Category Archives: Itty Bitties


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


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

[…] the others naturally are – duh!) (Birth details and 1st day’s homecoming can be seen here.) He was born 7 days after his cousin Gavin on the Gerichs’ side so they are going to have […]

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. 🙂

Addilea Mae [Newborn]

While the work is hard, the benefits of getting to hold and be around these last two babies has been pretty special! (Makes me so excited about my g-babe Cole coming in May!) My friend, Gloria, has two sons and two-daughter-in-laws who each now have a daughter of their own. I know Gloria and Michael’s […]

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Gloria - March 3, 2015 - 6:49 PM

What wonderful photos of our new little granddaughter! I am still smiling! I love the amazing job you did Mary! I’m just overwhelmed with how great these pictures turned out. I love how proud Blake and Sara are as new parents. What a special memory for us all. Thank you Mary!!

Sara Wickham - March 3, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Omg Mary, you are amazing! I LOVE the pictures so much! You did such an incredible job and captured so many great moments! Thank you a million times over for taking the time to capture these precious moments for us!

LoraLee Carter - March 5, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Oh Mary, what a precious little baby girl and your pictures are fantastic. I am still laughing, picturing your gallant maneuvers to protect Grandma’s afghan. You are the BEST!
My favorite picture is the little doll with her pink hat and her little hands tucked under her chin. What a sweet family.
Love You Honey,

Fran - March 5, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Addi is such a beautiful baby and Mary does such an amazing job at capturing her most precious moments. Well done!

Fairly Candid - March 6, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Thank you everyone! I told Gloria she isn’t even my granddaughter and yet I want to put a big canvas on the wall of her! She’s a sweetie and I’m happy for everyone who gets to love on her each day. Mary

Megan - March 10, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Oh. My. Gosh. She is absolutely perfect!!! What a good little client she was doing all those poses perfectly! The one of the hands on either side of her head reminds me of Sydney- not just the pose, but her expression and where her hands are. LOVE them all. You might want to reconsider your current thoughts on future newborn photo sessions. You’re so talented!

[…] now 4 months old, and Lily, 3, have been on my blog before … Addi as a newborn here and Lily four times before but most recently here at 18 months. Gloria, a good friend since […]

The Wickham Family » - October 9, 2015 - 12:06 AM

[…] months old. She was born Valentine’s Day and if you’d like, you can be reminded of her newborn session here, or her four month pictures with cousin Lily here. She hasn’t changed much – except to […]

Easton Grae

Congratulations to Matt and Lacey on their second little boy – Easton Grae! He was born on his grandpa Jim’s birthday of January 28 which was quite surprising since they had all been out together at 2:00 for a birthday buffet and nothing was happening at that point. Grandpa got the text around 7:30 that Lacey […]

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Lacey - February 17, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Oh Mary!!! These are perfect! Thank you so much!!!

Rhonda - February 17, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Great pictures as always Mary. We hope to capture some more family photos in the future with you with our new addition coming soon!

Carol Newhall - February 17, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Great pictures of Easton and Lacey! Love them.

Danielle - February 18, 2015 - 9:20 AM

If the second picture doesn’t scream Sereduk, I don’t know what does! I love the last one of Lacey kissing Easton. So sweet!! See, Mary…you haven’t lost your touch with newborns. These turned out amazing!

Linda J. - February 18, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Such sweet pictures, Mary. I’m not sure why you worry so much before a shoot.

Lacey, Matt, Jim,Kathy and family–he is such a handsome little guy–blessings to you all.

Kathy Sereduk - February 19, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Thank you Mary for the wonderful pictures. It was so much fun watching you work. You have a God given gift girl! We appreciate you squeezing in one more baby before you give them up. I know Lacey will be thrilled!

Diane - March 3, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Mary you did such a great job! Baby Easton is so sweet…I love the pictures and my favorite is the pictures with Lacey and Easton. You can see the love she has for her baby. Lacey you are a wonderful Mommy,enjoy!

