Chelsey and Danny : Wedding


There’s something about the way they look at each other. A look of knowing, time, and trust. A look of I’ve been kissing you since junior high school…and I still want more. Danny and Chelsey married last weekend at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, but the wedding was merely a formal declaration of what existed in their hearts. Commitment and love. They spent the day surrounded by friends and family and danced until the night turned to morning. And remained in each others’ arms the entire night.

Each wedding entry is dedicated to my perspective of a couple’s special day, but when I received an email from Chelsey a little over a month ago in response to this blog post, I felt her voice set the tone of the beauty of their love…
If I wasn’t so reserved; believe it or not, I would have left this comment on your beautiful blog. It almost makes me mad when the alarm goes off at 5:45am every morning and I have to get ready for work and the two most beautiful creatures on the planet get to continue to snuggle arm in arm under 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a luxurious duvet as I rise to jump in the shower! Of course by “two most beautiful creatures” I mean my gorgeous future husband Danny, and my sweet baby, seven pound poodle Presley. Every morning I open my eyes, reach down to the foot of my bed, grab my sweet baby girl, kiss her little cotton top head and say, “good mornin’ love bug.” When I jump out of bed and hit the shower, turn back to get one last glance at pure comfort and relaxation and see my little bundle of fluffy champagne goodness and the sweet latin tattooed flesh of Danny, I realize… “Life is Good”

Chelsey and Danny, I hope you’re living it up in Costa Rica and enjoying your honeymoon! You are two of the most special people and I’m honored to have spent more time with your families and celebrated your love. Yes, I could go on and on about the details and how everything came together perfectly for your wedding, but I’ll save that for another email. I, however, just want to express how happy I am for you and I know the future is bright because you have each other at your side. Much Love and Appreciation…J*

Something old, something new…something borrowed, something blue…

I loved Chelsey’s Unveiled birdcage veil for her wedding…such a cool retro vibe…

The thing I love most about Chelsey and Danny is their open emotions. They’re always laughing, hugging, or kissing and when they opted to see each other before the wedding ceremony, I was beyond thrilled! Having a First Look provides plenty of time for photos and offers such a smooth layout to the wedding day. Here are there first moments together on their wedding day…

Work it out, Chelsey, work IT OUT!

Chelsey brought along pennies so they could make a wedding wish at a nearby fountain…so cute!

We ventured inside Rancho Bernardo Inn for a few more wedding pictures and I loved the earthy environment of the hotel…

One of my favorite wedding photos of the day…all five girls on the left are My Girls. We met at Taeler’s wedding last year and I couldn’t lurve Taeler, Liz, Chelsey, Lindsey, and Shannon more than I do! Jennifer (on the right) was trying hard to fit in, but My Girls were giving her a hard time. Heckling and ostracizing was involved, but it all ended on a good note…the proof is in the photo! 😉

A few wedding details…

Many, many thanks to the fabulous Jennifer of Jennifer Renee Wedding Planning…she and her team did an amazing job with orchestrating the day and I couldn’t have been more pleased! One of my favorite aspects of the coverage was that the bride was assigned a personal assistant all day to ensure there was constant communication and the day flowed perfectly. I LOVED it! 🙂

The vintage car is actually Chelsey’s dad’s car and it was such a special element to their wedding day!

Chelsey sure knows how to make a Grand Entrance…

Look at this fabulous couple…aren’t they hot?! 😉 Some of my blog readers may remember Taeler and Dana from their wedding last year, and their love is only growing. Literally. Taeler is pregnant and is due this November…I’m thrilled for their family! (I’m also thrilled for this wedding referral, but we won’t mention that here!) 😉 Love you T+D!

The First Dance…

This photo just makes me so happy, so I’ll end this post here. With Danny’s smile and love written on his face…

To view more photos from their fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. leah stafford

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    J*, rocked it as usual! And let me say, those ceremony details: amazing! I think I want to set up my backyard to look like that just for fun!

  2. Rob Kemp

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    You have some of the best looking clients and locations… I wanna come second shoot with you and JD one day

  3. rich mattingly

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Wow – simply gorgeous as always – every little thing is juuuuust right. Congrats to your couple!

  4. Ann Christine

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    WOW!!!!! you sure did rock it Jasmine. Enjoy you’re Tuesday:) Loveyaalot’s

  5. Candace Prokopets

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    These are so beautiful Jasmine. I especially love the pictures with the car and the first dance photos really stir up some emotion. They will be thrilled to see their pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  6. brittney hale

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    you totally knocked it out of the park… uber fabulous!

