Monthly Archives: April 2015

Megan and Leah – 38 Weeks

You’ve heard me tell you how MJ and Sydney are 10 weeks apart, and Jayden and Simone are three weeks apart, but did you know that there are close cousins on Robby’s side of the family as well? Robby’s brother, Danny and his sweet wife Leah, have Hannah who is 10 weeks younger than Simone, and […]

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Tomboy Mama - April 30, 2015 - 7:51 AM

I think I’m still convinced a little girl is going to pop out of there. Ha! I can’t wait to meet this little fellow and it’s still so weird to look at pictures of myself and know that I’m so pregnant! It’s gone all so very fast, and I’m so thankful to you that I have these awesome shots to remember it all by. I think my favorite is the one on the rock where I’m holding COLE and the COLE belly shot with words…and LOVE too. And the leaping to three picture- I think this caption would better fit it: “About to fall off a cliff having three kids.” Hee hee. I was showing Sydney the ones of her and I when I was pregnant with Simone and she wanted to know where the file was of when she was in my belly. I had to break it to her that it was weekly shots in Hawaii that weren’t at all cute, staged, professionally done, etc. 🙂 Thanks for taking extra time to get Leah and I together and capture this exciting time for us. Can’t wait to see him from behind your lens soon! I love you!!!

MOM - April 30, 2015 - 9:38 AM

That’s funny Megan about the caption for the jump shot — what I was thinking myself after what your friends have been telling you. At least you HAVE pregnancy pictures of Sydney. You were so dedicated to that and her newborn pics are just the sweetest ever. I did the same thing of you kids – a picture a month of the changes. Our maternity clothes weren’t so cute then, but no one wore tight stuff like they do now. Your maternity pics of Simone hold special memories for me … my first maternity pics ever and you were just amazing. Sydney was a shy little thumb sucker back then. Just look at that girl now! Can’t wait to see Cole and how his personality might be different from the girls. Happy birthing!

Becky - April 30, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Looking forward to meeting Cole.

Vince - April 30, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Mary, you know how much I love your work, but I also admire your imagination — these shots of Megan and Leah are so clever! I’m sure the kids you shoot have a great time posing for you, too.

Fairly Candid - April 30, 2015 - 3:54 PM

And we can’t wait for you to meet him either Becky. It won’t be long now. (Or it could be another three weeks!)

Fairly Candid - April 30, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Thanks Vince but guess what? A few ideas came from Pinterest — whoever invented that site was a genius. But I give myself credit for knowing how to do them after I see them. 🙂

Danielle - May 1, 2015 - 12:10 AM

Next week??? Already? Wow that went fast. Pregnancy looks good on those ladies! Excited to add another boy to the mix!

Fairly Candid - May 1, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Yep, the girls will be outnumbered … you have time to have one more to even it out. 🙂

Aubrey - May 3, 2015 - 9:42 AM

I just got all caught up on your wonderful blog. You have been busy, Grandma! I love all the color and life and crispness you bring to these photo shoots. You have a gift and you use it well.

Fairly Candid - May 3, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Aubrey, so nice hearing from you! I check in on the Funny Farm now and then but haven’t seen much new lately. I miss it when you don’t. Thank you for your sweet comments and stay wonderful!

Rob - May 4, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Nice job again! I love the incorporation of letters. My favorite is the “love” photo. I saw a photo of Mone kissing the belly (on megan’s blog) and that one will be going up on our wall. Thanks for always taking such great photos for us!!

Fairly Candid - May 5, 2015 - 9:23 AM

Well you know how to make a mom-in-law feel pretty special Robby. Thanks for taking the time to comment – now let’s have a new grandson shall we!

[…] next image is dedicated to Big Sis Sydney who didn’t get to be at the 38 Week photo session. Love you […]

Happy 3rd B-Day Jayden!

It happens whether you want it to or not, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it is bitter sweet … the g-babes getting older. Both Jayden and Simone turned three in April, Jayden on the 8th and Simone the 28th. This post will be about Jayden and his sweet side of tenderness and three sides […]

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Danielle - April 29, 2015 - 8:03 AM

What?! You just posted that gorgeous senior yesterday, so I was patiently waiting until next week for this post! Love all of the silly moments captured of that silly little boy of mine, and LOVE LOVE all of our family pictures!! I do have to say that out of all of the pics posted on this particular post, my favorite pictures are the ones of Jay and Grandpa fishing. Takes me back to when I got to do the same thing with my grandpa, and those are such great memories. Thanks for being such amazing grandparents 🙂 Love you guys!!

Fairly Candid - April 29, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Ok, that just made me cry. Love you back.

Cody Myers - April 29, 2015 - 8:44 AM

I thoroughly enjoyed these pictures of Jayden and your family! He is a character!!! Gotta love 3 year olds!!! 🙂

Fairly Candid - April 29, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Thank you Cody. You know what it’s like … you get the same enjoyment out of Ruby, and now little Hazel.

