Being a child photographer in Reno, Nevada I have been so lucky to meet some of the most amazing people, families, children, babies, and newborns. This next post is probably one of the most influential families that I have met this year.

The Vinings are from Oklahoma. Madison is also a photographer and we have known each other for a few years through a photographers group that we are both in. She has amazing talent and I love looking at her work. When she told me that she and her family were traveling to Lake Tahoe and asked if I would do their family photos I was so excited. After I told her yes, I felt like I was going to throw up. How in the world was I going to take photos of this amazing family who’s mom was an amazing photographer???? I was pretty much scared to death.

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Needless to say, I was blown away by this sweet family. The connection that they had was unlike any family I had ever taken pictures of and it completely changed the way that I look at family sessions. You could tell that Madison and Tyler love and adore each other and their children too. You could tell that this family was so real… so loving… and such a huge example to me of what family life could and should be.

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The most impressive part of this family is the fact that earlier this year they had adopted little Nolan. He was the most squeezable amazing little guy. I fell in love with him and his sweet dark eyes. I mean really who wouldn’t? I have always had a huge amount of respect for families that adopt, but not only adopt these sweet babies that need loving homes, families that takes these babies in and love them 1000% unconditionally like they do their biological children. There wasn’t any difference to this family between their biological children and Nolan. They loved them all the same. I felt so incredibly lucky that I was asked to take pictures for them and their growing family.

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Here is the best part of their story… If you read any part of this post it needs to be THIS part!

A few months after I took these photos Madison and her family adopted a sweet baby girl. That’s right! And you really need to go and read their adoption story. I know that her server has crashed a few times because so many people have been reading it, so if it is down make sure that you go back and try again. It is so worth it! Click HERE to read their story.

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Reading their story and meeting them in person has been a huge thing for me. I am so blown away by the love that Madison and Tyler have and that they use their faith to not only make these huge choices but carry them through those hard moments of fear. The Vinings also have a little online shop set up where you can donate to help them pay for their adoptions or you can purchase products that will do the same. It really is shocking how much adopting really does cost. To go to their shop click HERE

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Morgan Mathews Photography specializes in Newborn, Baby, Child, Maternity, Senior and Family Photography in Reno, Nevada and surrounding areas including but not limited to Carson City and Lake Tahoe.