Attention to Detail


Once, not too long ago, JD and I cooked together in our kitchen. With the smells of sautΓ©ing vegetables, I chopped carrots to add to the mixture. JD kept looking over my shoulder and sighing. After much restraint, he sturdied himself against and the counter and said, you’re doing it wrong. That’s right, Internet. Apparently there’s a RIGHT way to chop carrots. And just in case you don’t know what that way is, MY HUSBAND WILL TELL YOU.

JD’s attention to detail drives me crazy sometimes (have I mentioned how he organizes the beverage labels in our fridge to all face outward?!), but at least it applies to every aspect in his life, including photography. Which makes him an invaluable partner.

In business and life.

This is a photo from last Saturday’s wedding…JD jokes that the less time I have to spent in Photoshop fixing this in post processing is more time spent with him and Polo, so HE DOESN’T MESS AROUND! πŸ˜‰

Happy Monday!

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  1. nikki

    June 18th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    how wonderful, and annoying πŸ™‚

  2. Life with Kaishon

    June 18th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    How wonderful to have an organized refrigerator. : ) He is a great guy for sure. Happy Monday Jasmine.

  3. Tara

    June 18th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    too cute! Love how he is fussing with all that with such seriousness!

  4. sarah danaher

    June 18th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    it’s the attention to detail that I need help with! haha

  5. Natalie Tuggle

    June 18th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    That is so cool! I need someone like that. It’s hard to catch everything, but some things can really make or break a picture

  6. Martin Hambleton

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I’m with your man 100%. The less time you have to spend messing around in post, the better. Life’s too short to spend more of it in Photoshop than is necessary.

  7. Patrice Blain

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Nice post ! details are important… was wondering : what’s the bag JD is using on wedding days ? I have a similar bag but it has a velco and I’m thinking, it wouldn’t be appropriate at the chruch.. You know, opening the bag with a loud: .scouuuuuuuucnh….

  8. Kasia Dobosz

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    WOW! That is sooooo true! My man do the same!
    Some time I love him for being MR PERFECT GUY, some time I have to leave the room;)

  9. amie

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Sounds like me! I am a control freak in the kitchen. πŸ™‚ Attention to detail is my forte, but sometimes my downfall. Sometimes I get so obsessed with perfection that I surpass the point of "doing it for my client" and walk into the time-sapping realm of "doing it for me."

  10. danielle honea

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I meet JD once, and only for 5 min…but I instantly LOVED him. He was so calm spoken, and cared about what I was saying (and trust me I was babbling like a foo). And then someone dropped something, and he rushed over to help, without skipping a beat. Such a helper! You two have a huge thing going for you, both so generous, both so humble–and willing to help, ANYONE. which is unfortunately so rare now a days…but your rare hearts make it evident as to why you two thrive.

  11. Jana Long

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    awwww, what a thoughtful guy!

  12. Cayton Heath

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Awe, this reminds me so much of my husband!! We are lucky to have husbands who make us roll our eyes, sigh, and smile all at the same time.

  13. Kitrin Jeffrey

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I love how JD is so attentive to the details. I’m totally like this too, so I’m glad to hear that I’m not alone!

  14. Carrie K

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Those are some sweet wing tips on JD! Nice.

  15. Christy Tyler

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I love it!!!

  16. brittani

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    straight up, you guys make an excellent team.. <3

  17. Ashley C

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    NICE! Got to love those organized men! My hubby organizes the shopping cart when we buy groceries…and THEN he continues to organize them on the check out line so they will be "bagged correctly" πŸ™‚

  18. Leslie

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    everyone needs a JD in their life! … glad I have mine πŸ™‚

  19. Shannon Wimberly

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    J….D!!! J…..D!!!! J…..D!!!!

  20. Gail

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    AHHHH this is so sweet. Loving seeing how you’ve captured all these visuals of JD paying attention.

    Which, speaking of attention, that man is the best host I’ve ever met. If you guys ever have a mid-life crisis and want to change careers, think about opening a B&B. JD can line up all the beverages he wants then AND greet every guest with that trademark smile of his πŸ˜‰

  21. Renee

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Ha ha, that’s really cute!

  22. Kasey Loftin

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Does JD always wear a suit to shoots? I sweat when I wear something sleeveless, I can’t imagine wearing a suit!

  23. May

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Invaluable indeed! much less time in PS! sometimes while editinf I which I noticed and fixed the detail for real and saved myself time in front of the computer.

  24. Andrew

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Hey Jasmin, what happend to the ‘it is what it is’ attitude? I loved that one cause it saves me lots of fiddling around πŸ˜‰

  25. Lila Purdy

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I swear Jasmine you knowhow to make people smile even on a monday morning…. I can’t help but to laugh at the fact that there is a right way to cut carrots…. πŸ™‚

  26. Karen Wood

    June 18th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I think I’m in love with your husband. Can I rent him? LOL

  27. Krisinda Whitley

    June 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I love this. My husband is the same picky….lol

  28. TrP

    June 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Pic #2 is funny…JD is fixing his suit coat for a front-facing pic, nice. I’m like JD, b/c my field of study requires paying attention to detail, so that plays into my photography.

