we all scream for ice cream!
The sound of an ice cream truck signals the start of summer.
Although it's winter, spring is around the corner. The Cherry Blossoms will be blooming before you know it and many people requesting to have family portraits taken with the cherry blossoms.
Helpful information concerning the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival and our Cherry Blossom Sessions.
Please read the following before requesting a portrait session!
LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled during a three week time frame at the end of March and beginning of April, with the hope the blossoms will bloom at that time.
The cherry blossom blooming period lasts approximately 1 to 2 weeks. That means you can get beautiful portraits at (3) times:
Tamieka Smith Photography is allocating one day in Washington D.C. to schedule portraits. To reserve one of the 8 sessions available, we request that you book now and then once the peak dates are released by the National Park Service, Tamieka Smith Photography will contact you in the order of who schedule first to choose the desired time. Please note: sessions are already being booked. (Update - as of March 3, 2017, there are 4 sessions available)
From the National Cherry Blossom Festival website:
Update: The National Park Service projects Peak Bloom Date: March 14 - March 17
Are you recently engaged or planning to become engaged during the season of love we call Valentine's. If so, this is the perfect opportunity to schedule an engagement session. Tamieka Smith Photography is offering a special portrait session.
A Couples Valentine
It's the perfect gift for your special someone (especially if you're engaged or getting engaged). The session includes:
For $225 plus taxes and shipping.
There are only 7 spaces and will be on a first come first served.
Entire Digital Images Files Gallery may be purchased for an additional cost. Location of shoot will be announced.
For a limited time only!
It's that time of year where the school buses are out early picking up our children and taking them the school. Most importantly, our children are bring home the school picture taking sheet notifying us it's time to take pictures.
Well this year, Tamieka Smith Photography is offering a wonderful deal. Instead of your children's school pictures looking just like the next child's pictures, contact our studio to schedule a session where your child's portraits capture their personalities.
Each session includes:
For Only $45 plus taxes
This special will only be available for select days
(September 12 & September 13).
**If you schedule your session by September 1, you will receive an additional 8x10 print of your choice!**
Back to School
Can you believe school starts next month?
It seems like school was just dismissed for summer a short time ago, now we're preparing for back-to-school shopping, pencils, backpacks and more importantly having our children captured at their current age.
Did you buy your child's school pictures last year? I didn't and let me tell you why!
LEARN THE 2015 PRICES
Mother's Day is a great time to capture those wonderful family moments. FOR ONE WEEK ONLY -- Tamieka Smith Photography is offering 20.15% off select portrait sessions with promo code "MOM". Portrait session may be arranged for a future date. However, the promo code will expire May 11, 2015.
Schedule your session by visiting: http://www.tamiekasmithphotography.com/appointment.html
Happy Mother's Day!!
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This year, Tamieka Smith Photography will be offering two different Cherry Blossom packages. They both are 30-minutes in length. However, one package will offer more digital images in the gallery for purchase.
It will be extremely hectic and surrounded with lots of people during this week; therefore, for safety and ease Tamieka Smith Photography is asking all clients to submit payment for Cherry Blossom Sessions in advance.
We have two dates available; one weekday and one weekend.
IT"S OUR BIRTHDAY!!! Today is the first day we're celebrating our birthday! We're offering 15% off select portrait sessions. The 15% off will be applied to the following portrait sessions with the promo code "FIRST":
Please note: the promotional code will expire April 30, 2015; however, the code maybe used on future portrait sessions arranged by April 30, 2015.
It's hard to believe the Cherry Blossoms will be blooming soon. A sign that spring is in full bloom. There are so many colors: while, pink, and yellow. The Nation's Capitol is surround with this beautiful sight..
To capture such a beautiful sight, we will be offering Cherry Blossom Minis. Two dates will be announced at a future date.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer 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.