Monthly Archives: November 2012

Simone at 7 Months

Another month has passed us by and Simone just turned 7 months this week. She’s 21 pounds of cuter, chunkier, and squishier. She’s 28-1/2 inches of more to love. She’s not crawling yet, and doesn’t appear to be in any hurry, but she has 6 teeth that are pretty darn cute. She loves to sit […]

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Your Man - December 1, 2012 - 8:05 AM

What a cutie. Reminds me of her mom at that age. Can you read her mind? It says I love you gramma.

Megan - December 1, 2012 - 1:36 PM

Seriously, how can I be the Mom of such ADORABLE kids?!?!

Aubrey - December 1, 2012 - 3:45 PM

Love the soft grays with that baby skin. She is so beautiful, great capture of this age.

Disneyland? Oh my, that is going to be FUN.

Diane D. - December 3, 2012 - 6:28 PM

Beautiful baby girl. And I love her name.

Jayden at 8 Months » - December 16, 2012 - 12:30 AM

[…] Jayden, you’re getting so big at 8 months! I don’t want you to get older yet! He and Simone are three weeks apart but he’s off and running crawling leaving the girl in his dust! He even […]

Ben, Farrah, and Maya

When I photograph little babies or toddlers, I can’t help think of the stages my own g-babes were in — or are about to be in — and this is one of my favorite stages — just learning to walk. They are learning something new every day and taking in everything around them. They are […]

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Sheila Clark - November 30, 2012 - 10:15 AM

What gorgeous photos! Brought tears to my eyes… What a beautiful family!

Chad, Holly, and Ryker [Mini-Session]

Here’s another favorite family whom I’ve had the fun of photographing three times now. You can see them here when they had photos taken last fall, and again here when I saw them this July. Ryker was two in August and is such a smart little boy … he and my grandson would be best of little friends […]

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You’ve Seen One Recital, You’ve Seen Them All, Right? Wrong!

It cost $14 to get in. There were decorated trees everywhere that I could really have cared less about … seriously, I’ve gone once in probably 20 years. But this year was different and I looked forward to going for something that lasted maybe two minutes tops … maybe. I sat in the isle so […]

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Megan - November 24, 2012 - 8:06 AM

Man, now I feel guilty for not letting calling out to her when she came on stage. She told me last night that no one was there watching her and when I said- YES…we were ALL there, she didn’t believe me b/c she couldn’t find us. Whaaaaaaa. Those big blue eyes searching through the crowd for a familiar face.

Thanks for coming and make the day more memorable. She loves you and so do I!

Mary - November 24, 2012 - 9:03 AM

A star is born!

Linda - November 24, 2012 - 3:30 PM

Oh you no doubt will go to many performances over the years and love every one. I know I do. I love going to the Festival of Trees with my grandkids. My favorite thing is Fairy Tales Come to Life. They are mesmerizing and the grandkids love these life sized (human) fairy tale characters. It is one of my favorite family things to do together to get in the mood for the holiday. They get to make an ornament and they look through all the trees and pick their favorites and do the scavenger hunt, watch fun performances, drink hot chocolate and run here and there. It is a special time. Isn’t being a grandma WONDERFUL?

Ho! Ho! Ho! – Santa and the Mrs.

I must have been a very good girl this year, because not only did I get to see Santa, I got to take his picture … and the Mrs. too! These are our good friends, Bob and Kathy Bassick — aka, Mr. and Mrs. Claus FOR HIRE. They have grandkids out of state so in order to […]

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Becky - November 21, 2012 - 8:21 AM

They are perfect – looking forward to their visit on LaMesita Way.

Linda - November 21, 2012 - 10:31 AM

I am still wondering when I got old enough to be friends with Mr. and Mrs. Claus–I remember them from MY childhood. Clearly they do not age at the same rate as we non-magical humans! Bob and Kathie, do I see a Christmas card photo of the kissing pose in our future? I hope so–that is my FAV!

Jenness Johnston - November 21, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Oh my goodness I love these!! They are perfect!!!

Fairly Candid - November 21, 2012 - 1:53 PM

What a cute CREATIVE comment Linda Sue! It was Kathy’s idea for the kiss for her grandkids. Too cute!

