As a military spouse, I love getting to do military promotions. They are such a special time commemorating the hard work of not just the military member, but his or her family, as well. I remember looking for a military promotion photographer who could easily get onto to base for my husband’s promotion on Andrews and who had a documentary style, and that’s my goal when I get chose to document a promotion.
Because this promotion was mid-January, they had to roll with the punches and be flexible; after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, they had to move their promotion, which was supposed to be on the National Mall at the WWII Memorial, as the entire National Mall was closed. Luckily, I have base access, so I had no issues getting on the Navy Yard; it was surprisingly my first time on the Navy Yard, and I was struck with how beautiful this little military installation is. As I learned from my husband, this used to be the headquarters for the Navy, explaining the ornate gems throughout the tiny military installation. I tried to make sure I documented some of the beauty of the artwork and history, as well.
Even in the midst of the pandemic, a number of relatives and friends were able to attend, and like almost every event I have attended this year, friends and family who could not attend watched virtually. Despite the chaos that was going in Washington, D.C. and with the pandemic itself, this ceremony was so special, celebrating the immense achievements of the new Navy Captain!
If you have a military family member retiring, getting promotion, or coming home from a deployment, please let me know. As a military spouse, I love getting to document these events, and I’m very comfortable and know the military protocol and how special these events are for those on the receiving end. I would love to be your military promotion photographer, and I do offer special discounts on these events! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in booking, and I can learn more about your event and let you know if I am able to be your military promotion photographer.