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


a smoky family photoshoot

Sunday morning I hopped on the 405 and headed down to the South Bay to take some family photos. You know it's going to be a good day when there's no traffic on the 405 AND you can fill up your gas take for under $40 at Costco (no line either). Woo hoo!

The day just kept getting better... Michelle, Chris and little Alec were such a fun, laid back family. Next time we'll just have to hang out. I'm glad we decided to brave the smoke and ash.

2 year old Alec would totally ham it up for a second when I pointed my camera at him, and then when Michelle and I let out a little laugh (come on, how can you not giggle when a 2 year old poses for the camera)... Alec would get a little shy since he thought we were laughing at him instead of just enjoying all his cuteness.

A few pics!


muscle men. tough guys.


eskimo kiss.

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PhotographyByCharise said...

OMG, muscle men...SO cute!!!

Sarah Ryan said...

Oh! So Sweet. I love Eskimo kiss. Do I have to book you now for Cooper's 2nd birthday???

J-n-G Carpenter said...

OMG, Heather, your pictures are so awesome!! PLEEEEASE move to germany to be my personal photographer...:)

umami photography said...

Sarah... are you coming out for Cooper's bday? :) I'm free!

Gail... As soon as they move LA's weather to Germany, I'm there! Oh wait... how's the sushi? ;)
Miss you!