Heather and Marc : Wedding


The hotel suite pulsed with energy. Her mom finalizing details, her sister moving the wedding dress, her bridesmaids a flutter with last minute fashion tips. And, sitting alone on the couch, was Heather’s father soaking everything in, fighting back the tears in his eyes. Just moments before getting into her wedding gown, Heather stopped the day to sit on the couch with her parents. They exchanged gifts, passed along tissue, and hugged incessantly. They were–together–ready for the wedding to begin.

As they walked down the aisle, Heather and her father glided toward Marc, who waited patiently at the end of what must have felt like a long walkway. As Heather’s hand was passed to Marc’s, her father fought back tears. Tears of happiness and joy. At the reception, glasses were raised in their honor and the father of the bride said he couldn’t have imagined a better man for his daughter to marry. A man who is kind, generous, and thoughtful…someone he knew would love Heather just as much as he. And then it was Marc’s turn to fight the tears. Heather was blessed to be surrounded by many people who loved her, but two special men whose hearts beat along with hers.

Heather and Marc…your wedding day was perfect and everything a marriage should be about: Love, Joy, and Contentment. Thank you for the honor of commemorating your special day and I know it’s merely the start to something even more fabulous than what you have now. Hope you’re enjoying Jamaica and soaking in your amazing honeymoon! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

The wedding day started at the Hyatt Huntington Beach and I immediately was smitten with the bride’s Kenneth Pool wedding gown…

Amazing florals with thanks to Square Root Designs

The flower girl insisted on doing Heather’s makeup…but the gorgeous final result was due to amazing team at Flawless Faces

Hellllllllo. Doesn’t Heather make the most stunning bride? Ever?!

JD caught Heather doing what she does best: Laughing…

I moved some furniture around the Hyatt Huntington Beach to find some fabulous light…

…and JD had to go show me up with this picture…

The ever dapper Marc…

After the ceremony, we headed back to the Hyatt Huntington Beach for more wedding photos…

Heather and Marc wanted wedding photos along Huntington Beach, and I was more than happy to oblige!

I love the following two photos JD captured…

The US Surf Open was going on last weekend, so the Huntington Beach was packed, but they rocked it out anyway….

Many thanks to Kimberly of Kimberly Bradford Events for coordinating the day with her fabulous team!

The First Dance…


Heather and Marc surprised guests with a choreographed dance routine and it was hilarious! Anything that combines Vanilla Ice, Michael Jackson, and Kriss Kross is fine by me! Perhaps if I’m lucky enough, I can get a snippet from the awesome videographers that day, Elysium Productions, to post on the blog! 😉

To see more of their fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. courtney

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    gorgeous as always. Your work never ceases to amaze me 🙂

  2. Jessica Shae

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    O Wow! This couple is absolutely gorgeous, and they looked like a ton of fun as well! Awesome job as usual Jasmine!

  3. Rob Kemp

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Amazing captures as ALWAYS!!! You never cease to amaze… the two of you make a GREAT team!

  4. Connor

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    All of the pictures are stunning.
    Love the dance routine.
    Did a video come out of that?

  5. jamie delaine

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    i love that you caught JD in one of the first dance photos. cute. 🙂 and the getting ready shots are exceptionally amazing.

  6. Neha

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I love everything about these! The bride, groom, flowers….her make-up! Lovely, lovely!!! Fabulous job as always!!

  7. B

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Ultra FAB!

  8. Chris c.

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Love it! Love it! Love it! The Purple theme – wow!

  9. Erika Jackson

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    These photos are stunning, Jasmine. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Julie G

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Of course, the kiss, dude on the bike pic is awesome! i’m sure everyone will agree! when most photogs would get bent out of shape trying to get the perfect shot, he just fit!! so coool!

  11. Megan Case

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    The ones of them dancing are great! Love them striking their pose in that last one!

  12. Paul Kremer

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Now, I’m not normally one to beg for things, Jasmine, but you MUST post a video of that dance! I MUST see it! Please please please! How much to bribe the videographer and post the video? 🙂

  13. Rachel Clare

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    These are FAN.TAS.TIC. Looks like the perfect day!!

  14. whitney elizabeth

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    LOVE the purple…gorgeous as always jasmine!

  15. Siegrid

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    PLEASE post that dance video!!! I am so dying to see it!!! Oh and the photos are great as usual…

  16. Christina M.

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    i loved the first shot of their first dance, it was beautiful and sweet

  17. Otto Rascon

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Love these images. That bouquet was amazingly fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  18. khristen

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    OK wait…. We wanna see how kriss kross made em…. DANCE DANCE DANCE!! 🙂

  19. Melissa Papaj

    July 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Wow! Looks like such a fune wedding! As always, GREAT work!

