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I wasn’t the girl who played dress up and dreamt of a pink Barbie car. I wasn’t the girl who planned her wedding at 11 years old. I wasn’t even the girl who hoped for a life outside of a 9-5 job, even though I desperately dreamed of such. I’ve lived my life carefully partitioned between what was safe and secure (which landed me in law school, locking my creativity in a box and stifling my soul), until I let myself dream. Out loud.

After marrying my best friend (and high school sweetheart) in 2005, he gifted me a camera. I unwrapped the box, but what I didn’t realize then was that I also unwrapped my dreams. With little experience, no training, but a lot of heart, I set out to become a photographer…and that’s precisely what happened.

Since the inception of my business, I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, traveled the world to document nuptials, made memories to last a lifetime, and voted Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine. For the first time in my life, I let my dreams steer me toward my hopes and it resulted in taking a risk I’m proud of.

Today I’m an international wedding photographer living in Southern California with my husband, JD, and our dog, Polo. Together we shoot weddings and ensure your first day as husband and wife is etched in your hearts as the best day of your lives.

I’d be honored to chat more about your wedding, so feel free to visit my website or simply email me for more information.

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  1. julie

    May 17th, 2007 at 6:03 am

    awesome Jas! Good Luck and God Bless

  2. millie

    May 17th, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful JB! So happy for you!

  3. Jeanette

    May 17th, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine, simply beautiful!! Ü

  4. Ricki Ford

    May 17th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    I have only been checking out your blog for like 4 months now and by the way I love it! But I knew the frist time I saw you and your work that you were going to be a superSTAR.
    You are a very kind and wounderful person .(Even thought I have never met you in person maybe someday) You have neve failed to reply to one of my e-mails. And I thank you for all the info you give. There is only one way for you Jasmine and that is up.
    Godbless.

  5. sandie

    June 16th, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Wow! I feel like i know you and I never have actually met you! What a great talk you had with your sis, what an amzing story your family must have! My baby sis is 14 and is not anywhere near this level of thinking! This is beautiful!!!!

  6. david baxter

    June 21st, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    wow! your little sissy seems as intelligent as you! love your stories! beautiful photo btw

  7. arnica

    July 24th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Jasmine your web page is beautiful, I enjoyed looking around and I look forward to seening more. Your photos are beautiful.

  8. Wesley Nye

    August 11th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Jasmine
    I have a few friends who are known photojournalists, and they sort of turned me into a photo snob. I like your eye and the way you can get the subjects into the moment. keep up the good work.
    And i think you are incredibly beautiful as well! too bad i’m in chicago.

  9. Gisela Prishker

    August 17th, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    You are so Beautiful, and weet , I cant wait to see you next month. Jasmine I wish I can keep up with my blog the way you do..Awesome work

  10. Stephen Anthony Photography

    August 27th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    wow you are talented and beatiful

  11. Roxie

    August 30th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    I love your Blog! I have just recently started my photography and you are such an inspirations. I would love to know more on your success as a fabulous photographer!!

  12. Dawn Donadio

    September 6th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Love your Blog! I found you through Lauren at Openfield Photography. Im a photographer from NJ…in the process of getting my website up and running. Your work is amazing!

  13. zobo

    September 7th, 2007 at 3:43 am

    13 for your information

  14. Kay

    October 1st, 2007 at 4:05 am

    It was great finally meeting you Jasmine!! Your work is truly amazing!!

  15. Janus

    October 28th, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    I love your blog Jasmine. It is excelent made and the work is awsome.
    Keep on and God bless.

  16. ashley

    November 27th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    your work is truly inspiring- looking through your blog amazed me. each picture was able to tell a story and show emotions that are magical!
    i am starting my photography career and plan on checking back to your blog for inspiration, DAILY!!
    thank you for being you and being fabulous 🙂

  17. Joop Rubens

    December 2nd, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic photographs Jasmine.
    Great blog with some amazing work.
    Best,
    Joop

  18. zoe

    January 6th, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    that is so cute i love you

  19. Missy Crawford

    January 18th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Your warmth and talent have made me such a fan of yours! You are such an inspiration!

  20. Rochelle

    January 24th, 2008 at 4:19 am

    oh my gosh JASMINE! i just found you! 🙂 k, i’m writing you an email!
    You are beautifuL! 🙂
    how’s ur sister! 🙂 & FAMILY?!

  21. Christina

    March 18th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I just happen to come upon your site and I was taken away. Your photo’s our breath taken. I love how every photo that you’ve taken tells a story.

    I wish you much success!!! 🙂

  22. Staci

    April 24th, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Your photos are just beautiful, thanks for sharing so generously!
    Do you do spend much time processing your work with Photoshop and if you do, do you have any techniques you use as a standard to get your "look?" I am fairly new photographer, not really planning on shooting weddings (too much stress/responsibility) but I am interested in improving my portrait shots overall. I am working on both post-processing as well as creating images that are beautiful straight of the camera.
    I am adding your blog to my visit daily list! Thanks again.

