Goodbye 2016…Hello 2017

Davidson, NC     {FAMILY photography, CHILDREN photography, NEWBORN photography}       March 2017

 

Once again…my blogging skills remain my LEAST active or scheduled talent. Sorry friends. Life happens, and almost daily I think to myself- wow, if I could sit down for 10 mins and write “this” or “that” down, it would make a hell of a story. I also think I should have another blog just for my crazy life- so all of you wanting to see photography stuff only could enjoy just that, and all the others that want to hear about the gong show at our home could read a different blog. ahhh well- it’s not happening anytime soon. So for now- I shall do my best to update you pretty people here as much as possible.

Personal part- (so you can skip past if you’d like) The last time I wrote to you I think I was pregnant…well, she is HERE! And wow what a roller coaster ride it has been! The short version of our story is…Isla Drew (“eye-la”) was born in the water in a beautiful room filled with love and support. It was magical. And the very best way to end this era of my life. (the child birthing era) She was perfection but was grunting a bit while breathing, so we ended up in the NICU for 5 days to help her transition her lungs to air. Luckily I never once had to leave her side. Finally made it home to all our boys, which was incredible. They are obsessed with their baby sister. I was just getting into the flow of things when Isla caught a cold and within 2 days we were in the ER. The process from ER to Pediatric Intensive care unit went very very quickly- and there is where we spent the next 17 LONG days fighting.  She had come down with RSV (aka the devil virus) and it attacked her and her tiny little lungs. After lungs collapsing and a horrific case of pneumonia, the doctors had to intubate her. Beyond horrific watching your tiny baby suffer. The most amazing part is- she is now healthy. She beat it. Isla is one strong little girl. Our medical care and staff at the PICU was beyond incredible. The prayers, love and endless support from our friends, clients, family and all others was also humbling. That is such an understatement. But I have no words. God works miracles. Period. He was there with us the entire time. I felt him.  “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.”

With all that being said- I took some time off work. My camera snuggled in her pretty bag for a month and I snuggled with our angel baby. BUT now I am BACK! 🙂 Our family of now SEVEN is rocking the house and emptying grocery stores like it’s our job. So the show must go on…and my spring minis begin this weekend!!! WOOHOOO!!!! I am doing spring minis almost every weekend until June to catch up with all my precious friends and clients! Also, booking summer and fall regular sessions and newborns! Cannot wait! Don’t worry- I’ll have Isla most likely attached to me or on site with someone loving on her…so you should all get to meet her. She’s pretty awesome.

Thank you so much for supporting me and my little passion. I am so so grateful. ❤

Now I’ll attach some of the past sessions…I’m sure I’m forgetting some or many- but my Facebook page usually has MUCH better updates!! Go check it out… http://www.facebook.com/HeatherMariePhotographyNC/  or instagram @HeatherMariePhotographyNC

Oh, I’ll share of few personal pics of our past months in my next post today!! promise!!!

PS- Fall 2016 we rocked it out of the park!! Out of this world sessions to wrap up the year!!

Until next time…xx

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Oh Hi There Pretty Friends!!

Davidson, NC                                      {FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY}   {CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY}   {NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY}

 

Blog life…hmmm it’s not for me. Although, I think I’d be really great as an actual blogger. Like if that’s all I had to do. Just write about my crazy days and family and friends. I’d keep you guys entertained for a lifetime. For real. But unfortunately, this is just how I share a little bit of my passion and life with everyone. I wish I spent more time sharing…but it’s rough finding the extra time. Between the stacks of emails, memory cards, schedules, editing, more scheduling, learning, playing with my crazy boys, keeping my kiddos alive, keeping my doggies alive, keeping up with laundry, endless meals for everyone and well let’s be real- the endless list of to-dos….I’m just not sure how anyone has time to add blogging to their list.

I started this post last night, but then didn’t have time to finish it…so I’m back at it this morning. See what I mean?! Summer has been a whirlwind and I just dropped off our first little stud muffin to his first day of 2nd grade.  I was doing fine until the radio played a depressing song for moms called “slow down”…yeah, I may have shed some tears. It really slaps you in the face. The years are flying by. Summers home with 4 kids are super long, but in reality I already miss it. The chaos will one day be completely different chaos, and I’ll miss every moment of the craziness that we’re in now. I am thankful for photos, and iPhones. I do my best to capture it all before it disappears. Ok done venting.

