About Us



Faith, family and friends. Most important things in our lives.
Traveling all over, chasing love and light.

Currently photographing in:
Richmond + Williamsburg, Virginia
Orland + Tampa, Florida 
Boston, Massachusetts
Phoenix, Arizona
Denver, Colorado 
Lake Tahoe, San Diego + Santa Ana, California
Dublin, Ireland 
Madrid, Spain

Meet Trev + Kourtney Smithson

After photographing 5 years abroad, following the 2010 Haiti earthquake,  I moved back home to my home town of Richmond, VA to pursue other dreams. While working with a local One-for-One company one Friday afternoon, I bumped into Trevor.

…Well, a bottle of wine, brutal honesty and two weeks later, Trevor and I knew we’d spend the rest of our lives together. 
Backed with a film degree, a career both in front and behind the camera, a special effects & pyro-technician license and a crazy hunger for adventure and life. It was a match made in heaven.

Trevor doesn’t really realize it, but he saved my life in so many ways. He made me believe in soul mates, and perhaps thats the reason why I love to photograph other couples love stories so much. 

Now we live wherever a good story takes us. (Currently turning a retired military truck into a tiny-home-RV.)

Home is wherever we’re together and wherever your wedding is happening!

My siblings are my best friends. My parents are the greatest people I know.
Our two fur babies, Duke + Louis, are treated better than any human I know.

We travel often, love people and put our faith in Christ.

We are lucky & blessed indeed.
-Trev + Kourt



  I am a dreamer, a believer, and a hopeless romantic. I am a lover of pretty details, genuine belly laughs, and golden hour. I was born and raised in the beautiful, southern state of Virginia, where our tea is sweet, our accents are strong, and we bless a whoooole lot of hearts. I have a slight obsession with Starbucks Passion Fruit Tea, and my German Shorthaired Pointer, Sophie Rose, is my soul mate. 

 I truly love my “job” with everything I have in me. What can I say? I just love love. Every day that I pick up my camera, I get to witness true love shining through the smiles of two people who have found a home in each other’s heart. It’s special, it’s romantic, it’s magical, and I love every single second of it. Soulmates are a rare and beautiful thing that I’ll never stop getting excited about, and I can’t wait to tell your love story. ​




KSmithson Crew
We never photograph without a second shooter!
We have two teams here at KSmithson Photography
Kourtney & Trevor Smithson
 Sarah Elizabeth & Our on-call crew members
(Sarah is also our videographer, should you wish to book all four of us or you’re just looking for a fantastic videographer for your special event!) Check her page here: Sarah Elizabeth Videos

We’re more than business partners and team members. We’re all friends, who love our jobs and love working together! One of our more popular compliments, is how well we all work along side each other and the chemistry that flows when we run a shoot. We’re so proud and honored to represent each other.


What’s in our camera bags?

  • 2 Canon 5D Mark III camera bodies
  • 16-35mm lens
  • 50mm lens
  • 30mm lens
  • 85mm lens
  • 18-200mm Lens
  • 70-200mm Lens
  • 100mm Macro Lens
  • A slew of “Extreme PRO” SD cards
  • Tripod
  • Camera belt
  • Lights/flashes + remotes
  • Clear umbrella ( should rain invite itself on your wedding day)

What’s in our backup bags?

  • Boob-tape (this has seriously come in handy for brides and bridesmaids)
  • Chapstick
  • Bandaids
  • Ibuprofen
  • Granola
  • Business cards
  • Bobby pins
  • Safety pins
  • A slew of SanDisk cards + extra batteries

How it got started–
Why Photography?

“First of all. I love people. Everyone has a passion,
or something that they just love to do.
The gym, cooking, painting, etc. For me, photography is a form of art that allows me to express moments as I see them.
I’ve never been much of a writer, but photos, tell the story for you in a way that words can’t sometimes and that’s always fascinated me.” – Kourtney

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