Nautical Wedding : Whitney + Drew


It all started with her blog post. She was single girl writing about what she looked for in a Christian man…and Whitney poured her heart on the web. A stranger by the name of Drew left a comment. A rather nice comment, so Whitney did what any girl would do: She Facebooked him. And–oh-my-goodness–he was cute! And from Manhattan. Whitney envisioned Drew walking chic New York streets in an oversized pea coat and was smitten.

They corresponded over the web and Whitney admitted her passion for sailing, a tradition passed down from her grandfather, and Drew confessed he dreamed of sailing the world one day. Sometimes he worried he’d miss the hills of Kansas. Kansas? Didn’t he mean New York? Huh? No, Drew explained, I live in Manhattan, Kansas.

Whitney fell deeper in love with Drew from Kansas, and when he decided to move to Marina Del Rey, California to be closer to her, he took residence on a boat. It was the first stop on his world tour…little did he realize Whitney would be his passenger for life. They married two months ago and bought a boat for their future trip. Though Whitney started a business and Drew is an associate pastor, their goal is to board their boat in Long Beach and sail away. Together.

With much appreciation, this Nautical Wedding Shoot was styled by Kelly Makes Things, who also provided the vintage Emma Bomb dress, which she accessorized.

The shoot was located on their dock in Long Beach and it was definitely bright, but worked around the sun for a bit before taking the boat for a spin…

I was thrilled to find a patch of shade to work in, so I photographed Drew and Whitney in this small area for a while before the sun began to set…this time of year the sun likes to play tricks on me…

The ever fab Kelly Makes Things created this nautical inspired bouquet used aged rope, roses and lamb’s ear…she also set up a sweets table…because life is always better with sugar…

Once the sun dropped in the sky, we took Sea Bird for a spin…and I couldn’t have been more excited…

My favorite photo of the day…

Oh, Whitney, you kill me…so, so gorge!


One of the coolest (and quite sailorish) things about Drew is that he handcrafts pipes…they’re so awesome! You can check out his work here…you, too, can now look like Popeye!

To see more of their nautical wedding photos, feel free to check out Whitney and Drew’s slideshow with music by Bravest Ghost found at WithEtiquette

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  1. Eryn

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Wow Beautiful work! You never disappoint!!

  2. Laura Stricklin

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You have outdone yourself again J!!! You rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Laura Stricklin

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    FYI. I like the slideshow being with the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Messy Little Puddles

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    WOW they are stunning, and that location is TDF………i so need a boat holiday ;o)

  5. Jamie M.

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I was trying to think of the perfect comment but all I can come up with is these are Gorgeous!! Gorgeous couple, and gorgeous pictures.

  6. Carrie LeighAnna

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Holy Moley, Mother-of-GRACIOUSNESS! This shoot is BEAUTIFUL! They are gorgeous, her dress is gorgeous, the theme is gorgeous!! This is one of my favorites I’ve seen you do yet!

  7. naomi chokr

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    wow! wow! wow! wow!
    This is so elegant and perfect and so breathtaking! you continue to excel in what you do. Just simply spectacular Jasmine! I look up to you!!!

  8. Josephine

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Ever ever ever fab!
    Totally im inlove,too with these!
    Eeeek, no …freakin’ inspired! =)
    I’ve been dreaming to shoot in someone’s yacht/boat! Oh Universe, hear me out soon! *wink*

  9. Anna

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I love the theme of the shoot…the photographs elude peacefulness and calm. Gorgeous!

  10. Alicia

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous!!One of my favorite shoots.

  11. Emily Burlingame

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    TDF! (to die for!!) I’m obsessed with all things nautical, but this I think is one of your best ever J* – love it!!!

  12. Rachel Leigh Greene

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, how beautiful!! These are stunning.

  13. Stacy Cross

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    SO beautiful! Love them all – especially your fave!

  14. Tanya De Leeuw

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Congrats to the happy couple – and to you, Jasmine, for so beautifully capturing their special and unique day! Stunning shots – bet they’re delighted!

  15. bethany cox

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    ok. i cannot decide if i love the photos or their story more… i LOVE these two! they remind me of my second favorite couple ever, (after dan and i of course). have you ever read A Severe Mercy?? They are them and I want to be toooo

  16. Dana E

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Jasmine! I. A. DORE!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Christos

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’ve been looking at your work and I’m simply amazed at your ability to pose couples in such a natural bet yet "fashion" pose. wow. outstanding work.

  18. B

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Ugh. I die. This is SO a bohemian Italian Vogue shoot. I’m so proud of you. Watch out, Kodak! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. LEOLAK

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    OMG…..they are an absolutely STUNNING couple! My goodness. These are simply Gorgeous images Jasmine! Love love them all….just wow!

  20. Julie

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    By far one of my most favorite shoots you’ve done! Gorgeous couple with an amazing love story. I love the styling and lighting. Pure dreaminess!

