It is always an honor when fellow military spouses or veterans contact me to photograph their families military ceremony at The National Archives in Washington D.C. Today, I had the pleasure of photographing the Fry family. Prior to the start of the promotion ceremony, we took family portraits on the stairs of the museum before the guest arrived. The little guys looked so handsome in their suits and boy ties.
The boys had a great time, as they were free to run around and play on the steps of the museum. They even incorporate their grandparents in the fun.
Major Fry's sons even had the honor of meeting a Major General and shake his hands...they were extremely excited.
Once inside the Rotunda, Major Fry's youngest son passed out the promotion program to everyone in attendance.
While waiting for the start of the ceremony, the kids played the old kids game "BubbleGum". I'm sure you remember this game. They put the feet in the circle and counted until they determine the last foot in the circle and the winner of the game. The fun we had as kids...priceless!
The ceremony was called to order and began with the Invocation. Major General Rauch, discussed Major Fry's military career and his accomplishments.
Once the promotion orders were read, Major Fry's family was called forward to place and pin on his new rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Fry was administered the Oath of Office by Major General Rauch.
Following the Oath of Office, Lieutenant Colonel Fry thanked his family and friends for making the journey to attend his promotion ceremony in Washington D.C. In addition, he expressed his significant gratitude to his wife and sons for transitioning with him with military moves every 3 to 4 years. To signify his gratitude, Lieutenant Colonel Fry pinned his sons with medal.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, The family took new family portraits with the new Air Force rank.
Lieutenant Colonel Fry, congratulations on your promotion. I wish you and your family continued success with your military career.
If you're in the military and will be having your promotion, reenlistment, commissioning, or retirement ceremony at the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C., I would be honored to photograph your ceremony. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me via telephone at (571) 250-5073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.