  20. Navy Sou

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how she incorporated purple into the wedding because of her new last name! Awesome!

  21. Bobby Earle

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    That picture with the dude on the bike doing the peace sign… RIPPING!!!

    Awesome set, Jas! If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was top ten material 😛


  22. MelissaF

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Fantastic, as always, and that bride’s eyes…stunning! Love the dude on the bike. Priceless.

  23. Tina

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I love these. I must confess I was laughing at the one of the groom sitting on the beige chair in front of the armoire. The colors of both objects blend so much I thought he was hovering/squatting in mid-air, hehe.

  24. jeramy

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    gorgeous. fantastic job!

  25. TM

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Love the purple…AMAZING!

  26. michelle sidles

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Am I the only one who is smitten by her eyeshadow and how beautifully it goes with the bridesmaid’s dresses? 🙂

  27. Jen May

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    those flowers are pretty rad

  28. Maranda Lamping

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Do you know where the bridesmaids’ dresses came from? They’re gorgeous!!

  29. Wendy Mayo

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Jasmine, I really like your photo borders with your logo. Is this an action/plugin I can get, or your original?

  30. Pol

    July 28th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Great photos 🙂 The colours are really fantastic. The dance routine looks great. My favourites are the ones where they are laughing at the table.

  31. Wayne Bradt

    July 28th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    the color in that reception is amazing! So rich, like a piece of three layer chocolate cake:)

  32. tg

    July 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Jasmine?! Are you serious? Who was the makeup artist for the bride and her bridesmaids? That bride’s makeup was just flawless – please post the info. thank you.

  33. Lacey

    July 28th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Love the toast pics. Priceless. And…if I were Heather & Marc I would print and frame (with your amazing photos) the beautiful description of their day. I love how you CAPTURE it all.

  34. Angelina

    July 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I can not believe how talented you are. It is INSANE! I’ve been following your blog for 6 months now and these are my favorites! Not that everything isn’t stunning! Oh to be your. Genius!

  35. Rachel DeBell

    July 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I *heart* the cycler with the PEACE sign!

  36. David, wedding photographer

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I love those flowers! Great pics as usual.

  37. carmen

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Jasmine, as always, I LOOOOOVE your pictures and I cannot agree more with you on the pictures JD captured– they’re gorgeous!

  38. carmen

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Gourgeous pictures from both of you, I love them!!!!!!!

  39. Nicole Haley

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Totally gorgeous people! I love all of the lighting and details.

  40. Jen Avril-Rae Shannon

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Love the stylish dance moves!

  41. adam@shutterspeedster.com

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Killer stuff! Your colors are amazing!

  42. Cathy Crawley

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    These are beautiful as always Jasmine. I totally laughed out loud when I saw the dude on the bike! That stuff happens at most weddings I shoot and yet it cracks me up every time! Peace brother 😉

  43. Samantha

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Can’t believe I checked out of the Hyatt on Friday AM and just barely missed the opportunity to stalk!! Incredible pictures…love the emotion you captured. Probably for the best or else I would have convinced myself it was fate and blown my wedding budget real quickly!

  44. Lydia

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:54 am

    These pictures are to die for! JD’s second picture at the beach is my favorite! If he ever needs any more second shooting gigs, let me know! 😉

  45. Chic Maps by Nikki

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    What a beautiful wedding, bride & color scheme! Those bridesmaids dresses are so cute and that color is just amazing! Another fab wedding from J*!!!

  46. Karla Perez

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:07 am

    WOW!!! Makes me want to get married again, so you and JD can take our pics 😉

  47. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Omg!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the lighting you found and the poses are fantastic. I especially love the guy giving the peace sign lol 🙂

  48. Marissa Rodriguez

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    She is gorgeous! This wedding is ULTRA FAB! Seriously, your work is amazing!

  49. Gina Meola

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:40 am

    LOVE the flowers and the toast series. F A B U

  50. Eddie Sanchez

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:50 am


  51. shannon

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    AMAZING!!! wow, your shots are incredible and so inspiring!!! LOVE her bouquet and yes is beyond words stunning!!!!!

  52. diane (www.sagephoto.com)

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Gorgeous photos! I’m loving that gown she wore!

  53. jan

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:14 am

    wow!!! your photos are incredible! it makes me wanna get married again!


    July 29th, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Jasmine, where do I start. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the precious LOVE between Marc & Heather. Your amazing work is indescribable. The photos you posted are totally fabulous & bring us to tears, We can’t stop looking at them over & over. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful person & such a talent.

  55. Sandra Yu Photography

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:45 am

    This wedding makes me giggle! I love the dancing photos!

