Brittany and Blake : Wedding


There wasn’t a soul who didn’t know. Crowded streets parted much like the Red Sea when the beautiful couple floated past them, cars honked in a triple series of beep-beep-beeeeep!, and store owners came out to applaud such a momentous day. There wasn’t a soul who didn’t know Brittany and Blake were two of the happiest people in the world–no, the universe–marrying each other. Their smiles were contagious and if emotion was visible, bright rays of pink, yellow, and orange would emanate from their pores…they were happy. Ecstatic. Elated. And everyone knew.

Blake and Brittany were college sweethearts who stayed by each other’s sides when life got jagged and unpredictable. Blake held her hand when she couldn’t go further and together they traversed the streets of Azusa and the proverbial paths of life together. Happy. Ecstatic. Elated. And everyone knew.

The sun broke through the scattered clouds on Saturday afternoon and illuminated the already bright and happy day. Two amazing souls were uniting and the world–no, the universe–wanted to congratulate them. Brittany and Blake walked Downtown streets together before the ceremony and soaked up the attention wedded bliss affords. They waved to strangers, hollered back at the honking cars, and thanked strangers for their well wishes. They were happy. Ecstatic. Elated. And everyone knew.

Britt and Blake…would it be weird if I told you I felt your love? Like the same way I felt the beads on Brittany’s wedding dress, I truly felt the love you share. Thank you for allowing JD and me to document the day when God stopped to give you the blessing of foreverness. I felt so incredibly happy to commemorate your lives together and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for some of the most amazing and fabulous people I know! Have a blast in the Mexican Riviera and enjoy your first Thanksgiving as husband and wife! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

Brittany and her mother share an uncanny resemblance, no?

Hellllllo Hot Stuff!

JD captured this shot of Blake just moments before seeing Brittany. They opted to meet before the ceremony and enjoy a few moments together…

The first time they saw each other was so beautiful…I got all teary-eyed! 🙂

Brittany and Blake spent the time in advance to scope out a downtown area close to their church and I loved the locations they chose!! I have the most amazing clients…really, I do.

I was photographing the couple outside underneath scaffolding (com’on…nothing says romance like a construction site!) when the architect came outside. I thought he was going to ask us to leave, but, instead, offered his building to shoot in for a few minutes before the other guys came back from break….HELLLLLLLO!

I adored their bridal party…

While I was shooting the guys, JD captured this shot of the girls just hanging out…

Many thanks to JD for stopping traffic for me…it was a crowded Saturday afternoon, but I begged JD to stop cars so I could snag this shot…

Blake and Brittany’s reaction to hoots and hollers from their bridal party…

To see more of their wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. jackie wonders

    November 25th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    i LOVE this couple too..even though i’ve never felt her beads:) she is GORGEOUS. the empty building =awesome and her laying on the car for the shot=awesome.

  2. Isabel

    November 25th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Just ridiculously AMAZING!

  3. Jessica Smith

    November 25th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    I LOVED this couples engagement session and I remember looking at the pictures and thinking "oh man I can’t wait to see their wedding pictures!" .. I totally get what you mean when you say you could feel their love.. they look perfect together and I love the images you got of them before the ceremony! The one of her sitting on the piano is so amazing :0) Well done!

  4. Tira J

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Oh my goodness! Brittany, if and when you read this, you were such a beautiful bride, just absolutely stunning. You and Blake certainly stopped traffic on Citrus Ave. Wow! Jasmine and JD, wonderful images. I know what you mean when you say you could feel their love. I see Brittany almost everyday at work and her love for Blake just radiates. Cheers!

  5. Yuka photo art

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I see what you mean, Jasmine! They share their love even though these pictures….beautiful couple! Amazing job!

  6. yvonne l

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Oooh… I LOVE the car series! Makes me want to do it (my wedding photos) all over again!

  7. jasona and julia

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    That’s one HOT couple. wow. Jaz (and JD, too), these photos are amazing/ love the shots on the car.

  8. Sam P

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    J*- love the car shots…What an amazing couple…Perfect Pictures…Bravo!

  9. Christina

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Love, love LOVE the ‘traffic-stopping’ shot and the car shots! They are all fabulous, and their emotions burst right through in these photos! Great job, Jasmine!

