Greetings and welcome to my hand-spun blog+site. My photography journey has been incredible! It began with fun, then grew into passion, then I discovered profound love for it and there was no looking back. Please look around, the pictures here are the reflections of how I see the world. Enjoy exploring it.

LDS Wedding Sacramento : Mackenzie + Jared

It didn’t take him that long to decide that she was the one. She also felt the same. He put the ring on her finger and asked her to be his. Three months later, they were sealed for the time in life and eternity.

Mackenzie and Jared couldn’t have looked any happier that day. She was glowing the moment she stepped out the Temple as Mrs. Wood. It seemed like the weather was in favor of them, sun was in and out of the clouds, making the day much cooler than usual. Mackenzie and Jared had a vintage lavender themed wedding reception. I was intrigued by the beautiful wedding decore Mackenzie’s mom put together. Only the pictures can show the details when not seen in person. I especially loved the idea of “Tea for Two” (tea leaves in vintage jars, fabric satchels for every guest to take some tea home).

The night ended with some fine music and the couple taking off in their car for their honeymoon. I had a chance to spend the day with Mackenzie & Jared and learn them better. I really appreciated the little discussion I had with Jared on robotics and current technology. I could tell how perfect he was for Mackenzie. I was so glad to be a part of their big day…enjoy some of my favorites from their wedding day.

Sep, 26, 2011

  • Emily Heizer Photography: This wedding was super beautiful! What a unique take on a cultural hall wedding- they broke outside of it! I don't think I have EVER seen that done on church grounds before and so brilliant and obvious! Beautiful details and wonderfully executed. Lavender lemonade- I had that at another wedding and that stuff is GOOD! I love the herb theme- so sweet! :) So sweet! I LOVE temple weddings!
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A journey to celebrate

It’s been six years. I remember the moment when I crossed over a half-broken bridge to meet you at the center of the swamp. I’m pretty sure those Allegators were laughing at my fear of drowning in the water. I took a deep breathe, I looked at you & walked towards you. You were dressed like a southern man or so you said! It would be a lie if I say I didn’t guess what might be happenning in the next few minutes. And it happened indeed! You were down on your knees.

You are the one I never knew I could have. But we are here today. We have a loooong road ahead that we will travel together. Our journey reminds me of that bridge I crossed over six years ago. I still remember the smile on your face from that day and that smile becomes my strength to overcome any fear.

Happy Anniversary, husband! I would never hesitate to cross any of those bridges to be with you…

Sep, 18, 2011
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Sacramento LDS Temple Wedding: Sneak-Peek

September is my favorite month of the year. It’s the month when I tied the knot. This month I’m also photographing two weddings that I have been looking forward to for months. First came Mackenzie and Jared’s wedding that took place at the Sacramento LDS Temple. I fell in love with so many aspects of this wedding. Before I publish the big blog post I wanted to share a sneak-peek of the day.

Love was in the air!

Sep, 12, 2011
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Roseville Family Portraits: The Bilardellos and the Hills

Meet my favorite family – The Billardellos, including the Hills (a Bilardello who became a Hill through the marriage to a Hill [who also goes by Sean] and formed their own family comprising Katie and Sean Hill. Is this confusing enough?) My story with this family goes all the way back to 2009 when I was contacted by Katie (now a Hill) to photograph her wedding to Sean in the spring of 2010. I photographed their wedding a year later and met with Katie’s family on the very same day. Little did I know that I would get so emotionally attached to them. That night after the wedding, I secretly wished to run into them in the mall or in a random Japanese buffet (again) so that I get to see them again.

The love this family has for each other is infectious. One can’t help but spread this to another. I can’t speak enough of Katie who makes me feel like a queen (yes, I can’t find a better word) everytime I get in touch with her, be it in person, via email or on facebook. I don’t know what I have done to deserve so much love. But I’m thankful that I have it and I sure am not giving up any of it. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to know that my passion has brought me so close to this family who makes me feel like their own. I can only hope to grow with this family as they grow and include new additions to their tree. It was such an honor to capture these images for them yesterday. Here’s is to many more of such happy memories…

Sep, 05, 2011
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Old Sacramento Engagement: Brevenna + Rick

It was early on a Saturday morning when we headed out to Old Sacramento for Rick and Brevenna’s engagement session. We usually see girls in the foreground of all the wedding planning. But it’s Rick this time who is on top of everything when it come to their wedding. It was too bad that I couldn’t be available to photograph their wedding in Fall, but I was excited at the oppportunity to photograph their engagement session last weekend. I loved brevenna’s pick of outfit for the shoot. It was SO her! Mod, stylish and chich. Rick was rocking it as well. The couple knows how to have fun.

B and Rick – Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your love. I wish you two a fabulous wedding day..XO

Sep, 03, 2011
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