Category Archives: Families

Made in the USA

On July 4th I got the privilege of photographing Laura and Dave’s family. Laura and I work together and share a common interest in God, have kids close in age, and each have a grandson and a granddaughter so you can imagine how we often share the joys of grandparenting! Her daughter, son-in-law and grandson […]

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shayna - July 9, 2011 - 4:58 PM

Mary, I love your subject matter in this one! Laura is such a beautiful person and it’s wonderful to see her entire family. What a happy, good looking bunch. Great job on the pictures and capturing this families warmth. - July 10, 2011 - 8:57 AM

Thank you Shayna! I’ll make sure she sees your nice comment.

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Megan, Robby, and Sydney

A big thank you to my daughter for being so agreeable as to go “urban” with their family portraits and to dress exactly as I wanted them to — with a mix-match of colors that “don’t have to match but just have to go” — as infamously said by Clinton Kelly and Stacey London of […]

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Megan - June 15, 2011 - 6:57 PM

OH MY GOSH. I love them. ALL. Will be ordering some for sure- but how am I supposed to pick?!?!

Thank you a MILLION times over…lucky us to be the photographers’ kids!!!

amandapfeifer - June 15, 2011 - 7:41 PM

their wardrobe is perfect.. helps bring out the fun personality of the family! Great work! I love models that are ready to try new things!

Linda - June 15, 2011 - 8:56 PM

What fun pictures–I loved, loved, loved all the bring colors and of course your beautiful family. I think your best work is of the ones you love.

Laura Higgs - June 15, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Loved them. I am admittedly jealous of the family pics and regret that I was fully unaware of your talents during any of your visits! Keep up the great work.

Your Man - June 16, 2011 - 4:57 PM

There is only 1 thing that could make them better. Guess who?

Kathy Jones - June 16, 2011 - 5:18 PM

Love the photos – they are really such a perfect family. Long, lean, and beautiful! I loved the bright colors!!! The photos were so sharp and clean and made you want to just keep staring at them! Great job!

Christine Ellis - June 17, 2011 - 3:32 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then LOVE some more!!! Wow!

Aubrey Archuleta - June 17, 2011 - 10:06 PM

So good! I am in love with so many. My favorite is the upside down one Syd & Robbie one, very playful. Nice work, Grammy!

botut - June 20, 2011 - 9:19 PM

Love the colors/clothes/socks ūüôā Super!!

Kathy Grover - August 1, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Each picture is the Best Picture Ever. - August 1, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Thank you Kathy, I had some nice visits with Jon and got a few pics of him too … I’ll e-mail them to you sometime.

Matt, Danielle, and MJ

This little grandson of mine is now 19 months old so it was time for some new family portraits.¬†Danielle wanted “old wood and tall grass” so I tried to deliver. The little fellow wasn’t so much into pictures as he was the rocks, glass, dirt, bugs, and anything else he shouldn’t have, so when we […]

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Megan - June 7, 2011 - 7:35 AM

These are so awesome- totally worth the long drive to get them. I love the shading and b/w with pieces of color you did- I can’t WAIT to see how great ours turn out!!

Linda Johnston - June 7, 2011 - 9:31 AM

These pictures are awesome!! Of course it helps to have such photogenic subjects. What a beautiful little family. Now, Mary, lets see what you can do with my bunch of cutie patooties (be warned, the parents and grandparents will be a little more challenging). Can’t wait to see the Gerich’s cuteness. - June 7, 2011 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Linda! I told Danielle I took too many pictures to which she said in an e-mail “I’m sorry we are such a cute family with such amazing talent¬Ö guess we should start charging people to take our pictures ;)” (News flash: I think I already DO pay to take their pictures … which you know I love, love, love and love to do.) Megan and Robby are next – this Thursday so I’ll post those next week after camping. As for your upcoming photo shoot, no worries. You could be blinking and noone will even notice with all of your cute grandkids in the picture. Oh wait! You WILL be blinking. We need to work on that.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

shayna - June 7, 2011 - 7:10 PM

Love the one of MJ behind the wheel and also the next one of his profile while laughing. The big people are pretty cute too ūüôā

Your Man - June 7, 2011 - 7:11 PM

What good looking kids we have .not to mention the cutiest grandkid. As usual you did a great job. Must be kind of easy thou knowing they come from good stock! Love ya.

