One wild ride.


I originally had another blog post for today…but…as you might have guessed…life right now is a little crazy. We’re shooting a wedding live today, which will be broadcast on the internet. These past two days of the creativeLIVE broadcast have been the most amazing, stressful, exciting, nauseous, fabulous two days of my life. I, however, have never felt so supported. By the crew, by the attendees, by those watching online, by my family, and–especially–by JD.

I will write more about this wild adventure, but for now, wish my luck and say a prayer for one heck of a day in store…

Today’s broadcast will go LIVE around 3:15pm PST, so if you’d like to join us, you can do so here: creativeLIVE broadcast

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  1. Aseel

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    You’ll rock it! I can’t wait to watch.

  2. Lyra Repplinger

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    You are gonna be amazing!

  3. The real L.A. love story.

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    cool mirror shot! tee hee. mine never come out that clear. canon mark 2 and all.

  4. Dawn Regan

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    You’ve been absolutely amazing, Jasmine. I’m dreading when this is all over and I can’t watch anymore. But I bought it to play over and over again. =) Best of luck today; I know you’ll rock it out, as you always do! Thank you for everything!

  5. Carolina

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    My prayer goes to you! Good luck and have fun!

  6. Cherisse

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Saying a prayer for you Jasmine. Keep doing what your doing girl! You are amazing, and truly blessed.

  7. paige

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Leave it to you to post a super cool picture like this. Love it! I’ve completely enjoyed watching you on CreativeLive! You’ll totally rock it today! You always do. But I’ll send up a prayer anyway.

  8. Crystal

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    You go girl! You’re doing awesome!!!

  9. Amber Glanville

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Jasmine, you are absolutely amazing and inspiring. Thank you for how much of yourself you constantly give… may it come back in spades! You have so many people cheering you on and praying for you today (and gleaning from your pure awesomeness.) Thank you!

  10. andrea Isaacs

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    You are FAB girl!! Enjoying the ride with you…U will rock it out today no doubt!!! Enjoy the day and capture the Fun and Love like you always do!!

  11. angel pope

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Good luck! We all love you and all that you are becoming in front of our eyes!!! LUVS

  12. Christian

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:55 pm


    you will do just fine like the last couple of days.
    I can only imagine the effort and work you put in this whole event but it does reaaaaaalllly well.

    We appreciate all the information and advice you give out for free.

    Thank you very much and enjoy the wedding today.


  13. Bethany Gilbert

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Been glued to the computer for the past two days watching creativelive. You are seriously doing great and giving lots of awesome info. It’s really inspired me to take a second look at my business and redefine what its all really about. Thanks so much for being so open and willing to help!

  14. melanie :: wyoming photographer

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    you ARE doing fabulous! this has made my week, month, etc. i know this will greatly impact my business too. thank you again for sharing so much of yourself, your humbleness and your journey (good and bad).

  15. Lisa Dunham

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Good Luck, Jasmine & JD! We’ll be watching until we have to go to our own wedding today!

  16. Chanelle

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Watching from the UK. Really great event. Well done guys.

  17. emily scott

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    jasmine, i’m throwin one up for you today- but i know you are going to rock it. so proud of you for putting yourself out there in such a huge way.

  18. Barbara Yasuhara

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    OMG! I cannot believe after waiting so long for this, I had to miss it!

    It’s been busy here with WPPI Roadtrip and three wedding shoots back to back..blessing but girlfriend, can we see this amazing wild ride later through Creative LIVE!?

  19. Rich

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Yesterday was awesome. Very inspirational! Enjoy today!

  20. Chandi Warner

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Good Luck, Jasmine… remember to not fake the funk! You will rock it out, J to the *. See you in Seattle on Monday!!!! πŸ™‚ β™₯ xoxoxo

  21. Ker

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Jasmine I can’t wait to view the wedding tonight! I have been watching all week and you have been so helpful. There are so many professionals that forget that they started out at the bottom. It’s so great that there are successful people out there willing to help others in the industry.

  22. Todd Hobert

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Jasmine, Thank you for taking on this challenge. I have learned so much in the last 2 days my brain is ready to explode. I want to run out and apologize to all my old clients for how unprepared i was. God must have been on my side because there were no disasters. I never have second shot and will now search out opportunities to do just that. Again thank you so much and tell JD the same.. He’s the bomb.

  23. Dustin Finn

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Incredible effort and work here and it is beyond appreciated – especially the openess you’re showing about your brand and model of business and your own experiences.

    I am incredibly impressed with your transparency so far – even when you were very concerned with your time during the First Look and were making sure you and JD were getting what you needed.

    Please breath and continue your passion and push to take care of this couple in any way you can as we appreciate their help and your efforts here…

  24. Jenny

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    You will rock it girl!!!!!! Can’t wait to watch! πŸ™‚

  25. Kristi Flower

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    You’re going to ROCK it! Thanks so much for sharing, inspiring and being you!

  26. Mikaela

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    You. Are. Amazing. I’ll be seeing you this afternoon πŸ˜‰ Love and prayers!!

  27. Joy

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Awesome! We are all 1000% behind you. Can’t wait to see you bring it!

  28. yuliya callahan

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    How in the WORLD do you have time to do you blog today ?????? Girl, I can’t even write 1 blog a week ! πŸ™‚

  29. Elizabeth Langford

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    You’re doing an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G job! Watching now and soaking up all the knowledge your dropping! Thanks Jasmine. You ROCK!

  30. Eleazar Paradise

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Thank for all that you are doing. Helping other people better themselves through photography is a wonderful gift to us all. God Bless.

  31. Kat

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    You’re a real inspiration Jasmine and a very lucky lady to have all of that support. I have been watching you LIVE because, although I am trying to do the best with what I have and stay at home with 4 children, aged 6, 4, 3 and almost 2, I have no one to relate too or talk to regarding photography and you have really touched me and given me new perspective in the way I see my business now.
    God Bless you and JD and the crew and CreativeLIVE.

  32. Susan Keller

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Jasmine –
    May your bride and groom (and their families) be blessed by your presence and your images.

    And thank you for this sweet labor of love that we fellow photographers are benefitting from. I’ve so enjoyed watching how you "work" (said in quotes, because you manage to make it look effortless and fun!) and listening to the wisdom you’ve gleaned as you’ve grown your business.

    Now, go seize the day and may God allow you to breeze thru this day’s shooting with joy and no nerves!!

  33. JeniB

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    You are gonna rock this!! I am soooo a J* fan now because you ‘KEEP IT REAL’!!

  34. Tira J

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Saying prayers for you Jasmine.

  35. Cindy

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    good luck girl! thank u so much for sharing. I love u even more! lol. hugs to u and JD. rock it out!!

  36. Danica Clark

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    πŸ˜€ Awww! *waves at Jasmine through the mirror*
    Praying it goes wonderfully well today Jasmine!
    *HUGS* Have a blast, sweetie! We’re so excited to see you do this! Go girl go!

  37. Ariel

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Been watching your Broadcast. You’re doing great! I’m learning a lot. Good Luck today!

