Category Archives: Families

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 » FairlyCandid.com - 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!

Blessings,
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 » FairlyCandid.com - 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 […]

The Johnston’s

It’s hard to even know where to start with this family — they are very dear to my husband and I — and the son and daughter-in-law of dear friends as well. This is James and Cassi, parents to their beautiful 15 month old twins, Cooper and Paige who wore. me. out. Ok, I think they wore their […]

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Kathy - October 31, 2014 - 5:12 AM

Beautiful and fun!

Linda J. - October 31, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Oh Mary, they are such good pictures. Sorry for not being the best helper. I kind of distracted them away from the camera. With my help I’m not sure how you got so many good ones! Of course they are some of my very most favorite people on the earth–as is the amazing photographer. I sure do love this little family.

Cassi - November 1, 2014 - 9:55 AM

Hi Mary,

We LOVE the pictures! ALL OF THEM!
Thank you so much for taking our pictures. We do have some busy little munchkins, but you managed to capture some super AWESOME pictures!

Megan - November 1, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Oh the lips on Paige in that picture with Mama, I just want to smooch them! And Cooper has the most beautiful stare into the camera. Gorgeous kids!!!

Kathryn Webb - November 18, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Good job on capturing twins! It is nice to be asked by a photographer who knows her art.

The Schneider’s [Family Mini-Session]

The Schneider’s bought a raffle for photography through me a while back through a function of my daughter’s friends. Having met Matt, Christen, and Carter at Sydney’s birthday party last year, I looked forward to getting to know more about them. Matt, a police officer, had a vision to see more defense training in the State of Idaho, and […]

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Megan - November 1, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Love this adorable family!!! They turned out great, and honestly- Carter is going to have women LINED up. He’s the handsomest fellow I’ve ever seen.

The Gerichs

It’s always fun to get to photograph my kids and g-babes even when we do get in trouble like we did on this shoot. We went to the Scentsy Common Grounds to take in the beautiful scenery early Saturday morning. I admit to taking the girls into the dirt then saying “they probably don’t want […]

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Kathy - October 26, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Beautiful family pics

Megan - October 26, 2014 - 3:35 PM

I love them! Love, love, love them. My favorite family one was the first one and all the ones of the girls alone and together will be hung for certain. You have an amazing ability to get everyone smiling at once. Thanks for taking time out of your busiest season for us. Love you!

Rob - October 26, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Thank you Mary! Wonderful job! Love them all, but the two with Mone’s hands on her chin just entrigue me. I can’t figure out what it is, but it’s great.

Linda J. - October 27, 2014 - 9:05 AM

A beautiful, happy little family. Such sweet pictures. Love them.

Kathy G - October 27, 2014 - 11:14 AM

There was some kind of up-close-and-personal interaction with that tree! I am not surprised the vegetation police came out, but I have to say, it was worth it, I’m glad you did it. Those pictures just made my heart sing.

Lorrie - November 12, 2014 - 6:26 PM

Hi Mary: Great news about Megan expecting in May. Corey’s birthday is May 29 and since you have grandchildren’s birthdays on both of my children’s birthday, this one needs to share Corey’s! lol