Category Archives: Children

Daddy’s Girl Sophie

It’s been two years and several months now since we’ve been in our new home and it’s all because of this guy — Larry Fields of Silvercreek Realty. We looked for an existing home to buy after selling our last one, but in December 2014 there weren’t many on the market. Months passed as we […]

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Megan Gerichs - November 2, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Her teeth are AMAZING! What a gorgeous smile!

Tracey - December 1, 2016 - 9:10 AM

I hope her Father has a big stick. He will be beating those boys off when she gets to be a teen. Ha. Glad to see a caring Father.

Lila at Five

Lila’s back! You can see her here at three, here at four, and now she’s five and all dressed up in her new party dress. 🙂 This was my second photo shoot at the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead at Dry Creek and it couldn’t have been more perfect for Lila and her new dress on a beautiful overcast day. I […]

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Megan - July 19, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Oh my, she was a handful of adorable. I love the ones of her running in front of the door and the little close mouthed smirk of her looking over her shoulder. Good luck choosing, Crystal!

Crystal - July 20, 2016 - 8:41 AM

This is what happens when you pair a natural talent who instinctively knows how to capture personalities with a energetic little girl who happily participates. 🙂 Mary and Lila work very well together! I’m so pleased, as always!

Fairly Candid - July 20, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Thank you Crystal and I’m glad you liked them. We sure had fun! Great kids you have – both of them. I always look forward to my time with them. 😊

Judy Shackelford - August 5, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Lila is just adorable and I didn’t even have to see her mom’s name or her picture to know exactly who she belongs to! Her momma and my daughter went to school together. Crystal, Lila is so sweet and precious! Mary, you take such great photos! I always enjoy stopping by every couple of weeks to see what’s new!! Love your photos!

Fairly Candid - August 16, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Judy, how nice was that comment! Very cool the connection people have in life. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to stop in and I agree that Lila is just adorable in every way. 🙂 Mary

Addi is Four

You want a good laugh? Go on a photo shoot with a four-year old. Addi is all personality and she doesn’t stop moving and doesn’t stop talking. From the moment she hit the pavement she was a joy box. Miss Mary, you can’t call me three any more cause now I’m FOUR! Oh look, water … […]

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Kari - June 20, 2016 - 7:03 AM

Thank you Mary! We love them! Great to see you again and fabulous work as always!

Fairly Candid - June 20, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Thank you Kari. I find myself looking at these over and over. This little girl of yours just cracks me up. So sweet and funny. Congratulations on the new baby and let me know when she arrives. Mary

Megan - June 21, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Oh, she’s a doll! How on earth is that sweet mama supposed to choose which one to put on her wall?!?

Vince - June 25, 2016 - 1:26 PM

These are very nice.

[…] her big sister, Addi — a new four-year-old that I recently photographed (you can see her here) — couldn’t be more proud of her “Sylv.” She met me at the door in her […]

From Baby to Boy – Cole at 1 Year

Cole was born May 17, 2015 and now he is one … I can hardly believe it. He weighed 8.11 lbs then and weighs 24 lbs now and he’s 31.5″ tall which is at 96% — so like his dad and sisters before him, he’ll going to be tall! He has 8 teeth (and since these […]

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Megan - June 8, 2016 - 11:26 PM

You’re so sweet, Mom. You always write the nicest, most complimentary things about your little people, and not so little people. Thank you for that.

And oh, this boy of mine already one…sniff sniff. I love how you captured his “I’m gonna getcha” face! I LOVE the one of him looking down with the fabric banner and the one where he’s got a pouty lip eating watermelon.

You work wonders with that lens, lady! Thank you and I love you!

Linda Johnston - June 9, 2016 - 10:02 AM

What cute pictures, Mary, they really seem to catch his sweet little personality. He is adorable!

Vince - June 9, 2016 - 3:30 PM

That is one happy little camper. (You threw the ducks in just for me, admit it.)

Fairly Candid - June 9, 2016 - 4:42 PM

I totally admit throwing the cardboard ducks in for you Vince, duh.

Mary - June 9, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Once again you knocked out of the ball park. He is so adorable. But so is Simone about to eat that watermelon .
Aren’t grand babies the best thing ever!?

Cody - June 13, 2016 - 1:45 PM

How beautiful Mary!!!

Fairly Candid - June 13, 2016 - 9:21 PM

It’s always fun to get to photograph the grandkids like a client session even though I love candids of them. Thank you Mary K and Cody for the nice comments. I love sharing my g-babes with everyone. 🙂 Mary

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

What a doll. The perfect age to bottle up all that sweetness and curiosity. Of course he want to “surf” on that wagon. BOYS! Love it.

