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Waiting for P | Tulsa Oklahoma Maternity Photographer

Here’s a peek at a recent summer mini session. How gorgeous and glow-y is this mama?

Baby P will be here in September!

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A million congratulations, you two!

Photographers: This session was edited using my MVP Color Rush textures! You can grab those here. And the first 10 people to use the code COLOR60 will score them at 60% off!

SBA

Madison Vining

Owner at Madison Vining Photography
Hi, I’m Madison Vining.
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Amy Hohl - July 22, 2014 - 2:21 am

You always see moms in neutrals or pink and they’re beautiful, but I seriously LOVE the bold red! Gorgeous momma and photographs!

Story Kate is (Almost) 3!

It seems like five minutes ago that I was telling my husband, “if we ever have a daughter, I want to name her Story.”

That night (and this isn’t really like me), I wrote a letter to my maybe-someday-future-daughter.

The next day, we found out we were pregnant. 13 weeks later, we found we were having a girl.

3 years later… here we are.

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I’m often asked what the significance of her name is, and it  kind of flusters me and I usually just say something along the lines of “I just made it up.” The truth is, it does have a special meaning to me… it’s just kind of weird to lay it out to strangers in the grocery store line : ) Ha!

The short version: My relationship with my own mother (or lack thereof, as she does not know my children or I) was a source of pain for me for many, many years. When I was young I’d tell myself, “if I ever have a daughter… I will make sure she never feels this way. We will be so different.”

Story is, quite literally, a different story of a mother-daughter relationship, a happy ending, a missing piece, a source of healing. A happily ever after and a closing of an old, painful chapter.

But her story goes far beyond me. From the moment I knew of her, I had a feeling that she would bring a big message. That her impact on the world would be special.

She has the spirit of a warrior and as she gets older, I’m excited to watch her harness her fireball energy and do big things with it.

Our favorite thing lately is to listen to her pray. She insists on sleeping in the same room as her big brother, and she squishes her chubby little hands together and closes her eyes tightly and talks to God, thanking him for everything under the sun. She ends with “in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen” and by then my husband’s heart is a mushy puddle on the floor.

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He makes all things work together for our good. – Romans 8:28

I could never have imagined a sweeter Story.

Happy almost-your-birthday, pumpkin!

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Flower crown | Tassel garlands | Top | Boots | Pillows | Quilt

Madison Vining

Owner at Madison Vining Photography
Hi, I’m Madison Vining.
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Elaine Welte - July 17, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Well, that made my heart a mushy pile on the floor! Story will do amazing things; especially because of her Father above, and her parents on Earth!

EM Scrivener - July 17, 2014 - 10:25 pm

I love that you shared this story about your Story. She is a doll, and such a lucky little girl to have you for her mother!

Back to School | Tulsa Oklahoma Children’s Photographer

Back by popular demand — Back to School mini sessions!

These were such a blast last year.

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Saturday, August 2nd:

7:25 pm, 7:50 pm

Monday, August 4th:

7:25 pm, 7:50 pm

Sunday, August 10th:

7:25 pm, 7:50 pm

 

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Madison Vining

Owner at Madison Vining Photography
Hi, I’m Madison Vining.
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10,000 Fan Giveaway | Part 1

Over the weekend, the Facebook page hit 10,000 fans. I pretty much just stared at my phone and blinked a lot… it didn’t compute for a minute, mainly because 7,000 of those fans have happened in the last 9 months. It’s just unreal. You guys are unreal. God’s blessings poured out over me have been unreal and have left me slack-jawed time and time again.

< I’m about to get sappy real quick >

Clients, not one of you comes to mind that doesn’t now bear the title of “friend.” Thank you for being raw and real with me and letting me into your family for little snippets of time. I wouldn’t be able to capture the love between you if it weren’t for your willingness to let it shine. I’ve met some of the most beautiful souls over the past 4 years and have been so inspired by the love between couples, the bond between parents and their children, new life being welcomed into the world again and again… just so much awesome, and I feel unworthy to have been given a front row seat to all of it. Thank you for letting me be there.

Photographers, thank you for believing that I know what I’m doing. Ha!! No really. Thank you for attending the workshop (over 80 of you – wow!), for the words of encouragement, for being a constant source of camaraderie in The MVPs mentoring group, and for inspiring me with your own art. When I was little, I used to pretend that I was on a cooking show, showing people how to cook. I did this in my room pretty often. Haha! I thought this meant that I had a love for cooking, but as I grew up I realized that I have a love for teaching. For showing people how to do things that bring me happiness, in hopes that it will bring them some of that happiness. Thank you to the ends of the earth for sharing in my journey.

