Monthly Archives: January 2014

What’s Black and White and Loved All Over? A Mini-Mini V-Day Special!

Need a little love this Valentine’s Day? How about 4 digital images for $50 featuring your little love(s) on an original background created by yours truly? Images will be sent by e-mail for a quick turn-around so that you can create that special card for the ones you love … or print images to frame for […]

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Megan - January 30, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Where are those 16 year old poses coming from? Stop them!!! I was sure you didn’t get any cute ones from that day, and there you go surprising me like always. So happy we got to be the “ad” for your mini-mini sessions. Lucky us having you to love and love us!

Fairly Candid - January 30, 2014 - 9:04 PM

And you know there’s more where these came from. Syd is just too cute when she gets up in front of the camera. She w-o-r-k-s it!

Tracey - January 31, 2014 - 8:42 AM

Love the pictures Mary. They turned out so well and your back drop is cute! Enjoy using it.

Danielle - January 31, 2014 - 10:23 AM

These turned out so cute! Jayden always smiles, but that to will change I’m sure. As for Mj…well put any sort of “boy” items or anything that can be used as a weapon in his hand, and he is golden! We always love those “tricks” you pull out of your sleeve, and Syds sassy pose kills me! That girl can rock it! Great pictures, as always!!

Linda - January 31, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Gee whiz Mary, your kids and grandkids will always get the BEST Valentines gifts with the great photos you take. The kind they will remember well into adulthood. Makes the cards and books or cookies I get mine look kinda lame. Oh well, I guess we can’t all be creative, amazing photographers. Now you got me thinking about what I might do differently this year. . . .still thinking. . . .still thinking.

Fairly Candid - February 2, 2014 - 9:04 AM

Oh seriously Linda! Who’s the fun grandma and gramps who goes bike riding with the kids and who bought snow shoes for everyone so that you can all go out in the snow hiking together. Let’s just talk about those memories, shall we? I have nothing over you girl. 🙂

Gloria - February 4, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Mary……Love, Love, Love all the pictures of the kids and what you did with them! I have to say although they are all great; I especially love that last picture of Simone with what looks to be a fixed focus on Jayden’s sucker. It doesn’t matter that she has one in her hands. The kids have grown so much! Count me in on a photo shoot for Lily….we just need to find a date!

Apartment Life

You remember we sold our house and moved … to a temporary holding tank while we look for another place. Ask my hubby what he thinks of apartment life, and he’ll tell you he doesn’t like it, but ask me and I’ll tell you the truth — I love it! We have five full weeks under our belt […]

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Danielle - January 17, 2014 - 9:41 PM

It is such a cute little apartment, and I’m REALLY glad you don’t have downstairs neighbors 😉 Cute pictures of the boys! They sure do love spending time with you!

Fairly Candid - January 17, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Thank you Danielle. That was music to my ears. 🙂

Roberta - January 18, 2014 - 9:24 AM

this post brings back memories for us! we loved our 4 months in our apt. amazingly 8 years ago this month. yours is so clean and put together! we looked like a furniture store since we didn’t want to store our antiques in the storage unit, we had all of them in our apt!! Shari’s daybed became our “couch”, Dining table, “guest suite” as we had tables on top of tables, etc. that year we took a small tree out of a very small box and tada, we were decorated, lol. we loved it too, the time we saved cleaning and mowing and doing yard work was spent together and with our family and friends. I won’t lie, not sure if I could do it long term, but for a season, it was truly wonderful….enjoy your time together, come look in Paramount for a new home, we love our neighborhood!

Linda - January 18, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Isn’t it fun how well that painting of the birch trees (that we spent what seemed like hours wandering around looking for, and a couple more testing that and at least one other on the wall above the fireplace in your old house because you liked the colors on the other one but the size and shape of this one) looks on that brown wall? It is absolutely perfect there! (P.S. How do you like that long, completely grammatically incorrect, run-on sentence?)

Fairly Candid - January 18, 2014 - 2:45 PM

I KNOW! God had this apartment in His plan long before I did. 🙂 And yes, that was quite the run on sentence!!

aubrey - January 19, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Loved this post. Love how you are embracing your season. And wowee! Your arms look amazing, I need to hit that gym with you!
And! You are right about that sweater. What a gem, glad you held onto it, Simone looks so cute in it.

Fairly Candid - January 19, 2014 - 1:45 PM

I have found that Photoshop is much easier than the gym! 🙂

Tracey - January 20, 2014 - 8:46 AM

NICE pictures! Glad you like apt. living. I hear it all isn’t that great of an experience but looks like you guys got in a great one. Enjoy.

Megan - January 20, 2014 - 8:57 AM

She IS a Grampa’s girl and I love it!!! That picture of MJ jumping over the dinosaur absolutely melts me…what a fun view!

Thanks again for babysitting, and for always being so willing to.

Also, I’m hoping that since I’m your daughter, I will look at least half as good as you do when I’m 60!

Fairly Candid - January 20, 2014 - 9:10 AM

Hey wait, I’m not 60 YET!

Diane - January 20, 2014 - 2:55 PM

You guys are acting like you are newly weds again. Love it!!!! Enjoy this time together.

Tyler - February 11, 2014 - 5:05 PM

Amazing photos Mary!! We are so lucky and happy you stopped along your journey here at The Lodge!! I LOVE looking at your photos, and the finished outcome especially since I get a behind the scenes look!! Keep it up Mary – You’re Awesome!

Fairly Candid - February 11, 2014 - 6:32 PM

What a fun surprise to have you comment on my blog! That means a lot Tyler. Don’t forget to peek in on Valentine’s Day for some black and white and red all over. 🙂

Paige Irene [Newborn]

The name I call newborns in my Categories section above is called “Itty Bitties” and Paige truly fits that title. 🙂 So sweet and tiny this one. She was born December 21 at 2:04 pm and weighed 6.3 and was 19.5″ at birth. She was around two weeks old on our session day. Since we […]

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Megan - January 8, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Oh she is an itty bitty adorable thing! Cannot get over the excited, proud unmistakable smile of a new Grandma that Marsha is wearing so well. Congrats everyone!

Linda - January 9, 2014 - 9:18 AM

She is a precious little sweetheart. Congratulations to the whole family.

Aubrey - January 19, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Lisa! I had the chance to catch up with her a few months ago. Cute pregnant and even cuter lil one. Love the colors and that quilt! Wow, such talent there.