Yesterday morning was off to a great start in Washington D.C....there was no rain! I arrived to the National Archives Museum to photograph the outside of the museum while I awaited the arrival of my client and their friends and family for a promotion ceremony.
In front of the National Archives are a lot of stairs and the kids had a great time running up and down the stairs. I believe they were attempting to see who could get to the top the quickest.
While the kids ran and tired themselves out, the adults were able to catch-up and get a few laughs.
Once inside the Rotunda of the National Archives, Major Atienza's family was able to view the Nation's founding documents.
Mr. Adams, one of the Security Personnel, talked about some of the documents and pointed out the outline of Abraham Lincoln in one of the murals. Do you see it?
The official party getting ready to walk to the front of the Rotunda for the start of the promotion ceremony.
The National Anthem was played while Major Atienza stood in front of the United States Constitution.
The promotion orders were read followed by Major Atienza's family coming forward to pin him with the new rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Following the pinning, Lieutenant Colonel Atienza was administered the Oath of Office.
Lieutenant Colonel Atienza congratulations on your promotion. I wish you continued success with your military career.
If you or someone you know is getting promoted, retiring, or getting commissioned and will be having your military ceremony at the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C., I would be honored to speak with you about photographing your military ceremony. You may contact me directed by telephone at (571) 250-5073 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I am currently located in Northern Virginia and I would love to help you plan your family's portraits 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.