One of the first questions people ask when looking for a family photographer is if they offer all the digital images
from their portrait session. In fact, many families and couples plan to only purchase the digital images and aren’t interested in anything else and ready get frustrated when anything else is suggested.
By only purchasing the digital images, you’re putting yourself at a huge risk of losing your photos in just a few short years. Many well-intentioned families and couples who only get the digital images never print their images at all, or only print a few for gifts or for display.
However, there’s a huge risk of losing the images and memories from them over time when you only have the
With only the digital files, you are responsible for transferring the images from one type of digital media to another as technology advances every few years. Every time a file is transferred, there’s a risk of file corruption. Not only that, but if life gets crazy and you fail to transfer it to the new media, you may end up with a beautiful disc/flash drive/etc of photos that you can’t see anymore because there’s no machine around to use the disc/flash drive/etc with.
This is why we believe that a professional portrait album is of the utmost importance. Even if you never do anything except store it in a closet, you’ll still have images to look at and enjoy years from now with no additional work whatsoever (like having electricity or the necessary medium to view the digital files).
In fact, we believe in this so strongly that we now include an album or book in every single package we offer. We only offer professional, high quality signature albums/books made with archival inks and papers that are created to last for generations with proper care. We want the memories of your family to be seen and enjoyed by your family for years to come.
Don’t risk losing your memories. Make purchasing and designing a beautiful signature album priority number one. We promise you there will not be any regrets.
You can read all about our beautiful signature albums/books and learn what goes into ordering an album by viewing our album guide. To learn about our signature albums and signature book click here.
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.