Category Archives: Children

Overall Family

You watch out for these two girls in about 15-20 years because they are going to be our future leaders, no doubt in my mind, and whatever they do they’ll be fabulous at it. Addi, now 5, and little sis Sylvia, 13 months, are go getters, on the go, going somewhere — leaving me behind — […]

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Tracey - September 12, 2017 - 8:33 AM

Mary, those girls are just precious. Lovely family. The areas that you took the pictures were great. I love the ones where the girls are setting on rocks or jumping off the log. They are just so cute. Thank you family for letting Mary share the pictures of your wonderful family. Enjoy every minute before you know it the boys will be knocking at your door.

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

What a cute comment Tracey. I loved every word of it.
Take care my friend, Mary

Megan Gerichs - September 30, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Welp, you did it again. Made it completely impossible for that mom to choose just one or two to put on her wall. No, she’s going to be like me and have a narcissistic wall of her family because they are stunning and those babies on those suitcases should never be taken off a wall. Nice work, Ma. You’re a master at this.

Cole at Two

Aw, sweet little Cole. He turned two in May so I got right on it to photograph his milestones. Errrch. Not. It finally occurred to me the other day that we’d never done it, so here we are. He’s only gotten cuter these past few months, talks more, rides his scooter faster (thus the scuffed […]

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Luckiest of them all - August 9, 2017 - 6:56 AM

Oh he’s just a doll. You captured his sweet personality perfectly and described him to a T. Thanks for always making sure he can’t use “I’m the THIRD child” card…at least with grammas camera. Love you!

Gloria - August 9, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Oh so sweet! Love the smile, love the eyes, particularly love the pic with his hands in his pockets. That expression says it all. Sweet boy! Congrats Mom and Dad. Happy 2 yrs plus Cole! Great job on the pics Grandma!

Cody - August 9, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Beautiful beautiful little boy! He reminds me of our Casey when he was that age…so blonde with bright blue eyes! You did a great job Mary! He is so adorable 🙂

Rob - August 9, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Thank you for capturing my replacement in such an amazing way! I keep telling Megan that if I die at least she now has Cole to take care of her. When I use to say that with the girls she’d say “stop that”. Now she just says “you’re right!”. ;o) You do great work Mary!

Fairly Candid - August 9, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Thank you Gloria and Cody for the sweet comments on this little guy. Cody, I could see where you would think of Casey with the blonde hair and blue eyes. And Robby, you say it like it is. Ha! So do you Megan. You are both raising a sweet loving and fun loving boy.

vickie - August 10, 2017 - 9:06 AM

I can not believe how he has changed. Wow Great job Mary. My favorite ones are the ones with his beautiful momma. Can’t help but smile while looking at that adorable face.

Linda J. - August 10, 2017 - 1:26 PM

He sure is a cutie with tons of personality! You can almost read his thoughts in his expressions.

Fairly Candid - August 10, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Thank you Vickie and Linda. He is a fun one for sure … but then all my g-babes are. Lucky gramma over here.

LoraLee and Lee - August 14, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Oh Mary, these are such wonderful pictures of this darling, angelic little guy!!! My favorite picture is the one with hands in his pockets!! You are the Queen of photogaphy. Love you Dear Ones

Fairly Candid - August 30, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Lora Lee, I missed this earlier and it’s so nice hearing from you! Wish you were closer to see each other more than every year or two. I’ll write an email soon. Love you.

Megan - September 30, 2017 - 9:10 PM

A tired mama with a headache should not look at her baby boy at bedtime while listening to slow Sam Smith music. That has blubbering Kleenex mess written all over it.

Lila and Luke

Lila just turned 6 and will be going to first grade and her brother, Luke, is now 4 and in pre-school again this fall. I love photographing these two each year — usually one at a time — but  this year time got away from mom so I was thrilled to get to photograph them […]

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Becky - August 3, 2017 - 7:28 AM

Great pics! Almost makes me wish I had little ones again just so you could take their pictures.

Tracey - August 3, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Oh Mary what Darling Children. They photograph so well.
I bet you had a great time.

Gloria - August 3, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Great pictures Mary! Sweet kids!

Fairly Candid - August 3, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Thanks everyone – sweet comments and much appreciated. Mary

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.