greetings from sunny (and foggy) los angeles, ca


Hi, I'm heather. I like taking pictures. I take a lot of them. I stay up way too late. I wake up with my kids way too early (for me). Though slowly I'm learning that sleep is good.

I love photographing newborns, toddlers, kids (I've got two of my own), families, pets...you name it! Large groups and weddings make me way too nervous, but I'd be happy to refer you to other photographers in the area.

I love to hear your comments, so feel free to add to my blog by posting. Having a hard time remembering "umami?" Well, I wanted a name that would be easy to remember, spell and find, but apparently I did none of that, so if you'd like to get emails when I post, just add your email to the "subscribe here" box... you'll be the first to find out when I'll be offering mini sessions and other specials!

have a happy day... heather

9.23.2007

oops about the good karma...

You know that good karma I was talking about the other day? Well, I should have keep my big mouth shut. Friday night it took me almost 2 hours to drive a 10 mile trip that normally takes about 20 minutes. Luckily though, I didn't have the kids with me (that would have been REALLY bad). So maybe it was a good thing...in the car, peace and quiet...just a lot of traffic. Oh, Matt and I were on our way to the Mana concert at the Staples Center. Sold out for 4 nights... it was amazing to see that many people together all going crazy. But alas, no cameras allowed.

Saturday we took the kids out to the Griffith Observatory. Only Matt's been before (popular place for high school dates he says). Jack had fun learning about the planets, but kept asking to see rocket ships, which they didn't have. Kaylie loved running free on the grounds, but had a melt down on the shuttle ride back to the car (reason why we're not taking her on any plane rides until she's much older). My favorite part was seeing the incredible views on this rare rainy LA day.










closer in on the above statue...







hope you're gearing up for a good week!

9 comments:

miniblisscakes said...

Griffith Observatory is in Rebel Without a Cause, IIRC.

the photos look great! oooohmommy, do they.

Kevin White said...

Excellent round of shots.

mindi said...

the girl in pink in the white chair...SUCH a great shot.
and i love the pictures of the clouds rolling in. so dramatic. :)

umami photography said...

Thanks guys. :)
The girl in pink is my little Kaylie. I thought the all white patio was pretty cool, and I love how Kaylie's pink (hello kitty) outfit contrasted with all that white.

diana said...

GORGEOUS photos, everything in your blog! I knew you were good but I didn't realize HOW good. Are you for hire?? :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE these shots! Esp. that closeup of the statue and K in the white chair. Niiiiice!!!

:) amber (babygphotography.com) :)

umami photography said...

Diana--you're too funny! Not for hire yet, but I of course would love to take some pics of your little ones when you come to town!

Alicia C* said...

these are awesome! I love the pic of Kaylie in the chair and of the statue.

jakedog said...

I love these pics!