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


have you picked a baby name? || bay area maternity photographer

Last month my good friend Marisa flew me up to San Jose to take some maternity photos during her baby shower weekend. Marisa and I met each other freshman year at UCLA in the dorms - Rieber Hall Floor 6... way too many years ago. We even lived together in a 4 girl room in our sorority house (sorry, I just outed us Marisa... yes, we were in the anti-sorority sorority). And after graduating, Marisa returned to her Bay Area roots and bought a home a mile away from the house I grew up in (and where my parents still live). So every time I go home to visit my parents I get to ride my bike (or drive my LA-self) over to Marisa's house.

Since I do lots of photo shoots at the beaches down here, I thought we'd try something a little different for Marisa's maternity session. We made a quick drive up Highway 9 in Saratoga and stopped in a lovely forested area for most of these shots. The first couple were taken with Marisa's husband Ryan and their doggie Lexi (at their new house which is not so close to my parents any more). So happy for you guys! ...but so sad you'll be further away.

taken through a hole in a tree

isn't she gorgeous?!


Anonymous said...

Oh Marisa, Thanks for flyng Heather home for the weekend. You're a beautiful mom-to-be!

Grandma Suzy

Audrey said...

LOVE your creativity with these shots!!! #4 and the last one are my faves!

gilbert said...

Oh, how gorgeous she is! Beautiful images...I just love your style! Wonderful job!

Bibi Alcantar-Martinez said...

The photos are GREAT! Marisa looks as beautiful as always. She is glowing and you captured it wonderfuly!