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



Life is slowly returning to normal... busy that is. Well, actually I'm finally getting my bearings after a month of no school for the kids, I decided to put the kids in camp this week. They're loving it and I'm loving having a few hours a day where I can get some work done without their lovely bodies climbing all over me.

Just a quick update on what's been going on.
First thank you to all my clients and friends for your patience with me as I've been trying to get everything done on this summer schedule. After schlepping both kids around town all day, I've been having a hard time staying awake at the computer until 1am like I normally do. If you sent me an email and haven't heard back, try again please!

I'm booked through Aug and will be taking Sept and holiday booking soon!

My friend Linda and I are hosting a baby shower here on Sunday for our good friend Ann. This shower has finally given me the motivation I needed to make some much needed home improvements. Here's what we've done in the last month: replaced front gate, trimmed out our back windows, had house painted (got a great painter if you're in the Palisades area), changed out porch light and door knob (poor Matt spent the entire 4th of July trying to get that door knob in...was a bit bigger of a job than I had thought as we didn't actually have a hole in our door before), put in a bunch of new plants, fixed some sprinklers... you get the idea. Any suggestions on how to improve the look of our granny security gates? Getting rid of them is not an option at this point unfortunately. Oh, and I'm going to get a compost bin for the backyard. Through the City of LA you can get them for $20! I'm so excited to make my own mulch!

Some adventures...
Drove the kids up to San Jose. Took the sparkly clean light rail to the Tech Museum (a great outing). Touched some sea anomie at the tide pools at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz. Met up with some friends for Dim Sum and green waffles. Walked all over the Huntington Gardnes for the first time (thanks Erin)! Ate some hot dogs in a train on Sunset, then used a free pass I found while cleaning for the Zimmer Children's Museum. Rode bikes/ran/walked in the Pacific Palisdades 4th of July parade (thanks for taking pics Amy since I clearly could not handle a camera, both kids and a bike). lol Oh, and Matt and I went with our friends the Fino's to see Death Cab for Cutie at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday. The band was backed up by the LA Philharmonic (not bad eh) and had fireworks accompany their last song of the night.
(got to figure out how to pull the video off my camera and upload to youtube).

And a few pics!

Here's my grandpa who Kaylie is named after. He's almost 97 and has a garden that can feed an army. I think Kaylie gets some of her mischievous behavior from him!

Think I should make a book of Kaylie face paintings? This would be crayola markers dipped in water, then applied to face.

And here are my cuties at Jack's preschool graduation. I can't believe my little guy will be going to kindergarten in the fall! Jack didn't want to wear the sweater vest because he thought the other kids would laugh at him (but he just looked so cute I bribed him half a cup of marbles to keep it on...and no one laughed).


amy said...

GORGEOUS PAIR!!! and i happen to think sweater vests are quite retro cool jack. kaylie looks fantastic in red.

Junella said...

You captured a lot in your grandfather's pic! I love that one.

And I don't think I've ever seen your kids "all dressed up". And they look BEAUTIFUL. I bet you Kaylie did whirls and twirls in that dress.