  38. Libertad Leal

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    It’s been amazing to watch you do your thing Jasmine. I’ve admired you for a long time and seeing you in action has been amazing. Props to you and JD and good luck today. I can’t wait to watch!

  39. Melanie

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    You’re doing an awesome job Jasmine! I have really enjoyed watching the past 2 days!

  40. Sarah DeShaw

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:03 pm


  41. P

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    It’s been great! Can’t lie, yesterday I sat at my computer and cried during the first look…

  42. Carrie Hasson

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Good Luck! Though, it was very apparent yesterday that all the nerves just dissipated once you got behind that camera, totally know you’re gonna rock it. Have you ever had so many people rooting for you in one moment?! That has to be such an amazing feeling! Take all that positive energy and give it right back to the bride and groom <3!
    I can’t tell you how invaluable this has been! Thanks Jasmine, CreativeLive, and Chase Jarvis for giving this incredible gift to the photography community.

  43. Liz Kausteklis

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I can’t watch it live since I’m at work πŸ˜‰ but I did order it, so I can’t wait to watch it later! You are going to be SOOO great and you’re going to knock their socks off πŸ™‚ And good luck to JD and everyone else involved…this really is such a cool thing that you all are doing!! Congrats to the bride and groom πŸ™‚

  44. sachin khona

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Knock it out the park Jasmine and JD!!!

    All the best!!


  45. mindee green

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Jasmine! I just wanted to say thank you so much for this course and giving out of your heart to teach us all! you are doing a amazing job! I am learning so much and you are such a fun teacher!! I thank God so much for putting you in my path! Yesterdays class was so good because the light bulb finally came on with the lighting and how it works! I even grabbed my camera and took pictures right along with you guys on my screen I loved it felt like I was right there with you guys!! I blogged about it if you ever want to see it the link is Thank yo so much! for being our insipration and showing us that we can reach our dreams to that its not impossible!

  46. By Anita Larsen

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    What you and the Creative Live team are doing is truly amazing. Big big thank you to all of you, and to Laura & Billy, for giving so many photographers around the world the opportunity to learn from you.

  47. melissa

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Jasmine you are truly amazing!!
    As I watched or shouls I say, as I was GLUED to my laptop watching yesterday I was just mesmerized by your knowledge, your personality and your compassion.
    When you cried, my heart tighten and the tears fell from my eyes as well…your realness, well it just…it leaves me speechless.

    You. are. Amazing!!

    I will be tuning in again today!!

    and your arms rock- holy toned!! (just sayin)

  48. Mindy A

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Sending good vibes *spirit fingers*!!! You are rocking it by the way πŸ˜‰

  49. Shelby

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I had a great time watching you work yesterday. I can’t wait to learn more from you today!!

  50. Linda

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    The creativeLIVE broadcast has been awesome! I am so glad you agreed to do it and can’t wait to see the live shoot today. You are an inspiration – just don’t forget to breathe! You will totally rock it!!!

  51. Jen Birnie

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    GOOD LUCK today!!! I won’t be able to watch but I will re-watch later πŸ™‚ You’re gonna do fabulously!

  52. Renee Swigert

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Reading your blog (for almost two years now!) feels like I know you, but seeing you live online feels like I actually got to meet you. Thank you for doing this. Seriously. I’m a designer, and opening up your world like this has allowed me to learn so much about my niche (photographers!) this week. AND about business in general…. you’ve truly shown what being honest, true to yourself, and hardworking can do! Knock ’em dead today girl!!!! HAVE FUN!

  53. Naomi Figueroa

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Jasmine, you are such an inspiration in so many ways. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving back and teaching and supporting so many people who are learning and wanting to grow. In a time when many photogs feel that they need to protect information, skills, strategies, ideas, business practices…you are willingly sharing with as many people as you can possibly reach. Being able to watch this workshop for free has already given me so much information and so many ideas, but most of all inspiration and hope. I know you said you were nervous, and by the end of today you may be exhausted (if not already!), but THANK YOU! You are doing an awesome job!
    And what a blessing to see you and JD working and communicating the way you do. It’s beautiful.
    God bless!

  54. Ali Gripp

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I have to say the past two days have been so informative and you have done a fabulous job!! Thank you so much for saying "no" and then changing your mind!!!

  55. Briony

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I’ll be watching….I joined you yesterday and it was so great. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I am excited for today πŸ™‚

    I’ll be sure to send up a prayer or ten for you throughout the event. You are going to do great!

  56. tiffaney

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Can wait to see the broadcast this afternoon you are doing an amazing job.

  57. Jennifer Hudspeth

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Jasmine, you are doing a fantastic job! You got this. You have no idea how much people are learning from this experience. Thank you!

  58. Brandy Frank

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Jasmine – and we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks so much for doing this… it has been awesome to not only be inspired by you but to feel this connection with thousands of other photographers around the world. It has been an amazing experience! xoxo Brandy

  59. jennaware

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    you’re doing so great!! handling the pressure of all this has to be insane, but you are doing it with pure grace, and it’s been a pleasure to watch online. good luck today and best wishes for the rest of the course!

  60. Kelvin

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    "Swish it. Turn it. Love it."

    It’s been a great for the last two days. Looking forward to today’s wedding.

    I have summarized your quotes from the past 2 days here:

  61. Joe+Kathrina

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    THAT is an awesome photo. You’ll rock it today because you’re just that fabulous! The Lord has gotten an earful already πŸ˜‰

  62. Penny

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Good luck! I’ll be watching, just like I have for the last two days, taking in every ounce of knowledge you’ve been sharing, and laughing at all your jokes! I can’t wait to shoot a wedding tomorrow myself and see if I can K.I.R.!!

  63. Natalie Menteer

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I think it is awesome what you are doing! I feel truly blessed to be able to watch you at work on a real wedding! Thank you so much for coming on creative live and being so real! I am looking forward to today!

  64. Serge Kakorin

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Jasmine, you are great. Hang in there. After you start shooting today, all stress will vanish. Wish you a good light today.

  65. MahalBelle

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing and contributing so much tips and information for us all! I know I, as well as many others who are new to the wedding photography industry, appreciate it immensely.
    Looking forward to the wedding together!!!

  66. Stephanie Stewart

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Best wishes, Jasmine! I have absolutely LOVED tuning in, and I’ve been laughing and clapping and getting chills (that sweet First Look, OMG!!!), so amazing! I almost feel like I’m there, even though I’m here in the sunny midwest right now. πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for being you and for sharing your amazing talent with so many people, including me.

  67. Brittani

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Lots of luck!!
    Can’t wait to watch!!

  68. Lynn

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Really enjoying the CreativeLive broadcast so far. I am sure today will be overwhelming but it will turn out great. Good luck!

    And P.S. – Your arms look amazing. πŸ™‚

  69. Lenora Alusha

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Have a wonderful shoot today! I can’t wait to watch all of you at work. β™₯

  70. Candace Prokopets

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    It’s here! So excited for you. I so admire how you push past your fears to follow your dreams. It’s going to be an amazing day!

  71. Cathy L

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    You’re fabulous J*!! I can’t wait to see more of you today LIVE on the web! You’re doing a great job and I’m a huge fan!

