Baltimore

Kristen & Jonathan : Winter Baltimore Inner Harbor Engagement Session - Baltimore City, Maryland

These two are such an adorable couple and such a breath of fresh air! They’re happy, sweet, so joyful, fresh, fun, and popular! I posted an insta-story during our shoot and got so many DM’s saying “yay! I know them!” which was so cute…

They wanted to photograph around the Baltimore Inner Harbor so I headed down early to scout things out before meeting up with them! I enjoyed walking around, people watching, and appreciating the fresh crisp, cold winter air. It feels good to be invigorated outside like that sometimes!

We decided to meet outside of Barnes & Nobles bookstore, where we both started and finished the session. It was literally about 18º out but we braved it! They rocked it out, snuggled up together, and made it look so unbelievably effortless! The sun was out so that helped a bit, and the buildings were blocking the wind… so it was easier to pretend it was like 30º instead. :)

They’re just the cutest… Kristen was just glowing and so pretty in her pink dress!

I love the shot of them running towards the seagulls! We had such a fun time walking around and getting to know each other. Jonathan loves to read, and his favorite ice cream is vanilla, but sometime’s he’ll venture out and add sprinkles on top. :) Kristen’s more adventurous with her palette and likes Butter Pecan, hehe. They love staying in together and cozying up with a movie on the sofa rather than going out, but when they do they make it count and do something really nice!

We finished up with grabbing a coffee at the Starbucks in Barnes & Nobles, and browsing the books a bit for something specific Jon was looking for… I loved that big window we found on the second level of the bookstore!

I just love these two and can not WAIT for their wedding this September! :) :)

John Brown General Store & Butchery Styled Shoot - Elopement Inspiration | Baltimore, Maryland Vendors

I always love anytime I’m able to spend with Laurie and Marlo of fab-ri-kāt, an up and coming wedding and event planning and styling company out of Baltimore. This mother-daughter duo have such an eye for style, color, texture, balance, and can see the overall picture, knowing exactly how to execute!

I’ve always popped into the John Brown’s General Store for a coffee on my way home from the Baltimore area but had never thought to photograph there. Their back room was perfect for the shoot! April from Floriculture Farm in south-central PA just north of the Maryland line has just the kind of style and vibe I love in a florist - whimsical, fun yet elegant, and lots of greenery. The tablescape literally took my breath away when I arrived… Plates and bowls were donated from Baltimore Clayworks, and accented with mustard cloth napkins. If you know me, you know a green and mustard color scheme makes me oh so happy!

What I loved most was the gorgeous cake from Harmony Bakery, a vegan sweet spot in Hampden with the most delicious bites… Lavender was donated from Belvedere Farm, accented on the sides of the delectable creamy icing.

Enjoy a few of my favorites and please give the vendors below a follow! They each worked hard to make this beautiful vision come to life! Huge thanks to Laurie and Marlo for having me to capture their vision in all of it’s beauty… I just love you two!


An excerpt from fab-ri-kāt as written in the article of our shoot featured on Baltimore Weddings:

“The inspiration behind this shoot was a small, sophisticated, elopement style wedding weekend. At [fab-ri-kāt], we are inspired by spaces and believe that beautiful architecture should speak for itself. John Brown General and Butchery does that wonderfully, it is a registered historic building from the 1930’s nestled in Baltimore’s “horse country.” The building immediately inspired French sophistication with its large fireplace, traditional stone work, and rustic farm table. We chose to show a sophisticated welcome reception following a rehearsal dinner for all of the couples that are choosing unique ways to celebrate their wedding weekends.

All of the elements are artisan or vintage to fit the historic rural space. The table-scape includes vintage mustard napkins acquired from an estate sale in Nashville, silverware from the 1950’s made by the Stieff Company, and hand thrown pottery table settings from Baltimore Clayworks. The cake is from Harmony Bakery with the lavender coming from Belvedere Farms.

The entire styled shoot is a representation of tying the past and present, woodlands and indoors, together into this historic building turned butcher shop.” – [fab-ri-kāt] team

Such a dream team of vendors!!

Venue: John Brown General & Butchery
Stylists/Creative Team: [fab-ri-kāt], @fabrikatbaltimore
Florist: Floriculture Microfarm
Photography: Kirsten Smith
Cake: Harmony Bakery
Lavender on Cake: Belvedere Farm (would appreciate tag on social media if cake is shown)
Cut Crystal Glass: White Glove Rentals
Champagne Coupe Glasses: Party Plus Rentals
Pottery: Baltimore Clayworks
Rings: Gina Tackett Jewelry
Model Attire (Female's): Love Me Two Times
Model Attire (Male's): The QG

Esther & Alex : Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding | Baltimore, Maryland

These two got married on a beautiful November day in Baltimore with the sun shining and leaves changing colors… And the wind blowing! It’s only fitting, considering their Engagement Session was crazy windy too! :)

They got ready at the Royal Sonesta overlooking the Inner Harbor before heading to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for the First Look, Ceremony, and Reception…

Their First Look took place outside with Domino Sugars and the beautiful harbor in the background. Esther look so gorgeous and Alex so handsome (loved his green tie and how it matched her own beautiful shawl!)…

Their bridal party was so fun.. I love when there’s such a good energy throughout their close group of friends and family!