  56. Rebecca photographer

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    SO beautiful. What a wonderful day!

  57. Ernst

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:08 am

    As always, photos are dropping gorgeous! Wow.

    Can I ask what lighting you used for the sofa, red chairs and piano shots? I am assuming a softbox or two and not on-camera flash.

    Thanks so much for sharing.


  58. Jen Creed

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Stunning is right! Wow! So lovely 🙂

  59. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:11 am

    love the long purple estate table – beautiful!

  60. brenda eden

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:27 am

    oh wow! i LOVE the images of the bride in the red chair—how gorgeous! i will have to remember to move furniture if i need to!

  61. chantz Hough

    July 29th, 2009 at 4:12 am

    One word Amazing….ok so that was three…no 8….uuugghhh You know what I was getting at 🙂

  62. sharon

    July 29th, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Amazing! So, as always, I tell my hubby to come over and listen to/see the latest j* love story. As I’m reading aloud to him your opening paragraphs, I choke up at just the first few words, I mean who can read without crying, about the father of the bride and his tears…So, we move on to the pictures and they are Gorgeous! Heather is a stunning bride (did she do her own make-up?) and the pictures made us feel as if we were right there with them. Especially loving the guy on the bicycle, did you pay him 😉 Awesome! Thanks so much for Sharing!

  63. Carina Lindgren

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Makeup by: Flawless FacesInc.com:)! Amazing pic’s Jasmine!

  64. Amanda

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:38 am

    gorgeous..again!! 🙂

  65. Vania - SimplyBloom Photography, LLC

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:41 am

    thank you for blogging everyday, Jasmine… what would I do without you! ;)… no really.

  66. fusioncreations@hotmail.com

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:57 am

    She is stunning and so are these pictures. I wanted to ask tips for shooting beach weddings, like the settings of the pixs JD took. I have my first one soon and i am studying up. Thank you.

  67. wedding photographers Ottawa

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the purple theme! The bouquet was to die for! 🙂

  68. AbiQ

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Wow. Stunning bride. Stunning location. GORGEOUS pictures. Perfection once again!

  69. Sammy Tavarez

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:54 am

    How awesome was her makeup? Another stellar, uber-fab wedding on your part!

  70. Brian Fletcher

    July 29th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Great shots, Jasmine….your lighting at the reception was awesome.

  71. me, david

    July 29th, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Really great photography !
    Superb use of lightning, the decors well chosen and captured ‘those’ moments magnificently !

  72. Anouschka

    July 29th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    What else can I say but STUNNING as usual!

  73. Paul

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Another fine bit of work…

  74. meredith

    July 29th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    i heart everything about this whole post! (like normal) j* your amazing. the fact you chased your dream & happily succeeded makes me smile for you & gives me drive to strive for my own dreams thanks a million for that!

  75. Cory Lane Anderson

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding!! And the bride is so stunning!!!!! Your photos, or course, capture the beauty!

  76. mandy

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    what a stunning wedding love your photos.

  77. Lisa H. Chang

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    The picture of the bouquet looks like a fine art painting! Wow 🙂

  78. Sasha Rothwell

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I love the fresh approach to this wedding! Gorgeous work! You are talented!

  79. Ted Johns

    July 29th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Beautiful work! I love the natural light you both use. Something to be said about God’s gift to photographers!

  80. Alisha

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I just googled Marc & Heather’s dance and found this 🙂 Love your quick moves in the video Jasmine! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWZRoXA8uDk

  81. Elsie

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Love your blog, love your work love it all! I am now a huge fan! =) Rock on!

  82. Bree

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Holy GORGEOUS! Love the pictures. The bride is absolutely stunning, and her dress is to die for!

  83. Sandy Jenete

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! What more can be said…oh yeah awesome!

  84. Stephanie Stewart

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! The beach, the hotel, the flowers, the dress, and perfect photos to capture it all!

  85. Tina

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Each picture of the bride looks like she has just the perfect light on her face…sorta like Morticia in the Addams Family, only far less dramatic and not at all creepy.

  86. Jeanette

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    absolutely stunning! what a beautiful couple!

  87. aileen secord

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love how her eyes just pop! What actions do you use?

  88. Manuella Pararas-Hulbert

    July 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Brilliant Jasmine! Yet another gorgeous wedding, with a beautiful couple and lucky them, they had you, so of course you captured them perfectly. Well done girlfriend.

  89. Janelle Lorenzen

    July 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Beautiful work! You are an inspiration!

  90. Tira J

    July 30th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Lovely work Jasmine!

