Tag Archives: Portraits of One

Milt and Maxine – Home on the Range

Milt and Maxine just recently celebrated sixty years. 60. As in a six + a zero. As in 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 20, 40, 60 years of marriage! As in a long time! Wow, seriously people, how many couples do you know that have been married 60 years? I’ve been fortunate to know a […]

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Roberta Johnston - August 30, 2011 - 6:27 PM

OH Mary! These are awesome pictures of the folks! You captured them so well, love all the places you took their pictures, you certainly have an eye for detail and we will forever be in your debt for taking these of Milt and Max! Loved the story line too, so sweet. Thank you for taking the time to make a memory for the kids and grandkids and greats too. Love you!

jennessjohnston2 - August 30, 2011 - 7:23 PM

Mary,
Tears were in my eyes with the first picture. Many dear memories have been made at Grandma and Grandpa Grapes (as Lily calls him) place and with my wonderful Grandparents. The picture are beautiful!!!! Thanks for capturing all the stories and love.

lsj4157 - August 30, 2011 - 8:18 PM

Mary, thank you, thank you, thank you to you and to your able assistant Mikey. They turned out so well. It just wouldn’t have been right to have their photos done in a studio. This was perfect and, as always, you ROCK!!! Your blog really captured their personalities and the pictures captured their spirits. They were such troopers and did everything you asked and I’m so glad we have some beautiful photos to commemorate their sixty years together. What a blessing to our family.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 30, 2011 - 8:49 PM

All right you three, you made my day! I was in the grocery store when Mike called so when I hung up I checked my messages and got yours Roberta. Have to say I got a little (tiny bit) misty-eyed. Then later Jenness, then Linda. I’m touched knowing you are touched. You have a legacy up on “the mountain” and it’s nice to have memories — I know that more than anyone. Of course, you already have the memories, but you know what I mean. I really, really enjoyed myself so there you go. I’ve even gotten over the fact that the sun came out as soon as M & M walked into the house! And hey, anybody with the signa M & M have to be some pretty great people, right!

Roberta Johnston - August 31, 2011 - 7:32 PM

Mary,
I hope you have facebook and can read all the wonderful responses to the pictures you took of the folks! Everyone is so impressed with your work, your blog and your wit! The Lord has truly blessed you with your talent and you are blessing so many others in the process, thank you again sweetie!

Kathy Bettger - August 31, 2011 - 8:14 PM

Again, on top of things, Mary. Wow! These are great. I came in through the FB route, so the news is circulating there. You have touched more lives with your beautiful stories & pix. Keep it up.

Kathy

Laura Higgs - September 2, 2011 - 12:47 AM

beautiful. May we all be so blessed.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - September 5, 2011 - 2:53 PM

Just got home from camping to see your sweet note. I am so grateful for you and Linda who have both told me FB is getting the comments. That is so cool and I am happy for Milt and Maxine because it reflects back to them. They were awesome! I do not have FB (can you believe someone on the planet does NOT have it!) so Linda said she would track some comments for me. How fun! Thank you again Roberta for reading and commenting. It has certainly meant something to me.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - September 5, 2011 - 2:56 PM

Seriously, how cool is that! Thank you Kathy for letting me know. Andy and Lauren and Milt and Maxine have created some nice hits to my blog which is always fun to see. I know it is the people that the blog is about that is creating the stir and not me, but fun for me to see people enjoy it.

My Friend Gloria

“When a fellow has a home and a dear little red-haired wife in it — what more need he ask of life?”  (Gilbert speaking in ‘Anne’s House of Dreams’)

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justleesha - August 10, 2011 - 8:15 PM

Lovely photos! What a beautiful lady. 🙂

Gloria - August 10, 2011 - 8:19 PM

Oh my Gosh Mary….what a surprise! I love viewing your photos, but never expected to log on and see me. When you can’t hide all that red-hair and freckles…..think of something nice to go with, and you did! Very sweet! Thank you!! ~Redhead

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 10, 2011 - 8:22 PM

So that’s what it takes to get my friend to post her first official comment on my blog. Yippee! I loved them, and you, and your hair, and happy you loved the surprise. I think your hair is gor-geous! Love, the Redhead’s friend.

Brenda Tennessee - August 11, 2011 - 3:26 PM

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Hope you come back. I love your site. Your friend is beautiful. I love the light hitting her hair on the second one. Oh to have that much hair.I have hair envy.

