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


woo woo!!! ...and I'm not talking chugga chugga

So do you remember this post or this one? Well, here's the scoop on the photoshoot.

A couple months ago staci woo emailed me asking if I'd be interested in taking some photos of toddlers wearing her new little woo clothing line. Woo hoo! Would I? Um... YEAH! Could I was more the question. A bunch of toddlers running around...who knows what the lighting would be like... a high fashion brand that needs images for a real website, mailers, possibly a catalog. Oh nelly! Thanks for taking a shot on me staci! (pun so not intended) ;)

The pictures were taken at this cool house on a Venice Beach walkstreet. It had THE BEST treehouse I've ever seen at someone's house. And I shouldn't have worried... the kids were so cooperative and adorable and I couldn't have asked for better lighting. You can check out the little woo clothes line and her line of women's clothes at Here's a screenshot.

And here's a little mailer/flyer we whipped up...not sure what the offical name for this is:

Thanks to staci, I'm now sporting some fabulous woo clothes myself. I'm wearing this retro looking orange striped tank right now!

photo borrowed from

have a great weekend everyone!


Alicia C* said...

these are awesome Heather! I wish I had some of these clothes!

Cheyenne said...

heather, you know i thought those pics were awesome, and they look even better on her website! that is amazing! i am so happy for you!!! GREAT JOB!!! and can those clothes be any cuter?? im gonna have to go do some shopping now!!!

umami photography said...

Thanks Cheyenne and Alicia! Will work for clothes. ;)