  72. hope

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    love that self portrait w/ jd! thank you for what you are doing here!

  73. Hannah Beatrice

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    You’ll be ace, Jasmine. πŸ™‚ Enjoy it!
    Learning so much through the broadcast – thanks!

  74. ilse

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Hey Jasmine,
    I have been watching your amazing life broadcast the past 2 days from Europe, which means from 8pm till 2pm… Unfortunately the wedding today will be way past my bedtime (and I promised my husband he would have his wife by his side again :=) so I will be at the wedding in my dreams…
    Your workshop has been inspiring ! Thanx for sharing your secrets and knowledge. Good luck today !

  75. Trish

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Today is going to be awesome – I am so excited to see you and JD in action and hear you talk about the day in more detail tomorrow. Although you totally don’t need it – GOOD LUCK!!

  76. Tamara

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Good luck you will do fabulous!

  77. Carrie Mundy

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I can’t wait for this evenings wedding! I have my laptop hooked up to our big screen TV in our living room ready to go!!!

    I even took a vacation day off work today….had to explain to my boss…"sorry for the last minute vacation day notice but I have to watch Jasmine Star shoot a live wedding via live stream"…he just looked at me very strange.

    Thank you so much for these past couple of days. They have been so much fun, educational and inspirational (even watching/listening to them undercover from my desk at work).

  78. Leah G

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    OMG – photography for me is primarily a hobby, but one that i would love to make into something more. i was wrapping up things at my pays-the-bills-job, and after reading your post, i decided to peek at what was going on at creativeLive. I got there just in time for the first look session. Jasmine, you knocked it out of the park. Thank you, for an amazing learning experience.

  79. Charlie

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Best of luck today, J*. Rock it!

    It is appreciated by the community of aspiring wedding photogs to have your insights this week. Definitely appreciate your giving if yor time and of yourself.

  80. TracyWB

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I am so lovin’ watching this. You are the BOMB! Keep on rockin’ it and keeping it real. Love ya!

  81. Brock B

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Break a leg Jasmine. You’ll do fabulous as always.

  82. meegan

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Your going to do amazing Jasmine and I cant wait to watch you in action! Its incredible what you are doing… kind of unreal =) praying for you!

  83. Dawn McCarthy

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I have loved every minute of it! : )

  84. Sue

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Jasmine, I’ve watched you LIVE the past 2 days and I don’t even photograph weddings anymore! You’ve done such a great job! Thank you so much for sharing every ounce of knowledge with so many. You are an amazing woman and I cannot wait for today’s wedding. You simply ROCK! Have fun today!!!

  85. Paul

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Jasmine, I stayed up until 3am watching Day 2 vids through the first look shoot. That shoot alone was worth the $99 right there, and even more. I may never shoot a wedding, but my approach to candids has totally changed. This seminar is amazing, we couldn’t get insider experience any other way. You’re actually teaching the world right now! (No, wait, forget I said that! You’re teaching 5 folks in a garage in Seattle, that’s all!).
    And there’s no question the Lord provides, because you couldn’t have gotten a better couple… a bride that does the same thing as you, who will totally "get it". Amazing.

    Great stuff!

  86. Romonia I.

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Can’t wait to see the wedding today!!! You will be great and whatever happens, happens! Enjoy the moment and make beautiful captures of Laura and Billy! You are an amazing photographer and they are lucky to have you and the CreativeLive crew recording this awesome moment in their lives! Praying from Texas! As always, I wish you the absolute best and I hope that it is a fabulous day!

  87. Michelle Hires

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    You’re doing a FABULOUS job Jasmine!

  88. Jessica Bjorn

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I just wanted to say Thank You. THANK YOU. For being so real. For sharing all this information. All the experience. It has been, well I can’t even put it into words. It has been amazing. You have made my path clear, not by spelling out, but by laying out the truth, and being so transparent and honest that the principles of success seem to be made clear.

    In the most non-stalkerish way possible… if you are ever in seattle again, and you want to grab a bite. I would love to buy you a meal just to say thank you. ^_^

  89. Reyna Alailima

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    GOOD LUCK TODAY JAS!!! Love you!

  90. Jessica Tyndall

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    You are an amazing photog and an amazing human being for doing this! THANK YOU!!

  91. Miles Austin

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Good luck in the stretch run today. Tyler Austin has connected me to your activities and this project and we are all cheering you on to a success wrap.

  92. Rima

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    The stars, the sun, your love and your energy are all aligned to make this a soaringly successful day. You are a true example of saying "So what" to your fears and moving forward with all your gifts. I am inspired.

  93. Cecilia Bizik

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    You are just like me in that we worry and let the stress get to us, but that’s only because in our hearts we want to be the best we can be and don’t ever want to disappoint anyone. You will knock it out of the park my lovely. No doubt about that and I’ll be watching every fabulous second! No one has ever inspired me the way you have and I will always be grateful!!! Just be you and you will shine like the star that you are!

  94. Stephanie

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    So excited to watch today! You’ve been doing fabulous! I feel like I’ve learned so much already! Thank you, thank you, thank you! **hugs**

  95. Erika

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I can’t wait to watch this! You’re such an amazing photographer and I love your personality! I’m learning so much through you, good luck and have fun today. You’ll be great!!

  96. Dana E

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Prayers, good and happy thoughts coming your way from Atlanta lady!!! You’ll totally rock it out! Just remember to HAVE FUN and really enjoy the moment! We’re all routing for you!!! xoxo

  97. Ana

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    YEY!! I can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  98. Mireille

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Just wanted to say good luck with the wedding today. I have been watching from the Netherlands and already bought the courses and downloaded the first two days as it would have been way to late to see it all. Thank you for sharing all of this because there is so much knowledge that you are spreading and that is truly super!

  99. Kevin Lare

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Good luck today! Your creativelive workshop has been beyond PHENOMENAL. Congratulations and thank you so much. I can hardly wait to see today’s images on the weekend webcast.

  100. kafi d'ambrosi

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    for the longest time, i thought, wow, this girl knows how to market, because she can’t be that much fun, she can’t really be that kind of person you want to spend time. you are definitely KIR. your branding is fantastic, but you and jd are even more so. break a leg~

  101. michele dyson

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm


    You will be amazing!! I know I’m speaking for the masses when I say " you are ROCKING this"!!! Watched yesterday and am definitely peeking in today as well. You must be on such an adrenaline rush:) Thank you thank you again for putting yourself out there, for stepping outside of comfort zone and for sharing your wonderful gifts with us all…mwah!!!

  102. kristen schueler

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I can’t wait!!! My Friday night is going to be spent in front of my computer, like a good little nerd that I am πŸ˜€

  103. rebecca ellison

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    You have shared some amazing tidbits the last couple of days. I’ve been totally distracted from editing by watching creativeLIVE. Thank you for paying it forward with all your knowledge, it shows what a giving soul you have as many would hide their secrets from a live international audience. Much respect πŸ™‚

  104. Pua

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    You are doing FABULOUS, and your wealth of information is appreciated! Can’t wait to tune in for Laura & Billy’s big day. πŸ™‚

  105. Alana Joyner

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Jasmine! You are fabulous for doing this for us! Thank you for breaking the mold and bringing what you do LIVE! on the "interwebs"!!!

