In the end of your military career, all that will be left are old uniforms, some plaques, citation folders and whatever photographs you thought to take.
Most service members EAS or retire from active duty long before their children have a long term memory.
What will you show them?
It may feel like "too much," "too moto," or pompous to hire a photographer for a pinning, but I'm here to tell you otherwise
your career should be documented
I was able to relax
"Having a photographer there allowed me to relax. I was able to be present, enjoy the moment and not worry about getting photos"
I love everything about military ceremonies - the traditions, the formality and the sense of celebration marking promotions, changes in command and retirements. It all matters and I love how every branch honors their traditions differently. I believe your career should be documented beautifully - more than just phone photos. That's why I offer affordable rates, different from any other style of photography I provide.
The final step is the easiest—we shop! You'll receive an online gallery to choose your favorites, download and order heirloom prints that 100% cotton papers with archival inks that won't fade for over 100 years. Send that link to Grandma and let her pick her faves!
Because every ceremony requires something different, every quote is unique to your needs - duration, location, etc. The simplest pinning ceremony starts at $150. Retirement ceremonies start at $400
The first step in military ceremony photography is to reach out with all your details: Type of ceremony, length, location, and any other specifics you might have. I take only 2 ceremonies a month so reach out asap!
If you have the privilege to be stationed in Hawaii for a promotion ceremony, retirement ceremony or change of command, please, for the love, make it beautiful! Oahu begs to be photographed. It doesn't compare to a hangar on the east coast. Take advantage!
I've had the privilege of photographing military ceremonies all over the world from the USMC War Memorial in DC to Changes of Command in Okinawa, Japan. Poke around and get some ideas!