  23. lori davis

    April 24th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Wow, Jasmine, I have to say that your site is one of the most refreshing and fun blogs to visit! I will most certainly be back. I could learn a lot from you, and I’m going to do my best! Keep it up, I love it!
    lori

  24. abeku

    April 27th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Your photoblog is gorgeous i came to know you from DPS when reading a good article from Natalie Norton. She has mentioned that your photoblog is a good example of larger image..it is really worth it. I love it very much

  25. New York City Wedding Photographer

    May 15th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I love the new blog! Very original. Keep it up.

    Peace,
    Parris Whittingham

  26. wenyin

    May 17th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    wow. i’ve spent the last few weeks poring over your entire blog and your photos are amazing. i’ve always dreamed about my wedding day and how i want everything to be perfect and how i want it all documented down to the the last detail. when that time comes, i’ll be sure to contact you!

  27. Mark Wilson

    May 22nd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Every now and again you see something that is just fantastic and you wish it was your idea.
    That’s what I think when I see your blog design. Fabulous!
    It’s one of my regular reads.

  28. Gary

    June 13th, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Beautiful is the only way to describe you and your photography!

  29. John

    June 20th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Wow, I’m blown away by your images. I found your site through Ava Zub, who is going to see you at the conference you will be giving, but I have to say, as an aspiring photographer, your images are truly captivating! Keep up the great work and good luck!

  30. Karen

    June 28th, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Love your work! I’m headed to Newport Beach in August. I would love to attend a wedding with you and see how you work. Your very inspiring.

  31. Jeannett Gibson

    August 12th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Well hello there beautiful! Stumbled on your blog and website somehow…so good to hear you are doing so stinking well! Love your photography…where was your camera six years ago when Andy and I got married???!!! 🙂
    Jeannnett (Roach!) Gibson…boy, it’s been a long time since I’ve written that!

  32. Kim Cleaton

    August 13th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Hi there. I’m a photographer from Brighton and was just browsing Fazackarley’s website, and came across a link to your site saying that you were a brill photographer and thought I’d check it out! Just wanted to say I love your work, it’s really fresh and very beautiful. You are also beautiful! Lucky gal. Hope you’re having great fun being a fab photographer, it sure sounds like it. Anyway, hope to see more gorgeous photos in the near future – I will definitely be checking back.

  33. De

    September 23rd, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Jasmine! I fell in love with your photo style while surfing photography blogs and have since added you to my feeds in Google Reader. I look forward to your posts everyday! From your profile, you can tell you are a beautiful person, inside and out. I’m an aspiring photographer and study your images so they can maybe help me establish my own style. I wish you continued success and look forward to your upcoming posts!

  34. versa

    October 9th, 2008 at 9:51 am

    You are very beautifully 🙂 Your works – awesome! 🙂 Keep it up!

  35. Scott Fillmer

    October 16th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Found your site via Ragamuffin Soul, who is a pretty good photog himself. Always a joy to find another photographers website for the first time, so many "new" images to look at, your site is just super.

  36. Liza's Eyeview

    October 17th, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here in your blog (here from Los’ blog 🙂

    Aloha,
    Liza

  37. Deborah

    October 19th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    I found your site through another photographer/ fan, and now I am completely hooked! Your work is fierce! I really enjoy your tutorials and hint-hints. 7 months new, I hope to have such skill and talent one day~
    God Bless

  38. Doug

    November 30th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Surfing the internet,I came across your blog. It has a refreshing upbeat look to it. It appears that you are living the American dream. That is what makes our country great. I wish you much success!
    Have a great day!!

  39. Diandra

    December 3rd, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Hi! I was just blog hopping and found your site through another photographer’s site that I just happen to come across (we have the same name). I want to be a photographer as well. Your photos are amazing! Keep up the good work! =)

  40. Arielle

    December 12th, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    I have been a lurker on you blog for a while so I thought I’d say hello! Your photography is absolutely stunning, I love your style! I’m just a beginner when it comes to photography, but you have been a huge inspiration to me.. I’d love to be half as talented as you are someday! Do you accept & answer questions people email you? Its completely understandable that you are to busy & might not be able too… I am just wondering! 🙂 God bless.. and keep up the good work!!

  41. Joe Pulcinella

    January 16th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    You’re so right. Whenever I feel like life is handing me lemons, I think back to my visit to Ellis Island and how I broke down right in front of my kids. What an eye-opener. Keep up the good work!

  42. Sam Williams

    January 27th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    My God you are a beautiful lady as well as a great photographer!

  43. Nancy Cuppy

    February 5th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I received an email about an online chat from photographymentor. I thought what a cool name, so here I am. This is the first place I landed my first thought…. I love the freckles. Looking forward to reading your blog and looking at all your work. Thumbs up on the blog theme. Take Care!

  44. meg manion silliker

    February 6th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    jasmine – i think you have already taken the wedding industry by storm!! i want to get remarried just so i can hire you. i love everything you do. would you please tell me what is in your camera bag?! xo

  45. mallika malhotra

    February 8th, 2009 at 11:06 am

    hi jasmine – i am such a HUGE fan of yours. i think your work is amazing and your spirit even more so. i love checking out your blog and posts…such an inspiration. if you have another workshop, please please please add me to your list. hope to meet you in person one day.