  106. Corinne Noel †

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    You are doing an amazing job! Anyone doubting if you’re the real deal, that there is no way she could be this famous in such a short time, would have eaten their words yesterday. Girl, so proud of you! You have rocked it and knocked it out of the park. You have so under promised and over delivered. (Tearing up) Love your humility, but embrace the joy, please! You’ve worked so hard ! blessings, Corinne Noel †

  107. Julie W.

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    You are doing so great! I’m totally loving it πŸ™‚

  108. Angeline

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    yup, gonna see you live in action! πŸ™‚ have fun!

  109. stephen luigi DEI TOS

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Photography is one of the most important visual languages, but we do not always know the best express; Your simple words about what we can do whit the bride and groom, were really very helpful against those who want to become professionist like me.

    Thank you Jasmine & JD

  110. mike

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Good luck! You’ve be awesome so far!!!! Oh and thank you, I’ve learned so much and feel very inspired!

  111. Laura

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    You are AMAZING for letting us see how you do what you do!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, you truly are an inspiration and such a beautiful person for allowing us into your realm for the day, or should I say the whole 5 day course. Congrats and I wish you the best tonight!

  112. John Beyer

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Watching the whole way! You’re rocking it out! Saw you at the 1st showit tour, big fan! You are very inspiring, I feel your stress, just be you and ROCK IT OUT! You are awesome and so blessed by God! Prayers coming your way! Thanks for being so available Jasmine!

  113. desiree

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Your are amazing!!! I’m so excited to see what’s in store for today!

  114. Digimist

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Good Luck and enjoy πŸ™‚

  115. Pamela Topping

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Can’t wait to watch! <3 you rock!

  116. Terry G.

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I’m sure you’ll be awesome as usual. I can’t wait to see photos of the 1st look and from the wedding. Have fun…

  117. Brianna

    August 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I’m praying for you. And I love you. And I miss you. And how much did you have to pay JD to pose for this picture??!

  118. Tasha Prescott

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Been praying for you all night. While I would love to experience this with you guys, it’s been more of a pleasure to see and hear someone GIVE so much to the world of wedding photography. With that alone, God will truly bless you on this day Jasmine Star! Love from NC, Tasha

  119. Christina Dely

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I have been watching religiously & love all the amazing things you have shared! Don’t you worry, I already have 5 pages of notes πŸ™‚

  120. Chantri Keele

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Jasmine, You are absolutely incredible! My husband knows you by name because I talk about you as if you are my bestie! I’ve been glued to my computer the last couple of days and as a result have been on a total high! (and my kids have looked like hoodlums & fed themselves… but their cool with it!) I am so excited to see you in action today. I ran all my errands first this this morning to make sure I’ll be ready to roll when you go live! I’m shooting a wedding tomorrow and I’m so excited to get inspired by you. One of these years I’m going to make enough to make it to your workshop! Thank you SO much for everything, you are my fav "celebrity"!! Just keepin’ it real! πŸ˜‰ -Chant


    August 27th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Waking up at 5am for the past 2 days! Its been the most enjoyable online videos i ever watched. Go J* and JD. Will continue my early morning journey for the next 3 days to learn from you, Jasmine. Enjoy and all the best from Melbourne, AUS.
    P.S: Seriously Amazing stuffs.Love the 10 poses from yesterday (Day 2) indoor shoot. Keep It Real!!!

  122. Carlos Bruno

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    What I told YA????
    100 no 1,000% of PURE success J*! You are THE girl!
    Rock’n’Roll … God bless both of you!
    :: Carlos Bruno ::

  123. eddy

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Looks like hell. Great effort. looking forward to the rest of the show.

  124. Artmyth

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I want to thank you for this course, I just wished I had watched it 2 weeks ago before I shot my nieces wedding ! Everything turned out well but what you are sharing is nothing short of awesomefantabulous – I commend you, and thank you for your candid, real, and valuable sharing.

  125. Michelle Cross

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    You’re doing SO great πŸ™‚

  126. Stephane Brazeau

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    You are doing great on the webcast. I love your energy and so must the crew and your students. Can’t wait to see you guys in action. Hopefully the camera crew will figure out the best positions for cameras so we don’t miss a thing.

  127. Christy Peake

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Can’t wait! I’m tuned in! Thanks for sharing your passion/wisdom with us!

  128. Dan from Romania

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    very nice event, good luck and great light… πŸ™‚

  129. Lyne Inhoff

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Jasmine,
    I have to say that I have been faithfully watching the creative live feed all week! I even switched around my work schedule to make sure I could watch πŸ™‚
    Thank you and Chase, and Jd, for all that you do! I am inspired watching and listening to you! πŸ˜€
    Make sure to breathe today.. You’ll do great!

  130. Tara

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Can’t wait to watch. You have been amazing to learn from and so generous, funny & entertaining. Best of luck today, not that you need it Ms. Fabulous. xoxo

  131. Melissa Papaj Photography

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    You will and always do ROCK IT!!!

  132. tracy Ta

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Jasmine you rocks ! I feel like I am a part of this wedding already. And wow what great advices you gave to all your students. You the champ !!! Best of luck to you today on the wedding day. And happy life and happy marriage to Laura and Billy. Your cyber friend. Tracy.

  133. Steffie van den Akker

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Good luck! I am very much looking forward to today’s broadcast (and all other’s). Thank you so much for doing what you do!

  134. Karen

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    It’s been fantastic watching you and I can’t wait for today. πŸ™‚

  135. melanie

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    you are SO fabulous – it is amazing to watch this process unfold, and as a bride-to-be, it really sheds an amazing light on the other side of the camera. thank you for being you.

  136. IPBrian

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I have been having SO much fun and learningness (I can make up my own words too) watching creativeLive. Can’t wait for Laura and Billy’s big event! Break a leg!

  137. Sue McFarland

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Jasmine, I have been watching the CreativeLive broadcasts and you are doing awesome with a capital A!!!! Thanks so much for giving of your self to help all of us and for making it possible by allowing it to stream live & not having it cost a fortune afterwards if we miss some. Hope that you are truly enjoying yourself as much as we are!!!!!

  138. JenP

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    In what hotel are you and JD staying? It’s so luxe!

  139. nadya

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Ill be watching good luck!! Im sure it will be great!

  140. Jennography

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Praying for you Jasmine. You will do great!!! So blessed to have been a part of your instruction via creative live. πŸ™‚ Thank You!

  141. Joanne Thomas

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Did you notice that it probably will not rain on your wedding–that is prayer power–the rain has been moved to next tues/weds when everything is said and done–God is blessing you blessing others. I an so blessed and love watching and learning and being challenged–not everyone just beginning is their career are young, I have retired from putting five kids through college and now and switching careers to what I really want to do–I don’t have all the time in the world to learn it so I am encouraged by your quick learning.

  142. Guelph Photographers

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Jasmine… know you are going to know this wedding out of the park πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to watching you work today. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to have 4 or 5 thousand photographers watching your every move today πŸ™‚
    No pressure πŸ™‚

  143. Vinita

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Good luck! You will do a fab job!Been watching the boradcast and really appreaciate it! Thank you!

