Army Promotion Ceremony at Inter-American Defense College
A few weeks ago, Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Perez-Marsden contacted me to determine my available to photograph her promotion ceremony in Washington DC at Fort McNair. We schedule a time to talk, so I could learn her wishes and vision for the upcoming promotion ceremony. Thankfully, I was already scheduled to be in Northern Virginia for another event, so I was thrilled to be a part of her ceremony by photographing it.
As a military member serving in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, there are so many beautiful locations/venues for a military ceremony. In addition, it’s easy to forget these great memories that will be photographed and captured during your promotion or retirement ceremony; especially when the pictures are locked away on your laptop, smartphone or social media.
“I just want the digital files” …that’s an email I recently received. Unfortunately, many photographers here these words more often than we care to admit. However, printing your military ceremony pictures and hanging them in your home, you’ll be able to see, enjoy, and remember them every day.
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.
Today, I had the honor of photographing Major Turner's promotion ceremony, an Army Officer, in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Major Turner was surrounded by her husband, Mom, siblings, and other family and friends. This promotion ceremony was extra special, because this was the first time her family (outside of her husband) was able to witness her promotion.
Is that the Stanley Cup National Championship Bus driving down Constitution Ave in front of the National Archives? Why yes it is! Major Templeton and his family has selected a day to have his military promotion ceremony in Washington D.C., that's the same day as the celebration parade for the Washington Capitals. What a celebration! There are so many people walking the streets with banners, noise-makers, and anticipating the winners of the Stanley Cup and it's only 7:30 a.m.
Whipple Field is the location for this beautiful Army promotion ceremony on Fort Myer overlooking the monuments in Washington D.C. Lieutenant Colonel Clark and his family welcomed their friends and family at the field prior to the start of the ceremony.
It's spring in Washington D.C. and that means the weather is unpredictable. The weather was forecasted for sunny and warm, but instead we received cold and rainy. Yesterday was true to form. Captain Peebles and his guests arrived for his promotion ceremony and thankfully the staff at the National Archives opened the doors to escape the rain.
Once inside the museum, Captain Peebles and guests were able to look at the Nation's documents and catch up with each other.
A few weeks ago, I received a telephone call requesting my availability to photograph a military promotion ceremony on Ft Myer at Patton Hall in Northern Virginia. Ft Myer is the home to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own", and Headquarters U.S. Army Garrison.
It was a beautiful day; the temperature was in the low 70° and the blossoms and flowers were in full bloom. A perfect spring day for a promotion ceremony.
Smiles, laughter, salutes, and hugs are the beginning to this wonderful Army military promotion ceremony at the National Archives in Washington D.C. The rain held off long enough for Major Kruper’s friends and family to meet and greet outside the museum and catch up on some laughs.
Congratulations to the Army's newest Colonel - Colonel Stephens. Col Stephens was promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel January 31, 2018 during a ceremony at Eisenhower Hall on Ft McNair in Washington D.C. Prior to the start of the ceremony, the Official party gathered to discuss any last minute changes with the narrator.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of 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.