New Venue: Sweeney Barn
Spring is approaching and that means it will soon be the start of wedding season. If you’re in the Northern Virginia area and have an upcoming wedding you’re in luck. A new wedding venue has opened and is now available for weddings and events. Have you heard of Sweeney Barn? It’s the new venue space located in Manassas, VA at 9310 Discovery Blvd.
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.
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.
Happy Labor Day...my office is closed today to enjoy the beautiful countryside in Northern Virginia. However, i'll be back in the office tomorrow to answer emails and take calls.
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.
Have you watched the Disney movie CoCo? Earlier this summer, my boys and I watched this movie and it was a true treat. We begin watching the movie without any expectations or knowing anything about the movie. I just kept hearing that it was a great movie to watch. So I finally broke down and watched the movie (especially since we've been having raining afternoon and evening in Northern Virginia).
Many overlook the significance of hiring a professional photographer to capture their family’s legacy. Yes, your life is a legacy for your family’s future generations. Like many areas of the country, there are several people in Northern Virginia that have a “good camera” and can take pictures.
Yes, I know and understand the belief that if a camera is good it must take great pictures, but this is a false belief. There are so many things that go into being a professional family photographer and ensure your best memories are captured for you to endure for years to come.
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.
Finding the perfect Northern Virginia family photographer to capture the magical moments of your family is very important. You can’t just go with an amateur photographer, you need a professional; unless you want to take the chance of your family pictures not being quite right.
But with so many photographers in the Washington D.C, Northern Virginia, and Maryland area, which one should you select? The struggle is real. You want someone whose work you fall in love with, someone who will bring out the wow factor in your family portraits, as well as assists you in creating albums or wall portraits to hand in your family’s home that you’ll love.
There are several factors you must keep in mind when you choose the best photographer to capture your beautiful family moments. Here are 5 things you must remember when choosing a family photographer: