Yes, Christmas in July is here!
Yes, Christmas in July is here. Just in time to bring us happy thoughts after the year we’ve been experiencing. This year has been one for the record books and I’m sure you’re looking forward to happy times with your family; because I am. Although it’s only July, it’s a perfect time to start planning your family’s Christmas pictures in Los Angeles.
Family Memories are Precious
From the very beginning, I've always been one of those moms whose had a camera in hand. From the time my children came out of the womb, I was taking every picture I could possible take. Whether it was eating at a restaurant, hiding under the kitchen table, or running around the house, I have photographed it. I'm sure there are many Mom like this; maybe even you. I literally have tons of pictures. For me, it comes in handy when they have little projects from school and they need a picture. I can go inside my picture box and let them pick out their favorite snapshot.
Family Recipe - Easy Fruit Sherbet Recipe
It's hot outside and this quick and simple sherbet recipe will be a quick way to cool off and bring smiles to you and your little ones. This simple and healthy sherbet will quickly become one of your summertime family favorites. It is made using frozen fruit and a blender. Yes, it's just that simple.
The great thing about this frozen fruit sherbet recipe is, the fruit can be switched out to whatever you like most; strawberries, blueberries, peaches, you name it. I'm a huge fan of strawberry or peach sherbet.
Family Vacation Idea
Like many of you, I've had to cancel my plans for this year's summer family vacation due to COVID-19. Now, I’m looking for ideas for our next family vacation and different locations to enjoy with my family that are close to home or even considering a staycation. I wanted to plan something other than the traditional family vacation to the Jersey shore or traveling to Vegas for a desert retreat.
However, let me tell you about this wonderful summer family vacation I had planned for this month. As a matter of fact, I was scheduled to leave June 17. When I saw the information regarding this vacation, it was going to be the vacation to rival all vacations and I am heartbroken we won’t be able to travel this year. It was unlike your traditional beach vacation. Don't get me wrong, I love beach vacations (especially Destin and St. Thomas). This trip was going to be a 9-day multiple European country vacation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where are you located?
Tamieka Smith Photography is in Los Angeles, specifically Torrance and serves the entire Los Angeles (South Bay) metropolis. I frequently travel to visit other cities and states. In addition, I periodically travel to Northern Virginia to photograph military ceremonies at The National Archives museum and other military installations around the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland (DMV) area.
How much do you charge?
All of the pricing for Tamieka Smith Photography can be found online. If you have a specific question about pricing, do not hesitate to call me at (213) 212-2251. I would be thrilled to speak with you.
Changes Photographer Clients Will Love
The quarantine has forced business owners and professional photographers more specifically to evaluate our systems and look for ways to improve the overall experience of our portrait clients, like you. From the very start of the quarantine, I began looking at everything associated with the process from the Contact page to installing a Live Chat so you could ask a quick question without having to wait for an answer. In this article I want to give you insight into the different things that have been implemented to help with your overall client experience.
Let's Start at The Beginning
I have partnered with my website developer to do what's necessary to speed up the load time. This will give you quicker access to the website. Determine if you like the work of the potential client and if you would like to work with them. If you're visiting this website, I hope I get to photograph you! In addition to being able to ask your potential family photographer pricing questions, photography location suggestions, and more.
A New Take on Family Pictures and How to Describe Them
Here in Los Angeles, CA, we’re starting to get back to some sense of normalcy. Imagine this Memorial Day weekend is your first holiday back home with your friends and family after a long time without seeing each other; especially since the COVID quarantine. As dinner wraps up, somebody might take out one of the old family photo albums to reminisce.
The following hour or so will involve storytelling about the family memories the pictures captured. This stroll down memory lane will bring up a feeling of happiness, excitement, and warm nostalgia that may leave a person or two with wet eyes.
The Ultimate Guide To Mastermind
As business owners, many times we have a small team of people or it may be a team of "I". That’s why it’s great to be a part of a Mastermind group. You may be wondering what's the definition of a Mastermind. Have you read the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill? In this book, the word "Mastermind" was first used. It’s where a group of two or more business owners/individuals come together to exchange knowledge and encourage one another. Simply put, a Mastermind group’s purpose is to be a group of committed business owners who agree to meet regularly and help each other grow in both their business and personal lives.
In this blog I will answer questions about the mastermind definition as well as how you can find one, the top reasons to join and mastermind group and how to start your own mastermind group.
NEWS: Latest After COVID Smackdown
With the states of California and Virginia reopening soon, I want to check in and make sure you and your loved ones are doing ok!
I also want to let you know Tamieka Smith Photography will be opening for business May 15, 2020, offering family, military event and headshot photography that comply with state and local guidelines of maintaining adequate physical distance among 10 or less people.
Family Quarantine Bingo
The last few weeks have been interesting and I've been looking for ways to entertain my kids and when I find interesting ways I enjoy sharing them with you.
Today, I'm sharing my family Quarantine Bingo card and by quarantine bucket dream list.
Download a copy of the bingo card. This game is great to place with kids during this time of quarantine. At the end of the week, the winner can watch their favorite movie or something else.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer 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.