A Powerful Journey with Tamieka Smith Photography
At Tamieka Smith Photography, I am honored to be a part of my clients' important milestones, capturing the beautiful journey of their lives through my lens. Today, I take you on an extraordinary journey as I return to Washington, D.C. last month, and the iconic Pentagon to photograph a special client's retirement ceremony.
This client, whom I first photographed several years ago at The National Archives for his promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel, has now reached the pinnacle of their military career. Join me as I document this momentous occasion, full of pride, honor, and memories that will shine forever.
The Perfect Album For Northern Virginia Army Officer Retirement
When you're in the Army, your family can feel like they're missing out on a lot of life. But when retirement comes around, it's time to make up for lost time—and capture those memories with your loved ones. Getting your retirement album is a great way to remember your military ceremony held in one of the local Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland venues.
Each album is customized created. We used the colors and materials based on your favorite colors or military branch of service.
Each album is created based on your desired customization. We use the materials that are unique and beautiful, and we can use any combination of materials. We can use your favorite colors, or the colors representative of your branch of military service, or even the colors of your favorite sports team! What are your favorite colors?
Air Force Retirement Ceremony at Andrews AFB
When a military member first enlists or receives a commission, retirement isn't the first thing that comes to mind. It's usually how am I going to get through Basic Military Training (BMT) or Officer Field Training. However, retirement seems to sneak up on military members; especially when you're having such a great time and enjoy serving and protecting the country you love.
About a month ago, I was on the telephone with a fellow Air Force spouse discussing photographing her husband's retirement ceremony at The Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. I'm always honored when families entrust Tamieka Smith Photography to capture their most treasured memories that will be discussed and shown to future generations. The Air Force Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia overlooking The Pentagon, The Washington Monument, and U.S. Capital. It was the perfect retirement location for the Fitzgerald's.
We had been experiencing rain all week long, so we were conversing a back-up plan just in case we got rained out. Thankfully it didn't rain; but it was a little foggy. Lieutenant Colonel Fitzpatrick was surrounded by his wife, children, Mom, extended family, friends, and coworkers as he was pin with the military retirement pin and received his signed letter of retirement from President Barack Obama.
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