Blu Domain’s Photographer of the Year


Love Is…
*Climbing Chainlink Fences
*Laying on a Filthy Railroad Track
*Laughing Hysterically Under the Cruel Rays of an Orange County Sun
*Eating Organic Strawberries While Looking at Picture Proofs

Yesterday afternoon JD organized a photoshoot. For me. Yes, me.

He’s always joked about wanting to organize a photo session just for fun, but we’ve never made it a priority…until yesterday. You see, I needed a very specific picture because I received news a few days ago that I was chosen as Blu Domain’s Photographer of the Year!!! This news was such a SHOCK to me and I seriously couldn’t believe it.

I am so incredibly humbled…and slightly embarrassed. Anyone can tell you that the inception of my business has been a rollercoaster of emotion and its life is nothing short of a series of miracles. I’m indebted to my amazing clients for their trust in my ability to succeed…and indebted to some of the best mentors in the industry…and indebted to my superstar family for supporting my dreams and aspirations…and, lastly, to my best friend, confidant, and husband, JD Extraordinaire.

To read more about all the new and amazing things happening at Blu Domain, be sure to check out the Blu Blog for the latest…and don’t be afraid to send Kailee a little love! 😉

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  1. Sofie

    July 7th, 2007 at 8:00 am

    I couldn’t think of a more deserving photographer to receive such a wonderful title! Many, many congratulations Jasmine … I’m certain this is just the start of much more 🙂

  2. Serena Grace

    July 7th, 2007 at 8:09 am

    Wow….CONGRATS Jasmine!! That is so exciting. You’re definitely an amazing photographer. I must be behind on the Blu blog. =P

  3. Fred Egan

    July 7th, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Even if there was a vote like last year…I would have voted for you! You’re GOOD enough for it 😉 OWN IT!

  4. Shannon

    July 7th, 2007 at 8:46 am



  5. C.J. Scott

    July 7th, 2007 at 9:16 am

    YAY for you, Jasmine!!! Congratulations 🙂

  6. david baxter

    July 7th, 2007 at 9:25 am

    congratulations jasmine! you so deserve it! it was so awesome to meet you tonight. my daughter was thrilled! you are truly as beautiful inside as you are outside! may God bless you and yours always and continue to bless you with incredible talent!

  7. Stacy Ziegler

    July 7th, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    CONGRATS Jasmine!!!! So exciting and definitely deserving.

  8. dustin steller

    July 7th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    J* — as an awesome photographer and an even cooler person, I can’t imagine a better person for this award to go to! Congratulations, Jasmine. Thank you for being a light and inspiration to us all.

  9. Maureen

    July 7th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    That’s Amazing!!! Congratulations on a fabulous year!!!!

  10. Dad and Mom

    July 7th, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Our precious Jamine………what can we say? Thank God that UCLA Law School "glass slipper" wasn’t a perfect fit. God’s will is a perfect fit! Little did you realize such a honor would come your way. Thank you Blu Domain!

  11. Stacy Cross

    July 7th, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Jasmine – I have to say that I am 100% NOT surprised – you are wonderful! And so talented……enjoy this exciting time – you deserve it!

  12. Rachel

    July 7th, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved…you do awesome work. 🙂

  13. crystal goss

    July 7th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    This is sooo cool, Jasmine! There is no one better to have that title this year. You have skyrocketed and absolutely blown everyone away! You are one of the dearest people I know! congratulations to you, girl! Can’t wait to give you a giant hug at Partnercon!

  14. Mark S

    July 7th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    WOW! Smokin hot! Congratulations! It was great meeting you at the Antiworkshop! And now I’m proud to say(actually brag!) that one of my friends is the top BluDomain photographer! You rock!

  15. Jamie Delaine

    July 7th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats Jasmine. You SO deserve this. Wow, that’s such a NEAT award. Post up more pictures that JD took, we want to see!

  16. Jody

    July 7th, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Do you mean you were chosen by Blu as the photographer of the year before you did the "I heart Blu" photoshoot?

