Alicia : Anytime


We met a few couple years ago. And I mean ‘met’ in the loosest of terms. She was a blog reader, and I was…well…me. Alicia contacted me to shoot her wedding, but she informed me she’d been following my blog for a while, so she was ready to book. That was it. No questions asked, no uncertainty, no doubt. Just Please-shoot-my-wedding-and-thankyouverymuch. She sent me a link to her wedding website, which chronicled her love story with Steven, and I knew we (all three of us) were a perfect match. It was love at first site. (Yes, that was a play on words).

The more I got to know Alicia, the more I liked her. She’s a sparkplug, funny, and self-deprecating…all the things that make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Last year, she let me know she was pursuing photography professionally and I couldn’t be happier for her. I have no doubt she’s going places and going to do amazing things in the industry. When she asked if I’d be able to photograph her for launch of her new website, I was honored. No, really, I was. I was pretty much sure she’d be tired of me (and my annoying laugh) after her wedding, but, nah. We cool. And I’m happy to announce she still likes me…especially after I photographed her yesterday. I had to buy her dinner afterward to win her affection, but I prevailed the victor. It’s amazing what Mongolian BBQ will do to a girl! πŸ™‚

Alicia, you (and your strange love of kittens) rock my world. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’ll do! Stay humble, work hard, and everything will fall into place. Love you! xoxo…J*

Alicia had a bag of tangerines in her car, so I thought they’d make a cute prop in the shoot…a splash of her personality, and a splash of color never hurt anyone!

Alicia’s husband, Steven, bought her a new computer. She named it, Nigel.

Ooooh, and Nigel’s never looked better…

To read more about The Modern Type Photography, definitely check out her blog! πŸ™‚

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  1. Megs

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Too cute!!!

  2. Christine (Artemis Clover Photo)

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    she is soo cute! i remember her!

  3. Chris Ellis

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Too cute! I dream about shooting in So Cal…

  4. leia

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    WOW!! Great shots!! Love them all!

  5. kay*

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    wow. these photos are just beautiful [as is alicia]. her wedding photos were some of my fave of yours and now these join the rank! i love everything about them – they seem to capture her personality.

    fantastic πŸ™‚

  6. Rick Fernandez

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Very nice Jasmine! Tons of feeling in all of them!

  7. David Marshall

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Very nice session Jasmine.I love the orange shots..very creative.Keep up the good work. God Bless!

  8. Rory Mole

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Hi there Jasmine,

    Looks like I’m the first to comment here… what a miracle.

    Once again, fantastic images and a well written story of your relationship with Alicia.

    Just love your whole style of photography… simply fantastic.



  9. Jen Avril-Rae Shannon

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I’m glad to hear she is pursuing her love for photography! I wish I could have you do my photos!

  10. Victoria

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I loove the shoe shot. Nice work. πŸ™‚

  11. Lydia

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Jasmine, you are amazing at capturing personality! I can’t wait to see these on Alicia’s site!

  12. Erin Fults

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    fabulous as always! I wished I lived in CA so I could have you photograph me for my new website I’m working on. πŸ™‚

  13. arielle joy

    June 30th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I really love how you caught her unique personality!! The shoe shot is adorable!!

  14. oneshotbeyond

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:02 pm


  15. cassandra m

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Do you get tired of me saying how you "rocked this shoot"??? I hope not. The light is amazing. The B/W is awesome. These images are full of personality. love it.

  16. maalaea

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I absolutely love this shoot Jasmine. It truly captures her personality. The photo of her holding the bag or oranges is great!

  17. Claudia

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    She not only look gorgeous but happy, happy, happy. What a nice personality πŸ˜‰

  18. Lauri

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, these are sooo great! The tangerine shots are adorable. She’s so cute!

  19. Kayleen T.

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    These are beautiful. The one where she is eating the orange is too cute. I like your hair color too Alicia.

  20. Alicia @ The Modern Type

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Turns out, tangerines ARE fabulous! Thanks for making me look so cool…again…and again…and again. Love you!