    My wife and I found out pretty early on that we both can cook at the same time.

    Nice suits and footwear JD!

  29. kerry macLeod

    June 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    You are so lucky he has such a good eye! I had my hubbie help me on a recent wedding and it was a gong show, I had to get on and off my ladder like a maniac running to the group and fixing things and then running to him to move the reflector and such he was holding…he tried his best though and he was a great gear caddy.
    Normally I second shoot and like to be the one doing the tuck ins, dolling out lipgloss, fixing wispy hairs and snafu-ing purses from paranoid Grannies!
    Love the cute vest on JD too.
    thanks for sharing,


  30. Tina Nandi

    June 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Haha. What a trooper!

  31. Amanda Miller

    June 18th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Love this! And I love how dapper he is looking in that last photo!

  32. Sabrina Nicole

    June 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    haha, I LOVE it! I literally did the same thing to my boyfriend last night because he was slicing the squash all wrong. The attention to detail is all out of love!

  33. Shannon Turner

    June 18th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    You are a lucky woman! I wish I could work with my husband more often, it is so much fun!

  34. Tasha Prescott

    June 18th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Yay! It’s great to have an extra set of eyes J*! Now the labels in a fridge seems a tad OCD but hey, he’s still awesome lol

  35. Ashley Goodwin

    June 18th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I am psycho about how things line up in the fridge too. Labels TOTALLY facing outward.
    Everything has it’s place, and if it’s missing, then someone must have stole it.

  36. Valerie

    June 18th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Love this post! So cute!!

  37. laura

    June 18th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    must be a virgo lol

  38. Karin

    June 18th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    OMG, are we married to the same person?!! =)) My husband is EXACTLY the same, so fun reading this-

  39. Jamie

    June 18th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    haha, I wish my boyfriend I were more like this… we have the opposite problem! πŸ™‚ jd is rockin the details here!

  40. John Cain Sargent

    June 18th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    This blog post for me was more of a ‘How to look fresh’ as a photographer on the wedding day. Don’t get me wrong, J* you’re stylish, but it’s hard to correlate bangles and heels to a man’s wardrobe. Way to rock it, JD.

  41. Jennifer Roberson

    June 18th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Isn’t it neat the way the Lord puts us with people that are totally opposite of us to help us along!

  42. Josh Salley

    June 18th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Does anybody know what kind of bag JD uses? I’ve been trying to find out forever.

  43. feuza

    June 18th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    love JD’s style, can he share a post on what he wears to a wedding? please

  44. Alex Sablan

    June 19th, 2012 at 2:59 am

    My wife and me are the same way about cooking, but unlike the two of you, her outlook on photography is more along the lines of, "ooo pretty"

  45. April Russell

    June 19th, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I’d say that makes him a WINNER! Tell him to send some of that my hubbys way!!! =)

  46. Oksana Harris

    June 19th, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Nice! And HILARIOUS!! And whoa, that’s pretty nifty that you have all those photos – were they all keyworded "JD attention to details" in Lightroom? πŸ˜‰ hehe

  47. Alex

    June 19th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Hahaha this post is adorable πŸ™‚

  48. Mark William (Nabong)

    June 19th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Leave it to JD to look GQ! I long for J* skills and JD* style. Perfect combo. πŸ˜‰

  49. Victoria

    June 19th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful!! I love your photography.

  50. Cristina Rossi

    June 19th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Go JD! I love this post and you two! xxx

  51. LEOLAK

    June 20th, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Awesome!!! Go JD!!!! Exactly how are you supposed to cut carrots?!? LOL

  52. Jonny Carroll

    June 20th, 2012 at 5:14 am

    nice white shoes!

  53. Leaves of Grass Photography

    June 20th, 2012 at 5:40 am

    That made me smile…

  54. Shannon Rosan

    June 20th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    lol….I KID YOU NOT I had the exact same scenario happen with my husband, except onions and not carrots.

  55. Simis

    June 20th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Well, I kinda am on his side about not spending so much time editing because I missed something in the shot.

  56. Nicky

    June 20th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    LOVE it!!!

  57. Cindy Lee

    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    He’s so right .. your time together is precious. I identify with JD coz that’s how I am .. I really wish my hubby was too πŸ™ BUT I love him for some many other things πŸ˜€

  58. Wedding Snapper

    June 24th, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Wow – he’s a great guy to have around. Not all second shooters pay that much attention to detail!

  59. Brooke

    July 17th, 2012 at 6:45 am

    What a blessing πŸ™‚

  60. susieq3c

    July 18th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Oh! I’m married to one of those! I’ve had to LEARN to see it as a blessing, not a curse! Just as he’s had to learn to accept my "big picture thinking" as NOT pipe dreams and impossible goals! Nice how God brings opposites together.

  61. Colleen

    July 24th, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Shoot…I face the labels out too. It helps you find things faster!!!