Jen and Greg : Wedding


They didn’t have one toast. Or two. Or five. Jen and Greg were toasted—and roasted—in front of their friends and family on the most special day of their lives together by many. The large bridal party each took turns articulating what made their love unique and it was blatant that what Jen and Greg share is something wonderful. It’s as if the nucleus of their relationship is comprised of something a little extra. A little extra this, a little extra that, and a little extra of God.

There are no words to adequately describe the passion Jen and Greg share not only for each other, but for fellow man. While a student at UCLA, Jen opened her apartment to homeless children living on Skid Row and gave them a place of respite and comfort. Of things seemingly normal to most, but a fairytale to them. Greg likewise gives of himself to others and is a constant source of inspiration to those around him. Together, after Jen completes her Master’s Degree at UC Berkeley, they hope to live in another country teaching English and help others better their lives.

As they committed their lives to each other—tucked away in the grassy hills of Mission Viejo, California—they vowed to love more everyday and out-serve each other. It’s apparent the aftereffects of their love is sending shockwaves through many souls and it has only just begun.

Jen and Greg, I hope you had a wonderful time in Mexico on your honeymoon and I wish you the best as you carve your new lives together in Northern California. JD and I were blessed to share Father’s Day with you and your families and we’re honored to have met such resonating people as yourselves. Much love…

Lighting of the Unity Candle

JD captured this shot of Jen’s father delivering a heartwarming speech…

…and he captured this shot (sidenote: he mentioned something about getting a ‘raise’ every time one of his images appear on my blog…I totally vetoed this idea!) 😉

To see more of their wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
Lastly, I want to kudos to Courtney Toney and all her team at Joyful Weddings and Events. Like always, they put together a spectacular display for the wedding and reception! I will most likely be blogging about the wedding details in the next few days, but I also want to give a shout-out to Catherine and Fayth of Three Petals for leaving nothing untouched. If there are brides looking for linens, flowers, and details, give them a call because they’re fantastic! 🙂

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  1. Amy Martin

    June 26th, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Tell JD that last shot is fab 🙂 And I really love that b&w in the road. Great job Jasmine!

  2. Courtney Toney

    June 27th, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Beautiful! Way to go JD! It was so fun to work with you two again- it always makes the night that much more enjoyable. By the way, what did you decide- fondant or no fondant?

  3. Jasmine*

    June 27th, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Ewww, definitely NO fondant! Girl, it takes a gift to like that type of cake frosting! 🙂

  4. Trista

    June 27th, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Jazzy! Love the 4th picture from the top…soo artsy! 🙂 See you tomorrow!

  5. Catherine Pierce

    June 27th, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Jasmine: Slideshow made me cry (‘course I AM the mother of the groom), but the pictures are fabulous, beyond what I could’ve imagined & the ones on the road are SO GOOD that adjectives I would use to describe them wouldn’t do them justice!! Your photography makes me want to hold my wedding a second time so Ron and I can have you take the photos…gotta go watch that slideshow again (I always love the music you pick, too)!

  6. DrewB

    June 27th, 2007 at 1:27 am

    I totally shot a wedding at that church in March! Isn’t that cross gorgeous? Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

  7. Miguel

    June 27th, 2007 at 3:22 am

    I think it’s great that JD helps you out during weddings. I think we all wish our significant other was involved in our photography. You are very lucky.

  8. crystal

    June 27th, 2007 at 3:50 am

    Beautiful moving images, Jasmine! Love them all!

    I can’t wait to see you again, girl! Will you be at Partnercon?!

  9. Chris Ogden

    June 27th, 2007 at 3:54 am

    Jennifer knew the moment she saw your style that you were the one to shoot the wedding. She couldn’t have been more right. Not only are you an artist, but a pleasure to be around. We are all blessed by your talent. Thank you Jasmine and JD!

  10. Jasmine*

    June 27th, 2007 at 4:43 am

    Chris and Catherine…thank you for the honor of documenting your children’s wedding. I’m blessed to do what I love and meet amazing parents such as yourselves. Your kids–and their wedding–are a reflection of the time and love you’ve poured into them!
    Crystal…I’ll be at PartnerCon! 🙂

  11. david baxter

    June 27th, 2007 at 4:53 am

    wow, the church is beautiful! your work always inspiring!!

  12. jenna walker

    June 27th, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    jasmine! what beautiful inspiring work! i love the emotion in so many of them – and the road shots are so fun!!

  13. Melissa Koehler

    June 27th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    Great shots you two!
    What a sweet couple

  14. nicole green

    June 27th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    love the shots on the road!

  15. Elizabeth Pierce

    June 27th, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Simply beautiful! Your description and photos captured both Jen and Greg’s personalities and the spirit of the event- not an easy thing to do. Now I just can’t wait for the rest!!! ; )

  16. ray santana

    June 28th, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Sweeeet dude…

  17. steven kang

    June 28th, 2007 at 5:50 am

    Hi Jas,
    Thanks for taking your time out from your busy schedule to visit. 2thumbs up.

  18. Never teh Bride

    June 28th, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    The lighting on these is FANTASTIC! I love outdoorsy pictures that are a little different.

  19. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Ooo! I love the 4th one down! This is a great example of shooting in really harsh light. I wish I knew what settings you used lol. It looks like there is fill light somehow too? Great job!

  20. Dalton Clements

    September 17th, 2015 at 3:11 am

    I love the photo of them in the road!