I always leave my time spent with artists of any kind feeling very inspired and refreshed, like my creative energy has had a complete boost of something new, different, and exciting! Photographing Heather as she worked in her studio was not only so much fun, but so creatively stimulating. She graduated from The Maryland Institute College of Art and currently resides just 30 minutes north of Baltimore with her husband and two beautiful children. She commutes to her studio to create – her mom’s garage! – which is the perfect place to not only spread out her materials and equipment but also to separate work from home. I know that for me personally, that can be hard sometimes so it’s nice that she has a separate space. Her kids come with her and play with their grandma, help with the dishes as you will see, and play in the sprinkler out back when it’s hot out!

She says in her website biography that her “work explores basic emotional states. We’ve all found ourselves in varying situations of confinement, camaraderie, reverie, and desolation… These scenarios might evoke a different emotional reaction for each individual… I intend to bring attention to this universal human condition.” She says she finds “joy in the tactile”, creating abstract work with beautiful nuances of color, line, and texture.

I had a few questions for Heather…

1. Did you discover your artistic calling at a young age? 
Yes.  I think so.  I was always saying I was going to be an artist.  I spent a lot of time creating, drawing and painting.  I only really deviated a bit in high school thinking about fashion design, but ended up at a fine arts college anyway.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

2. What inspires you the most?
Reading and travel.  Each in a different way, but I really think it has to do with a bit of escapism.  I love a road trip and my mind wanders and I seem to always come back full of new ideas for the studio.  When I’m reading I think a similar thing occurs.  My active thoughts are given a break and I am swept up.  Many times a phrase or words catches my attention and inspires a painting.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

3. What’s your biggest challenge as a “painter-preneur” and how do you try and overcome it?
I would say the biggest challenge is staying true to my own direction and not thinking about what will sell.  This is a fine line.  I try to offer options that can make art assessable to everyone.  I offer prints, smaller paintings and at sometimes during the year cards and hand painted ornaments.  

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

4. What color are you most inspired by and why?
This year blue has got me in all its varies hues.  Most of my collections this year have been about water, movement and the idea of many pieces making up a whole.  I’ve recently started to work in more muted tones in my encaustic and am starting a few works on paper that will play with darker grays and maybe even black.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

5. Are you reading any good books right now?
I am reading several.  I tend to do that!  In the living room I have The Girl with The Gallery, on my nightstand I have The Day Book, and on my kindle I have a thriller Depraved Heart.  There is something about this time of year, that I love to cozy up under the blanket and read a good mystery.  At the same time I always have an art book of some sort that I keep coming back to.   Next up is a book I’m re-reading on Richard Diebenkorn, in anticipation for an exhibition of his work at the BMA.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

6. Favorite movie?
Gah!  I am really bad at narrowing things down.  True to form I have various taste, Love Actually, Goodfellas,  Amalie.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

7. Favorite food?
All the food.  I am a fan.  My tops are sushi, Thai and Italian.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

8. Do you like to work in silence or with music? Why or why not?
I either work with silence or a podcast.  Silence because I have two young children and I am surrounded by noise most of the time, so it’s a nice break.  I also enjoy listening to podcast I find inspiring like, Art for your Ear and Magic Lessons.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

9. Out of the variety of mediums you use, which is your fave??? 
Girl, you’re killing me! At the moment I am coming full circle and am really enjoying oils, my first love.  But each of the mediums I work with I love for different reasons.  Encaustics are so unique and I can manipulate  them in both 2 and 3 dimensions.  Acrylics allow me a great expediency and I can build layers quickly. 

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

10. Any tips or pieces of advice for fellow local artisans?
Just start.  Whatever it is that is the next step for you, don’t wait for perfection.  Keep moving forward and you will figure out what you need to as you go.

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist
I am a partner at a project called Carve Out Time for Art with Marissa Huber

“Our mission is to empower people to stop dreaming and start doing, especially when it comes to carving out time for art. 
We are passionate about building community, encouraging others (especially women), and connecting people.
Our mission is to cultivate a positive and nurturing community for creatives who want to find time to satisfy this part of their 
identity. We do this by fostering conversations, connecting creatives with resources, and showing people they are not alone.”

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

Watching the encaustic process was so cool… She heats up the little cups of colored wax, paints the wax onto her canvas, and scrapes it off once it dries. She adds layers and layers of color and texture and creates something so unique and beautiful!

