Category Archives: Itty Bitties


Elliana Grace [Newborn]

For those of you who know me, you know I stopped shooting newborns at my home years ago, but some how I got talked into doing it again when my girlfriend Gloria’s daughter-in-law, Sara, asked me if I would please photograph their newborn (since I also photographed their first born Addi). I really love this […]

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Sara - February 16, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Omg Mary! You did it again! These are fantastic! Thank you so very much for agreeing to shoot our now complete family. I couldn’t have asked for better pictures. Addi is such a proud big sister and I’m so thankful we got to include her and capture this innocence! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Linda - February 16, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Tell me again why you don’t do newborn shoots any longer, Mary, please? You do such a wonderful job. Gloria, what beautiful little granddaughters you have. I love Addi’s beautiful red hair courtesy of Grandma Gloria!

Fairly Candid - February 16, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Thank you Sara and I’m so glad we got some precious shots. Your girls were so good at the session. I know Elli will have the same rich life that Addi does. U2 are such good parents. Now enjoy the new family dynamics! And thank you Linda. I agree that Gloria gifted her beautiful hair color to the girls. Older cousin Lily also has beautiful strawberry blonde hair.

Gloria - February 16, 2018 - 9:21 AM

OMG Mary! These pictures are wonderful! I’m viewing them with Addi (we had a sleepover) and she’s so excited. She said, “that’s me and my sister,” with the biggest grin on her face. I can’t thank you enough Mary! Your talent is always so incredible! You capture the most precious moments ever! Thank you for making this very special exception for me with our newborn granddaughter. I love you!!!!

Fairly Candid - February 16, 2018 - 9:31 AM

I’m so glad you love them Gloria, but how could you not with such precious girls. I’m glad I could do it for all of you. I’ll see you soon!

Megan Gerichs - February 17, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Oh man. The one of her on top of the brown wicker basket with the white blankets about killed me. There’s no way I’m going to show these to Rob, we’ll end up with another child. Beautifully done mom!

Baby Warren

Meet beautiful baby Warren born to Marla and RC after an intense 4 day labor and three weeks overdue! I was so impressed with Marla’s story – what a tough momma. He was named after his dad’s grandfather, has Marla’s maiden name as his middle name, and at three weeks old, was such a calm […]

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Gloria - September 11, 2017 - 11:17 AM

OMG Mary! What a fantastic job of capturing such a beautiful little baby boy! Everyone should be very proud of this little one! I can certainly see why. Love the pics! Congrats to all!!

Fairly Candid - September 14, 2017 - 9:12 AM

Thank you Gloria, it’s exciting to see our friends grandbabies isn’t it. Another one of yours will be photographed in February. Woo hoo!

Vince - September 27, 2017 - 3:05 PM

You sure have a magic touch with newborns, Mary!

Fairly Candid - September 27, 2017 - 3:35 PM

It’s the rocking and shushing … all newborns are like putty in my hands. Wink.

Megan Gerichs - September 30, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Stop! Stop! Stop!!! You’re killing me with this GORGEOUS blue eyed perfect little boy. And there’s nothing like the photo of new parents swooning over their bundle- pure joy that shines through.

Arya and Mila

Got a little treat for you all today — a double treat actually. 🙂 Meet two very loved and long awaited for little girls who have blessed the lives of Cody and Maira and their families. Cody’s folks, our friends and first time grandparents, had Mike and I and all our friends praying often for […]

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Kathy - July 15, 2017 - 8:19 AM

Oh my gosh. Arya and Mila are so precious and beautiful. Love the pics!!

Linda J. - July 15, 2017 - 9:23 AM

So precious and so loved.

Diane - July 15, 2017 - 9:37 AM

Oh Mary I just love all the pictures. Mila and Arya are so precious and such beautiful babies. I am so happy with the families pictures too. Cody and Maira have waiting awhile for that picture. You did a great job thank you so much.

Brenda - July 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Those photos of the twin baby girls are so precious! And the family photos are so awesome too. Many, many prayers have been said for these babies and the entire family and it is so wonderful to see the beautiful photos!

Chavez - July 15, 2017 - 2:31 PM

love you guys they are so precious

Cody - July 17, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Mary, these are beautiful pictures! Those babies are so beautiful, like little angels 🙂

Fairly Candid - July 23, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Thank you Cody and everyone else who commented. The babies are absolutely precious and it was my honor to attempt to photograph the little wiggle worms. 😉

Alistair Dean

Meet adorable Alistair (pronounced Alister) who was due on his cousin Addi’s 2nd birthday of Valentine’s Day, but was born a week earlier on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:15 AM — which, coincidentally, is his sister Lily’s 5th birthday. How cool is that! He was 20″ long and weighed 7.12 at birth and when we photographed him at 25 days […]

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Gloria - March 15, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Sweet baby Alistair! A special moment for us all! Love all the pics. Lily with her baby brother is priceless! As they share the same birthday it bonds them more. Great pics of the family also. Thank you Mary! Great job!

Fairly Candid - March 17, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Thank you Gloria. I have some regrets of pictures I didn’t get (like always) but he sure provided some sweet entertainment for me. Lily is going to be so good with him and it only gets better from here. I’m excited for all of you.


