Our Heads Held High


You rubbed my back because of–yet another–battle with insomnia. It’s just that I can’t turn my brain off, I told you in between tears. We had just left Phoenix after the first stop of theFIX, I was still sick, and feeling like the worst version of myself…and I felt like a failure. At four o’clock in the morning, you sat with me as I rewrote my notes and rehearsed my presentation. By the time you shut the window to our room on the bus, the sun was rose and the moon disappeared, leaving pale purple shades in its absence.

On a break during the New York City show, I rushed to you and said the line for the girls’ bathroom was overwhelming and I worried it’d cause problems with keeping things on time. You looked around a dusty storage room, grabbed a bottle of disinfectant and scrubbed the boys’ bathroom toilet, later announcing to a line of waiting ladies it was officially a unisex option.

In Denver you took the dog for a walk, but when you didn’t return 40 minutes later and didn’t answer my repeated phone calls, I worried. Yes, I–much to my embarrassment–imagined you stuck in a ditch somewhere after being mugged or something. Right. Like a group of hippies wearing tie dye shirts are the mugging type, but still. I panicked. I thought about canceling the show and asking the attendees to act as a search party a few hours later when they were slated to arrive. When you bopped into the bus ten minutes later, I was so upset I cried. BECAUSE THE HIPPIES ALMOST GOT YOU.

Almost a month stuck on a bus with me and I don’t think I can tell you this enough: thank you. You’re the better half of me, our business, and our dreams. Thanks for the sunrises, clean toilets, and taking long walks. Tonight is our last show in Los Angeles and because of the dedication of you and team, we’re completing it with our heads held high. Here’s to living out loud…

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  1. Alexis

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Aww, your love story is so sweet! 🙂

    Proves that dream men do exist as do matches made in heaven (as you, J* and your husband JD, clearly are meant to be! 🙂

  2. Laura Kelly

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    This is such a sweet picture of the three of you 🙂 We should all be thanking YOU for keeping it all together while on the road <3

  3. Ashley Barnett

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I literally LOL’d about the thought of hippies mugging JD!! I’m so proud and happy for you, I know it’s been a long trip and has taken a lot from you, JD and the entire crew to keep this moving, keep it positive and exciting at every stop even if you may have been exhausted. You’re almost there! We all appreciate all the time you’ve given up to push us all further in our lives and business. Thank you 🙂

  4. Tara

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Congrats on making it to your last stop! I know you did great!

    I love your openness and honesty with us! 🙂

    <3 you

  5. Jordanne Fallon

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Congratulations on such an amazing journey!! You are so wonderful, and it was so nice to meet you again in Chicago!! My fiance(my JD) and I really enjoyed the Fix… You really opened our eyes to some new ways of doing things! Thank you!

  6. Resi

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Awww. What a sweet post. Enjoy your last night with theFix! Thanks for sharing your journey – literally and also in the broader sense.

  7. Mom

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    He is one of a kind Jasmine!!

  8. denise karis

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    cheers cheers cheers! he is absolutely amazing – well done both of you! the fix was brilliant. 🙂 xoxoxo

  9. sarah danaher

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    this is SO PRECIOUS.

  10. LEOLAK

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    PIC w/ POLO!!! LOVE THIS POST!!! Such a sweet post and thank you Jasmine. I’m all misty eyed! You both should be very very PROUD of what you’ve done and continue to do! THANK YOU!!!! Love and blessings to you both (and Polo)!