Sierra [2013 Senior]

Meet Sierra, a senior who is breaking down her session into two parts — before and after haircut! She says she’s ready for a change so she is cutting her hair this week! I’ve never met Sierra before our session, but I know it must take courage on her part to cut something that has […]

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[…] first met Sierra, a high school senior, on November 10, 2012 when we shot her first session. Wanting a change, I was asked to photograph her with much longer and much lighter colored hair […]

Craig, Lori, and Ella [Mini-Session]

I don’t even know where to start with this family and Lori’s mom’s Barb (Oma). First of all, I listened to Christmas music the entire time I edited their pictures because I LOVED their outfits with the cheery Christmas colors! Secondly, they are one of the sweetest families you’d ever meet. They live their Christian […]

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Lori - November 20, 2012 - 8:55 AM

Mary, thanks SO much for doing such an incredible job….again! You never disappoint, and you never cease to amaze us! Thanks for taking such great pictures that we can use for years to come. We love you!

Barb - November 20, 2012 - 1:45 PM

The picture of Ella made me cry. You are the very best. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with my family.

Fairly Candid - November 20, 2012 - 2:31 PM

Thank you Lori and Barb … so happy you love them. Barb, it’s obvious you have quite a close relationship with Ella. She adores her Oma. Mary

Kathy Norwood - December 3, 2012 - 3:40 PM

Mary, You inspire me to get better about my blogging. I am so bad about it so I am making a goal that January 1, I will be posting something for every day in January. Love seeing your work and getting to know your families and others through their portrait sessions.


Fairly Candid - December 3, 2012 - 5:19 PM

Hey Kathy! You’ve been doing this a lot longer than I have and are probably much busier (although I’m not sure how I could get any busier with my part time job and then photography!). I loved hearing from you and some time I’m going to fly to Texas to hopefully stay with you a few days and learn a few things from you. I’ll get on your blog and look forward to your posts in January! Thanks for commenting! Love, Mary

Jacob, Katie, and Maple

Jacob is our oldest nephew on the Mouser side and Katie is his bride for a year-and-a-half now. (You can see their engagement pictures here and some wedding pictures here.) They’re both pretty easy on the eyes, and you can imagine what a beautiful smile their kids will have! Okay, let’s not talk about kids just yet because […]

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Cassi and Her Cowboy

Meet James and Cassi, son and daughter-in-law to one of my best friends, Linda J., and friends to Mike and I in their own right. We knew James since he was just a small-fry when their family started attending our church, and we’ve known “Classy Cassi” — as I like to call her — since […]

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Tracey - November 14, 2012 - 7:53 AM

Mary they are a very good looking couple. You must of had so much fun with them. Love the pictures!

lsj4157 - November 14, 2012 - 9:26 AM

Great picts of two of my loves–my handsome son and beautiful daughter-in-law (really, just a daughter). Fine job once again, Mary and of course I’m not playing favorites with the subject matter!!

Leah Ivie - November 14, 2012 - 6:42 PM

I especially like the one with ‘shut up’ on it, I just cant stop laughing. BEAUTIFUL pictures Mary.

Kathy G - November 14, 2012 - 9:54 PM

Oh,Mary, each one is my favorite. What a beautiful couple.

Cassi Johnston - November 15, 2012 - 10:43 AM


James and I love the pictures. We can’t pick a favorite. I have looked at them over and over again, and once again you did an amazing job. We are going to have to purchase some frames :). Thank you so much!

Fairly Candid - November 15, 2012 - 2:38 PM

Thanks everybody! I loved working with James and Cassie. We spent about 35 minutes together and we booked it from location to location to get in as much as we could. Loved what they were wearing and the love they have for one another.

The Gerichs Family

I kind of pride myself on finding locations that are often new and unique and non-recognizable. I was soooo excited when I scouted this location on a week day afternoon to find it beautiful and people-free. Score! And then we went there on a Sunday afternoon … errrrch! There were two other photographers and about […]

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your Man - November 12, 2012 - 8:10 PM

What a happy family. Nice job.

Kathy G - November 12, 2012 - 9:01 PM

No wonder those G-babes are good looking. Just look at their parents.

laura - November 12, 2012 - 11:37 PM

The combination of the subjects and the photographer produced perfection, again! I love the BW photo of Syd, Meg’s silly face and Simone eating the leaves!

Megan - November 14, 2012 - 10:14 PM

There’s only one big problem with these pictures.

I now need 8 more frames. Good thing I have mass amounts of wall space.

Love your talent, love that you always make time to take our photos.

Fairly Candid - November 15, 2012 - 2:46 PM

Thanks everybody! I love photographing my family! Sydney was a little stinker, running here or there in and out of the pictures, but I love her energy, and she’s at that age where we can say “don’t smile … don’t do it” and you get the best smile ever. I love her joyfullness. These pictures make me happy to see my daughter’s beautiful face. She and Robby make such a handsome couple and I couldn’t ask for more. My luvin’ cup runneth over!