Category Archives: Families

The Schafer’s

I’ve known Melissa as a co-worker for many years at Hawley Troxell and we later learned that she and my daughter knew each other through church camp “back in the day” — it’s a small world after all. Just a month before I retired in August, she became my boss! But bossy she was not and I […]

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Sheila Clark - September 28, 2016 - 4:12 PM

These are just adorable Melissa! Can’t believe how big Emmy is getting! Great job at capturing their personalities Mary 🙂
We need to get ours done soon!

The Swails Family

I look forward to photographing this fun family every year and like my last post it’s our fifth year together and they also have twin boys that always wear their signature plaid shirts. The Swails boys have taken it a step further, however, and have always sported their curly unruly locks of boyhood which I love. 🙂 Gus, […]

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The Szentanai Family » FairlyCandid.com - October 8, 2016 - 11:41 PM

[…] 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 […]

Todd, Susan, James and Greg

In reading back to my first session with Susan, Todd, and the boys (October 2012 found here), I wrote “I am fortunate to have two jobs that I love. One as a part time receptionist at a prestigious downtown law firm and the other Fairly Candid. Sometimes the two intertwine as I photograph people I […]

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Spraker Family » FairlyCandid.com - October 24, 2016 - 8:55 PM

[…] pictures as well before Grandma returned him back to the comforts of his home. A big shout out to Todd and Susan for the referral (Todd is Laurie’s brother) so thank you guys. Word of mouth referrals are […]

The Rauenhorst Family

Micky works in the same department with the mom’s of Matthew and Dylan — both 2016 seniors that I got to photograph recently — so needless to say I was thrilled when she called to say she wanted some images of their family taken. (A big shout out thank you to Linda, Jen, and Melissa!) Micky even suggested this location so […]

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Vince - July 4, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Barns, fences — apart from nature itself, I think wood makes the best background. You use it really well here.

Fairly Candid - July 6, 2016 - 7:28 AM

I so agree Vince. Barn wood is my favorite for sure. They tore my last barn down without even telling me! I could have made a backdrop out of it. What were they thinking?

Father’s Day Family

Big sisters Gail and Ella came to Boise from LA and the Seattle area to visit little brother Greg over the past week. I’d like to introduce you to the whole gang –13 in all. Gail has been married to Ivan for 36 years and Ella has been married to Dan for 46 years. They have […]

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Vince - June 25, 2016 - 1:27 PM

That is such a good site for pictures.

The Busacker Family

So Mike and I were out to dinner with friends last week and one of them brought up a comment about if you were a punctuation mark, which one would you be? Two said questions marks and my friend said I would be an exclamation mark. I had no idea what that meant, nor did I ask, […]

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Megan - November 25, 2015 - 10:09 AM

I’m giggling over here. I would have said you were a question mark! Maybe you’re both!

What a gorgeous family to end on. A slew of beautiful blue eyes, the best matched family of the season, and sweet smiles.

I expect that tree to be up asap now that editing is done. Exclamation point. Wink wink. Love you.

Fairly Candid - November 25, 2015 - 11:47 AM

I can always count on you Megan to try and figure your mother out. Thanks for always reading and chiming in now and again. Versions of blue and red or burgundy were definitely the colors of choice this season and I thought each family looked great! This one included. Nice work Busackers!

Vince - November 25, 2015 - 6:05 PM

What a gorgeous, color-coordinated family. But about that 7th shot down . . . What exactly am I looking at?!

Siri - November 25, 2015 - 7:28 PM

We can’t pick our favorite!!!! Thank you so much for capturing all of my kids so well! They look forward to this now and will not let me forget to book early next year!

Fairly Candid - November 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Vince, that’s a reflector. One side is white to reflect light into the eyes but Maren was having a hard time holding it so Sydney jumped under to help, then Rimi just thought it looked like a fun place to be. Getting photos taken is a family production. 🙂 Mary

Fairly Candid - November 26, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Siri, thank you. Such nice words. I like to tease you about waiting till it’s freezing cold but I can only imagine the activities you have to schedule around. It’s still just as fun to me freezing or not. Mary

Beth - March 4, 2016 - 12:17 AM

Happy Holidays (very late) Mary!! Great pics. Loved looking through them and catching up with the family. Hope all is well!
Love to all,
Beth

The White Family

I had never met Abby and Dave before even though we’ve attended the same church for years now — three services can do that. But I had heard about them when a group of First Baptist ladies bought a gift certificate from me for a Newborn Session about 7 months ago. You see, the White’s were […]

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Becky - November 21, 2015 - 9:53 AM

I can feel their happiness through your pictures. Great job.

Fairly Candid - November 21, 2015 - 10:35 PM

That is a really sweet comment Becky considering you don’t even know them. Thank you.

Vince - November 25, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Is fall the best time of year for outdoor shots or what?

The Johnston Jr. Family

Our friends have the nicest kids! Here’s James and Cassi and their twins Paige and Cooper, now 2-1/2. They had to reschedule their first appointment, we were weathered out the second one, and this one turned out to be very c-o-l-d so we went for four (found in the second half of this post). For the first […]

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Linda - November 16, 2015 - 7:57 AM

Love my sweet little Johnston Jrs, and my big ones too. Great photos of my sweethearts, Mary, as usual.

Cherie - November 16, 2015 - 10:08 AM

All I can say is WOW….I love them…The photographs brought a huge smile to my face and filled my heart with joy. You captured their little personalities. I believe we will need a bigger house instead of down sizing for more pictures of our sweetpeas! The pictures of the big kids were beautiful too! Fabulous job Mary

Mary Mouser - November 16, 2015 - 11:06 AM

I could be wrong, but I think I have two proud grandma comments on here. 🙂 Mary

Cassi - November 17, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Wow!!! We are in love with all of the pictures, Mary! I love how you captured Cooper and Paiges little personalities.
Thank you so much!!!

Fairly Candid - November 17, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Thanks Cassi, it was a collective effort!

[…] it this way. I didn’t want to do the tripod thing and run in and out of the picture so asked Cassi Johnston, both a friend and client, if she would do the honors and waala, we have some family pictures […]

The Severns/Wielenga Family

Well, one thing I know for sure is that Christmas is near because Barb and her family get their pictures done every fall without fail for their Christmas cards. This year they said the girls were wearing dresses and heels so I immediately thought I needed to find a place with hard surfaces instead of […]

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Lori - November 11, 2015 - 7:57 AM

Mary, these turned out beautifully! We love them! Thank you so much!!

Fairly Candid - November 11, 2015 - 8:40 AM

You are welcome so much and thank YOU for the suggestion! I loved doing something different.

Kathy G - November 11, 2015 - 12:11 PM

I love the way the lighting and color tones came out. Looks like Plan B was an A+. This is the most photogenic family I’ve seen of all your pictures. Well, next to your family and mine, of course.

Fairly Candid - November 12, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the great grade Kathy! Can’t get much better than that! Woo hoo!

Vince - November 16, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Capitol idea, Mary!

[…] probably the hardest part of booking a session — trying to figure out what to wear! Last year’s session turned up with gale winds so we took to the indoors, but this fall’s photo season has been […]