  11. Life with Kaishon

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    He is a good, good man. Very good. I cried. I am glad you are so happy and you had such a great time. You are a star for certain. Love, Becky

  12. Keri Doolittle Photography

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Have an AMAZING last show in L.A. tonight, you will do great! And, soooo thankful that those Denver Hippies didn’t get y’all! 😉

  13. Sabrina

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    This is just… well, beautiful. You guys are incredible and there’s an entire country full of photographers who are beyond thankful that you uprooted your lives for a month so that you could come. Come teach us, inspire us, connect us, and love us. And you don’t even know us! I’m beyond thankful for you, JD, Andrew, Jen, Ashley, and Jay! Many blessings as you head home and fall back into OC life 🙂

  14. Janelle Chung

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    This post is too sweet!! Jasmine – you are so lucky and blessed to have JD in your life! Congrats to you and all of your accomplishments! 🙂

  15. Lillian Chang

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This post is so sweet, Jasmine! JD really sounds like the perfect partner in every sense of the word, perfect for you. You two remind me a little bit of Julia and Paul Child – she also had such a strong supporter in order to become as great as she was. Even though we haven’t officially met yet (I’ll be going to your last Fix tonight here in LA!), just hearing these stories of JD’s unwavering support and love make me so happy that you two found each other in this life 🙂

    Looking forward to meeting you both!!
    Congratulations on finishing The Fix and on building a beautiful life together.

  16. jessica vidmar photography

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    that post seriosly just made me cry

  17. Lauren Wakefield

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I love this post so much. And I especially love that photo. P.s. I would think the same thing about the hippies. 😉

  18. Anika

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Now that’s love…. Simplistic and beautiful 🙂

  19. Rachel Abi

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    What a sweet post! I tribute to love.

  20. Christina Shumway

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I so adore you and your husband’s relationship. Beautiful post/tribute to him. It makes me feel all mush-mush inside about love. Congrats on your tour!!

  21. Steph!

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    The toilet scrubbing? Christ in action!

  22. kat rocknrollbride

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    this is so beautiful. YOU are so beautiful! here’s to our better half’s making us whole!

  23. Kandise

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    JD is basically the kind of person I WANT to be.

  24. Luiza Hajdu

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Jasmine, love your pics and your posts. Actually your name as my daughter’s is Yasmin :-).
    I have two questions for your.
    1/ I love your BW pics. Do you use actions? If yes which one?
    2/ As a photographer we always carry a camera in our purse. I wonder what you carry on your day by day purse when you are not shooting for any "work"; what kind of camera & lens. This could give you a post 🙂

  25. Vangie R. Abrera

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks JD for taking care of Jasmine so she can continue to evangelize/revolutionize the industry. I love your honesty about your struggles and sharing the business side of it. You are the real deal! It was really nice meeting you both.

  26. Winsome Paul

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Thank YOU for your attitude of gratitude. God bless you and all that you do.

  27. Meghan Stewart

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Love you guys! I’m so proud of you and am so encouraged to continue chasing my dreams. Thank YOU!

  28. Sarah D'attoma

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you Jasmine & JD for essentially putting your lives on hold to make such a dramatic impact on this industry. We all are extremely, inexpressibly grateful!

  29. Rachel Del Grosso

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    That picture… INCREDIBLE.

  30. feuza

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    this makes me cry lol in a good way, and saw in person how he takes care of you and its beautiful

  31. Elizabeth Maxwell

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is one of the sweetest posts I’ve read on your blog. I have to say, seeing that way you & JD love and support each other gives me hope as a newlywed! My Husband and I are just starting out and we’re trying to figure out how to support each other in everything we do. When I read words straight from your heart to your husband on your blog, I am reminded how important that love is.

    I had the opportunity to meet both of you in Nashville, and you are both as sweet as I ever imagined you to be!

    Here’s to the two of you! May you keep inspiring those of us who need direction, a boost of confidence every now and again, and a reminder that LOVE can do amazing things!


  32. Lacey

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    LOVE this… your love and appreciation for your husband is amazing.

  33. May

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Aww! How supportive!

  34. Marsais Urban

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    So beautifully written Jasmine! You are so blessed to have the love and support you do! 🙂

  35. Gail

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    JD, you are an incredible person, through and through.

    PS – Do you two EVER take a bad picture? FO REAL.

  36. Janelle Morcombe

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Beautiful post… beautiful couple…and such a cute puppy!

  37. Shannon Gray

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Denver was awesome…and you never know, the hippies could have gotten him! 🙂 haha!
    Good luck tonight!!

  38. Kate

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    You to are so cute it almost sickening …almost!

