Happy Birthday, Jasmine!

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Jasmine, for as long as I can remember, you’ve always had a fear of missing a moment. You’ll finish a book you’re not enjoying just in case it gets better in the last chapter, you’ll make reservations to three different restaurants just to keep your options open, you’ll never walk away from a photo booth without a picture, and you’ll never let a good song end without dancing, even if for just a second or two. It’s built into your DNA and I’ve fallen in love with it.

In this moment on your birthday, this is you. Beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated, simple, uninhibited, passionate, loyal and loving. I can’t imagine what life would look like without your idiosyncrasies and I love being a part of the journey.

Thank you for always wanting to capture the best moments in life. In this moment I’d like to celebrate you and all you are. Here’s to many more years of living in the moment. Happy Birthday, lovebug.
– JD

Jasmine’s birthday is tomorrow (April 6th), but in order to hijack her blog, I needed to keep her on her toes…

I met Jasmine in high school. The first time I saw her, she was wearing a cheer uniform and laughing with her friends. Years later I’m happy she’s still laughing…but thankful that cheer skirt is a thing of the past.

This photo is my favorite.

As I packed the car to leave, Jasmine insisted on setting up the self-timer for a photo…I was tired, hungry, and ready to go, but (true to her desire to never miss a moment) she begged me for one last shot.

Location: Palm Springs
Makeup Artist: Beauty by Melina

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  1. Fiona

    April 5th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous! Happy Birthday Jasmine. Have a great time you two.

  2. Lindsey Laughlin

    April 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE!!
    JD, you just made me cry at my desk! All my co-workers think I’m crazy as I sit here sopping up maskara off my face… The two of you make my day when I think about the love you share and all the good you add to this world. I’m honored to have met you (that one time at WPPI) and love watching your lives via the interwebz.
    Love you, Jasmine girl – hope you celebrate like a rock star this weekend!! xoxoxo

  3. Liz

    April 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This is such a gorgeous (and honest to the max) post – both the images and the words. Happy Birthday Jasmine!! My birthday was two weeks ago and I was thinking about how I really didn’t get excited about it . . when I should be so incredibly grateful that I have one, that people care enough to wish a happy one, and celebrate where I have been and where I am going, even if it doesn’t feel like it’s even close yet. Thanks for the reminder JD!! πŸ™‚

  4. Rebecca Nash

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! I hope it’s filled with family, love and laughter!

    As for you JD – Kudos on the highjacking and the beautiful shots. We are all blessed that you are willing to share your amazing wife and your own time and talents with us!

    Thanks for being awesome you too!

  5. Mikaela

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Jasmine, you’re a true beauty…plus insanely gorgeous! Much love and happy birthday wishes! xo!

  6. Rachel Greene

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    πŸ™‚

  7. moi

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Yay! Smart move JD! Gorgeous images of the lovely J. Happy birthday Jasmine may your birthday be filled with wonderful things and I wish you a year filled with love, joy, peace of mind and lots of aha moments! ? xxxx

  8. cat alkire

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    best blog ever. so sweet! happy birthday jasmine!!

  9. moi

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Yay! Smart move JD! Gorgeous images of the lovely J. Happy birthday Jasmine may your birthday be filled with wonderful things and I wish you a year filled with love, joy, peace of mind and lots of aha moments! ? xxxx

  10. Joel Allegretto

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    JD your the man.. and Happy birthday to the fabulous J* you guys make a beautiful couple!

  11. Kayla :)

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jasmine!!! πŸ™‚

  12. Elizabeth Blank

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Happy birthday, Jasmine, from one "April-6ther" to another!

  13. Julia

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! Keep being you, u a wonferful !:) Wish u two being so screative and happy forever!
    Julia

  14. anouschka

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Happy birthday Jasmine!!! Hope you have an amazing day with the people you love the most πŸ™‚ x

  15. Lori

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Awesome!!!!

    Happy birthday Jasmine!!

  16. Frank G

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Wow. What a beautifully written birthday surprise. Hope you and JD have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  17. Catie Ronquillo Wood

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE!! I hope you have an extra fabulous weekend of celebrating, JD making you sandwiches, and lots of bubbly. Hold onto that one. He’s a keeper πŸ™‚

  18. Aimee

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Love you both!! Happiest of birthdays, Jasmine!! Have another blessed year!! <3

  19. Shauna Ploeger

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!

