Joanna and Cooper : Wedding


The off-shore winds made their way into the Bacara Resort and cooled Joanna’s wedding suite. She sat in a chair and smiled into the baroque mirror hanging on the wall. The stylists doted on her every need, but Joanna simply smiled and floated from room to room ensuring her day flowed as perfectly as she planned it. Afterall, the man of her dreams was waiting for her at a winery, just a short drive away.

They met under canopies of grapevines and purple flowers, just past the outdoor fireplace. Joanna approached Cooper from behind with a smile so wide, so bright it illuminated the already bright day. They embraced for minutes, a million lifetimes orbiting around a nucleus of love, and they realized their moment had arrived.

Under the shade of two oak trees at Roblar Winery, Joanna and Cooper promised to communicate. Promised to love. Promised to remain at each others’ hips until their last breaths. They promised. They kissed. They embraced for minutes, a million lifetimes orbiting around a nucleus of love, and they realized their moment had arrived.

Jo and Coop…I love you. Not like, I luv ya! but like the real thing. You’ve invited me into your home, your lives, and your hearts and I’m extraordinarily thankful. I know your wedding was merely the start of your lives together, but I also know it’s the start of a further friendship with ME! 😉 I can’t wait to hang out again, and I know the future is heavily sprinkled with goodness and love. Thank you for allowing me to document your fabulous wedding day! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

Let me start with the sweet things in life…umm, like, Joanna’s Rene Caovilla blingin’ shoes…

I adored Joanna’s custom Jenny Lee wedding dress…she looked stunning in it!

Joanna’s wedding ring caused me momentary blindness…it was truly stunning! Here’s the ring along with a family heirloom bracelet she wore for such a special occasion…

We then headed to Roblar for more preparation and some loving…JD captured this moment between Joanna and her maid of honor, Rachel.

I love me some good details…many thanks to Nico and his ultra fab crew of Nico Designs for their amazing work…just look at that bouquet!

Stunning. I mean, really…Joanna looked stunning…many thanks to Shiela of Shiela Stone for hair and Shannon Jordan of Flirt Makeup

Much to my delight, Joanna and Cooper opted to see each other before the ceremony (which is something I ADORE!) and their first moments together were so beautiful…the following images were captured by JD…

After the First Look, we had some fun around the winery…

I don’t know what it is about this photo, but I just love the small details that make this moment so special…

Joanna…stay fabuous.

I can’t say enough good things about Joanna and Cooper’s bridal party…loved them!

I’m way jealous JD captured this photo…I kinda love it way too much…

A quiet moment just after the recessional…

Ooooh, and all the delicious details…Nico and Maren of Maren Parsons Events truly outdid themselves with all the accoutrements…

Joanna and Cooper were extremely laid back and opted to forego traditional elements to their wedding reception. They kept the night more about their love, and their guests and chose not to be consumed with formalities. Beyond the toasts, the reception was a free-flowing night filled with fun and joy…

Though there wasn’t a First Dance, I caught this moment of Joanna and Cooper enjoying each other at the end of the night…

To see more of their beautiful wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Lastly, a special thanks must go to Maren Parsons for her attention to detail, kindness, and overall fabulousness in coordinating this wedding. She was a gem to work with and I hope our paths cross again in the near future! 🙂

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  1. Jessica Smith

    April 10th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    the ones of Joanna by herself are absolutely stunning!! gorgeous location, details, and couple!! isn’t this the best job in the world?! :0)

  2. Stephanie Stewart

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Gorgeous, fabulous, lovely, romantic, charming, , beautiful, wonderful! Did I say gorgeous? Congratulations, Joanna + Cooper! Awesome work, Jasmine + JD! Loved each shot!

  3. tracy

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    in the bridal party pix, that little boy…… look at those Chuck Taylors! how cute!

  4. Tracy

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Wow Jasmine — you really outdid yourself! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! =)

  5. Airika Pope

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Beautiful, Jasmine! I love the shot of her in the vineyard and the one that JD captured. And of course,all of the details are delicious.