  144. Amanda Tacie

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Jasmine you are going to be amazing! I have been watching everyday and you are an inspiration! I feel like you are speaking right to me! Please keep up the great work and your amazing attitude and spirit! I’ll say some prayers for you and JD! Thanks for all your wisdom that you have been sharing with us. I can totally see your passion for weddings, photography, and people and it is very inspiring!

  145. Dacia

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love this picture…and you will do great today….loved your session yesterday and love how you are so fun and laid back about everything….thanks for helping those of us just getting going!!

  146. Ashley

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Jasmine I took the afternoon as vacation time from work to be able to attend the live broadcast today!
    I look up to you so much, and you don’t know how much you have taught me about photography so far.
    I can’t wait to watch and learn today and I know you will be fantastic!
    Thank you so much for doing this and sharing your knowledge!

  147. Tiffany Lauderdale

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Jasmine, this has been a great experience for myself and everyone out there watching!!! Good luck today, I can’t wait to see this wedding online. Btw, in just two days I have done so much to better my photography business thanks to YOU!!! Have fun!!!!


  148. ajira

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Good luck! Or should I say ‘break a leg’? LOL. I know you’ll be awesome and how exciting for Billy & Laura that you’re documenting their big day. Love their generosity in including all of us! Congrats again you two!!

  149. Shannon M

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    You’re going to do great! This whole experience has been amazing and I know it will only get better! You’re such an inspiration and you’ve given such great advice for little beginners like me πŸ™‚ Thanks so much and can’t wait for today!

  150. Chrystal

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    You are fabulous, you got this! Good luck and just know that you are really touching so many people today, (and for the past 2 days), you are showing how they can be all that and still be real. I have heard many times already how you are intoxicating…you draw us in and keep us in by simply being you.
    Thnaks for being you!

  151. Tim Shapcott

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Every step of the Creative Live series so far have been super enlightening. The most exciting thing is that you are not only flowing with amazing insight to the photography side of things, you combine the thoughts of my favourite marketing gurus – creating the amzing ball of awesomeness!! Keep up the incredible work and keep on inspiring!

  152. Rebecca

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Prayers being sent your way! Thank you for all you have been putting into this and thanks to CreativeLive and Billy and Laura!

  153. Jen Lapuz

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    You have been doing a great job. Keep your energy up. It is going to be a fun day.

  154. Emily Dobson

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I am so incredibly thankful for this creativeLIVE broadcast, and specifically for YOUR willing to embark on this adventure and take on the stress, the nausea, the fear, and the unknown. I feel like a totally different photographer because of you through only a few hours of listening to you talk. It may take me awhile to market who I am and to make my business reflect ME, but I am SO inspired and SO driven by everything you have shared, I am ready to ROCK and ROLL!

    Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

    In the words of YOU J* "Love!"

  155. Janet

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Good luck Jasmine! You’ll do great! We’re all watching and supporting you! πŸ™‚ Thank you for all your hard work, words of inspiration, and your willingness to teach us all online! This concept is truly amazing. I’m so happy and grateful that I could finally attend one of the events where you are speaking at. All the best, and remember to enjoy yourself amongst all the craziness! πŸ™‚

  156. stephanie

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for having us along for the ride! You da best!

  157. Sara Jelercic

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Good luck today! I have enjoyed watching the CreativeLive project for the past couple days and so admire and appreciate all that you do. I hope to one day meet you and share the photography love . . . holla!

  158. creativeKayt

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Ahhhh… you guys are doing SUCH a GREAT job with the creativeLIVE broadcasts and the wedding! I’ve so enjoyed watching so far and can’t wait to watch the upcoming sessions. Congrats to Billy and Laura and thanks to them, too, for sharing such an amazing time in there lives with the rest of us. What a great vehicle for sharing Jasmine and JD’s knowledge.

  159. Kaylee Sizemore

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm


  160. a litle bit of whimsy photography

    August 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    as per your usual.. girllll…. you are doing your thing and working it out. watched today the rebroadcast from yesterday.. you have nothing to worry about… just do it J*.. just do you!!!!

  161. Margie Mobley

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Love watching you Jasmine! Thanks so much for putting yourself "out there" for the rest of us rookies to learn something. It’s been so informative and inspiring so far. Can’t wait to watch the rest. πŸ™‚

  162. Denise G.

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I’m stunned by your generosity in sharing so much of yourself and your knowledge with all of us! I hope this HUGE blessing that you’re giving us comes right back at you MANY times over… and over…and over…you get the idea! πŸ˜‰

  163. Nicole Landgrebe

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    what a cute picture of you guys…. I am so watching from Australia, yesterday was amazing! great Job Jasmine, JD & creative live team!

  164. rachel debell

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you! Seriously, I would have barfed 90 times already if I were you, but you seem so at ease! Seriously, this has been such a great 2 days and I can’t wait for more!

  165. Lydia

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Watching live from my hotel room!

  166. LEOLAK

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    SOOOOOO EXCITING!! Congrats to Laura and Billy! AND to you for ROCKING all this as only Fabulous you can!

  167. HollyB

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t wait to watch you in action today! I have loved the last few days. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there like that.
    Good luck today!

  168. rajkumar

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Hey Jasmine! Been watching creative live from day one!

    A Big thanks for all the insights and tips and backstories, they are more informational and inspirational!

    All the best for the live shoot!

  169. Vanessa Del Pino

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I’m learning so much from you guys. Thanks to you and to CreativeLive…You and JD will do great today πŸ™‚

  170. Joni Girvan

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Good luck to you, Jasmine! This event has been so inspiring, thank you!

  171. stephanie

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    you have been doing awesome, I cant tell you how much I have learned from you in these past few days! Thank you!

  172. Melanie @ Whimsical Creations

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Good luck today!! You will do an amazing job!

    I stumbled upon a creativeLive link at the beginning of the week through another blog I follow. I am glad I did. You are so charismatic and I have learned so much from you over the past couple days. Not just about photography, but for running a ‘cyber age’ business as well. Thank you so much for that. =)

  173. Nicholas Gonzalez

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    You will do great. The rain has ceased just in time and I know you will do a great job.

  174. Laura

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Just watching the video from Day 2 now… it’s not only such a pleasure to watch but I’m learning a helluva lot, glad you are enjoying it too and having fun (even with the nausea) πŸ˜‰

  175. Mom

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I’m watching Jazz! Love you, Mom

  176. Joan Solitario

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Jasmine you make me smile πŸ˜€ You are doing a fabulous job!

  177. Lara

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    You are doing a great job J! Just letting you know I’m praying for you and hope you get a massive vacation after this! xo

  178. Matias

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Jasmine, IΒ΄m watching you live, working at the wedding, from…Argentina. ItΒ΄s great that you share this with us. Thanks a lot!!!!!

  179. janine

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    loving watching you work. you are amazing! beautiful inside & out. can u adopt me please? so inspiring. x

  180. mary dougherty

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    it’s been awesome to watch online and see everything unfold. you’re doing amazing!

