Los Angeles Observatory Engagement : Meg + Tim


With many thanks to UPS, they’re getting married. It all started with tickets that got lost in transit. While she insists she wasn’t a groupie, Tim proffers an askance look to betray insider information. Meg was in college and became smitten with Big City Rock, a band in Los Angeles. She and a friend bought tickets and when they didn’t arrive on time for the show that night, Meg emailed the band’s web master. In a short email response, she was informed her name was placed on The List (because, really, cool kids are always on The List) and to enjoy the show. The email was signed from Tim. Later that night at the concert, Meg looked for Tim to thank him in person. When she asked where she could find him, she was pointed to the bassist on the stage.

The oh-so-very cute bassist. Yes, the web master and the bassist were one, and his name was Tim. And he was oh-so-very cute. Meg approached him after the show to thank him for his help and in a single brief movement, Meg lost her heart. In the crowded venue, Tim placed his hand on the small of her back and pulled her in close to hear her words. Only the words didn’t matter. Tickets. Web master. Bassist? Thanks.

Seven years later, Tim and Meg have grown together and fallen in love. They’re getting married this November and they have UPS to thank for their chance meeting. But as fate knows, the tickets were never supposed to arrive. I was honored to shoot their 7th dating anniversary/engagement session in Silverlake last week and here are a few of my favorite photos…

Meg is the type of girl who loves to plan. She’s getting married this November, but organized the engagement shoot to coincide with her and Tim’s 7th dating anniversary. She decorated for the event and I got to take a Crumbs cupcake home at the end of the shoot! 😉

The ever fab, Meg…

This girl? She’s a party animal.

Remember oh-so-cute Tim? Well, here he is!


We walked around their old neighborhood of Silverlake for more engagement photos and had a little fun in the streets…

Within a two-block radius, there was a ton of spaces to shoot…that’s the thing I love about Los Angeles…the ever presence of urban appeal!

I love me some pretty light….

On our way back to the house, Meg took of her shoes because, well, fashion sometimes kills your feet. This was spray-painted on the sidewalk and it was quite appropriate…

After a quick change, we made our way to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles…

A special thanks goes to Jaimi Brooks of Fiore Beauty for a lovely job on Meg’s hair and makeup!

The cool thing about shooting engagement photos at the Griffith Observatory is that there are just beautiful pockets of light and nooks of prettiness everywhere…Meg just happens to make things even more delightful…

I’ll end with this photo because, Meg, you look diviiiiine. F’real.

To see more of their Los Angeles engagement photos at the Griffith Observatory and Silverlake, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. The Bing

    February 15th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    As always Jazz, you rocked it!

  2. Gai

    February 15th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    BEAUTIFUL session Jasmine! I adore Meg’s style!

    Griffith Park Observatory was my favorite spot in LA when I visited (for the first time!) last fall.


    Wishing I could join you in being a Cali girl 😉


  3. Devon

    February 15th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    you take the most beautiful, amazing pictures i have ever, ever seen!
    somehow, someway, someday – im going to fly out to los angeles to get my own taken!!!

  4. MegRuth Photography

    February 15th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Loving these so much! Just lovely

  5. Christina Graves

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:02 pm


  6. ashley folkema

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Rawr is right! Gorgeous! The lighting in the last one makes my heart melt. 🙂

  7. Arielle

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    That is suuuch a sweet story. 🙂

  8. Brent Deitrich

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    The Griffith Observatory is amazing – Anna and I were there last year and took some sweet photos, too. Nice job.

  9. Christine

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    These are gorgeous Jasmine! My favorites are definitely the ones at the observatory. I love the light 🙂

  10. Lisa H. Chang

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    That last picture IS divine! Love the photos ~ especially the home ones. There’s something so real and intimate about photos taken at home. 🙂

  11. Katy G

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Gorgeous…and Crumb cupcakes are the best!!

  12. Jennifer Bacchiocchi

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Wow, Jasmine! Love that last one, and the one of them kissing in the hallway. Great session.

  13. Virginie

    February 15th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Jasmine, YOU are such a precious gem. You capture the right moment, the right expression. Do you know how much is that represent for people ?
    BTW, springs are gorgeous in France you should come over for a session…..;-)

  14. Ala

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    MEG! You’re stunning! Love the styling of the whole session! And now I want cupcakes!

  15. Naomi

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Gorgeous!! They are so diverse…from ONE session. I love getting so many ideas and inspiration from photogs like you. 🙂 And that last one IS gorgeous.
    ps…wishing I was living in a place not freezzziinngg cold half the year! okay, maybe it’s only a quarter of the year. the weather looks gorgeous over there!

  16. Marie

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    You both look absolutely amazing Meg. 🙂 Beautiful photos that capture the love you share and more. Can’t wait for the wedding!