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

The torch heats the wax so she can create movement, designs, and drips wherever she wants to on the canvas…

Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist
Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist
Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist
Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist
Heather Kirtland, Baltimore Maryland Artist, Encaustic Art, Painting, Acrylic Painter, East Coast Artist, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, www.heatherkirtland.com, Artisan Portrait, Portraits, Studio, Painter, Annapolis Artist

You can find her work on her website, www.heatherkirtland.com, along with notecards, prints, gift certificates, and commissions… Peek behind the scenes along with her 7,750 (and counting) followers on Instagram too!

Thank you for such a fun day in your studio, Heather! And for my beautiful custom piece that I have hanging in my home!

 

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When Mary shared news with me that she would be teaching a class for Rocky Mountain School of Photography at B&H Photo in Manhattan, she asked if I wanted to come along for the trip. Luckily my calendar was clear and we were so excited to spend the day together in The Big Apple!

The only time I have been to NYC was about 13 years ago. My cousin and her family live in SoHo, and I went to visit her for a weekend with my mom and aunt. I remember taking a carriage ride through Central Park, taking a double-decker bus tour of the city, and seeing the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall. We had gone into Tiffany’s, Prada, Kate Spade, and walked around in Macy’s. But this time, I was excited for us to just walk around with no real itinerary other than making it back to our bus in time to go home.

There really is something about this city… it’s amazing. You feel something different in the air. It’s classic, historic, fresh, and cutting-edge all at the same time. Everyone is on their own agenda, minding their business, doing their thing. So many beautifully different faces, styles, cultures, scents, sights, architectures… I was just in awe of all of it. The food – oh my gosh the food… I wish I could seriously take a year off and just try every single restaurant. I feel like I have so much to say about our day yesterday and have no idea how to organize my thoughts… That’s why I take pictures, so I hope you enjoy…

Our bus left at 6:20 am from White Marsh. I spent the night at Mary’s the night before so we could be on time because goodness knows that being up at 4:00 am isn’t something I do too often… We got ready with our coffee, some fresh fruit, granola bars, and our bags, and took our seats on the top level, second row back from the front. I don’t typically get car-sick but whoa… Soon after we were on 95, it passed and we spent the 3 and a half hours talking, snap-chatting, giggling, and anticipating our day. Before we knew it, we saw the city skyline! It was awesome to be there so early so we could have a full day there!

New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square

The couple in front of us was so cute. They were photographing everything with their cell phones. Every sign we’d pass that said New York, every bridge, every everything… :)

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New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times SquareOur first mission after we got off the bus was to eat lunch! Mary looked up a super cute spot to check out called Rustic Table so we headed there, about a 15 minute walk from where we were dropped off.
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New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
This little place was so perfect and every bite we had was beyond incredible. Fresh food, perfectly-sized portions, and the most amazing brownie I’ve every had in my entire life. Seriously. Like wow.New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
I enjoyed a quiche duo with a golden beet and goat cheese salad, and Mary ordered a chicken and potato bowl with an arugula salad. Everything was delicious!New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times SquareNew York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
Seriously – this is heaven. I will be back for you, deliciously perfect brownie.
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times SquareOur next stop was B&H Photo! A tech’s dream wonderland… It was cool to see just where all of the gear we order comes from! Guarded by security, the warehouse is filled with so many people browsing the aisles filled with cameras, TVs, chords, flashes, video cameras, stands, and so much more. We found the room upstairs where Mary would be teaching almost 500 people (70 in the classroom and over 400 livestreaming!) all about using your personality to develop your photograph style! She teaches all around the country for Rocky Mountain School of Photography!
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times SquareShe was wonderful and everyone really enjoyed what she shared with them… It was so fun to be able to be there for this! After her class was over, we decided to just walk… We headed south down 9th Avenue through Chelsea and down into Greenwich Village, window shopping and people watching – two of my absolutely favorite things to do.
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I can’t wait to go back and spend and endless amount of time in Chelsea Market… Sigh. I could probably spend an entire week in there and can only begin to imagine what it must hold within…New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
We were completely halted in our tracks by the gorgeous pastries in the Maison Kayser window, so we stopped in for a couple cappuccino’s, a raspberry tart, and a coffee éclair…New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
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We wanted to see the Statue of Liberty, even from a distance, so we walked out onto Pier 45 on the Hudson River and took it all in, all while trying not to get swept away by the wind!New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
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We headed back up to where our bus was picking us up by the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and stopped at a cute little Italian sandwich shop on the way back to warm up and grab a quick panini.New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square
New York City, New York, Photography, City Scape, street photography, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com, NYC, I love New York, Lower Manhattan, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Statue of Liberty, City, B&H Photo, Mary Brunst Photography, The Rustic Table, Times Square

