Category Archives: Maternity

Woo! Hoo! Baby on Board!

The news is out! The Wielenga’s are having another baby! Baby Boy or Girl is due March 2016 so congratulations to parents, Craig and Lori, and soon-to-be Big Sis Ella! This has been a long time coming for this family and I couldn’t be more excited for them. They have prayed a long time for […]

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Vince - September 20, 2015 - 10:46 AM

I know how much you love taking baby pictures, but aren’t you supposed to wait at least nine months first? (The chalkboard is a cute idea. Very nice pics.)

Fairly Candid - September 21, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Vince, seriously, how do you come up with this stuff? Lori came up with the entire concept – I just picked the location. We make a good team. 🙂

Megan and Leah – 38 Weeks

You’ve heard me tell you how MJ and Sydney are 10 weeks apart, and Jayden and Simone are three weeks apart, but did you know that there are close cousins on Robby’s side of the family as well? Robby’s brother, Danny and his sweet wife Leah, have Hannah who is 10 weeks younger than Simone, and […]

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Tomboy Mama - April 30, 2015 - 7:51 AM

I think I’m still convinced a little girl is going to pop out of there. Ha! I can’t wait to meet this little fellow and it’s still so weird to look at pictures of myself and know that I’m so pregnant! It’s gone all so very fast, and I’m so thankful to you that I have these awesome shots to remember it all by. I think my favorite is the one on the rock where I’m holding COLE and the COLE belly shot with words…and LOVE too. And the leaping to three picture- I think this caption would better fit it: “About to fall off a cliff having three kids.” Hee hee. I was showing Sydney the ones of her and I when I was pregnant with Simone and she wanted to know where the file was of when she was in my belly. I had to break it to her that it was weekly shots in Hawaii that weren’t at all cute, staged, professionally done, etc. 🙂 Thanks for taking extra time to get Leah and I together and capture this exciting time for us. Can’t wait to see him from behind your lens soon! I love you!!!

MOM - April 30, 2015 - 9:38 AM

That’s funny Megan about the caption for the jump shot — what I was thinking myself after what your friends have been telling you. At least you HAVE pregnancy pictures of Sydney. You were so dedicated to that and her newborn pics are just the sweetest ever. I did the same thing of you kids – a picture a month of the changes. Our maternity clothes weren’t so cute then, but no one wore tight stuff like they do now. Your maternity pics of Simone hold special memories for me … my first maternity pics ever and you were just amazing. Sydney was a shy little thumb sucker back then. Just look at that girl now! Can’t wait to see Cole and how his personality might be different from the girls. Happy birthing!

Becky - April 30, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Looking forward to meeting Cole.

Vince - April 30, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Mary, you know how much I love your work, but I also admire your imagination — these shots of Megan and Leah are so clever! I’m sure the kids you shoot have a great time posing for you, too.

Fairly Candid - April 30, 2015 - 3:54 PM

And we can’t wait for you to meet him either Becky. It won’t be long now. (Or it could be another three weeks!)

Fairly Candid - April 30, 2015 - 3:55 PM

Thanks Vince but guess what? A few ideas came from Pinterest — whoever invented that site was a genius. But I give myself credit for knowing how to do them after I see them. 🙂

Danielle - May 1, 2015 - 12:10 AM

Next week??? Already? Wow that went fast. Pregnancy looks good on those ladies! Excited to add another boy to the mix!

Fairly Candid - May 1, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Yep, the girls will be outnumbered … you have time to have one more to even it out. 🙂

Aubrey - May 3, 2015 - 9:42 AM

I just got all caught up on your wonderful blog. You have been busy, Grandma! I love all the color and life and crispness you bring to these photo shoots. You have a gift and you use it well.

Fairly Candid - May 3, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Aubrey, so nice hearing from you! I check in on the Funny Farm now and then but haven’t seen much new lately. I miss it when you don’t. Thank you for your sweet comments and stay wonderful!

