Julia and Brandon : Day After


The first time I met Julia, it was over the internet. Her email was filled with our similarities, but the strongest two were UCLA Law School (she was a couple years ahead of me) and love of photography. She practices law and just listening to her speak, I’m impressed with her fluidity in legalese, a language spoken by members of the World of Law.

When I hosted my second Starbox Lunch, Julia drove from San Diego and it was lovely getting to know each other better. Since then, Julia and her husband Brandon have started their own photography business and I’m so happy to see how far they’ve come. I was even happier when they contacted me to photograph a Day After session. They’ve been married for three years, but Julia wanted a different feel for her wedding photos, so I was honored when she asked my to document their love.

We spent a lovely afternoon together and here are a few of my favorites…

My favorite shot of the day…

One thing I love about Julia is her amazing laugh!

Because every girl deserves a little Dior…

To see more of their Day After session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Diandra

    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    these are gorgeous! your clients always find the BEST locations! That field? AMAZING!

  2. Arancha

    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Awwww, love that shoes picture! your shoes pictures are always so good 🙂 specially with gorgeous shoes like that!

  3. nena

    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Your FAVORITE is my favorite too! =-)

  4. SJ Styles

    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:02 pm


  5. Kristin

    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I’m totally impressed that she fits in her wedding dress 3 years later!

  6. Lydia

    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Love and laughter captured in a picture. What could be better?

  7. rachel

    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    What an awesome husband! My husband would NEVER do photos 3 years later!!!! Awesome shoot!

  8. tisha

    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Your work rocks…

  9. Stephanie Stewart

    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous! How fun! My fave is the one in the field of yellow flowers, so romantic and fun!
    Question: Do your clients pick their locations? Or do they ask for your ideas?

  10. Matthew Saville

    March 23rd, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    What a beautiful location! That’s not in Irvine, is it? I love those kinds of bushes and reeds, though, and the only place around Irvine where you find those, I’m having a hard time placing these images there… (Hey if you wanna keep your locations secret, that’s the *one* thing I understand when people don’t want to publicly share!)


  11. Brandon Williams

    March 23rd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks so much for everything. It was great spending the afternoon with you and your images are gorgeous as always.

  12. Amy Clifton

    March 23rd, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I loooove the shoe shot and the whole series after that. The couple is so "real" in that final series.

  13. diane (www.sagephoto.com)

    March 23rd, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Hey J*: Love the shoe photo on the street. Aren’t day after photos the best!

  14. Suz

    March 23rd, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I had never heard of the "Day After" shoot, and now that I know, I want one too! 🙂 It’s our five year anniversary this summer–a good excuse! I really like your work. Keep it up!

  15. jess@studio3z

    March 23rd, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    the shoe shot is the shiznit!! GOODNESS.

  16. jeramy

    March 23rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    typical. love the shoes!

  17. Tiffany

    March 23rd, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    LOVE IT! I’ve often thought about doing a "Day After" type session for the hubby & I…who knows, maybe I’ll convince the Hubby & you can do it for us!!

  18. Melissa McClure

    March 23rd, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Oh yay I was waiting for these! Gorgeous! Love them all, you captured their personalities perfectly!

  19. rowena

    March 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    hey, i know those two lovebirds! julia and brandon, you look great!

  20. luis

    March 23rd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    newport beach? backbay?


  21. lucy

    March 23rd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Im loving the location too..
    The shoe shot and the second shot

  22. Nancy Ramos

    March 23rd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I love the wildflowers in the foreground. I have had a hard time finding a place where I can take some photos of my daughter just for fun but they all require some expensive permit. Do you know of any??

  23. Melissa Koehler

    March 23rd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Brandon and Julia are some of the sweetest people I know. You captured them perfectly! Now, if I can only convince my husband to do one of these 🙂

  24. Sheila H

    March 24th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Can you do a day after shoot…20 years later? Our 20th Anniversary is coming up, wouldn’t that be fun!!….don’t know about fitting into that dress though….20 yrs…2 kids…oh well!

  25. brad peters

    March 24th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    you locations are awesome. the textures, lines and colors. sweet.

  26. Ma'ele

    March 24th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    hahaha! SHEILA H. I was thinking the SAME thing. Except I’d LOVE to get a new dress, shoes, veil…. the whole nine yards. That would be SO MUCH fun!!!! What a wonderful session, with who seem to be wonderful people. so sweet!

  27. Jonni

    March 24th, 2009 at 2:21 am

    What an awesome idea and they seem like such a fun couple. I wish I could have my wedding photos redone. Our photographer posed us in such a generic way and no zest. Just fake poses. I wish I knew more about photography back in 2001. Jasmine, you are a superstar. 🙂


  28. Abra

    March 24th, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I absolutely love the last few of her laughing. Gorgeous.

