Category Archives: Families

It’s a … BOY!

The wait is over. The reveal was tonight. A gift to all the families on both sides. MJ is going to be the best big brother to: Jayden Lane Mouser Due April 11, 2012 He is already loved sooooo much! XXO Baby Jayden!

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Megan - November 22, 2011 - 9:10 PM

Awwww, what a cute post!!! I love the pics- especially the last one- theirs turned out MUCH cuter than ours.

Linda Johnston - November 22, 2011 - 9:40 PM

Wonderful pictures, wonderful news, beautiful family! Sweet little MJ IS going to be a great big brother. I guess I hadn’t heard the due date before but a marvelous man was born on that date exactly 60 years ago from April 11, 2012–Guy Johnston!! - November 22, 2011 - 10:23 PM

The due date got moved up a week when she went for her ultrasound yesterday. She was three days behind Megan originally, but is three days ahead of her now. Cousins fighting for their alpha position I guess. 🙂 And you know that date is also my sister Julie’s b-day so Jayden will have lots of company if he comes when he’s due.

Katie Blevins - November 22, 2011 - 11:12 PM

So exciting!! Do we get to hear news on Megan’s pregnancy too?

Kathy Grover - November 23, 2011 - 1:44 PM

Congratulations to all.

Christine Ellis - November 25, 2011 - 2:31 PM

Sooo cute!! Love the pics! Great Job.

Happy New Year Birthday! « Fairly Candid - January 1, 2012 - 4:00 PM

[…] in April, just three days apart. We’re having an “o boy” on the Mouser side (see Jayden’s post here) and an “oh, I wonder what it will be?” baby on the Gerichs side. I’ve already […]

Tammy and Brittney

Tammy is a co-worker of mine. By day she is a Legal Administrative Assistant, by weekend she is Unit Commander for the Snake River Young Marines/Training Officer for the 6th Young Marine Division, and at all times she is mom extraordinaire to Brittney. Tammy was one of the first ladies to befriend me at the firm. […]

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Tammy N Miller - November 22, 2011 - 3:17 PM

All I can say about Mary’s photos is … wow ! Capturing the true personalities, Mary has that “knack” for seeing the pictures within her subjects. I can’t wait to see future pictures by her !

Jim, Michelle and Ryan

Working with these guys is so much fun. Literally with Michelle at our job, then second on a beautiful crisp November day for our half-hour photo session. Okay, it was more than crisp, it was 39 degrees, but did I hear any complaints? Not one. We kept moving, though, so that helped. I first photographed […]

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Julia James Laible - November 15, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Gorgeous family! The one where they have all their hands up kneeling is definitely my fave! - November 15, 2011 - 12:40 PM

Thanks Julia! Always fun to hear favorites. They ARE gorgeous … all with amazing eyes.

Megan - November 15, 2011 - 2:23 PM

How cute!!! And your super cute idea that I THOUGHT was reserved for me has now been broadcast all over the web for everyone to see and now HOW will it be unique when I send out my Christmas Cards??? 😉 Just giving you hell- you rocked this photo shoot- lucky them to have such an array of pics to decide on for the C-Card! - November 15, 2011 - 2:56 PM

I know. 🙂 I’m a brat. We’ll just have to one up it now for you. Love, your bad mom

Sent from my iPhone

LoraLee - November 15, 2011 - 3:14 PM

Oh what a BEAUTIFUL family and fantastic photography! Just awesome, Mary. I just love peeking in when I get
the chance.
Love You,
LoraLee - November 15, 2011 - 5:32 PM

It always brings a smile to my face when you comment Lora Lee. We are praying for your family. Love, Mary

Your Man - November 15, 2011 - 5:34 PM

What awesome reflection you got from a great reflector guy. Great pics and a blast to meet them and help you. Love ya.

Chad, Holly, and Ryker

I didn’t know this family before we met for photos, but I’ll tell you what … I think they would be pretty fun to hang out with! I heard nothing but great things about them from Michelle of  Sugar and Spice … and a Little Dirt Bike. I arranged to meet Chad, Holly, and Ryker at a park […]

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Cathie Alonzo - November 3, 2011 - 3:32 PM

Gorgeous, love the fall leaves. - November 4, 2011 - 10:50 AM

It’s not as pretty now since we got colder weather, wind, and some rain. It was the peak weekend for sure. I’ll bet it’s pretty in your neck of the woods in WA. Send me some pictures. Love, Mary

Holly - November 4, 2011 - 12:12 PM


The pictures turned out sooo amazing!! Thank you so much for spending the afternoons with us! Ryker loved running around the park! I would love to be able to tell you my favorite, but they are all so wonderful I can’t begin to choose. I am already looking forward to our next photo session!!!