Rob - May 4, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Nice job again! I love the incorporation of letters. My favorite is the “love” photo. I saw a photo of Mone kissing the belly (on megan’s blog) and that one will be going up on our wall. Thanks for always taking such great photos for us!!

Fairly Candid - May 5, 2015 - 9:23 AM

Well you know how to make a mom-in-law feel pretty special Robby. Thanks for taking the time to comment – now let’s have a new grandson shall we!

[…] next image is dedicated to Big Sis Sydney who didn’t get to be at the 38 Week photo session. Love you […]

Wes and Lisa [Maternity]

Lisa is a sweet and classy girl that I’ve known since her birth. Her folks, Greg and Marsha, are friends that go way back to our child-bearing days and now our kids are all grown up and having babies! I’m not sure how that happens so fast, but it always does. 🙂 Lisa is now a doctor […]

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Linda - December 7, 2013 - 7:09 PM

Such lovely photos. Congratulations Lisa and Wes. Baby Paige will be blessed to have you for parents.

Cassi and James [Maternity]

I’ve known James since he was a little bitty baby when his momma used to rock him in the cradle … in those old cotton fields back home. Oh, I crack myself up! Ok, just seeing if you are actually reading this. So, I’ve known James since he was a little KID … a scrawny, […]

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Megan - June 19, 2013 - 11:35 PM

Seriously? You came up with that idea on your own? I’m so pinning it on pinterest for you- it’s going viral, lady!

CANNOT believe how ridiculously amazing Mama looks- and the love in the eyes of these two in every picture…you said it best…sometimes life is just wonderful.

Tracey - June 20, 2013 - 8:37 AM

Love the pictures! What a cute couple! So happy they are having twins! They will have so much fun! I hope they enjoy every minute. It is tough sometimes but I know from experience it is a wonderful time. Love and Best wishes to them and their family!

lsj4157 - June 20, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Oh my goodness, these pictures are beautiful, clever and perfect!!! You do have an amazingly creative brain my friend. You captured the Johnston Jr’s perfectly. Of course your models are my baby boy and his beautiful bride and my twin grandbabies (who are probably coming very soon)! The one of Cassi looking serenely into the camera with her big brown doe eyes is exquisite and brought tears to my eyes. Love, love, love them all.

Roberta - June 20, 2013 - 4:40 PM

One very proud auntie here, how would anyone choose? They are so sweet of both Cassi, James and the twins! So excited to see all of these maternity photos, great job as always, Mary! But then again I’m prejudiced and think your models were the best ones to date!

Auntie RoRo (:

Cassi and James - June 21, 2013 - 7:47 AM

Wow! James and I love, love, love the pictures! They turned out amazing/BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much for taking our maternity pictures. We went back and forth about taking pictures and we are both sooooo glad that we did. We looked at the pictures over and over last night and we can’t pick just one…so we will have a wall full of AMAZING pictures. We can’t wait for you to take pictures again for us in a couple of weeks.

Thank you again!

Fairly Candid - June 24, 2013 - 8:38 AM

So glad you had me get pictures too Cassie because you are such a beautiful pregnant momma! I loved your choice of colors too which really gave the pictures a spark … as if you two love birds weren’t spark enough. It won’t be long now! To the rest of you, thank you for all the nice compliments on my part of things. They always encourage me and I appreciate you all! 🙂 Mary

[…] us did … but James and Cassie actually pulled it off.(To see their maternity session, click here.) They finally welcomed Paige and Cooper into their world on Wednesday, July 10 and God created […]

Ava’s Temporary Home [Maternity]

I don’t know how else to say it except that I love this family! This is the 3rd time I’ve had the privilege of photographing them the past two years, and this time is extra special. You see Jim and Michelle weren’t planning on having children, but sometimes things happen in our lives that make […]

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Megan - September 10, 2012 - 9:02 AM

You KILLED it, Mom. Awesome job.

Sheila Clark - September 10, 2012 - 9:23 AM

Wow! Michelle is a stunning expectant momma! Great job Mary!!

