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!

 

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Free time…

Charlotte, NC        {family photography}  {child photography}  {personal}

Who seriously has free time these days?! I can 100% say it isn’t our family lately. We have 5 days until we move to our new home in Davidson…which means our lives are completely upside down right now. #hellopacking  So, as part of my packing I will need to pack up my office, my computer, my hard drives, my calendar, my camera, my lenses, my props, and every other piece of my business. So here I post a last few families and some of my own kiddies too. My last blog post in our beautiful home here.

I started my business here in this home. It organically grew here. I was inspired here. Our home is filled with so much light and so much love. I bought my first dslr camera here in this home. I brought 4 teeny tiny newborn baby boys home here. They have inspired me. This house became a home. Although I am so sad to say goodbye to this house, we will be taking our “home” with us and starting to make a whole new level of memories in our new home. ❤ The adventures ahead are limitless. New windows with new light…a brand new office…a new space to play with our kids. So this isn’t goodbye. This is the beginning.

Enjoy these beautiful people and sweet love ❤ xo

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and now for a few of my wild boys

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oops…I’m slightly behind with BLOGGING!!!

Charlotte, NC  {family photography}

 

There is a good chance many friends, clients and new beautiful faces have come here to my blog in the last two months and noticed how lame I am with keeping my blog updated. #bloggerfail Yes, not a very proud moment. BUT…I am NOT behind on my editing or my sessions or my kids or my family or my friends (ok I may be a tad behind on that one too!)— it’s FALL YA’LL!!! Fall is here and that means crisp air, beautiful colors, pumpkin EVERYTHING and most of all my busiest time of year! With that being said- my blogging and updating comes last in the line up. I hope you all don’t mind!  I do try to keep my facebook page (www.facebook.com/heathermariephotographync ) updated daily with sneak peeks and any other fun info I have up my sleeve!

I just counted…I am 41 sessions behind on the blog. Can you even imagine? WHOA. Sorry guys. I will make it up to you on my maternity leave surely. What else will I want to do while I’m snuggling my newest little ninja?!

Speaking of that…my personal update {obviously skip this part if you have no interest with this} is great! This baby is a beast. Measuring ahead and staying up high so I remember he is ALWAYS there. We both are loving this cooler weather though! His big brothers are getting excited about his arrival into this world. “Mom when is our brother going to pop out?” “Mom I think the baby is going to beat Cade in soccer once he gets out of there.” -daily questions and comments flow around our home.

Back to the Photography: I’ve already had our first 2 mini session dates and they were completely successful in all ways! The weather worked out for us and all the families looked amazing! Plus it was great exercise for me! I loved playing with all the precious little ones! I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love and also call it my job– you guys make that possible for me. Thank you. A million times.

I have been booked solid for the year for months now and I am so very grateful. I do hate letting people down now this close to Christmas card season that I don’t have any openings but I am doing a wait list and filling any cancellations off of that the moment I get one. So far- it’s working!! I am currently booking 2015 clients and filling spots very quickly if anyone is looking for next year sessions. Lots of the Spring slots are full, and we have TONS of 2015 babies on the horizon! YAY!!!

I want to share a few photos from the past month + with you guys, and hopefully all the sneak peeks very soon!! I hope you enjoy all the beauty that I get to see every day…

xo

Heather

PS- can you believe it’s already time for the Holidays?! WHAT?????

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CAM is ONE!!

Cornelius, NC     {family photography, child photography}

 

I cannot believe how incredibly fast this past year has gone! I feel like I was doing Cam’s newborn photos a short few weeks ago honestly! But apparently not– he’s getting ready to turn ONE!!! I love Megan and Robert (his cool parents)- they are hilarious and always make for a great time! Cam is such a cool dude too. His hair will melt you, and oh don’t forget those baby blues! He was such a happy guy for his session, until we brought out the cake! Maybe it was the melted cake that pissed him off but the poor little muffin was quickly over it! He still made for some awesome cake pics! I hope you enjoy!!

