I delivered this gorgeous 8x8 birthday album last week and it was received with such excitement and love. Grady celebrated his 7th birthday with a personalized portrait session in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. His Mom selected this portrait of him with his I'm 7 years old t-shirt as the cover for his custom designed album cover. The matted cover was a perfect compliment to his photos.
Many potential photography clients wonder why should I have a consultation with my family photographer? This is an excellent question.
If you’re not having a consultation with your photographer before your family or newborn portraits, you should and here’s why. Your photographer wants to ensure you’re receiving portraits of your family you’ll love and adore. The consultation is a fact-finding time for your photographer to learn about you, your family, and your wishes for the requested portrait session. It’s also a great time to get to know your photographer and to determine if you’ll be a great match. If you have kids, the photographer you like and want to hire may not be a fan of children or may only photograph children after a certain age.
This fact-finding meeting will also help your overall experience with your family photographer and your expectations towards the result. It’s also a wonderful time to get answers to your burning questions.
Friday Fives #16 - It's Cold Outside
Places for Military Ceremonies
With the shutdown in full swing, many military members had their promotion or retirement ceremonies schedule to take place in the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Now many are wondering what other locations can be used for their military ceremony. This week’s Friday Fives list is a helpful list to give you some ideas and possibilities.
Being in Washington D.C. there are so many wonderful locations to have as a military ceremony. This is a quick list of five different possibilities if you are not able to schedule your promotion or retirement ceremony at the National Archives Museum.
7-Year Old Milestone Portraits
What's not to like about birthdays...they are so much fun. Cake, balloons, presents; need I say more. In addition to all these great birthday traditions, a milestone photo session is another great way to remember yourself or your child's birthday. To celebrate Gray's 7th birthday, we had a portrait session in Old Town Alexandria.
Truffle and Leroy Brown Family Album
I've been holding onto this blog post for a while and couldn't wait to share with you. I absolutely love this custom designed heirloom album designed for a Northern Virginia family. The colors are wonderful and compliment each other so perfectly. It's pure album love.
Brrrr...It's Cold Outside
It's winter outside...as a matter of act it's extremely cold and snowing. However, when family members travel back to Northern Virginia for holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, many families still want to have an extended family photo. Just not in the cold.
You're first questions may be where can we go to get a great family picture during this time of year? Do we have to go outside in the cold to get a family picture? Do we have to travel to a studio or will the photographer come to us? These are all great questions.
Northern Virginia Photographer - January Goals 2019
The first of the year is a time when many people (myself included) reflect on their lives and establish goals for themselves and for their families; in addition, business owners work on their goals for their respective companies. This past week, I’ve been thinking about what goals I want to establish for my photography business.
New Goals for the New Year
Happy New Year! It seems like these words come around faster and faster each year. With each new year it seems like many people reflect on their yearly goals and resolutions. I know some of the most popular goals and resolutions are losing weight, going to the gym, eating better, taking a family picture, a family vacation, and having better relationships. I can’t argue with any of these and some are on my list to improve as well.
Another thing I look forward to each year is the NCAA Football Championship game. I’ll be cheering for Alabama. Yes, Alabama…if you didn’t know the college is located in my hometown. So, I'll be cheering for the hometown team. I'll also be making my family's favorite cookies.
Northern Virginia Couple celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary
Happy New Year,
It’s amazing to look back upon 2018 and reflect upon the different families I had the honor to photograph last year in Northern Virginia. As a family photographer, it’s always an honor when families contact me to photograph their legacy. This past year, I received a telephone call from Claudia wanting to have 50th wedding pictures taken. Photographing this couple is a highlight for me.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I am currently located in Northern Virginia and I would love to help you plan your family's portraits 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.