Cody Myers - September 10, 2012 - 1:53 PM

Beautiful Mary, absolutely beautiful!

Michelle Britain - September 12, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Mary, to say that you are an amazing photographer would be an understatment! Thank you for always capturing the amazing moments in our lives. Love ya and can’t wait for you to meet baby Ava!

Fairly Candid - September 13, 2012 - 10:26 AM

Thank you Michelle (Cody and Sheila) for your comments. It takes both sides of the camera to make things work, and you know how to make a camera sing, Michelle. 🙂

Hey Baby! Come Out!

I just know you are all curious so let me just kill that curiosity right now. Nope, Megan hasn’t had her baby yet! Hey Baby, come out and play! Megan’s maternity pictures were taken 11 days BEFORE her due date of April 14, and here she is today, 12 days AFTER her due date. Read her […]

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Aubrey - April 26, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Hang in there Megan! You look great but I know it feels like it will never end. Being overdue was SO hard for me…now I wish I was pregnant again. Thanks for the update, Grandma & I love that you took the opportunity to snap some more pics!

Cathie Alonzo - April 26, 2012 - 6:34 PM

My mother in law, Dorathy, used to tell me “That baby is a lot less trouble right where it is…don’t be in such a hurry!”

Roberta - April 26, 2012 - 6:52 PM

we should all look that adorable as pregnant as Megan is, so sweet and she looks so happy, keep us posted grandma! - April 26, 2012 - 7:14 PM

Ha ha! That Dorathy — she always did have something to say in times like this. - April 26, 2012 - 7:16 PM

She’s a trooper and I agree, adorable. Sorry I missed saying hi to you at church a few weeks back. I saw you slip in for the service across the room as we were slipping out. - April 26, 2012 - 7:19 PM

And I love that Megan lets me take pics. I don’t think she’s changed a bit since a month ago. And when you wish you were pregnant again, just remember, “nobody’s grass is greener than yours”. Love, Mary

The 9th Month – Megan [Maternity]

I’ve never shot a maternity session before (now) … and I really have no idea of the “proper poses” to use on a mommy in her 9th month, but if I was going to shoot one, I’d envision the final pictures to be something that made me smile, that showed the energy and love of […]

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Cathie Alonzo - April 11, 2012 - 11:10 AM

These are all just great! Let me know when that little baby finally makes an appearance!

Megan - April 11, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Mom! I love them all! I’ve been so excited to see the final product of that windy, chilly, whiney day!!! 😉 The ones of Syd make me light up- she’s so ridiculously adorable, and seeing my belly on screen instead of looking down makes me smile too- I love being pregnant!!! But really, this baby can come now. 😉 I think you can add “maternity photo guru” to your list of talents…you’d never done it before, but had you not told the BLOG WORLD that, no one would have known!

Here’s my predictions on height/weight…but they may be biased as I am the one who has to birth the weight!

8.3 lbs and 21 inches

Looking forward to the newborn pics when this cutie is out!!!

Aubrey - April 11, 2012 - 7:12 PM

I am consistently blown away by your talent with that camera, with your stunning daughter, & fun grandkids. What a wonderful life you are living!

terri - April 11, 2012 - 10:16 PM

GREAT photo’s of Megan and Sydney !!! Your photo’s are just precious. - April 12, 2012 - 5:34 AM

Hi Terri! Thanks for the nice comment … too bad Robby was working …. but then I would have had to figure out how to get his head in the pictures! J/K of course, but it’s been too long since I got shots of him so when Baby makes Four we’ll make it happen. - April 12, 2012 - 5:39 AM

I was thinking you would love them and will look forward to seeing which ones you print. When baby comes, we are getting some of Robby! So my predictions are 7.3 and 21″ on Monday, April 16. See you soon. Love Mom

Gloria - April 13, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Awesome pictures Mary! Megan you look WONDERFUL! What a perfect way to spend the afternoon with two most important girls in your life. Meg…unlike your mom, I think you will not likely make it through the weekend. I say 7.5 and 23” on Sunday, April 15. And, although I’ve always thought another girl seemed fitting for your family, it looks like you may be carrying a little boy. Good luck and best wishes!