  39. Kara Trombetta

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    ADORABLE! Y’all are a DREAM TEAM!

  40. Justine Russo

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Jasmine! I so so wish I could have attended one of the Fix’s (is that grammar right?!?! haha) I would have LOVED to meet you again!
    My newsfeed has been FULL seriously FULL of so many people saying nothing but amazing words about how inspiring the Fix has been and how seriously you have been ROCKING it! 🙂
    Be so proud! It was a HUGE success! 🙂

    ps. Tour #2 should definitely stop in Vancouver…just sayin’!

  41. Ashantai Yungai

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    …And living out loud is the BEST WAY TO LIVE! You care and he cares. And That’s Love!

  42. Natalie Tuggle

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes :’). You two are the best.

  43. Kate Neal

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Ohhh, I love this SO much I almost cried, lol!

  44. Samantha Lord

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I just love this so much. You two are such an inspiration to Reid and myself. Thank you for all you do and the unconditional love you have for each other. xx

  45. mariana herrera mosli

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I’m actually holding back some tears because I know exactly what this post stands for…true love. I’m so happy to read this, happy to have met both of you (along with your amazing team) in Miami and I’m sending you virtual cheers for having partners in which we would not be the same without. God is good, all the time.

    XOXO, Mariana (and Khaled) 🙂

  46. Vivian

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Your husband sounds a lot like my husband, awesome. Way to marry an awesome guy Jasmine.

  47. Gabby / En Route Photography

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Ahhhh what a beautiful love letter…. you guys are the cutest! 😉

  48. Kai Yambao

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you guys so much for the hardwork!!!

  49. Valerie

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Awww, love it! Congratulations on The Fix tour – job well done!

  50. Laura Pedrino

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    What a sweet testament to your hubs. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow in LA! 🙂

  51. Jeni Brower

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    so, I’m crying now…. love you. Congratulations on a job well done. The activity going on in the DC area is crazy right now. You inspired us to get moving together. Thank you for visiting us for an evening. 🙂

  52. Autumn Lee

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Jasmine, I love you guys! You have the best husband ever I believe! many can learn from him! Here’s to many more years of happiness, tears (the good kind) and insanely crazy road trips and hippie scares!!

  53. jodi birston

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Nice…..this brought tears to my eyes in the midst of my breakup to a guy that would have told me to stop complaining and "Why do you want to take pictures anyways?" You are both very fortunate.

  54. Jodi Harris

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    How awesome! Super couple! Party after tonight! Excited to be in LA tonight.

  55. Alysa Clark

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Well that’s a beautiful post. You have me crying here in Corner Bakery while I edit photos. I loved being at theFix Chicago … you were inspiring and real and authentic … can’t wait to apply all that I learned. Go out with a bang tonight in LA. You ARE the definitinon of fabulous. Stay you!

  56. Wilna

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    This amazing. And beautiful. and heartfelt.

  57. Nitny

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    You two are just amazing, such a power couple! It was a blessing to be able to see and meet you last night at the San Fran Fix! Thank you for traveling all over for the likes of someone like me to be able to say, "oh yeah, I’ve met her…and have a pic to prove it!" Your words are an inspiration to not only my business but to life. Thank you for being REAL!

  58. Isaac Stott

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I just love you two and your love for each other! It encourages and inspires more than you will ever know! You’re an amazing team!

  59. Isaac Stott

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I just love you two and your love for each other! It encourages and inspires more than you will ever know! You’re an amazing team!

  60. Diana Lupu

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Oh, Jasmine… you made me cry. Seriously, you have such a beautiful heart and are blessed with an equally beautiful-hearted husband. 🙂

  61. Tracy Grant

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    LOVE. You two are an inspiration 🙂

  62. Ashley Goodwin

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Best team around.
    Thank you both for being yourselves, because yourselves are amazing. Your relationship is incredible and has inspired me and my marriage game. Not even kidding. xo

  63. Andrea Paris

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    That was beautiful! It’s so easy to overlook the little things that make someone out of this world wonderful. You have such a person beside you and recognize it. Congratulations to living your lives the way you want to.

