Nautical Wedding : Whitney + Drew

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 -

    Wow Beautiful work! You never disappoint!!

      2.17.11 - 2:29 pm

  2. Laura Stricklin -

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

      2.17.11 - 2:34 pm

  3. Laura Stricklin -

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

      2.17.11 - 2:36 pm

  4. Messy Little Puddles -

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

      2.17.11 - 2:45 pm

  5. Jamie M. -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 2:48 pm

  6. Carrie LeighAnna -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 2:52 pm

  7. naomi chokr -

    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!!!

      2.17.11 - 2:52 pm

  8. Josephine -

    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*

      2.17.11 - 2:52 pm

  9. Anna -

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

      2.17.11 - 2:53 pm

  10. Alicia -

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

      2.17.11 - 2:54 pm

  11. Emily Burlingame -

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

      2.17.11 - 2:56 pm

  12. Rachel Leigh Greene -

    Oh, how beautiful!! These are stunning.

      2.17.11 - 2:57 pm

  13. Stacy Cross -

    SO beautiful! Love them all – especially your fave!

      2.17.11 - 3:01 pm

  14. Tanya De Leeuw -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:02 pm

  15. bethany cox -

    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

      2.17.11 - 3:09 pm

  16. Dana E -

    Jasmine! I. A. DORE!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2.17.11 - 3:10 pm

  17. Christos -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 3:11 pm

  18. B -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:12 pm

  19. LEOLAK -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:21 pm

  20. Julie -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 3:25 pm

  21. anda -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 3:26 pm

  22. Candace Prokopets -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:28 pm

  23. Marzeba -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:49 pm

  24. gladys jem -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:52 pm

  25. Shannon Gray -

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

      2.17.11 - 3:59 pm

  26. Sharon Beadnell -


      2.17.11 - 4:00 pm

  27. Rich Park -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:00 pm

  28. // DANI -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:00 pm

  29. kim james -

    Really strong work.

      2.17.11 - 4:01 pm

  30. Erica Peerenboom -

    Wow. Stunning as usual Jasmine!

      2.17.11 - 4:01 pm

  31. Kate Douthwright -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:01 pm

  32. Candice {The Beautiful Mess} -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:03 pm

  33. Lindsay Kay -

    MY goodness! Gorgeous as always ๐Ÿ™‚

      2.17.11 - 4:04 pm

  34. Alicia -

    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™‚

      2.17.11 - 4:06 pm

  35. Katy Melling -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:06 pm

  36. Claire Reynolds -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 4:07 pm

  37. Brenda -

    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!!

      2.17.11 - 4:07 pm

  38. KrisD Mauga -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:07 pm

  39. Carrie K -

    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™‚

      2.17.11 - 4:08 pm

  40. Crystal -

    What a fun shoot!

      2.17.11 - 4:09 pm

  41. Sara Lando -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:09 pm

  42. October -

    Simply stunning! x

      2.17.11 - 4:09 pm

  43. Alvin Almiranz -

    Very lovely work!

      2.17.11 - 4:10 pm

  44. Kim Bauer -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:11 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!!!}

      2.17.11 - 4:12 pm

  46. lisa -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:12 pm

  47. Tom Redman -

    Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

      2.17.11 - 4:12 pm

  48. Pamela -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:13 pm

  49. Anthony -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:13 pm

  50. favian -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:14 pm

  51. Jasmine E. -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:15 pm

  52. Sheila Hallmark -

    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**

      2.17.11 - 4:16 pm

  53. Sandra Benton -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:17 pm

  54. Yehoshua Sigala -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:17 pm

  55. Alejandra - Imaginale -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:18 pm

  56. Kate -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:19 pm

  57. alena -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:19 pm

  58. Faith Cherisse -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:19 pm

  59. Molly Whitmore -

    oh. my. sweet. goodness. absolutely stuuuuuning.

      2.17.11 - 4:19 pm

  60. Alicia Candelora -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:21 pm

  61. Gaby Fuentes Photography -

    So beautiful.

