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Suzy: Family and Fidelity

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When I joined the BNI (Business Networking International) chapter last year, the Referral Rockstars, Suzy Chapman was the Vice President. She soon became the President and has been so for most of my time with the group. She runs the meetings smoothly and keeps us on track. This is saying something since we are a group of 50 professionals- most of whom like to talk. What I admire most is that she runs the meetings efficiently- without treating us like children. Suzy probably learned these skills managing at Fidelity bank. She started there fourteen years ago and has been there for almost all of her career.

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And running a family of four has to have equipped her with some skills, too. Suzy has been married to Lorenzo for fourteen years. 2000 was a big year for Suzy. She got married and began her banking career. Suzy and Lorenzo have two daughters: Aly, 12, and Carly, 9. The family loves to go to the lake, spending weekends there camping, tubing, and playing together. They support one another’s pursuits and approach sports as a family activity- attending their daughter’s games with gusto.

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Suzy is, as they say, a Git R Done Girl. Have an unruly group that needs to be led, just give Suzy the room. Have a bank branch that needs to be run, even though it is large, just give Suzy a desk. A newly built home that needs to be put into order? Give Suzy a little time. How about a bare yard that needs to be sodded? Back up the truck.

Suzy has help. She has a great husband, a good staff and people to support her. One of the things I like about Suzy… she doesn’t run her life like a one-woman show. We’re all here to take the ride together. But you do need someone to keep an eye on the big picture, the long-term, the clock and the budget. And as an artist type who shapes details, I admire this capability of Suzy’s. I own a small business. I can act like a manager when I need to. But it is not my natural tendency.

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What Suzy loves best about her job at Fidelity is meeting business customers and training her staff. That IS her natural tendency- to manage. But to do so in a personal manner.

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Suzy was one of our earliest BNI clients. And she has used us several times. BNI has helped our studio grow, as we, in turn,  hopefully have helped other businesses grow. We are a room full of field-specific professionals (one photographer, one chiropractor, one bank loan manager per chapter, etc) who hire one another when needs arise. BUT we are also a group of 50 consumers who refer people we know to that one plumber, that one computer doctor in our chapter, etc. So not only has Suzy hired us, she regularly passes out our cards and brags on our work. Suzy is a great example of how and why networking works. And Patrick and I are grateful to her.

 

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Need a loan? Suzy specializes in home equity lines of credit. She has done it for years, has the honesty and integrity you want in a banker, AND she’ll make you smile while you fill out paperwork. 🙂 Plus her office is conveniently located downtown where her desk sits by huge north-facing windows with the beautiful soft kind of light that makes everyone look their best. Some banks are boring with bad light- we all know this. But the artist in me is speaking now. This is why the world needs managers. The point is: call Suzy!

Suzy Chapman, Fidelity Bank

Assistant Vice President

Branch Manager ll

(316)268-7406, schapman@fidelitybank.com

At Marking The Moment Photography, we offer relaxed family photo shoots. Our goal is to provide your family with both an enjoyable experience and top-notch images. We have studio space for indoor shoots, and are located two minutes from beautiful Riverside Park for outdoor shoots. We can do a hybrid shoot of both. Or we can travel to your home or choice of location.
www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com.
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Wichita Family Photographers: Wayne and Lisa

It’s Kansas. The wind blows hard in Kansas. Crazy hard. Not every day. But when it does, the divas know to stay inside. We had a photo shoot scheduled with Wayne and Lisa. The strong wind showed up that day. This couple performed like champs. Not a shred of diva-ness. Plus, they’re fun to be around. All these factors combined to equal a very enjoyable session.

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These crazy kids are getting married this year. In Hawaii! The wind there should treat them better. Not that Lisa is a stranger to any sort of weather condition. She flies to work each day. Yes — flies. From Wichita to Western Kansas where she and her employer, a heart surgeon, tend to patients. She may have won Marking the Moment Client with Most Interesting Job 2012. The only problem is that she has become accustomed to flight in a private plane and the trip to Hawaii may be a long one for her. But there is that wedding that will soften the blow. Not to mention Hawaii.

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Here’s what we know about Wayne: He has worked at Koch Industries for 15 years. (He says they’ve been a good company to work for.) He doesn’t watch much TV. He considers himself blessed to be with Lisa. He does not like to shop. He has a very easy-going manner. And he’s quiet around photographers. 🙂

The two of them seem easy and comfortable together and we are glad to have worked with them. Congratulations on finding each other, Lisa and Wayne. And congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Don’t be strangers — you’re too fun to work with!

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At Marking the Moment Photography, we place emphasis on fun during our relaxed shoots, no matter the weather. 🙂 We can offer in-studio sessions, outdoor sessions or a mixture of both. Our shoots are easy and relaxed with no specific time limits. Call Norma at (316) 648-7498 for information or to reserve your spot today! www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography. Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix

 

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Wichita Family Photographers: Heidi

You know how at every party there is a person you don’t yet know, but you want to? You know, the one in the middle of the room with the warm smile and great laugh who is cracking everyone up. We met her recently. She’s a blast, and her name is Heidi. We photographed Heidi and her “baby” Ellie. Ellie is cute and has nice clothes. But Heidi is the one who gets the party started. 🙂

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We are overplaying Heidi’s fun side for effect. She is a bright, able and intelligent banking supervisor. But during a photo shoot, it’s fun that we’re looking for, and Heidi was a delight.

She loves her dog, loves her twin sister, loves her family. And she is a beauty.

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When we think of Heidi it is with a smile at how she climbed, romped, ran and even danced in the park during our shoot — despite a bitter wind and a frigid temperature. And she smiled and enjoyed herself the entire time. We enjoyed ourselves too. Because that’s the gift that these people bring to the party: Joy, fun and a great vibe.

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At Marking the Moment Photography we are happy to photograph sisters, twins, brothers, families, friends, enemies <— (not really, just checking to see how carefully you’re reading.) In our studio. At a park. In your yard. We consult with you about your needs regarding your photo session. Also, we’re fun. Call Norma today at (316) 648-7498 and reserve your spot! www.MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Email: Norma@MarkingTheMomentPhotography.com. Facebook address: www.Facebook.com/markingthemomentphotography. Twitter: @MarkingMomntPix

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Children’s Photographers: Outdoor Portraits

Hayden is the big sister.

Brynlee and Kolbie are younger twin sisters.

They, all three, are delights.

This family is great about letting us try new things. We always enjoy our shoots when them. And we can’t wait to photograph the twins when they are walking, Hayden as she is growing, and the whole family as they are being awesome.

Here’s to sister power!

At Marking the Moment Photography, we place emphasis on fun during our relaxed shoots. We always allow an unlimited time to get the right pictures of your family. A relaxed family and a fun session translates into portraits you’ll treasure! 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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