Personally…

Davidson, NC                                                                                                                                                                      March 20, 2017

PERSONAL POST WARNING!!!

A few personal pics since I shared my own last…..all sorts of images, including iPhone pics (mostly)too! It’s a hard share for this mama!! So many ups and downs! But we are amazingly blessed! 🙂 Just real life over here!! Best camera to use is the one you have on you!! Now a family of 7!! YAY!!! All the details of our 2017 family story is a couple posts back! 🙂 Enjoy!! xx

PS- I’ll try to post in order!

Jan 11, 2017 ❤  Isla Drew came into this world and our lives will never be the same again! Perfect gift from God!!

straight to the NICU…I never left her side.

FINALLY leaving the NICU ❤ headed home!!

our only picture with our favorite bulldog Dozer before he flew to heaven to chew on endless bones and snore away his days. 😦 He was always there beside his babies, protecting them relentlessly. Miss you Dozer!!

after Isla’s first bath!

And our Sunday quickly turned a corner…here is her first photo in the ER. The beginning of a very very long road. #holyemotions

This is right after they intubated her…I never left her side. Never will.

the INCREDIBLY prayed for day…they removed her tube!! 🙂

a letter from our oldest son, Cade ❤

finally free of cords and wires and tubes!!! Hallelujah

free to go home!!! Go girl go!! 17 days of hell behind us!

so happy to be home with my other babies!!!

Beyond grateful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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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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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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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McLain is here!!

Mooresville, NC    {Newborn Photography} {Family Photography} {Child photography}

 

Oh how I ADORE this  family! They have always been such amazing clients and so so much fun to be around and photograph! They are perfect examples of why I love my job! The Rogers Family added another princess to their line up just recently…and she is just as fabulous as the others! When you are greeted at the door by two adorable toddlers how could you have a bad day? Ashley (mama bear) has mastered this baby stuff…she’s so impressive. Always so relaxed and easy going- where do I discover these characteristics within myself? hahaha! Little McLain slept just enough to capture exactly what we needed and what a fun challenge it always is getting three babies to stay still in front of my lens! You can probably picture it…lots of gummy bears and promises of yummy snacks! It’s even hard for me to sit still- so I get it! Wouldn’t we all rather be outside running around free? I love this family and ALL their photos from our session! I hope you do too!!

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Newborn Finn

Charlotte, NC    {newborn photographer}

 

To all you bloggers out there, you rock. I give you mad credit. I have so little time these days to blog, but today I am sharing one of my many many sessions lately.

Sweet sweet Finn was welcomed into the world by the most precious new parents, Cathrin and Drew! I photographed this awesome couple many many years ago and was over the moon excited when they contacted me with great news of a baby on the way! 🙂 I couldn’t wait to meet little Finn once he arrived. He is perfect. Chubby little perfection. I just love him. He slept like an angel and was the best newborn model for us. I hope you enjoy a peek at his greatness!!

Enjoy!!

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March goodies…a fabulous mix of beauty

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

 

Spring is officially here…and other than the obvious gorgeous weather & gorgeous blooms everywhere– I’ve been MIA! No blogging, barely any facebook posts, and just getting enough time in the day to catch a few hours of sleep— yes, this is Spring. I have been spending most of the past month trying to catch up on all the sessions that were rescheduled from all the nasty weather this winter too. Hello crazy town.

In the last month I did manage to finally start a photography instagram page, which is exciting.  ( username: HeatherMariePhotographyNC )  I love posting sneak peeks from the back of my camera on there. And giving a little preview of my own crazy life as well. oh, which reminds me…HAPPY EASTER friends!! I hope everyone celebrated with all their loved ones and enjoyed such a special day! ❤

Now to share a few shots from the past month! I won’t be doing my full blog posts with these but I adored each and every one of these sessions! I will be back to my regular blogging soon, PROMISE!!

Thank you for taking the time out of your fabulous Spring to check these out!!!

xo Heather

 

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Hayden {hello world}

Charlotte, NC    {newborn photography, family photography}

 

Personal housekeeping first:

Playing catch up today in my office…so by the time the sun sets tonight I will officially have office hours! How exciting is that?!?! I have finally decided that it’s the best thing for my clients, my family and my sanity! I will be sure to post them very soon!  Also, keep an eye on my facebook page for my spirng mini sessions! I should be posting those today as well! And lastly…I finally sucked it up and opened up an instagram account for my photography…if you’re interested, check it out and follow me @HeatherMariePhotographyNC   Looking forward to seeing you all soon! xo

 

Now for the Stroupe Family’s precious new arrival!! Kristen and Justin have been together for almost as long as I can remember…they are seriously just perfect for one another.  I have known Kristen for so long, that when I look back through childhood photos I ALWAYS come across a few of her! I have always adored her, and her kind soul! I had such an awesome time at their home meeting lil Mr. Hayden!  He is a peanut and I just wanted to squeeze him! He looks to me like a lil man, and there is no mistaking him for a girl! (in my opinion!) Anyways, we laughed and just soaked up the morning with this lil man and I am so happy for their family of now 3! I am sure they are enjoying every single second of this precious time together!! Here’s a tiny peek at lil Hayden!! Enjoy!!

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