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Wichita Baby Photographers: One Year Old!

When a boy turns one…

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he should get some cake. But first he should get to play in a tent.

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And have a conversation with an old pal.

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And climb on furniture a bit.

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And THEN… there should be cake. And he should be allowed to do whatever he wants with it.

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Because… when you are just turning one it is adorable to grab cake by the handfuls. But try this when you are ten… and you get grounded.

Let’s all take a lesson from this birthday boy… celebrate where you are at in life today.

Expecting a baby? Know anyone who is? We have a First Year Baby Photography Program that documents milestone moments and stages from maternity to birthday cake smash. Call today for information: 316.648.7498

www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography.
Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix
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Solomon — 7 Weeks Cute!

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Solomon came to our studio for a baby photography session at 7 weeks old. It’s not a typical age — but given how cute he was, maybe it should be! Solomon was the happiest, easiest little guy in the studio that day.

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Normally we either photograph newborns, within their first 10 days, or 3 month olds as part of our First Year Baby Photo Program, (which includes sessions at 3 month, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year, ending with a cake smash!) But Solomon’s session was a treat for us.

All he needed was a blanket, whether patterned or solid white…

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And his mama…

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Know anyone expecting a baby, or who already has an infant? We would love to work with them. We customize our sessions for every family and baby who comes through our door.

Solomon’s parents bought a family photography package that we donated to the Via Christi annual fundraiser and gala, the Emerald Ball. Stay tuned for a blog on their family photo session!

How recent are your professional family photos? Let us help! Call Norma at (316) 648-7498 and reserve your spot today! www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography.
Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix
Instagram: instagram.com/markingmomentpix

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Peyton Turns One!

We can’t custom-order the personality a child will have. And it isn’t like a baby can say, “Hello. Nice world you guys have here. I’m Charlie. I’m responsible and dependable. I have dry humor and an irrational fear of zoos. Intellectually I know zoos are safe. But emotionally they freak me out. I don’t like to be cold, so keep those blankets handy. And I have a low threshold for pain, so the teething months are going to be rocky for both of us.”

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No, we have to spend time with a baby, waiting for glimpses of their personality to emerge. Even as babies grow into children, they are a bit of a case study. We watch as they are introduced to new situations and assess their reactions. Are they shy? Outgoing? Do they freely babble? Are they quiet? As the child ages, we witness their tendencies, responses and behavior: we get to know them.

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I knew when Peyton was ten months old that she is affectionate. I believe this is something I will be saying about her as she grows up, “Peyton is loving and affectionate.” As soon as she had the necessary motor skills, she began to initiate hugs. She initiates the hug. Now that she’s a year old, she freely doles out kisses. She is quick with a wave hello and a smile- she does not have to be prompted. She notices others, wants to be close to them, and wants to connect with them.

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Yes, I believe Peyton is a lovebug. Her older sister. Karter,  has many other strengths, and we love her completely. But I will likely always have to ask Karter for a hug. That’s just fine, she shows me she loves me by wanting to play or be chased, or tickled. I suspect she and I will always be playful with one another. But I bet Peyton will reach for my hand or climb in my lap. Personality traits, they arrive differently with each child.

Enjoy this, your second year of life, Peyton. Its been a great ride to your first birthday! Those of us in your world can’t wait to get to know you more!

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Celebrate your child’s individuality with a custom designed photo shoot. We can build a birthday shoot, whether it’s for a first birthday cake smash or a shoot for an older child. And we are happy to tailor a photo session around your child or your family without a birthday. 🙂 Marking the Moment Photography, a Wichita, Kansas-based studio is located in the north riverside part of Wichita. We can shoot in our studio, outdoors or at a location of your choice. Call Norma today with questions or to book a session.

www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography.
Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix
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Wichita Family Photography: TBT/Sometimes You Hit the Jackpot

When we were a new studio, we met John and Casey. And Clive! And what a fortunate meeting that was!