  21. anda

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    these are completely fabulous. all of them! i love her entire look, the light, the posing, the everything. i want that dress, those shoes, her tattoos and accessories — just to wear around and feel cute.

  22. Candace Prokopets

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    These are KILLER! SMOKIN! HOT! Seriously, some of your best work J*! Beautiful couple! Beautiful story! Beautiful journey ahead!

  23. Marzeba

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful couple and pictures. I wish I could photograph this wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. gladys jem

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Jasmine! ROCK THAT LIGHT OUT!!! Ah, this is my all time fav. Of this year. HAHA! I loveee ittt!

  25. Shannon Gray

    February 17th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    OMG I love these! They look like they should be in a magazine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Sharon Beadnell

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm


  27. Rich Park

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    perfect pictures to capture the essence of their story! AMAZING SHOTS!!!

  28. // DANI

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Jasmine, you AMAZE me. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL. the couple looks STUNNING. and the sun. the sea. everything is so perfect!

  29. kim james

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Really strong work.

  30. Erica Peerenboom

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Wow. Stunning as usual Jasmine!

  31. Kate Douthwright

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Jasmine, these are my fav pictures that you’ve ever done. So chic! Awesome work!

  32. Candice {The Beautiful Mess}

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    epic. jasmine & jd…this is epic. i even got all teary-eyed reading and getting caught up in these images.

  33. Lindsay Kay

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    MY goodness! Gorgeous as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Alicia

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    How fun is that!? So creative and you worked so well with the light and the boat(which could not have been easy). This is officially my new favorite photo session of yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Katy Melling

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    OMG! These are beautiful. I would kill for that light. Amazing!

  36. Claire Reynolds

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    OMG. I love love love these, and I extra love them because I’m a Kansas girl and lived in the Little Apple for 4 fabulous years.

  37. Brenda

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    You literally took my breath away as I was looking at these photos! I caught myself about 3/4 the way down and decided I better breathe!! Amazing!! One of my favorites that you have done!!

  38. KrisD Mauga

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    OK- You knocked me off my socks with this shoot! This is NOW MY FAVE of all your shoots!

  39. Carrie K

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I love how the rope/netting is tied into the dress and bouquet. *no pun intended*! Gorgeous idea and so many poses in such a little space of a boat. Beautiful and elegant. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Crystal

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    What a fun shoot!

  41. Sara Lando

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    your couples always look like they’re out of a fashion magazine. I love how you make regular people look amazing

  42. October

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Simply stunning! x

  43. Alvin Almiranz

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Very lovely work!

  44. Kim Bauer

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    One of your best! Oh My Larry these photos are GORGEOUS! Love them!!!! I see large canvas prints in their future!


    February 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    stunning! i want to bottle that light and send it to ohio!!! {reverse that….i just want to live in cali so i always have great weather to shoot in!!!}

  46. lisa

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    what a unique shoot!! this is one of my favorites by far!! great job jasmine!

  47. Tom Redman

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

  48. Pamela

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Such a mysterious, contemplative looking couple…you captured their essence elegantly.

  49. Anthony

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Wow those look straight out of a fashion magazine. I love love love it!

  50. favian

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    As usual great photos. Did Drew ever smile at the wedding or in any other photo?

  51. Jasmine E.

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    WOW!! I Love her Bouquet! Awesome as always!

  52. Sheila Hallmark

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    WOW. Just WOW! I don’t know how you picked a favorite. Not only great, fab, posing, your technical ability real-l-y shows in this wedding. Would love to know how you captured the bride with direct sun behind her casting a total white horizon, but she was exposed perfect. Really great work! I try not to comment much, but love your work and learn from it – daily! Thank you! and **Hugs**

  53. Sandra Benton

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful – absolutely … but why wouldn’t he look at the camera just once?

  54. Yehoshua Sigala

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!… Did I mention amazing?

  55. Alejandra - Imaginale

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    That HAIR PIECE! And the rope bouquet?! Genius styling ๐Ÿ™‚ I also second your favorite as my favorite!

  56. Kate

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I love the light; I can’t believe how serious these two look!

  57. alena

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Gorgeous pictures – these are really epic (just – he looks so sad, but nice really)

  58. Faith Cherisse

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    WOW! Gorgeous couple, beautiful work J*! What a great story they have created.

  59. Molly Whitmore

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    oh. my. sweet. goodness. absolutely stuuuuuning.

  60. Alicia Candelora

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    GAH! GAH! GAH! Not as in Gaga….but GAH, GAH! Loooooove this shoot!

  61. Gaby Fuentes Photography

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    So beautiful.

  62. Tiffany Tracy

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    WOW just stunning! What a great love story, too!!

  63. Matt

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    One of your best!!
    Awesome Jasmine

  64. Diana Lupu

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    maybe it’s because i’m from florida and have an obsession with sail boats but this is seriously one of my favorite photoshoots i’ve ever seen. Whitney and Drew are GORGEOUS beyond belief and you, as always, capture it perfectly. They look straight out of a magazine.

