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

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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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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!!!

 

 

 

 

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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!!!

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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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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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Ryan + CJ = Brooklyn

Davidson, NC     {maternity photography}

 

After months of waiting…we FINALLY got to celebrate this beautiful baby bump!!! CJ contacted me right after they found out they were expecting and I was so so excited to see her! They are expecting their first baby in April, and it’s a girl! Baby Brooklyn is coming into a world with so much love for her, and how could that not warm your heart?! CJ and Ryan had to share the spotlight with their first baby, Marlon as well- their sweet dog! We had such a great time playing, laughing and just hanging out chatting…the time flew by! I could post 50 more images from their session and still not feel like I showed you all of my favorites! I hope you enjoy their growing love…and get excited to see their newborn baby girl in April! 🙂

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Emily + Jacob = Ellis Claire

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Huntersville, NC  Maternity {bump} Photography

I have never posted my special little wording at the end of all my photos before…but today I decided to do something different. Everyone got to see the Norris’ sneak peek before reading all about them! First of all– WOW, how could they not leave you speechless? Emily and Jacob are gorgeous and just as sweet on the inside. We had an absolute blast hanging out watching the sun set over the lake. They are expecting their first little one very soon and I couldn’t be any more grateful to be a part of their experience! Ellis Claire is genetically destined to be one beautiful little girl, and I am 100% sure she will be adored around the clock by her precious parents. I really had an incredible session with these two love birds and cannot wait to meet their perfect addition very soon!!!