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
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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!

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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
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

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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
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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
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
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
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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Giovanna is a dental hygienist, and Bret is an electrician. Her boss would have Bret and his company come to fix electrical issues in their building, and over time, these two got to know each other and started dating. About a year later, Bret asked her to marry him on a mountain overlooking the beautiful little town of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia – the same place they shared their first date together! These two are so sweet and seem to be always smiling! You can tell that these two are the kind of couple that will last through the trials of time and all of the ups and downs that life brings – no matter what happens, as long as they are together, they will be complete.  Enjoy some of my favorites from their classic, romantic wedding day! Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors

It was so sweet to watch Bret’s dad help him get dressed with his finishing touches… It was a very special day of course, and moments like these are the ones you just can’t miss…
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Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colorsBret’s best friend Tony is a style perfectionist so he gave Bret some pointers with folding his pocket square… These guys were looking sharp!
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Meanwhile, Giovanna, her sister, mother, and grandmother were all helping her step into that beautiful dress..Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
With her friends, aunts, and mother-in-law there too, of course!Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
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I love how proudly her mama looks at her…Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colorsHow beautiful is Giovanna… She had some lace added to her mother’s veil to wear. Stunning!
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Her daddy came in to se her for the first time…Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
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St. Anthony’s is beautiful with so much intricate stone and stained glass detail…Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
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Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
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Their good friend Alexia sang their first dance song…Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
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Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
The food was absolutely beautiful and looked divine!Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
And it isn’t a true best man speech unless the groom is butchered a little bit! Giovanna’s parents gave a lovely toast after Tony and Giovanna’s sister both spoke.Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
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I spy a couple KSP brides!Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors
Musket Ridge Wedding, Musket Ridge Golf Club, National Shrine Grotto of ​Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, Thurmont Maryland Wedding, Fall Wedding, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Purple wedding colors

I was so happy to have been part of this couple’s beautiful wedding day. There were so many personal touches that really reflected their heritage, personalities, and love for each other. I wish these two nothing but the best! I know that life has so many beautiful things in store for them!

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Wedding Gown: Bridals By Elena
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Erica, Heather Rea Style Studio
Makeup: Heather, Heather Rea Style Studio
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish, Thurmont, MD
Reception: Musket Ridge Golf Club
Florist: Eve Thompson, Flowers by Eden
DJ: Bill Izer
Cake: Jessica, Piece of Cake

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You would have never known by being around Katy and Rob on their wedding day that it was consistently raining outside. Their smiles and warm-heartedness were so infectiously sweet that the rain, if anything, added to the emotions of the day! It made it so cozy and relaxing, slowing things down just a bit. It felt like we were all bundled up together for a cozy weekend in…

Katy did so much for her wedding herself… There were so many DIY touches that made it so personal and her friends and family all chipped in to bring it all together.

Springfield Manor has such a pretty setting, tucked in the hills and mountains of Thurmont, Maryland… I love to photograph this setting every time I’m here! Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY WeddingIt just looks hazy and misty, but let me tell you – it was wet out!
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While Katy and her girls were getting ready, Katy’s family was helping to finish the touches on the alter-piece and table settings. Chairs were set up outside on the slight chance the rain stopped, but we were planning for the ceremony to take place inside.Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
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Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
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Her sisters helped her get into her dress and tie that adorable bow just before she saw Rob for the first time out on the front porch…Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
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Tears welled in his eyes when he saw her… It was such a sweet and special moment!
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Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY WeddingAfter portraits, it was time for the ceremony… Guests began to arrive and take their seats inside the ballroom among the tables set for the reception. They commented on how pretty everything was!
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY WeddingTheir pastor was a trip! He added such a fun and personal spin on his message and everyone loved it.
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Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY WeddingThen, shortly after their ceremony, the rain let up just enough for us to be able to head outside for a few portraits of the newlyweds…
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Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
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Katy’s sisters and Rob’s best man gave some really great speeches that had everyone laughing…Springfield Manor Wedding, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, Pink and Navy Wedding Colors, DIY Wedding
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When I think about Katy and Rob’s wedding, I’m reminded of their amazing family and friends who were all with them to celebrate and support them. I never once heard anyone complain about the weather! It was an absolutely special day in every way… Best wishes to these two!

