About a month ago, I was on the telephone with a fellow Air Force spouse discussing photographing her husband's retirement ceremony at The Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. I'm always honored when families entrust Tamieka Smith Photography to capture their most treasured memories that will be discussed and shown to future generations. The Air Force Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia overlooking The Pentagon, The Washington Monument, and U.S. Capital. It was the perfect retirement location for the Fitzgerald's.
We had been experiencing rain all week long, so we were conversing a back-up plan just in case we got rained out. Thankfully it didn't rain; but it was a little foggy. Lieutenant Colonel Fitzpatrick was surrounded by his wife, children, Mom, extended family, friends, and coworkers as he was pin with the military retirement pin and received his signed letter of retirement from President Barack Obama.
While preparing for the ceremony, the kids were able to run around and just be care free. The memorial has plenty of free room, so this little guy was in heaven.
It was a moving ceremony...
Congratulations to Lt. Col Fitzpatrick and his family, thank you for your service, and Tamieka Smith Photography wishes you the best of luck in your retirement.
Tamieka Smith Photography is a family, maternity, and event photographer serving Northern Virginia (NOVA) which includes Woodbridge, VA and the Washington D.C. metroplex.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer in Torrance, CA 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.