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.

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have a happy day... heather


max - my first pooch shoot!

So one of my friends asked if I would take some photos of her beautiful weimaraner max. I figured if I could take pictures of a toddler on the run, how hard could a dog be? Well, let me tell you how dogs are much faster than toddlers. :) Max was a good boy though and held still when ever a treat was nearby (only he wouldn't take his eyes off the treat). Ha! I'll have to figure out how to attach one to my camera next time. I think my favorite pics are from the end when we just let max do his own thing and relax in his doggie bed.

I wonder how max would feel about wearing some glasses and a sports coat? ;)

and just so you know, max is a happy guy...


Courtney Leigh Photography said...

Ooooh! Love the pooch shoot...and I'm a softy for the whimeriners! I'm actually doing a silent auction for an animal shelter in April...great shots! He's a cutie!

umami photography said...

thanks! he is a cutie! And I just found out that it's kind of funky that he's an adult and still has blue eyes (they usually turn yellow). How cool you're helping out an animal shelter. Once I figure out what I'm doing, I'd love to do something like that.

jakedog said...

Nice shots! You make him look calm- I happen to know better ;)

umami photography said...

Ah yes, jakedog... at the end he got a bit tired out (a model's life is so rough), so I took that as my chance to get a shot that wasn't blurry. ;) Posted a few more for you too!