Navy Promotion Ceremony: Commander Tessier
Earlier this year, Mary contacted me to determine if I was available to photograph her husband's promotion ceremony at The National Archives Museum in Washington D.C. and I'm so glad and was extremely honored to photograph their special day.
When I arrived, I photographed the outside of the museum and the statues in front of the museum.
Before the guests arrived, it was the perfect time to take some photographs to have for Christmas cards. I had to applaud Mary's idea. As many families tell me they want to get photographs of the family together as well as portraits of just the children just for their holiday cards.
As the guests for the ceremony began to arrive, the children began to have fun by playing and running around. They even had a "Rocky" moment. If you've ever watched the 70's-80's movie series you are aware of the running of the stairs. It was a great morning to do it, because it was an overcast day and the temperature was rather cool.
Shortly after 8 am we went inside the museum and their were smiles and excitement everywhere. Once inside the Rotunda, the Nation's Documents were available for viewing.
The ceremony was Called to Order and the Oath of Office was administered.
Congratulations Commander Tessier on a promotion well deserved. I'm so honored to have played a part in a special day for your family.
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.