      2.17.11 - 4:22 pm

  62. Tiffany Tracy -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:25 pm

  63. Matt -

    One of your best!!
    Awesome Jasmine

      2.17.11 - 4:26 pm

  64. Diana Lupu -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 4:27 pm

  65. Jessica Frey -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:29 pm

  66. Chrissy D -

    So, SO beautiful!!!

      2.17.11 - 4:30 pm

  67. Gail -


      2.17.11 - 4:30 pm

  68. Marissa Rodriguez -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:30 pm

  69. TANJA -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:30 pm

  70. Stephanie Stewart -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 4:30 pm

  71. jamilah -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 4:31 pm

  72. Taylor Jackson -

    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˜€

      2.17.11 - 4:31 pm

  73. Jenna Taylor -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:32 pm

  74. Christy C -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:37 pm

  75. Gina Meola -

    One of my favorite shoots, EVA!!

      2.17.11 - 4:37 pm

  76. Eva -

    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

      2.17.11 - 4:38 pm

  77. Kimberly -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:38 pm

  78. Maria -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 4:43 pm

  79. Connie Sithi -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 4:44 pm

  80. Danielle Aquiline Photography -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 4:45 pm

  81. Shannon Ott -

    These photos are gorgeous, Jasmine!!

      2.17.11 - 4:45 pm

  82. Darina -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:47 pm

  83. Robin McQuay Anderson -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:47 pm

  84. Gabrielle -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:48 pm

  85. Alisha -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 4:49 pm

  86. Jill Swank -

    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!!!

      2.17.11 - 4:49 pm

  87. Melanie -

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

      2.17.11 - 4:51 pm

  88. anon -

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

      2.17.11 - 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!

      2.17.11 - 4:51 pm

  90. Ciara Richardson -

    New favorite!!! You outdo yourself every time!

      2.17.11 - 4:54 pm

  91. Crestine -

    Gorgeous. . .they look like a Hollywood couple!

      2.17.11 - 4:55 pm

  92. Nicole -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:00 pm

  93. Betsy Jo -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:01 pm

  94. Adrienne McNellis -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:02 pm

  95. Nadya -

    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…..

      2.17.11 - 5:02 pm

  96. brianna -

    lurrrrrrve these! yes, with an r.

      2.17.11 - 5:09 pm

  97. Lindsey L -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:12 pm

  98. Deyla Huss Photography -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 5:12 pm

  99. jeramy -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 5:14 pm

  100. amanda thiessen -

    love love love

      2.17.11 - 5:20 pm

  101. Amy -

    I. AM. IN. LOVE. with this shoot…

      2.17.11 - 5:20 pm

  102. Nadia -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:20 pm

  103. Kristin -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:25 pm

  104. Andrew Lipsett -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:34 pm

  105. Jihan Cerda -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:34 pm

  106. Elizabeth Kaye -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 5:44 pm

  107. Lily Thomas -

    These are amazing.

      2.17.11 - 5:46 pm

  108. Melissa -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:46 pm

  109. Anne Elisabeth -

    Ohmygooodness! Best photos Iยดve seen of you EVER

      2.17.11 - 5:49 pm

  110. lori -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:51 pm

  111. Melissa Cramer -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:52 pm

  112. Kim Combs -

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

      2.17.11 - 5:54 pm

  113. Lindsay Madden -

    Gorgeous work as always J*!

      2.17.11 - 5:58 pm

  114. Wayne Yuan -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:03 pm

  115. MartaV -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 6:06 pm

  116. Kimberly Rodriguez -

    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™‚

      2.17.11 - 6:08 pm

  117. Jenelle Sewell -


      2.17.11 - 6:13 pm

  118. Marcia Ciriello -

    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.

      2.17.11 - 6:13 pm

  119. Emily Schumann -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 6:22 pm

  120. Jamie -

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! These turned out amazing!

      2.17.11 - 6:28 pm

  121. Shannon -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 6:31 pm

  122. Mikaela -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:36 pm

  123. Jennifer Hudspeth -

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

      2.17.11 - 6:39 pm

  124. Jessica Chavez -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:41 pm

  125. Isaac Stott -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:42 pm

  126. Lydia -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 6:45 pm

  127. Lucy -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:51 pm

  128. analy -

    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!


