Have you been searching for a Northern Virginia Photographer that offers the finest quality prints and art products available to preserve your family’s history? Are you looking for a photographer that can transform your digital (pictures) images into works of art? Have you hired a photographer previously with every intention of transforming your family’s pictures into a canvas or an album, but somehow haven’t had the time? Me too… We all get busy and have every intention of creating that beautiful piece of art we love. With my own experience, I’ve learned we all need a little help and guidance. Would you love for your family photographer to take the reins of creating what you love and design and deliver your wonderful family album and/or frame and hang my recent family portrait.
If you’re like me and want to have someone who will take on the hard work of photographing your family, creating an heirloom family album, or hanging your family most recent framed portrait; I’m your family photographer. Continue reading below and you’ll learn more about the archival prints and finished work that’s available to preserve your family’s legacy.
An empty wall is like an empty canvas; waiting to be brought to life. There are so many different ways to create and design a beautiful gallery of your beautiful family.
Decorating our homes is one of the hardest things to do. Which color should I paint the wall, should I hang pictures, which pictures should I hang, what frame should I use, and on, and one. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
Well Tamieka Smith Photography is here to assist and make your life so much easier.
Once your portrait session is completed, we schedule a viewing/ordering session with each of our clients. During this session, we walk through your images from your portrait session. While viewing we'll indicate your favorite images and determine how you would like to display your images. Many clients want to turn their images into wall art. We hope you decide to do this as well. We can help you choose the best frame for your images, also help determine what the final product will look like with or without a matting (example below with a white matting). If assist is needed to get the perfect alignment of your portraits, we have a Art Installer as well.
One of the most popular questions I receive is how much is it for digital files? My reply is, may I ask how would you like to display your images; via computer or wall?
I always hope the answer will be on my walls. However, more often than not it's on my computer. We live in a digital and social media age, so many clients want the digital files to share with friends and family via their social media accounts. Does anyone remember MySpace?
Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to purchase digital files or wall art.
Electricity - Electricity is always needed to view the files. Unlike a portrait album or wall art that's perfectly displayed in your home on your favorite coffee table or your favorite wall, digital files have to be displayed on an electronic device.
Obsolete Technology - Do you remember the floppy disk? This was the most common type of disk drive about 15 to 20 years on computers. Many photographers delivered their clients portraits via this type of medium. However, if the client didn't purchase prints via the photographer or another venue, do you think the client would be able to view or print the files from the disk? Can you guarantee computers will still be sold with USB or CD ports in ten years?
Corruption - According to Computer World, the average CD last 2 to 5 years. After a particular amount of time, files naturally begin to corrupt and become unable to access. Even if the files are transferred from the CD or USB to a computer's hard drive, there is still the possibility for corruption.
No electronic device or storage system is infallible!
As illustrated in the image below, this family doesn't have to power up their computer or hope their digital files will corrupt because they have taken their favorite images and placed them over their fireplace in their home. The portraits displayed should be a reflection of the beauty of your family and captured in the best possible manner. Every visitor will be able to experience their family love simply by looking at their portraits.
Did you know you can turn your portraits from your portrait session into a gallery in your home?
Absolutely you can! Since we currently live in a digital age, many clients want to purchase digital files of their favorite images. Let's be honest, many of those images stay digital and never get the opportunity to be proudly displayed on the walls of our homes.
Let's change that...as you can see below. This is an awesome display of family love. We transformed four images into an awesome gallery that commands visitors.
If you would like to ditch the digital image files and transform your families portraits into a gallery, contact the studio today. We can design something special specifically for your home.
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.