  10. Stephanie

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Jasmine! I love your photography, but what really moves me is the way your able to connect with your client and share your emotion through story. It moves me every time! Thanks!

  11. Alicia

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    I adore this couple! They look so incredibly happy on their big day and I’m sure they look like that all the time! I love the excitement you’re able to capture Jas! Kudos!

  12. Alicia

    November 25th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    P.S. The one of her laying by the car is probably one of my all time faves!

  13. B

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Totally Hollywood glamor! I love this shoot SO much 🙂

  14. Lydia

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I remember their engagement pictures. Loved them! Their wedding pictures are even better–AMAZING!!

  15. Jackie L.

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Everything about this wedding and the couple is just beautiful!

  16. Hanssie

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Love how JD stopped traffic for you. I can totally picture it! My fave shot though is the one with the car. Amazing!

  17. Joan Solitario

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    WOW!!!! I felt their love through your photos! LOVED THE WEDDING PARTY SHOT when she went through the tunnel 🙂 WOW!

  18. Emily Mason

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Wow! That one of them in front of the car is awesome!! Beautiful!

  19. lucy

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    scrolling down looking at each photograph is so decadent. I feel like Im eating a nice fat piece of milk chocolate

  20. Emma

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Wow…her dress is beautiful!!!
    Amazing pictures Jasmine- I especially love that first one of Brittany on the piano, so beautiful and elegant!!

  21. kellybeane

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    wow! one hundred percent gorgeousness!! i just adore that 3rd bridal shot! and the car photos Rock!!

  22. Natarasha N. Wright

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I adore these pics. I love the 9th pic with her veil flowing across the brick and the ones with them on the car…lovely.

  23. lin

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I absolutely love the shots with the bride and the car. Beautiful composition and awesome captures!

  24. Dennis

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Jasmine these are amazing! So crisp and real!

  25. brianna

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    the picture of her on the piano is SIIIICK. i loves it.

  26. Trista

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Love them ALL! This is definitely one of my favorites!

  27. serena

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    so cool that he let you shoot inside his building…those shots turned out great!

  28. kristi Klemens

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    BEAUTIFUL shots once again MS JASMINE! LOVE the street shots and the car ones are priceless.

  29. nena

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:01 am

    There are soooo many good ones in the slideshow, how do you pick which ones will go on the blog? I can’t choose! I just love this wedding and I love your photos o much! =-)

  30. Amanda Herzberger

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Beautiful couple and beautiful photos – love the wall and the portrait of Blake against it. Really nice images.

  31. Brandon Williams

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I am just blown away on how awesome you images are. Truly great work!!!

  32. Matt [Shadowplay]

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Lovely images as always Jasmine. Love the shots with the car.

  33. Vanessa

    November 26th, 2008 at 1:53 am

    These are AMAZING! Will you shoot me next time I get married (just kidding, maybe vow renewal)?

  34. Melissa Copeland

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Stunning Photos!!!

  35. Julie

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:14 am

    Awesome photos, as always! You have such an eye for the extraordinary. You and JD make the perfect team.

  36. Matt Dorroh

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:17 am

    Absolute awesomeness! What a great feel and flow to the images.

  37. Andi Walpurgis

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:30 am

    I just LOVE the one of the bride laying on the car…probably my favorite one I have seen…she is gorgeous…

  38. Camille Elise

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Brittany looks like she stepped off the page of a bridal magazine. I have to say I’m always unsure of how I feel about first looks, but that first shot you got, it made me tear a little the look on her face, such an amazing capture. And the bridal party shot? Definitely worth JD clearing the street 🙂

  39. Melissa ~

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    WOW! I remember this couple, they are incrediable, their love radiates & lights the world

  40. IndyPhotography

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:47 am

    I just love photographer lingo. Some days is catches me more than others.

    "While I was shooting the guys….."

    Great looking wedding! Great looking couple! Great job!

  41. Cassie

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:51 am

    WOW! The car shots are my absolute favorite! Awesome job!

  42. joshua k

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Yes! Love them all 🙂

  43. Aaron Snow

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    I love the one where JD stopped traffic so you could get the shot. Great perspective. What a knock out wedding!!

