Mallory and James : Wedding


They met in high school. On the blacktop surface of their church’s basketball court, Mallory and James’ hearts made a connection and the spark of love grew stronger over time. James—in his rickety, old truck—impressed Mallory in such a way that when asked by friends whether she knew he was going to be her future husband, Mallory’s answer was always a confident Yes!

Many years later, after nursing school and long-commutes from Canyon Country to Azusa Pacific University, James took Mallory back to the same blacktop surface basketball court. When they arrived, flowers led the path to a wildflower gazebo and candles illuminated the homemade pathway. Not too far from the basketball rim, James got down on one knee and asked Mallory to be his wife. Though still on bended-knee, James’ spirit crashed the boards for a slam-dunk when she accepted!

Last Saturday, the merciless sun beat down on Robinson’s Ranch, but made for a glorious wedding day. Surrounded by the closest of family and friends—most of whom had seen the relationship grow from adolescence to adulthood—Mallory and James promised forever to each other. The day was made particularly lovely with coordination assistance from Stella of I Do Parties, floral décor by Charmaine of Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist, and Dave Mancini of Invisible Touch DJ.

Mallory and James…thank you for exposing me to Canyon Country and all its fabulousness! 😉 I wish you nothing but happiness, joy, and love and you carve your marital niche together. Thank you for inviting me to document your wedding day and I hope you have a blast in Hawaii! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

Much to my delight, Mallory and James opted to see each other before the ceremony! Yay! This was actually the BEST decision because their ceremony was mid-afternoon, with very harsh lighting situations. We started the wedding day with photos in the morning and worked fast to avoid the 100-degree weather!

James’ truck made a cameo appearance, but to see more, be sure to check out the slideshow!

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

And a special thanks to Brittany Leigh for coming along and shooting with me 🙂

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  1. Carly McCray

    May 20th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Ohmigosh–those bubbles add an extra magical-oomph to the dancing shots. Fabulous as usual, J*!

  2. nena

    May 20th, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t know how you do it, but wedding after wedding you amaze me! These are gorgeous as usual! =-)

  3. amelialyon

    May 20th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find your new blog…..I’ve been out of the loop for a while! Anyway, love the new look, what a great idea with the whole magazine thing! Great wedding btw!

  4. Chantal

    May 20th, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    What a cute couple…and AMAZING photos…I LOVE the bubble pics 🙂

  5. David [C+D]

    May 20th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I LOVE the over the shoulder shot of her. That’s fantastic! 😀 And as always thanks so much for the fantastic story!

    Such an inspiration. 🙂

  6. Rachel Dallaire

    May 20th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful images as always.

  7. Richard. P

    May 20th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I really liked these images and slideshow. Do you mind me asking what the name of the song is? thnx.

  8. Yuka photo art

    May 20th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Jasmine, you will laugh, but when I see your new post, I go to make tea and then start my English lesson and photography inspiration 🙂 Thank you!

  9. Photography By Shay

    May 20th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    What a stunning bride — her dress is so beautiful!

  10. Melissa Koehler

    May 20th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    What a great looking couple. You can really see that they love each other. I know they will love how you captured their beautiful day.

  11. Lan Bui

    May 20th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    I love the tree shot! EPIC

  12. Trista Lerit

    May 20th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Jas..great wedding! Wasn’t this weekend crazy-hot??? I had a wedding on Sunday and the ceremony lasted nearly 2 hours on the ROOFTOP!

    You did a fabulous job…I really like the pic at the reception where she is looking up at him..sooo cute!!!

  13. Meg

    May 20th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Love the bubbles during the first dance… and congrats on making it through that HEAT. I had the weekend off but was thinking of all the wedding photographers out there and sending my energy 🙂

  14. Ashley Brockinton

    May 20th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    The bubbles during the first dance are so fun. Great pictures. Looks like a fun wedding.

  15. Dennis Urbiztondo

    May 20th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Very NICE :0)

  16. Ashley

    May 20th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I love that first "first dance" photo! The expressions on their faces are so natural and peaceful. Great job Jasmine!

  17. Nataly

    May 20th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love all the images! You did such an awesome job!

  18. cassandra m

    May 20th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I too like the bubble shots. The lighting is GORGEOUS. what an awsome shoot. images are stunning, as usual!

  19. Frank Saldana

    May 20th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Jasmine, great job! The images are very nice. By the way, it was great seeing you and JD a couple weeks ago. Tell him I said hello.

  20. Lauren

    May 20th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Gorgrous photos, as per usual! I love how more and more brides & grooms are having photos before the ceremony – I did it with my husband almost 5 years ago, and everybody thought we were crazy! Thanks for sharing the photos!

  21. Stacy Cross

    May 20th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    I love the simple elegance of this wedding and the images you captured mirror that beautifully! Just lovely!

  22. Steve Gerrard

    May 20th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    It’s SO long since I shot a wedding where they tie cans behind the car. I’ gonna try and single-handedly revive the tradition in the UK…

    Wish me luck.

  23. Karen

    May 21st, 2008 at 12:33 am

    The bubbles are so cute. =] Great photos, as usual!

  24. Rachel Brooke

    May 21st, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Awesome bubble shots. Those made me happy!

  25. Adri

    May 21st, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Jasmine I love the song on you slideshow who sings it?

  26. Jennifer Dunham Starr

    May 21st, 2008 at 2:46 am

    Okay, I know everyone has already said the bubbles pic was awesome…but seriously…it was awesome!

  27. Simply Modern Weddings

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:08 am

    super cute bubble photos during the dance!

  28. Cathy Crawley

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:17 am

    I love, love, LOVE the bubble shots!

  29. mark Brooke

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:27 am

    so great!!!! the can one rocks!!!! -candice

  30. Erika McCauley

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:52 am

    The slideshow is so beautiful! And I love that truck! 🙂 Very nice Jasmine!!

  31. Charmarie

    May 21st, 2008 at 6:21 am

    I have to agree the bubbles are a nice touch. I loved the father/daughter down the aisle, classic.

  32. Shelly Valentine

    May 21st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Jasmin…I’m loving the look of your new blog and branding! Your work is stunning!

  33. Shelly Valentine

    May 21st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    ooops…forgot the e:)

  34. Dawn Gioia

    May 21st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I love these photos. I think I might start asking myself at weddings WWJD. ( What Would Jasmine Do) hahaha.

  35. Liz Ramirez

    May 21st, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I love the picture by the tree it’s beautiful!

  36. Donna

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    I love it!!! these are just awesome!

  37. Elizabeth O'Neill

    May 21st, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Whenever I look at your images, I am always impressed with your white balance and the sense of fresh air you feel when you look at them!

  38. Ryel j

    May 22nd, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Love it girl! Timeless and romantic. 🙂

  39. Bartek

    May 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Wow, those bubbles rock during the reception! What a great idea. Buttery smooth images Jasmine*, bet your lovin’ your f1.2 😛 Rock on!

  40. hollitrue

    May 23rd, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Your work is amazing, Jasmine! You’re a new favorite for me! Keep up the amazing work!

  41. Furious Photographers

    May 23rd, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Beautiful pictures of this wedding! (Like always) Jasmine, you rock!

  42. Heather Cole

    May 25th, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Okay girl love the new site and you are just ROCKIN as usual. Love your albums and everything in between. You are a rockstar always. 🙂

  43. Katherine Bowman

    May 28th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    After looking at the slideshow, i remember this is the couple with the BEAUTIFUL engagement photos and great lightening!! 🙂 i recognized the truck! 🙂