  64. Tammy

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This post made me cry!!!! Oh just stop that! You were great last night at the fix. love you!

  65. Jessica Gomez

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    you are so awesome Jasmine! You and JD are so cute together!

  66. Dani

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    You guys, I gotta say after my time with you in SF last night, you two truly are extraordinary on so many levels. Its really not just about yours, mine, or any others photogrpahy (although yours images are stunning). It’s about what you, Jazmine, have been able to draw into your life, what you have embraced through your experiences, who you are & allow yourself to be. It’s your attitude and approach in life. Very admirable. …and you JD, well, you seem a man secure in his skin; confident, thoughtful, understanding, supportive, giving (may I also add handsome & stylish). So, yes, clearly you two have created succeess in what you love (in & of itself fabulous!), but it’s who you are & that you willingly share that with us (stangers looking to succced externally & internally as well), that leaves us looking fowrad to what’s next… You’re both indearing, adorable and blessed to have each other… Great SF Fix!!!

  67. Billie Bush

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  68. Cheryl Henry

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Its amazing when your support system and team are the best part of you!! <3

  69. Serena

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Oh, it’s so incredibly sweet to see such a loving + supportive couple like you guys. Good luck in LA tonight! <3

  70. Christy C

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Sniffs! ????

  71. Christy

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    You two are absolutely ADORABLE. And I’ve always read these posts you wrote about JD being amazing… and then I met him in person at theFIX in Chicago, and NOW I GET IT. He is seriously such a kind soul, and has such a GOOD heart. You two are blessed to have each other and I wish you lived in Chicago because I’m pretty sure JD and my husband would get along like old friends. haha (Weird to say? But true! And clearly – you & I would too… duh.) 😉

  72. Jaime davis

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    So excited for tonight I hardly got any sleep! 🙂

  73. Christina Wall

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Love this! You guys are amazing together! JD is an amazing guy.

  74. Rose

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:29 pm


  75. emily

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    jasmine, you are phenomenal and the fact you have jd as your number 1 person is awesome. last night at the SF fix was an awesome experience that I won’t forget. thank you so much for taking time out of your days to hop on a bus and travel. i know i’m not alone when i say THANK YOU with huge gigantic letters. 🙂

  76. Trude

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Sounds like there’s more than one J*Star in the family! 🙂 Can’t wait for tonight!

  77. mike

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I would be nothing without my wife. She’s my partner in every sense of the word, not just in our wedding photography. Thanks for putting this into words J.

  78. Meghan Capozzi

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:39 pm


  79. Christina Gressianu, photographer

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Life on the road is tough. Kudos to you and JD for getting through it so wonderfully. Seeing you guys in Denver, you made it look easy and fabulous!

  80. Shefali Lindsey

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    This bought tears to my eyes. Your love for one another is quite moving! Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment! 🙂

  81. Elisabetta {linen & silk}

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Oh Jasmine, what a wonderful, wonderful relationship you two have! Don’t ever forget that JD is the way he is because your love completes him. Sure, his upbringing would have a huge impact on the type of person he is, but the beauty of marriage is that you jointly shape each other to make your union something unique. People think the Bible is old-fashioned when it says that a wife should respect and be in submission of her husband, but these people ignore the verses that admonish the husband to treat his wife like a weaker vessel and love her like his own body. By the sound of your words you two embody these values, which will in turn make this incredible relationship ever-lasting. Lots of love to you and JD and congratulations on completing the tour! xx Betta

  82. Jennie Renaudo

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Suuuper sweet! JD should be giving lessons to some of the more clueless guys out there.

  83. Heather

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Oh I love this. And I love you. And I love JD. Thank you for all both of you did to make theFix as awesome as it was (I saw you in Nashville)!