  65. Jessica Frey

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Wow…this really is stunning and the light was amazing! How creative and unique, great job yet again Jasmine and JD!

  66. Chrissy D

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    So, SO beautiful!!!

  67. Gail

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm


  68. Marissa Rodriguez

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I LOVE this shoot Jasmine! The light was amazing!!!! The photos on the boat are AH-MAZING! Model status for sure.

  69. TANJA

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    These are truly beautiful. Love their story. Love the theme. Simply gorgeous.

  70. Stephanie Stewart

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Eeeeek!!! From the first photo, I knew I was going to love and adore all of them…what a gorgeous shoot! Beautiful couple, beautiful light, beautifully captured. J*, you inspire me! Thank you!

  71. jamilah

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Seriously, I had to put my sandwich down because I was all drooling and swooning over these photos… amazing work, once again… the images are so romantic… L-O-V-E!

  72. Taylor Jackson

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Amazing Jasmine!! The photos look like they are from a magazine and the wedding itself looks beauitful! The bride must have had amazing vision to put something like this together! ๐Ÿ˜€

  73. Jenna Taylor

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    LOVE it! Their story is so great! I love when God obviously brings 2 people together for His good!

  74. Christy C

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    My heart actually started racing as I looked through these pix! OMG… they are so gorgeous and what fabulous styling!!!

  75. Gina Meola

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    One of my favorite shoots, EVA!!

  76. Eva

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    OMG! These are probably your best ones yet Jasmine! A MA ZING or what? And they are such beautiful people. It’s totally on the verge of straight fashion photography.
    OK, know i will stop screaming, sorry

  77. Kimberly

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    This actually brought tears to my eyes! Has to be hands down one of your best shoots ever! Its just amazing

  78. Maria

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous photos and loved the post!!! You are amazing!

    Today is a month since since your workshop…it made me miss you all =( Air kisses!

  79. Connie Sithi

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Oh I DIE these are so gorgeous! There’s a new twist to this post – not the J* signature laughing couples I’m used to, but you find some in the slide show. I think it’s a good thing – keeps your followers interested in what you’ll do next.

  80. Danielle Aquiline Photography

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    These are beautiful! I always freak out when I have to shoot in full sun, but you managed to work around it. The light on that boat is FANTASTIC.

  81. Shannon Ott

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, Jasmine!!

  82. Darina

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    AMAZING! Feels like you’re right there with them. Congratulations to the beautiful couple and such a sweet story of how they met. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Robin McQuay Anderson

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    A lovely photo shoot with divine light and very pretty people.

  84. Gabrielle

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    INSANELY adorable! ๐Ÿ˜€ such a precious story and the lighting is fabulous! Such a beautiful shoot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Alisha

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    OMG, Loooove these Jasmine! I have been dying to do a shoot in a location like this and you totally killed it!! Get it girl!

  86. Jill Swank

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    These are so fabulous I want to insert my face into the photos. I was literally drooling, and making "oooh" and "aweeee" sounds in my office. These are the types of photos you would never get tired of looking at, and would love to share with anyone when they come to visit. A+ Jas! if you need a model when you come to OHIO, pick me!!!

  87. Melanie

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I love the lighting and they are totally gorgeous!

  88. anon

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Those are amazฤฑng jasmine! i think this is one of your BEST work yet!!


    February 17th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    HOLY COW! My favorite shoot of yours EVER. These are amazing Jasmine! And I wanna be as chic as Whitney. Just sayin!

  90. Ciara Richardson

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    New favorite!!! You outdo yourself every time!

  91. Crestine

    February 17th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous. . .they look like a Hollywood couple!

  92. Nicole

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Loved it! I think they possibly have one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever read! Amazing work, as always J*!

  93. Betsy Jo

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Wow. I’ve ‘seen’ these two on Kamee June’s blog in the past- and they never disappoint! Beautiful, beautiful shoot, Jasmine.

  94. Adrienne McNellis

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    wow wow wow. These are the best photos you have taken. So beautiful. You seriously get all the beautiful people.

  95. Nadya

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    WOW beautiful shots. the light on the boat is sooo yummy I wish NJ had light like that LOL, i need to move to cali…..

  96. brianna

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    lurrrrrrve these! yes, with an r.

  97. Lindsey L

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    gorgeous photos– Whitney looks so beautiful with bangs… kinda makes me want to get some ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Deyla Huss Photography

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Ok had to comment because I am doing a similar shoot very soon with my husband of 10 years! we are stoked! you did an amazing job on these! The couple is stunning and the details are stunning!

  99. jeramy

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    you know jasmine….you are great at many things in photography and business….but one thing you do amazingly well is find clients that match your photography style. hats off! these are beautiful!

