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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Oh sweet November

Charlotte, NC                   {family photography} {child photography}

 

Woohoo November is a whirlwind…all I’ve been doing is eating bags of chocolates, editing and taking thousands of photos of gorgeous people. And oh yes, loving on my baby boys too!

I don’t have much time for small chat due to the fact people are ready to get their Christmas cards rolling and they’re awaiting their beautiful photos from me— so here is a quick peek at some of the glitter that has been in front of my lens lately!

PS- Thanksgiving is less than a week away. oh my. I am so crazy Thankful.

PPS- This weekend begins my fun Christmas Tree farm minis up in the mountains!! I cannot wait to show you the end result!!! yay!!

xo Heather

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and just a few of my crazy boys ❤

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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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Hudson {6 months}

Davidson, NC   {child photography, family photography}

 

To start off my return to work and the beginning of a beautiful year I was fortunate enough to photograph a family that I just adore. I met them a little over 6 months ago for the very first time when I came to their home to photograph their brand name baby boy Hudson! I had no idea how awesome these new parents were.  The had me at “hello, sorry about the dogs.”  Since then I have loved keeping in touch with them and watching their sweet Hudson grow up!

So my first session back started with a blow out poo from my 4 week old baby, which delayed us by a few minutes but it sure added the perfect humor to our session.  They were wonderful sports about it and not to mention it was FREEZING outside. I love my clients. Hudson was a super trooper. He rocked every single moment. And his flirt look about knocked me off my feet. I’ll take him home- no problem. He’ll add in perfectly with our crew of boys!

I hope you see all the love and humor in this sweet family the same way I do! 🙂 enjoy! xo

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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

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Dustin + Kristen = <3 {babybump love}

Charlotte, NC      {Family photography} {Maternity photography}

 

These two love birds are expecting their first baby in November, and how fun- they are having a little girl! 🙂 We had the best lighting for our entire session and I had a blast hanging out with these two!  Kristen is very obviously glowing and so so tiny! She has the perfect little soccer ball belly! Baby Nora will be adored and hopefully arriving in November! Enjoy their love!!!

 

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The Walsh Family

Lincolnton, NC   {family & child photography}

 

After months and months of trying to get our schedules to match up, I FINALLY got the precious Walsh family in front of my camera! Leslie and I had been back and forth way too many times to count, she deserves a medal. But of course we pick a bitter cold day to meet, and of course things didn’t go as planned. {do they ever?!} Their handsome little 4 year old Sutton wanted nothing to do with me or my crazy antics. After dancing, singing & lots of ridiculous jokes, I gave up. In all my years of photographing kids he’s the very 1st kiddo to defeat me. He won. He was not in the mood for playing or photos, and quite honestly it was so frigid out I am surprised that any of us lasted as long as we did. Hadley, his big sister was the sweetest little princess from start to finish. I think she enjoyed the extra love from mommy & daddy! We all have been here before- which makes me appreciate these images so much. We are always in new stages with children, and they’re constantly changing. Capture it while you can. Hope you enjoy!!!

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The Ridge Family

Davidson, NC   Family Photography, Child Photography

 

Have I mentioned before that Fall is by far my favorite season to photograph families in? Or have I ever mentioned how lucky I am to have such GORGEOUS clients? This time of year family means so much to so many- and I am so grateful to have a little part in all these incredible family’s lives.

 

The Ridge Family takes the phrase “awesome photograph” to the next level. Their session was a blast. I love Davidson for many reasons, but this time of the year I love it that much more!  Darcy & Brandon cannot take a bad photo, and their sweet boys have followed in their footsteps as well! I almost want to order giant prints of their family for my own walls! (Sad but true!!) 🙂 Hope you enjoy their peek!!

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The Colyer Family

Charlotte, NC   Family & Child Photography

 

Since I am on a roll tonight with FINALLY posting some of the love that has been in front of my lens lately…I will quickly show you one of the kindest, sweetest & most loving families EVER!!! The Colyer family includes 2 stunningly beautiful little girls, a perfect little puppy & the perfect Mom and Dad.  Seriously, check out the dictionary…then look under closest thing to a perfect family- there they would sit. 🙂  I enjoyed my morning, so much though that we lost track of time and the day was slipping away. I love capturing such incredible stories!!! Enjoy!!

 

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Chance + Pierceson

Denver, NC     Family Photography, Child Photography

 

I am beginning to think I may just stay forever behind on the blog.  Blogger FAIL. Or maybe that will be my new stylishly late flow.  Either way…let’s not judge my friends. 🙂 (who has time for that anyways!!) Instead enjoy a few gorgeous families that grabbed a spot on my calendar in this CRAZY season of Autumn!

Chance is extraordinary. She is beyond talented. seriously. I don’t know anyone with a better party planning skill set for starters. But if I went on and on about this beauty I would run out of time to post all these fab sessions! I love Chance and her handsome lil man Pierceson!  The moment she called me and asked what I had up my sleeve this year for their session, it came to me instantly…THE FAIR!!!  I just knew her style would be glowing at a fair, plus what 5 1/2 year old boy doesn’t ADORE the fair! The lights, the colors, the movement and textures, cotton candy, fried oreos (what?), ok funnel cakes and candy apples…I could not wait!!! Their fun session was even more special to me because I got to have my oldest little mini me tag along so as soon as we finished up with all our pics- we all got to enjoy the fair together!!! Making memories for sure! SO SO SO MUCH FUN!!! Hope you get to see a glimpse  of what an incredible Mother Chance is and the love/bond these two share. Moms go to the end of the earth for their babies, and no one ever has to ask. 🙂 Enjoy!!!

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and here are a few, just for fun!!

ps- the blurry wild ride shot…is this girl, and yes after that ride I almost lost my pizza and lemonade!!! eek!!!

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