Featured : Destination I Do Magazine : Erma + Max


I received her email on a sunny afternoon. It was brief, yet detailed, and described her perfect wedding at the Santa Monica Viceroy. Erma told me she was planning her wedding from Canada, followed my blog, and was quite certain I was the photographer for her. Well, then, let’s get this party started! After a flurry of emails, the date, location, and details were locked in and I was excited to meet her in person.

Meeting a bride on her wedding day can be a mix of emotion from a photographer’s standpoint, but the minute I walked into Erma’s suite as she prepared with her sister and best friends, I knew the day was slated for wonderful things. After all, amazing people create amazing days. When JD and I left Erma and Maxim’s wedding, our heart were so full of love and joy for such an perfect couple. I’m constantly blessed by the amazing people I meet and I walk away a better person being able to call them friends.

I’m incredibly honored to see their wedding published in Destination I Do Magazine, on newsstands now…

Happy Thursday!

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  1. Jennifer Eileen

    February 18th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine! That plate wall is absolutely beautiful and the styling of the couple is brilliant for it. I love it. 🙂

  2. Gustavo Ortega

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats 🙂 Love it!

  3. Paige

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Ah, Congrats! I love these photos 🙂

  4. Shawn Cartagena

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Congratulations, I’m sure it’s an honor for you and I think it’s great to hear you share your great news. I get inspired every time I visit your blog.

  5. AmyPunky Photography (Emilie)

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Congrats!!! I loved this wedding!!! Her necklace was so beautiful.

  6. Nelly Soares

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Sweet, congrats!

  7. Marissa Rodriguez

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Congratulations!!! I loved that wedding!

  8. Amanda Petrucci

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    wow, I love blog!

  9. Erin Sullivan

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Congrats! That was an awesome wedding! I remember LOVING the photos when you blogged them 🙂

  10. Nori

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Congrats Jasmine!! Great pictures as always!

    PS: You rock

  11. Deanna Rose

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Fabulous! She had such a beautifully intimate wedding and you captured in perfectly. Congrats. 🙂

  12. Samantha Pennini

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Amazing brides, amazing pictures, amazing locations… Amazing is the word that comes to mind as I think of you! 🙂

  13. Carrie V.

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I remember this wedding when you first blogged it. It was one of my favorites! Congrats!

  14. anda

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    congratulations, jasmine!

  15. Rima

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:01 pm


  16. Katy G

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Awesome! I remember seeing the pics in your blog. Congrats 🙂

  17. inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I bet going to all these weddings keep the spark in your guys relationship going strong too..

  18. Betsy, La Vida

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Loved this wedding!!! Such a compliment to know with confidence that you’re the right fit from afar. Congrats on the feature too. That’s so great!

  19. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    That is fantastic! What a great feature Jasmine. Fab accomplishment!

  20. Life with Kaishon

    February 18th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I love that she knew you were the photographer for her right away. The images in the magazine are extraordinary! I love your work!

  21. Stephanie Stewart

    February 18th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I remember this beautiful wedding! You rock!!!

  22. Alicia Swedenborg

    February 18th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, I remember this wedding! The Bride Erma was to beautiful and I looooved her styling! Yay, congrats Jasmine!!

  23. Stephen Graham

    February 18th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Congrats.. Looks like you are one of the top 10 most influential photographers of the decade according to PDN Magazine.


  24. Katelyn James

    February 18th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I love seeing images that didn’t make the original blog post:) The bridal party shot is gorgeous!

  25. Lydia

    February 18th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations! Your pictures are always definitely magazine worthy!

  26. Neha

    February 18th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Gorgeous! I keep saying it, and will continue saying it! Your work is breathtaking!

  27. Anouschka

    February 18th, 2010 at 8:57 pm


  28. Roxy

    February 18th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    If I can do my wedding over Jasmine, I’d do anything to have you as my photographer!

