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.
Family Portraits at Potomac Shores
I love working with clients again and again over the years. This family may look familiar as I photographed them last fall in Northern Virginia. The Logans contacted me to schedule their family's summer portrait and wanted to be photographed in a beautiful new community named Potomac Shores in Dumfries, 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.
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.
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.
It’s summertime and that means many families are amid family vacations. Whether you’re at Walt Disney World or San Francisco, you’ll want to take pictures of every possible moment. To look back at your vacation memories, you’ll want to ensure you have the best tips to photograph the adventures. As a professional photographer, I have an extensive amount of camera equipment to photograph a lot, however when I’m on vacation, I’m like you. I don’t want to take a lot of cameras or lens. The most important camera I have on vacation is my cell phone and my Canon Powershot ELPH 190.
This list of tips will help you improve your family vacation pictures while on your next family vacation.
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.
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.