The Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. have all fallen off and it’s spring, and we all know what spring brings…unpredictable weather. It can be cold and rainy one day and dry and warm the next day. It can be difficult to schedule and plan family pictures with unpredictable weather? These are some tips that will help you plan a unique indoor session you’ll love.
Living in Northern Virginia we can experience unpredictable weather at a moments notice; what if you can’t take family pictures outside? Or what if it’s pouring down rain? What is the next recourse? It’s time for an alternative strategy that will be fun, practicable, and allows you to create family portraits you will love and adore to have on the walls of your family home.
It's spring in Washington D.C. and that means the weather is unpredictable. The weather was forecasted for sunny and warm, but instead we received cold and rainy. Yesterday was true to form. Captain Peebles and his guests arrived for his promotion ceremony and thankfully the staff at the National Archives opened the doors to escape the rain.
Once inside the museum, Captain Peebles and guests were able to look at the Nation's documents and catch up with each other.
It is always an honor when fellow military spouses or veterans contact me to photograph their families military ceremony at The National Archives in Washington D.C. Today, I had the pleasure of photographing the Fry family. Prior to the start of the promotion ceremony, we took family portraits on the stairs of the museum before the guest arrived. The little guys looked so handsome in their suits and boy ties.
Updated: April 27, 2020
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift can be difficult and extremely challenging especially since we're in the midst of a pandemic. Many of our favorite local restaurants are not office dine in options or may not be open at all.
There isn’t a go-to guide that says buy this gift and Mom will love it. However, here are a few recommendations that will bring a huge smile to Mom's face and warm her heart. If you’re looking for something outside the box, here are a few ideas.
Spring is beautiful in Washington D.C. with the blooming of the Cherry Blossoms, however, it can be tricky because an unexpected rainfall may appear; this was the case yesterday. The sky was gloomy and cloudy mixed in a few sprinkles of rain. However this didn't stop the excitement of Air Force Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Rowe and his family.
Lt Col Rowe and his family arrived at The National Archives Museum and there were smiles all around. Lt Col Rowe introduced his family to his co-workers and friends prior to the start of his promotion ceremony in the Rotunda.
Roll out the red carpet, the new Reveal Box is here! The Reveal Box offered by Tamieka Smith Photography, a Northern Virginia Family Photographer, is an incredible and innovative way to present your family portraits. This box can turn a plain box of pictures into a frame where you can change the images at will. Each box is handcrafted with real leather from Italy with a window to allow your favorite images to be revealed. It would be a great addition to your coffee table and a star in your living room.
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This album is filled with the ultimate in luxury. No other album can compare or upstage the quality of this signature album. It preserves and presents the memories of your family or event like no other. This is a one of a kind treasure you'll be proud to display on your coffee table and share with the guests who visit your family home. This one of a kind treasure ranges in sizes from 14×14 to 20×8 and smaller with customization options that are only limited by your imagination. The album displayed here is a 10x10 album with round spine.
This family album has thick luxurious pages. It features portraits are printed on museum grade archival paper and carefully handcrafted from the highest quality materials. This album will quickly become a family favorite and become cherished for generations.
A few weeks ago, I received a telephone call requesting my availability to photograph a military promotion ceremony on Ft Myer at Patton Hall in Northern Virginia. Ft Myer is the home to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own", and Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison.
It was a beautiful day; the temperature was in the low 70° and the blossoms and flowers were in full bloom. A perfect spring day for a promotion ceremony.
I am so excited to share this new product with all of you! I’ve been searching and wanting to integrate a story box in my product lineup to find just the right one that you would love. I wanted to find something modern, yet still luxuriously timeless. The quality of the build had to be phenomenal, but the box itself also had to be appealing.
This Story Box is handmade with real Italian leather. It makes viewing your family’s portraits and experience unlike any other. Gently open your personalized box of family photographs and one by one experience the memory of your family portraits again and again.
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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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