      2.17.11 - 6:52 pm

  129. The Memory Journalists -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:52 pm

  130. Jenn Best -

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

      2.17.11 - 6:54 pm

  131. Joyce D. -

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

      2.17.11 - 7:03 pm

  132. Jen -

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

      2.17.11 - 7:14 pm

  133. wenyin -

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

      2.17.11 - 7:35 pm

  134. Michelle Lunn -

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

      2.17.11 - 7:39 pm

  135. Kristin Nicole -

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

      2.17.11 - 7:55 pm

  136. Cathy L. -

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

      2.17.11 - 8:05 pm

  137. Erin Davenport -

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

      2.17.11 - 8:07 pm

  138. brittani -

    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

      2.17.11 - 8:11 pm

  139. marian lozano -

    The best!! Absolutely stunning.

      2.17.11 - 8:14 pm

  140. Amy Arrington -

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

      2.17.11 - 8:30 pm

  141. Bethany -

    Sweet Baby Jesus, this is amazing.

      2.17.11 - 8:40 pm

  142. Rebecca -

    totally beautiful! So many favourites amongst this set.

      2.17.11 - 8:58 pm

  143. Amber Fox -

    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!

      2.17.11 - 9:13 pm

  144. Josh Gruetzmacher -

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

      2.17.11 - 9:49 pm

  145. Kristen Grant -

    Beautiful photos…

      2.17.11 - 9:52 pm

  146. Kylie -

    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!!!

      2.17.11 - 10:06 pm

  147. KMS -

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

      2.17.11 - 10:07 pm

  148. Micaela ~ Wedding & Event Stationery -

    Oh! This is perfection!!

      2.17.11 - 10:13 pm

  149. Kim Spears -

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

      2.17.11 - 10:15 pm

  150. Marielle Hayes -

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

      2.17.11 - 10:41 pm

  151. Katelyn James -

    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:)

      2.17.11 - 10:48 pm

  152. engagement rings Dublin -

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

      2.17.11 - 10:51 pm

  153. Lisa Venning -

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

      2.17.11 - 11:06 pm

  154. Kelly V. -

    Your. Best. Ever.

      2.17.11 - 11:11 pm

  155. Adriana Morett -

    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˜‰

      2.17.11 - 11:15 pm

  156. Chrissy -

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

      2.17.11 - 11:24 pm

  157. Ayana S -

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

      2.17.11 - 11:32 pm

  158. Girl in The White Dress -

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

      2.17.11 - 11:33 pm

  159. stephanie -

    beyond beyond gorgeous!

      2.17.11 - 11:55 pm

  160. desiree -

    these are amazing…i love everything about this shoot!

      2.18.11 - 12:34 am

  161. Chrissy -

    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!

      2.18.11 - 12:36 am

  162. Abby Veldman -

    LOVE THEM! I think they are all my favorites!

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

      2.18.11 - 12:47 am

  163. Sarah Ciccone -

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

      2.18.11 - 1:07 am

  164. Jared Wanzer -

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

      2.18.11 - 1:12 am

  165. Ashley King -

    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

      2.18.11 - 1:15 am

  166. Evy -


      2.18.11 - 1:30 am

  167. carrie -

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

      2.18.11 - 1:38 am

  168. Amy Koh -

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

      2.18.11 - 1:39 am

  169. Christy -

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

      2.18.11 - 1:58 am

  170. Hannah -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:12 am

  171. Lacey -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:13 am

  172. Lyndsay London -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:19 am

  173. Karen -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:19 am

  174. Jessica -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:23 am

  175. Jenna Strubhar -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:33 am

  176. Janet Kwan -

    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!

