It's amazing to see how fast this year seems to be going...it's Thanksgiving next week. What are your plans? Will you cook an extravagant meal with a Turkey and all the fixins for your family? If you're a military family, will you be traveling back home to spend time with your extended family?
I'm thrilled we'll get an opportunity to experience the new F.A.O. Schwarz during this holiday season in New York City (see video below); as well as all the other things/places New York City has to offer for the holidays.
For today's Friday Fives, I wanted to share five reasons why I'm thankful. Just a quick glimpse of the news and it's a quick reminder to be grateful and thankful. Here are my top five reasons I'm thankful.
5 Reasons to have your Family Photographs in Washington D.C.
In this week's Friday Fives, I'll discuss five reasons why having your family pictures taken in Washington D.C. is a wonderful idea. Living this close to Washington D.C. has its privileges; especially when it comes to taking family pictures.
Washington D.C. is such a beautiful place regardless of the time of year. When it's spring the Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom and make for a beautiful background for your family's spring portraits; and during Autumn, the foliage on the trees are amazing. If you're a part of the military community, having your family's portrait taken in Washington D.C. will also be a great way to remember you were stationed in the Washington D.C. area.
Which Portrait Session is Best?
If you’re in one of the local Northern Virginia mom or parenting groups on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen the numerous requests for family photographer who are offering mini sessions. Many have become condition to hearing these words than many don’t know or understand the difference between the different types of portrait sessions. As the name suggests, a mini session, is a smaller version of a full customized portrait session. Many families use mini session to capture a milestone or to offer to clients who only have a limited budget.
For this week's Friday Five, i'm detailing five things that make a customized family portrait session different from a mini portrait session.
Happy Friday everyone! Did this week go as fast for you as it did for me? It seems like it was just Monday; at the beginning of the week, I was in the middle of preparing for the arrival of hurricane Florence. Now I’m planning and looking for things to do in the Northern Virginia area with my family. I’m on the countdown to the new fall season of television shows. This is a list of the top 5 shows I’m looking forward to returning this season.
Do you love your spouse or your children? Is there a time where you say "I must take a picture of this moment"? I'm sure you do. We all have those times when we want to capture every possible moment. Let me ask you, when was the last time you printed a picture of your loved ones? Has it been more than 12 months ago? According to the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), 53% of Americans stated they haven't printed a picture in 12 months or more; 42% of Americans stated they no longer print photos at all. That's a significant amount of people. Now can you imagine twenty years from now and not being able to look back upon your younger years. No childhood pictures, no young adult, no pictures of your parents or grandparents.
Do you rely solely on your cell phone, social media, or online store companies to store pictures? Are the walls of your home bare and in desperate need of love?
For this Friday Five, I want to talk about five ways to prevent being a part of the "lost" generation.
It's Friday and yes, the last weekend before school returns next week. I know i'm not the only parent celebrating! So this weekend, i've been thinking about different things I could do with my boys to give them one last hooray before they pick up their backpack and walk to the bus stops. In today's Friday Fives, here are five suggestions for things to do before school returns on Monday for Prince William County Schools in Northern Virginia and other surrounding school districts.
It's currently summer, but with all the rain it really doesn't feel like it. As a matter of fact, I mentioned to my husband earlier this week, it seems like fall. The leaves on the trees are starting to change colors and drop to the ground. With all the rain and the low temperatures, I believe the trees are confused; because we can't be this close to having cold temperatures and snow.
Thoughts of warm cookies, hot chocolate, pumpkins, apples, apple cider and so much more. This got me to thinking, what are my top things to do this upcoming fall season in Northern Virginia with my family. You know it's also a popular time for baking. I'm also sharing my family's recipe for these quick chocolate chip cookies.
Did somebody say food?!! Oh my goodness a location filled with different food trucks...i'm there. Yes Truckeroo is a summertime event in Washington D.C. There are several food trucks that come together have a monthly festival. Although i'm in Northern Virginia, attending the Truckeroo is such a short drive and well worth it.
Today, August 10, is the day for this month's festival. Let me tell you the top five reasons I like Truckeroo.
If you're reading this blog from Northern Virginia, you will totally understand this question; will this rain stop soon? It's been raining for nearly two weeks straight. Since we're still in the midst of summer vacation, I needed to find something to occupy my children's time during the season of continuous rain. Here is a list of my Friday Fives that I was able to do this week and this weekend. I would love to share with you and hopefully it's helpful for you and your family especially since it's projected to continue to rain and storm next week.
Who cares if a military ceremony is photographed? At the time of the event, many don't believe it's special or worth recording and documenting. How ever if you're a military member or a family member of someone in the military and there is a promotion, retirement, reenlistment or commissioning ceremony, it's extremely important to document this family history.
Military ceremonies a very special events. Having a photographer and/or videographer is as important as having the United States Flag present. The member will wish they had pictures or the video 20 years from now (or sooner). Your pictures may one day convince a grandchild or great grandchild to join the military.
I have listed the top 5 reasons to have a professional photographer at your military ceremony.
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.