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Last but not least this is my first outdoor set (but not only) ;). For those who follow our VIP Facebook page you know the other outdoor set that will make it's big reveal here in October! But until then this set has been in high demand and rightly so. I cannot wait to see how it looks in the fall with all the changing colors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Different Sets To Explore {Part 8 of 9} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/9/different-sets-to-explore-part-9-of-9 Cloud/Angel Mini Set

 

This is one of my Mini Sets that has become a very popular set. I will pull this set out at least once a year for my clients and they absolutely eat it up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Different Sets To Explore {Part 7 of 9} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/9/different-sets-to-explore-part-8-of-9 Wicker Chair Set

 

This moody set amazes me every time I shoot with it. I love the look the wicker chair gives and the poses we are able to do with the amount of room the chair creates. This set is sure to create that sexy moody look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Different Sets To Explore {Part 6 of 9} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/9/different-sets-to-explore-part-7-of-9 Wall Set

 

Just like the floor set, we can turn anything into an amazing set for Boudoir Images! Our bright white wall is another of our favorites for those light and airy photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Different Sets To Explore {Part 5 of 9} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/9/different-sets-to-explore-part-6-of-9 Floor Set

 

Yeah I know, how can I quality the floor as a set. Well, simple. Hardwood floors are full of character to begin with. Add some awesome poses and accessories and you have some amazing floor boudoir photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Chair and Ottoman Sets

 

These two sets are quick and easy to add to other sets in my opinion. They add their own look without changing too much. The dusty rose ottoman in front of the big bay window just looks amazing! If the ottoman isn't your thing, try the vintage chair we have. I have to admit, the first time I used this I fell in love with the look and multiple poses I could do with this simple chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boudoir Set

 

This piece/set actually was something I personally inherited. This Boudoir was my mother's and with as creative and supportive of me as she was. It only seemed fitting to create this piece into a set for Boudoir. With it's rustic wood looks I reminds me of the 40's and 50's!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Different Sets To Explore {Part 2 of 9} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/different-sets-to-explore-part-2-of-9

 

 

Bay Window Set

 

 

 

What's better than a big bright window? Clad in our beautiful silky while drapes to let light fill our studio but still keep prying eyes at bay. This beautiful window gives the perfect amount of light for amazing light and airy Boudie shots!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Different Sets To Explore {Part 1 of 9} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/different-sets-to-explore-part-1-of-9 Boudoir can be shot anywhere, hotel, B&B, your own home, in-studio, outdoor, you name it. However, the problem is, a lot of Photographer's don't own their own Studio. So all those Car Wash themed shoots you have been seeing on TicToc lately... yeah. Anyone in their brother...or mother...or boss, is watching. And if your like me, you don't want your business plastered all over the internet followed by phone calls asking why i was washing my car in a thong in public. LOL.

This is where I took the leap into offering my clients a safe, discreet, private location where I not only own my own studio, but the very house and land it is on.

Located on the outskirts of Fairfield, PA the Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Studio is settled on 10 acres of private land. With my studio containing several sets, I also wanted to offer something others couldn't. Which is when my outdoor sets were born. When my husband and I originally purchased this home, we looked knowing I would want to continue creating and making outdoor sets for my clients to enjoy all year long.

Now that I have talked your ear off, I will get into the goods with our first set.

Bedroom Set

Let's face it, it's just not Boudoir unless there is a awesome bed set-up to go with it. I wanted a vintage/rustic appeal to my bedroom set and fell in love with these colors when I shot a wedding at a local venue. Everything else kinda fell into place after. The best part about the bedroom set is you can change the mood with a simple change of sheets. Just take a peek into some of these images from our bedroom set.

 

 

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Different sets to explore at Chrissy Smith Boudoir Studio! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/different-sets-to-explore-at-chrissy-smith-boudoir-studio

Different Sets To Explore At Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Studio

 

If you have to yet to explore the option of boudoir photography – you’re missing out! Chrissy Smith Photography prides itself on helping women feel and look their absolute best. Whether you want an indoor boudoir shoot or an outdoor boudoir shoot – the options are always there for you. Boudoir photography is really all about YOU. You get to choose the outfits, the mood and the sets.

Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Studio sets

Owner and photographer, Chrissy Smith prides herself on reinventing the options she has to offer at the studio. The studio has been transformed since the beginning of its existence and this is all because of Chrissy’s drive and tenacity. When she sets out to do something – watch out world! As a woman herself, she understands the importance of offering options to her clients. Not every client has the same vision for their boudoir shoot and she wants to ensure every client is satisfied and is happy with the boudoir set options.

Choose the boudoir photography set that suits you!

This blog post will consist of several different blog posts so we can go into a little more detail with our sets. So stay tuned for some insight into our numerous indoor and outdoor sets!

 

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Chrissy Smith Photography Payment Plans! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/chrissy-smith-photography-payment-plans

So we have already covered what you can buy, now lets talk about the different options for buying them!

If you missed our previous Product Blogs, you can check them out here!

Our Products | Our Collections

So you know what you want to buy, now lets talk payments and the other unique options Chrissy Smith Photography offers to their clients! We understand this process can be a bit daunting, but our goal is to always make it as easy as possible for our clients to have the best experience ever!


Payment Plans

This is very commonly over analyzed and clients often get so confused about this. We offer a few options for getting everything you want but breaking up the total costs into smaller payments.

Paypal Credit: This is an option I highly recommend checking out! Its a 6 month zero percent interest credit line through paypal that allows you to pay me up front, receive your product quicker, and still allows you to make payments after the session. If you like this route, apply for it well before your session so you know how much your spending limit it!

In-House Payment Plan: We offer a break up to your product order, in house. We do have a few guidelines to explain!

  • No products will be ordered until the entire invoice is paid in full.

  • A minimum 1/3 down payment must be paid to begin the payment plan. This is typically the first payment for the payment plan

  • You can break up the payments up to 6 months (however, I am willing to work with clients needs).

  • The payments can be broken up in half/third/quarters, monthly, bi monthly, or every other week. We are very flexible on how you break up the payments

  • You fully choose when the due dates are for the payments. We love helping you plan around pay days.

  • You are responsible for making the payments on time. You will be emailed a reminder 2 days before its due. We allow up to 5 days past due before a $25 late payment will be applied. This late payment is applied to each time a payment is late.

  • If you miss 3 payments, with zero communication to us to restructure the payment plan, then your payment plan will be canceled, and you will have to pay the remainder in full.

My goal for offering payment plan options is to make everything as easy and flexible for you! You can have payment plans started as early as you booking your session! The earlier you start the payment plan the sooner you receive your products!


Prepayment Bonuses

So we talked about payment plans, but lets talk about my favorite thing, prepayment bonuses! Are you the gal who loves getting free stuff?! This is also going to be your favorite thing too!

If you choose to pay off your product order by the date of your session, including having a payment plan set to be paid off by the date of your session, you get to choose free things to add on to your experience!

Bombshell Collection (Or equal/more A La Carte order) - You choose 3 Bonuses

Vixen Collection (Or equal/more A La Carte order) - You choose 2 Bonuses

Siren Collection (Or equal/more A La Carte order) - You choose 1 Bonus

Here is a list of our free bonuses you get to choose from!

  • Personal Shopping Assistance (either in person or online via zoom to screen share and shop online)

  • Next-Day Viewing Appointment

  • Angel Wings Rental for your shoot

  • 3 Professional Head shots

  • Claw foot Tub Set

  • Outdoors

  • Album Cover Upgrade

  • 10 extra images in your Album

  • Crystal USB for purchased digital images

  • 8x12" two-image folio

The sooner we set up your order, the sooner we get to pick which bonuses you’d love to add! We do require some be settled on early, like our next-day viewing, outdoor sets, etc so we have time to plan for them, but there is so many that can happen at the session, or afterwards!

We love spoiling our clients, if you haven’t figured that out yet ;)

 

This concludes our Product Series!

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Chrissy Smith Photography's Boudoir Collections & Packages https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/chrissy-smith-photographys-boudoir-collections-packages

I don’t know about you, but for me my favorite thing in the world is a good deal and getting the best bang for my buck.

If you haven’t checked out my other product blogs yet you can find them here

Products 101 | Payment Plan & Prepayment Bonuses

Collections

The best bang for your buck.

I built these collections with you solely in mind. They are our most popular products, bundled together at a discount. After years of watching what my clients love purchasing, what they go back and forth with, what they are happiest getting, and thus my Collections were born!

Our collections

Bombshell Collection

Are you the gal who wants EVERYTHING?! If so, then this is the collection for you!

  • 10x10 Luxury Album with 45 Images
  • All 45 images as digital downloads (delivered digitally)
  • 8X12" Passepartout
  • 10 Image Folio


Vixen Collection

By far our MOST popular collection! Its definitely a favorite with our clients!

  • 10x10 Luxury Album with 25 Images
  • Full Digital Gallery (delivered digitally)
  • 8X12" Passepartout

 

Siren Collection

Can you tell we love our albums? They are offered in almost every Collection.

  • 8X8 Luxury Album with 20 Images
  • 8X12" Passepartout
  • Corresponding 20 Digital Images from Album

 

 

Pin-Up Collection

Still want a discount, but none of the others spark your fancy? Here you go!

  • 10 Image Folio
  • 8X12" Passepartout

 

Want more information on the cost? Fill out our inquiry form to schedule a FREE phone consult!

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Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Products 101 https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/chrissy-smith-photography-boudoir-products-101

We aren’t just a fancy experience kinda studio. When I say you are going to be spoiled, I mean more then just the services you receive. After your session is done you get to truly enjoy the photos for years and decades to come with our hand picked signature products!

What exactly do you mean by products?

Don’t over think this! I mean the literal products you’ll get with the photos from your experience! I plan to go over them in depth below, and during our consultation before your session you’ll have a chance to physically see and touch each and every product we offer!

  1. Albums

  2. Image Folios

  3. Wall Art

  4. Digital Images

  5. Add on Products (Our Small Gifts!)

Here we go!

 

 

 

Albums

 

 

Albums are hands down my favorite, and its not surprise its also our best seller! Our flush mounted albums are beautiful representations of you in art form. Private, but still feeling like your holding something luxurious, Albums also make the perfect gift! You get to choose what images goes inside the album, as well as what cover options you want!

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait Boxes

Our newest addition to our product list, but still not as popular as our Albums! Do you like the privacy of the album but always wanted a collection of prints instead? In the same thickness of the albums, we offer multiple prints inside a variety of different photo boxes! You get to choose which size you want, how many prints you want, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Art

 

 

This one is pretty easy to explain! We offer an amazing select of different types of wall art like gallery wrapped canvas and metal prints! In just a few sizes to pick from, you will be able to hang up your photos with ease! Stunning additions to your home decor!

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Images

I absolutely sell just digital images with print release if that’s what your looking for! All digital images purchases are delivered by an email link pretty much immediately. So they are by far our quickest in delivery!

 

Add - On Products

What is an add - on product? We have a line of smaller products we think of as small photo gifts! These can be added on to any product or collection purchase, but cannot be purchased separately! These include things like our super finder Retro Viewfinders, mini accordion albums, small prints, 12-month calendar, and more!


 

 

 

 

 

This pretty much sums up all the products we offer here at Chrissy Smith Photography! To learn more about our collections or our payment plans you can check out these blogs here!

 

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3 Common Miscpnceptions about Boudoir https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/3-common-miscpnceptions-about-boudoir

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Bridal Boudoir - The ultimate gift for you and your partner! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/bridal-boudoir---the-ultimate-gift-for-you-and-your-partner

A bridal boudoir shoot is the most perfect wedding gift for your partner because you can truly give yourself to your soulmate in the most beautiful and unique way.  I have seen the incredible confidence transformation that it can give to brides to be.

Sets in my studio have been decorated with wedding boudoir in mind – with the light and airy vibes – stylish and luxurious  – it’s all about perfect simplicity.   I wanted to create a beautifully feminine and pretty space to shoot boudoir sessions.

Why is a bridal boudoir session an amazing investment?

 

A wedding boudoir photography shoot is an amazing experience but here are a few reasons why you should consider investing in bridal boudoir photos:

  • You can surprise your partner with a boudoir album the night before the wedding – giving him a preview of your wedding lingerie (because we all know that you might not actually be wearing it on the day!). It will also be the greatest wedding gift you can give yourself because in addition to beautiful images you will also have an enormous confidence boost – I can’t emphasize this point enough.

  • You are probably looking pretty fabulous after months of hardwork and pampering for the big day and if you plan on having a family then it is the perfect time to create some beautiful memories and celebrate this milestone time in your life.

  • You can use your bridal boudoir shoot to showcase your wedding lingerie and also feature those amazing shoes you spent hours searching for.

  • Bridal boudoir outfits often include stunning wedding robes, veils and even your wedding dress if you wish.

  • If you are at all nervous about being photographed on your wedding day then a wedding boudoir photography shoot is the ideal way to get over feeling camera shy. If you think that boudoir photography is about getting undressed then you are not seeing it correctly –  it is much more about getting dressed – in exquisite lingerie that you might not normally wear.

  • Imagine how much fun it would be to have a lingerie bridal shower and perhaps ask your closest girlfriends to contribute to a boudoir gift certificate as their wedding present to you?

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The Boudoir Experience, from start to finish. https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/8/the-boudoir-session-from-start-to-finish Let's talk about the Boudoir Experience.

The Boudoir Session Experience for many girls is a GREAT mystery. If you are a first timer to Boudoir Photography, you have a lot questions.  And if your first Boudoir experience was one of those awful Boudoir Marathons where you were hanging out in your underwear with a bunch of strangers, then you really have a lot of questions.

I'm here here to help. Let me guide you through what an amazing life changing boudoir portrait experience should look and feel like. Are you ready to explore a Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Experience from start to finish? Let's Go!

Here's what we offer with every Session:

  • Chrissy's FREE phone consult which allows her to get a feel for what you are wanting to get from your session. As well as allows you to get a feel for her as a photographer.
  • Lingerie Guide to help plan and decide what lingerie you want for your shoot.
  • Welcome Client Guide, containing tips and tricks for rocking your experience as well as a day of shoot checklist.
  • Professional Hair Styling
  • Professional Full Face Makeup Application (including lashes!) Combined with hair styling you are pampered for 45-60 minutes with our Professional Hair and Makeup Artist!
  • 90 minute boudoir photo-shoot with Chrissy
  • Access to all indoor and outdoor sets! That's over seven sets to choose from!
  • Exclusive access to client closet and jewelry!
  • Professional Pose coaching from Chrissy herself. She will even show you the poses so there is nothing to worry about!
  • 1 hour viewing and ordering session
  • Membership in our Ladies only VIP FB group
  • Custom Professional Image Retouching

1. A GREAT BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE STARTS WITH PLANNING

At South Central Pennsylvania's Premier boudoir studio, Chrissy Smith Photography, Planning is EVERYTHING. As soon as you select your day and time from our calendar, you will receive access to two key planning tools. The first is Chrissy's amazing Client Welcome Guide. This guide is packed full of information and tips to ensure an amazing boudoir experience. The Client Welcome Guide will guide you through how you dream of being photographed, tips on how to selecting outfits to wear for your session and help you plan every detail with a session checklist.

The second planning treat offered at Chrissy Smith Photography's Boudoir Studio is Chrissy's Lingerie guide. It's full of tips, tricks and even the best places to shop. This guide is full of lingerie magic.

2. THE BEST HAIR AND MAKE UP ARTISTS

Chrissy Smith Boudoir studio only works with the BEST of the BEST for your hair and your makeup. These artists come to the studio and are waiting for you when you arrive. When you arrive, they already know the look you want and help match the colors of your face palate to the amazing outfits you brought along with you.

You will will enjoy the pampering of a new look in hair and make up for at least 1 amazing hour in the studio before your session.

3. ACCESS TO THE STUDIO WALK THROUGH CLOSET

The walk through our client closet is a game changer. You can borrow glamorous accessories like jewelry, and Chrissy's awesome accessory collection. Or if you are a fast changer, you can add an entire outfit from the amazing lingerie pieces at the Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Studio. You can also borrow layering pieces like robes, or sheer skirts to add some new sparks to the outfits you brought along with you. We also stock cozy options like sweaters. You can also elect to wear the couture Angel Wings that were commissioned just for Chrissy at Chrissy Smith Boudoir Studio. They are glorious ivory or gold colored wings made with real ostrich feathers - guaranteed to make you feel like you are on the Victoria's Secret runway. They are amazing.

4. 60-90 MINUTES OF PROFESSIONAL BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

This is where the magic happens. You look amazing. You feel amazing. It's time for Chrissy to show you how truly valued and beautiful you are through this amazing portrait session. South Central Pennsylvania's premier boudoir studio is full of all the luxury and trendy set ups you dream of when you think about boudoir photography. Lots of sparkle, lots of silk and lots glamour. Chrissy will pose you in each outfit in multiple areas of the studio with and without layers to create a wonderful variety for the products you want to create.

5. SEE and CHOOSE YOUR PORTRAITS

How many will you choose? What will you create? You hold all the power. Get a few. Get them all. The best part is you get to decide. A week from your shoot you will come back to the Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Studio where she will reveal your amazing images to you! Chrissy will help you fit into the collection of your choice and select any gift items you'd like to create from your session. Chrissy Smith Photography offers a variety of albums, boxed images, wall art and novelty items sure to please anyone you are looking to surprise. The portraits are a keepsake from the amazing experience we offer at Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir. Every time you walk past the art on your wall, you will feel empowered. You will feel valued and worthy of anything life throws your way. 

All images you select are professional retouched to Chrissy's high standards.

A message from Chrissy

Life is busy. It's easy to just stop believing all the loving things your partner says, replacing them in your head with things like, "oh you have to say that because we're married or because have been together for however many years". Trust me I get it. But, that doesn't make it less true. You look in that mirror every day and you just can't see it. As a woman, business owner, and mom myself, our views get clouded with the expectations placed on us for years by media and how we should look. We question our value, beauty, and our worth. Let me open your eyes to the amazing beautiful woman you are right now. Not 10 pounds from right now, right now. As you are. I can do that for you. And I can relight that flame of self-confidence to show the amazing woman you are! Will you let me?

 

XOXO ~Chrissy

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Favorite shops for all (Part 1!) https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/favorite-shops-for-all-part-1

I have a couple go-to's for lingerie. Whether it's to stock up my client closet, or I want to surprise hubby I have a couple go-to's. So... this will be a couple different posts since there are a few places.

Fave shops for all-things lingerie Clothes can be frustrating to shop for - especially when it comes to a sensual boudoir session. But, there is something out there for you. I promise!

One thing I suggest: Finding a lingerie boutique with real one-on-one help. The people working are experienced with different body types and know what might suit your needs. Don't be afraid to ask a worker, friend, or even your boudoir photographer for help when trying to find the perfect outfit. When you shop at a boutique or storefront dedicated to lingerie, they will help size and measure you.

Finding a "real" lingerie shop is actually harder then you would think. But luckily I have done the hard work for you. One of my favorite Lingerie shops to shop at is Underneath it all located in Camp Hill, PA. This quaint little shop is AMAZING. From lingerie to corsets and more, this shop has it all. Their prices are about the same as Victoria's Secret, however, I cannot say more about the quality of their products and how well they hold up in comparison to VS. The best part... they offering fitting appointments where they will happily fit you for bra and lingerie!

So, now that we have a lingerie shop in mind. Let's figure out what look you want to go for: Dramatic, sexy, classy, pinup, bridal, or completely unclothed. Figuring out your boudoir wardrobe can be exciting! Choose your favorite colors and try on plenty of various types of lingerie. Quick tips: I recommend bringing at least one bra and panty set to your shoot.

Anything with an underwire or extra shaping; like a pushup bra or corset. Try on different textured outfits. This could be satin, lace, mesh, net, beading, etc. Don't be afraid to try out bodysuits, corsets, thigh highs, stockings, knee-high socks, teddys, high-wasted underwear, and slips. You'd be surprised to see what flatters you the most! Plus you'll have a blast during your fitting and find what flatters your figure the most.

Normally Underneath it all books their fittings 2 weeks out, so be sure to give them a call and schedule with them a minimum of 2 weeks before your session.

Location: 1801 Market St (Rear Parking, Lot), Suite 104, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: (717) 761-7474

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Saying YES to Boudoir! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/saying-yes-to-boudoir

Once you say yes to booking your boudoir session, it's time to get excited!

Nobody truly understands how powerful it truly is until they do it. Many people do boudoir for several different reasons. They are back in the dating world, they beat cancer, they hit a goal weight, they are celebrating motherhood, they're healing from trauma, they're celebrating a birthday, or they just want to experience it. And the list goes on.

I will chit-chat with you on your style and your dreams with boudoir. That way, I can help you tailor your session to your unique personality. After you and I discuss what to expect, you're ready to start shopping and doing the prep work. From there, it only gets better and better!

Let's schedule your FREE phone consult today and get the ball rolling!

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Couples Boudoir??? Yes it's totally a thing! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/couples-boudoir-yes-its-totally-a-thing

Thinking about booking a boudoir session with your sweetheart? I encourage it! I might be partial, but there's no better way to spice things up in a relationship or marriage than sexy, sweet, and intimate boudoir pictures.

If you have an anniversary coming up, this could be a super exciting experience for both of you! Celebrate your love and the next milestone with beautiful images of you as a couple.