  29. Leyla

    February 18th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Congrats! I remember this wedding & her love story. Beautiful photos that certainly deserve a special feature! I hope one day you can shoot my wedding too! =)

  30. Angel Pope

    February 18th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    always amazing!

  31. Giovanna Matarazzo-MAndel

    February 18th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Bellisima! Bravo! Beautiful work…lovely couple.

  32. Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG

    February 18th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Congrats – Beautiful images!

  33. Nicole Benitez

    February 18th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Fantastic!!! Congrats on another amazing accomplishment! oxox

  34. Mike Reed

    February 18th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    WOW! You didn’t meet her until her wedding day!?! You are the pro’s pro. I remember the original post right around the time I started following your blog… EPIC pics. You rock!

  35. Arielle

    February 18th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    God, is she gorgeous!

  36. Tiffany

    February 18th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Congrats! You’re on a roll!

  37. Elizabeth Luna

    February 18th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Congrats Jas!

  38. Katie Whitcomb

    February 19th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    YAY!! Congrats!

  39. Melanie

    February 19th, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Congratulations! Amazing as always

  40. Girish

    February 19th, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Lovely shots. Congrats on getting it published.

  41. chandra

    February 19th, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Um, that photo in front of the plates is TO DIE FOR. I had my engagement shoot at the Viceroy and your shots just blew mine out of the water 🙂

  42. Lisa H. Chang

    February 19th, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Congrats! 🙂

  43. Damaris Mia

    February 19th, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Congrats!! What an accomplishment!

  44. Mom

    February 19th, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Congratulations Jasmine!! We are so proud of you.

    Love, Mom

  45. gladys jem

    February 19th, 2010 at 5:06 am

    yeahhhhh! congrats jasmine! keep those magazine publications going!

  46. Whitney Gray

    February 19th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Jasmine!!!!!

  47. megmanionsilliker

    February 19th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    fantastique! the shot by the wall of plates if wonderful.!


    February 19th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    As usual GORGEOUS Jasmine!

  49. Erica Velasco

    February 19th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    What an awesome video! Wow so talented!

  50. Oakstream Photography

    February 19th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Oh soooo exciting! BEAUTIFUL wedding!!!!!

  51. Jan

    February 19th, 2010 at 9:00 pm


  52. amanda thiessen

    February 20th, 2010 at 2:56 am

    congrats! this wedding was gorgeous!

  53. feuza

    February 21st, 2010 at 2:20 am

    so cool I remember this wedding, gorgeous

  54. Napa Valley Wedding Photographer Shannon Stellmach

    February 21st, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Congratulations Jasmine! Gorgeous work and such a beautiful wedding.

  55. Kia Gregory

    February 21st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Love it! Congrats on the feature!

  56. Mark Jordan

    February 21st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I am a great believer in “feedback” and just wanted to pass on my thoughts about this lovely blog Very interesting and informative and it had some lovely pictures which looked just great. I will be following this superb site from now on. Kindest regards Mark Jordan ASWPP LMPA A West Yorkshire based wedding photographer

  57. Nellie Guerrero

    February 22nd, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Congrats 🙂 This is so lovely!

  58. Natascha

    February 22nd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Congrats Jasmine. Well done.

  59. Steve

    February 22nd, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations, J*!

  60. Cathy Crawley

    February 24th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Awesomeness x100!

  61. cassandra m

    February 25th, 2010 at 1:07 am

    bravo…congrats….awesome…woo-hoo! way to go! ex-cellent-tay!

  62. Andreia

    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I love your photos and your site! I’m from Portugal and my wedding is on 17 July 2010.

  63. Chris Baltazar

    March 17th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Congrats on being published on Destination I Do and beautiful photos!

  64. Princess

    March 26th, 2010 at 3:07 am

    i loved this wedding photog shoot!!!

  65. emilie inc.

    August 20th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Congrats! Crazy to see my face on the cover of that magazine by Jules from my St John wedding last year! Love how small the photo community is.

  66. miCHELE

    November 26th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    love! congrats on being featured!