It’s that time.

Davidson, NC                                                      {family photography} {child photography} {newborn photography}

 

It’s that time again. Time to share some of my recent beauties with all of you. I wish I was better with this, but I’m not.  We have had a super busy Spring so far and I have a feeling it isn’t going to slow down anytime soon! Maybe in July we will get a minute of chill time in front of the pool. But until then…we work.

Since I usually offer mini sessions only in the fall, I decided to offer a few weekends of minis this spring as well. (due to popular demand) Weekends have been slammed with gorgeous families and babies and I can’t complain! Plus the weather is starting to show it’s love again!

Everyday my coffee tastes as amazing as the day before…it reminds me of how my photography is to me. I love capturing friends, family and change everyday. It always tastes good. Each day there is a new story to tell. I love it best when I spend time with long-time clients and they express how they adore looking back through the years of photos I’ve captured. Their lives have changed, and so has mine. All in front of the camera. ❤

Ok enough rambling…no one has time for my babbling emotions. Check below for some fabulous people. That is all.

Until next time…xxoo

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Who has the extra time?!

February 26, 2016                               {family photography} {engagement photography} {child photography}

 

Great title, huh? How many of you think this same exact thing every single day? I know I do. Blogging is what I have learned isn’t the top of my “to-do” list. Actually it might be the last. Even after dishes or clipping all 4 of my kiddie’s toenails. Yea- that low. I hate to say that because I know this is how so many of you keep up with me, my family and my beautiful clients…but gosh it is hard to sit down and organize my thoughts and photos into a post.

If you know me…well, or even have spoken to me before- you know I have some intense ADHD…aka I start talking about one thing and quickly mention a totally different subject mid-sentence. That’s how I feel about blogging too. I just want to write everything down all at once and press publish. DONE.

I start typing…then boom. A kid is pouring water down my leg and into my purse. I start typing again. Deadly screams begin. I go save the child’s life that was in danger. I start typing again. Shoot…I forgot to email the 57 people back that I promised I would. Email everyone. I start typing again. Where was I? Hmmm… I’m hungry, maybe I should start my blogging tonight. Oh wait…let me finish up editing everyone’s images first. THEN I will blog. ok.

This happens way too often for me. So today I have 5 more minutes of peace and quiet to get my crazy wild world written down and shared to all you fun people. Not to mention, I’ve been photographing STUNNINGLY, beautiful families that I need to share too!

Life is never boring. Never calm either. But I wouldn’t trade it for anyone else’s life. Spring is coming and I cannot even wait- mini sessions are pretty much booked up but I have a couple of full sessions left until summer! I am so excited about all the new mamas to be that I am meeting and capturing. Soon my days will be filled with lots of those new babies too. Bring on the fresh air and sunshine. Tulips and peonies. bliss. I am ready to be outside all day long everyday. 🙂

Thanks for sticking around to be a part of our crazy world. Life is so good with you in it. ❤

enjoy the chaotic catch up!!

ps- if you want to stay updated a little better and see more of my recent images check out my Facebook page! ❤

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oh so I am behind on sharing my own little muffins too…so here is Beck’s 1st Birthday pics!!

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oh and the fun snow photos…

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then back to my beautiful families and kiddies

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so many more sessions will be up soon…I’m in crazy editing mode so I can get them all out to everyone! Can’t wait to share!

 

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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I’m Blog Challenged.

Charlotte, NC    {Family Photography}  {Child Photography}  {Newborn Photography}

 

So having 4 kids rocks, but is INSANE hard to “put” down to come sit at my computer and blog. I give those blogger Moms credit…they are stronger than me. I am doing good to post a few sneak peeks every once in a while on my facebook page these days. eek!!! Sorry about that friends!!! I love to share my work so I continue to try to update you guys here as much as possible!

My news: well, not much. Just getting use to the balancing act of LIFE! Mom, wife, sister, daughter, business owner, photographer, friend, cook, dish lady, house cleaner, laundry fairy and so on…you know…the normal stuff us mommies try to balance.  We have recently put our house on the market as well, just to add another fun “ball” to our juggling routine. PS- anyone ever try to clean a house with four boys while watching them destroy it as soon as you move to the next room? Oh so fun.

Anyways, my peace is coming from my fun photo sessions lately. I get to enjoy our people’s chaos and capture all their love! I did a maternity session last week that was so peaceful and calm that I sat down on the edge of the creek and had a moment to actually hear myself think.  I thought about that love and true passion I have within me for people and their stories. I am so grateful that I found my calling and so blessed that you all support me! 🙂 Thank you!!!

Beck is now 4 months old and still incredible. He is delicious and shockingly relaxed. I can wear him for sessions after sessions and he doesn’t make a peep! God knew what he was doing! He is almost 17lbs and laughs and smiles all day, unless he’s sleeping! Rockstar baby!

Ok now for some updates on sessions!!! Spring is finally here and the flowers are blooming! I have completely booked up all my spring minis and have a few more full sessions left here and there! I will be announcing some beach sessions dates soon and may open up some other locations in Florida this year! CANNOT WAIT!!!

Ok now for the stuff you’re all here for…a peek into my computer of editing fun! I have the most gorgeous families inside and out!  I hope you enjoy!!

xo

Heather

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The Bullock Family

Charlotte, NC    {family photographer, child photographer}

 

The Bullock family was such a great time to photograph. They adore their handsome little man, Maxwell to pieces and you can see that in all their photos! I loved how much they all just wanted to play and do “real” life! And their dog, Thor wanted to be a part of it all too! Everyone knows I have a special spot inside for sweet pooches! Here are a few images from their summer family session of fun! Enjoy!!