  21. Alejandra Arroyo

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Wow!! These pics are awesome! She is just too cute! I love her necklace. I definitely can’t wait to be able to get you to shoot me and my two lil ones Jasmine! ONE OF THESE DAYS! I’ll just have to sell LOT’S OF TUTUS! LOL!

  22. Christa

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Love the location, Alicia, outfits, the fruit, Nigel, your photography obviously, need me to go on?… it all πŸ™‚

  23. Stephanie Stewart

    June 30th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Love all of these! So fun and creative! Best of luck to her, and will check out her blog!

  24. Ashley

    June 30th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you get images up on the blog! A less than 24 hour turnaround? Jasmine, you’re a rockstar! These totally capture the essence of Alicia!

    Alicia, you have the cutest clothes I’ve ever seen! So excited for your new site!

  25. Megan Beth

    June 30th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Wow…looking at her shoe selection makes me realize that I need to mix mine up a bit. Mine would be: black heels, black heels, black heels, black flats.

  26. Marissa Rodriguez

    June 30th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Finally! We were able to stop at a little Internet Cafe(weΒ΄re in Los Cabos πŸ™‚ ), I told my husband I felt like I was having withdrawals from not being able to check your blog! Ha! These photos are beautiful of course! The first two are stunning!

  27. kristin brancaleone (the treasured petal)

    June 30th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    love love love! alicia is incredibly fun, stylish, full of energy- and you captured that perfectly. She looks hot, what can I say? Love the bare feet and tangerines πŸ™‚

  28. Nena

    June 30th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    You always make people look so happy and fun on your blog. I love how I feel after seeing your pix! =-)

  29. bri

    June 30th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Alicia, these are too good. You are beautiful, sunshine-y and effortless. Can I have your wardrobe AND nail polish?? πŸ™‚

    Jasmine, flawless, striking work. breezy loves.

  30. Celesa Felix

    June 30th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    What an amazing shoot. She looks to natural and beautiful. I remember her wedding shots and thinking she is so beautiful and her smile is contagious. Great job Jasmine. Yippy now I have
    another blog to follow. Thank you for all the inspiration. I am just getting into photography

  31. Bobbie Brown

    June 30th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Haha! Yeah right! I seriously doubt you had to buy her dinner to make her love you, I am sure these pictures made her love you plenty! They are every one STUNNING! I love them. The shoe shot is so awesome!

  32. A

    June 30th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    This looked like a super fun shoot! Love the props. What model Canon is she holding?

  33. ajira

    June 30th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Great shots, great props, beautiful subject and I love, love, LOVE the necklace Alicia’s wearing with the grey long sleeved t-shirt. It’s exquisite. If you read this Alicia, please let me know where you go it. I’m totally enamoured. Best of luck with your photography!

  34. becky

    June 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I love that feeling when somebody is just so sure of your photography that they just call you up and book. Awesome high.

  35. LG

    June 30th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Simply gorgeous

  36. Candace Prokopets

    June 30th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    These are great! I bet you guys had a lot of fun. Your work always inspires. Thanks!

  37. promise tangeman

    June 30th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Jasmine. this is a fabulous session.

  38. Mary Marantz

    June 30th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Gorgoeus!! Love them, love you!
    Muah! M:)

  39. Charise Proctor

    June 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    How adorable is she!! SOOO cute! Great work as usual Jasmine! πŸ™‚

  40. Katelyn James

    June 30th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    This girl lucked out!! She’s got some awesome wedding pics and now pics with tangerines and cute heels…what more could she want! haha beautiful job as always:)

  41. marissa moss

    June 30th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    love them!! she looks so fun!

  42. New York City Wedding Photographers

    July 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    What a great story…she was a terrific bride. Seems like you two will develop a long friendship…art works in mysterious ways!

  43. Heather Kincaid

    July 1st, 2009 at 1:11 am

    SUCH a cute session! And that white belted dress is so cute! Love!

