Category Archives: Families

The Heyer’s

Meet another fabulous family that I am honored to have photographed with two adorable 3-½ year old boys. There’s Bill, Alyson, Carson in gray, and Weston in blue. I have to tell you a funny story that started my session. When the family arrived, it didn’t take me long to think the boys looked like […]

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Sheila Clark - November 6, 2013 - 9:06 AM

These are great! I love the last one of Carson and Weston hugging. So precious!

The Heyer Family » - October 14, 2015 - 1:58 PM

[…] 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 […]

The Zumhoff’s

I’m not sure when I’ve ever had such a serious little client. Maya, who turns two in December, was a hard peanut to crack. We planned an afternoon session so she would be nice and rested from a long nap. With company in town, however, she had to settle for a short car ride nap instead. […]

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Sheila Clark - October 29, 2013 - 8:25 AM

What a wonderful job Mary!! Great photos of great friends! Love Miss Maya even in her serious face, she is so beautiful!
Where is this bridge? We need to do family photos there next time…

The Gerichs [My Family]

My kids, Megan and Robby, decided on a urban shoot this year so of course it was on one of the few windy day we’ve had these past two weeks. No worries … my kids are adaptable. And then there was Simone. She was having none of this photo business and 10 minutes into the […]

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LoraLee Carter - October 25, 2013 - 6:16 AM

I can’t believe how those darling girls have grown! Soooo cute!
I got a hoot out of Simone, with her puckered lips and attitude.
Some mornings are just like that! You could see it didn’t take her long to warm up. Sidney is all sunshine isn’t she, what cute pictures of her! Robby and Megan just get more handsome and beautiful each year. What a fantastic couple and picture of sweet love! Grandpa looks darn good too. Such a sweet guy! Next time get someone to get you in those pictures, Girl!
Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Kathy Norwood - October 25, 2013 - 8:29 AM

I love these of your family. I really enjoy keeping up with you all on your blog.

Megan - October 25, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Oooooh boy. I see the frame budget needing an increase, and more wall space, please!!! MOM! You are fantastic! One would never know that the “conditions” weren’t perfect this day- which besides taking wonderful pictures is another talent of yours. You say we go with the flow, but you’re the one who makes messes into masterpieces through the lens!

My oldest and that sassy pose is killer, as are Simone’s red, red lips in each picture. My favorite of the family is the stairs, and the leaves in the air. SO thrilled you captured Simone’s pout face!!!

Thanks for the abundant compliments in the post. We love you!!!

Linda J. - October 25, 2013 - 3:15 PM

These are lovely photos of some of your lovely family. Those are some pretty great kids you have. (They have a pretty great Grandma/Mom, too!)

Mary - October 26, 2013 - 9:09 AM

Now these are some fun pictures not too posed. Loved them and those girls look more alike then ever. How cute are they!

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2013 - 9:19 AM

There can be a certain advantage to knowing your clients and what they will do and won’t do … as in little people. It’s always a treat photographing my own family. Your family is definitely more reserved than mine! 😉

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2013 - 9:20 AM

Lora Lee, knowing you are watching from Colorado always gives me a smile when you send a comment my way. I appreciate you!

Fairly Candid - October 26, 2013 - 9:21 AM

Oh Kathy, so nice hearing from my Texas cousin-in-law! You are such an amazing photographer so hearing from you is always a treat!

Terri Gerichs - October 26, 2013 - 1:05 PM

Mary , LOVE the pictures!!! You are AMAZING !!!

Danielle - October 27, 2013 - 11:28 PM

Photo shoots just aren’t the same if “reflector Mike” isn’t there 😉 They look great, and I love the sassy Syd pose!

Kathy G - October 28, 2013 - 10:43 PM

I just want to frame all of those pictures and it’s not even my family. It would be great to have a room full of these pictures all blown up on canvas. It would be the joy room.

Megan - October 30, 2013 - 9:39 PM

Kathy G- you are the sweetest!!! The “Joy Room”…I love it! I must have a “Joy House” cause these cuties are everywhere!

Aubrey - November 18, 2013 - 5:23 PM

I ALWAYS give you credit for your mad photog skillz but this family just looks great always. Love the creativity and the backstory. I agree with Megan, you’re going to need more frames!

