Orange County Engagement : Heather+Tony


Heather is the type of girl who’ll take a picture of every detail so she doesn’t forget. Like that one time, after an exhausting hiking trip, her friends made her eat at a shady Mexican restaurant and she got food poisoning, resulting in hospitalization. Photo moment! Or a flat tire on a road trip. Photo moment! Or buying new sunglasses. Photo moment! For the past few years, all of Heather’s favorite moments have been spent with Tony by her side…who else would take a picture of her attached to a hospital i.v.?!

They met at work though he remained shy and quiet. After a hiking trip with their friends in Arizona, Tony asked Heather a few questions and created small talk. Emboldened by the banter, he IM’d Heather at work and they went on their first date shortly thereafter. Tony showed up right on time (okay, he really showed up early and circled her block for 20 minutes) and quietly listened to a late-running Heather talk nervously and animatedly

A couple years later, on a random Tuesday afternoon, Heather got home from work to find Tony on bended knee with a handwritten speech that melted her heart…and in a crazy turn of events, talkative Heather was at a loss for words. She said yes…and excitedly slipped on her new ring. Photo moment!

Heather and Tony are getting married in Arizona early next year, but we were lucky enough to be able to hang out in Orange County for their engagement session. The day was beautiful and the light worked in our favor…

Many thanks to Carina of Flawless Faces for working on Heather’s hair and makeup…

One thing I especially love when a couple has been together for a while is their ability to simply fall into each other…and just be. I didn’t have to talk/coach/guide too much for this engagement session because Heather and Tony were simply happy being. Together.

After a quick outfit change, we had a little more fun…and by FUN I mean Heather and I spoke in our own quirky language and Tony simply let us think we’re hilarious…

Not only is Tony kind, he’s also really smart. Like, he works for a major processor company and can pretty much fix any computer. Boom. And right there, he’s a genius in my book.

I’ll end this engagement session on this note…it’s a portrait, but showcases the simplicity of their beautiful love.

To see more of Heather and Tony’s engagement session, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or view it here…

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    December 1st, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Ok…they are too cute!! I LOVE her it!!! Great session Jasmine!

  2. Molly W.

    December 1st, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    That photo in front of that awesome rainbow barn is too amazing for words! Is it wrong that i want a copy for MY walls?!

  3. rayelle

    December 1st, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Fabulous pictures! They look so happy.

  4. ashley barnett

    December 1st, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I love this one! Her dress and shoes are to DIE FOR.

  5. Amy Carson

    December 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Such gorgeous locations and a beautiful couple – perfection.

  6. Jessica Reynolds

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Amazing, simply amazing Jasmine!

  7. Derrick

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Hot!!!! Such a wonderful shoot!

  8. Kimberly Bourgeois

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    YOU are my inspiration, I pray always that one day I will have even 1/4 of your talent and genius!! Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us!! LOVE my copy of EXPOSED!!!! You ROCK! May God continue to bless you each and every second of your life!!! Kim

  9. Kacie Lynch

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Ahhh the last two are my favorites! LOVE them! πŸ™‚

  10. Brenda

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I love it! they are all great!. nicely done!

  11. Shannon K.

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    You’re coming to photograph in AZ??? Can I crash the wedding? πŸ˜‰
    And I LOVE that everything is a photo moment for her. That right there? Shows that she obviously values photography!!

  12. anda

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    i looooove it. all the backdrops are amazing too! any idea who did the colorful mural they are in front of in the image where they are sitting and heather is laughing??

  13. Rachel Marie Photography

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    This is one of my favorite places to shoot in Orange County. There are so many diverse looks in such a small place! Gorgeous couple. Looks like you did a fabulous job just capturing ‘them’.

  14. Jennifer Hudspeth

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    You sure did end on a GREAT note, j*. This session is perfect. PS- WHERE DID SHE GET THAT DRESS!? In your words, it is gorge.

  15. Keren

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful session Jasmine!! I’ve seen you tag "Flawless Faces" before…do you recommend this to your clients or do they just happen to go get their make up done professionally before the shoot?

  16. Antonis

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Jasmine – Awesome as always! A technical question. How do you deal with copyright issues for the songs in your slideshows?

  17. Don Lawrence

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I love the story! Not only the words, but the images! You have a way of capturing more than an image, you are able to capture the emotion! Amazing work Jasmine! Thank you for being an inspiration! Great work! I am excited to see what you come up with next!

  18. Samantha

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Gorgeous – as always! Beautiful shoot, and they look amazing!

  19. Rute Γ‚ngelo

    December 1st, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    OlΓ‘! Adoro o seu trabalho. Γ‰ uma inspiração para mim. Obrigada!

    Hello! I love your work. It is an inspiration to me. Thank you!

  20. Taylor O'Brien

    December 1st, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    She looks JUST like Stacy Kokes! It’s weird!

  21. Mike Moore

    December 1st, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I always love coming to view your posts. Always inspiring.

  22. Heather

    December 1st, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Okay Jasmine, for the second time in my life I may be at a loss for words πŸ˜‰ You’ve made my mom cry already…I just can’t believe what a great job you did of capturing "us"! Tony’s expression in the laughing picture is SO TONY!! I love everything about them, thank you so much! (PS – The dress is by Aidan Mattox and I got it at Dillards on the clearance rack πŸ™‚ Here’s the link of the dress: My sister and most awesome maid of honor in the world picked it out for me!)

