With each client contact, I am striving to provide you with the best experience you could possible receive. I strive not only to give you a pretty picture but to give you an amazing and memorable experience.
So it's always a joy when clients email with reviews like this.
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.
Updated: December 8, 2020
Best Northern Virginia Fall Portrait Locations
Can you believe the leaves in Northern Virginia are already beginning to change colors? Where has the year gone? Oh, I remember; COVID. While driving the streets of Woodbridge, I noticed several trees in my neighborhood were changing o yellow and red. Northern Virginia is such a beautiful and scenic area during the fall season; it's makes for a majestic location to take fall family portraits. With the monuments in Washington D.C. and the beauty of fall trees, no place is the same.
This is the time of year; many families contact their favorite photographer to schedule their family for pictures. Of course, you'll want to have perfect location for your family pictures; you won't be disappointed with any of the locations listed. This blog discusses some of the most beautiful fall locations for family portraits in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area.
You've visited and glanced through my pricing and galleries and have liked what you saw; now what's next. Yay, you've decided to hire Tamieka Smith Photography to photograph your family portraits, event, or military ceremony in Northern Virginia or surrounding area. So, what’s next; to secure your desired date? I’ll ask you to complete two things next; sign an agreement and pay a retainer. The retainer is paid at the time you decide to hire me to save your date. I’m unable to hold a date and time on the calendar until this payment is received. This is to ensure that you're as committed to your portrait session or event, since I will be turning away other work. I’m sure the next question is; how do you pay? You’ll receive an invoice by email or you may submit payment securely online in the online store or via the appointment page.
Here's the outline of scheduling Tamieka Smith as your NOVA family or military event photographer.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season, the day we head to the beach, bring out the barbecue grills and have fun with family. However, this year in Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland we’ll be experiencing rainstorms and attempting to stay dry.
The Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C. have all fallen off and it’s spring, and we all know what spring brings…unpredictable weather. It can be cold and rainy one day and dry and warm the next day. It can be difficult to schedule and plan family pictures with unpredictable weather? These are some tips that will help you plan a unique indoor session you’ll love.
Living in Northern Virginia we can experience unpredictable weather at a moments notice; what if you can’t take family pictures outside? Or what if it’s pouring down rain? What is the next recourse? It’s time for an alternative strategy that will be fun, practicable, and allows you to create family portraits you will love and adore to have on the walls of your family home.
Roll out the red carpet, the new Reveal Box is here! The Reveal Box offered by Tamieka Smith Photography, a Northern Virginia Family Photographer, is an incredible and innovative way to present your family portraits. This box can turn a plain box of pictures into a frame where you can change the images at will. Each box is handcrafted with real leather from Italy with a window to allow your favorite images to be revealed. It would be a great addition to your coffee table and a star in your living room.
Did you grow up singing this jingle?
I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid they got a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with. I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us Kid, they got the best for so much less, you really flip your lid. From bikes to trains to video games, it’s the biggest toy store there is. I don’t wanna grow up, cause maybe if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys R Us kid…more games, more toys, oh boy! I wanna be a Toys R Us Kid.
I am so excited to share this new product with all of you! I’ve been searching and wanting to integrate a story box in my product lineup to find just the right one that you would love. I wanted to find something modern, yet still luxuriously timeless. The quality of the build had to be phenomenal, but the box itself also had to be appealing.
This Story Box is handmade with real Italian leather. It makes viewing your family’s portraits and experience unlike any other. Gently open your personalized box of family photographs and one by one experience the memory of your family portraits again and again.
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.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a family photographer in Torrance, CA 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.