Who cares if a military ceremony is photographed? At the time of the event, many don't believe it's special or worth recording and documenting. How ever if you're a military member or a family member of someone in the military and there is a promotion, retirement, reenlistment or commissioning ceremony, it's extremely important to document this family history.
Military ceremonies a very special events. Having a photographer and/or videographer is as important as having the United States Flag present. The member will wish they had pictures or the video 20 years from now (or sooner). Your pictures may one day convince a grandchild or great grandchild to join the military.
I have listed the top 5 reasons to have a professional photographer at your military ceremony.
1. Remember the Moment
Within your military career, how many times will you be promoted or retired? From the start of your military career it’s a journey you’ll never want to forget. It’s one you’ll want to have for a keepsake even when your career is over. A few years ago, I was honored to photograph siblings in their Marine uniform with their grandfather at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia.
2. Only a Professional Photographer Can Capture Your Emotions and Special Moments
As a veteran and an Air Force spouse, I understand how important it is to capture these fleeting moments. Only a professional photographer can adjust the camera properly to ensure the proper documentation of his career is captured. You’ll want your photographer to capture those tears, laughs, and smiles.
3. You want to be in the moment
Yes, you may own your own camera, but you’ll want to be present in the moment. Although you may want to take selfies, you’ll be unable to capture your kiss or your spouse giving you flowers and taking pictures of your expression upon receiving those flowers. Or the moment your military member gifts your children or their parents; you’ll want to experience that moment, not focusing on taking a picture.
A professional photographer can assist you in transitioning that electronic dust into something you’ll be proud to share with friends and family. Your heirloom album will be something you’ll always look back upon with happiness. The album below, was created for a military member who had his promotion ceremony in the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C.
Can you imagine looking back upon your career and not having photographs of yourself with your spouse and children at your military ceremonies. I’ve spoken to many military spouses who wished they hired a professional photographer to document their spouses’ military career. I love photographing military ceremonies especially at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C.
These will be the moments you’ll look back upon after your military career is gone. If you’re in need of a professional photographer for your next military ceremony. I would love to be your photographer. I may be reached via telephone at (571) 250-5073 or by email email@example.com
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.