Life is but a dream…

“It’s a girl…”

It’s been quite some time since I have photographed a series of expecting photos like I have this month.  And I must admit, I am quite enjoying it.  Perhaps there will be some new menus added to the marketing plan in the near future?

This lovely couple has certainly inspired me. 

Shayla is a deliciously talented wedding planner that has recently started calling Charlotte home.  Eric is the entrepreneur behind Apostrophe Lounge in South End.  And this May, they are expecting their first baby girl.

Many thanks to Lindsey Regan Thorne for the baby-soft, flawless makeup.

Hope your day is filled with laughter, kissy-lips and bright blue skies.

~ xo ~

Shayla - OMG! LOVE. Can’t wait to see them all! These look great! This little chubby face haha….thanks again for an AWESOME shoot and making it painless for the mister! More shoots to come :-)February 21, 2013 – 11:03 am

Crystal - Absolutely adore when you can see the love between two people, you did a amazing job with this shot, and Shayla and Eric are just adorable together, I love how simple and classic this shoot was. Love the balloons too! :)February 21, 2013 – 11:03 am

Lindsey Regan Thorne - I’m so in love with these, KV! They turned out so beautiful! I hope to see our little Louie couple again soon! xoxoFebruary 21, 2013 – 11:09 am

Kimberly Hawkins - Wow what beautiful pictures you guys make such an adorable couple.February 21, 2013 – 11:09 am

loree - LOVE them and can’t wait to see more!February 21, 2013 – 11:13 am

Joy Southers - Love this! Look at the cute couple and mommy to be! Very natural fun shoot I’m adding this photog to my Rolodex! :-)February 21, 2013 – 11:15 am

Becca - Very nice! Show me more!February 21, 2013 – 11:31 am

Anna - SO pretty! You look SO happy!! I just want to hug you xoxoFebruary 21, 2013 – 11:45 am

Michelle Watson - Love Love Love. Such a beautiful shoot!February 21, 2013 – 11:51 am

L. Carter - Look at you and that bump! Hot mama! You’re truly a beauty inside + out. Lucky him.February 21, 2013 – 12:23 pm

Ericka - Awwww. Butterflies!! Too cute!!! Love!February 21, 2013 – 12:37 pm

Katrina Brantley - The photos are lovely. I can’t wait to see the rest of them. Perfect, soft lighting. Baby Girl is shining through :)February 21, 2013 – 1:55 pm

Nathan - Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos…and meet the baby! Let the spoiling begin!February 21, 2013 – 3:21 pm

Stefany&Jell - Great pictures! We feel the love through the computer <3 Can't wait to see the new family altogether…February 21, 2013 – 6:19 pm

Tamonee - The photos are absolutely beautiful! Love you guys:)February 21, 2013 – 7:29 pm

Darla - Beautiful!!!!! Baby Bliss!!! Can’t wait to meet her!February 21, 2013 – 7:35 pm

Rob Agurs - Nice pics! Can’t believe my sis is having a baby! Love y’all!February 21, 2013 – 8:03 pm

Satara - Beautiful photographs! Love the soft light & location! Would love to see more of this cute couple! Great job!February 21, 2013 – 10:30 pm

Alexis - LOVE LOVE LOVE! These are absolutely beautiful. Brings an absolute smile to my face :-)February 22, 2013 – 11:37 am

Julie - Absolutely stunning!! I expected nothing less from the beautiful mommy to be!February 22, 2013 – 12:02 pm

Deena Thomas - I am so proud of you guys. You are truly BEAUTIFUL together!February 22, 2013 – 12:58 pm

DENITRA TAYLOR - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple-can’t wait to see pictures of your bundle of joy! Hats off to Kristin Vining Photography :)February 22, 2013 – 1:37 pm



As we head into the weekend, I hope your days are filled with soft cuddly lullabies and baby kisses.

