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I’m so excited to announce that all cake smash sessions will now include a custom cake from Mrs. Kelder’s Cakes!  Nothing but the best for my Whimsy Photography Studio babies!!


Custom newborn, baby, child and family photography by photographer Maria Moore in Syracuse, NY
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Life by Lens | Family Photography, Syracuse, NY

I can’t believe it’s been another month already.  This busy fall season just makes time fly!  And the busy fall season, means that I don’t have as much time to focus on taking pictures of my own children and family.  It also makes processing and printing the pictures I do manage to take of them very difficult.  But, amidst this busy fall season, I consciously decided to take a break from work, and work on some photos just for me.

This summer we met up with the super talented JoAnna Robbins from JoAnna Robbins Photography while vacationing in Bethany Beach.  She took some stunning portraits for me and my family, and shame on me I am just now getting around to editing them and printing!  Life sure gets busy and I find I put myself and my own portraits down at the end of the list.  As I’m looking thru these gorgeous photos, I can not wait to get them back from the lab and up on my walls.  But while preparing them for print, it struck me that these are perfect for this month’s blog circle theme, motion.  Each time I look at them, it brings me back to that awesome week at the beach.  This is why I vow to print my own picture much more regularly!

And don’t forget to follow around the circle to see everyone else’s amazing work.  Go check out the amazing Laura Dilley, from Lucy Liz and see what she was up to this month!



Custom newborn, baby, child and family photography by photographer Maria Moore in Syracuse, NY
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October 20, 2013 - 8:14 am

Reena - These are so beautiful Maria (and great job Joanna!) I like what you said above “brings me back to that awesome week at the beach” THAT is what the photography is all about!! Great motion shots!

October 20, 2013 - 9:23 am

Joanna - I love what you did with these! Your kids are so gorgeous! And it makes me miss the beach so much! Can’t wait to do it again next year!!

October 20, 2013 - 9:37 am

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October 20, 2013 - 11:44 am

laura - These are perfect Maria! I hope you printed these BIG!

October 20, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Nghi - These are the photos you want to treasure! Love these!

B Family | Family Photography Syracuse, NY

I was so excited to finally connect with some very dear friends for a family/maternity session.  We had to reschedule a few times due to rain, and although the morning looked questionable, we lucked out with an absolutely gorgeous evening.  It was so much fun, and I hope you treasure these memories for always B Family!  xoxo

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Custom newborn, baby, child and family photography by photographer Maria Moore in Syracuse, NY
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October 1, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Reena - what a beautiful family session! I love the location and the light is just stunning! Love the one of the little girl posing and her parent behind her….so cute!

October 1, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Becky - What a gorgeous family! beautiful session. I love the light! The little girl looks like she had an adorable personality.

October 1, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Claudette - That little girl just stole the show! What a beautiful family!

October 2, 2013 - 9:22 am

Lemmon - What a wonderful session Maria! Gorgeous light, gorgeous location, and you did an AWESOME job posing them.

Such a beautiful family… LOVE!

October 2, 2013 - 11:13 am

Shawna Shenette - Aww, so cute! I love the family maternity sessions, and you totally captured what a fun-loving family they are. Great job!

October 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

Nghi - LOVE this session! Her face in the last one is just too adorable!! Great job!

October 2, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Alexis - These are so cute! Love all the family photos withe the great interactions:)

October 2, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Amy G. - Beautiful session! So much love and joy in these! Love the lighting too. Great work!

October 3, 2013 - 11:16 pm

Jeni - These are beautiful! I love the mom’s dress and the light is just gorgeous. Such a pretty session and a beautiful family.

October 4, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Lindsay Faber - These are so beautiful and sweet. Love the light and soft pretty processing. How adorable is that little girl?

October 11, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Joanna - Gorgeous family! The lighting is stunning!

Lindsay | Syracuse Maternity Photographer

I had the pleasure to photograph this gorgeous mom at such an amazingly special time in her life.  Pregnancy is so beautiful, and I just love when moms want to capture it.  Even more fun was that we did a studio session, as well as an outdoors couple’s session.  This couple is so much fun, I seriously can not wait to snuggle their new baby boy at their newborn session later this month!

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Custom newborn, baby, child and family photography by photographer Maria Moore in Syracuse, NY
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September 21, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Shannon Stroubakis - What a beautiful and moving session, she must be over the moon. The lighting in the BW shots are just gorgeous. Amazing session!

September 22, 2013 - 11:46 pm

Andrea H - Beautiful and perfect Maria! I love how you posed her in the studio. Gorgeous work!