Jason and Christine

Christine has spent many a night at our house since she and Megan were best friends all through high school. She went to BSU where she met Jason, and they in turn re-introduced Megan to Robby (after one chance meeting that didn’t go so well) — and it’s been love ever since for both couples! […]

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Megan - July 27, 2011 - 8:50 PM

I ♄ the Ellis Family!!! What a gorgeous set of people with ridiculous smiles and hearts bigger than life! Love the tile in the first few pics and the Converse is genius…

Aubrey Archuleta - July 27, 2011 - 9:24 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE these! That Quincy is a child model gold mine, hat a handsome young man. Great to see Christine face on here, nice work Mary!

Family Portraits | Cottonwood

The thing I love about going to Cottonwood is the hospitality and how we are always made to feel at home and have access to anything we need (like a box of 175 individually wrapped York Patties that were extremely less in numbers by the time I left). The second thing I love is all the photos on […]

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Ella at 9 Months

This is Ella and she is 9 months old! That’s 9 months of hugs and kisses, diaper changes, smiles, pouts, wrapping her daddy around her finger, learning to crawl, to stand up, putting everything in her mouth, getting two teeth, and to just be a joy to everyone around her. She is a C-U-T-I-E! I had […]

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Sheila Webb Clark - June 28, 2011 - 5:07 AM

Gorgeous photos Mary!

[…] a blue ribbon at the Fair from one of those images of Ella and her cousins), again when Ella was 9 months, and then at her ONEderful First Birthday. Then I photographed Ella and her cousins again this […]

Auntie Meagan

Meagan is the beautiful sister to my daughter-in-law and each is as photogenic as the other.  In August Meagan will begin her third year as a college student but for now is home working three jobs — one of which is being my grandson’s daytime babysitter. She is studying Interior Design which thrills me since […]

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Megan - June 26, 2011 - 1:03 PM

What a gorgeous girl and an amazing Auntie to that sweet, lucky boy!!!

Linda - June 26, 2011 - 2:19 PM

What great photos of my favorite Vandal! You are right about those girls being photogenic, what beauties. I would add Megan G to that list as well–and lets not forget those mighty cute grandbabies!!

Megan, Robby, and Sydney

A big thank you to my daughter for being so agreeable as to go “urban” with their family portraits and to dress exactly as I wanted them to — with a mix-match of colors that “don’t have to match but just have to go” — as infamously said by Clinton Kelly and Stacey London of […]

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Megan - June 15, 2011 - 6:57 PM

OH MY GOSH. I love them. ALL. Will be ordering some for sure- but how am I supposed to pick?!?!

Thank you a MILLION times over…lucky us to be the photographers’ kids!!!

amandapfeifer - June 15, 2011 - 7:41 PM

their wardrobe is perfect.. helps bring out the fun personality of the family! Great work! I love models that are ready to try new things!

Linda - June 15, 2011 - 8:56 PM

What fun pictures–I loved, loved, loved all the bring colors and of course your beautiful family. I think your best work is of the ones you love.

Laura Higgs - June 15, 2011 - 10:47 PM

Loved them. I am admittedly jealous of the family pics and regret that I was fully unaware of your talents during any of your visits! Keep up the great work.

Your Man - June 16, 2011 - 4:57 PM

There is only 1 thing that could make them better. Guess who?

Kathy Jones - June 16, 2011 - 5:18 PM

Love the photos – they are really such a perfect family. Long, lean, and beautiful! I loved the bright colors!!! The photos were so sharp and clean and made you want to just keep staring at them! Great job!

Christine Ellis - June 17, 2011 - 3:32 PM

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then LOVE some more!!! Wow!

Aubrey Archuleta - June 17, 2011 - 10:06 PM

So good! I am in love with so many. My favorite is the upside down one Syd & Robbie one, very playful. Nice work, Grammy!

botut - June 20, 2011 - 9:19 PM

Love the colors/clothes/socks 🙂 Super!!

Kathy Grover - August 1, 2011 - 12:53 PM

Each picture is the Best Picture Ever.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 1, 2011 - 1:03 PM

Thank you Kathy, I had some nice visits with Jon and got a few pics of him too … I’ll e-mail them to you sometime.

Matt, Danielle, and MJ

This little grandson of mine is now 19 months old so it was time for some new family portraits. Danielle wanted “old wood and tall grass” so I tried to deliver. The little fellow wasn’t so much into pictures as he was the rocks, glass, dirt, bugs, and anything else he shouldn’t have, so when we […]

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Megan - June 7, 2011 - 7:35 AM

These are so awesome- totally worth the long drive to get them. I love the shading and b/w with pieces of color you did- I can’t WAIT to see how great ours turn out!!

