Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jess & Carter in Georgetown, Washington DC


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Jess, so sassy, Carter, so ... presidential?
This picture makes me think of Harry Potter for some reason though!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Taber Ranch Capay Valley Wedding (Ryan & Julie's First Look)


Julie & Ryan had one of the sweetest, most romantic first looks I have ever witnessed. As soon as Ryan laid eyes on his soon to be wife, he began to exclaim in the softest, sweetest tone, "Oh, sweetie! You are so beautiful! You are SO beautiful! You are so BEAUTIFUL!" They hugged and held hands and chattered back and forth, wanting to hear about each others day. (How cute is that? "I want to hear about your day!!!" Adorable!) They were SO excited to get married. They were so happy to see each other, and so centered in the presence of each other. It was a beautiful moment, and it's a moment both of them will get to carry with them always, in addition to the glory of their ceremony. I was so privileged to be there to bear witness to their love, and the moment and memorialize it for them. It's moments like these that really make me an advocate of First Looks... This moment was so much more special, dear and sacred. It was an extension of their ceremony, and just as precious. And now, Ryan & Julie have not one, but two special moments from their wedding day- when they saw each other in that olive grove with only the jack rabbits and sunshine for an audience, and again in front of family and friends as Julie ascended the aisle with her dad. That is amazing!

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...from their ceremony...

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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See all posts HERE.
Wedding Day First Look HERE
Bridal Party HERE
Engagement Western Style HEREEngagement Whimsical HERE



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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Taber Ranch Wedding in the Capay Valley (Julie & Ryan's Wedding)


tell me how you really feel about being the King & Queen of your own little kingdom!
hee, hee.
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See all posts HERE.
Wedding Day First Look HERE
Bridal Party HERE
Engagement Western Style HEREEngagement Whimsical HERE


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Published Overseas! (The Kirkwood Hideout and the Winters Walnut Farm)



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For the first time, Emily Heizer Photography (oooh, that's me) has been published internationally! How exciting is that? One of the editors of Malaysian-based magazine, "Signature Weddings" spotted these weddings because they had basically been published/publicized elsewhere, but here in the US! Since the material is new to international readers, the prior publicity didn't matter and SW did a WONDERFUL job of presenting these weddings in a fresh, delightful new way! I love the layouts and how the images are presented. It makes me feel so proud at how my work has been recognized in the last year, and to have not one, but two weddings featured internationally- with a total of six pages of spreads is phenomenal. What's even more phenomenal is that these publications are finding ME, not the other way around. Both Signature Weddings, and Latino Bride & Groom, the magazine that ran my image as their cover last year approached me and asked me for images. That's amazing. After getting the spreads from both Signature Weddings and Real Weddings this week I was a big girl and put in an order with White House Custom Color to have the spreads printed on fancy paper so I can frame them without ripping them out of the magazines. I hope I get more opportunities like this!

Erin & Matt's Winters Wedding was first on the features list. They got me my first blog feature ever- on Ruffled!





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Do we even have to identify this one? lol Jamie & Jesse's wedding has been on The Wedding Chicks, Sparkle & Hay, Love & Lavender, Hindsight Bride, Yummy Wedding Food, Un Mariage a Portobello, Brides 365, FY Wedding Ideas, Real Weddings Magazine and doesn't ever seem to get old. I still get clients who when I pull out my magazines during consultations will point and exclaim and squeal when I show them this wedding and tell me it was their inspiration point. This feature is beautiful.

This wedding was shot near Tahoe, in Kirkwood at a venue called the Hideout.

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Thank you so much to Signature Weddings for the wonderful features!

Now everyone, go over to their Facebook, become a fan, become a subscriber, order a copy of the magazine, be inspired! :)





Oh, Baby, Let's be Outlaws (Ryan & Julie's Roseville Engagement)


You can see part 1 of Julie & Ryan's engagement session HERE.
They are getting married on SATURDAY! Whewhoo! I hope everybody is getting SUPER EXCITED! :D





































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I have Issues. (Yes, with a capital "I").

I always get so confused about where the period goes when you have a quote and a parenthesis together. Anyone want to straighten that out for me? (Note the blog post title; hence my confusion.)

My dog has issues. Sometimes he thinks he's a cat... sleeps in a fluffy orange cat bed, eats cat food, walks all over the furniture, washes the other felines of the house and carries catnip mice around in his mouth.

The rest of the time he thinks he looks like this:

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(Yes, that's "Fluffy" from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone)

This is why I prefer to call him my ATTACK BEAGLE, rather than my second pet with species-identity issues. (Toulouse the cat already being under the impression he is a dog, doing everything short of panting and humping furniture to prove his point.)

If you'd like to see my hyperactive ATTACK BEAGLE in action, and remind yourself why you should never mess with me, or come to my house uninvited (sick, sweet smile) and that I am, indeed, disturbed with an unnaturally delightful happy obsession with my pets, please watch! :p



and that's how we roll.
[at the dog park.]

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dry Creek Ranch Wedding Published! (Brian & Sara)

We're been published again! You can pick up a copy of our feature in Real Weddings Magazine at any local Nor Cal realtor!



Whewhoo! Congratulations to Brian & Sara on creating such a notable wedding!


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roseville Tea Party Engagement Photography Session (Julie and Ryan)

Ryan & Julie are getting married... in a week and a half... we styled their engagement session at this super secret location only known to me, my beagle, and my terrific previous client Alisa who came all the way up from Woodbridge to help me with the shoot on Sunday. (THANK YOU!!!!)

It was a lot of planning, and thinking and work, and hauling furniture, and a lot of anxiety on my part, and there might have been some vomiting which was totally my fault, and no, I wasn't the one who was doing the upchucking, but really, it was romantic. And MEMORABLE! Ugh... Why do I always have to injure my clients? If they aren't breaking legs or falling in rabbit holes they're throwing up or falling on the ground out of pure exhaustion. I'm a total a slave driver. I'm sooooo sorry about all of my abuses!!! I work you all too hard! But you are all just soo cute I can't control myself!

And I swear on Emily Post's Guide to Etiquette if any of you Tumblr folk remove the watermarks off any of these images you are going to be beat with a freaking vintage copy of the book, manners be damned. The watermarks are there for a reason, thank you!



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Ryan makes me think of the bewildered hedgehog or maybe the flamingo in Alice in Wonderland here. LOL

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Styled and set up by: Emily Heizer, Alisa Dennis-Kearns, and Julie (Bride!)
Photographed by: Emily Heizer Photography
Furniture & Props: Home Goods, Etsy, Marshalls, ModCloth, thrifted and/or vintage.
Paint Chip Flag Bunting Banner: (Made by Emily) Inspired by A Law Student's Journey HERE & HERE
Signage by: Emily
Desserts Provided by: Sugar & Spice Specialty Desserts, Sacramento
Impressive lifting of hugely heavy furniture: Ryan the Fab Fiance!
Rescuing of random rottweilers running around on the street after standing around talking too long after the shoot after driving from way too far away to help with said shoot: Alisa!! Although I (Emily) did feed the gigantic dog cookies and water and lock her in my car for awhile. She sat in my driver's seat and her head nearly touched the ceiling. She looked ridiculous [ly adorable] until her mother came to pick her up.

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