Yearly Archives: 2016

A Tamarack Thanksgiving

As I explained in my previous post, our family spent three fun nights at a Tamarack Resort townhouse over Thanksgiving. The kids had the most wonderful time doing crafts every day, sledding, hot tubbing, watching endless movies, having books read to them, snacking, eating candy, and eating wonderful meals. Oh wait, all the big people got to do […]

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Kathy - December 7, 2016 - 8:22 PM

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you all had. Thanks for sharing.

Megan - December 7, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Oh I just love G-babe posts. So fun to finally see what sweet images you captured while watching you snap away. Although we all need to be better about getting YOU in some of those pictures. Sorry about that!

Great weekend- thank you for giving us smiling memories to savor!

Megan - December 7, 2016 - 8:37 PM

P.S. The photo of Cole and Grampa and then the next two of Grampa made me laugh out loud. I can still see you crying from laughter when Dad came down that hill.

Fairly Candid - December 8, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Thanks Kathy for checking in (I love you for that) and Megan, I was sure your dad was going to biff it like the rest of you, but the look of terror on his face was what made me laugh. I laugh just thinking about it! I still can’t believe none of you got hurt (besides a little soreness and a few bruises perhaps). And I still have no regrets for not doing it.

Vince - December 9, 2016 - 10:49 AM

FUN!! Looks like everyone had a great time. I think the third pic is my favorite. Mikey, the first one of you is a good portrait.

Becky - December 11, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Love the pictures. So many smiles.

The Mouser’s

We got invited by Matt and Danielle to have Thanksgiving at Tamarack Resort this year and it took about one second to think about it and say YES! The Gerichs were invited and said yes as well and what a great, noisy, fun, tiring, relaxing time we had for three (sleepless) nights with our whole […]

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Danielle - November 27, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Welp… looks like everyone will be getting mini Christmas card books, because how in the world will I be able to pick just a few???
The picture that made me laugh hysterically was the one of us all sitting on the ground and Bowie is peeking at you from behind. Crazy dog!!
Thank you so much for doing these!!! Love every single one.

Fairly Candid - November 28, 2016 - 8:03 PM

It was fun taking them. You guys are always up for anything — like freezing your butt sitting down while I wore snow gear. 😂

Tracey - December 1, 2016 - 8:49 AM

These are such nice photos. Can’t believe how much the boys have grown. Merry Christmas to you all.

Fairly Candid - December 2, 2016 - 9:58 AM

There’s something nice about kids growing up … and sad all at the same time. Thanks Tracey. Merry Christmas to you as well.

Vince - December 4, 2016 - 8:55 PM

I especially like the last one. Reminds me of a Bergman film.

The Gerichs {with cousins added in}

The photo season has come to a close and what a better way to end it up for me than with some of the people who give me the most joy — my kids and g-babes! We were babysitting the boys on this day so I told Danielle to put them in something red/black/gray and […]

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Vince - November 22, 2016 - 3:03 AM

What an attractive family. I think one of your gifts is to create an atmosphere of joy and comfort. All of your subjects look so comfortable and happy. I’ve never seen one who appeared stiff or uncomfortable.

Megan - November 22, 2016 - 8:22 AM

First, the last picture. Oh my goodness. It’s perfect.

And jump, squeal, boogie! I LOVE mine! The candid ones of all the kids together and separate and it will be hard for me to choose one family picture. I’m thinking the second or third for my wall. Hmmmmmm. Rob and Simone is amongst my favorites, with the the kids on the tractor a close second. And yes, thanks Lori! I LOVE the colors!

Thank you thank you thank you. I know it was a busy season and you worked extra hard to get these done for me. You’re the best, and so loved!

Megan - November 22, 2016 - 8:31 AM

And, as always your descriptions and quick notes about each kid is so spot on. I think that’s always my favorite part of the posts that you do on my family. Yes, I love the pictures but the words and how well you know my kids definitely touches my mommy and daughter heart.

Fairly Candid - November 22, 2016 - 9:56 AM

First off, the color scheme gives credit to Nicole Severns this year and secondly, thank you Vince and Megan for the sweet words. My gramma heart is full.

Rob - November 22, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Great job Mary!!! Thank you for the wonderful pictures and words. I’ve already emailed Megan my order. :o) My Favorites are Cole pinching Syd’s nose, the family pic with Mone on my shoulders, and the one where Cole was standing on the fence. Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this, you are awesome!

Lori - November 22, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Mary, these are gorgeous! I love the first family picture, the black and white of Robbie and Simone, the gorgeous picture of you and the grandkids (!!!), and all of the amazing pictures in between! You all did such an amazing job! Nice work!

Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Mary I love these pictures. Your Grands are so cute! So happy you can have so much fun with them. Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season.

Fairly Candid - November 27, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Thank you Tracey for your comment that I just happen to agree with … that the grands are so cute. Their little personalities are all so fun and different.

The Reed’s

Sarah is an attorney at Hawley Troxell where I used to work and is one of the kindest women you’d have the pleasure of meeting. Her and Greg were last on my blog two years ago when they just had Ellie, but they are now blessed with Oliver who turns one in December as Ellie turns four. To put […]

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Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Mary, The Reed’s are such a cute family. You have so much fun with them and all your Clients. I am so happy you keep in touch and up date their pictures.

Fairly Candid - November 27, 2016 - 3:27 PM

I agree Tracey, I am lucky to get to photograph these fine fun people. 🙂

The Clark’s

The extra cool thing about repeat clients is you get to see their kids grow. Sheila and I used to work together and the first year I photographed Sammy and Lexxy (now 8 and in 3rd Grade) they were just turning four. Four years is a huge difference in maturity for kids, and seeing Sammy and […]

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Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Precious. Those Girls are just darling. Love seeing their pictures.

The Johnston’s

It’s always a good time when I get to spend time with this family. James and Cassi attend our church (and we took these before church) but with three services, we sometimes don’t run into one another, but it’s also a bit intimidating now because Cassi is a photographer herself with a brand new website up […]

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Cassi - November 17, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Love, love all of them! What if I can’t pick a favorite? Thank you so much, Mary.
It is always so much fun spending time with you and your handy dandy reflector guy 🙂

Fairly Candid - November 17, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Cassi, It’s always great hanging with you and the kids. You guys are so easy going and just let me do my thing … which can be hard for another photographer so kudos to you! And yes, that reflector guy is pretty handy when he’s around on sessions – like never. It’s only because we were headed to church that he came, but I sure appreciated him! Mary

Linda - November 18, 2016 - 9:12 AM

Aww, be still my heart! Some of my favorite people on the planet, my sweet Johnston Jr. family captured by the best friend a girl could have, who just happens to have mad photographic skills. I love the photos and all of you!

Fairly Candid - November 18, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Linda, you know how to make a family and a best friend’s day! You’re the best! Mary

Vince - November 25, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Love love love these! Now it’s Cassi’s turn to photograph you.

Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:58 PM

This family is so Photogenic. James & Cassi have beautiful smiles. Paige and Cooper are darling. Good luck to Cassi on her voyage through photography.

Fairly Candid - November 27, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Vince, I know, next year we need to do a trade again. We did it last year but this year I had my grand boys when I did Megan’s family so put Mike and I and the boys in the same colors and made it happen. One setting and done! Tracey, thank you for your comment as well. I’m sure Cassi appreciates your well wishes.Mary

Southard Family

This is my second visit to the Southard home — well actually third since I accidentally left my spare memory card behind and ran out of memory before my session was finished. I returned a few days later and grabbed a few more shots which allowed them a wardrobe change and me a little lower sun. They are busy people […]

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Jenny - November 15, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Love, love, love them!!! Thanks so much for your hard work, adaptability and beautiful art! What talent you have in capturing sweet moments and memories. Excited to print some of these to treasure for years to come. Thanks again and see you around FBC!

Fairly Candid - November 16, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Jenny, thank you so much. Really. You made my day. 🙂 Mary

Weston

Aww, who doesn’t love a baby?! I do and here’s a happy one. This is Weston at 6 months, youngest of three with two big sisters before him. It’s his show today, however, and his mom, Jen, and I met at a subdivision park. To show you what a small world it is, Jen used to live in […]

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Lori - November 3, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Mary, you did a beautiful job with Weston!! These pictures capture his sweet, wonderful personality! Such gorgeous photos of Jen and that sweet miracle boy! ❤️

Theresa Safley - November 4, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Awwww I just love the photos of Westen and Jen. You captured the love and happiness in their smiles. Such a happy beautiful baby and mommy!

Vince - November 5, 2016 - 12:42 AM

So wonderfully expressive!

Tracey - December 1, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Weston is such a cutie. Sure wish I could hold him. His family will have a real fun time ahead.

Daddy’s Girl Sophie

It’s been two years and several months now since we’ve been in our new home and it’s all because of this guy — Larry Fields of Silvercreek Realty. We looked for an existing home to buy after selling our last one, but in December 2014 there weren’t many on the market. Months passed as we […]

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Megan Gerichs - November 2, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Her teeth are AMAZING! What a gorgeous smile!

Tracey - December 1, 2016 - 9:10 AM

I hope her Father has a big stick. He will be beating those boys off when she gets to be a teen. Ha. Glad to see a caring Father.