Respecting the American Flag this 4th of July

Respecting the American Flag this 4th of July

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Respecting the American Flag this 4th of July

It’s that time of the year again; sparklers, fireworks, picnics and lots of flags.   While we all love the American spirit, there are certain customs and courtesies that must be followed when displaying your patriotic love.  These rules always apply to full size American flags, not clothing with American symbols or flag type patterns.

STANDARDS of RESPECT

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

This excerpt is from USFlag.org – to read more go here

While there are rules, customs and courtesies you should feel comfortable celebrating your patriotic love.  Your photographer will know how to handle the display of our flag.

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First Birthday – Cake Smash Photos

Cake Smash Photo Session

First Birthday

Combine First Birthday and your Family Photo Session

Your little baby is already turning ONE, what is a parent to do?  First birthday sessions are a lot of fun and can really document the changing life of your children but why not add something extra special to this birthday session by adding a smash cake.

Smash cakes are extra large cupcakes or mini cakes that are designed to match  your birthday theme and is a tasty treat for the whole family.  All of Creative Imaginations Photography’s smash cakes are provided by professional cake maker Bess Charles with LadyCakes.

 

First Birthday cake

First Birthday cake

Cake Smash Photo Session

Cake Smash Photo Session

Cake Smash Photo session

Cake Smash Photo session

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Interested in a cake smash session, make sure to contact us and check out our Pinterest page for more cake smash session ideas.

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Fort Myers Senior Pictures – Destination style

Fort Myers Senior Pictures – Destination style

Senior High School Memories Captured

Vacationing in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Senior Pictures

How is it possible that your child will be a senior high school student next year?  This is the next big moment that you will want to capture and hold on to forever. What is a destination senior high school portrait session?  It is a photo session that is geographically different from where you go to high school. For instance, Libby had her high senior portraits done while vacationing here in Fort Myers. with her parents.

Destination Senior Pictures Fort Myers

Fort Myers has so much to offer, it sits on the Gulf of Mexico, south of Sarasota and just north of Naples. The weather in Fort Myers is somewhat predictable Meaning we probably have 320+days of sunshine each year.  This is why Fort Myers is so desirable. The beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva have been voted to be the best by many publications.

Fort Myers Senior Pictures

 

What kind of senior pictures do you want to create with your personal photographer? Having your senior portrait session on the beach, fishing or even boating. Can you feel the Fort Myers beach sand between your toes now? We can capture the sunrise or sunset.

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Edison Ford Estates – Quinceaneras in style – Ft. Myers FL Photographer

Feliz Quinceanera

Celebrating 15 – A very special birthday

Edison Ford Estates, Ft. Myers FL

 

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“For  Hispanic girls in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the United States and elsewhere, the 15th birthday marks the most lavish celebration of their lives. Designating a girl’s transition from childhood to adulthood, the quinceañera is a two-part festivity that traces back to both indigenous and European cultural traditions and has become an increasingly opulent affair in recent years.”  ~ C. Conger

We were delighted to be apart of Areliz’s quinceanera on the day of and as a special shoot a few days later.  The Edison & Ford Estates were the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous session. They provided a dedicated host, allowing us to photograph in areas that are usually kept private from regular visitors.   What a treat for us as the photographers!

Here are some of the images from our special session. Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Tea Party and Mini Session

Mother’s Day Tea Party

and Mini Session

Koreshan State Park, Estero FL

 

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Join us for this year’s Mother’s Day Tea Party and Mini Session at Koreshan State Park, for a fun-filled event and special time with your little loves.

When:  May 3, 2014

Where:  Koreshan State Park, Estero FL

What’s Included:  (1) hour long tea party with cookies, cupcakes and candies.  Stylized by Sweet Southern Charm and LadyCakes!

15 minute mini session by Creative Imaginations Photography, 3 Digital Images with Print Release

Cost:  $75 Pre-Sale

RSVP to Kelly@capture-everyday.com

Only 10 Reservations available

Book Today!

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