2010 Bloggie Award

2010 Bloggie Award


So, you know that feeling when you walk into the cafeteria during junior high and all the cool kids are sitting at The Table. You know, corner of the popular universe where gel stays perfectly in hair, girls smile like they’re auditioning for Colgate commercials, and food never gets stuck in teeth. The Table. This is precisely the place where Joseph Tessier will sit with his tater tots and with a single wink make your world come crashing down.

You know that feeling? Well, I felt like that today. But way, way uncooler.

I recently heard my blog was nominated for a Bloggie Award. And this–my dear friends–is like Joseph Tessier winking at me with a MACK TRUCK OF TATER TOTS AT HIS SIDE. I was nominated for Best Photography of a Weblog Award and while this a huuuuge honor, I was kinda embarrassed too. Because, really, the other blogs nominated in my category are so incredibly legit I feel like such a dork. So legit, in fact, I’ve blogged about most of them here on my blog as people who inspire me….and…wait for it…most of them have books. Like, books they’ve written themselves and I’ve purchased. As in, they’re the popular photo bloggers and they’re sitting at The Table in cyberspace.

And I’m standing in the cafeteria with my trembling tray and spinach stuck in my front tooth. With my fly down.

The bloggers on the list are so incredibly amazing and I’m honored to be a part of this competition. For those of you who already voted, thank you. Regardless of the outcome, I’m incredibly blessed to do what I do and I appreciate the time you spend coming here.

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  1. Brandon M Sweet -


      1.25.10 - 3:28 pm

  2. Katelyn James -

    Wow! You go girl! Very exciting!

      1.25.10 - 3:38 pm

  3. Heather D -

    congratulations, and thanks for being an inspiration!

      1.25.10 - 3:42 pm

  4. Dawn Regan -

    Congratulations, Jasmine! You deserve it!

      1.25.10 - 3:57 pm

  5. Erin Brannan -

    That’s weird because I’ve been thinking lately, "Jasmine should really write a book." You know everyone would totally buy it.

      1.25.10 - 4:09 pm

  6. Stephanie Stewart -

    You go, girl!!! I’ll be sure to vote for you! You work super hard, and it shows in your passion and dedication.

      1.25.10 - 4:18 pm

  7. analy -

    i luv your blogging abilities!
    me encanta leer to blog x ke siempre es una inspiracion para ser unomismo.


      1.25.10 - 4:23 pm

  8. Tara Parker -

    Jasmine you so totally deserve to win this and in fact you should be sitting at the head of "The Table"!! You have been a true inspiration to so many of us to follow our dreams and you have been so giving of your time and insight to help the rest of us along. If I could enter you in every "Best Of…." contest I would! You truly are FABULOUS!

      1.25.10 - 4:23 pm

  9. Vanessa -

    Jasmine, you’ve without a doubt created the most inspiring blog I’ve ever been to. So if I had an award to give, I’d give it to you. Without knowing it, you’ve helped push me to get where I am today, because you helped me believe in myself. While I’ve got a loooong way to go, I believe I’ll get there. Honestly – I don’t know how you did it, you’ve never even met me! But, thank you for all the advice you give so freely and really, just for being you.

      1.25.10 - 4:24 pm

  10. Kayleen T. -

    congrats Jasmine! That is major and definitely deserved!

      1.25.10 - 4:24 pm

  11. cyndi -

    I voted for you this morning πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 4:28 pm

  12. Angel Canary -

    I love love love reading your blog! Okay, THANK YOU for this photo! So THAT’S how you shoot in a dress/skirt! πŸ˜‰

      1.25.10 - 4:46 pm

  13. Shillawna Ruffner -


      1.25.10 - 4:47 pm

  14. inland Empire Wedding Photographer -

    OH MY GOD!!!What an honor. Jasmine you are so totally cool right now.

      1.25.10 - 5:03 pm

  15. Heather LaBone -

    Ha! You should so win. I think it’s cause your you, and that’s all there is to it! You are a *!

      1.25.10 - 5:06 pm

  16. Tammy Stark -

    Congratulations Jasmine. You soooo deserve it. I’m thrilled for you. I’m guessing JD took that picture of you photographing a wedding. I so wish I could actually follow you around at one of your gigs, but pictures of you doing your thing is great! Post more. I’m trying to figure out which lense you’re using in that photo.