  46. brady oshiro

    February 19th, 2009 at 5:27 am

    you have an awesome site, found out about your story from Dane Sanders, i ventured into the wedding photography market in Hawaii and i want to learn all i can to grow my business and do what i love to do and make a living out of it. if you guys every come to Hawaii for workshops/ conferences drop us a line always willing to meet creative and inspiring people.
    aloha Brady Oshiro

  47. Megs

    March 6th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    You are someone who inspires me to dream more,
    learn more, do more and become more.

    Forever Grateful,

    Megs

  48. Misty

    March 16th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Are you naked?

  49. Cassidy

    March 17th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    No she isn’t naked! THE Jasmine Star would not do that 🙂 She is obviously wearing some adorable strapless dress :)))
    Haha your about me cracks me up!

  50. Nick

    March 18th, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Yeah yeah, I think she’s in the newd.

  51. kristi

    March 18th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Wait!! pot Roast?! You are a vegetarian….just say NO to pot roast and opt for the taking by storm option….ha

  52. Fishgirl

    March 23rd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    She is a very classy lady, she is not naked,…

  53. Kevin Garnica

    May 11th, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Nice Site Jasmine. Heard about it through my dad. Space doesn’t permit me to rant sufficiently on your talent as a photographer/writer. Suffice it to say that, should/if/when that fateful day comes, I’m definitely hiring YOU to shoot my wedding!!!

  54. Dave Ross Photography

    May 14th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Great site you’ve got here, Jasmine! I’m fairly new to your blog after seeing the article in PPA Magazine. You’ve got a tremendous flair for writing complimented with incredible images! I’ll be following! Much success to you! – Dave

  55. Lori Hennes

    May 21st, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I just seen your work for the first time today! It really inspires me! I aspire to achieve such caliber of work! Amazing!

  56. Allyn

    May 23rd, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    By chance just came across your site and I love your work. You have a new fan in Northern California.

  57. nelz

    May 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    You’re beautiful & extremelly talented! I was inspired by your work & just wanted to say hello 🙂 If you don’t mind me asking, what camera/lens do you shoot weddings with? I’m a beginner at this & would love any advice ♥ Thanks in advance xox

  58. Nikki at PlasticPrinters.com

    May 26th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I came accross your blog one day and have became a huge fan ever since! Your take amazing photos and are an excellent writer. I love to take photos and photography has always been an interest of mine. To see your work and how you capture such amazing photos has really inspired me! My dog has been my text subject for a while now but he keeps it interesting! : D
    I look forward to seeing more of your work and reading your new blog posts. Thanks Jasmine!!

  59. Faye

    May 31st, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Your beautiful, talented, and an extremly funny writer! Is it okay if you are my new role model?
    Please keep writing, Faye, 14, London x

  60. CEM

    June 2nd, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Hey ! Jasmine ! I cant believe you were elected! the Top10 Wedding P. I am soo happy! AnyGuess ? I knew you were going to be one of the top10 on July2008. Yes, I told my self,, "jasmine deserves that title, and God ! help her to grab that title !" Good luck on your carrier! By the way, the light on your back-right is great on this self portrait. Ciao! Cem.

  61. amy boring

    June 5th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I think you have the most amazing energy. You are full throttle in a great way that is totally infectious. I feel out of all of the photographers I know and love your approach and your interaction with people while shooting is in line with my own approach. I love a the dork factor and I find you, your photography and attitude super inspiring. I would love to shoot with you. Osmosis rules.

    🙂

  62. Angie

    June 11th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Every now and then I go to your website and watch your documentary video… You are so inspiring, I just had to tell you that! Your personality, your heart, your smile, your art, BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for being an inspiration to me! Angie 🙂

  63. Miriam

    June 11th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    wow!!….
    I have been checking out blogs for about 2-3 years now and you have been one of the few I have sticked to up til this day.. you and jessica c. 🙂 The way you have gone up, up, up I admire you for.. There is something magical about you and the way you work. To me it seems like when you set your mind for something, you do it 120% and you do it very well!! People love to say that about themselves – that they like to do everything wholeheartedly.. but I have never seen anyone SO devoted to something the way you are.. You inspire people, more than I think you know.. Not just when it comes to photography, but also just to see life as a special gift and therefore do something big with your life!
    I know this is maybe too long, but one more thing.. Your "da thing".. Have you noticed how many jasmine star – wanna-bees there are in the business right now? sorry for being so honest 🙂 but have you noticed? probably not.. but there are! seriously! Not that that is bad, but just that that proves my point – Ur Da Thing right now! (ps sorry for my english, not my 1st language)

  64. Mark

    July 20th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    You are rock….

  65. joel martinez

    July 23rd, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Congrats, You all ready have taken it by storm. great attitude, great photos. God bless!

  66. Taylor Hotter

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I came across your blog after a photographer friend suggested it as a great means to see just what exactly a talented photographer can do. I absolutely adore photography but am still in the extreme amateur stage. As I am continuing to practice and grow, seeing blogs like this, with unbelievably beautiful and unique shots is incredibly intimidating while still incredibly inspiring. You have a beautiful gift and I thank you for sharing it with me.