So I can’t even remember the last sessions I shared with all of you but I will share some from my last month of fun! I will also do my best to share more with you all during this CRAZY fall/winter season of sessions! I am so blessed with such extraordinary clients and cannot wait to see everyone again this year! ❤ I love you guys and cheers to school being back, pumpkin pies, and cool crisp air. YES!!!

xo

untitled-349 copy copy 1

untitled-327 copy 1 copy

untitled-99 copy 1 copy

untitled-69 copy b copy

untitled-20 copy copy

Untitled-1

untitled-81-3 copy copy

untitled-165 copy

untitled-126-2 copy

untitled-249 copy

Untitled-1

untitled-233 copy copy

Ledge

untitled-110-2 copy copy

Denali 4 months

untitled-231 copy copy

untitled-118 copy copy

untitled-572-2 copy copy

untitled-555 copy copy

mack

untitled-120 copy

untitled-147 copy

untitled-115 copy 1

neil

untitled-761 copy

untitled-753 copy

untitled-662 copy

nila

untitled-124-2 copy copy

untitled-204 copy copy

laura

mogul family

untitled-164-2 copy 1 copy

untitled-202-2 copy

untitled-179-2 copy

untitled-195-2 copy

untitled-216-2-2

Truman

untitled-204 copy copy 1

untitled-222 copy crop copy

untitled-184 copy copy

untitled-48 copy b crop copy

Ward

untitled-566 copy copy

leblanc

untitled-331 copy

untitled-367 copy

finn

untitled-285 copy

untitled-194 copy

bunker

untitled-419 copy copy

hampton

sheedy 1

Sheedy

Moore

Print

arden

Moore

 

 

Here.

Davidson, NC      {family photography}  {child photography}

I am still in a moving coma, but I am here. We made it. Moving isn’t for the light hearted. Well, moving with 4 kids and 2 dogs isn’t.

Holy.

I am living out of boxes still…a month after we moved. And we may be living out of boxes until January. (ya’ll know this is a photographers craziest time of the year!) I don’t even know how I convinced myself to sit down long enough to blog this morning. But I did. WOOHOO!!! 🙂 I deserve a 3rd coffee. And maybe a 2nd bag of those amazing little lindt lindor limited edition peppermint white chocolate truffles I just killed between my sentences.

So, I have been juggling this insane weather, lots of newborns and a FULL schedule of sessions this month…and I have a great feeling that none of that is slowing down anytime soon. The monsoons we had here really ruined a couple weeks of sessions. But I did get to “start” working on my new office in our new home. I got myself a new desk, new rug and a bunch of fun stuff to add to my happy editing space. I will be sitting here. daily. often. Why not make it my one “girlie” place?! I may not be able to find socks, or pants but you better believe I know where every tiny newborn hat, charging cord and memory card is.

I want to share a few of the families I’ve been capturing lately and our last family shot in front of our old home! 🙂 Hope you enjoy! I’ll hopefully be back here soon…with even more memories to share! xo

My Crazy Family ❤

untitled-11-2 copy

and I needed to start off this fall post with this squishy-cheeked PUMPKIN

untitled-172 copy copy

Family Love

untitled-169 copy copy

untitled-263-2 copy copy copy

heather

our friend…

 

untitled-15-2 copy copy

untitled-163 copy copy

Harris

untitled-75 copy b copy

untitled-82 copy 2 copy

untitled-100 copy 2 copy

kids

untitled-777 copy copy

Hill

untitled-761 copy copy

untitled-785-2 copy copy

untitled-804 copy copy

Love this newborn session ❤

play

untitled-52 copy 1 copy

carter

untitled-394 copy copy copy

matthews

untitled-609 copy 1 copy

quade

untitled-658 copy copy

untitled-696-2 copy copy

awesome outtake ❤

untitled-590 copy copy

frank

untitled-488 copy copy

troy

ovitsky

Such happiness ❤

collage

rheault

 

 

February!? REALLY???

