Crystal + Stephan | Carrigan Farms Wedding

“The Color Purple…”

One of my favorite movies.  And one of my favorite couples.  Salt of the earth and crazy in love with each other and God, I cannot begin to articulate just how much I this incredible couple.  She has the voice of an angel (literally) and he is one of the most creative and talented artists that I know.

Crystal and Stephan…my love and adoration for you spans beyond the moon and stars.  Thank you for picking me!

~ xo ~

Her sunset Bridal session.

The Team:  Photographer: Steve Michael,  Hair & Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne,  Venue: Carrigan Farms,  Flowers: Willow Branch Flowers and Design

“Kristin had been on my radar for a few years before I ever had a reason to hire her.  I ran across some insanely perfect photos in a local magazine and had to find out more about the photographer.  I went to her webpage and was instantly captivated.  Kristin is beyond talented, knowledgeable about not only photography but the wedding business as well, loves God, she is uplifting, honest, and simply put… a force to be reckoned with.  Her attention to detail and ability to find the most beautiful shot in everything she takes photos of is a talent in and of itself.  Not only is she talented but we now also consider her a dear friend.  We were very happy with our choice in a wedding photographer and will cherish our memories for years to come, thanks to KV!  We love you!”

 The Becks  xoxo






Jessica Kirk - Gorgeous! The couple and the photography! Xoxo!April 17, 2013 – 4:40 pm

Spring inspired softness | Charlotte, North Carolina engagements

“Spring into sweet, soft love…”

Jenny and Dan.  Where do I begin.

Let’s start with…they define the heart of Texas.  From the moment we first spoke to the moment we first hugged...I melted. 

Crazy, adorable sweetness and wildly in love, I am pinching myself that we will soon photograph their wedding in the Big D (and I DO mean “Dallas”…ha!).  If you’re a country music fan and know Mark Chestnutt you’ll know which song I am referencing.

Along with Lindsey Regan Thorne (hair/makeup), we spent one glorious Good Friday together.  Discovering and learning all about one another, we never skipped a beat.  It was as though we had known each other for years.  Simply magical.

So until September…I leave you with this touch of spring love and soft fuzzy romance.

Dress:  Theia for Neiman Marcus (Ombre Petal Slip Gown)

~ xo ~

katrina Hutchins (come+together) - yum yum yum these are PRETTY! The dress is KILLERApril 10, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Susie Masten - Kristin – you have captured the essence of Jenny and Dan and their relationship. Truly beautiful! Brought tears to this mama’s eyes. Thank you for taking such a personal interest in them during this wonderful time in their lives – you have a special gift.April 11, 2013 – 3:32 pm

Joseph - The somewhat lighter exposure has created a lightly romantic ambiance in these photos. The first photo looks very passionate and natural. I also like the murky romantic effects on the second photo.April 15, 2013 – 1:10 pm

Lingky C Sugg - Kristinnn. …. As usual, i’m soo speechless !!!
Stunning as always !!!April 15, 2013 – 6:04 pm

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Tiffany + Rudy | Mint Museum Wedding Charlotte

“God’s perfect timing…”

Some of the greatest gifts in life are the ones that we seem to wait an eternity to find.  But once we have placed all faith and let the Lord do His work, the outcome can be magical.

And this certainly proves to be true for my friend, Tiffany and her now husband, Rudy.

In front of their closest friends and family, they sealed their forever love just two short weeks ago.  A picture-perfect day!

She radiated.  A beautifully in love girl – full of excitement, butterflies and grace.

The most perfect bride.  And I am incredibly happy to call her my friend.

I had the privilege of not only being part of the wedding day photography team (thank you so much, Steve and Woody!), but standing on her behalf as a bridesmaid.  It was a remarkably wonderful gift and honor to be such a big part of her day.


The creative team that came together was brilliant.  Her day was everything and then some because of their hard work, talents and dedication to loving one very special girl!!

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Echevveria!

~ xo ~


St. Gabriel Catholic Church,  Mint Museum Uptown (Reception), NY Bride & Groom (Tuxedos),  JMajors (Wedding Dress),  Steve Michael  & Woody (Photographers), Lindsey Regan Thorne (Hair & Makeup), Come Together Events (Director), Best Impressions (Catering), Party Reflections (Chairs), Cake Lady JillCrown Alley Films, (Videographer) Split Second Sound (DJ), Carolyn Shepard Design Group, (Flowers/Linens), Elisabeth Rose Invites.




Lindsay Edgerton - OMyGawd! I didn’t want the pix to end! BEAUTIFUL! CHEERS to Tif & Rudy! Xo.March 28, 2013 – 2:43 pm

Lindsey Regan Thorne - So beautiful! I’m dying over those detailed pics…. the shoes, the jewelry, hot dang! What a gorgeous wedding with a perfect couple! It was fun to relive the exciting day all over again! :) Love you Tiff and I’m so incredibly happy for you! KV — you, Steve-o and Woody killed it! xxxMarch 28, 2013 – 7:55 pm

Alan Daly - Bloody gorgeous! Off-the-charts amazing!March 28, 2013 – 9:52 pm

Jamie Esposito Hubbard - What a beautiful couple! This wedding is exquisite and absolutely gorgeous. Kudos and congrats!March 28, 2013 – 11:26 pm

Whitney B - All of you ladies look Gorgeous. I do indeed love her BM dress choice. Loving the high fashion look <3March 29, 2013 – 7:43 am

Katrina Hutchins (come+together) - crazy gorgeous! thank you for having me be a part of it! blessing to tiffany+rudy! xoMarch 29, 2013 – 9:33 am

Barbara Esposito - What a lovely couple and a beautiful bride! The venue looks great and bridesmaids are gorgeous. Can’t help but remember last year…! Congratulations Tiffany and Rudy.March 29, 2013 – 6:29 pm

Kristen - AHMAZING!!! doesn’t look like any detail was left unturned. so beautiful. Tiffany you were radiant I could look at these pics all day :)April 9, 2013 – 10:34 am

kristinvining - Thank you all so much!!April 10, 2013 – 1:34 pm

Shannon - What a gorgeous couple! Every detail looks so beautiful and refined!April 15, 2013 – 5:52 pm

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