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


beachy keen

A couple weeks ago one of the playgroups I roll with decided to meet down at Topanga Beach. I'd never taken the kids to this strip of shoreline before, so they were loving it...totally occupied with exploring and collecting/throwing/eating rocks. Jack was also over the moon about this snorkeling mask one of the kids just took him a bit to figure out glasses and snorkeling masks don't always go together.

For anyone concerned about the cleanliness of the ocean water, check out heal the bay to see what grade your local beaches earned. Hey, looks like the LA beaches aren't doing too bad. But what I don't understand is how you get an F score just meters away from an A score... fishy fishy.

Here are a couple of the cuties from our playgroup... more to come, but of course, here it is (yawn...) getting late and we've got guests coming over in the morning.


Anonymous said...

I particulary love the shot of Kaylie's little tushie! Now that I know her, I love to see these photos of her...cause she is soooo expressive!

She actually reminds me of one of my friend's kids. I'll have to send you a photo so you can see the similarity.


umami photography said...

He he... I love her tushie too! I think half the pictures I took that day were of her little cheek peeking out. ;)

Anonymous said...

the picture of jack is by far my favorite! i love all these pics from the beach.


Sarah Ryan said...

I love Kaylie's little tushie too! I miss the beach. Looks like such fun.