Professional Organizer to the Rescue!

This is going to expose me for the disorganized person that I am when it comes to my home…running my own business, taking care of two children and a husband, means that I have very little time to keep my house in working order.  You know that feeling of bringing the groceries in and putting them away as fast as possible because the kids need dinner, or they need help with their homework, or the dog needs to go out, or the phone rings, or there is an e-mail/text/message from a client that needs to be returned…yes, these are all excuses as to why my kitchen began to look like an episode of Hoarders, but it’s my story and I’m sticking to it (and I bet I’m not alone).

Enter Allison from RECLAIM ( http://reclaimnc.com )…Allison is a professional organizer and the founder of RECLAIM, LLC.  She is not Pinterest…she is sooooooo much more because she comes into your home and everything is personalized for YOU!  She literally looks at your space and creates a personalized solution, along with decluttering your life.

This is where the episode of Hoarders comes in…I had NO IDEA that I had a collection of about 15 flowers vases taking up two cabinets in my kitchen…who needs that many vases???  I also found a jar of boullion that had expired in 1996!!!!!  Dear Lord, that thing has moved with me since I graduated high school!!!!  Allison was not afraid to tell me what needed to be thrown away/donated, such as rusty baking sheets, old Tupperware, etc….she was kind about it and helped me decide what was useful versus what I was “just hanging onto in case I may need it one day”…hence the Hoarders…haha!

So, here are pictures from our time together (ps, don’t judge me):

On the left is my pantry before (think “put groceries away fast before someone needs you”)

On the right is after Allison intervened!  I’ve got small lazy susans for my condiments, stacking shelves for my canned goods so I can see what I have, bins for chips, bins for the boy’s snacks…maybe I can be one of those Moms who makes the fancy lunches for school (who am I kidding, I’ve still got a business to run)…

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Ahhhhh, the spice shelves…no longer will I hoard chicken bouillon again because I can now see what I have and what I need to throw away!  Check out how neat my baking section is now!  Ps, evidently I am a hoarder of icing and things to decorate baked goods with…who knew?!

Oh and check out the drawer with the Saran Wrap, Ziploc Bags, etc…that used to be where I kept all of my recipe books (sorry, I forgot to take a before picture).  Now, the Aluminum Foil will no longer fall out of the pantry every time I open the door!

See the drawer with the pot holders and the tiny tray of pens, tape, etc….yup, that was my junk drawer (no before picture as it would have scarred you for life)…

Lastly, check out how organized my kid’s school supplies are now!  Here’s hoping it will make homework time easier (doubtful, as this Common Core Math is the DEVIL!!!!)

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The biggest question people have asked me is, how much did you spend on the organizing supplies and how many trips to The Container Store did you make…the answer…I spent about $60 between Target and Walmart (never had to go to The Container Store).  Allison went with me and showed me the most cost effective solutions (such as all of those little small containers above, like the ones holding the glue, tape and paint….yup, those were $.97 each!!!).  This is what I meant when I said Allison isn’t Pinterest….she doesn’t believe in recreating expensive storage solutions from Pinterest.  She bargain shops with you and even repurposes items in your house.

I’d love to answer any questions that you have, or feel free to call or e-mail Allison at http://reclaimnc.com and let her know that I sent you:)

Newborn Twin Brothers – Wake Forest Raleigh Durham North Carolina In Home Newborn and Family Photographer

I know that I shouldn’t jinx myself by saying this, but the newborn twins that I have been photographing lately have been some of the best sleepers!  This is great news because I just found out that ANOTHER client is having twins and I can not wait to get my hands on them…seriously, it just doesn’t get much better than two beautiful, healthy babies, sleeping peacefully wrapped in each other’s arms.

I was fortunate to also be able to photograph each boy individually, which I love to do…when the boys were together, I had to call them Baby A and Baby B, but individually, I could take my time to appreciate their unique differences.

Thank you so very much for sharing your home with me for the day, so that I could photograph the two gorgeous boys!

Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling

Heather Lauffer Photography is honored to specialize in newborn, sibling and family photography in the comfort of your home, as well as baby, child and lifestyle family photography on location in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill and Durham.

Newborn Berkeley – Raleigh Wake Forest Garner North Carolina In Home Newborn and Family Photographer

This handsome little newborn baby boy surprised all of us by arriving a few weeks ahead of schedule.  With lots of love and great care from his NICU team, his parents were able to bring him home after only a few extra days in the hospital.  So, at 14 days old for his in home newborn session, he was still ahead of his original due date.  He was absolute perfection, wrapped up in a little 6 lb body…Berkeley made the cutest little spit bubbles during his session, which as you can see below, I was sure to photograph!  Also, isn’t his nursery GORGEOUS?!!!

Thank you to Berkeley’s parents for trusting me with your little man and letting me into your home at such an important time in your life.  It has been an absolute honor to get to know you guys and I am smitten with your little boy already:)

Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling

Heather Lauffer Photography is honored to specialize in newborn, sibling and family photography in the comfort of your home, as well as baby, child and lifestyle family photography on location in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill and Durham.

Newborn Cooper – Raleigh Cary Wake Forest Garner In Home Newborn and Child Photographer

I first met and photographed this *then family of three* (or so we thought) at the end of last year on what had to be, hands down, the COLDEST day of the year…and we met in the morning…and it was windy…and the little girl was not even two yet…and she was cold…and I couldn’t feel my hands (which is a problem when you need them to use a camera)!  So, when Mom contacted me to let me know that she was pregnant (and had been, but didn’t know yet during our shoot), I immediately asked if the baby could PLEASE come during the summer…and yes he did.

Meet Cooper, his big sister Harper and their parents.  I could not have asked for a more perfect newborn session in their home if I had tried!  Both kids were incredible!  Harper was so happy to show off her big sister skills and well Cooper, he slept perfectly…

Thank you so very much to this wonderful family for inviting me to photograph their family in their home, letting me watch Frozen AGAIN….and for having this newborn session in the summer…haha!

Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling

Heather Lauffer Photography is honored to specialize in newborn, sibling and family photography in the comfort of your home, as well as baby, child and lifestyle family photography on location in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill and Durham.

Amy Lindsey Smith - October 12, 2014 - 12:19 am

this is a beautiful session, Heather!

Newborn Mason – Raleigh Wake Forest Garner In Home Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer

Thank you so much to Mason’s family for welcoming me into their home to photograph their first born, Mason.  It has been a baby boom of little boys lately!  Mason was such a sweetheart and I absolutely LOVE the photos of him with his parents!

Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling
Wake Forest Raleigh Garner Cary Apex North Carolina Newborn Maternity Child Family Lifestyle High School Senior Children’s Portrait Photographer Heather Lauffer In Home Styled Sessions sibling

Heather Lauffer Photography is honored to specialize in newborn, sibling and family photography in the comfort of your home, as well as baby, child and lifestyle family photography on location in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Garner, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill and Durham.

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