Category Archives: Photo Challenges

I Heart Faces | Hearts

My 2-year old granddaughter loved her new valentine shirt so much she tried to eat the (puffed) candy hearts right off of it. The shirt and candy hearts aren’t the only thing that’s sweet! Winners announced February 18, 2012.

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Latisha Hale Photography - February 12, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Beautiful! <3!

Jaymi McClusky - February 12, 2012 - 10:31 PM

that’s so cute that she tried to do that! great shot!

Megan @ My Stubborn Little Miss - February 13, 2012 - 2:55 AM

love the light!

Christine - February 13, 2012 - 3:52 AM

So cute that she was trying to eat her puffy hearts!

This Little Light of Mine Photography - February 13, 2012 - 8:26 AM

Precious! Good job!

jenn - February 13, 2012 - 9:30 AM


Life with Kaishon - February 15, 2012 - 6:36 PM

What an absolute doll! Such a sweet picture. I adore it!

Laura Higgs - March 7, 2012 - 3:05 PM

I quickly caught the last few posts of your blog. Amazing as always. I wish you were here to photo my little ones.
Im excited for the 2 new little one’s you will add to your clan soon. Best Wishes – Laura

I Heart Faces | Oh So Silly

These are two of my wonderful friends as we worked on a photo from which a puzzle would be made for their three granddaughters. Oh so silly. I love these guys … and Bob and Kathy are pretty cool too. Ah-ha, ha, ha! Now check out other “oh so silly” entries at and be […]

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Roberta - January 30, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Awesome!! But “where in the world” are Bob and Kathy?? Hahahaha Simply love it, very creative!!

Linda - January 30, 2012 - 8:49 PM

I think our friends are goofballs. Maybe the photographer too. - January 30, 2012 - 8:54 PM

Huh? I have no idea what you mean.

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Ariana Leach - January 31, 2012 - 11:12 AM

What a great idea! Love it!

I Heart Faces | By the Book

When I saw this challenge, my heart lept. It had to involve a book as a prop. Trust me, I take lots of pictures of the grandkids being read to, because the grandkids are read to alot — by everyone … gramma, grampa, mommy’s, daddy’s, aunties, and even Uncle Matt (who never liked to read […]

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inhisimagephotographers - January 24, 2012 - 9:59 AM

I just love this image!!! Everything about it… I love!

mommielife - January 24, 2012 - 10:16 AM

This is such a sweet little picture! πŸ™‚ I Love that you captured such a cute moment!!

Dana - January 24, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Great capture! I love where she is sitting too:)

Gail@SophisticatedSteps - January 24, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Under the table? Oh my goodness…too cute. πŸ™‚

Megan - January 24, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Oh my hell…what I would give to have a girl that cute in my life to call my daughter. Oh wait- I’M the lucky Mommy!!! πŸ™‚

Laura Metzger - January 24, 2012 - 1:19 PM

How adorable Mary! I love that it was captured without her even knowing.

carly - January 25, 2012 - 5:45 PM

SO cute! I love how she found a place to read in the table.
My entry is here if you’d like to visit: By the Book

I Heart Faces | Best Face of 2011

What makes a “best face” of 2011? For me it’s one that takes you back to a funny moment, a good time, a happy memory. I have gads of those with my grandkids … and how would I ever chose just one? Impossible I say! So I have chosen Roy, one of the cutest little […]

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kristy c. - January 10, 2012 - 8:05 PM

LOL love the expression!

Cindy - January 10, 2012 - 8:44 PM

What a great expression! LOVE those eyes of his…….you captured them beautifully!

Roberta Johnston - January 11, 2012 - 7:13 PM

Great choice, he’s adorable!!

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Pets I was at a park this summer and came back to my car to find these two fidos in the car next to mine so asked the owner if I could take their picture. I think what intrigued me the most was that they had just come from the river and were allowed into […]

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Roberta - December 13, 2011 - 11:56 AM

so sweet!! What an adorable picture, love the hot pink car too, great back drop for the photo, way to carry your camera with you, Mary, you never know when a photo op will happen huh??

cassi - December 13, 2011 - 1:44 PM

I agree with you. But then I don’t own a dog for a reason πŸ™‚

CallieMarie - December 13, 2011 - 11:04 PM

Hee hee! Cute!!

