Malibu Engagement : Courtney + Isaac


There’s just no way. Not him. Courtney and her girlfriends sat and watched television in disbelief as two guys hosted a college show at Vanderbilt University. It was a hit and Isaac quickly became known around campus as the quick-witted sidekick to a Love Line-style show, where students called in for relationship advice. And Courtney? She scoffed. The show–and its host–was ridiculous.

During spring break her junior year, Courtney and a small group of students enlisted to spend their vacation building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Much to her chagrin, Isaac was also part of the group. She kept her distance, but soon enough Isaac’s witty banter and kind spirit won her over. At the end of spring break, Courtney built a home…and also a spot in her heart for Isaac.

Six years later Courtney and Isaac are planning a perfect wedding in Hollywood at The London Hotel later this summer. I’m incredibly excited to spend the day with them again because after their engagement session in Malibu last week, I’m smitten with who they are. Here are a few favorites from our time together…

Last Friday was Courtney’s birthday, so what better way to celebrate than with a Crumbs cupcake?!

Courtney attended law school at UCLA (holllllla!!) and Isaac attended law school at Pepperdine University, so they spent a lot of time in Malibu, which proved to be a perfect place for engagement photos…just look at this amazing light! Oh, and Court, you’re too fab for words. Really.

One of the best things about Courtney and Isaac is that their love makes any location brighten just with their smiles…

The sunny day quickly became overcast, but the clouds couldn’t put a damper on their engagement pictures…I think Malibu has that effect on people…

After shooting around Malibu for a while, we headed to Pepperdine for more engagement pictures since it was a time in their lives when their love grew exponentially…

I’ll end the session on this cute note…

To see more of Courtney and Isaac’s Malibu engagement session, feel free to check out their SLIDESHOW or watch it here…

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  1. Jodie Lemke

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I love the white fence! These are all amazing! I really like the reflection in the window one! Still working on perfecting that one ! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You rock lady!

  2. AlexFrame

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    You are always good)
    Always do you job right!

  3. Abby Grace Photography

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I love that white dress! And the mountain-y location! Oh, J*, you’re amazing!

  4. Beria Charles

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Oh Jasmine! Stunning pictures…oh my! Love the one with the blanket! You are super talented and so so blessed! Lucky you that my broken english has no many words to compliment you. It would be loooooooong! Love ya, girl!

  5. Damaris Mia

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    So beautiful. What a gorgeous couple. Can’t wait for their wedding!

  6. Gail

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    WHOA..does Courtney know how to wear a dress or what?

    PS – I spent half of my senior year in high school with a Pepperdine brochure next to the bed. Dream school….it’s so gorgeous out there!

  7. Maria

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    So so beautiful!

  8. Dana Winston

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Beautiful captures of their personalities and the chemistry/affinity/affection for each other.
    It takes a perfect storm of that chemistry, the environs, and comfort/trust with their photographer.
    Pleasantly Intimate

  9. Adrienne

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    The Lumber Yard is a GREAT location. LOVE IT!

  10. Andrea

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Great shoot! I absolutely love Pepperdine, I always wanted to go there. What a gorgeous background.

  11. Mike

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Day in and day out you capture so much beauty in your photographs.

  12. Ivette

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Beautiful work as always!

  13. kelly marie

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    she is gorgeous!

  14. Anthony

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Love their style!

  15. Cristina Rossi

    May 18th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine!! Gorgeous couple and captured beautifully as always! xxx

  16. Katelyn James

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    ah, overcast days…. they are the BEST. The light was awesome at the end! LOVE THOSE!

  17. Sebastian Joel

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    wow j, im jealous/: i really dont know how you produce such eye appealing photos. and you’re creativity! UGH! one day..
    i really like the blanket one. sweet(:

  18. Liz

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Not many ladies can wear an Herve Lager bandage dress like that! Beautiful couple and fantastic photos as always!!!

  19. Leo Bojesen

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    This couple is gorgeous and that dress is, oh, so, wow, hot! I bet after these photos they are gonna sell out!

  20. Chris Enzaldo

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Jaw-dropping to the max. WOW to the max. Just wow. I’m bookmarking this one.

