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.

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have a happy day... heather


a playdate at the park - pacific palisades photographer

Last week Kaylie had a playdate with one of her boyfriends Bo. Kaylie is quite the social butterfly, so I imagine this is only the beginning of me taking her on chaperoned dates. When Bo and Kaylie saw each other at the park, they shouted each others' names and then ran with open arms for a mega hug. Well, Bo is a boy version of Kaylie - sturdy, fun, with a solid head - he tackled Kaylie with a warm embrace. Kaylie thought was fun until she hit the gravel road.

Anyway, all recovered the two chased each other around, I mean... we all hiked to this lovely meadow. On the way there, Kaylie picked something up off the ground and held it up to me, "Mommy, what's this?" Oh lord. I grabbed Kaylie by the wrist and shook it until she let go of the flattened road-kill mouse that she was holding by its stiff tail.

A shot from my iphone (note said mouse under Bo's shoe):

Here are a couple more shots from our morning outing.


Anonymous said...

That is so Kaylie. Hilarious. Glad to see more blogs. Missing your updates.

xx, Diana

umami photography said...

Hey Diana!
Glad to see you back! Hey, when is apple going to figure out how to let people on non-mac's post on your blog? Love the school pic post! Who ever Jack's school used this year did a great job!

Anonymous said...

love the roadkill. amy b.

umami photography said...

I still can't believe she picked it up!