We barely scratched the surface of an entire world I can’t wait to continue exploring… It was such an inspiring and fun day and I’m already looking forward to planning a trip back up to see even more… Thank you so much to my sweet friend Mary for letting me tag along!

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I met at the Ragged Edge Coffee Shop in Gettysburg, PA with Jen, Nick, and their little girl Jamie to grab a cozy cup of coffee before heading to the battlefields to explore Big Round Top. We had a bit of an overcast day but we were perfectly happy with it after rescheduling due to rain! Enjoy a few of my favorites of this cute couple and beautiful daughter…Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comHow cute is Jamie?? She was such a trooper and was so patient while Jen and Nick got their photos taken… Nick’s mom came to hang out with her and keep her warm in the car with some delicious snacks. :)
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comGettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Engagement Pictures Winter Session PA Wedding Photographer Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comThey’re getting married at The Barn at Silverstone in Lancaster, PA this coming September and I absolutely can’t wait!

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I spent a cozy winter afternoon with Kait and Andrew just after we had a beautiful snowfall the day before! We chose to photograph a bit at Camp Hashawha for their tall beautiful pines and the snow added such a perfect element! These two loveys are getting married this April – my first wedding of the season!Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
We then took a walk in downtown Westminster to grab some hot chocolate at The Cup…Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha
These two are just so sweet… Can’t wait to celebrate with them this spring!Westminster Maryland Engagement Session, Carroll County Maryland Wedding Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, Winter Engagement Pictures, Jeanie Bird Bakery, The Cup, Westminster, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Camp Hashawha

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I hung out with Michelle and Scott walking around the fields of Gettysburg during one of the prettiest times of day… Golden hour of course! These two are so sweet and easygoing and I’ve loved getting to know them this past year! They are getting married this July at Pond View Farm in White Hall, Maryland and I couldn’t be more excited… I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!Gettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photos
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photos
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photosGettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photos
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photos

Gettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photos
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photosGettysburg Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer Engagement Sessino, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, cozy engagement photos

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These little blondies are definitely on the move now that they’re ONE! (Well, they were one a few months ago…) and oh my gosh are they just the absolute cutes! It’s always a pleasure to hang out with this family that feels like family of my own… We have known them since before I can remember!Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comLifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comLifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comI love that there are two of everything… Two sets of the same little shoes, two remote control cars, two lawn mowers…
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
One of Chrissy and Steve’s favorite things to do as a family is take the boys on little wagon walks!Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Oh those blue eyes and little pink cheeks!! Not to mention dimples!
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comLifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Lifestyle Family Photos, Famiyly Pictures, Baltimore Maryland Family Session, Twin boys, toddlers, Playing outside, Fall, Outdoor Photos, Family Picture, Baltimore Maryland Family Photographer, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comAfter an afternoon filled with fun, it was time to relax and kick back with some snacks and their favorite TV show… Can’t wait for next time!!

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Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City BrideJessica and Bryan promised each other when they got married that they would renew their vows every 5 years. Because my hubby and I did the same, what this special day represented was very near and dear to my heart. After spending your first few years of married life together, the reason we make a vow to one another becomes more and more evident each and every day. Promising to stand by one another, love each other no matter what, and move with the ebb and flow of life together again makes you stronger and reaffirms the bond you share. These two have two beautiful girls and have built an incredible life together with so much love… Hearing their vows, stories, jokes, and promises to each other was such a sweet experience for me to witness…

They chose the perfect place to renew their vows. In scouting out locations, they fell in love with the living wall and all of the beautiful unique plants and rooms here at the Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. Bryan came handsomely dressed in a suit he had, and Jessica looked absolutely beautiful in her gown from Rent the Runway. They decided to hold their ceremony, with their friend to do the honors, right under a beautiful archway in the Tropical House… There were a few on-lookers who enjoyed witnessing their ceremony as they ventured through the rooms of the Conservatory. After they said their vows, we explored and took some photos of course! We even had time to hang out in Mt. Vernon… It was such a fun afternoon and one I’ll always remember…

Enjoy my favorite images from the day!
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City BrideHoward Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City BrideHoward Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City BrideHoward Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City Bride
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, Vow Renewal, Baltimore Maryland, Wedding, Maryland Wedding Photographer, Wedding Day, Bohemian Wedding, Rent the Runway, Kirsten Smith Photography, DIY Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Baltimore Bride, Charm City BrideThank you so much for having me, you two! May God bless you with an eternity of continuous “5 year increments” together! :) Lots of love!