Fairly Candid - June 24, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Hi Aubrey, thanks for leaving your comment. It’s always the best hearing from you girl! Mary

[…] you didn’t catch Cole’s ONE YEAR photo session you can see it here. He is a momma’s boy right now, but Sydney is a close second when she isn’t around. […]

Rob - August 3, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Great job Mary! I finally got around to looking… only a couple months late. :o) Thank you for capturing all those wonderful moments!

Luke Had A Birthday!

Happy belated birthday to Luke who turned the BIG 3 in February! (You can see his two year old post here.) He is so stinkin’ cute this kid and so agreeable. I would ask him to climb on a rock or bench or whatever, and up he’d go without a second request and sit in a position […]

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Crystal - May 6, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Oh my heart!! I’m fairly certain I’m a goner. This boy and these photos. 🙂 Thank you Mary! You’ve done it again!

Cody - May 6, 2016 - 8:09 AM

What a sweet little boy and love the picture with him and his pretty momma. Very precious pictures Mary!

Vince - May 6, 2016 - 9:24 AM

What an adorable boy! Almost like me at that age. (Well, OK, not even close.) Nice work, Mary.

Grandma Janis - May 6, 2016 - 10:27 AM

If I wasn’t already in love with Luke I would be after these pictures! Beautifully done!

Fairly Candid - May 9, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Thank you Cody, Vince, and Janis. You are all so kind to leave a comment and Luke earned them with his boyhood cuteness.

Birthday Girls – Lily and Addi

I had the fun of getting to see my girlfriend Gloria and her two granddaughters a week ago for birthday pics. Addi was a Valentine’s baby and is now 13 months. She’s not walking yet but that will come soon enough and then her parents and grandparents will really have a hard time keeping up […]

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Sara - March 20, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Mary, you’ve done it again! You captured Addi so beautifully, and those eyes! ❤ I love the pictures of the two girls together too! They sure do adore each other and you captured it perfectly! I cannot thank you enough for snapping these memories for us!

Fairly Candid - March 21, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Thank you Sara. She does have pretty eyes … and pretty much everything else. 🙂

Vince - March 21, 2016 - 8:52 PM

I like these indoor shots almost more than the exteriors. They’re just so pristine, and they keep the focus solely on your subjects. (Pretty adorable subjects here, by the way.)

Mary Mouser - March 22, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Thanks Vince. I think I agree for the most part. 🙂

Dawn - March 23, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Thank you Mary, for capturing the sweet side of my… feisty.. child. I am going to blow one up to hang in my office. 😀

Fairly Candid - March 26, 2016 - 10:34 PM

It was all my fun Dawn. What a little sweet lady Lily is growing up to be. She always was but she just seems so grown up to me now. Very polite and funny … as in “banana!” I’m sure you get the joke. 🙂

Mr. Perfect at 7 Months

Have you noticed that it’s been awhile since I had a g-babe on this blog? Well, let’s just change that right now. 🙂 Cole, or Mr. Perfect, as his momma calls him is now 7-½ months old. He is “such a good baby” as Granny Jo (his doting great-grandma) always says. “I’ve never seen him cry” […]

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LoraLee Carter - January 12, 2016 - 6:32 AM

Cole’s little tee shirt says it all, “Handsome”! What a beautiful little guy he is, those blue eyes just melt your heart! Can’t believe how big all of the kids are getting, such dolls! Just LOVE seeing your pictures Mary, please keep them coming!! Love to everyone, Happy New Year!

Fairly Candid - January 12, 2016 - 8:44 AM

Aw, Lora Lee, it’s always so good to hear from you. I hope all is well in Fort Collins. Can’t wait to see you this year! Mary

Vince - January 12, 2016 - 10:39 AM

Perfect, indeed!

Megan - January 12, 2016 - 12:36 PM

I squealed inside when I saw this post notification in my inbox! Oh he’s such a sweet doll! Thanks for these unexpected and wonderful photos of our perfect little guy!

Kathy G - January 12, 2016 - 8:44 PM

I am now officially voting for my favorite picture, and it’s the first one.

Mary - January 12, 2016 - 8:51 PM

Mary I wish I was one of your grandkids so I could have so many sweet things written about me and my life in such beautiful pictures! You’re the best!

Fairly Candid - January 13, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Kathy G – all I can say is “Oh Snap! My favorite one too!” and Mary, you have the most charmed grandkids ever. You have been such a wonderful grandma role model for me. YOU are the best!

Aubrey - March 2, 2016 - 1:22 PM

I finally got to meet Cole and you are right- He is perfect! A true delight and so adorable!

Beautiful pictures of all the grandkids, what a splendid archive you have on each of them.

