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


baby on the way! || santa monica maternity photographer

A few weeks ago I was supposed to help host a baby shower for my good friend Ann. The shower was to be at our house... that's 20-30 ladies, here in our humble home. Ack! It was just the motivation I needed to get some improvements done. In a few weeks, the house was painted a fresh new color, had a new front and side gate, side fence stained, new door knob and light fixture proudly glowing the patio, some new plants... you get the picture. It's all stuff we've been planning on doing, but I could never get around to do. We still need window treatments, a photo gallery wall... and my motivation has seemed to fizzle a bit. Anyone else need me to host a shower? ;)

Anyway, a few days before the shower, both Jack and Kaylie got the stomach flu! Ack! Germs everywhere! So we had a last minute change of venue (whew!) and everything went great. Oh, except that Ann, the guest of honor, showed up over an hour late! Talk about pregnancy brain! lol. She thought she was only 15 minutes late... not an hour and 15 minutes! Just had to razz her about that a bit, but I'm a bit worried for what will happen when she gets mom brain!

Without further ado, here is my gorgeous friend Ann, due the first week of September.


tga said...

wow. these are all spectacular. i am sure you know this, however i have to say that you have excellent control over your camera. she is gorgeous! i wish her a successful and short delivery.

Charise Proctor said...

LOVE them! Love the bamboo!! :)

umami photography said...

Baby Emme has arrived!!! Mommy and baby are doing great! Congratulations Ann and Jeremy!

And welcome tga! Thanks for visiting and good luck with your new business!