~ xo ~

Location:  Morehead Inn

Wardrobe by: Lindsey Regan Thorne be Pretty

Tasashia McCormick - OMG, absolutely amazing! These pictures clearly define just how special this moment in time really is. Can’t wait to meet Emma Grace, love you!February 15, 2013 – 5:22 pm

The Reid's - You guys always capture every detail. The pictures are amazing!February 15, 2013 – 5:45 pm

Lindsey Regan Thorne - So so so in love!!!! Beautiful, KV!February 15, 2013 – 6:18 pm

Kenya Jenkins - Wish i had known about this photographer! She truly captured your moment! You look amazing! Thanks for sharing!February 15, 2013 – 7:17 pm

Bergen - These photos are an inspiration. I’ve been scrambling around trying to get the courage to get my bump pictures done now that I’m in my last trimester & this session has not only inspired me but touched my oh-so-sensitive heart! I’m hoping to get mine done as it could be the last time I carry a little one. Beautiful work, Kristin!February 15, 2013 – 8:08 pm

Mia Wilson - These pictures are ABSOLUTELY [P R E C I O U S]! I love the simplicity and elegance!. You did an amazing job on my sister’s pictures and Emma Grace will look back at these and cherish every moment you captured!February 16, 2013 – 2:04 am

Kenecia Lambert - Your pictures are beautiful. I didn’t realize it was you for a moment. They look like the pictures that comes with frames when you purchase them…flawless!February 16, 2013 – 12:45 pm

Victoria Allen - Absolutely STUNNING!!! These are phenomenal.February 16, 2013 – 4:29 pm

April Wilson - Through tearful, but joyous eyes; I can truly say these photos capture the very essence of the true meaning of LOVE…..February 17, 2013 – 10:04 pm

Angela Underwood - Wow, these pictures are beautiful…what a great way to capture the memory of your pregnancy!!!! I can’t wait to see Miss Emma Grace!!!!February 18, 2013 – 4:12 pm

Gary Smith - I must say that your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Congratulation to you and your husband.February 18, 2013 – 4:36 pm

Priscilla Blythe - Wow! What a beautiful way of experiencing GOD’s miracle! Your pictures are breathtaking…….AMAZING!February 19, 2013 – 2:19 am

Leigh Ann Page - Absolutely brilliant! I don’t know that the beauty of pregnancy could have been captured better. LOVE these shots!!!February 21, 2013 – 11:10 am

shela villamor - Takila, now that’s what I’m talking about…tasteful, yet hot. Your’e a stunning mommy.February 22, 2013 – 8:57 am

Elijah P - beautiful!February 22, 2013 – 12:22 pm

Valentine’s Day Inspired | Engagement Session

“Pucker up!  It’s Love Month…”

From the time she can remember, she has had an undying passion for February 14th.  It was never Hello, Kitty.  Nope – no Barbie girl here.  When her momma asked her what her favorite ‘anything’ was…she replid, “Valentine’s Day!”

And to this day, the same holds true.  So much that they are planning a February 14th, 2014 wedding!

Last week we teamed up to photograph all of her favorite things (and what a cool groom to oblige…he’s gonna be a grrrrrrreat hubby!!!).  AND!  It included a Cotton Candy Machine!!  I can’t even tell you how excited I was to learn that they are also incorporating it into their big day.

Totally dolled up from head-to-toe by Lindsey Regan Thorne (mmmm…straight sugar)…once that floss was spun we hit the uptown pavement.  Brisk yes, but their love kept us warm!!

Hope you enjoy this little peek!

Happy “Almost!” Valentine’s Day!

~ xo ~

Mike Smith - They look amazing! Thanks for everything Kristin and Lindsey!February 11, 2013 – 7:17 pm

LeeAnn Grady - Absolutely beautiful! What a cute couple :)February 11, 2013 – 7:23 pm

Lori Moseley Elfaysal - These are so amazing! Love them! Ashleigh looks so beautiful – what a stunning bride she will be! Not a bad looking groom either Mike. Cute couple!February 11, 2013 – 7:27 pm

Tammy Rodriguez - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! Congratulations to the two of you! My handsome cousin finally found his beautiful bride!February 11, 2013 – 7:39 pm

Ashleigh - LOVE LOVE LOVE!February 11, 2013 – 8:09 pm