Family Portraits

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!

Nash Family : Welcome Baby Bianca | Family Photographer

I have the privilege of photographing this sweet family every year. Often times it's because there's a new addition to the family! With five kids now, Bill and Amanda make parenting look so seamless! I always tell Amanda they need to write a book or start a family blog!

I just love this family... Spending time with these kids brings such joy to my heart. They've known me since they were born and watching them grow and become the precious little people they are has been such a sweet blessing! 

When I got there and was setting up for brand new baby Bianca's photos with Amanda, Wesley woke up from his nap and came in to give me a hug. He was excited to take pictures and was hoping we'd be able to go outside at some point! I love when the kids have little ideas for shots... He and I then had a little snack break while Bianca was having her own snack time before her big photo debut...

I seriously can't believe how big he's gotten... He is so sweet and such a thinker! He's so smart for his age and it blows my mind every time. When he was getting dressed for pictures with a nice button-down shirt, he asked me to help him button the wrist buttons so he could look "more handsome", hehe.

Wes wanted to make sure he was able to wear his favorite pair of socks that his Aunt Jessica got him with the scales up the back... SO cute!

Rosie came in from her nap while we were starting to take a few pictures of little miss B. She's such a cutie pie too with so much energy and spunk!

Before their older sisters Dakota and Avery got home from school, we snuggled Bianca up all cozy and warm for her little nap...

When the girls got home, it was time for the whole family to pile up in their favorite spot - mommy and daddy's bed to snuggle before a tickle party!

Each year, I love to tell the kids to end the session by picking out their favorite outfit and posing in whatever feels most like THEM. I just love seeing how they express themselves! 

Siiigh, they are just so cute! I always love visiting with them and catching up with Amanda and Bill after we take pictures. We're so blessed to have them as friends! 

Watts Family : A Summer Day at Home - Baltimore, Maryland Family Photographer

The Watts family is just adorable and their home is so perfect for photographing with white walls and lots of pops of color! Jess and Bryan have two of the cutest little girls, Ellie and Margot. I had so much fun hanging out with them as they showed me their rooms, favorite books and toys, and spent time giggling and playing with their mommy and daddy. I loved listening to the girls laugh and watch them play together. Margot was super interested in the books on the amazing big bookshelf they have in their little den nook (which I'm obsessed with!) and kept pulling out the ones she wanted to read. Ellie enjoyed making bouquets out of her little toy flowers and telling me which colors were her favorites. It was a hot one that day, so we popped outside for a little book reading in the grass, but it was so warm that we decided to head back inside for some refreshing watermelon and a snack! Enjoy a few of my favorites from this sweet little family's summer session! 

A Cozy Family Day in Annapolis

Kelley and Dan eloped in Annapolis this passed summer, so we thought it would be special for them to have their family photos taken there too since the state capitol has a special meaning for them now... It was chilly but we bundled up and had such a fun time together! The William Paca House was the perfect spot to photograph because the brick walls, bushes, and trees helped to block the wind and it was such a fun place to walk around and explore!

After running through the mazes of the box woods, holly trees, and little archways, we decided to grab some Hot Chocolate and Chai Tea from the coffee shop around the corner called The Brown Mustache. What an adorable and whimsical spot to spend a cozy afternoon! I absolutely loved it there... 

Sweet little Nora wanted to have some story time with her new daddy, whom she calls "Day" (so precious..) so we snuggled up in the cozy chair and read books until it was time to leave... Her mommy even surprised her with taking home one book that particularly caught her eye, Chicken Story Time. 

I loved hanging out with this sweet little family for the afternoon... Perfect little outing to get ready for the cozy holiday!