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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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One Year Ago Today…

A year ago today we met a young man we would grow to love. Landon came into the world earlier than expected. Early enough that I was very worried. Early enough that he’d be whisked away to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit where he was hooked up to a myriad of wires, machines, and monitors. We had to remove all jewelry, scrub our hands and arms and sign forms each time we wanted to visit him- which we could only do two at a time and during very limited hours.

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I was afraid. I prayed. A lot.

But within a couple days he was moved to a Guarded Care Unit where he remained for more than a week. This was a little less nerve-wracking. But… still I worried. It seemed a lot… all the wires and cords and beeping monitors… for a little baby. And it seemed like a lot for his Mom and Dad to deal with.

But Landon turns one year old today. And he is thriving. Strong. Happy. Loving. Funny. And very healthy.

And our hearts are full of gratitude.

Here is a little glimpse of what we saw as this sweet boy grew:

Landon at 3 Months, apparently thinking, “Aw, Mom… not in front of everyone.” 🙂

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Landon at 6 Months, this smile is a constant. He is a happy, cheerful soul.

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Landon enjoying Autumn

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Landon enjoying Christmas

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And, Landon nearing in on one year of life… rocking a vest and standing like a champ.

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Happy Birthday, Landon. We are so glad to know you. We are so grateful for the privilege of loving you. You make us laugh. We can’t even imagine not having you in our lives. And we look forward to all that we’ll share together this year on your way to Year Two!

Know anyone who has or expecting a baby? Have them contact Norma for information on our first year baby program! 316.648.7498.

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
Instagram: instagram.com/markingmomentpix

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