It’s Monday afternoon…the first Monday of June. Which means the kids in Northern Virginia are getting out of school and are ready for summer vacation. This is the time of the year when many families are looking for activities and places for our children to go during the day while we’re at work. I’m excited to share this post, because I was looking for fun activities for my children to do this summer as well as looking for a location for our summer vacation. Being a part of the military community, I know many of my readers will be able to assist and provide valuable information about the topics I will be sharing today.
The Year is 1885
It’s a bold summer afternoon. The scene is the Seine River. The three musketeers are trying to take a picture, quick one for the gram, before, you know, getting back to the mission. Athos grumbles that he is too old, Aramis pouts about his fingernails, Porthos insists on showing off his new fancy helmet in the picture, D’Artagnan, bothered with seeking his fortune, has no time for visual frivolities. The three musketeers find themselves in a pickle. Nobody to take this great, historic picture…
Each year, I always look for the finest quality and unique products to offer to my clients. This year is no different; 2017 is off to a wonderful start. I am excited to announce Tamieka Smith Photography is now offering Curved Metal Portrait Prints. These prints are eye catching and amazing.
They are unique and can easily be displayed anywhere in your home or office. They’re durable and most importantly, there’s no worry of finger prints!
The Curved Metal Prints are printed on a thin metal with a glossy white base for a bright finish that makes them POP with color. With a curved metal stand design they have the ability to stand on their own, so there’s no need for an easel.
There are several sizes available. Sizes start at 4x6 and up to 11x14. If you are interested in installing a wall metal print, we offer Metal Floating Framed Prints. Wall portrait sizes for metal prints begin at 16x20 up to 20x24. If you're interested in either of these new products, contact the studio for pricing and scheduling your custom portrait session.
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Our Memories Family is a program unique to Tamieka Smith Photography where members get a portrait session with our fabulous photographer each calendar year membership is held.
The Memories Club entitles it's members to five (5) portrait sessions, one (1) consultation session, that may be held in person or via telephone, five (5) Ordering/Viewing session to view your images and order your favorites, and five (5) 8x10 Heirloom Portrait Prints.
Session Options include:
If you have any questions, please contact the studio at (571) 250-5073 or to purchase your membership visit here.
Prints, photography products, and digital image files are not included.
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One of the biggest thing I pride myself on as a print artist and business owner, is providing my clients with wonderful products. I'm excited to share and announce that all of our prints from 8x10 and larger will now come with mounting.
Mounted portraits are awesome!
Our portraits are mounted on Black Styrene. They are not affected by variations in moisture content in the environment and will remain stable even when they are are subject to large humidity. This helps to keep your portraits looking great for generations. Unlike portraits printed on traditional paper, mounted portraits will not warp or buckle. Mounted portraits are easier to handle for matting and framing.
In comparison to the standard print thickness, there is no comparison. The mounted print will ensure great quality and leave you satisfied. We have included a side-by-side comparison of the portrait thickness.
In addition to the mounting, our prints will still receive the standard pebble texture and the uv protective coating.
Conservation is the primary goal for portrait mounting.
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Tamieka Smith is a family, maternity, event, kids, and senior photographer in Northern Virginia (NOVA) including Woodbridge, Washington D.C., and Maryland
We are now scheduling sessions for the upcoming fall. Don't hesitate to schedule your session today.
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Location of this portrait: Shenandoah Mountains
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I know it’s only August, but my fall schedule is already starting to booked, so I wanted to ensure sure I announced this awesome offer early while there are still some openings available. If you want a session for holiday cards be sure to book your session now to take advantage of this deal which includes a complimentary set of 25, 5×7 flat holiday cards, and (1) 8 x 10 professionally mounted portrait print with uv protective coating.
You choose the day and time of your session. If session is schedule by September 3, receive 25% off. Purchase session here.
Use coupon "NEWSLETTER" to redeem 25% off.
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We are so excited to announce Tamieka Smith Photography has partnered with Pottery Barn Kids and INOVA Children's Hospital to hold a charitable portrait event.
Have you ever glanced through one of their catalogs? It's a piece of art! If you're anything like me, you have bunny ears, circles, and stars on catalog pages for everything you want to buy from the store. Well now is the perfect opportunity to have your child(ren) photographed in the store and have a printed portrait memory.
We are currently setting up a portrait event with Pottery Barn Kids in Fairfax, VA. All session fee profits will be donated to INOVA Children's Hospital and you will receive beautiful custom portraits!
The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 10. The first portrait session will start at 11:30 am. The suggestion donation for a session is $99. Sessions will be by appointment only so be sure to book soon! Don't miss a great opportunity to donate to a wonderful hospital and create beautiful art with the people you love the most!
To schedule a session, click here.
For more information or to learn how to schedule your own session, visit here.
This year, I decided to transition to in person ordering/viewing (Reveal) sessions instead of just uploading client’s gorgeous portraits into an online gallery. Since transitioning, I’ve been looking for a beautiful way to display those portraits.
Today, I’m excited to announce and share this product. It’s an amazing Portrait Envelope from Finao – Seldex. When I first saw this Portrait Envelope it took my breath away, it fits perfectly with my brand and the quality is simply amazing. I couldn't wait for it to arrive to the studio...
Choosing products for my clients is something I take seriously; because, you deserve to have the finest quality and this is it.
Spring must be around the corner. The National Park Service, based in Washington D.C., has revealed dates for the full peak of the blossoms
March 31 - April 3. That's in about 4 weeks!
It's a great opportunity to capture the family with beautiful spring colors and the blossoms as a nice backdrop. The Tidal Basin is a beautiful location to capture those wonderful spring family portraits.
To schedule your family spring portrait, visit our appointment page and schedule your session on one of those dates (March 31 - April 3). If you don't see a time on the calendar , contact the studio at 571-250-5073 there may have been a cancellation.
To purchase a Cherry Blossom Portrait Session, please visit the store.
Would you like more information about the nation's Cherry Blossom Festival or to watch the cam of the Tidal Basin, click here.
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.