  67. Leslie

    July 29th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I love your blog, your photos are very inspirational!

  68. George

    July 30th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Jasmine you have probably heard this before but all of my future shots will be on the Jasmine scale. Your photos contain an energy level that I have never seen. Just looking at the photos makes me happy for the couple. You are truly amazing.

  69. Mandy Provan

    July 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Jasmine, I just found your wenbsite after reading your interview for DPS. It is FABULOUS!!!! Your pictures are truly inspirational and I WILLdefinitely be checking back on an on going basis to see your amazing work and get inspiration for my pictures. You ROCK!! 🙂

  70. Evelyn

    August 2nd, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Your photos are awesome! I’m glad you stick to photography after the first attempt! You inspire me! Btw, what camera are you using? The photos are so crisp and clear. Love them!

  71. Leio Dungo

    August 7th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I truly admire your works! They are all very nice! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  72. Jasmine

    August 10th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Loovvveee…Your blogs keep up the good work!!!

  73. Anne

    August 18th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve only recently come across your blog through DPS, but I’ve been following ever since. I would love to do wedding photography one day, and you are such an inspiration to me. I wish I had you around when I got married. But now maybe I can learn from you and become that someone to others who are getting married. I am still a beginner and have alot to learn, but reading and viewing other people’s work helps me to improve my own. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you share on your blog. Thank you and God bless!!

  74. Kristena Haro

    August 25th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I just want to say that I look at your blog almost every day! I love it … and am totally in love with Polo! I hope to get a baby maltese soon. Keep Polo pics coming! Thanks for all the ideas.

  75. Florida Boudoir Photographer

    August 26th, 2009 at 2:23 am

    You have a great blog. I like the way you write – personal. And your shoots are awesome. Keep up the good work. Natascha

  76. Torye

    September 22nd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!!! OMG!
    ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE MARRIED?

  77. Richard Gere

    October 12th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Damn, you are one hot photographer!

  78. zen myat

    October 20th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    what kind of camera do u use ?

  79. chali

    October 26th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    very beautifull !

  80. madhurima

    October 27th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    i’m 18 yr old n m really interested in photography but i dont knw much..while i was goin thru google images for b’ful pic i saw ur website..n omg u r awesome..i love all the pix..i wish i could learn from you..too bad u r out of reach.dats y i’ve decided to check ur website evryday for knowledge 🙂

    madhurima
    india

  81. David Thorson

    November 9th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Your work is highly inspiring! Love it!

  82. Aisling Nelson

    November 20th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Jasmine –

    I love your photography and your blog! Wishing you continued success.

    Regards Aisling

  83. Matthew

    November 28th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations on your success.

  84. David Zentz

    December 1st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    This is a great and inspirational wedding photography site. I’m glad I found it!

  85. Jennifer Lebron

    December 3rd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hey! I just read your blurb and laughed because… in my three years of marriage– I have JUST learned how to make a pot roast–and it’s GLORIOUS! Haha!

    (We turn it into shredded beef tacos!!) ;D

    I really enjoy your blog, thanks for the KNOWLEDGE!!!

  86. Beth Oslander

    December 9th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I’ve just recently discovered to hear about you all over the internet… and absolutely love your blog and website! As a videographer for 15 years, I remember how pumped I was when my business flew off the roof in just two years. Enjoy the ride!

  87. Adam Cavanagh

    January 10th, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Great work. Love your blog

  88. Amy - The Hidden Garden

    January 14th, 2010 at 2:50 am

    amazing blog….stunning! you have true talent – congrats!

  89. Paulina Milewicz

    January 26th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Thank you for your personality and being an ispiration of many. Your work is breathtaking, full of love and positive energy 🙂 Congratulations!

  90. katy beckham

    February 11th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t know how I stumbled upon your site, but am sure glad I did. Your blog is exceptional, in addition to your photography. Your writing is so endearing, and your beauty is breath taking. You are very lucky and should be very proud.

  91. Angela

    February 18th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    This is the coolest blog theme I have ever seen. Your work is exceptional and inspirational. Keep up the good work!

  92. Beth

    February 20th, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I just love your website, and your blog! Your photography is incredible, and the way that you describe things sometimes just makes my day! Thank you for taking the risk and going for your dreams!

  93. Barbara

    February 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Your photography is truly beautiful! I’m 20 years old and I have had a love for photography ever since I was a young girl and once I saw your blog I was so inspired. I was wondering what school of photography you attended? Keep up the wonderful work…I truly aspire to have what you have some day=)

  94. Nicole

    March 14th, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I am just starting out in the photography/wedding industry and your blog site was recommended to me by a fellow photographer. And let me just say that I just spent the better part of my Saturday going through your all of your posts… literally… March 2010 and made it almost through mid-2008! 😉 You have become my latest inspiration, so THANK YOU for being amazing at what you do! 🙂 I flipped through your old blog (thank you for keeping that up) and it made me really excited to see what is to come in my future (because at this point, I’m pretty much right about where you started, with 1 lens, an ok camera, and a huge love for photography!)

