Kimberly Curtis : Anytime


A couple days ago, while standing in a kitchen surrounded by Chinese take-out boxes and fortune cookies, some friends were making fun of my driving record. And, ahem, my ticket. Or should I say tickets? Yes, I received yet another speeding ticket (if you’re keeping track, I got TWO in one week), so I’ve vowed to change my ways. I suppose my driving emulates my life: GoGoGoGOOOOO.

I drove to Santa Barbara on Tuesday (keeping my speed at a lazy 80MPH) and I’m always encouraged when I get to such a beautiful beach city. Once the 101 freeway opens along the coast, I pop my sunroof open, roll down my windows, and take a deep breath of the wild mustard flowers mixed with sea salt. I was extra excited because I was going to meet Kimberly Curtis for the first time.

Kimberly is a fabulous Event and Wedding Coordinator in the Montecito and Santa Barbara areas. She designs premiere events and has the most amazing clientele, a niche she’s worked very hard at carving. Not only is Kim awesome at what she does, she’s an even better person…we got along amazingly well and I look forward to working with her in the near future. If you’re a bride planning a destination wedding in Santa Barbara, be sure to check her out!

We got together at her family home to capture headshots for her new website. Once the site goes live, I’ll be sure to add a link to my blog. Here are a few images that caught my eye…

My favorite shot of the day…

When Kim told me she brought her dog, Buddy, along for the shoot, was I stoked because I’m a fur lover. Little did I realize Buddy weighed just as much as Kim (which made for some hilarious pictures of Buddy dragging Kim along) and he thought it was play time, not photo time. He was such a character and made the shoot so fun! Unfortunately, Buddy wasn’t feeling the modeling, so here are a few out-takes I couldn’t pass up blogging…

In a last ditch attempt to keep Buddy still, I channeled all my Dog Whisperer skills and begged him to sit still for one shot…and here it is! 🙂

Thanks, Kim, for such a lovely afternoon! It was a pleasure meeting you and your amazing family! 🙂

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  1. Yuka photo art

    May 30th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    WoW! So gorgeous pictures!!! You did a great job! This women so beautiful and her emotions are so rich….I hope I will be your model some times….I and Lyosha would like to have Trash the dress session with you…..when we will be in OC.

  2. David [C+D]

    May 30th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    That’s a crazy-awesome shoot you got there J-Star! 😀 Wow. I think my fav has to be the serious pose, she looks very intelligent and elegant. Love. 🙂


    May 30th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Some really good portraits Jazzy-magic!!

  4. Gina White

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Oh Jas if you don’t mind me calling you Jas. I feel like we’ve known one another for years after reading your blog for a while. Anywho I should have been driving in my car with that same route. It’s sounds so relaxing. But I don’t think in Michigan I would have gotten the same feel. Love the pics!

  5. Jane

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I love that the dog has his back completely turned to you in a couple of the pics. Total diva!

  6. Jamie Delaine

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    K, I just love you and your amazing talent! Your post processing is to die for. So clean, so simple. 🙂

  7. scott westerman

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    WOW! Jasmine these images are awesome, Wonderful colours, AWESOME image quality and a very pretty model and her dog. There is something special about your images !
    Keep inspiring me and others to be better !

  8. Karen

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Aww, these are such fun photos. =] Beautiful array of colors in all of these photos.

  9. Lori Anne Davis

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Wow, girl, you really brought these photos to life! She chose a terrific color to wear, and the colors came out flawless! I can’t wait to see how they will end up on her website.
    Kim has an incredibly natural and charismatic looking smile!

  10. Lara @ Southern Wedding Style

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    These are fabulous! She is GORGEOUS! These images really capture something magical about her–she is so vibrant and approachable looking. Perfect pics! I would love to have shots like this done of me! I look forward to checking out her website when it launches.

  11. lauren

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    beautiful. beautiful. beautiful. 🙂
    what talent you have!!! thank you for sharing!

  12. cesar perez

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    J* these are soo good! I love em all!

  13. Dennis Urbiztondo

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    "Good Stuff" :^)

  14. Adrienne

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    What a fun shoot! I love the bright colors of her dress and necklace. That last shot is adorable!

  15. ~abi~

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    oh my word! i luv everything about this shoot–from her fab clothing to her adorable dog to your beautiful photos! 🙂

  16. kelli eudis

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Beautiful. What a stunning woman! I love the one with her holding all the flowers and also the one with her computer. Those blues are to die for. Love it!!

  17. andrew hsu

    May 30th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Dog Whisperer rocks.
    Santa Barbara rocks.

    this post rocks.

  18. Stephenie Dame

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Wow beautiful….I love them all!!!

  19. Bobbie

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    WOW! J* You seriously outdid yourself on this shoot! I found myself finding a ‘favorite’ with every new picture!!! Every SINGLE one of these are AMAZING! The colors, the settings, the poses – everything looks so natural and relaxed – yet at the same time stunning!