  23. Renee Tucker

    December 1st, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Your bloggity makes me happy!!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  24. Yuliya M.

    December 1st, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    What a great shoot to end the year with, looove it. Especially that blue dress. She is gorgeous and you really captured that. As always. Cheers on this Thursday!

  25. Paula Franco

    December 1st, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Love, love…. and fun!! great session!!!

  26. Lyndsay London

    December 1st, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Oh my gosh! I just LOVE everrrry image. They are so gorgeous. Wow! Such an inspiration!!!! xo

  27. Larissa

    December 1st, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Too Too gorgeous! They’re so perfectly beautiful, and you’re so perfectly amazing.

  28. Belinda

    December 1st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Hehe, on one of the VERY first pictures I was like "hey! that looks like… OH, it is!"

    This is one of my favorite locations! I’ve only shot here once, but the decor is AWESOME!

    Your photos look gorgeous as always!

  29. Amy Arrington

    December 1st, 2011 at 7:47 pm


  30. Claudia

    December 1st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    what a cute couple!.

  31. tardy

    December 1st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    another great one

  32. Ela

    December 1st, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Where oh where is that AMAZING colorful barn?! I want to see it on my next vacation to LA. If only Chicago had so much pizazz. beautiful colors!

  33. Melbourne Wedding Photography

    December 1st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Greta looking location. Oh, and the couple are fab too!

  34. shmileblik

    December 1st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Awesome location…and as usual, awesome images Jasmine!

  35. Gwyn

    December 1st, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    What a beautiful couple!

  36. ala cortez

    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:29 am

    your brides are always so adorable i could pick them out of a lineup! πŸ˜‰

  37. Liz

    December 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 am!! Beautiful couple, and amazing chemistry! You so rock Jasmine!!

  38. John

    December 2nd, 2011 at 1:05 am

    I like your capturing angle..

  39. Kohl

    December 2nd, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Love this shoot and the "feel" of this place. It was one of my favorite places to hang out in the 90’s. (Yes, I’m that OLD!) I think I’ll take my camera to The Lab next week. Great work Jasmine!

  40. Haley Johnston

    December 2nd, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Beautiful!! Fabulous as always Jasmine!

  41. rachel chacko

    December 2nd, 2011 at 3:11 am

    great usual πŸ™‚ any idea where she bought that gorgeous dress from?!

  42. Kate Douthwright

    December 2nd, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I’m so jealous of these locations! We have nothing like this here in Massachusetts. That’s it, I’m going to the OC right this second and taking self timer shots of myself alllll daaaay loooong!

  43. Aurelie Davis

    December 2nd, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Gorgeous couple, beautiful composition and stunning colors!!

  44. Shannon Rosan

    December 2nd, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Love the image of them sitting on a green bench with the sun flare!!!

  45. Alyssa

    December 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I swoon over the one in front of the camper where they are looking at eachother. Epic.

  46. Kathryn Stevens

    December 2nd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I am loving the one with Heather sitting about Tony, and looking down…super genuine; plus, I’m digging the whole scene!!

  47. Ashley Lynn

    December 2nd, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    The colors in this shoot are A-MAZ-ING and so are you! πŸ™‚

  48. Wedding photographer in Essex

    December 3rd, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Gorgeous Photos

  49. Phoenix Photographic

    December 3rd, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful set as always!

  50. gidi

    December 3rd, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Such a fun session. Your couple must’ve been over the moon with their photos.
    Just love how this series gives a WHOLE NEW LIFE into a place we’ve seen before and already has so much character.

  51. Lydia

    December 3rd, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    The location is amazing, but the way you captured their love is magical!

  52. michelle gunton

    December 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Love the picture in front of the camper her looking up, so sweet.

  53. Mikaela

    December 5th, 2011 at 3:05 am

    oh those first two images…looove! and the FUN shot πŸ™‚ ok, they’re all pretty wonderful. xo

  54. Jonni

    December 5th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I love these and that camper is so fun!

  55. Kristina Juarbe

    December 5th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Love these pictures!!! Great job!

  56. Jillian Tree

    December 5th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Seriously…gorgeos photos Jasmine! <3

  57. Wedding Photographer Aberdeen

    December 6th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I love your use of Depth of field, it really adds something to your photos. The processing is great as well, makes the images really bright and good to look at πŸ˜€

  58. gladys jem

    December 6th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    so much goodness!! <3

  59. Caci

    December 7th, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Love your work!

  60. JamieY | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

    December 9th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Super fabulous. I love the locations. I want to pick that little trailer up and bring it to me.

  61. Vasia

    December 10th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    WOW to that building with the old rusty thing stuck to it and the stripes! Where on earth do you find these locations? LOVE πŸ™‚

  62. Valerie

    December 13th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    They’ve got to be my favorite couple! Beautiful story!

  63. Robyn Elicia

    December 20th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Greay Shots. You inspire me

  64. Brooke Summer Photography

    December 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    That first paragraph cracks me up… I’m the same way, gotta have photos for memories, even if they seem horrific at the time! What a beautiful couple. πŸ™‚

  65. Tony|Essex Wedding Photographer

    January 12th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Wow! what a good looking couple, they look so good together. Very nice natural looking goof fun photo’s.

  66. Nick Gillespie

    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I love the color palette in these photos. They definitely tell a story.