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


some of my favorite photo blogs...

One of my favorite things to do while Jack's at school and Kaylie's napping, is clean the house. Yeah right. Um...that's what I should be doing (and making dinner), but instead I paruse the internet and look at other photographer's blogs. It's a great way to get inspired and learn. Some photographer even give tips and answer questions about lens they use or how they achieve certain looks.

So, just thought I'd post a few of my favorite eye candy blogs:

  • Jasmine Star - awesome wedding photographer with a fun blog. She also answers a lot of questions if you read through the comments for each post.
  • Jessica Claire - Ooo... another So.Cal photographer with lots of fun location shoots.
  • theimageisfound - More wedding photographers, but this husband and wife team have 2 kids that they're always taking fun wide angle shots of.
  • Audry Woulard - one of the top children's photographers in the country
  • Christine Plamann - one of my online friends and a beautiful child and family photographer
  • Indie art - i just love her colors and style
  • Angela Calderon - another awesome LA photographer
  • Barefoot Memories - famous for her family and kid pics taken down at the beach in San Diego (people come from all over the country for her)

And a shout out for some of my photographer friends!


Grace's Momma said...

Let me just say again...


xxo, Diana and Grace

Cheyenne said...

wohoo!!! I made the list!

umami photography said...

Ah, thanks Diana (aka grace's momma). How's everything going? Please give Laura and Ava a big hug for me when you see them... it's been forever... I need to call her. And a hug for Gracie too! Thanks for stopping by!

umami photography said...

What's up cheyenne? Did you get your family photo you wanted? I do have to say I'd be pretty impressed if you got a great shot with the timer (or do you have a wireless remote?)
Hey, I'll be out in TO again on Thursday... hm... feel like a little photoshoot? Maybe Charise will model for us this time!