  7. Cathy Crawley

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    How sweet is that shot in front of her Dad’s car!!! I love that she wore a birdcage veil and a mantilla! Expect to see at least one of these at your Sydney workshop 🙂

  8. Jakob Granqvist

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful as always Jasmine! The dance pics are great! Good job!

  9. Jakob Granqvist

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful as always Jasmine! The dance pics are great! Good job!

  10. Karin

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I love how the bride changed looks for the reception! What a hot wedding! Awesome job as always!

  11. Jakob Granqvist

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Beautiful as always Jasmine! The dance pics are great! Good job!

  12. Nelly Soares

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t know how you do it, but you can always tell that it’s a "Jasmine Star" image, YET all your posing never looks the same. Simply beautiful as usual!

  13. Anda

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Whoa. THIS is your best wedding to date, Jasmine. I can’t stop looking at it! My favorite is the series with the vintage car.

  14. Weddingistas

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    These are gorgeous! That aisle is just stunning 🙂

  15. Fredrik Setterberg

    August 25th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Amazing photos as always!
    / Fredrik

  16. JulieLim

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I love her reception wedding dress!

  17. Shannon K.

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    2 dresses, 3 headpieces,cool shoes, amazing decor, a marvelous couple and one brilliant photographer!

  18. Mapuana

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    These are beautiful! Love the one of her making her grand entrance.

  19. Kia Gregory

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Beautiful. Your bride was such a fashionista. She had like three different looks in one night! Great job, Jasmine Star!

  20. Patti Mustain

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    You capture such vibrant and crisp photos…yet they have such a dreamy feel to them. Simply Wonderful!

  21. Yuka photo art

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Jasmine, every single image is amazing! Amazing details and beautiful couple!

  22. Wayne Bradt

    August 25th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    They looked fun, or you made them fun! I’m sure it’s a little of both:)

  23. Katelin Wallace Journigan

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I absolutely love these photos. The emotion and personality that you captured is touching! I enjoy checking out your blog! I am a newbie wedding photographer and it is inspiring to see the success and passion in other photographer’s careers.

  24. Brandy Burridge

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Love the emotion in the last shot! Beautiful job as always 🙂

  25. Dennis Bullock

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Jasmine I love your comments about your clients! They are truly beutiful people!

  26. ashley

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine!

  27. Nicole Benitez

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Just gorgeous!

  28. Nicole Glenn

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Sigh…beautiful Jas!! My top 3 (since I know you are waiting for MY top 3) Chelsey workin’ it in front of the bench w/Danny, bride and her girls, annnnd the grand entrance. Chelsey is an excellent writer too!

  29. Deyla Huss Photography

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    guuuuuuuuuuurl the last few shots of the dance are stunning! Fo real!

  30. Ian Andrew

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Another rockin wedding with amazing imagery. I love the pics with car! Excellent job!

  31. Michelle

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    You just amaze me!!! So stunning! I think I may get married again just so you can be my photog…ok, well not really, but I considered it for a second. 🙂

  32. Taeler

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    The photos are beautiful…as always! I don’t know when I am going to see you again and get to hang out 🙁 Maybe I will have to start showing up at your workshops 😉

  33. Becky

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I love all the brides different looks. She ROCKED each one!

  34. Navy Sou

    August 25th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Classic and timeless images! Stellar work, J*!

  35. jesi haack weddings

    August 25th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Jasmine, you are so LEGIT. just sayin….

  36. Tacey

    August 25th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Jasmine…I lurve you. I did my first ‘wedding’ (it was a vow renewal-but
    3 months into owning a DSLR-I’ll take it!) The whole while I had your images running through my head like a slideshow…Thank you for the constant inspiration…

  37. B

    August 25th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Fabbbbulous! I LOVE the pictures in front of the car. Cool vintage feel 🙂

  38. Stephanie Stewart

    August 25th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    GORGEOUS wedding and details! This couple looks so happy and in love, and I love that! Great work!!! Oh, and love what the bride wrote…so sweet!

  39. oneshobeyond

    August 25th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I like that they chose yellow…it’s so under used! Classy photos!

  40. amanda thiessen

    August 25th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    love the penny shot!

  41. Jessica Shae

    August 25th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    oooo…just beautiful!

  42. Sue McFarland

    August 25th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    What a gorgeous couple. I love the photos of all the details of their wedding. Such a great day for them and you will make it possible for them to relive it again and again with your lovely shots!!

