Paige & Jordan | Married (1)

Last week, Paige & Jordan had the perfect southern wedding…
and, I was smitten!

From her beautiful lace gown to the gorgeous landscape of Messick Farm, the day was absolutely charming.

I loved these cute girls…

and their monograms!!

The Gibson family is precious…
Darrell & I were both crying, when Paige’s daddy walked into the room.

I’m so grateful I get to witness these special moments…
I absolutely love my job!

When Jordan caught a glimpse of his Bride, he melted into her arms.
His face was priceless.

Since Jordan and Paige opted to see each other before the ceremony, we had plenty of time for couple photos…

Love.  Love.  LOVE!

I know it drives some photographers insane… but, not me!
I’m CRAZY about a wild bunch of groomsmen.

So fun!

And this group of ladies cared for Paige so well.  They were warm, delightful & hilarious.

And just when I thought I couldn’t love Paige any more, she asked if we could walk around downtown Murfreesboro before the ceremony…
for more bridal photos!

Umm, yes please!!


*Since I had so many images to share from this wedding, I’ve divided it up into 2 different blog posts.  Be sure to check out the next one here.

A HUGE THANKS the following team of wedding vendors… they were all fabulous!!!

Officiate- Matt Thomas
Reception- Messick Farm
Catering- Two Fat Man Catering, Karen Freeze
Director- Becca George
Ceremony Music- Carol Jameson (pianist)
Special Music- Emily Roberts
Reception Music- Bobby Howard
Videographer- Jonathan Paris
Cake- Kristy Jennings
Transportation- Grand Avenue
Valet Parking- Valet 1
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[...] wedding, I’ve divided it up into 2 different blog posts.  Be sure to check out the first one here. The details of the day were complete with string lights (my fave!), burlap, wooden tables, and [...]

Sarah & Dusty | Engaged

I enjoyed everything about this engagement session…

A lovely day & a beautiful couple.

Sarah & Dusty booked me online, so we finally met in person at the engagement session.

They are both gentle, kind, & enchanting… And their love for one another is obvious & genuine.


We spent the afternoon getting to know each other at Radnor Lake & I’m thrilled about their wedding this Saturday!

Enjoy some of my favorites from the day…



“With a labyrinth, you make a choice to go in – and once you’ve chosen, around and around you go.  But you always find your way to the center.”    -J. Bridges

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Emily & Brad | Engaged

This engagement session can be summed up in one word…


Emily & Brad met at UT on a group date.

Emily’s friends were  trying to set her up with another guy… & when that poor fellow was “too slow” Brad seized the moment & made his move.

They stayed up late that night talking & laughing… realizing they had more in common than just their red hair.

They talked about their faith, family, and dreams for the future… & Brad’s been making Emily laugh ever since.

Emily & Brad,

Your love for life is contagious.

Thank you for being so fabulous!

I can’t wait to shoot your wedding this summer in Knoxville!



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Jennifer Milligan Swindle - March 29, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Absolutely LOVE THEM! William does too :-)

Elizabeth Gotcher Priddy - March 29, 2013 - 5:01 pm

HEART IT! Emily, its so nice to see a face with your name. I hear about you all the time from William. He says you’re THE BEST. ;) Kristin Vanzant, you. are. outstanding. ;) xoxo

Danyelle Johnson - March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

So adorable you two. Beautiful photos :)

Samma Harper Bromley - March 29, 2013 - 5:30 pm

These are awesome!

Charlene Haynes - March 29, 2013 - 5:37 pm

These are great!
These are great!

Chelsea Noel Griffin - March 29, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Aww love them .. So happy for my best friend :)

Meghan Harville - March 29, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Aww, Emily, these are too cute!

Terri Barton - March 29, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Beautiful pictures!!

Pam Lynam - March 29, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Love these….so happy for you!

Cindy Leonard Schott - March 30, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Loved your pictures and love you!

Tina Silver - March 30, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Should I even tell you this is exactly how Danny and I met???? Love the pictures!

Carroll Golden - March 30, 2013 - 4:27 pm

What a beautiful couple. Must from great, intelligent, and pretty families.

Fern Kindred Leonard - March 30, 2013 - 5:36 pm

such a good looking couple can you imagine how pretty their babies will be. Love you Granmother Fern.

Erika Golden Withers - March 30, 2013 - 5:44 pm

Love them! What a great job. You both look nature and very happy! Much love.

Mitzi Golden - March 30, 2013 - 7:27 pm

Love the pictures and both of you.

Penne McDonald Howard - March 30, 2013 - 7:57 pm

these photos are wonderful, we can’t wait to see the wedding! love you!

Sarah Cruise - March 30, 2013 - 8:27 pm

I love these so much! Super cute. So happy for you and Bradley and so happy I was there to introduce you two. Love you guys so much!

Colby Mattie - March 30, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Love these. Y’all are so cute!

Emily Golden - March 30, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Kristin, these are so great! Thank you so much. I can’t wait for the wedding!! And thanks everyone for the comments :)

E Pat Howard - March 31, 2013 - 12:34 am

Terrific pictures! You guys look great!

Lila T Crotwell - March 31, 2013 - 12:45 am

what wonderful pictures!

Sarah Cruise - March 31, 2013 - 1:04 am

Please go to the blog and comment on their picture page. They need 50 to get a canvas of their favorite!!

Liz Turner Lynch - March 31, 2013 - 1:34 am

Wonderful pictures. So much happiness and love. Congratulations!

