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


We've been waiting for Josephine... well, she's here!

There's a group of us that meet on the lawn at Will Rogers for some afternoon play with the kids (you know the kind where they just run around silly and fall asleep on the way home and you just throw them into bed even though they'd normally complain about being itchy from the grass if they weren't uh.. asleep). Anyway, it's always a fun time getting the kids together and the adults (or "bosses" as my kids call adults) can sit on the grass, chat, have some food (my kids and I grossed everyone out with our spam musubis this week) while the kids run around on flat grass, dig in the sand and wave hi to horses and deer. Throw in some homemade cookies or a half glass of wine and it's magical. ;)

So one couple that we see regularly at Will Rogers -- friends Maria and Sage -- are awesome parents to 2 gorgeous and fun kids (and I think there may be few pets too). Anyway, before Sage and Maria got married, they had talked about wanting to adopt a daughter from China someday... well, the day has arrived. Last week they added a new member to their family, a 5 year old little girl - Josephine. I got to meet Josie and see how amazingly she was fitting in and adapting to her new life in LA. She played with all the kids, ate snacks, laughed and even seemed to understand what her mom was saying to her (in English). Wow! Amazing.

Anyway, I just wanted to to congratulate Sage, Maria and the kids... you guys are an inspiration!
Sage, I'll have to get some photos of you next time!


big sister te

little bro miles

happy with happy mommy

capri sun (or some organic version knowing maria) ;)

oh, so excited with my new 50 1.4 lens!

1 comment:

The Stevens' said...

I can't thank you enough for being such an amazing friend and intuitive artist. You capture people in a way that says 'Life is Good!' My perma-smile is beginning to hurt as I look at these pictures over and over and think how lucky we are.