Category Archives: The Motherhood Collective

The Motherhood Collective | Merry Christmas

As is always the case this time of year, our family has been hustling and bustling, and barely managing to breathe the last couple months…and as much as we complain of exhaustion and “no time”, we both know we wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’ve been blessed with a (truthfully) over-booked client calendar and…

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The Motherhood Collective | November

Ah, November.  The month of all things “thanks.”  This year, we have so much to be thankful for.  (For one, our major home reno project is finally complete…praise God and all the pilgrims and Native Americans!) In all seriousness, though, we have truly been blessed this year.  A new home with a great yard to…

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  • Monica Hodges Sweeney - Love this post! And… just wait, the teenage and young adult years are just as wine-inducing;)ReplyCancel

  • Megan Marlene Peter - Oh, there is so much beauty here, both inside and out! I absolutely adore that last one of you and her with the secrect glances. Such a special and beautiful bond. And your baby bump is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany Mattioli - These are so sweet and your bump is adorable! My 4 year old sounds very similar and all I can do is hope and pray that his extreme stubborness will one day be an unstoppable drive used for good (and enjoy a glass or two of wine after bedtime in the meantime, ha ha).ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Kelly - These are beautiful and you look amazing with your cute little bump!ReplyCancel

The Motherhood Collective | September

It’s been a few months since I’ve had my “ish” together enough to pull off one of these posts…and I’m not going to lie, this one was a toss-up between pulling teeth, wrestling an alligator, and killing my grumpy “tripod”…but, alas.  Here we are!  I thought this month particularly important to document because we have hit a…

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  • Terri Wilson - Congratulations!!!! So happy for you, Clay and Camryn. A boy???? Woo Hoo. How fun is that going to be????? Cami is going to be an awesome big sister!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Pinckard Harvey - Thank you for sharing your heart Feath! Being new to the self employeed working mom world has no doubt been so very rewarding to have more time at home with my family but, has also been so much more challenging than I ever imaged. Trying to balance a professional career and family all under the same roof certainly has it days. Yet in the quiet moments I feel so thankful that God has given me the opportunity to learn how to find the balance . This post reminds me that Im not alone in the search. Thank you for sharing! You’re a great mommie to your sweet girl and baby boy! So excited for your growing family.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - So excited for a baby BOY! Wow! You’re not alone in your feelings about motherhood! I remember feeling sad about my alone time with V flying by, but along with the other new rewards a sibling brings, the alone time you’ll find with Camryn while the baby naps becomes even sweeter. It is one of my favorite parts of the day- like a little secret retreat from real life where V and I get to hang out like old times (unless i have to get things done which of course means I shun her to the couch for endless cartoons like any good mom would do).ReplyCancel

    • admin - Laura, thank you for this. It is so encouraging and makes me even more excited 🙂 And I love that I’m not the only rockstar mom who “shuns” her kid to the tv for endless chunks of the day. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Julie Pitt - Love love love! Thanks for sharing! You are a fabulous mommy!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Marlene Peter - These are so beautiful and I’m so incredibly happy for you! It’s super scary and overwhelming and is and will be exhuasting but SO worth it and those kids will be best friends for life. You are an amazing mom and businesswoman and photographer and YOU GOT THIS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Dixon - Heather- these photos are gorgeous and I’m SO happy for you! You will rock the mom of two thing. We’re all just figuring out as we go anyway 😉ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Tierney - Beautifully said and oh so true. 🙂 Excited to watch your little family grow. Love momReplyCancel

  • Robin Carraway - We are thrilled at the new addition! You eloquently expressed the heart of most moms very well. Trust me, we’ve all felt inadequate at times, but God tends to keep us humble and grateful in a variety of ways! 😊 you are a wonderful mommy and I know as you seek Godly wisdom for your babies you will continue to do beautifully in the future too! Enjoy the journey sweet girl and don’t be too hard on yourself!😘 hugs.. Mama C❤️😍🙏ReplyCancel