  29. julia williams

    March 24th, 2009 at 3:26 am

    j* – thank you for such gorgeous photos! (and for documenting what is likely the last day i will ever fit into my wedding dress) We had an absolute blast (even brandon had to admit that when we got back… although it came out in the form of ‘i guess that wasn’t THAT bad’). thank you thank you thank you!

  30. Jim

    March 24th, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Normally your work is so boring, however the 7th and 8th shots are nice. Way to actually take a good shot for once Jasmine!

  31. Sarah Tolson

    March 24th, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Yay for J and B!! Great pics. 🙂

  32. Pamela Telgenhoff

    March 24th, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Love all of these, but the shoe shot is GREAT!

  33. Corinna Hoffman

    March 24th, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Yummy work, Jasmine! 🙂


    March 24th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    SUPER CUTE. 😉 love how every picture shows how much fun they had.

  35. Becky Reed

    March 24th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I love that the location is so simple, but you make it look so great! I just proves you don’t need fancy backgrounds to take great images.

  36. Ashley Mae

    March 24th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Ahh-mazing. These pics have such a beautiful feel to them. Beautiful couple. You are seriously the best out there!

  37. e'lisa

    March 24th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    jasmine-these are awesome!!!!!! the one in the field of yellow flowers where she is laughing is my favorite hands down! i also like the one with her feet and the line right below it. just fantastic!!

  38. Emily Faulknor

    March 24th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Wow, they look exquisite! These two are so fun and I am always impressed on how they balance their business with her being a lawyer, but they make it work. You captured them so beautifully and what a treat for them!

  39. Dee

    March 24th, 2009 at 3:12 pm


  40. Rhonda

    March 24th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Jasmine…love it all! What’s the name of the song you used for their slideshow? I love it! I whole-heartedly disagree with a previous poster saying your work is usually boring…you are a true inspiration to many of us. Looking forward to seeing what you capture this upcoming wedding season!

  41. Brittany

    March 24th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Oh my goodness — i love seeing my photographer on the other side of the camera. great photos

  42. Christopher

    March 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Your favorite is my favorite. I love the DOF.

  43. Holli True

    March 24th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I am totally "thinking for myself" when I tell you that this session is wonderful! 🙂 The Dior shot is so fabulous!!

  44. Lyndsay Hyatt-Almeida

    March 24th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    you rock, jasmine! your work is CREATIVE, EXCITING and FABULOUS. 🙂 my fav shots are the shoes and the last picture of them casually laughing. beautiful!!

  45. Cheryl Cronin

    March 24th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    These are incredible Jasmine!!! as usual you are a constant inspiration. You are ANYTHING BUT BORING!!!!!

  46. Cheryl Cronin

    March 24th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    These are incredible Jasmine!!! as usual you are a constant inspiration. You are ANYTHING BUT BORING!!!!!

  47. Staci

    March 24th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I love the feet shot. I think I try to do some sort of feet shots in all my sessions! It’s just fun! 🙂 Great session!

  48. ohana photographers -david & kimi

    March 24th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    j&b awesome!

  49. Kate Triano

    March 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    her dress rocks the hiz-ouse! great images as always sista!

  50. Cristen CLark

    March 24th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Love it!! They looked like they had so much fun!!

  51. Bobbie Brown

    March 25th, 2009 at 1:56 am


  52. Cynthia Q.

    March 25th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Looks like this couple had a lot of fun on the shoot! Great pictures-love the ones of them laughing 🙂

  53. Julie Cruz

    March 25th, 2009 at 7:30 am

    YAY! Brandon and Julia!! Some of my fellow SD photography pals 😀 AMAZING photos as always Jasmine. Just gorgeous!!

  54. Betsy, La Vida

    March 25th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Some of our SD peeps! You two look fantastic!!! Great job of capturing their personalities, Jasmine. What a special treat!

  55. Serge

    March 27th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Emotions, colors !!!!
    A+ work!

  56. Joan Solitario

    March 27th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I love that scenic shot! and the leading lines to the shoes shot! she’s beautiful :o)

  57. jb

    March 30th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I love ME some dior! holla!!!

  58. dotun

    March 31st, 2009 at 1:02 am

    very beautiful couple..lovely work Jasmine.

  59. Jasmine Marie

    March 31st, 2009 at 7:59 am

    You did such a great job of capturing Julia and Brandon! They’re such great people and these are such wonderful shots. 🙂