Naomi and Steven : Engagement


The first time she saw him, he had a guitar slung around his neck. Ooooh, dreamy. Naomi and Steven met at church in their high school youth group, and quickly became friends. The first day Steven saw Naomi, he said she had something about her. Something different. Something that pulled him in by way of her endless energy, beauty, and laughter. As a junior in high school, he remembered thinking to himself, Wow, whoever goes out with her is going to be one lucky guy. Steven continued to sling the guitar around his neck and quietly woo Naomi from a distance.

During Naomi’s freshman year of college at Berkeley, she realized she cared deeply for Steven, and the feelings were mutual. Eight and half years ago, Steven sent Naomi a plane ticket to Los Angeles and spent the weekend together. On a sunset beach in Santa Monica, two teenagers decided to make their relationship official and face whatever life brought their way. Together. Though they’ve dated long distance–California, North Carolina, Hawaii, and Flordia–for what seems like forever, this February they’ll finally share the same roof, bed, and heart.

I’m quite excited for Naomi and Steven’s wedding at Rancho Las Lomas as I know it’ll be a truly fabulous day that reflects their love! We met for their engagement session at the same beach in Santa Monica where they’re relationship began and had a blast…

It has been raining for a few days straight, so Naomi was prepared for the Santa Monica sprinkles!

Naomi, you look so fierce….AND YOU KNOW IT! 🙂

Naomi would randomly start dancing and jumping like a cheerleader and Steven just stands back and laughs…

Here’s Naomi showing off her cool moves…don’t hate me, Naomi! 😉

To view more of their engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. scott westerman

    December 21st, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Jasmine *, love these image’s and the ones on the beach are awesome. Just shows how good your work really is as everyone thinks you get some sort of special kind of sunshine where you live. It looks overcast,cloudy yet the images are still stunning.
    Great work !

  2. Kevin Keefer

    December 21st, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I envy your weather, it’s freezing here in Ohio. May have snow for Christmas though.

  3. Holli True

    December 21st, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I am such a sucker for silhouette shots- I just LOVE them! Gorgeous work, as always, Jasmine! 🙂 I also love the little Naomi collaged. Very cute!
    Happy Holidays and God Bless!

  4. Kayleen T.

    December 21st, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Ooh work it girl, nice moves! Great pictures Jasmine!

  5. Yuka photo art

    December 21st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Amazing photos! I love the place and time for this photo shoot. The light is so warm….Beautiful couple!

  6. Meg

    December 21st, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Nice to have the boardwalk so quiet!! Love the light on her dancing shots 🙂

  7. Diandra

    December 21st, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    What do you use when you photograph in the rain? Do you cover your camera with something?

  8. TomJanz

    December 21st, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Great set Jas. I wish we had your type of weather here (pa).

  9. Cynthia

    December 21st, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Love the light!

  10. Leslie

    December 21st, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    perfect lighting + great couple = sigh***!

  11. karen

    December 21st, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    That silhouette is absolutely gorgeous!!

  12. Ashley Rose

    December 21st, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I love the shot with the wooden clock thingy 🙂 sooo rad. And in love the the brides JCrew sweater!!!! At least I think its jcrew 🙂

  13. lauren

    December 21st, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    oh my gosh, i just love naomi’s ensemble in the second set of photographs…from the heels to the sweater to that DRESS…*swoon*!!! it’s the perfect get-up for a bride who wants to do something a bit more out of the ordinary!! any idea where she got the dress?
    the photos are gorgeous, j*! when are you coming to CT?? 🙂
    will you and your camera be under my christmas tree this year??

  14. angel swanson

    December 21st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    beautiful!!!! i was sooo excited to see this pop up in my google reader. 😉 naomi looks gorgeous; i cannot wait for their big day coming up soon! fab as always, j*! xoxo

  15. Adrienne Byrd

    December 21st, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    simply beautiful 🙂

  16. Goddess Leonie I Creative Goddess

    December 22nd, 2008 at 12:07 am

    oh what a gorgeous love story in pictures 🙂

  17. Summer Osborn

    December 22nd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Awww, that is right where I got engaged! It brings back a lot of great memories. Beautiful pictures as always!