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Welcome to Easton! A town my hubby and I hadn’t yet visited but were so glad we had the opportunity to for Corinne and AJ’s wedding day! It’s a quaint little town just over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with brick sidewalks and cute little shops on every block… The Tidewater Inn sits right on the corner in the heart of town. It’s roots trace back to 1891. It was destroyed by a fire in 1944 (just like Congress Hall in Cape May was if you read Erin & Tony’s wedding post just before this one! Guess they’d lit one too many candles?? Who knows! But tragic none-the-less. Luckily it was rebuilt three years later, renaming it the Tidewater from it’s previous name, the Avon Hotel – opening for business in September of 1949. They celebrated their Grand Opening with nearly 4,000 guests! This is another beautiful venue in which the history feels so tangible. I can definitely see why Cori and AJ absolutely fell in love with it!Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
The girls got ready in an upstairs room. I love the bridesmaid’s mix of Adrianna Pappell and Jenny Yoo gowns… and Corinne’s gown from Francesca’s Bridal was absolutely perfect for her. I love the sleeves she had added… and the belt gave such a pretty vintage touch…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Corinne’s “something blue” was her grandmother’s ring…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
She opened a gift from AJ before putting in her veil… beautiful diamond earrings!Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, FrancescaTidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
AJ got dressed downstairs right before their First Look. He looked so handsome! I loved the berries in his boutonniere…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
It was cold. And when I say cold, I mean colllllldddddd… They were such troopers out there… We definitely wanted to get outdoor portraits and even in the sunshine, everyone was chattering their teeth and freezing but we powered through!

Their first look was so sweet… They just smile and laugh together all the time and it’s absolutely adorable… AJ teared up when he saw his bride… And Corinne of course was radiating with joy!

Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
We had to find some sunshine in hopes it would bring a little warmth!Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca

Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Corinne, you are just STUNNING!Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca

Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
The ceremony took place in a sweet little church a couple miles away… It was decorated for Christmas with wreaths and bows…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
My Facebook page shows the video, but during the ceremony the officiant accidently said, “what God has joined together, let no one celebrate…” rather than “separate” and of course, everyone laughed…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, FrancescaTidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca

Their reception space back at the Tidewater was gorgeous! Rich with deep red and green colors and warmly lit with candles… Little Boxwood sprigs were tucked into each napkin with a black and white nautical-inspired striped ribbon…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Meanwhile at Cocktail Hour, guests enjoyed the oyster bar and found their cute little Christmas ornament place cards…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, FrancescaTidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Their reception was non-stop fun… After their first dance, the best man and maid of honor each gave a speech, followed by the parents of the bride. These two love to dance and had so much fun out on the dancefloor together with their guests! It was so fun to mingle around and witness everyone having such a great time…Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
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Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca

Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca
Tidewater Inn Wedding, Easton Maryland, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Christmas inspired wedding, Francesca

Definitely a wedding to remember… We absolutely adored being part of capturing their story… Such an amazing day with so much joy, smiles, laughter, and love! Thank you to Corinne and AJ for being so warm and wonderful!! We absolutely loved this special day!!