  44. Misty Dawn

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Can I just say I ADORE the way you write?! I look forward to the stories as much as I do the imagery! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the car shots…amazing. They’re all great but the car shots are freakin awesome!

  45. Jennifer

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Mmmm mmmm mm is all I gotta say! You totally blow me away with every shoot you post.

  46. Samantha Cover

    November 26th, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Oh, MY!!!! This is by far my favorite post of yours…..ever! Each and every image is more glorious than the next. What a gorgeous couple and amazing smiles!

  47. Caitlin

    November 26th, 2008 at 5:04 am

    These are all great, but I think my favorite is the one of them in the doorway with her huge veil blowing to the side… come on, how perfect is that? I also love the one of the groom contrasted against the large building in the background, it is very cool.

  48. Julie Cruz

    November 26th, 2008 at 5:07 am

    FABULOUS as always. What a gorgeous day! So sweet, so beautiful, so in love 🙂 Love it all!

  49. Breanne

    November 26th, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Wow these are so amazing! I love your work, I follow your blog every day! Some day I would love to do weddings…if i only had the courage! (Insert Wizard of Oz referance here LOL)

  50. Cynthia Q.

    November 26th, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Love every single picture! You and JD are a fabulous team!

  51. Lawrence @ Tofurious

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Got to love the car…and the shoes!

  52. Oana Befort

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Sweet and amazing! May God bless you for the wonderful work you’re doing! :*

  53. Lauren

    November 26th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Breathtaking photos, these are just amazing, some of your best work. Thanks for sharing!

  54. Louise Beattie

    November 26th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Truly amazing and beautiful, you provide so much inspiration on my journey to becoming a wedding photographer. Thank you so much for sharing

  55. Angie Baxter

    November 26th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    These are simply your best I’ve seen. Love the last car shot.

  56. Karyn May

    November 26th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    This is probably my favorite post EVER! I LOVE every shot, especially the one’s with the car. You never fail to inspire!

  57. Katie Slater

    November 26th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Jasmine, You never fail to produce fantastic photos bur every once in a while you manage to blow them out of the water. I think you have accomplished that with these. They are stunning! Absolutely beautiful job! 🙂

  58. john waire

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    these are truly amazing. everything you produce is awesome. i’d love to see some duds just to know that you’re human 🙂

  59. Carolin

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Your pictures always amaze me! I always feel like I am actually at the wedding, when looking through your photos. Stunning, absolutely stunning!

  60. briana elledge

    November 26th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    ahhh love this one! Great job Jasmine! and yeh, your clients do rock, and they have great style, i love that dress! gorgeous pics!

  61. Christopher

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    The flowing veil is awesome!

  62. Jenny Sun

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    WOWWWW Jasmine! This is seriously one of your best wedding sets. I LOVE the mix of moments, and fashion/posed shots you took. I’m still breathtaken! Absolutely gorgeous!!

  63. Rick.

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Incredible shots here Jasmine, great stuff! I love the photo of Brittany laying on the car…very creative.

  64. Candace Prokopets

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love the walls you found. Beautiful as always; great job!

  65. Leah

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    In one word: STUNNING! This bride is so gorgeous and I love her dress!

  66. Casey

    November 26th, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Oh Jas, this is my favorite yet! The bride is absolutely stunning!

  67. melissa

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    jasmine- oh my goodness these are gorgeous! again, thank you so much just for who you are…you have no idea what your talent and spirit did for b&b. all my love. you rock!

  68. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    November 26th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Jasmine you have really outdone yourself with this shoot. The picture of the bride and the piano…Gorgeous!

  69. Bobbie Brown

    November 26th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I don’t even know what to say. Words cannot describe how amazing these pictures are! WOW! I could not even begin to pick a favorite photo because they are all just THAT good. But I must say, that one you had JD stop traffic for; LOVED IT!!!!

  70. Jane

    November 26th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Brittany’s dress is so unique and gorgeous!! The bridesmaid dresses are beyond adorable. Love it all!

  71. michelle

    November 26th, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    as always, you rocked this! you get the best couples!

  72. Anna

    November 26th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Amazing work, Jasmine!