Linda Johnston - June 7, 2011 - 9:31 AM

These pictures are awesome!! Of course it helps to have such photogenic subjects. What a beautiful little family. Now, Mary, lets see what you can do with my bunch of cutie patooties (be warned, the parents and grandparents will be a little more challenging). Can’t wait to see the Gerich’s cuteness.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 7, 2011 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Linda! I told Danielle I took too many pictures to which she said in an e-mail “I’m sorry we are such a cute family with such amazing talent… guess we should start charging people to take our pictures ;)” (News flash: I think I already DO pay to take their pictures … which you know I love, love, love and love to do.) Megan and Robby are next – this Thursday so I’ll post those next week after camping. As for your upcoming photo shoot, no worries. You could be blinking and noone will even notice with all of your cute grandkids in the picture. Oh wait! You WILL be blinking. We need to work on that.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

shayna - June 7, 2011 - 7:10 PM

Love the one of MJ behind the wheel and also the next one of his profile while laughing. The big people are pretty cute too 🙂

Your Man - June 7, 2011 - 7:11 PM

What good looking kids we have .not to mention the cutiest grandkid. As usual you did a great job. Must be kind of easy thou knowing they come from good stock! Love ya.

Aubrey Archuleta - June 7, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Wow! SLAY ME. That baby is so cute & wowsers Matt better keep good tabs on Danielle, she’s HOT! Nice work “Guy” 😀

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 7, 2011 - 10:49 PM

See why I want to push the “pause” button on MJ. Cute kid … looks just like his pretty momma. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Laura Higgs - June 8, 2011 - 4:38 PM

Awesome. Love love the color. Danielle looks like a model. It looks like the pictures that come in the frame.

Miss Ella and the Boys

Ella is almost 7 months with big dark blue eyes and two cousins that think she’s pretty cool. I took family portraits last November when Ella was just a couple months old and was privileged to be asked to take hers again now. She was the focus and her cousins would join her for some Easter-outfit […]

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amandapfeifer - May 9, 2011 - 4:07 AM

That second from the last one made me laugh! That needs to be hanging on a wall somewhere!

Christine Ellis - May 9, 2011 - 7:30 AM

Great photos Mary! I love the last two!!! So sweet!

Roberta Johnston - May 9, 2011 - 10:56 AM

What beautiful pictures, darling, darling children! What wonderful memories for their parents to have for years to come. Ella had some wonderful outfits, baby modeling here she comes!! Great job as always Mary!!

botut - May 11, 2011 - 4:28 PM

OH This is THE BEST one EVER! Really! I love these!! and the descriptions…LOL. Thanks for the smiles Mary.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 11, 2011 - 7:38 PM

Wow, Beth (and you other commentators), thanks for boosting my confidence. I get to photograph Ella in another few months – yippee!

[…] you would like to see the entire post of Ella and her cousins, check it out here in the post called “Miss Ella and the Boys.”  She’s a cutie, this […]

[…] is 18 months old and you’ve seen her before here (at 6 months) and again at her Onederful Birthday Party last September. It was a year ago at […]

[…] when Ella was just a new baby and I was first starting out two years ago, at Easter when Ella was 3 months (I won a blue ribbon at the Fair from one of those images of Ella and her cousins), again when […]

Baby Ellie [Older Newborn]

Laura is a friend from work with whom I share several similarities. One of those similarities is that we each have an older daughter and younger son … very close in ages. Her first grandchild (a boy) is one month older than my first grandchild (a boy). Her second grandchild is a girl and mine […]

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Shayna - May 2, 2011 - 1:52 PM

Beautiful!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 2, 2011 - 4:46 PM

Thank you Shayna!

Sent from my iPhone

Aubrey Archuleta - May 3, 2011 - 1:23 PM

Love these, she is so sweet & tiny & love the naked shots. You are so great at capturing little moments we would otherwise lose sight of.

Laura Higgs - May 3, 2011 - 4:46 PM

precious!!! I think you did a fantastic job. I love the 2nd picture most. You can see the expression of love on Laura’s face and the light is perfect.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 3, 2011 - 10:00 PM

Thank you Laura (a different Laura folks)! I loved the ones with Laura too – they were definitely my favorite and if I ever do this again, I will definitely know how to do some shots better or different … I hope. It was hard!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 3, 2011 - 10:02 PM

I appreciate you and your comments, Aubrey!

Made in the USA « Fairly Candid - July 7, 2011 - 11:32 AM

[…] of seeing little Ellie more often. Speaking of Ellie, she has filled out since I first met her for photographs a few months back, and while I didn’t get a picture of one, that girl has the sweetest smile! […]