The new year is upon us and many may be in need of an updated Executive Portrait. What does your current LinkedIn profile picture say about you? Has it been more than 3 to 5 years since your last portrait? Is your profile picture a picture of you with another person cropped out? Or worse, do you have the dreaded anonymous profile picture? When you're introduced to people do you hear, I didn't recognize you or I didn't know that was you? GEESH! Perhaps it may be time to have an updated Executive Portrait taken.
Did you know every time you update your profile image LinkedIn, your contacts are notified? This can be extremely helpful and benefial to remind potential clients and people in position of hiring of you and your fresh look. This is a helpful reminder to keep your information fresh and up-to-date as well.
Tamieka Smith Photography would love to help you get the most flattering and updated Executive Portrait. Contact the studio at (571) 250-5073 for more information.
Professional Portrait Restrictions Guide
The portraits a professional photographer delivers to you are part of their life’s work. It has their name or branding so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images you receive.
What constitutes altering?
So why do we have these as restrictions? Our portraits are a representation of our work so when a client alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.
We are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific way or if you want further alterations made.
Northern Virginia Family Photographer | National Archives Photographer | Air Force Promotion Ceremony
I believe it's apparent and obvious I'm a military veteran and the spouse of a military member - we are a military family. So when I get telephone calls from fellow military spouses, I'm honored they've trusted Tamieka Smith Photography to photograph their special event and a promotion ceremony is no exception. The National Archives was the location for this wonderful promotion ceremony. It is one of the most popular locations to photograph in the Washington D.C. area for military families. The nation's founding documents are located in The National Archives. In addition, there are two murals of the nation's founding fathers on display in the Rotunda of the Archives.
With all the nation's documents and the American Flag present, The National Archives is a wonderful location for any military promotion or retirement ceremony.
Enjoy just a few of these special moments from this beautiful promotion ceremony and let me know what you think! As always, if there's a military event you'd like to consider Tamieka Smith Photography for, please don't hesitate to contact me. It's always a great joy and honor to be a part of Capturing Timeless Memories for your family.
Northern Virginia Family Photographer | Woodbridge Family Photographer | When to Schedule Family Portraits
Are you confused as to when you should schedule your family's portraits? Children go through so many different stages in life, it's hard to determine the best time to photograph them professionally. Between work, school, after-school activities, church, and other functions, it's hard to chisel out time for family portraits. When I speak to clients about their last family portrait; on average it's been more than 5 to 10 years. So these are the most obvious questions.
Should I have family portraits done every three months? Once a year?
Every year, parents receive notification from their child's school informing them Picture Day is coming soon. However, this notice isn't sent or received by parents who decide to home school their children. Yet they still would like to receive yearly professional portraits of their children.
Traditional school students usually meet in the cafeteria or library in their school and sit in front of a green screen to have their portrait taken. Homeschool students have a great benefit, they can meet me at their desired location. As a family photographer, I'm able to capture not only their facial expressions, but also their environment. Like this young man, we meet at the Ashburn Library. We were able to pose him in different locations within the library. We had so much fun!
I will be announcing a Homeschool Portrait Event this spring. I will have both morning and afternoon spots available. The location will be announced. Availability will be limited. Use the contact form here or call my studio at 571-250-5073 to learn more information, and feel free to spread the word to any homeschooling families you know. Hope to see you there!
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.