It’s summertime and that means many families are amid family vacations. Whether you’re at Walt Disney World or San Francisco, you’ll want to take pictures of every possible moment. To look back at your vacation memories, you’ll want to ensure you have the best tips to photograph the adventures. As a professional photographer, I have an extensive amount of camera equipment to photograph a lot, however when I’m on vacation, I’m like you. I don’t want to take a lot of cameras or lens. The most important camera I have on vacation is my cell phone and my Canon Powershot ELPH 190.
This list of tips will help you improve your family vacation pictures while on your next family vacation.
Who cares if a military ceremony is photographed? At the time of the event, many don't believe it's special or worth recording and documenting. How ever if you're a military member or a family member of someone in the military and there is a promotion, retirement, reenlistment or commissioning ceremony, it's extremely important to document this family history.
Military ceremonies a very special events. Having a photographer and/or videographer is as important as having the United States Flag present. The member will wish they had pictures or the video 20 years from now (or sooner). Your pictures may one day convince a grandchild or great grandchild to join the military.
I have listed the top 5 reasons to have a professional photographer at your military ceremony.
It’s hard to believe we're at the end of July and fall is right around the corner in Northern Virginia and many families will be looking for a photographer to capture those smiles, missing teeth, weird haircuts, and so much more. The beautiful fall colors will be vibrant and make for a wonderful backdrop for your family's portraits. The beautiful colors undoubtedly make a unique and beautiful framework for family portraits. However, there are some other benefits beyond aesthetics to taking your family portraits during the autumn months.
Here are 10 reasons to schedule your professional family portraits for the fall.
I’m loving this amazing black leather family album designed for this wonderful Maryland family. Upon receiving the album, you’ll be amazed with the packaging as it is entirely handmade – packaged with paper handmade from recycled pineapple leaves and finished with a paper ribbon from recycled mulberry leaves. The enhancement is made from skeleton leaves and dried flowers.
Beautiful blue skies in Washington D.C. with the National Archives Museum in the center...a wonderful sight. It's was the location for today's Air Force Officer promotion ceremony.
It's was a beautiful morning in Washington D.C. today at The National Archives Museum. Beautiful weather and a wonderful moment for family, friends and coworkers to travel to Washington D.C. to celebrate one of the nation's heroes and one of the Air Force's newest Lieutenant Colonels.
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:
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles 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.