One thing a lot of newlyweds don't think about is booking during their honeymoon. YES! Why not? It's romantic as heck, and it'll capture those first wonderful moments together as a married couple.

 

Regardless of your relationship type, a couple's boudoir session is a way to keep the fire burning.

 

 

 

 

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Treating yourself to a Boudoir Session! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/treating-yourself-to-a-boudoir-session

Break out of your comfort zone. Odds are, you've been spending too much time focusing on your flaws and not your beauty! It's a fun experience where you have the chance to celebrate your beautiful body. It's a special session where you can discover the sexy that's been hiding within you all along. If you don't try something new, you'll regret it. Good things never come from holding back! Boudoir sessions show a different side of you. For far too long, you've held back. You have been too afraid to show the world your intense side! Let that go and dive in. Someone out there believes in you. Show them you do, too, with powerful, out-of-this-world photos that will have them shook. It's a duo gift; fun for you and them! It's an intimate gift you both will love!

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Break the Ice and show that self-confidence in front of the camera https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/break-the-ice-and-show-that-self-confidence-in-front-of-the-camera

No matter if you're a newbie or returning client, those butterflies will always pop up! How do you release the tension and capture your authentic self?

  • Rest, rest, rest.
  • The night before, be sure to get enough sleep. Turn off the electronics (step away from the phone!), turn on a fan, and keep it dark! Have everything you're bringing ready and prepared. Outfits, accessories, and anything else relevant to your session.
  • Get to know your photographer! Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for advice from your photographer. I promise we aren't scary! This is one of the reasons I do a VIP group. This allows me to post things about me and my personal life as well as business so my clients can see I am a real person.
  • Get in front of a mirror and practice. I know this sounds funny but move your body, see what angles you like, try out different expressions, and feel comfortable moving around!
  • Be sure to have a professional hair and makeup artist. Especially if you recognize you aren't so great at it or stress about looking your best, this could make significant changes to your appearance. I personally offer this as part of my Boudoir Experience. This allows my clients to not have to worry about going to a salon for hair and then beautician for makeup prior to our shoot. This also allows more time for my clients to be pampered and relax before their shoot.

All these things will insure you will be relaxed and ready for a fun filled day of pampering and fun.

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Boudoir sessions are made for all women! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/boudoir-sessions-are-made-for-all-women Boudoir sessions are made for all women!

Treat yourself...

No matter how old you, your body type, and your style, you have every right to indulge in boudoir photography. It's a great pick-me-up and reminder of your beauty and strength. And nothing boosts your spirit and self-esteem more than gorgeous images of yourself!

It's life changing.

I'm serious. I know some of you will probably think how can a photo-shoot change a life? Well, it's something you've never tried before and once you do a session, you become hooked! It's exhilarating, fun, and from the moment you start pampering yourself until the day you see your final photos, you'll understand why!

You'll appreciate it.

Boudoir encourages women to love themselves for who they truly are. It's a great way to embrace you (flaws included) and love the skin you're in!

Pictures as a reminder.

You'll have quality images that last for years. This way, you can always look back and reminisce about that season of life and how much fun you had!

Outfits and lingerie.

Who doesn't love to shop? Boudoir is a great excuse to buy lingerie that makes you blush! There's something out there for every woman!

Body positivity.

Boudoir is classic, beautiful, and timeless. Every woman is unique and beautiful. No matter what skin color, body size, age, and lifestyle, you deserve to be dolled up and captured on camera.

Women Empowerment.

When another woman sees you doing boudoir, they become inspired. It's all about lifting each other up and accepting our beautiful bodies. We shouldn't compete against each other, but instead, encourage one another to do the dang thing. Every woman has their own story. When women come together, powerful things happen.

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Boosting your self-esteem! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/boosting-your-self-esteem

Nobody, I repeat... NOBODY should have to feel like they aren't good enough or worthy.

It's time to retrain your negative thoughts and how you feel about yourself! Try identifying your negative beliefs. Challenge those and ask yourself questions: Is it true? Is there evidence? Most likely, they aren't true. Be positive about yourself. I know saying this is a lot easier then doing, but look at it this way. That perfect person you adore? That person who seems to have it all together with the perfect life and family. They have flaws, too. The truth is, everyone does. That's what makes us all Human. But just because you aren't "perfect" doesn't mean you can't be happy with yourself.

The secret... be happy, give yourself grace, and be content with yourself.

Yeah, sure easy enough to say right. Well, I have a challenge for you. I want you to write a list of things you're good at and what you love most about yourself. You love your eyes, great! Tell me why. You love your singing, amazing! Tell me why. Love your job, even better... tell me why. You name it I want all those positive things you LOVE about yourself and all those thing you are really good at on that list.

So why am I asking you to write this dumb list?? Well, simple. This list is a great daily reminder to look at! If you are feeling down about yourself, just take a look at your list and read off all those wonderful things that make you YOU.

If your worried there are people in your life who are toxic and don't build you up, well...avoid them. You don't need negativity in your life. The relationships in your life should be encouraging and positive, not try to beat you down. This is tough if the person or people are family members or close friends. But think about it. If they really, honest to god cared about you. Wouldn't they want to see you happy?

So ladies, be kind to yourself. Smile often. Don't be too critical. And most of all laugh! Embrace you, all of you and practice that self-love and your self-esteem will shine through!

 

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Where did Boudoir come from? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/7/where-did-boudoir-come-from Boudoir...where did it come from?

Boudoir is french for a woman's private bedroom/dressing room. Long ago, in the early 1920s, boudoir photography was considered tasteless and disgraceful. While it was intended to capture the beauty of a woman's figure and emotions. Many saw this as a unrealistic or inappropriate explorations of her body. This was back when women were laughed at, mocked, shamed, and not treated equally (or fairly). And during this time, it was actually illegal.

Albert Arthur Allen, and American based photographer was wrapped in scandal because his style of nude photography wasn't quite acceptable (example of his work shown above). In fact, so much so that he was indicted for sending obscene materials through mail and spent years in litigation. All of which was eventually dropped. **Eye roll**

Fast forward to the mid-1930's and 40's. Pinup girls, *whistles*. Before Marilyn Monroe, there was Betty Grable (pictured above). Betty was the face of the iconic pin-up-girl-look that was created in the 30's and 40's, right around the beginning of WWII FACT: Our government actually used a pin-up of Betty as propaganda to persuade young men to enlist into the war! Do you remember those bomber plans with the pin-ups on the noses? Yup...

Women then started commissioning their own pin-up drawings and photographs to send to their husbands away at war as motivation for their safe return home. Betty's work did so much more than just becoming the government's pin-up girl. Betty was also the highest-paid actress and woman in her time.

When the 50's rolled around Marilyn Monroe became a pretty household name. Some would argue that Marilyn kicked off the sexual liberation of women. While she is one of many women, Marilyn definitely normalized female sexuality and is still a household name 50+ years later. But, it wasn't just the photos that made her so popular and intriguing. Marilyn was outspoken, charismatic, humorous, and embraced herself with ease, resulting in the entire world falling in love with her.

After that, boudoir picked up and more and more women started participating in the trend. These women paved the way for modern-day boudoir. Today, while some people are still uncomfortable with the idea of having a boudoir session. Boudoir is widely accepted in today's standards. We see women all over social media, magazines, and in movies embracing their bodies and flaunting their stuff! Women have a variety of reasons why they chose to do a boudoir session. It may be a gift for a significant other or celebrating a milestone in life. However, a surprising number of women take these photos just for themselves. One thing that happens with all women is that boudoir sessions allows them to see themselves differently. There is an unexpected journey that clients go through from planning stages, showing up the day of their session with great bravery and finally putting their own self-criticisms aside to truly appreciate the beauty that has always been there.

Boudoir is booming more than ever. So... what are you waiting for? Become part of boudoir history and book your session!

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False eyelashes... yay or nay? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/false-eyelashes-yay-or-nay If you know us, then you'll know false eyelashes are a no-brainer. It doesn't matter if your makeup is natural or all-out glam, falsies make a huge difference. They enhance the eyes and make them stand out in every single picture taken.They might feel heavy and look fake in real life, but on camera, you'll fall in love. With the help of a professional makeup artist, they'll make sure they are applied correctly. That way, if you're a newbie at putting them on, you won't have to figure it out by yourself. They can be tricky!

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A number does not define your beauty... Boudoir is for any age! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/a-number-does-not-define-your-beauty-boudoir-is-for-any-age

 

Beauty has no age limits. And the desire to feel that beauty doesn't go away with age. Many of the women who walk through my door are over the age of 40. These beautiful women wanted the experience of getting in front of the camera for a boudoir shoot just like many of the young women I have come in.

Many women think, “I could never do that”, “I’m not sexy enough”, "I could never pull that off"... But, I here to prove to you, your wrong. You can do this. You are sexy enough. And you can "pull it off". There’s no qualification or age to whether or not a woman is sexy enough for a boudoir shoot.

Every woman can find her sexy and that is what my studio is all about.

Catering to my clients from start to finish, we pamper you with professional hair & makeup all while getting to know each other with a little "girl talk". We laugh, we smile, and most importantly, have fun. Sure, my clients come for beautiful photos, but most clients book their shoot with me because I make the shoot very comfortable and down to earth while literally guiding her through every single pose from head to toe. There’s not one piece of a pose that goes missed.

Here are some great reasons for women over 40 to book a boudoir shoot:

  • You’ve raised beautiful children and its time to do something AMAZING for yourself

  • You’ve survived a difficult divorce 

  • You’ve achieved great successes

  • You’d lost 5, 10, 50, or 100 pounds! Go girl! Let’s CELEBRATE!

  • You’ve lost a spouse

  • You beat cancer 

  • You’re an empty nester and it’s time to experience something special for you because you’ve been busy taking care of everyone else your entire life.

  • You’ve gone through menopause and are ready for this next chapter. This isn’t the end of the road. It’s a new beginning.

The reasons are endless! Don't let a number define you. Embrace that number and show it who's boss!

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Trend Alert: Bodysuits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/trend-alert-bodysuits

There's so much more to boudoir than just being in the nude. Sexy isn't defined by what you don't wear - it's the emotions, the posing, and the feel of it all. When it comes to finding something comfortable to wear and still feeling beautiful, we have an answer for you.

Bodysuits.

You shouldn't feel on the fence about boudoir if clothing is what's holding you back. Bodysuits are coming in hot, and they're to die for. You see them almost everywhere nowadays. These hot one-pieces come in a variety of fun styles, patterns, colors, and cuts. Everyone needs this modern staple in their wardrobe.

Why do we love them so much? Easy; they flatter everyone! We mean that. If you're uncomfortable with your stomach region... bodysuit. If you want to be somewhat modest... bodysuit. If you don't want your back to show... bodysuit.

There are loads of questions we are asked when it comes to these: Do you wear undies with them? How do I wear them? What types of bottoms should I wear with them? How do I use the bathroom in one? Why do they look like swimsuits?

You know how baby onesies snap at the bottoms? These do the same thing - making your bathroom trips not-so-complicated. Unlike a romper, there's no need to take it completely off. The whole purpose of a bodysuit is to provide a seamless, tightened, and tuck-in look. Suppose you are considering wearing one during your boudoir session. In that case, there are typically two different bottom styles: Thong and full coverage.

There are endless varieties of colors and styles out there, from lace, see-through, leather, office-casual, and so much more. They are straightforward, and you can mix and match any type of bottoms with them, such as skirts, shorts, capris, or jeans. It's entirely up to you.

You don't have to wear a bra or underwear with them, thank goodness! When it comes to posing, we must say it maximizes the session to make it hotter than hot! We love seeing seductive wall or chair posing with these. Legs are always accentuated and elongated - trust us!

 

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Bringing sexy back.... https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/bringing-sexy-back

 

I know I have said this time and time again, but ladies....  YOU CANNOT LOSE YOUR SEXY!

"Sexy" people do certain things... and those thing, just enhance the appeal you already have.

We all want to look good - right? But does it mean starving yourself or hitting up the gym every chance you get? No. Ha! Take me for example, I try to work out 10 minutes every day, I do a small fitness video and can do great with it. However, I tend to get sidetracked with kids, or lucky me, when aunt flo comes to visit. And next thing you know it's been weeks since I last worked out LMAO.

Okay, so if we aren't working out how do we get sexy?

Sex appeal. How can you achieve this? Think about it. Whether you're trying to score a date or simply feeling better about yourself, we all have these thoughts.

The first thing to do: BE YOURSELF. Don't try to be something your not. Be confident in who you are and own it! Confidence in yourself speaks wonders.

Okay, so you're not up-to-date on fashion trends. That's okay! We believe fashion stems from personalities. The main thing you want to aim for is being comfortable. When you're cozy, you can be yourself and relax. Have a friend help you decide what compliments you the most!

POV: No matter who you are, cleanliness is key. Personal grooming matters and does wonders for your appearance. Take some time to style your hair, trim your nails and pluck those stray brows. Not saying take this to the max but have you ever noticed the different look or reactions you get from when you have that messy mom bun and sweats on vs when you did your hair, makeup, and actually took some time to choose something to wear?

Last but not least - SMILE. That is your best accessory. A happy person is more approachable and personable. A little love and laughter go a long way!!!

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Shades of Red Lipstick that are sure the catch attention! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/shades-of-red-lipstick-that-are-sure-the-catch-attention

 

Shades of red lipstick that are fire!!!

Let us start by saying there is a red lipstick out there for everyone, regardless of skin tone and complexion.

If you think red isn't for you, stop right there. There's one out there made for you! Besides, not all shades are created equally.

 

Berry Red

Seek out these colors if you have a fair or light skin tone for a bold look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Red

A universal staple in the red lipstick world that makes a statement for everyone.

 

 

 

Fiery Red

A timeless color that anyone can wear - if you're comfortable with something with a bang!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suede Red

This color boasts peachy or golden undertones. Dreamy and glowing!

 

 

 

 

 

Orange-Red

Not too bright and not too crazy. A lovely pop of color that matches so well with darker complexions.

 

 

 

 

Dark Vampire Red

A moody color choice that looks stunning on any skin tone.

 

 

 

 

 

Pink-Red

Especially for fair skin tones, finding a gentle pink-red shade will compliment your natural undertone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brick Red

If you have a medium skin tone, then warm red is your friend.

 

 

 

 

Wine Red

Dark skin paired with a deep red lip color is a match made in heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Red

Olive skin? This is for you. The orange-based red compliments this skin tone perfectly.

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Elevated self-worth...The side effect of Boudoir! Chrissy Smith Boudoir | Fairfield,PA https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/elevated-self-worth-the-side-effect-of-boudoir-chrissy-smith-boudoir-fairfield-pa Ooh la la!

Today I have a very special boudoir blog post for you. It features Jennifer Aniston... Okay so we didn't shoot Jennifer A but I swear, Miss Brittani, could have been her twin! This gorgeous and confident woman was an absolute pleasure to work with. As you can see, she is extremely photogenic.

For her session we used several of our indoor sets and our outdoor claw-foot tub set. Her hair and makeup were done by Athena, who did an impeccable job as always.

Once Brittani was finished getting pampered and perfected, we began the shoot. She brought  several super adorable changes of clothing for the session and I loved them all. Especially the studded shoes! Can I just say how much I really want to get a pair of these now.

After the shoot Brittani shared, " I felt so sexy and confident while shooting and still do!"

When asked what advice would she give to anyone looking to book a boudoir with me she replied, "Chrissy definitely help with the jitters and tells you everything you need to know and do. Seeing a quick picture while shooting helped so much too! I couldn't believe I was looking at a picture of myself."

I'm glad to hear she had such a positive experience!

Without further adieu, the stunning and captivating Brittani!

Ready for your own boudoir experience with Chrissy?

 

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Where to buy Lingerie? A look into my favorite lingerie stores! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/where-to-buy-lingerie-a-look-into-my-favorite-lingerie-stores

You’ve gotten your boudoir session booked, now it’s time for the fun part. Shopping! Where do you even begin to start your search for the perfect boudoir session wardrobe with all the options available out there? It doesn’t have to be overwhelming and I’m here to help you find just the right pieces for your photo-shoot.

The one thing I highly recommend if you are planning to buy some new lingerie, get yourself measured! You may find the prettiest bra ever, but if it’s ill-fitting, it’s not going to make for very flattering photos. Here’s a link to doing your bra measurements yourself at home, along with some extra tips from Third Love to make sure you have a proper fit! Once you know your proper size, let’s get started on where you can find a wardrobe to match your boudoir style!

Shop your own closet!

The best pieces are going to be ones that you feel most comfortable in, and you likely have a few of those already in your closet! And remember, it doesn’t have to all be lingerie for your session. I love things like a basic white tank top, a flirty tee, oversized/off-shoulder sweater or cardigan, a lacy robe, sheer top, pantyhose/stockings, etc. Check that closet first and save some of your wardrobe money for more prints!

Shops for the budget shopper

If you are a girl after my own heart, i.e., someone that is not a big spender when it comes to wardrobe, here are my top recommendations for some fun outfits for your shoot!

 

  • Forever 21 – you can find some pretty inexpensive bras, undies, bodysuits, swimsuits and other kinds of fun stuff like – cheeky shorts, kimonos, faux fur jackets, etc. All the trendy stuff that the youngsters are wearing!
  • Target – they recently launched a lingerie line called Auden that is quite size inclusive
  • H&M
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Kohl’s – they always have some kind of sale going on!
  • Nordstrom
  • Shein
  • Ross
  • TJMAXX

Where to find the fancy stuff!

If you are wanting some bougie pieces that will stand the test of time, these are my top picks below.

I want something more loungy + casual

If you’d prefer less of the lace and underwires, and more of the casual lounge wear, here are a few of my favorite shops!

I just want to shop online!

Don’t feel like going to the mall or a local boutique store? Here are some options for quick + easy lingerie shopping online.

If you are still struggling to find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will do my best to help you out. And don’t ever hesitate to shoot me an email at info@ChrissySmithPhotography.com.

And don’t forget to join my Facebook Boudoir VIP Group so you can chat with other past, current, and future clients for inspiration and see sneak peeks from sessions before they are seen anywhere else!

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Why is Boudoir so expensive? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/why-is-boudoir-so-expensive

 

When people inquire for my Boudoir photography pricing, I tell them:

“The average clients usually spends somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000 on their reservation & image collection.”

 

THEN, they say things like: 

“You charge how much? That has to be a mistake.”

“That's insane, there is no possible way I can afford that.”

“This is nowhere near what I thought it was going to cost.”

“I was hoping to spend a couple hundred dollars at most.”

 

I realized to most people, they only see photography as an easy thing to do…

“Just holding a camera, and clicking a button”;

but… its not even remotely that simple.

 

DID YOU KNOW? 

There are literally hundreds of photographers in just our local area alone charging prices ranging from $20 to $20,000 for their artistry; and that in the United States, the average photographer makes only $31,000 per year? When you count everything we're going to discuss below, most photographers are actually only making between $12 and $15 an hour!

 

Here are 9 reasons why boudoir photography is so expensive:

 

 

1. "There's a lot of time involved."

For Starters, my boudoir photo-shoot experience isn't a in and out, JC Penny type of thing. There’s a reason I call it “An Experience”. I call it this, because your total experience is 3 and a half hours of time. From the hour of getting luxuriously pampered with our hair and makeup professionals, to your hour reveal appointment

In addition to that, you should also include the time spent on editing and retouching your images once the session is over, just think, I show on average 150 images at our reveal. Lets say each of those images takes 5 minutes to edit/retouch. That's 12 and a half hours of editing and retouching (any that's only giving me 5 minutes per image!!!). Then after the editing and retouching is complete I have to upload you images into the gallery for your reveal, then there's designing the albums, communicating back and forth before and after the session, etc. You can see how the time really ads up.

 

 

2. “The amenities aren’t free.”

When you have an experience that is as luxurious as the one my studio is providing, you have to consider that there would be a lot of cost in order to provide those services. Your pampering, the lingerie we include, jewelry, Angel wing props, etc are definitely not free. I pay for all of that. To insure you get amazing images!

 

3. “My team is well paid. They aren’t volunteers.”

You may not realize it, but there are a lot of people involved in making your shoot happen…

~ There’s the glam team themselves (Joy and Athena) who gets paid to beautify every single client who walks in the door. 

 

BOTTOM LINE IS: No one is donating their services. I pay them well, they work hard, and they do an amazing job. They always go above and beyond for my clients, and they love to exceed expectations!

 

4. “Photography gear is not cheap”

Now, I have a lot of gear that I have purchased in the past few years. So here is some more information on what I use & how much things costs:

 

  • Nikon D750 Camera Body - $1,500

  • Nikon 70-200 2.8 Lens - $1,500

  • Nikon 24-70 2.8 Lens - $1,000

  • Other Nikon Lenses I Own - $1,500

  • Other Gear For The Camera I Own: $1,500

  • Dozens of CF Cards: $60 each

  • Dozens of SD Cards: $90 each

  • Dozens of Extra Batteries: $20 each

  • Multiple Reflectors: $30-$100 each

  • Multiple Studio Lighting Modifiers: $50 - $500 each

  • Multiple Light Stands: $50 - $200 each

  • A Commercial Grade Tripod: $100 - $150

  • Professional Studio Strobe Lighting
     

  • Not to mention the costs put into a specific Boudoir studio (sheets, props, outdoor sets, etc)

DID YOU KNOW?
Just one set of those Luxurious Angel Wings we have in Studio costs $1,896!!!! Yup you read that right.