  20. Marie Janssen

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    So sweet!

  21. Janet Cruz

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happpppeeeee bbirrrrrthhhhhh dayyyyy dear Jasmine, Happy Birthday to you! Birthdays are wonderful things to collect, I wish you many many more! Thank you for sharing so much of your self with us, for letting us in, for all loving not only you, but JD & Polo through your eyes! You all hit the Big Lottery with each other. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sister (happy birthday to her to), & your Mom and Thank you soo soo much for sharing Dad’s always perfect words of wisdom. With love and hugs! Janet (& my JC , and my Sadie)

  22. shelley hohe

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I love this!!! What a sweet marriage you have! Happy Birthday Jasmine. I have never met you but from Facebook, your blog and CreativeLive…you are easy to fall in love with. I hope I get to meet you one day!! Lord bless your special day tomorrow!
    Xoxo Shelley

  23. colleen

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    a VERY happy birthday dear Jasmine. Thank you for inspiring this 50-something lady to get out and make her dream of being a phtoographer a reality. The way you live your life…with both intelligence and abandon….is an inspiration to many. Happy ‘new year’ and may God bless you richly in your future. P.S. JD…you are certainly the ‘cushion’ for Jasmine…somewhere safe to land, a true partner in every way. She is blessed to have you.

  24. Valerie Whetzel

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Happy Birthday J*! You are genuinely FABULOUS! <3

  25. September

    April 5th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    That is super sweet JD!!! You two are perfect for eachother. Happy Early birthday J*!!!!

  26. Emily Faith Donohue

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Happy birthday, Jasmine! You’re adorable JD.

  27. Bobbie

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    That’s so sweet JD!!! The photos are great! We can sense lot of love from them.

    Happy birthday Jasmine! Keep on smiling. You are beautiful πŸ™‚

  28. jenn

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    this is VERY sweet! happy early birthday, jasmine!

  29. kendra

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    That was beautiful JD! Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday Jasmine! You are loved!

  30. Kristin Cooley

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    You guys are so incredibly adorable, it makes me sick. But seriously, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  31. elizabeth s.

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Oh, Jasmine! You are blessed with a loving, kind husband, who obviously loves the ground you walk on! Happy, happy birthday!
    E.

  32. Gena D

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love, love, love!!!! Happy birthday Jasmine *

  33. Christine

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!!
    This post was so cute, gave me goosebumps when I read it πŸ™‚

  34. Lacie

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Love the love that you two share! Beautiful photos! Happy Birthday Jasmine!

  35. Sabrina

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    LOVE every bit of this. Happy birthday, Jasmine! You and JD are so blessed to have each other πŸ™‚

  36. Kate

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    LOVE THIS & and the both of you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to someone who inspires us all!

  37. Lindsay

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    This post is so beautiful! True love just speaks through JD’s words. You two are a beautiful couple and I love how you are so real and funny and capture every moment. Love following along on your gorgeous blog and photos!

  38. Samantha

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Birthday, even if it is a little early! Thanks for being a great and inspirational photographer, and I can’t wait to read along to the journey the next year takes you on!

  39. Litza

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! You have been an inspiration to me and soo many others and for that I want to Thank you and wish you the most Fabulous Birthday Ever! (and many more!) Litza

  40. tina wiebe

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE! What a sweet guy! Fantastic photos!

  41. Emily

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! What a beautiful birthday tribute to your wife JD!

  42. Georgina@RubyWeddings

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    How lovely is JD!!! Happy Birthday for tomorrow Jasmine xx

  43. Summer

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!! I hope you don’t miss a single moment of it πŸ™‚ Great post JD.

  44. Evie Perez

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!! What a beautiful post JD. Love these pictures. You both are such a perfect match for each other. Here’s is too many many more laughters and taking pictures together!

  45. LisaGregory

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This is simply beautiful..I have been with my husband since highschool…1979…We are still together, in love with each other more than ever. You sound like soul mates. JD, your words about Jasmine are truly lovely. You have captured her essence. Thank you for sharing such an intimate portrait of her. In words, and in the beautiful photography.
    Jasmine, Happy Birthday!! And thank you for giving of yourself so freely in teaching us who want o learn more in photography. You are AMAZING, and I hope to meet you one day for a session. Now that would be awesome!! xo

  46. Destiny

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! Love these photos of you!!

