Free To Succeed Tour : New York City


So we wobbled through our front door an hour past midnight. Exhausted couldn’t really describe how we felt because we reached that point three hours prior. We showered and—while we waited for both our heads to simultaneously hit the pillow—watched the USA Basketball team earn the gold medal. JD, if you fall asleep before me, I will poke your bellybutton until you scream like a little girl! Though not certain, I’m pretty sure I blew Kobe Bryant a few kisses before my eyes closed.

After three hours of sleep, JD and I wobbled out the front door with our carry-on luggage and prepared to visit New York City and rejoin the Free to Succeed Tour. Though a wee bit foggy-headed, we’re excited to join our friends as we make our way through the Big Apple and Boston.

We’ll back home later this week, but we shot a wedding yesterday and I can’t wait to blog it! It was a perfect day for a perfect couple and I was so honored to be a small part of my bride living her childhood dreams! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store…

Happy Sunday!

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  1. Christina

    August 24th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Woohoo!!! FIRST comment! I have so arrived! hehe….I’m still reeling from all that I learned from you guys in KC! Thanks again! I love this photo today. Have a great time in NYC.

  2. angel swanson

    August 24th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    the bride is GORGEOUS… simply luminous! can’t wait to see more. 😉 hope you are having fun on the east coast! xoxo

  3. julieg

    August 24th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t believe tomorrow is Aug 25! i feel like its been forever waiting for it to come, like counting down till christmas morning! yikes!


  4. Cora

    August 24th, 2008 at 11:06 pm


    I live right outside of NYC and just noticed you are around. Is it too late to try to meet up???


  5. deB perry

    August 24th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Oh my what a gorgeous sneek peek to this wedding! on another note…i just found out that the event I’ve been waiting for in Alexandria, VA you are not going to be at now. I’m so bummed but totally understand that you are not Wonder Woman…well sometimes I think you are…;-) I know you have a life and business outside of the tour bus…but just wanted to let you know from a girl who follows your blog faithfully…you will be sorely missed. hugs!

  6. Alicia

    August 25th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Oh yay yay yay! What a stunning bride! Can’t wait for the rest. And anytime I read your words, I feel like I was there with you. Especially the part about blowing kisses to Kobe. 😉

  7. Cathy Crawley

    August 25th, 2008 at 2:15 am

    She is a stunning bride! The colors are beautiful.

  8. Dawn Davis

    August 25th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Yowser… I love her necklace!

    It was so great to finally meet you in Chicago. You rocked the house girlie!

    Hope to see you again soon!


    ~ Dawn

  9. Gina Leigh

    August 25th, 2008 at 3:10 am

    She is a beautiful bride! Can’t wait to see the rest of them. You’re workin’ hard, J!

  10. lin

    August 25th, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Enjoy your time there Jasmine!!!

  11. Natarsha N. Wright

    August 25th, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Wow! She is stunning! Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics…

  12. Bobbie

    August 25th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Okay, sounds to me like you might need to slooooow down and get a little bit more sleep! Just reading this made me tired! But that could be b/c I am 7 months pregnant too – and anything makes me tired! Haha! I LOVE the picture though and can’t wait to see the rest!

  13. Fabuluxe Photos

    August 25th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    NYC time!!!! See you there. – Congrats on another wedding, she is beautiful 🙂

  14. Shandon Smith

    August 25th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Hey Jasmine! I LOVE that shot and her necklace!
    Any chance of you coming to Orlando? Pleeeeeeeez!!!

  15. Cheryl Cronin

    August 25th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Yeah!!! I can’t wait to see you guys tonight!! I’m getting my sponge brain ready 🙂

  16. Michael Romeo

    August 25th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I cant wait to see you and Mr. DJ tonight… Ive been waiting to pick your brain & Your Sidekick mr. "DJ"….

    Ps. Will you guys be doing the search for J* in NYC? 🙂

    See ya tonight 😉 Need some cool pics with you guys tonight ! 🙂

  17. Joyce

    August 25th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Fantastic sneak peek! ‘Can’t wait for their album/slideshow to unfold. Have fun in the East Coast!

  18. Paper Monkey

    August 25th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I can’t wait to see the rest of the shots of this wedding. I love the bright colored flowers!

  19. jackie wonders

    August 25th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    oooooh, i can’t wait to see what’s behind the rest of this shot!
    btw- totally miss you and your normal blogging:( but i know the tour is stoked to have you as i was in san diego!

  20. Samantha Darr

    August 25th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I was recently turned on to your work. Incredible pictures!!!

    You’ve truly captured the feel of the emotions of the couples. One can feel their happiness.

  21. *B*

    August 26th, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Wow, I love this portrait!

  22. Julie L.

    August 26th, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Wow, sexy.

  23. nelly chung

    August 26th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    LOVE what you have done here! Her happiness comes right out from the shot!

  24. Michelle Haley

    August 26th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I absolutely adore your work and your blog never disappoints me. What a gorgeous iamge!

  25. Karol Salebe

    August 26th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Keep it real..
    What a DUO you and D.J
    I felt the " BANG "

  26. kymberli q.

    August 26th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful portrait! P.S. I rented the 50mm 1.2 for my wedding last weekend – it ROCKED! I have to save up for it! I feel like I even pulled at least one "Jasmine Star-type" image. 😉

  27. Amber Paterson

    August 26th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more!

  28. Anne

    August 27th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Wow.. gorgeous!! What a beautiful bride!!

  29. Furious Photographers

    August 27th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Gorgeous bride!

  30. Amanda Reed

    August 28th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    What clarity and sharpness. Gorgeous color too!

  31. Leila

    August 29th, 2008 at 3:06 am

    So striking! I’m logging on daily to see more- Can’t wait until Carissa and Brian rock your blog next week!. xo