  181. Jak Lee

    August 28th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Isn’t it bad to keep the lense cap off of the lense? I saw you switch lenses from the 24mm to the 50mm but I never saw you take off a lense cap. I thought the dust was bad for lense and the camera.

  182. James Reyes

    August 28th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Loving the session Jasmine. Studying how your work amazing. Thank you so much for doing this!

  183. Kristen

    August 28th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    When I saw creativelive mentioned on your blog I never thought I’d be able to watch it. As it happened I hurt my back this week and have been stuck in bed which turned out to be great timing as I’ve been able to watch every day and have learned so much. Thanks for helping me get through this and making it an educational experience as well as a healing one.

  184. Dawn Camp

    August 28th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    I’m enjoying your class so much. Thanks for all your hard work. πŸ™‚

  185. Bethany Cox

    August 28th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    we are taking notes

  186. Claudia

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Watching the wedding.! You are rocking it!!! Thanks for doing this. — C πŸ™‚

  187. RachelJo

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:12 am

    This has been an amazing and live changing experience for me, thank you for sharing it Jasmine!

  188. Dawn M. Smith

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    I just found out about you and this live wedding, awesome, said a prayer for you.

  189. Just an Observer

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:26 am

    i am watching the video now of the ceremony…. i’m not a photographer rather a follower of your blog…but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I believe you were chosen for such a time as this…to see God use your platform for His Word to go forth is more beautiful than any composed shot you will take. (And I love your photography!!!) While that may not have been your intention, it is awesome that God used you in this way…May the name of Jesus continue to be high and lifted up…

  190. Gregory Pimm

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:27 am

    be bold, as always

  191. Shawn

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Jazz you are killing it!!!

  192. Jaqueline Faria

    August 28th, 2010 at 2:15 am

    jasmine star you are amazing. Watching you on creative live has been so motivational and so inspiring. Watching you and listening to your story a few days ago makes me feel that I have the permission to believe in myself, my ability to succeed and do what in my heart I want to do. THANK YOU !

  193. SykviaCampos

    August 28th, 2010 at 2:21 am


  194. Thatcher

    August 28th, 2010 at 2:27 am

    You are killing it!!! I can’t stop watching. You are amazing and…human. You get scared, stressed and nervous like me! You and JD are one rad ass team! keep it up!

  195. julie whitlock

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:19 am

    You’re rocking it out girl!! I can’t imagine how hard it is to deal with all the wedding stress PLUS being live on the internet! I don’t even like phone calls! You’re making it look easy!

  196. wendi solari

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:22 am

    good luck! you’ll be great!

  197. Lisa

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Hey Jasmine.. Just wondering if I can go back and watch these sessions? Were they recorded for watching at a later time, or would I have had to have watched live? I was only able to catch bits and pieces and I REALLY want to see the entire thing. What I saw was awesome!

  198. Michelle Dudley

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:01 am

    You can do it girl! We all know you can! You rock!

  199. ashley o

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Your doing great! thanks so much for being so real, and sacraficing your sanity for our sake to learn!

  200. Lazy Daisy Design: photography by Teresa Henrie

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:06 am

    I watched you for a few hours today while I was designing up some Christmas cards, and you did AWESOME! You rocked the house girl! I can’t wait to see some of the images that you got! You were also very informative and entertaining!

  201. Amanda Mann

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:10 am

    J*- you are rocking it!!!

  202. Danielle Daigle

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I haven’t been able to watch most of today’s wedding, but the last two days have been awesome. I’ve already learned so much and there’s still two more days to go! You’re amazing at your craft, and even more amazing for sharing so freely. Thanks J*!

  203. Mike

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Thank you soooo much for doing this. You and JD did such a great job, and I really appreciate being able to view it. You both ROCK!

  204. nicole

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:14 am

    LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been hooked to the computer watching all day and can’t believe how fast time flies when you are enjoying what you are learning and seeing. Thank you so much Jasmine!!

  205. Sarajane Case

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I LOVE that photo of you and J.D. I don’t know either of you, but, I feel like it represents you well. Lovely.

  206. nicole

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:18 am

    bummer! I thought i was the first to post, but now I realize you’ve been too busy all day to approve your comments! hehe

  207. Tabitha Warbritton

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:31 am

    I have LOVE everything I have seen on the CreativeLive and can’t wait to see the rest! This information is going to transform our business. Thank you so much for all your info and hard work on this workshop.

  208. louise

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Hey Jasmine, you totally rocked, thanks for sharing your knowledge, care, love, life, & basically all of you!!
    Cant wait to see your amazing images, put your feet up and relax, you totally deserve it. Tried to tweet you a couple of times, but didnt seem to go thru oh well was praying for you πŸ™‚
    Luv to you and JD

  209. Katie Frank

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Such a gorgeous wedding, and what an amazing week! Watching you work and listening to your thought process has taught me so much. Thank you for working so hard and giving so much!

  210. Mason

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:05 am

    You my friend, are an inspiration! I have learned so much over the past few days! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world!
    God Bless.

  211. candice jenkins

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:09 am


  212. Margie Bonilla

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:11 am

    I cannot express how grateful I am that you did this. You are a blessing in my life. WONDERFUL job! (That ring of yours, ughhh, FABULOUS).

  213. Katie

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Just wanted to say that you did fabulous today. It was a joy and inspiration to watch you work. Thank you for sharing your god given talents and gifts!

  214. Alejandra

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Hi, Jasmine. I’ve been working on this comment for 20 minutes. No lie. I can’t come up with the proper words to tell you how GRATEFUL I am for what you are doing. This is one of those times when "Thank You" seems so small. Honest. Thank you for challenging yourself to do this, for you and for us. Thank you for working SO hard. Thank you for being SO generous. Even though I have been watching the live coverage off and on, I bought the videos the very first day. (BTW, I am the same Alejandra that met you years ago at a Pictage seminar near LAX.) P.S. Please tell JD that he rocked it too! He was awesome, and it’s easy to see why the two of you make such a great team.

  215. Janine

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:25 am

    There was no need to stress Jasmine… you were fantastic. I watched the whole thing from start to end. Loved every minute of it. Cheers from Australia. x

  216. tresha love

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Jasmine rest up girl you have been going and going and going like the happiest energizer bunny on the planet. re-charge and give us MORE!! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you. prayers and wishes to the STAR that you are. Night nite!!

  217. Leah

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:39 am

    You guys rocked today. Seriously awesome and amazing job. Weddings are stressful enough with out the added fact of a camera crew and the web watching. I have no clue how you did it but you did. So deep breath and go get a drink, here is to a job well done!

  218. John Dinh

    August 28th, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Great Job! Both of you guys rocked it out!

  219. Jennifer King

    August 28th, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I wanted to say YOU DID FABULOUS!! We love you J* You are an inspiration!

  220. Melissa Shaw

    August 28th, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am so incredibly thankful to you, JD, Laura and Billy of course, and all the creativeLIVE staff for all the work you have done in putting this workshop together. It has been nothing less than amazing. Thank you!

  221. Deborah

    August 28th, 2010 at 6:10 am

    You BOTH did absolutely fabulous today. You are my inspiration and secret mentor. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I now feel so close to you guys! Oh and somehow, some way you guys will be doing my wedding!