Charlotte, NC   {UPDATES and more UPDATES}

 

Is it really the 19th of February? As I sit here nursing my new little guy (sorry if that’s too much of a visual) and writing, I am dumbfounded at the fact that January just disappeared and really so did December. I have yet to blog in 2015…whoa that’s pathetic!!!  Let’s start there.

It is 2015!!! woohooo HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We all survived 2014!! I had an incredible year of gorgeous families and I couldn’t be more grateful. I feel so blessed! Lots of babies were brought into the world and I am so lucky to have met and photographed lots of them! We welcomed our 4th little man on Dec 11th as well. He is perfect. We ended 2014 with a bang. I still can’t believe I am really a mom of four handsome boys!!! As you can imagine…this is part of the reason January and now February have completely disappeared. Four wild boys.

On another note…I went back to work pretty quickly after he was born and he just comes along for the ride with me. My sitter or friends come too and help out with little Beck man while I do what I love and can focus on my clients. It’s been amazing so far! I am learning to edit while holding a sleeping baby, and sometimes an eating baby too. I love having a partner to chat to while I go on long editing stretches.

I am so excited about all my upcoming trips this year…and all the fun clients I will get to photograph all over. I know it will be another memorable year meeting and capturing many new families, as well as watching my long time clients change and grow their families.

CHEERS to 2015 and all it’s beauty. To cupcakes. To friendships. To love. To puppies. To coffee. To warm snuggles. To babies laughing. To you.

Cheers to a year of seeing the best in people, and seeing the beauty in the light.

Here are a few images of our newest addition…enjoy xoxo

untitled-9 copy

untitled-81-2 copy copy

newborn beck 179 copy copy

IMG_0177 copy copy

newborn beck 067-2 copy

untitled-42-2 copy 1

untitled-41 copy crop copy

untitled-34 copy

untitled-28 copy copy

Minis, minis and more minis OH MY!!!

Charlotte, NC     {family photography} {child photography}

Our mini sessions this Fall have been incredible!!!! I can’t even believe how smoothly they have gone! The weather has been spectacular so far and the locations and set ups have worked out perfectly! I hope everyone is loving their outcomes as well! I am down to two more full days of minis for the entire YEAR!!! AHHHH!! I will have some newborn sessions here and there but I will basically be closing down for the season after those!

This baby boy growing in my tummy will soon be too giant for me to be doing my normal jumping around and crazy acts when I’m photographing everyone. He is apparently 5lbs 8oz at this point- which is bigger than my other babies at birth (eek!!) so I need to prepare for a chubby little man! I will continue to photograph my family and friends through the Holidays so hopefully I will still be posting some fun blogs every now and then!! But for now, I still have LOTS of sessions and gorgeous families to share with you!! I hope you enjoy!!

Chat soon friends!! xo

untitled-118 copy copy1 untitled-131 copy copy untitled-154 copy copy untitled-167-2 copy copy untitled-37-2 copy copy untitled-89-2 copy copy chance Untitled-1 untitled-33 copy copy 1 untitled-112 copy copy Untitled-1 untitled-39-2 copy copy untitled-25-2 copy copy untitled-61 copy copy 1 untitled-25-2 copy copyJessy untitled-81 copy 1 copy copy untitled-95 copy copy1 untitled-246 copy copy untitled-128-2-2 copy b copy untitled-164-2 copy 2 copy mots copy untitled-201 copy copy untitled-132 copy copy untitled-157 copy copy untitled-186 copy copy untitled-205-2 copy copy untitled-183-2 copy copy untitled-197-2 copy 1 copy untitled-102-2 copy copy untitled-120-2 copy copy untitled-176-2 copy copy copy peterson untitled-38 copy copy untitled-70 copy 1 copy untitled-79 copy copy untitled-110 copy copy romano untitled-208-2 copy copy untitled-227-2 copyb copy untitled-247-2 copy copy untitled-321 copy copy untitled-366 copy copy

Fall Mini Session Fun

Charlotte, NC     {family photographer} {child photographer}

 

Our mini sessions this Fall have been overwhelmingly successful!!! I am loving all the fun styles and locations, then adding in all the gorgeous families- equals perfection!! We have completely lucked out with the weather thus far too! Yesterday’s sessions were actually hot~ I was in shock!! I know this is a crazy time of year for everyone so I’m keeping this short and sweet…check out this beautiful loves!!!