Aubrey - December 14, 2011 - 2:50 PM

I love that you jumped at the chance to capture this moment. By the way, I am not that nice either.

Cindy - December 16, 2011 - 11:21 PM

Love that you had your camera with you to capture this shot, Mary! Good capture of those wet curly coats and I’m with you: there’s no way I would let soppy wet dogs in my car! Thanks for the comment on my blog……..yes, there sure were some cute winners! I can’t believe the “smile” on that donkey; that picture definitely earned a first place spot!

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours! ~Cindy

Beth - The Botut Blog - December 22, 2011 - 8:57 AM

haha nice owner indeed! We took our Lab to the river and the entire ordeal was such an….ordeal!!! What a mess. Sadly, we never did it again.

Idaho Scenes Photo Contest

A few months ago I was invited to enter an “Idaho Scene” photo contest sponsored by a friend’s husband who works for the State of Idaho. Up to five photos could be entered. The top five overall photos were to be matted and framed 16 x 20 and would hang in the hall of their […]

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Kathy Grover - December 12, 2011 - 4:54 PM

Congratulations, “Calendar Girl” !

Diane - December 12, 2011 - 7:30 PM

Way to go!!!!!!! You do some amazing work.

Megan - December 12, 2011 - 7:55 PM

Whoot Whoot! Go Fairly Candid!!! πŸ™‚ I hope they put your website on the picture information in the calendar…you’ll be BUSSSSSY…

Cindy - December 12, 2011 - 10:12 PM

Congratulations, Mary! Awesome shots!

Roberta - December 13, 2011 - 12:01 PM

what an amazing photo for the July segment of the calendar, love it!! Really captured the heart of Boise in this fantastic shot! Blaine was somewhat jealous of the other photo, he’d wished it was him flyfishing on the river!! So proud of you Mary!! Here’s to 2012 and your calendar!! - December 13, 2011 - 12:04 PM

Always the encourager – that’s what you are! I just need to find more time in my life! Tell Blaine to get his pole and get out there … the fish are waiting … and I could be just around the corner to capture him.

Roberta - December 13, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Ok, so I can’t get the “Calendar Girl” song written by Neil Sedaka out of my head!! But it’s worth it! Makes me think of you! You are right, you could be around the corner anytime huh? so we’d best be on our best behavior, does Candid Camera come to mind???

Aubrey - December 14, 2011 - 2:51 PM

WOw! You are so great at what you do! Glad to see word is getting out πŸ™‚ You are going to be famous!

Mary Tweedy - December 16, 2011 - 11:04 AM

Congratulations Mary !!! πŸ™‚ Hard work always pays off and I am so glad it did for you with your two images chosen for the calendar !!!

I Heart Faces | Bust A Gut This week’s photo challenge theme is “Bust A Gut” and this is my daughter and granddaughter taken several months back. Sydney started giggling so hard her momma had to hold her up!

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Heather - November 28, 2011 - 8:52 PM

So cute!

Linda Johnston - November 28, 2011 - 9:25 PM

Such sweet girls! That picture made me laugh along with Sydney!

Cathie Alonzo - November 28, 2011 - 10:06 PM

So cute!!!

Rachel - November 29, 2011 - 12:53 AM

That is hilarious! I love the story behind it. Adorable and so sweet!

Roberta - November 29, 2011 - 5:45 AM

Absolutely precious! The colors are awesome, so vibrant! Their smiles tell a story in themselves and make me smile too, thanks for sharing Mary!! Your should be very proud of those girls!!

