I’m On A BOAT!


The one thing I wanted to do while in Seattle was take a boat ride. It was the top of my Seattle Bucket List (along with eating every ounce of cheese I came across and knitting a scarf…no luck with the latter), so one might imagine my disappointment when I realized I needed a boat license to rent a boat (WHO KNEW?!) and every electronic duffy boat in the city was reserved for the weekend (don’t hate on the duffy boat…they’re cute in that I-don’t-have-a-boating-license-kinda-way). Whoa, I’m really loving parenthesis today, huh?

Much to my delight and surprise, our friends Kate and Chase Jarvis invited us on their boat and we spent the duration of sunset parked in the middle of Lake Union. I tried to act all nautical (I even packed an anchor-printed scarf, but didn’t wear it because it made me look like a Hispanic Gilligan…gone wrong), but realized a plastic cup of bubbly, great conversation, and a plate of hummus was all a person needs on the water.

Do you like how I wrote “on the water” like I’m now a boating pro? (Wow).

This is JD when he’s acting pensive and way deep in thought…

Speaking of pensive…so not me! I requested JD refer to me as SKIPPER for the remainder of our time in Seattle since I did such a great job navigating our anchored boat…he cropped this photo so well you can’t tell we’re docked!

This view? Holds a special place in my heart and I want to make this city my new BFF, complete with a two-part broken heart necklace.

Happy Thursday!

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  1. Megan Edlinger

    August 23rd, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Jasm—-Skipper, so badly I want to visit the West Coast!! Seattle seems like such a beautiful place!

  2. John Cain Sargent

    August 23rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Is this near gasworks park by any chance? … I’m wondering if it’s possible to water ski on that lake.

  3. stephen luigi DEI TOS

    August 23rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I believe that one day Chase will also invite me on his boat!

  4. Kitrin Jeffrey

    August 23rd, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love boating, so I’ll be honest – I’m a little jealous that you’ve been on the water in Seattle. Nah, just kidding. Glad you got to cross something off your Seattle-bucket list.

  5. Sam

    August 23rd, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Yay I live there! All of the rain talk is a load of crap, we’ve had an amazing summer! Glad you got to enjoy it! 🙂

  6. Tam Nguyen Photographer

    August 23rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Ah, is that where Chase was a few days ago when he posted the pictures of him diving with dolphins?

  7. Rachael

    August 23rd, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Glad to see you enjoyed yourself and go to go out on a boat. 🙂

  8. Lee

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I miss Seattle so much! It looks like a stunner of a day too! I am (sea)green with envy 🙂

  9. rich

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    beautiful city! chase jarvis and jasmine star on one boat at the same time? the best of commercial and wedding photography colliding in one place!

  10. Aislynn

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I adore these photos. I would love to go to Seattle sometime. Did it rain at all when you were there? I know Washington is notorious for a wet sky. I was just wondering, what lens do you normally take with you while you’re out an about? It makes everything look like in just fell in love again.

  11. Faye Bernoulli

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    So you brought a nautical-themed pashmina Afghan? heheh 🙂

  12. Elissa

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    either I have been watching way too much Arrested Development or your friend really does look like Jason Bateman.

  13. April Vest

    August 23rd, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I love Seattle!

  14. Gail

    August 23rd, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    You two are straight up FANCY. (Hispanic Gilligan…I LOLed at that one 😉 )

  15. Abby Hacker

    August 23rd, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I am obsessed with this city and wish I could live there. I’ve only been there 1 time, but it was enough to capture my very own heart 🙂

  16. Christina Graaves

    August 23rd, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Love this post thank you for taking us on your boat ride!

  17. Barbara Marcella

    August 23rd, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Great post!! Now you made me want to go on a boat even more haha =)

  18. Ashley Goodwin

    August 23rd, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    oh WOW, Seattle is gorgeous from the water!
    Glad yall are having fun! Now I want champagne for breakfast. MIMOSAS?!?! Your fault.

  19. Carrie K

    August 23rd, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Great lookin’ skies Jasmine! 😉 Really, really gorgeous!!

  20. Laura Hanis

    August 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Oh, how I miss my home state so much! Being on the water in WA is the absolute best.

  21. Ali

    August 23rd, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Seattle is my most favorite place in the world and I LOVE Lake Union!

  22. Aaron

    August 24th, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I love these pics… That setting would be perfect for an engagement session!

  23. Suzanne Reid Thompson

    August 25th, 2012 at 3:18 am

    So glad to see that you were on a Sea Ray boat…they are the best! I worked for Sea Ray for 11 years and was their Director of Finance. I started my blog in 2007 and my 3rd post ever was about leaving Sea Ray to move to CA. If you’re ever near Cocoa Beach, FL, let me know and I can hook you up to see some of their 50+ft boats as that’s where the big Sea Ray’s are made. Happy Boating!!!

  24. Jen Kessler

    August 26th, 2012 at 4:41 am

    My home, sweet, home is just up the hill on the left! I love seeing my city on your blog – the photos are gorgeous!

  25. Ashley Christine

    August 27th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Something about boating just makes my heart feel all gooey… I LOVE boating. There’s nothing so relaxing & romantic as floating on the water with a lovely breeze caressing your face. ::happy sigh::