      1.25.10 - 5:09 pm

  17. Nina -

    do a book J*! I’d buy it on the spot! =)

      1.25.10 - 5:12 pm

  18. Lerissa -

    I SECOND the book idea…can I pre-order?

      1.25.10 - 5:18 pm

  19. Jared Crawford -

    Jasmine, everyone that’s been following your work and your life on here knows you deserve to be at The Table.

      1.25.10 - 5:23 pm

  20. Missy Desiree -

    You were in the same categorie at the sartorialist which made it very hard for me to choose between both of my favs! But in the end the only reason I choose you was because that adorable handsome man on your blog named Polo! πŸ˜‰ Congrats Girl & I hope you win because you deserve rock star status!

      1.25.10 - 5:26 pm

  21. Angela Smith Photography -

    Well deserved, Jasmine. You may not realize it, but you’ve been sitting at the cool table for awhile now. Thank you for being an inspiration to the rest of us longingly looking over at The Table. πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 5:31 pm

  22. Katie -

    Go, Jasmine, Go! Congratulations!

      1.25.10 - 5:42 pm

  23. charlotteelizabeth -

    your blog is da bomb diggity! way to go j*! you SO deserve it!!!!

      1.25.10 - 5:45 pm

  24. Jennifer Brotchie -

    Congrats jasmine! It’s just proof that you are doing right. Just remember where you started and all that you’ve accomplished. Well deserved! Kudos!!!!

      1.25.10 - 5:54 pm

  25. shannon -

    congrats…cool kid!

      1.25.10 - 5:56 pm

  26. Alli Mc -

    I just voted and think you definitely deserve to win! Good luck!

      1.25.10 - 5:56 pm

  27. Sarah Permeh -

    Seriously? Ok girl.
    Here’s the deal, don’t let the rest of us wallflowers down, now!
    Stand up straight, order a double basket of tots, and stroll on over and SIT DOWN at that table.

    Don’t forget to send a wink or two our way…. πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 5:59 pm

  28. Kira -

    You know, I think the whole ‘legit blogger’ thing is in our minds- Frankly, your blog looks every bit as legit as the next photographer’s and I’ve enjoyed your posts for quite some time now, right along said those other published bloggers ;). Maybe you haven’t written a book yet- doesn’t mean you won’t. And in any case, the beauty of this modern cyber-space technology is that you actually get to BE whatever you project!!! I love your work, I love your humility- but take charge of this career, because you really, REALLY earn it!!!! <<333

      1.25.10 - 6:00 pm

  29. ajira -

    J*- congrats. You totally belong there, the nomination is well deserved. Also- I bet you if you go to Blurb and publish a book of some of your blog posts you’d sell a ton. I would certainly buy one. And then hey presto, not only would you be published, but self-published which is way awesome. πŸ™‚

    Now off to vote… Great pic of you in action by the way. Love it!

      1.25.10 - 6:12 pm

  30. Wendy -

    Ok… seriously? It is so hard for me to see you feeling small next to any of those other people. You are seriously the only wedding blogger I keep up with as of right now. It takes a lot to impress me I guess… but you have. Keep it up! You deserve this award.

      1.25.10 - 6:12 pm

  31. Angie -

    I voted for you! You rock! πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 6:15 pm

  32. Marisa Schibilla -

    I love your humble nature, but let’s be real, you are the bomb!! So deserving, congrats Jasmine! πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 6:17 pm

  33. joan solitario -

    you know i’m gonna vote for you! i want you to win the $20.10 grand prize!!!!! wooo hooo!! heheh ;o)

      1.25.10 - 6:20 pm

  34. amanda thiessen -

    your amazing work speaks for itself and you have without a doubt earned it. you are rolling with the big dogs now πŸ˜‰

      1.25.10 - 6:36 pm

  35. Jowi -

    Go, Jasmine! Congratulations! you deserve it!!!

      1.25.10 - 6:39 pm

  36. gina -

    Wow Jasmine! You very much deserve it! Congratulations!!

      1.25.10 - 6:40 pm

  37. Megan Beth -

    Book-schmook. You still rock.

      1.25.10 - 6:46 pm

  38. Molly Williams -

    Jasmine you shouldn’t say you aren’t at the cool table because if you’re not cool enough to sit at that table then that makes me the kid that eats lunch with the janitor. I was totally fine with not being as cool as you but I don’t think my ego can handle being the janitor’s bff. Regardless, congrats! You got my vote, and not just because I’m incredibly intimidated by your popularity but because you deserve it wholeheartedly.

