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First Day of Spring!

North Carolina has handed up hot sunny days and snow all in the same exact week. WHAT is going on?! I am so pumped to say Happy First Day of Spring. I hope NC gets the memo too.

I wanted to give you all a quick update on our Momtog Photography class from this past weekend. Mind blown. I didn’t know exactly what to expect with this first class but it was magical. I keep thinking back to the first time I picked up my first DSLR, and how I was completely lost. What I would’ve given to have a class like this at my finger tips. All the tricks and simple ways of learning the basics so we can actually capture our kids in decent photos. I think everyone learned a ton and had a blast while doing so. Shooting one on one with each photographer/momtog was key in my opinion. Hands on and VERY eye opening for all of us. I’ll share some photos at the end of some of the girls in action! 🙂

In other news, lots of babies are being born and lots of spring sessions are happening over here. Here are a few fun moments from the past week!! Hope you enjoy!!

 

The Graves Family added a new member to their tribe late last year, sweet lil Olivia- and I was honored to come to their home and capture some fun, real-life moments!! We had such a great time!DSC_1678 copy copy

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Then I spent time with the precious Lozeau Family in uptown Charlotte- and we danced and played in the rain!! We did get some “dry” moments too, but it was a blast either way! Their little man, Julian was such a sweet boy! I hope you enjoy a few of their memories!!

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and lastly…a few pics from our momtog class! 🙂

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Rewind to 2017 Fall/Winter

Let the images flow…and I smell spring right around the corner!! Lots of fun things going on this year and I can’t wait to share them all with you.  ❤ ps- there are SOOO many more families and kiddos that I didn’t add here, but goodness this was another incredible year!!

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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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2014, I am now ready for you.

Charlotte, NC   {personal, my own} 

2013 I survived you. We all did. Bring on 2014. Here are a few random images from December and January of my own family…lots of chaos, Christmas, fun and even more love.  My cup runeth over! 2014 we are all going to enjoy you…and I won’t forget to breath, or stop to just watch the simple joys of life.  Slow down friends. xo

 

for starters…our baby Kolt turned TWO!!! ahhhhh!!!

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our awesome Christmas tree..

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Cooper (already 9 years old), slow down time…

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Dozer (7 years old now)

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A glimpse at our beach week…

Isle of Palms, SC   {Personal}

 

I had promised a rooftop iphone image in the blog update earlier…and completely forgot to add it. So here are a few images from our fabulous beach week in Isle of Palms with incredible friends! {My husband’s college roommates and their beautiful families!}

*warning…this is a mix of iphone and dslr images. <so be easy on the judgements> 😉 and these are only a few of the 2000 images from the week!!!

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Time for an update…

After the last few sessions I’ve had, and many new people mentioning to me that my personal photos of myself and my personal about me section doesn’t accurately portray the “real” me- I’ve decided to work on a small face lift to my about me section of my blog! I’m not as serious and formal as I must make it seem.

Those of you that get a chance to read this and have a moment please send a quick message with what you think describes me, the real Heather!

The cupcake obsessed, talkative, silly, happy, animal and child loving, sensitive yet strong and passionate Heather will be thinking of a much better peek into my world for the blog! I hope to give all who visit here a little bit more of Heather understanding.

xo
Heather

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The Howard Girls

Charlotte, NC  Children Photography

 

I am beyond blessed to be a part of the Howard Family’s world.  I am thankful I call each one of them my friend.  Lindsay and Matt are so dear.  I didn’t want to leave after we finished honestly…but for one, Matt ran out of beer and for two, he was starving- so they had to leave. But I am pretty sure we could have chatted the night away watching the sun set out in the fields. Good times for sure.   They have two absolutely gorgeous little girls. Ella is 5 and glows with happiness and love. She has the kindest soul. I adore her.  Kate just turned 3 and is just as beautiful. Her blonde hair and blue eyes melt me- and has a spice to her that will wrap anyone around her finger. The girls are precious together…always helping one another and doing what sisters are truly meant to do for each other.  Another fun addition to the family, is 10 month old Amos- their black lab puppy.  He is a charmer.  I cannot find one bad photo from all of their images…not one. So I hope you enjoy as much as I know Lindsay and Matt will 🙂

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