Christine and Noland : Wedding


They wrote letters to each other to be read and heard for the first time during the wedding ceremony. As destiny would design it, both Noland and Christine wrote letters that were mirrors of each other. They remember going to senior prom together—Christine in her bedazzled, baby blue dress, and Noland in white polyester pants—and how their paths parted shortly after high school.

Noland still thought of Christine, and she still thought of him.

Then, on New Year’s Eve many years later—amongst thousands of people at a Paramount Studios Party—they saw each other from a distance and made contact. Emotional, physical, mental. They fell in love via late-night phone calls and realized the kids who went to prom together were tucked away in memory’s dusty lockers were just wishing to emerge.

This past weekend at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Noland and Christine read their letters aloud during their gorgeous wedding ceremony. No longer wearing prom attire, they still looked stunning standing next to each other and promising an eternity of devotion.

Noland and Christine (my pal!)…thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. I think the world of you both and I wish you nothing but love, joy and happiness together! You’re on your way to Maui right now, so be sure to ride a sea turtle, eat shaved ice, and kiss under a waterfall for me! Love and Appreciation…j*

Christine and Noland opted for a First Look, so we were fortunate to photograph in beautiful light and have plenty of time for pictures with just the bride and groom…so nice! 🙂

Nolan is a total jokester…this is a very good depiction of their relationship!! 😉

A special thanks to Lei-Ann of Happy Flowers for all the florals…

Just after being announced as Husband and Wife…

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

A special thanks to Trista for second shooting for me! 🙂

This is very short notice, but I’m looking for a model to shoot this THURSDAY, May 1, 2008. The lovely Michelle of MMM Jewelry is running a national ad and needs a model size 4-6 to shoot for a couple hours. The shoot is Trade For Prints. If you are interested, please send your photo and dimensions to:

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  1. ksen

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    LOOOOOVE, love, love! the couple, the colors, the overall feeling — just wonderful. 🙂 (ps. tried to click on the slideshow & it said it wasn’t available…?! just thought i would let you know)

  2. Donavan Freberg

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    These are gorgelicious!

    Did you use your new 50mm 1.2 for some of these?

  3. joyful weddings and events

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:20 pm


  4. Jason

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Very beautiful wedding shots Jasmine. The bokeh in some of those shots must have come from your 50 1.2! Quick note…you’re looking for a model on May 1st, correct?! You have April 1st. Blessings to you….

  5. ricki ford

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine I remember the e-session of this awesome couple.

  6. Carly McCray

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    What a stunning wedding!! Looks like the new 50mm 1.2 was in effect 🙂 I love these!

  7. kelly

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    the locations are amazing!!! i want to get married underneath a sparklin’ tree…

  8. cassandra m

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I remember these guys…WOW, they look amazing and your pics captured everything perfectly. STUNNING light in the 5th pic…WOW…oh WOW!

  9. Yolanda Williams

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Simply FAB! I love the tree shot! You’re a total inspiration to me (serioulsy)

  10. Cathy Crawley

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    OMG, that was a beautiful wedding! I absolutely love the shots under the tree, what a stunning place to get married.

  11. Meg

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Mmmm.. shaved ice…..

  12. Suwanee

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    These photos are amazing, love the light Jasmine! My fav. is the wide shot under the tree—WOW!!

  13. New York City Wedding Photographer

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Hey Jasmine. These are my favorite images from all of your weddings. I love the range of styles that you brought to this wedding. Peace Parris Whittingham.

  14. Jasmine*

    April 28th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Yay! Thanks friends for the kind words…but–as I’ve said many times before–all credit is given to my amazing clients. They’re awesome!! 🙂 @Carly: Yup! I shot over 80% of the entire wedding with the 1.2 ALONE! LOVE IT! @Jason: Good catch! Thanks for having my back…I changed it! 🙂 @Donavan: Oh yeah! I used the lens almost all day! @Ksen: Girl, do you know how much I like you?!? 😉 Thanks for the head’s up…the link should be working now! 🙂

  15. Mark Zemnick

    April 28th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I envy you. The wedding couple picked a beautiful location for the ceremony. Excellent Photo Location. Beautiful Photographs.

