Category Archives: Families

The Rambo Sisters, Et Al

This session was all things blessed, loving, and fun. Three sisters Kay, Didi, and Sylvia (who call themselves The Rambo Sisters because it was their maiden names), their three daughters Toni, Donna, and Antonia, and their two daughter-in-laws Bridgette and TJ, spent this past weekend together in Donna’s house, Didi’s daughter. Donna and Toni, Kay’s […]

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Tracey - October 16, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Mary, what beautiful women. They have wonderful smiles and look like they enjoyed their time together. God Bless them all and you for doing such a wonderful job with the pictures. Great memories for them.

The Sukeena Family

Welcome to Vicki and Curt, their boys Zach (visiting home from Ft. Collins, CO) and Joshua, his wife Abbey, and their sweet little one, Savanna, now 18 months. It was a joy to spend some time with them on a beautiful ‘official’ fall evening. Vicki is the sister to Robby’s sister-in-law, Terri, so I first […]

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Megan Gerichs - October 2, 2017 - 2:55 PM

What??? Where did that red head go? What on earth is Curt going to say now when he talks about his red head? It looks awesome on you of course, I was just surprised to see it dark! Good for you, Vicki- you can pull anything off.

What a sweet bunch of pictures of a sweet family. It’s been too long- time for a Gerichs/Sukeena get together.

Don & Maureen Fuller - October 7, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Love the pictures So glad you were able to get everyone together. Love Great Grandpa and Grandma.

Vicki Sukeena - October 8, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Thank you for doing our family pictures Mary! We love them and had so much fun working with you.

Fairly Candid - October 9, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Thanks so much Vicki for the comment. Right back at you on the fun!

Swails-Miller Family

Welcome back to my blog Nick and Amanda! This is my fifth year photographing the twins, Henry in blue and Peter in orange. I got to photograph their first birthday at my house with a white backdrop and red frosted cupcakes to celebrate the occasion. We still laugh that it looked like a murder scene! […]

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Vince - September 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

These are wonderful. The boys look just like their parents, especially the mom.

Fairly Candid - September 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Thanks Vince, glad to have you back on the blog!

Tracey - September 28, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Mary I love this family. They are so photogenic. I really like where you took the pictures. They fit right in. I really liked the picture of the 3 boys where you had one in front the oldest in the middle and one on his shoulders. You are such a great photographer and come up with great ideas for pictures. So glad they came back for a photo session. I remember the red icing pictures. Ha.

Fairly Candid - September 29, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Thank you Tracey. I agree – they are all photogenic. Makes my job pretty easy.

Megan - September 30, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Oh just look at that boy heaven. LOVE all the brother pictures you got. That Gus has the most stunning eyes…modeling in his future and it’s no surprise because mom is an Angelina Jolie doppelganger!!!

Joe and Hope and Family

We met Joe and Hope about seven or eight years ago when they lived in our old neighborhood (we have both since moved) and five years ago I was asked to photograph Hope’s mom and dad in celebration of their 50th anniversary (see that here). What a joy to be around their sweet love and […]

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Tracey - September 21, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Mary such a good looking family. Looks like you had a lot of fun that day for sure.

Fairly Candid - September 21, 2017 - 9:11 AM

Yes all true. Thanks Tracey 🙂

Martha A Bonner - September 23, 2017 - 9:56 AM

Thanks for the great pics!

Aunt Martha from Dallas

Fairly Candid - September 26, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Thank you for helping me Martha. It was sure fun meeting you!

Vince - September 27, 2017 - 3:03 PM

These are all great, but I especially like the five of them approaching you hand in hand. What a good idea.

Fairly Candid - September 27, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Hey Vince, thanks for your comment. They laughed when I made them do it — but then that’s the point, right?

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.

The Mouser’s

It was such a nice surprise to get a text asking about availability to photograph Mike’s brother’s family. Heck ya, I’m available! This week has both a birthday for Vickie and a 31st wedding anniversary for her and Mark. Jacob, their oldest, and his cutie-patootie wife, Katie, just recenty celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary, and […]

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vickie - August 7, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Thank you Mary. We had a great time. We appreciate you. It is obvious that you love photography. It shows in your work. You got some great shots. Love those kids.

Fairly Candid - August 7, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Thank you Vickie, that was all so very nice of you to say. You have a great family with much to be thankful for.

Megan - August 8, 2017 - 7:48 AM

What a bunch of gorgeous faces. You all look wonderful! Nice work Mom.

Kathy G - August 8, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Wow, that is one photogenic family! As usual, it made me happy just to look at the smiling faces in these compelling pictures.