 

5. “Software adds up”

Not only is there gear, but you also need a lot of software to run and operate a photography business! My costs for software alone are over $7,000 a year! 

 

6.“Unlike most photographers, I have studio expenses.”

Sure, most photographers can meet you outside at your favorite park, or at your home, a hotel, or another place to take photos, but I actually have a studio where I work from, meet with clients, and do my Boudoir sessions. I do own my studio building, however this doesn't mean I don't pay for this space. I pay mortgage which a percentage is considered rent for my studio space and utilities, just like any other photographer with a studio. Plus I am responsible for any upgrades/renovations needed along the way. Remember, If I don't have any clients, I still have to pay for the space, and it’s not cheap.
 

None of that even counts what I purchase for my studio.  I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on my studio lingerie collection, my custom bedroom sets, furniture, jewelry, props and accessories, bedding, candles, audio visual equipment, photography equipment, sample albums, wall art, and other printed products to display...

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Our new studio cost over $20,000!!! And that's not including any landscaping for our outdoor sets.

 

7. “I pay to be a better photographer.”

There are SO many awesome resources for people in the industry. Private workshops, national conventions, conferences, online courses, business coaches, mentors, and mastermind groups. None of these things are ever cheap but they are worth every penny for the knowledge and education you receive and get to take with you.

I personally have 2 business coaches, partake in a mastermind group, continue to take many online classes, save up for large conventions, and book a private workshop at least once a year.

 

8. “It costs money to run a legal business.”

If anyone is offering boudoir photo-shoots for under $200, they probably aren’t running a legal photography business or they are just starting out and don’t realize the costs of business quite yet.

When I first started as a photographer I charged basically nothing. $25-$100 (Yep. I really did that. lol) After doing that for a few years, and seeing how much things cost, I had to raise my pricing quite a bit. I used that money to help get my business started & purchased new gear, got a new studio, upgraded everything in it, and set myself up right. When I got the paperwork for my business, I then realized I have to pay taxes, hire an accountant, pay sales tax for physical goods, and, woof, the list of expenses grew and grew.

 

9.“You are paying for Professionalism, Experience, & Quality”

 

I have dedicated my life to helping women see how beautiful they actually are through my art; and I am not just talking about on the surface.

My goal is to help women illuminate their authentic self, feel confident in their own skin, and give them the ability to love what they see in the mirror each day.

Remember, any photographer can make you look beautiful by getting you dolled up. I go further and strive to make you actually feel beautiful, so you leave your session not just with photos, but with uplifted confidence as well.

When you work with me, expect to have a positive, fun, and life-changing adventure that you will enjoy reflecting upon long after it is over. Your comfort is my priority, and I will guide you every step of the way to feature your best assets, get the perfect poses for your body type, and make you feel amazing.

No matter how old you are, what size you are, or if you are experienced in modeling or not,

YOU ARE WELCOME IN MY STUDIO. 

Nothing makes me happier than being able to support women in breaking their vulnerabilities, make them feel sexy, and support them in fostering genuine confidence.

 

 

 


Final thoughts…

The next time you question a photographer with their pricing, please keep things like this in mind. We are the smallest of small business owners with dreams, and desires just like the rest of you. I love what I do, I love my clients, and I want to provide an incredible experience for each and every one of them.
 


 What do you think? Still think photography pricing is overrated?

Leave a comment below to let us know!

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You don't need to change anything about you before your boudoir! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/6/you-dont-need-to-change-anything-about-you-before-your-boudoir  

As I was sitting in my bath relaxing the other evening, I just so happened to think about how I haven’t shaved my legs... in a week.
This automatically had me feeling I needed to shave the forest down - but stopped to think… you know what? THAT’S FREAKING FINE. The world didn’t end because of my hairy legs, did it?! In truth, I had been so busy I didn't even think about it, until that moment in the tub.


BUT, my stubbly legs got me thinking about my business and how most women wouldn’t be caught dead without shaving their legs at their session. Or just in general. But in truth, it’s just hair. I meant body hair is normal. And who does my hair effect? Literally nobody. And I’m fine and comfortable in my body in this moment and THAT is what matters.

I know you’re thinking, why are you telling me this Chrissy?! But truthfully, it's not just about the body hair. It’s about our bodies in general, and being okay with where we are in this very moment. It’s hard and I completely 100% understand that. I have so many women afraid of SO many different things before booking their experience. 

They want to lose weight.
They want to tan away their complexion.
They want to shave / wax their entire body.
They want to dye their grays away.
They want to get a mole removed.
They want to get plastic surgery.
And the list goes on… and on… and on…

But it’s important to remember that Boudoir is about loving the YOU RIGHT NOW. What does that mean? It means embracing every single part of you that exists. Body hair. Stretch marks. Gray hairs. Chunky thighs. Thin thighs. Stubbly legs. And everything in-between.

That doesn’t mean that you cannot do any and all of the things above, but the important thing to know is that IT IS NOT REQUIRED for you to book a session or for you to feel beautiful. If these things help you see your own beauty, just like getting your makeup on in the AM, or doing your hair.

PLEASE if you do these things, do them for yourself. But know you NEVER need to change unless you want to do it just for you.

Please also promise me that you will NEVER allow something that makes us human stop you from booking your Experience. You are beautiful just how you are in this moment & I would be honored to show you that.

If you have questions about an Experience, let’s chat!
Talk soon, beautiful.

xo
Chrissy

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Your body is a beautiful Story! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/your-body-is-a-beautiful-story My body serves as several reminders and stories of my life. Not all of them are good. But they are important, and they are part of what makes me, me.

One of the stories my body tells is the story of my children. Like many woman, my body holds the proof of children including tiger stripes and mommy pouch. However, for me it holds a bit more of a story from my daughter.

In 2011, a couple months into being engaged, Eric and I found out I was pregnant with Raelee. Both of us were excited, nervous, but excited. A couple months in, I started gaining weight, and I mean REALLY gaining weight. This made not sense to me as what I craved was salads, not "junk food". So I started to question my OB when I went in. This led to numerous glucose testing which always came back negative and clear of any problems, including gestational diabetes. I was confused, and quite unhappy. I had finally gotten to a weight I was happy with pre-pregnancy and now I was gaining like crazy. Over the next several months I ended up going from a very content 150lbs to over 300 lbs! Gaining over 150 lbs that no one could tell me why, only saying that it was hormonal and happens to some women. I was upset but I had a beautiful daughter. In the following 6 years I tried everything to get back to pre-baby body. I worked out for a year 3-4 days a week at the Y, I tried nutrisystem, Dr. put me on diet pills.... nothing, and I mean NOTHING worked. Then a friend of mine mentioned gastric sleeve. At this point I was ready to jump all in. I talked with hubby and explained my thoughts and concerns, which brought us to talking about baby #2. Up till this point due to Raelee's labor, we had said no more kiddos. However, I knew Eric always wanted two kiddos and I wasn't supper apposed to giving Raelee a brother or sister. I just hoped for a better pregnancy and labor then Raelee.

In Jan of 2017 we decided we were going to try for baby #2, and after I would look into what I needed to do to get fit again. That Mother's day we happily announced we were pregnant with Gage and on January 4th he made his way, rather easily into this world (thank god, lol). With Gage's pregnancy I worried about gaining even more weight as I was already at 290-300 lbs and the last thing I wanted was more weight. I feared for my health and wanted to be sure I would be around to see my children grow. So, 2 months later, after Gage arrived into the world I looked into Gastric Sleeve and started the 6 month process to getting healthy.

August of 2018 I had surgery, and months later I went from my "starting weight" of 288lbs to 180 lbs by May 3rd of 2019. I had lost 100lbs and was still loosing. Today, I went from a size 26-28 to a size 8-10!

Through this whole story, I gained a lot of loose skin, stretch marks from gaining and then loosing all the weight, a apron from my mommy pouch, as well as scars from my surgery . Where the stretch marks and scars don't bug me, I do worry about some of the other places. However, this is my body, my story, and I love it. I wouldn't have two amazing children without it.

What stories does your body tell?

 

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Take a peek at this slideshow from one of our Boudoir Clients https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/take-a-peek-at-this-slideshow-from-one-of-our-boudoir-clients I loved having Miss C in the boudoir studio the other week! She totally rocked her shoot. She did a boudoir experience with her professional hair and makeup done by our AMAZING Athena! Check out how her natural beauty shines through her photos in the slideshow below. I also love these outfits from our client closet on her!

When you book a shoot wit Chrissy Smith Photography, you have lots of options - you can book as many outfits as you like and you can choose to book our luxurious Angel wings. You can choose to bring any kind of props or outfits that make you feel sexy and help you customize your shoot. Your shoot is about YOU, YOUR experience and YOUR photos - we're not looking to have a bunch of rules to follow. Come have fun and Embrace YOU!

 

Can't wait to have YOU in the studio!

 

xo Chrissy

 

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Check out my new outdoor set!!! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/outdoor-boudoir-who-knew If there is one thing that really gets my creativity flowing, it's being in nature. Just being in the woods, with the fresh air and beauty that comes with Spring. I Love it.

Ever since we moved in last April all I could think about were all the cool ideas for shoots. Obviously back then, it was a mix of all genre's but now that I have dedicated myself to boudoir... yall, my mind has been spinning with ideas. And lucky enough it warmed up enough to not only get one of those ideas done, but I was able to get some photos in use as well!

What set am I speaking of? Most of you have already seen the sneak peeks I posted a few days ago. But for those who haven't I talking the claw-foot tub set! I still have a few things I want to add around it (some ivy and maybe some flowers) but those are really items that will make this set even more amazing in a year or two once they are able to grow a bit. For now, I am extremely happy with the outcome of this idea and am happy to say this set will be available for any of my Boudoir Experience sessions!

 

Okay enough of my blabbering. Check out this super amazing outdoor set on our very own Chrissy Smith Photography Studio property! Don't forget to comment and let me know what you think ;)

 

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Why I include professional hair and makeup with your boudoir session. https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/why-i-include-professional-hair-and-makeup-with-your-boudoir-session

Professional Hair and Makeup is a MUST for your Boudoir Session.

 

When you think of any professional portrait of yourself, you want to look your best, right? SO, when I started planning out my Boudoir Experience for the new studio, I knew including the BEST Professional Hair and Makeup artists was a MUST. Not just for my brand, but for YOU, my clients. You want to feel your best, it just makes sense to have to best of the BEST creating that beautiful look for you. There are probably thousands of reasons that I hire Professional Hair and Makeup Artists for your shoot, but here are just a few:

1. Confidence Boost.

There is nothing like the immediate confidence boost from getting your hair and makeup done by someone that knows what they are doing. There are very few women who have the confidence, knowledge and talent to say that they FULLY trust their own hair and makeup application skills. Heck, I know I don't, and I even thought about taking a course or two lol. Most women are at best average with their hair and makeup application, and that's OKAY. It's exactly the reason why there are people who's primary full time job is to have this product and application knowledge. I hire a professional hair and makeup artist to ensure that you not only look your very best, but you will FEEL like you look your very best. A professional hair and makeup artist will know which products to use and which styles will look best for you. The professional Hair and Makeup artist will ensure that not only will you look your best, but it photograph best and it will stay put for your session. The last think you want is makeup that smears and lashes that lift. The professional Hair and Makeup artists I hire have film knowledge. They will make you look amazing for you and for ME - to ensure that you will LOVE your portraits.

2. Less Stress.

Less stress for you & me. My hair and makeup professionals come to my studio for you. They all run successful businesses but will bring their business to me JUST FOR YOU. This is important for several reasons. First, you have your hands full with packing and planning. The last thing you need is be worrying about the ever changing Pennsylvania weather ruining your curls. My hair and makeup professionals will be at my studio before you arrive, waiting to make you FEEL like the masterpiece that you are. You will receive all the pampering of 45 to 60 minutes in my hair and makeup chair. These artists will create an amazing full face makeup application with lashes and a beautiful hair style will will last through all the posing. And best of all, you get to just sit there and enjoy the experience. So relaxing. It's nice to be pampered.

3. Less Edits.

Professional Hair and Makeup artists ensure better hair and makeup for you, and less edits for me. The better you look in camera, the more you will love your portraits and feel like yourself when you look at them each and every time. You will also feel more confident sharing and displaying your final images knowing that it looks just like YOU, and not a photo-shopped version of yourself.

4. Enjoy a little pampering.

It's not everyday that you treat yourself to a full face of makeup and a head of perfectly styled hair. When it's time for your boudoir session at Central Pennsylvania's premier Boudoir studio, Chrissy Smith Photography, we think you deserve it. No one can deny how much easier it is and better you feel when you let a professional help you get all dolled up. You are going to hold onto these photos forever, meaning that you will want to be confident about how amazing you look each and every time you pull out your portrait album. When you invest in a session with Chrissy Smith Photography, I invest in the BEST hair and makeup professionals for you. Because you deserve it. You deserve a day to feel like the most beautiful you. 

5. Say goodbye to those Nerves.

Everyone shows up nervous. EVERYONE. Even the women who were here before. There is always a little self doubt that I won't be able to see the beautiful woman you are with my camera. But those are lies every time. The area of my studio for hair and makeup is in our luxurious bath/wardrobe room. While you are in the chair, feel free to check out our Boudie Wall, with polaroid snap shots of all our all star Boudoir Babes and their words of support to all my other clients. For an hour you get pampered while listening to your favorite music, and I'm prepping for our session. We're hanging out chit chatting about life. You will feel like you had the needed girl time a lot of us crave, especially during this icky pandemic. It's a good feeling. You feel great about YOU and that feeling gives you the confidence to start your boudoir shoot like a glamorous rock-star. By the time it's time to start, you are ready and you are excited.

6. Extra Bonus

There are two more extra benefits to having your session photographed at Chrissy Smith Photography. First up, your style will be set to last all day, not just a few hours in my beautiful studio. This means that if you schedule a 9am shoot with me, your partner can plan a romantic evening for the both of you. Or you can plan an exciting adventure with your girlfriends. The most important thing to remember is this look is yours, until you scrub it off.

 

 
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How to find the confidence to book a boudoir shoot? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/how-to-find-he-confidence-to-book-a-boudoir-shoot I get it, I really do. I have been there, making excuses, playing the waiting game. I'll wait until I loose more weight, wait until I'm tone, wait until my hair grows longer, wait, wait, wait...

But in all honesty, I know it is something I really want to do because I keep thinking about it. I just can't seem to pull the trigger on booking. That was, at least for me, until I realized if I kept waiting, what if I never did it.

I really believe that ALL women should experience a boudoir session at least once in their life. It really is a game changer and a boost in self-confidence.

So the simple answer to how to find the confidence... Just do it. Book that session and rock it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What a boudoir session really reveals.. https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/what-a-boudoir-session-really-reveals

I have photographed many different genres over the years; Families, Newborns, Children... and each type is very special to me. But boudoir is something that has become one of my favorites. Maybe it’s because I am getting older and appreciate the changes a woman goes through with motherhood and the changes in their body. But, Making a woman look and feel beautiful is the most gratifying thing I’ve ever done. It’s the greatest gift to have a client look at her images and feel truly beautiful. 

So, in this post I wanted to reveal some truths about boudoir. So you can feel confident booking with me, and in what you are truly signing up for:

Boudoir is about having a positive emotional experience.

  • It's a common misconception that boudoir is akin to porno, and that you have to be nude. Ladies, this is far from what truly happens at my sessions. It's about feeling confident in your own skin, and feeling like a woman. Boudoir can be incredibly healing for a woman going through a hard time in her life or health, and it can bring out your natural confidence. It's technically not a sexual type of photography, however, there is no shame in feeling sexy!

It is for EVERY body type!

  • Let's say this one together. There is NO ONE body type that is perfect for boudoir. It is not about being a Victoria Secret model. Everyone has insecurities with different parts of their bodies. Heck I just posted about one of mine on the VIP group page not that long ago. Whether your rocking tiger stripes after having children, you may not love your tummy, thighs, or tush. With years of experience, I have learned how to flatter everyone’s shape with posing and styling. That way, you can embrace and love yourself, because you are beautiful just the way you are!

It’s normal to be a little nervous

  • Nearly every client feels those nerves of getting so vulnerable in front of the camera! It's natural. This is why you should look for a photographer who is compassionate, caring, and someone who can relate. I have insecurities with my body just like any other woman and I have been through the different stages in life being a larger woman o being smaller and every size in between. So I relate to every woman who walks into my studio, and I never judge. It is my job to celebrate your beauty and empower you to have fun, and feel your best! I will also help you pose, so you don’t need to be stressed about “not knowing” what to do. I never ask a client to do anything they’re not comfortable with, and I will demonstrate poses when possible. I also carefully style you so everything is right before I take the photos.

We make sure you look amazing!

  • It is not all about the lingerie. Sadly, this is often a source of stress to some clients (I think it comes off much like bathing suit shopping, lol). You can be rest assured, when you book with me, you will receive a lingerie guide which will walk you through the best choices for your body type. It outlines which bras are best, and the different items you can bring to get a variety of looks. Some of the sexiest shots are in off-the-shoulder sweaters or team jerseys! I have a style consult with each client a few weeks before the shoot so you feel completely prepared and comfortable! We also provide professional hair and makeup, which also is a chance for you to feel pampered and relaxed (and one less thing for you to think about). Our makeup artist uses airbrush makeup which gives you that flawless look!

We never distribute your images without permission

  • Many clients wonder what happens to their very personal images after the shoot. I never share these with anyone without your express written consent, so you can feel confident I protect your privacy. These are YOUR images, and sharing them is your choice!

Boudoir is about REAL women. They are women in all stages of life, and going through all kinds of different circumstances. They come in to do portraits for all kinds of reasons: empowerment, confidence, celebration, healing, for a loved one, or just to experience something new and fun for themselves.

Boudoir is for YOU, and you’re worth it!

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Places to display your boudoir photos that won't shock your mother. https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/places-to-display-your-boudoir-photos-that-wont-shock-your-mother

I offer many different ways to preserve and present your photos. From albums and digitals, to passepartouts and wall art. However, one qualm that we would like to address is, “Where would you put an enlarged photo of yourself in lingerie?” This is actually something that I came across after my boudoir session. Hanging up an implied nudity photo over my couch would not impress my in-laws; however, I am sure my husband wouldn’t complain (lol). There is so much time, thought and nervous sweating that goes into a boudoir session and some may feel that putting these images in an album tucked away is a waste. I mean, obviously all of our clients look sexy AF so why not display your photos proudly on your wall so you can be reminded of this. Every. Single. Day.

So let’s talk about location, location location!


1. The Bedroom

This is the most obvious choice! The bedroom is where all the magic happens so, naturally, displaying your boudoir photos here would be the safest place. Perhaps placing them on a wall that is not immediately noticed as soon as you open your bedroom door would be a good idea if you have a nosey guest (or kids). I put my boudoir photos right next to my full-length mirror so I can be reminded how amazing I look every day (and to remind my husband ;) ).

2. The Master Bathroom

This would probably be the second-most private place in your home, the master bathroom. Girl, listen. . . if you have a soaking tub with wall space above it. . . I cannot think of a more perfect place to admire one’s naked self. Most would argue that boudoir photos are for your significant other. I, however, find it as a great confidence and self-esteem booster. Display your photos not only where he will see and enjoy them. . . you should enjoy them too!

3. The Walk-In Closet

If you want to keep your photos under wraps from nosey guests and children, consider using your photos as the centerpiece for your walk-in closet. The word "Boudoir" in French does mean a woman's private sitting room. So maybe the place where you keep all your styling clothes and shoes may be the perfect location for a enlarged empowering photo of yourself.

4. The Man Cave

When your man just needs to escape and get away from it all, why not give him a reminder of the gorgeous woman he is with? Some of my clients gift their products to their hubby. So it would only make sense to hang them up where he can enjoy them. I mean, I would much rather have a sexy photo of me on the wall, then some stranger for him to gawk at, am i right?

5. The Home Office

This one may require a little more bravery or just the right photo. The home office may be the perfect location to display your boudoir photos discreetly. Hey, it may just be the right amount of motivation for your hubby to get his work done quicker! Whatever, the work is done in your home office, perhaps an empowering boudoir photo can create inspiration and creativity on the worst of days.

 

When dreaming about your boudoir session, it’s hard not to think about what to do with the images afterward. If you have a specific location where you want to display your image or have an idea of how you want to be portrayed, let me know. I even have a program where we can add a photo of a room in your house and see exactly how your images would look on the wall in real life.

 

 
 
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Fallen Angel Mini's are Now Booking! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/5/fallen-angel-minis-are-now-booking

Fallen Angel Mini's are here!

On Saturday, May 15th, I will be offering a day of minis with these beautiful angel wings. Treat yourself to a sexy Fallen Angel photo-shoot. These wings are so pretty and feminine, they are sure to make anyone look amazing!

DETAILS:

~ I will supply the luxury couture wings as well as my body jewelry from my Client Closet.

~You must supply your own clothing and shoes.

~Hair and makeup is NOT included but can be added on for $150

~Sessions are 30 minutes long and will include 5 professionally retouched digital images.

Price is $399

SESSIONS ARE LIMITED, PAY YOUR FEE AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE. If you want hair and makeup please be sure to add that in your quote.

