Grace : Anytime


I didn’t know how to write this post. I don’t know how to write this post. Most of time I write a story about the person I’m photographing from an outsider’s perspective, but Grace didn’t let me. Every time I asked her questions to help me later write a blog post, she deflected. It’s your blog, she said. Grace explained she didn’t feel like she had anything to say. That her life has been brief and the story simple. I try explaining she can speak volumes, that her words are powerful because of their simplicity. Grace shakes her bald head, raises her 15-year-old palm, and disagrees. Very teenageresque.

I’ve known Grace, well, forever. She’s best friends with my little sister, Zoe. Seven months ago, we received news doctors discovered tumors in Grace’s body. A lot of tumors. She’s been scheduled for 19 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation…and then doctors will reassess the situation. A situation that leaves everyone begging God for answers.

But Monday wasn’t about answers. It was about Grace’s photoshoot. An opportunity to showcase her beauty, joy, and unbreakable spirit. It’s my hope Grace sees a different version of herself in these images…a girl with a story to tell and a chance to appreciate life’s beautiful moments.

Grace loves all things fashion, so she brought along her favorite books and magazines…

Grace, you’re beautiful. So incredibly beautiful.

My sister, Zoe, came along to the shoot to offer Grace support and coaching…

…I couldn’t tell if they were laughing with me…or at me…

The light during the shoot was simply spectacular…

After a quick outfit change, Grace was in the mood for photos…and a little music…

Grace tried to turn her camera on me….uhh, no thank you! 😉

My favorite shot of the day. Because Graces reminds me to live each day. Out loud. And to appreciate my health…and say I love you all the time…and to laugh at every chance possible….

Happy Thursday!

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  1. Andy Macpherson

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome job. This shoot is amazing and inspiring. thank you for sharing.

  2. Ray Ferguson

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Grace, you are STUNNING! I have goosebumps… 😉

  3. Becca

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    She is *SO* beautiful!! I did a shoot for Flashes of Hope yesterday, a charity that works to show kids with cancer they are beautiful just the way they are.

    It was a wonderful experience and I consider myself fortunate to know exactly how photographing Grace made you feel 🙂

    You can see some pictures from my shoot here if you’d like:

  4. Caitlin

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    AMAZING. Absolutely amazing. What a beautiful girl and beautiful photos. 🙂

  5. melissa

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    WOW JASMINE!!!! WOW!! Grace is just GORGEOUS!!! Confident and STUNNING in these pictures! you did an amazing job, and her faith and spirit SHINE through in these pics! She is Amazing Grace! I will lift her precious life in prayer, She has a story to tell and you have just given her a platform!

  6. Barb D

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Grace your smile is FABULOUS! Keep sharing it 🙂

  7. Nicole Benitez

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Simply Beautiful! Grace is gorgeous! Many prayers headed her way!!

  8. MelissaFoscardo

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    She has such a beautiful smile. Love these! On another note, I didn’t know you had a little sister.

  9. Chloe

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Wow-she is inspirational.

  10. krista lucas

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    wow. just, wow. she’s such a gorgeous girl, and simply radiates sweetness and joy even with all she’s going through! amazing shots, jasmine. 🙂

  11. Emma

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Simply in tears as I read this. Beautiful, Jasmine…

  12. gladys jem

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    she has the most incredible smile i’ve ever seen. this post is just so incredibly beautiful. she’s beautiful! my fav is the first black and white shot!

  13. Jill

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  14. Penny Sylvia

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely young lady!

  15. Claire

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl. Stay strong!!!

  16. Megan Beth

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Oh my gosh, she is so beautiful, with or without hair. Simply stunning session jaz.

  17. Rosie H

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm


  18. Soleil Thornton

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Grace, you are absolutely beautiful!!!! Love the last image! Reminds me of myself during those teen years, however long ago! =)

  19. Barb

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    No words. Just amazing.

  20. Brenda

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    What a absolutely beautiful photo shoot! Her name says it all. The shot at the end is pure magic. Another amazing session Jasmine!

  21. Vanessa Myers

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    this brought tears to my eyes. I’ll be praying for Grace. What a beautiful name…looks like she’s living up to her name in the midst of this "storm" in her young life.
    thank you for sharing, Jasmine.

  22. Michelle Moore

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    OMG! She is SUPER GORGEOUS! I love this shoot – it looks like it’s straight out of a fashion magazine!!

  23. Cate

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Grace doesn’t need words, and I don’t have words. She’s absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. Grace, you are beautiful!! Stay strong, lady! I’m cheering for your over in Moldova!

  24. Gail

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This post is so beautiful. What an inspiration Grace is to all of us.

    PS – And how FIERCE does she look?!

    PPS – And how GREAT is her smile?! 🙂

  25. michelle carrillo

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    this is awesome. perfectly spectacular. and i LOVE that she decided to show herself off, rather than try and hide things beneath a wig or scarf. the mom of a good friend is currently going thru chemo (again), and so cancer seems to be a constant thought in my mind lately. this post of yours helped to remind me that the disease doesn’t have to conquer the spirit.

  26. Kira Lauren

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Photographs like these really make you feel blessed to be a photographer… to be able to give someone images that are so important and precious. Beautiful.

  27. Raquita

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I really really love these images.. my faves are the one of her with the headphones sitting on the curb.. very well done J*!

  28. Sabrina

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

  29. Mindy A

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Grace, you’re beautiful! Im in tears!

  30. Tabitha

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Wow…that’s all I can say. Amazing girl, amazing photos…

  31. Kristen

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a touching story. It brought tears to my eyes. Grace is truly beautiful inside and out. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

  32. Erin Clark

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    WOW!! Grace is an amazing inspiration! She is SOO beautiful inside and out!!!!

  33. Maria

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    These images are so powerful. Great job, Jasmine and all the best to Grace – you really captured her beauty inside and out.

  34. gina k

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    She is such a gorgeous girl!