  43. Autumn

    August 25th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I love how she rocked 3 different looks with the birdcage veil, that gooorgeous mantilla veil, and then that super cute ruffle bolero. Beautiful pictures as always.

  44. Stefanie

    August 25th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    This is my first time commenting on your blog and I’m a little nervous!! Your pictures are fabulous and, as a new photographer, I am finding so much inspiration in your style. You’re the first blog I look at every day because you’re kind of my hero 🙂 Thanks for always inspiring the little guys…

  45. Kristin Rasmussen

    August 25th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Great pictures as always! Love the blue shoes!

  46. Brittney

    August 25th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    as always… love love love!

  47. Melissa

    August 25th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    What amazing photos! This couple is gorgeous! LOVE the blue shoes!

  48. Daniel

    August 25th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    The Grand Entrance…classic full of joy and emotion….amazing!

  49. Nori

    August 25th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    What gorgeous pictures…

  50. corey

    August 25th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    JasMINE, youve done it again its like majic when i view your work your on FIYAA!

  51. Julie Cruz

    August 25th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Fantabulous as always!! 😀

  52. Tamara

    August 25th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Absolutely love the chandelier decorations down the isle. Those are awesome.

  53. Cory Lane Anderson

    August 25th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Beautiful photos! That bride sure knows how to accessorize! 🙂

  54. Carrie LeighAnna

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    I absolutely ADORE the chandeliers with the yellow roses! They took my breath away!

  55. Angel Canary

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Stunning! All of them are perfect!

  56. Christine

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    beautiful, gorgeous, stunning wedding! your bokeh is always so dreamy and buttery – i LOVE IT!!! 🙂 i love her two veils and dress accessories! what a fab bride!!!

  57. Sherry

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:29 am

    GORGEOUS photos. I adore their aisle! It is just fantastic!

  58. Holly

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Jasmine! You two totally have the same profile… take a good look at the pic’s with her hair up…. !!

  59. Anh Ma-Nguyen

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Love the expression you captured on the last shot of the groom! It’s like ‘ ohhh baby i want you ‘ hehehe Makes me happy .. I’m from sydney and I’m amazed at how beautiful american wedding set up is!! Simply stunning! Your brides and grooms certainly have styles 🙂

  60. Erica Velasco

    August 26th, 2009 at 2:41 am

    How many times did she change her hair?! Awesome…I love the change of the veil for the car shots.

  61. Theresa McDonald

    August 26th, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Oh I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how excited I get when I see new photos on your Blog! You really are able to make the viewer feel that they know your clients personally!

  62. Melissa Oholendt

    August 26th, 2009 at 3:26 am

    That shrug! Jasmine – your brides have such amazing personal style; I love it!

    Gorgeous pictures – I love how you make sure to include the bouquet in certain shots.

  63. lynn daly

    August 26th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    You have such a voice. Your composition, framing and lines.. thank you!

  64. Brian Fletcher

    August 26th, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Nice shots as usual, Jasmine!

  65. Katie

    August 26th, 2009 at 4:40 am

    This wedding looks like so much fun…I especially love the blue accents the bride wore. Another thing I love about the bride is instead of changing dresses, she changed little aspects – her hair, the veil, a "collar"…so creative and beautiful!

  66. denise karis

    August 26th, 2009 at 4:47 am

    wow! what an awesome looking couple! Jasmine, youll have to do a post about how the heck you get your clients to ‘work it’ wow – they always look so killer and so natural. wow.

  67. Arika

    August 26th, 2009 at 7:48 am

    OK, I know it will sound crazy, maybe even slightly stalker-ish, but I gotta say it. Every time I read a blog entry where you have visited San Diego, I feel like I’m missing out!! Not that we’ve ever met, or would hang out, but I just feel like, "DANG! she was HERE?! and I MISSED IT?! aaarrrggghhh!!" Just to be a fly on the wall… oh well. I guess reading your fabulous blog daily will have to do! 🙂

  68. Véronique El youssfi

    August 26th, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Good,goog, good…..pretty atmosphere well showed…..

  69. melissa

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Jasmine, your work is simply beautiful. I love everything that you do! I don’t comment very often but I have to say that I am on your blog daily! You are a very talented photographer as well as a good person 🙂 Thanks for sharing all of your work, thoughts and life stories with us! xxo

  70. Tim May

    August 26th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    That is probably the best wedding car i have ever seen. Great photos too!

