And my Coolness? It Just Oozes from Me.


I came across this picture JD took at the last wedding we photographed. Seriously? I mean, really. It took every bit of nerve not to toss it in the trash…but every time I see it, I laugh. Hard. I’ve never proclaimed to be cool, but here’s proof that I’d never be even if I tried…

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Marissa Rodriguez

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    This is priceless! HAHA! I love it!

  2. fffabulous

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Looove it!!

  3. feuza

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Look how happy you are! love love it

  4. gladys jem

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    HAHAHAh that is the best facial expression ever.

  5. frances

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Love it!! I should stop deleting my uncool pictures.

  6. Ginger Murray

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    You look like you’re an adoring fan at a rock concert, and the bride is the rock star. Because of course she is! 🙂 It’s a good thing to love your job;) Hey so, I’m convinced you photoshopped a hand in there, though, to cover up your armpit, right? Convenient! Haha, jk.

  7. Melissa Papaj Photograpy

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Too cute! I have a few of these 🙂

  8. Laura Beekmann

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I’m glad to see you doing this too! I thought that was my signature move! What’s a short girl to do? Ha!

  9. Cathy Empey

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Love it!!

  10. Laura Lawson

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA I’m still loling.

  11. Kat Speyer

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Looking good! I’m always that smooth come reception time too. 😉 What’s hanging off the bottom of your camera?

  12. crystal

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    just doing your job, and being cool…makes me smile. Love that you look so excited!

  13. Kellie Carter

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Perfect!!! I love it!! It is easy to see that you love what you do!!

  14. Amy

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the laugh!!! This is awesome!!

  15. Angel Canary

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:58 pm


  16. Angela Kohn

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Well did your picture come out awesome??? That’s all that matters. If being uncool to get the amazing shots you get, then I’m all for being uncool ; )

  17. Howard Haby

    March 30th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    What!!? So glad you didn’t trash this, it’s a great shot.

  18. a little bit of whimsy photography

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    per your usual girl.. per your usual.. i thought you KNEW how cool you were.. cute

  19. mariana herrera mosli

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I love this picture, it’s so real! But what I love most about it is knowing that your hubby was checking you out and lovin every minute of how "cool" you really are! 😀 That is true love! Thanks for sharing Jasmine, it made me think of how special and priceless true love is! Ok, I am going to call my hubby and say luv u right now!! lol! 😉
    -Mariana | Kismis Ink Photography

  20. Christa

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    At least you’re doing it with a smile 🙂

  21. Jen Madigan Photography

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    This picture made me smile, you look adorable!

  22. Lisa

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    And this is why you’re an amazing photographer.

  23. shannon h.

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    love this!! it makes me smile!

  24. Brandy Bengtson

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I love this! Just shows how involved you are with your couples during any part of the day. So much fun!

  25. Stacy Cross

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Love you to pieces, Jas. This is what we’re friends.

  26. Shelby Hurst

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    The fact that you have THAT much fun doing something you are great at and that you love is why you are the PERFECT wedding photographer! Thanks for sharing the photo! haha!

  27. oksana j

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:14 pm


  28. Jessica Shae

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    This is amazing 🙂

  29. Lydia

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Love it! The pictures of me never even come out half that cool!

  30. Michelle

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Love it! I would love it even more if we saw the photo(s) you were taking when this was snapped 🙂

  31. Tamara

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Now my next question, what is the attachment on your flash?

  32. Shannon

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I like the shot. It does make you look short though.

  33. Dawn McCarthy

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I think you’re cool…if that counts. 😉

  34. Holli True

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I think you’re pretty cool! 🙂 I love this pic!

  35. Rose

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Yeah but you ARE cool! And I bet that shot was great – had a tried (oh and I do…) mine would have come out blurry or I would have gotten the tip of her fingers!

    Happy Tuesday!

  36. Leandra

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Love it!

  37. Melissa

    March 30th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love this photo – who cares if you look cool or not? (which by the way I don’t think you look uncool at all). I know when I’m photographing a reception I have to really fight the urge to just start dancing…

  38. julie gendron

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    i wish you would have posted the shot that you got with arms reached towards the heavens! did it come out?? wait, your jasmine star. hello? OF COURSE it did! 🙂 Love you, and i love that you cropped it right at the armpits, toes and armpits make me squirm. what can i say, i’m from cold NY.. women are lazy around here.. in the boondocks.

  39. jenny

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    JD’s view of his wife at work 🙂 you guys are so sweet !

  40. Natalie Tuggle

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Awe!! I love it!! You are too cool, funny, but still very cool.

  41. jen

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    but you look SOOO happy! and proving why you’re an amazing photographer!

  42. Chris

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Nerd alert!

  43. Leyla

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    That’s so cute… A true professional! =)

    P.S. JD is the best at capturing candid moments!

  44. Yuka photo art

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I love this kind of photographs!!!

  45. anda

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    well you are still cool to me. and everyone else who reads your blog! i love behind the scenes shots because they give me perspective on how close i can reasonably get to the bride and groom. i’m always afraid to stand in front of the guests — but you don’t look obtrusive at all in this pic and you are RIGHT in there. thanks! now i feel a little more confident to just get in the mix of things.

  46. Juli L.

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Ok I think I’m missing something, because I don’t think it’s uncool at all?? I love these kind of shots…you look great and in the moment! 🙂

  47. Michelle

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Oh, but you are cool…the coolest maybe!! Love the image that JD caught!

    You do what you have to do right?! 🙂

  48. Evie Perez

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Ha! You look like a little girl. I love it.