Aubrey Archuleta - June 7, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Wow! SLAY ME. That baby is so cute & wowsers Matt better keep good tabs on Danielle, she’s HOT! Nice work “Guy” ūüėÄ - June 7, 2011 - 10:49 PM

See why I want to push the “pause” button on MJ. Cute kid … looks just like his pretty momma. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Laura Higgs - June 8, 2011 - 4:38 PM

Awesome. Love love the color. Danielle looks like a model. It looks like the pictures that come in the frame.

Sugar and Spice … and a Little Dirt Bike?

Meet “Ry”, a sweet, petite,¬†almost five-year old with some good upbringing! Take for example being out in the cold for over an hour and never once, not once, whimpering or complaining or backtalking or crying or anything even remotely negative — through several clothing changes no less. I got report back from her sweet step-mom […]

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Stacey - March 31, 2011 - 8:57 AM

Mary, these pictures are GREAT! Nice job! Michelle, you guys are too cute – Ry, looks adorable and those of you and Jim are so good!

botut - April 2, 2011 - 3:47 PM

Hola Mary – I have something for you over at my blog. Come and see……

Chad, Holly, and Ryker « Fairly Candid - November 2, 2011 - 8:38 PM

[…] 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 on one of the most beautiful afternoons the […]

Jim, Michelle and Ryan « Fairly Candid - November 15, 2011 - 12:18 PM

[…] photographed them around Easter when Ryan turned 5 (and it was cold then too). She had a little dirt bike with training wheels that was so cute … and I just learned she no longer needs them! Rock on […]

"It Never Hurts to Ask" Family Portraits

Sometimes you meet the nicest people at the most unusual places.¬† Take for example the Hilton Hawaiian Village playground.¬† I was photographing my daughter’s family and we stopped for a few minutes to let Sydney play¬†on the slide when¬†a lady came up and asked if I was a photographer and could possibly photograph her family.¬† […]

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Portraits of My Hawaiian Kids

My mom and I spent 14 wonderful days in sunny Honolulu the first two weeks of December¬†with my daughter, Megan,¬†son-in-law Robby, and granddaughter, Sydney.¬† A week into our trip Grampa¬†showed up at their door surprising everyone but me (since I was in the loop from the get-go) so it was fun to see the kids […]

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fairlycandid - December 18, 2010 - 2:58 AM

What a sweet post- it was a pleasure having you here and I love the pictures!!!

Linda Johnston - December 19, 2010 - 7:38 AM

How cute–I just love babes in stripey bottoms! Megan and Robby look so happy, job well done grandma X 2.

Aubrey Archuleta - December 19, 2010 - 9:23 PM

Oh man! I LURVE these!!!

Company Coming? Need Portraits?

It’s holiday time and when that happens good friends and family come to visit, as in the case of Barb’s family who had extra guests for Thanksgiving. ¬†Babies bring a special joy to a family and this one is no exception — what a cutie! ¬†She has two cousins that I think are pretty fun, […]

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The Barker's

Boise’s first snow brought frigid temperatures in the 20’s, but it also brought some beauty to God’s nature. This is my niece’s family and they were¬†willing to hit the snow to memorialize the first snowfall of winter. Winter? Well, not officially, but it sure feels like it. I love how the snow accents the greens […]

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Got Your Party Dress?

When you were little what was one of your favorite memories of Christmas? Was it getting all dressed up in your party clothes, maybe going to the Mall to see Santa and getting that candy cane, performing in a church program, or going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for dinner to play with the cousins?¬† […]

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The Mouser's

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to have a great photo background. In this case, we went one door down to the subdivision playground where my husband’s family lives. After that, we went into their backyard. Take your camera, get outside, get low, and look around to see what you might find. Remember, photos […]

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