  84. Sandra Fazzino Photography

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    tears. as i sat nestled in the crowd at last night’s presentation in san francisco, i thought about jd frequently. i thought about my husband often, too. thank GOD for good men. jd is extraordinary and we’re so blessed that the two of you (and your awesome team) are making our industry a better place. xx

  85. Andre Maltais

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks to JD for getting you through The Fix tour. Last night was great, and I hope you continue to do similar things in the future (assuming JD allows it!). There’s so many photographers out there that look up to you and value your opinion. Myself being one of them, even though I’m not a wedding photographer. There’s so much we can learn from each other, it’s nice to see that we are all going through the same issues.

  86. Melissa Cramer Photography

    March 20th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Yes, JD so has your back. The fact that he even noticed your little dress strap sticking out last night AND then took a discreet moment to tell you. Impressive. Did anyone there care that it was sticking out (or even notice). Doubt it. But I loved that JD did that seemingly small, considerate kindness for you. You two are great. Together. 🙂 xox

  87. Mandy Caudill

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Such a sweet husband. I totally think of the worst possible thing too when I get worried like that haha. Its always so dramatic, but when you realize you’re wrong, you still feel this sense of relief when they were just running an errand or whatever haha. Glad your head is still held high! Until next time 🙂

  88. Anda

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    CONGRATS, my friends!! So proud of everything you both do for all of us in this crazy and awesome and crazy-awesome industry. <3

  89. Alero

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Very Inspiring… being following the Fix … loved it
    Alero from Nigeria…?

  90. Danyiel J

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Ahhh, that’s so sweet. You are both very lucky to have found each other.

  91. Cynthia Smith

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Jasmine, I love you, and I love reading your blog! You and JD are so lucky to have each other!
    I can’t wait to finally meet you in LA tonight! 🙂

  92. Andrew Lipsett

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Love it!

  93. ami

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations on making it through!!! And I can’t believe JD scrubbed the men’s toilet. That is BRAVE. I’m so excited to be one of the people at theFix tonight! See you there!

  94. jeramy sossaman

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    like. big like. you were great in SF

  95. sarah

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    AND you went to bed bath and beyond and got us much needed fans in dc. THAT i’m SUPER grateful for!

  96. Marcie Lynn Franich

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks again for a fantastic night in SF!! I had a blast. And, flash mobbing you was awesome – even if you didn’t come dance with us! haha Good luck on your last night! You and JD make a great team! Cheers! 🙂

    X’s n O’s

  97. Megan Bookhammer

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    So sweet Jasmine! Sometimes I forget to tell my husband that I appreciate him. It’s so easy to remember all the bad things that happen and forget about the good ones. Thanks for the reminder!

  98. Former CO hippie

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    JD, you only have to watch out for the hippies with Crocs.

  99. Anta

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    ….and to LOVING out loud!

  100. Laura Collins

    March 20th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful……sniff, sniff 🙂

  101. Allyson Garrison

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    You definitely married a keeper!

  102. Kristen

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    This post brought tears to my eyes. 🙂 This picture is beautiful of you guys, too.

  103. Sue McFarland

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I am so impressed with the face that you write your thank you to your darling husband and let us share it, I think you are not the only lucky one and I am sure that JD would agree. Thank you for this beautiful heartfelt post, Jasmine. You never cease to amaze me.

  104. Jennifer Roberson

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how our husbands can hold us together. I could tell that you and JD have a super special relationship.

  105. Kelly

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Just beautiful. Made me smile 🙂

  106. Linsey Wilt

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    You two are so sweet and such an example to so many of what a marriage should look like! You complete each other, serve one another, and uplift each other at every chance. I hope the rest of your tour goes great, wish I could of seen you in Denver. Next time for sure!

  107. Brenda Landrum

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Your stop in Denver was amazing for me (just finished my blog post) and you most definitely hit the nail on the head with theFIX. Thank you for your inspiration and honestly. Also…your hilarious!!! ‘The hippies almost got you." You need to spend more time in Colorado. 🙂

  108. Katelyn James

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    And you forgot the part in Dc…when he sprinted to Target to buy box fans for the entire theater:) You’ve got a good one Jas:) Love you both! xoxo

  109. Ashley b

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Congrats on your acconplishment! Wish I could have made it to a stop on the tour…. next time!