  21. Yuliya Molitvenik

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Love the blanket shots, gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. LEOLAK

    May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Work it momma!! She was working those dresses! Great photos Jasmine…love the wide shots too!

  23. nena

    May 18th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    You always have the prettiest and such happy clients! I love these pictures! =-)

  24. Bobbie Brown

    May 18th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Ohhh, the light in the 2nd/3rd images…LOVE and the shots near the bottom of the post in a field (?) LOVE those too! These are all incredible, those are just my favs!

  25. Jenelle Sewell

    May 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Gorgeous couple! Look like movie stars!

  26. Life with Kaishon

    May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I am smitten with those shoes.
    Holy Hotness.
    Love people that build houses for Habitat. Love people that make a difference. Love. Love. Love.

  27. Carl Brunberg

    May 18th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Wow great blog post. Funny for me is how serious our witty talk host personality seems in these shots. I totally love the slide show/music combo.

  28. Lynn

    May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    That last shot is soooo great! Love beautiful natural expressions!

  29. ashley barnett

    May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Ooo I like these two and I don’t even know them! Both of their style is fabulous! I love this set Jasmine the backlighting is so pretty!

  30. Bre

    May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Simply gorgeous. I love love love the outfits that they chose. So classy.

  31. Eric

    May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    You inspire me!

  32. Candee

    May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    absolutely gorgeous. The couple, the background, the images…everything.

  33. janet

    May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Can’t choose my favorite. All awesome!

  34. jenny m

    May 19th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    i love that its like a prerequisite that you have to be hot to be your client.

  35. Salwa

    May 19th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Gorgeous photos! I especially love the one of them by the bike – very foxy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Sharon

    May 19th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    LOOOVE! Can’t wait for our session with you, J*! You’re the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Andrew Cahill

    May 19th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Beautiful, Love that first shot!

  38. Jamie/For the Love Photography

    May 19th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Yowza! What a gorgeous couple! I love shooting at the Lumberyard but seeing how you approached the space inspires me even more.

  39. rebecca

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I wish you could follow me and my husband around and take pics of everything we do ๐Ÿ™‚ amazing photographs as always!!

  40. Nithya

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:18 am

    So fabulous!! love the dress

  41. Kare

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Gorgeous, as always!

  42. Jessica Sweeney

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:56 am

    These are so great! And she is slammin! They both are!

  43. Angie

    May 19th, 2011 at 6:28 am

    that dress!! gorgeous! her, and the dress lol loved these pictures! you’re too amazing!

  44. Stephen

    May 19th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Great captures and an overall perfect session. Care to share more information on your lighting?

  45. sarah

    May 19th, 2011 at 6:42 am

    somehow i particularly love this shoot. i think it’s the blanket and the intense clouds at the the end. really, really, really wonderful.

  46. Christian

    May 19th, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Lovely, as always! Great shoot!

  47. Michael Ben

    May 19th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Awesome. I really dig the colortreatment in picture 13-14-15 from the top (the couple in nature, picture 15 being the one with the white fence behind the couple). Would you mind sharing how you postprocessed these? Did you use an action? Which one?
    thanks in advance. Love your work. You are soooo good with people!

  48. WeddingSnapper

    May 19th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I’m lovin’ the black and white. Great!

  49. Girish

    May 19th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Stunning pictures. Great light there. Nice overcast weather.

  50. ลukasz Kawaล‚kiewicz

    May 19th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    beautiful woman, beautiful photos

  51. LaVon

    May 19th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Amazing work! They look like a beautiful (and relaxed) couple just enjoying themselves! You did a great job! Thanks for the inspo!

  52. Marryam Lum

    May 19th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    beautiful! love the light

  53. Libby K

    May 19th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I love the simplicity of the blanket. Only you could take a blanket and make it romantic!

  54. bruce

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    fantastic photos! can you tell me which lens you use the most for these ?

  55. Amy Arrington

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Wonderful, The pictures are gorgeous!

  56. RI Wedding Photography

    May 19th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Great engagement session. Amazing!

  57. Jackie Lamas

    May 19th, 2011 at 5:33 pm


  58. Kristin Hardwick

    May 19th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Love love the blanket wrapped shots! Nice to see something different from the masses, as always from you!

