Mini Sessions at the Haven Street Ballroom
1 North Haven Street - Baltimore
Sunday, April 7th, 2019



As much as the warmth and familiar vibes of a cozy lifestyle session at home are wonderful, it can be tough to find the time and energy to get our houses ready for those Pinterest-worthy shots all mamas are going for… The kiddos don’t want to cooperate, dad’s thinking about the game, everyone starts to get hungry, and things just don’t go as planned.

In reality, all we want are a handful of awesome professional shots of the kids and our family with the ease of an artistically set stage, a beautifully clean, Instagrammable backdrop and fun elements to get the party started in a way that feels comfortable and inspired… And an overall simple process for the whole family with just enough time that our kids can have fun and everyone stays focused before melt downs occur… All for a budget-friendly price. Am I right??

Well, that’s totally what we’re going for here, so guest what - these Mini’s are meant for YOU!

awesome! so, what does a session include?

Session include 15-20 minutes of photographing, and 10-20 professionally edited images depending on the Collection you choose, delivered within 5 business days from the session date in a private online gallery. You’ll receive your files in two types: high-resolution for prints, canvases, cards, etc., and then a social media/web file size to share to Facebook and Instagram. We’ll also be sending you home with a little something! We want to keep it a surprise, but here’s a hint: it’s colorful, sweet, and will make you smile each day.

who’s putting this event together?

KIRSTEN SMITH, Photographer - Well, I of course, as your photographer, am behind the inspiration and overall vision for this event! I’ve always wanted to offer Mini Sessions with a bit of a higher-end vibe with a fresh feel and FUN, effortless elements. As much as I love capturing organic moments at home, I wanted to give my clients a chance to get out of the house and have their picture taken in a new place, somewhere different from their normal routine! That’s what we hope to offer with these sessions, along with a concise collection that gives you what you’ve been asking for!

Photography - Kirsten Smith @kirstensmithphotography

[fab-ri-kāt] BALTIMORE, Styling - Marlo and Laurie Atkinson, the creative mother-daughter duo behind [fab-ri-kāt] (pronounced like “fabricate”) are two of the most FUN, fresh, current, visionaries I’ve ever met! They can see the final result and know exactly how to implement each element. They plan and design for weddings and events in the Baltimore area and I couldn’t think of anyone more suitable for our styling! Marlo and Laurie styled this shoot that we recently had featured in Baltimore Weddings!

Styling - Fabrikat Baltimore @fabrikatbaltimore

HAVEN STREET BALLROOM, Venue - In looking for the perfect space, Haven Street was one of the first venues on our minds because if it’s overall look and feel, and the freshness of it as a whole! It’s a brand new space, eager to host and excited to fill it’s four walls with memories! After visiting it and scoping things out, we knew it was exactly where we wanted to host our event!

Venue space - @havenstreetballroom, www.havenstballroom.com

what’s the vibe going to be?

We’re going for “Anthropologie in Springtime” with a neutral clean setting and white backdrop, accented with pops of fun inspiring color and fresh flowers, plants, patterns, and prints. The scene will be set with intention, but simply enough to allow the focus of the photographs to be the smiling faces within each frame. We’ll also have a fun activity to do during your session!


what’s my investment going to look like?

We have a few options to choose from. Due to the nature of these sessions, we ask that families include no more than 6 members per session. If you have a larger family or wish to include grandparents, cousins, etc., you may need to book an extended time slot. Please note this in your Registration Form and we’ll go from there. :)

Personal Portraits/Headshots, $225
15 minutes, 10 images

Couples, Mommy & Me, Just the Kiddos, $275
20 minutes, 20 images

Families of up to 5 members, $300
20 minutes, 20 images

Families of 6 members or more, $325
20 minutes, 20 images

We’ll have a variety of props and setups to use for kids of all ages, including babies!

Payments will be accepted via the Venmo app only. This will help keep things moving along simply the day of the session event. If you’re not already a Venmo user, it’s very simple to download and set up! If you have any questions about this, feel free to email kirsten@kirstensmithphotography.com.

To complete your registration, submit your registration form below and within 1-2 business days, a contract agreement will be sent to you to e-sign, along with a Venmo request from @KirstenSmith815 with your selected Collection selection.

Note: Submitted payments will not be refunded for any reason. Should you be unable to make your session the day of for any reason, 50% of your submitted payment may be applied to a future booked portrait session with Kirsten Smith, but must be booked and photographed prior to December 31, 2019.

can i print my pics and post them online?

Yes! Your session includes print and social media sharing rights to the images! You’ll be able to order prints directly from your online gallery, or you can download the files and have them printed at your favorite local kiosk, your call! The web file sizes will also be available for online sharing too.

and What time would my session start?

We’ll be booking back-to-back sessions throughout the course of the day. The day will be planned strategically and methodically, booking one session after the next. Upon interest in booking a session, we will provide you with your session start-time which will range anywhere from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you have a preferred time of day, please note in the Message section of your Registration Form and we’ll do our best to accommodate, but as you can understand, we can’t make any promises. Please arrive about 10 minutes prior to your session to check in, get situated, use the bathroom if need-be, and get ready for your portraits to begin!

cool, i’m in and excited! What should we wear?

Selecting bold colors that compliment each other works really well. Neutral colors or bold earth-tones will compliment the backdrop and styled elements of this particular session very well. Dress in something you’re comfortable in and what makes you feel the most like yourselves! Please visit the link below to get ideas on what to wear. Let us know if you have any questions or need some advice on your outfit selection! We’d love to help!

Outfit Inspiration Link

session registration

Questions before signing up? Email kirsten@kirstensmithphotography.com directly or complete the Contact form via the link above.

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