 

 

 

 

untitled-153-2 copy copy

untitled-126-2 copy copy

kester

untitled-175-2 copy 1 copy

kester 2

untitled-187 copy 1

untitled-79-2 copy 1 copy copy

untitled-6-2 copy1 copy

untitled-92-2 copy copy 1

untitled-17 copy b copy

untitled-36 copy copy

untitled-132-2 copy copy

untitled-94 copy copyuntitled-298 copy copy

untitled-283 copy b1 copyUntitled-1

untitled-247 copy copy

untitled-173 copy b copy

 

And here are a few from my family this past week too 🙂 I’m not giving away any of the family Christmas card shots yet…but soon they will come too! 🙂 I can’t believe how fast this baby boy is growing!!!

maternity copy

funwithediting8 copy

untitled-355 copy sunset

 

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?????

untitled-234-2 copy 1 copy copy Vandeventer untitled-89-2 copy copy untitled-100-2 copy copy jax untitled-133 copy copy untitled-323 copy copy untitled-341 copy copy untitled-413 copy copy Untitled-1 untitled-20 copy copy untitled-48-2 copy copy Bay 1 copy untitled-45 copy copy Bayuntitled-94-2 copy copy bay 2 copyuntitled-244-2 copy copy untitled-332-2 copy copy Untitled-1 Untitled-1 untitled-88-2 copy copy untitled-159-2 copy copyuntitled-48 copy copy 1 untitled-51 copy copy 1 PRELAR untitled-221 copy copy1 untitled-296-2 copy1 copy 1 untitled-33 copy 1 copy untitled-162 copy copy untitled-1-2 copy copy untitled-44-2 copy copy FB untitled-188 copy copy untitled-279 copy copy williams untitled-9-2 copy copy untitled-20 copy copy untitled-47-2 copy crop copy untitled-231 copy untitled-216 copy copy untitled-304-2 copy copy burton untitled-24-2 copy copy untitled-42 copy copy untitled-116 copy 1 copy untitled-81-2 copy 3 copy untitled-118 copy 1 copy untitled-158 copy texture copy untitled-71 copy copy Julian 1 untitled-113 copy copy untitled-164 copy copy untitled-135-2 copy copy

Mini Session Fabulousness

Charlotte, NC     Family & Child Photography

Enjoy some shots of many of the gorgeous families that I am grateful to have shot this Fall/Winter despite my crazy arm issues!! We had a blast and I loved seeing so many familiar faces, and many new ones too! I plan on doing many weekends of mini sessions in the Fall and Winter of 2014!!  I will planning those dates in the beginning of the new year and will fill them on a first come, first serve basis! Can’t wait!!! Enjoy!!!

The Blanco Family

untitled-164 copy copy

untitled-211 copy copy

1

The Switzer Family

untitled-202 copy copy

untitled-213 copy copy

untitled-252 copy copy

The Rankin Family

untitled-145 copy copy

untitled-157 copy copy

untitled-159 copy copy

The O’Hara Family

untitled-14-2 copy

untitled-1-2 copy

untitled-21-2 copy 1 copy

The Parkhurst Family

Untitled-1

untitled-11-2 copy 1 copy

The Schubert Family

untitled-3 copy 1 copy

untitled-68 copy copy

untitled-46 copy copy

The Kelly Family

untitled-90-2 copy

untitled-79-2 copy

untitled-69-2 copy

untitled-106-2 copy copy

untitled-70-2 copy

The Kurtz Family

untitled-219 copy copy

untitled-204 copy 2

untitled-233 copy copy

untitled-321 copy copy

Untitled-1

The Ovitsky Family

untitled-394 copy copy

untitled-419 copy

untitled-406 copy copy

untitled-422 copy

untitled-333 copy

untitled-398 copy

The Coleman Family

untitled-148-2 copy

untitled-131-2 copy copy

untitled-166-2 copy copy

Baby Zoey (maternity)

untitled-569 copy copy

untitled-539

untitled-543-2 copy copy

The VanDeventer Family

1

untitled-57-2 copy copy

untitled-77-2 copy 1 copy

The Tate Children

1

untitled-17-2 copy

untitled-50-2 copy copy

The Graham Family

graham

2 graham

graham 3