  59. Ashley

    May 19th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Such an adorable couple! My favorite picture is the one with the reflection…super cute!

  60. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    May 19th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    fab images! loving her dress!

  61. Kim

    May 19th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    LOVE these photos! And what a great way to share them with your audience. It really allows us to get to know the people you are photographing. Engagement stories are always intersting too! Congratulations!

  62. Barbara

    May 19th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Fab as always! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I wanted to share sth with you – I recently discovered Adele (an English singer/songwriter). Her music is mind-blowing… If you know her work โ€“ excellent; if not, listen to โ€œOne and Onlyโ€… Maybe it could be used in one of your slideshows ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Rachel

    May 19th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I love the capture of her laugh. So beautiful

  64. {Natalie bray photography}

    May 19th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    As always, such an inspiration! I adore that dress and this couple is too cute for words! I can’t wait to see their wedding! Fab!

  65. Bec

    May 20th, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Fantastic shots. I love the field ones, so creamy!

  66. Jessica Williams

    May 20th, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Gorgeous session! I love her shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Emily Heizer Photography with FLAIR

    May 20th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Now THAT is a delicious looking CUPCAKE!!!! What flavor is that and where the heck is Crumbs???!

  68. RI Wedding Photographers MemoriesRI

    May 20th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Love the cupcake idea!

  69. Holli True

    May 20th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Gorgeous images, Jasmine!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the image by the white picket fence, with the wind in Courtney’s hair- beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Wendii

    May 21st, 2011 at 2:08 am

    That white dress on her is SLAMMING.
    Stellar job J*

  71. MichelleSibley

    May 21st, 2011 at 9:21 am

    this was gorgeous! she is beautiful and he is super sexy. he reminds me of the maroon 5 lead singer. great image making!

  72. Rebekah Lyn

    May 21st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Wow! I am loving the light!

  73. Mikaela

    May 21st, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    SO cute! what a gorgeous girl! such a lucky bride to have you take such pretty pictures!!

  74. Caro Doxie

    May 22nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Whaaaat?! Herve Leger bandage dress and Louboutins?? Girlfriend came came correct to her engagement session! Jasmine you always find the most melty caramely light, like the shots near the stairs! LOVE IT! Do werk girl!

  75. Evonne Wong

    May 22nd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    So excited to see my alma mater on your blog! I went to Pepperdine for undergrad and I love that whole Malibu area. Such a quaint little town. Awesome shots, Jas!

  76. sydney wedding photographer

    May 23rd, 2011 at 3:02 am

    These are just so natural, love them. looks like a really fun couple and some great locations… or at least you made the locations look great!

  77. s h e r r y

    May 23rd, 2011 at 4:22 am

    These are so gorgeous. Such a great looking couple, just ROCKIN’ it.

  78. Kathleen Clipper

    May 23rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    What a gorgeous couple and equally gorgeous photographs! The emotion captured is absolutely priceless <3

  79. Columbus GA Wedding Photographer

    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    One of the best engagement sessions yet! Great looking couple.

  80. Vasco said

    May 24th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Hi, love your work, been following it for a few months, since I saw you on the interview with chase jarvis…You are ana amazing photographer keep up =)
    by the way, what’s the music froms this video?love it lol
    kiss from Portugal

  81. Terri Farren

    May 28th, 2011 at 2:07 am

    absolutely gorgeous. The couple, the background, the images…everything ,You inspire me!

  82. Suzie Bell

    June 1st, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Loving Courtney’s nude heels and I don’t even wear heels, but I would so ignore my aching feet to rock these!

  83. Jefferson Studios

    June 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Really amazing presentation of the of the wedding day. I love the slide show at the end of the blog…..
    Good Job

  84. caroline ross

    June 20th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    These are stunning! I love how your couples always look like models!

  85. Saravanan Kuppusamy

    June 21st, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Stunning images, the outputs were exactly the inputs in your mind.
    Never seen such couples images.

    Excellent Photography!

  86. Diego Molina Photography

    June 27th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    What a beautiful girl, amazing pictures.

  87. Derek James Photography

    December 11th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    This is probably the best engagement I have seen in a while!!

  88. Szymon Frฤ…czyk

    December 30th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    amazing photos! Clarity