Category Archives: Families

The Swails Family Boys

Oh boy. Oh boy. Oh boy. These three had me running! Amanda saw our session as a way to get some new updated images of Gus 5-½, and twins Peter (in orange) and Henry (obviously in green)  — who are 3 years old today so Happy Birthday boys! — but they saw it as a […]

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Megan - November 22, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Seeing this post makes me even more giddy that there’s a boy in my belly!!! The hair on those little men was amazing!!!

The Swails Family » - September 30, 2015 - 8:44 PM

[…] I cleaned it up but nope. You can see their one year pics here, their almost two year pics, and almost three year pics should you want to see more cuteness. Amanda and Nick, thank you for a wonderfully fun session […]

The Severns and Wielenga Families

Ok, I’m going to be honest here and say I am really jealous about this post. Barb Severns and her daughter Lori Wielenga were some of my very first clients when I went public with Fairly Candid four years ago. They have had me shoot their family six different times in those four years!!! My […]

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Kathy G - November 21, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Oh. My. Gosh. That combination of photogenic subjects and photographic skill is just killer! It makes me happy to look at them!

Lori - December 28, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Mary, you are the very best, and we LOVE them! xoxo

The Ellis Family

They’re back and cuter than ever! Jason, Christine, Quincy, Cooper, and Carter were on my blog the end of July and now they’re back to create their Christmas cards. The boys have changed so much even since July. And “Carter Bear” just turned ONE! What?! How does that happen? Since their last post Jason and his business partner […]

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Megan - November 19, 2014 - 7:31 AM

A gorgeous family inside and out. I’ve got those cute Ellis men pegged for my daughters. Every pic is adorable, but I love the one of the three boys and the one where they are posed with her suggestion. Well done!

Christine - November 19, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Mary- They look great! The colors are just beautiful! I love the individual ones of the boys. You are right, I’m going to have a hard time picking which ones to use for our cards. Thank you for making our family sparkle!!

Fairly Candid - November 19, 2014 - 3:56 PM

You don’t need any help sparkling. Love you guys!

LoraLee Carter - November 20, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful family!!!! Didn’t Jason play basketball for BSU? Those boys are the cutest guys ever!!!
And Mom and Dad are such a gorgeous couple!!! Your pictures
are outstanding as always Mary!
Love to everyone,

The Busacker Family

I was so happy to get to photograph the Busacker’s again. They are such a nice family with such fun and polite kiddos — all of which like to have their picture taken so it makes my job so easy! Even Carston was on board this year. He is 9 and in 3rd grade and […]

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Siri - November 17, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Thank you Mary!!! Everyone always ends up loving it and I’m soooo glad I had you take the kids pictures instead of buying school ones. So much better!

The Busacker Family » - November 24, 2015 - 10:02 PM

[…] Lydia, 14 and in 9th grade, and Sydney, a sixth grader at 11 have grown more beautiful than last year if that’s possible. Carston is a handsome 4th grader and is 10 and little Rimini, now 4 […]

The Seifrit Family [2015 Senior/Family Combo]

I am going to start this post off in a most unusual way and say that I believe in God in case you didn’t know that about me. It’s a small world (after all) and God allows His mysterious ways to bring us joy in … well … mysterious ways! Take for example this note […]

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Christina Seifrit - November 13, 2014 - 2:48 PM

Dear Mary,
These are WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you for everything! We have not had any families pictures taken since 2006, when Hannah was about 4 years old. So, we have NONE with little Melody. So, having family portraits taken were long overdue, and you made it so incredibly easy, fun, and extra special! We just cannot thank you enough for what you have done!

The Seifrit Family

Christina Seifrit - November 13, 2014 - 2:56 PM

…And thank you for Michael’s Senior Portraits! I could not be happier about how they turned out! He looks so grown up, but I still cant stop thinking about him as an itty bitty toddler. Thank you, again. Oh, and Sam has already requested that you do HIS Senior Portraits. 🙂

Fairly Candid - November 16, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Well, what a way to bless my day! Thank you for you sweet comment and for the one about Michael as well. For those of you reading this, I asked Christina, Eric, and Michael to all yell “Senior” in the shot with just the three of them. Christina started to cry. Oh no! But it was just all that love and memories that sits right there at the top of our mind with our first senior. I just love love. Don’t you! (PS and tell that handsome Sam that I would love to shoot his senior pictures! I won’t even think of retirement till he is done. Wink)

Amy and Maci

Meet sweet Amy and her daughter Maci. I first met Maci three years ago when I shot her newborn session and now she is this feisty, fun, theatrical, adorable little blonde bundle of sweetness and spitfire. The two of them were on the eve of moving out of state to further Amy’s education, so Grandma Susie — a […]

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Becky Hamilton - November 14, 2014 - 8:57 PM

I think these may be your best. Beautiful pictures of beautiful people.

Fairly Candid - November 16, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Thank you Becky (who is my cousin for all you readers out there). I agree that they were beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.

Kathryn Webb - November 18, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Great photos, Mary! You really captured the energy & enthusiasm of that little girl. Mom & Grandma also.

A Waldbillig Family Christmas

Much of the time I’ve never met my clients until the day of the photo session, but just as many times I get to know some of their personality through the emails back and forth to set the date. Well, let’s just say I could tell right off that this family had a big personality! […]

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Karen A Guarino - November 6, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Just so darn adorable! Love each and every one of those poses, as well as the comments….kiss fist!

megan - November 7, 2014 - 8:04 AM

Yes. Everything about these photos scream fun and best Christmas card of 2014. I see a bunch of copy cats next year…..

Jessica and Dustin - November 7, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Hey Mary,

I got the DVD today, thank you! I truly love our pictures this year, I think you really captured our moment and we did have fun doing it. It didn’t feel like a chore at all! LOVE IT!!!! Much thanks and I promise to mail you our Christmas card! xo

The Archambo’s

Here’s another awesome family with an adorable little one and what a great time I had with Justin, Shari, and 11 month old Ruby — yes, named after a beloved family member. We were constantly moving to keep me warm (they were obviously much tougher than I) and to take in as many beautiful backgrounds as possible. […]

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Megan - November 5, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Those two need to have eight more children. ADORABLE.

The Owsley Family

Meet Dean, Mindy, and Grace, another fun family I had the joy of photographing on a beautiful Boise day. Grace, being almost three, was so cute and proper and definitely loved — thus the shirt pronouncing it 🙂 — and can you believe we found flowers to match her outfit in this first picture! And […]

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Sheila Clark - November 4, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Great pics of the Owsleys!! What a beautiful family!

The Reed Family

I have two great jobs … one as a part time photographer of families and high school seniors, and one as a part time receptionist at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP where I meet some of the nicest people on the planet. Sarah, as others before her, is one of those people. She’s an […]

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The Reed’s » - November 20, 2016 - 8:35 PM

[…] of the kindest women you’d have the pleasure of meeting. Her and Greg were last on my blog two years ago when they just had Ellie, but they are now blessed with Oliver who turns one in December as Ellie […]