Today, I had the honor of photographing Major Turner's promotion ceremony, an Army Officer, in the Rotunda of the National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. Major Turner was surrounded by her husband, Mom, siblings, and other family and friends. This promotion ceremony was extra special, because this was the first time her family (outside of her husband) was able to witness her promotion.
It was a beautiful morning and Major Turner was excited to see everyone who came out to support and who have encouraged her throughout her military career.
Once inside the Rotunda of the National Archives, Major Turner's family, friends, and coworkers were able to look at the documents being housed inside the museum.
The promotion ceremony was called to order.
The Presiding Officer came forward and discussed Major Turner's military career up to this point. He talked about how she is a remarkable officer and where her military career began...Hawaii. Hawaii is a beautiful location especially for a first assignment.
Her husband and supervisor placed on her new rank to Lieutenant Colonel.
Following her pinning on, Lieutenant Colonel Turner was administered the Oath of Office.
Following the ceremony, Lieutenant Colonel Turner and her guests proceeded to Paul Bakery for a reception.
Congratulations again Lieutenant Colonel Turner on your promotion. I wish you continued success with your military career.
If you or someone you know is having their promotion ceremony take place at the highly coveted National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. and are in need of a professional photographer to capture those memories perfectly, don't hesitate to give me a call to discuss your wishes. I may be reached directly via telephone at (571) 250-5073 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the 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.