  47. Steph.

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    A. Jasmine – Gorgeous photos, oh my word. Gorgeous. Are those pairs of skinny pants 5647 and 5648? Dude, it’s hard for us to keep up. πŸ™‚ Love love love them! πŸ™‚
    B. JD – when we talked at the Kelly Moore booth at WPPI about you posting I knew it would be good, but this was absolutely perfect. A+ for making it a tear jerker. You two are beautiful people.
    C. Jas – did you get your Kelly Moore bag? I’m pretty sure we drooled when we opened the boxes. In <3.

  48. Steph.

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    AND Happy Birthday!!!!

  49. jaine {brklyn view photography}

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!!! I wish you & JD lots of love and happiness. Thank you for being so inspiring as you continue to share with us your passion for photography! xoxo – j

  50. Sarah

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    So incredibly sweet and full of love. Enjoy your birthday!

  51. Meredith

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    These are the most unbelievably gorgeous photos!! Jasmine, you are just stunning!!!! And I love your gold pants!! So cool! Happy birthday! Have an amazing one! πŸ™‚ You deserve it!

  52. Ashley Rogers

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Happy early date of your birth, Jasmine!! May your day be bubbling over with crazy awesomeness, laugh ’til you cry fun, and full of refreshing & relaxing. =)
    JD, loved your post! You did good. =)

  53. Melissa Kate

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Awww!! This is so adorable!! <3

  54. Louise Gibson

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Have a very happy birthday tomorrow Jasmine, you have a wonderful hubby in JD. (PS you share your birthday with my brother- have a great day)

  55. maria

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    adorable

  56. Anita

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine…

  57. Mavi

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday tomorrow, Jasmine!! And props to JD for always being such a sweet husband πŸ˜‰ Would love to get back to CA and see you guys again sometime. Air kisses!!

  58. Stewart Uy

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Beautifully & romantically written JD! It was great meeting you & Jasmine @ the ONA Bags booth during WPPI! Take Care & hopefully I see you two again!

  59. Melissa C

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jasmine !!!!

  60. Stephanie

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    She’s a beauty!

  61. Whitney Dupuis

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Happy birthday Jasmine. I hope you have the most blessed day today. JD, you are wonderful. God blessed you two when he put you together.

  62. Haley Johnston

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Gorgeous! JD I think you might win husband of the year! Happy Birthday, Jasmine! I hope it is fabulous <3

  63. B

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    You’re gawwwgeous, darling. Happy birthday, hammy!

  64. Amy

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, have a fab Birthday Jasmine! πŸ™‚

  65. kathleen frank

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    love, love, love everything about this! such cute pics! happy birthday, Jasmine!!!

  66. Malinda

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    JD what an AMAZING post!!! Jasmine, Happy Birthday Girl! Love your energy and love of life:) Have a fabulous year!

  67. Christi

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    That is the sweetest thing, ever. Happy Birthday!

  68. clarivel.ann

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    You’re a lucky man, JD!

    And you’re a lucky gal, J-star!

  69. Breanne

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! JD, what a great post! She’s a blessed girl. πŸ™‚

  70. Susan DeSisto

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Oh MY!!!! JD you ROCK! These shots are fannnntastic! Happy Birthday to Jasmine. She’s so lucky to have you!

  71. Cherlyn

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE!!!

  72. Mandy Henry

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    This is a beautiful post! You are obviously very loved Jasmine! Plus, how wonderful to have a husband who can take such beautiful and authentic photos of you. I always try to get mine to take some of me and it never ends with a fun loving piggy back ride! LOL

  73. Lawrence Chan

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Aw. JD is so endearing! Happy birthday, Jasmine! xxo

  74. Laura Wick

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Love this so much!! Happy one day early birthday Jasmine!!

  75. Tira J

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Happy Birthday to you Jas! Sending tons of love, hugs, good health and fun times to you over this birthday weekend! You are a true blessing! xoxo

  76. Susannah Gill

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Get Spoiled Rotten Day!!! Enjoy your birthday! JD what a beautiful post you created!

