Our story. Their journey.


Our story begins in 2008.  Into my studio walked, Lindsey Regan (at the time) Thorne and her fiance (John).  She was a bouncing, beautiful bride.  Captivated by her style and outgoing personality, we immediately started chatting as if we had known one another for years.  No wedding date.  No wedding location.  Yet…they hired KVP.  Humbled.


August 2009.  She and one of her best friend’s (and KVP bride too!) flew me down to Miami to photograph a joint bridal session.  Two shockingly stunning women.  One ridiculously beautiful location.  The pictures spoke for themselves.

And that is where it all began.

After one too many glasses of celebratory champagne post shoot, the two besties started playing dress-up…and I was the rag doll.  Yep.  Brushes, colors, hairspray, hair teasing were in their hands working me.  Next came the camera.  “KV…show us how to work this thing.  We’re taking YOUR picture!”  It was slumber-partying at its finest.  A moment that I will cherish forever.

It was in that moment that I realized Lindsey had yet another talent on top of her mad interior/wedding design skills.  Makeup.  Hair.  I didn’t look half bad.  Yes we were goofing off, but when I said something to her she responded in saying, “KV!!  I love doing this!  HIRE ME!  I would LOVE to do this for your brides!”

So I thought.  I acted.  We tried.  And look now.

She is soaring!

I love watching people chase their dreams.  Grow.  Flourish.  A little-spunky-lovable-crazy talented-Art Institue Grad…honing in on her natural God-given talent and running with it.  She has an ability to make every person she meets feel BEAUTIFUL…including me.  She pours her heart and soul into her craft daily.  Continually learning new techniques, staying on top of the latest makeup, hair and wardrobe styles…all while struggling with a very personal issue.

Let me preface this in saying – Lindsey, John and I have talked and they have given me permission to share these personal images from our time together last week.  They have a story.  And they are ready to share that story with others who might be facing the same struggles.

Unexplained Infertility.

The statistics are astounding.  Many of you know that my husband and I faced this very same issue.  We tried for four years.  Four very long years.  Longing so bad to carry a baby and not knowing why I couldn’t was the toughest part.  Watching all of my friends get pregnant so easily – really tough.  But in placing it all in God’s hands (the only way I ever stay sane!) we were blessed with our miracles – Bray and Addy.

Lindsey and John are facing the same issue.  The unexplained.  The why’s?  The yearning to feel a baby growing inside.


This image speaks so much of what they are experiencing.  This image was taken on the day that they would find out of they were blessed with a baby.

It was negative.

We continue to pray to see what God has in store.


I love you, Lindsey and John.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be part of this beautiful (and yes, difficult) journey with you.

More lovely pictures to come…

~ xo ~

Alexa - wow, this is stunning. You truly captured such an intimate moment and your words are beautiful.October 10, 2012 – 9:55 am

Nicole Phaler - In tears – this picture is amazing! You two woman make everyone in your life feel so special. I can’t wait until the Thorne’s get the positive news they deserve! Love all of yall SO MUCH and can’t wait to see more pictures :)October 10, 2012 – 10:07 am

Jamie - Wow! You captured this emotion beautifully. I have been struggling with infertility for 5 years. I applaud anyone who will speak out about this very tough journey to give encouragement to others. Lord knows these precious women out there need it. I don’t have a baby yet but I will never lose hope. My hope is in the Lord. And that is all the hope I need!October 10, 2012 – 10:07 am

erin parks - gosh I love her, her & john will be in my prayers!October 10, 2012 – 10:12 am

kristinvining - Oh Jamie – tears are flooding. THANK YOU for these words. It is a battle. I know. My hope was (and always will be) IN THE LORD! AND NOW…well, NOW He has blessed us with two unbelievable precious and HEALTHY miracles. It will happen. Only HE knows when. I’ll be praying for you too!

Nicole – THANK YOU!!! I love you to pieces and PRAY FOR YOU EVERYDAY!!!! You’re such a special person in my life…MY PINK GIRL!! Always and forever. xo

Alexa – I know both you and Linds wish you lived closer. She misses you so much. LOVE YOU and know that you are an amazing sister and friend to both of them.October 10, 2012 – 10:12 am

Tiffany - Truly touching and emotional moment you were able to capture. Lindsey, I don’t know you but I am praying for you and John!October 10, 2012 – 10:13 am

Doris Roberts - Lindsey , please do not give up ! I have a friend, whose daughter has had infertility problems also. They have tried for 10 yrs. But low and behold SHE IS FINALLY PREGNANT !!!!!!! I pray that God will bless you with a healthy baby SOON !October 10, 2012 – 10:14 am

Bergen - “Patience” I felt like I knew what this was when I saw the photo and read that one word. I have goose bumps! I really love this post and with all these prayers going out to both Lindsey and John, a blessing is in the works because God is listening. Douglas and I struggled with this for two years and now we are blessed with a miracle! Kristin, you are THE BEST at what you do. Heaven sent. BIG HUGS.October 10, 2012 – 10:25 am

Terra Bailey - WOW! The emotion in this photo takes my heart. Lindsey & John, you are in my prayers now and always. Love you so, so much. “What isn’t today, might be tomorrow.”
Kristin, you amaze me everyday. :-)October 10, 2012 – 10:29 am

Tammy - Wow….. My husband and I have been struggling with the same for almost 4 years… The worst part is when all the tests come back and they tell you that everything looks perfect, no explanation makes it infinitely worse.. I swear I’ve seen that exact look on my faace more times than I can count. I’m with you in leaving it in Gods hands… Only he knows the right timing. Praying for you now too. Hang in there y’all!!!October 10, 2012 – 10:55 am

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Drew - Teardrops in my eyes as I’ve become so close to you guys.
I know this journey is not an easy one, even though I’ve never been in your shoes before. It’s so encouraging to have friends and Momma B’s support with her very similar situation. I love that you two can lean on each other during this time.