  100. amanda thiessen

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    love love love

  101. Amy

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I. AM. IN. LOVE. with this shoot…

  102. Nadia

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I love them!!! especially the LAST picture!! They are so amazing!!!

  103. Kristin

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Stunning! Maybe my favorite of all your work. Just amazing.

  104. Andrew Lipsett

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Jasmine, amazing as always! Super tough lighting to work with but SO good!

  105. Jihan Cerda

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    This is one fabulous shoot!! Job well done as always….safe travels to Vegas and see you soon. =)

  106. Elizabeth Kaye

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my goodness. What an amazing shoot. I love the light and how editorial these are. Fabulous. Don’t you feel like Whitney looks like Kate Hudson? Oh, I totally see it!
    Love love love the shoot.

  107. Lily Thomas

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    These are amazing.

  108. Melissa

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I love these. A nautical wedding…such a great idea! That something I would love to do.

  109. Anne Elisabeth

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Ohmygooodness! Best photos Iยดve seen of you EVER

  110. lori

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    ohmygoodness Jasmine, this is F.I.E.R.C.E. i’m drooling.

  111. Melissa Cramer

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Your weddings are always beautiful. But this one… oh my, this one is stunning.

  112. Kim Combs

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Magnificently gorgeous!!! Jazmine & JD, you two are FIERCE!!!

  113. Lindsay Madden

    February 17th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Gorgeous work as always J*!

  114. Wayne Yuan

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    This is a really great theme for an engagement shoot. I love the tones for everything.

  115. MartaV

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is just dreamy. I can’t say there has ever been one of your weddings it didn’t love but this one has got to be my all time favorite. Are you kidding me – on a boat! So cool! You both rocked it again.

  116. Kimberly Rodriguez

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    WOW.. I got to say, this is by far in my opinion the BEST work I have seen thus far on your blog. Those boat shots are AMAZING… especially the ones with mostly full body. Your use of light, and composition with the boat is outstanding. What a cool shoot. You killed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Jenelle Sewell

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:13 pm


  118. Marcia Ciriello

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Jasmine – Your photos and your words are always drenched in emotion and passion, and your work is breathtaking, but these photos – I mean, c’mon!!!! they are just INCREDIBLE!!! That sideways shot of her laying down, and your use of light (as always – it’s killer!) – there are photographers all over the place (like me!) hoping to capture photos like these. You are gifted BEYOND! WOW.

  119. Emily Schumann

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Oh man, what an awesome introduction you wrote! Thank you for sharing their story in words and in photos. I definitely love the editorial flair, and Whitney and Drew’s sharp-looking apparel ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S., what is Whitney’s tattoo on her foot? It looks so cool!

  120. Jamie

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! These turned out amazing!

  121. Shannon

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    This is ridiculously awesome! I LOVE the bouquet. Geez. I am so jealous…but trying not to be. Just like you say…Lord, help me from coveting! =) Great job!

  122. Mikaela

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I am swooning right now. The details in this shoot and the way you captured it…

  123. Jennifer Hudspeth

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I do believe that this is by far, my most favorite shoot you have ever done!!! There are no words to describe what an amazing job you did. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. Jessica Chavez

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    OMG!! This pictures are beautiful!! Bride and Groom look great too!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  125. Isaac Stott

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    One word…. EPIC! Awesome work Jasmine and what an amazing couple.

  126. Lydia

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Wow, one of my favorite shoots ever! The styling is amazing, and the way you captured Whitney and Drew is perfect itself! It’s love, beauty, trust, and confidence all in a photograph!

  127. Lucy

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Stunning shoot! Simply beautiful and, blimey what a lovely dress! xx

  128. analy

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Jasmine, this has been by far my favorite session that you’ve ever done! The light was amazing and the poses – OH THE POSES! WOW!

    Love It!


  129. The Memory Journalists

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    This is the coolest wedding ever. The photos are amazing of course. Wow! Awesome work!

  130. Jenn Best

    February 17th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Wow! These are stunning! I’m in love with the light. And they really make me want to be on a boat ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Joyce D.

    February 17th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Beautiful!!! Your "fav of the day" looks like a photo spread for a magazine ad!!

  132. Jen

    February 17th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    These are outstanding. My favorites ever from you. Great job just doesn’t do them justice. They make me miss my husband right now!

  133. wenyin

    February 17th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    i love that second to last photo. you captured that expectancy before the kiss. perfect.

  134. Michelle Lunn

    February 17th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh! These are absolutely breath taking! My favorite is the second to last! Love. Love. Love!!!

  135. Kristin Nicole

    February 17th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Absolutly gorgeous…I think it just may be your most stunning work yet. There is something so magical and editorial about every photo.

  136. Cathy L.

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    OUT! STANDING!!! Luv, Luv, LUUUUUV! Everyone.Of.The.Images! Your talent just amazes me!

