Jane and Kevin : Wedding


Jane and Kevin closely sat next to each other as their Maid of Honor toasted their love. She made it a point to express she worried Kevin wouldn’t be able to handle Jane’s feisty demeanor upon first meeting him, but over the years noticed Kevin held Jane in the palm of his hand. Not gripped, nor clenched, but, rather, with his fingers loosely facing heavenward. Kevin loves Jane so evidently and knows she needs a lover who will surround her heart with devotion and support, not merely words. Their Maid of Honor acknowledged this, but it’s something everyone already knew.

Their wedding day was filled with fun, joy, and gorgeousness. Basically—as Jane so aptly described her wedding—it was feroche. Surrounded by their friends and family at Seven Degrees—one of Orange County’s most fabulous wedding venues—their special day was spectacular. The wedding was coordinated by Jeannie Le and her assistant, Nite, and nothing was left unbeautified…they were nothing short of amazing! The florals were designed by Flower Allie the event was captured by the ever amazing videographer Kyle of Elysium Productions. Every vendor was a dream to work with and I was truly honored to stand beside them and document this wedding.

Jane and Kevin…I think you’re so feroche (I’m going to use that words as many as times possible in this post!) and truly amazing. From the minute we met, I knew we’d become friends…and I felt so blessed to be photographing your wedding day! I know you’re in Paris right now and have been patiently waiting for this post, so I hope it does the love you share justice. More than anything, I wanted to capture your joy and laughter…because that’s what makes your relationship so special to me. Have fun in France and eat a chocolate and banana crepe for me! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

Here’s Jane looking gorgeous with makeup done by Sherry from On Location Beauty while starting the day at The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach…

Jane and her bridesmaids have been friends since elementary school…I can’t say enough nice things about this group of girls…I want them to be MY friends too! 😉

Compliments of Flower Allie

Showing off her bling! 😉

The groomsmen…

Last minute words of encouragement before the couple’s First Look

Jane and Kevin decided to see each other before the ceremony…which is something I can’t stress enough! I absolutely LOVE the extra time allocated for pictures and while they weren’t initially going to do it, they opted for a First Look. Yay! These images were taken just moments before Jane and Kevin saw each other for the first time on their wedding day…

The First Look…

Jane and I are TV soul mates…she watches America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway (she’s my little Feroche Coutura!), so she knew just what to do in front of my camera! I love expressive brides and I believe Jane embodies everything I desire for a girl to be on her wedding day…Fun, Fabulous, and Confident!

Wedding details at Seven Degrees

Immediately following the wedding, there was a Tea Ceremony…

Jane really worked hard on finding the perfect personality fit for her reception details…I think she did wonderfully! 🙂

During toasts…

The First Dance…

For more images of their wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. makeupbynora

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding .Great images. I love her center pieces and the pink gerber daisies. Great Job Jasmine Nora

  2. Lindsey Marie

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Wow! What beautiful Reception Colors! Dancing pics are Fantabulous! WOOHOO!

  3. WeezerMonkey

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Fierce! Fierce! Fierce! 😀

  4. Courtney Craver

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Amazing work! I really enjoy keeping up with your blog… you have some really good poses and ideas. I was wondering if during the receptions shots if you used a flash? They look like you didn’t, so I wanted to know how you pulled it off. It looked like a pretty dark room… Anyways.. and advice you can give would be great!


  5. dapotato

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    beautiful work! feroche, indeed. jane looks so happy and radiant as well. 🙂

  6. kara pennington

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I love all the details – great job!

  7. Sylvain Gentile

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Awesome work as usual Jasmine! I too was wondering if you used a flash during the reception… Thanks in advance 🙂

  8. Jasmine*

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    @Sylvain&Courtney: No, I usually don’t use a flash when photographing details. I think it loses the truest sense of the reception. I simply used my 50mm, 1.4, 1600, and metered accordingly to the ambient light. Hope this helps! 🙂

  9. Jane P

    March 24th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Beautiful, as always…not sure how I found you (Trash the Dress or Don’t Box Us In blog??? I honestly can’t remember!) but your blog is almost as equally amazing as your photography.
    I love your use of natural light…I’m an amateur-but-wanting-to-be-professional-portrait photographer someday. I’m also getting married this June so all these wedding photos are exciting glimpses of things to come 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration!


    March 24th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Dang girl! Love everything about this wedding….I love your detail shots!

  11. Cathy Crawley

    March 24th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I love the first dance photos Jasmine, the lighting is fabulous. Did you use your soft box set up on the dance floor?

  12. Carly McCray

    March 24th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    These images are feroche!! What a gorgeous wedding. You captured so much life in the images. Just beautiful!

  13. Yuliya

    March 24th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Paris- so romantic place for honeymoon! I tried to look slideshow but link doesn’t work….