 

 

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What's you Boudoir Style? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/4/whats-you-boudoir-style

What’s your boudoir photography style?

 

Sporty

Calling all sports fans! This style of boudoir is a fun, playful way to rep your favorite team (go Orioles go) or to change the way he feels about his favorite sport altogether.

 

 

Implied Nude

This style moves from fun to passionate, to sensual, to playful and then back to fun… Technically, it's “playfully naughty”. We’ll turn you into an elegant work of art that leaves juuuuust enough to the imagination.

 

 

Playful Romantic

This style of boudoir turns photographs into a beautiful “sneak peek” of what it is like to be loved, adored and desired by you.

 

 

Dark and Mysterious

Feeling a little dangerous and seductive? This style of boudoir is edgy, mysterious, and enticing for anyone viewing the photos.

 

 

Glamour Girl

This style of boudoir means it is time to look into the camera, exude your womanly powers and find your sexy. Get ready to experience empowerment in one of its purest forms.

 

 

Comfy and Cozy

Cuddle up in your favorite oversized sweater, coat, or you mans favorite shirt, for a comfy, cozy and lovable set that is sure to warm your heart!

 

Bridal

Bring in that gorgeous cathedral veil so we can showcase it for some shots or maybe bring in that Bridal robe for getting ready. Either way, let’s create an elegant bridal look! This is a popular groom’s gift!

 

Victoria’s Secret

Rent my gorgeous lux wings for a set during your shoot and you’ll be sure to feel like an angel.

 

Outdoor Boudoir

Last but not least, outdoor boudoir at its best! I have several sets on my very own private property at my Studio for amazing outdoor Boudoir Sessions!

 

 

No matter what style you’re going for, I can help create beautiful boudoir images for you to look back on for years to come. If you’re like most women, who want to express a softer feminine side as well as a darker steamier side. I know that we women are surely multi-dimensional and there are many different ways to enhance an image with lighting posing and wardrobe. The different styles are what make's me love what I do for my clients and have a whole lotta fun doing it! You may just leave it to the boudoir experts! Many times, my clients will come in and I will dictate the style based on her wardrobe and personality for her. Whether you’re bringing me inspiration photos, or just leaving the shoot up to my creative imagination, I cannot wait to help you find the ultimate goddess within yourself. I can't wait to give you the luxury boudoir experience you deserve!

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Make your boudoir session a date night. https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/4/make-your-boudoir-session-a-date-night Who doesn’t love the opportunity to get dressed up and have their hair and makeup done! On top of that getting to show it off or have your significant other show off how good you look is even more fun! So why no combine the two with a couples boudoir. When you have a boudoir session done you already have your hair and makeup professionally done and adding you significant other into the mix certainly spices things up. So, make your boudoir session a date night and get more bang for you buck.

Make a day of it

Being pampered is such a fun opportunity. Especially when you can have someone else do your hair and makeup for you. Not everyone is good at doing this so having someone professionally do it for you is great. So, make a day of it! Commit to having a boudoir session done and be pampered by a hair and makeup artist and accent your natural beauty. Then let yourself be pampered by a photographer as I pose both you and your significant other into some steamy yet classy poses. Not only is this something fun and exciting, but for many it's something outside the box to spice things up. I promise once you’ve gotten the chance to have your session done, keep the good feeling vibes going. Go out on a well deserved dinner date with your significant other. You are already going to be on a high from your session. So, keep that going with a really special date night out. Both you and your significant other are going to love how you look and feel not to mention your special someones confidence will be souring with you on their arm!

You deserve this

You deserve every bit of this pampering and self care day! And the way you take care of yourself with all this love and empowerment is also going to bode well for your relationship too. Others can see when you feel amazing about yourself and in turn that makes them feel great too. You (and your relationship) are deserving of this opportunity to make a day of it and feel like a badass. The empowerment that will coming from being pampered and doing a boudoir session will trickle into your relationship and your date night and great things will happen.

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Sexy things you have in your closet right now for your Boudoir Session https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sexy-things-you-have-in-your-closet-right-now-for-your-boudoir-session Many girls think they have to run out and get new lingerie for their boudoir sessions. But in truth I can guarantee you already have at least 5 of these sitting in that closet already.

Let's take a look shall we?

 

1. Lingerie.

Of course lingerie would be on my list. I am a boudoir photographer after all. But think about it, you already have your favorite set of bra and undies in your drawers. And I’m pretty sure your man has a favorite one too. You may have different styles like all white or all black, red, lace, soft cotton, pastel colors and more. You can go for a more fresh and airy look with pastels or a more dark romantic look with deep reds, wine and black colors.

2. His White Button-Down/Dress Shirt

Believe it or not, men are simple creatures when it comes to women. However, nothing really gets their heart racing then their lady in one of their shirts. This is a classic that can pull off so many poses as well. From leaving a few buttons open to tying it in a knot over your bust. And if you really want to spice things up, maybe even do a shower type look in the white shirt making it cling to you are show a little more.

3. A Slip Dress

Grab your sexy nightgown. It's super silky and coverts into a slip dress. It's tight and hugs your every curve, accentuating you best ass-sets ;) and what he secretly loves.

4. Robe/Oversized Sweater

Nothing like feeling sexy and comfy all at once. Your robe is the perfect addition to seduce your man with a peek of skin here or there. Or really wow him with that super comfy sweater you love to snuggle in on the cold nights.

5. Sports Shirt or Band Tee

Nothing says I love you then wearing his favorite team or repping his favorite band while rocking a thong. Add in a simple prop (football, bat, guitar, etc) and you will be rocking his world.

 

 

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Mother day Boudoir Session?!? Why not spoil mom for the day? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/4/mother-day-boudoir-session-why-not-spoil-mom-for-the-day Mother's day is just around the corner, and soon people will be hitting the stores in search for something good for the amazing woman who seems to endlessly put others before herself (YOU).

So this year, why not spoil yourself on Mother's Day. I mean isn't that what Mother's Day is about? Soiling mom and letting her recharge her inner batteries for another year of  washing clothes, dishes, cleaning the house, working, cooking dinner, keeping the kiddos alive.... the list goes on. I think it's safe to say all you mom's deserve a pampering dedicated around your awesome self. Lets face it, how many times a year do you put yourself first and get to be placed in the spotlight? If your anything like me, the answer to that is a big fat NEVER. Sure, I get my hair done once every two months. But I'm lucky to get a "it looks nice," or "did you do something to your hair today". Lol, certainly not a confidence booster.

SO why not do a Boudoir for Mother's Day? Why not celebrate you this year? Celebrate how awesome you are and have some photos to prove to yourself every day, you are one amazing, self confident, beautiful, stunning, warrior, who has gone through the amazing experience of bringing another life into this world and still kicks ass at everything.

 

 

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How revealing will my Boudoir Session be? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/4/how-revealing-will-my-boudoir-session-be

When thinking boudoir, one of the first questions I get asked from women is, "How naked do I have to get?"

The answer is simple. It's up to you. When do you feel your sexiest and most comfortable? Base your outfit choice on what you want the final outcome of the shoot to be. The boudoir session you book is for you and is entirely based on your comfort and confidence. Indeed, some people even prefer to do boudoir fully clothed. Your session can be as revealing or conservative as you would like. 

You Choose What You Wear

If you're someone who feels a rush of confidence in your favorite lingerie or a bra and panty set, that's the perfect outfit for your boudoir session. If a flannel and panties are the energy you're bringing to the shoot, rock your rustic look for the camera. If you want to wear your birthday suit or your skin sweater and bare it all in front of your photographer confidently, the choice is entirely yours. Your comfort and confidence levels are my first priority, and the more confident you feel in yourself, the more your sex appeal will shine through on camera. Know that you can trust me to respect you during the shoot, and communicate exactly what I want from them. I will help direct you into poses, and even show you the pose before you try it so you have an idea of what I's asking. Poses can even be changed upon comfort levels as well. 

Conclusion

Boudoir is meant to showcase a woman's confidence and power, and whatever you feel the most vibrant and sexy in will be perfect for your session. Nudity is not a requirement for sex appeal, nor is it a requirement of your boudoir session. Having an open discussion with my clients is essential to getting the best possible boudoir photos out of your session. I'd love to hear about your boundaries and what the ideal result of your session would be.

If you have any more questions, I'd love to answer them! And if your ready to book your Luxury Boudoir Experience, GREAT! Lets get you in those books!

 

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Stephanie ruled her session like the Queen she is! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/3/stephanie-ruled-her-session-like-the-queen-she-is Cue the sultry music for this post, gang!

Today I'm featuring Stephanie, a stunning woman I photographed March 5th at the Chrissy Smith Photography Studio. This boudoir session was particularly special, as Stephanie, just like many other mom's out there has never done a boudoir before. And it had been a while since she had put herself first, so this session was all about making sure Stephanie was treated like the queen of the house she is.

As you can see, Stephanie is incredibly beautiful, but looks aren't the only thing she's got going on. This mom of two, has been rocking the home schooling for her two adorable children and hubs during these stressful Covid times.

Even though she was a little nervous before our shoot (who wouldn't be?), Stephanie was able to relax pretty quickly and we got some gorgeous shots.

She brought three different outfits for the session and each looked amazing on her. Her favorite being the green jumper type lingerie we used during the egg-chair set! Oh and did we mention, these awesome sets were purchased off Shein!

No more talking – let's get to the pictures!

 

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Will 2021 be the year you invest in yourself? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/3/will-2021-be-the-year-you-invest-in-yourself Let's face it. 2020 was a sh*t show (pardon my french).  So many people, including myself ran into so many ups and downs it left me tired, worn out, and stressed. I definitely needed some me time. To me, my "me time" is usually spent getting my hair done. Just those few hours of sitting in a salon being pampered without "mom, mom, mom",  "I'm hungry", "what's for dinner", "where's my toy"...

I mean let's face it, we all need a break from time to time. But, we also tend to put ourselves last when it comes to doing stuff for "us". Trust me I am the queen of doing this. I am the person who goes shopping with the intention of "today is the day I buy for me" and then talk myself out of everything I picked up for me, and replace it with stuff for my kids or hubs. I can never justify investing in myself, so I know the struggle first hand. However, with being in this business. I also see where we are allowed to invest in our selves. With everything we do for others, what's wrong with doing something that makes you feel good, and renews that self confidence that we tucked under the rug when we had kids? We deserve to pamper ourselves, and what a better way then to spend a couple hours out of the house, getting your hair and makeup done by a professional, and then getting some amazing photos to remind you of how beautiful and special you truly are?

These ladies took the leap and invested in themselves, will you?

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5 Tips of How to Relax during your Boudie Session https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/3/5-tips-of-how-to-relax-during-your-boudie-session Are you nervous about your boudoir session? No worries, everyone gets the Boudie jitters, and I totally get it. Each one of my clients that step through my front door are nervous, but the best part is, when you step back out that door. Your nerves will be the last thing on your mind. You will walk out, a goddess with your head held high with a all new sense of self esteem you never knew you possessed.

Below are a few tips that I have compiled to help you relax on the day of your shoot. Some of these I even do in studio to help.

Play Music – This will help you to calm down and feel comfortable. I always play my Boudoir Playlist during shoots. Not only to help you relax but also to add to the fun... cause we all giggle at "I'm too sexy" or "Sexy and I know it"...lol
 

Deep Breathing – Practice deep breathing. This is a proven relaxation method. Breathe in deeply through your nose and exhale through your nose. Repeat until you feel better.


Take a Break – If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we can take a break from shooting and talk and relax before resuming the session.


Drink – Not to get drunk, but a glass of wine before your shoot might help take that edge off. While I don't offer wine or alcohol in studio I do offer bottled water.


Laugh It Off – If you’re feeling silly in front of the camera, laugh at yourself. Laughter is a great relaxation technique which is why I strive to make your experience as fun as it is uplifting. I want my clients to have fun, laugh, and go back to their friends and family telling them how much fun they had.

 

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Take a peek into the New Boudoir Studio! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/3/take-a-peek-into-the-new-boudoir-studio As you all read in my last blog post, I turned my temp studio (see below "before pics") into my new Boudoir Studio. **insert happy dance here**

This was a interesting undertaking but in the end I am super stoaked about the results, not to mention. I have already had a number of AWESOME Boudie sessions in the new Studio!

As you can see below, the process of removing walls and rebuilding was a messy situation.

After the walls were removed separating the office from storage room and office from the studio, it was time to make the new wall that would be closing in the new Studio Bathroom.

Finishing the drywall, mudding, sanding, a bit of paint and trim.... and we had a whole new studio!

With several different sets including the bedroom corner and my egg chair set, I am in LOVE with how the studio turned out. And how the finished session images are coming out as well!

So without further ado... I present a sneak peek into the NEW Chrissy Smith Photography Boudoir Studio!

With a little down time from finishing the studio and getting some of my first shoots done in studio, I am officially holding my Virtual Grand Opening this Friday from 4-6pm! 

I cannot wait to share all the accomplishments and steps in the right direction with everyone. And hope to see everyone in our LIVE Friday!

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Chrissy Smith Photography Update https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2021/3/chrissy-smith-photography-update To all my faithful followers,

I want to apologize for my absence over the past few months. I will fully admit, Covid took us for a ride when everything shut down, and it has been like climbing Mt. Everest to get back to where I was. It has also made me sit back and reassess my business, where I want to be, what I want to do, etc (No worries, I will never give up on my photography).

When we moved last April, my original plan was to finish half the garage on our property and turn that into my studio. Then covid shutdowns struck, and like many small businesses we were forced to use what we had saved for business upgrades to pay bills and get buy. Leaving us back at square one on the Studio. I continued to shoot outdoors at the numerous beautiful locations around our studio and even on our studio property, but that still didn't seem to make me extremely happy with where I was in my career. Then, we had our second shut down. With the holiday's coming up and so many people suffering with loosing their jobs and not having extra money for photos. It was hard, and probably one of my worst holiday seasons since opening my business. This really made me sit back and take in my situation.

It had already been on my mind for a while as to what I really wanted to shoot. I wanted to pick a niche and stick with it, but in all honesty, I was scared. What if the niche I choose is wrong and I fall on my face and the business fails? What would my family think? I didn't want to fail my business or my family... or myself for that matter. 

As I spoke to my hubs more then once, he finally talked me into taking the leap. "Telling me, you'll never know if you don't try." So, for two weeks in late Jan. Eric and I took action into our own hands and turned the temp studio, office, and storage room into my new Boudoir Studio.

That's right, Boudoir Studio. I will continue to do other types of photography on the side for now, but my attention for the most part will now be focused on growing my boudoir studio and brand. Why Boudoir? Well, you see... when you shoot many different types of photography you start to burn out. And the love you feel for photography turns more and more into "just get it done" attitude. This is not where I wanted to be. I love photography, I love being creative, and I love giving all of my ability into my work to create amazing work for my clients. So when I saw that waver, I knew it was time to pick a niche. Something that made me happy, something that made me excited to shoot, and gave me something to look forward to.

Boudoir does that for me. It allows me to be creative all while making people feel amazing with my talent. Empowering women to see the real woman they really are and just how beautiful she is. That is just as uplifting for me as it is my client, and I love it.

 

 

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2020 Christmas Mini's are in the making! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/10/2020-christmas-minis-are-in-the-making That's right. Believe it or not, I already have next years Christmas Mini's covered. 2020 Christmas Minis will be a Christmas PJ theme! Just take a look at some examples with the set! These are too cute for words!

Sessions will run $99 and include 30 minute session, 10 professionally retouched digital images, and print release.

As always our spots are super limited for Mini Sessions and will book fast. Reserve your spot today

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{Erica Lefevre} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/6/-erica-lefevre-family-portraits Once again, I cannot begin to tell you how much I have been chomping at the bit to get back to shooting. The Steckel Family is another one of my clients who have been effected by the Covid-19 shut down. Even thought little Everett made it in for his Newborn Session back before we were closed down, his 3 month portraits (part of our milestone packages) were delayed. Then when we were finally able to start booking outdoor sessions, his daddy was called into duty for the National Guard in Baltimore, MD for the riots that started. Naturally at a time like this we work as hard as we can to make sure our clients get their sessions in. So when Erica asked if she could do a Family Session, I made sure to fit her in.

I am so happy that this beautiful family finally had their chance to shine for their Family Portraits and I cannot wait to see Everett again in a few months!

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WE'RE OPEN! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/6/were-open

 

That's right. Adams County is officially in the Green Phase and we can reopen to all sessions! I am super excited about seeing all your smiling faces again!

 

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Summer Trellis Mini Sessions are NOW BOOKING https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/6/summer-trellis-mini-sessions-are-now-booking That's right. Now that things are slowly going back into the new "normal" I have opened up booking for our Summer Trellis Mini Sessions.

These sessions will be held July 11th & 12th with the rain date of July 25th & 26th at our property at the new Chrissy Smith Photography Studio in Fairfield, PA. Sessions will include a 20 minute session and 5 professionally retouched digital images with print release all for only $99! This is a steal and I am certain they won't last long so be sure to reserve your spot today. There are limited spots for both days and you can view availability and reserve your spot by clicking our Book Now tab and scrolling to the bottom.

For any questions please call 717-515-3410

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Pet Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/6/pet-portraits Did you know we can create one of a kind pet portraits of your furbabies?? Just take a look at some examples of our suave Puppers below.

For $80 you can get a custom 8x10 canvas of your adorable pet in the suave style below.

Interested in getting a custom portrait done of sir snugglesworth? Send us an email at Info@ChrissySmithPhotography.com or call 717-515-3410

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{Rhiannon Kump} Mommy & Me Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/6/-rhiannon-kump-mommy-me-portraits I have had the pleasure of being able to capture Rhiannon and her family for a few years now. So when Rhiannon took advantage of our Limited Mini Sale during the shut down. I was extremely excited for their session. Luckily for me, Rhiannon decided she wanted to take advantage of our client wardrobe and moss chair for this super adorable Mommy & Me session! Just take a look at the stunning outcome below!

 

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{Allen Jansen} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/6/-allen-jansen-family-portraits I couldn't begin to tell you how excited I was to shoot this session. I was scheduled to capture little Bennet's Newborn Portraits, however we never expected for Covid-19 to shut everything down. Now almost 2 1/2 months later I was finally able to meet this adorable new addition to the Jansen Family. Just look at those cheeks!

I have to admit I was a little worried when Bennet wasn't too into his first photo session. However, after he got the hang of things he was beaming smiles left and right! Just look for yourself.

 

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{Krysta Valenzia} Graduation Portraits | Class 2020 https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/5/-krysta-valenzia-graduation-portraits-class-2020 I have had the pleasure of watching this young lady grow. From the time I baby sat her in my teen years to now, there isn't much that has changed this beautiful young lady. She is still the spunky, smart, fire cracker I have always known. Only now... I feel old taking her Graduation Photos. Lol.

So before, I get into the good stuff (I'm talking photos, don't worry Krysta I won't talk about big barbie days on here). I want to say, CONGRATULATIONS! I am very proud of you!

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Collage Graduate Fairfield Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Pennsylvania photographer portraits Waynesboro https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/5/-krysta-valenzia-graduation-portraits-class-2020 Thu, 28 May 2020 15:29:00 GMT
{Jennifer Storm} Riley | Class of 2020 Senior Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/5/-jennifer-storm-riley-class-of-2020-senior-portraits After a much awaited session due to the Covid-19 shut down. I was finally able to do this beautiful young ladies Senior Portraits!

Riley, graduated from Gettysburg High School and plans on attending Penn State with a Softball Scholarship! {Awesome sauce!} This bright cheery young lady certainly showed off her sparkle during her Senior Portraits and I cannot wait to see where life takes her. Just take a peek at a few of her beaming portraits below! And don't forget to comment and show some love for our 2020 Seniors!

We're proud of you Riley! Congratulations, we know you will go far!

 

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We are back open for business! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/5/we-are-back-open-for-business

 

That's right, we are officially in the Yellow Phase and can shoot outdoors! So schedule those Summer Sessions now before we book up!

 

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Hoppy Easter from Chrissy Smith Phototgraphy! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/4/hoppy-easter-from-chrissy-smith-phototgraphy

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We offically move tomorrow!! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/4/we-offically-move-tomorrow Well the time is here for our BIG move! Tomorrow April 10th Chrissy Smith Photography will no longer be at 67 Fawn Ave in New Oxford. Our new location will be at 1319 Old Waynesboro Rd in Fairfield, PA.

I really look forward to sharing our new location and studio with you soon! I will try to post a sneak peek into our new studio once we have things moved and settled!

~Chrissy

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Updating our Client Wardrobe! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/4/updating-our-client-wardrobe So this is something I have been thinking of doing for a while now, but haven't been able to take the plunge into doing. With the move and new studio being built, I have been putting more thought into the "look" I want to achieve and style of shoots I want to do. So I have been searching high and low for small businesses that are willing to create some of the items I am looking to add.

Princess and the Frog Boutique located in Denmark, Europe is just the shop. Soon I will be adding some of their amazing dresses to our wardrobe and cannot wait to share these with all my clients. Just take a look at a few examples of her work!

And if that wasn't enough to get you excited, I am also looking into purchasing a set of these Ginny wings for our studio as well!

