Smart Family Shoot {I'm Kristen - MD/VA/DC Photography}

"Ordinary? No! I really don't think so,
Not a love this true"
me and you - kenny chesney
You may or may not recognize this family on my blog.  If you have been following me for a while, you might remember Jess, Neil and little Nyah from our first shoot together two years ago.  Or maybe you remember when Jess's bestie, Heather, get married. Jess was a bridesmaid and Nyah was a flower girl.
Or maybe you re-call the preggo shoot we had when Jess and Neil found out a baby boy was headed their way.  Perhaps you remember when Mr. Ryder arrived!  We did a shoot then, too.
More recently we did a shoot of Jess and Neil for their 5-year-anniversary. It was off the charts amazing (and at a fair :D).  

Needless to say, I've grown to love this gorgeous little family.  I love to talk to them, I love to watch their kids grow-up and laugh and cause trouble ;D  I love how real, normal and genuine they are.

I also love how they really all are so child-like.  Everybody needs people like Neil, Jess, Nyah and Ryder in their life.  I strongly believe that :D

And no one can complain about their good-looks :D

They are just SO cute!  Seriously!

Good luck when this one is old enough to date... Neil is gonna have to hire an escort for her ;D

And Mr. Adorable Blue Eyes already dissolves my heart - I feel bad for every girl he meets the next 25 years!  They are gonna fall fast ;D

And before you know it, I'll be shooting their weddings!

HA!haha Nyah's little drama queen leg... She's so cute.  And I love everything about this picture.  They rocked it!

Just chillin' like a villian

And one more of him... because I just love him :D

I love you guys!!!


  1. oh my my! these are fantastic! you rock couples AND families :)

  2. Anonymous20.10.09

    I love love the first one! It just jumps right out from the page at you. She looks amazing after two kids by the way:)

  3. Seriously kristen thank u so much! Words can't describe how thankful and appreciative I am. I love how talented u are! Thanks for blessing us. And cat u are super sweet!

  4. I realized just how long I've been following your blog when I remembered all their previous appearances.

    I feel just a little weird commenting, since you don't know me from Adam, but I truly love your work and feel as though we're friends who've never had any contact except a onesided blog obsession! :) Silly, I know.

    Anyway, keep up the fabulous work!

    Katie S.

  5. Anonymous20.10.09

    AHH! Looooove it! The Smarts are so beautiful, and so precious and so are your pictures Kristen!! Great job as always love!

  6. um, WOW is all I can say!! :D i love these kristen!!i love the light, poses, etc. :)


  7. They are an ADORABLE family!! :]

  8. OH my. so cute so cute. :)

  9. SO happy and prettiful.
    love the back-lit Nyah hairs :)

  10. hey kristen,

    i'm a highschooler in turkey into photography and i've had a lot of fun learning from your blog. . . i especially like how you focus on capturing personality through the pics. crazy fun!
    and i'm wondering if you would share some of your posing tips. how much of it is the model? do you ever have to explain what pose you want a bunch of times? when do you just let their style take over? or is this a professional secret? (;
    that would be super fun to read about. ^^

  11. they are beautiful as always i can't wait for our shoot! and i agree we all need people like them in our lives!


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