  17. Bobbie Brown

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome! Love all the decorations!!

  18. megmanionsilliker

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    gorgeousness. boston needs some of that lovely light.!

  19. Jayme

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Those are fabulous jasmine… what a great story and yes… they are both oh so cute. 🙂

  20. Mindy Bean

    February 15th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Love it. I love the color and creativity.

  21. gladys jem

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    o m g. meg looks beautiful and tim is so cute. they’re great and these photos are fabulous! i loveeeeeeee it!

  22. Oakstream Photography

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Girl these are FABU! Love your lighting & LOVE the engage party stuff. HOW FUN!!!!

  23. Angel Pope

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    They are ultra-fab!!!

    Love it.

  24. Anda

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Could this be any more fabulous?!?!? I am typeless.

  25. Lisa

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Not only do you have amazing looking clients, but you seem to always manage to have clients with the best stories. Wonderful shoot as always!!

  26. Molly W.

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Ooo, this might be one of my favorite sessions yet! Gorgeous and very creative! I moved away from LA 2 years ago (out of necessity) after living there for 12 years and these photos make me miss it even more.

  27. Donna Boucher

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    What wonderful locations you find, J*! The light in the last photo is my fave.

  28. Marissa Rodriguez

    February 15th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Totally smiled the whole time looking through their photos! And such an awesome story! And the slide show!? Amazing!

  29. stacey

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    wow – so beautiful and looks like a fun time too!

  30. Christina Dely

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Truly beautiful locations! Surprised to see my two worlds colliding! A special shout out to the extremely talented Jaimi, Brooks, my ol’ high school alumni 🙂

  31. Evie Perez

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    These are some fantastic pictures, as always you rocked it out!!! You have the coolest clients!!!

  32. Hanssie Trainor

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Meg looks amazing and their story is the cutest ever!

  33. Inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Jasmine these are magnificent. I love the lighting the poses, and she is beautiful~ so fun~

  34. Paige Elizabeth

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Oh my! What a perfect love story!! Sooo, romantic! Beautiful pictures!!

  35. Doug LeMere

    February 15th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    If you need some Mardi Gras beads, just let me know…..

  36. Ashley

    February 15th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    These are gorgeous!!! I’m a little partial bc I love Meg so much, but that doesn’t matter (: My favorite are the ones at the observatory. Meg- you’re too fabulous for words!

  37. Venetia Norrington

    February 15th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I was in LA just before Christmas and spent many a happy morning ‘shooting’ panoramics at The Observatory with my lovely friend, Nick. I raved every time we were there (which was 5 out of the 7 mornings!) about what a wonderful venue it would be for a pre-wedding / wedding shoot. Thanks for bringing back great memories of a lovely location! xx

  38. Cyndi

    February 15th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    You are the cup of joe to my creativity, Jasmine! Not only do your words tell a story, but your images are love stories in an of themselves. Love it!

  39. sarah

    February 15th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    i want those cupcakes. YUM.

  40. Michael Aaron

    February 15th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, you posted a ton of your pics! This is my first time to your blog, and I love your work! You did a great job of capturing this couple. I look forward to seeing more.

    I gotta find that observatory!

  41. jenny

    February 15th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    the last photo is so gorgeous!!

  42. Leyla

    February 15th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    What an adorable couple and their love story is right out of a movie! Beautiful photos, as always! =)

  43. Jan

    February 15th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Love all the decorations!!

  44. Emil M.

    February 15th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    i would like to know which lens did u use, to take those brilliant, perfectly sharp and lovely pics. i realy enjoy to watch your blog

  45. Elisabeth Carol

    February 15th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Love these!! So precious! Please please do an faq about how you get your yummy black & whites!!

  46. Sarah M

    February 15th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Beautiful images and what a great story!! 🙂

  47. Matthew Kent

    February 15th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    What a great story, and awesome pictures! You’ve done it again!

  48. Cathy Crawley

    February 15th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I just love that story about how they met! Beautiful!

  49. Trude

    February 15th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    What an awesome story! It’s a fan’s dream come true. 🙂 Loooove the light the whole way through this sesh.

  50. Jacqueline fronters

    February 15th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    LalalaLOVE it!

  51. joyful weddings and events

    February 15th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    yay! I love Meg & adore these photos. So stinkin cute! I loved hearing more of their story too.

  52. Leora Shiff

    February 16th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Beautiful story, and even more beautiful pictures!!

  53. carl Reid

    February 16th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Great pics…my favourite is the couple in front of the green door!!!

    Carl from T.O.

  54. Tim Gibbons

    February 16th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    How DO you get that light?! 🙂

  55. jenberry

    February 16th, 2010 at 3:26 am

    MEG you both look amazing. These are so full of personality and unique. love em. congrats!!!