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Cori’s dress: Francesca’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Adrianna Pappell and Jenny Yoo
Hair: Stacie Snyder, Ariel Lewis.com
Makeup: Ariel Lewis, Ariel Lewis.com
Tuxes: The Black Tux
Videographer: Vu Nguyen, nVu Films
Venue: Tidewater Inn
Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church
Coordinator: Melanie Bennett, Tidewater
Florist: Jennifer McLaughlin, Floral Expressions by Jennifer
DJ/Band: Kevin Lunsford, Rollex Band
Catering: Tidewater Inn
Cake: Peace of Cake

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Sigh… Erin and Tony’s wedding day… I can’t think about this day without swooning over it’s classically timeless details, love-filled smiles, warmth and happiness, amazing weather, and incredible people… I absolutely loved this day! Not only was it Erin’s birthday, but it was also my birthday! So I was excited to spend it doing what I love and celebrating with such a radiantly sweet bride and her groom, their families, and all of their friends…

Tyler and I had the privilege of waking up in the sweet little town of Cape May, New Jersey the morning of the wedding. I woke up super early and took a nice birthday walk, enjoying the crisp November air and the smell of the sea just blocks away. After stopping for an almond milk latte and a walk along the beach, I texted Tyler to meet me at the corner for breakfast at a cute little diner called George’s Place. Tyler had the smoked salmon bagel, and I had a couple of eggs over medium with a side of whole grain toast and yes, more coffee. He brought a couple gifts with him for me to open and the sweetest birthday card… It was so nice to spend the morning together and fuel up for the big day!

Historic hotel Congress Hall is such a beautiful place… It was built with wood Thomas Hughes in 1816 as a seaside resort for guests who came to visit Cape May. The locals thought it was too big to have any sort of success, referring to the building as “Tommy’s Folly”. In 1878, it burned down in a fire but within the next year, it was rebuilt with brick. Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and other famous faces have all vacationed here, naming Congress Hall the “Summer White House”. You can feel the history of this place upon seeing it, and much more when you experience the inside.

Tony had been ready and waiting in his tux since 10:00 that morning which I thought was completely adorable… He couldn’t wait to see his bride! While she and her girls were finishing getting ready, Tony snuck down the hall to show some love to his bride but of course, without seeing her!

Erin’s gown was a dream… So classic, elegant, and beautifully tasteful. Her bouquet as well as the bridesmaids had rosemary tucked in among the hydrangeas and roses and smelled so wonderful!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colorsAfter her sister, mom, grandmother, and bridesmaids helped her get ready, her father James entered the room to see his daughter…
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Love this shot of Erin with her mom, Patti!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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After my time spent with the girls, I met Tony and his groomsmen out front while they waited for the trolley to pick them up and take them to the church nearby. It was ceremony time!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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The church was right in the heart of Cape May. Many onlookers waited to Erin to arrive and then later stood outside while the couple was introduced as Mr. and Mrs. while guests waved striped-ribbon streamers!
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Erin and her father arrived from Congress Hall in a vintage Cadillac… How stunning is she??
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colorsI love how proud James is as he walks his little girl down the aisle…
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colorsThese two and their smiles!!
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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The ribbons were so fun!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors

Erin and Tony planned about an hour in between the ceremony and the start of Cocktail Hour for guests to go back to their rooms and freshen up, so we had plenty of time for portraits around Congress Hall – inside and out!
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Cocktail Hour… one of my favorite parts of a wedding day – and I love when I have the opportunity to photograph it! The food, the chatter, the clinking of glasses… So much celebration! The lawn behind Congress Hall overlooking the water was the perfect place for their guests to enjoy a drink and some delicious bites to eat before the reception began.Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Tyler’s always making friends whenever we go to weddings… Love this cute shot of him with James and Patti!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
The reception space was simple and timeless… Love how fun that checkered floor is!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Rarely the couple gets to eat on their wedding day! They’re too busy mingling and enjoying themselves… Luckily the staff saved some of every hors d’oeuvre for Erin and Tony to enjoy at their sweetheart table… Beautiful plate of bites!

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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colorsAfter announcing the bridal party in all at once, Erin and Tony entered the ballroom, and “L-O-V-E” by Frank Sinatra began to play – absolutely perfect intro!
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Everyone began to dance for a while… Even Nana!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors

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Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Their night ended with a balloon send-off… Such a fun thing to do together! Everyone came out onto the lawn before ending the reception and heading to the basement bar to continue the celebration. It was quite the evening – one we will never forget!Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors
Congress Hall, Cape May New Jersey Wedding, NJ Wedding, Vintage, Timeless Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, navy and gray wedding colors

Thank you both so much for being so incredibly gracious, fun, and just so wonderful to photograph for! We wish you nothing but the absolute best – CHEERS!!

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Erin’s Gown: Jennifer’s Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Church: Our Lady Star of the Sea
Reception: Congress Hall
Florist: Petals and Paper
DJ: Don Eaton Band

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