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Clive was three months old. Now…. we have a first year baby photography program. We shoot babies when they are: newborns, three months old, six months old, nine months old and then we celebrate their first birthday with a shoot that includes a cake smash. Out of all these shoots, the three month shoot is my least favorite. Here’s why: 3 month old humans are kinda dull. That being said, they are cute. And we all still love them. But… newborns are so squishably irresistable. At six months, they are sitting, interacting and babbling. At nine months they are pulling themselves up onto furniture- often scooting or crawling. And, c’mon, how fun are one-year olds?!! Soooooo fun! So, for me, three month sessions are okay, just not the rock star sessions of the first year program.

But Patrick and I enjoyed Clive’s session in Swanson Park. Clive slept through most of it, but his parents were a hoot. Casey is a charming combination of sarcastic and positive. John is quietly sweet and has sort of an intellectual vibe to him. So, spending time with the two of them leaves a person feeling amused… and a little smarter. Sign me up. So if this session had been a one time meeting, we’d have counted ourselves lucky. But, we have been able to shoot Casey and her family several times. Casey is what I call a “connector.” She is that person we all know who knows someone else who would be perfect for this or that. We have met several other clients through Casey. We love Casey! And we love shooting her family. On this Throwback Thursday, here is a look at some highlights.

There was the outdoor first birthday party at the Sedgwick County Park… with a pony!

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There was a first birthday session.

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A family session in Riverside Park

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A Halloween mini photo-op for baby Chippendale at our North Riverside home

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And recently there was a vintage shoot and a Super Hero shoot in our studio

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Last summer we partnered on a shoot for the Urban League. We would have shot their November wedding but we were out of town. lol

We are putting together a referral program in our studio. And I think we should call it “The Casey.” lol We are grateful to have met this young family and feel so lucky to watch their cute son grow. Sometimes you meet people and it’s fine, but nothing much comes of it. Sometimes you meet a connector and you click with them. And in those cases my advice is to express gratitude, give back to them, and enjoy the ride. If you’re lucky it could be a long one.

Are you a connector- someone who has family and friends all around? We would love to be your photographer, and lavish you with referral credits in our new program, so that you always have current photos.

Call Norma at (316) 648-7498 and reserve your spot today!
www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography.
Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix

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Wichita Photographers: Baby Program

Addilyn turned one. We know this because we saw her smash a birthday cake. As a matter of fact, we photographed her smashing a birthday cake.

The Baby Program spans the first year, from newborn to first year cake smash. Whether it’s large artwork for your living room, the wall in your baby’s room, or a collection of pictures in an album, these images become family heirlooms as well as part of your family history.

Plus they’re just plain fun!

Call Norma at (316) 648-7498 and reserve your spot today! www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography. Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix

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Wichita Baby Photographers: Baby Program

Our first Baby Plan graduate has turned one year old!

Eirik was sitting like a pro at his 6 month session, crawling at lightening speed at his 9 month session and was standing and walking well before he turned one.

 

His family turned out to celebrate. There were decorations. There was laughter. There was love. And… there was cake!

 

As with all great messes made early in life, mom was there to make sure that things got put back to normal.

 

Happy Birthday, Eirik! Congratulations on a year filled with learning about life, love and soccer.

At Marking the Moment Photography, we offer a first year baby photo program with sessions at the milestones of: newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1 year. We like to allow an unlimited time to get just the right pictures of your relaxed baby. Call Norma at (316) 648-7498 and reserve your spot today! www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography. Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix

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Photography Studio: Baby Photography

As family photographers, Marking the Moment Photography Studio in Wichita offers sessions for both babies as well as children. 

We offer a first year baby photography package that includes a photo session at the landmarks of: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and one year for $299.00.

 

This is Baby Gloria, a beautiful and happy three-month old girl. She loves her sisters, her parents and her fingers. 🙂 And she has really cute toes!

 

If you are expecting a baby, give us a call for information. If you know someone who is expecting a baby, call us for information on gift certificates. We believe in stress-free, fun sessions with no time limits… we shoot until we get what you need for great family heirlooms. Marking the Moment Photography (316) 648-7498

Patrick and Norma McCafferty want to be your family photographer- preserving your family’s moments from the time your children are small until we pack up our gear at the end of their wedding reception. 🙂 And then some…

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