Kenley Mae [Newborn]

I got the fun of photographing little Kenley at 15 days and she was a dream. She stayed awake for a bit but even awake she was just so calm. Her mom, Tori, is the same way and you would never think she was a first time mom. I met Tori through First Baptist Church […]

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Cody Myers - May 28, 2014 - 8:12 AM

What a beautiful baby she is! Great pictures Mary!

Linda - May 28, 2014 - 8:58 AM

Such a beautiful baby. Good job Mary. Congratulations to Tori and Mark on your precious little baby girl.

Linda - May 28, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Tori, your baby girl is just beautiful! I am so happy for you and your family. Little ones bring so much joy to a family. So thankful for Facebook, I can watch her grow up, even from a distance. Beautiful. just beautiful!!

Joan Bargholz - May 29, 2014 - 8:27 AM

Lovely, lovely pictures of such beautiful models.

Barbara Smith - June 8, 2014 - 10:34 PM

Oh Tori, what a perfect little creature. You & Mark done good !!! I’ll bet Ron & Evie are over the moon , Congrats ~
Btw, the 1st pic in the taupe is my Fav !!!

Damita Karle - June 9, 2014 - 9:16 AM

So very sweet! Congratulations and blessings to you!

[…] 12 days old when I shot these images at his home. His big sister Kenley (see her newborn session here) is now 2 and was pretty gentle with her new brother. Mammaw (it’s a southern […]

Isaac Corban [Newborn]

What could be more appropriate for Mother’s Day weekend than to have a new post with a new baby! Congratulations to Tim and Liz Grissom on the birth of their third child, Isaac Corban, born April 12 and photographed April 29 at 17 days old. He weighed 7.3 lbs at birth and was 20″ long […]

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Christine Ellis - May 10, 2014 - 8:51 AM

Great job Mary! He is such a sweet baby. I love the full/pouty lips. Liz you look great!!

Megan - May 10, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Those lips indeed!!! What an adorable little addition to a sweet family!

Liz- if I’ve never told you before; you’re a gorgeous mama!

Mom- Nice work! You might be “out of practice” but you fooled us all!

Fairly Candid - May 11, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Thank you Christine for your comment and compliments around!

Fairly Candid - May 11, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Thanks Meg for the nice compliments to all!

Liz - May 14, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Love them! Thanks Mary!

Aubrey - June 18, 2014 - 10:29 AM

I am just sitting here getting all caught up on your blog. Of course you have Liz’s gorgeous new babe to reel me in 🙂 Wow, seeing those wee ones will never get old for me. I love all the creative ways you showcase God’s newest work 😉

Paige Irene [Newborn]

The name I call newborns in my Categories section above is called “Itty Bitties” and Paige truly fits that title. 🙂 So sweet and tiny this one. She was born December 21 at 2:04 pm and weighed 6.3 and was 19.5″ at birth. She was around two weeks old on our session day. Since we […]

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Megan - January 8, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Oh she is an itty bitty adorable thing! Cannot get over the excited, proud unmistakable smile of a new Grandma that Marsha is wearing so well. Congrats everyone!

Linda - January 9, 2014 - 9:18 AM

She is a precious little sweetheart. Congratulations to the whole family.

Aubrey - January 19, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Lisa! I had the chance to catch up with her a few months ago. Cute pregnant and even cuter lil one. Love the colors and that quilt! Wow, such talent there.

Carter Bear [Newborn]

“Carter Bear” as his momma, Christine, calls him was born Carter Behrent Ellis on Eleven-Twelve-Thirteen weighing 7.7 lbs of pure sweetness and measuring 21″. Christine is a good friend of my daughter’s and this was a tough pregnancy in so many ways. It could have been tragic actually, but God covered her body and this […]

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Christine - November 21, 2013 - 6:42 PM

Mary- I love them so much! They turned out so beautiful! I will cherish them forever. A million thanks!

Megan - November 22, 2013 - 8:53 AM

Be still my heart. Those Ellis’ sure make gorgeous babies!!! His long eyelashes and that brown hair kill me. I’m ready for a boy!!!

The Ellis Family » - November 18, 2014 - 9:49 PM

[…] back to create their Christmas cards. The boys have changed so much even since July. And “Carter Bear” just turned ONE! What?! How does that happen? Since their last post Jason and his business […]