Carrigan and Caramel Military Album
I'm obsessed with this album. It was designed for a military family that held a promotion ceremony in Arlington, VA. It's a wonderful album mixed with two different premium leather - Carrigan and Caramel. The leathers are a great combination of luxury and classic.
This heirloom album was created and designed for a military promotion ceremony in Northern Virginia.
Headshots About You
As a business owner or entrepreneur in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, you'll need a business portrait also know as headshots. It is your visual calling card and many of your prospective clients will look at your headshot to determine if they would like to hire or work with you.
So what does your business portrait say about you?
They Grow Up Fast
Ok...I'm sitting over here wondering where has the time gone. It seems like yesterday, I was bringing this fellow home from the hospital. Now I'm hearing him talk about what college he wants to attend next year. What happen? Who can relate?
Business Portraits (Professional Headshots) in Marina del Rey
Last month I had the pleasure of photographing professional headshots in Marina Del Ray. The location was amazing because of the beautiful scenery. The park is great due to the boats in the vicinity as well as the shrubbery, and the seals that like to bathe at the pier. It was particularly windy on this day. Which was great because it was a built-in hair blowing day.
Is Blogging Dead?
Is blogging worth your time and effort as a photographer? Is it something you should invest in doing or work on another type of marketing for your photography business? Let’s talk about it.
Over the last few days, I’ve seen various posts in different Photographer groups on Facebook at blogging and wondering if blogging is dead. The conversation usually diverts to SEO (Search Engine Optimization), when to blog, how to blog, and various other questions. So, in this blog, I wanted to address the importance of having an active blog on your website. Your website can be a valuable space for your followers and other people looking for information that you will be providing based on photography issues, sessions you've photographed, personal information about your life, and other information you think your viewers would find valuable.
Yes, blogging also helps your photography website climb higher on Google's ranking.
SEO Tips for Photographers
One of the biggest things I can say that has contributed to the success of my photography business is SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I've moved several times and with moving comes the need to restart the process of finding clients. I've had so many photographers reach out asking for help with SEO. So last year, I had the opportunity to sit down and write an SEO ebook for photographers.
I wrote the book because I wasted so much time attempting to get my photography website to the first page of Google with little success. So every time I made a change to the metadata and behind the scene information for my website, I would write it down to annotate what was working.
Tamieka Smith Photography is Coming to Northern Virginia
Did you happen to see the live announcement made last Friday on Facebook? I will be traveling to Northern Virginia/Washington DC to photograph all the beautiful families that have been wanting to be photographed by my studio this spring. Washington DC and Northern Virginia is such a beautiful location in the spring for family pictures. With the Cherry Blossoms and other beautiful blooms it's a great location for that magical picture.
Have you been wanting to get your family's picture taken, but you've been hesitating or resisting because you've picked up a few pounds during the Covid-19 quarantine? I got you! As a Mom, myself, I understand we can be insecure about our appearance and weight. So, I'll pose you so you'll be comfortable in your skin and ready to let your inner self shine through.
Happy New Year
Are you happy 2020 is over? You're not alone. With Coronavirus, the election, job loss, evictions and more disturbing news, I'm definitely ready to start a new year.
Many, including myself, were extremely excited about the start of a 2020 - new year and upcoming possibilities of what the year would bring. Let along the numerical number 2020, I heard many say it was the year of vision. A year that many would see great opportunities. As a photographer that's new to the Los Angeles area, I was definitely looking forward to the possibilities of photographing families in my new state and local area. Since moving from the Washington D.C. area, this was going to be my first full year in LA and I was making plans to serve many families by photographing their memories.
Family Welcome Packet and Magazine
This year, I have been building, changing, and shifting my overall client experience. As the year draws to a close, I've been looking for ways to improve the overall experience for my family portrait clients have from the time their family pictures are booked until the date of their portrait session.
So I began searching for welcome guides / welcome packets and how to package them. I saw several different templates, but I feel in love with the design from Design Aglow. I'm so excited to be sending these new welcome packets to my clients booking family pictures in 2021 and beyond.
Beautiful Family Picture Keepsake
Have you hired a professional family photographer recently? If so, how are you enjoying those family pictures? Did you have intentions to have your family pictures printed, but time got the best of your schedule and they were never printed?
I understand...life happens. My portrait studio exists to help the busy family create beautiful family imagery to display the people you love most. I'm here to help you. I begin with the end in mind; meaning I want to learn about your family and how you would like to enjoy your portraits. One of the most popular products clients tend to gravitate to are the Story Boxes (pictured below - 11x14 Window Story Box). As you can see, these boxes are luxurious and gorgeous. They would make for a beautiful display piece in your family's living or family room.
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.