      2.18.11 - 3:43 am

  177. Casey Futrell -


      2.18.11 - 3:59 am

  178. dyelle -

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

      2.18.11 - 4:56 am

  179. Nicole -

    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™‚

      2.18.11 - 6:16 am

  180. Natasha -

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

      2.18.11 - 7:51 am

  181. Maรฏa -

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

      2.18.11 - 7:53 am

  182. Steve Elmer -

    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™‚

      2.18.11 - 8:16 am

  183. Mireille -

    Jasmine, this is definitely the next level! Beautiful.

      2.18.11 - 8:30 am

  184. Emma Godfrey -

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

      2.18.11 - 8:50 am

  185. esquissewei -

    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?

      2.18.11 - 10:30 am

  186. Christina Juleson -

    Awesome as always!

      2.18.11 - 1:13 pm

  187. Amy Doyle -

    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?

      2.18.11 - 1:17 pm

  188. jonathan ivy -

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

      2.18.11 - 2:32 pm

  189. Stacey -

    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 ; )

      2.18.11 - 2:34 pm

  190. erika -

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

      2.18.11 - 3:34 pm

  191. LaRiche Wilson -

    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.

      2.18.11 - 5:09 pm

  192. Lauren Miyake -

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

      2.18.11 - 5:53 pm

  193. christina {simply modern} -

    simply adore!

      2.18.11 - 5:59 pm

  194. Nicole Glenn -

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

      2.18.11 - 6:11 pm

  195. Stacy Thomas -

    simply divine … gorgeous!

      2.18.11 - 6:15 pm

  196. Kira Noble -

    Oh my dear goodness! These photos are SO FAB!

      2.18.11 - 6:43 pm

  197. Tiffany -

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

      2.18.11 - 6:45 pm

  198. Joel Carter -

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

      2.18.11 - 7:38 pm

  199. Columbus GA Photographer -

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

      2.18.11 - 7:57 pm

  200. Briana Moore -

    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.

      2.18.11 - 8:01 pm

  201. Kirstie -

    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!

      2.18.11 - 8:45 pm

  202. Whitney Schey -

    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.

      2.18.11 - 9:01 pm

  203. Kansas City Photographers -

    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.

      2.18.11 - 10:05 pm

  204. KellyMakesThings -

    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!

      2.18.11 - 10:49 pm

  205. Ebony -

    ADORE these!! Absolutely Fabulous!!

      2.18.11 - 11:34 pm

  206. Erica Velasco -

    OMg in LOVE with this shoot!

      2.19.11 - 1:16 am

  207. Kare -

    Oh my, these are sooooooo gorgeous!

      2.19.11 - 2:35 am

  208. Katy -

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

      2.19.11 - 3:49 am

  209. Barbara -

    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!

      2.19.11 - 3:56 am

  210. AnneMarie -

    What a great shoot!!!

      2.19.11 - 5:56 am

  211. Juli L. -

    Wow, these are stunning!! Absolutely beautiful!

      2.19.11 - 7:16 am

  212. Christine Chang -

    I want to steal her hair accessory.

      2.19.11 - 10:06 am

  213. Breanne Sinibaldi -

    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!

      2.19.11 - 2:49 pm

  214. Ashley Cherie -

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

      2.19.11 - 2:54 pm

  215. Jessica Rozof -

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

      2.19.11 - 6:42 pm

  216. Mathieu Wauters -

    Gorgeous pictures!

      2.19.11 - 7:25 pm

  217. Kimberly Wallace -

    BRILLIANT!!! I loove me some Jasmine Star…

      2.19.11 - 7:25 pm

  218. Brandi Reiland | Soiree -

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

      2.20.11 - 5:52 am

  219. Myriah Grubbs -

    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.

      2.20.11 - 7:54 am

  220. Ashley West -

    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!

      2.20.11 - 9:32 am

  221. John Andersen -

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

      2.20.11 - 5:30 pm

  222. feuza -

    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

      2.20.11 - 6:34 pm

  223. alicia fierro -

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

      2.21.11 - 2:20 am

  224. Jen Rice -

    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™‚

      2.21.11 - 2:32 am

  225. Lisa denDekker-Redemann -

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

      2.21.11 - 5:02 am

  226. Willa Kveta Photography -

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

      2.21.11 - 5:59 am

  227. s h e r r y -

    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

      2.21.11 - 6:25 am

  228. Thomas James, Wedding Photographer Bath -


    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?