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Grace Kelly Salon {Commerical Shoot} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/4/grace-kelly-salon-commerical-shoot

I had the pleasure to shoot at one of my favorite places in Gettyburg just recently. Th Grace Kelly Salon located right off the square in Gettysburg, PA. In 2004, owner, Kelly, moved back to the area after living the fast-paced metropolitan lifestyle of Northern Virginia where she worked for Redken and planted the seed that is now Grace Kelly Salon. Between her and the amazing ladies she has working in the salon, they not only rock their jobs and take pride in their work but are very personable and fun to be around. Be sure to check out this great Salon the next time you go to Gettysburg, tell them Chrissy Smith Photography sent you!

 

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Spring Sales https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/spring-sales Chrissy Smith Photography has created some amazing sales for this spring.

Just take a peek at our Spring Wedding offer below. We are also offering Limited Mommy & Me Mini Gift Certificates that can be used any time throughout the year! And if that wasn't enough if you purchase any regular session gift certificate, receive $50 off the purchase of the full digital gallery!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chambersburg Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Pennsylvania photographer Spring Sale Waynesboro https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/spring-sales Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Some Tips To Eliminate Those Fake Smiles From Children https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/how-to-eliminate-fake-smiles-during-your-session

Kids are completely unpredictable. They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and the next minute, turn that charm off completely. They will typically smile for you all day long until you put them in front of a camera, then they freeze up like a deer in headlights. We want to avoid the gritted teeth and bug-eyed forced smiles during our session.

Here are some things you can do:

  • Make a list of things that your child thinks are funny and send it to us prior to the session. This way, we can be prepared and add these things into our bag of tricks.
  • Also give us a list of icebreakers for your child. Tell us the kinds of shows they watch, music they listen to, friends’ names, favorite story, etc. This will give us something to talk to them about, and will help them forget they’re in front of the camera.
  • Practice phrases at home to see which ones evoke the best smiles from your child. (Please, oh please, avoid “Say cheese!” unless that really works for you child.)
  • Try out a couple of jokes with them. During the session, we can ask them to tell us a joke and this will typically loosen them up as they tell it to us
  • If there is a song that your child loves, load it up to your phone and bring it along with you, or be prepared to sing it for them during the session.
  • Prepare a bribe (such as a toy, a trip to the zoo, etc.) and show it to them, or remind them of it, during the session.

 

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Making it through the Covid-19 https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/making-it-through-the-covid-19 Toilet paper is flying off the shelves, businesses are being forced to close, and schools have shut their doors. And we all have to admit, things have become quite scary for the average American family. Scared not only for our health but for the uncertainty of our economy and what that means for not only small businesses but for those who also work for larger companies as well.

Even as I fear for my own families health and the sustainability of my own business. I continue to do the best I can. I mean that's all we can do right? So instead of worrying what the future will hold, I am making the most of what I have right now.

Of course, I can't help but laugh as I write this...I mean I am in the middle of what they say is one of the top most stressful things you will do in your life... buying a house and moving. (And they weren't kidding, I think my hair is fully gray now). Between the packing and the sitting and waiting on inspections, appraisals, loans, more appraisals and inspections, lol, I'm ready to be done with it all. I guess it wouldn't be as bad if we were just buying, but we also have to sell our current house as well. So it comes out to double the stress to make sure everything goes smoothly for our buyers of this house as well as the purchasing of our own new home. But no matter how stressful it is, it's worth it. The things I can look forward to with the business and with my family certain out weigh the stresses of home selling and buying.

As for right now, I am enjoying having my kids around. Well, most the time. Lol. Even with the temper tantrums and getting into EVERYTHING, I know these moments will only be temporary and in the blink of an eye they will be trying to get away from mom and dad and rolling their eyes as we ask where they are going. You see, this virus can be made into a positive experience. Make memories with it. Have family game nights. That's what we have done. For the past two nights we have played charades and uno, and let me tell you, charades with a 2 and 7 year old... I don't think I have laughed so hard in my life. Bored during the day? Go on a hike and do a nature scavenger hunt? The kiddos will have fun being outside and some fresh air will help everyone.

As for my business, you may wonder what can be done when stuck at home. Well, for me sadly, I can't do much shooting as my studio is now packed up and ready for our move in a few weeks. But there is still plenty of things I can do. For instance, catching up on my blog, and writing new blog posts, updating my website, and working on honing in my editing and education. You see just like with the family aspect, use this time to do things you normally don't have time for. For me, I still have to work it around my children. But while they are napping, coloring, or playing together, it gives me a little time to do these things.

So we will make it, the virus will eventually pass, and things will go back to normal. Sure things may be a little harder for everyone when this virus is over, but if you work hard and keep your spirits up, you will be fine.

So as I end this post. I want to wish you all good luck with your endeavors. And pray you all stay healthy and safe from this Virus.

 

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Mommy & Me Mini's gift certificates are now available https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/mommy-me-minis-are-now-booking  

What's a better gift for mom then photos of her and her children? I mean come on, we all know mom secretly wishes dad would take pics of her with the kids, but sometimes that doesn't happen. So here is a way to make sure mom gets those adorable photos with the littles that made her  a "Mom" to begin with.

This year, due to the unknown predictions of the Covid-19 outbreak, I am doing things a little differently.  We originally planned these sessions for April and a rain date of May. But, without knowing where we stand and what we will and will not be able to do. I am now offering these mini's as a gift certificate.

What does this mean? Well, this means when you purchase a Mommy & Me Mini Gift Certificate, you can redeem this at any time! You don't have to wait for a certain day or time. You just contact Chrissy Smith Photography and set up the date and time you wish to have your session.

In turn, this helps keep small businesses like Chrissy Smith Photography afloat during these hard economic times, and you are still able to get those amazing Mommy photos at your convenience.

However, there will be 12 of these sessions Gift Certificates Available. So be sure to contact Chrissy Smith Photography at info@ChrissySmithPhotography.com to reserve yours today.

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{Boudoir} How to choose the best Lingerie to suite your body https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/-boudoir-how-to-choose-the-best-lingerie-to-suite-your-body "I have no idea what to wear, what do you recommend?"

I get asked this question a lot when it comes to Boudoir; and to be honest I wish it was a super simple answer. However, each lady I see is built completely different. That's not a bad thing though, I mean that's what makes us all unique.

So, in order to help answer this question I have compiled a little information to help you out.

First things first, find your body type. There are many different types of shapes however, all those shapes fit into one of these categories.

You have the Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Rectangle, and Inverted-triangle.

To figure out which of these you are, you will need to do two things.

  1. Measure your bust, waist (at its smallest part), and hips (at their largest part)
  2. Look at a full size mirror and assess your silhouette (the outline of your body) from front and sideways view

If your bust measurements are the same or very close to your hips measurement and you have a well defined waist – you are an Hourglass type

If your bust line, waist and hips are equal or very similar (there is no a defined waist) you are Rectangle body type. Also when you look at yourself from the side your bottom may look flat.

If your bust, waist and hips are equal or the waistline is slightly bigger than the hips and bust line. Shoulders are soft and rounded and the bottom (from a sideways view) is curved. You are a Apple or Oval.

If your bust line is narrower than your hips. Your bust is smaller than your hips when looking at yourself sideways and your bottom is curved. You are a Pear (or Triangle). Just look at these celebrities, they all have curvy bottoms and their busts are visibly smaller then their hips.

If your bust line is broader than your hips in measurements and when looking at your silhouette sideways you are most likely an Inverted-Triangle.

Now the fun part, we have covered body types and you have a pretty good idea as to which you are, so we can figure out what lingerie looks best on each body type.

Hourglass

If your lucky enough to have that Marilyn Monroe's bombshell hourglass figure, you can pretty much pull anything off. However there are a few pieces of lingerie that look best for this figure including garter belts, teddies, and corsets. Of course you could also go for a high leg panty or even a lace bra and matching thong.

Pear/Triangle

It's all about the booty right now {Just think how popular JLo and Kim K are right now}. So if your one of those gals rockin' the big booty, try a lacy negligee that is taut at the breasts but flows down around the hips. A bustier is also a great option to draw attention to your breasts. You can also try out a matching set with a ruffled bra and panties or a bandeau bra that levels out your shoulders and hips.

Rectangle

If your rockin' that athletic figure, you have a rectangular body. You need something that cinches at the waist, and corsets are the best option for that. They add curves and look sensuous. If you have a long torso, a garter belt or a teddy will look great on you. You can also accentuate your breasts by going for push-up bras and bustier lingerie.

Inverted-Triangle

Broad shoulders define this body type, and what you decide to showcase is a personal preference. Halter necks are your best option here. If you have a flatter bum, go for a teddy to divert attention away from it. A bralette with a matching lace panty or a thong is another sexy option. Matching cami sets are another option if you like a relatively tame look.

Apple/Oval

If you have a rounded waist and your torso and upper body are much wider than your hips, you have a round body. This means you need lingerie that makes your body look proportionate. A negligee that hides chunks of your waistline and defines your bust line is a good option. A teddy also sits well on this type of body. For newbies, a pair of chemises or satin lingerie gowns are an interesting choice – they are sexy and give you coverage.

 

So get out there and have some fun shopping for those sexy little somethings for your Boudoir session! And don't forget to check out our pinterest board of some adorable lingerie ideas!

 

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A few new locations to shoot at! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/3/a-few-new-locations-to-shoot-at With our move from New Oxford to Fairfield coming up quickly, I have been doing some research and getting a list together of places I have shot in the past that are close to Fairfield, or are even places I would look forward to shooting in the future.  Sure, we have many plans and land behind the new studio, but it is always nice to have other locations as well. Below are just a few of the locations on my list.

  • Caledonia State Park in Chambersburg, PA

Caledonia offers a number of really nice areas for photographs. Between the pine run reservoir (top left) which my family has kayaked, and the Caledonia falls (top right) which has been the background to many engagement photos, there are many different looks and backgrounds in this beautiful state park. I have done several sessions here over the years. From family and extended family sessions to engagements. Caledonia is just as good of a location as Codorus State park. Only Codorus doesn't offer a waterfall!

 

  • Tayamentasachta Environmental Center in Greencastle, PA.

Tayamentasachta Environmental Center is beautiful. From there beautifully placed trees, to their gazebo and barns. Tayamentasachta is unique and fun for family or children sessions. Not to mention there is much for the children to do during the summer with checking out the pond they have with ducks galore!

 

  • Appalachian Trail.

It's hard to believe, but the Appalachian trail is always easily forgot about by a lot of clients, and has to be one of natures most beautiful stretches of land. From streams with small falls and rapids to stunning trails laced with mountain laurel, the Appalachian trail is an gorgeous location for photos. Our family has hiked many areas of the Appalachian trail, however I have found my own special spot that I am really looking forward to doing sessions at.

 

  • Gettysburg

Gettysburg has always been a favorite of mine. With the amazing history and many looks throughout the year, this is a location that can offer it all. Devil's Den, the Weat Field, Sach's Covered Bridge... they are all stunning and offer an amazing backdrop for any type of photography.

 

  • Lesher's Sunflower Field in Chambersburg, PA

Lesher's sunflower field is another hidden oasis many people who are not local to the area know nothing about. With fields upon fields of stunning sunflowers, this is a prime summer spot if you can catch these radiant beauties in peak bloom.

 

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Shoot & Share Contest 2020! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/shoot-share-contest-2020 That's right, the Shoot & Share Contest is back this year, and for the second time. I have decided to try my luck and enter with some amazing images from 2019.

For those who are unsure of what the Shoot & Share Contest is, this is a competition of over 50,000 Photographers in 160 countries and countless images entered. Each Photographer is allowed to enter 50 images each. Entries for the contest are usually in mid to end Jan of each year. Then once the entries are in there is almost 2 months of voting. Images are voted on by fellow photographers and photo enthusiasts until the remaining top images remain.

Last year, my first year entering, I had images make it into the top 10%. This year I am hoping to make it into the top 5% or if I can, I'd love to be a finalist. Of course with over 50,000 photographers entering their images this would be amazing!

Here are a few of the images I am entering this year.

Wish me luck! I will post updates once they begin voting.

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{Q&A} Why you should hire a professional? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/-q-a-why-you-should-hire-a-professional

Let's face it photography is more accessible now than ever. I mean I can almost guarantee that everyone has a camera in their It’s like doing a DIY project: you might have a garage full of tools and some experience under your belt, but if you really want to get the job done right, you need to call in a pro.

So why should you hire a professional photographer?

Before getting too far, I want to make sure I don’t give the wrong impression. Most of the time, you probably don’t need to hire a professional photographer to get good pictures. However, there are situations where you and your gear just can’t quite cut it.

Even photographers who shoot photos for a living need to hire a professional photographer from time to time! Yes, I take my own family portraits from time to time, but I also hire a professional photographer every year. And to be honest there are plenty of reasons for putting your own camera aside and asking a professional to deliver the results you want.

Experience matters

While it’s true that almost any camera today can produce outstanding results, great photos are about more than just a camera. I always tell my clients, my camera is my paintbrush and my photos are my canvas. It takes more then my equipment used to create the images which is why my website and social media posts aren’t about what cameras I have or what accessories I use.

A professional photographer understands concepts like how to use lighting (both in studio and outside), the best locations, and editing to make the types of images that stand head and shoulders above what most people can get.

For example, I had a client book a senior portrait session for her son. When I asked about a location she insisted they use their home. Now, where most clients don't see this as a problem. Most photographers do. Why? Well, it's simple, there are a number of things we look for in locations we shoot at, and when shooting at a Clients home, we cannot control the environment. In this case, when arriving to the clients home, there were a few things I took notice to right away.

  1. Suns location. The sun was coming from the back of the property, so in order to keep my subject backlit, his back would be facing the sun. This wasn't bad, however, the neighbors homes and barns were right behind the single line of trees, which meant they would be in the photos.

  2. Misc Items on Property. The yard had items everywhere. Bird baths, garage, tire swing, etc. So no matter which direction I choose to shoot there was something in the frame I didn't want.

I knew after seeing the location there was no hiding the neighbors houses and barns. Even with using bokeh, they would still be noticeable. And I couldn't turn my client or he would be facing the harsh lighting (which is a BIG no no).

Even when I expressed some more concern the client still preferred their home. So I continued with the shoot. Once her son had come out, I noticed a few more details. His pants were too short showing off his ankles and socks when he sat and his shirts were very tight and didn't help his build.

Now, you have to understand, we as photographers, do not say things to be mean, rude, or bully. However, we know what you hired us for. And when things don't add up to create images, like the ones the client saw and hired you because of, it means we as photographers have to speak up. This session was a learning experience for me, as I learned that if my gut is telling me no way jose'...then I best listen and do what I feel is right.

Anyhow, I finished the shoot and delivered the images. I will admit they were disappointing, and I as the photographer was embarrassed as I knew I should have spoke up. To no surprise my client wasn't thrilled. She didn't like the houses and barns in the background, she didn't like what her son was wearing, and I couldn't blame her. So, I told her I really wanted to do a re-shoot, however, if we did I had recommendations on locations and clothing choices to assure she received the images she wanted. We re-shot the session at a location I recommended and the gentleman chose some more appropriate attire and when I delivered the re-shoot my client was more then ecstatic.

For most people lighting and composition, not to mention technical settings like aperture size and shutter speed, aren’t really things they notice or even know about.

Professionals are keenly aware of these factors that can add layers of complication to the simple act of taking a picture. They know how to deal with them, how to plan accordingly, and how to improvise when necessary, or re-shoot to get the best results.

This type of thought process doesn’t automatically happen with the purchase of a camera. It takes years of experience, including learning from mistakes and failures, to get things right. Anyone can learn these skills but it takes time and dedication. In the meantime, if you’re someone who just wants to get great photos it can be worth it to hire a professional photographer.

A mobile phone can take good shots on Portrait Mode, but it won’t help you know where to stand to get the best lighting, a pleasing background, and bring out your best smile.

Professional Photographers can do all of this and much more.

One analogy that I read that works well here is cooking. Anyone can look through a cookbook, buy some ingredients, spend a bit of time in the kitchen, and end up with a meal that tastes pretty good.

Professional chefs take the same ingredients and produce culinary creations that delight your taste buds and challenge your notions of consuming food. It’s not a matter of having the ingredients, but knowing just what to do with them in a way that no cookbook or YouTube video can explain.

Experience counts with cooking, and it also matters with photography.

Professionals have the right gear

There’s a popular saying in photography: The best camera is the one you have with you. That’s true to a certain extent, but if your goal is to get a specific type of photo, there are certain cameras, lenses, flashes, and other gear that are best suited to the task. These often cost thousands of dollars and can be the difference between images that are adequate and awesome.

Consider the 70-200 f/2.8 lens. These are expensive, heavy, and impractical for casual individuals who enjoy snapshots with their phones. And while you could spend the equivalent of a few month’s rent or car payments on one of these lenses, you might be better off forking over a fraction of that amount to a professional instead.

A photo like this is simply not possible with a cell phone or a basic kit lens.

This lens is just one example out of many, but the point is, professional photographers have researched the right gear for the job. It’s similar to how many people have a basic tool set at home. However, a professional mechanic has a garage full of specific sockets and drivers, as well as impact wrenches and other tools that are ideally suited to specific tasks.

Some people can probably do a basic oil change in their driveway, but serious work requires serious knowledge and an expensive set of tools to match.

The same is true for photography. When you want pictures that make you and your loved ones look your best, it sometimes takes expensive high-end gear to make it happen. And professional photographers have just the right camera gear to get it done.

It’s about more than just the photos, its an experience.

Anyone can take a camera, point it at a subject, press the shutter, and end up with some good pictures. They might even be great pictures. But when you hire a professional photographer, you are not only getting photographs, but an entire experience to go along with it.

Photographers create fun, energetic, exciting events that go far beyond simply providing a photo to hang on the wall or share online. I know photographers who have been shooting the same clients for over a decade because their sessions are about creating, not just images, but memories.

I recently did boudoir mini's in January, and after delivering the finished images one of my clients messaged me. Not only was she raving over the photos and how she and her significant other LOVED them, she thanked me and bragged about how much fun she had at the shoot.

Professional photographers create experiences that clients will share with friends and family. When people talk about photos from a session, wedding, or important event, they talk about the photographer almost as much as the photos!

They share stories of how the photographer made their kids laugh, treated people with respect and kindness, listened to their requests, and made them feel like the most important people in the world.

These are the kind of experiences that get people coming back to professional photographers. Moreover, it’s something that holding a mobile phone on a selfie stick can’t replicate.

On the flip side, when people have a bad experience related to service, they will often share that with others even more than a positive experience. Professional photographers know this, which is why they take great care to pay attention to their clients, create memorable photography sessions, and keep them coming back for years on end.

Why you should hire a professional photographer: Conclusion

I’ve seen people balk at the price of a professional photography session, and I completely understand that reaction. It can seem impractical or downright silly to spend anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars on a professional photographer.

That money could pay for a lot of camera gear, and even some educational courses to help you learn how to use it! But there’s a reason people pay that kind of money for professional photos, and you will probably be pleasantly surprised at the value you really get for your money.

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{Allen Jansen} Maternity portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/-allen-jansen-maternity-portraits I had the honor of capturing these beautiful memories for Allen and his wife the other weekend at Codorus State Park. Codorus made the perfect backdrop for their Maternity Portraits. And can I say, mom and dad to be were troopers, who braved the chilly weather to get some amazing maternity photos. I cannot wait to meet little Baby B and have him in studio! You two will be amazing parents!

Take a peek into their session below.

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Chrissy Smith Photography Codorus State Park Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Maternity Portraits photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/-allen-jansen-maternity-portraits Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Limited Availability https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/spring-availability-dont-wait

I am blessed to be writing this to you all. Last year was amazing, and this year is shaping up to be just as great! However, as amazing that it is that I am booking up so fast, that means I have very limited availability left. Spring looks like it is the best bet at this time, if you are looking for a weekend date. So if you are looking to book a session and need a weekend date, I would highly recommend reserving your spot ASAP. Once these spots are gone, they are gone.

 

As of right now I have the following weekend dates available.

March

  • Sun 1st
  • Sun 15th
  • Sun 22nd
  • Sat 28th
  • Sun 29th

April

  • Sat 4th
  • Sun 5th
  • Sat 25th Mommy & Me Mini's only
  • Sun 26th Mommy & Me Mini's only

May

  • Sat 30th
  • Sun 31st

June

  • Sat 20th - Codorus Blast Minis only
  • Sun 21st - Codorus Blast Minis only

July

  • Sat 11th
  • Sun 12th
  • Sat 25th
  • Sun 26th

Aug

  • Sun 2nd
  • Sat 22nd
  • Sun 23rd
  • Sat 29th
  • Sun 30th

Sept

No weekend available!

Oct

No weekend available!

Nov

No weekends available!

Dec

  • Sat 5th - Christmas Boudoir Mini Event
  • Sun 6th - Christmas Boudoir Mini Event
  • Sat 12th
  • Sun 13th
  • Sat 19th
  • Sun 20th

Reserve Your Spot Now

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Chrissy Smith Photography - We're Moving!! - Fairfield, Pa https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/chrissy-smith-photography---were-moving---fairfield-pa

Well, the news is OUT …we are moving to FAIRFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA!! My sweet family and I are making the big move. But before I share more about the new place and all those fun details, I figured I should first share how this BIG decision came to be. So let’s rewind a couple years back shall we?