  35. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    This is so gorgeous Jasmine. It made me tear up at work a little. What a beautiful story and an even more beautiful girl. Go Grace!

  36. Anya

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful! Brought a tear to my eye! Very inspiring!

  37. Sandy Keys

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Grace, you are a beautiful young lady. Hold your head up, smile and let your soul shine through! We can all see it. I hope that through Jasmine’s pics you can see it too! Hugs to you!

  38. Maxine

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    OMG… I remember teaching Sunday School to those girls way back when! They are both so Beautiful and fierce! Gracie’s spirit, strength and smile is amazing …I’m praying for eveyday! P.S. I feel old!

  39. Jihan Cerda

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Beautiful girl!!! Wow, I’m speechless. She is glowing. =)

  40. Jayme

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    This is so BEAUTIFUL Jasmine… thank you for sharing. 🙂

  41. Mary Dunlap

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    LOVE this session. My fav is the B&W photo of her holding her headphones! Beautiful smile and a beautiful little lady.

  42. Latasha Haynes

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    this post is so touching. what a beauty grace is. oh my! 🙂

  43. Selena Jetnarayan

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Love these! She is strong & gorgeous.

  44. Kim

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I can’t even pick a favourite – I was tearing up the whole time. I have a friend going through chemo for numerous tumors throughout her body right now as well. It sucks – but God is good! What an incredible beauty – and an incredible spirit Grace has! "Grace" personified 🙂 You captured her perfectly. God bless her! <3

  45. dawn beirnes

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I’m just speechless….what an absolutely beautiful girl. Her spirit just shines through in these photos.

  46. kim

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Just breath taking, I love that she has such a beautiful spirit, this is very encouraging to everyone. She looks as though she is a natural behind the camera

  47. patricia

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    this has to be one of the most beautiful shoots that you’ve posted on here.

    i had 1st heard about grace on your sister’s blog. i pray God would grant her much grace to be a source of grace and hope and life to others as He already has been doing!

  48. Alexandra

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Beautiful shots of a beautiful girl!

  49. Mary

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t normally comment because I just feel like I would be repeating what every other person says, but Grace is just too beautiful not to comment on! She has a radiant smile and such a fitting name! Thanks for sharing, Jasmine. We all need a little Grace to brighten our days!

  50. kelli taylor

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Grace’s smile is contagious!

  51. Sara Mac

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Incredible! Grace is beautiful. You really captured her light!

  52. Ryan Schulz

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Beautiful! She is glowing in these photos.

  53. Trista Lerit

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    That last shot is incredible Jasmine! Love this session!!

  54. lauren

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    very touching and lovely

  55. meredith

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    how gorgeous! i love the last shot.

  56. deb

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    This really touched me deeply. What a beautiful girl and your sister is a very special friend. I’ve been touched, deeply, by cancer, this year (a dear friend of mine) and I am forever changed. Not a day goes by that it’s not on my mind. I should meet you someday – because I’ve been around shooting for 8 years and I’m often asked if I know who you are, when my clients shop for me out here in the I.E. – looking for a similar style 🙂 That’s a fun feeling. Much success to you always Jasmine and I will pray for Grace. ox

  57. Vicki Madden

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I lurke here often. (daily) I admire your work, your work ethic, your spirit and passion for photography. Today I admire you for something that doesn’t have words. Today I admire Grace. Her parents named her perfectly. She. Is. Beautiful. We serve a God that heals. I speak a petition before the Lord today on her behalf.

  58. Edward

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    It is so nice. Wish her all the best.

  59. Michelle Hires

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Quite possibly one of my favorite shoots EVER from you. The strength and beauty of Grace jumps off of every image. My absolute favorite is the black and white headphones photo, her expression is wonderful!

  60. Katie

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Grace is gorgeous! I too love the last photo!

  61. Christopher Kijowski

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine. Absolutely beautiful!

  62. sharon

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    SERIOUSLY?!?! This girl is absolutely beautiful – and she has a great smile!!!! J*, it looks like you captured her perfectly!!!

  63. Pat & Suzanne Aroz

    June 17th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    No words – just tears. Thanks Jasmine!

  64. Lindsay

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Gorgeous Grace! Will add her to my prayers. Nice to see a picture of Zoe too 🙂

  65. Lindsay P

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I’ve now looked at this post 3 different times in the matter of about 10 minutes. Having known too many people go through chemo, I find Grace’s spirit in these photos so uncontrollably captivating, I keep coming back for more. To be so young yet still so alive in spite of her situation is more than inspirational. Thank you for sharing Jasmine. Simply amazing.

  66. Tony Gonzalez

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I closed the door, sat here in my office and cried. And cried not in the sense of feel sorry for her, but for myself. Her words of enjoying life and laughing at any moment possible and saying I love you and seeing her beauty captured in photographic art i sat here and cried. I love these pictures. Grace your youth group and leaders love you. I miss your laugh and your quirkyness and I pray for the day you walk back thru those doors of youth group again. Much love

  67. Penny Palmer

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Absolutely Awesome!!! What a great kid… Thank You.

  68. theresa fanene

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    omg this was just BEAUTIFUL!!! she taught me something as well as you .. thanks J* for sharing!!!

  69. Anda

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Dang, Jasmine — these are some of my fave photos from you. Because of Grace’s obvious beauty, her fashion sense, and just the way you captured all that and more. Amazing poses/compositions (some of my fave from you ever) … but something more is spilling forth as well. Your lil sis is gorgeous as well 🙂

  70. Rebecca Sehn

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    She is just glowing! These are so happy.

  71. Suzanne

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Goosebumps… so beautiful!

  72. B

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I couldn’t read past the first line, Jazzy. I was crying at the first image of Gracie. Not tears of sadness, but tears of JOY. She’s so beautiful and you captured the essence of who she IS. I love you.