Holly - November 4, 2011 - 12:37 PM

Yay! Thank you Holly for the sweet comments and e-mail. My husband can’t get over the fact that Ryker is only 14 months … says he looks like he’s two. Oh, and what a fun surprise to have you subscribe to my blog. I wish you guys all the best on your destination wedding and I’ll look forward to meeting up with you again one day. Happy Holidays! (It just seemed appropriate to tell you that since it’s snowing right now!)

[…] I met Holly, Chad, and handsome little Ryker last fall for the first time when I took their family photos, and was so happy to get a call that they were ready for new pics! Ryker turns two in August and […]

[…] favorite family whom I’ve had the fun of photographing three times now. You can see them here when they had photos taken last fall, and again here when I saw them this July. Ryker was two in […]

Superheros: The Family

When you were growing up who were your Superheros? Was it Flash, Supergirl, or The Fly of the 50’s? Or how about the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, The Avengers, or Captain Marvel of the 60’s? Are you surprised that many of our Superhero movies of today were from the Superhero Cartoons of 40-50 […]

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Megan - October 22, 2011 - 6:37 AM

How ridiculously FUN!!! That was adorable- kudos to the parents for fostering such creative, exciting times for their boys!!! I loved the different facial expressions that Roy handed out- he does have the “Super Hero” look down!!!

Aubrey - October 22, 2011 - 8:46 AM

AWESOME! I am so excited to see these…and jealous I did not think of this first! Love this family & they were captured perfectly Mary. Nice work, as always.

Hannah - October 22, 2011 - 10:29 PM

I love love love them!! Thank you so much for taking our pictures and having fun with my crazy boys!! The pictures turned out great!! I can’t wait to get the CD so I can get these up on my wall 🙂 - October 23, 2011 - 8:07 PM

Yay! I’m so glad you love them. When I was burning the CD I came across another one I love of just your two boys that I put on the blog as well. You have quite the friends as I had over 180 blog hits just from your post! It was so fun so thank you for writing me in the first place. Mary

[…] were your Superheros growing up? I was fortunate to get to photograph a family of Superheros that allowed their boys, ages 5 and 4, to dream and have fun … but the best part? … […]

Beth - The Botut Blog - October 27, 2011 - 3:41 PM

Great idea….now what to dress up as?

Beth - The Botut Blog - October 27, 2011 - 3:43 PM

Oh, and we’ll be out to have our picture taken. Maybe by retirement age. Hopefully.

[…] still present. And in all fairness, this family gave my blog the most views (215) with their post Superheros: The Family. What a wonderful family and a lasting memory. Now check out other entries at I Heart Faces at the […]

[…] one you picked! Mickie, it was so great meeting you and Averi. Please tell the grandma of the Superhero’s (Walter and Roy) that I appreciate the referral, and most importantly, I hope you’ll let me […]

Matt and Andrea Family

Meet the Priebe’s … Matt — husband, dad, and Youth Pastor for First Baptist Church; Andrea, his sweet and gorgeous wife with many responsibilities managing the household and helping Matt; oldest daughter Madelyn, son Brennan, and the youngest, Autumn. Matt has been a youth Pastor for 12 years this coming January and has served FBC […]

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Linda Johnston - October 18, 2011 - 7:51 PM

Seeing the wonderful photos of this beautiful family that I admire and love so much made me weepy. Andrea’s Mom will be thrilled to see her beautiful family on her wall while she is so far away. You did it again Mary! - October 18, 2011 - 8:44 PM

Thank you Linda. I’ll be honest that I was pretty proud of this session … and I want their yard!!!