  17. Jasmine*

    July 7th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    My dearest friends…THANK YOU for your kind words. I’m so blessed and I feel quite undeserving. THANK YOU!!! And, yes, Jody, I found out I was POTY a few days ago and Blu requested a specific photograph to as part of their website launch 🙂

  18. Trista

    July 7th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    OMG!!!! Congrats!! I’m sure this is just the begninning of even greater things to come!

  19. Tony Yu

    July 7th, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    This is awesome. Congrats!! You totally deserve it. Keep on Rocking!

  20. Christopher Grisanti

    July 7th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    When I met you and JD in Laguna Beach about a year-and-a-half ago, we had a brief conversation about pursuing your dreams, and about inspiration for photography. Little did I know that this short time later, your work and your passion for photography would inspire me! Congratulations1

  21. jessica claire

    July 7th, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    yay for jaz! now we have our own club with only two people in it 🙂

  22. Kevin Swan

    July 7th, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Congrats, grrl. You rock!

  23. Amy Nave

    July 7th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    Girl that is soooo exciting:) It was soooo great seing you last night.

    Love ya,

    P.S. You look super hot in that pic, did JD take it?

  24. ~leah g~

    July 7th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Congratulations!! An honor that was well deserved. Beautiful shot, JD.

  25. Geanette

    July 8th, 2007 at 12:14 am

    It couldn’t of happened to a more inspirational person! You really offer alot to others, so good for you!


  26. Jennifer Regruth

    July 8th, 2007 at 12:21 am

    WOW, girl! All that good karma and talent have really sent you places!!!! I am so happy for you. And tell JD, great photos!

  27. Janey

    July 8th, 2007 at 12:24 am

    WOW! You deserve it! You are amazing! 🙂

  28. kerri

    July 8th, 2007 at 2:04 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! fabulos award for a fabulos lady! love the photo too!! 🙂

  29. cheryl walsh

    July 8th, 2007 at 3:16 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Jasmine!! Yes, of course you ROCK as a photographer – your sense of style and ability to capture such pure beautiful moments is such an inspiration. But what really shines thru is your goodness – your pure heart that loves your husband and what you do and life and the people around you, whether you know them or not. People like you make this world a better place – I hope you enjoy this honor, this reflection of all that is good in you coming back to you, to its fullest!!!

  30. Shyla

    July 8th, 2007 at 3:50 am

    wowzers! will you STOP being soooo hot already? 😉

    Congratulations my love…. you deserve every moment of glory, and this is only the beginning.

  31. jen

    July 8th, 2007 at 4:05 am

    CONGRATS! You are very deserving of both – the award from BLU and a photo session JUST FOR YOU! Love the shot, by the way! Keep up the amazing work and inspiration!

  32. stephanie

    July 8th, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Wow!! That is so stinkin’ awesome!! What an honor!! I love the way you are so incredibly humble it is such a great quality! Congrats again on a well deserved win!!

  33. .:LiaS:.

    July 8th, 2007 at 5:20 am

    Congratulations Jasmine!! You are a pretty lady and seem to have a great personality. I am a newbie in photography – love your work and stalk your blog from time to time (hope you don’t mind) =) Hope someday I’d be as good as you! =) God bless!

  34. Jen Harris

    July 8th, 2007 at 6:51 am

    That is AMAZING!!! I am so very happy and proud of you! What a terrific accomplishment! Hugs!!!

  35. sabine scherer

    July 8th, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Congratulations! You definitley deserve it – I love your work well as your approach and philosophy!

  36. Sean Azul

    July 8th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Congratulations, J-Star. You’re one in a million


  37. Mia

    July 8th, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    May this year be one of the best!

  38. Melissa McClure

    July 8th, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    No doubt in my mind (ever) that you deserve all of this and more. You rock! Couldn’t have chosen a better, more genuine canidate. Lots of love and luck from me to you!

    Nice shot JD!!!