  95. Aimee

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Wow – This is just your second year in business??? You’re AMAZING!!! =)

  96. Brittani

    March 26th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Two years?? Wow, woman, you are rockin’ it. Best of luck, because you are already great. I hope I can learn a few things from you, and I am so pumped about (one day…lol) attending a J* Workshop. It’s a goal of mine to meet you and your fabulous dog!

  97. Jennifer

    April 21st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG along with the fantastic photos! Looking forward to seeing more gorgeous pictures!

    I am so booking you for my wedding:):)

  98. Kayode

    April 28th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Love your work Jasmine and follow your blog very keenly.

  99. ANNA

    May 13th, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I LOVE your photography! It is so great! If I may ask, did you go to any special college and major in photography? If so, which one?
    GOD BLESS YOU! 😀

  100. Lisa Burgess

    May 24th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Love your work! And I just wanted to be the 100th comment cause I’m a dork! LOL

  101. Marco Polo Hernandez-Reisner

    June 17th, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Taking the wedding industry by storm is nice…but meatloaf is definitely better. I am a guy though, so my bias might affect my decision making skills in this area!

  102. KA

    June 23rd, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I just recently found your blog (few days prior to Memorial Day Weekend) and I have read EVERY SINGLE post already. I have to admit, when I got to the last blog my heart dropped a little bit. Now I have to patiently wait each day to get more (although Im sure I’ll get a LOT more work done now!)! Keep on keeping on!!!

    P.S I think we would totally be best friends if we ever met…just saying.

  103. Saiful<

    June 24th, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Really it is nice blog for introducing with your profession.

    Regards,
    http://www.clippingpathindia.com

  104. Ladna Amin

    July 8th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Jasmine,

    I’ve been a fan for awhile now…but I just want to put it in writing…lol

    I think your work should be in a category all by itself, it is truly astounding!

    Keep up the inspiring work!

    xoxo

    Ladna

  105. sam

    July 14th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    One of my girlfriends and I are fascinated and entranced and in love with all things weddings, and we absolutely loooove the moments you capture in your photography and the sheer beauty of each photograph. We both want you to shoot our weddings in the future! Keep up the beautiful work =)

  106. Millie Santana

    July 16th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    The beautiful pictures you took are of my niece. You did an awesome job. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

  107. Cynthia

    July 21st, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Jasmine, who takes your pictures? Does you hubby do it?
    There are gorgeous! I love you story as well. Thank you for blogging!

  108. Humberto

    July 27th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Thanks to Chase Jarvis I just found you and I already love you!!! Hehehe!! I know you’re married =( Anyway… I’ve been working to be a Wedding photog for a while. But recent events took away the passion. Now I know about you and have seen your work and everything is comming back. You’re a great photog and a great person. Thank you for inspiring me. I hope someday I’ll become a 10th of good of what you are. Great pics!!!!!

    Gracias desde Mexico!!

  109. Dave

    July 28th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    What an amazing blog, I stumbled across it by accident and have never seen anyone manage to convey a sense of who they are so well while maintaining a professional focus.

    Viewing Humberto’s comment I had to chuckle I’m sure he’s not the first…or the last…to fall in love with you this way…

    All the Best

  110. Eileen

    August 16th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you so much for your encouragement and inspiration to live life to the fullest and doing what you love. May God do for me what He has done for you! http://www.beautyinthemaking.com

  111. caroline ross

    August 22nd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Jasmine! I absolutely love your photography… Whenever I am in a difficult photography situation I always say to myself… WWJD, (what would Jasmine do)… little bit creepy? yes. Its probably a good thing I live in Northern Ontario, or else I would probably be following you around on your shoots.
    -Caroline Ross

  112. Taylor Yeager

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I have enjoyed watching and learning from you on creativelive. Thank you for all of the insight. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s live wedding.

  113. yuliya callahan

    September 2nd, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and say Thanks , you rock, girl !

  114. Shelly

    September 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I really enjoyed watching Laura and Billy’s wedding. I have a wedding to shoot next Saturday and I didn’t have a clue what to do and you helped me with this. Thank you so much.

  115. Holly Coghlan

    September 8th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I just had to say that you are awesome. Like you I was pre-law (with an attorney for a father and step-mother) and quit to pursue my dream. I am shooting my 3rd wedding this weekend. (by the way my birthday is Sept. 28 as is my youngest son’s) I am just in the beginning of your vid. but am already re-energized and inspired. Thanks for giving back. I’ll do the same. 🙂

  116. krista Corcoran

    October 3rd, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I think it’s safe to say that you have definitely taken the wedding industry by storm, probably like a hurricane!!! … and hopefully you meatloaf is good too 🙂

  117. Khristina

    October 14th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    My mom’s secret to awesome meatloaf? One egg per pound of meat and using a mixture of beef & pork. A little breadcrumbs (not seasoned), salt, pepper, parsley, and ketchup. Get in there with your hands – but don’t over mix it! – throw it in a glass 8×8 dish & bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes (depending on how much meat you’re using). With a little mashed potatoes & veggie of your choice, you’ve got a killer meal that will win (or re-win, as I recently read your anniversary post) any man’s heart. (=
    You’ve got some awesome pictures too – keep it up! =)

  118. jeni

    October 15th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    can I be you when I grow up? i really love meatloaf xo

  119. Amanda

    November 11th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Khristina… that is EXACTLY how i make my meatloaf.. its so good like that!