  73. Megan Eckers

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Jasmine, I’m absolutely stunned by this post. I’m stunned by her beauty and I’m stunned by her gorgeous smile that speaks volumes despite whatever might be happening to her on the inside. What a blessed gift you’ve given to everyone who loves her! You’re amazing!

  74. Krissy

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    grace, you are beautiful. j*, outstanding job at capturing her beauty….

  75. jackie g. photog

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    so touching! and loving the Beats By Dre headphones…i have the white ones! 🙂 great work as usual!

  76. lauren

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    you are beautiful, grace. always continue to share your smile with the world!
    the last shot?? pure eye candy!

  77. Lisa

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    These are absolutely breathtaking. She is one beautiful girl.

  78. Harmony Loves

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Oh my! I LOVE!! She is seriously gorgeous and her smile is amazing! Great job capturing such a beautiful girl!

  79. Mary

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Incredible photos of an incredible person!

  80. Carol Thompson

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Fantastic! Your words, the pictures… everything.

  81. shannon

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    your photos always leave tears in my eyes…this shoot is no exception! grace you’re BEAUTIFUL!

  82. Velia

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    WOW… she is beautiful and you captured her perfectly.

  83. Inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Wow this photoshoot should be in one of those magazines. Beautiful Beautiful photoshoot

  84. Michelle Garcia

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Amazing shots and what an amazing gift to Grace. I’m a photog, but also a nurse that works in pediatric oncology and knows how much beautiful photos like this can uplift a patient. Jasmine, if you’re ever interested in doing any volunteer work like this there is an organization called Flashes of Hope. They have volunteer photographers visit pediatric cancer patients in the hospital and snap stunning portraits of the kids that they would otherwise never be able to get. They are an amazing group.

  85. Stefanie

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    As always, simply beautiful. I like the double meaning of the title of the post: Grace: Anytime. What an amazing thought that we have God’s Grace: Anytime.

  86. Joan~Five Grain Events

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Wow! Beautiful session, Jasmine!

  87. courtney reece

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    She’s absolutely beautiful in every way. She reminds me of Natalie Portman! And her smile is freakin’ mega-watt. Lovely photos.

  88. Fishgirl

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    so touching, God bless you Grace and thanks Jasmine for shating this amazing girl with us..

  89. Kimberly Witort

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Really touching….thank you for allowing Grace to touch so many people and remind us what life is really about!

  90. Aimee T.

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Just beautiful. <3

  91. Peyton Cooke

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for this post Jasmine. I can’t explain what this means to me. Wow. Great job Jasmine. <3

  92. feuza

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    okay crying at work, no good, but happy tears, tears of thankfulness for life…..
    and for this post, loved the photos and music shots

  93. Romonia

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Jasmine. Grace, you are a beautiful young lady and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you endure the challenges you are facing. Jasmine captured your beautiful soul and amazing smile!

  94. Elizabeth

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    very nice Jasmine!! Grace seems to be a very brave and courageous young woman. God bless her.

  95. Mary - Lemon Fresh Designs Photography

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Jasmine & Grace:

    An unbelievably beautiful shoot.



  96. Denise

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Grace you are beautiful!!! There is so much life in your eyes and smile!!!! Thoughts & prayers for you!!!

    Star….thanks for posting and giving of yourself freely!

  97. mag

    June 17th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    she is soooo beautiful! and the story is breathtaking.

  98. Nicole Glenn

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Grace, is stunning! Her smile is almost as radiant as her personality. I wish her 19 rounds of love, hope, and well, grace. 🙂 Beautiful photos Jas, and the light was delicious!! xoxo

  99. Patrick Rojo Photography

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    As always , your pics are beautiful!! Congrats!! Grace , your smile is your strength!!!

  100. Gail Elaine

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Wow… I’m at a loss for words.
    Grace… you are indeed beautiful and inspirational

  101. ashlyn carter

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    she is beeautiful. what an incredible spirit you can feel through these photos. go grace!

  102. Jennifer Renee

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Wonderful Post Jasmine!!! She really is beautiful thank you for sharing!!!

  103. Jo-Anne Kyle

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Cancer sucks. Grace rocks.

  104. Caron

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    She has an AMAZING smile! What a beautiful girl. I’ll be praying for you Grace- pray that you beat cancer & pray that you realize how beautiful you are.
    God Bless & be strong.

  105. Kellie Carter

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I love it …. I simply love it! Thank you for sharing!

  106. melissa

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    this is why you’re my favorite

  107. Eileen

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    What an awesome inspiration. We can all learn "Grace" from this young beautiful woman.

  108. Jennifer Bates

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    What a beautiful and spirited young woman. Beautiful images as well.

  109. Mer

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I just wish I could meet this gorgeous girl. What a prize. My life surely hasn’t been easy and I just wish I could talk to her. What a beautiful young girl. And beautiful pictures too!

  110. Kathleen

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    What a beautiful, powerful young woman Grace is. Great job capturing just that Jasmine! And yes, always tell the people you love just HOW MUCH you love them. Every day.

  111. Bryce Smith

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Grace- I hope you see this and realize you are a stunning beauty.
    Jasmine – these are great!

  112. Jill Swank

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I am a cabin counsler at a camp for teens with cancer this summer. It is called Camp-Mak-A-Dream, in Montana. If she is interested they have the camp every July, it has a state of the art facility on the camp to continue treatment if you need it while you are at camp. They get to do tons of activities: swim, hike, crafts, a day trip. Plus, you are there with other teens who understand chemo’s affects and that you may "look" different than you used to, but inside you are still the same beautiful soul. They also take donations if anyone is interested 🙂 I will add Grace to my prayers.

  113. Joan Solitario

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Grace – That name really fits her perfectly 🙂

  114. Ning

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Jasmine,

    Thanks for sharing this post and thanks for using your talent to give this girl and her family such an amazing gift of photography.

