constructed" creations. This technique often generates interesting and weird surreal effects.
Getting the best pose and controlling the light plays a pivotal part of the process, but really “playing” with an image after the fact to see what can be achieved is the fun part.
Who's Ready For Spring?
Spring in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area provides the most beautiful backdrop for family pictures – why because of the amazing Cherry Blossoms. We are blessed to live in an area where there is such a wonderful array of colors. When the National Park Service (NPS) announces the full bloom dates, there are many visitors that pounce on the area. Fall in Northern Virginia is another great opportunity for family pictures, however, I love spring because of the colors, but also the pleasing smell.
It was a beautiful day in Washington D.C. at The National Archives museum for an Air Force promotion ceremony. Captain Kravitz's friends and family began gathering outside the museum before entry.
I delivered this gorgeous 8x8 birthday album last week and it was received with such excitement and love. Grady celebrated his 7th birthday with a personalized portrait session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. His Mom selected this portrait of him with his I'm 7 years old t-shirt as the cover for his custom designed album cover. The matted cover was a perfect compliment to his photos.
Many potential photography clients wonder why should I have a consultation with my family photographer? This is an excellent question.
If you’re not having a consultation with your photographer before your family or newborn portraits, you should and here’s why. Your photographer wants to ensure you’re receiving portraits of your family you’ll love and adore. The consultation is a fact-finding time for your photographer to learn about you, your family, and your wishes for the requested portrait session. It’s also a great time to get to know your photographer and to determine if you’ll be a great match. If you have kids, the photographer you like and want to hire may not be a fan of children or may only photograph children after a certain age.
This fact-finding meeting will also help your overall experience with your family photographer and your expectations towards the result. It’s also a wonderful time to get answers to your burning questions.
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.