  6. nena

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Your work is beyond words! You are amazing and this wedding is ga-ga-gorgeous! =-)

  7. Alicia

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    These absolutely took my breath away. There’s nothing left to say.

  8. jeramy

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    typical! no joke. what a beautiful location! have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Jamie Sheasby

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Great location! I love how you incorporated so many elements of the winery in these photos. Good job to JD too!

  10. Yuka photo art

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Absolutely beautiful and touching…

  11. Julie Delamarter

    April 10th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Jasmine, You so make me wish my husband and I could get married all over again. If you were around when we got married, I would have done whatever it took for you to capture our day. Your clients are so lucky to have you. If only we all had shots of our big day, like the ones you take.

  12. Garrett Davis Photography

    April 10th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Simply stunning….amazing work as always!!

  13. Erin Z

    April 10th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    EVERYTHING about the people and the photos is stunning. Every single person was beautiful, a beautiful day, beautiful details, and of course the photos are breathtaking. I wish I knew where my wedding pictures were! Hmmm…

  14. Cathy Crawley

    April 10th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    You always make me wish I was there when I look at your Wedding photos! I love everything about this wedding, gorgeous couple, gorgeous light, gorgeous location, gorgeous photography by a gorgeous photographer 😉

  15. jacqueline fronters

    April 10th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Amazing work, per usual. Amazing, amazing and you’re amazing.

  16. Kayla

    April 10th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Totally gorgeous as always!

  17. Danielle L.

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Beautiful… 🙂

  18. Becky Reed

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I am such a fan of your work. It’s about time that pretty was brought back to the wedding photography world. These images are so beautiful. I bet the bride loves these!

  19. Michele B

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I am in love with the shot of Joanna and her father walking down the isle. Oh and the one of the table setting is a fave too, and let’s not ofrget those amazing shoes! I give up picking a fave 🙂 The images are beautiful Jasmine!

  20. Muriel Silva

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    GORGEOUS work Jasmine!

  21. liam hennessey

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    that shot of the bride in the vineyard is just madness. love it.

  22. Ashley King

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Jasmine, I have been waiting for this post since the minute you posted their engagement session! Absolutely Stunning! I can really, truly tell that you have a connection with this couple as they glow when looking into your lense. Thank you so much for sharing!

  23. Marissa Rodriguez

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Those SHOES!!!!! I love them! These pics are gorgeous Jasmine, it just keeps getting better 🙂

  24. Kristin Brancaleone (The Treasured Petal)

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I’m obsessed with this wedding and the way you captured it! So lovely!

  25. Cynthia Q.

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Simply breathtaking!

  26. Leah

    April 10th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    OK, I already emailed you, but I’m so pumped about this wedding b/c one of my best friends manages Roblar Winery and she got married there 10/07! Its gorgeous! So happy to see you have the big fabulous tree in some pics too!! I emailed her your link so she could see them! Awesome as always girl!

  27. john p.

    April 10th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    i think your work is always the best out there. i think you are something else entirely.

  28. Apple

    April 10th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Joanna has such a great smile! gorgeous as always Jaz!;D

  29. Lydia

    April 11th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Joanna is beautiful! And you were able to capture her and the rest of the wedding beautifully!

  30. Helga

    April 11th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    That is sooo beautifullllll!!!!!! .. I got goose-flesh on my arms :-)))))

  31. Michelle S.

    April 11th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Jasmine, I think you’re fantastically gifted… However, I have to say that JD’s pictures in this post are AWESOME! The one of the bride & bridesmaid hugging is just so great… and they just get better from there. 🙂

  32. Amy Rae Photography

    April 11th, 2009 at 2:37 am

    yeah, love this post!! such a beautiful wedding. my ring is the same (not that big though) but with an oval in the middle and then the two pairs on the side…it was exactly what i pictured and we found it the next day!! such a beautiful setting.

  33. DrewB

    April 11th, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Yeah, you rocked it (and so did JD)! Absolutely stunning, as always 🙂

  34. Sarah Alston

    April 11th, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Beautiful!!! The winery pictures were stunning.

