Fall Family Portraits in Northern Virginia
Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year especially in Northern Virginia. It’s my favorite because when you step outside you feel the crispness in the air and the smell of wood burning in the fireplaces. In addition to the crispness, the color on the trees come to life with beautiful oranges, reds, browns, and yellows. When the wind blows, leaves begin flying in the air making for an amazing family portrait.
Choosing your Fall Portrait Location
Choosing your family’s location for fall portraits in Northern Virginia is one of the most important factors when preparing for your photo session. The location you select will be the backdrop to set the stage for your family’s entire session and will be an essential piece of every picture, pose and, ultimately, the finished product. I recommend picking a location that’s special to you, either a location you love, somewhere you frequent or a place that best represents your family. The family pictured below looks beautiful sitting on and standing next to a piece of history in the Manassas Battlefield Park in Virginia.
Can you believe the leaves in Northern Virginia are already beginning to change colors? Where has the year gone? While driving the streets of Woodbridge, I noticed several trees in my neighborhood were changing to yellow and red. Northern Virginia is such a beautiful and scenic area during the fall season; it's makes for a majestic location to take fall family portraits. With the monuments in Washington D.C. and the beauty of fall trees, no place is the same.
This is the time of year; many families contact their favorite photographer to schedule their family for updated family pictures. Of course, you’ll want to have the absolute perfect location for your family pictures; you won't be disappointed with any of the locations listed. This blog discusses some of the most beautiful fall locations for family portraits in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area.
You’ve scheduled your family's fall portraits with your favorite Northern Virginia Family Photographer, Tamieka Smith, and now it’s time to determine what everyone will wear for your pictures. I totally understand this is hard work and there are a lot of things to consider when selecting the best outfits. However, this should be one of the most fun parts of scheduling your family’s pictures.
Do you remember the 90s, when everyone was matchy-matchy? Yes, those are the days of the past. Your family pictures are a great way to show off your individual personality and family’s unity. This blog post will highlight some tips on how to select your family’s clothing for this fall portraits.
It’s hard to believe we're at the end of July and fall is right around the corner in Northern Virginia and many families will be looking for a photographer to capture those smiles, missing teeth, weird haircuts, and so much more. The beautiful fall colors will be vibrant and make for a wonderful backdrop for your family's portraits. The beautiful colors undoubtedly make a unique and beautiful framework for family portraits. However, there are some other benefits beyond aesthetics to taking your family portraits during the autumn months.
Here are 10 reasons to schedule your professional family portraits for the fall.
If you’re in the military or have married into the military lifestyle, there is one statement that ranks high on the annoy list than another “are you coming home for the holidays?” Thanksgiving and Christmas time seems to be the most popular time of the year when this question is asked, and most military families will tell you this question alone brings up a collective groan.
As you can imagine, military members and their families are stationed all over the country and around the world. In addition, military members deal with deployments and temporary duty in other locations. So, to hear “are you coming home for the holidays” can be a huge burden especially if they have a spouse and children. Depending on where the military member is located, hearing this statement can be overwhelming and potentially cause a serious financial strain. In addition, many military couples and families are from different states and/or city than their spouse. Which makes it even more difficult and expensive to visit multiple locations within a holiday season or even in one year.
6 Fun Date Night Ideas for Married Couples
Just because you are married, doesn't mean your life has be boring or you become that dreaded married couple! To set the stage, send the kids away for a night or two to your parents’ place (or hire a babysitter!), while you and your sweetheart gear up for a romantic night out. For military families, it may be hard to send your children away to your parents, but ask the friends or neighbors you trust to watch your children over night.
No clue where to go and what to do on the pending date? Don’t you worry, for I’ve got a couple of fun date night ideas just for you!
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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.