Jill and Jack : Engagement


She worked in marketing at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Jill liked her job, loved the opportunities it presented, and enjoyed the travel perks that accompanied her position. Life was good… except when her boss asked her take over a meeting with an advertising firm on a nightmarishly cold day. No, no Jill did NOT want to walk across the street fighting the freezing temperature. Especially in her cute shoes.

Bundled in her jacket (and, yes, her cute shoes too), Jill made her way to Ra Sushi for the lunch meeting by herself. She looked around the restaurant for what might have looked like a group of advertisers, but saw none. Jill gazed about the room only to see a handsome man wave at her. No. No way THAT handsome man was her lunch date. Suddenly, the cute shoes in freezing weather was worth it all. So worth it.

Jack and Jill spent the afternoon talking about life, sports, hobbies…oh, and advertising too. What started as a business meeting lead to creating a bet to garnish a follow-up date. Jack spoke about football and Jill politely nodded and Uhm-hmm-ed her way through his athletic talk, but perked when he said there was no way the Seattle Seahawks could beat the Chicago Bears in Saturday’s upcoming game. Seeing her chance, she bet the Seahawks would win and Jack would take her out. Jack–knowing the odds were in his favor–took the bet.

A few days later, they went out again. The Bears won. Jill paid. But, in the end, they both walked away happy knowing they won each other’s hearts.

I’m SO excited to shoot Jack and Jill’s wedding next year in San Diego at L’Auberge Del Mar. They have an awesome day planned and I’m stoked to hang out with such an awesome couple again! I especially want to thank Joey Bowles of Cosa Bella Foto for sending Jill my way…Joey will be a bridesmaid at Jill’s wedding, and sent Jill my way because she thought we’d be a good fit…thanks, Joey! 🙂

I met Jack and Jill at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach for their engagement session, and later made our way to the ocean for more fun. Here are a few of my favorites…

To view more of their engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Ayesha

    November 20th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Aww this gives new meaning to the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill. They went up the hill and fell in love. Fabulous shoes Jill and fabulous work Jasmine as usual 😉

  2. Jenny Sun

    November 20th, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    wow, am I seriously the first to post again? YAY 🙂 You always consistently impress us Jasmine. I love the shot of the two of them next to the car park lot – it shows me you can shoot in pretty and also ‘not-so-pretty’ places and still make the photo AWESOME 🙂 Love!

  3. Joanna

    November 20th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    How cool are they with their names matching up?! I won’t brag about you, because we all know how cool you are!! 🙂

  4. Oakstream Photography

    November 20th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    These are OUTSTANDING! OMGOSH I love these!!!!

  5. Sam P

    November 20th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Darn, the 3rd person to comment. Your pics rock and love the 5th B&W pic..great details..

  6. Joey Bowles

    November 20th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Oh Jasmine – you captured them beautifully!! I am so happy that they asked you to shoot their wedding, and that I will get to meet you as well. And to my dear friend Jill… I am sure you are reading this – you are beautiful & I love you for always being there for me. You have truly met your match with Jack, and I am so happy for you both!

  7. Jenn Stevens

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    OH the shoes…I love the shoes…in a big puffy heart sort of way!! Great work, as always! 🙂

  8. Alicia

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Yummy light! Don’t you just LOVE the shade hotel?

  9. Meghan

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful shots!!! What a cool story too, they sound like a lot of fun. Great work as always!

  10. Katherine Bowman

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Holy ring! It looks like she can do her makeup in it! 🙂 Love the sunset picture!

  11. Jessica Lynn

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    a girl after my own heart….rockin the plum peep toe shoes that i wore on my own wedding day!! 🙂 and add to it that their names are Jack & Jill….love it!

  12. Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Love this story! So sweet. The photos are pretty fab too, J*!

  13. Halli

    November 20th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful work as always, Jasmine. I love the shots… cool, clear, and fabulous.

  14. joyful weddings and events

    November 20th, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Oh jas, you will LOVE L’Auberge! It is a great venue down here. I love that their names are jack & jill 🙂 So cute!

  15. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    November 20th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    J*, you TOTALLY know you wanted to title the post "Jack and Jill" …. I’m impressed you show more restraint than I could have with such a temptation. 😉

  16. Robert Raszczynski

    November 20th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    As usual pictures are stunning, I really love them.

  17. feuza

    November 20th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    WOW baby! the sunlight totally dance with you all in this shoot, I love the sunset- makes such stunning pictures, lovely!

  18. Bobbie Brown

    November 20th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    LOVE those last two pictures – Awesome!!!! They are all great, those last two are just greatER in my opinion!! And I have to say, when I read the title of this post I automatically wanted to say "Jack and Jill"! I am sure they get lots of comments when they introduce themselves – I understand seeing how my name tends to get much attention too!

  19. Jessica

    November 20th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You are AMAZING Jasmine. These pictures are awesome, as usual. You inspire me each and everyday. My blog was recently tagged by a fellow photographer, and I had to tag the people who inspire me. Naturally, you were the 1st person on my list.

  20. Jackie Beale

    November 20th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    You continue to inspire me & teach me jasmine in lots of ways. I only wish you lived in FL 🙁 I think my fav picture is the one on the pier where Jill is on the floor and Jack on the bench. Really fashionable.