And now that I am done blabbing sap all over… it’s time to celebrate! And I plan to celebrate in some big ways. First, with a giveaway for photographers, happening right now.

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Here are the crazy-insane prizes. Be sure to read everything because there are several steps to enter. They are marked with a *

Here we go!

 1. Entrance fee + one month membership to my private mentoring group, The MVPs. Value: $550 (plus thousands of dollars worth of awesomeness once you get inside!)

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* Like MVP on Facebook
* Follow MVP on instagram
* Sign up for MVP’s newsletter

 

2. $75 to Hazy Skies Backdrops or Hazy Skies Designs!

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* Like HSD backdrops on Facebook
* Follow HSD backdrops on instagram

 

3. The Sam & Kate Design camera strap of your choice. 

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* Like Sam & Kate Design on Facebook
* Follow Sam & Kate Design on instagram

 

4. TG Newborns’ entire shop! Full of tutorial videos, actions, and more. Value: $300

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* Like TG Newborns on Facebook
* Follow TG Newborns on instagram

 

5. A $150 shopping spree from Morgan Burks!

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* Like Morgan Burks on Facebook
* Follow Morgan Burks on instagram

 

6. Three months subscription to BokehBox!

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* Like BokehBox on Faceook
* Follow BokehBox on instagram

 

7. $50 to Birdesign!

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* Like Birdesign on Facebook
* Follow Birdesign on instagram

 

8. 1 Hand-lettered overlay digital set from Click & Blossom!

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* Like Click & Blossom on Facebook
* Follow Click & Blossom on instagram

 

9. $100 shopping spree at SP Essentials!

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* Like Simplicity Photography on Facebook
* Follow Simplicity Photography on instagram

 

10. Logo Revamp by the fabulous Laura Kathryn of Laura Kathryn Designs. Value: $350

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* Like Laura Kathryn on Facebook
* Follow Laura Kathryn on instagram

 

* Leave a comment below saying that you’ve completed all the above steps… and you’re DONE!!!!

 

For extra entries:

* 1 extra entry: Pin at least 1 image from this post to Pinterest (the button at the bottom of this post makes it super easy) with the caption: Madison Vining 10,000 fan photographer giveaway!

* 2 extra entries: Copy & paste this as your Facebook status: “Madison Vining 10,000 fan photographer giveaway! http://www.madisonviningphotography.com/10000-fan-giveaway-1/”

* 2 extra entries: Repost the giveaway image on instagram! (You will find this image when you follow @madisonviningphotography)

 

A winner will be chosen Monday, July 14. 

Thank you to all our generous & amazing sponsors. I am ecstatic that y’all are celebrating with me!

Best of luck, participants!!!!

Madison Vining

Owner at Madison Vining Photography
Hi, I’m Madison Vining.
Photographers: to receive free tips, tutorials, videos and exciting news, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter.
Noelle Graves - July 3, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Done!

Sky Evans - July 3, 2014 - 5:25 pm

All of the above done! Including the extra entries! Any of these would be awesome to win

Lisa Carol Hulet Taylor - July 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm

think i got all of them!

Nikki Allison Darr - July 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Done! Thanks!

Kelly Elizabeth Lemaster - July 3, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Done! :)

Allison Cooley - July 3, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Done!

Danielle Morgan Stutzman - July 3, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Done!! So excited! All extras done, too!!

Jessica DeVinney Williams - July 3, 2014 - 5:32 pm

All above steps (plus “extra entries” steps) complete! Yay!

Christina Baltazar - July 3, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Done!

Amy Hohl - July 3, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Done! Including the extra entries! Congrats on 10k Madison! :)

Christina Baltazar - July 3, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/171840542006965914/

Christina Baltazar - July 3, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Posted to my FB status! :)

Dana Lee - July 3, 2014 - 5:43 pm

DONE, DONE, DONE with 3 extra entries :)

Kim Canterna - July 3, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Done! And pinned! Hope to win, it would be amazing!!

Taylor Krueger Dusa - July 3, 2014 - 6:20 pm

All steps complete!