Elizabeth Rowland Howell - March 31, 2013 - 2:13 am

Lila, these pictures are precious. The photographer did a beautiful job capturing their personalities. They’re so sweet. I’m so happy for all of you!

Dezerae Webb Abelon - March 31, 2013 - 5:58 am

How beautiful!!

Sarah Cruise - April 2, 2013 - 3:22 am

@[1807249898:2048:Emily Claire Starnes], @[1195459631:2048:Natalie Cruise], @[565694715:2048:Deborah Huddleston], @[1506489665:2048:Sarah Morin], @[566163423:2048:Laura Michele White], @[655024772:2048:Samantha Vandergriff]

Sarah Cruise - April 2, 2013 - 3:24 am

@[100000938138088:2048:Katy Golden], @[100000040287320:2048:Leslie Golden], @[100005488446063:2048:Bella Golden], @[9434964:2048:Katy Haynes Owen], @[642768209:2048:Andy Barton], @[1442652362:2048:Clark McAdoo]

Sarah Cruise - April 2, 2013 - 3:27 am

@[1386905417:2048:Janice Hampton], @[552381353:2048:Chris Brown], @[774574187:2048:Casey Brown], @[726756834:2048:Precious Styles]

Sarah Cruise - April 2, 2013 - 3:28 am

Sorry I went crazy tagging people but @[100004530690597:2048:Emily] is to nice to ask y’all to do this but I’m not shy. Please take 10 seconds to help her and Brad out!! Thanks!!!

Emily Golden - April 2, 2013 - 11:09 am

Aw. You’re sweet. Thanks Sarah!

Katy Golden - April 2, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Prettiest engagement pictures I’ve ever seen!

Cody Baker - April 2, 2013 - 5:13 pm


Leslie Golden - April 2, 2013 - 5:14 pm

So cute!

Katy Haynes Owen - April 2, 2013 - 5:27 pm


Dara Phillips - April 2, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Lovely pictures!

Jake Addis - April 2, 2013 - 9:47 pm

I love brad and emily and if three person marriages were a thing I would propose to them both.

Jessica Wood - April 3, 2013 - 2:48 am

You guys are the definition of adorable ^^

Andy Muhallick - April 3, 2013 - 5:13 am

Lookin good you two

Bret & Jamie | Engaged

Good gracious, this couple is HOT!

Say hello to Jamie & Bret.

I first met Jamie over tacos & I knew instantly we would be friends.

We talked about our obsession with Pinterest

She taught me the right way to curl my hair…

Then I listened (& cried) as she poured out her heart for her family…

& for her beloved, Bret.

And how love truly has conquered all.

These two make me very happy!

Looking forward to their October wedding.


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Jamie Benson - March 2, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Thank you so much! These are amazing! I am in love with them <3

Bryson-Laurel's Closet - March 2, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Ok…no joke, the BEST couple pics I’ve seen! Does your photographer do family photos?!
You and Bret rock this venue, I love it all!

Jamie Benson - March 2, 2013 - 2:27 pm

She does!!! And she’s awesome with that too! @[794322833:2048:Kristin Vanzant]

Ashley Baker - March 2, 2013 - 2:55 pm

These came out sooooo good!!!! Yayyy!!!

Alexandra Bruch - March 2, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Super obsessed with all these pictures! Jamie you are beyond gorgeous! And Bret you are one handsome man! I can’t wait for your wedding! Love you both!

Frank Benson - March 2, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Unbelievable! Amazing pictures of an absolutely gorgeous/handsome couple. Thank you for these treasure photos… From (as Martin Short would say) “The Fathah ov thah Brahd”.

Marcia Benson - March 2, 2013 - 4:01 pm

The most beautiful photo….I wish you all the happiness and love in the world.

Fran Grafman - March 2, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Mazel Tov! They are a sensational couple.

Becky Seitz McGovern - March 2, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Beautiful pictures. Congratulations

Randi Shannon - March 2, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Miss Jamie!!!!

Dave Graham - March 2, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Pix look fantastic, so happy for you guys. Can’t wait to share a memorable time with you guys this fall!!

Beverly Gordon Zalonis - March 2, 2013 - 9:59 pm

congrats Jamie and Bret…………………… <3

Jennifer Ryan MacPhee - March 4, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Love them all guys!! Looking forward to big day!! Xoxo

Cheers! To a Brand New Site.

Oh my stars, I finally have a new website, logo & brand!


This has been like a birthing experience, y’all.  Seriously hard.

I’m not gonna lie… I’ve shed a few tears, uttered some cuss words, & prayed this baby to completion.

But now… the late nights, struggle & waiting have finally paid off!

I have a website that represents me.

And, that’s exactly what my brand should be.


The new Kristin Vanzant Photography.

A huge thank you to Elizabeth Hardin for creating the beautiful, hand-lettered logo.

If you’re in need of wedding invites, stationary, or calligraphy then please check out Hardink Calligraphy… she’s a gorgeous designer!

Also, I’m forever grateful to my dear friend Elizabeth Priddy for taking the bio photos.  I will always treasure the images of my family…

they’re actually already on my walls!

Elizabeth is such a talented photographer… plus & my kiddos loved her!  Go here to visit her studio Priddysweet.

Thank you, Friends!

Now… I think it’s time for a celebratory drink.



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Elizabeth Gotcher Priddy - March 2, 2013 - 3:34 am

Congrats!! Looks amazing!!

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