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Wedding Dress: K & B Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Love It! At Stella’s
Hair: Kathy Carnegie, Carnegie & Co.
Makeup: Erica Dattilio
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Venue: Springfield Manor
Officiant: Charlie Barnhart
Florist: Diana Martin, Natural Treasures
DJ: Dennis Stem
Baker: Stone House Cakery and Cafe
Catering: Carriage House Inn

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It’s so hard to believe another season has passed! As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to recap some of my favorite memories from the past year and send a little “thank you love” to my amazing clients and friends… There were far too many favorite moments to note – this blog post would be way too long! – but I wanted to share a few. Thank you to all of the sweet families, soon-to-be-married couples, and talented artists who have also invited me into their homes, studios, and lives to capture memories for them this year as well… I feel like this year has flown by in a blink and I can’t believe it’s coming to a close! I’m excited for what 2017 has to bring but want to savor all of the memories and love 2016 has shared with me. I feel so incredibly thankful and blessed! I hope you enjoy a few favorites from the past year… Have a safe holiday and (so cheesy -) I’ll see you next year! :)

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Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap
Kirsten Smith Photography, Maryland Family Portrait Photographer, Family Photos, East Coast Weddings, Bride and Groom, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, 2016 Recap

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I just love Christmas… I love how magical the little twinkle lights look everywhere from our tree to the mantle to our neighborhood’s decorations… The tastes and smells of this season make me feel so warm and cozy, and each and every moment feels just a little extra special.

I’m so glad we take some time to spend with each of our families before actual Christmas Day arrives. It gives us time to really sit and enjoy each other’s company, exchange gifts, and appreciate all of the blessings we’ve been given over the past year together.

This past weekend, we spent Christmas with my mom and dad, and brother and his girlfriend Karlie! Luckily the icey snowfall we got early Saturday morning didn’t affect our day, but getting out was a little dicey… If you follow my Instagram stories (@kirstensmithphotography), you may have noticed that we took our 29th annual trip to Valley View Farms in Cockeysville, Maryland to look around and pick out this year’s ornaments. I got a cute little garlic clove… I’ll share a pic soon! Afterwards, we came back to my and Tyler’s house to have dinner, celebrate mom’s birthday, and exchange our gifts.

Enjoy a little recap from the day!img_50161img_50191img_50271img_50281Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor InspirationMom’s birthday was on the 8th so we celebrated together. Karlie made the most delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for mom from scratch! It was absolutely divine….
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Mom and dad always give Myah and Bax their own stockings… This year they were filled with candy cane raw hides! yah was beyond elated…Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
This is dad’s “oh wow!” and then “Gretchen – did you really get me this?” facial combo… He’s wanted all white dinner plates for a while, lol.Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Jesse and I went in on getting our old home movies digitized for mom and dad! We went through legacybox.com and were so happy with the finished product! Definitely check them out!Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration
Christmas, Family, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com, opening gifts, holiday, holiday cheer, Christmas Tree, Holiday Living Room Decor Inspiration

We are so excited to finish the Christmas season out this week by spending time with the rest of our family… More sharing to come soon! Hope your holiday is safe, memorable, and magical!

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I loved spending my late morning with the Ewing family. They had just welcomed baby Henry just a couple of weeks before, and were getting used to being a new family of four. Little Lydia was appreciating her baby brother, finding his fingers, toes, and sweet nettle nose. She played around the house with daddy when it was time for Henry to have a snack… I love how soft and airy their home’s style is! How cute is Shiloh?? He wanted to make sure no one had forgotten about him with all of these kids around!KSP_3284.jpg
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This precious mobile is the first thing Jessica got when she found out she was pregnant with Lydia. They were traveling in Paris and she purchased it from a boutique baby shop there. I just love it! Now it hangs above Henry’s crib.KSP_3287.jpg
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KSP_3292.jpgLydia looked through pictures of their trip to Disney world with her daddy before they all sat down to brunch – scones from Jeannie Bird!
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KSP_3305.jpgThose blueberry scones were absolutely delicious…
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Some fun with mommy – strawberry tea time!KSP_3301.jpg
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Jessica and Tyler are such sweet parents… They’re so calm and loving and such a pleasure to be around. I loved photographing for this sweet little family!