  44. Jenny Sun

    July 1st, 2009 at 1:22 am

    these are such great candid and natural captures Jasmine! I love them πŸ™‚ What a blessing to shoot someone with such fabulous fashion sense! It sounds like the two of you have a great friendship happening! πŸ˜€ great job done jasmine! πŸ˜€

  45. James Watson

    July 1st, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Wow, those tangerines go GREAT with those lovely melons. πŸ™‚ Ma Ma Ma Ma

  46. Erica Velasco

    July 1st, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Super cute! I thought she was a beautiful bride!

  47. kyle richter

    July 1st, 2009 at 3:45 am

    love the photos of alicia… they are so great.!! can’t wait to see what she is going to do with them on her website and blog.!!

  48. Amanda

    July 1st, 2009 at 5:17 am

    love these!!!

  49. ChristineDS

    July 1st, 2009 at 7:13 am

    These photo’s are gorgeous, she is so cute, great pics!

  50. wayan suadnyana

    July 1st, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I love the bokeh of your photo…really great photo…i wish i can make a photograph like you.

    regard from island of Bali

  51. Events by Evonne

    July 1st, 2009 at 7:30 am

    These are great, Jas! And I remembered their wedding photos posted on your blog just a month ago because I am still in love with Alicia’s Alvina Valenta wedding gown!

  52. Tania

    July 1st, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    What great pictures. She is beautiful!!

  53. Mollie Tobias

    July 1st, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I especially like the second picture. It shows her with the camera without beating you over the head with the fact that she is a photographer. Subtle. I also like the shot of her sitting on the hillside with the Mac. I wish we could all work someplace like that!

  54. Nancy

    July 1st, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Where is this location? The setting is beautiful, I must know!!! πŸ˜€

  55. Amy Clifton

    July 1st, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful as usual! Cute shoe-shot. πŸ™‚ Off to check out her blog now! "Sandy"–I hope you are kidding. Whatever.

  56. B

    July 1st, 2009 at 4:06 pm


  57. Tira J

    July 1st, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Alicia is so fabulous, along with the tangerines and Nigel! These are great images of her Jasmine!

  58. Nicole Glenn

    July 1st, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    So fresh and fun. Love the shoe shot! Why does she get to be so darn cute!? πŸ™‚

  59. jeramy

    July 1st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    very cute! great job.

  60. Bartolomeo Photography

    July 2nd, 2009 at 1:59 am

    These are great Jasmine- too cute =)

  61. Sarah @

    July 2nd, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    The tangerines do add a little something. I love the one where she’s eating a slice!

  62. Beth Armsheimer

    July 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    These are all super cute! Do you know where she got that ring?

  63. Jen May

    July 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    She brought a lot of props! She chose great colors with the tangerines

  64. Amanda

    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I LOVE the location!!!!

  65. Denise Saucedo

    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Alicia is Adorable!!!! I now read her blog thanks to you. And you, well you are a master piece!!! Love ya tons!!! You rock my socks off girl!!! πŸ˜‰

  66. July 3rd, 2009 at 4:39 am

    She’s so cute! I love the tangerine photos. You’re right. A touch of color never hurt and I LOVE color!

  67. Richard

    October 12th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Love those tangerines!

  68. Ashe-Monique Wint

    December 10th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    love the turquoise ring inthis 1st outfit. I WANT ONE! That is all

  69. Kathy

    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Love all your blogs and photos. I have been looking for about two hours now. I am just getting into photography and can only hope someday to be so good!

    Why is it that women are so much more encouraging than the men?

  70. Manny

    July 23rd, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    i can’t tell you how impressive this is. the Lord really has blessed you with a great talent. where is this location exactly?

  71. malika marie

    September 5th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I was on The Green Wedding Shoes website and noticed this amazing wedding featured on there. I look for the photographer and notice the name Love Ala. I click on her name and think waw she is really good! but she looks SO familiar. I’ve seen her somewhere and realize her ‘about me’ pictures scream J* and it hits me. You featured her once, on your blog and it all makes sense. The pictures you took of her are awesome, and its kinda cool knowing I secretly connected the dots πŸ™‚

  72. Meredith Sledge

    September 16th, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Why haven’t I ever seen these?! I love them!!!