Category Archives: Itty Bitties


Violet [Newborn]

Violet, you little piece of sweetness pie you, with your rosey red lips, delicate perfect skin, and those long thin eyelashes ready to swoon your Daddy over at any second. He called you “Baby” … “it’s okay Baby … don’t cry Baby … are you all right Baby? … ahh, Baby, you’re so cute.” What […]

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Danielle - August 21, 2013 - 3:30 PM

She is just perfect, and her eyes are beautiful! I love the one of Jp kissing her foot, and Ashleigh looks amazing. Wish I looked that good 7 days after delivery!

vickie - August 25, 2013 - 12:41 PM

What a beautiful baby. Congrats to the Sacht family. Mary you did a great job capturing some very special moments they will always have. Keep up the great work. You can tell how much you love to do this by the pictures.

Baby ASHER [Newborn]

Meet Asher, born July 8 and 16 days old at our session. He weighed 7.9 lbs, and was 20″ long and was soooo cute. They say everyone has a look-alike in the world and I think we found Baby A’s … Orlando. Not only do they look alike but Asher slept even less than Lando! […]

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TJ - July 29, 2013 - 9:08 PM

OH, how I love these!! You are so talented, and truly a lovely person inside and out! Thank you for capturing these moments for me!!

Fairly Candid - July 29, 2013 - 10:55 PM

Awesome!And thank you for your sweet comment. I had a wonderful time with you and your boys and hope I get to see you and them again one day. Enjoy that baby stage! Mary

Tracey - July 30, 2013 - 8:36 AM

These are the cutest pictures! Sorry it took 2 sessions but I’m glad you got picturs of his older brother. They are both dolls. Love the straw hat picture. You can tell he wasn’t too pleased.
Thank you,

Work It, Moose | The Capital L - August 9, 2013 - 1:59 PM

[…] can see some of her beautiful pictures of the kids on her blog, here. Time to go crazy redecorating my walls with prints, right?! I love them. Thanks for everything, […]

[…] up is Beckham, 2-½, and his little brother, Asher, who I photographed 8 months ago as a newborn. They were so cute then and even cuter now — if that’s even possible. Beckham […]

The J Family » - November 1, 2015 - 10:42 PM

[…] Asher 2-½ — have been on my blog twice before. The first time when Asher was over for his newborn session and the second time when I did a little mini-Valentine session (with three families) when we lived […]

Welcome Paige and Cooper! [Newborns]

How many of you out there wished you would have had twins? I know, many of us did … but James and Cassi actually pulled it off. 🙂 (To see their maternity session, click here.) They finally welcomed Paige and Cooper into their world on Wednesday, July 10 and God created perfection! They are beautiful babies […]

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Linda - July 24, 2013 - 9:50 AM

There is nothing sweeter in life than newborn babies. That these ones are mine and I have such beautiful memories of that day make it all the more special. Tears. Love them Mary, they are so sweet.

Sheila - July 24, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Wow! These pics are amazing! Brought tears to my eyes thinking back to when my twin girls were this little… I love the ones with them in the heart and the mermaid ones are priceless! Great job!

Jerry Prouty - July 24, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Wow! These are great shots of two wonderful looking children.

Kathy G. - July 24, 2013 - 11:50 AM

What beautiful proud grandmas.

Cassi - July 24, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Mary…As always well done. The pictures brought tears to my eyes. You did an amazing job capturing our blessings from God. Thank you again for taking the pictures :).
I can’t just pick one picture…I am going to have a wall full of beautiful pictures!

Jenness Johnston - July 24, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Oh my goodness my little auntie heart spilled down my cheeks seeing these two beautiful little peanuts pictures. Amazing Mary!!

Aubrey - July 24, 2013 - 6:14 PM

Those lips!! Gorgeous shots of perfect babies. God is so good and with newborns he really shows off 😉

Invisible Woman - July 24, 2013 - 8:28 PM

So creative. So juicy, snuggly, wonderful. What a beautiful capture of a miraculous moment 🙂

Linda - July 24, 2013 - 10:26 PM

This is Guy. I just saw the pictures and I loved them. Some of my favorite people are in those pictures. Terrific job Mary!

Kathy - July 28, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Absolutely beautiful babies and pics!

Fairly Candid - July 29, 2013 - 11:00 PM

Thank you everyone. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the babies and realize I need much more practice on twins, so thank you for your kind comments. Mary

Erik Aksel [Newborn]

You have a new baby and life starts anew … you go about getting to know this bundle of joy and you think they will be this size forever … they are so tiny after all. Errcch! Only weeks pass and you look at this little being that no longer sleeps quite as long as […]

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Jenny - May 9, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Love the pictures! You can bring the CD by anytime!

