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


a growing family...

So when I was up in San Jose last week, I met up with a few friends. My friend cindie said that her friend/neighbor wanted to have some maternity photos taken and maybe a few family pics. Our phone conversation when something like this:

cindie: My friend junella said she'd be interested in having you take some pics of her and her family.

me: Sure sounds great... is this her first baby?

cindie: Uh no... she's got 3 boys ages 2, 4 and 7.

me: (silence)

cindie: But they're really well behaved.

So I figured anyone who has 3 boys and is brave enough to have another child, must have really good kids. Now, I'm not sure if it's parenting or genes or what, but man, if Junella and her husband were to write a book with parenting advice, I would buy it in a second. These boys were great! And of course I wasn't really "silent" know me to be silent ever? ;)

Good luck with #4!


cin-jewamese said...

Heather, my dear, you've done it again!

These pictures are so great! Five's going to bug me to bug you to come up again to shoot our family.

umami photography said...

I'd love to! I'll probably be up again this summer since Jack won't have school. I LOVE your neighborhood btw... so cute!

Alicia C* said...

these are so cute and that is one brave mommy. does she know what she's having?

umami photography said...'s a surprise!