    I’m doing a bridal shot next weekend for my best friend. I sure wish you are the one behind the camera though because I don’t think I qualify. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer a few weeks before my wedding and she had to shave all her falling hair off the day after being my maid of honor. She sure is fighter and she’s celebrating her 5 year anniversary and wanted to do the pictures because she’s not sure if she can celebrate her 10 year anniversary with her amazingly supportive husband.

  115. tammie billey

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I love these!!! xoxo

  116. jamie delaine

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    SHE is so beautiful it hurts. wow wow! love her sense of style. stunning.

  117. kymberli q.

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Grace, you’ll be in my prayers tonight. You look beautiful – I especially love that first music shot of you! Gorgeous!!

  118. emily griffith

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    i have goosebumps. absolutely beautiful.

  119. Bryan

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, this is powerful, what a huge blessing.

  120. Elisabeth Carol

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Jasmine this is by far the most beautiful thing I have ever seen from you! What a beautiful girl, incredible spirit, and a gorgeous smile!

  121. Chantel

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I stand in awe of Grace’s beauty that sparkles from the inside out. May these photos bring her strength and remind her how AMAZING she is. Thank you Grace for allowing Jasmine to document you, your story and your beautiful soul! I am better today because of you! Praying for healing and a million daily miracles for you and your fam. 🙂

  122. Lindsey

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    This is so inspiring. Live.Every.Day.

  123. Sarah

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Grace looks fierce. Like, Tyra-fierce. (The B&W with the headphones is my favorite. When I look at that one, I like to believe you caught her in a happy moment, just a pure blip of happy that happens when you’re in between thoughts…)

    Jasmine? Your ability to bring out someone’s happy while sticking a camera in their face (nicely, of course)…is nothing short of magnificient.


  124. Melissa

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Ohhhhhh that made me cry but happy cry. This touched my heart. What an inspirational post. Grace is so beautiful. Thank you for posting this and thank you to Grace for sharing how strong she really is.

  125. Stephanie Stewart

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Grace, you are beautiful, what a lovely smile you have! Love these!

  126. LEOLAK

    June 17th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    What a BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY!!! I’m sure she will see it even more so in these wonderful images you’ve captured of her. Her vivacious spirit shines through. I pray for your health Grace and that you tell that cancer where to stick it! Great job as always Jasmine.

  127. Jeanette

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Oh wow, the entire set is incredible… you can just see life oozing from them! Stunning captures

  128. Melissa Papaj Photography

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Beautiful! God gives us 86,400 seconds in the day…which I had forgotten to take a moment out to thank Him for today. Thank you for reminding me to do so Jasmine.

  129. Nakeia

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Simple beauty at it’s best!
    Please tell Grace she will forever be in my thoughts and prayers 😉

  130. Vania - SimplyBloom Photography, LLC

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    she really is a very beautiful girl. so radiant. These images are spectacular!

  131. Shuva Rahim

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    what a spectacular smile she has! And thank you for sharing this…

  132. Amanda Mann

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Wow- what an incredible post- makes me appreciate life a little more. I hope all the best for her.

  133. Mich

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    what a sweet, precious young lady. these photos are absolutely beautiful!

  134. Carol

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Spectacular! And Zoe looks like she may become Jasmine…

  135. Lydia

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Grace has a story to tell. It might not come out in words, but it speaks through each picture.

  136. Liz Kausteklis

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    These sure are beautiful!

  137. Kare

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    She is beautiful, and these photos are fantastic.

  138. Sara Munneke

    June 17th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    What a beautiful young lady!

  139. Alex Palma

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful girl and such a great story! Very inspiring indeed…thank you Grace!

  140. Erika

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I love the pics with the red sneaks! 🙂 She is beautiful and I LOVE her style.

  141. ashley

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Jasmine, I can’t even say how much I love these. So touching and beautiful.

  142. Elena

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    If she looks this hot going through chemo I can’t imagine how she must look when she feels well.

  143. corey

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Jbaby, wow, I love these images way too much…. Way to go I think she should model,

  144. shari

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    she SO could be on one of those covers. absolutely stunning.

    love that last image!

  145. P

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Lovely! Through tears I send prayers to Grace and her family.

  146. Alicia Swedenborg

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Stories like these makes me cry. And makes my wipe away the tears and start living my life every second. <3

  147. Pol

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Love the outfits! She has a lot better fashion sense than me 😉

  148. Heather Ward

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Wow! I think this is one of my favorite sessions! Look at her smile! It’s contagious!

  149. Hilton Pittman

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I will definitely keep her in my prayers.

  150. luisa

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    wow.. this gave me goose bumps.

  151. Nicole

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Wow! What an inspiring shoot. I hope Grace looks at these and sees the spirit within to help fight her way back to good health.

  152. Marieke B

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Simply spectacular. Her beauty, her spirit and her smile.

  153. Amanda Key

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    What a beautiful young lady. I hope she knows just how beautiful she is.
    Jasmine, you are amazing.

  154. Annie

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Wow. These are just wonderful! Beating cancer is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do and I had a pretty mild form. Seeing someone struggle with cancer and do it with such brightness and heart makes me happy – like down to my core happy. Thanks, Jasmine for sharing these. But more importantly, thanks to Grace for sharing yourself.

  155. Tira J

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    These are beautiful images of one beautiful and courageous young woman. You have definitely made a statement by encouraging individuals who have been touched by cancer to get in front of the camera and that they are even more beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. Grace is a special person to so many people and it shows throughout your entire family. xoxo

  156. Annie

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Wow. These are just wonderful! Beating cancer is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do and I had a pretty mild form. Seeing someone struggle with cancer and do it with such brightness and heart makes me happy – like down to my core happy. Thanks, Jasmine for sharing these. But more importantly, thanks to Grace for sharing yourself.

  157. Lindsey

    June 17th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    What a perfect name for this young lady. She is absolutely beautiful–and even though I don’t know her the radiance she exudes in these photos leads me to believe inside she is even MORE beautiful. Thank you for trying to tell her story…I hope that through your blog and comments she realizes what an amazing story she has to tell.

