I love sudden moments of inspiration. I’m not even sure what inspired me but last night, I got the idea that I wanted to do a vintage fishing session. Not wanting to feature my own sons, I sent a text to my friend and within a few minutes, we had planned this awesome playdate… ok, it was still technically a photo session but as far as the boys were concerned, it was probably one of the greatest playdates ever. On this beautifully sunshiny day, we tossed the kids in the car and headed to Chalk Ridge Falls. (Yep, three Chalk Ridge Falls session in a week. I can’t help it. I LOVE that place) We found a nice shallow spot and turned the kids loose. They had so much fun balancing on rocks, wading up to their knees, trying to catch “creepy crawlies” and running back and forth over the suspension bridge.
I love these photos so much. My friend has the greatest kids’ clothes and the suspenders and newsboy hat made this session. Of course, you can’t do a fishing session without a makeshift fishing pole made from a stick and string and you can’t do a vintage session without adding in a glass bottle of soda. While I don’t consider myself much of a prop photographer, the right props can truly set the scene for a fun, memorable photo session.
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Katie Smith Photography has been photographing happy, loving families for four years.
She loves the way every family and every session is different.
When not thinking about all things photography-related, you can find her curled up with a book while her cat sleeps on her feet.
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*This post was written while located in Texas. We are now located in the Sanford/Siler City/Pittsboro North Carolina area*
Happy Birthday, Aniston!
Another one of my birthday cuties! I’m loving her yellow Chevron-patterned dress by Cuppy Cake Couture Boutique. Her mom is a friend of mine and she buys the greatest boutique-style outfits for her little girl. We met at my top secret Killeen field location for her second birthday portraits. Her birthday theme will be “You Are My Sunshine” so how appropriate is the bright sunshine and yellow balloons? I love how daintily she nibbled on the cupcake… until the photos were over then she demolished it with a quickness. By the way, I got a little of the lemon icing on my finger and it was amazing. I really need to make a stop at L.A.’s Cupcakery soon.
Have a child celebrating their birthday this month? Check out my monthly Mini Session Saturday on February 23rd! They are short and sweet… just like the little cuties that attend. Balloons and bubbles are provided for extra fun!
Katie Smith is a family and couples photographer located in Siler City, NC.
She considers her style a happy, wholesome blend of posing and ‘unposing.’
She loves cupcakes with lots of icing, backlighting on little girl’s curls, and the way helium makes her voice sound funny.
When not photographing the world’s cutest children, she likes to hang home with her two awesome sons.
Need a session? Use this email form. You can also find Katie Smith Photography on Facebook.