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



I got back yesterday from my trip to Cleveland. I got to the airport an hour early thanks to Matt and Dot, my charming Cleveland shuttle service (Sarah's dad and step-mom). I was the only one in line to check in at 8:30am, but can you believe I almost missed my flight? I wanted to find some stuff to take home for the kids...and I guess I was taking too long, because before I had even bought anything (I had to look at every store in the neighboring terminals before I could make my educated decision on what airport tchotchke would be the best), well, they were calling my name over loudspeaker. Oh Sh*&! I took off running down to the next terminal with no Cleveland souvenirs... now just hoping I'd be able to get on the plane and relieve Matt from some parenting duties back at home.

A few minutes later I was sitting in my pleather seat trying to look like I wasn't having breathing problems. :) My heart was pounding out of my chest as I think that sprint was the most exercise I've had since having the kids. Anyway, I made it home safe and sound half a day later.

I came home to find Matt had purchased some "artwork" for the house and some new furniture. I'm such a slacker when it comes to making decisions and I have a particularly tough time making decorating decisions. So Matt has learned that if he just goes out and buys stuff, that I at first will be annoyed, but within a day or two I'll grow used to the stuff and then within a week I'll actually like it.

Enough rambling about me. Here's the reason for my trip! Cooper and his mama!!!

I'll be back later with more baby pics and some shots I got at this cool vacant barn.


Alicia C* said...

ok, that first one is seriously amazing and the tree frog collage is hysterical!!

Christi said...

I found your site from an ILP thread and you are my new inspiration. I only hope my images are half as beautiful over the next year.

umami photography said...

Welcome Christi! I'm honored if I can inspire you a bit as I'm still learning myself. :) You've got some great images on your blog too! I've got you bookmarked. :)