  39. Kate Mefford

    July 8th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Yea, Jazzy*! Congrats…you deserve it, sister!

  40. Carmen

    July 8th, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    You must be on cloud nine.
    Keep up the great work!!!

  41. Christy Hollingshaed

    July 9th, 2007 at 1:04 am

    CONGRATS Jamine!!!
    I am so excited for you. You are truely one of the most humble and talented people I know. You’ll be on Oprah one day! LOL!

  42. Regina

    July 9th, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Awesome Jasmine! Congrats! You produce phenom work you deserve it all!

  43. patrick|dwf

    July 9th, 2007 at 2:15 am

    awesome! big congrats!

  44. Nataly

    July 9th, 2007 at 4:57 am

    Congrats, Jasmine! You deserve it!

  45. Melissa Koehler

    July 9th, 2007 at 5:17 am

    You are SOOOOOO deserving of this. You should also receive the sweetest photographer of the year award too.
    Congrats girl!!!

  46. david Bornais

    July 9th, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Congrats Jasmine, You do a fabulous job. It’s deserve.

  47. Melissa

    July 9th, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    oh my gosh yay! my photographer kicks ass!! 🙂

  48. Courtney Toney

    July 9th, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Woo~hoo! Congrats again! By the way- that is a hot picture. Well done JD!

  49. Tony

    July 9th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Congrats. Jasmine!

  50. Jeanette

    July 9th, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    yahoo, woo hoo, all the "HOOs" to you!!! You are brillant!! Many congrats Miss Star!! Ü

  51. angela hubbard

    July 9th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    CONGRATSSSSSSSSS JASMINE! You are the best best best! this is awesome im so happy for you.

    your puppy must be so proud 😉

  52. Amy Martin

    July 9th, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    Congrats Jasmine!

  53. maile

    July 9th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    one more shout out to say CONGRATULATIONS, YOU TOTALLY DESERVE IT! :0)

  54. marisa holmes

    July 9th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine! I am so proud of you. You have become an amazing wedding photographer in such a short time. Way to go!

  55. Tiffany

    July 9th, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Congrats to you Jasmine! Photographer of the year is quite befitting=) I have the best photographer ever! 3 weeks…can’t wait! Oh, and you look gorgeous in this picture…what else is new! haha

  56. jenniferL

    July 10th, 2007 at 12:12 am

    cool… congratulations!

  57. Jim Cook

    July 10th, 2007 at 12:35 am

    This is so freaking cool!!!! This is so deserved it isn’t even funny. You rock big time!!!! It is so awesome seeing your career skyrocket!!!

  58. Emily DeWan

    July 10th, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Wonderful and amazing news! You are so deserving of the honor.

  59. Lauri Carbone

    July 10th, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    How fantastic! You completely deserve it. Congratulations!!! 🙂

  60. Alejandra

    July 10th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Felizidades!! I ditto all the other messages. =)

  61. michelle pearson

    July 10th, 2007 at 5:53 pm


  62. Deyl

    July 10th, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    you deserve it! you’re a rock star!

  63. James Christianson

    July 10th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine! That is incredible. Well done.

  64. millie holloman

    July 11th, 2007 at 12:07 am

    woo hoo! way to go Jasmine! I am super excited for you, what an honor!

  65. Ron Dawson

    July 11th, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Congratulations Jaz. That is a great honor. You are truly blessed.

  66. Rich Smith

    July 11th, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person! Your photos are absolutely kickin’ lately! I’m HIGHLY impressed!!!

  67. Scarlett Lillian

    July 12th, 2007 at 7:19 am

    I saw this over the weekend and meant to comment. A super big congrats! You deserve it! They couldn’t have picked a better photographer who is more beautiful from the inside out!

  68. C Lua

    July 17th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine! I’m so happy to see how successful you’ve become. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. Of course you deserve the award since your work is amazing! Hopefully your schedule is free when I get married! Whenever that is! Ha ha (o;