Rob - August 9, 2017 - 1:25 PM

That’s a good looking family! I can’t believe those kids are grown. My favorite is the last one with them holding hands and laughing. Nice job!

More Twins!

This is the second year I’ve had the fun of photographing this little family. They are a little internet shy but were kind enough to allow me to share a few images of their precious twins who turned the BIG TWO-OH! the day before our session. Little Bryce wasn’t feeling well so was pretty subdued, […]

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Crystal Potter - July 27, 2017 - 9:36 PM

These are adorable! Way to go, Greens! I’m stoked I got to see these on here. 🙂

The Mouser’s

We got invited by Matt and Danielle to have Thanksgiving at Tamarack Resort this year and it took about one second to think about it and say YES! The Gerichs were invited and said yes as well and what a great, noisy, fun, tiring, relaxing time we had for three (sleepless) nights with our whole […]

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Danielle - November 27, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Welp… looks like everyone will be getting mini Christmas card books, because how in the world will I be able to pick just a few???
The picture that made me laugh hysterically was the one of us all sitting on the ground and Bowie is peeking at you from behind. Crazy dog!!
Thank you so much for doing these!!! Love every single one.

Fairly Candid - November 28, 2016 - 8:03 PM

It was fun taking them. You guys are always up for anything — like freezing your butt sitting down while I wore snow gear. 😂

Tracey - December 1, 2016 - 8:49 AM

These are such nice photos. Can’t believe how much the boys have grown. Merry Christmas to you all.

Fairly Candid - December 2, 2016 - 9:58 AM

There’s something nice about kids growing up … and sad all at the same time. Thanks Tracey. Merry Christmas to you as well.

Vince - December 4, 2016 - 8:55 PM

I especially like the last one. Reminds me of a Bergman film.

The Gerichs {with cousins added in}

The photo season has come to a close and what a better way to end it up for me than with some of the people who give me the most joy — my kids and g-babes! We were babysitting the boys on this day so I told Danielle to put them in something red/black/gray and […]

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Vince - November 22, 2016 - 3:03 AM

What an attractive family. I think one of your gifts is to create an atmosphere of joy and comfort. All of your subjects look so comfortable and happy. I’ve never seen one who appeared stiff or uncomfortable.

Megan - November 22, 2016 - 8:22 AM

First, the last picture. Oh my goodness. It’s perfect.

And jump, squeal, boogie! I LOVE mine! The candid ones of all the kids together and separate and it will be hard for me to choose one family picture. I’m thinking the second or third for my wall. Hmmmmmm. Rob and Simone is amongst my favorites, with the the kids on the tractor a close second. And yes, thanks Lori! I LOVE the colors!

Thank you thank you thank you. I know it was a busy season and you worked extra hard to get these done for me. You’re the best, and so loved!

Megan - November 22, 2016 - 8:31 AM

And, as always your descriptions and quick notes about each kid is so spot on. I think that’s always my favorite part of the posts that you do on my family. Yes, I love the pictures but the words and how well you know my kids definitely touches my mommy and daughter heart.

Fairly Candid - November 22, 2016 - 9:56 AM

First off, the color scheme gives credit to Nicole Severns this year and secondly, thank you Vince and Megan for the sweet words. My gramma heart is full.

Rob - November 22, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Great job Mary!!! Thank you for the wonderful pictures and words. I’ve already emailed Megan my order. :o) My Favorites are Cole pinching Syd’s nose, the family pic with Mone on my shoulders, and the one where Cole was standing on the fence. Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this, you are awesome!

Lori - November 22, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Mary, these are gorgeous! I love the first family picture, the black and white of Robbie and Simone, the gorgeous picture of you and the grandkids (!!!), and all of the amazing pictures in between! You all did such an amazing job! Nice work!

Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Mary I love these pictures. Your Grands are so cute! So happy you can have so much fun with them. Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season.

Fairly Candid - November 27, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Thank you Tracey for your comment that I just happen to agree with … that the grands are so cute. Their little personalities are all so fun and different.

The Reed’s

Sarah is an attorney at Hawley Troxell where I used to work and is one of the kindest women you’d have the pleasure of meeting. Her and Greg were last on my blog two years ago when they just had Ellie, but they are now blessed with Oliver who turns one in December as Ellie turns four. To put […]

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Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Mary, The Reed’s are such a cute family. You have so much fun with them and all your Clients. I am so happy you keep in touch and up date their pictures.

Fairly Candid - November 27, 2016 - 3:27 PM

I agree Tracey, I am lucky to get to photograph these fine fun people. 🙂