  137. Erin Davenport

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Oh. my. WORD! The last photo, especially–these are amaazing! And as always, love the story and the way you wrote it ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. brittani

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    omg this is such a BEAUTIFUL photo shoot!!! my all time faves are (from the bottom) 1-8. Too many, i know. rock on yo. LOVE! <3

  139. marian lozano

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    The best!! Absolutely stunning.

  140. Amy Arrington

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    WOW! I love the photos and I love their story and I love their theme! Love love love.

  141. Bethany

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Sweet Baby Jesus, this is amazing.

  142. Rebecca

    February 17th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    totally beautiful! So many favourites amongst this set.

  143. Amber Fox

    February 17th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Oh Jasmine! These are GORGEOUS! I especially love these photos, because I am friends with the couple, but you did an outstanding job with these images. Whitney, you are so adorable and look radiant. And Drew, you are making all the girls swoon! I also love how Jasmine tells your story. So beautiful!

  144. Josh Gruetzmacher

    February 17th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Everything about this shoot is AMAZING!!! I love the couple’s style, the details, color, locations, your photos… You win!

  145. Kristen Grant

    February 17th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful photos…

  146. Kylie

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Wow!! I love these photo’s!!! They are so awesome!! You can really see you have a love for fashion (as you spoke about on Creative Live) every single one of these shots look like they are going into the pages of a big glossy wedding fashion magazine!!!

  147. KMS

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    wow, wow, wow. i’m all teary. the music, the shots…perfect.

  148. Micaela ~ Wedding & Event Stationery

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Oh! This is perfection!!

  149. Kim Spears

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Jasmine these are breathtaking. These guys are HOT !! And you worked your magic. Talk about a power session ๐Ÿ™‚ So gorgeous!

  150. Marielle Hayes

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I want to be these people. Seriously. These are amazing!

  151. Katelyn James

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Good gosh woman! This could have been a workshop…. I though it was at first! You lucky lucky girl! …. This is going to be in print somewhere… i can feel it:)

  152. engagement rings Dublin

    February 17th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Such beautiful images of this wedding couple. Look so perfect together, love it.

  153. Lisa Venning

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Jasmine, this is truly amazing! One of the most beautiful set of pictures I have ever seen. Your the best!

  154. Kelly V.

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Your. Best. Ever.

  155. Adriana Morett

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    OMG Jasmine, you really over-did yourself with these photos!! Wow. I mean, really, I just looove your usual style, but this particular shoot is specially wonderful, elegant and gorgeous!! WOW! It maybe your best. Ever. F’real ๐Ÿ˜‰

  156. Chrissy

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I think this could be my favorite shoot you’ve done. I can see some of these on the cover of vogue! amazinggggg

  157. Ayana S

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    You make love lovely, romantic and real. Keep it up!

  158. Girl in The White Dress

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I don’t normally leave too many comments but I have to say, these are your best ever pictures. Lucky couple! x

  159. stephanie

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    beyond beyond gorgeous!

  160. desiree

    February 18th, 2011 at 12:34 am

    these are amazing…i love everything about this shoot!

  161. Chrissy

    February 18th, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I have never commented before- but I can’t pass up a comment on this lovely post! SO gorgeous! Makes me crave seeing open water. Just lovely lovely lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve outdone yourself!

  162. Abby Veldman

    February 18th, 2011 at 12:47 am

    LOVE THEM! I think they are all my favorites!

    Maybe you could do a shooting star on shooting right into the sun?

  163. Sarah Ciccone

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Love, Love, Love these photos Jasmine!! They are so beautiful! The posing….the light…the details…Love it! Very James Bond ๐Ÿ˜‰

  164. Jared Wanzer

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I LOVE these pictures, amazing light, so much passion!

  165. Ashley King

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Love the pictures, but love their story of finding love just as much. I am so jealous. I am sure if I wrote on my blog post no one would comment. ๐Ÿ™
    Great photos and working with light!
    Love it. <3

  166. Evy

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:30 am


  167. carrie

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:38 am

    this is kinda ridiculous!! in a good way. really beautiful stuff here. i love sailing and i think you represented the culture quite well.

  168. Amy Koh

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Beautiful set Jasmine!!..:DD….i get a James Bond vibe..:P…

  169. Christy

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Lovely couple. Lovely styling. Lovely photos! (an understatement!) This makes me crave summer so badly…

  170. Hannah

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Wow– these are amazing and I am totally in love with her dress!! So beautiful, thanks for sharing as always!

  171. Lacey

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Jasmine — this shoot has to be up there with some of your best work. The shots on the boat are unbelievable!

  172. Lyndsay London

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Oh wow! These are so incredibly GORGEOUS. I hate to shout, but they are so worth shouting over!!!!

  173. Karen

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:19 am

    The light in these photos is absolutely gorgeous! Jasmine, you’re photographs are getting more and more amazing everyday.

  174. Jessica

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:23 am

    How cool!! I love everything about this wedding. They don’t grow em here like they do in Kansas:)

  175. Jenna Strubhar

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:33 am

    What an awesome love story, awesome location and stunning images!