  21. You make me LOVE being ME!

    November 20th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    You are totally rockin’. I love it when I check my RSS feeds and there’s a new post! Makes my day! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us around the country and inspiring us!

  22. Kayla of Spink Studio

    November 20th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    These are great! I love the parking garage picture! Fabulous!

  23. Ashley Rose

    November 20th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I love the last shot! And so cool to take shots at the Shade Hotel :)you really have such a gift of pretty-ing up everywhere! Love the car garage shot!

  24. Lydia

    November 20th, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Purple heels and beautiful light. Just add people with the cutest names and J*, and you’ve got a rockin’ shoot!

  25. Rob Kemp

    November 20th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Lovely as always! You always seem to find the best looking people and locations..

  26. nena

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    They look so in love and so happy! Do you pick only the prettiest and most in love people or what? =-)

  27. jeramy

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    very cute! i love the one under the pier.

  28. shawna

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    that shoe shot is fabulous! <3

  29. Cathy Crawley

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Did you have the nursery rhyme in your head all day after that shoot? I love the light in all of these, and the poses – they are so stylin’!

  30. Jessica Griffin

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    The last photo is gorgeous! I love it. Let me know when you’ll be in Dallas please! Though, I’d love to come see you in Cali!

  31. john p.

    November 20th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    def some sick moments here. your photography is outta this world.

  32. Amanda Auer

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Awe, I looove the Shade hotel! And their story is too cute. What a way to tell it!

  33. Larry Reeves

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Amazing images, fantastic story. That wedding is gonna be so nice. I love the locations you guys selected.

  34. lucy

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    The lighting just got better and better as the photoshoot progresses

  35. jenberry

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    i feel like a broken record. raaaadddd, raaad. rrrrad, RAD!

  36. Dede Edwards

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Great Story! Love the her green scarf!

  37. Tanya Jose

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    i KNOW you got some cute shots of her shoes, right?! lol what a gorgeous couple!!

  38. Melissa Copeland

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    first off…LOVE that green scarf!! second…is it me or do you have the most beautiful clients ever? haha it seems like i’m always commenting "wow she’s stunning" wow she’s beautiful… you are one lucky photographer.. you get to take pictures of some of the hottest people. haha

  39. Amber Paterson

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    I haven’t seen you do one like the last one. I really like it! And the poor Seahawks. We need some love up here. :o(

  40. Ashley

    November 20th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Love, love, love that last one! Gorgeous!

  41. Natarsha N. Wright

    November 20th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Love the B&W and the Sunset images…stunning!

  42. Brienne Michelle

    November 20th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Now THAT is a shoe girl after my own heart. 🙂

  43. Kim

    November 20th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    What beautiful pictures. Sigh Manhattan Beach one of my favorite beaches in CA.

  44. Heather Broom

    November 21st, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Oh my gosh, that last shot = BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  45. Philip Casey

    November 21st, 2008 at 3:09 am


  46. rachel

    November 21st, 2008 at 4:16 am

    beautiful use of light!!

  47. michelle cunningham

    November 21st, 2008 at 4:35 am

    only you could make a carpark look kool. great shots at the pier too jas!

  48. Shannon Ksenak

    November 21st, 2008 at 5:51 am

    These are so beautiful! The last shot is breathtaking!

  49. Ana Contreras

    November 21st, 2008 at 6:37 am

    I LOVE the one with the sunset…….Amazing light!!!

  50. Alvaro Gavan

    November 21st, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hola, que bonitas fotos, me gusta como usas la luz natural

  51. Cathy and David - Photographers

    November 21st, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Okay. Can’t decide a favorite… ummmmmmmmm!! The second to last one??

  52. jess@studio3z

    November 21st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    those last two are just amazing!!! isn’t it crazy what the touch of color can do? that green scarf was perfect.

  53. Susie

    November 21st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, those engagement photos are simply beautiful!

    Ever since my fiance proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from http://www.idonowidont.com we’ve been looking for a great photographer that can capture the moment like this.

    Your photography makes every moment look like a dream, they are fab!

  54. Pascal

    November 21st, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    I love the mix of colors and the contrast that is created (and I love the shoes shot, but that’s just because I love shoes in general XD)

  55. brenda

    November 21st, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    ahhh could their names be any cooler, any more meant to be? love the photos.

  56. honey

    November 22nd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Lovely couple!

  57. Stephen Knuth

    November 22nd, 2008 at 3:34 am

    I love these shots. Beach work is some of my fav!

  58. Anna

    November 22nd, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    What a wonderful story.. and photos! Love the shoe detail and the amazing light..

  59. Geoffrey R. Boka

    November 24th, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Hey Jasmine,

    I used to live in MB and I can’t believe you were able to make it look even more gorgeous than I remember. You’re amazing. Nice work! You’re quite inspiring. Keep up the gorgeous work!

  60. nattnee

    November 25th, 2008 at 5:40 am

    wow, i never thought you could ever use a carpark for backdrop and still make the photo look amazing…

  61. Robin Dini

    December 4th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    LOVE the shots under the docks. Really stunning!

  62. michèle

    December 9th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    I will be L’Auberge Del Mar next Summer too! Hope you are there first so I can get some ideas. Great work, as always. xo. -m.

  63. Stacy

    December 15th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Hey…staring Photographer here…what lens or editing are you doing to get such clear, crisp, and bright pictures?? I’m doing my frist wedding in January…any tips?