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Autumn Splendor The weekly photo challenge over at I Heart Faces is “Autumn Splendor”. While a human face does not have to be clearly visible this week to win, I know I could look at this face for a long long time. πŸ™‚ Check out the other wonderful entries at IHF then scoot on over to […]

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meelswa - November 14, 2011 - 11:25 PM

Great photo! It’s so funny, I read your lead-in and it sounds almost like mine! Check out my “autumn splendor” entry here: that is so adorable! check out my “autumn splendor” entry here:

Courtney - November 15, 2011 - 5:48 AM

Oh my goodness, that face! I love it! I’m pretty sure his sweet little face is the definition of pure joy! What a beautiful picture!

Roberta - November 15, 2011 - 7:18 AM

Well that put a huge smile on my face and a great way to start my Tuesday!! A winner hands down in my book!!

tricia williams - November 15, 2011 - 7:31 AM

awesome shot. perfect exposure and so sharp. beyond that, though, such a wonderful capture of natural joy.

Cindy - November 15, 2011 - 11:15 PM

Fabulous capture! That is one very happy little guy! And the blend of fall colors is perfect!

Tracey Watson - November 16, 2011 - 9:02 AM

Great shot!!!!love how happy he looks! and great bokeh!

I Heart Faces | "Let Them Be Little" Update: October 28: Roy’s photo was voted as 9th in the Top 10 photos out of 587 entries this week. Yes, you could say I was excited! πŸ™‚ View all 20 winnersΒ here. Who were your Superheros growing up?Β I was fortunate to get to photograph a family of Superheros that allowed their boys, ages 5 […]

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CallieMarie - October 24, 2011 - 6:33 AM

Oh, this is too adorable!!

Lea - October 24, 2011 - 6:34 AM

Childhood at it’s finest! Everyone wants to be a superhero!

Cindi Murphy - October 24, 2011 - 6:36 AM

Great eyes on that kid!!!!

Erica Lea - October 24, 2011 - 6:40 AM

So cute. Love his eyes and staunch expression!

Marc - October 24, 2011 - 8:08 AM

I love this! So funny!

emily - October 24, 2011 - 9:14 AM

That is awesome!!

Jackie - October 24, 2011 - 10:57 AM

ha cute, love his costume and expression

lynne - October 24, 2011 - 12:22 PM

how can you not smile as you see Captain America salute you.

Felicity - October 25, 2011 - 12:30 AM

So. Cute! I love his posing and the contrast of those gorgeous green eyes with his blue mask. Great composition! I love the background!

Tanya - October 25, 2011 - 6:14 AM

Awesome! What a fantastic family and photo!

Amanda Lipsey - October 25, 2011 - 7:26 AM

This makes me giggle. Love it!

Pam D - October 25, 2011 - 8:51 AM

Completely and utterly awesome!

quietgracesphotography - October 25, 2011 - 2:17 PM

What a fun family! It reminds me to keep that spirit with my girls (and new son!). Thank you πŸ™‚

colette - October 26, 2011 - 8:11 AM

this is sooo super cute

Life with Kaishon - October 28, 2011 - 5:21 PM

I can tell I would just LOVE that family. Isn’t that the best way to live? I love it!
Congratulations on being a winer this week at I heart faces.

Andrea - October 28, 2011 - 5:27 PM

Too cute!! - October 28, 2011 - 6:22 PM

If it hadn’t been for your sweet email, Becky, I would never have known I won! Thank you!

I Heart Faces | "Raise Your Hands" When I read what the theme of the photo challenge was for this week I had about five photos I wanted to consider. This one, however, came out on top for several reasons. It was definitely the most recent — taken only a week ago while in Cannon Beach at a Women’s Retreat at […]

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Vic - October 10, 2011 - 9:25 PM

Most definitely a great depiction of hands! Looks like a wonderful time of worship together.

sonya - October 10, 2011 - 11:04 PM

wow. such a beautiful photo!!

KristenP - October 11, 2011 - 8:35 AM

This photo is such a great show of faith and fits the theme perfectly. (I too admire the “hand-raisers”.) Love that you made this B&W…really unifies everyone (visually and spiritually, too!).