Megan - May 9, 2013 - 3:46 PM

What a handsome little devil! And that sweet dress with those blue eyes? Jenny- your children are gorgeous!

Tracey - May 10, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Oh, these are great pictures! Love the Dress. Marlie is so cute and Erik is darling. Love the expressions. Makes me want to hold him. Oma and Opa will have a wonderful visit. Such a nice looking family.

Kathy G - May 10, 2013 - 10:17 PM


Julia - May 11, 2013 - 1:04 AM

Thank you so much for taking these pictures, Mary! They are just perfect 🙂

Jeri Dunne - May 11, 2013 - 9:15 AM

I always look forward to seeing your work Mary, my heart is always so full after seeing your pictures,so beautiful! And it always helps that you find such wonderful subject matter to photograph. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us!

Fairly Candid - May 11, 2013 - 9:27 AM

To Jeri, Megan, Tracy, and all the R/G family, thank you for your beautiful comments. I thank God for any talent he gave me and I appreciate your encouragement! 🙂

Cynthia Willman - May 11, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing them with me.

Toby [Newborn] » - June 29, 2015 - 12:15 PM

[…] big sister and brother can give.I got to photograph Marlies 3-1/2 years ago, and little big brother Erik 2-1/4 years ago and now Toby, so three’s a charm. You’ve heard me say in the past that I will no longer […]

Hudson and Grayson [Newborn]

Meet Hudson and Grayson, my first set of twin itty bitties since starting Fairly Candid. They were so little and such sweet babies and I was so impressed with their folks, Cody and Tiffany. They were such calm parents and so grateful at every turn so it’s easy to see they are up for the challenge […]

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Tiffany - March 26, 2013 - 6:41 AM

Oh my goodness!!! Mary, we absolutely love these! We can’t thank you enough for capturing these beautiful moments and time in our boys lives! Looking forward to working with you again as they grow up 🙂 you’re amazing!

Fairly Candid - March 26, 2013 - 7:12 AM

Oh thank you so much Tiffany! I’m so glad you love them, and I learned so much from my first twin session so thank you for being so patient with me. I hope you got a good nap after the session. I sure wanted one. 🙂

Megan - March 26, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Homerun, Mom! These are amazing! I LOVE all the b/w you did- and the ones of them together are so sweet!!! You positioned them just right to cuddle one another! I love the heart one, and also the last two.

Isn’t it fun to know that people have Fairly Candid walls at home thanks to you?

Sheila Clark - March 26, 2013 - 8:21 AM

Oh my gosh Mary! Those are so precious! The last 4 photos are my favorites!! They brought tears to my eyes. You have such a special talent.

Jenness Johnston - March 26, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Oh my goodness these are such very cute pictures. I love them I especially love the one with them sleeping on each other!! Lily kept saying awe so cute. 🙂

Fairly Candid - March 26, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Well if sweet 5-year old Lily said it, then it must be true. 🙂 Thanks Jenness. (Thank you to Megan, Sheila, and Linda (by e-mail) as well. You guys are such great encouragement to me.)

Mike Mouser - March 26, 2013 - 5:29 PM

I must say, these are some of the best pics you have taken (except for our grandkids). You did a fabulous job. Very proud of you.

Bobbi Dodd - March 26, 2013 - 6:22 PM

You are amazing, Mary. These pictures exude loving warmth and joy thanks to your artful photography. Thanks SO much for sharing 🙂

Kathy J - March 26, 2013 - 6:45 PM

Wow! oh Wow Mary! Such great pictures – ditto on all the comments above. It sounds like you a a good time taking these, and they came out so wonderful. Looks like God answered your prayers!! Stress just seems to come along with the things that are close to our heart – and you nailed it!

Holly Mecham - March 26, 2013 - 9:26 PM

Thank you so much for creating the most amazing pictures of my grand babies! They are beautiful! You have a gift!! I’m so glad I got to be there and meet you! I look forward to many years of photos of them from you!
Sincerely, Holly Mecham

Fairly Candid - March 27, 2013 - 7:23 AM

Yes, your grandbabies ARE beautiful! Thank you for your sweet comments Holly. You are going to love the Grandma experience. Nothing like it x’s 2! 🙂

[…] been almost a year since I photographed Grayson and Hudson for their newborn session and I haven’t seen them since. Grayson changed the most to me with his red hair while […]

Gracie Lula [Newborn]

Aw, Gracie, you made my day! What a sleeper and hardly a pee-er you were. 🙂 The last time I saw Gracie’s mommy was back in her high school days over 10 years ago, and now she has two beautiful daughters … Greta, a chatter-box ham of a cutie that is soon to be two, […]

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Jenness - March 19, 2013 - 7:33 PM

So stinking cute what a sweet little peanut. Her sis had a cute little personality too. I liked the ones with momma and of her in the green hat they were all so great. 🙂

Megan - March 19, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Another successful newborn shoot. Sorry, Mom- I don’t see you not doing them! 😉

Too many cute ones to choose from- I love them all! Nice work!