The Weatherby’s [Mini-Session]

Meet John, Shelley, Benjamin (3-1/2) and busy Ellen (16 months) who I met for a mini-session on another beautiful Boise day. I have had the fun of getting to photograph so many adorable kids lately … and so many with blue eyes! Check out Ellen’s stunners, and Benjamin was such a sweet boy in every […]

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Megan - October 24, 2013 - 1:36 PM

If we’re blessed with a little boy, I want him to look JUST.LIKE.THIS.ONE.

The Olson’s + 2 [Mini-Session]

Last year I photographed Susan and her twin boys, Greg and James, and when I first saw the boys I thought they looked about the same size … until I looked back at last years, and holy moly, those boys have grown! Missing teeth (James), new teeth (Greg), and about three inches if not more […]

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Tracey - October 18, 2013 - 8:35 AM

Oh Mary these are one of the best group pictures. The boys are so cute and handsome. Very nice pictures of the whole bunch.

The Carlson’s

I love the stories of where my clients hear about me since my business is word-of-mouth. While I didn’t know it for quite some time, Lisa is the niece of one of my best friends (Gloria) referred from her daughter-in-law. Small world, isn’t it? Once again I got three awesome kids to work with and […]

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Tracey - October 17, 2013 - 8:13 AM

What a nice looking family.

LoraLee Carter - October 17, 2013 - 5:45 PM

What a beautiful family! I love your pictures of Mom and Dad together. They are fantastic!
I don’t always have a chance to comment on each group but I always have time to open them and enjoy your work. I meant to tell you last time that the pictures of the youth pastor’s Mom and Dad were absolutely gorgeous. They had to be thrilled with the pictures you took of them.
Love You,

Gloria - October 18, 2013 - 5:05 PM

Awesome pictures! Eric and Lisa… guys have done an amazing job with your family. The girls look adorable and sweet as ever. Andrew is such a handsome young man. These photos are priceless! Great job Mary! -Gloria

The Blacks [Family/Senior Combo]

Their name Black, and wearing black, I asked dad right off the bat … “are you here by force or …?” and before I could finish he chimed in “I’m a willing participant.” Awesome. 🙂 I really had so much fun with this family — Bill, Kim, Capital High senior Michael, and Fairmont Jr. High […]

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Tracey - October 16, 2013 - 7:53 AM

Mary that is a very nice looking family! Great pictures.

The Priebe Bunch

Here’s the story … about a man named Priebe … who had a lovely wife and three children of his own. And then one day … his lovely parents … moved from Missouri to Boise I-da-ho. The Priebe Bunch, the Priebe Bunch … that’s the way they became the Priebe Bunch! This is the third […]

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LoraLee Carter - October 12, 2013 - 1:49 PM

What a beautiful family! Mary you did a fantastic job with all
of these gorgeous pictures. I am always amazed at your talent in photography!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

A Friend and Family Affair

It’s no secret that I have been blessed with many wonderful long-time friends so far in my life, Mary being one of them. We met in high school and have remained good friends ever since. She is the owner of Salon and Co. (hair and nails) in Star and has been my hairdresser for the […]

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stacy wall - September 29, 2013 - 3:49 PM

I think you did a stellar job! I think they are the best pictures ever taken of my mom. My baby, Madeline, looks like a model. My fav is the close up of my mom and Luke. You definitely have a talent. Thanks for making picture taking bearable and dare I say, “fun”! You will be hearing from us next year at this time for Madeline’s senior pictures.

Fairly Candid - September 29, 2013 - 4:16 PM

Thank you for that awesome comment Stacy. Your girls are both so gorgeous and comfortable in their skin — if I could only have been that way at their age. Great job of parenting Stacy. I can’t tell you how much I loved your hair too. So flattering. And as for Madeline, I can’t wait to photograph her. I love one-on-ones with seniors so much. Thanks again, Mary

Tracey - September 30, 2013 - 8:03 AM

What a beautiful family your friend has. The young girls are beautiful the young man will be one the girls love to chase and
will want to catch. Your friend Mary is very beautiful. Very nice pictures Mary!