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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First session of the new year! || santa monica family photography

Do you remember the Fig Newton commercial with the little British boy getting scolded by him mum for eating cookies in his room?

boy (with British accent): But it's not a cookie motha, it's a fruit newton.
mum: Very well then, carry on, carry on.

You don't? Come on, who else watched a lot of tv as a kid?! Why is it I remember stuff like this instead of important things like when our property tax is due? Anyway, point being, I think this stuck in my head because little kids with British accents are just so stinking cute!

DING! Woah, what was that waking me up? The day before heading out on our family Big Bear ski trip I got a text at 7:40am. The kids were actually sleeping in, all drugged from staying up late and destroying the house the night before. Maggie, one of my favorite clients, had some family in from London and they wanted to do a beach photo shoot before returning home...was I free that morning?

Ack! I had a million things to do before heading to the snow with the kids (mainly rounding up stuff for us to wear and eat for 4 days). So Maggie handed over some of her kid's snow gear and a sled and then with one more stop at another friend's house we were all outfitted. Got to love that (especially since Kaylie wore her snow gear for all of 3 hours and managed to lose the mittens I bought her).

Anyway, here is Maggie's sister in law Soo and her two beautiful hapa kids (Korean and Norwegian) with British accents from living in London. They were so great... William even agreed to be my boyfriend and was going to take me back home with him. I'm still waiting for that plane ticket William!

William and his sista Liv.

Isn't she gorgeous?!

I'm usually a color girl...

But I thought this soulful look really called for black and white and a tighter crop.

Oh he's going to be a heart-breaker!

Throughout the shoot we took some water play breaks... because you can't be down at the beach without playing! Cousin Zoe is in the mix!



Julie Cruz said...

Such cute kiddos :) ...and awesome photos as usual :)

Anonymous said...

great shots! can't wait to see the entire gallery.

amy said...

some of ur best and most playful shots.

stacyZ said...

These are awesome Heather. I adore the last shot totally rocks.

Audrey said...

Oh gosh, LOVE that last one!!!!!