  222. Echo Harris

    August 28th, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Dear Jasmine*,
    My name is Echo Harris and I am 17 years old. I am not a photographer or even an aspiring photographer but I love reading your blog. I started looking at your blog because my dad is a photographer and I try to find him inspiration for photo shoots. I loved your pictures ( I even started telling my dad I wish you would shoot my future wedding haha) but I kept coming back because your blog has so much more substance then just pretty pictures.You are an inspiration to me because you do what you love and you do it the best you can. This is how I want to live my life. Like yours, my life right now is a little crazy too.I recently got elected Student Body President of my High School. I love it. Even though its been stressful I wouldn’t take it back for the world. I never participated in student council before and I am glad I took the jump to do what I always wanted to but always held myself back from doing. Thank You for being an example to me. I know your creativeLIVE broadcast will be amazing. I hope you have an Amazing day:)
    Love, Echo Harris

  223. Jessica Ho

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:10 am


  224. cassandra-m

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I just want to "ditto" the other 200+ awesome comments everyone has left for u. God bless u guys & all involved for sharing yourselves today with the whole world!

  225. Sherri@lavenderfields

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Awesome job! You must be breathing a big sigh of relief! I would just like to say how impressed I was with your graciousness during these past few days. Especially today. I think if there is one lesson you have taught above all else is how to be humble. You have every reason with your looks and talent to turn on major attitude, at an event such as this. When people were stepping in your way you were so kind and apologetic to them. Always so mannerly. I don’t think you would probably be where you are today without your beautiful personality. You are a class act. I have enjoyed learning so much from you. Thank you : )

  226. Marryam Lum

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Wow Jasmine, this has been the most amazing and educational experience, watching you work on creativelive. Awesome. Thanks so much – for your info and for showing us how you work, and for your wonderful personality!

  227. Candy Whiting

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    You guys did a great job today! Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

  228. Josephine

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    My world has just really stopped watchin’ the LIVE course Jasmine. Everyone has said enough. I am about to cry thinking how thankful I am to know you and your work. You’ll always be my Superheroe!!! I’m sure everybody feels just about the same or even more!!! -With love from a Filipina living in Singapore

  229. Amy @ I Heart Faces

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I’m watching you right now on the re-watch! You are doing amazing, sound and look great under the pressure!!! We told the I Heart Faces community about this and they are LOVING it! We’re all learning a lot. Great stuff:-) Thanks!

  230. sherry boles

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    The broadcast has been absolutely phenomenal!!! It has been so much more informative than I even expected. Right before the course started, I announced on my blog that I was working on some changes. You’ve reinforced that changes are what is needed at this time. Thank you (and JD) so much for sharing this part of you with us!! My mind is on overload with all the creativity and knowledge that I’ve gained! =)

  231. Radzie

    August 28th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Amazing job Jasmine & JD!I watched the live broadcast from the island of Borneo. you guys are so inspiring, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  232. Zach & Jody Gray

    August 28th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Holy. Cow. You deserve a really really long vacation πŸ™‚

  233. Zach & Jody Gray

    August 28th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Holy. Cow. You deserve a really really long vacation πŸ™‚

  234. Zach & Jody Gray

    August 28th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Holy. Cow. You deserve a really really long vacation πŸ™‚

  235. Zach & Jody Gray

    August 28th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Holy. Cow. You deserve a really really long vacation πŸ™‚

  236. Lena

    August 28th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Thank you Jasmine. You should be a TV star.

  237. jenny tarau

    August 28th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    i don’t think you even know what you did for us photographers today! You’ve given us such an amazing example and i can only ask God to bless you ten fold in return. if i could, i’d get you a week long spa for what you did. you deserve so much more. thaaaaaaaaaaank you

  238. Matteo

    August 28th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Thanks jasmine for letting us see how you work.. Not everyone expose itself in this way to opinion of so many people. You have done so and you taught us so much, not only about photography. Grazie. Brava!


    August 28th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    You did fantastically well Jasmine! You should be proud of your accomplishment under all that pressure. Not only do you have the physical stress of the wedding but add on top of that the usual mental stress AND the world watching you live through the cameras that are watching your every move, you did really well.

    I was hoping you’d cover a lot more about photography itself and your style and you did it yesterday! I really enjoyed watching you and JD work! Thank you!

    BTW, CreativeLive need to get some better gear and better cameramen. You made them look good, luckily.

  240. Susan Jennings

    August 28th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job!! The pressure to shoot a wedding is overwhelming and you have mulitply cameras follow you and doing commentary on top of that, wow!!
    Keep up the fantasitc work.
    Be very proud of your self, this is quite a challange. Thanks you for doing this, I have been glued to my computer the last 3 days. My husband brings dinner to me so I can keep watching. The Q&A session are great and watching you shoot is a wonderful lesson. Thanks for the training!!
    Wishing you the best of everyting!

  241. small burst

    August 28th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    gurrrl, you rocked it out at the wedding! You (and JD) are truly amazing and are such an inspiration. Thank you, thank you, for sharing your knowledge. How awesome are you right now??? Super awesome!! I’m seriously gonna upgrade my camera and become photography woman ( me with a cape on with a camera around my neck). OK, maybe not just yet but thanks for helping someone catch a dream she’s been chasing. YOU ROCK!

  242. Luciana Justice

    August 28th, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I finally purchased the course so I could watch it at night (watch, study, take notes) after my 2 yo daughter went to bed.
    You know what blessed me the most? was to hear from you that your mom survived brain cancer. My mom had breast cancer, which came back later as pancreas cancer that killed her. (I lived in Brazil at that time) So, to hear that your mom survived "fire me up", if you know what I mean … I see so many ppl contracting and dieing w/ cancer … your mom was a miracle that I had to hear after so many years. Thank you so much for sharing not only your knowledge and photography experience but your faith, your heart, your personal life.

  243. Carolyn Elias

    August 28th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Wow ! You, Jasmine*, are so inspiring. I’m still at DAY1 – I have to pause every 10 minutes to try something new or write notes to try later… I did however peaked at the wedding yesterday….woahhhh…truly amazing and such a learning experience for me. Thanks for putting yourself out there and giving it all…very generous !

  244. kristi hedberg

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    have completely loved the live event…and this shot??? SO cool. great moment you captured ( and how fortuitous that you had your camera within reach when you no doubt looked up and saw this!)

  245. LEOLAK

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I was GLUED to my computer yesterday watching you in action! Wow wow wow! I will admit it – I cried during the ceremony…when he saw her coming down the aisle…aww. Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous! Thanks for sharing and teaching us all J*! JD….you are not boring!

  246. Duane Rawlins

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I am at the point in my life where I am really contemplating going into photography full time. I was so inspired by your story. What you did for me as a photographer this weekend was simply amazing. I learned so much. It actually seems doable. Thank you for being so open and doing this. My sister is being ordained this weekend but I have been glued to my phone or computer all weekend.