LoraLee - October 18, 2011 - 10:32 PM

Oh Mary, what darling pictures of such a beautiful family!! You are so blessed to have them in the church!!
They are without doubt a special family, you can tell by the radiance in all of their faces. We will look forward to
meeting them the next time we visit.
Honey, you are doing such remarkable work with your photography!! God has blessed you with a such talent
to capture such gorgeous pictures. Not to mention that sweet personality that would invite a wild animal to
lay at your feet!!
We treasure the precious book you made for our 50th anniversary. A gift that keeps you close to our hearts!!
LoraLee and Lee

Kathy Grover - October 18, 2011 - 10:42 PM

It just gets better and better, huh? - October 19, 2011 - 7:30 AM

Lora Lee, you’re the best and I appreciate you. Your comments made me laugh with ‘wild animals lay at my feet’. Hilarious. I love making books but sadly time hasn’t permitted it much since having grandkids and starting Fairly Candid. I’m busy but will never regret the photos I take — especially of my growing family. Seriously, can you believe I am going to have FOUR grandbabies come April. Oh boy, I think I’m busy now … just wait. We always look forward to seeing you guys. Hope it’s sooner than later. Love, Mary

Andrea - October 19, 2011 - 12:42 PM

As I looked through the pictures tears were welling up in my eyes. Do I “like” the pictures? Oh my goodness, we love them! Wow. Thank you. You have a true gift. It is a gift you have been given by God that you graciously & generously give to others through your photography. Thank you for such a great batch of pictures that will fill many frames, bring back many memories, and you certainly captured the true growing personalities of our 7 1/2, 5, and 4 year old. I cannot wait to “gift” these pictures…as I know they will treasured.

Thank you, Mary. Thank you! - October 19, 2011 - 1:28 PM

Thank you Andrea — you are so kind! You guys made it so easy for being so willing to do anything. Your kids are so cute (inside and out) and Mike commented last night that Autumn was such a little doll. You have even more poses coming on your CD. I can get carried away (as you well know).

Team Priebe » - October 9, 2012 - 2:54 PM

[…] Meet Team Priebe! Matt, Team Captain, Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church for 5.5 years, and the craziest jumper I’ve ever seen. Andrea is Co-Captain and all-around team support and organizer, a lover of kids and youth. Madelyn at 8-and-a-half (the halves matter at this age) is in third grade and is so smart and ready to tackle anything. Brennan (I called the poor lad Brenner all morning) is 6 and a Kindergartner and a constant reminder of my son at that age with his blonde hair, blue eyes, and fun personality. Autumn rounds out the family turning 5 this December and has the team title of being the “bossiest” by her sister, although I never saw any of it. You will see she kept a wary eye on me most of the time, but when she let go of her smile, it glowed. You can view their last year’s photo session here. […]

Swani River (Family Session)

Isn’t that just the cutest title. I came up with it because my cousin’s daughter-in-law, Bobbi, called me about photographing their family while Grandma “Swani” was in town. I thought her name was so darn cute … and we were down by the Boise River after all … sooooo … Swani River. 🙂 These guys were […]

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Aubrey - October 5, 2011 - 7:01 PM

Eep! Eep!! I was so excited to see these here! Bobbi is such a treasured friend from Jr. High, for me. Grant is great too & I know what you mean about those dogs, I need them to work with my boys 😉 Beautiful pics & small world, eh?

Cathie Alonzo - October 5, 2011 - 7:32 PM

Love these and the beautiful dogs! - October 5, 2011 - 8:29 PM

Eep!? That’s a new word I’ve never heard … and I think I like it!

Kathy Norwood - October 6, 2011 - 5:37 AM

Mary, this are so wonderful. I’m so glad to see your work here and I am definitely going to have to follow your blog now! Miss ya’ll lots. - October 6, 2011 - 5:57 AM

Kathy, I am suddenly nervous having a professional looking on! 🙂 For those out there reading this, Kathy is the wife of a cousin (Grant is her nephew) and she is a professional wedding photographer in Texas who does a-ma-zing work! I am a total amateur next to her but I hope to keep learning! Thanks for the nice surprise to hear from you Kathy.

Jason and Christine

Christine has spent many a night at our house since she and Megan were best friends all through high school. She went to BSU where she met Jason, and they in turn re-introduced Megan to Robby (after one chance meeting that didn’t go so well) — and it’s been love ever since for both couples! […]

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Megan - July 27, 2011 - 8:50 PM

I ♄ the Ellis Family!!! What a gorgeous set of people with ridiculous smiles and hearts bigger than life! Love the tile in the first few pics and the Converse is genius…

Aubrey Archuleta - July 27, 2011 - 9:24 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE these! That Quincy is a child model gold mine, hat a handsome young man. Great to see Christine face on here, nice work Mary!

Family Portraits | Cottonwood

The thing I love about going to Cottonwood is the hospitality and how we are always made to feel at home and have access to anything we need (like a box of 175 individually wrapped York Patties that were extremely less in numbers by the time I left). The second thing I love is all the photos on […]

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