Happy Birthday, Jasmine!


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