HeatherHedrickThank you for your interest in my portrait photography and taking the time read my story.

Before you go please be sure to take the time to read the poem at the bottom of the page. You won’t regret it.

I am a mother to two beautiful, vibrant children, a wife to a wonderful husband, and a photographer with a passion to document life’s greatest gifts, babies and children.  However, that’s not how my story started…

I have been a commercial photographer for over 11 years.  My work has been featured in countless advertisements, catalogs, and online retailers websites across the U.S. and abroad.

I have had the incredible opportunity to shoot for Klaussner Home Furnishings, J.C. Penney, Bloomingdale’s, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Genevieve Gorder, and most recently Trisha Yearwood’s Home Collections, private concert, cookbook signing, and meet & greets to promote her new home lines… just to name a few.

As exciting and fulfilling as my commercial career has been, something changed when I became a mother.

Actually, EVERYTHING changed when I became a mother.  Suddenly everything was put into perspective… Time, love, life, purpose.

I know without a doubt that raising my children is the most important thing I will ever do.

I am truly blessed and forever thankful to have been granted the incredible gift of motherhood and its purpose in life.

It is for that purpose and gift that I have become drawn to creating beautiful fine art works of newborns, babies, and children.

As my daughter grew, I realized how valuable and powerful portrait photography is.

My photographic talents have allowed me to document all of the various stages of her life.  Stages that have fled so quickly and so quietly.  Believe me when I tell you life is like a river, and its current is strong.

So for today and everyday, when I see the beautiful images of my children, displayed so lovingly and so proudly in our home, I am instantly reminded of all the love, pride, joy, and emotions we were so lucky to experience and share in those fleeting moments.

It is amazing how a single image of your child, with no text or words can evoke so much emotion.  Joy, pride, elation, happiness, laughter, and bittersweet tears.

As a mother, I know nothing is more important to you than your children.  Being a mother is the hardest and most important job I will ever love.  I am so blessed to have been given this life and the incredible gift to create beautiful emotion evoking images of my children for our family to cherish for generations.

I would love the opportunity to create beautiful images of your children to remind you of the most wonderful time of your life and all the love you shared.  Please, contact me for a free portrait consultation.

I look forward to creating something wonderful with you!

— Heather Hedrick

The Last Time

From the moment you hold your baby in your arms,

you will never be the same.

You might long for the person you were before,

When you had freedom and time,

And nothing in particular to worry about.

You will know tiredness like you never knew it before,

And days will run into days that are exactly the same,

Full of feeding and burping,

Whining and fighting,

Naps, or lack of naps. It might seem like a never-ending cycle.

But don’t forget…

There is a last time for everything.

There will come a time when you will feed your baby

for the very last time.

They will fall asleep on you after a long day

And it will be the last time you ever hold your sleeping child.

One day you will carry them on your hip,

then set them down,

And never pick them up that way again.

You will scrub their hair in the bath one night

And from that day on they will want to bathe alone.

They will hold your hand to cross the road,

Then never reach for it again.

They will creep into your room at midnight for cuddles,

And it will be the last night you ever wake for this.

One afternoon you will sing ‘the wheels on the bus’

and do all the actions,

Then you’ll never sing that song again.

They will kiss you goodbye at the school gate,

the next day they will ask to walk to the gate alone.

You will read a final bedtime story and wipe your

last dirty face.

They will one day run to you with arms raised,

for the very last time.

The thing is, you won’t even know it’s the last time

until there are no more times, and even then,

it will take you a while to realise.

So while you are living in these times,

remember there are only so many of them and

when they are gone,

you will yearn for just one more day of them

For one last time.

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Newborn photographer Lexington, NC | baby, children, family, maternity pictures, photos, and photography in Asheboro, High Point, Greensboro, Lexington, Salisbury, Thomasville, Winston-Salem North Carolina