A Celebration of Military Service
Retirement is an important aspect of a military career. After serving at least 20 or more years, retirement can be exciting and cause nervousness at the same time. It can be a time to reflect and enjoy more time with family and friends, but it's also a time to plan for the future. The Army, Navy and Air Force are some of the most honorable organizations in the world and they do a lot of things right. One of these things is a retirement ceremony.
Beautiful Story Box
This beautiful Story Box will be a centerpiece in any room of your home you place it in. Tamieka Smith Photography offers two different types of Story Boxes. This Story Box has a built-in window frame to showcase your beautiful family portraits or military portraits inside.
This Story Box features a newly promoted Ft. Belvoir Army Colonel. It's no secret I'm a huge advocate for printing family pictures. With the heavy use of cell phones and cell phone pictures, many of us have let the printed portrait go by the wayside.
This Story Box is an easy way to showcase your portraits.
National Museum of the United States Army
Did you know there is a new venue in the Northern Virginia? The National Museum of the United States Army in Fort Belvoir is now open and available for service members to have their military promotion or retirement ceremony. This is great because The National Archives books out extremely fast and service members are consistently looking for alternative locations.
With this venue coming online, it is a great first choice for many military members, especially Army service members.
Black Leather Promotion Album - Stull
Having your promotion ceremonies at The National Archives Museum is an amazing venue but once you have your digital images, the next step is determining how you would like to remember those memories. A luxurious leather album is a great choice. This black leather album was designed for Colonel Stull and his family. The leather is soft to the touch and is exquisite.
Army Promotion Ceremony at The National Archives Museum
Promotion ceremonies at The National Archives Museum are fun and make for a memorable military ceremony. Many military members throughout Washington DC and across the nation desire to have their military event at the museum. Because of it's popularity, members have to request months in advance to secure the venue for their promotion or retirement ceremony. Therefore, I always get excited when veterans or their spouse call or message me to schedule photography for their ceremony.
A few months ago, Melissa contacting me to photograph her husband promotion ceremony at The Archives. They were excited about the promotion and having family in attendance to witness the ceremony and wanted to have beautiful portraits of the day.
Army Promotion Ceremony Album for Army Officer
I always get excited when it's time to design and create an album from a military ceremony. This heirloom album was designed for a promotion ceremony that was held in Washington D.C. at Fort Lesley J. McNair for Col Perez-Marsden. This album is so luxurious by sight and touch. It has two leathers/materials combined into one to create a unique and custom album.
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.
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