    I am rather surprised that you were not selected for the TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER from the American Photo Magazine. I think that you create a lot better wedding photos than most of those other photographers selected except Jessica Claire. Thank you for letting us see your photographs.

  16. joan solitario

    April 28th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    i wish i knew you for my wedding :-D… maybe for my golden anniversary renewal of vows… in like 45 more years heheh

  17. kmt808

    April 28th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    wow…what a beautiful location!

  18. Julia Williams

    April 28th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Simply gorgeous! I especially love the dress and flower shots, and the little pic of the flower girl eating (a cookie? cracker? whatever, its still cute). I’m shooting a wedding there this summer for the first time, can’t wait now!

  19. gabriel.ryan.

    April 28th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    i totally remember christine & noland’s engagement shoot… and so stoked to see their wedding photos. my vote… jasmine star=best wedding photographer.

  20. kymberli q.

    April 29th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    I’m with Gabriel. Best wedding photographer EVER. You rock. The images are beautiful!

  21. Amy

    April 29th, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Love love love that B/W tree shot!

  22. Kristin

    April 29th, 2008 at 1:40 am

    A-mazing! Serisouly, I love these.

  23. Matthew Saville

    April 29th, 2008 at 1:51 am

    !!!Beautiful!!! Jasmine, $20 says you’ll be in that top ten list with Jessica next year! Okay I’m not really a betting man, but seriously! This wedding is stunning…

  24. Fabiano

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:15 am

    i like your details shots a lot. very inspiring.

  25. Nicole Mc

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:34 am

    Jasmine, it has been so thrilling watching your photography style develop. I’ve read your blog for awhile and i’ve just found you to be so inspirational!! This was your best yet! You as a person, your writing and your talent are quite a package!! 🙂 (By the way to the couple, your wedding is amazing!!)

  26. Alyssa Lang

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Gorgeous s always! Love the full wedding party shot under the tree!

  27. ben & laura harrison

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:53 am

    beautiful weddings and a beautiful couple … what more could you ask for! awesome 🙂

  28. Danielle

    April 29th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    What lighting was used in the dance shots? They look amazing as always.
    I hope to be as half as good as you one day!

  29. Akil Bennett

    April 29th, 2008 at 3:58 am

    The backlit portrait of the bide is sweet! You sure know how to work the light 🙂

  30. Rachel Brooke

    April 29th, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I remember this couple’s engagement….the sexy one on the beach and IN the beach! You captured their personalities beautifully. I’m with Matthew Saville….you are in top 10, hands down!

  31. ~abi~

    April 29th, 2008 at 5:14 am

    phenomenal use of light!

  32. Rachel Dallaire

    April 29th, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures. That location was amazing! I love the big tree. So breathtaking. As always, you did an amazing job.

  33. Erika Lais Photo Blog

    April 29th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Hi J*!!!!!!!! What a beatiful light in the 4th shot!! amazing!!! I loved!!!! Tell us your secrets to get this lightening!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Katie Beverley

    April 29th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Jasmine!

  35. Cynthia Q.

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:39 pm


  36. Anne

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Great lighting and images of the Bride!

  37. Charmarie

    April 29th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    They look fantastic, I think you captured them very well. Their attitude shines through on all levels.

  38. Jen Mabray

    April 29th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Hey Jasmine!!! Beautiful! I am tooootally in love with your work… you are absolutely amazing and super inspiring!!! So, I was still thinking about the 50 1.4, but I have to say your pics, over the last few posts, have convinced me of the 1.2 instead. How close to the subject are you able to get before the camera will not focus? ~ jen 🙂

  39. Jon Morton

    April 29th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I like I like… WOW what a gorgeous location for a wedding. The full shot with the tree behind them is by far my favorite!!


