New Venue: Sweeney Barn
Spring is approaching and that means it will soon be the start of wedding season. If you’re in the Northern Virginia area and have an upcoming wedding you’re in luck. A new wedding venue has opened and is now available for weddings and events. Have you heard of Sweeney Barn? It’s the new venue space located in Manassas, VA at 9310 Discovery Blvd.
All wedding photos are the same. Or at least, they have the same goal: deduct all traces of stress and capture the one shining moment in between a gaggle of bridesmaids, ushers pounding on the groom's back, and in-laws! Did I mention in-laws? Engagement photos are the business, though. We're surrounded by several beautiful locations possibilities in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland.
Getting married is one of the most exciting times for a bride. Those visions of how you're going to look, what dress will you wear, and all of the other pertinent information like venues and food.
However, once the big day is gone and gifts are opened, the only thing left are your wedding portraits. Many times families and brides take for granted the importance of hiring a qualified photographer to capture their family memories or more importantly, their wedding day.
North Texas Photographer Ruins Bride’s Big Day
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!
Have you or anyone you know said this comment "Why should I hire a professional? I can just have my friend or uncle take the pictures. They have a really nice camera."
I have seen and heard this comment and conversation so many times. However, I would like to share a cautionary tale from a client who had personal experience of taking the cheaper option and was unhappy with the results. Now I know spending $200 on a portrait photography isn't possible for everyone, however the point of this blog post is not to bully anyone into paying for something that's not affordable. No, I want to share a story that will help you make a decision with your eyes wide open as possible.
If capturing the most significant moments in your life aren't special and something you would like to look back upon later isn't important or a big deal, that's great - who am I to tell or convenience you of anything differently. However, it breaks my heart when I hear clients say I wish I had taken maternity photos or captured my children when they were younger in age.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind 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.