Memorial Day 2012


As a kid, Memorial Day was a pretty big thing in our house. Just before my dad made pancakes, he’d go outside in his favorite pair of red sweatpants and proudly display his American flag. He lost many friends during the Vietnam war, so the day was about remembering. Who they were, for what they fought, what they gave us.

Sometime later in the day, we’d have a barbeque or go to the beach because that’s also what the day was about. For him. My dad said memories are for the living, so we must live and enjoy what’s been given so freely to us by those who sacrificed their all.

Many thanks to those in the armed services who protect and serve…and their families who sacrifice so much too.

The lovely ladies at Style Me Pretty are showcasing a few of my military bridal photos of Michelle + Colton, so feel free to check it out here!

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  1. Life with Kaishon

    May 28th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Your dad sounds fantastic. Every mention of him makes me smile.

  2. gloria marie

    May 28th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    lovely shot. happy memorial day!

  3. valere

    May 28th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Jasmnie I was thinking about this photo shoot the other day and have spent so much time going through your blog to try to find it again! I was even thinking about emailing you. I’m so glad you posted it again. It’s my favorite photo shoot of your ever.

  4. Ebbie

    May 28th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I love the entire theme of this picture!

  5. Jennifer Medeiros

    May 28th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    As an active-duty Navy wife, thank you for this post. I, too, am so grateful for what people like my husband have done. But thank for saying that it’s a sacrifice for the families, too. God Bless You today & everyday and enjoy the blessings!

  6. Jason

    May 28th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    That is what you call perfection..

  7. Meghan

    May 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    What did you shout to get them to smile this big? Love it J-star!

  8. Susan Wolfer-Lennex

    May 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Love it, beautiful photo.

  9. Photogrpaher in Liverpool

    May 30th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Great background and great attitude of the couple

  10. Jon Hainstock Photography

    May 30th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Love this! Such a classic photo 🙂

  11. Deb Howard

    May 30th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you for this post, Jasmine (although I’m seeing it a couple days after the fact). My Dad is a Vietnam vet as well. He was a medic who had men die in his arms from combat wounds when he was just 21 years old. He delivered a Vietnamese woman’s baby in a foxhole as well. Death & new life in one tour of duty. I have such great respect for my dad (and yours) and all men and women who sacrifice (or give the ultimate sacrifice) so we can be free. God bless you and your precious family. <3 ~Deb

  12. Jennifer

    June 3rd, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Is this all natural light?

  13. Michael Ralph

    June 10th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Uniformed grooms look so cool