Yearly Archives: 2015

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful clients and blog readers. As you might know, my photo season for the year always ends at Thanksgiving so that I can then concentrate on Christmas. This year I ended the season with a better understanding of how it is for my clients by having our own family images taken. 🙂 […]

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Tracey - December 24, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Oh Mary such nice Pictures. I can’t believe how time flies. Your Grand Babes are growing and changing and they are so cute and handsome. Such a pleasure to see your family. Merry Christmas to you all and have a Happy New Year. Hope you all are well and able to enjoy the season.

Fairly Candid - December 24, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Tracy, Merry Christmas to you my friend and thank you for always being so nice. I so enjoy working with you. Yes, I think the flu is gone from the kids homes finally so onward we go to a joyful Christmas. Mary

Linda - December 25, 2015 - 12:07 AM

Such sweet pictures of your lovies. Merry Christmas.

Kathy Webb - July 7, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Great photos! Glad I looked here to catch up on your family. Pretty sweet having them all around.

Fairly Candid - July 7, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Hey Kathy, thank you! Nice seeing you and some of your family Sunday at church too. Mary

The Busacker Family

So Mike and I were out to dinner with friends last week and one of them brought up a comment about if you were a punctuation mark, which one would you be? Two said questions marks and my friend said I would be an exclamation mark. I had no idea what that meant, nor did I ask, […]

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Megan - November 25, 2015 - 10:09 AM

I’m giggling over here. I would have said you were a question mark! Maybe you’re both!

What a gorgeous family to end on. A slew of beautiful blue eyes, the best matched family of the season, and sweet smiles.

I expect that tree to be up asap now that editing is done. Exclamation point. Wink wink. Love you.

Fairly Candid - November 25, 2015 - 11:47 AM

I can always count on you Megan to try and figure your mother out. Thanks for always reading and chiming in now and again. Versions of blue and red or burgundy were definitely the colors of choice this season and I thought each family looked great! This one included. Nice work Busackers!

Vince - November 25, 2015 - 6:05 PM

What a gorgeous, color-coordinated family. But about that 7th shot down . . . What exactly am I looking at?!

Siri - November 25, 2015 - 7:28 PM

We can’t pick our favorite!!!! Thank you so much for capturing all of my kids so well! They look forward to this now and will not let me forget to book early next year!

Fairly Candid - November 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Vince, that’s a reflector. One side is white to reflect light into the eyes but Maren was having a hard time holding it so Sydney jumped under to help, then Rimi just thought it looked like a fun place to be. Getting photos taken is a family production. 🙂 Mary

Fairly Candid - November 26, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Siri, thank you. Such nice words. I like to tease you about waiting till it’s freezing cold but I can only imagine the activities you have to schedule around. It’s still just as fun to me freezing or not. Mary

Beth - March 4, 2016 - 12:17 AM

Happy Holidays (very late) Mary!! Great pics. Loved looking through them and catching up with the family. Hope all is well!
Love to all,
Beth

The White Family

I had never met Abby and Dave before even though we’ve attended the same church for years now — three services can do that. But I had heard about them when a group of First Baptist ladies bought a gift certificate from me for a Newborn Session about 7 months ago. You see, the White’s were […]

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Becky - November 21, 2015 - 9:53 AM

I can feel their happiness through your pictures. Great job.

Fairly Candid - November 21, 2015 - 10:35 PM

That is a really sweet comment Becky considering you don’t even know them. Thank you.

Vince - November 25, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Is fall the best time of year for outdoor shots or what?

The Johnston Jr. Family

Our friends have the nicest kids! Here’s James and Cassi and their twins Paige and Cooper, now 2-1/2. They had to reschedule their first appointment, we were weathered out the second one, and this one turned out to be very c-o-l-d so we went for four (found in the second half of this post). For the first […]

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Linda - November 16, 2015 - 7:57 AM

Love my sweet little Johnston Jrs, and my big ones too. Great photos of my sweethearts, Mary, as usual.

Cherie - November 16, 2015 - 10:08 AM

All I can say is WOW….I love them…The photographs brought a huge smile to my face and filled my heart with joy. You captured their little personalities. I believe we will need a bigger house instead of down sizing for more pictures of our sweetpeas! The pictures of the big kids were beautiful too! Fabulous job Mary

Mary Mouser - November 16, 2015 - 11:06 AM

I could be wrong, but I think I have two proud grandma comments on here. 🙂 Mary

Cassi - November 17, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Wow!!! We are in love with all of the pictures, Mary! I love how you captured Cooper and Paiges little personalities.
Thank you so much!!!

Fairly Candid - November 17, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Thanks Cassi, it was a collective effort!

[…] it this way. I didn’t want to do the tripod thing and run in and out of the picture so asked Cassi Johnston, both a friend and client, if she would do the honors and waala, we have some family pictures […]

The Severns/Wielenga Family

Well, one thing I know for sure is that Christmas is near because Barb and her family get their pictures done every fall without fail for their Christmas cards. This year they said the girls were wearing dresses and heels so I immediately thought I needed to find a place with hard surfaces instead of […]

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Lori - November 11, 2015 - 7:57 AM

Mary, these turned out beautifully! We love them! Thank you so much!!