  158. Shayna

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Kids, that girl is hot!

  159. Carla

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    My 23 year old daughter went through 6 weeks for craniospinal radiation and now has about 9 more months of chemotherapy. I have not been photographing her enough. She and her three sisters used to tilt their heads together and I snaped their picture all the time.

  160. angela young

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Such a pretty young lady! Keep rocking, and keep smiling! You are an inspiration! I will pray for your health to improve soon! ((hugs!))

  161. Yuka photo art

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    she is sooo beautiful! and looks soo happy! I love every photograph with this girl!

  162. Cathy Crawley

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    This post makes my heart sing! What a beautiful, confident and amazingly strong young woman!

  163. Kylie

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:16 am

    What an amazing smile! Such a beautiful young lady.

  164. Dawn Regan

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:40 am

    What a beautiful young girl. Such an inspiration… this gave me goosebumps. Jasmine, you are amazing, and thank you for capturing this and for sharing it with all of us. Love it! Love you!

  165. Dee

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:59 am

    She is just lovely. Simply inspiring.

  166. brittani

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:24 am

    she is amazing.
    and you are amazing for getting such great shots of her.

  167. Andi Diamond

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:25 am

    You have so many amazing post, Jasmie. But this is by far my favorite. It is UH-MAZING! So beautiful!!!!!

  168. Felicia Gwen

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Awesome…stunning…Grace you are simply stunning!

  169. Apple

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:45 am

    she’s so cute!!!:) i’ll be praying for her!:)

  170. Erin Hernandez-Reisner

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Those are wonderful, just wonderful! I love the last one. She is so beautiful and I am really happy that she can see that! Her smile lights up the screen!

  171. Melissa Johnston

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:48 am

    This is really touching. Grace is one gorgeous and strong girl, you can see it in her smile!

  172. Nicole

    June 18th, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Beautiful, inspirational, heartbreaking… simply gorgeous. Jasmine, you are amazing.

  173. tracy

    June 18th, 2010 at 3:27 am

    true beauty comes from within and Grace exuberates Beauty with a capitol B. Good luck Grace – may you kick cancer’s *ss!

  174. amanda thiessen

    June 18th, 2010 at 3:37 am

    just when i think you can’t outdo yourself you go and do this…this is amazing and my favorite thus far. you truly truly captured her beauty.

  175. Carol Spinski

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Oh my J Star~ Sigh….*Tears*, Simply beautiful~
    Blessings, Carol

  176. Kortnee Kate and Ted

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Grace, you have all our thoughts and prayers on your side. Thank you for inspiring us today!

  177. terri z

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:16 am


  178. Cat Mayer

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:00 am

    You are gorgeous Grace! You look like you should be on the cover of one of those magazines.

  179. Beria Charles

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:25 am

    What a wonderful story and how beautifully you portrayed hope! I love the pictures, specially the first black and white one! Good job Jaz, Good God we have! He is Sovereign and miracles are real! Grace, you will be in my prayers and these images will be in my heart!

  180. corinne delis

    June 18th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    seriously!? SERIOUSLY?! she is just breathtakingly beautful and her smile, wow! I LOVE that you did this session, for me this is what photography is all about capturing every part of live, thank you thank you thank you and sweet pretty girl, you are in my prayers.

  181. andrea

    June 18th, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Grace….YOU ROCK ! B E A U T I F U L images 🙂

  182. Ashley Madsen

    June 18th, 2010 at 7:34 am

    The first black and white one is stunning, then the ones in her second outfit are gorgeous. She looks more comfortable being in front of the camera after awhile and she is glowing. I’ve seen plenty of chemo with my cousin from age 1-17, she’s still going strong. All of the beautiful souls seem to be challenged because they have ability to deal with it gracefully.

  183. Holli True

    June 18th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Grace- you are so inspiring and so strong! God bless you!! You are a gorgeous young lady and your smile is infectious. 🙂 Love this post, Jasmine!!

  184. Girish

    June 18th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful shots. Its amazing to her smile and laugh and forgetting all about her problems.

  185. Anne

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    GRACE you are soooooo beautiful!!!! Gorgeous pictures!!

  186. Lissette Q

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Beautiful and incredibly touching.

  187. sarah

    June 18th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    at you. they’re definitely laughing AT YOU. 🙂

    and wow, that grace sure is gorgeous.

  188. Carrie K

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve found that the one behind the camera likes to stay behind the camera. Is that always the case with you?

  189. Christian Gideon

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Wow these images are stunning! I always like checking out other photographers for inspiration and your work is amazing! Keep it up!

  190. Jen S

    June 18th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Beautiful and simple – that’s what life’s all about. Grace…you are stunning.

  191. Lise

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Grace is the ultimate icon for the living motto, ‘BE FABULOUS!’. Grace is more than fabulous, more than fierce, more than beautiful: She is a goddess and an idol! Thank you for sharing her with the world!

  192. Maxan

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Truly Breathtaking. Her smile just radiates with confidence and joy. She is a gorgeous young lady, and your pictures capture more than any words could do justice. Absolutely Beautiful!

  193. lyncca

    June 18th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Jasmine, these are beautiful photos. I’m a (fairly new) photog and just wanted to tell you that your work is very inspiring!

  194. Christopher

    June 18th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful work, Jasmine. That shot with Grace & the headphones is priceless.

  195. Chandra

    June 18th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful girl…love the shoot. I love the one with the headphones and the huge smile.

  196. Amber

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I am very inspired. I love how you captured her beauty!

  197. Dena

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Wow! Love the 3rd photo, but they are all beautiful! She has a true inner glow that just beams. I will pray for her & those that love her. May God bless her and the lives she touches.

  198. Karina Jo

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Wow… Beautiful! She is trully Beautiful. What a photographers dream, to sucessfully portray someone’s beauty. Great job Jasmine, she is glowing!