Bobbi - April 29, 2015 - 8:59 AM

Such a gift, Mary! Your posts make my day! Thanks for sharing the love, silliness and happiness of your g-babies 🙂

Becky - April 29, 2015 - 10:28 AM

He’ll thank you one day for the peeing on the fence picture — NOT. You have a beautiful family and these pictures reflect that.

Fairly Candid - April 29, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Bobbi, nice to hear from you! Please stay in touch ok. What a special lady you are.

Auntie Meg - April 29, 2015 - 8:32 PM

If this post doesn’t make a 39 week Auntie cry, nothing will. It probably doesn’t help that Sam Smith’s “How Will I Know” song is playing on my computer, I’m exhausted and this nephew of mine is seriously the cutest 3 year old boy in the world. I loved it all- his crazy faces, the family pictures which were AMAZING (the one of them making faces and all roped up better make it on the walls!) and the last pictures of him fishing. Oh, and the peeing one. I love how he says “Auntie” and then gives me a sweet look and how much he loves big cousin Sydney and how he calls for her when we’re hanging out. Deary me, I don’t know if I am picturing Cole growing up or just relishing in the adorableness of this little flirt, but it’s all too much. I need a Kleenex.

Fairly Candid - April 29, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Oh my little pregnant daughter. I get the same way sometimes over the babes and I’m not even pregnant, so there’s no chance for you to not need a Kleenex I suppose! Sweet words over the little blondie. Love Mom

Fairly Candid - April 30, 2015 - 6:48 AM

Becky, I know, right? I debated … but it’s what boys do! Looking forward to catching up with you after your cruise. Lucky cousin that you are!

Lacey - April 30, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Oh my heavens! Jayden is such a spit fire! I love that kid (and this whole family)! I LOVE the family pictures! Mary you are incredibly talented!!!

Fairly Candid - April 30, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Thank you Lacey 🙂 The countryside definitely added a nice element — it’s wasn’t all me by any means. Thank you for loving my family. You’re definitely a special part of it too.

Sarah [2015 Senior]

I just love photographing high school seniors and Sarah is my first this year. There’s just something extra special about getting to see a tiny insight into who they are and who they might become that makes the session extra special for me. For the parents that come along, there’s a pride of a child well […]

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Megan - April 27, 2015 - 8:36 PM

Talk about natural beauty- this girl is a knock out!!! What a gorgeous smile. I love the first fun polka dot dress water picture the best.

Cody Myers - April 28, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Oh those are so adorable Mary!!!

Fairly Candid - April 28, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Thank you Megan and Cody, she had a gorgeous smile for sure. And such a sweet personality to go with it. Thanks for commenting.

Jen - April 28, 2015 - 2:33 PM

My beautiful little sister! Thank you for capturing her wonderful spirit in these pictures — I can’t stop looking at them!! <3

Fairly Candid - April 28, 2015 - 10:55 PM

Jen, that is just the sweetest comment for your little sis. It made me smile. Mary

Kathy - May 1, 2015 - 2:19 PM

She is a stunning young lady! Truly!

Fairly Candid - May 1, 2015 - 3:28 PM

I don’t know who you are but I love your “lady in red” email address. 🙂 And I agree, Sarah is a very pretty young lady. Thank you for visiting the blog and leaving a comment. Mary

Lynnette - May 9, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Sarah is my cousin Darlene’s granddaughter. I am in awe of her beauty and your artistry n capturing that beauty! Lovely pictures!

Hoppy Easter from Old MacDonald’s Farm

Actually that title should read Hoppy Easter from YOUNG MacMOUSER’S FARM! Danielle, MJ, Jayden, and Matt have welcomed 9 new pets to their brood (they already have two dogs). Welcome Charlie, a two-year old lop-eared rabbit (a curious little rabbit as Jayden calls him), and Peep, Kit, LaFonda, Tennessee, and Cleopatra — different varieties of egg-laying […]

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Danielle - April 4, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Ahh!! I love every. single. one of these, but my heart absolutely melted over the picture of Simone and Jayden hugging on the stool. I had to go back and look at the pictures of Sydney and Mj holding the chicks you got a few years back…I was laughing hysterically because it looked like the poor chicks were getting squeezed to death. Thank you for your patience and fun energy that day!! You have come a long ways from your first day living in that house 😉 Fun, fun, fun!!

Becky - April 5, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Beautiful kids and words!! You and Mile are sure enjoying yourselves.

Megan - April 5, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Oh the smiles of abundant joy that are overflowing in these pictures are almost to much for my heart to hold. You capture the best moments!!! And that shaving cream craft was messy! You’re both rocking grandparenthood. Thank you!

Danielle and Matt…Thank you for opening up your home and pets so that the girls get to have some fun childhood animal memories!

Fairly Candid - April 16, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Thank you Danielle, Becky, and Megan. I think the kids had a great time with these pictures, and Charlie and the chicks were tolerant! Mary