  110. Gretchen

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    And I thought I was the only one to burst into tears because someone took longer on a walk that "I" expected. I had to call off the neighborhood search party and pull down all the Missing photos of him as well.

  111. Gladys

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    dang. this is one beautiful blog post. you two make an amazing team. <3

  112. Laurie Passey

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    We really appreciate you both, Jasmine and JD, bringing so many of us photographers together at theFix in SF to grow and learn from each other. Thank you for sharing and all your hard work!!

  113. Lydia

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    JD is amazing! I was so honored to hang out with him yesterday! Together you have made a huge impact on my life, and I am forever grateful!

  114. Hannah Sons

    March 20th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    wow, I’m even crying after reading this. JD and you are wonderful role models, Not just in photography land but in real like land. It is a true testament to see two married people take care of one another ( or jd just taking care of you) 😉 There are not enough men in this world like JD or my husband. There are not enough marriages that admit when it’s had it faults and air it for the internet to see. I love your real-ness. It’s lets people know that not all times are good. But they the good times makes anything else totally worth it. That might have gotten a little deep, but I am just so happy to read this post. and cannot wait to meet you tonight.

  115. Victoria

    March 20th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    AWWW you dont find guys like that much anymore huh…:)

  116. priscilla longshore

    March 20th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    wow this so beautifully written, you guys are the most sweetest amazing people i have ever been blessed to meet! I am so glad that you guys were so kind hearted and giving of your selfs to go to 12 diffrent citys on a tour bus. I am glad you had safe travels and i hope you guys to take some much needed time for yourselfs! You deserve it! thank you for being You and stay fabulous! xoxox Priscilla

  117. Irvina

    March 20th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I love you and JD so much Jasmine! I hope that I one day have a business partner that will rub my back and clean a BOYS toilette for my tush! You’re one lucky girl! xo

  118. Paige Ewing

    March 20th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    You’re so poetic! I love it…and your dedication to consistently praising your husband in public is encouraging and a reminder for me to do the same. Thanks!

  119. Aimee

    March 21st, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I think cleaning the toilet is the most awesome act of service i’ve hear of a husband doing to date.

  120. HeyKay

    March 21st, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I want to thank JD for the fans in D.C. I loved everything about "The Fix". Thanks to you and your team!

  121. Andrea Falco

    March 21st, 2012 at 12:35 am

    WOW! you amaze me more and more each day. It is so present how much love you and JD have for each other. I met you both in NY and I was not only in awe of you but in awe of how the two of you work and sync together. What a wonderful life !!! Best of luck to you both, your doing an amazing thing. BTW I saw that line in NY and it made me nervous too..lol

  122. Dianne

    March 21st, 2012 at 12:42 am

    And he’s humble. When I asked him to autograph my copy of Exposed, he made some comment about it being your baby and you should sign it. I told him I knew better – that it wouldn’t exist without him. He said he only likes to sign after you. But I pushed and made him sign first. 🙂

  123. Lauren

    March 21st, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Aww, how adorable! It’s true love when he cleans a public restroom for you 🙂

  124. Shelli Brou

    March 21st, 2012 at 1:31 am

    That gave me goosebumps. I am not a photographer, but a writer, and almost everyday I read your blog for inspiration. Your writing makes me want to write better.

  125. Jessica

    March 21st, 2012 at 3:05 am

    I stumbled on this! Cute!! Thanks for posting! – Jessica

  126. Lindsay Kipp

    March 21st, 2012 at 3:25 am

    i love and admire the relationship you both have. its beautiful. and so is this picture of the two (and polo) of you! love the bare feet too!!!

  127. Flora

    March 21st, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Forget photography, you two need to start doing seminars for married couples and staying in love!! Congratulations to you both on you great journey…

  128. Denise

    March 21st, 2012 at 3:34 am

    So so incredibly proud of you J*, JD, and theFIX staff!!!! I only lived the experience through blog posts, Twitter and photos and it looks like it was a HUGE success.