We have had it on our hearts to move out of our current little home for YEARS. Those who know us well have heard us talk about it at some point, especially the last year or so. With the growing of our family (welcoming Raelee in 2012 & then baby Gage in 2018) and the growing of the business, this was becoming more and more of an necessity to keep Chrissy Smith Photography growing. We specifically were looking for a place where not only did our family have room to grow (as in space, no more babies for this mommy! lol) but so did Chrissy Smith Photography. So we set out in search. We initially were hoping to find something a little more rural, but in the same area (New Oxford). However, after searching for a while we were hitting nothing but dead ends. So we expanded our search, continuing to look in Adams county and even looking into York county. We did find some really nice places, however none seemed to have everything we were looking for.

Finally one night, I ended up coming across a listing on Facebook (go figure right). So I reached out asking for some more information. The house is a beautiful older farmhouse with plenty of room for our family, 10 acres of land which would be amazing for our outdoor life, hobbies, and shoot locations, and a large 3 bay garage that would be PERFECT for the new Chrissy Smith Photography Studio.

Upon more interest and talking we did run into a few hiccups, but in the end they were well worth it.  Especially for our now forever home and new location of Chrissy Smith Photography. I am super excited for this adventure as it opens up so many new opportunities for Chrissy Smith Photography. Not to mention the amazing shooting locations close to the new place as well.

The exact date of moving has not been set yet as we still need to sell our current home, however we are looking late spring early summer. 

We will be holding sessions in our current studio until the move date, which we will then be doing newborn sessions in our temp studio. Chrissy Smith Photography will also still be attending Codorus Blast 2020. However this may be our last year doing so. The Summer Trellis Mini's will still be offered as well, the only difference is our booth will be a 10 x 10 spot instead of the 10 x 20. All other mini sessions will be going on as planned, with an exception of the Christmas Mini's which will be happening in our new studio!!!

And for those of my client's who are worried that the new location may be a little too far. If you are a current or past client, I will not be charging travel fee's for the first year at our new location (as long as the locations are still within the 30 min of our new oxford studio). So if you wish to still shoot at one of the usual locations, we can still do so :)

I am really excited to share this tremendous jump with all my fans, friends, clients, and followers. So once we have completed the new studio, which we are thinking will be 6 months. You can bet we will be hosting our very first Chrissy Smith Photography open house!

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/chrissy-smith-photography---were-moving---fairfield-pa Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:37:43 GMT
{Q & A} Why don't Photographers give out RAW photos? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/-q-a-why-dont-photographers-give-out-raw-photos When you start out as a photographer or even just start into the hobby and do a shoot here or there for family, you don't tend to think about limiting the amount of images you hand out. You don't think about the benefits to culling images, or getting your brand out there. Typically at this stage you are still building your portfolio and are trying to get the experience under your belt. But what you don't know is this in turn will come back to bite you in the butt as a Professional. Let me explain.

This is a question I have come across on numerous occasions since I began my Photography career, and even more so since I rebranded. "Why can't I have all images?" or "Can I have the RAW photos?"

More then likely if you ask this to your photographer, they are going to respond with a firm "No." Why, you may ask? Well, because we as photographers want to give you the best that we can give. We want to give you the work we are proud of and are proud to have you show your friends and family.

Think about it, if you take an amazing selfie, what's the first thing you want to do? Post it. You want everyone to see that awesome photo and how great you look. However, if you take a selfie and its a clear shot up your nose into space, do you really want to post that? Lol... no. Photography is the same way when you hire someone. We want you to have the best to show off the best. It's not because we want to hold memories hostage.

Don't get me wrong I understand where clients come from, I get the "well I paid for them, why can't I have them all?" But here is the argument.

Raw photos are not the finished product. RAW images are much like film back in the old days. You wouldn't go to a photographer back in the day and ask for your undeveloped film after getting your photos taken. Why? Because the photographer would need to develop the film into amazing photographs. The digital world is the same way. We take uncompressed images (RAW) that are typically very bland and on the darker side, and turn them into extraordinary photographs during our post processing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and programs we use for editing.

On top of RAW images not being the final product, it takes special programs to turn RAW images into jpeg images that can be read by computers/cell phones/etc. Most computers cannot read a RAW filed image.

Impressions matter. If a photographer was to give out "all" of their images, we cannot guarantee the best of our images would be shared. This in turn means people will look at those images that you may have thought were funny, however technically it's out of focus, or very unflattering. When someone views that image, they are going to think that is what they should expect from the photographer. When you go to a hair dresser, you continue going back because you were impressed with what they did with your hair. You were happy with the outcome of their service. So if you went and they gave you a afro and turned your hair green, would you be impressed? No. And you certainly wouldn't recommend them or go back.

Misrepresentation. "Why can't I have the unedited images?" This one I would be asked quite a bit when I stopped giving out "all" images. The answer, because the unedited images misrepresent me. I am able to capture images and then further make them my own by using my own unique editing style in order to make them mine. That is why you hire me to begin with. You have seen my work and love my style. Why would you want images that are unflattering, or have a fault in them? I give out my best, and only my best. Because that is what I want to represent me.

Quality over quantity. "Well you used to give me over 500 images, now I only get to pick 15." Yes, this is true. Back when I started, I never culled my images. I never weeded out the missed focus, bad lighting, bad poses, unpredictable moments, unflattering images, etc. I was more worried about getting the images wanted and didn't realize how the "bad" images really hurt my business. So now, I cull my images. I still take 5-10 shots per pose (maybe even more with children or large groups) but during the culling process I will go through and find the best out of those 5-10 images and decide which is best, that will be the image that is edited and added to the gallery. "Why take so many of the same pose?" you might ask. Well, if I am shooting 10 people and took 5 image. The first person #1 blinked, the second the kids were fighting, the third, someone sneezed, etc. I am able to take three of those images and combine them to make a perfect image where everyone is looking, smiling, and posing as they should.

All in all we as photographers want to give you the best we can. We want to give you the images that will make you talk and brag to your friends and family about how amazing we are. We want the world to see you are your best, how we see you. So I promise you, we are not out to get you, we are not being mean. We are simply doing our job, as professionals in the photography business!

 

 

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Embrace you! Boudoir VIP FB Group https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/embrace-you-boudoir-vip-fb-group

That's right, Chrissy Smith Photography has created a group dedicated to Boudoir Photography.

This amazing group is for past, future, and those who are interested in learning what Boudoir is all about. I will be posting tips for preparing for your boudoir, clothing choice, posing tips, and much more. Plus there is nothing like having the support of other local ladies who have already completed a boudoir session, or maybe you just want to chat with others interested in boudoir.

And who knows, I may even throw a giveaway in there from time to time!

If interested in joining our FB Group click the link below.

{Embrace you} VIP Boudoir by Chrissy Smith Photography

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Boudoir Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/2/embrace-you-boudoir-vip-fb-group Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Develop from the negatives - Chrissy's story. https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/develop-from-the-negatives---chrissys-story In a world with cameras in everyone's pockets, photography as a career has become harder then people think. Professionals in careers used to be able to claim their profession after months of training or years of knowledge. Now, it seems people can go purchase the most expensive camera they can and call themselves professionals.

I started my own photography journey back when I was a teenager. I was probably around 13 when I started to show interest in photography, so my mom gave me my grandfathers old Canon 35mm camera. I fell in love with shooting and using my star burst lens as much as possible. At the time, I shot whatever I could around our farm. Pets, flowers, buildings, even my mom's garden decor, lol, it was all fair game. However, I still hadn't given photography much thought to being more then a hobby. I loved drawing and painting and wanted to be an artist when I graduated. However, I knew there wasn't much that I would be able to do with that unless I did something for Disney.

That seemed way out of my league and I also was very active with the local fire departments at the time as a volunteer. So I decided I wanted to be in the medical field. I started collage taking my basics.

During this time I had also started working on cars with my father and brother. Yes, I was one of "those" kids lol. I had a little sports car of my own and wanted to build it up into a show car. So, for three years, I worked on cars, building, painting, and airbrushing them. During those three years I had built my own show car (a 1996 Toyota Celica) and been featured in numerous magazines and even landed a spot on Speed Channels Pass Time (with my 1990 Nissan 300zx). In 2006 I was named Top Female Auto Builder on the East Coast by the NCCA and had achieved the honor of winning Best Female Ride and Best Toyota. This was amazing and I had busted my butt to achieve it, but still didn't feel right. Even during all the years of building I found that I was always there taking photos of the cars I built or my own vehicles.

I was lost, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life or career. Continuing with airbrushing and building autos just wasn't going to work. There is no demand for that sort of thing in PA, and we all know I am no city girl. Cali or even the west just wasn't going to cut it for me.  Thanks to my mom, during those three years she had pushed for me to go to collage, so I did. Only I changed my major from medical, to animation. I then attended the Bradley Academy of Visual Arts for Animation while I worked on autos on my days off.

In 2007 I moved to Alabama, I had met someone I thought was the one (hey all teenagers are naive at some point) and was working in a ultrasound/xray clinic where I was working my way up the ladder. This really had me rethinking the medical field. I was happy at my job and was proud to be moving up the ladder so quickly. Then one day in 2009 I realized I had moved away from my family for the wrong reasons. So, back to PA I went. Only when I came back to PA I tried to continue my medical career only to be met by closed doors.

Once again, I found myself lost. I took some time for myself. Went through photos I had taken over the past years. The autos I build, the ones I owned and sold, the trips I took, and the friends I made. All captured to remind me of the accomplishments I had made. I worked for a few years as a Receptionist for a local PowerSports shop during the mornings, while I worked at Advanced Auto during the day, then bartended at night. I still hadn't found my calling but was working on growing up either way.

Then in 2009 I met my now husband and everything changed. After a year of dating we knew it was meant to be and Eric proposed. It wasn't until we thought about getting photos done for our parents for Christmas that I started to think of Photography again. As JC Penny's had closed, the next thing we thought of for pictures was (yes I cringe admitting this) was Walmart. So, Eric and I got dressed up and decided to get our photos taken. I mean heck it was only $15 for a sheet of photos, which is all we thought we needed. We showed up and spoke with the clerk/photographer and she started to pose us and take shots in the tiny studio. The photos felt like jail line-up shots but we smiled as we knew our mom's would appreciate it. After she finished she sat us down and showed us the photos telling us to pick out the ones we liked. So we did so. They photos weren't horrible, but they weren't amazing by far. Pretty much exactly what you would expect from Walmart. The clerk then looked at us and asked what the photos were for. Big mistake. As soon as I mentioned the dreaded "engaged" word, everything changed. Our price then went from $15 to over $300! Eric and I looked at each other shocked, I actually laughed out loud asking if she was serious. She then confirmed they were no longer portraits but engagement photos so she had to charge more. I once again laughed and told her no way. At this point I decided I would shoot my own engagement photos. So I enlisted the help of my brother and did just that. And to be honest I couldn't be happier. They are certainly far from what I am capable of now, but it's fun to think that I took my own engagement photos.

Shortly after the start of planning our wedding, we found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. At this time, the PowerSports shop I worked at had closed down, and I had decided to change my career path again. So I worked as a bartender for a local restaurant, that was until I was "let go" due to pregnancy complications. This had broke me. Every job I ever held I busted my rear at, and I had just been "let go" for something I had no real control over. Even after speaking with a lawyer, I was told that by the time a case would have been settled with fighting a big chain company, it wouldn't be worth it. I found myself once again at a loss. I was 7 months pregnant and I had nothing to contribute. I felt worthless. Luckily, the man I had fell in love with is amazing, and never once complained. He lifted me, assuring me we would be fine and suggested I just wait until after our daughter arrives to decide what to do next. So, that's what I did. I took the time off, capturing memories along the way. The work we did to the house in prep for our daughter, my growing belly, everything I could leading up to being sent to hospital for Raelee's arrival.

Once Raelee arrived, she was my inspiration. I couldn't put my camera down. I wanted to capture every single moment. After about two months, I started getting friends and family commenting that I had a talent in photography, and maybe I should look into that. So, in 2013, that's exactly what I did. While being a stay at home mom, I focused my free time on photography, relearning the basics and business aspects of it. I started doing shoots for family and friends, slowly working my way to building a portfolio. As my talent grew, I slowly saw the light showing me to my career path.

Then in March of 2013 I was hit with a curve ball, my wonderful mom who had supported me my whole life was diagnosed with Cancer. This broke me, but I was convinced I would take care of her and my plans for photography we placed on hold as I moved my mom into our home. Then after 8 months, my mom lost the battle. To be honest, I thought this would have been the end of me. I thought I would have turned into a blob and waste away to nothing. But then I had my daughter and Eric. My rocks. Even when my grandmother passed the following month after my mom, I still found a way to carry on. Everything seemed to go by quickly, and I don't remember much from those two months, but I realized I couldn't mope or be sad forever. I had an adorable brown eyed little girl counting on me to keep going.

2013

2015

2017

So, I did just that. Climbing back in the saddle, I picked my camera back up and started shooting again, pushing, striving, and learning along the way. I'd love to say that photography just came natural to me but I'd be lying. During each branch of my photography journey I was taught something.

Having the 35mm camera taught me the basics of photography and how to shoot correctly to achieve results straight from the camera. Building cars and being a auto enthusiast taught me automotive photography, how to pose vehicles and the best angles to shoot, and edit. Not to mention pose models with the autos. Going to school for animation gave me the leg up with Photoshop and editing, teaching me much more then I thought I would ever use in photography. Moving to Alabama had taught me how to photograph my pets. Doing my own engagement photos taught me how to take portraits and give direction. Having my daughter, opened my eyes to my love of photography. Loosing my mom and grandmother, taught me how much photographs mean. The list goes on and on.

Even now, after many classes, upgrades in equipment,  and years of perfecting my talent I am still learning. Striving to be the best I can be and learning from my own life and mishaps along the way. The saying "Life is like a camera, focus on what's important. Capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work, take another shot." could not be truer.

If anyone ever tells you they can just pick up a camera and become a photographer, they are very wrong. Photography is much more then buying a camera and clicking a shutter. Being a Photographer is not something you just choose, it is something that chooses you. Yes, I know that sounds super corny, but I stepped away from photography many times in my life. Never thinking that was career path and yet time and time again it found it's way back into my life. And I couldn't be happier. I love being a photographer and I LOVE capturing memories for my clients. 

2019

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Gift Certificates make the best gifts! {Elizabeth Trump} Extended Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/gift-certificates-make-the-best-gifts-elizabeth-trump-extended-family-portraits Elizabeth contacted me last year for a Gift Certificate for her parents for Christmas, so I couldn't be happier when they contacted me to schedule their session before Christmas. Elizabeth and her family met me at a beautiful farm where we did their Extended Family Portraits. Even though it was super chilly that day, I love how their photos turned out. We even had a barn cat who wanted to join in and be part of the family as well (you can spot him in one of the shots in the background).

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Extended Family Portraits Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/gift-certificates-make-the-best-gifts-elizabeth-trump-extended-family-portraits Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Looking for something fun for your kids to do for Valentine's day this year? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/looking-for-something-fun-for-your-kids-to-do-for-valentines-day-this-year Why not book a Valentine session with Chrissy Smith Photography and she will create a one of a kind Valentine just for your child to hand out to their class.

Valentine Sessions are $45 and include a 10 minute session and 20 custom photo Valentines. Just take a look at these valentine's from last year!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer Valentine's day cards https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/looking-for-something-fun-for-your-kids-to-do-for-valentines-day-this-year Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:00:00 GMT
{Jamie Walker} Extended Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-jamie-walker-extended-family-portraits I had the honor of capturing Jamie and her families Extended Family Portraits right before Christmas. With all the family together including their adopted fur babies, they did amazing. Just peek below at this beautiful session.

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Extended Family Portraits Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-jamie-walker-extended-family-portraits Tue, 21 Jan 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Wedding Photography: How many hours do I need to book my photographer for? https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/wedding-photography-how-many-hours-do-i-need-to-book-my-photographer-for

One of the main questions asked to a client when they contact me for wedding photography is how many hours do they need me for. A lot of the time brides to be are uncertain of this as lets face it, wedding planning is no walk in the park, and if this is the first time, as it is for a lot of you. It can be very overwhelming.  With that in mind I have put together a few tips to help you figure out just how long you may need your wedding photographer for. Obviously some weddings are shorter then others and many different factors can change the length a photographer is needed, but this should help start you out and give you an idea :)

What do you want covered?
First, you need to decide what important details you want covered. Do you want a lot of getting ready shots prior to the ceremony? Do you want first-looks? Do you want us to stay for the entire reception? These details will affect the length of time you will need us there. If you want us to stay until your reception exit, and you want a lot of candid, getting ready shots, you will need full day coverage. If you just want a few getting ready shots, that will knock off some time. If you want us to stay for just the main events in the reception and not until the last guest leaves, then this will also shorten the day. By deciding on a start and/or end time, this is the first step to booking your package.

Ceremony Length
Next, you need to think about the ceremony length. For a Catholic wedding, the ceremonies tend to be longer, so you will need to allot more time for that. If you want us to cover you getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception, I suggest 10 hours for Catholic weddings. If you have a shorter ceremony, you won’t need to take out as much time from your schedule.

Location Transfer
Now let’s talk about location. If you have a shorter ceremony and your reception is at the same venue as your ceremony, then you won’t need as much time because you can take out travel time. I would say something like this would be good for six to eight hours, depending on the formal photos.

On that same note, if your reception is at a different venue, you will need to include travel time into your schedule. Also incorporate the amount of time it takes to pack up all of your stuff to take to the reception. If you are going to take photos along the drive to the reception, more time will need to be added for that as well.

Formal Photo Requirements
For formal photos, you have to consider how many people are in your bridal party, and how many people are going to be in your family photos. If you have a small bridal party and a small number of family members having photos done, (and you’re at the same location the whole time), then six hours will suffice. If you have a larger family or bridal party, you will need closer to eight hours.

Special Exit
If you’re doing a special exit from the reception, like a sparkler exit, you’ll need to have full day coverage.

Some weddings can be covered in just four hours. If you’re having a backyard wedding or a courthouse wedding where your reception is short (for example, no dancing, etc.) and maybe just like a sit down dinner at a restaurant, then this could all be covered in four hours time.
 

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{Brittany Miller} Theodore is turning One! | 1st Birthday Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-brittany-miller-theodore-is-turning-one-1st-birthday-cake-smash
Good evening my fellow Photography enthusiasts,

I had the pleasure of capturing some of the most adorable 1st birthday cake smash photos to date. Brittany, Theodore's mom had contacted me on facebook after seeing one of our recent cake smash sessions asking about our own packages. She was a little concerned with some of the restrictions she had and if we would be able to work around them. I obviously was more then happy to hear from her and make things work. Plus we have an amazing cake maker who was able to meet those needs and still make an amazingly perfect cake.

After a slight delay due to cold season, Theodore was trilled to be rid of the sniffles and sneezes so he could dig into his 1st cake. I'd be lying if I didn't say his mom and I were excited too.

Theo rocked his portraits and cake knife in hand was super ready to dig in. Just take a look below at Theo enjoying his awesome cake!

Happy Birthday little Theodore! {I have a sneaking suspicion you will be a great baker when you get older)

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) 1st Birthday Affordable Cake Smash Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover photographer Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-brittany-miller-theodore-is-turning-one-1st-birthday-cake-smash Tue, 14 Jan 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Boudoir Mini's are Going...going... https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/boudoir-minis-are-going-going Don't miss out on our annual Boudoir Mini Event

Our Boudoir Mini's only come around once and year and once they are gone, well... their gone. We have 3 spots remaining as of right now and they will book on first come first serve basis.

 

When: January 12th, 2020

For times available click here.

Includes:

30 minute session | 10 professionally retouched digital images | print release

Only $175!

 

{Professional Hair & Makeup is optional for additional $75}

 

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Boudoir Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/boudoir-minis-are-going-going Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMT
{Heather Bair} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-heather-bair-family-portraits There is nothing truer in this world, then the love of a good dog.

I had the pleasure of shooting Heather and her furbabies a couple years ago, so when she contacted me about doing another shoot I was more then ecstatic to do so. It was great seeing you again and having the privilege to capture your furbabies.

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania Pets included photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-heather-bair-family-portraits Tue, 07 Jan 2020 23:00:00 GMT
Happy 2nd Birthday to our little helper Gage! {Deal inside} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/happy-2nd-birthday-to-our-little-helper-gage Just in time for Gage's 2nd birthday I have decided to share an amazing deal to all my followers and clients. All month of January, when you book any session with Chrissy Smith Photography, get the full digital gallery for only $50! This is a crazy deal. That's less then $1 per digital download! All you have to do is mention this post during booking to take advantage of this deal.

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{Molly Ambrosius} Birthday Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/-molly-ambrosius-birthday-portraits Welcome back my faithful readers,

Today I want to share with you little Maddie's 2nd Birthday Portraits. It's so hard to believe Maddie is already turning 2! I feel like it was just yesterday I was capturing her mom and dad's wedding. Sigh...

Well without further delay take a peek at session which is just Two Sweet...

Happy birthday Maddie! I can't wait to see you next year!

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2019 Highlights and Happy New Year https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2020/1/2019-highlights-and-happy-new-year Ahhhh, I can’t believe that 2019 is already over!

2019 was an amazing year, full of some ups and downs but we powered through them. Chrissy Smith Photography started off with a bang with some amazing recognition in the Shoot and Share Contest and placing in the Top 10% in a few categories. Then in June we had an amazing Codorus Blast weekend, and did I mention all the amazing sessions we rocked out this year!

