Thursday, July 18, 2013

Provo Family Portrait Session with Horses! (Jess & Carter)

Do y'll remember gorgeous Jess & Carter? They got married in the Washington DC LDS Temple in May of 2011, and we did a bridal portrait session with them a couple of days before the wedding in Washington DC by Arlington and in Georgetown after dark.  I also photographed Jessica's big sister Nikki's wedding the previous year, and their little sister Sarah's that winter! Their family is practically my family at this point, I've spent so much time with all of them and love them so much!

Last fall I was able to meet with Jessica, who had since moved to Utah, and shot a mini session memorializing Jessica's pregnancy with her son! When I came to town again in April, we got to do a portrait session with the whole family and I got to meet baby Samuel for the first time! He was cold and tired and hungry, but he was still a very good sport and we still got lots of good family shots! :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Canyon Oaks Country Club Wedding Photography in Chico

I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Torrie and Austen until their wedding day, but they were so sweet and so dear with each other, it was lovely to see them together! Torrie and Austen both exchanged love letters before the ceremony, and Torrie arranged for one of the kids to present Austen with a note at the end of the aisle before she arrived. It didn't work quite out as planned, but the note said, "I can't wait to kiss you!" So cute!

They were both extremely tough to brave the 113 degree heat on the day of their outdoor wedding, and while we didn't spend ages doing portraits, we did still get some goodies, despite the uncomfortable conditions!

It was here that Austen finally got Torrie's secret note to him that he was supposed to get right before she walked down the aisle!

Photography by Emily Heizer Photography

Monday, July 8, 2013

Bride gets Dressed in the Woods at the Hideout near Kirkwood Tahoe Wedding Photography

Lots of my girls have participated in this sensational new take on the getting ready process. Rather than dressing in a (usually dark) bridal room, these rustic chic mountain brides have taken outside to the woods, or lakes and put on their wedding dresses on outside under the big shinning sky. Julie looked forward to getting dressed outside all year, but due to some dress snafus got a little nervous before we did it, but I hope it was still one of those experiences that she'll be able to look back on and go WOW! It was just her and her mom standing outside on this magnificent granite rock overlooking the lake and mountains around them. It was stunning and Julie looked AMAZING.

Shot at Tom & BJ's Hoover's The Hideout.

And off to her First Look on the other side of the lake! GO JULIE! You did great!

 Photography by: Emily Heizer Photography
Custom Robes purchased on Etsy
Coordination by April's Events
Venue: The HideOut
Florals: Cathy's Flowers
Videography: Frontside Films

Friday, July 5, 2013

Stone Ranch Wedding in Lodi, California

Jennifer & Evan married at the brand new private estate wedding venue Stone Ranch. Under the willow trees alongside the lake, they had their First Look and own private ceremony with each other. Jennifer wore an heirloom ring from her Greek Grandmother, and wore two dresses on the big day! At sunset, we whisked around that same lake for a few sunset shots and were able to glance back at the amazing party lights twinkling on the water across from us. It was incredibly romantic, and the images are stunning!

Jennifer and Evan hired some of my favorite vendors for their big day! (Florist, Pastry Chef & DJ are all our buddies- so fun to work with all of you!) Feel free to check out their links below, or to read more about them on our "Vendors we Love" page!

Photography by: Emily Heizer Photography
Venue: Stone Ranch, Lodi
Desserts & Wedding Cake: Sugar & Spice Specialty Desserts
Coordination: Gwen Edwardson

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