You’ve changed our world Xanthe May ~ Lifestyle & Maternity

Our Children… There’s no denying it… they’re a life changer!
A perspective greater than any one thing. They’re our little teachers and the opportunity to use our hearts to their fullest potential.

It’s official, I have a new role within The Heather & Doug Records. The new branch of our business consists of brand sparkly new families, gorgeous babies at any stage of chub, insanely gorgeous and giggy love and the chilled atmosphere of hoooome or your life as you know it. We now have
The Lifestyle Records with Heather.

Lifestyle photography is fresh, authentic, genuine, down to earth,
loving, familiar and creative beyond belief.
And I now officially offer Lifestyle Photography Packages. Focusing on ages 1 month to 3 years old. There is no rule to this however, so whatever your family lifestyle, and whatever ages… let’s capture YOU, as YOU really ARE!

Email Heather ~ records@www.heatheranddoug.com for more information, package options
and current specials!

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How often do you go to the beach at sunrise? … I insist you go at least once this year! :D It’s spectacular and so peaceful and serene. And Sumner beach was perfect for capturing Jess’ beautiful 36 week bump who she and Mike now call, Xanthe May Howzen.
Jess and Mike are gorgeous, genuine people who radiate positive life. They are the embodiment of Love.
We captured their gorgeous vibrant and energy filled wedding back in January 2013 on possibly one of the HOTTEST summer days there ever were lol. Boy it was hot! And we fell in love we these guys instantly! …
Wedding Blog & Here too

April 28th, 2016… Little Xanthe pants came into this world and brought new life and possibilities to her amazing parents. And I absolutely adored capturing this wee gem in her home environment, the first place she will ever call home (Jess’ uterus aside lol). At 8 weeks old, the sweetness and joy she brought to every moment made our knees wobble and our hearts expand!

Lifestyle Photography Christchurch

Sumner, 7.30am.

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

These colours are for reaaaal! That pink! THAT perfect bump! <3

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Lifestyle Photography Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Sooo beautiful!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

True loves kiss!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Such bliss… and not too long after….. They met their baby girl!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Xanthe May, you stole my heart straight away at 3 weeks old.

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

During the end of June, I captured this gorgeous family at their home in Sumner. The day was cold, but the hearts were warm… I adored every moment and all of their love for each other…

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch
The 21st Century Mother… We’re Instagramers! ;-) hehe

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

They shared their story of Xanthe’s C section birth. Mike met his little girl first and Jess wondered, now that she was here… was she still a Xanthe?
This is the name they’d had all along after all.

Mike confirmed it with confidence…She’s a Xanthe!!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch
It’s a surreal and beautiful feeling when the empty and prepared baby room is no longer just a baby room, but ‘YOUR baby’s room’!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Words of encouragement, love, and positive affirmation everywhere for this little one to enjoy as she grows…

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

It’s no wonder why parents want to kiss their bubba’s allllll over!!! LOOK at that gorgeous wee face! So so smoochable!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

This is love! True, genuine, adoring love!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

 

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Mike loves feeding Xanthe too! So special!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

He never wants to hand her back!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

A raspberry for the road, it’s mandatory really! ;-)

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Hi precious girl!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

A hat is a must for you little lady, it’s chilly outside and we’re about to take a few family photos in your backyard with your beautiful Heidi dog! <3

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

A moment too good to pass up! Dad and snuggly Xanthe.. perfect for Instagram! I love these people who LOVE photographs!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

That little face!! Blissss!

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Baby Lifestyle Photography, Christchurch

Congratulations to you two, our lovely friends! You’re beautiful and incredible people and Xanthe will grow up knowing just how loved and treasured she is. Thanks for having me along for such a beautiful afternoon!

Love you guys,
Heather xxx