Happy Wedding Weekend | Lena & Greg

“A deep south kind of love…”

We are Charleston bound this weekend to celebrate, capture and swoon over this beautifully in-love couple!

Congrats, Lean and Greg!!  Let the festivities begin!

~ xo ~

Makeup:  Erin Ashley Chapman.  Hair:  Amy Finley

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Denise + Jeremy | Ballantyne New Year’s Eve Wedding

“Happy New Year!!”

Although we are well into 2013, we are THRILLED to see Denise and Jeremy inspiring brides across the world through the eyes of…



A gorgeous feature.  A gorgeous wedding.  A gorgeous couple.

I am just tickled-pink for them!!!

Thank you, Denise & Jeremy for choosing us.  I have enjoyed every last minute of our time together.  Denise…your bridal session…MEOW!!  Remains some of my most favorite pieces.  I truly do go back to them often…ahhh…your ‘wedding dreams’ shot still gets me!

A huge thanks to my team and Steve Michael for heading up wedding day.  Way to represent!  To Style Me Pretty for always being incredibly great to us.  We love you, Mallory!  Ballantyne Hotel, Lindsey Regan Thorne be pretty, The Graceful Host, Cake Lady Jill, Split Second Sound, New Creations Flowers, Isabels Corner and Shutterbooth.

~ xo ~


From Denise (bride):

“I went into wedding planning not realizing how important photography is, but after seeing KVP’s work, I realized what a huge difference her team’s love of what they do and attention to detail made and knew I had to have her photograph our big day. She & Lindsay were a part of my boudoir, bridal and wedding day – and I loved every minute. Our photos truly captured the essence of our love and all the special moments that happened on our wedding day. Everyone at KVP is amazing at what they do – and more importantly, they’re amazing people to work with.”

Carolina Bride Feature | Holly + Mark Ballantyne Hotel Wedding


“These are the moments…”

Precious love.  Sweet precious love.  Holly and Mark define ‘head-over-heels-in-love”…you know…that kind of love where you can’t take your eyes off of the other.  I do not think I can recall one moment (during engagements or wedding) where I didn’t catch them fully engaged with one another.


Their parents are the same way.

“Apples don’t fall far…”

An unforgettable affair (yep…big ole baby tears happened during this one!), that I will forever hold close to my heart.

Thank you, Holly, Mark (and Mom and Dad) for picking me.  I am truly the blessed one!


A very special thanks to Carolina Bride for the beautiful feature.  And to all of the other professionals involved.  I hold you close as well.

Woody (2nd shooter), Ballantyne Hotel, Hayden Olivia, Jos. A Bank, Donna Morgan Dress via Nordstrom, Diamonds Direct, The Place for Flowers, Split Second Sound, Lindsey Regan Thorne be pretty and The Butter Cup.


From Barbara (Mother of the Bride):

“You were truly able to capture the “magic” of the wedding day.  Your passion for your craft sets you apart as a true artist.  You were able to capture the special moments that made Holly and Mark’s wedding day unique to them.  As parents, it was wonderful to see the special love that Holly and Mark share captured in beautiful images that will be in our hearts and minds forever.  The love and good wishes for this couple from family and friends was evident to everyone on that day and was lovingly preserved in your beautiful portraits.

What more can I say about the gorgeous bridal portraits?  The images speak for themselves.  You  caught the little girl who turned into a beautiful, loving, woman who is ready to start a new chapter in her life with the man she loves….simply fabulous artistry!!!

Kristin, we couldn’t be more pleased with our experience in working with you and KVP from our first meeting all the way through the wedding day!

We wish you many, many, wonderful experiences in your journey with your own family and continued, well-deserved success in your professional ventures.  May God bless and keep you all!” ~ Fondly xoxo, Barbara


From Holly (Bride):

“Love isn’t something I ever believed could be captured in an instant, in a single moment, or in a single frame.  I never thought my deep feelings for my husband were truly visible to anyone but he and I…but from the bottom of my heart, I mean it when I say that to look at Kristin and the KVP team’s work is to look at the past, present, and future of the couple and to appreciate the subtle ways they show their love and respect to each other.

When I look through our photos, I see Mark re-pinning my veil as it fell off down the long Saint Matthew’s aisle in front of God and our loved ones.  The feeling… instant panic and a plea to “toss it over there”, followed by perfect comfort and ease as he re-fastened the lace.  This takes me back 5 years to our very first “library date” at North Carolina State University.  It was late, and as much as I dreaded the MA114 problem set in front of me, Mark presenting coffee and a smile made me feel like a princess in sweats.  Flashing forward 50 years, I imagine a stubborn old woman refusing to take medication and an equally stubborn man who knows what she needs is cough syrup and tea.  A single memory captured, reminds me of where we came from, where we are and where we are going.  The constant is love, the rest is always evolving.

As I look through our photos, I don’t just see snapshots of our guests… I see their personalities.  Our friends and family at their best, their most happy.  These are true reflections of who they are as people and it is incredible to see that come through another’s eyes, (and their lenses!)

For me, and for so many brides the look on their husbands face as you walk down the aisle is something you never forget.  You hope that you take their breath away and that they forever remember you as their “bride.”

You hope that before your dad walks you down the aisle, he tells you “you look so beautiful, and so grown up” through wide eyes and a great smile that takes YOUR breath away.

You hope that your mom, who has done everything up to that moment to insure your day is exactly what you pictured, feels as beautiful and as special as you do…and feels herself like the bride she was 32 years ago.

I have never felt more radiant than I felt on September 29, 2012.

Mark and I will forever be reminded of how much we loved each other on that perfect day, and how deeply fortunate we are to have the family and friends that we do.  We cannot thank this group of “dream-catchers” enough :)!  And we can’t to see what they capture in the future.” ~ Holly