      2.21.11 - 9:12 am

  229. Amanda Felsman -

    Beautiful! The dress and accessories are so unique.

      2.21.11 - 4:29 pm

  230. Odalys Mendez -

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

      2.21.11 - 5:27 pm

  231. Edouard Montfort -

    Well done !!

      2.21.11 - 7:55 pm

  232. Bobbie Brown -

    Wow…these are INCREDIBLE!!!!!

      2.21.11 - 8:21 pm

  233. Rachel Peters Photography -

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

      2.22.11 - 6:05 am

  234. Jenny Sun -

    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˜€

      2.22.11 - 9:31 am

  235. Thepixtakers -

    Stunning – i need a boat /)

      2.22.11 - 6:25 pm

  236. Kimberly Wilson -

    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˜‰

      2.23.11 - 2:10 am

  237. Dina -

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

      2.23.11 - 4:01 am

  238. Jorge Emozione -

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

      2.23.11 - 7:41 pm

  239. Holli -

    Wow! Amazing images with beautiful models and great compositions.

      2.24.11 - 5:35 pm

  240. ken kienow -

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

      2.25.11 - 10:42 pm

  241. JamieY -

    simply marvelous!!

      2.26.11 - 7:37 am

  242. Norm -

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

      3.1.11 - 9:32 pm

  243. Leah -

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

      3.3.11 - 1:27 am

  244. Dan Henry -

    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!!

      3.5.11 - 5:19 am


    Absolutely amazing. Your work is an inspiration!

      3.5.11 - 11:00 pm

  246. Dillon Gray Photographer -

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

      3.6.11 - 7:42 am

  247. St. Louis Photographers -

    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!

      3.6.11 - 11:42 pm

  248. Stephanie -

    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!

      3.8.11 - 7:34 am

  249. Andrei -

    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…

      3.11.11 - 1:50 pm

  250. Delaware Wedding Photographer - Jay Clark Photogra -

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

      3.13.11 - 9:13 pm

  251. Diego -

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

      3.15.11 - 3:49 am

  252. Vancouver wedding photographer Tamea Burd -

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

      3.15.11 - 6:47 am

  253. Tim May -

    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!

      3.21.11 - 11:28 am

  254. Samuel Burns -

    WOW. love love love.

      3.23.11 - 3:13 am

  255. Jessica Vidmar -

    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.

      3.31.11 - 5:14 am

  256. Sunshine Coast wedding photography -Cherie -


      4.7.11 - 3:05 pm

  257. amanda klein -

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

      4.8.11 - 5:46 am

  258. Jamie -

      4.8.11 - 7:31 pm

  259. Elise -

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

      4.10.11 - 9:56 pm

  260. Luiza do Valle -


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

    Luiza do Valle

      4.11.11 - 2:51 pm

  261. Rachel Peters Photography -

    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!

      4.13.11 - 10:24 pm

  262. Sara Neff -

    these…… are stunning. i’m speechless!

      4.15.11 - 6:28 pm

  263. My Beautiful Life -

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

      4.17.11 - 8:25 pm

  264. Karen Stott -

    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!

      4.17.11 - 11:09 pm

  265. Chad Pennington -

    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.

      4.18.11 - 9:12 pm

  266. Don Crossland -

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

      4.24.11 - 5:19 am

  267. Tom Davis -

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

      5.4.11 - 5:39 pm

  268. Kaitlyn Elizabeth -


      5.5.11 - 6:50 am

  269. wedding photography liverpool -

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

      5.6.11 - 1:59 pm

  270. Chris Noble -

    Beautiful shots ๐Ÿ™‚

      5.7.11 - 5:17 pm

  271. Arek -

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

      5.11.11 - 8:57 pm

  272. Maxine -

    One of my favorite couples sessions!! Gorgeous work…

      6.2.11 - 8:30 pm

  273. Mayra Fiori -

    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.

      5.7.12 - 10:23 pm

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