  176. Janet Kwan

    February 18th, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Stunning work, Jasmine. Really.

    Is the nautical theme in this year? Or was it always in? Either way, I am LOVING it! I recently bought a nautical-blue striped top with an anchor on it and it’s now my favourite!

  177. Casey Futrell

    February 18th, 2011 at 3:59 am


  178. dyelle

    February 18th, 2011 at 4:56 am

    wow! so amazingly gorgeous. love the styling and nautical theme. the photos are so classy and beautiful!

  179. Nicole

    February 18th, 2011 at 6:16 am

    This is your best work EVER. There is something so magical and moving about these photos… they’re just stunning. I don’t know how you managed to get even better, but you did! You inspire me to push myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. Natasha

    February 18th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Jasmine – YOU put the ‘OO’ in COOL! ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  181. Maรฏa

    February 18th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I agree with Amber !
    it really has a magazine feel, your clients must be very happy ones ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  182. Steve Elmer

    February 18th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Jasmine, the 3rd shot down, with Whitney holding the umbrella, it is amazing! I love that golden diffused light. It is a standout amongst a already smoking set of photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. Mireille

    February 18th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Jasmine, this is definitely the next level! Beautiful.

  184. Emma Godfrey

    February 18th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    This could be a fashion shoot it is so fabulous. So, so, so stunning!

  185. esquissewei

    February 18th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Jasmine, your work is fantastic. I remembered when you said "a fisheye lens is not for me" at creativelive. But I don’t agree. Your work is actually great, so why not take a little bit of risks in order to be even more creative as you actually are?

  186. Christina Juleson

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Awesome as always!

  187. Amy Doyle

    February 18th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Incredible. I love that you were able to use the "shrouds " in such a unique way. I attempt to shoot boats and am blown away by your use of the deck & light. May I ask your lens and light set up?

  188. jonathan ivy

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Wow, this is so amazing! What a great theme!

  189. Stacey

    February 18th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    OMG – Delicious, scrumptious eye candy. This was by far (I feel) your most amazing shoot to date. It’s simply magical. There are no limits to where you are going. Your beyond the ‘stars’ now ; )

  190. erika

    February 18th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Love the one of him at the wheel and her on deck!

  191. LaRiche Wilson

    February 18th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Jasmine! This is one of the best shoots I’ve seen from you. And there are many awesome shoots, of course. This one has such an editorial look…almost like they are actual models vs. a real couple. Definitely should think about sending one of these in for a contest. Your "fav" photo is my fav photo or the 5th one down! Thanks for the inspiration.

  192. Lauren Miyake

    February 18th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    As everyone else has said, this is truly some of your best work to date. Really inspiring stuff. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. christina {simply modern}

    February 18th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    simply adore!

  194. Nicole Glenn

    February 18th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Oh how I have missed your photographs! Your favorite is mine too! Her rawr face is simply perfect!!

  195. Stacy Thomas

    February 18th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    simply divine … gorgeous!

  196. Kira Noble

    February 18th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Oh my dear goodness! These photos are SO FAB!

  197. Tiffany

    February 18th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    le sigh! love the nautical theme…everything was workin in the photos. I totally love the one that’s your fav too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  198. Joel Carter

    February 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Wow, welcome to 2011, Jasmine! Can you say "Published."

  199. Columbus GA Photographer

    February 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    This has to be one of my favorite wedding shoots ever. The lighting is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  200. Briana Moore

    February 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    AAaaaaaaand I’m squealing. This shoot is flipping fabulous. Also, I’m so glad you got to work with Kelly!! She is a dear friend of mine and words can’t express how talented she is.

    Love love love.

  201. Kirstie

    February 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    This is my favourite shoot of yours to date. There is a quiet ease about it that is so calming. What a gorgeous couple. I love how personal the shoot is and the styling is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous photographs!

  202. Whitney Schey

    February 18th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Drew and I couldn’t have ask for a better capture of our love. Serene. Peaceful. Passionate. And although it isn’t riddled with forced smiles–this represents us, without extraordinary production, simply coming as we are. A sincere and unfeigned comfort deeply rooted in the presence of one another. We love you. And feel immensely connected with the reflection you and Kelly created.

  203. Kansas City Photographers

    February 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Just beautiful! I have been wanting to do something very Nautical for years. But alas I am in the middle of our country where there is no ocean water available and boats like these are more commonly found in the movies. Great Job! I used to go sailing with my grandfather and I can’t wait to take my kids.

  204. KellyMakesThings

    February 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Ahhhhhh! Jasmine it turned out SO lovely. What a delight to work with such a stunning trio of people! You captured what it felt like on the pier that day. Bien hecho!

  205. Ebony

    February 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    ADORE these!! Absolutely Fabulous!!

  206. Kare

    February 19th, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Oh my, these are sooooooo gorgeous!

