Janelle and Greg : Anytime


I’ll never forget the first time we met. We’d been emailing for a couple weeks, but when Janelle decided to meet me in regard to booking me as her wedding photographer, I was excited. We met at a Starbucks not too far from where I worked (I worked part-time when I first started the business) and we spent time just chatting and getting to know each other. She loved dancing hip hop, sang in her college choir, and met a city boy with a cowboy heart. I sat there–feeling intimidated because, really, the blare of the espresso grinder was DEAFENING–and wondered if she could see past the simplicity of my situation.

She did.

I shot Janelle and Greg’s wedding during my first year as a full-time photographer and it was a perfect day. Since then, so much has changed for us, but I was thrilled when Greg wanted to surprise Janelle with a photoshoot to document their love’s progression. It took us a while to find a date that worked for all of us, but last week we enjoyed the day walking around Downtown Orange for a few photos.

Janelle and Greg…thank you for listening past the noise of the espresso grinder, for feeling how much I wanted to document your love, and for seeing potential in someone who couldn’t quite see it in herself. I loved catching up with you both and I know God has even bigger and better things in store for you. I appreciate you more than I could express. Much Love and Appreciation…j*

Greg, it must be hard being that handsome. I mean, really.

They’re just as photogenic as I remembered…

Janelle worried she’d laugh too much and not get the type of pictures she wanted, but I think she redefined fierrrrce!

We found some awesome light by a dump truck, so we had a little fun…

I loveloveloved Janelle’s tattoo and it’s such a perfect reminder…

One thing I adore about Janelle is her ability to laugh and love every moment…and Greg’s continuity at all times…they’re such a beautiful balance!

Janelle and Greg…you’re perfect. Please don’t ever change.

To see more pictures from Janelle and Greg’s photo session in Downtown Orange, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Lissette Q

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Great photos!

  2. Howard Haby

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Great job Jasmine. Always a pleasure to see what you put up next on your blog.

  3. Judie

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    These are gorgeous!!

  4. Ricki Ford

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I love all of these!

  5. Megan (Best of Fates)

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    They seem like an adorable couple with a lovely story!

  6. Celesa

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Wow Jasmine that is so awesome. You did a beautiful job at documenting there love story so far. They are a stunning couple. There love is just shinning through.

  7. Mel

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Gorgeous work as always! Love the light, the clothing, the feel, perfection from the couple as well as the photographer of course!
    ps–I love Janelle’s tatoo—I might have to do that as well!!!!

  8. Lisa

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    This session is absolutely fabulous. I love the shot with her on the newsstand. All your photos are so natural. I am NEVER disappointed in any of your shoots – you are the definition of fabulous!

  9. Ginger Murray

    April 5th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    First and 3rd are my faves. Love her skirt! Great photos– keep rocking, Jasmine.

  10. Abby Leigh

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    You and your supermodel couples!! Love all these shots 😉

  11. Melissa Papaj Photography

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous couple! I love these!

  12. Linda Sherrill

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I never thought I’d ever get a tattoo, but I LOVE hers! They are so cute together…thanks for sharing!

  13. Lindsay Ramirez

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful! Gorgeous couple! Love the location…where were these taken?

  14. Pye

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Her smile is incredible, way to bring it out Jasmine.

  15. Yuka photo art

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Amazing photographs and these two are look great! I love this light and location!!!

  16. gladys jem

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    they’re kinda sorta really awesome and beautiful! looooove it.

  17. Stephanie Stewart

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    What a fun, gorgeous couple! So cool that you got to photograph them again, they will cherish these images!

  18. Amy Carson

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Amazing as usual Jasmine!!

  19. Diandra

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Gorgeous. I remember their wedding. When I realized that, I realized just HOW LONG I’ve been following your blog. How did time fly so fast? You were amazing even back then! xoxo

  20. Mirelis Sanchez

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Such a beautiful couple. God bless them. Jasmine… you continue to do INCREDIBLE work… keep it up.

  21. Tammie

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Knowing and capturing your couples as well as you do is inspiring…

  22. jamie delaine

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    mmm that IS a beautiful tattoo for sure. such a great reminder.

  23. Life with Kaishon

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    What a beautiful couple!
    Light by a dump truck. LOVE that!

  24. feuza

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    they are gorgeous! I love how they have seen you blossom first hand! that is great to have clients come back like that

  25. Tracy Carolyn

    April 5th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Love the first shot with boots kicking – she looks so happy 🙂

  26. Marisa

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Augh!! Greg you’re so grown up!! Jasmine, fantastic job as usual :). They are actually how I discovered you – I was blown away by their wedding photos. So fun that you got to shoot them again!!

  27. Dee

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    What a beautiful couple! Gorgeous Pictures as always!

  28. anda

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    i think these are awesome. and her tattoo might be my favorite tattoo ever … it still looks fresh and new, too. i have one in almost the same location, same font, and also a phrase 🙂

  29. Fredrik Setterberg

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Damn, you’re good:-)
    Great light and beautiful people.
    / Fredrik

  30. amanda thiessen

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    gorgeous clarity! amazing as always 🙂

  31. kym Vitar

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    could they BE any more gorgeous! my goodness!

  32. Gina Meola

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I LOVE these!! How real and fun!

  33. kelsy mccartney

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    i LOVE janelle’s style!! she is gorgeous, and greg just looks like that solid, stand-by man that every woman deserves! great session, it looks like you three had FUN!

  34. Giselle

    April 5th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Amazing photographs and super cute couple..!! I really love the location..!

  35. Emily Dobson Photography

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Your work is ALWAYS so simply, elegant and beautiful. I LOVE the clarity, the lighting, and silky smooth texture of each image.

  36. Nithya

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    SO awesome! I’ve been following your blog for a while now, and your work is always inspiring!

  37. Megan Eckers

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    What a blessing to get to catch up with one of your former wedding couples. They are so beautiful together…fabulously captured by you, as always!

  38. Jackie Beale

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I am slowly learning from you just by viewing your work. I can see how you use natural reflectors in every single photo. The first one, I can see the bright wall behind you reflecting on them and also the one on the brick wall where they are sitting. Great shots as always 🙂 and thanks for sharing!

  39. Katina

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    ALWAYS enjoy your beautiful work!!! And I LOVE her tattoo!

  40. Shannon

    April 5th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Cool shots, and fun back story. Hopefully you’ll get to photograph them many more times over the years.

  41. shannon h.

    April 5th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    nothing better than a session done just for love and love alone. their connection just pops off the page. amazing photos, jasmine!

  42. Kristin J.

    April 5th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Love, love, love these pictures! I remember seeing their wedding pictures somewhere and that was the first time I heard your name and read your blog. Beautiful work as always!

  43. Diana Rush

    April 5th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Awesome as always!

  44. Romonia

    April 5th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Absolutely beautiful shoot! They are both extremely photogenic and you captured their genuine beauty, personalities and love. Great work as always J*! I

  45. Harmony Loves

    April 5th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    they both have gorgeous smiles and I think you captured that perfectly. Just beautiful Jasmine!

  46. s h e r r y

    April 5th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    These are lovely! <3 I love all of Janelle’s outfits!

  47. Leyla

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    That’s so nice… to just have an Anytime session to document their love… Love the photos! And they are both gorgeous!

  48. Jeanelle Caraway

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Love the pics, and LOVE the girls name!

  49. Jessica Pressley

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful photos as usual, Jasmine =) Btw, I LOOOVE the song you used for the slideshow. Matt & Kim seriously make me so happy.

  50. Tira J

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    What a fun anytime session Jasmine!!! They are just as gorgeous as they were on their wedding day! Awesome images!

  51. Paola

    April 5th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Aw they are perfect! And I love her tattoo!

  52. Candace Prokopets

    April 5th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Lovin’ it…all. If I was ever gonna get a tattoo, this would be it. So cute! And it’s definitely something that I need to remind myself of every day. They look even happier and more in love than on their wedding day. Thanks for sharing! And great job, J*!

  53. Beria Charles

    April 5th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Hi JGirl!!! Beautiful pics! Every time I think on buying cowboy boots is because my dream of getting a photo shoot by you!!! God Bless your amazing work!

  54. Inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    April 5th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    love her tatoo

  55. Girl in The White Dress

    April 5th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    What about an "anytime" shoot of YOU and JD?? Pleeeeeaaaase :)) These are fab as always, but I’m repeating myself. x

  56. Holli True

    April 5th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    LOVE these! I adore that she is barefoot in the last few shots and her tattoo is amazing! 🙂 Great session, Jasmine- I am always smitten! Hope you had a fabulous Easter!!

  57. gina

    April 5th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I adore her first outfit!!!!! I need that skirt and those boots!
    Beautiful photos as well 😉

  58. Serendipity Photography

    April 5th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Beautiful photos! 🙂 Love the poses too! HEE

  59. Greg

    April 5th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Jasmine, you are amazing. I went back and looked at the photos you took of us on our wedding day and teared up a bit. You have once again given us a wonderful gift that will never be forgotten. You and your work is amazing and we love you so very much. Thank you for the everlasting memories.


    April 6th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    What a sweet gift! It’s so nice to see them still so in love. 🙂

  61. Tonhya Kae

    April 6th, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Wow!! What a hot couple! She is so gorgeous! And these images are beautiful of course 🙂

  62. christy

    April 6th, 2010 at 2:54 am

    jasmine, you inspire me everytime i look at your work…you are a truly amazing and talented gift from GOD<3

  63. chandra

    April 6th, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I remember seeing this couple’s wedding photos a while ago and thinking the photos and the couple were both gorgeous. And they both were again!

  64. Carla

    April 6th, 2010 at 3:04 am

    As always, Jasmine – perfection! But of utmost importance: DOES GREG HAVE A BROTHER!?

  65. Girish

    April 6th, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Lovely shots !!

    What mode are you using…AV that is aperture mode.

    Beautiful candid.

  66. kay

    April 6th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    J*!!! Do you know if she got her tattoo from the bible quote "Be still and know that I am Lord"??? Can you please ask her bc I’ve been wanting to get a bible quote wrist tattoo too!

  67. michele dyson

    April 7th, 2010 at 2:21 am

    What a sweet post, and a very sweet couple. You must love being able to reconnect with couples from back in the day…hehe. And as for these two…you’re right-he is handsome, and I think that Janelle is one of the most beautiful women I’ve seen you photograph. Love this session. PS – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  68. Annie

    April 7th, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I cannot tell you how many times I have searched back through your blog to find Janelle and Greg’s wedding. Something about her overflowing joy and beauty and the amazing-ness of the pictures so impressed me! They just shine!

  69. Lydia

    April 7th, 2010 at 9:10 am

    So sweet! I love it when couples continue to document their life and love! By the way, I think I need a new vocabulary. I seem the use the same words over and over again to describe your photography!

  70. Ivona

    April 8th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    My husband always tells me, "Be Still." So I obviously love the tat!

  71. SqueakDog Pet Photography

    April 8th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Seriously, are all of your subjects models on the side? BEAUTIFUL couple and amazing photos!!

  72. whitney law

    April 10th, 2010 at 6:55 am

    wow. she’s stunning. good job, God.

  73. Janelle Verhoeven

    April 10th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Kay J – YES! I love the verse Be Still and Know that I am God! I need a constant reminder of this and love the tatoo 🙂 You should get it too!

  74. Joan

    April 12th, 2010 at 3:00 am

    It must be so cool to go back to a couple you photographed in that first year. Being in my first year of wedding coordination I feel like I’m a sponge just taking everything in! Hopefully in a few years I’ll be able to meet up with some of these couples again and remember this exciting time. Oh yea, and gorgeous pics, too!! 🙂

  75. kanoa utler

    July 4th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    wow great job! I love how you edit your images! there is like a crazy WB u edited in this, you seem to have a perfect balance of warmth and blues….to where they are leveled out.. And there’s something really catchy about your B&W’s that have a really nice creamy gray to it! the neutrals in them look AWESOME on the skin!