  77. Brittani

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    <3 <3 Happy birthday J.

  78. Ashlyn

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Jasmine, Happy Birthday! You’re so blessed to have a husband like JD. You two are an amazing couple!

  79. Belinda

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Jasmine, You look gorgeous in these photos! Love!

  80. Dawn & Michael Mitchell

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Happy Birthday to you…a day early! JD you did a fine thing!

  81. Jenni Marie

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    WAY TOO SWEET!! Happy Birthday Jasmine!!

  82. Kim

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Best husband ever!!!! Great job JD. Such beautiful photos of Jasmine.

    Happy Birthday Jasmine<3 Thank you for sharing your life & photography with all of us. You really do make a difference in the photography community and I think all of us are so thankful for all you have done. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! May this next year be your best yet. xo

  83. laura

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Happy birthday J*! What an adorable post, kudos to JD!

  84. Lisa Cunnington

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    You guys make me cry! You also inspire us so much! Amazing, lovely couple. Happy Birthday Jasmine, we hope you have a wonderful birthday! Lisa & Ady xxx

  85. laurie c

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    i love that your family celebrates you even before your actual birthday… whether it’s a unexpected text or a highjacked blog it’s so evident you are surrounded by love!!! may your birthday and all your days be full of love, laughter, and joy!!! Happy (1 day early) Birthday Jasmine!!

  86. Alexis

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    AWW!!!!!! HOW SWEET!!!

    Dear Jasmine Star,
    I wish you the best birthday ever! πŸ™‚ But I believe you’ve already got your best birthday gift(s): your husband JD, your family, your friends and your GOD who gives you the breath of life to enjoy all these beautiful blessings!!! πŸ™‚ Keep trusting in Jesus Christ, He loves you with His Life! πŸ™‚ *John 3:16* and *Jeremiah 29:11*

  87. candace

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE. HAVE A TRULY AWESOME BIRTHDAY WEEKEND.

  88. Jennifer Corbin

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Just wonderful. Happy Birthday Jasmine.

  89. Ashley W

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    This is so truly lovely in every, EVERY way!

  90. mella

    April 5th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    love you both so so very much. jasmine, you’re a supermodel. chu, you’re a mensch. miss you more than mr Diaz’ carne asada plates. xx

  91. Jenna Kutcher

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    We WOULD be birthday buddies, mine is on Monday! You are such a blessing to everyone you meet. The love you and JD share is so apparent, beautiful, raw, and candid. Hope you have the happiest of birthdays! I adore you both!

  92. Monica Justesen Photography

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    JD, what a beautifully written post. And the accompanying images are even more beautiful. You captured her personality perfectly, as I’m sure you know her better than anyone else.

  93. Jessica Vidmar Photography

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    AHhhhhh….I can’t handle the gorgeousness!! Happy Birthday Jasmine : )

  94. Penny Palmer

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    What an Awesome birthday surprise! Happy Birthday Jasmine!

  95. Penny Palmer

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    What an Awesome birthday surprise! Happy Birthday Jasmine!

  96. Carlie

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    That was so beautifully sweet. Happy Birthday Jasmine!!

  97. Laura Metzger

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! What a super special guy you have there!

  98. Melissa McMillen

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Happy early birthday Jasmine! What a beautifully written post and gorgeous images! Good job JD!! πŸ™‚ Loved that you hijacked the blog too! πŸ˜‰

  99. Jason Wehrman

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Happy early Cake Day Jasmine *!

  100. Amy

    April 5th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Wow! I feel silly saying this but this post totally left me teary eyed. How sweet!! You are one LUCKY gal Jasmine – well you’re both LUCKY to be so in LOVE and to have truly found your soul-mate. It is life’s greatest gift. Beautiful images J*!!

  101. Stacey Da

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! I love the love you and JD share. You two are amazing.

  102. NiCole Lynch

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Well done JD – it is such a beautiful experience to see how God continues to manifest His greatness in the lives of those who love Him. This is such an endearing tribute to a well deserving woman. All God’s continued best to and for both of you! Here’s to many more moments… Happy Birthday Jasmin (and to your equally kind twin, Bianca).

  103. Eliza

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Love this post! JD is a sweet husband. πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to one of the best photographers in the business!!

