First Day of Spring!

North Carolina has handed up hot sunny days and snow all in the same exact week. WHAT is going on?! I am so pumped to say Happy First Day of Spring. I hope NC gets the memo too.

I wanted to give you all a quick update on our Momtog Photography class from this past weekend. Mind blown. I didn’t know exactly what to expect with this first class but it was magical. I keep thinking back to the first time I picked up my first DSLR, and how I was completely lost. What I would’ve given to have a class like this at my finger tips. All the tricks and simple ways of learning the basics so we can actually capture our kids in decent photos. I think everyone learned a ton and had a blast while doing so. Shooting one on one with each photographer/momtog was key in my opinion. Hands on and VERY eye opening for all of us. I’ll share some photos at the end of some of the girls in action! 🙂

In other news, lots of babies are being born and lots of spring sessions are happening over here. Here are a few fun moments from the past week!! Hope you enjoy!!

 

The Graves Family added a new member to their tribe late last year, sweet lil Olivia- and I was honored to come to their home and capture some fun, real-life moments!! We had such a great time!DSC_1678 copy copy

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Then I spent time with the precious Lozeau Family in uptown Charlotte- and we danced and played in the rain!! We did get some “dry” moments too, but it was a blast either way! Their little man, Julian was such a sweet boy! I hope you enjoy a few of their memories!!

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and lastly…a few pics from our momtog class! 🙂

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Some personal FUN!

2 days in a row?! Now this is a big deal.

All you moms out there know how hard it is to get 3 minutes to your self. Especially when you start your day with two babies in your bed. (aka- who sleeps?!) But here I am- showered, dressed (well sort of. as long as pjs count), fed and sitting alone with my second (reheated twice) coffee actually blogging and emailing and editing away.  It’s a big deal.

I am planning on keeping things simple around here. (I write like I talk. Those of you that know me, know this.) But I do want to share a few pics of my people with you guys. Isla Drew turned ONE. WHOA. I have 5 kids now and 0 babies. That hurts. I still want 100000 babies. Which I thought that feeling was suppose to go away once you were done having kiddies. Nope. Anyways, she’s awesome and loving and silly and truly a gift. Funniest little unicorn you ever did see. She adores her brothers and they are obsessed with her. She fits right into their crazy, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Some of our sweet friends and family are in these photos as well. Life is so precious, I want to remember every moment. And every loved one.

Oh and some exciting news…my good friend Jessy (fab photog) and I are hosting our very first Photog Mama Photography class in a little over a week. I can’t wait to share all the fun with you guys. ❤

ok Happy Thursday beautiful friends!! xx

Birthday

Isla and Goldie living their best lives. ❤ rocking their matching Rags! (www.rags.com)DSC_0488 copyDSC_0491 copy cropDSC_0603 copyDSC_0579 copy

My niece, Kinsley celebrating her 6 month birthday with us. DSC_0426 copyDSC_0374 copyDSC_0459 copyDSC_0415 copyDSC_0298 copyDSC_0269 copy

our person. Auntie Kendyl. She gets all the love & heart eyes!!!DSC_8752 copy

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Isla is ONE and Veda is TWO! BFFs for life. (they didn’t get a choice)DSC_8578 copyDSC_8617 copyDSC_8648 copyDSC_8655 copy

You guys…Shades kids clothing line is dreamy.   http://www.shadeskids.comDSC_9601 copyDSC_9757 copyDSC_9973 copyDSC_9850 copy

Look, I’m back!

Oh look who it is– AGAIN!!! I bet you’re as shocked as me! Baby Isla is napping and my wild man, Beck is at preschool probably torturing his precious teachers with face licks! Life is sweet! ❤ This North Carolina weather has been so crazy lately and we have been so ready to start spring sessions with beautiful flowers! Here are a few gorgeous sessions from the past few weeks. Enjoy!!

 

Little Miss Kayleigh – ONE is so wonderful ❤

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Newborn Merritt

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Rewind to 2017 Fall/Winter

Let the images flow…and I smell spring right around the corner!! Lots of fun things going on this year and I can’t wait to share them all with you.  ❤ ps- there are SOOO many more families and kiddos that I didn’t add here, but goodness this was another incredible year!!

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Blogging isn’t for the weak.

Friends, I need to start off by apologizing for looking like I disappeared. I am alive. My photography is alive. And the best part…all my kids are still alive too. 🙂  Blogging and keeping up with one more thing is CRAZY hard. Mom life is super hard. Working Mom life is also insane hard. Guess what?! Life in general is hard, so no more complaining. 2017 turned out to be incredible. It started off rough, but quickly improved and we got back into the flow of being a family of 7. I will catch you guys up on all the fun details along the way but I am going to try hard to show you all a little of last year’s fun. TONS and TONS of gorgeous families and kiddos were in front of my camera, I felt so honored.

Another fun announcement…I am going to be doing more Mom life/Photographer life blogging here too. Updating you guys on life with 5 kids and bulldogs. Hopefully with awesome photos along as well. It’s not for the weak. Blogging in general isn’t. Seriously. I barely remember to brush my teeth most days. (for example- today.) But I think there are a lot of you out there going through some of the same stuff as we are. So why not share? Plus, I can actually re-laugh at all the insanity as I share. Just so you’re prepared, I won’t be posting perfectly poised and designed posts and photos. Just like my instagram and Facebook pages- you’ll get the real me. I know, I know- people enjoy seeing pretty posts. But I can’t think in that much detail anymore. Too much pressure. So, you’ll see my mess.

Cannot wait to start. But before I do- I need to share images that I’ve already finished this year. (Next post.) For now I’ll leave you with a quick pic of my own kiddos right before Christmas.

PS- HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS.

PPS- Hopefully you actually understand what I just wrote.

xo

Heather

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Personally…

Davidson, NC                                                                                                                                                                      March 20, 2017

PERSONAL POST WARNING!!!

A few personal pics since I shared my own last…..all sorts of images, including iPhone pics (mostly)too! It’s a hard share for this mama!! So many ups and downs! But we are amazingly blessed! 🙂 Just real life over here!! Best camera to use is the one you have on you!! Now a family of 7!! YAY!!! All the details of our 2017 family story is a couple posts back! 🙂 Enjoy!! xx

PS- I’ll try to post in order!

Jan 11, 2017 ❤  Isla Drew came into this world and our lives will never be the same again! Perfect gift from God!!

straight to the NICU…I never left her side.

FINALLY leaving the NICU ❤ headed home!!

our only picture with our favorite bulldog Dozer before he flew to heaven to chew on endless bones and snore away his days. 😦 He was always there beside his babies, protecting them relentlessly. Miss you Dozer!!

after Isla’s first bath!

And our Sunday quickly turned a corner…here is her first photo in the ER. The beginning of a very very long road. #holyemotions

This is right after they intubated her…I never left her side. Never will.

the INCREDIBLY prayed for day…they removed her tube!! 🙂

a letter from our oldest son, Cade ❤

finally free of cords and wires and tubes!!! Hallelujah

free to go home!!! Go girl go!! 17 days of hell behind us!

so happy to be home with my other babies!!!

Beyond grateful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump on in…

Davidson, NC

and the sharing continues from the last post… enjoy!! next post will be my personal pics…

let the beauty sharing begin!!! xx