Spring fun!!! Bring on SUMMER!!!

Charlotte, NC    {family photography} {child photography} 

Another month passes…and I am still behind with blogging. darn. Actually it’s a month and a half to be exact. May is such a busy and fun month though. May brings on all the beautiful flowers and people…with very little rainy ruined days! NC has been blessed with incredible weather so I’ve had barely a moment away from my camera or computer. So many brand new baby miracles, graduates starting onto a new page in their lives and families coming together and sharing their stories with me and my camera. It has been full of blessings!  And since today is the first day of June, I thought I’d celebrate with a new blog post and flood your eyes with my gorgeous clients! ❤

GOAL OF THE MONTH: I am going to try to bring my camera out for my own little dudes more…so hopefully I’ll have some new photos to share with all of you soon! And one day I will start a mom blog with all the ridiculous/hilarious stories that happen to us or around us on a daily basis. Maybe that will be next month’s goal. Seriously- you guys wouldn’t even believe all the craziness that goes on around the Ras home! 🙂

Bring on Summer and all it’s awesomeness!

xo Heather

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and last but certainly not least our amazing friend Michelle has a community of friends, family and loved ones that have continued to support her through her 2nd battle with cancer…We love you <3MWA!

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The Hampton Children

Charlotte, NC  Child Photographer


I could write a book about this beautiful family and our adventurous session…but I don’t have time to spend on the little written details this time around. (so I can hurry up and finish all of everyone’s images…they’re calling my name!) Lots of krispy kremes later, a stolen yellow chair, tons of hysterical images and plenty of fresh bruises…we ended up with a phenomenal session. Three perfect babies…Ella, Scottie and Jake. Truly little miracles. and I love love love their Mommy…beautiful Meghan is a dear friend.


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The Hetzel Family

Charlotte NC  Family & Lifestyle Photography


The Hetzel family have two cutie pies, Johnny (3 years old) and Sienna (9 months) and we had a good time playing in the gardens this past weekend! Johnny’s fun personality popped out about halfway through…and I had a blast capturing it from that point on! I’m pretty sure it’s a rainforest in these gardens because the moment we walk into them the sweat starts pouring. Maybe I should start carrying around a portable fan. 🙂 Hope you enjoy their peek…

The Berg Family

Charlotte Family Photographer


The Berg’s have a very active little boy…in my mind that’s a wonderful thing. He is curious about the world in front of him and doesn’t want to sit still for long. I had fun running through or dodging sprinklers trying to keep up with this little toddler! His sweet mom has the patience of a saint and I couldn’t believe she is a stay at home mommy! I stay at home with my three wild men, and I swear I wear a sign on my forehead that says “HI, I’m a crazy stay at home mom…please don’t test my patience, because I have none.” We had fun playing around and I know we all sweat enough to lose a few pounds! Hope you enjoy their sneak peek…



The Thompson Family

Charlotte, NC

Family and Child Photographer


As I climbed into my car last night I called Cam & Mindy and said “it’s storming here- shall we still try to make our session happen?”- the immediate answer was YES, it’s clear and sunny here. So, off I went and I am pretty sure I drove in the eye of the storm the entire 50 minute trip. I couldn’t believe it was sunny where we were meeting…but as I got closer I could see the perfect circle of clear blue skies up ahead of me. Right before I arrived the rain closed in and started a huge downpour…but to make a long story short- we stuck to our plan and ended up doing our photos anyway. Breaks of sunlight and drops of rain here and there added to the beauty of this botanical garden and adorable family. Cam & Mindy adore their precious little Stella. She is two and that is exactly the stage she is in…”I do it” stage! (One of my favorites actually…well, for photography!) We had fun and made it work, hope you enjoy their peek!