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


sister, sister, brother, cousin || santa monica family photographer

Thanks to facebook, I've been reunited with a bunch of old friends and coworkers that I haven't talked to in years. In a past life, Liane, John and I worked together making educational video games for kids... oh wait, that was this life, just 8 years ago! In that past life, we also did a mini triathlon together, played volleyball after work, and ran along the Strand in Hermosa. Wait, sure that wasn't another life?! Running? What's that?!

Anyway, I was so happy when Liane contacted me about taking their family photos! Not only did that mean that getting to do my job, but it also meant that I'd get to see my old friends. A win win! Since Liane and John were driving up with the kids from San Diego, we set up a post photo shoot play-date for so we could all hang out some more and catch up. The kids had a blast playing together in the yard and smearing smoothie pops all over their faces. Kaylie and Molly really hit it off with their love for smoothie pops on the face and kitty talk (meow, meow, I'm a kitty meow).

There are way too many fun pictures from our shoot, but here's a little sampling.

The whole gang... max, cousin audrey, claire and molly





having a little fun

abracadabra, make our toes appear!

I LOVE this one... we switched out of dresses into suits...then had a little juice box break

a lucky ladybug

Thanks again for making the drive up here! Can't wait to see you guys again this summer!


Diana said...

Beautiful shots! Love the lady bug and the bathing suit/juice box!

Brilliant as always!

umami photography said...

Thanks for the blog love Diana! Getting ready for summer? Will you and Grace be around?

amy said...

i too love the juice box- kid editorial.