Their ceremony was so tender and sweet… Esther was tearing up so her precious flower girl handed her a tissue mid-ceremony. We took a few portraits again after they became Mr. & Mrs. and then headed inside for the reception! Alex’s brother’s speech had everyone grabbing for their tissues… and Alex for his napkin! It was so beautiful to watch this special moment between these two. As the night went on, the dance floor was packed with some pretty epic moves, food was delicious (love Rouge Catering always!) and coordinated perfectly by Erin from 1423 Events. She was amazing, attentive, and sweet! I always love watching guests dance and have a good time. At the end of the night, they had a “bridal party only” sparkler exit which was fun!

I know time will bring these two amazing things! They’re so sweet, have two of the cutest dogs, and love living life adventurously together… I can’t wait to see where life takes these two! Blessings to you both, Mr. & Mrs. Tenaglio!

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

Kate & Allan : Classic Cocktail Hour Inspired Wedding - Mt. Washington Tavern | Baltimore, Maryland

Kate and Allan wanted their wedding day to feel incredibly relaxed and laid-back, just like a Cocktail Hour where their guests could mingle and talk to whoever they wanted, eat and drink whatever they wanted, and have the overall feel of a bar/restaurant party rather than a structured wedding reception. I was completely in love with the idea when they were describing their vision to me because I’m all about a down-to-earth and easy-going vibe, especially at a wedding! :)

Combined with the non-traditional factors of their reception were more classic and timeless elements like Kate’s jewelry. Her dress was from BHLDN and was absolutely perfect for her, especially with that bold red lip! Kristen Floyd did her makeup and was so incredibly talented. She also attended the reception and was there for touch-ups whenever Kate needed them!

Kate is part of a group of 5 special girlfriends who have all been close for years. I’ve photographed 2 of their weddings (Danielle and Ed’s & Katie and Kory’s!), now 3 which is special for me! They are all gorgeous, sweet, giving, and so supportive of each other and it’s so cool to witness. They call their little group “the gals” and had tanks made up with the show “Friends” font that said “Gals”, which were so cute.

So I arrived to the Hotel Monaco in Baltimore as the girls were getting ready… It was so fun to walk in and hug everyone - I felt like it was a little reunion! :)

Kate and Allan wrote letters to each other, so after she was in her dress, Kate opened hers…

Allan was a few doors down getting ready with his son Aiden, who is so adorable and mature for his age. He was excited to be part of the day and help his dad get ready to see Kate, who also had written a letter to Aiden.

Allan really wanted to have their First Look on the beautiful white marble steps in the foyer. There was another wedding going on who were using the stairs for some portraits, but just before it was time for Allan to see Kate, it looked like the stairs cleared up so we took advantage of the wide open opportunity! I’m so glad we did because I love these images… I had Danielle with my second camera over on the adjacent staircase to capture Kate as she walked down to see her groom. Danielle killed it!

We took a few portraits around the hotel before it was time to head to Mt. Washington Tavern for the ceremony!

I love the Mt. Washington Tavern. Their food is so good, it’s in such a cool part of the Baltimore area, and had the perfect vibe they were going for.

Their ceremony was beautiful. I loved the Pimlico Room where it was held, with all of the greenery, cream colored walls, gold accents, and neutral tones. Kate and Allan wrote their own vows which made everyone tear up… it was such a beautiful moment!

Then it was party time! We popped outside for some portraits but their guests headed to the bar, and to all of the various food stations including a taco bar, burger bar, and a mac & cheese bar!

We had so much fun outside walking around the streets surrounding the Tavern. Kate got #thejustmarriedjacket from Copper Stone Co. for a few photos! It’s when you borrow the jacket for wedding day pics in exchange for a bottle of wine! Such a fun concept that’s now here in Baltimore!

They’re so sweet and fun, I can hardly stand it! We headed inside to enjoy the rest of the reception… I loved watching everyone have fun and enjoy just hanging out! The one traditional part of their ceremony was the cake cutting - adorable of course!

I love to try and always get a group shot with my couples. :) What an awesome day this was… I was so happy to be part of it! Best wishes to Kate and Allan, lots of love to the two of you and thank you so much for giving me the privilege of documenting these memories for you both!

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Hotel: Hotel Kipton Monaco, Baltimore
Venue, Flowers, Cake, Food: Mt. Washington Tavern
Makeup: Kristen Floyd Makeup
Hair: Tranquille Hair & Body
Dress: BHLDN