  71. CMARX

    August 26th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    How much of what you post/edit is cropped in Post Production or do you crop in the shot itself, your black and white has breat punch to it….

  72. Jasmine*

    August 26th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    @CMARX: I don’t crop my photos in post, but, rather, I crop in-camera. Thanks for your kind words! 🙂 @Taeler: You’re the bestest evah! Let’s get The Girls together for dessert before your daughter gets here! 🙂

  73. Ginger Murray

    August 26th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    We came to San Diego and stayed at Rancho Bernardo for our honeymoon.. so I loved seeing these photos:) Makes me feel warm fuzzies.
    Love the heckling one, haha.

  74. Jessica

    August 26th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Gorgeous as always! My favorite is the shot framed by the car door. And I absolutely LOVE the add-on to her dress that she wore for the reception!

  75. Hallie

    August 26th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING! You’re work amazes me! LOVES IT!

  76. Lola

    August 26th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Precious moments!! Love your work!

  77. Marissa Rodriguez

    August 26th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    The entrance shot rocks!!!! Beautiful job as always! 🙂

  78. Katelyn James

    August 26th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Yay for birdcage veils and old fashion cars!!! beautiful beautiful job!!

  79. Jamie

    August 26th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    These are beautiful, as usual! I love how you can see all of the wedding party’s personality! And I also love that you caught us up on some of your previous blog couples.

  80. Kirsten

    August 27th, 2009 at 2:38 am

    SOOO truly beautiful Jasmine!! [as always]

  81. Lynne Rogers

    August 27th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I am just so in awe of your talent, both photographic & verbal! Girls Rock!

  82. Paweł Słowik

    August 27th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    WOW!!! Gorgeous! i saw you photos today for the first time and i love them, will be waching your blog 🙂

  83. a home far away

    August 27th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

  84. Sarah @

    August 27th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! It has a sort of sexy glamour thing going on =)

  85. Elena

    August 27th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Really beautiful session! Love the detail shots!
    It makes me even more exited, as at our wedding, that is a week away, I will have 2 veils, one of them birdcage, and blue shoes.

  86. Bobbie Brown

    August 27th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I LOVE that last picture! They are all amazing though!

  87. julie

    August 27th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    The couple, the one you photographed earlier, they are even more radiant now. Blessings to the two of you as you enter parenthood. We have four!!

  88. Corlis Gray

    August 27th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    absolutely stunning!!!

  89. Bedazzled Photography

    August 28th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    The Yellows make me smile. I love picture 6 and all the pictures with the vintage car. Great job as always Jasmine*

  90. Steven Chellappa

    August 28th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Jasmine! Amazing job as usual, and the car!!! Wow! Whenever it is I get married… I totally hope you will shoot my wedding? haha… now to find a girlfriend? ;D

  91. Stephanie

    August 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I loved these photos. I knew Daniel when we both worked as interns at WPD. Small world. Congrats to the happy couple!

  92. andrea scott

    August 28th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I am in love with this shoot! The images are fantastic and the colors are popping!!! Thank you for posting!!

  93. ohana photographers

    August 28th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    mmm….those drinks look really good about now. 10 am and it’s like a gazillion degrees!

  94. Brenda Kokenos

    August 28th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Wonderful shots!! Love it.

  95. arielle joy

    August 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Oh Jasmine. You are amazing. I love each and every image. I really love the composition in the set of them outside (under the photo of their feet.) Its really beautiful! 🙂

  96. Dajuan

    August 31st, 2009 at 3:44 am

    I love her blue shoes! Oh, and yes Jas, superbulous!

  97. Life with Kaishon

    August 31st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    What a fabulous wedding. That veil is SO cool. Oh my gosh, cool! And what a sweet note she sent you. It made me smile : ) They are a gorgeous couple and their wedding was so pretty. Wowza!

  98. "Peter" Lopez

    September 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Chelsey is one of my best friends and I was so very lucky to be a part of this amazing day. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun in a long time. Thank you so much for the blog and for capturing them in such a natural and real way. You are awesome!

  99. Greg moss

    September 4th, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I really love how you used the light in the room for back lighting for the first dance, It works great for her hair light. Beautiful. I am always impressed with your photos!

  100. nico

    September 6th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful wedding + beautiful b&g + beautiful photography = awesomeness.

  101. Jason Grubb

    September 20th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Amazing work. Love the shoes.

  102. 5picture

    February 18th, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Great coverage of the wedding. Beautiful pictures.