About Me


Photo by Brittany Conner Photography

Hi Y’all!

I’m Kristin, a photographer, blessed mama, and proud wife from East Tennessee. In 2009, I married the love of my life Casey. In 2015 we were blessed through adoption with a beautiful daughter. She’s perfect, amazing and so much more. We talked about adoption when we dated, and knew it was something we were called to do. The journey was long but so worth it. God’s timing is always perfect, and we trust Him fully.

In life, we’re always waiting on something. A phone call, a job, a date, a marriage, a child, a cure. I’ve been there! We decided early in the adoption process that we would find JOY while we wait. To be reminded that our inner joy comes from the LORD and we always have joy because we have Him. That even though adoption has you wait, just like many things in life, we would be joyful during that current season of our lives. We hope you join us by searching for inner JOY, no matter what season you’re in.

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY.” Psalm 126:3


  • September 22, 2015 - 3:05 pm

    Michelle O'Keefe - Kristin, your blog has been so helpful (I’m working through your packing list now as we prepare to leave in about 5 weeks to get our precious son). I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story.ReplyCancel

    • September 22, 2015 - 3:15 pm

      joyinthewaiting - Hi Michelle! I’m so glad it’s helping you! 🙂 Congrats on your journey!! So excited for y’all, you’ll love China! Soak it all in… xoReplyCancel

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