      1.25.10 - 6:55 pm

  39. Carrie K -

    That is an awesome shot of you in action! In weddings, I feel like I’m imposing if I move around the front like you are in this shot… Do you ever feel gun-shy to get that close during an intimate ceremony? If so, how do you get over it?! πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 7:10 pm

  40. Jihan Cerda -


      1.25.10 - 7:11 pm

  41. Paige -

    Aw, congrats!! And you totally deserve it! You’re not THAT big of a dork πŸ˜‰

      1.25.10 - 7:12 pm

  42. Joar AndrΓ© -

    You just got my vote. Seriously, this is The Best photography blog I have ever seen!

      1.25.10 - 7:16 pm

  43. Rachel -

    You’re doing great, but do remember to XYZ πŸ˜‰

      1.25.10 - 7:32 pm

  44. Jo Carr -

    You definitely deserve to be there!! You are my fav blogger by far and I’m sure there are thousands of others that feel the same way. Your blog is perfect in every way – cutting edge, awesome photography, great writing and witty down to earth humour! Stand tall!!

      1.25.10 - 7:37 pm

  45. Gina Meola -

    Umm. No competition. Obviously, you are the world’s ultimate phoblographer. xoxo

      1.25.10 - 7:37 pm

  46. sarah -

    already voted for you! and if you had a book, i’d buy it!

      1.25.10 - 8:22 pm

  47. Meg -

    Along side the Sartorialist??? I have goose bumps.

      1.25.10 - 8:23 pm

  48. Shelby Hurst -

    We are going to vote your perfect hair and "colgate smile" right on over to the cool kids table! You are awesome and good luck! Just voted!

      1.25.10 - 8:28 pm

  49. Harmony Loves -

    Of course you deserve to be there and you deserve to win! And how in the heck is your hair always so perfect??? Every picture I see of you, your hair is so neat and perfectly groomed. I always look like a hot mess πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 8:30 pm

  50. Ginger Murray -

    HUGE honor, and well deserved, Jasmine!!! Congrats:) I think so many of us photographers aspire to be as avid a blogger as you. I can always count on there to be a new post every few days… I love it.

      1.25.10 - 8:30 pm

  51. Vicki James -

    Congratulations. A well deserved aknowledgement for your time, planning and commitment to your fantastic blog.

      1.25.10 - 8:35 pm

  52. MelissaFoscardo -

    It always amazes me when you talk about how you feel that you aren’t cool. To me, you are the epitome of ‘cool’. I put my vote in!

      1.25.10 - 9:25 pm

  53. Megan Siana -

    Congrats! You deserve this recognition. Your humbleness makes it that much sweeter! πŸ™‚

      1.25.10 - 9:47 pm

  54. Cindy -

    Congrats!! Every accolade you receive is so well deserved! You’re an incredible photographer that we(other photogs) look up to!

      1.25.10 - 9:58 pm

  55. frannie -

    You know you’ve got my vote…:)

      1.25.10 - 10:16 pm

  56. Alicia Damron -

    Okay, I have the same question as another commenter, how do you get over being in front like that shooting? I too, feel like I am imposing. And I’ll ask another question, how do you pose like that in a dress without worrying that all the guests can see up it?! But, you totally deserve the award, I love your blog, you are inspiring and so open with your feelings, thanks!

      1.25.10 - 10:33 pm

  57. Evie Perez -

    Congratulations, Jasmine!!! You deserve this award..Yipee!!!!

      1.25.10 - 10:39 pm

  58. megmanionsilliker -

    dear jasmine. you’re fabulous. period. love me.

      1.25.10 - 11:10 pm

  59. Adrienne Gunde -

    Congrats! The nomination is so well deserved!!

      1.25.10 - 11:59 pm

  60. Lydia -

    I know for a fact that you’ve helped to write a book before, and I’m hoping you’ll do so again in the near future! Totally voted my conscience…go Jasmine and Pioneer Woman!

      1.26.10 - 12:10 am

  61. Shannon -

    You completely deserve this! (i may or may not have voted twice for you) I love reading your adorable stories. congrats!

      1.26.10 - 12:20 am

  62. Lisa H. Chang -

    What? There isn’t a book? I swear I remember reading it just the other day … πŸ™‚ You totally deserve the award! I LOVE your blog!