Each year I strive to push Chrissy Smith Photography harder then the year before, bringing my clients better and more quality work. Remembering to make it a BIG year by dreaming big, loving big, giving and receiving big, celebrating big, and risking big to make the most of what I've got! I don’t know about you all but I’m ready for 2020 to be even BIGGER.

I want to thank all of you for coming along on this journey with me, and I’m so thankful to connect with each and every one of you. I wanted to share my most loved photos from 2019 as a little recap.

Here’s to making 2020 the best year yet, by giving and receiving abundance.

Happy New Year! Stay Inspired.

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3 Tips To Surviving A Family Photoshoot https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/3-tips-to-surviving-a-family-photoshoot 3 Tips To Surviving A Family Photoshoot

Are you one of those people who dread when someone in the family mentions Family Portraits? Funny to say, I used to be one of them. However, over the years of shooting Family Portraits for my clients, there are a few things I have learned to make these sessions go a lot smoother, and a lot more fun. So before someone says "we need to update our Family Photos", here are a few tips to surviving your Family Portraits.

 

1. Hire a Professional Photographer. This should pretty much be a given, however with money being tight (trust me its tough for my family to hire a professional as well, but we make sure to budget for it). When you hire a professional, you are not only assuring yourself of lasting quality photos, but you are also assuring yourself and family of a photographer you know can handle a larger group of people, posing, and the most important... has a connection. Newer photographers are still working on perfecting their art and getting the basics of their photography down, this is why they do sessions so cheap. Professionals have already done this, they have a set style and look to their work, and... they can be personal. They automatically know how to set their camera and gear and shoot the way they need, so they are able to spend their time making the session fun and relating to you and your family.

 

2. Mix it up.  In the past I have had clients do Family Portraits in the same location year after year. This is great with older children, however with younger children (and some older ones - husbands included) they get bored quickly. So ditch that normal scenery and mix it up a little. Try a tree farm, inner city near graffiti, a carnival or theme park. And if going different locations doesn't work. Try something else, like a paint war. Have everyone where a old pair of jeans and white shirt and have fun with paint balloons (water balloons filled with paint). It may not be the fully posed look, but you are certain to have fun and your family will look forward to their next Family Portrait Session for sure.

 

3. Be comfortable. The biggest thing I see time and time again is Families dressed to the nines for their Family Portraits. Kids are grumpy and usually so are the husbands because they are uncomfortable and hate their clothes. Remember, as much as you want nice family portraits, if your kids and hubs are miserable, it will be harder to get true smiles. Capture your family as they are, how you see them. Not how others expect to see them. My husband wears cut off sleeves and shorts year round. So when we do Family portraits I have to barter with him. I allow shorts and tell him he has to wear a nice button up. Or he has to wear long pants, but can wear his cut off shirt. In the end I make sure he is comfortable and then he is much happier during photos. Plus, if anyone saw him with long pants and sleeves, they wouldn't recognize him, lol. Children are the same way. COMFORT is KEY.

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Let Us Capture Your Proposal! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/let-us-capture-your-proposal Thinking about popping the question to your special someone and want to capture that special moment in time? Look no further.

Did you know that Chrissy Smith Photography offers proposal photo services? That’s right! We will come to your proposal and photograph the whole event for you! Don’t worry, we’ll be discreet – she’ll never even know we are there until after she says yes and you tell her we are there. You may not know this, but photographers are also trained in the art of being spies.

 

You may not think it is important, but girls want secret proposal photography almost as much as they want the ring. (Well, maybe not quite that much, but a lot.) This is one of the most important moments of your soon-to-be-wife’s life and all of her friends and family are going to be ask how it happened. What better way to share that moment with them than with amazing, professional photos? I’m telling you, your girl will brag about you for years to come!

 

You can purchase this service a la carte, or we can add it on to your engagement or wedding package. For pricing and booking information or if you have any questions about this process, please contact us at info@ChrissySmithPhotography.com.

 

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{Kathy Honhart} Newborn https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/-kathy-honhart-newborn Photo lovers, today I have the distinct privilege of introducing you to baby Jason.

I think we can all agree: His adorable little cheeks should earn him a spot on the cover of every baby magazine in the nation! Seriously, I'm practically melting from cuteness overload!

Anyway, as you can see from the pictures below, Jason and I had one of the best sessions together. Jason slept most of the way through the entire session. And when he wasn't sleeping, Jason was smiley.  He couldn’t have been any better.

Without further adieu, Mr.Jason

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/-kathy-honhart-newborn Thu, 26 Dec 2019 23:00:00 GMT
Merry Christmas from Chrissy Smith Photography! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/merry-christmas-from-chrissy-smith-photography

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Chrissy Smith Photography!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/merry-christmas-from-chrissy-smith-photography Wed, 25 Dec 2019 17:00:00 GMT
Looking for a last minute gift that will blow all the others away! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/looking-for-a-last-minute-gift-that-will-blow-all-the-others-away Look not further. Chrissy Smith Photography gift certificates are perfect for anyone on your gift list! And the best thing about it is, it's a gift that lasts for years to come.

 

These GC's can be purchased for any Regular Session or upcoming Mini Session with Chrissy Smith Photography.

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gift Certificate Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/looking-for-a-last-minute-gift-that-will-blow-all-the-others-away Thu, 19 Dec 2019 23:00:00 GMT
{Michelle Jett} Newborn https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/-michelle-jett-newborn I'm just going to jump right in!

I recently had an awesome session with Samanthan and her adorable newborn, Mr. Jackson.

This session was special because I had a new upcycle prop I have wanted to try out. And, it goes without saying, I was really excited to have such a sweet boy to try the prop out with (Believe it or not, I don't see many little boys in studio).

Jackson was radiating cuteness before, but the little hats that was made by Sandra Love Props, really added to the photo.

As you can see from the pictures, the color of the outfits really helped bring out the soft tone of his skin. I loved the fit of all the props used on this super adorable model and I'll definitely be using them again in future sessions. I think Jackson agreed, just look at those smiles.

We even had the chance to capture a few Winter themed shots of little Jackson as a snowman and reindeer. Can we just oogle how cure he is for a minute.....

 

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{Silver Family} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/-silver-family-family-portraits Hello again faithful blog readers,

I always enjoy sharing my sessions. This one however, I was super excited to do. When Keirstyn booked me for the Family session I was super ecstatic, especially when she told me about the newest addition to the family. Little Lulu. You see I had the pleasure of capturing Keirstyn and Greg's wedding in 2017. So being able to capture their family 2 years later always makes me excited. 

It was great seeing you both again, and meeting little Lulu. Can't wait until we meet again! Have a great Holiday!

 

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{Amanda Blumberg} Sophia | 1st Birthday Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/-amanda-blumberg-sophia-1st-birthday-cake-smash Hi again, everyone!

I have a hard time facing the fact that little Sophia is already a whole year old. But you know what 1-year-old birthdays mean? Cake. And smashing cakes, of course!

As you can see, Sophia loved her 1st Birthday smash the cake session. Who wouldn't, am I right?

You do not want to miss these pictures. Check them out below!

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) 1st birthday Affordable cake smash Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/-amanda-blumberg-sophia-1st-birthday-cake-smash Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:00:00 GMT
Elizabeth Kuhn {Family Portraits} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/elizabeth-kuhn-family-portraits Welcome back, all!

I recently had a stupendous session with the Kuhn family. I've said it before and I'll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. This beautiful family braved the cold for their family photos.

We met at Codorus State Park. I love shooting at Codorus because it offers such a wide variety of looks all year round.

For our shoot, the Kuhn's all matched in their red and black buffalo plaid. Can we say ADORABLE???  Great choice mom, they really made for some amazing photos.

Okay, on to pictures of the Kuhn family!

 

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Brianna Feltch {Senior Portraits} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/12/brianna-feltch-senior-portraits Welcome back!

Today I want you to meet Brianna. Smart, strong, and caring are the words that come to mind when I think about this young woman.

Brianna is a senior at Southwestern High School. She loves art and volunteering.

Brianna was great for our session, with her great taste is fashion is wan't hard to make this young woman shine in photos.

After high school, Brianna plans on attending Syracuse University to become a architect.

Best of luck to Brianna. I know you'll be very successful.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving from Chrissy Smith Photography! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/happy-thanksgiving-from-chrissy-smith-photography Thanksgiving is always the time of year I like to say a special thank you to those who have supported and helped Chrissy Smith Photography grow to what is it today. With over 150 sessions and counting this year you have certainly kept me busy, and I LOVE it. I am finally finding my style and happy place in the photography world where I can showcase my talent and give my clients the best I can.

Thanksgiving is also the time of year to be thankful for family. And I for one am super thankful for my husband and two wonderful children. They are the loves of my life and I cannot imagine being here without them. Everyday they make me smile and give me reason to continue my path with this career.

So thank you to everyone. I am so thankful for your continued support and friendships. I cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store for Chrissy Smith Photography!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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Black Friday Deals are back! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/black-friday-deals-are-back

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Black Friday Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Deals Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/black-friday-deals-are-back Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Lydia Wooten {Family Portraits} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/lydia-wooten-family-portraits I recently had a fabulous session with the Wooten family. I've said it before and I'll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. I couldn't begin to tell you how well behaved the Wooten children were for our session, they made the session go by so fast We even had time to play in-between shots they did so well.

We met at at Codorus State Park. I love shooting at Codorus because the sun comes through the trees so nicely and the colors and scenery is always amazing.It truly was an amazing photo shoot.

Okay, on to pictures of the Wooten family!

 

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Smith Wedding {St Vincent|McSherrystown Moose, Hanover, PA} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/smith-wedding-st-vincent-mcsherrystown-moose-hanover-pa Heading to St Vincent for the Britcher-Smith wedding, I knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. This gorgeous, incredibly in-love couple met 3 years ago and planned a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves and a few family and friends. From the beautiful centerpieces and Allison's stunning dress, this wedding was such a beautiful event.

Just take a peek at a few of my favorite moments from the day, and with a big congrats to the newlyweds!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Hanover PA Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer McSherrystown Mcsherrystown Moose photographer St Vincent Wedding Photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/smith-wedding-st-vincent-mcsherrystown-moose-hanover-pa Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:00:00 GMT
Bouroir Mini's are back and now booking! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/bouroir-minis-are-back-and-now-booking Looking for a seriously sultry holiday gift for your special someone? Picture it now: gorgeous, ethereal images of you in white, and then devilish images of you in a little black number! YEP – We’re talking about  Boudoir mini sessions.

Chrissy Smith Photography is excited to announce we’re hosting our Boudoir Mini Sessions again! This year due to numerous requests, we will be offering 2 days of these awesome sessions, yup you heard right, 2 days!

Sessions to take place at the Mill 1792 in Glen Rock, PA on Saturday, Nov 30th and Sunday, Jan 12th!

But time-slots are limited with only 6 time-slots per day

Session only cost $175 and include 30 minute session, 10 professionally retouched digital images, print release, and online client gallery.

Professional hair & makeup will be offered as a add on.

To reserve your spot click here!

 

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Paige & Adam {Engagement Portraits} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/paige-adam-engagement-portraits We meet again, lovely blog readers!

I recently photographed Paige and Adam at King's Gap State Park. This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married in December. Which I am excited to be capturing as well!

Paige and Adam met online and shared their first date May 13th of 2013. Paige couldn't say enough about her soon to be and how his eyes are what did her in  . These two certainly balance each other out, with Paige's quirky personality, and Adam being the shy one, they certainly fit each other perfectly (As you can see from the photos below).

Adam popped the question on New Years after taking Paige to out to supper with her family. Awe, such a sweety to invite her family.

I know their wedding is going to be gorgeous and I am so excited for this couple!

Future wedding details aside, let's get to the present: Paige and Adams's engagement session! These two are real naturals in front of the camera. Their good looks, fabulous outfit choices, a sublime location and their genuine love for each other made this photo shoot one to remember!

Best of luck to the happy couple!

 

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A look into this years Christmas Mini's https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/a-look-into-this-years-christmas-minis Sunday was an action-packed day jam-packed with a full schedule of Christmas Mini sessions. Despite the slight madness of getting everyone photographed, I am absolutely thrilled with every single photo I took for this years Christmas mini-sessions.

I wanted to create a vintage-elegant homey feel for this shoot. To help create that vibe, I incorporated a variety of props into the session. Most of which i was lucky to get at Hobby Lobby at the end of Christmas Season last year. These beautiful pearl and gold items really dressed the set up. Not to mention the location was just amazing with the huge mantle and windows back behind the tree and awesome vintage couch! I am so glad I was able to secure Battlefield Bed and Breakfast and their Solarium, I think it made a beautiful set even better.

All of the families showed up looking amazing. One of my favorite outfits of the day was this matching red plaid and white family. It really added to the Christmas feel.

Even Santa was able to grab some shots with the little and big kids.

Clearly, I had a blast doing these mini-sessions and it makes me even more excited for my Boudoir mini-session event coming up, which takes place on Nov 30th and Jan 12th! Click here if you're interested in booking.

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Battlefield Bed and Breakfast Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/a-look-into-this-years-christmas-minis Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:00:00 GMT
Mullen Wedding { Heritage Hills Golf Resort- York, PA} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/11/mullen-wedding-heritage-hills-golf-resort--york-pa People! I am so excited to share Nicole and Chad’s wedding with you today, which could have seriously been featured (and very well may be in the future) in ANY bridal magazine across the world. These two have impeccable taste, to the point where I cannot even describe how perfect every single detail was. It’s a good thing I’m a photographer, then, yeah?

From the insanely gorgeous floral arrangements to the decadent lighting, there wasn’t a thing that wasn’t thought of and carefully planned. And when I saw Nicole in her wedding dress, I almost lost my breath! (Can’t even imagine how Chad must have felt seeing her walk down the aisle)!

Just take a look at our slideshow of their amazing day!

What a joy it was to photograph you on this special day, you two. I hope your years are full of happiness, light and just as much beauty!

 

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Happy Halloween! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/happy-halloween Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween!

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Chrissy Smith Photography on Vacation! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/chrissy-smith-photography-on-vacation

 

That's right, for the first time since 2015 I am taking my family and going on vacation. I cannot believe it has been that long... I mean seriously 4 years! I think I'm well overdue.

This is a very bittersweet thing for me, as we are going to my favorite place in the world. Sanibel, FL. This is the same place my mothers ashes are spread, so being able to go back and visit this already beautiful place, brings a lot of memories of the years we spent with my mom. But now I am able to create these memories with my own children. Raelee was only 3 when she last came to Sanibel, and this will be the first time Gage has even been to the Ocean. So I am super excited for them as well.

We will be leaving the 1st and driving down {yes I know but I hate planes}, stopping in Myrtle Beach to take the kids to Ripley's Aquarium. Which is another first for my family (at least hubs and kids).  Then we will travel down kjust below the beautiful Savannah GA to stop for the night and back on the road in the AM. 10, 00 Cracker Barrel stops later and me might be at Sanibel :D. lol

So, November 1st-10th I will be out of office and state.

While I'm soaking up some much needed family time, I wanted to let everyone know I will be back soon. Feel free to message me or email me and as soon as I get back I will get back in touch. :D I promised my husband and children I would leave my phone on silent and only worry about them for the week, which is much deserved considering all the things I miss or put on hold on due to work.

So I will see everyone soon, and I'll post some goodies from our trip (maybe ;P if hubby allows lol).

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Kimberly Randsom {Family Portraits} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/kimberly-randsom-family-portraits I have had the pleasure of shooting the Ransom Family for a couple of years now. And can I just say, it certainly makes you feel old when you arrive and see how much the children have grown since your last session, lol. I can remember when these guys were itty bitty, and now they are so big and handsome! Ahhhh...where has time gone?

But that's not all that blew me away with this session. Can we talk pristine location!!! Kimberly and her family own this magnificent location.

With their amazing pond which made for some stunning photos, long drive with amazing colors from fall crisp days, and can we talk this fallen tree over the stream? I mean this is the stuff a photographers dream is made of!

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A look into our Fall Mini Sessions https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/a-look-into-our-fall-mini-sessions Whew! One thing's for certain: Hosting a mini-session is always a treat!. Despite all the hard work that goes into planning, it always pays off in the end.

My most recent mini sessions were our Fall Mini's that were held at Codorus State Park. These seasonal mini's are always a hit, especially during the peak of fall colors in Central, PA. Sadly, however, due to rain we had to do some rescheduling. And I for one am certainly glad I did.  Just take a look into a few of Gina's session photos below!

Gina was a little worried when her little one didn't last very long during the session. But can you blame him, I mean your 18 months and at a park with A LOT of cool things to get into, lol. But I assured her, there was nothing to worry about. And just look above. She has some super adorable memories to hold onto, even with smiles.

If those weren't adorable enough, just take a look at Dawn's Fall Mini below. She used her session as a engagement for their upcoming wedding in 2020. As you can see from the photos below, we all had a great time. Even with the rescheduling I couldn't have asked for a better turnout or experience! And it makes me excited for my next mini-session, too!

 

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Slonaker Wedding {Bay City - Hanover, PA} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/slonaker-wedding-bay-city---hanover-pa Heading to Bay City for the Allison-Slonaker wedding, I knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. This gorgeous, incredibly in-love couple met years ago and planned a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves and a few of their closest family and friends. Walking in, I couldn’t help but notice the extremely beautiful cake right away, and more and more of those little details starting popping out.  

I find that one of the best things about small weddings is that they lend themselves to especially tender moments. They also somehow feel a little more at ease, and that’s exactly what the vibe was on this beautiful day in September. I’ll leave you with a few more of my favorite moments from the day, and with a big congrats to the newlyweds!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Bay City Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Hanover PA photographer Sloaker Wedding Wedding Photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/slonaker-wedding-bay-city---hanover-pa Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Kyler Robinson {Senior Portraits} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/kyler-robinson-senior-portraits Every photographer has their day, and I'm not afraid to admit with this shoot I had one of them.  A mixture of super hot weather and misdirection on location and wardrobe choices left us with some so so images. So, after Klyer's mom contacted me we decided to do a reshoot, which in turn produced some amazing photos that all of us were happy with in the end.

Just take a peek at Kyler's reshoot and let me know what you think. Did we hit it out of the park?

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Hanover PA Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Codorus Codorus State Park Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Pennsylvania photographer Senior Portrait Photographer Senior Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/kyler-robinson-senior-portraits Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Jeep - Calendar for Wishes https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/jeep---calendar-for-wishes

Over the past couple years I have done many things to help out the local Make-A-Wish Branch Convoy for Wishes. This year however, due to my overwhelming need from my clients (yall are awesome!) I wasn't able to help out as much. So, I set out to think of something to do. I had done canvas's in the past and where they did ok, they didn't help as much as I would have wished. So after racking my brain for a while I came up with the idea to do a Calendar. However, I wanted to calendar to do good and make as much as it could. Then it hit me. With becoming new Jeep owners this past year we were introduced to an amazing group and community that I found amazing and how much they did things for charities. With that in mind I reached out to the local Wicked Jeeps Chapter and asked if this was something they would be interested in participating in. The response was overwhelming.

The new few weeks I picked out some Jeeps, and secured an amazing location for the shoot. Which I have to give a shout out to Rausch Creek Off Road park! As without them, none of this would have even been possible.

On Sept 8th, I drove the 2 hours to meet up with these amazing people and we rocked out the session, all within 5 hours!

I couldn't begin to tell you how excited I am about this Calendar and how it turned out. Within the first week of having our first order we have already sold over half the Calendars! This is amazing.

Without further delay, take a peek at the Wicked Jeeps- Calendar for Wishes below.

If you are interested in ordering one of these Calendars {They make amazing Christmas Gifts for Jeep lovers.... hint...hint ;) } Click the link below.

Order Your Calendar HERE

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Calendar for Wishes Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Pennsylvania photographer Rausch Creek Rausch Creek Off Road Park v Wicked Jeeps https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/jeep---calendar-for-wishes Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Ashley Payne} Children's Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/10/-ashley-payne-childrens-portraits So we meet again, dear blog readers!

The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Payne children, a lovely clan from Hanover, PA. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it's because I've photographed this family before.

However so much changes in such a small amount of time, Cheyenne has grown so big since they were last in front of my lens for Christmas Mini's last year. So, I was super excited when I got a call from Ashley saying she wanted to book a session with their children. It's amazing to know to know that they enjoyed my work as much as I enjoyed working with them!

From oldest to youngest, we have Brynleigh {who is an amazing big sister} and Cheyenne {which adores her older sister, I mean just look at the pics, can you not feel the sisterly bond?}.

As expected, Mom did a wonderful job preparing them for our session. Those dresses were to die for! There is nothing cutier then matching outfits and your choice was amazing. Great job Ashley.

I knew it wouldn't be any different this time around with rocking this shoot. And I was right! Check it out for yourself:

 

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Christmas Mini's are booking in time for Christmas Cards this year https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/christmas-minis-are-booking-in-time-for-christmas-cards-this-year

It's that time of year again! Can you believe it?!

I'll be doing Christmas mini sessions at a new location this year. These sessions are going to be amazing, complete with a vintage red velvet love seat, beautiful solarium with fireplace and open windows, and lets not forget the big man himself, Santa!

This years Christmas Mini Sessions will be held on Sunday October 27th, 2019 at The Battlefield Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, PA.