Hannah - April 16, 2012 - 7:38 AM

My guess is 7lb11oz and 22″ long, baby boy born on Wednesday, April 18! Hope all goes well for momma and baby!! Great pictures Mary- I can’t wait for our next family photo shoot! - April 16, 2012 - 7:53 AM

Hi Hannah! So fun hearing your guesses. Megan is going through the Birthing Center and one of her favorite nurses is on shift Tu/Wed/Th so she would like the baby to come then so you might be in the running! Sounds like you guessed a long thin baby … can’t imagine why! Would loooove to photograph your cute family again. Until then, Mary

Mary Visit my Photo Blog at: Portrait Opportunities: Cell: 869-2820 - April 16, 2012 - 8:01 AM

Hi Gloria, how fun that you got in on the action, but oops, looks like you didn’t win on the date! We still don’t have another g-baby! You might still be on target for the weight and height tho — although that sounds like a looong skinny baby! Ha, how could that possibly happen! Hope to talk with you soon … busy days for both of us for sure. Love ya, Mary

Kay Lynn - April 17, 2012 - 8:30 PM

Megan is gorgeous as always…wow!!! Great job with these. Has the baby come yet? If not, I’m guessing the 18th, 8 lbs 4 oz. 🙂 All the best, Megan! - April 17, 2012 - 8:41 PM

No baby yet Kay Lynn! You may be in the running! Thanks for looking on and best of everything with your pregnancy!

Diane Drotzman - April 18, 2012 - 6:06 PM

Good Job Mary!!!!!!!!!! Love the pictures of Megan with her daughter. Megan looks so cute, all baby. Fun pictures to look at. Thanks for sharing.

Hey Baby! « Fairly Candid - April 26, 2012 - 5:10 PM

[…] that curiosity right now. Nope, Megan hasn’t had her baby yet! Hey Baby, come out and play! Megan’s maternity pictures were taken 11 days BEFORE her due date of April 14, and here she is today, 12 days AFTER her due […]

And the Winner Is … « Fairly Candid - April 29, 2012 - 9:14 PM

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Day 32: Reflection » - January 1, 2013 - 1:05 AM

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[…] was a bit upset that she had to go to pre-school and miss pictures, but hey, Sydney got to be in Simone’s pregnancy pictures at this same location, so it’s only fair that Simone gets to be in Cole’s pregnancy […]

It’s a … BOY!

The wait is over. The reveal was tonight. A gift to all the families on both sides. MJ is going to be the best big brother to: Jayden Lane Mouser Due April 11, 2012 He is already loved sooooo much! XXO Baby Jayden!

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Megan - November 22, 2011 - 9:10 PM

Awwww, what a cute post!!! I love the pics- especially the last one- theirs turned out MUCH cuter than ours.

Linda Johnston - November 22, 2011 - 9:40 PM

Wonderful pictures, wonderful news, beautiful family! Sweet little MJ IS going to be a great big brother. I guess I hadn’t heard the due date before but a marvelous man was born on that date exactly 60 years ago from April 11, 2012–Guy Johnston!! - November 22, 2011 - 10:23 PM

The due date got moved up a week when she went for her ultrasound yesterday. She was three days behind Megan originally, but is three days ahead of her now. Cousins fighting for their alpha position I guess. 🙂 And you know that date is also my sister Julie’s b-day so Jayden will have lots of company if he comes when he’s due.

Katie Blevins - November 22, 2011 - 11:12 PM

So exciting!! Do we get to hear news on Megan’s pregnancy too?

Kathy Grover - November 23, 2011 - 1:44 PM

Congratulations to all.

Christine Ellis - November 25, 2011 - 2:31 PM

Sooo cute!! Love the pics! Great Job.

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