  35. jackie J

    April 11th, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Jasmine, these photos are so beautiful! Joanna is so gorgeous, especially in her fabulous dress, and shoes with the perfect bouquet.
    You captured every detail and I love them all.

  36. Amy Starks

    April 11th, 2009 at 4:50 am

    A winery – what a fantastic location for a wedding! Great photos! 🙂

  37. Sheila Stone

    April 11th, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Wow! So many beautiful moments captured. I feel blessed to have been part of such a collaboration of talented and fun people. I will miss all of you and look forward to the next opportunity to work together…

  38. alex.kruk photography

    April 11th, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Very beautiful pictures and great location for a wedding. You and your husband are so talented !

  39. Goddess Leonie | Creative Goddess

    April 11th, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Oh this is just exquisite… it looks like so much funtastic fabulousness 🙂

  40. Nancy Ramos

    April 11th, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Jasmine, what a wonderful weekend.

  41. AngelVision

    April 11th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Wonderful shots Jasmine, truly. I’m curious though: did you teach JD to shoot so he could be a great backup for you, or did he learn before you did? I’m just curious. 🙂

  42. claire

    April 11th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    GORGEOUSNESS!!!! I love your work Jasmine!!!!

  43. tunji sarumi

    April 11th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Nice capture

  44. gina lee

    April 11th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    beautiful pictures jasmine.. and congrtas to top honors for 2009… awesome…

  45. Gina Meola

    April 11th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Everything is gorgeous!! Sharp, emotional… just delicious!

  46. Linda

    April 11th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, one of my favorites ever. Love the detail shots. And go JD…putting out some great stuff. Love the wine barrels. great location that we have not seen before so very fun..

  47. Raquel

    April 11th, 2009 at 2:51 pm


  48. Shuva Rahim

    April 11th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    OK, I think you rightfully deserve a PHd in blogging. I’m amazed – have been but more so in the past few days – at how OFTEN you blog and how full of passion and honesty your posts are. Thank you a million times over for sharing so much of yourself, your couples and continuing to inspire us photographers to strive to do our best.


    April 11th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    great job, i love natural looking photos from a wedding photog, not overprocessed stuff. keep on keeping on, jasmine.

  50. kevin Keefer

    April 11th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    great job ! i especially love the hug jd captured thanks for the email this morning, had another ultra cool client mtg this morning

  51. ChrissyMae

    April 11th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous…. I have always wanted to do wedding photography.. and even dabbled in it once or twice….. then went back to kids…. but you have been my inspiration to go back into weddings! Thank you for being so awesome lol…:) Rock it like a rockstar!

  52. ksen :)

    April 11th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    beautiful. beautyFULL. beautalicious! i don’t know how many other ways to describe the beauty you have captured of this couple that goes wayyy beyond their gorgeous outer appearance. congrats to the newlyweds! keep on rockin j*. 🙂

  53. B

    April 11th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Gorgeous! Can I steal her shoes?

  54. Ashley Rose

    April 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Wow, stunning, i feel like i say that everytime, but again everytime the images are WOW & STUNNING =) xoxo

  55. andrea

    April 11th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    jasmine – your photos continually make me want to relive my wedding day over again. with one change of course…you as my photographer! simply beautiful!

  56. Lydia

    April 12th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I really miss your Pro Photo Resource articles!!!

  57. barbara (soon to be dieppa)

    April 12th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    tears to my eyes!! You can really see the love in the couple’s eyes as they look at each other. Quite beautiful!

  58. Katherine Bowman

    April 12th, 2009 at 3:44 am

    Jasmine, fabulous job! Joanna, you have wonderful taste… your dress, your hair, your SHOES!! (Love the way you captured them J*!) Absolutely stunning!! Be blessed! 🙂

  59. Jonni

    April 12th, 2009 at 3:48 am

    WOW! There are so many words I want to say but WOW is all I can get out! 🙂



  60. Dee

    April 12th, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Stunning work Jasmine! You are such a super star!