  56. Jewelielyn

    February 16th, 2010 at 3:48 am

    this is my new favorite shoot! we don’t see indoor engagement shots on your blog very often, but i love these! and meg’s style is just my taste–her outfits rock! beautiful, wonderful images!!!

  57. Nakeia

    February 16th, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Lovely. Just…lovely!

  58. Kia Gregory

    February 16th, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Gah! The part where Tim pulled Meg closer to hear what she was saying at the concert….KILLING ME, J*! I love those little moments that your clients share with you!

  59. ames

    February 16th, 2010 at 4:21 am

    what a cute story and amazing photos as always!

  60. Jihan Cerda

    February 16th, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Wow! I am blown away by how AWESOME this shoot was. You are blessed! xo

  61. Lara Parent

    February 16th, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Fantastic images! Love the sparkle, color, joy and moments….!

  62. Mark Leonard

    February 16th, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Cool color palette. Reminds me of the palette used in 500 Days of Summer. I wonder how intentional that was.

  63. Nicole Haley

    February 16th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Awesome story, I love it! And I love their sense of fun. Beautiful!

  64. MelissaFoscardo

    February 16th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Love the story of how these two came to be a twosome. You can’t fight destiny 🙂 Beautiful photos as always.

  65. Katie Whitcomb

    February 16th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    You have kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see these pictures. They look great!! Meg, I can’t wait to see you wedding images.

  66. Erica Velasco

    February 16th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Uber cute!

  67. Stephanie Stewart

    February 16th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    So fun and stylish! Great work!!

  68. Tracey Emmett

    February 16th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Your narration of how this couple met gave me BUTTERFLIES!! It reminded me of how it feels when you find true love and that fire in your heart starts to burn. VERY sexy and sweet at the same time. Congrats to Meg & Tim.

  69. Tiffany

    February 16th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    le sigh** I love a could love/fate story <3 gorgeous engagement sess..love the ones of them inside

  70. john pascale

    February 16th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    These are great, the last one and the hands shot are my favorite. Love these.

  71. Abby Leigh

    February 16th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Oh my word… these are stunning. I love how you captured the L.A feel!
    Oh and your clients always have the most adorable outfits. Love it.

  72. Flaviana

    February 16th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Fantastic! I love your pictures! Great couple. I’m in love with this images! 🙂
    Flaviana Fernandes

  73. Melanie

    February 16th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Love love the last shot! What an awesome story they have

  74. Mike Tinholt

    February 17th, 2010 at 1:45 am

    These are fun… the party is so cute.

  75. Katelyn James

    February 17th, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Love how different this session is from your others! beautiful girl!

  76. Marissa

    February 17th, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Jasmine, you truely take some of the most amazing and beautiful photos I have seen. The shots and colors are so clean and crisp. Defginateky inspiring.

  77. Rhiona

    February 17th, 2010 at 3:40 am

    I need to know where she got her pieces for that 1st outfit! So gorgeous!

  78. Velia

    February 17th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    These are beautiful, love the last shot.

  79. Kasi

    February 17th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Love love love all the shots…

  80. feuza

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:00 am

    loved the theme, wedding looks like it will be a blast! loved the outfits and so loved that squared colored wall

  81. Nathan Ciurzynski

    February 18th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I love this site for a shoot.

  82. Betsy, La Vida

    February 18th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Oh.My.Goodness. That story made my heart skip a beat!! And I absolutely adore the decorations and fun for the dating anniversary. What a great thing to document for the e-shoot!

  83. Emily

    February 18th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I love Meg. She is the bomb dot com. Really nice work on her photos!

  84. Lydia

    February 19th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Love the story! Adore the pictures and Meg’s style!!

  85. amanda thiessen

    February 20th, 2010 at 2:57 am

    i love this!!! such an awesome session!

  86. jamie delaine

    February 25th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    that last outfit of hers i LOVE. i want it! all of it! 🙂

  87. Serendipity Photography

    February 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    What a cute session!

  88. Kimothy Pikor

    March 9th, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Wow! These engagement photos are stunning. Beautiful use of light and interesting compositions. Love your work, Jasmine!

  89. Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs

    March 13th, 2010 at 2:42 am

    lovelovelove – you and miss meg are a perfect combination!

  90. Courtney Davidson

    April 23rd, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I was so encouraged looking at your work! I am relatively new in the NYC wedding scene and have been feeling pressured to change my style because it seems like the only people who get noticed are super trendy photographers. Seeing your work focus on your CLIENTS and how beautiful they are encourages me to hold on to my shooting philosophy… thanks!

  91. Brian

    December 21st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    what an awesome session!

    Meg is particularly beautiful.