      1.26.10 - 12:21 am

  63. Diana Lupu -

    You know those photographers you mention? The ones you blog about and the ones you look up to? The ones you feel are so much cooler than you? Yea, thats how I feel about you. You are cooler than cool and you deserve every big of that award. ROCK ON JASMINE STAR!

      1.26.10 - 12:32 am

  64. Edward Maurer -

    Work it girl!

      1.26.10 - 12:39 am

  65. Ed Hamlin -

    Jasmine, I was going to say I am surprised, but I am not. I have a few things to say about you.

    First, we both know Imthiaz, she told me about you and we have exchange a few emails since. I say this because you provided some inspiration through your blog and our correspndence.

    Second you are about being artitstically passionate wedding photographer and creating the memorable moments couples want to hold onto even when they are 60.

    I thought the bloggies were like the peoples choice for weblogs. If that is the case then you should definitely being a top runner. Not only do you inspirie through your words but the images you create. if that isn’t reason enough to be a front runner then, people criteria needs to be re-evaluated.

    It doesn’ matter that you haven’t written a book. That will come with time and in a year or two there will be another young photographer who will say the same things you have said.

    So shoot on and enjoy the ride. Keep on being the inspiration others need to be successful at following their passion.

      1.26.10 - 3:21 am

  66. Johanna Perales -

    I second what Alicia Damron said! Please fill us in! HA HA I saw your picture and immediately thought how does she do that in a dress?! Must be her ninja moves. πŸ˜‰ And congrats!! What an honor! You have my vote hands down!

      1.26.10 - 3:41 am

  67. Jewelielyn -

    i guess this just means you had better get busy writing a book. just make sure that when you do, it sounds like YOU, not some generic editor . . .

      1.26.10 - 4:44 am

  68. Stephanie Klein -

    Very well deserved Miss Jasmine. Congratulations!

      1.26.10 - 4:51 am

  69. Jo-Anne Kyle -

    I just voted – for you, of course, you so deserve to win! I only wish I could have voted for you in more than one category. Good Luck!

      1.26.10 - 5:02 am

  70. Ryan Parent Photographers -

    AMAZING BLOG!! Congradulations! You are so talented!

      1.26.10 - 5:10 am

  71. lisa.k -

    Congrats Jasmine! Your deserve it for all your frequent, inspiring and honest blogging. Oh, and can I just say points to you for rocking our your photography in a dress! I love this photo! And your arms look seriously toned! You’re simply fabulous! ; )

      1.26.10 - 5:25 am

  72. Apple -

    woohooo! i’m rooting for you jas!:)
    dorks are cool!

      1.26.10 - 6:05 am

  73. Shawn -

    Congratz!! You are LEGIT (taking a word from your post)

      1.26.10 - 7:08 am

  74. Karen -

    You’ve got my vote.

      1.26.10 - 7:38 am

  75. e'lisa -

    congrats jasmine! so happy for you!!

      1.26.10 - 12:29 pm

  76. Lara Rios -

    I already voted for you of course!!!

      1.26.10 - 12:58 pm

  77. Celesa -

    Congratulations Jasmine. You deserve this. Your blog is so inspiring and you are as well. You are constantly paying it forward and you are just overall amazing. You go Rock Star!

      1.26.10 - 2:18 pm

  78. Chad Banning -

    Yay J*!!

      1.26.10 - 2:21 pm

  79. Jasmine* -

    Thanks so much for the support, friends! πŸ™‚ For those who asked, I snuck in the front to get a shot of the groom before the bride walked down the aisle. There was a slight pause in the ceremony and while people waited, I snuck in like a ninja. πŸ˜‰ Also, when shooting in a skirt, just make sure and keep at least one part of each leg connected at all times. Whoa. That sounded so lame!!! πŸ™‚

      1.26.10 - 2:23 pm

  80. Anouschka -

    Just voted πŸ˜€ Congrats Jasmine, your blog so deserves to be nominated! (and win!!)

      1.26.10 - 3:26 pm

  81. caroline -

    Congrats! More people feel that way than you’d think (I remember a friend had just started teaching college, and won some award. He said he was still waiting for someone to bust into his class yelling "Fraud!") Also, your skirt advise is dead on.

    Personally, I ate lunch with the stoner kids. Explains so much…

      1.26.10 - 3:55 pm

  82. Katie Whitcomb -

    Congratulations!!! That is so awesome.