September 23, 2013 - 10:24 am

Shawna Shenette - WOW! Just stunning! They are all gorgeous but the studio shots are amazing!

September 23, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Joanna - Wow! Gorgeous!

September 23, 2013 - 6:41 pm

Melissa Klein - These are all so beautiful! I really love the moodiness of the studio shots, but then I saw the outdoor ones and was equally blown away. Absolutely beautiful!

September 23, 2013 - 7:09 pm

Becky - What a gorgeous mom to be! These are just beautiful. The last one is stunning!

September 23, 2013 - 9:39 pm

Claudette - Absolutely stunning! What a beautiful mom to be!

September 23, 2013 - 11:49 pm

Nghi - The light in these are just to die for!! So jealous of that gorgeous field!!

September 24, 2013 - 7:17 am

Stephanie - These are stunning Maria! Wow!!!

You use of light here was amazing. That last photo is just breathtaking!!!

Life by Lens | Syracuse Family Photographer

It’s that time again!  Time for my monthly blog circle.  This month, we decided to try to focus on environment.  When that theme was chosen, I immediately knew I was taking the family to the Great New York State Fair and capturing some memories of one of the most fun things that comes into our environment.

I have a large 20×30 storyboard from our adventures at the fair last year.  It’s hung right in our hallway, and I pass it at least 10x a day.  Every time I walk by it, I can’t help but look at it and smile.  It’s the epitome of childhood.  Huge smiles and giant belly laughs.  You can’t help but smile when looking at it!

So I decided to make a family photo shoot at the fair a family tradition.  Now this is not a formal family session.  This is just capturing all those little moments that are the essence of childhood.  I adore all of these memories, and my family is smitten with the fair!  Alexis asks almost daily “when are we going to the fair?  Can we go today, please”.  It makes for a long year of waiting, but boy is it worth it when I can see the smile on her face when we tell her the fair has come to town and we are going there to play today!

Please enjoy as I take you on a little walk thru a typical day for our family at the Great NYS Fair!

We start off by visiting all of our animal friends, and it’s always a huge hit.


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She absolutely loves this roller coaster.  I have photos like this from last year when she was so excited she was big enough to ride.  It’s going to be so fun to look back at these over the years to see how much she’s grown!


We can never get out of the fair without playing a bunch of games.  This year she was so excited she actually won some all by herself, and he was so excited to be big enough to join in the fun!




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And the rides.  There’s nothing more fun than the rides!!



Time to say goodbye to another great year at the fair.  It’s always sad to say goodbye … but we’re already looking forward to next year!



I hope you enjoyed our adventures from this year’s NYS Fair.  Now please go check out Reena Giola Photography and see what was going on in her neck of the woods this month.  She always captures the most amazing desert landscapes and sunsets, I’m excited to see what she came up with for environment!



Custom newborn, baby, child and family photography by photographer Maria Moore in Syracuse, NY
© 2014 Whimsy Photography Studio | whimsyphotographystudio.com
September 20, 2013 - 9:45 am

Reena - Maria, these are just fantastic! (How fun to have a storyboard on your wall…great idea!) I love the whole series but that one of your daughter and the goat? LOVE! as well as the silhouettes of the fair.

September 20, 2013 - 10:05 am

Stephanie - Oh my gosh Maria! These are awesome, awesome, awesome. They totally and completely blew me away!

It looks like you had a fantastic time, and I’m completely jealous of your amazing “yearly tradition”! I want to go!

September 20, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Joanna - These are fantastic Maria! I can’t pick a favorite, but I really love the airplane ones, the swing ones, and the silhouettes in the end. Perfect memories!

September 20, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Sara - Oh wow! Love those night shots. But I am especially a fan of the Daddy and daughter shot:)

September 20, 2013 - 1:42 pm

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September 20, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Andrea H - Maria, this looks like such a fabulous time! I just love your daughter’s face paint too, hehe. Great shots!

September 21, 2013 - 12:04 am

Nghi - All I can say is how fun!! Your photos really made me feel like I was there. The silhouette shots at the end are amazing! And I love your daughter in those daisy dukes! :)

September 22, 2013 - 1:48 am

leigh - These are great environment shots! I especially like the one of your dd on the dragon/butterfly roller coaster ride. You can just see the mischief in her eyes!

September 25, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Laura - OH my! I am smiling ear to ear looking through all of these! I can see why you love them so much! What a great idea to make it a yearly thing! The silhouette pic of the ferris wheel is just amazing. I am speechless! Nice job!

September 26, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Sherri - I love All the bright colors and energy of these! You really captured a great childhood moment.