  120. Renee Browne

    December 15th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Jasmin, I make the BEST meatloaf. Seriously, that’ll everyone’s #1 request when they eat over. I’m in OC, stop on by 🙂

  121. Erin Perkins

    December 28th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    You are such a spark, Jasmine! & just as much of a firecracker in person.. fun meeting you in Seattle this past year. Happy New Years ..cheers to 2011!

  122. Sarasota Wedding Photography

    January 5th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    You are truly one of my favorite wedding photographers. Thanks for being such a great inspiration for every wedding photographer out there.

  123. Katty Orell

    January 26th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Jasmine, thanks for a great blog! I have just discovered you this past week and i have enjoyed your new and old posts. The videos are great help!. I am just starting and I hope I can use your inspiration to create beautiful images…. DONT EVER STOP.. xxx (Mallorca)

  124. Renee

    January 27th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog posts, and facebook posts with great interest (dare I say, hungrily gobbling them up?). I’ll never be a wedding photographer but you have certainly inspired me to look at me work with fresh eyes, to push myself beyond my fears and fall in love with my art/photography all over again! May God richly bless you and JD!

  125. Peter

    February 7th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Jasmine, you were simply AWESOME! today at the HOTD in Brisbane Australia.

    Before the HOTD (Hair Of The Dog seminar) I didn’t know who you were … Now I’ll never forget who you are.

    God richly bless you and JD as you both serve Him in your chosen field – photography. I was a pleasure to meet such a talented photographer and truely inspiring teacher.

  126. PAULA FRANCO

    February 9th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    You look beautiful in this photo. Good feelings in everything you start.
    I adore your blog!!

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    February 15th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    She is a marketing genious… a cuties photographer.

  128. nadean

    February 23rd, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I think I’ve just stumbled upon my new idol 🙂

  129. wendy k yalom photography

    March 17th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Great site and gorgeous shot Jasmine! Thanks for the inspiring work you are doing! http://www.wendykyalom.com

  130. susan peoples

    March 20th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Great Pic! I rather be good at photography than cooking meat loaf! 🙂 I want to bump up my photography so bad and I know it means better glass and maybe a new camera. What do you shoot with mostly? What is your favorite for weddings; especially if you are shooting alone?
    So you ever do on line classes?
    Orange County, CA is so beautiful. I dated someone from San Luis Obispo years ago and we went all over the state. Beautiful! Especially riding along HWY 101 along the coast and mountains.
    Have a great day! Look forward to hearing more from you!
    Susan
    North Carolina

  131. Rainier

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Hi Jasmine, I’m a big fan of what you do. I love how you can connect to the bride and the groom. I would love to join a workshop sometime if ever you’re here in CA

  132. Lisa B.

    April 9th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of your work! God bless you and I wish you much success (with your photography and your meatloaf!)

    P.S. I saw you on creativeLIVE yesterday and I’m so looking forward to today’s class! 🙂

  133. Jasmine

    May 10th, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Just wanted to say I love the name 🙂
    is your last name really Star?? or did you change it for business? We pretty much have the same name so I thought it was pretty awesome when I found your blog!

  134. Allyson

    May 10th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Just with those words – It was truly inspirational!

  135. Karen C

    June 14th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I have one thing to ask. Can I be like you when I grow up? My goodness, woman, you are amazing and an inspiration. Thank you for your blog, for your openness, encouragement, teaching videos, and so much more. It means more than you can possibly know.

  136. Mike Danen

    June 30th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Fabulous blog! I love it, so beautiful and fun. Keep up the awesome work!

  137. Leigh

    July 14th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    There may have been a time in your life when you weren’t fond of those freckles…but let me tell you…they are gorgeous!

  138. Donetta

    August 13th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I LOVE the look of your website! I love the magazine look!! I’ve never seen anything like it and I just wanted to share with you that I think it’s fantastic! 🙂

  139. Paul

    August 16th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Love your freckles and the look of your website! Your smile made my day. : )

  140. Gavin Bearfield-Boyd

    August 17th, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Hi Jasmine

    Just filmed my very first wedding and was totally terrified. Thankfully I have reviewed the footage and it all seems to look good. However, I found that I was missing many great opportunity shots such as the brides suite in the morning and posing the newly married couple in a stables. I could of capitalised on this so, do you have any tips for organising myself more before the wedding.

    Thanks in advance.

  141. azize porto

    September 15th, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I loved your pictures, I’m so sorry I didn’t you when my daugthers married but… youre great congratulations to you and success in your job. God bless you and your family. Azize

  142. Brighton Wedding Photographer

    November 18th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Jasmine, love the blog, and your work… Keep on posting 🙂

  143. Lynn Brown

    November 29th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Jasmine,

    Your work is very inspiring and your website and blog are the best I have ever seen. Wish I could get married again and have you photograph my wedding!

