Grace + Sean | Charlotte Engagement Session

Greetings to all!!  Welcome to the brand new KVP Blog (previous blog).

Whew…it’s been some time.  I have spent the last couple of months re-prioritizing my life after realizing that my family was suffering in my absence.  I often found myself saying, “Kristin, you can return this one last email, blog a quick session before heading home, throw together a few weddings for a publication, head out to this oh so important networking event…la de da de da…” It’s funny how quickly things can spin out of control as a business owner (well, I guess I should say businesses), but the important thing is realizing when its happening and grabbing a hold of it before there’s no turning back.

SO…I’m refreshed and have things in order!  First and foremost, I’m a God-fearing woman.  I’m a wife, I’m a mother…and then I’m a PHOTOGRAPHER!  I also have a WONDERFUL new assistant with me in the studio, Liz Shea.  She is an amazing photographer, super-star editor and wonderful addition to KVP.  To be quite honest, she is the mastermind behind the new blog (I’m not quite sure what I would have done without her these last couple of months).  Stay tuned to our upcoming post dedicated especially to her!  Love you, Lizzy!

And as a photographer we have some wonderful people and pictures to introduce you to!  Here we go…

Bloggers meet Grace + Sean.


I was introduced to this beautiful couple through Tiffany at Weddings and the City (a FAB planning company in Charlotte).  Lucky for me, we clicked immediately and was thrilled to have them sign the contract on the spot.  That is always SO FUN!

We originally tried to work it out to shoot their eSession in Hollywood, but with Sean’s basketball season fast approaching we weren’t able to work out the schedules.  DARN!  Maybe we’ll head out to Cali. to shoot her bridals.  What better place to get imagery to display at their Hollywood-Glam styled reception taking place at the Ritz-Carlton next August (the 14th as a matter of fact…MY BIRTHDAY!).  So how do we get a little LA in their shots?  How about Mez!!  Steve came in and worked his lighting magic and Kymm Mclean with Who’s the Fairest ROCKED us some makeup and hair.

Good luck Grace + Sean out in Sacremento.  We miss you both, and are rootin’ for a great season!!  Go Kings!  haha…like I know basketball!


Cutie-patootie, Sean singing Celine Dion to Grace in between takes.



A new project for us is incorporating a few words from our clients at the end of their blog.  Thanks, Grace + Sean – we love you!

“We first discovered KVP when flipping through Carolina bride issues, and we loved her work as soon as we saw it.  Our wedding planner, Tiffany, then followed up with her in setting up an official meeting.   Shooting with Kristin and Steve was a stress-free and fun filled experience.  Everything with Kristin just came naturally.  She not only guided us, but listened to our ideas and incorporated them as much as possible using her expertise to pull them off.  It was so much fun and the end product turned out AMAZING!  We love KVP and Weddings and the City!”

Christine Faust - The new blog looks absolutely amazing. Congrats and keep up the good work with the life balance. It is so important!September 9, 2009 – 1:15 pm

Sarah - Just wanted to say that I l-o-v-e LOVE the new blog! It is super sexy. Also the pics of Grace & Sean are, as usual, totally fabulous. Excellent job!September 9, 2009 – 1:18 pm

tara mauldin - kristen, i mean this in no condescending or patronizing way, but i am soooooo proud of you! you are definitely an awesome mentor to me, and i look up to you soooo much. i hope i can achieve what you have one day-your undying love for your family, your talent, your drive, and your ability to pull it all together when the going gets tough! all my praises to you, i love you girl…tara :)

ps…this shoot absolutely rocks!!!September 9, 2009 – 1:23 pm

Kathy McDermott Goodman - Great photos KV. What a beautiful couple and what a wonderful job you did capturing them for all to see for eternity. Best Wishes to the Happy Couple and to KVP.September 9, 2009 – 1:30 pm

You ROCK and I’m glad you are refreshed you just reminded ME I NEED to get MY priorities in order as well.
Much Love!
MonicaSeptember 9, 2009 – 2:35 pm

alex - I hope the best for the both of you, all I have to say you deserve each other you are two great people Greater inside than on the outside. (and you can take that to the bank)September 11, 2009 – 1:04 pm

Jill D. - I am spitting nails that I can’t meet this fab couple!!September 16, 2009 – 11:37 am

Leah Brown - Awww, these are absolutely adorable!! Grace you are look stunning and Sean you are such a cutie :) Ya’ll are just precious and I am so happy for you both! Congratulations again!!! Love ya! ~ LeahSeptember 20, 2009 – 12:30 pm

Denise Saucedo - Wow! I found you by stalking Style Me Pretty… and you have just been added to my google reader!!! Yay!!! What an amazing couple!! Your photos are scrumptious!!!! Love them!!!! :) Your blog is rockin as well!!September 30, 2009 – 4:24 pm

Tuscany Travel - Wonderful, glad I stumbled your blog.,October 3, 2009 – 2:16 am

kristinvining - Awww…thanks, Denise! You MADE MY RAINY DAY!! :) xoxoOctober 5, 2009 – 7:38 am

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