  14. Alyssa Lang

    March 24th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Gorgeous! How fun do those bridesmaids look? What a happy bunch.

  15. angel swanson

    March 24th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    these are so much fun!! i love how you can feel the joy by looking at the bride and groom’s beaming faces. 😉

  16. April

    March 24th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    This is one of my favorite weddings that you’ve photographed! They just seem so happy & natural, not to mention FUN! Love, love, love the decor & lighting at the reception. gorgeous…

  17. Heather Kincaid

    March 24th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Jasmine, these are amazing! What an absolutely stunning reception…a photographers dream.

    Now for a geek alert– did you use your own off-camera lighting for those First Dance photos, or was that the reception lighting?


  18. ricki ford

    March 24th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    These are beautiful as allways. You can tell a couple in love and the way you capture them it shows even more.
    Rock on J*

  19. Brienne Michelle

    March 24th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Hey – can I just say I love how feroche coutura you are! and your room shots are ALWAYS my favorites. I always struggle with that part personally, so I love looking at how you capture the reception details and the room.

    Beautimous – as always. 😉

  20. Jasmine*

    March 24th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    The First Dance shots did not have any flash elements to them. Seven Degrees has killer rotating spotlights, so I just had to wait for the perfect rotation. The colors rotated from red, green, blue, and white, so I just had to wait for the white light and position myself appropriately. Hope this helps! 🙂

  21. gabriel.ryan.

    March 24th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    so rad… i’m glad to season wedding season is gearing back up. you rock!

  22. Laurel Housden

    March 24th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    You have such an amazing eye!! I love your detail shots. And moments…boy what moments you get! Thank you for sharing and be so open and giving!

  23. Joanna

    March 24th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Beautiful work per usual for J*! Your work is a dream!

  24. Andrea

    March 24th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    The bride has such gorgeous skin! Breathtaking images, as always 🙂

  25. Jane&Kevin

    March 24th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Merci beaucoup!! I love them ALL. You are SO beyond feroche, words can’t even describe. This puts the perfect cherry top on our honeymoon. You’re fabulous – thank you for making our day look amazing for all posterity. =)

  26. Tiffany

    March 25th, 2008 at 12:05 am

    way to caputre the reception details…so pretty!

  27. Lindsey

    March 25th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Most blogs I go to and simply look at the pictures, but whenever I see a new post from you I can’t wait to see what you wrote. Your writting is absolutely amazing. I feel like I am right there in the story. I forget that I am even reading! Maybe you should write a book…

  28. Ashley Brockinton

    March 25th, 2008 at 12:37 am

    She has such great style. Great job capturing the event with the same fun and stylish flair. My favorite is the one with her veil up in the air and her laughing.

  29. MsB

    March 25th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    AWESOME recepton shots! And, thanks for responding about your specs [to another reader] because I was just going to ask the same question! You rock, Jasmine!

  30. brianna

    March 25th, 2008 at 1:55 am

    ooohhh…i am SO stealing that word. Feroche. Love it.

  31. Michelle Ellis

    March 25th, 2008 at 2:41 am

    You did it again!!

    Totally rocked this wedding.


  32. Chris

    March 25th, 2008 at 2:59 am

    Amazing! You have such a wonderful eye for details!

  33. Simply Modern Weddings

    March 25th, 2008 at 3:01 am

    BEAUTIFUL wedding and amazing photos. You totally rocked this one j*!

  34. Lauri

    March 25th, 2008 at 3:02 am

    WOW!!! These are all just so gorgeous! I feel like I’m friends with Jane and Kevin now – you captured who they are so perfectly! Just beautiful. 🙂

  35. ksen

    March 25th, 2008 at 3:13 am

    um, yeah… can we say GORGEOUS!!!? all of it, loooove it. beautiful work as always jasmine*!

  36. Alicia

    March 25th, 2008 at 3:28 am

    I love the reception colors! That bright pink just POPS! Way to capture their day!

  37. wac

    March 25th, 2008 at 3:32 am

    i’m inspired by your photography….

  38. James Day

    March 25th, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Love the bridesmaids dresses, very interesting!
    JD ( a different JD)

  39. Ginger

    March 25th, 2008 at 4:34 am

    These are stunning, Jasmine! Really beautiful!!

    It was great to meet you in Vegas! (Met you next to Jessica’s shootsac booth!). Stay that sweet always!

  40. Sara

    March 25th, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Tell us Jasmine, does it make it so much easier to do your job always getting to work with such gorgeous couples? Seriously, they all look like models!
    Great job on this wedding(and all the others!). I wish you could shoot a wedding everyday because I so look forward to the next set of photos!

