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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how life changes in 10 years. || playa vista newborn photography

In some ways college doesn't seem like so long ago, but talking to a current UCLA student on a Southwest flight up north, I realized that I was no longer the hip recent grad I thought I was... I am now more of a mom-type who hasn't been on the quickly changing campus in over 10 years. UCLA is where Matt and I met while life guarding at the swimming pool, and it's also where my friend Ivette met her husband Adam.

Ivette and I recently reunited online through facebook (join my fan page!), and I am honored that she contacted me about taking newborn photos of her new little man Ethan. Boy has Ivette has got her act together! Usually after having a first baby, the parents are so overwhelmed, I get a call about 3 months after the baby is born asking for newborn photos. Well, a 3 month old and a newborn are not exactly the same. If you want those sleepy shots where the baby is all curled up, then it's usually got to be done in the first 2 weeks...any longer than that and the baby usually wants to stay awake and check out the party.

Ivette called a week after Ethan was born and since I was supposed to be on a family vacation I referred her to some photographer friends... but what do you know, we ended up canceling our trip to Germany the day before we were going to leave! Such a bummer, but the reward was that I got to take newborn photos of Ethan and our other friends' baby Emme.

Ethan was a perfect little angel....when he wasn't sleeping, he was just eating or peeing and pooing on us... just the hazards of the job. :) And I think I've decided that if I ever think I want to have another baby, that we should just rescue a sweet dog like Ivette and Adam have - a King Charles.

It was fantastic seeing you again Ivette! I can't believe it's been over 10 years because you look exactly the same (other than the baby attached to you). And great meeting you Adam!

1 comment:

Audrey said...

I just love the 2nd to last one, something about the blanket color and the way those arms are positioned just ROCKS!