  199. Christopher L.

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Grace is truly beautiful and inspirational. This is my favorite blog post by far!

  200. Nicky Peterson

    June 18th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    You are so right! Grace is beautiful! Such GREAT pictures!!

  201. joan zeller

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Grace has a smile that lights up
    a room. You captured her beautifully..

  202. Nicole

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I’ve never posted a comment on anyone’s blog before, but I felt the need to to tell you how much this post moved me. I love how you are able to bring so much depth, meaning, and emotion into every post by writing a few sentences. With everyone you photograph, it feels like we get a glimpse into that person’s soul for just a brief minute. I love it, I love this post, I love you, and I’m sending my love to Grace! <3

  203. Life with Kaishon

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Grace is magnificent. The most beautiful girl I have ever seen on your blog. More beautiful than the most beautiful of brides. That kind of beauty is rare and spectacular.

  204. cristy

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:43 pm


  205. Alison

    June 18th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you Grace and Jasmine. I am running around today stressing over the little stuff- the check engine light in my truck is on, I need to pay this bill, my boss wants me to what? All of it had become so important in my mind. Your post was the perfect reminder of what is really important. That last shot is perfection and my prayers will be with Grace and her family as they forge ahead.

  206. Diandra

    June 18th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve been wondering about her! I’ve been praying for her ever since Juny posted a video about it. What an amazing girl. Still praying! And Zoe. Oh my gosh that girl. I love these photos and Grace is beautiful and confident. Amazing.

  207. Marissa Rodriguez

    June 18th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Jasmine these are amazing. Grace is amazing. You are so beautiful for letting us get to know her a little through these photos. The last shot is also my favorite. Thank you so much for this reminder!

  208. Christophe D

    June 18th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome pictures !!
    Grace is so amazing and beautiful and I wish her all the best !
    Her smile is just hope for all men and women fighting against cancer !!

  209. briannanichole

    June 18th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful girl.

  210. valerie

    June 18th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I am speechless. These are crazy beautiful….

  211. Molly W.

    June 18th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    She is beautiful and her name suits her beyond words. Prayers for Grace commenced.

  212. BettyJo

    June 18th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    tears… speachless…thankful…
    I have read your blog a long long time (yep lurker) and this brought me out in the open to thank you for this a reminder… so needed ! God Bless your star just keeps getting brighter xoxo 🙂 She is beautiful God has a plan for her !

  213. Alicia Damron

    June 18th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    This is amazing, I just had a woman contact me today about taking shots of her while she is battling cancer because she wants to document this point in her life. Then I get home and check your blog (like I do everyday) and this is what I see! Wow! Grace is such a beautiful girl, wonderful pictures, she has a breathtaking smile.

  214. Ashley

    June 18th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    No words Jasmine. And all I can think to say is that Grace is BEAUTIFUL!

  215. Ivona

    June 18th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    What a gorgeous model!

  216. Pamela Topping

    June 18th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Grace is a gorgeous girl with a beautiful spirit. She is so full of life. Please keep us updated on her journey <3

  217. Anwar Torres

    June 19th, 2010 at 2:09 am

    What an amazing young girl. Thank you Jasmin for sharing.

  218. Tasha

    June 19th, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Thank you so so very much from the bottom of my heart for this post. It really puts things into perspective. So many of us are griping about such menial everyday things and along comes this person who has every reason to complain and probably never does. She is a gorgeous, gorgeous girl and I wish her well with her treatment and her journey. Please keep us updated with her progress. Good luck Grace!

  219. Chris Moreno-Trejo

    June 19th, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Amazing Grace…gorgeous, warm and life filled girl! Loved the photos…would love to see more.

  220. Rose

    June 19th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    She’s totally adorable! 😀 Look at her eyes and gorgeous smile. I’m totally in love with no 8 and 9. She rocks!

  221. Chanelle

    June 19th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    How lovely. Just lost my step-mom to cancer about two months ago. So nice to see a positive happy vibe and it looks like she has the strength to pull through this!

  222. Stacey Dawn

    June 19th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Jasmine – these are incredible. Grace is gorgeous and my prayers go out for her healing.

  223. Leah

    June 19th, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    What a beautiful girl…and your photos…they are fabulous! Zoe is a cutie too! Don’t worry about what to say…your shots say it all! Grace…thank you for sharing your story…you are an inspiration!

  224. Susan Evans

    June 19th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I follow your blog – usually for your beautiful photography…but this post was timely for me. I’m getting ready to start chemo treatments in a couple weeks – I hope I can be as "graceful" as Grace. She is an inspiration…and she is beautiful without hair! God be with you, Grace! Thank you for sharing this story Jasmine!

  225. a little bit of whimsy photography

    June 19th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    as per your usual.. perfect!

  226. Erica Velasco

    June 19th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    So cute! She looks amazing and hopefully she will feel that way soon!

  227. Millie Santana

    June 19th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Hi mija, you may not remember me but from the past 4 years that I’ve seen you, I am related to you. Your dad and I are cousins. Mija, as soon as I found out about you, you have been in my prayers. You are a very strong young lady with alot of will to keep on fighting for your life. I believe in miracles and YOU will be that one of a million miracle to BEAT it! GOD, gives us challenges to bear with and he works in mysterious ways. Don’t ever say WHY ME! Accept everything he sends us to give us the faith that we as humans beings should accept. Keep your faith going and MIRACLES do happen! I love you soooo much! And will be seeing you soon, my Gracie. Love you Auntie Millie

  228. Angie

    June 20th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Her smile is captivating. You did a wonderful job capturing her spirit and beauty.

  229. kathleen connerton

    June 20th, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I will be praying for Grace. She is a beautiful girl… I’m sure inside and out. You captured her beautifully here!! Nice work! Keep smiling Grace… we’re all pulling for you 😉 xx

  230. Nithya

    June 20th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for this post – she’s a beautiful person, and you’ve captured her so beautifully. I especially love the last one. Thoughts and prayers for Grace as she continues this fight.