  247. Karen Stott

    August 28th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Jasmine you (and J.D.) did SO amazingly awesome today. I felt so bad you were nervous. I just wanted to give you a hug and bring you a coffee, but you did fabulous without those things. Thank you SO much for stepping out, taking a leap of faith and letting us all in on the ride. I couldn’t be more thankful. Sending prayers your way.

  248. Kenneth Anderson

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Just wanted to say that you did fabulous today. I watch the whole things.

  249. bev hawley

    August 28th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you so much for being willing to do this project. Both of you express such professionalism and humility…an inspiration for all of us watching.

  250. Allison

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    JD looks so GQ in this!

  251. Alfred

    August 28th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    It was amazing to watch you throughout the wedding day. I have been glued to my computer screen this whole time and I am even watching the replay of the event. I just want to say that I’ve learned a ton from watching you work and am sure that my images would greatly benefit from watching you. Thanks.

  252. Bobbie Brown

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Seriously, you are doing SO awesome. I am totally blown away πŸ™‚ Thank you thank you thank you for being so awesome and sharing and giving the way that you do!

  253. Gina_Shanley

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I was in awe watching you (and JD) shoot the wedding yesterday! I was glued to my computer all evening πŸ™‚

  254. Nicole Glenn

    August 28th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Girl! You rocked it! You are simply amazing and seeing all this support for you makes my heart happy! It’s down hill from here, best of luck the next 2 days!! xoxo

  255. Bruko

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    you and JD totally rocked the wedding.
    thankyou for being so generous and passionate

  256. Karine Ardault

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Had the opportunity to see the 1st day and I totally love it (watched some parts several time already!!!). Because of low bandwith in Eastern Africa I have to wait for the downloads… But thank you so much for doing the workshop.

  257. Marieke

    August 28th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Dear Jasmine and JD and ofcourse students and team of creative live! Here over in Holland I’ve got a big lack of sleep because of watching all night! You guys rock!Don’t be nervous ever again :)You’re wonderful!

  258. Benoit Grandmougin

    August 28th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    You are remarkable and truly an inspiration!

  259. Valerie

    August 29th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Jasmine, JD and CreativeLive team – You were all PHENOMENAL yesterday! I was glued to the screen and learned a lot in the process. Thank you for making yourself vulnerable and opening up your world to us!

  260. Tina

    August 29th, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Jasmine, I must admit I wasn’t sure on how you would pull off an amazing event such as a live wedding. I’m truely amazing at
    how you were able to pull off such a grand event. This has been such an educational, learning event for me and I want you to know that you have open doors for me to see things for my photography business and I certainly thank you for this. YOU ARE TOTALLY AWESOME, don’t change a thing. I’m so excited to have been apart of your wonder event. THANK U, THANK U, THANK U… hit me up if you need a 3rd shooter in GEORGIA.. KIR GIRL!!!!!!!

  261. Karen

    August 29th, 2010 at 5:02 am

    I’m not even lying…I was literally glued to my computer during the entire broadcasting since Wednesday. As soon as I got out of my first day of class yesterday, I had my eyes on my computer screen. Thank you so much for doing this! I’m not a pro photographer nor will it ever be a realistic dream for me, but I enjoyed watching and learning so much from you! Amazing job! You must’ve been so drained at the end of the day. Kudos to you for a job well done. =] Will definitely watch the course closure tomorrow. =]

  262. Jennography

    August 29th, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I just had to comment again to be your 300th. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to tomorrow and more learning!! Blessings to you and JD. Jenn

  263. Kip

    August 29th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    People have pretty much said it all, but I’d simply like to say thanks to you and JD. Very, very cool.

  264. michael lasalandra

    August 29th, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Thank you, I know it was crazy.
    You might have changed my life just by being yourself. From a current wedding chef, and hopeful wedding photoghraper

  265. melina wallisch

    August 29th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    omggg…i’m sure i’m one out of a majillion that’s gonna say this but.. i am soOo inspired after going on your crazy journey with you and can’t wait to get out and JUST SHOOT!! seriously, thank you.

  266. Rekeisha Dunlap

    August 29th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    You have been a blessing to my life and business. Watching you has put to ease some of my misgivings about my ability as a photographer. I know I need some more work but I know I will get there. Also the fact that you don’t shy away from who you are or God is also a blessing. I must say I found you at the right time and I can say that you and this experience is a true God send

  267. Alicia Swedenborg

    August 29th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    You guys are responsible for totally screwing up my dayliy rythm – up until 6 in the morning, and exhausted during the day. But that’s ok – it’s TOTALLY worth it!! You did AMAZING!! /love from europe

  268. Emily Heizer Photography

    August 29th, 2010 at 9:34 am

    LIVE?! I can’t even imagine how that is done! How on earth did they do that! And what was the motivation? Was there family overseas watching, or just for the internet sensation value? Any idea what the viewership was during the event?

  269. Shannon Gray

    August 29th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    You guys were amazing on creativeLive! It was great to see the whole process and what you guys were thinking during the wedding! I love knowing that you don’t overuse actions like SO many people do…I think that photographers rely too much on that stuff when they shouldn’t be. Thank you so much for your workshop!!

  270. Mie Ahmt

    August 29th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    J* – I can not thank you enough for doing this. The last 4 days have been extremely exciting and I can tell you straight up that your creative live course has been a million times better than a wedding class I took last year and paid $1800 for. The only thing that is missing is me in that room there with you guys!
    Again thank you for being extraordinary open and willing to share your secrets to a successful business. You are offering the sort of full disclosure that this industry has been lacking for years…Thank you thank you thank you!!!
    I have definitely become a J* convert REAL fast!

  271. Meg

    August 29th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Bursting with love and admiration. Xoxoxoxo

  272. Rachel Peters Photography

    August 30th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    I cannot say anything different than all the hundreds of comments that are already here. You were nervous, we were all nervous for you! You rocked it, and we all appreciate it. Take some time for you and your sweet husband and of course Polo and have a well deserved break. Love this shot and your sheer honesty throughout the Live experience!

  273. scott villalobos

    August 30th, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Jasmine, I just wanted to say that my conceptions about you were totally wrong. After watching several hours of the broadcast I have to admit that I’ve come to deeply respect you and your work. You really are a professional and hard worker in a field where so many think it’s not work.

    I must admit that I used to schlep around several lenses switching between them as needed. Now I simply carry around two cameras with my most used lenses on a double Rapid strap.

    Anyways, thanks for the inspiration, insights, and for letting us get to know you for who your really are.
    I wish you and JB continued success and the best.
    Scott Villalobos

  274. Apple

    August 30th, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I loooove you jas&jd!!!:)

  275. Monica Martin

    August 30th, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Jasmine! You are an incredibly generous person. I’m a children’s photographer, and I have been considering diving into doing wedding photography. Your live workshop has inspired me beyond what words can express. You have gone above and beyond with sharing all the insights of what you do and how you do it, your knowledge, your talent, and your humbleness just blows me away! More than anything else I so appreciate you keeping it real girl! You’re awesome!

  276. Stephanie Lyell

    August 30th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Jasmine…your work is amazing, thanks for sharing with the world. it is so inspiring πŸ™‚ Random question for you…you kept mentioning your wedding…can we see some wedding photos from your big day??