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


kaylie the friendly ghost

knock knock.
who's there?

Well, let me tell you... it wasn't a gentle knock that brought me to my 2 year old's bedroom door. It was more like a loud 2 year old foot banging on the door when she was supposed to have been napping. Silly mommy thought that because the room was quiet moments before, that kaylie was sleeping. But no.

Introducing... Kaylie the friendly ghost!

3 baths + baby soap + lever2000 + kirkland dish soap (thought it might cut the grease/zinc) + random soap found in bathroom + 3 wash cloths ... still could not get the haze off her or the shine back in her hair/dreads


edited to add a few more!!!


Alicia C* said...

I just figured out what all that stuff is. Crazy girl!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is the best picture opportunity I have ever seen! Adorable! (sorry, I am sure it was a mess!)


Charise said...

This is seriously CLASSIC!! I know its not funny, but it is ohhh so funny! Make sure you back these up to a safe place, this is some great B.R.I.B.E material for her teen years :)

Cheyenne said...

OMG Heather! I am laughing SO hard, mainly because this happened to you and not to me! That is AWESOME!!! And try not to be too mad at her, decitin made for some ADORABLE pics!!!

umami photography said...

LOL! I've got find find some contest to enter these pix into. I'm pretty sure Kaylie will be giving me lots of hyjinks to photograph...she's just trouble...cute trouble though.

And Cheyenne... better watch yourself or this WILL be happening to you! LOL

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the highlight of my day...

only second to my beautiful girl's sweet smile and laugh...

but seriously....I love it so much.

Keep those photos coming!

xx, Diana

umami photography said...

You are too sweet Diana! You know flattery will get you everywhere though! ;)

Grandma Suzy said...

Oh, my God! And you want to drop them off here for the summer??? Guess we're taking our naps together!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, Saw this re: desitin removal.
"You should be able to remove Desitin ointment (zinc oxide diaper rash ointment) from clothing by first scraping off as much of the ointment as possible with a dull knife. Then, pour some baking powder on the spot, give it time to absorb the grease, then brush off. Saturate the stain with liquid laundry detergent or a laundry stain remover. Wash as usual."
For "NEXT TIME" you might let Kaylie know what she might be in for. Esp. liked the part re: a dull knife. Your S&M Unc Craig