  41. Gena McMillan

    March 25th, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Hey Jasmine I was just wondering if you ever used a tripod or Mono pod when you taking your reception photos. I know you said earlier that you use your 50mm 1.4, 1600 but that still sometimes means a slower shutter speed. Just Curious…Thanks (and beautiful as always, I love her bouquet)

  42. MattDJ

    March 25th, 2008 at 7:25 am

    Every time I want to comment here, I try to think of something different than what has already been said…but I can’t help it and end up not commenting at all. So, I better comment before I bust! 🙂 …absolutely fantastic Jasmine!!!

  43. Brian Khang

    March 25th, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Seriously sick details at the reception. Great job Jasmine!

  44. Stephanie C (bridesmaid)

    March 25th, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Jasmine, you guys are absolutely AMAZING and SO MUCH FUN!! The pictures are gorgeous – I don’t know how you do it. And I love love love your blog!

  45. Kenzie Shores

    March 25th, 2008 at 11:08 am

    what a gorgeous reception! and I love the shot of the groomsmen looking out the door, there’s just something about it…

  46. Erika

    March 25th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous Jasmine! You are such an inspiration!

  47. Jollence

    March 25th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Another great work jasmine

  48. Candice Lanning

    March 25th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    how do you get such vivid color? is it your lenses, editing or just great lighting? I’m so curious! 🙂

  49. Amber Dawn

    March 25th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Wow! These images are amazing…so beautiful! I really LOVE the veil shot. It’s so fun! Great work!

  50. Marlin Munoz

    March 25th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Love the necklace shot!! Beautiful as always!

  51. cassandra m

    March 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    girl you are FEROCHE..ha.ha. These shots are amazing. Colors and details beautifully captured and you can feel the happiness at this wedding. great job~!

  52. Melanie Watson

    March 25th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Holy gorgeous… I love love love all the flowers and the girl’s dresses and the everything! I want to redo my wedding now! 😉

  53. Nataly

    March 25th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Beautiful images, like always! I love all the detail shots!

  54. Trista

    March 25th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Beautiful! I love all the vibrant colors they used! Such a sweet and fun couple!

  55. TonyaPeterson

    March 26th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Amazing as usual! I love the bridesmaids dresses! they are KILLA! Great wedding

  56. denise

    March 26th, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Wowie!!! Love these…fab fab!

  57. Karen

    March 26th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful. =]

    Haha, and those grass centerpieces…so cool.

  58. Erica Ferrone

    March 26th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    You get the coolest weddings! These pictures are awesome.

  59. Steph

    March 26th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    beautiful! i especially love your detail shots! 😉

  60. Frannie

    March 26th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    WOw!! Again!! You did such an awesome job…you truly are blessed! 😀

  61. ashley parsons

    March 26th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    each one is stunning, girl. way to work your incredibly mad skills. the world is such a more beautiful place with your perspective in it!

  62. Regina

    March 27th, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Dang Rockin Photos… Girl you is off the heazzy.

  63. Lia Supatra

    March 27th, 2008 at 2:54 am

    WOW Gorgeous! Looks like a fun wedding and you captured beautiful images as always Jasmine!

  64. Cezanne

    March 28th, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Hi Jasmine, Beautiful pics! So glad to finally meet you & JD at Kevin & Jane’s wedding! I noticed that you met an old friend of mine at WPPI, Scott Robert Lim. What a small world! Saw a picture of you on his blog. Take care!

  65. Natarsha N. Wright

    April 1st, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Hi! I am an aspiring photographer and I found your site/blog through another photographer. I love your pictures! The are breathtaking…May God continue to bless you!

  66. Nelly Chung

    April 1st, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Jasmine. I am Kevin’s cousin. I wasn’t able to meet you and JD but wanted to let you know I have been an admire of your work for a long time. During the tea ceremony, you photographed the back of my parents head. I showed them and they laughed hysterically. My mother commented that she needed to do a better job dying her hair next time. She also wanted to tell you, you are an "excellent photographer". No joke! You captured all of Jane’s happiest moments. You’ll be hearing from me if I get popped the question someday. Take care!

  67. Kyle Nalley

    April 3rd, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    that was such a fun day!! loved working with you Jasmine!! hope to see more of you this summer

  68. Sherry M

    April 7th, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Jasmine, these are gorgeous!! Jane looks like a supermodel 🙂

  69. New York City Wedding Photographer

    April 16th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    What an amazing looking wedding. The couple is so lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    parris whittingham

    New York City Wedding Photography

  70. Andrea

    May 30th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    This couple sure can party : D

  71. Kym March

    July 17th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Jasmine – Do you happen to know where this bride got her bridesmaids dresses? They are awesome! Love the pictures too…they are beautiful as always.

  72. Kay English

    August 6th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Omg! How did you get that off camera lighting at the reception? Was that a part of the reception lighting or did you bring a video light?