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, 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


growl! big bear!

We just got back yesterday from a 3 night trip to Big Bear (just about the closest snow area from LA). We piled 3 families with total of 6 kids between the ages of 1 and 5 into a 3 bedroom cabin. Did you do the math? But Sunday I think everyone was ready to head home... except me! I enjoyed all the good company and even went out snowboarding for the first time in 5 years! That was super fun. I should have brought my little camera to document me on a snowboard with pigtails.

I also tried out a new lens this weekend. A friend let me borrow his and now I'm having a hard time giving it back. I actually just baked some of my favorite lemon sugar cookies (recipe from the 1950's Betty Crocker Cookbook for Boys and Girls). to thank Peggy and Peter for lending me the camera and a bunch of ski clothes for the kids. Thanks!

Here are some pics with that fancy lens I might be buying soon.

My niece has the darkest and thickest lashes and bluest eyes!

kaylie out in the snow


M3 Pete said...

ooo, nice photos. Must be the camera. :-) The first picture of your niece has some nice out of focus background (yeah, bokeh, but it's a tight crop so there isn't much bokeh to speak of, not a bad thing ...), which helps the subject stand out a bit. Did you take that wide open?

The cookies were great, thanks.

umami photography said...

Yep, that first one was your lens, my camera at 2.8.
Ooo...glad you liked the cookies...let me know if you want the recipe. :)