Air Force Promotion Ceremony Portraits in Story Box
This beautiful Premium Window Story Box is a piece of art. Yes, it's standing up like a frame with the portrait of an Air Force Officer following her promotion ceremony in Fairfax, VA.
This Story Box is made with Walnut wood and tempered glass window. That means the glass window is virtually unbreakable. The tempered glass provides a crystal clear, safe and easy to clean viewing window.
Memorial Day 2021
In the United States, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It’s when many families are able to gather together for a BBQ, a deep belly laugh, and family photos. Especially after the last year we had, many families are flocking to spend time together. Covid-19 has taken a toll on several families. So, this year is a great time to plan those family events and special moments that had to be postponed last year.
Air Force Promotion Ceremony at The U.S. Capitol
Last month, I had the honor of photographing Colonel Veeder's promotion ceremony at the United States Capitol building on the Speaker of the House balcony. It is a beautiful location as the balcony overlooks the National Mall in Washington D.C. In addition, the Washington Monument is in the background. That morning, there was an inch of snow on the ground, which provide a white ground surface.
It was a beautiful blue sky day at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. today. It was beautiful and ready for Navy Promotion ceremony. Lieutenant Dougherty and her family arrived at The National Archives with excitement for her promotion ceremony to meet and greet friends and family.
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).
We've been experiencing the hottest days this year in Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas. Today was no different; upon arrival in Washington D.C., the temperature was over 80° before 7am. Yes, it was simply hot and let's not talk about the humidity.
Despite all the unbearable heat, Major Morris and his family were excited for the day - as it was his promotion day at the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C.
Congratulations are in order for one of the Air Force newest Lieutenant Colonels (Lt Col). Major Berge arrived at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. with his family for his promotion ceremony. Thankfully, Major Berge's family was able to have a beautiful no rain day for his promotion ceremony. (It's been raining in the Northern Virginia and surrounding area for almost two weeks straight).
Prior to entering the museum, Major Berge's family took a few pictures on the steps of the Archives to post on Facebook to share with friends and family.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season, the day we head to the beach, bring out the barbecue grills and have fun with family. However, this year in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland we’ll be experiencing rainstorms and attempting to stay dry.
Updated: June 6, 2021
Schedule National Archives Museum in 2020
The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. is the home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights and it is one of the prized locations for military members and their families for promotions, reenlistments, retirements, or commissioning ceremonies.
However, many military members and families are unsure who to contact to schedule the Rotunda for their upcoming military ceremony. If you are in the Washington D.C., Maryland, or Northern Virginia (DMV), and would like to know who to contact, how many people can attend the ceremony, and how far in advance to contact the museum, this is the blog for you.
The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. is a special and highly coveted location to have a military ceremony. Military families have to request availability as soon as possible to ensure they're able to to get their desired date for the promotion, reenlistment, or commissioning ceremony. Yesterday, Major Yerrick has been blessed to received one of those highly prized dates for his promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel. Major Yerrick's family arrived and we were able to photograph them having fun and welcoming their guest prior to their ceremony.
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