Shelli Stapleton - July 3, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Done!!! I did all the extras too!! Good luck everyone!! Madison is one talented lady and this is one awesome giveaway!!! :)

Angela Rowberry Hatch - July 3, 2014 - 6:21 pm

I did it! :) I really really hope that I get this. It would be such an incredible blessing!!

Katie Jones - July 3, 2014 - 6:40 pm

DONE!!! Plus all the extras. Congratulations Madison on the milestone.

Constance Denice - July 3, 2014 - 6:46 pm

All done and the extras:)

Alysha Hogsett - July 3, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Done!! I love to see your growth. I randomly stumbled across you probably about 9 months ago and wow. It’s beautiful to see!!!

Caroline Cooley Gillentine - July 3, 2014 - 7:14 pm

DONE! Including the Pinterest post. Thank you so so much!

Ally Wasmund - July 3, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Completed all the above steps! :)

Brittany Robinson - July 3, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Done did it!

Erin Jensen - July 3, 2014 - 8:19 pm

I completed all the steps,

Willow & Grey Photography + Design - July 3, 2014 - 9:29 pm

done and done! Pinned + shared on insta!

Emylee Williams - July 3, 2014 - 9:29 pm

did it! Pinned and shared on Instagram :) ) crossing my fingers and toes!

Jill Macnab - July 3, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Done! Yay! <3

Bethanni Ann Murphy - July 4, 2014 - 12:01 am

Done!! What an amazing giveaway!

Jordan Donley - July 4, 2014 - 12:58 am

Every step, including the extras done! You’re amazing!!!

Amanda Zarifah - July 4, 2014 - 1:11 am

Done and pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/15199717467400270/ Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

Melanie Fee - July 4, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Holy amaze-balls… thanks SO much Madison, you are a true inspiration & mad mama rock star!! Done & done & crossn everything I got! xx

Melanie Fee - July 4, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Pinned away! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/20688479513233498/

Kylie Gomez - July 5, 2014 - 7:08 am

Done!! Wow, this is beyond amazing! Thank you for the chance.

Arena Thompson - July 6, 2014 - 1:43 am

Did everything! :) thanks for the giveaway! it’s amazing!

Arena Thompson - July 6, 2014 - 1:45 am

pinned it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/414260865697201150/

Arena Thompson - July 6, 2014 - 1:46 am

Posted on fb publicly https://www.facebook.com/arena.thompson.1/posts/265912773595276 :)

Arena Thompson - July 6, 2014 - 1:49 am

regrammed on Instagram (I’m orcoastmama)

Kylie Gomez - July 6, 2014 - 5:32 am

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/454159943646179669/

Kylie Gomez - July 6, 2014 - 5:47 am

Posted to my FB status. :) )

Lisa Keeney - July 7, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/37014028162745905/

Carole Paris - July 7, 2014 - 3:53 pm

Done, what a super giveaway, Thank you!!!

Sara McCormick - July 7, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Done! Awesome giveaway!

Marie Treat - July 7, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Congrats on 10,000 followers!! Awesome giveaway!!

Jade Ashleigh Miles - July 7, 2014 - 7:50 pm

Followed all!

Gina Fornito - July 7, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Done!! Wonderful giveaway!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store :)

Lizzie Brooks - July 7, 2014 - 10:09 pm

I completed ALL of the above steps!! (Which was super easy because I was already following every single one either on IG or FB anyway!) So excited for your HUGE milestone, and I REALLY REALLY want to win!!!!

Jessica Allred - July 8, 2014 - 1:46 am

Done!! Sure hope I win!!

Ashley Marchand - July 8, 2014 - 2:07 am

done thank you for the giveaway!

EM Scrivener - July 8, 2014 - 2:08 am

Completed all follows on Facebook & Instagram, as well as the extras. You are such an inspiration Madison Vining Photography keep up the great work!

Sarah Smith Williams - July 8, 2014 - 2:58 am

All done! Even did the extras!

Jessica Bauser - July 8, 2014 - 3:17 am

liked all of the pages on facebook. Don’t have IG. Wish I did :( Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway

Jessica Bauser - July 8, 2014 - 3:21 am

Pinned it!!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/383017143282517299/

Sarah Walter Kordsmeier - July 8, 2014 - 3:23 am

Completed all of the follows on Instagram + Facebook. Fingers crossed! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!!

Sarah Walter Kordsmeier - July 8, 2014 - 3:25 am

Pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/139963500894954971/

Sarah Walter Kordsmeier - July 8, 2014 - 3:28 am

Facebook status extra entry complete!