  18. Jamie Delaine

    December 22nd, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Ah, I love stories like this. So neat. Long-distance is craziness! I can’t believe it when I hear stories that worked. Adorable. Jealous of the CA weather in december too!

  19. Amanda

    December 22nd, 2008 at 2:24 am

    I LOVE the shot with the yellow fire hydrant and the box. So cool. And its always incredible to me how you always always make your couples look drop dead gorgeous; its a gift you possess. Everyone looks like a model. 🙂

  20. Katherine Bowman

    December 22nd, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Beautiful pics! What a fun couple!

  21. Amy Clifton

    December 22nd, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Beautiful! Love the "fierce" shot, the b/w series of her, and especially the image of them under the pier…so content and peaceful together. YAY Naomi and Steven for making the LDR work!! 🙂

  22. Naomi L

    December 22nd, 2008 at 3:42 am

    Jasmine you did a wonderful job!!!! We love them. Thank you!!!!

  23. Mom

    December 22nd, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Jasmine, what a beautiful slideshow and couple! Loved the song. The pics looked great for being a cloudy day. Can’t wait for their wedding day.

  24. Ginger Murray

    December 22nd, 2008 at 7:39 am

    My gracious, these are awesome! The shots by the water are my fave. Fantastic post processing.

  25. Natarsha N. Wright

    December 22nd, 2008 at 7:51 am

    What a beautiful couple 🙂 Can’t wait to see there wedding photos.

  26. stacy t

    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:23 am

    i love the subtle lines in the first shot…..all are simply stunning.

  27. Candace Prokopets

    December 22nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    i love the story and love their interaction. you seemed to really capture their personality and the way they interact with each other. beautiful pictures!

  28. The Velvet Trunk

    December 22nd, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    What a precious couple- love these and love the location!! 🙂

  29. jeramy

    December 22nd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    very cute. great job.

  30. Alicia

    December 22nd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Love her smile, love her sweater, love that song!

  31. Joan Solitario

    December 22nd, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    I can tell they had a great time!! I LOVE the silhouete shot and the umbrella shot and the yellow fire hydrant shot.. okay, I love all your shots!

  32. Kricia Morris Photography

    December 22nd, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    How in the world do you manage to always get a deserted beach!? lol Fantastic shots, as usual! LOVE the silhouette at the end, awesome!

  33. kristin brancaleone

    December 22nd, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    such a fun location, and you captured Naomi and Steven so well! i can’t wait to work with you on this wedding in Feb! it’s going to be fabulous.

  34. Rachel

    December 22nd, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    wow, amazing! the lighting is so great. i love how all of your shoots look different one another and really reflect their personalities! awesome job.

  35. B

    December 22nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Great shoot! I love the sequence shots of her in black and white 🙂

  36. Korey

    December 22nd, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Cute story and beautiful white dress! Way to go, Naomi! Jasmine, your brides go all out for you and I love it!

  37. Alyssa Dawn Photography

    December 22nd, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I love the last 2 pictures!!!

  38. Amy

    December 22nd, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    These are awesome! We shot here very recently and it so cool to see your perspective 🙂

  39. Dianna

    December 22nd, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    I absolutely am in love with this picture!! You did an amazing job with this shot!!!

  40. Katelyn

    December 23rd, 2008 at 6:41 am

    What an awesome story! Love it;)

  41. JourneytoFamily

    December 23rd, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    What a beautiful story and a fun couple! I loved your commentary on the photos.

  42. Lydia

    December 24th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I’m always amazed at how you can take the same location and make it look so new for each shoot!

  43. Lisa Lotter

    December 25th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    You are awesome!

  44. Jessica

    January 28th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    They look like such a fun couple. What a joy to shoot. I love them all, but the last is my favorite I think.