Category Archives: Itty Bitties

Newborns

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.

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.

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.

THANK YOU!!!

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?

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

Fantastic

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!

Gavin Joseph [Newborn]

Congratulations to Dan, Leah, and Big Sister Hannah on the birth of Gavin Joseph who was born on Mother’s Day! Leah was due May 5 and found out the last month of her pregnancy that Gavin was breach. All attempts to turn the little rascal failed, so once labor began, she was given a C-section […]

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Megan - May 31, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Oh, those lips and cheeks and rolls oh my. I need to get his cuddly body in these auntie arms. Love love love the third and fifth ones down and some great ones of mom and dad and Gavin together. I can’t wait to see the ruckus Cole and him create!!

Cole Isaac Gerichs

Welcome to our newest family addition — Cole Isaac! He took his sweet time coming being that he was 9 days overdue but that really wasn’t a surprise to our family as Sydney was 7 days overdue and Simone 14 days overdue. Sydney was beside herself with excitement. When I called to check on Megan Saturday […]

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Cody Myers - May 20, 2015 - 8:17 AM

Mary beautiful pictures!!! Babies are wonderful and so are families!!! 🙂

Gloria - May 20, 2015 - 9:13 AM

Congratulations to the whole family! What a wonderful gift for a loving family! Great job Megan!!

Linda J - May 20, 2015 - 1:39 PM

They are all sweet pictures, but I love, love, love that picture of Sidney (5th one down) snuggling baby Cole. What a sweet, loving and loveable little family.

Diane & Jim - May 20, 2015 - 1:43 PM

What a adorable family. And baby Cole is so sweet and his big sister’s look so very excited. Congrats to all.

Fairly Candid - May 20, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Thanks for the sweet comments friends. I will be sure to pass them along to Megan and Robby.

Mama - May 20, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Oh, I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love…

Mary - May 21, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Makes me want to cry….congratulations to you all.

June Dress - May 21, 2015 - 10:21 AM

These are wonderfully beautiful pictures!! You truly caught the love and excitement about having a new baby brother!! Can’t wait for you to take our family pictures!

Fairly Candid - May 21, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Tears are good … we had some too!

Fairly Candid - May 21, 2015 - 11:50 AM

How sweet of you June to comment. It’s a pretty big deal having a brother. I’m excited for the girls to have someone new to “mother” and trust me, they will (in a good way). Mary

Liz - May 21, 2015 - 9:49 PM

Oh I just love everything about this! Love LOVE LOOOOOVVVVEEE the Gerichs family. Can’t wait to smooch on Cole!

Lorrie Holaday - May 26, 2015 - 10:09 AM

Darn! She missed Corey’s birthday by 12 days! Congratulations! Corey will be celebrating his birthday in Guatemala this year as he is helping with a mission project. He was so excited!

Fairly Candid - May 31, 2015 - 12:20 AM

Hi Lorrie! I know you were hoping for like birthdays, but I don’t think Megan could have waited ANOTHER 12 days! Hope to see you this summer. Mary

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Kathryn Webb - June 14, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Great photos and congratulations on this new grandson. He is just precious. You are truly blessed.

Fairly Candid - June 15, 2015 - 12:57 AM

Kathy, so nice to hear from you … what a surprise! Thank you for your sweet comment. We are blessed … as are you with your grandkids. 🙂