Jennifer - March 20, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Love love love these pics. Tina you have two beautiful grand babies here.

Kathy - March 26, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Mary – beautiful pictures – with beautiful subjects! The older sister is absolutely gorgeous! Loved the purple background – nice pop of color!

Meet Orlando … Oh So Sweet – But He Wouldn’t Sleep!

Little sweet Orlando Easton (or “Lando” as they call him) was so precious but apparently his momma forgot to tell him he was supposed to sleep during his newborn session. I guess he didn’t want to miss a thing, and as long as he was swaddled, he was quite content. He was just five days […]

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Tammi - February 18, 2013 - 12:05 PM

Oh my goodness Mary! These are beautiful! Thank you so much for your patience that day! These pictures represent very beautiful memories and we will cherish them always!

Megan - February 18, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Oh my hell, what a cutie! Kill me with the tie picture and the dragon slayer. I think I want one! 😉

Aubrey Archuleta - February 19, 2013 - 5:14 PM

He is so handsome! ( I thought all my boys would look that way because of Matt’s coloring. ) I love the way the dark hair frames his tiny face.

Baby A [Newborn] » - July 29, 2013 - 7:36 PM

[…] say everyone has a look-alike in the world and I think we found Baby A’s … Orlando. Not only do they look alike but Baby A slept even less than Lando! All his mom and I could do was […]

Ava Bird [Newborn]

Meet Ava, the pride and joy of Jim, Michelle, and the newest big sister, 7-year old Ryan. She was born October 23 at 4:35 PM, weighed 6.14 lb, was 20 inches long, and was 12 days old when I photographed her. Ava doesn’t have a middle name but in German, Ava means “Bird” so they call […]

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Tracey - November 12, 2012 - 8:31 AM

Mary, Beautiful pictures. Michelle you have a very attractive family! Enjoy every minute. Ava will grow so fast in this first year. Congratulations.

Day 4: Shadow Play » - December 19, 2012 - 4:48 PM

[…] thank Jim Britain for Mr. Forsey. He brought it as a gift when they came over to have me photograph newborn Ava. My g-babes love to play with him too, thus the broken finger (look […]

Maks [Newborn]

He gave me a struggle this one! He gave his momma a struggle too as she was a week overdue then pushed for over four hours before having to have a C-section! Maks, you rascal and Lacey, what a trooper! Maksim Matthew B. was born October 3 and weighed 8.7 lbs and was 21-1/4″ long. He’s a […]

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Your Man - October 28, 2012 - 8:26 AM

What a good looking boy,nice job Matt and Lacey. Good job babe.

Lacey Borchardt - October 28, 2012 - 8:39 AM

Mary! These turned out SO GOOD!!! Even better than I expected! Thank you SO much! 🙂

Kathy Grover - October 29, 2012 - 11:05 AM

That is one photogenic baby! Is that camo I see there up on his little hat? I think he wants to go hunting . . .

Nancy Borchardt - October 29, 2012 - 7:17 PM

Mary, you did such a beautiful job photographing such a beautiful baby….my Grandson, of course. 🙂 Thank you for capturing some very precious shots. You are so creative.

Kathy Sereduk - October 30, 2012 - 1:20 PM

Mary, what wonderful pictures! You did such an amazing job, and it was so fun to watch you work with Maks. You have a special gift, and it is wonderful that you are sharing it with others. Now the hard part. Which ones do I frame? Oh I LOVE being a Grandma!!

Little Eedie [Newborn]

She was three weeks old when I photographed her, but Eedie was still a true itty bitty. She weighed 7.1 at birth on July 20th and was 19.5″ long and so dainty and adorable. This was the first time meeting Eedie and her awesome mom, Ashley, as they were referred to me by another newborn […]

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Megan - August 22, 2012 - 8:22 AM

I love her pouty lips!!! Nice work on getting so many of her head propped up- strong little lady! My favorites were the ones in the cacoon- she fit it PERFECTLY!!!

[…] I get a call from Virginia asking me for a family photo session in Boise. (First off, thank you to Eedie’s dad for the referral.) Justin, who lives in Virginia came to Boise to watch the BSU vs BYU game […]