Introducing Our Newest Adventure ... {maryland newborn, family & child portrait photographer}

Big Things Ahead... 

     For the past 8 years, Photography By Kylie has done it all. Between capturing weddings, families, newborns, babies' first years, engagements and even boudoir... it has been quite the adventure. Although I've done a lot & a little of everything, when people contact me for images... it is almost always in regards to a family session or newborn portraits. This is what Photography By Kylie is known for, and will continue to do for many years! That, and continue to be the most awkward person ever trying to get your kids to smile :P 

     Capturing all of these special moments within the same business has been an honor. However, Photography By Kylie is known for children and the joy that they bring. Weddings, Engagements and Boudoir are all adult sessions that unfortunately conflict with our brand & how we want to portray Photography By Kylie. So my husband, Brian, and I went out on a fancy date a few months back and began brainstorming what was to become a wonderful new business venture. And we are so excited to share it with you! 

     Are you ready? I can see you're on the edge of your seat, biting your nails and crying with anxiety :P Obviously not, but still! If you're a PBKylie fan, this is huge! Ok here we go....

     Launching in the Spring of 2018, we will be launching a brand new sister-company to exclusively capture all weddings, engagements & boudoir sessions! We have lovingly named our newest business Mint & Mae Company & are so excited! I, Kylie Wingert, will still be the primary photographer, editor & operator of both businesses... because my life just wasn't crazy enough I guess. While Photography By Kylie features soft, neutral colors to reflect the sweetness of the children I capture... Mint & Mae will be slightly more edgy, with a more adult appeal. 

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     My friend, who is also my amazing hair dresser, was able to come in this weekend to model for my first Mint & Mae Co. Boudoir session. Definitely check out some of her shots below! I am very excited to add these to the Mint & Mae portfolio and welcome everyone to join in the fun with a bang! Katie will see all of you who booked our Boudoir Marathon on the big day to glam you up with sexy hair & beautiful make-up. Feel free to Facebook creep on her work on Facebook at -  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=gimmie%20style%20salon

     We have yet to get the major stuff put together for Mint & Mae Company, but will announce our big reveal sometime in April to gear up for Summer & Fall Bookings. Thank you to all who have shared in their excitedness & enthusiasm on yet another crazy adventure! Cheers!

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Jen & Alex Engagement Session | Rising Sun MD Engagement Photographer

Bling, bling! She got the ring! Congratulations to my childhood friend, Jen, and her husband to be, Alex! I seriously cannot get enough of these two. They are so silly, adorable, fun and most importantly IN LOVE!

     Jen & Alex's story was so sweet, I could have fainted. Jen is a pediatric nurse in the ER of one of our local hospitals. Alex, an EMT, brought a patient in and there are two versions of what happened. When I learned they met when he brought in a patient, I asked "So that was it for you then?" Alex shook his head yes, with a big smile. Jen shook her head no, with a bigger smile. He looked at her and joked "Well, I had to chase her." So I'm guessing it took some convincing, but alas... they fell in love! Alex had me laughing the entire time and he looked so handsome in his button up tiffany blue shirt. And I could not stop admiring Jen's glowing smile and beautiful white lace dress from Macy's! She is going to make one spectacular bride.

     Jen and I grew up in the same neighborhood when we were kids. She lived about 8 or 9 houses down, and a skip across the road. We shared many friends and although we were never extremely close, she was always so kind and loving to me... and everyone else she met. Her little sister will soon be opening up an amazing small restaurant called "Spork" in Elkton, MD sometime this summer. It's so fun to see what your friends do when they grow up! I really can't imagine Jen being anything else but a nurse though... she really is kind, caring, compassionate and I'm sure all of the children she helps fall in love with her.

     Jen & Alex's wedding colors are Tiffany Blue and Purple, surely a beautiful combination for their big day! June 3rd 2017 is going to come up so very quickly for them and I know they'll live happily ever after as Mr. & Mrs. Wibirt! I hope you enjoy their images, and there are a few more special ones below to view as well. Congratulations to the future Mr. & Mrs... happy planning!

 

 

Emily Michelle, 7 Days New - Rising Sun Newborn Photographer

     From both a personal and professional standpoint, I am so happy to introduce to you my friend Amy's beautiful little darling, Emily Michelle who has FINALLY arrived! Emily was born on her mom's sister's birthday which makes her arrival EXTRA special! Aunt Lauren is surely through the roof with excitement to share a birthday with such a precious little girl. Captured at 7 days new, Emily was an absolute DREAM to work with. She had the hair, had the skin, the perfect lips, slept like a champ.... seriously.... she is every newborn photographer's dream baby! I can't help but swoon....

Emily, 7 days new

Emily, 7 days new

      Amy actually told me she was pregnant very early on, exactly a week before I delivered my own baby girl. We were getting pedicures to relax and hopefully bring on labor (which didn't work) and out came the big news while we soaked our toes! I had a small feeling she was pregnant, but hearing that news was music to my ears. Between the two of us we now have 4 children and each of them are tiny people we worried we would never have only 4 short years ago. What a blessing!

     Emily is Amy & Randy's second girl, and both girls were a surprise gender through the entire pregnancy. Much to my surprise, they couldn't have turned out more different looking! Abigail was born with no hair and a sweet, tiny face with zero interest in posing for newborn photos. Emily came out with lots of dark brown hair, round cheeks and slept solid the entire time! Abigail seems to really like being a big sister so far, but was just not feeling a photoshoot with me I'm guessing ;) It's a good thing I adore her and she can pull off any facial expression!

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.... and clearly not impressed.

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.... and clearly not impressed.

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.

Emily, 7 days old. Abigail, 22 months old.

     I shot this session with my trusty (but getting old) Canon 5D Markii, my workhorse that is my 50 mm f/1.4 and my 100mm f/2.8 macro. All of my lighting is studio with an Alien Bee, B400 and a giant Octobox. I hope you enjoy these beautiful images, which are only a few, from Emily's beautiful session! Thank you so much for reading and if you are interested in a session, get in the books as early as you can to ensure a wonderful experience with your little miracle!

I had to leave my hand in this shot, as it's just so special being able to capture these beautiful children! I make a living off of soothing newborns to sleep and photographing them.... I'm not quite sure how I got that lucky, but I am so very blessed. Thank you for those sweet smiles and snuggles, Emily! Another miracle in the books.

I had to leave my hand in this shot, as it's just so special being able to capture these beautiful children! I make a living off of soothing newborns to sleep and photographing them.... I'm not quite sure how I got that lucky, but I am so very blessed. Thank you for those sweet smiles and snuggles, Emily! Another miracle in the books.