  40. Donna

    April 29th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    This one gave me goosebumps. Hot beach couple turned the romance knob ALL the way up. Congrats to all!

  41. Jeff Youngren

    April 29th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    The shot of Christine under that archway is breathtaking!!! Love it!!! 🙂

  42. Alicia

    April 29th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    LOVE! My fave is #15, where she looks like she’s saying her vows and has tears in her eyes. That’s beautiful.

  43. Tanya

    April 29th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Stunning work! I’ve been a lurch on your blog for awhile. I’m truly inspired by your photography!

  44. Navy Sou

    April 29th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I agree with Tanya! You are my daily inspiration…

  45. Simply Modern Weddings

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    oooh pretty!

  46. Dustin Francis

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    By far one of my favorites of yours in a while! Classy, fun, and moody all at the same time! Thanks for the inspiration!

  47. Danielle Reedy

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    I love all of the emotion you captured. You can feel their love spilling through the photos.

  48. jessica m

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Wowzers!! These images are absolutely breath taking!!! What an amazing location for a wedding!!

    You rock girl!

  49. Bianca

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Great shoot! She looks like Barbie in the shot under the archway =]

  50. marlene

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    wow, you really did a great job of capturing all the details! and her eyes are gorrrrrgeous! J* never disappoints 🙂

  51. Nena

    April 29th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I loved this wedding so much! And I really like your slideshows so much! Thanks for posting them.

  52. Stacy Cross

    April 29th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Hey Jasmine! These are really lovely! I love their dancing pictures – so precious!

  53. Trista

    April 29th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Hey Jas! I had such much fun shooting with you..thanks so much for asking me to come along! These pictures are GORGEOUS!

  54. sean flanigan

    April 29th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    looking good j

  55. dean ray

    April 30th, 2008 at 1:38 am

    hey lady, you nailed these for sure. Awesome wedding! You just have it going on! Love your eye for detail. "A moment in time"

  56. DrewB

    April 30th, 2008 at 2:44 am

    Don’t you LOVE Calamigos? The shots with the ferris wheel are my favorite!

  57. inga

    April 30th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I wish I lived in your area because I sure would have been that model you needed! Hmph!!

    Ok, these photos and scenery were BREATH TAKING!

  58. Monica from IMJ

    May 1st, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Love #5. The light is so smooth and gorgeous!

  59. sarah

    May 1st, 2008 at 5:44 am

    GREAT photos, thanks for sharing……. Wondering if you used flash or natural lighting on these wedding shots??!! Obviously the reception is w. flash , but what about the outside shots????


    May 1st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    What a great images, you are doing so good. What is your secret to such a great images?

  61. Gina Marie

    May 2nd, 2008 at 10:15 am

    What a gorgeous and unique ceremony set up, seems to fit the uniqueness of the couple that you captured! The wide angle under the huge tree is my fav!

  62. KARIE

    May 2nd, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Jasmine, your work is AMAZING! I love the crisp look of ALL your images. They are great! I also love the shot of the ceremony under the tree! Absolutely gorgeous!

  63. Heather

    May 3rd, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my they look beautiful! I love all the outside shots! The wide tree pic is amazing and I can’t wait for my turn in June!

  64. jakessia

    May 15th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    thats a nice wedding

  65. Christine Nelson

    May 16th, 2008 at 4:29 am

    I am in L-O-V-E with this couple and the photos….is that biased ; )!!! Jasmine, these are truly emotional and tug on my the heart in ways I cannot begin to express! You are THE BEST wedding moment capturer of all times! Much love – Christine

  66. Phyllis V. Broyles

    May 23rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    These photos should be in all Bridal Magazines under"PERFECT WEDDING COUPLE" they are lovely, the photos just capture the true feeling and lovein their hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!