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Sometimes it’s easier to smile…

Today I was asked how I got through yesterday’s session without using a whole box of tissues and honestly, I don’t know.  I’ve been in this family’s shoes.  Taking picture after picture because in the not-so-distant future, we wouldn’t be able to take another family photo for a year.  And to be honest, I didn’t want to talk about it.  I didn’t really want to capture the heartbreak that comes with being a military family facing deployment.  It’s just easier to smile and have fun now.

This whole session was about racing and hugging and throwing leaves and jumping into Daddy’s arms.  It was about cuddling and laughing and just being a family.  It was all about having fun and I think this soldier will appreciate that when he receives his album when he gets settled in overseas.

Thank you, L Family, for giving me this honor.  You’ll be in my thoughts and I hope the next year speeds by.

The photos and other content of this publication do not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Defense.

Fall Fun: Kernersville Family Photographer

I took my boys out for some simple autumn fun since it felt so nice today.  You can’t even tell the youngest is still grumpy about those nurses giving him a shot this morning.

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook so you’ll have first notice of my Thanksgiving/Birthday/Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.  It’s going to be AWESOME!

Christmas Traditions Casting Call

Does your family love Christmas?  Do you have treasured holiday traditions like baking cookies, Elf on the Shelf, or caroling? Are you known as the Martha Stewart of your neighborhood?

Katie Smith Photography is looking for a family like yours!

How to apply

Email me a picture of your family/house from Christmas last year and tell me about your family and traditions.
I’ll be selecting the family that I feel has the outgoing Holiday cheer that I’m looking for.

What you receive

2 hour Christmas Tradition session in your home
5×5 soft cover book of images


Your family must be fun and up for anything.  This includes but not limited too:
*Making cookies and getting flour everywhere!
*Jumping on the bed in Christmas pajamas
*Sipping hot chocolate
*Cuddling together
*Kissing under the mistle toe.

You must sign a model release.  These images will be showcased in a studio sample album.

Wardrobe needs to be classy casual with whole family coordinating.  Sweaters and nice jeans.  No t-shirts, torn jeans, or tacky Christmas sweaters.

Session will be in the first week of December.

The chosen family will receive an email on Thanksgiving.