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Tina and Gareth are getting married next June at the Westin in Georgetown! They live in DC and love everything the city has to offer! One of their favorite things to do together is try new restaurants around DC! Naturally, an Engagement Session in Georgetown was the perfect location, and they live close by too. We caught such pretty light as we walked around the waterfront park… These two were so adorable and playful for the camera!Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
I loved the way they were so natural and comfortable, laughing together and just having fun!Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.com
Georgetown, Washington DC, Engagement Session, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotogrpahy.comI had such a great time with these two and can’t wait for their wedding this summer! It’s going to be absolutely fabulous!

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Aunt Nina and Uncle Denny’s house is always an absolutely magical wonderland of celebration, warmth, and love. Every nook and cranny reflects the way they cherish their faith and family. Their home is one of my favorite places to be, especially at Christmas! Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
I couldn’t believe this was our 5th annual cookie swap this year! Aunt Nina always makes us feel special by setting the table with something fun for each of us. This year’s settings included a pretty little wooden Christmas tree, a pair of Santa earrings, a little pamphlet about Advent, our adorable snowman wine glasses, and a tin of her homemade chocolate fudge!Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comSo sweet and inviting!
Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
We each brought our cookie dough, and take turns baking in the oven. Luckily she has a double-oven so it makes it easier for us to finish our cookies in no time! Mary Lynn made sugar cookies topped with cute little red and green M&M’s, and I made molasses cookies per Tyler’s request.Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
These are Lauren’s praline-pecan oatmeal cookies! Mom made her famous oatmeal-coconut-chocolate chip cookies.Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Before we know it, JoJo will be baking along with us!Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Christmas, Cookie Bake, Cookie Swap, Family, Molasses Cookies, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com

Afterwards, we cozied up in the living room and gabbed away until it was late and time to go home… What a sweet and special time, as usual! Can’t wait to all be together again soon on Christmas Day!

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If you know me, you know I’m in love with the holidays. I’ll take any excuse to celebrate, cook, bake, and be with our family! Thanksgiving at my parents’ house is always special to me. Everything is so cozy and has that warm orange glow… Mom always sets the table in such a pretty way with a sweet little surprise at each setting. This year, she made our place card pumpkins… They are just adorable! So much work cutting out all of the circles and gluing! I love all of the different chairs around the table… So cute!Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comMy mom crocheted the beautiful afghan that’s draped over the middle chair…Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Bitter-sweet always reminds me of my mom. She’s always added touches of it around the house, like on the chandelier…Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
We always have hot mulled cider going… This year, Tyler and I brought some apple whiskey to add! It was absolutely delish…Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
My dad’s mom, Nana, is an artist. She loves anything miniature, and made this General Store after one she went to as a little girl. It was so sweet to watch her admire her incredible work… She made many of these items by hand…Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
These two… always laughing and joking when they’re together. :) Holiday cigars on the porch are a tradition…Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
We attempted a few “family” photos… Yea, not our thing! I’d much rather be taking them. ;)  Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Mom wears this Indian corn pin every single year… Jesse or I (she doesn’t remember who and neither do we, ha..) made it when we were little. It makes an appearance every Thanksgiving!Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
An attempt to include the paw children…..Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Love my brother!Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
My Aunt Bonnie was so sweet to bring me a birthday gift – this gorgeous Jim Shore turkey… Isn’t he precious??? I just love him! And the Oatmeal Stout – I highly recommend. Aunt Bonnie’s mincemeat pie is dad’s favorite and she makes it every year for him! Isn’t it beautiful? I made the pumpkin, and the store made the apple, hehe…Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comBax decided to enjoy the sofa while we were eating dinner.. and Nana was going over a little Thanksgiving reading with Jess before we ate.Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comUncle Rich always brings the turkey and best-ever gravy, and Aunt Bonnie brings her famous cranberry salad. Dad makes the ham and mustard sauce, and mom makes the side dishes….
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Oh and fried oysters are a traditional staple too!Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
I got to sit next to Nana… she’s so cute.Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.comLove these two… And this shot of Myah and Henry!Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com
Baby Logan’s first Thanksgiving!Thanksgiving, Family, Home, Holidays, Love, Thanksgiving Table, Holday Party, Kirsten Smith Photography, www.kirstensmithphotography.com

I absolutely love our family and appreciate any time we get to be together, so so much… It was such a memorable day yesterday, and we are so grateful!

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