 

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The Stawick Family

Charlotte, NC    {family photography}

So two of my favorite things on earth were under the same roof for the Stawick Family’s session… (and no I’m not talking about the doughnuts) squishy-faced doggies and kiddies! I could move right in. Erica and Steve have the two cutest pugs I have ever seen- hands down. And now have added a second precious baby to their little family- beautiful lil Sophie. Charlie, the big brother who just turned two, could have anything I own. That lil guy had some way of sucking me in, and truly could have come home with me! Charlie was so patient and sweet with his new baby sister, I still can’t really believe it. He just took it all in. Big blue eyes looking up at me, just waiting for whatever I said next. Yes, this seems rare to me. And extremely special. I hope his Mommy & Daddy know that. After many years of photographing children with their new baby siblings, I can say he is the minority. It’s such a HUGE change in their little worlds. As for lil Miss Sophie…she couldn’t be any more perfect!! That gorgeous head full of hair is amazing, and a dream for a lover of girlie bows.  She has already learned how to just go with the flow and fits right into their adorable family!

The Stawick’s played on their bed…pug babies and all. I wish I could post every single shot from their fun ruckus- but that would spoil all their fun! I loved how informal everything was and how their chaos is so beautiful. Hope you enjoy…

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Hi Jax {hello world}

Charlotte, NC  {newborn photography, family photography}

 

Another beautiful family is blessed with a gorgeous & healthy baby boy!! I am so blessed to have been able to capture such a special time of their lives for them! Stephanie and James welcomed their little man Jackson to this world earlier this month and they seem to have mastered this “baby” stuff already! It has to help that he is so so cute! I hope you enjoy a few of their precious images…

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The Gonella Family

Charlotte, NC   {family photography, child photography}

I got to start off 2014 with a sweet month old baby boy. I think that’s a fantastic way to bring in the new year!! Felix was having a growing day when I came to meet him, and all us Moms know what that means= LOTS and lots of eating! A baby’s got to do what a baby’s got to do. 😉  He was so darn cute though, and I love spending the afternoon with his sweet parents too! They even sent home a bag of amazing doggie treats for my 2 bullies…talk about hitting it out of the ballpark with my furry loves! Enjoy a peek at this beautiful, brand new little family!!!

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The Romano Family in 2013

Concord, NC   {Family Photography}

 

Shocker- we are 4 days in to 2014 and I haven’t completed my blogging for 2013 yet. (as I had planned)  The goal was to finish up with the final 3 or 4 sessions and have them all posted by midnight when the ball dropped. The ball dropped, and I dropped the ball too because I chose my boys instead. I let my little guys stay up until midnight and dance with sparklers with their best friends and mine too.  I hope no one really minds…because we are never promised tomorrow, or another year.  Life is so precious. So here I sit, excited to finally blog my last few entries for 2013 and start posting all my fabulous new sessions in 2014! Happy New Year friends!!! Cheers to a healthy, happy, loving and blessed 2014!!!

 

Now for the Romano Family…

My year is not complete without photographing this wonderful family.  I have captured their family’s love since the beginning. Angela and Mark are magnetic. They pull you in as much as they pull each other in. My heart grows larger when I am around them. They are real. They are strong. Their love endures all. I am so blessed to call them our dear friends. I survived this fall because of these two. Angela was there being my children’s other mom all hours of the day and night. (being injured with 3 boys wasn’t easy for me) I will never be able to thank her enough. I could bubble over for days and days about these two, but I must move on to their vibrant little boys!

Marek: this gorgeous 5 1/2 year old rockstar has a heart as big as Mother Teresa. He pushes every single button and person to the limit (with insane energy for days), but oddly enough it makes you love him even more. He has the fashion and style of a GQ model. I am still clueless on where this comes from. “Heather, you look beautiful, and I love your lipstick color.”- – what other five year old says this? Watch out parents…he will have all your little ladies under his love spell soon enough!!

Maddox: sweet, calm and HILARIOUS (without knowing it) 3 1/2 years old dude. Maddox wants to dance to his own beat, and relax without anyone bugging him. He has an old soul, and just goes with the flow. (most of the time) You can’t help but love Maddox too. His adorable quirks make you want to squeeze him tightly. He is the one to bring you a blanket when you are cold, and the first one to jump into your lap to snuggle every time. Love him!!

As you can probably tell- this family is very special to me, and I am so thankful for them! Their images capture them so perfectly…they truly love this much, and play this much, so I hope everyone can see what I see. And I wish that all of you get to experience a friendship this blessed in 2014 if you haven’t already!!!

Enjoy xo

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a fun game of catch up…

Charlotte, NC    Family, Seniors, Newborn and Child Photography

 

This summer has been so so busy with amazing families and so many fun memories captured forever…but I have been working so many hours trying to get everyone their images as quickly as possible that I haven’t spent my normal amount of time on email, facebook updates and blogging. oops.  I decided to stop stressing about all the small stuff and try to do a quick blog post with some images from a few August sessions that I haven’t yet blogged.  Here you go…a giant page of fun and beauty!!!  I’ve been so so blessed to photograph every single one of these friends!

First up…

Sweet lil Sloan {hello world}

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And now for lil Luke {hello world}…

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Now for a gorgeous Mother & Father to be… Sarah & Grayson

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Now for a fun morning lake session with a gorgeous family…The Webb Family (and their precious 3 blondies)

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Moving on to Jennifer…2014 senior with the world at her fingertips! She’s beautiful and beyond sweet! 

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And last but not least…the Hall Family! beyond the obvious (gorgeous home, and family)- we had a gorgeous sunrise & a perfect day!

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