Christmas Mini Sessions will include:

  • 30 minutes long
  • Up to 6 people!!! That's right, this set up allows us to accommodate more then the normal 1-2 children.
  • 10 Fully retouched digital images
  • Print release
  • Online client gallery for sharing

 

How to Book Your Session:

  1. Visit the online calendar, HERE, to select a time and pay the non-refundable session fee reserve your session.
  2. Just scroll down to view our remaining spots and reserve now.

There are just 7 Christmas mini session spots remaining and I anticipate that they’ll fill up quickly!

Or call me RIGHT NOW at 717-515-3410 to secure your spot before they sell out.

To book a mini session, please emailinfo@ChrissySmithPhotography.com or choose your time slot below to reserve now.

 

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{Jennifer Mills} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-jennifer-mills-family-portraits Hi everyone, 

Oh how I just adore the family I'm blogging about today. I'm lucky enough to say I've been photographing the Mill's family for a number of  years now! I truly can't believe how much Gage has grown and changed since I first met them.

When Jennifer called me to take their photos again,  I immediately began counting down the days to our session!  And as for the day of the shoot, I had a blast! They had a pretty great time, too.

Just check out the superb Mill's family!

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Family Portrait Photographer Family Portraits Gettysburg hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-jennifer-mills-family-portraits Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
{Derick Baker} Valentina Marie | Newborn Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-derick-baker-valentina-marie-newborn-portraits Hi all! I’ve got another newborn session for you,

I am please to announce, baby Valentina Marie.  As you can see, my session with baby Valentina, she certainly rocked it.

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Newborn Photographer Newborn Portraits Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-derick-baker-valentina-marie-newborn-portraits Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Happy Birthday to the woman behind the lens! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/happy-birthday-to-the-woman-behind-the-lens That's right, it's Chrissy's birthday. So help us celebrate by wishing her a wonderful birthday full of memories {captured by someone else of course}. So Chrissy, instead of being behind that lens capturing those amazing photographs we cherish so much. Why don't you step around the other side and let someone else do the dirty work and capture those amazing memories for you.

Have a great and happy birthday!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/happy-birthday-to-the-woman-behind-the-lens Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
{Elizabeth Kuhn} Alivia | Newborn Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-elizabeth-kuhn-alivia-newborn-portraits I'm still flying high from one of the most amazing shoots I've had in a while.  The adorable little lady in front of the lens is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Kuhn.

Speaking of which, Elizabeth was so much fun to get to know. I could have talked with her all day! As for baby Alivia, she was a little angel and slept peacefully through the majority of our 2-hour session.

Okay, no more talking (or would that be typing?). Check out little Alivia for yourself!

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable central pa Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer gettysburg Hanover Newborn Photographer Newborn Portraits Pennsylvania photographer portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-elizabeth-kuhn-alivia-newborn-portraits Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMT
{Meggin Crouse} Hailey | Newborn Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-meggin-crouse-hailey-newborn-portraits Welcome back, my oh-so-devoted blog readers!

Today I'd like you to meet some very special people: baby Hailey and her older brother, Nicholas! Our shoot was triumphantly successful and I am head-over-heels excited about the shots I was able to capture!

I couldn't begin to tell you how excited little Nicolas is to have a younger sister, and he made that apparent at our shoot! He was so excited to hold his sister, with the help of mom and dad of course, I mean look at that smile! One thing's for certain – baby Hailey will always have someone looking out for her!

As you can see from the pictures above, these little ones were so good during the session, and already share such a connection. I can’t wait to see how they interact as they get older!

Mom and Dad we're evening able to get in on the photos as well before Hailey announced she was done for the day, lol.

Thanks for reading! Come back soon!

 

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{Heather Coleman} Corinne | Senior Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/-heather-coleman-senior-portraits Welcome back!

Today I want you to meet Corinne. Fun, chatty, and outgoing are the words that come to mind when I think about this young woman.

Corinne is a senior at Southwestern High School. She is an avid cheerleader and wants to be a Radiologist after collage.

I could not begin to tell you how much fun it was working with Corinne and her mom. She even brought along her boyfriend and grandma for some photo backup as well. I don't think we stopped laughing for once second through the whole shoot.

I loved the outfits that Corrine brought to the shoot. For example, this dress matched with this overgrown field, stunning.

Best of luck to Corrine. I know you'll be very successful.

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Fall Mini Sessions are NOW BOOKING https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/9/fall-mini-sessions-are-now-booking

Fall is finally here, and I’m so excited for the changing leaves and Pumpkin Spice everything! {Hey, I am a Chai Tea fan, so....}

But even more fun than pies and spices…. It’s also time for me to announce that my 2019 Fall Mini Sessions are now booking. Definitely take advantage of this time and get a head start on getting the perfect photo for your holiday cards this year!

This year’s fall mini sessions will be held on  Saturday, October 5th & Sunday October 6th in Codorus State Park.

Fall Mini Sessions Include:

  • A 30 minute outdoor portrait session for up to 6 people
  • A private online image gallery
  • 5 Fully retouched digital images (Perfect for Holiday cards and gifts!)
  • Print Release

How to Book Your Session:

  1. Visit the online calendar, HERE, to select a time and pay the non-refundable session fee reserve your session.
  2. Just scroll down to view our remaining spots and reserve now.

There are just 12 fall mini session spots remaining and I anticipate that they’ll start filling up quickly!

Or call me RIGHT NOW at 717-515-3410 to secure your spot before they sell out.

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{Kayla Hertzog} Newborn https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-kayla-hertzog-newborn Doo doo doo doooo! Introducing...  BABY EMMALYN!

I'm still flying high from one of the most wonderful shoots I've had in a while.  The adorable little lady in front of the lens is the daughter of Kayla and Brandon Hertzog.

Speaking of which, Kayla and Brandon were so much fun to get to know. I could have talked with them all day!

As for baby Emmalyn, she was a little angel and slept peacefully through the majority of our 2-hour session. I'm not gonna lie. When she showed up bright eyed and curious, I thought the session might have turned out a little tricky, but Kayla was able to rock her to sleep and that knocked Emmalyn out for the whole time.

Okay, no more talking (or would that be typing?). Check out little Emmalyn for yourself!

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Newborn Newborn Photographer Newborn Portraits Pennsylvania photographer Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-kayla-hertzog-newborn Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Crystal Jones} Wyatt | 1st Birthday Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-crystal-jones-wyatt-1st-birthday-cake-smash Welcome back fellow readers!

I have a hard time with the fact that Wyatt is already a whole year old. That's right the big O.N.E... 1-year-old! But the best part about a birthday means? Cake. And smashing cakes, of course!

Before I get to the hilarious photos I know you came here for, I have to say, this is the second "Baby Shark" Themed session in a week and I'm loving it!

As you can see, Wyatt loved his smash the cake session.

Check out more from his session below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Pennsylvania photographer 1st Birthday Cake Smash Affordable Baby Shark Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-crystal-jones-wyatt-1st-birthday-cake-smash Tue, 27 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Farm to Table Event https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/farm-to-table-event I had the pleasure of being invited to be a part of the Annual Farm to Table event for the Sacred Heart Parsh in Spring Grove. This was an great event with alot of amazing food vendors and people. I was honored to be able to capture these images for them. I cannot wait until next year.

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{Mirinda Eicholtz} Milestone - 12 Month Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-mirinda-eicholtz-milestone---12-month-portraits It's hard to believe that this was my 2nd time photographing the very photogenic baby Lauren. I still remember just how tiny she was when I photographed her during her 6 month session.

I honestly cannot put into words just how much I enjoyed photographing this young lady over the last couple months. Every session, she had changed so much, and the same is true now that Lauren is a whole 12-months old! Mom says Lauren is already getting into trouble with trying new things daily.

Crazy how fast they grow up, huh?

 Let's move on to the pictures.

 


P.S. Want to learn more about my milestone packages? Check out all the details here.

 

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{Krystal Dorsey} Maternity Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-krystal-dorsey-maternity-portraits Woohoo! It's a boy!

The Dorsey are officially expecting a little man to join their family. The little bundle of cuteness is set to arrive in just 4 short weeks. So far, Krystal has had a somewhat easy pregnancy. Like most moms in their final trimester, she is counting down the days until Mr. Kai is welcomed into our world!

Krystal expressed she was loving being pregnant –  she honestly looked radiant. You could tell she was loving every minute of being pregnant.

Throughout the session, I made sure to incorporate some of Krystal's favorite things, such as some shoes, Kai's name, and a teddy bear made from Kai's grandpa' shirt.

Check out some of my favorite shots from our session together at Codorus State Park.

See? I told you she was beautiful! Can't wait to meet little Kai when he finally arrives!

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Codorus Codorus State Park Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Maternity Maternity Portraits Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-krystal-dorsey-maternity-portraits Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Christina Creamer} 1st Birthday Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-christina-creamer-1st-birthday-cake-smash Hi again, everyone!

Cake!!!! And of course Sharks! And what a better way to start off Shark week then with a Baby Shark Cake Smash, am I right?

You do not want to miss these pictures. Check them out below!

 

 

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{Crystal O'Quinn} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-crystal-oquinn-family-portraits Hi again, everyone!

My clients are always so wonderful to work with. That's true of my session with the O' Quinn family, too!

I met up with them the other day at the Littletown Rec Park and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. Even the heat wasn't as bad as it has been ;) While the weather was fine, it was the O'Quinn family that made this shoot such a success.  

 

As you can see from the photos below, this family rocked their session, and knew how to get a laugh or two.

 

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Central PA chrissy smith photography Fairfield Photographer Family Portraits Gettysburg hanover Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-crystal-oquinn-family-portraits Thu, 08 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Amy Staub} Cora | 1st Birthday Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-cora-1st-birthday-cake-smash Hi again,

I ahve a special treat for everyone today. Little Miss Cora has turned the big ONE and for her cake smash session her theme was "sweet as a Peach". All I can say is that that is certainly what these photos are. And can we just talk about that cake....Yumm. Cora thought so too.

 

You certainly do not want to miss these pictures. Check them out below!

 

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) 1st Birthday Cake Smash Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gardners Gettysburg Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/-cora-1st-birthday-cake-smash Tue, 06 Aug 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Back-to-School Mini's are in session! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/8/back-to-school-minis-are-in-session Hey guys, Chrissy Smith Photography is now booking back-to-school mini sessions for 2019!  

It’s that time of year again to document your kiddos going back to school! And what's a better place for back-to-school then a Library?

So lets get those photos done before the start of school so you can share with your friends and family! Even if you haven’t had your child’s photograph taken in a while,  this is a great way to document your child’s growth and get those portraits updated.  One of my favorite things is to document my children in the beginning of the year and the end of the year to see how much they have changed!  I will be doing these sessions on September from 9am-3pm at Hanover Library in Hanover, PA. This will be a styled shoot and will contain an antique desk and chair, lots of books,  and other items.  This is first come first serve. Can’t wait to see your back to school best! To book email info@ChrissySmithPhotography.com

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{Rhiannon Kump} Milestone - 6 Months https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/7/-rhiannon-kump-milestone---6-months Welcome back!

The mission of this blog post is to show off the adorable Scarlette. I actually photographed Scarlette 6 months ago for her Newborn Session. Check out the pictures here: Rhiannon Kump Newborn Portraits

Can you believe how big this little lady has gotten since then? I had to blink a few times to make sure I was seeing things clearly! She is already starting to get into trouble, lol. It's amazing how fast they grow!

Baby Scarlette was the perfect size to put in this adorable little wooden bucket. I was so excited to be able to use the prop and loved how the pictures turned out. I'll definitely be using this one in future sessions.

Rhiannon also brought this adorable little outfit, which added even more to the photos we took.


P.S. Want to learn more about my milestone packages? Check out all the details here.

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) 6 month portraits Affordable Central PA Children's Portraits Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover milestone Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/7/-rhiannon-kump-milestone---6-months Tue, 30 Jul 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Carrie Zentiska} Bre | Senior Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/7/-carrie-zentiska-senior-portraits Welcome back!

Today I want you to meet Bre. Country, smart, & sweet are the words that come to mind when I think about this young woman.

Bre is a senior at Spring Grove and plans to attend Shippensburg University after graduation.

This shoot was so much fun! Bre knew exactly what she wanted and did an amazing job.

I loved the outfits that Bre brought to the shoot. For example, her simple jean shorts and tee really brought out the casual yet country side.

When I asked Bre what she wanted to do after she started her career, she relied "save to buy a house." Young lady you certainly have a great outlook and I am sure that house will come sooner then you think with that kind of thinking.

Best of luck to Bre. I know you'll be awesome!

 

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{Meggin Crouse} Maternity Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/7/-meggin-crouse-maternity-portraits Hi all!

We've got some serious reason to celebrate! The Crouse Family is officially having a little princess, due in only a few short weeks. If that isn't reason to celebrate, I don't know what is!

I had the privilege of photographing Meggin in King's gap and she was just as beautiful as can be.

Dad agrees she's a beauty, too – naturally!

But Nickolas, certainly stole the show with his happiness for becoming a big brother.

As you can see from the pictures below, Meggin was the perfect soon-to-be mom. Any photographer would be lucky to photograph her. And that baby bump couldn't get any cuter!

Check out the pictures for yourself!

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover King's Gap Maternity Maternity Portraits Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/7/-meggin-crouse-maternity-portraits Tue, 23 Jul 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Erica Lefevre} Lola | 1st Birthday Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/7/-erica-lefevre-lola-1st-birthday-cake-smash Hi again, everyone!

I have a hard time facing the fact that little Lola is already a whole year old. But you know what 1-year-old birthdays mean? Cake. And smashing cakes, of course!

Before I get to the AMAZING photos I know you came here for, I have to share pictures from baby Lola's previous milestone sessions. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone!

Newborn

3 Month Session

6 Month Session

9 Month Session

And that, my friends, brings us to her 1-year smash the cake photos.

As you can see, Lola loved her smash the cake session. Who wouldn't, am I right? Just look at that amazing theme.... I mean "I Love Lola" that is too cute.

You do not want to miss these pictures. Check them out below!

P.S. Want to learn more about my milestone packages? Check out all the details here.

 

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{Sara Grose} Mermaid Children's Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/6/-sara-grose-mermaid-childrens-portraits Welcome back!

Let me begin by saying that I had the greatest time doing the session I'm about to post. This was the first time I've worked with these girls and I enjoyed every minute of it at Codorus State Park. After a small bout of being shy it was amazing to see these two young ladies release their inner mermaids.

I cannot wait to see these two in front of my lens again in the future! You girls rocked!

 

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Happy Father's Day! https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/6/happy-fathers-day From Chrissy Smith Photography, Happy Father's Day!

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Annual Codorus Blast https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/6/annual-codorus-blast Every year, I attend the Codorus Blast Festival in the Park. This year I have worked on some awesome deals as well as worked on thinking up some awesome little events we are offering for our fans and clients.

Due to a wedding I have previously booked I will not be offering Mini Sessions on Saturday. However, I will be offering Mini Sessions on Friday from 4-7pm. These sessions will be 15 minute minis and include 3 retouched hi-res images & print release. Additional images available for additional fee. Girls theme will be Girly themed (vintage and couture dresses available for use by clients), Boys will be a Planes, Cars, & Sports theme.  Sessions will be held at the Codorus Blast at our Chrissy Smith Photography booth and will be only $65!

Sunday, I have decided to dedicate to the Dad's for Father's day. For only $2 dad's can get a photo with their children (1 per family) printed on a 4x6" print right on the spot.

I will also be offering our $5 instant family portraits on Friday and Sunday.

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Mommy & Me - Part 4 {Sara Therit} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me---part-4-sara-therit "The moment a child is born,

A Mother is born also."

 

Sara and her daughter rocked their Mommy & Me Mini Session with us at Codorus State Park. We started off a little shy but as we began to play some games of hide and seek behind mommy, she lit up and showed some amazing smiles. Take a look at their session below, you can see the love these two share.

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Codorus State Park Fairfield Photographer Hanover Mommy & Me Pennsylvania photographer portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me---part-4-sara-therit Thu, 23 May 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Mommy & Me - Part 3 {Hope Devore} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me---part-3 "Having Children just puts the whole world into perspective.

Everything else just disappears."

I couldn't say how true this quote is. Children are a blessing. And this mom had 3. Hope brought her amazing family with her to her Mommy & Me session and I was happy to capture their mother-child connection. Just take a look below :)

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable All about Mom Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Mommy & Me Mother's Day Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me---part-3 Tue, 21 May 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Mommy & Me - Part 2 {Kelli Weaver} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me---part-2 "Being a Mother,

is learning about strengths you didn't know you had.

And dealing with fears, you never knew existed."

 

With being a mother of two myself, Motherhood is always on my mind. It's a powerful, complicated, wonderful force.  The bond between mother and child is incredible and one worth celebrating. So, every year I offer Mommy & Me Mini Sessions that I hold in the Spring just in time for Mother's Day that are designed to do just that. Celebrate Motherhood.

This mom, however touched my heart in a whole nother level.

Meet Kelli and her son Lyric. Kelli and I have known each other for years. Even though some time had passed I had tried to stay in touch from time to time to keep up on how her and her family were doing.  Shortly after touching base with Kelli, I had learned about her husband diagnosis with Cancer. This filled me with dread as I had lived through my own dealing with Cancer with my own mom. But to know Kelli and her son were dealing with it in their own home with her husband broke my heart. By the time by schedule opened up to where I could reach out and try to capture some last family portraits of the 3 of them together it was too late. Nick, her amazing husband had taken a turn for the worst and within the week had lost his battle.  Kelli, being the amazing mom she is, had Lyric on her mind. She knew she had to be strong for him. Nothing can prepare you for certain things in life, but being a mother, having that sense of motherhood, brings out strengths you never knew you could possess. You can clearly see the amazing bond between Lyric and his mom. Not to mention the strength this beautiful woman possess is of a Goddess.

Since Nicks passing Kelli and Lyric have spent some of their time dedicated to a fund raiser they have created in their beloved Nick's memories. Just this year they held a golf tournament for another local father fighting Cancer. Their selfless acts to help others out of their own experiences are amazing and heart warming.

So when I had the chance to finally get this amazing lady in front of my lens, I wanted to make sure I gave her the best I had, because she deserved the best. I am very happy to share these incredible images from her session below.

RIP Nick Weaver

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Codorus State Park Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Mommy & Me Mother's Day Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me---part-2 Thu, 16 May 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Mommy & Me - Part 1 { Ashleigh Tidd} https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/a-look-at-our-mommy-me-minis "A Mother is your first friend,

your best friend,

your forever friend."

 

Ashleigh and her beautiful daughter and not new to being in front of my lens. Their love and friendship grows every time I see them, and with this session I was extremely excited to capture that connection and growing friendship.  Just take a look below at these beloved memories and let me know if you think we did this love between mother and daughter justice.

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) Affordable Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography codorus State Park Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Mommy & Me Pennsylvania photographer Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/a-look-at-our-mommy-me-minis Tue, 14 May 2019 22:00:00 GMT
All about the Mom's https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/all-about-the-moms That's right folks,

The next few blog posts you see coming from me will be all about those lovely ladies who raised us and continue to deal with us. Yup, I'm talking Mom's.

I have chosen a few of my favorite Mommy & Me Sessions from our recent Mommy & Me Mini's to share with all of you. So stay tuned, and to all those Mom's  out there...

 

Happy Mother's Day!

 

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{Kim Clousher} Extended Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/-kim-clousher-extended-family-portraits Welcome back, all!

I recently had a stupendous session with the Clousher family. I've said it before and I'll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either.

We met at Codorus State Park. I love shooting at this location because lighting coming through the trees creates the most amazing vibe.

It truly was an amazing photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming session, Codorus has a wonderful variety of backdrops.

Okay, on to pictures of the Clousher family!

 

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{Heather Schroen} 1st Birthday - Cake Smash https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/-heather-schroen-1st-birthday---cake-smash Hi again, everyone!

I have a hard time facing the fact that little JJ is already a whole year old. But you know what 1-year-old birthdays mean? Cake. And smashing cakes, of course!

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, JJ had quite a bit of fun at his smash the cake session. Who wouldn't, am I right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You do not want to miss these pictures. Check them out below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. Want to learn more about my 1st Birthday Portrait Packages? Click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Chrissy Smith Photography) 1st Birthday Cake Smash Affordable cake smash Central PA Chrissy Smith Photography Fairfield Photographer Gettysburg Hanover Paw Patrol Pennsylvania photographer https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/5/-heather-schroen-1st-birthday---cake-smash Thu, 02 May 2019 22:00:00 GMT
{Joy Nunn} Family Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/4/-joy-nunn-family-portraits Hi again, ladies and gents!

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so amazing to work with. That's true of my session with the Nunn family, too!

I met up with them the evening of April 17th in downtown Hanover and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. The sun was shinning and beautiful. While the weather was fine, it was the Nunn family that made this shoot such a blast.  

It's not too often I get the request for more of a "lifestyle" themed family portrait session, but it was so much fun to branch out.

As you can see from the photos below, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. They are lucky to have each other.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

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{Erica Lefevre} Lola | 9 Month Portraits https://www.chrissysmithphotography.com/blog/2019/4/-erica-lefevre-lola-9-month-portraits Glad to see you again, blog readers!

I'm back again with another session featuring the oh-so-lovely Lola. I've been lucky enough to photograph Lola several times now, thanks to my milestone package {Milestone Packages}.