 

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Keira is ONE

Huntersville, NC    {child photography}

I cannot believe that all my parent’s words of wisdom are actually coming true. Everyone older than me told me year after year to slow down because time goes by way too fast.  I had no idea how fast they were meaning, but I wish I would’ve believed them and actually slowed down. Now as I type this blog about one of my best friend’s little girls turning ONE already, I am reminded to slow down. One year ago I was meeting this angel baby by the name of Keira Jewel. (how could she avoid being amazing with a name like that?) And now, 365 days have passed. She is walking, and chatting us up. Where did those days go? We all need to slow down and enjoy the now!!

Well, I hope you see how beautiful this lil one is inside and out through a few of her images! Enjoy!!

ps- I had to share one quick shot from her newborn session 1 year ago! 

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The Schubert Family

Cornelius, NC   {Family Photography}

 

I was so happy to get to see the Schubert Family again, and they welcomed me so kindly into their beautiful home. Scott and Egle have the most precious little girl Gabi- and we were celebrating her first birthday! It was amazing to see the change in Gabi from the minute I walked in the door to the end when I was leaving. She was super shy to start and really opened up as time went by. She danced the moment she heard a good tune…and when I say “good” I mean- an awesome pop song that we all would love as well. 🙂 I loved their carefree way of life. We all just hung out in their home enjoying some family time…and just being real. No put on poses or shows. This is what it’s all about with family photography in my eyes!! I hope you enjoy a few of their beautiful photos!!

 

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The Shait Family

Charlotte, NC  {family photography, child photography}

 

I can’t even believe it’s time to wish lil Walt a very happy first birthday, seriously? Where does a year go? I love love love this precious Shait Family! We changed up our traditional session scenery this time and met uptown in the North Davidson area for a little urban flare! After playing around the streets we went into the fabulous Smelly Cat coffee shop for a hot chocolate and some snuggling! So fun, always! Havens, their beautiful daughter gives me every possible reason to want to steal her away and add her to our family. Her singing and dancing brings in a crowd for sure! We ended with Walt’s cake smash, with a Fat Tuesday theme…this boy was born on one fabulous Tuesday! 🙂 I hope you enjoy…I love their love!!!

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Jax is ONE!!

Charlotte, NC   {child photography}

 

One of my bestest girlfriend’s little man Jax just turned ONE, and of course we had to photograph this special time!! I love how much Natalie adores her babies. Not really sure if there is a way to even begin to explain it, but trust me- she loves them endlessly. Due to this crazy 2014 weather, we chose to use a friend’s studio instead of risking the 28 degree cold. Smart move, but I am really not made for studios. Keeping kids in one spot and posed is impossible in my opinion- but we managed! And Jax couldn’t have looked any cuter. He is wearing adorable outfits from RuffleButts & RuggedButts, and he is also one of their precious models for their Spring 2014 clothing lines! {which should be releasing soon!} I hope!! YAY!! Enjoy this little muffin…

check out http://www.ruggedbutts.com for these perfect lil outfits!!

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Madi is ONE

Cherryville, NC   Child photographer

 

I can’t handle this lil pumpkin’s cuteness. Madeline was so fantastic.  Her mama rocked the tunes in the car loud enough that Madi was able to dance throughout her entire 1st birthday session! I can’t believe it was a year ago that I was doing her newborn shots…and now she is wide open and happy as a peach!! Enjoy a peek t this fun session!!

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Landon is ONE

Charlotte, NC  Child Photography & Family Photography

 

Landon may be the only lil boy that I have met that didn’t want cake for his birthday…so instead of the usual cake smash session, we decided to let him play and be the little boy that he is!  Reggie and Shari have been wonderful friends of my husband and me for many many years now, and I can remember laughing about even the idea of filling their calm home with wild lil kiddo footsteps.  Now, a year after we did newborn photos for their perfect bundle of joy, we are capturing his vibrant big kid personality for his 1st birthday! Landon is one handsome dude, and I get so excited every time I get to photograph him. He makes my “job” a piece of cake. Happy Birthday big boy! Enjoy!!!

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