Category Archives: Families

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 […]

The Gerichs Family

So my daughter asks me (a little frustrated at her middle child) during this session … “does any other kids act up or is it only mine?” I hear that question almost every session that involves children and every time I laugh and simply say “yes other kids act up.” Kids will be kids but […]

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Becky - November 10, 2015 - 8:04 AM

We are smiling this morning. Beautiful, fun pictures of a beautiful family.

Lori - November 10, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Mary, these pictures are gorgeous! I love Megan’s color scheme! They are so lovely!

Kathy G - November 10, 2015 - 9:48 AM

When I looked at Sydney’s picture, I thought, wow, it looks like a preview of her senior picture. It won’t be long. She looks so grown-up!

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:09 PM

It is crazy Kathy how quickly they look older when they start Kindergarten! I suppose it will go faster than we all think too. 🙁

Fairly Candid - November 10, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Lori, thank you! I thought it resembled your extended family color theme as well … which will be coming up next should you be waiting! 🙂

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

That was sweet Becky. They make me smile too.

Aubrey - November 12, 2015 - 10:43 AM

I think I look forward to these almost as much as Megan! Love this family, every one of them. But I will single out two things: Cole has superior skill in the cute baby department. He is making me all heart-eyed. And Megan’s hair, perfect color, cut, oh and I guess a beautiful face helps, too.

Fairly Candid - November 12, 2015 - 11:09 AM

He is pretty cute I must say and such a happy baby. Yes, Megan’s hair is pretty. Danielle gave it some color a few weeks back and I love it too. Thanks for visiting Aubrey!

The Ellis Family

This is a family you have seen on my blog for years and one that I love. Christine was Megan’s friend in high school and she and Jason actually set up Robby and Megan’s first meeting when they all attended BSU. They have three boys that are busy, robust, adventurous, and so handsome. Quincy turns 13 […]

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Megan - October 29, 2015 - 5:12 PM

LOVE this family! Those boys keep getting more handsome, as if that is even possible. The parents are aging beautifully, and this family always has the best shoes. Always!

Vince - October 30, 2015 - 11:05 AM

I agree with Megan about the parents looking so young. I can easily imagine one of these photos on their annual Christmas card. You certainly are busy lately, Mary. (I guess it comes with the season, huh?)

Fairly Candid - October 30, 2015 - 11:27 AM

I thought your family was tall Megan, but Quincy just keeps out-talling himself. Cooper too. And I told Christine I loved her boots too. Such a little fashionista!

Fairly Candid - October 30, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Hi Vince, yes tis the season (do you hear the bells?).

Christine Ellis - October 30, 2015 - 1:24 PM

Well I don’t know about looking young but I do heart these pictures! The pictures of the boys are so adorable! And hello Quincy…when did you get such a fabulous natural looking smile?!

Fairly Candid - October 30, 2015 - 9:09 PM

It’s always fun to see our kiddos from a different person’s perspective I think. I love that the boys love tall. There are no shrinking violets in your family and I love that!

Liz - October 30, 2015 - 9:38 PM

So awesome!

Mouser/Graves

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the people in this post that consist of my son’s family and Danielle’s mom and sister who were here on vacation for MJ’s 6th birthday. Woo hoo! Happy birthday MJ (now known in Kindergarten as Matthew by his choice). Angie, Danielle’s mom, moved back to Maryland this past May to spend time with […]

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Danielle - October 23, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Ok I PROMISE I wasn’t stalking your site!! I was getting on to email my grandma Mj’s birthday post and I was totally surprised to see these! LOVE LOVE LOVE them, and I’m so excited to have so many great pictures of the people I love. They turned out even better than I could have ever imagined. You have a true talent, and I’m blessed to have you. Love you and thank you again 🙂

Fairly Candid - October 24, 2015 - 8:37 AM

That’s OK Danielle, I love blog stalkers. 🙂

Vince - October 24, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Stalker #2 here. These are wonderful! Such a nice-looking family, and it’s good to see Angie. If she’s still here, please say hi for me.

Fairly Candid - October 24, 2015 - 3:56 PM

No Vince, they were here Wednesday to Wednesday, but I’ll still pass it along.

Linda - October 25, 2015 - 12:54 AM

I love these people and these pictures. Do you do something extra-special when you love the subjects? Actually, now that I think about it, you might love all your subjects!

Kathy G - October 25, 2015 - 8:46 AM

Now that is one good lookin’ family. Where is the site? I’m glad you got one of you and Mike in there.

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2015 - 7:47 AM

Possibly true Linda … I do get into my sessions!

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2015 - 7:49 AM

The site was at a beautiful location Kathy, just like my post said. Ha! (Photographer’s secret!) Yes, I was happy to have a picture too. It doesn’t happen as often as you’d think.

The Hackney Family

Boys will be boys and this family has lots of them! Four in fact … Ethan 10, Nathanial 9 (who was feeling downright crappy this session, poor guy), Nolan almost 8, and Eli who will be two in November and who runs this pony show. And when I say run, I mean that literally. He […]

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Vince - October 20, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Thank goodness for the last few pictures — I was beginning to wonder where their parents were!

Fairly Candid - October 20, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Four boys Vince … four. Don’t you think you might want to run fast and far once in awhile! 🙂

The Heyer Family

I got the fun of photographing the Heyer family — Bill and Alyson (married 11 years), and twins Carson (in green) and Weston (in blue) two years ago when they were in transition from selling their home and looking for another. Now this year, they are celebrating one year in a house they built near the […]

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Vince - October 17, 2015 - 8:28 AM

Nice-looking family. I’m so glad someone still takes black and white photos!

Fairly Candid - October 18, 2015 - 11:11 PM

Once in a while. 🙂

Sheila Clark - October 19, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Alyson, wow! The boys are growing up fast and these were a year ago!! What a great looking family!
Mary, great job!