Category Archives: Families

The Clark’s

The extra cool thing about repeat clients is you get to see their kids grow. Sheila and I used to work together and the first year I photographed Sammy and Lexxy (now 8 and in 3rd Grade) they were just turning four. Four years is a huge difference in maturity for kids, and seeing Sammy and […]

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Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Precious. Those Girls are just darling. Love seeing their pictures.

The Johnston’s

It’s always a good time when I get to spend time with this family. James and Cassi attend our church (and we took these before church) but with three services, we sometimes don’t run into one another, but it’s also a bit intimidating now because Cassi is a photographer herself with a brand new website up […]

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Cassi - November 17, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Love, love all of them! What if I can’t pick a favorite? Thank you so much, Mary.
It is always so much fun spending time with you and your handy dandy reflector guy 🙂

Fairly Candid - November 17, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Cassi, It’s always great hanging with you and the kids. You guys are so easy going and just let me do my thing … which can be hard for another photographer so kudos to you! And yes, that reflector guy is pretty handy when he’s around on sessions – like never. It’s only because we were headed to church that he came, but I sure appreciated him! Mary

Linda - November 18, 2016 - 9:12 AM

Aww, be still my heart! Some of my favorite people on the planet, my sweet Johnston Jr. family captured by the best friend a girl could have, who just happens to have mad photographic skills. I love the photos and all of you!

Fairly Candid - November 18, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Linda, you know how to make a family and a best friend’s day! You’re the best! Mary

Vince - November 25, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Love love love these! Now it’s Cassi’s turn to photograph you.

Tracey - November 25, 2016 - 4:58 PM

This family is so Photogenic. James & Cassi have beautiful smiles. Paige and Cooper are darling. Good luck to Cassi on her voyage through photography.

Fairly Candid - November 27, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Vince, I know, next year we need to do a trade again. We did it last year but this year I had my grand boys when I did Megan’s family so put Mike and I and the boys in the same colors and made it happen. One setting and done! Tracey, thank you for your comment as well. I’m sure Cassi appreciates your well wishes.Mary

Southard Family

This is my second visit to the Southard home — well actually third since I accidentally left my spare memory card behind and ran out of memory before my session was finished. I returned a few days later and grabbed a few more shots which allowed them a wardrobe change and me a little lower sun. They are busy people […]

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Jenny - November 15, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Love, love, love them!!! Thanks so much for your hard work, adaptability and beautiful art! What talent you have in capturing sweet moments and memories. Excited to print some of these to treasure for years to come. Thanks again and see you around FBC!

Fairly Candid - November 16, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Jenny, thank you so much. Really. You made my day. 🙂 Mary

The Davis Family

Another beautiful night and another great family session with the Davis’. Lynnette is an attorney at Hawley Troxell and is one of those really nice down-to-earth people that is just easy to be around. While I had never met her husband, Matt, I was impressed with his easy going ways as well. After I fired […]

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Tracey - December 1, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Mary, Kate looks older than 5th grade. Are you sure that is the grade she is in? Dad is really going to have to beat those boys off. What a nice looking family.

Spraker Family

Here’s four beautiful strong women that photographed beautifully at the Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead. Laurie’s three daughters seemed happy to be there and it didn’t take me long to see Laurie’s nurturing come through. There was a definite bond that was sweet to observe. Paige, who attends Gonzaga was in town to celebrate her 22nd birthday; Halle is 19 […]

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Severns/Wielenga Families

The Severns and Wielenga family are back for another fun fall session. Thank you guys! I appreciate you! They never disappoint with their clothing choices either — something I can really empathize with all you clients out there because it’s probably the hardest part of booking a session — trying to figure out what to wear! Last year’s session turned up with […]

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Lori - October 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Mary, these are stunning! We LOVE them so much! Thank you for sharing your talent, patience, and love with us! You are so gifted and an incredible lady! We are so thankful to know you and have you in our lives.

Fairly Candid - October 17, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Thank you Lori, you are always so generous with your words. Mary

Megan - October 17, 2016 - 2:50 PM

New rule. I’m not going to look at the Severns / Wielenga family photos until after I get mine done because all I want to do is copy all of the wardrobe and Ellas incredible hair! You guys all look stunning. Nice work as always, Mom!

Fairly Candid - October 17, 2016 - 5:22 PM

I agree about Ella’s hair. She came up to me and said “Miss Mary, I really didn’t get one side cut short – it’s just pulled around to the other side.” She’s so dang cute that girl and her photo day hair is always the BEST.

[…] be doing falling snow pictures — which I would love actually. Now a big shout out to the Severns family for their color ideas. Megan just loved what they did and so copied it — the best compliment […]

The Szentanai Family

First off, a big shout out to the Swails family for referring the Szentanai family last year. We tried to make it happen last fall but the weather and work schedules thwarted it last minute. It worked out well because in September Ioana and Christian celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary so congrats you two! Their son, Aidan, who turns 8 […]

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Christopher [2017 Senior]

Meet Chris, a Lacrosse playing senior at Skyview High who wants to be a commercial pilot! Now that’s not something you hear every day. While on our session he teased his mom, Jami, that she might want to give him a plane for his graduation gift but her laugh pretty much gave it away that that […]

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Charly Carbray - October 8, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Mary, these are absolutely amazing!! Christopher looks so handsome, and I love our family shots as well! It is truley great working with you, and the end product always turns out phenomenal. THANK YOU!!! 🙂

Fairly Candid - October 8, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Thank you Charly and it was so fun seeing you again and having you there to get Chris laughing! There are more images on the DVD so be sure you see those next time you are home. Best of everything in your schooling. 🙂 Mary