      1.26.10 - 4:07 pm

  83. inland Empire Wedding Photographer -

    @ jamine That did sound funny, you know this past year was the first time I have ever shot in a knee length dress. I always felt before that if I wore a dress it screamed "watch out women photographer coming your way" I guess it’s the fact that photography was mainly a male dominated industry.But Jasmine you inspired me to embrace my femininity. the photography industry is no longer a male dominated one. & I can be a girl photog πŸ˜€

      1.26.10 - 4:24 pm

  84. chandra -

    I voted…you totally deserve it. Yours was the first blog I became additcted to and inspire me in my blogging everyday! big fan of your blog, even bigger fan of your work!

      1.26.10 - 6:30 pm

  85. Olivia -

    Wow! What great news- congrats!! You definitely deserve it πŸ™‚

      1.26.10 - 6:50 pm

  86. Hiroko -

    Congratulations! I have loved looking at all your great photography work!

      1.26.10 - 6:59 pm

  87. Christine -

    Oooooh… I know exactly that feeling from when I was up for a Bloggie years ago! Congratulations – you totally deserve it!!!

    So are you going to go to SXSWi to accept it when you win? Hope so!

      1.26.10 - 7:02 pm

  88. Dawn McCarthy -

    Of course I voted for you and of course you are deserving! Congratulations.

      1.26.10 - 7:02 pm

  89. Renay -

    Three things: 1. Congrats! 2. You are as legit as they come! 3. Does "An Altered Life" mean anything to you? πŸ˜‰ I’m just saying!

      1.26.10 - 8:57 pm

  90. feuza -

    Congrats J*

      1.26.10 - 9:07 pm

  91. Juli L. -

    I love reading your blog and the photography of course is fantastic! I checked out the other contenders and still yours came out on top for me. Hope you win! You deserve it. πŸ™‚

      1.26.10 - 9:24 pm

  92. simply modern weddings -

    congrats on the nomination girlie! you got my vote!

      1.26.10 - 10:37 pm

  93. Jubilee Lau -

    Congratulations! Your blog is always informative and fun to read. You deserved it!

      1.26.10 - 11:39 pm

  94. blissfulcreationsblog -

    wow, do you really dress like that when you go on gigs? You look amazing! And I hope those are flat shoes you are wearing. Props to you!

      1.27.10 - 3:47 am

  95. Nellie Guerrero -

    Holding your hand in straight cheerleader fashion and we will squeal and scream like a bunch teenage girls!!

      1.27.10 - 3:55 am

  96. Izabelinda -

    Congratulations Jasmine!

      1.27.10 - 6:23 am

  97. Tamara -

    Congrats Jasmin! You so deserve the nomination and to win. Your work is amazing, your posts are interesting, funny, generous…if you just put your blog posts into a book you would have a best seller. You are the best…(even if spinach was stuck in your front tooth..lol :))

      1.27.10 - 1:58 pm

  98. Ashley Sellers -

    On a side note. I love how you rock a dress and banging heels to shoot a wedding. The day I pull that card is the day I’m a real photographer.

      1.27.10 - 2:24 pm

  99. brenda Aguilar -

    Congratulations Jasmine.

      1.27.10 - 5:31 pm

  100. Melanie -

    Congratulations!! Love reading your blog

      1.28.10 - 4:36 am

  101. Stephanie Osborne -

    I voted…. Love your blog πŸ™‚

      1.28.10 - 6:12 am

  102. Paulette -

    Congrats on the nomination! You know, someone thought you were good enough, so you should, too. Now get out there and sit at The Table!

      1.29.10 - 10:44 pm

  103. Katie Dixon -

    Oh Jasmine. You’re oh so humble. I think of your blog as the Godfather of blogs. I look at it every time I feel a writers block. I am so redundant and you always have great fresh thoughts to share. YOU DESERVE THIS. πŸ™‚

      1.30.10 - 9:27 pm

  104. B -

    You have an amazing style of writing. You are (it must be said) quite funny. lol And I bet you did great. When is the outcome announced?? Or am I waay behind??

      3.3.10 - 8:17 am

  105. Jennie Renaudo -

    This post was awesome. I laughed sooo hard at Picture Ruining 101

      3.7.10 - 6:30 am

  106. Dillon Driscoll -

    Brb, dying XD Love you J*!

      7.10.14 - 9:33 pm

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