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

 

Newborn Sasha 

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The Johnson Family

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Miss Maggie

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The Winkler Family

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Keira is ONE

Huntersville, NC    {child photography}

I cannot believe that all my parent’s words of wisdom are actually coming true. Everyone older than me told me year after year to slow down because time goes by way too fast.  I had no idea how fast they were meaning, but I wish I would’ve believed them and actually slowed down. Now as I type this blog about one of my best friend’s little girls turning ONE already, I am reminded to slow down. One year ago I was meeting this angel baby by the name of Keira Jewel. (how could she avoid being amazing with a name like that?) And now, 365 days have passed. She is walking, and chatting us up. Where did those days go? We all need to slow down and enjoy the now!!

Well, I hope you see how beautiful this lil one is inside and out through a few of her images! Enjoy!!

ps- I had to share one quick shot from her newborn session 1 year ago! 

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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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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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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

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The Switzer Family

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The Rankin Family

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The O’Hara Family

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The Parkhurst Family

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The Kelly Family

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The Kurtz Family

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The Ovitsky Family

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The Coleman Family

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Baby Zoey (maternity)

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The VanDeventer Family

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The Graham Family

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The Habul Family

Mooresville, NC   Family & Child Photography

 

We finally made our schedules work together to fit in a quick 3 month session for little Keira and her sweet family. Plus, I got to see Miss Lola on her preschool graduation day to top it off!! I miss seeing this family, but I am so grateful to have them in my life! Lola is turning 5 this month, Liam is 2 and baby Keira is 3 months now! Beautiful family and I hope you enjoy their peek!!!

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The Rhyne Family

Davidson, NC  Family Photography

 

I absolutely felt blessed to have captured this fabulous family’s sweet moments recently.  The Rhyne Family actually won my session in a silent auction at the Yvette W. Ferris Foundation last year- so I know this session meant even more than the normal family session. Every penny went to a fantastic cause. Yvette is another extraordinary client of mine, not to mention inspirational on so many levels. If you’d like to know more about her foundation please visit http://www.ywff.org.

Back to the Rhyne’s…they were a blast to shoot. We laughed deep belly laughs and chatted non-stop. Davis and Katie are gorgeous blondies- that are just as well mannered and loving as they are beautiful. In the end, while saying goodbyes- Katie went into her car and came back with a little note that said “I love U” and on the other side it said “I love U a lot lot lot lot”. She made my week. I love what I do. I hope you enjoy their moments!!

PS- they couldn’t have picked a more perfect setting either. spectacular farm. 🙂

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The Ciafre Children

Denver, NC  Child Photography

 

I am desperately trying to catch back up with all my blog entries…so bare with me on all these short write ups. I could talk about every session for hours, but I will keep it short and sweet for now! 🙂

 

Gianna (age 4) and Graham (these were taken 2 days before his 1st birthday!) were such happy and fun kiddos! Gianna wanted to dance and play and it was just a plus that her little brother got to come along as her partner too. They were so fun, beautiful and seriously full of life. I love real emotions, and children do not hide theirs at all. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!!

 

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Stella 6 months

Lake Norman, NC  Child Photography

 

I am so happy that I finally got to see the happy & healthy Stella…our first session, at 3 months old, was rough for the lil peanut. Stella was a rockstar this time and happy as a little clam. She is such a cutie pie and her big baby blues suck you in!! I am so grateful that Meghan allows me to capture her precious stages and makes the hike up from Columbia, SC as well. I love watching babies grow up and change in front of my lens!! Hope you enjoy!!!

 

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The Fallon Family

Mooresville, NC  Family and Child Photography

 

The Fallon Family invited me over to their family home up in Mooresville for a gorgeous morning session with their beautiful family.  I enjoyed meeting them and capturing their precious little ones! Wyatt is a big boy but is only 8 months and Macy is 4!  We had a great time and they were angels!! Enjoy!!

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