A Mouser Family Christmas Card

Two weeks ago I was photographing in 50 degree weather and one week later 9″ of powdery white snow! This session is of my son’s family and they are brave and tough through and through. The day before the session, I called Danielle and asked if she wanted to postpone her photo session a week because it was only supposed to be 7 degrees. She said “that’s in the morning — by the afternoon it’s supposed to be warmer.” And it was. A whopping 19 degrees! My kids were game if I was — and you know I was — so we planned for an Eagle Island session last Saturday afternoon. There turned out to be a cross county ski event at Eagle Island so we left and went down the road a bit. It was Sunday in the paper that we learned of the awful abduction of a young man who was on a cool down run from the event. He apparently accepted a ride from a man in a red truck with a metal tool box (of which Matt has), by a man in his early 30-40’s (of which Matt is), who had close cut hair and a scruffy beard (uh huh), and wearing a red jacket (yup). Luckily the young man was able to jump out of the truck on McMillan Road (our route that day) and run to safety. This all took place at the same time we were having pictures taken in the same vicinity. Let’s just say we have proof of an alibi with these pictures when the cops come knocking on my son’s door!



Jayden is 2-½ and MJ just turned 5 on October 20. Aren’t they just so handsome!



This next picture is terribly blurry and the sled didn’t work in the deep snow, but I just had to include it just for the expression on Jayden’s face. It’s so Jayden.


Cassi - November 22, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Beautiful pictures of a BEAUTIFUL family!

Danielle - November 22, 2014 - 8:13 PM

3 things…
1) I am amazed that you actually got decent expressions out of my out of control 2 1/2 year old.
2) They turned out even better than I could have ever imagined…especially with how cold it was!
3) Good news…Matt hasn’t been questioned by the police yet! 😉
Thank you Thank you Thank you!! We are blessed to have such an amazing photographer in the family 🙂

LoraLee Carter - November 23, 2014 - 7:54 AM

What a DARLING family!! Such great pictures of everyone! The boys have grown so much since we have seen them. Cuter than ever! Then of course, Mom and Dad are no slouches!!! Absolutely beautiful couple, they look like models!
Your work is fantastic, Mary.
Sounds like Matt almost got hauled in for questioning!!! Boy he fit the description all the way around didn’t he? Sure are some crazy people out there!!
Can’t wait to see which Christmas card we get from the kids!

Katie - November 23, 2014 - 8:21 AM

Seems like the snow was the perfect prop! Another great shoot, Mary! I’m anxious to see which ones they choose for their card, as they are ALL so great!

Becky Hamilton - November 23, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Wonderful pictures of a beautiful family!

Linda J. - December 1, 2014 - 3:41 PM

They really are wonderful pictures, even the one you say is blurry–what a beautiful family.

The Mouser’s » FairlyCandid.com - November 27, 2016 - 4:19 PM

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