  73. Dana

    November 26th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Wow that looked like one fun, gorgeous wedding. That has to be one of the best shots I’ve seen of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time. You can really get a sense of how this couple feels about each other and you captured that well.

  74. Karla

    November 26th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    The beautiful Bride looks so classy. I love her whole look!

  75. Kayla of Spink Studio

    November 26th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    WOW! These are so amazing! I love the ones of the two of them outside by the building. Awesome job!

  76. Ashley

    November 26th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    This is one of my favorites of all the weddings you’ve photographed. The light is so bright and gorgeous and I love how happy the bride and groom look!

  77. Mark Leonard

    November 26th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    That is seriously one of the best looking couples I’ve ever seen.

  78. Adrienne

    November 26th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    These are fantastic!! Love all the places you shot, especially the ones in the under-construction building!

  79. feuza

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    AMAZING, love the one of the bridal party holding hands up for the couple to pass through

  80. brandi

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    i swear all of your couples are like model material. where do you find these people? great job as always on the photos!!

  81. Melissa

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    These are just amazing -LOVE them!

  82. jess@studio3z

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    wow!! seriously one of my fav weddings of yours to date!!! they are just unbelievable- beautiful, fun and so in love. wow. I love to many shots to mention.

  83. trace

    November 26th, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    the car shot rocks!

  84. Lauren di Matteo

    November 26th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Love, love, love the piano shot!

  85. Brienne Michelle

    November 26th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Ok, this is just plain cool for me to see – I went to college in Azusa and have done several shoots in this same downtown area. I LOVE seeing your perspective on it through your lens. Thanks for sharing – you’re awesomely talented (and so is JD!).


  86. jeramy

    November 26th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    great job! happy turkey day!

  87. Dave Richards

    November 26th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    overload of awesomeness!! you progress so fast it’s insane! Slow down your making the rest of us look bad 😛

  88. Amy

    November 27th, 2008 at 1:54 am

    These are all so amazing!! I love love love them!

  89. Monica Linette

    November 27th, 2008 at 4:25 am

    WOW! These are some wedding pictures! Great talent:D These people really will have a great thing to remember such a great day.

  90. Pascal

    November 27th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I just love the pics near the car. They scream instant classic

  91. Geanette

    November 27th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Fab photo shoot! Great lighting and beautiful people to shoot!

  92. Melli

    November 27th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Totally amazing photographs.

  93. natt

    November 28th, 2008 at 4:22 am

    these are so so beautiful…i especially love the shot of b&g meeting for the firs time…i can really see the emotions….beautiful work

  94. R

    November 28th, 2008 at 4:36 pm


    Bardzo mi sie podobaja ostatnie prace. Pikene swiatlo. 🙂
    Ciekaw jestem czy uda Ci sie przetlumaczyc.
    p.s. zagladam regularnie.

  95. kimbrali

    November 29th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    ummm…..hello most beautiful bride ever! sometimes i wonder if the couples you photograph are really as beautiful on the inside but then you show so much of their personality in your images and i think…"yup. they are"

  96. Nancy Ramos

    November 29th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    You really make everything come together.

  97. JJ

    November 29th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    KILLER pics… might be my favorite that you’ve done so far!

  98. jen from windy ridge

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Good grief woman! I am just….justt SPEECHLESS. WOW! The photo with the veil blowing out against the wall. WOW! YEAH!

  99. jen from windy ridge

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    Good grief woman! I am just….justt SPEECHLESS. WOW! The photo with the veil blowing out against the wall. WOW! YEAH!

  100. Amy Clifton

    November 30th, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Wow–these are stunning.

  101. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    November 30th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    WOWSAS!!!!!! That first shot of her shoes is so sexy, and her on the car???? There are not words for how stunning Brittany looks!!!!!!

  102. Stephanie Sokol

    December 1st, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Beautiful and inspiring work as always!! Such a talanted lady you are Ms Star 🙂

  103. Shelly Valentine

    December 1st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Wow! One of my favorite Jasmine weddings of all time! Amazing!!