    • admin - Love you, Mama C. Thank you for always giving me encouragement and telling me I’m doing a good job with your grand-baby 🙂 It means more than you’ll ever know! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Annette Hodges - Heather, you are such a great photographer…but even better yet, a fantastic mom. We’re so excited for you, Clay and Cam..and if you’re in your 2nd trimester, that means we’ll get to meet this little guy when we’re back in town next summer. Can’t wait to see CamiCakes be a big sister!! Hugs to you guys!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you, Annette! Yes, he is due in early Aptil so will definitely be ready to snuggle by the time you come back for a visit next summer 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Collins Blank - Heather, I missed this post when you first posted, but just caught a glimpse of you saying that frozen yogurt was meeting your hormonal cravings and thought, “There must be more to this story!!”. I’m so super excited for you and your sweet baby BOY! There is something so precious about baby boys…and watching your baby girl come into this new role as Big Sister and loving, bossy, know-it-all friend. 🙂 In regards to your words about juggling it all….I SO get it. SO get it. But you know what? I think the fact that we get it means we are trying our darndest to soak it all in, too. On days where I beat myself up because I feel like I just was too impatient and didn’t appreciate it alllll enough, I try to be thankful that at least I have the wherewithal to know that I should be appreciating it (does that make any sense? No? Yeah, I’ll blame that on my kids. lol.) Anyway, I’m rambling. Just wanted you to know that I’m thrilled for your news and wish you the best from here on out!ReplyCancel

  • Motherhood Collective ~ Vol. 9 - Salt Lake City, Davis County, Weber County Newborn Photographer, Child Photographer, Family Photographer, Senior Photographer, - […] Be sure to continue the blog circle with my friend Heather Carraway with Heather Carraway Photography. […]ReplyCancel

The Motherhood Collective | March

A Letter to My Daughter To my beautiful three-year-old little girl, I can hardly believe you are three.  More so, I can hardly believe I am a mother to a three-year-old.  (When did I go and become an adult?!)  You are wise beyond your years and have seemingly been a little girl since you started walking….

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  • Sugar Land Family Photographer | The Motherhood Collective Vol 3 » Sugar Land Newborn Photographer | Lentille Photography - […] When you are done, please go visit my friend Heather and her sweet girl over at Heather Carraway Photography. […]ReplyCancel

  • Michaela - She definitely gets her beauty from her mother. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - Michaela, thank you! Such a sweet thing to say 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Baotran - Love this set of images, something you will definitely treasure in the future!ReplyCancel

    • admin - I think so, too 🙂 I hope she’ll always know how much she has been loved! Thank you for your kind comment.ReplyCancel

  • miranda - These are gorgeous, just breath taking. Was that a self portrait in there? You should do a blog post on how to make a great self portrait!! I would love to do more of those.

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    • admin - Actually, Miranda, I turned my hubby into a human tripod 😉 He’s been my assistant in training for a few years now, so as long as he just keeps pressing the shutter, we find a decent amount of good shots amidst the hundreds 😉ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - These images of beyond gorgeous. What a great idea this project is. You child will truly treasure these photographs forever. Ps – is it really that green in Atlanta already? Lucky!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Vanessa, actually it’s greener! I even pulled out a little bit of green to give the images a softer feel…spring has definitely sprung in Atlanta although some days feel more like it than others 😉 Thank you for your message!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany Mattioli - These images are beautiful and you are gorgeous Heather!ReplyCancel

  • Katelyn Dooley - love the light!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Penney - Oh Heather, these images are just gorgeous. I love every single one. <3ReplyCancel

  • Anna - These are absolutely gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Marlene Peter - How absolutely magical!!!! This has “the perfect day” written all over it.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalB - These images are outstanding, love every. single. one.ReplyCancel

  • Lorena Coelho - wowwww!! these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Crouch Brock - perfection! this is a wonderful idea.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - These are so lovely Heather! Beautiful and so special <3ReplyCancel

The Motherhood Collective | January | Atlanta Lifestyle Photographer

By now it’s no secret I’m obsessed with babies.  My love for the intoxicating smell of newborn skin is deep-routed from my childhood (I was notorious for purposefully waking sleeping babies just so I could “come to the rescue” and hold them)…and it only got worse the day I met my very own, brand new…

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  • Michaela - Such sweet moments!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Heather! So beautifully written! I love the picture of Cam holding your face! Beautiful photos my sweet friend!ReplyCancel

  • Nena - So beautiful!!! I love this!!ReplyCancel

  • Bailey Fox - Lovely family images. what a sweet baby!ReplyCancel

  • The Motherhood Collective - Elizabeth Ann - […] I am so excited to be participating in The Motherhood Collective this year. Its a challenge to take an image with my kiddo once a month. Easier said then done! Why is this so important? I hope my love for him will be imprinted in these images. That someday, even if I am not there, he will have a tangible reminder of how much his Mama loves him. What a lucky mama I am! Keep following the circle to sweet Heather Carraway. […]ReplyCancel

  • Julie - These are so cute! I love connection in them.ReplyCancel

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