Monthly Archives: June 2015

Toby [Newborn]

Toby Andreas R. was born Sunday, May 31 at 9:40 AM at St Al’s weighing 8.1 lbs. and measuring 21″ long. He was 15 days old when I got to photograph him and his mom Jenny and I gave it our best shot to put him to sleep — but he wasn’t having any of it. I […]

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Vince - June 25, 2015 - 11:54 AM

I recognized Roman, though I’d only met him once three years ago. Your work is always extraordinary, but I think you have a special magic when it comes to babies.

Kay Lynn - June 25, 2015 - 12:58 PM

I’m sure it was a lot more work to photograph a non-sleeping baby….but I LOVE these photos! You captured a tiny little personality. My favorite is the one of Toby looking adoringly at his mommy. Great job!!

Kathy G - June 25, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you for loving up my family like this!

Fairly Candid - June 26, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments. Jenny and Riman have a sweet family for sure and that little Toby is going to be loved up big time.

Julia - June 27, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Thank you so much for making an exception for little Toby! I think my favorite is the one with the bear hat – it reminds me of a particular picture you took of Erik, who also had a certain quizzical look on his face

Fairly Candid - June 29, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Thank you Julia, I just added the link to Erik’s post so others can see what you mean. 🙂

Kathy Webb - July 9, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Great shots of a handsome family!

Fairly Candid - July 10, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Kathy, thank you for popping in to comment. It’s been fun seeing these kids we’ve known all our lives grow up and have children of their own isn’t it?

Happy 3rd Birthday Addilynn!

Oh this one is quick and fast on her feet! I first photographed Addi when she was one and if you look back here, you will see she was quick then too! She had me on my toes and trying every trick I had. She was so cooperative though and wanted to do everything I asked of her, […]

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Becky - June 16, 2015 - 10:16 AM

What a cutie….

Fairly Candid - June 16, 2015 - 12:42 PM

I know, right? She was a happy girl.

Megan - June 18, 2015 - 7:06 AM

What a little doll. Loved the one of her blowing confetti- what a sweet idea. Always fun to see other littles the same age as yours.

Cousins Addi and Lily

Addi, now 4 months old, and Lily, 3, have been on my blog before … Addi as a newborn here and Lily four times before but most recently here at 18 months. Gloria, a good friend since our early high school days, has both girls on Mondays and just Addi the rest of the week so wanting a photo session, we […]

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Vince - June 13, 2015 - 10:02 AM

That little baby has so much character in her face, and you captured it beautifully.

Fairly Candid - June 13, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Thank you Vince – although I can’t take credit for the cute character part. 🙂

Sara - June 13, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Omg Mary! These are fantastic! My little girl looks so beautiful in these shots! You captured her features and little personality perfectly! I know she wasn’t the easiest baby but seeing these moments captured forever makes me so thankful for your hard work and efforts! You have a true talent

Fairly Candid - June 13, 2015 - 10:01 PM

I’m so glad you love them Sara. It’s been some time since I photographed a 3-month old so wasn’t sure what to do. I hear she doesn’t like tummy time but I love the sweet expression of the one on her tummy.

Gloria - June 15, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Mary…Thank you so much for the great memories with our granddaughters. What amazing patience and talent you have to capture such wonderful photos! We refer to the cute tummy photo of Addi as her Marilyn Monroe shot. I loved Lily’s photo with her little hand up by her face. She was thinking about a question you had asked her and she looks so sophisticated. Lily is such a happy little girl and loves her cousin very much so it is touching to have their together shots. P is for perfect! You are so appreciated Mary! Michael and I thank you!!

Fairly Candid - June 15, 2015 - 9:56 PM

You are a wonderful Gramma Gloria – very sacrificing and loving to those two girls. Your kids must be so proud to have a mom that gives so much of herself for their children so kudos right back to you my friend! So happy we could make it happen — sort of! Ha! Kids … who can predict them?!

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Cole Isaac at 6 and 18 Days

Would you believe Cole is almost three weeks already! I know, I’ve been a slacker. Big Sister Sydney always says when she’s holding him “he’s so adorable I just want to squeeze his neck because I love him so much” (yes, we discourage the neck squeezing) but it’s true, he is adorable. :- ) He was born 9 days late […]

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mary - June 6, 2015 - 7:14 AM


Fairly Candid - June 6, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Thank you Mary! We think he’s pretty cute!

Linda J. - June 6, 2015 - 4:01 PM

So, so cute!!! He is a keeper for sure. Congratulations Gerichs and Mousers–he is handsome and lucky boy to have such a wonderful family!

Fairly Candid - June 6, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Thanks Linda. It’s so fun sharing him in pictures. He’s got skinny legs and a round milk-filled tummy. 🙂

Vince - June 7, 2015 - 7:24 AM

I finally remembered to leave a comment. This is one beautiful baby, and these are some terrific shots! You are truly gifted.

Boy Mama - June 7, 2015 - 8:18 AM

I have a SON! And oh, is he a precious and perfect one at that!!! I have looked at these ten times now and still don’t have just ONE favorite. Perhaps I should turn my piano room into a wall of Cole photos. 😉 I adore the first picture- eyes are such a window into the soul as they say and I love when he opens those big eyes and just stares into mine- just like he’s doing in this photo. Plus it’s fun to see Syd’s baby eyes all over again, and Simone’s little lips. Other than those two things he’s all uniquely Cole, but it’s fun to see glints of his sisters in him. The one at the end with all three kids kills me, and the one of Sydney kissing his nose is precious especially because I know how excited she was to be a big girl and hold him like that. They’re all so fantastic showing off his pudgy cheeks, brand new brows, tummy wrinkles and itty bitty toes. He might be almost 10 pounds but he’s still teensy tiny to me. I know this was a hard shoot, and an even harder edit job- but the outcome, oh the outcome is magnificent! Thanks for your hours of back breaking love to capture this moment in our lives. He’s loved, that’s for certain!!!

Fairly Candid - June 7, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Thanks Vince, I’m glad we have blogs to swap. Yours is much more entertaining than mine, except for when it comes to my g-babes of course. 🙂

Fairly Candid - June 7, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Yes new momma, my back was broken over the hours of love capturing these — just don’t tell anyone it was broken long before that. It was all for him and him alone … but then he’s worth it! I’m still trying to figure out my favorite too. I think it’s the close up of him on the brown blanket with the knit stretchy over his head … or the one of him in a C with a tad bid of toes showing and those back wrinkles. He looks so big in pictures but so small in person (oh I just had a flash back of me saying that 11 times in Hawaii when I met Sydney for the first time.) But so true – those cameras do add 10 pounds (or 10 ounces, whichever the case may be for babies). Love you Meg.

Rob - June 7, 2015 - 8:47 PM

Beautiful! Thank you for the great pictures. You do great work! I’m just going to stare at Mone’s eyes all night.

Megan - June 7, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Sweet!!! So I really look ten pounds lighter in person? Hehehe. Love you too.

Kay Lynn - June 25, 2015 - 1:47 PM

Just looked at Toby Royer’s pics and loved his wide-open eyes…..but these sleeping-baby pics are so, so sweet. Those baby lips are the best. 🙂 🙂 Megan, you look BEAUTIFUL!!!

Julia - June 27, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Megan, I can’t get over how STUNNING you are! And your girls are sweet little visions of you. Mary, I’m with you on the picture with all the back rolls! That one and the first two are my favorites 🙂 Those, and the one with his big sisters both looking at him (with the pennant banner in the background). Thanks for blessing us with such wonderful pictures of beautiful babes!