  61. Rob Kemp

    April 12th, 2009 at 6:21 am

    WONDERFUL as always… You are an inspiration to us all

  62. kymberli q.

    April 12th, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Wow, Jasmine! You even outdid YOURSELF! These images are just CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

  63. denise karis

    April 12th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    ok, as lovely as the bride is, as beautiful as the location, as perfect as the couple, as so so so pretty as the hanging flowers are, the shot that totally blew me away is the ring shot – these are all amazing, jasmine!

  64. anne

    April 12th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    sooo beautiful pictures.. und such a wonderful wedding. love the decoration.. must have been awesome to shoot this gorgeous wedding

  65. Lisa H. Chang

    April 12th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I LOVE this wedding, the pictures are amazing. J* you’re fabulous!

  66. Aleks

    April 12th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    OMG Jasmine these two make a stunning couple and you once again have done an amazing job of capturing it!!!

  67. Kaarin

    April 12th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    you are as you say – FABULOUS!!

  68. Feuza

    April 13th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Wow- your pictures have the ability to make me really tear up and your words help in that as well,. looked like an amazing place to get married

  69. michelle cunningham

    April 13th, 2009 at 2:49 am

    jaz these are breathtaking as usual.

  70. Tara Ward

    April 13th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I had the same shoes for my wedding…but in black! My husband was glad to see he was not the only one crazy enough to pay that much for shoes! Thanks Jasmine x

  71. Holli True

    April 13th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! 🙂 So consistently fabulous, Jasmine!

  72. Carlos Bruno

    April 13th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Until you decide to retire and follow the writer career ther is NO WAY to NO ONE beat your photos. Sorry JDay … but you ‘create a monster’ … the most gorgeous and wonderful soul one. THANKS!

  73. imthiaz houseman

    April 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    what a FABULOUS wedding! great series.

  74. Jen May

    April 13th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I love how you hung her shoes on the door knob 🙂

  75. mark Brooke

    April 13th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    These wedding pics are awesome!

  76. Heidi @ Zenadia

    April 13th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Oh my gosh what an amazing wedding!!! Joanna is such a stunning bride!

  77. oneshotbeyond

    April 14th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    you did well here Jasmine…I mean really well…like a lovely job.

  78. Tracy

    April 14th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    this was a beautiful wedding and you captured it flawlessly. and shout out to jd for that wonderful candid.

  79. Korey

    April 14th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Oh my do I love this bride’s style! Every detail is stunning, and yet appropriate, natural and understated. Jasmine, you know I love you, too! The photos are amazing, and I really love the bridal party in front of the wine barrels. You get a sense of how much fun they are having.

  80. Mandi Nikole

    April 15th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Fantastic images as always. Love the ones in front of the barrels. Great composition. Keep inspiring and God bless

  81. angelique

    April 15th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Jasmine – your clients are so lucky to have met you – you capture their moments so perfectly!!!

  82. Alleigh

    April 16th, 2009 at 1:37 am

    What a romantic location! The oak casks and the vines are a fantastic background, and the bride and groom look stunning.

  83. Pascal

    April 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Whoa you really managed to capture her gorgeous eyes! The location is great !

  84. Ottawa Wedding Photographer

    April 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous wedding photography.

    Simply stunning.


  85. Lizeth

    April 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    jasmine you’re photographs are beyond amazing…i tell everyone that when i get engaged, i only need two things at my wedding, my husband and jasmine star 🙂

  86. Whitney Gray

    April 26th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Beautiful- absolutely beautiful. Did I tell you I think they are beautiful?!? I can’t say it enough!!

  87. ohana photographers

    May 13th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    love those shoes! awesome j*

  88. Quang Dang

    May 14th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Simply stunning!
    I’m your biggest fan now… lol

  89. Beth

    May 25th, 2009 at 2:42 am


  90. ohana photographers

    July 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 am

    just gorgeous!

  91. Kristin Schmucker

    May 13th, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Beautiful pictures and a beautiful wedding.