  104. Silke

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Wonderful words…
    Happy Birthday, Jasmine!

  105. lin

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jasmine! JD’s post is so touching. Wish you two the best!

  106. Whitney

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I might have died when I read that "lovebug" line. Happy Birthday, Jasmine. I am thankful for all that you are and all that you are willing to share with the world.
    (Holy moly, I was really trying to not sound cheesy and stalker-esque. That’s a word right?)

  107. Ann

    April 5th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Wow. What a beautiful post. Such a beautiful thing when a man celebrates their woman in such an open & public way. Just gorgeous x

  108. Miki

    April 5th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    This is beautiful in so many ways. Happy birthday for tomorrow! I hope you have a lovely day.

  109. Eileen

    April 5th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday, Jasmine.

  110. Ariel Soto-Suver

    April 5th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Happy bday J*!! April girls rule πŸ™‚ My bday is on the 12th — let’s party it up this week! xo.

  111. Realizestate

    April 5th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Happy early bday to you! Love the simplicity of the photos! Kudos to the camera man amd make up artist. God bless you!
    πŸ™‚

  112. Melissa Avey Photography

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! You look beautiful! Have an amazing weekend.

  113. Toni

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! It’s 6th April here in Australia. I’m sure JD will spoil you and you’ll have a fantabulously amazing birthday xx

  114. Marie Ostensson

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    WOW!!! What a beautiful testament of your love JD!! Happy Birthday Jasmine!! May you have many many more with the man you love, & so obviously adores you!!!

  115. Marlo Laney

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    What a Wonderful Post…Happy Birthday Jasmine :o)

  116. Laura Byler

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I’ll be first to comment on this post πŸ˜€ Its SO Sweet πŸ™‚ Good job JD πŸ™‚ And Jasmine – once again πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday πŸ˜€

  117. *S*

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! You look amazing and the photos are fabulous. Here is to living in the moment!

  118. Christine

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    aww, what a sweet husband you are JD!
    And an early Happy Birthday to you Jasmine & twin! Have a sparkling day, full of good moments!
    Greetings from Vienna (Austria)

  119. Schiavonn

    April 5th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Warmest wishes to you on your birthday <3 The last shot was definitely worth begging for. Big smiles all around! Have a fabulous day.

  120. denise karis

    April 5th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    SWEETEST! <3 Happy Birthday, Jasmine!

  121. Dayana

    April 5th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I love when you hijack her blog… this post is the sweetest thing ever. You should hang out with my fiance and give him some tips!! haha
    Happy Birthday Jasmine!
    You are my version of a celebrity xoxo Dayana

  122. Caitlin

    April 5th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    So precious! You guys are so sweet and your love for each other is beautiful. Happy Birthday Jasmine! I hope you take the day to relish in your fabulousness.

  123. Stephanie Stewart

    April 5th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Wishing you a beautiful birthday, full of love, laughter, and dancing like nobody’s watching!

  124. Lupe Juarez

    April 6th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    aww this is sooo cute! JDC is tooo sweet..Happy Birthday Jasmine!!….i hope you have an amazing day tomorow! Im an April baby too so were cool..yayyy..love you lots<33

  125. Miriam

    April 6th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Happy Birthday J*! Cheers to the inspiring and funny woman God created!!! JD good job capturing the love of your life! Very sweet and thoughtful!

  126. Kendra

    April 6th, 2013 at 1:13 am

    OWWWW! You look HOT! JD did an amazing job capturing you πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday! Love you both <3

  127. Melina Ruiz

    April 6th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I love all of the pictures and I am beyond my self happy and humbled that I was a small part of that adventure . Thank you for everything !! JD YOU ROCK !! AMAZZZIIING !!! xo HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL JASMINE !!!

  128. salina aguirre

    April 6th, 2013 at 1:39 am

    cute pictures and blog!! happy birthday Jasmin and your sister too=)

  129. Barbara Marcella

    April 6th, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Beautiful!!! You guys are both so sweet…Happy Birthday Jasmine and to many more!! <3

  130. darcie Sutherland

    April 6th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Feliz Cumpleanos amiga!

  131. staci

    April 6th, 2013 at 4:47 am

    love. happy, happy bday to a women i truly admire. not only do you take amazing photos; you live and love without abandon.