  20. Keith Warren

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Great Set! Which lens do you use for you shallow DOF shots?

  21. Therese

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Wow! Stunning girl and fantastic photography – what colours and expressions! Well done!

  22. Shannon Sewell

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    gorgeous images jasmine… beautiful, natural… love the color, the flowers, location. simply wonderful 🙂


  23. Rodolfo Arpia

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Beautiful images Jasmine… i love them all!

  24. joan solitario

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I love the colors! beautiful!!!!!

  25. Amy

    May 30th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I absolutely love these! And the out-takes are so fun!

  26. Tira J

    May 30th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Simply Gorgeous! Crisp, clean and fresh!

  27. Catlin Humes

    May 30th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    What a fun spirited lady, i love the one with her and the dog. So cute!

  28. Sara Goetz

    May 30th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Love them – I always learn something new about photography from your images. Thanks!

  29. Cathy Crawley

    May 30th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Wow, was she a model in her past life because she was working it! You did an amazing job as usual. The colors are gorgeous.

  30. Dennis

    May 30th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    These are great Jasmine. That blue gate in the garden is a real draw!

  31. Katie Trujillo

    May 30th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    These are so great Jasmine, you just capture people’s beauty! I can’t wait for you to do my headshots!

  32. Thresha

    May 30th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Great job…you really got her personality to come out in the photos! And her haircut is adorable! It makes me want to chop mine off.

  33. Troy Schneider

    May 30th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    These are all great, but I LOVE the shots with Buddy in them. I’ve got a soft spot for Goldens 🙂

  34. Shannon Post

    May 31st, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Great photos – I love the color! She looks like she has a wonderful personality that you captured beautifully! The dog shots are cute as can be too! If I had a wedding to plan, those photos on her website would make me want to hire her!

  35. DJ

    May 31st, 2008 at 12:47 am

    LOVE IT!

  36. Crystal

    May 31st, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Oh I love the contrasting colors…so yummy!!!!

  37. jenna walker

    May 31st, 2008 at 2:34 am

    these are INCREDIBLE!!! just love the color – very inspiring!

  38. Shannen Natasha

    May 31st, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Ooooh my gaaaah! Suh-oooh freakin amazing! J*, you dropped it like it’s hot again! I’m sure it helps that miss Kimberly Curtis is a lil bombshell!

  39. saraa anthony

    May 31st, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Oh I love that dress and paired with that necklace……wow.

  40. jackie l.

    May 31st, 2008 at 3:36 am

    great images! the photos are beautiful!

  41. cassandra m

    May 31st, 2008 at 3:56 am

    My FAVORITE is the last shot of course…with Buddy! Shows me so much of her personality…her love for her doggies…her smiling, gentle ways. This is a person I would like to be friends with. I also love so many of the other pics…she is soooooo warm, soooo friendly, sooooo awesome! There are so many great shots. Love the one with her MAC. The background is FLAWLESS! You captured her and made her so approachable. I would hire her. PS…She has a great dress toooo…she is beautiful!!!

  42. kim

    May 31st, 2008 at 4:11 am

    so do we know where the dress is from because i HAVE to have it!
    she is stunning… movie star beautiful and the photos are so bright and crisp!
    they have such a happy feeling to them:)

  43. Megan Beth

    May 31st, 2008 at 4:26 am

    HOly smokes..that’s her house…not too shabby.

    Love the pictures…as always

  44. Heather España

    May 31st, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Gorgeous. I have a girl question: do you by any chance know where she got that amazing dress? I want one ;).

  45. Khara Plicanic

    May 31st, 2008 at 6:27 am

    So you’re a speed demon, eh? 🙂 I got 4 tickets in 1 year, and they suspended my license for SIX MONTHS! Seriously…. the whole point system really sneaks up on you. Be careful! 🙂

  46. Lydia

    May 31st, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Your colors are amazing! Each time I’m inspired to work even harder!

    I thought I heard once that you’ve had someone video you on an engagement shoot. Can you PLEASE post it?

  47. Matthew Saville

    May 31st, 2008 at 7:24 am

    "Caught your eye"… lol, you’re so modest! =Matt=

  48. Kristin

    May 31st, 2008 at 7:55 am

    So cute.. these pictures seem to really capture her. Sweet, down to earth, creative….that is what I got from your pics. They look amazing!

  49. Sarah W.

    May 31st, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    These are some of my favorites. I feel like I know her… really caputered her spirit!!!

  50. Lezlie

    May 31st, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I LOVE the colors in these! And she is super cute!

  51. erin kate

    May 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    i’m a huge fan and blog stalker…and i had to comment of these because they are fabulous!

  52. Rachel Brookel

    May 31st, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I like the unposed pictures of the dog….they are so animated and fun! Beautiful setting, dress, PHOTOS!

  53. haley lamb

    May 31st, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    wow, these are so beautiful. She has such a great smile! Love the colors!

