Being promoted is an exciting time, but to have it at The National Archives as a backdrop to a military promotion is tremendously memorable. Of all the places to hold your event, this definitely a must! The hall is surrounded by several historical items such as the Constitution and great wall paintings.
This week, I had the honor of photographing Maj. Barnhart's promotion ceremony. Keeping true to form, everyone, including myself was wowed with the building and being able to see the constitution and just being in such a historical environment.
Below is a quick look at Maj. Barnhart's ceremony. Congratulations again on your promotion and for allowing me to photographing your memorable event!
It's hard to believe, we will start seeing different holiday decorations up in stores in less than 5 months! This year seems as if it's going by extremely fast. Although I'm not complaining, because I'll be able to see my family in December!
Most families use Christmas cards to send to their family to show how their family has changed thru the year. Well Tamieka Smith Photography is offering various different designs. Also if you don't see a design that works for you and your family, of course, we can specifically design something for you! As time get closer, I will release my families Christmas Card (i'm really excited about it).
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the studio at (310) 529-5437 or by email.
Check out this awesome cropping guide. It will definitely help give you an idea of what your picture will look like depending on the size ordered. Of course my recommendation is to always go BIG if it's for wall display. The idea is to see your print not the wall!
Many of the older frame sizes use cropped images. Cropping is basically removing part of an image to fit a size. If someone is interested in using frame sizes such as 8x10, 16 x20, 24x30, they would have to crop the image to fit. When I shoot, I don't leave much room for cropping in my photo's. Cropping could negatively effect an images final look. I always suggest to my clients to use the sizes that are truer to my camera's final digital sizes. I suggest that clients choose: 4x6, 5x7 (slight crop), 8x12, 12 x 18, 16 x 24, 20 x30 and on.
Clients can get frames when they purchase products thru me. Or they can always get them online, frame shops, or even craft stores. They may not be the most popular sizes, but they are becoming much more popular today.
Here is an example of how cropping can change an image (below). Again, I suggest, not to crop an image if you don't have to.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions when ordering or regarding crop sizes. Any orders going thru my website will be checked before they go to the printers for proper cropping.
I hope the handy guide is a great help!
Back to School
Can you believe school starts next month?
It seems like school was just dismissed for summer a short time ago, now we're preparing for back-to-school shopping, pencils, backpacks and more importantly having our children captured at their current age.
Did you buy your child's school pictures last year? I didn't and let me tell you why!
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Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I would love to help you plan your family's sunset 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.