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.

Logan Dean [Newborn Lifestyle]

There’s a new guy in town and his name is Sweet Logan Dean (I added the first word because he is). He was born September 1st and was 12 days old when I shot these images at his home with his beautiful momma Tori, who is the Family/Communications Administrator at First Baptist where we both attend. […]

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Linda Johnston - September 23, 2016 - 10:34 AM

Such a sweet family–baby Logan and Kenley are precious. Their parents are pretty terrific too. Delightful pictures, Mary!

Megan - September 25, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Oh, the one of big sis kissing him is perfect.

Vince - October 1, 2016 - 3:04 PM

I agree with Megan — that picture jumped right out at me. Love Logan’s hair!

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!

Daniel Judson

I have shared this many times before — both on my blog and in person — that one of my favorite things about photography is getting to know more about the person on the other end of my camera. Many families have become very dear to me through this process. This family … Craig, Lori, their 5-1/2 year old […]

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Linda Johnston - June 6, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Oh, Lori and Craig, he is beautiful. I can’t wait to meet this precious little boy. I can envision that this child will bring untold joy to all who meet him.

Lori - June 6, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Mary, these are completely stunning! We love them, and we love you so much! Your work is absolute perfection!! Linda, thank you so much for your sweet words! We love you too!

Vince - June 6, 2016 - 12:30 PM

❤️❤️❤️ these!

Barbara Severns - June 6, 2016 - 7:34 PM

Mary, Again, you captured my grandchildren beautifully! How I appreciate you, your love for my family, your expert skills in bringing the beauty and capturing everyone at the exact moment when they are themselves! I love these pictures, thank you once again! You have provided more memories for me than I can ever count. Love you tons …

Kari - June 6, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Love these and love this family!

Fairly Candid - June 6, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind loving comments to each other. They lifted me for sure and little Daniel will be the ultimate benefactor. 🙂 Mary

Liz Grissom - June 6, 2016 - 8:34 PM

He is so beautiful! Congratulations Craig, Lori, & Ella!

Megan - June 6, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Oh my, you hit the cuteness jackpot. He is sweet as all get out. Ella looks like she is already an amazing big sis. Congratulations!

Kathy Martin - June 10, 2016 - 12:06 PM

This blog was just forwarded to me by a church friend and I’m so grateful as these pictures are fantastic! Of course the photographer had some pretty amazing subjects to work with. I feel blessed to live across the street from this family and it is apparent to me that God has been paving the way for this special and precious little boy for a long time. I can’t imagine a more perfect big sister than Ella, better parents than Lori and Craig, or a more involved grandmother than Barb. Daniel will always be one loved little guy!!!

Fairly Candid - June 15, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Kathy, I couldn’t agree with your comment more. There is no luck involved when it comes to matters such as this. God always has a thought out plan. I’m so glad you stumbled across my website and thank you for sharing. Mary

Aubrey Archuleta - June 21, 2016 - 10:06 AM

What a joy! He is beautiful! Congratulations Lori!

Grayson [Newborn]

Meet Grayson, a little itty-bitty of a sweet baby, born August 6 and photographed at 16 days old. He was born in the late afternoon and weighed 5.11 and was 20″ long. He decided to come about 3 weeks early, spent a few days in the hospital, but is a perfectly healthy little man. I […]

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Fran - September 1, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Mary…LOVE! LOVE! LOVE them! Thank you so much for capturing our little Grayson. Your patience for every pose is incredible and you do such an amazing job.


Fairly Candid - September 1, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Fran thank you, how nice. It’s wonderful knowing Grayson will be so loved, just like every baby deserves. You have such a wonderful experience ahead of you with him. It was great having you come along with the new parents. They were so pleasant to be around. Mary

Vince - September 2, 2015 - 10:51 AM

These photos are stunning, Mary. But gee, wasn’t there any caffeine around?

Gloria - September 2, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Grayson is Adorable! I love the little hats on him! Daddy and son pic is one of my favorites. Jessica…you are so pretty and such a proud mommy with good reason! It’s evident that grandma loves being a grandma! It’s a great pic of you both. Congrats to a very proud family! Great job Mary! You do such wonderful work!

Fairly Candid - September 2, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Only the parents, grandparents and I know what a struggle it can be sometimes to get a shot, but even when I look back I only see the beautiful little baby in front of me, not anything we did on that day or how long it might have taken, or how hard it was to get the baby to see things my way. I agree with Gloria above with all her nice compliments to the family. Congrats! And Vince, you are so you. 🙂 Mary

Aubrey - September 5, 2015 - 9:10 AM

Oh Mary! You have mastered the newborn photo shoot. These are precious.

Fairly Candid - September 7, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Thank you Aubrey, and nice to hear from you, but I will NEVER master it.

Marilyn - September 14, 2015 - 2:47 PM

So darned cute – love it, love it, love it. Thanks for sharing with the family. Auntie M

Fairly Candid - September 14, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Auntie M, thanks for commenting and my guess is Grayson already looks much different than his newborn pics. Am I right? Mary

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?