  132. Susan Shek

    April 6th, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Aww I just cried with all these beautiful emotions!!!

    Happy Birthday Jasmine <3 You are the luckiest girl in the world <3 Hope you get everything you wished for!

  133. Katie Jackson

    April 6th, 2013 at 5:50 am

    JD, this post is so beautiful! Your love really shines through:) Not to mention, Jasmine looks so gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday Jasmine!

  134. Chloe Austin

    April 6th, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! <3

  135. Inna

    April 6th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Happy Birthday, Jasmine! May all your dreams always come true! And to JD – no words.. just sighhhh..beautiful…So now I also have an idea for my birthday wish list – a full frame camera and a Love letter from my husband πŸ˜‰ (i predict he will be so terrified to write a love letter so he might just go with the camera:) But ME?- I will be happy with either:)

  136. Sindy

    April 6th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    So beautiful. Happy birthday Jasmine! πŸ™‚

  137. Carina

    April 6th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Happy Bday Jasmine! Love the pictures, great work and nice gesture JD πŸ˜‰

  138. Rebecca

    April 6th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Awh. ThatΒ΄s so cute!

  139. Dhanika

    April 6th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    A Happy happy happy birthday to my most favorite photographer & my biggest inspiration ever, from your biggest fan in INDIA!!!!! Jasmine you rock !! have the best birthday ever !!! xxxxx

  140. Thierry

    April 6th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine !!!!!!!

  141. Sonja S

    April 6th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Happy b-day Jasmine, stay always fabilous as you are now!

  142. Lynette Smith

    April 6th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! Hope you have an amazing day today. The letter JD wrote when he highjacked your blog is precious <3

  143. Arita Cimermane

    April 6th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Birthday, dear Jasmine! :*

  144. Katelyn James

    April 6th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!! JD you’re the best:) Jas, happy birthday sweet friend!!! So thankful for you and your example. We adore you guys!!

  145. Leah

    April 6th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jasmine!! πŸ™‚

  146. LEOLAK

    April 6th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE!! You are gorgeous! Beautiful post JD!

  147. Jenn

    April 7th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    So sweet… you’ve got yourself a good man!

  148. Dian

    April 7th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Happy Birthday Jasmine! πŸ™‚

  149. Lydia

    April 7th, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Happy B’day Jasmine!! You’ve made a huge impact on not only my business, but also my life! Wishing you many many more years of happiness!!

  150. Ashley Esfandiari

    April 7th, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Happy birthday!

  151. Ashley Martens

    April 7th, 2013 at 5:02 am

    WOW!!! Jasmine you are stunning and JD nice job!!! You both rock!

  152. Andria Lavine

    April 7th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Happy Birthday! You are Fabulous!

  153. Karen

    April 7th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Feliz CumpleaΓ±os!!! πŸ™‚

  154. Autumn Lee

    April 8th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Jasmine I hope your birthday was filled with so much love and laughter! I love the way JD talks about you…real love. Here is to an amazing year!

  155. MaΓ―eva Voyage

    April 8th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    " You’ll finish a book you’re not enjoying just in case it gets better in the last chapter" => I do the same!!!
    Happy Birthday Jasmine and wish you all the best for the years to come πŸ™‚
    MaΓ―eva Voyage

  156. Nicole Lapierre

    April 8th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  157. Falcon

    April 9th, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Happy Birthday, Jasmine!!! xx

  158. julie

    April 9th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Jasmine and JD…..your love is inspiring!!! Thanks for letting us be a part of your lives and for loving us back!
    Happy Happy Birthday Jasmine!!!

  159. Dana

    April 10th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    This is very cool!

  160. Lucie Zeka

    April 10th, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Happy Birthday!! You both look absolutely amazing and happy

  161. Mark Martinez

    April 10th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    These are wonderful JD! Happy Birthday Jasmine πŸ™‚

  162. Jennifer Hudspeth

    April 11th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Happy (better late, than never) Birthday!! You. are. stunning. I hope you had an amazing birthday! In true spirit, stay fab.

  163. Alaina Bos

    April 14th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I love when JD hijacks the blog! He’s so romantic πŸ™‚ Hope you had an amazing day!

  164. Tre

    June 5th, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Very nice! Beautiful woman!