Families

Mueller Family : Spring Meadow Station | Upperco, Maryland Family Portrait Session

Katie and Pat scheduled a portrait session with me sometime last year and we kept having to reschedule between unexpected life situations and RAIN! And even though we were finally able to carry out a session successfully and precipitation-free, it literally poured cats and dogs on our way home from the evening of the shoot! We joked that it wouldn’t have been fitting if it hadn’t rained… :)

This sweet little family is so fun to spend time with… They decided to photograph at Spring Meadow Station in Upperco, MD because they go there often for family dates and ice cream! Their little girl, Aubrey, is such a cutie and loves to explore and hang out with mom and dad. She warmed up to me so quickly, and ran to give me a hug right when she got out of her car seat before we got started! It made my heart melt!

We walked around the greenhouse, saw their little collection of animals (bunnies, ducks, llamas, and goats), and finished the evening with some ice cream and a snowball!

It was so much fun and was so nice catching up with Katie and Pat after their wedding last year. Just as we were finishing up, the storm clouds began to roll in and it was time to go home… That evening, Katie texted me saying Aubrey loved picture time with Miss Kirsten and wanted to sing me a song, so apparently began to sing me “Silent Night” as she was going to sleep, hehe.. Again, heart melted! :)

Some of my favorites from the shoot…

Cheers to summer, sweet icy treats, and to the love of a precious little family!

Tidd Family : Welcome Baby Trevor | Hanover, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session

Right when I pulled up to the Tidd family’s beautiful home, sweet little Nora’s face was popping through the window next to the front door… As I walked up the steps, the front door opened for me and her cute little face peeked out from behind the door with her hand up against her chin, red painted finger nails and an adorable little braid and clip in her hair…

Right away, she began to tell me all about her brand new baby brother Trevor and how she was so excited and ready for her pictures… She wore a “Big Sister” t-shirt to match Trevor’s “Little Brother” onesie… She was so proud and such a helpful sister, tucking him in with his warm blanket and “shhh”-ing him as he cooed.

After a few photos all together, it was time for Trevor to have a bottle, so right way Nora got situated on the sofa to hold and feed him. It was so precious to watch her interact with him… She kissed his head and squeezed his little hands, and made sure the bottle was situated properly for him.

Then once he was ready for his mommy to burp him, Nora picked out her favorite books to read to her family! She was so animated and excited and it was so fun to watch… :)

We took a small break to play and do a few puzzles in Nora’s room while baby Trevor got changed. I loved just watching her do her thing, play, read the letters and numbers, and enjoy being in her space with her toys and all of her favorite things…

Trevor took a little nap in his crib and was snuggled even more by his loving family before having a few special photos taken with just his sweet mama.

One of the most special parts of my job is being invited back into the lives of my clients and friends during the most impacting and special times in their lives… It was so cool to see Nora grown up so much after photographing her in her mommy’s belly, and now she’s a big sister! I love this sweet family so much and was so grateful to capture this precious morning together, and can’t wait to watch as Trevor grows! :)

The Wohltmann Family : Christmas 2018 - Baltimore, Maryland | Holiday Family Portraits

The best compliment a photographer can receive is a welcome back year after year…. You guys know how much joy photographing these kiddos brings to my heart! Harry and Winston have gotten so big and are just so fun to watch, especially now that they’re talking so much more…

Chrissy’s mom Judy popped in for a few pics with her grandsons too! It’s always good to see miss Jude. :)

Winston reaches to hug his brother so often, and it’s so adorable!

Look at their rosy cheeks…

Next, we bundled up to wheel some magnolia branches around the yard and hang out with mom and dad!

Every year since they were born, we get a shot of them standing on Chrissy and Steve’s feet. It’ll be fun to photograph this shot when they’re 16 and so much taller!

Merry Christmas to this beautiful family! And so much love too. xo

Harry & Winston : A Summer Afternoon with the Twins | Baltimore, Maryland Lifestyle Family Photographer

I’ve been photographing these two little guys since they were in their mommy’s tummy! I love spending time with them and their mama and dad - good family friends of ours whom we’ve known for years… I couldn’t wait to spend the afternoon hanging out with these adorable twin boys doing what they love to do in the summer time!

We started with some perfectly ripe watermelon on the back patio by the pool before they decided it was time for their mommy to set up their bouncy house! :)

It’s no easy task getting this thing together… Chrissy hauled it from the garage, plugged it in, blew it up, all while the boys excitedly repeated “bouncy house!” until it was time to jump in… They were so happy, it was so cute!

Their little laughs are the sweetest and the way they play together is adorable to watch. It’s amazing to me how fast they’ve grown and how much they can say now! They were calling me Kir like their mommy does and interacting so much more which of course melted my heart!

They were ready to get their little swimmies on and go for a dive in the pool. They were the cutest little fishies, loved the water, and jumping in over and over again together. Of course it was adorable…

It started to get chilly so it was time to get out and go inside for dinner! Next time I see them they’ll be even bigger and able to do even more… This is why I love what I do so much because I get to watch as families grow.

Lots of love to the Wohltmann family! What a fun session this was. :)

Little Miss Millie's Valentine's Day Tradition | Kirsten Smith Photography - Holiday Traditions Sessions

I remember meeting with Ashley and Coty over coffee while we went over details for their cozy fall wedding day in West Virginia years ago, and then visiting their home and documenting as they doted on and cared for their precious new little baby girl. Fast forward a couple years and Millie's all grown up! Well, almost. She is just hilarious! Her many faces and expressions crack me up and I love being around her! She's so spunky and fun and full of personality. She loves nature, bugs, hikes with her mommy and daddy, and playing "school" with her stuffed animals which I remember doing when I was little too. 

The afternoon began with reading Hulk a Valentine's Day story in Mommy and Daddy's bed... Millie decided she'd rather Mommy read it to them, so Ashley came in and read to us!

Every year since she could color, Millie's made a Valentine's Day card for her daddy. Ashley cuts out little paper hearts for her to glue and draw on to construction paper, and Millie goes to town with her beautiful creation of love! 

So after reading time, Millie was ready and excited to work on her masterpiece...

She also wanted to paint something for me! I accidentally forgot to take it with me when I left, so Millie asked her mommy to mail it to me, so I have it on display on the fridge! :) SO cute... 

And what better way to end a Valentine's Day afternoon than with a perfectly sweet treat?? Ashley surprised Millie with a delicious Strawberry Shortcake with whipped cream and sprinkles! Yummy! Afterwards, she took a mini power-nap on the bench. Creating art and enjoying desserts are hard work!

Ashley and I finished the afternoon catching up and talking about essential oils, Yoga, and other wonderful things we love while Millie and Hulk played in the living room. It was such a fun time with them! Coty is going to love his card from his little girl and hopefully the pictures to capture their sweet little tradition too!