Fairly Candid - November 11, 2015 - 8:40 AM

You are welcome so much and thank YOU for the suggestion! I loved doing something different.

Kathy G - November 11, 2015 - 12:11 PM

I love the way the lighting and color tones came out. Looks like Plan B was an A+. This is the most photogenic family I’ve seen of all your pictures. Well, next to your family and mine, of course.

Fairly Candid - November 12, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the great grade Kathy! Can’t get much better than that! Woo hoo!

Vince - November 16, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Capitol idea, Mary!

[…] probably the hardest part of booking a session — trying to figure out what to wear! Last year’s session turned up with gale winds so we took to the indoors, but this fall’s photo season has been […]

The Gerichs Family

So my daughter asks me (a little frustrated at her middle child) during this session … “does any other kids act up or is it only mine?” I hear that question almost every session that involves children and every time I laugh and simply say “yes other kids act up.” Kids will be kids but […]

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Becky - November 10, 2015 - 8:04 AM

We are smiling this morning. Beautiful, fun pictures of a beautiful family.

Lori - November 10, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Mary, these pictures are gorgeous! I love Megan’s color scheme! They are so lovely!

Kathy G - November 10, 2015 - 9:48 AM

When I looked at Sydney’s picture, I thought, wow, it looks like a preview of her senior picture. It won’t be long. She looks so grown-up!

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:09 PM

It is crazy Kathy how quickly they look older when they start Kindergarten! I suppose it will go faster than we all think too. 🙁

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Lori, thank you! I thought it resembled your extended family color theme as well … which will be coming up next should you be waiting! 🙂

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:11 PM

That was sweet Becky. They make me smile too.

Aubrey - November 12, 2015 - 10:43 AM

I think I look forward to these almost as much as Megan! Love this family, every one of them. But I will single out two things: Cole has superior skill in the cute baby department. He is making me all heart-eyed. And Megan’s hair, perfect color, cut, oh and I guess a beautiful face helps, too.

Fairly Candid - November 12, 2015 - 11:09 AM

He is pretty cute I must say and such a happy baby. Yes, Megan’s hair is pretty. Danielle gave it some color a few weeks back and I love it too. Thanks for visiting Aubrey!

Casey – 2016 Senior

Meet Casey, a handsome blonde haired, navy-blue eyed, seventeen year old LaCrosse playing, Cross-County loving Patriot attending Centennial High and set to graduate 2016. Wait, there’s more. He’s also the youngest of three in the family and the first who will go on a mission after his graduation — destination unknown at this point. Wait, there’s even […]

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Aubrey - November 12, 2015 - 10:38 AM

CASEY! Parker played lacrosse on the same team last year! What a small world. Casey is the sweetest kid but on the field, watch out! He was the only player on the team to out-score Parker. I love these pictures. Perfectly handsome and masculine and even some love for mom.

Fairly Candid - November 12, 2015 - 11:13 AM

Small world is right. I’ll be sure Cody reads your comment. She’ll beam even more than usual. Casey will love hearing that too and congrats to Parker for being so aggressive on the field too. 🙂

Cody Myers - November 16, 2015 - 1:41 PM

Oh Aubrey it is a small world! I will tell Casey about your nice comment! He and Parker were sure fun to watch in lacrosse 🙂 Can’t believe we have a senior, boy does time fly! :)Mary does such a great job, she is very talented indeed 🙂

Happy Halloween!

I know … it’s a lot to take in. Take your time. When you think you’re ready, move on. If I had any vanity, it’s gone. As with our family tradition that I started with my kids, the girls and kids make the rounds to loved ones offices, passing out treats and getting some in return in […]

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Megan - October 31, 2015 - 7:22 AM

Oh my gosh, Mom. I laughed so hard at the first paragraph! The only way this post could be better is if you had a recording of how your voice sounded in that costume. I LOVE it, and your grandkids love it. Cheers to you for being awesome enough to do that, even if was a fancy meeting going on at work! Thanks for all the thoughtful non-sugar treats!

Vince - October 31, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Everyone looks adorable, but that gumball machine kills me. (Will she be collecting quarters tonight instead of candy?) I want to know what Mike is wearing.

Fairly Candid - October 31, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Oh gosh, at times I do get rather lost in myself when the kids are around. Perhaps that’s why MJ calls me his Crazy Gramma.

Fairly Candid - October 31, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Hey that’s a great idea Vince … earn that money Simone! Mike is wearing his BSU clothes for the game today, his chef hat since he is cooking tonight, and his best “oh you look so cute … or so scary … or so whatever” as kids come to the door tonight. I’ll be out with the g-boys and Matt and Danielle tonight gathering the harvest. Like lawyers, old retired folks who don’t have many kids come to the door in our neighborhood gives out lots of gold coins and diamonds … or lots of candy … one or the other.