  91. Velia

    July 30th, 2009 at 3:21 am

    What great color choice (love love purple)

    Jasmine I have missed your blog so much. You are definitly talented and every time I come around you blow my mind. Continue being successful at what you do best.

  92. Melissa ~

    July 30th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    My ultra fav is the blk & wht in which they are staring @ each other w/a guy on a beach cruiser displaying da peace sign…LOVE IT & ADORE IT

  93. Bet

    July 30th, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Wow she’s quite a beauty! At first glance I instantly thought of Audrey Hepburn.. but I’m old so that’s probably why.

    Beautiful photos.

  94. alex.kruk photography

    July 30th, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful pictures ! Beautiful bride and wedding. I love purple !

  95. Tammy B Photography

    July 30th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Amazing. Love the details of their reception and wow that bride is stunning. You guys did it again, another fab wedding.

  96. Lisa Gilbert

    July 30th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Gorgeous work, always such a treat to see your couples!

  97. Hayley

    July 30th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    You are such an inspiration Jasmine Star!

  98. Pascal

    July 30th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Great photos, as usual. Always a consistent work. Love it!

  99. Stacy Cross

    July 30th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Love these, Jasmine and JD – great job!

  100. emily Mason

    July 30th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  101. Therese Beth

    July 30th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Another fabulous shoot. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures. I know the quality of the pictures is all about talent on yours and JD’s part, but what action(s) did you use in the pictures of Heather getting dressed?

  102. Curtis Copeland

    July 30th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Wow! Yet again you did it Jasmine. Simply fantastic wedding photography. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  103. Sanjay Jogia

    July 30th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Awesome work as always Jasmine!
    What a stunning bride done justice by your stunning shots. Great captures, lots of emotion and ambience. The 50mm f/1.2 is doing its thing nicely too!

    I love your work.


  104. ohana photographers

    July 30th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    that last shot just makes me smile!

  105. Elaine Gates

    July 30th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    wow… i adore these images, what a beautiful wedding!!

  106. Lorrie Prothero

    July 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I love em all. The one from JD w/ the piano – her hand position reminds me of the pose in Titanic, very classy!

  107. Holli True

    July 31st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Stunning!!! 🙂 You and JD are amazing! Heather is absolutely gorgeous and I love her dres!! Don’t you just hate it when your hubby captures the money shot?? 😉

  108. Paul

    July 31st, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Great shot of the flowers at the beginning and I love the way that you capture the emotion of the reception.

  109. Diapers and Divas

    July 31st, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I love the colors and the HB Hyatt is such a fab venue! I can’t wait to see the dance!

  110. Kyle Burnell

    July 31st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Awesome photos! You and JD always get really cool photos and I love checking them out.

  111. carla

    July 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    love it! i can feel the emotion in the pics. these are fabulous (as always). that purple is so yummy and snappy.

  112. Crash Taylor

    August 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Crash Taylor thumbs up big time style! Rock on J*.

  113. Dey

    August 2nd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Great job! i found a video clip of the first danceon youtube… (i saw you cross the floor =)


  114. Naomi Calvert

    August 3rd, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous, what a cute couple! Always inspired by your work :o)

  115. Trista Lerit

    August 3rd, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome job Jas!! The shots of them walking through HB are so fun!! Beautiful wedding!!

  116. Cynthia Q.

    August 4th, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Beautiful work to the dynamic duo of J* and JD. Simply GAWGEOUS!

  117. Brooke

    August 4th, 2009 at 4:53 am

    I am a lurker, but wanted to say that I am continually amazed by you. Your work is phenomenal, and you seem to be like someone I could hang out with and laugh until we’re both crying. Have a great week!

  118. cassandra m

    August 4th, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Not sure where to start throwing the compliments…at you or JD. ha ha. Hummmmm. WOW. This is definitely one of my favorites. The outside shots are so CLEAN. love them all!

  119. Jennifer

    August 5th, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Gorgeous photos, she is stunning! WOW, wonderful work Jasmine*!

  120. perfect-wedding-dress-finder.com

    August 5th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Love your work! Absolutely some of the best photography for weddings I have seen! Great shots and clarity!

  121. nikoru

    August 5th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Those are really great photos you took there. Kudos to you for pursuing your passion and for beautifully capturing sweet moments from the best day of this couple’s lives. 😀

  122. Serendipity Photography

    August 5th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful pictures as always! 🙂

  123. ERica Velasco

    August 7th, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Her flowers are amazing! Love the beach shots!

  124. M

    August 23rd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    these pictures give me a very nostalgic feeling due to the fact that i stayed at this EXACT hyatt, along with a few of my friends, for my 13th birthday!

  125. cookie

    November 28th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    the bride has gorgeous eyes! stunning!!