  144. Erica Halstead

    November 30th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I just recently found you! 🙂 I’m a photographer based in WV… have done a few weddings, but do a lot of babies, children, families, etc. I love reading your blog, and I hope to build up my business to be as successful as yours some day. Keep up the good work! You rock girl! 🙂

  145. Nicole Dawn

    December 20th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    First, I have stalked your blog for about 6 months now, and wanted to let you know you are an inspiration to me. I will be launching my photography business spring 2012… hopefully we will have a run-in one of these days at a workshop or something. Second, has anyone ever told you you look like Eva Mendez? Because you guys could be twins. Seriously. Have a Merry Christmas!!

  146. NINA HINTRINGER PHOTOGRAPHY

    December 21st, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hi Jasmine! I absolutely love your work and your blog! I ordered your EXPOSED magazine last week and can’t wait reading your story! Wish you a very Merry Christmas! All the best, Nina

  147. Andrei

    January 5th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    hello from romania. happy new year.

  148. Emma

    January 13th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Jasmine, you are such an inspiration to me! Your genuine words on your blog make me want to write. Your images make me hope I can make something remotely as pretty. Thank you for sharing your light.

  149. Jason

    January 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    LOL you don’t look like you eat much meatloaf, unless you do a heck of a lot of beach running!

  150. Shannon Lery

    January 20th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Jasmine, You are such an inspiration to me. I’m just starting out and listening to your advice and reading about both your many successes and not so many failures gives me hope that maybe I’m not doing everything wrong. Thank you so much for everything you post. You make me smile everyday. Your voice through your blog is such that I feel like we are friends even though we’ve never spoken. Thanks again for being an inspiration!

  151. JackDeth

    March 15th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    All I can say is you are so, unbelievably, 120%, drop-dead, smoking gorgeous!!!

    No, really. You are. Seriously.

    By the way, has anyone ever said you look a whole lot like Eva Mendez, but more beautiful?

    Anyway, your work is absolutely amazing. I was mentally goaded into looking you up on Google when the folks at Scott Kelby’s show, The Grid, were worshiping you during an episode I was watching last night. Now I can see why they were so flabbergasted and falling over themselves.

    You’ve encouraged me to look at my own work in a new light with a different perspective. Thank you for sharing your talent, enthusiasm, and honesty.

    By the way, my wife’s secret meatloaf ingredient is oats. She mixes oats in with the meat. We also like to make Meatloaf Alaska. You put the mashed up meat mixture in the bottom of a glass bread pan and cook it until it’s almost done. Then you put a layer of cooked mashed or whipped potatoes over the top of that. Then cover the whole surface with a huge amount of shredded colby cheese. Then continue baking it until the cheese it totally melted. Mmmmm….

  152. Daniel Stark Photography

    March 21st, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Great work, Jasmine! Love your photos and you have a killer site. Cheers from Portland.

  153. Amber

    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:53 am

    You are gorgeous and inspiring! I just found your website/blog today and watched your documentary. Love how you keep yourself down to earth and real. Maybe someday I will take photographs as beautiful as yours. Thanks for sharing your life with us and hopefully you like your husband better :).

  154. Bogdan

    April 19th, 2012 at 12:57 am

    One of the nicest "about me" ever. Come to think of it, with a few minor differences, mine is extremely similar… so… let me see…

    1. I live in the frozen Canadian North, not on sunny Cali.
    2. I live with a beautiful wife, daughter and a cat and my favourite list is at times purely alphabetical.
    3. I’m totally inept at social media.
    4. I’m an ugly, old man not a gorgeous, young woman (even I sort-of gave the man part away by stating above something about a wife)

    As I said… VERY similar indeed!

    Oh… I forgot:

    5. My photography sucks!

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  158. vanda

    May 23rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I just fOUND your blog/photography and I am already in love!!!! Your work is amazing, too bad I am already married and live in Greece!!!!
    I am having photography classes, love going out with my camera and your blog will be an inspiration and source for ideas, I am sure!!!!
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  159. jen

    June 29th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    i have the hands down easiest and best meatloaf recipe. EVER. let me know if you need a glimpse of the secret recipe, friend.

  160. jamesdean ray

    July 26th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    beautiful, awesome and a few more adjectives is needed to express your work as your passion for capturing each and every moment in time, dc photographers is humbled

  161. JO

    August 9th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    YOU ROCK!

  162. Maria

    November 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I dont know how I came across you, but based on your words, you are a very special person with a very positive drive. I’m a self driven individual, I am living my dream as well, although it is still taken me sometime to fulfill it. I came across a wedding photographer a while back, I admired her work so much that I decided to contact her, when she finally answered my cal, she completely lost interest, she knew I wasn’t a prospective bride to be married, but only a small unknown bridal designer that really looked up to her, she yawned over the phone, and basically told me the industry was to crowded for what I wanted to do, besides she told me I couldn’t afford her!; So how does this relate to you, well you are young, beautiful, and you have been in the business not very long, and look at you! But now after reading about you and all your fans , I see why…Blessings! XoXo, another one of your fans 🙂

  163. Tod p

    November 24th, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Jasmine…
    You are not only incredible beautiful, talented and nice, which is wonderful, but you are insightful, and simply world class…

    The next time I am out to dinner in Miami with my crew, I am going to hold up my glass…and I will say here is a toast to Jasmine Star…and when they say who in the heck is JS…? I will say a shining light and this world needs more just like her.:)

    Cheers!