  207. Katy

    February 19th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Love it!!! And we love you here in Kansas!!

  208. Barbara

    February 19th, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Jasmine, I love the way that you present your pictures. Not only do you take beautiful photography, but you also write in an unique and friendly way. I have thoroughly looked through your entire blog within the past week and I love what I see! It’s unfortunate that I’m not getting married anytime soon nor am I anywhere near California!

  209. AnneMarie

    February 19th, 2011 at 5:56 am

    What a great shoot!!!

  210. Juli L.

    February 19th, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Wow, these are stunning!! Absolutely beautiful!

  211. Christine Chang

    February 19th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I want to steal her hair accessory.

  212. Breanne Sinibaldi

    February 19th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    These are by far some of my FAVOURITE (Yes I spell favoUrite with a U, I’m Canadian ๐Ÿ™‚ ) pictures you’ve taken!!!
    I’ve been following your work for a while now and am always inspired by the amazing images you create. Keep up the amazing work!

  213. Ashley Cherie

    February 19th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I’m in love with this blog post. 1, because of the love story 2, it has a nautical theme!!

  214. Jessica Rozof

    February 19th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I think this is one of my all time favorite shoots! Can I bottle your talent up and drink it please! LOVE!

  215. Mathieu Wauters

    February 19th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

  216. Kimberly Wallace

    February 19th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    BRILLIANT!!! I loove me some Jasmine Star…

  217. Brandi Reiland | Soiree

    February 20th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    These pictures are gorgeous…they look like they’re straight out of a magazine. Beautiful.

  218. Myriah Grubbs

    February 20th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I always come and look at your stuff, which is amazing, btw. And I’ve never commented (so sorry). But this is so so so so amazing. This is my favorite thing of yours that I’ve seen. I HAD to comment because it is so stunningly beautiful. WOW!!!! AMAZING job.

  219. Ashley West

    February 20th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous shots. Whitney is a good friend of mine, and I helped second shoot her wedding day. What an amazing day it was… celebrating such an admirable couple. I’m so happy you got to share in their company too! I love your work and look forward to hearing you speak in Vegas this week. I really hope I do get a chance to meet you, like Whitney already has. Thanks for being someone I can look to for inspiration!

  220. John Andersen

    February 20th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I love the image of Whitney holding the umbrella! It’s a perfect softbox and the dof is beautiful. Nice complimentary colors too!

  221. feuza

    February 20th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    You are speaking my language when dealing with Nautical and what an amazing love story, the ones of them as you guys sailed off on the boat and oh that lght, BLISS

  222. alicia fierro

    February 21st, 2011 at 2:20 am

    ridic. one of my most favorite sessions EVER of yours. truly gorgeous.

  223. Jen Rice

    February 21st, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Jas… right when I think you’ve gone beyond…. This set took my breath away!!! I have to say, I think this is my fav wedding couple of yours! The sun behind them, enveloping them is sooooo poignant! You have an incredible talent, a true gift… treasure it ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. Lisa denDekker-Redemann

    February 21st, 2011 at 5:02 am

    This has to be my favorite Star Wedding yet. As always you inspire me to do so much more.

  225. Willa Kveta Photography

    February 21st, 2011 at 5:59 am

    WOW these are GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the boats and water in the background! Also love how you got creative on the boat! Absolutely beautiful work!!!

  226. s h e r r y

    February 21st, 2011 at 6:25 am

    These images are GORGEOUS. What a stunning couple. Is it just me, or does he look a like a younger Hugh Jackman? Love love love the light, and the photo where Whitney is laughing <3

  227. Thomas James, Wedding Photographer Bath

    February 21st, 2011 at 9:12 am


    Love the use of colour and the narrative you have worked on.
    Works really well, could be refreshing to shoot a story boarded real wedding?

  228. Amanda Felsman

    February 21st, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Beautiful! The dress and accessories are so unique.

  229. Odalys Mendez

    February 21st, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Jasmine, what a unique, different photo shoot! I love how you captured their deep, dramatic personalities. She looks like Kate Hudson ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. Edouard Montfort

    February 21st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Well done !!

  231. Bobbie Brown

    February 21st, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Wow…these are INCREDIBLE!!!!!

  232. Rachel Peters Photography

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:05 am

    *drool* This is probably my most favorite shoot of yours. Absolutely, incredible.

  233. Jenny Sun

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Jasmine, you hands down OWNED this shoot like there was no tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you have honestly reached a new peak with your work here…gorgeous X a million!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  234. Thepixtakers

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Stunning – i need a boat /)

  235. Kimberly Wilson

    February 23rd, 2011 at 2:10 am

    INSANE! I have come back to look at this post at least a dozen times this week! Just incredible imagery and impeccable styling. J* – you’re the master and we all bow down. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  236. Dina

    February 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Those pictures are crazy good! Great poses, locations, and a beautiful couple too.

  237. Jorge Emozione

    February 23rd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, this is so Wonderful! I like to much the third pic.