  129. Moving Picture Weddings

    March 21st, 2012 at 4:38 am

    So important to say thank you because life is the small stuff that fills up the days. Always a joy to read your thoughts.

  130. Rhema sturgeon

    March 21st, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I love this so much! I actually caught JD doing something sweet and thoughtful in Denver. The line to take pictures with you had to sit down because it was about to start and the lady sitting behind me was supposed to be the next in line, he found her and told her he would make sure she got to go first at the end. I was impressed by him. You are both lucky to have each other. He is a sweetheart 🙂

  131. Chanelle

    March 21st, 2012 at 8:14 am

    now thats I Cor 13 LOVE…Amazing how God gives us the person "best" for us. I love how you share your life with the world. Thanks for inviting us in. UH-mazing photos!

  132. jenna walker

    March 21st, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Oh JD – so glad the hippies didn’t get you…we are a fierce type out here. All I can think of right now is the ski hippy shuttle driver that got stuck in our vail driveway driving your wife back down from vail a couple of years ago….you SHOULD have been worried then! 😉 Congrats on the tour all!

  133. Joanna O.

    March 21st, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    You guys are so precious and such an inspiration on how real marriages work.

  134. Studio Finch

    March 21st, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Heads held high indeed! Love the shot of your happy family. Polo seems so satisfied!

  135. Tami Inoue

    March 21st, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Great job! Great post…and great picture. JD, what a stud…those hippies wouldn’t have had a chance. 😉

  136. Amanda Miller

    March 21st, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I love this so!!!

  137. cassandra-m

    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Absolutely one of my favorite posts lately. Love the photo of course, but the story made my heart smile. JD rocks!

  138. TERRI

    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Marriage at its best. Congratulations to the two of you for standing out among the few.

  139. kathleen frank

    March 22nd, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    so beautifully written, and i can relate a little tooooo much! theFIX was amazing, and i am so thankful that i was able to go, meet you and JD, and learn so much from you and everyone who attended!

  140. Amy Richmond

    March 22nd, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Such a sweet post! What an amazing team you 3 have! 🙂

  141. Kris

    March 22nd, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I heart you, J*! The best part of FIX L.A. is that I got to meet your better half and J.D. is just as gracious and approachable as you and I just beam with envy that the two of you make such an amazing team!

  142. kati

    March 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I would have LOVED to see you in Chicago, I just couldn’t swing it with my kids schedule. Cheers to you and your team for creating (I’m so sure!) awesome event! Cheers to JD! You have a wonderful man!!

  143. Catherine Guidry

    March 24th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Jasmine, I probably don’t comment on the blog enough. But I thought you should know that I follow your posts daily, think you’re incredible and am happy that your hard work and dedication has turned into such success. 🙂 🙂

  144. Mireya

    March 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    That’s an adorable picture. You are truly an inspiration and reading your posts and your moments of realization remind me what I am actually after. It isn’t money, it is happy and happy is always with us it’s just a matter of seeing it. Thank you.

  145. Katrina

    March 26th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Jasmine & JD…you two are simply amazing. I am blessed beyond words to have met and learned from you both several times. (and yes, I meant both…because JD, even though you don’t get up to speak to the audiences, your never ending support for Jasmine, and your willingness to hang around and talk with all of us after the events doesn’t go un-noticed!). Love you both and praying for you…your marriage, and your business. At the risk of being a copycat….stay FABULOUS!

  146. Gaby Manrique-Villari

    March 26th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Have you heard of "Wishing Board", "Treasure Map"? well i have one and last august one of the many things that i wrote down (with a picture) was: Universe and God i’m very grateful that one day soon i will meet J*" .. and that was it…. March/12/2012 Boston,MA who is coming to town? J*… i was shaking, i couldn’t believe (me, from Caracas Venezuela) i was next to J* talking to her and JD! i’m so thankful beyond words for that chance, you guys are sooo amazing, real, and humble! i still cant believe i met my Idols :’) you guys rock! Thanks for being so inspirational and let us learn from you!!! God Bless you 3 always!!! xoxo