Ashley Ritchie - July 8, 2014 - 3:48 am

Done! Congrats!

Ashley Ritchie - July 8, 2014 - 3:51 am

Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56013589091071090/

Ashley Ritchie - July 8, 2014 - 3:53 am

2 extra entries for Facebook status

Ashley Ritchie - July 8, 2014 - 3:56 am

Instagramed =)

Kasha Moody - July 8, 2014 - 4:13 am

Done!!!!!

Danielle N Andrew - July 8, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Completed all the steps!

Danielle N Andrew - July 8, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Completed all the steps!

Katy Lee Walden-Nichols - July 8, 2014 - 12:40 pm

DONE!!! yippee!!! Fingers crossed!

Ashley Cox - July 8, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Done! Crossing my fingers!

Wendy Edmondson Smith - July 8, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Still in the infancy stages of my photography journey and incredibly excited about this giveaway! Thanks so much for all you do…you are truly an inspiration for so many photographers! God bless!

Suzi Smart - July 8, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Done. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kelly West Mars - July 8, 2014 - 7:59 pm

pinned here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/179369997634114455/

Kelly West Mars - July 8, 2014 - 8:03 pm

I completed all the above steps – woot!

Kelly West Mars - July 8, 2014 - 8:05 pm

shared on FB in a status!

Michelle Haas Hutchins - July 8, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Done! So Excited!!!

Michelle Haas Hutchins - July 8, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/52143308160696338/

Michelle Haas Hutchins - July 8, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Madison Vining 10,000 fan photographer giveaway! http://www.madisonviningphotography.com/10000-fan-giveaway-1/

Michelle Haas Hutchins - July 8, 2014 - 8:43 pm

https://www.facebook.com/mhhutchins1 posted to fb!

Maura Mahoney Joyce - July 9, 2014 - 12:46 am

Done and done!

Maura Mahoney Joyce - July 9, 2014 - 12:48 am

Pinned (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/221661612884774204/) for an extra entry. :)

Maura Mahoney Joyce - July 9, 2014 - 12:50 am

And posted to facebook for 2 more entries. :)

Pam Simpson Moleski - July 9, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Congrats on 10k & thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway! All entry steps completed.

Pam Simpson Moleski - July 9, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Pinned the giveaway: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/161707442845289891/

Pam Simpson Moleski - July 9, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Shared on instagram: http://instagram.com/p/qO-xYrTInx/?modal=true

Catherine VonSeggern - July 9, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Done and honestly just excited to be following and learning from all the awesomeness.

Melanie Morales - July 9, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Entered on Facebook and Pinterest! :) how exciting!

Kelsi Rogers - July 10, 2014 - 1:16 am

Done!! Hope I win!

Kelsi Rogers - July 10, 2014 - 1:17 am

FB Status posted!

Kelsi Rogers - July 10, 2014 - 1:19 am

Reposted on Instagram!

Kelsi Rogers - July 10, 2014 - 1:20 am

Pinned it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/41236152813046144/

Christine Wright - July 10, 2014 - 2:24 am

I am following everyone! Thank you for this giveaway!

Christine Wright - July 10, 2014 - 2:27 am

Pinned! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/256916353717483248/

Amber Michele - July 10, 2014 - 3:47 am

Liked, following & Done! done! done!

Christine Wright - July 10, 2014 - 4:44 am

Regram! http://instagram.com/p/qQe9tLQlQ6/

Ashley Knight - July 10, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Done!! Cant wait!

Nicole Fairweather - July 10, 2014 - 6:29 pm

All done!!! SO exciting! Thanks so much for the Amazing giveaway!

Jenny Bettinger - July 10, 2014 - 7:20 pm

Done, Done, & Done!!!! Can’t wait, so excited!!!!

Andrea Giang - July 11, 2014 - 4:53 am

All done! This is a super amazing giveaway.

Andrea Giang - July 11, 2014 - 4:55 am

Pinned here –> http://www.pinterest.com/pin/514958538615850584/

Kendra Wi - July 11, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Liked & Followed all of the FB/Instagram entries and I’m subscribed to your newsletter :)

Kendra Wi - July 11, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Pinned here:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/408420259930595776/

Kendra Wi - July 11, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Posted on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/kendraw101/posts/351319995022405

Kylie Gomez - July 13, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/454159943646254002/

Kylie Gomez - July 13, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Shared on FB status

Tanya Shaw Adams - July 14, 2014 - 3:43 am

Done! Great giveaway!

