Kids

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

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!