  164. Amy Pantone

    November 27th, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I absolutely love your website! Very creative and inspirational. After reading several of your posts I love your down to earth style. Thanks for helping to give me that next bit of motivation to continue developing my business.

  165. Kenny O

    December 17th, 2012 at 2:20 am

    amazing artistry in your photography an writing’s .. i look forward to catching up when i can on your blog an i honestly gain confidence in my dealings with potential clients as a result. Myself, I have always been behind the lens an not out in front so much .(photogeek-vs-self promoter)
    Your style of writing to me represents a humble an genuine spirit an is inspirational to me,for i personally am able to follow your antics (right use of word?) an not only understand i relate !!
    haa – thank you,,an many congrats on your Storm upon the Industry – the meatloaf on other hand tho uh, does your husband not cook ??..

  166. Brandilynn Aines

    January 9th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    you are so amazing, I am listening to the RESTART on creative live right now, its helping me so much and to know there are many other photographers out there stuck like me. thanks again!!!

  167. Linda Borrego

    February 13th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I am currently watching creative LIVE and you talked about your bio, so I had to check it out. Thanks for the inspiration to better my own bio on my website. 🙂

  168. kelly marin

    March 4th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Looking forward to the day you have a baby so you can advise us on how to juggle it all! You have things down pat and your experience with kids is something many of us full-time photography moms are eager to hear! Any advice will be welcomed. 🙂

  169. Caryn Hill Photography

    March 18th, 2013 at 2:06 am

    What a pleasure it was to have discovered your enthusiasm for not only photography, but life as well. It’s very much contagious! Your positive attitude with a sense of humor is exactly how I try to live my life. LOVE your work and your williness to share. BTW, I have a mean meatloaf recipe if you would like to try it sometime.

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  171. Ginette Stauder

    May 24th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    @"photographer" what bright light? lol.. i honestly didn’t see it until you pointed it out. You’re gorgeous Jasmine.

  172. Jay Rowden

    June 27th, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Hi Jasmine – I just wanted to wanted to say what an inspiration you are to me and to the thousands of wannabe wedding photographers across the globe. Your photos are incredible and your style is so unquestionably your own. Keep up the fabulous work. Jay x

  173. Roz Skinner

    July 11th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Husband or dog, always a tough choice…

  174. bianca

    August 12th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I really like your blog and your work! 🙂 Let’s have more of the same!

  175. John Harrison

    September 13th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    The images and stories that you capture are amazing! So moving that I am seeing your work and how you develop your stories. As a pro nature and landscape photographer I am able to apply some ideas to my scenes and images and tell a nature story. Love the behind the scenes videos of you done by Anton Lorimer as well! What a perfect combination to represent who you are. Keep shooting and sharing!

  176. elizabeth dondis

    September 14th, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Dog, husband or chocolate? Great work. Love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing, so honestly!

  177. MRK Palash

    October 10th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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  178. Albert Wong

    December 2nd, 2013 at 4:12 pm

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  179. Kate Neal

    December 12th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Jasmine! Everything looks amazing. I have been a fan for a long time and I truly admire your career & wish you much success! <3

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    December 14th, 2013 at 8:56 am

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  181. Danielle

    December 20th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I just found your site today (through Pinterest) and absolutely love it! After reading your About Me, I realized that our stories are very similar. I got married two months ago and during our engagement this past summer, my fiance gifted me a professional camera for my birthday. Since then we’ve talked about me starting my own photography business – a passion I had as a child, but let that dream go through the ups and downs of high school/college. Thank you for sharing your story and tips on this website, all of it is very helpful and inspiring!

  182. Eyleen

    December 25th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Fabulous job! You are extremely talented and ridiculously funny…I LOVE reading your blog!

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    December 3rd, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Your story is very inspiring and your images full of energy!!!

  184. Cochic

    December 23rd, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    You inspired me a lot, after seeing your creative live course I decided to become a wedding photographer. Thank you!

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    January 13th, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    What a breath of fresh air! I love how inspiring and candid you are. Such a great blessing to have you part of the industry. 🙂

  186. Tom Robak

    February 23rd, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Jasmine! You are a legend! Amazing work! x

  187. Yolanda Chavez

    March 20th, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Thank you for inspiring me. I am a single mother and my drive for me and my children is the lens of a camera. Your words, smile and happiness, in what you do, inspires me to the fullest. Thank you.
    Yo~

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    April 5th, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Wow!!! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog today! Your work is gorgeous, and really an inspiration! I am going to check out your course available on creativelive later tonight, Keep up the amazing work girl! 🙂 <3

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    April 21st, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Such an amazing and inspiring person you are. You are beautiful ans so are your thoughts and pictures. You have so inspired me in capturing moments on my camera.. Keep up the great work… All the best.. 🙂

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    April 24th, 2015 at 12:05 am

    As a photography enthusiastic, I really love what you do. The way you write about how you "unwrapped" your dreams really inspires me. Congratulations from Argentina!

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    December 23rd, 2015 at 5:50 pm

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