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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Nash

Charlotte, NC    {commercial photography} 

 

For those of you that don’t know Nash Grier…you probably will in the next couple of years. (it means you’re either not on social media or just don’t pay any attention to social media and, parents- your child probably already knows of him, and/or has a fiery crush on him!) 

Nash is one of my best friend’s stepsons, so to me, he is a sweet Grier boy. Just like his two other brothers. But to many others he is the Vine-famous Nash.  Since I don’t really have experience in the Vine world- I’m sticking with the Nash I know to show you all. 🙂

I’ve had the Grier Family in front of my lens more than once, but this was the first time it was just one of the boys.  Nash rocked. He’s hysterical, and yes he’s only 16.  We laughed the entire time.  He has a great family, and you see it in him. That’s what I find amazing with all three of the Grier boys. Not only are they all beautiful(yes, you can say beautiful for men), and talented– they all have hearts of gold. And great things happen to great people. (well, I’d like to hope that this is true.)

I know his life is a bit wild now, he is still grounded. And really a typical 16 year old guy. I am so glad I was able to capture the real Nash in our session, and I hope you enjoy!

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Justin + Oxana

Cornelius, NC   {maternity photography} 

 

These two love birds are going to blow you away. I just needed to preface with that.  Justin and Oxana are not only beautiful but so amazingly sweet and so loving. I could’ve uploaded every single photo from my camera and directly posted them on here for you to enjoy…there really was no editing needed. Their baby girl was due any day- and most women dream to be that gorgeous even at just 6 months into the pregnancy. I still cannot believe that Oxana was 39 weeks! WOW!! Their love and beauty inspires me. Can you even imagine how beautiful their little girl will be? I can’t wait to meet her very soon!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…

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Brandon + Shana = CAM

Cornelius, NC    {Family & Maternity Photography}

 

I have so many photos to share with you all it may take a week straight of posting to get them all on here!!! I can’t pick favorites from this fabulous maternity session we had in October! Brandon {Daddy to be} and I have grown up together and I was so excited when his beautiful wife Shana contacted me about photographing their growing family! They are doggie lovers like myself so we had to photograph their “babies” with that sweet bump as well!! I could’ve hung out all night with these two love birds!! I cannot wait to meet their perfect little man, Cam any day now!! Enjoy!!

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The Wise Family

 Davidson, NC    Family & Child  Photography

I absolutely adore this beautiful family. I loved every second of their last shoot by the lake, and this time it was just as much fun at this gorgeous farm in Davidson! Taylor and Daniel have 2 of the cutest kiddos around and we were laughing so hard my tummy actually hurt by the end of the session! Avery feeding the donkeys was a fav moment of my photography lifespan.  She is one hell of an animal lover. Complete Bliss. Hope you enjoy this family’s really really late peek!! PS- If only I had a little girl, I would dress her in Avery’s perfect lil wardrobe!!! 🙂

 

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Matilda Jane rocks our world!!

December 2013      {child photography}     Charlotte, North Carolina

All you Moms & ladies out there get ready to start shopping…Matilda Jane has done it again, they have revealed the second release to their Paint by Numbers collection! They never cease to amaze me. I seem to only wish for a little girl when I see their clothing. I want every single piece in every single collection. So I have to settle for second best…buying it for myself ( YES– they make adult sizes too!) and all my sweet friend’s little girls!

Matilda Jane has the most unique, stylish, mix n match clothing line for little girls I have ever seen, and beyond well-made to top it off.

Last week when we received our MJ products in their fancy & fun packaging we immediately felt special (it was like opening Christmas a couple weeks early!) and could tell the quality was as superior as each time before. We adore what they sent us…and love that you can mix and match the pieces with tons and tons of other items they sell as well. As a photographer, I appreciate the parents that spend the time to put their little girls in clothing that photographs well. Matilda Jane Clothing does just that, plus more. (As I sit here typing, I keep thinking to myself…maybe I should be working for MJ with this much love for their clothing! Or just suck it up and add a little girl to our three wild boys!)

Here is the Turtle Dove Knot Top paired with the Strippling Tee and Gallery Leggings from the second release of the Paint by Numbers Collection. Our precious little model Kallyn shines in these pieces.  I love all the detail with each piece, and how soft and fun it is for a 3 year old to play around in!  The colors are STUNNING in this collection. Distinct vibrant jewel tones, with classic prints mixed in make these pieces blend perfectly for Fall or Winter!

Hope you enjoy a peek at this magical world of Matilda Jane Clothing!!

http://www.matildajaneclothing.com

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Model:  Kallyn

Clothing: 

Matilda Jane Clothing www.matildajaneclothing.com

Turtle Dove Top

Strippling Tee

Gallery Leggings

The Bailey Family

Huntersville, NC/ Lake Norman, NC    Family Photography, Child Photography

 

As I pulled up to meet the adorable Bailey Family, I couldn’t help but giggle.  A Christmas tree covered in lights (yep, a full size tree) was parked in the middle of the road, while 2 precious little girls twirled around it with pink cowboy boots on.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? My heart jumped with excitement. I knew right away that the Bailey family was going to be fun…and willing to be themselves even with my crazy self & giant camera smashed all in their personal space!  I was spot on. They rocked it. Their girls were beyond sweet, and I am quite sure they’re both extremely brilliant as well.  They were a blast and I hope you see that in all their photos!! Enjoy!!

 

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The Burton Family

Davidson, NC     Family Photography,  Child Photography

 

I love spending my morning with the Burton family!! They are seriously some of the kindest people…you just feel it the moment you meet them. All their kiddos were incredible and we’ve got some awesome memories for their walls to prove it! Hope you enjoy!!!

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The Williams Family {2013 edition}

Davidson, NC    Family and Newborn Photographer

 

A family near and dear to my heart added another beautiful little girl to their growing family just recently…and I had been counting down the days to finally meet her! I love surprises, and none of us knew if this little muffin was a girl or a boy until she entered this world- so fun!! Little Miss Ellie is just perfect! She reminds me of her big sister, Mary Caroline.  Since Christy and Trey didn’t do formal “newborn” photos with their first two little ones, they decided that it wouldn’t be fair to give little miss Ellie her own supermodel session either…so we captured the essence of their whole family. The kids are so excited to have a new sister…and that always makes me happy inside! And no, it is not normal to look this amazing after just delivering your 3rd baby- so don’t feel discouraged when you see how put together Christy is! 🙂 That’s just how Christy rolls…always pulled together perfectly and just as sweet as a peach. {yet another reason why we love her so much} The Williams Family truly radiate the love for each other that all families deserve to have…and those 3 little ones have a lifetime of fun and love ahead of them!! Enjoy…. xo

 

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The Johnson Family

Cornelius, NC  Family and Child Photography

 

Another fun family session went down before we left for the beach…the Johnson family! I mainly focused on the center of their world, one year old Liam! He was hysterical. I absolutely love this age, the blonde hair and blue eyes didn’t hurt either. 😉 He made some fabulous faces and soon his parents will miss those funny faces! Liam and his parents were in town visiting his uncle and aunt- and Grandma came too! We had fun playing by the water on a gorgeous lake norman evening. Hope you enjoy…

 

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