  54. Davidkb

    May 31st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Jasmine!
    Your pictures are just great! I love them. You taught me to watch social photography in a different way! Amazing work!

    Here, in Spain, when you get the driving licence, you get 6 points with it. After your first year as a driver, you got 6 extra points. 12 points is the maximum you can get.

    Each time you get a ticket, depending on the infraction, they take a certain amount of points from your driving license. If you loose them all, you loose your driving licence… :S

    I’m still a 12 points driver! 🙂

    Take care and good luck!

  55. Abigail Q

    May 31st, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Wow she is beautiful …and these are amazing shots, once again! I love the colors/pp on these images.. especially the one of her on computer. Your awesome!

  56. New York City Wedding Photographer

    May 31st, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    These are so captivating. Her smile, the colors, the doggie…I love it!

    Parris Whittingham

  57. Lia Supatra

    May 31st, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    love these photos! The theme/location, the beautiful lady, the grass & flowers, the dog..perfect! Great job as always! 🙂

  58. Chakriya

    May 31st, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I love these pictures. She’s a beautiful person.

  59. Julie

    June 1st, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I love the one of her on the computer! Great color!!! And the one of her trying to get the dog to look at the camera is as good as the shot you finally got. Great color! I’m so impressed!!!

  60. Nena

    June 1st, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Oh, I hope you can shoot photos of me! If I don’t get married soon, I’m going to call you to get some nice pictures of just me! =-)

  61. sarah

    June 1st, 2008 at 2:05 am

    These are so fun. I love her outfit choice, and you made her pop! Colors are fabulous. Great job Jasmine!!!

  62. Dani Van Steelandt

    June 1st, 2008 at 4:04 am

    Jasmine, Your amazing!!! These are so beautiful, the colors just pop, so fun and playful. What an incredibly beautiful woman.
    As for you tickets, I’m totally feeling you. I was just stopped twice in one week by the SAME OFFICER for not coming to a full stop at a stop sign. $220 later, I hope I’ve learned my lesson!! 😉

  63. judy

    June 1st, 2008 at 4:05 am

    if you’re really honest with yourself, you know that your work is completely unoriginal. Good for you, for coming so far on your looks, and your kiss ass personality.

  64. Sara

    June 1st, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Wow, someone jealous much? If you don’t have something nice to say…..
    Anyhow, gorgeous work here Jasmine! The colors are fabulous and it looks like you really got her relaxed and captured her personality so well. She is a beautiful woman and it almost seems that her beauty inside comes out in these photos.

  65. Cathy Crawley

    June 1st, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hmmm, notice how "Judy" has not left her contact detail? Someone has a touch of the ‘green-eyed monster’. Don’t worry Judy, someone loves you, hopefully.

  66. Leah G

    June 1st, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Okay, even though they are the outtakes, I’m kinda partial to the third one (bottom row, left). I think it’s pretty fun and relaxed. Wonderful job. . .if I lived closer (I assure you, my wallet says MD isn’t quite close enough), I’d get some just because photos done by you!

  67. cynthia q

    June 1st, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    punchy color, sharp pics–loads of fun! love the gate, arbor scenes, playing with the dog, and the computer shot.

  68. TO: Judy

    June 1st, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Judy, if you are going to insult someone, please do it with correct grammar.

  69. amy martin

    June 2nd, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Love these jasmine!!

  70. Furious Photographers

    June 2nd, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Aside from the usual beautiful pictures, that is a beautiful dog! Looks like a lab


    June 2nd, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I love the shot of her with her laptop– it seems to really capture her at work and loving it!
    And awesome dog 😀

  72. Adam

    June 2nd, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Judy this business is ALL about "personality". Looks only get you so far. J’s work is simply amazing. You know it’s true

    Judy – Jealous – Anytime =)

  73. Simply Modern Weddings

    June 3rd, 2008 at 4:30 am

    I am so in love with these headshots…they are so fun, such beautiful colors! 🙂

  74. Natarsha

    June 3rd, 2008 at 6:51 am

    This shoot look super fun and it is so cute!

  75. kristi hedberg

    June 3rd, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Some really great shots here, and I love the wonderful magazine layout of your blog…very cool!

  76. Sarah Smith

    June 6th, 2008 at 5:40 am

    i absolutely adore these images….i hav another girl question, should you ever get teh chance to ask her…where did she get that fabulous necklace from? love the colors, pop and angles you took on these images…just simply beautiufl shots!

  77. sherry

    June 8th, 2008 at 4:14 am

    Damn those are great photos, I felt engaged. They were personal to me even though I do not know these people. ART. Thank you for my midnight ride. Sherry

  78. ashley McCue

    August 7th, 2008 at 6:55 am

    color! color! oh I love it!!!!! Supergreat, Jasmine!!! The dress…I’m in love! Where did she get it?!! I want one!!