Category Archives: Families

The Ellis Family

First of all, if you want to know how to dress for a photo session, just study this post — all the way down to her fingernail polish — awesome job Christine! Christine is a long time friend of my daughter, and their husbands met through BSU basketball. Three handsome boys and two beautiful girls later, […]

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Megan - July 27, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Oh, this family is one of my all time favorites, and you capture their adorableness so well! Love all the couple pics between the two love birds and the ones of Carter on the bridge…be still my heart. Could that hair be any more curly and perfect??? They all sure well blue well. I think she’ll have a say in my next wardrobe choice!

Christine - July 28, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Mary- Thank you so much for working your magic once again! Looking at the pictures you would never be able to tell how HOT it was! They turned out beautiful. Jason and I love them! Thank you again!!!

Fairly Candid - July 29, 2014 - 6:27 AM

You guys are so fun and I loved hanging out with you. It was great getting to see Carter again. What a sweet little baby — I can see he has brought your whole family such joy. Best of everything on your family’s new adventure withe the company business. That’s very exciting! Love, Mary

The Ellis Family » FairlyCandid.com - November 18, 2014 - 9:41 PM

[…] 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 […]

The Taggart Family

Donna and Dennis are friends of Angie, a friend of mine as well and my daughter-in-law’s mom. We’ve met several times before at family/friend functions so it was an added bonus to get to photograph them! Thank you Matt for having a business card handy to give them, and to Donna for contacting me. 🙂 Their son, […]

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Tracey - July 14, 2014 - 7:52 AM

Mary what a nice looking family. The pictures turned out great!Looks like a good time by the river to me. You can’t tell by them that it was 100 degrees. Can’t wait to see more.

Cody Myers - July 14, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Gosh Mary beautiful! What a gorgeous family!!!

Fairly Candid - July 15, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Thank you Cody and Tracey – you two are always so encouraging!

A Birthday Family Affair

Turning the B-I-G 70 is certainly something to celebrate and so my sister-and-brother-in-law, Vickie and Mark, hosted a family gathering for her mom, Jo Marie, in their beautiful back yard. The kids, grandkids, siblings, and friends were there to help celebrate and while I won’t post every combination taken, I will spotlight a few of the family. It […]

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vickie - June 12, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Mary once again Great Job!!! How you can take so many people and make them all look great. Thanks again for creating some great memories. We so appreciate all the kindness and time you invest in taking pictures. You always go the extra mile. Thanks again your’e the best.:)

Sophie and Her Dad

Be ready for cuteness from this petite, sweet, and free-spirited 2-year old Sophie! I took these images in early November but her dad, Larry — and our realtor from Silvercreek — wanted me to keep them off my blog to surprise his wife for Christmas. I hear she loved them so I’m happy. 🙂 This […]

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Megan - December 28, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Oh these were just darling!!! What an adorable little lady he has on his hands. Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Mommy opened them…I bet it completely melted her. What a sweet gift idea.

Love her long blonde locks and that big teethy smile. What a fun age!!!

Tracey - December 30, 2013 - 8:10 AM

Thanks for the tears. These are such great pictures. Any Mother would love them. Great work Mary. Sophie is such a cutie and the Dad is such a good sport. I hope they have many happy years with that darling little girl.

Santa Sighting

My cousins, Becky and Steve, put on an impressive family gathering for around 45 of us every year before Christmas. Santa used to come years ago when our generation of kids were small, and now we have a new generation of little ones in the grandbabies. Santa and Mrs. Claus have somehow found the time with their […]

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Becky - December 24, 2013 - 10:51 AM

As usual, you did a great job capturing the fun of the evening. Thanks for your pictures.

Megan - December 28, 2013 - 9:42 PM

Such a fun, fun tradition that has started!!! Thanks so much for organizing this, Mom and thanks Mr. and Mrs. Claus for being so jolly!

Next year Santa is only giving her a lollipop. I’ll get more excitement out of a 25 cent piece of candy!

The Jex Family

The Jex family recently moved here from Denver and called me after getting a referral from their realtor (who had picked up one of my business cards at a showing of our house — how cool!) Working with these 7 adults was so much fun, and Emily was just the icing on the cake when […]

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Tracey - December 6, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Mary, what a GREAT looking family. They look like they have so much fun together and the pictures are really nice. I hope they enjoy living here and the Silo was a great touch.

The Cordum Kids

Thanksgiving means adult kids come home from college and that sometimes gives me opportunities to photograph them as in the children of Nic, a friend of ours. Russell, 20, attends Montana State in Bozeman and is majoring in Electrical Engineering. Sammy, 19, is attending the College of William and Mary in Virginia and is majoring […]

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The Busacker’s

The Busacker’s get the award for being the family I’ve ever photographed in the coldest temperatures – 28 degrees this past Saturday morning! I’ll be honest, with five children I was worried, but it was for not as they were troopers and we went a full session plus some! Bret is an attorney at Hawley […]

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Siri - December 1, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Mary, we absolutely love them! Just in case Bret has not told you, we are so excited to print them up and send to everyone and for ourselves!

Fairly Candid - December 1, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Yay! I’m so happy to hear you love them! Yes, Bret was kind to say he thought they turned out well, but it’s always the woman of the house that I like hearing from. 🙂 Thank you Siri, your family was a joy to work with. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, now onward to Christmas!

The Mills Family [Mini-Session]

Be still my barnyard heart! I have wanted to photograph someone at this barn since I found it early this summer, and guess what, the Mills have wanted to be photographed by a barn for a long time. Score x 2! I got the fun of photographing Jeremy, Danielle, and handsome Mason last year for […]

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Aubrey - November 18, 2013 - 5:17 PM

I am loving all these mini sessions! It has been the perfect fall for them.