  238. Holli

    February 24th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Wow! Amazing images with beautiful models and great compositions.

  239. ken kienow

    February 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    uh….wow. so classic. these could go in a glossy lifestyle mag.

  240. JamieY

    February 26th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    simply marvelous!!

  241. Norm

    March 1st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Very nice work, these two so much like models. They seemed to be in the right place in every shot..

  242. Leah

    March 3rd, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Love love love the wedding on a boat photographs. Beautiful!

  243. Dan Henry

    March 5th, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Now, that’s a journey of your lifetime!!! Congratulations to Whitney and Drew as they sail through their new life together as husband and wife!! Also, not to forget their photographer who has portrayed their wonderful love story in the form these beautiful Wedding photographs!!


    March 5th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Absolutely amazing. Your work is an inspiration!

  245. Dillon Gray Photographer

    March 6th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Beautifully captured, the water compliments the poses, well done!

  246. St. Louis Photographers

    March 6th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    These shots are gorgeous. You used the lighting and setting beautifully to capture a unique take on classic photos. I love the dock and use of nautical materials. Great work!

  247. Stephanie

    March 8th, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Sweet.. i love how this couple met. The groom looks like a real gentleman and the bride is gorgeous. Even though i don’t know them enough to say this, but from what i see, she is a blessing to him. Brilliant. God is good!

  248. Andrei

    March 11th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I’m impressed by how nice your pictures are but what really surprises me is the shot with the 2 corks. Those two corks come from a wine cellar in Romania very close to my hometown. It’s incredible! You have to tell me how did they got there…

  249. Delaware Wedding Photographer - Jay Clark Photogra

    March 13th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    WOW what a great shoot, and on a boat? Love these, great looking couple!

  250. Diego

    March 15th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Wonderful Pictures!. Loved the compositions and the groom and bride. Your blog is always a great place for inspiration! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  251. Vancouver wedding photographer Tamea Burd

    March 15th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Lovely couple, lovely location, lovely light… LOVELY photos!

  252. Tim May

    March 21st, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Absolutely loving the feel of these shots. Somehow very peaceful. Loving the backlit work. Wow that sun you have got over in the states is pretty!

  253. Samuel Burns

    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:13 am

    WOW. love love love.

  254. Jessica Vidmar

    March 31st, 2011 at 5:14 am

    This is Love…there is just something about the right music with the right images that i will never get enough of…thank you for this.

  255. Sunshine Coast wedding photography -Cherie

    April 7th, 2011 at 3:05 pm


  256. amanda klein

    April 8th, 2011 at 5:46 am

    SO BEAUTIFUL! as usual.. but serious this is def one of my favs! And such a rad bouquet!

  257. Jamie

    April 8th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

  258. Elise

    April 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I am drooling over these photos! LOVE everything about em!

  259. Luiza do Valle

    April 11th, 2011 at 2:51 pm


    Your amazing work is on my wedding brazilian blog.
    I holpe so that`s ok to you.
    Greetings from Brasil!

    Luiza do Valle

  260. Rachel Peters Photography

    April 13th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I already commented on this…but I love it so freakin’ much that I had to comment again!! It should be in a magazine somewhere…seriously my favorite!

  261. Sara Neff

    April 15th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    these…… are stunning. i’m speechless!

  262. My Beautiful Life

    April 17th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    This is the sweetest story. And the pictures? Well they are incredible. Beautiful couple, beautiful pictures, beautiful day. Jasmine you are amazing.

  263. Karen Stott

    April 17th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    My Oh My oh MY!!!!! This may be my favorite wedding EVER! I am seriously obsessed with all things nautical. That bouquet is off the hook!

  264. Chad Pennington

    April 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Yo Jaz foreal, I never really leave comments on blogs that much but your stuff is always so crazy dope mannnnnn.

    The Way you use the light to the simplest form, and are some minimal in meaning with your images always blows me away. Keep Banging Girl.

  265. Don Crossland

    April 24th, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Great shoot. Love the shots into the sun. Amazing photos for a very nice couple.

  266. Tom Davis

    May 4th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Im obsessed with this set!!! you did a wonderful job as did your subjects

  267. Kaitlyn Elizabeth

    May 5th, 2011 at 6:50 am


  268. wedding photography liverpool

    May 6th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    wow what a different wedding, beautiful! thanks for sharing your work!

  269. Chris Noble

    May 7th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Beautiful shots ๐Ÿ™‚

  270. Arek

    May 11th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Jasmin! Great Shots – I am keep comming back to see more and more… Your style is amazaing! Regards from Poland!

  271. Maxine

    June 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    One of my favorite couples sessions!! Gorgeous work…

  272. Mayra Fiori

    May 7th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    This has to be one of my favorite photo shoot you have done. They look like models! So in love it… I don’t know if I’m being biased since my hubs is a U.S sailor. =) either way, awesome. Can not say enough of this.