  49. jenna walker

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    this just made my day jasmine. i’m sitting in a coffee shop all by myself with an ear to ear smile giggling out loud…good stuff! 😉

  50. Jessica W.

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    You are gorgeous so it comes off as cool for you…I love this shot…and cool is over-rated anyway!

  51. MelissaFoscardo

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I love behind-the-scene shots. I don’t think you look uncool at all. To me, you look happy.

  52. Damaris Mia

    March 30th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    hahahaha CLASSIC!

  53. Oleksandr Photography

    March 30th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Look, ma! No hands! LOL!

  54. Melody Steigerwald

    March 30th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    UM, you are so cool, what are you talking about girl, you look too cute, bet you got a great shot too!! 🙂

  55. Karen

    March 30th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    You are cool!

  56. Angela Hubbard

    March 30th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    LOVE IT J*

  57. Stephanie Stewart

    March 30th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    LOVE it! So glad you didn’t throw this one away! Look how much fun you’re having with your bride!

  58. Emily Scott

    March 30th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    THIS PHOTO! It epitomizes your beauty, Jasmine. This is why people love you and are drawn to you: posting a photo like this. I just love it.

  59. Janelle Vano

    March 31st, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Jasmine, this is AWESOME! I love it and I think you should show it to all future brides….seriously!! The smile on your face shows how much you LOVE your job!! Good catch, JD!

  60. Kelli taylor

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Love this and love how you and JD take photos of each other while you’re working! It’s priceless.

  61. Carrie McCluskey

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:06 am

    so funny! I love it.

  62. Jerome Braga

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Priceless… Don’t dare toss it away.

  63. Amber Martin

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I think I might be that cool too! 😉 I love it!

  64. Katelyn james

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:20 am

    You make me laugh…out loud. Please be this cool in October:)

  65. Sergey

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:30 am

    It makes me laugh too!

  66. Sergey

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:34 am

    It makes me laugh too!

  67. Renee

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:43 am

    HAHA are you kidding me! This photo is AWESOME and you must never throw it away. It oozes happiness. There isn’t a person in that photo not smilingincluding you! Such a great, candid shot!

  68. mikey

    March 31st, 2010 at 4:12 am

    5 stars for JD on this one. Keep up the beautiful work.

  69. amanda thiessen

    March 31st, 2010 at 4:49 am

    hahah thats the greatest!!

  70. crystal

    March 31st, 2010 at 5:14 am

    are you kidding me…. I LOVE IT!!!! You rock my world with your pictures lol…. and I love seeing how much fun you have at your weddings.. I love behind the scene pictures!!!

  71. Lisa H. Chang

    March 31st, 2010 at 5:19 am

    This photo is priceless! And yes, I agree that it shows happiness ~ you know, the ultimate coolness. 🙂

  72. Stella

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Brilliant 🙂 It really does show your passion for what you do.

  73. Audrey

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:11 am


    p.s. Why don’t you post the image that you captured of your bride. That would be sweeeeeeeeet!!!

  74. s h e r r y

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Haha. This is AWESOME!

  75. Brian Fletcher

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Haha….awesome shot!

  76. Addie

    March 31st, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    If you’re so uncool, how come I want to be you?

  77. Evonne Wong

    March 31st, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love see you in action, Jas! Great job, JD!

  78. MIke Reed

    March 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    OK so here’s something I have struggled with. How to hook up my pocket wizard with a flash on as well. I use the PC port but it’s ALWAYS coming out! How do you attach yours when shooting with a flash? Oh and love the pic, it’s awesome!

  79. Teddy

    March 31st, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    We never doubt that you’re one cool girl !

  80. Lara Rios

    March 31st, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Jasmine! You are the coolest person I know. If you’re not cool I don’t know what is! 🙂 hahaha

  81. Jennifer Brotchie

    March 31st, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Goodness! That. Is. Genious! Loves it.

  82. Anouschka

    March 31st, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Awesome, you rock :))

  83. Nancy

    March 31st, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Haha! I’d like to see the photo that came from this! How in the heck do you know what you’re focusing on if you’re not looking through the camera?? Jasmine, I think the problem is that you’re TOO cool.

  84. Angela Liddle

    March 31st, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    That is seriously the most awesome picture 🙂 You are sooo cool Jasmine!

  85. Holls

    March 31st, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    And this is why I have no second shooter 🙂 ha ha!!
    Thanks for the laugh!

  86. Lindsay Kipp Photography

    March 31st, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    oh but Jasmine, you are cool!!! This picture reminds of a concert where the audience is holding up lighters. LOVE IT!!!

  87. emily ebeling

    March 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    hey, we’ve all been there! so glad you an laugh at yourself – keeps life fun 🙂

  88. cindy

    March 31st, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I love the fun look on your face!

  89. shannon

    March 31st, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    i LOVE this pic! it is a million times better than the ones matt took of me on our last shoot! {eek} i think i starved myself for a week after seeing the pics. LOL

  90. jean smith

    April 1st, 2010 at 1:56 am

    hahahahahahaahahahahah! still laughing…this is such a gem of a picture…

  91. Jen

    April 2nd, 2010 at 2:55 am

    This makes me smile every time I look at it. I love how happy you look in this moment.

  92. Pye

    April 2nd, 2010 at 9:19 am

    LOL, love the shot. It’s a nice little deviation on the classic one handed Statue of Liberty =)

  93. Daniel

    April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Bahahahahaha love it ; )

  94. Heather White

    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I love this photo! I can feel the energy of the room through this photograph! Question…What is the item attached below J’s camera? Anyone? JD has one on his camera on this shoot too. Thank you!