  231. Kristi Chappell

    June 20th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Keep us posted about Grace. She is such beautiful young lady. I lost my brother to cancer last Valentine’s Day, he suffered with a brain tumor. During his illness I discovered so many young people in my community that is dealing with this beast. I will send prayers up for Grace. I have never commented, I just read your posts but this one moved me to come out of my shell. Your work is amazing.

  232. Gerry Hanan

    June 21st, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Jasmine, I cannot express how profoundly this post impacts me. Grace is completely beautiful. Her smile, and the life in her eyes shake hands with your heart. Your photography is, as always, absolutely gorgeous, and these captures of her have left an unforgettable imprint on my heart and mind. As someone who typically focuses on beauty and fashion photography, I can safely say I have never created an image that has moved anyone the way these images just moved me. Thank you for sharing these images. I will pray that heaven invades earth in Graces life, and that she experiences the reckless love of the Father not only in the physical realm, but in every area of her life. Gerry H.

  233. Tina B.

    June 21st, 2010 at 5:43 am

    What a beautiful young lady…you did an absolute beautiful job portraying her beauty!!!! Speechless and crying right now!!

  234. s h e r r y

    June 21st, 2010 at 8:30 am

    These are so beautiful, Jasmine. Grace has such a vibrant personality! Love the ones of her laughing. (I’m gonna say she was laughing with you :))

  235. kris rupp

    June 21st, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful .

  236. Ashley Daniell

    June 21st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    What a great post J. You had me in tears without having to say a word. The black and white one of Grace and the last one are my favorites. What a brave and beautiful young lady!

  237. Teresa Hill

    June 21st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    WoW! What a stunning young lady! So beautiful and beautifully captured! Thank you for sharing her story with us :o)

  238. Ali Williams

    June 21st, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Wow!! She is absolutely stunning!! Those black and whites of her are so beautiful and her smile is definitely contagious!

  239. Rylee

    June 21st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Biggest, best, most beautiful perfectly-white-teeth smile. Way to go Grace!

  240. Josephine Sicad

    June 21st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Oooooooooooh gosh! TOTALLY MOVING! *teary me*

  241. Laurie Bracewell

    June 21st, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Grace – you are beautiful. 🙂

  242. Ashley Rath

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:05 am

    What an inspirational young woman and you have captured her spirit so well! If only we could all be just a little like her! Awesome!

  243. Tiffany Vaughan

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:41 am

    So beautiful, Grace, the image, the post, everything!

  244. Sonya

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:42 am

    grace…you said nothing but your smile says hope and strength a million times!

  245. Weston Cantrell

    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Wow. This moved me to tears – and I’m not a crier. Beautiful.

  246. Linda

    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful, Beautiful Gracie! You are amazing, so brave so spectacular so loved! There is NO one like YOU! Thank You for allowing us to take this journey with you!

  247. Christina Masters

    June 22nd, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Literally – AMAZING Grace. This is one gorgeous girl. Fabulous shots, and a stunningly beautiful girl. Love it.

  248. Lara Parent

    June 22nd, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    In my quest to spend *LESS* time entangled in the ever-addictive world of technology, I found myself very behind on your blog postings! 🙂
    Love this post. The last photo is my absolute favorite! So magazine worthy . Beautiful girl, with a perfect name+beautiful images as always. Thank you both for the inspiration :)Lara

  249. jenberry

    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    speechless (for once). look at her eyes. they sparkle with life and beauty. her smiling is electrifying. as you know, cancer can crush the soul.. but not this lil lady. she is spectacular. you are spectacular. xo

  250. cicilia

    June 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    thank you for the remainder! yes! life is what we make it through…such a young brave woman!


  251. Bobbie Brown

    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Love these. She is beautiful.

  252. Caitlin

    June 22nd, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    gorgeous! Grace is beautiful.

  253. Mona

    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Wow Grace, you are really beautiful – I can see in your eyes, that you love your life, altough all bad times….
    I also have cancer…

    Have fun and enjoy every second of life…


  254. Ginger Murray

    June 22nd, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    SO many favorites!!!!! Love these, Grace, and Jasmine:)

  255. Tim

    June 22nd, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    OMG, what an INCREDIBLE young woman. Makes me realize what is important.

  256. Carla Lynn

    June 23rd, 2010 at 12:07 am

    She reminds me of Ashley… a beautiful 17 year old girl, neighbor and friend that I photographed not too long ago. She has been diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma and has gone through 4 complete rounds of chemo thus far. Jessica, these people touch our lives and teach us more than they ever realize. Blessed are we- to be a part of their lives and to be the ones to spend some time laughing and crying and photographing them. You do amazing work. You are an inspiration to me and I hope to one day meet you. In the meantime, Live fully, laugh uncontrollably and love unconditionally- as my hubby once told me.

  257. christina

    June 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 am

    absolutely beautiful. i just love her style and that she is full of laughter in every shot!!!

  258. joyful weddings and events

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:28 am

    So awesome jas! I was her age going through the same thing- breaks my heart because I know what she is going through, but it fills my heart to see such joy. Keep believing Grace! 🙂

    So awesome that you captured these moments for her- she will treasure them! It is hard to feel beautiful while going through chemo, and I can tell by the look on her face that you made her feel beautiful 🙂

  259. Truc

    June 23rd, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Wonderful post, Jasmine, and beautiful photos. Grace is just beautiful.

  260. jakki

    June 23rd, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    beautiful…absolutely beautiful. and i agree…that last photo…sorta spectacular….LOL

  261. Lisa Carrasco

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    so beautiful! We love you Gracie! Always in our thoughts and prayers!!


    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Just beautiful!

  263. Steve Nunes

    June 23rd, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    What a beautiful series of portraits of a truly beautiful young woman!

  264. Pinky

    June 24th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    love it, so beautiful!

