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


testing out my new toy

With the funds from the portfolio building sessions I've been doing and my xmas money (and a valentine's bonus I gave myself) :) I decided to invest in a couple new lenses. Yay!!! One lens is on back order and this is the other one was delivered to my doorstep yesterday (85mm f1.8). I took the kids out for a little hike this morning in our Februrary heat wave (has been in the 70-80's at the beach). Ahhh... so sunny and warm... I love it...but a bit tricky to take good pictures in. Here are a few shots from this morning. You may recognize that silly face... it's our neighbor- buddy Siena.

booga booga booga!

having a little juice break...

where's the love kaylie?


Courtney Leigh Photography said...

Don't you posatively heart the 85mm?!! It's magic, I tell ya! Okay, I'll stop blog stalking now!

umami photography said...

Yes!!!! I LOVE my new lens. It's now my favorite... but of course I have to use the others ones too since this one doesn't do so well inside a small room. :)

With an avatar that cute, stalk anytime!