Five Stylish Tips To Look Amazing During Your Mini Session
Many family photographers like to have mini-sessions that are holiday or special theme-based. You will have the chance to dress to the occasion and get creative with costumes, colors, and accessories.
Did you know the clothes that are worn during a family’s portrait session can make or break a portrait? Family pictures that have excessive patterns and everyone has strips can make for a busy picture. If the outfit outshines the people in the photo, then reconsider the outfit.
The clothing choices for your family portrait should disappear and the faces of the people within the portrait should shine and stand out; not what they’re wearing. Let’s examine and check out these awesome suggestions on what you and your family could wear to be picture perfect:
1. Coordinate your outfits, but don’t match. Choose a simple color palette and go from there. This will give everyone the option to pick an outfit of their own, but still be subtle and fit the scene.
Today is Save Your Photos Day
Today is National Save Your Photos Day. It’s a day to bring out your old family pictures and reminisce about your family’s memories. Yes, it’s a day to bring out giant family photo albums and look at your siblings, mom, dad, grandparents, and pictures of other family members.
With the rise of digital cameras and social media, we as a people have begun to rely solely on digital images and pictures on our mobile devices. However, with only digital images, your family pictures can get misplaced, deleted, or damaged at any moment. I was quickly reminded over the weekend, that computers fail. I don’t want you to be like me and have all your precious family pictures stored on your computer and then your computer fails. Can you imagine the gut sinking feeling?
6 Tips For A Smooth Mini Portrait Session
The fall is when many families look for their favorite family photographer to photograph beautiful family portraits. Especially if you’re on the east coast and in the Washington DC / Northern Virginia area. The fall foliage is amazing and makes for a perfect scene for fall family pictures. Usually during the month of September and beyond many professional photographers are booked solid or close to it.
This is a popular time of year for many families are these photos will be used for Christmas cards, shared on social media (Facebook and Instagram), in addition to many families wanting wall portraits of their family picture.
Once the photographer has been secured, many families thoughts turn to what are we going to wear, how are we going to keep the kids in check, where are we going to have our picture taken, and more.
In this article, I will give six tips to help your family in the Northern Virginia area have a smoother mini session. Hopefully these six tips will help you and your family have a smooth portrait session, create wonderful memories, and beautiful family pictures.
Don't Forget to Go Big!
What's the biggest size family portrait you have in your home? Can you image having a portrait that's so big it's almost as tall as you? Those type of family pictures are called an impact portrait.
For some reason, we have become condition to having 8x10 family pictures and thinking the best size to have and display in our home. However, that's not always true. You'll want to have portraits on the wall that are perfectly sized for the space it's going in. Can you guess the size of this portrait?
Yes, it's an impact portrait that will be the centerpiece of any room.
Air Force Military Promotion Ceremony in Fairfax, VA
Have you been selected for military promotion and will be having a military pinning ceremony in the Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia area? I would be honored to photograph your event.
Earlier this year, Lt. Col Kiel, contacted me to determine my availability for her upcoming promotion ceremony. Thankfully, I was available, and we determined her wishes for the event.
They Grow Up Fast
Ok...I'm sitting over here wondering where has the time gone. It seems like yesterday, I was bringing this fellow home from the hospital. Now I'm hearing him talk about what college he wants to attend next year. What happen? Who can relate?
Tamieka Smith Photography is Coming to Northern Virginia
Did you happen to see the live announcement made last Friday on Facebook? I will be traveling to Northern Virginia/Washington DC to photograph all the beautiful families that have been wanting to be photographed by my studio this spring. Washington DC and Northern Virginia is such a beautiful location in the spring for family pictures. With the Cherry Blossoms and other beautiful blooms it's a great location for that magical picture.
Have you been wanting to get your family's picture taken, but you've been hesitating or resisting because you've picked up a few pounds during the Covid-19 quarantine? I got you! As a Mom, myself, I understand we can be insecure about our appearance and weight. So, I'll pose you so you'll be comfortable in your skin and ready to let your inner self shine through.
How Not to have A Mental Breakdown During Your Session!
Family Pictures; when you hear these two words what emotions come up? For some it may be excitement and yet for others it can be overwhelming and stressful. Having your family portrait taken is a great experience that you'll never forget. Family pictures help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family at each stage. However, many parents, especially Moms have stated this day can get very stressful and overwhelming. I want to ensure this feeling doesn't happen to you.
Did you know, If you’re stressed it will be on display in your portraits. I want your portrait experience to be filled with fun and your portraits to be carefree and full of fun. Here are some tips you can use during your family's portrait experience to help you relax and enjoy the moment:
Yes, Christmas in July is here!
Yes, Christmas in July is here. Just in time to bring us happy thoughts after the year we’ve been experiencing. This year has been one for the record books and I’m sure you’re looking forward to happy times with your family; because I am. Although it’s only July, it’s a perfect time to start planning your family’s Christmas pictures in Los Angeles.
Changes Photographer Clients Will Love
The quarantine has forced business owners and professional photographers more specifically to evaluate our systems and look for ways to improve the overall experience of our portrait clients, like you. From the very start of the quarantine, I began looking at everything associated with the process from the Contact page to installing a Live Chat so you could ask a quick question without having to wait for an answer. In this article I want to give you insight into the different things that have been implemented to help with your overall client experience.
Let's Start at The Beginning
I have partnered with my website developer to do what's necessary to speed up the load time. This will give you quicker access to the website. Determine if you like the work of the potential client and if you would like to work with them. If you're visiting this website, I hope I get to photograph you! In addition to being able to ask your potential family photographer pricing questions, photography location suggestions, and more.
MEET yOUR pHOTOGRAPHER
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.
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