A Sneak Peek into Grace Ormonde’s New Book


It’s funny how life works. When I first started shooting weddings, I turned to Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine as a source of inspiration, something to aspire toward. I first learned of Grace from Mike Colon. Mike was such a positive impact in my business early on and I owe so much to his care and support…he’s an amazing photographer, but an even better person.

Speaking of Mike, one afternoon three years ago, he was in a pinch and asked if JD could be a hand model for a shoot he was working on for Grace. He needed a guy to hold bouquets for a Wedding Style magazine spread and JD’s hands were, well, great hands. Mike invited me along and I schlepped bags and did whatever I could do to help. It was an awesome experience to see how Mike worked and get a behind-the-scenes look of how things unfolded.

Fast forward to yesterday afternoon standing in the Viceroy Hotel: I’m standing in the lobby getting a sneak peek of Grace’s new book, and I turn the page to see….wait for it….JD! I shrieked with surprise! Hey, World, THAT’S MY HUSBAND!!!

Here are a few other pictures I snagged from Becker’s blog…he was nice enough to pick me up so we could carpool…I love that guy! 🙂

Grace Ormonde and yours truly….

To be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to meet Grace or get a peek into her new book without an invitation from my good friend Lawrence Chan of Tofurious…he and Grace have been very kind to me and I can’t wait to see how they work together to take Wedding Style to a whole new level.

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  1. B

    December 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Yay! As your favorite sister, I’m your first commenter 🙂 I get bonus points!

  2. Alli

    December 16th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Oh my god! My fiance thinks he should be a hand model…he would be so jealous!

  3. Diandra

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    How cool! And suprising! What did JD think of this?

  4. michelle sidles

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    SO FUN!! 🙂 Dang it B… ya beat me!

  5. imthiaz houseman

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    ha, ha you are so funny. i would have to agree grace ormonde is such an amazing publication and it does have so much inspiration. i’ve had to pleasure of meeting mike and he is so wonderful, i’m sure he is an even better friend and peer. thanks for sharing jasmine, i can’t wait to see JD’s photo in the book.

  6. Lauren Bauer

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Omg i love it! That is so awesome! JD is legitimately famous now in the hand modeling world. Its been documented haha. Love it!

  7. Krysta

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I saw that JD was in the book from Becker’s blog yesterday. I thought it was so cute how you were excited to see your husband.

  8. Stephanie Stewart

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Congratulations! What a great opportunity! And congrats to JD! Great model!

  9. inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I love your dress~! & what a full circle moment as Oprah would say~ 🙂

  10. Melissa Papaj

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like fun!

  11. tish

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    you and JD are the cutest couple in the world!

  12. anna

    December 16th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    LOVE that you’re kissing JD’s picture!! 🙂

  13. Otto Rascon

    December 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    JD is a stud!!!

  14. Bobbie Brown

    December 16th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Cool! Haha! I love the pix of you kissing the page! And, as your favorite blog follower, I am one of your first commenters so I get bonus points too! XoXo

  15. Stephanie Castillo

    December 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    WOW it looks awesome! Congrats JD ! Looks great!! How exciting!!

  16. michelle white

    December 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    oh Jasmine!!! this is Awesome!! JD should be a model for REAL!!!

  17. Jennifer Brotchie

    December 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    that is awesome… ain’t love grand?

  18. megmanionsilliker

    December 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    looks like a gorgeous book. i loved meeting lawrence when he came to boston on his coffee tour. great guy!!

  19. lucy

    December 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I always have wanted to be a hand model

  20. Alexandra

    December 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    So cute 🙂

  21. Brian Fletcher

    December 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Way to go Jasmine and JD! 🙂

  22. Cathy Crawley

    December 16th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I’m so totally getting that book and getting JD to autograph it for me, what a rock star!

  23. s h e r r y

    December 16th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Haha, that’s so awesome! 🙂 I really love the picture of you kissing a picture of JD. <3 So cute!!

  24. Marissa Rodriguez

    December 17th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    It’s so amazing and inspiring to see how far you’ve come Jasmine! You and JD are awesome!

  25. cassandra m

    December 17th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    AWESOME….your hubby is a SUPER-STAR!

  26. Lydia

    December 17th, 2009 at 4:42 am

    How cool! I think I’ll be adding this book to my collection for inspiration!

  27. Jessica- J*Grace Photography

    December 17th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Jasmine– your dress is ADORABLE… fo’ rillll….

  28. {15:51} photography

    December 17th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Can I be you just for one day?!?! Puh-leeeeeaasseeee…{insert puppy dog eyes here!}

  29. gladys jem

    December 17th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    JD is workin that bouquet. This post is so cute. You’re so proud 🙂 and Jasmine, you look great. You don’t even look like you were dying a couple of days before!

  30. Jennifer O.

    December 17th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    That is awesome! Can’t wait to check it out!

  31. Cindy

    December 19th, 2009 at 3:52 am

    I tried to look up this book to buy but I couldnt find it anywhere. Where can I buy this book?

  32. tiffany

    December 19th, 2009 at 7:56 am

    very cool! go model JD!

  33. Life with Kaishon

    December 19th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    He is model material for sure : ) And so are you. What a great shirt! Her book looks lovely!

  34. Chicago Wedding Photographer

    December 19th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Excellent shots!! Where can i buy the book?

  35. Erica Velasco

    December 20th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    how cute!

  36. karen Stott

    December 20th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    It’s almost like you married a supermodel! How fun!