Please tell us (or better yet show us) how you are doing this search.
Please make sure you have expanded all stacks before doing this search, that you have cleared all filters before you do this search, and that you have selected "All Photographs" (or the appropriate folder or collection)
Thanks for your response, dj_paige
For this particular folder, I am selecting the specific folder (namely, April 2007) under the "Folders" section
Then in the library am selecting: Text (any searchable field), "Contains" and typing in the two names/keywords (Mary and Jane) -exactly as shown in the brackets.
Filters are selected to "off"
You also have to expand all stacks before you do the search.
Right-click on any photo in a folder and then Stacking->Expand All Stacks
What happens if you type in "Mary Jane" without the quotes and without the word "and"?
I selected all 35 photos in the album and righclicked - unstack.
Then typed in Mary Jane (no quotes, no and) and VOILA - all 5 photos containing both people emerged!
So what is stacking then and why would that have caused the issue? I haven't done anything to do with stacking before.
Thanks again for your help!
You may not have done any stacking, so it may not have made any difference. It may have been the removal of the word "and" that did the trick.
Stacking is when you take several similar photos, and then you put them in a virtual stack, so that only the top photo in the stack appears in your Lightroom library grid. Unstacking makes them all appear.
Ok - definitely hadn't done any stacking, so it must have been removing of "and". I could have sworn I had already tried that! I remember trying "Mary, Jane" (no quotes) as well with no luck.
And that would make sense, as there was a name "Andrea" in the 2 photos that did show up, but she isn't in the 3 that didn't show up, so that makes it a valid point!
Thank you again!