  265. Leann Neal

    June 24th, 2010 at 2:15 am

    She is just gorgeous! Jasmine you did an amazing job as always.

  266. shuhada hasim

    June 24th, 2010 at 2:41 am

    i love this one!

  267. creativeKayt

    June 24th, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Wow! She is a beautiful girl! Thank you both for sharing. I am humbled and blown away at the intense spirit you both captured in these shots.

  268. Tracy

    June 24th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Wow – Grace, what a smile you have !!!! It’s gorgeous…..and infectious…..I found myself smiling when I was looking at your photos. Praying for you, hon, as I’m sure a ton of people are. Keep up the positive attitude — love the ones against the brown doors and the very last among all the magazines !! Very telling of your personality !

  269. sharon snow

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Grace truly is breathtaking. Her smile just lights up the screen and you captured the spirit in this beautiful girl. Grace you will be in my prayers EVERY night for strength and healing, and I look forward to seeing the next shoot you do with Jasmine upon your recovery.

  270. Serendipity Photography

    June 26th, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Great captures! What a beautiful girl!

  271. Sara Bucelli

    August 29th, 2010 at 3:04 am

    This stopped me in my tracks! What a beautiful young lady. I once was 15 and going thru cancer myself but havent ever seen such fun, lively pictures taken during the trial. I wish I would have had some like these to look back on. I pray that this young lady will stay strong and come out all the better for it in the end. What a beautifu beautiful photoshoot. I’d love to see more like it.

  272. Amanda Sellers

    September 1st, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Wow, so inspiring. She is so beautiful. Her energy is amazing.

  273. Tracy

    September 6th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I’m so glad you took these for that beautiful girl! I don’t ever want to take my health, or that of my husband and children and the rest of my family, for granted.

  274. Krista

    September 8th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    There is so much life in this beautiful young woman…I truly believe this is just one of many fights she will encounter in her life…and I truly believe she will come through every one of them a winner ..some ppl are given more challenges in life simply because God knows they can handle them… your are GORGEOUS Grace….

  275. Matt

    September 14th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    What a beautiful young woman. So inspiring. I’m not sure she understands how her spirit will inspire so many.
    Thanks for sharing Jasmine/Grace!

  276. Lisa B.

    October 3rd, 2010 at 3:36 am

    This is truly an amazing post about a young lady with, what is clearly, a warrior’s spirit! God Bless Grace! 🙂

  277. -gielle

    October 10th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, this is amazing! I’m 15 as well and I had cancer 5 years ago. Thankfully I’m in remission now, but I find it truly amazing what you just captured. There is beauty behind a bald head. I’ve been there.

  278. Melody Gillikin

    October 11th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Oh My Gosh…this is incredible…and something my heart desires to do….to capture the strength and beauty of someone fighting with all they have…she is beautiful and the last shot with all the magazines….absolutley adorable!

  279. Sarah Erwin

    October 14th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I have just recently started "blog stalking" your amazing blog, Jasmine. But this post just couldn’t be left without me saying I’m in awe. It’s so beautiful through and through. Your pictures speak more than words I could type.

  280. Katie Hunsberger

    November 4th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I cannot tell you how many times I got goosebumps while reading this post! But not only that, now that I’m done, I just want to get up and dance and smile and have fun. Thank you!

  281. Nathan McNabb

    November 22nd, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Grace you are beautiful..! I’m sure God is watching over you 🙂

  282. joan solitario

    November 30th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    your recent photo of zoe reminded me of grace. i hope she is doing well. 🙂

  283. Rajesh Taylor

    April 10th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    She’s so beautiful. You’ve managed to get a shoot with a real life angel. I hope Grace is doing well during her treatment. Tell her we send love from England :)))

  284. Jean

    April 11th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Jasmine,
    I just started looking at your blog and found this post about the young woman going through chemo. Cancer is such an awful disease. My grandmother is doing her 2nd round of chemo right now and also has multiple tumors. I was hoping you sisters friend is still surviving and happy.
    Sincerely, Jean

  285. Abby Grace Photography

    May 16th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I love that last image- it definitely belongs in one of the magazine spread around her!

  286. Nathan Leduc Photography

    May 16th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Well I followed the link you had put on the most recent post. Really really amazing. No doubt she can beat this thing. I have to agree with the previous poster as well. The last image taken seems to fit Grace perfectly. Awesome stuff!

  287. Kimberly Murray

    May 16th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I had to revisit this post. She is so beautiful. I love the B&W image of her sitting on the curb listening to music. I can’t even fathom 19 rounds of chemos. What a strong young lady.

  288. heather cherie photography

    May 17th, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I just had to revisit this post as well. Beautiful girl… will definitely be praying for a miracle! The last photo is my favorite too. 🙂

  289. Donna Brooks

    May 17th, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Powerful, inspiring, beautiful, funny, hopeful and brave – that is what I see in her in your wonderful photographs!

  290. Jodie Lemke

    May 17th, 2011 at 1:51 am

    This breaks my heart yet at the same time what an amazing memory to look back on. seeing her so happy and gorgeous! I love these J*!

  291. kim

    May 17th, 2011 at 2:08 am

    You Are So Beautiful Grace!!

  292. Lorraine Torres

    May 18th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Great photos Jasmine…, You seemed to have captured Gracie’s essence in these photos

  293. Mary

    December 7th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Could she be any more BEAUTIFUL??
    The answer is no. 🙂 What an awesome young lady.

  294. Heather

    October 29th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    this touches my heart. my baby girl, lily grace, has a brain tumor and has been on chemo for almost a year. it takes a lot of courage to endure this, grace, you are one beautiful gal. prayers and love.

  295. joselle

    February 9th, 2013 at 3:22 am

    oh she is beautiful!

  296. Melissa

    April 1st, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    WOW…she is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the way you capture the inner beauty as well as the outer, Jasmine!

  297. Jolie Dickson

    June 21st, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for posting such a beautiful life. This girl exudes beauty on every level.