Happy Halloween!

I know … it’s a lot to take in. Take your time. When you think you’re ready, move on. If I had any vanity, it’s gone. As with our family tradition that I started with my kids, the girls and kids make the rounds to loved ones offices, passing out treats and getting some in return in […]

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Megan - October 31, 2015 - 7:22 AM

Oh my gosh, Mom. I laughed so hard at the first paragraph! The only way this post could be better is if you had a recording of how your voice sounded in that costume. I LOVE it, and your grandkids love it. Cheers to you for being awesome enough to do that, even if was a fancy meeting going on at work! Thanks for all the thoughtful non-sugar treats!

Vince - October 31, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Everyone looks adorable, but that gumball machine kills me. (Will she be collecting quarters tonight instead of candy?) I want to know what Mike is wearing.

Fairly Candid - October 31, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Oh gosh, at times I do get rather lost in myself when the kids are around. Perhaps that’s why MJ calls me his Crazy Gramma.

Fairly Candid - October 31, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Hey that’s a great idea Vince … earn that money Simone! Mike is wearing his BSU clothes for the game today, his chef hat since he is cooking tonight, and his best “oh you look so cute … or so scary … or so whatever” as kids come to the door tonight. I’ll be out with the g-boys and Matt and Danielle tonight gathering the harvest. Like lawyers, old retired folks who don’t have many kids come to the door in our neighborhood gives out lots of gold coins and diamonds … or lots of candy … one or the other.

The Swails Family

Gus, Henry and Peter are back in their signature plaid shirts and untamed manes — seriously, can they get any cuter?! This family is so fun and Nick and Amanda are always on board for anything. Just try and tell me you wouldn’t want to be an almost 4 year old or 6-½ year old […]

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Sara Swails - October 1, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Well Mary, you’ve done it again! Super fantastic photos of my daughter & her family. . I look forward to seeing these every year! Thank you so much for your creativity!
Sara Swails (Amanda’s mom)

Vince - October 1, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Mary, I’m always amazed at how spontaneous you can make a picture look. This appears to be one happy family. (Amanda looks a little like Britney Spears around the eyes and mouth.)

Rose Sheehy - October 1, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Amanda sure looks like you Sara! I can see the Beckord genes! Loved the pictures.

Fairly Candid - October 2, 2015 - 8:39 AM

Thank you Sara. And Vince, I don’t think there are any appearances of a happy family … I’d say they are one! Thanks Rose and Grandpa Mike for leaving a nice comment for Amanda (and me).

Grandpa Mike - October 2, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Great pictures. Such handsome boys!

Breta Bishop - October 2, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Amanda, Great pics. Completely you, no stuffy outfits indoors in front of a white screen or next to a fake tree. Boys are getting big. I would tell you my favorites, but there are too many!! Hope all is well.

Fairly Candid - October 3, 2015 - 10:47 AM

Thanks for the sweet comment Breta. Mary

Kenzie and Macie

Ever been to Cottonwood? It’s beautiful there. Rolling hills of farmland and clear blue skies — normally. We went to visit friends recently and got the opportunity for a photo session with our friend’s grand girls who drove in from Lewiston. Sadly fires were raging in Kamiah, 20 miles north of Cottonwood, and many homes and out buildings were […]

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Tracey - August 25, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Love the pictures Mary. The girls did very well and the other pics are great. Love the Church. Thank you for sharing.

Fairly Candid - August 25, 2015 - 9:27 AM

Thank you Tracy. The church is St. Gertrude Monastery.

Gloria - August 25, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Loved the pictures! Kenzie reminds me a little of Laura Ingalls from little house on the prairie. What a sweet girl. Macie is adorable. What a lot of spunk and personality that little one has. They are two beautiful girls. The location shots made you want to be there. Nice job Mary!!

Fairly Candid - August 25, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Thank you Gloria!

Sheri D - August 25, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Cheri told me about the planned photo session and how crazy windy it ended up being. However, even with that these are absolutely awesome pics! You definitely captured their personalities! Beautiful work Mary!

Fairly Candid - August 26, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Sheri, it was an adventure to say the least. Your words were very kind.

Vince - August 26, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Mary, more marvelous work. The last few shots are my favorites — they take me back to Kansas.

Fairly Candid - August 26, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Well you aren’t in Kansas anymore! We’re glad you’re in Boise.

Aubrey - September 5, 2015 - 9:12 AM

Gorgeous setting, beautiful girls, and the colors of the dresses are perfection. Well done, ladies!

Fairly Candid - September 8, 2015 - 6:57 AM

Thank you Aubrey! I love hearing from you sweet lady!