  104. Deidre

    December 1st, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    What a classically beautiful couple! Fantastic locations as well 🙂

  105. Morgan Roof

    December 2nd, 2008 at 3:46 am

    okay . . . seriously . . . amazing photos, totally stunning couple, you can practically see their pores these photos are so sharp!! please, please, please tell us – did you really shoot these portraits at 1.2?? how is it technically possible? and the veil – did JD tack that onto the side of the building? 😉 beautiful photo, very fresh idea, inspiring as always!!!

  106. Oana Hogrefe

    December 2nd, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    So much BEAUTY!

  107. Kirsten

    December 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm


    {And congrats on such an awesome shot of such a huge wedding party, it sure isn’t easy when you have that many.}

  108. Carrie T

    December 3rd, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Jasmine, you did such a great job with these pictures! You really show how much they love each other. I know I mentioned this on my blog (thank you for leaving me your comment!), but it really was so great to meet you and JD at B&B’s wedding!

  109. sandie

    December 3rd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    too cute!!! this is my home town!! !love them all!

  110. Raquel

    December 3rd, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Love love love love love your stuff! Which I know the above statement was not needed, but I went ahead an threw it out there anyway!
    Sidebar, I noticed that on image 22 or 3rd from bottom (b/c it’s much faster to count that way) you are behind the couple taking this shot. How did you get there? I team shoot with other photographers and we are very conscious of drawing any attention to ourselves. How do you get those amazing shots without doing that? Do you just clear it with b/g before hand about the amount of movement their comfortable with or what? Anyway, we are just really getting the ball rolling in our business and was wanting to emulate a little JStar in our stuff and just thought I would ask. Thanks!

  111. Liza

    December 4th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    She is gorgeous and I absolutely adore the photos of her on the car! Great job, Jasmine!

  112. Becky Walsh

    December 4th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Oh my gosh, i was in a class with Britt like two days after she got engaged and I didn’t think she could be glowing more than she was then….but you sure captured what an amazing day that must have been for them. Abosolutely gorgeous!

  113. Daniel Galang

    December 4th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Killer Post Jasmine! Lovin the construction building shots and the car stuff.. You are a superstar.


    December 5th, 2008 at 3:32 am

    oh wow, I think this has got to be my fav yet of your work! SO stunning – lovin the total high fashion feel to it…rock on girl! 🙂

  115. The Memory Journalists

    December 5th, 2008 at 5:13 am

    What amazing pictures! I love how you captured their first sight! Great job!

  116. Guen

    December 5th, 2008 at 6:56 am

    i can’t believe you were in my neck of the woods. i live like 3 miles away from there! that would have been a trip to see, on my way to Starbucks! hahaha! love how you used the street environment in these pix!

  117. Dawn

    December 5th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Your work is amazing. Bravo!

  118. Tonya Peterson

    December 5th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Every time I come to your blog I am blown away. The images are just so beautiful.

  119. Tracy Routh

    December 10th, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Wow! This may be my favorite of yours! Locations were phenomonal! Your color and clarity is breathtaking as usual!!!! Did I hear you are joining in on givingisawesome ?

  120. Joyce

    December 16th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    This is my favorite of all the beautiful weddings that you covered for 2008! You brilliantly capture how her face brightens the entire room!

  121. Erica

    December 29th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I just started reading this blog yesterday and am in LOVE! I have loved your photos, but Britt and Blake are my FAVE couple by far! Love them!! Thanks for what you do!

  122. Pat

    January 18th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Amazing this is the best yet – love the contemporary wedding photos.

  123. lised Marquez

    January 31st, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Wow love this wedding, I wish here were usual day weddings…all of them with a very few exceptions are at night. love your work so much…

  124. Leslee Mitchell

    May 7th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Jasmine, the image of them seeing each other for the first time where she has her had placed perfectly on his chest puts goosebumps on my arms & legs each and every time I look at it. I swear. It is magic. Her touch. It says a million things to me. It’s like she’s touching precious china or the smoothness of silk for the first time. She honors him. It shows in this photograph. Splendid capture!!

  125. Paul

    June 26th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Great work, your composition and creativity is exceptional!!

  126. Jimmy Rooney

    October 27th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I absolutely love the photo of the entire wedding party lined up. The lines and color in that photo is awesome. Great job!!!!