Katherine Knight Raley - July 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm

I completed the steps! yay!!

Katherine Knight Raley - July 14, 2014 - 4:24 pm

I just completed all the extra entry steps as well! :)

Sarah Ross - July 15, 2014 - 1:48 am

Done! And I did the Instagram and Pinterest extras! Fingers cross!

JonathanJulie Patterson - July 15, 2014 - 5:14 pm

DONE! This is an amazing giveaway and congratulations on 10k fans! I also pinned it :http://www.pinterest.com/pin/71213237832633957/

Sara Marie - July 15, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Oh! How super fun! Done.

Katie Malick - July 15, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Done! Wow! Amazing giveaway and amazing work! Thanks for the opportunity! <3

Katie Malick - July 15, 2014 - 6:29 pm

Pinned Too!!

Blaire Elizabeth Ring - July 15, 2014 - 6:41 pm

liked, followed, commenting! <3

Blaire Elizabeth Ring - July 15, 2014 - 6:41 pm

pinned an image to Pinterest @iring0919

Blaire Elizabeth Ring - July 15, 2014 - 6:41 pm

reposting the giveaway image on IG @secondavephotog

Cindy O'Neil - July 15, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Completed the steps and now keeping my fingers crossed.

Alexis Paige Eddy - July 15, 2014 - 7:40 pm

DONE WITH EVERY STEP!! WHAT AN AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!
TRYING TO GET STARTED WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS & WOULD BE OH SO BLESSED TO WIN!!
PRAYING!!

Alexis Paige Eddy - July 15, 2014 - 7:42 pm

PINNED IT!! (: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/16536723607020290/

Alexis Paige Eddy - July 15, 2014 - 7:44 pm

POSTED STATUS ON FACEBOOK!! (:

Alexis Paige Eddy - July 15, 2014 - 7:48 pm

& LAST THING; I REGRAMMED THE PHOTO ON INSTAGRAM!! DID EVERYTHING!! (:

Jennifer Cox Inigo - July 15, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Done! :)

Sara Wormell - July 15, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Thanks for the opportunity :)

Steven N Amber Deschaine - July 15, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Hope I’m not to late!!! Just heard about this on Morgan Banks FB Page!!! I’ve also liked and comment on your page!!! Here’s to hoping I win!!!! This is such an amazing give-away BTW!!! ~Amber~

Claire Brighten Young - July 15, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Liked & followed all.

Max Lewis - July 15, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Liked all

Samm Houghton - July 15, 2014 - 11:54 pm

donee!!! Thanks!!

April Mendoza Photography - July 16, 2014 - 12:09 am

Done!!! Thanks so much! Hopeful!

Dedra Lynn Harper - July 16, 2014 - 1:35 am

Done all required! :) I only had to like and follow one. I already followed them all!

Amanda Raba Gentis - July 16, 2014 - 2:51 am

All done! <3

Amanda Raba Gentis - July 16, 2014 - 2:53 am

PInned a gorgeous image!

Amanda Raba Gentis - July 16, 2014 - 2:54 am

Facebook status – bonus #1

Amanda Raba Gentis - July 16, 2014 - 2:54 am

Facebook Status bonus deux

Amanda Raba Gentis - July 16, 2014 - 2:56 am

IG #1

Amanda Raba Gentis - July 16, 2014 - 2:57 am

IG #2! (Crossing every single thing that can be crossed! What a blessing this giveaway is for the winner!)

Jaime Rogl - July 16, 2014 - 11:06 am

Done!! Fingers crossed! This is such a great giveaway!

W “Mini Session” | Tulsa Oklahoma Family Photographer

The W Family has modeled for The Advance Workshop twice now, and I am pretty sure I will insist upon them  modeling every time from here on out. They are adorable!

Each live session portion of the workshop equates to about 30-45 minutes (with the exception of newborns, where we spend more time) so there’s not a ton of time to work with, which is a great teaching opportunity for the attendees to learn to make a session flow and maintain creativity and control. The following images were taken in under 30 minutes, and there are tons more that I have yet to edit. Seriously, they were hard to narrow down!

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Thanks for being the best models ever, Ws!

Clients: snag your own mini session… here’s how.

Photographers: learn more about family flow posing here.

XOXO

Madison Vining

Owner at Madison Vining Photography
Hi, I’m Madison Vining.
Photographers: to receive free tips, tutorials, videos and exciting news, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter.