Janey and Mark : Wedding


She smiled. As she opened the door of her suite at the Biltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara, she smiled. When her hairstylist was finished pinning in the veil, she smiled. As her mother slowly zipped her dress, she smiled. And when Janey saw Mark for the first time on their wedding day, she smiled. A smile so deep, so rich, one could feel love electrify the sunny day.

Mark and Janey remained in each other’s arms the entire day, and though there were an abundance of tears, there was an over-abundance of smiles. And not just from Janey, but from their friends and family. The Santa Barbara breeze danced through the air and as happy couple pledged forever to each other, they smiled. Together. And will continue to do so until death do them part.

Janey and Mark…I have never been to a wedding with more tears and laughter…happiness and joy…tears and laughter. Your lives and love are a testament to all and I wish you only the best as you climb mountains together, play Scrabble, make PB&J in the mornings, snack on nuts at night, and laugh like no one’s watching. JD and I were honored to be your wedding photographers and appreciate sharing your intimate day with us! Much Love…J*

The ever fabulous Mar with TEAM Hair and Makeup was on hand to ensure Janey looked drop dead gorgeous…

Janey’s mom (love you, Dixie!) looks on as she prepares…

Totally FEROCHE…

Janey totally rocked her Vera Wang Wedding Dress and she truly looked amazing in it…

Mark and Janey opted for a First Look and see each other before the wedding ceremony…this couldn’t have been more perfect because we had a lot of time to shoot around the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Santa Barbara, which provides some insane light!

Special thanks to Camille of Modern Day Design for the floral and wedding decor…

JD caught the next three images and while I told him his pictures were only better than mine because of his angle, I kinda know he totally blew me out of the water. If I didn’t like him so much, I’d fire him out of jealousy! 😉

Off to the beach for cocktail hour…

A gust of wind picked up Janey’s veil and tied it over her parasol…

Mark and Janey were so blessed by some of the most sincerest and beautiful speeches from their friends and family…

JD’s view of the First Dance…

My take on the First Dance…

If you’d like to see more of the wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t give credit to Alex Hill–videographer extraordinaire–of Elysium for his totally killer video skills…he’s so awesome and I love working with him! And a special thanks to Kerry of Santa Barbara Wine Country Events for the coordination! 🙂

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  1. Jamie Delaine

    August 13th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Amazing, of course. As always. Janey is such a sweetheart!!! I love reading her blog and loved watching this slideshow too.

  2. Jane Chung

    August 13th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Those colors are effervescent and heavenly! I love it.

  3. Nena

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I have been waiting ALL DAY to see this wedding! I thought it was going to be pretty, but I had no idea it’d be this good! I really love it! =-)

  4. Tanya Jose

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    totally love the shadows caught on the umbrella & the walls 🙂 great photos as always to both you & JD!

  5. Alicia

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    LOOOOOOVE the all white theme. Want.it.now.

  6. Laura - FMN Design

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Your work is beautiful, inspiring and always brings a smile to my face. The photograph of the silhouette of the bride and groom kissing behind the umbrella is amazing. Amazing. I love it and just had to tell you so.

  7. Yvonne L

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    You have out done yourself AGAIN! I guess that’s why you’re the brightest "Star" of wedding photogs!

  8. Amy Martin

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Awesome, Jas! Congrats Janey… you looked BEAUTIFUL!! 🙂

  9. Melissa

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Wow Jasmine! I think these are some of my favorites I have seen from you so far! Fabulous!! JD’s shots are pretty dang good too! ;o)

  10. Alex Hill

    August 13th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Great photos! You’re right, JD nailed those moments. It was a pleasure working with you both…looking forward to doing it again soon 🙂

  11. camille

    August 13th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Whoa. These photographs are so full of emotion. And so true to who Janie and Mark are as a couple. I get to see a lot of talented work in this field but I was truly stunned and impressed. Some of the candids seem posed because they are so….perfect. Can’t wait to see more and I’ll keep checking out our blog!

  12. Lara @ Southern Weddings

    August 13th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    I have been so excited to see these! Congratulations, Janey! Amazing images Jasmine. Just breathtaking!

  13. Kayte Lombardi

    August 13th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Jasmine so great to meet you in LA the other night at the free to succeed tour!!! I just want to tell you that I love thd image of the bride and groom kissing behind the unbrella. so cute and artisitc!!!

  14. B

    August 13th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite wedding ever!

  15. joshua gene wedding photography

    August 13th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! Fabulous. You never cease to be an inspiration.

  16. annajoy

    August 13th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    aw beautiful!! i just took some bridal party pics at butterfly beach a few weeks ago- and in the middle of an intimate moment with just the bride and groom i stepped on a bee and my foot swelled up! anyways, your pictures rock!

  17. Melissa Jill :)

    August 13th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Congratulations Janey & Mark! I’m SO happy for you!! Awesome work Jasmine!!

  18. Lin

    August 14th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Beautiful beach shots Jasmine!

  19. katelin

    August 14th, 2008 at 12:26 am

    such a beautiful couple. i love that everyone was wearing white, it looks gorgeous with the beach backdrop. great pictures!

  20. Megan Robbins

    August 14th, 2008 at 12:53 am

    What a luminous couple! Great job Jasmine, Congrats Janey and Mark!

  21. Dave Toth

    August 14th, 2008 at 1:21 am

    You and JD of course always do well but this one is a home run.
    See you in NYC
    Total fan of your work

  22. Jenny Sun

    August 14th, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Jasmine!!! These are so amazing! I love this entire set 😀 I can’t even pick a favourite. Though that 2nd first-look photo is stunning… so is that one of them silhouetted behind the parasol is gorgeous too…. seriously, one of the coolest weddings you’ve shot to date!! 😀

  23. Amy V.

    August 14th, 2008 at 1:43 am

    WOW!! I really like the photos. You did a great job and I love the song you chose. Beautiful.

  24. Jennifer

    August 14th, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Wow – what amazing photos – you and JD make one sweet team! I loved the song on the slideshow – do you mind me asking who sings it?

  25. jacqueline fronters

    August 14th, 2008 at 2:26 am

    This is one suh-weeeet wedding! Sooooo awesome!

  26. Heather Broom

    August 14th, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Amazing as usual Jasmine! I love love love the shot of the bride kissing the grooms neck. Perfect!

  27. melissa Johnston

    August 14th, 2008 at 3:07 am

    These images are absolutely beautiful! The slideshow made me cry, what a beautiful song to go with it. Anyway, good job, I love your work Jasmine, you are da bomb!

  28. john p.

    August 14th, 2008 at 3:11 am

    your work is clean and the lines are refreshing. very, very nice. inspiring.

  29. y

    August 14th, 2008 at 3:43 am

    Beautiful photos, I love how brilliant the colors are…

  30. Tiffany

    August 14th, 2008 at 3:56 am

    wow Jas LOVED the one of the shadows and the parasol! blew me away

  31. Vania Hardtle

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Just beautiful! So beautiful! How can I talk my husband into remarring me so you can take our pictures? Mmmm…
    I guess the boys will do for the Denver show. Really wanted to meet you.

  32. Amanda Key

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Your pictures are amazing! What a beautiful wedding!

  33. Jamie B

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:28 am

    They are adorable. The light is amazing, and so are the pictures!

  34. Chris Enzaldo

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:56 am


  35. Jennifer Skog

    August 14th, 2008 at 5:30 am

    These are great, you completely captured her amazing personality! Nice work! Congrats Janie!!!!

  36. Melissa Koehler

    August 14th, 2008 at 5:43 am

    These shots are so stunning. What a gorgeous bride. The parasols are so fun! xoxo


    August 14th, 2008 at 6:15 am

    Oh my gosh Jasmine – these are so beautiful. YOU ARE AMAZING. I loved watching you work, and how you just were this quietly excited presence – and then there was JD just making me smile whenever I saw him. The images you did for my friends are an amazing thing for us all to remember. THANK YOU!


  38. Lydia

    August 14th, 2008 at 7:13 am

    You were kidding when you said JD got some unbelievable pictures! These are all so beautiful! I love how the simplicity of all the white and the parasols created an elegant touch with an edge.

  39. Lydia

    August 14th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    WEREN’T, I really meant "weren’t kidding"!

  40. Cathy Crawley

    August 14th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Un-freaking-believable work Jasmine! I LOVE every image. I do however think that you should keep JD on staff, he rocks too! I’m still counting down to Laurie’s Wedding on Saturday 😉

  41. Bobbie

    August 14th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Wow! This shoot is STUNNING! So real. So full of life. So in the moment. Everything was gorgeous, but you (and JD) managed to capture it all in the most amazing light at the most perfect moments… THANK YOU for my daily dose in inspiration, that was a huge dose!!

  42. Leah

    August 14th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I love all of your images, and this wedding was not short of stealing my attention! What a fun wedding this must have been! Gorgeous all around!

  43. Tunji Sarumi

    August 14th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I like the umbrella shot. Superb job.

  44. lauren c.

    August 14th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    oh YAY!!!!! i have goosebumps…HARK!!!!! : )

  45. vanessa H

    August 14th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    shut up with the umbrella!! I love it beyond words!! this could be my favorite wedding ever!! you really are an artist of light and emotions!!! you go GIRL with you KIR!!!!!

  46. Jessica Strickland

    August 14th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    SOOOO great!! love love love these!! HARRRK!

  47. jessica claire

    August 14th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    you did such a beautiful job. janey is absolutely stunning and everyone looks so happy! you were the perfect choice to shoot this wedding–killer shots.

  48. Amy Watson

    August 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    WOW! those are so awesome Jasmine! Great job! and the whole bridal party and wedding looked gorgeous!

  49. Betsy, La Vida Creations

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Awesomeness! What a great couple—you can see the joy and happiness. Beautiful work, light, and being in the moment!

  50. Rachel Lampson

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    New to your blog, but I just had to write and say hello. This wedding is just perfection!

  51. Tira J

    August 14th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Absolutely stunning work J* and JD! You two do make a great team. I have been waiting to see these photos for a while and I don’t even know Janey, just follow her blog. I love the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara and I think you found the best places to shoot. WOW!

  52. Desiree Hayes

    August 14th, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Gorgeous!! I gasped at that shadow umbrella one! SOOO amazing!

  53. Paper Monkey

    August 14th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding. Santa Barbara is such a beautiful back drop for a wedding. You and JD captured it beautifully.

  54. Imthiaz Houseman

    August 14th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Jasmine, you and JD did an amazing job! You both compliment each other so well. I love looking at your work because you see things so beautifully and your such an inspiration to me. Great job!

  55. Camille Elise

    August 14th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I tend to stay in the shadows on most of my favorite photography blogs, but I had to say since I follow yours and Mary Jane’s regularly how beatiful these shots are. The B&W shot during the First Look where she’s staring into the camera is breathtaking. I hope to one day take similar photos with such beautiful depth.

  56. Nelly Chung

    August 14th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    These moments were captured so wonderfully! I remember their vibrancy in the engagement photos!! Their spirit shows in the photos! Ah…so in love!

  57. Amber Paterson

    August 14th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Simply gorgeous! The lighting is wonderful, and I love the beautiful simplicity of each shot. The shot with the shadow on the umbrella is excellent!

  58. Kim

    August 14th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    As someone in the wedding business, I see a LOT of photos, but these are SO INCREDIBLE I’m really left speechless.

    Amazing work!

  59. Melissa

    August 14th, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Jasmine, These are simply beautiful! I love the silhouette in the parasol and her locket… It’s so gorgeous!

  60. deB perry

    August 14th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Jasmine! you make me want to cry happy tears all over the place when you post a wedding. I love this set of photos more than the last. I know I say that everytime though. dang it! 😉 I think one of my favs is the groom on the bench, fabulous composition!

  61. Glenda

    August 14th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Jasmine – thank you so much, you are such an inspiration!

  62. Olivia

    August 14th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    So absolutely amazing!

  63. Akil Bennett

    August 14th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Hey Jas, the kiss behind the umbrella shot is awesome!! Everytime I see your stuff I get jealous…nice wedding!

  64. Val McCormick Photography

    August 15th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Wow, Jasmine I don’t know where to even begin. You crack me up, that comment about J.D.’s angle, lol. The shot with the parasol is INSANE!!! LOVE IT! I also totally love J.D.’s shot of the first dance the shadow on the wall just blew it up! Glad I don’t work with you or you’d fire me for saying that 😉

  65. nicole green

    August 15th, 2008 at 2:35 am

    absolutely beautiful! i’m so happy for her!

  66. Robin Dini

    August 15th, 2008 at 3:16 am

    simple beautiful light. i love it!

  67. tish

    August 15th, 2008 at 3:52 am

    wow! some very unique shots…and janey is the smiliest girl in the world! looks like it was an amazing wedding.


    August 15th, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Girl you are fierce and you know how to capture some real emotions! I totally feel the emotions from this wedding and that slideshow was such a joy to watch! Normally I look at a few and then carry on to the next thing, but I was totally drawn to this wedding….StUnNiNg!

  69. zo bo

    August 15th, 2008 at 4:47 am

    j the 2nd to the last is so sick with the shadow and everything it. Gorgeous.

  70. Me Ra Koh

    August 15th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Janey looks amazing! Her dress, her hair, and totally, her gorgeous smile. Great job again Jasmine! Just beautiful!

  71. Kris Leigh

    August 15th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    WOW, wow, wow! How in love are these two, absolutely gorgeous! Love the look of pride on Mum’s face as she watches her little girl getting prepared and the umbrella’s on the beach are devine! Makes me want to get married all over again…Shhhhh, don’t tell hubby I said that! lol!

  72. Tanya

    August 15th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    So beautiful! Who knew one could take such a gorgeous bride and make her more stunning! This are simply effervescent!

  73. Janey

    August 15th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    O.K., I was going to wait to be the 88th comment (just to stick with the whole 8 theme, but I just couldn’t wait any longer!) Jasmine and JD – Mark and I are BEYOND thrilled with our photos!!! You truly captured the very essence of who we are – and we will cherish these ALWAYS. Thank you for being you and for always seeing beautiful things and for never once doubting how very special you are to us! We love you! xoxo

  74. Ryel j

    August 15th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Oh my sweet Janey!!! I love how you captured her day!

  75. Jackie L.

    August 15th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Beautiful and stunning! You captured their love so perfectly! You go girl!

  76. Joyce DZ

    August 15th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    WOW! These are amazing photographs! I love how you conceptualized your shots — All well-lit and composed and as usual the expressions on their faces are wonderful! LOVELY! 🙂

  77. kristin brancaleone

    August 16th, 2008 at 7:39 am

    These images are so charming and full of joy. I am drooling over her cattleya bouquet! Miss you girl! BTW, I’m free to polo sit if you ever need it. Pesto and Basil want to meet him.

  78. Natarsha N. Wright

    August 17th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful! I love the ring shot!

  79. Parris Whittingham - New York Wedding Photographer

    August 17th, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    These two look like they had a blast! How cute. Great elements of beach, smiles, flip-flops and sunshine….Let’s go Cali weddings!

  80. Melissa Andries

    August 17th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    girl!!! you are the definition of "KIR"!!!!! 😉

  81. Lakendra of Affairs With Elegance

    August 18th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    What a stunning couple! You did a great job capturing their beautiful wedding day.

  82. Tracy Routh

    August 20th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I just wanted to drop by and say how truly inspired I am by your words and your work! I enjoyed meeting you in KC monday evening and am so glad that I went! Way to rock the wedding world!!!

  83. kristi klemens

    August 22nd, 2008 at 7:28 am

    those first look images made me cry – amazing moments captured in this day – beautiful work! 🙂

  84. karey m.

    August 22nd, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    wow. had to kirtsy this!


    lovely. this entire space. but this was breathtaking.

    karey m.

  85. shane LaFever

    August 23rd, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I shoot a wedding on the beach in front of the four seasons last Saturday. Ha!

  86. Ralph

    October 1st, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    These are amazing shots! You are truly gifted.

  87. Kentucky Wedding Photographer

    March 11th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    What a beautiful couple! They look so in love!