Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sylvia Jan [Lifestyle Newborn]

I gave up photographing newborns a long while ago, but I have always been interested in the idea of “lifestyle” newborn photography which basically means going to the client’s house and photographing the newborn in their environment without having to pose them or have them asleep etc. Kari was nice enough to let me experiment […]

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Barbara Severns - July 26, 2016 - 5:33 PM

These are beautiful Mary!! Great work, again! Congratulations Kari!

Megan - July 26, 2016 - 8:58 PM

That is SO much less stress for you and the new mom! How sweet are these?

Fairly Candid - July 26, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Thank you Barb and Megan … your words are kind, and I agree it is less stress, but I have so much to learn if I keep doing this!

Lila at Five

Lila’s back! You can see her here at three, here at four, and now she’s five and all dressed up in her new party dress. 🙂 This was my second photo shoot at the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead at Dry Creek and it couldn’t have been more perfect for Lila and her new dress on a beautiful overcast day. I […]

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Megan - July 19, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Oh my, she was a handful of adorable. I love the ones of her running in front of the door and the little close mouthed smirk of her looking over her shoulder. Good luck choosing, Crystal!

Crystal - July 20, 2016 - 8:41 AM

This is what happens when you pair a natural talent who instinctively knows how to capture personalities with a energetic little girl who happily participates. 🙂 Mary and Lila work very well together! I’m so pleased, as always!

Fairly Candid - July 20, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Thank you Crystal and I’m glad you liked them. We sure had fun! Great kids you have – both of them. I always look forward to my time with them. 😊

Judy Shackelford - August 5, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Lila is just adorable and I didn’t even have to see her mom’s name or her picture to know exactly who she belongs to! Her momma and my daughter went to school together. Crystal, Lila is so sweet and precious! Mary, you take such great photos! I always enjoy stopping by every couple of weeks to see what’s new!! Love your photos!

Fairly Candid - August 16, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Judy, how nice was that comment! Very cool the connection people have in life. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to stop in and I agree that Lila is just adorable in every way. 🙂 Mary

Birds of a Feather

I promise this post to be short and sweet — nothing like the maniac last one. Each June we camp at Sugar Loaf in Cascade and I love it because of all the birds you’ll find there. On our last day there I took my normal walk, but this time with camera in hand. Birds of […]

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Linda Johnston - July 15, 2016 - 9:12 AM

Those birds were absolutely spectacular! I just may have to get a print of the one preparing for landing, and of the one holding the feather and. . .I might need them all! It is very handy to have a great friend who takes such stunning pictures. Another perk of having Mary as a besty!

Fairly Candid - July 15, 2016 - 9:19 AM

I can definitely make that happen for you Linda. 🙂

Vince - July 16, 2016 - 7:31 AM

These are stunning. You absolutely should do and post more nature photography.

Megan - July 17, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Gorgeous! LOVED the first picture. And how crazy that they all had stuff in their mouths! Busy little birds!

April-May-June with my G-Babes

Yes, I realize it’s not Spring any longer, but I have a busy life and things take time you know. I am feeling fabulously free for having these done (and another five for each of these) and naturally I just have to share them! And just because you’ve mostly seen Cole on my blog as some of […]

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dad - July 10, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Wow, babe you really captured it all. Loved all the pics and stories and all the memories. But none of this could have happened without you. {none of it} You’re the greatest behind the camera or in front of it. Love ya. Me

Fairly Candid - July 10, 2016 - 8:40 AM

You’re the best Babe … you said exactly what I told you to. Haha! Love you much. Me

Megan - July 10, 2016 - 9:09 AM

How fun to sit down and read this this morning! I love your writing, and so many fun pictures that I hadn’t seen! Too many favorites to pick, but the four-year-old photoshoot with Simone was a sweet surprise.

Thank you for always documenting our lives! You are SO loved, Mom!

Linda S. Johnston - July 11, 2016 - 5:27 PM

Great memories and there you are with all that wonderful photographic proof. Terrific photos, Mary.

matt - July 11, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Mom, not only did I read every single word, but cried also. Two things I don’t do well. Thank you and love you mom.

Fairly Candid - July 11, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Thank you Linda, it means a lot that you suffered through such a long post!!! What a friend. 🙂

Fairly Candid - July 11, 2016 - 9:09 PM

Matt, your words and Megan’s meant the world to me. I love your kids and I love how my kids love their kids. I’m a lucky mom and gramma in every way.

Vickie - July 12, 2016 - 9:37 AM

Wow!! Great Job! You have a beautiful family. The kids are changing so fast. How blessed are you to have them and them to have you.:)

Vince - July 13, 2016 - 12:24 AM

Wow — Mary’s camera on steroids! By the end, I felt like one of the family. Terrific job.

Liz - July 14, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Love all this!

Fairly Candid - July 14, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Vickie, Vince, Liz – Thank you for taking the time to read this long post! That means a lot to me that you did. Mary

Aubrey - August 15, 2016 - 8:17 PM

I’m all caught up! I love the way you document. And then! I got to Matt’s comment and teared up. <3 Y'all are just the best 🙂

Fairly Candid - August 16, 2016 - 9:16 AM

Aubrey, I know, his comment had the same effect on me. Thank you lady for always checking in. You are the best!