Featured : Inside Weddings Magazine Winter 2011


I was photographing a wedding the weekend of my sister’s bridal shower. My mother sent me photos of the event to my phone and I smiled. And yet, my heart ached. I longed to be at the shower, but didn’t have a Saturday off in the months leading to my sister’s wedding. So I relived the event via iphone photographs.

Lucky for me, my sister agreed to attend a smaller bridal shower planned by the ever amazing Amanda Auer of In the Now Weddings and Events. The day was nothing short of spectacular I can’t thank the amazing vendors who came together to make everything so special. I’m blessed with such amazing industry peers…and friends. Photographing (and participating in) this event was an honor.

Much to our delight, Inside Weddings Magazine featured the bridal shower and we couldn’t be happier! I’m incredibly honored and can’t thank the team behind the day enough…

Many thanks to…
Amanda Auer of In the Now for planning a perfect day and creating beautiful florals…
Carina Lindgren of Flawless Faces for hair and makeup…
Erica O’Brien of Erica O’Brien Cake Designs
Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica for being the perfect place for a bridal shower…

There were a ton of photos taken that day, so I’ll likely follow up with another blog post detailing the many components to this bridal shower…is it wrong of me to want to have another shower for no apparent reason?! Amanda killed me with all the details and thoughtfulness, so I’m trying to think of ways she can help me plan another party. Happy Groundhog’s Day? Happy Secretary’s Day? Happy Fruitcake Toss Day? Com’on…who’s with me?!

Happy Monday!

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  1. Mirian Silva

    December 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I can’t wait to see the photos! It so funny how I stills have to think twice when I look at your sister and realize that she is not you. 🙂 Congrats to Bianca!

  2. steph

    December 27th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Wow. Bianca looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  3. Rhiannon

    December 27th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Your sista is one lucky chick!!! Looks fab Jasmine 🙂

  4. Rachelle

    December 27th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I vote for FruitCake toss day! Imagine the colors and the action shots.

  5. beth

    December 27th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Love the pictures (as always, duh!) and had to tell you that my 5 year old son (when he was 4) made up his own holiday which is an entire month of parties and presents. It’s called Happy Animal Funtime Fest. Don’t ask, cause I have no idea. But maybe you could have a happy animal funtime fest party? It’s as legit a holiday as any…


    December 27th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I’m in…Secretary’s Day! I’ll even be the guest of honor! LOL

  7. feuza

    December 27th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    seriously how cool is it to see your sister in Inside Weddings, wow

  8. Romonia Isaac

    December 27th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Congrats!!! First off, the shower pictures are gorgeous but yes I would love to see more images in a future blog post!! Just make a slide show for us!! 😉 Second, that was truly amazing that you threw a second shower for your sister so that you could be a part of that amazing time in her life. True love is amazing and twin love is well…true love!!! Again, congratulations to you and all the amazing and talented individuals that helped make that day flawlessly beautiful for Bianca and getting the feature. Happy Monday!

  9. Kelsey Anderson

    December 27th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Two bridal showers! One lucky girl and she has amazing images to look back on! Congrats on the feature in the mag!

  10. ErikaM

    December 27th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Beautiful job J*! Love all the photos. Congrats to you and your sister! She looks amazing in the photo on the right. 🙂

  11. Amy Jo

    December 27th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Jasmine! YOU ROCK! That is all there is to it.

  12. Bianca

    December 27th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I LOVE you, sister!!! You’re the bestest.

  13. Marissa Rodriguez

    December 27th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I want to see more!

  14. Ceci B

    December 27th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I came across this blog last night and I could not stop reading. I went to bed at 4am because I could not bring myself to turn off my laptop. Not only r u an amazing photographer but also an amazing person. thank you so much for sharing your love of photography and taking the time to post all this wonderful FAQ post.

  15. Jessica Chavez

    December 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    AWESOME!! What a pretty Christmas present! I vote for Happy Fruitcake Toss Day! I’m in!!

  16. Molly Kate

    December 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    A really beautiful shower. I love the colors, letterpress, and the pictures, of course.

  17. AnneMarie

    December 27th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    How about Happy Photographer Day?!!! Love the photo on the right of your sister. It’s sweet.

  18. Kansas City Wedding Photographers

    December 27th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Great photos and what a fun idea! Your sis is so lucky!

  19. Matthew Saville

    December 28th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I wanna be able to shoot photos like the one on the cover! 😀

  20. Jorge

    December 28th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I love the pictures, and the colors, of course, it’s great!

  21. Alicia Swedenborg

    December 28th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    your sis seems like such a warm and big hearted girl. just like her sister.

  22. Rich Park

    December 28th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    even your bridal shower pictures are awesome – can’t wait to the follow up post!

  23. Bobbie Brown

    December 28th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    AWESOME! Love the picture of your sister opening gifts… gorgeous! Can’t wait to see a blog post of this shower with more pictures! 🙂

  24. naomi chokr

    December 28th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    what an awesome picture of your sister!!!!!!

  25. Elizabeth

    December 29th, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Loved coming across this in the magazine on Sunday. I can’t wait to read your blog post about it.

  26. KrisD Mauga

    December 29th, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Wow- that’s so fabulous! Congrats!

  27. Lydia

    December 29th, 2010 at 5:49 am

    I’m all for throwing parties just for the decor and pictures!

  28. Tiffany

    December 29th, 2010 at 5:56 am

    wowie that’s awesome! congrats to you and bianca =p You are truly making your mark in this industry! what an uber fab lookin shower!

  29. Heather

    December 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    How neat to be surrounded by so many awesome peoplel! Bianca looks gorgeous opening up her presents! Can’t wait for the follow up post!

  30. Jonni

    December 29th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Awesome Jasmine! 🙂

  31. cassandra-m

    December 30th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    beautiful BIANCA~ so happy for her/you. She is a STAR too 🙂

  32. Marieke

    January 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Happy Jasmine day, just for making me and many others smile and be inspired by you wonderful blog and photo’s!

  33. Ginger Murray

    January 3rd, 2011 at 4:45 am

    That’s fantastic! Yay for you and your sister! 🙂

  34. Jenna Danelle

    January 31st, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I’m SOOOO with you! How about Happy Make up a Word Day, Because it’s Tuesday Day, or I’m Fabulous Day? lol. Congrats on the Mag – now to go buy it!

  35. Dayanara

    May 7th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Where did you purchase the fake diamond rings? This event is gorgeous!!!