And Lindski, one day a whole jar of butterflies will overflow with love around you (literally and figuratively 😉 Praying for you and John always and knowing that huge heart of yours will pour out to your little, beautiful child one day! We’re here with you every step of the way!

This image is beyond touching! Cherish these struggles, because through them you will find solace and everlasting joy <3

Love Always, DrewskiOctober 10, 2012 – 11:05 am

Becky VanCise - Wow! That picture says it all! It took us 9 yrs and several Dr’s! We are now blessed with 3 beautiful children! Prayers for Lindsey and her hubby! That picture shows how us women can be at our lowest and our men are there as our rocks! KV you have a way with pictures and words! It really took my breath away and my heart sank, because I too know that feeling. Huge prayers for her!October 10, 2012 – 11:07 am

Lindsay Edgerton - I love the realness, openness, and love in this post! Tears! Beautiful! I love you KV, LRT, and Thorny! Xo.October 10, 2012 – 11:09 am

Sherry Graham - No words as the love shown in this picture says it all. Will keep them in my prayers for strength, endurance and the blessing of a child.October 10, 2012 – 11:28 am

Lauren Norkum - Gorgeous picture and such a beautiful story–believing God for a new chapter, one with a little baby :) Keeping them in my prayers!October 10, 2012 – 11:32 am

Linda - LOVE where you put your FAITH and your HOPE! The internet is amazing how it connects people… Here I am in Iowa, not knowing you at all… and those photos reach my heart and send it to prayer for Lindsey, her husband and God’s plan for their lives. They are a precious couple!!!October 10, 2012 – 11:47 am

Kristen - Kristin this is beautiful. I’m so thankful Lindsey and John have you Ken in their lives! Each of their friends brings a different side and perspective of support for them that I know they so desperatly need at time. I’ll never stop praying.October 10, 2012 – 11:57 am

Jacki Summey - Beautiful, Kristin! And to Lindsey and John–hang in there! As someone who had unexplained infertility as well, I share in your pain and frustration. Nothing will ever make the situation better, but have hope! Sometimes just putting your story out there helps with the pain a little bit and know that there is a little stork waiting for you at just the right time!October 10, 2012 – 12:08 pm

Brandy - Oh my dearest Linds. You are an angel. John is an amazing man. We love you both so much. Never give up. XOXOXOX.
Great job KV!!!October 10, 2012 – 12:09 pm

Tiffany - What a beautiful, raw, courageous post. Huge tear drops for the Thorne’s. LRT + JT, I love you dearly and you two are a constant in my prayers each night. Thank you for sharing your journey, as difficult as it may be. KV, you captured this perfectly!October 10, 2012 – 2:14 pm

Cheyenne Schultz - praying with you guys. xoxo.October 10, 2012 – 2:31 pm

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Jessica kirk - Bawling. Lins, I love you girl. That’s all I can say. My heart breaks for you. Such a sweet, beautiful, and wonderful person….and I hate that you are going through this.October 10, 2012 – 6:24 pm

Shannon Vass - What an amazing photo KV….it is filled with so much tender emotion and pure beauty. You + JT are incredible people + I wish you both happiness as God has a plan for you, its just hard not knowing the exact plan. Thanks for sharing your story with all your fans, friends + family…..I am here saying many prayers for you + JT. XOXOOctober 10, 2012 – 6:37 pm

Just Breathe. » Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer - […] the story is told.  Still an open ended book, but I just know that the Lord has amazing things in the works […]October 10, 2012 – 8:24 pm

kristinvining - Speechless. Utterly speechless. Grateful for every word. THANK YOU!!October 10, 2012 – 8:49 pm

Michelle Patel - Thank you for sharing! You now have a network of prayer warriors on your side! Love you LTR! Kristin what a Raw and Honest picture…along with this post it set off the waterworks!October 10, 2012 – 9:14 pm

Katrina Hutchins (come+together) - these posts are also touching–love LRT and prayers coming their way galore! xoOctober 11, 2012 – 7:37 am

Chrystal Schanewolf - Kristin, beautifully written and captured. Lindsey, continually praying for you. God is sovereign. Love you!October 11, 2012 – 8:31 am

Stephanie - WOW. I can’t think of much more to say. My husband & I have been through the same roller-coaster of emotions. We tried for 5+ years, spending money we didn’t have in the hopes of having a child. I actually found that once I started sharing “our” story with others, people crawled out of the woodworks with inspiring stories about themselves or people they knew. We had tried several rounds of unsuccessful IUI…we were ready to talk IVF. We had won a grant that would pay for almost all of the procedure, which was a HUGE burden lifted. We had scheduled an appointment to talk IVF with the doctor and the logistics, but little did we know, we had finally become pregnant. I don’t know why/how it happened this way, but I do know we will be celebrating our daughter’s 1st birthday on Monday. God had plans for us, I just couldn’t see the big picture. I pray they have happiness and are blessed with a child…I think with all these prayers coming their way it is the start of something great.October 11, 2012 – 9:36 am

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Aubrey - I’m trying really hard to type through the tears…just hopped over from Lindsey’s post and this is equally as touching and beautiful. She really is a one of a kind and amazingly beautiful person! That photo captures an emotion and moment in their lives that they will never forget and I’m sure they will cherish…gorgeous.October 11, 2012 – 1:49 pm

Jenny J Cook - Will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Such touching images, KV.October 15, 2012 – 10:26 am

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