Pelican Hill Wedding : Christina+Chris


It was a common theme throughout the day: They were meant to be. And while it could be said of almost any couple on their wedding day, it was different for Christina and Chris. That’s what their friends and family said, insisted, and toasted to. Their belief in their unadulterated love was staggering and their day was filled with support and love.

They met in high school and Christina’s mom had a soft spot for Chris. Christina’s mom saw his heart of gold…and later told her daughter he was handsome. On the inside. Christina listened to her mother’s advice and later realized–like much of her childhood–mom’s always right. Oh, and it helped he was handsome. On the outside.

They’re paths intersected as teenagers and as life ushered them into a new arena on a gorgeous day in Newport Beach, Christina and Chris are assured of their love and that they’re meant to be. Forever.

Christina and Chris…you are two of the most incredible people and I felt incredibly lucky to document your wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart of sharing your lives (and amazing families) with me and allowing me to see just how promising your future is together! Hope you’re enjoying every minute in Hawaii and working on your tan! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The day started just outside of the Pelican Hill Bridal Suite, where Christina’s Priscilla of Boston wedding dress was looking extra stunning…

Something Blue…

One of my favorite things about Christina is her ability to completely be herself, refreshingly candid, real, and raw…

I was super excited to see Melina of Reign of Beauty on hand to do the makeup…lovvvvve her!

Just before the wedding started, we snuck out of the bridal suite and she grabbed a sneak peek of her ceremony site at Pelican Hill

Officially official.

Chris is kind of guy who’ll put you at ease with his confidence and charm…and he clearly knows how to make Christina melt.

Christina, you’re breathtaking. F’real.

We walked to the Pelican Hill portico and the light was simply divine…I’m so lucky to have clients who’ll set time aside for pictures and enjoy a quiet moment together…

A special thanks to Erin and Kellee of Pelican Hill for ensuring the wedding day was perfecting and always taking such great care of us!

Did I also mention Chris was a charming gentleman as well?

I mentioned in the past that while I shoot with flash during the First Dance, I also take artistic freedom to shoot with ambient light (many thanks to Side by Side Videography for the video light!) and the off-camera flash…

…and JD will remain shooting with flash to capture moments like this…

What a perfect way to end a perfect night…a sparkler exit! Here’s my view…

…and JD’s view…

If you’d like to see more of Christina and Chris’ Pelican Hill wedding pictures, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or watch it here:

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  1. corey

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Nice, J* everyone looks like models you have a way with your clients !

  2. lynn daly

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!! She is stunning. The shot on the stairs is perfect!

  3. Cristina Rossi

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Fantastic!! Beautiful couple, light and images!! Always so clear and fabulous!! xxx

  4. Jennifer Hudspeth

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I LOVE THESE. They are breathtaking.

  5. Megruth

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    What a beauty! That dress is so stunning on her. Great day captured by Jasmine, again!

  6. Kristin Nicole

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    What a stunning bride and gorgeous wedding. Amazing shots as always.

  7. Damaris Mia

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    SO beautiful!!

  8. Rachel Tatem

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Yet another beautiful wedding, their story is very sweet. She looked amazing!

  9. Jenny Sun

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    oooh… that shot where she is standing overlooking her ceremony venue… on the staircase is drop dead stunning. Beautiful J*!! 😀

  10. Sarah Fazzi Shaw

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful!! I love the pic of her dress, simple and perfect! Love the lighting in the pic where he is giving her a kiss and she is looking at the camera. Also love the one where they are looking over the balcony and you can see their reflection in the floor and the color pic where she is laughing and dancing. Gorgeous work as always!

  11. sherri lynn

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Gorgeous images! Her dress is stunning!

  12. Brooke Summer Photography

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love that he was holding her dress. 🙂

  13. Sara

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Gorgeous! I loved their engagement pictures and the wedding images even top those! That dress is fabulous!!! And everything is so beautiful… Wonderful job, all!

  14. rich

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    that shot of the groom kissing the bride and the sun peaking through is AH-MAY-ZING!! super classy and beautiful wedding – great job on these!

  15. Elena

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Gorgeous pics! Gorgeous couple! I absolutely love her hair. So elegant and classy!

  16. christina Graves

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:53 pm


  17. Dajuan

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Oh my world! These are absolutely beautiful. I so want you to mentor me, PLEASE?

  18. shauna nicole

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    She just might be the most gorgeous bride ever. These were great!

  19. Andrea

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I love images that move me. Beautiful!

  20. Sarajane Case

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve been waiting for their wedding! I just LOVED their story from your engagement session with them. Just perfect!

  21. kayla :)

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    my absolute favorite! you’ve totally outdone yourself 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  22. amy

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Jasmine you’ve done an amazing job, these photos are breathtaking. I just LOVE them.

  23. MSB

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    The make-up photo! Love it! Soooo artsy fartsy!! It look like a painting…and Christina is gorgeous!! And smart for picking the best photographer in the world!!

  24. Shelly Lane

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    These two have the most amazing smiles!! What gorgoeus photos! Love the shots during the ceremony in the slideshow!

  25. Melina Ruiz

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Not only are they meant for each other but they both come from such loving families! You definitely captured how enamored they are with each other! Amazing!

  26. Kacey

    August 17th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    And just when I think your photos can’t possibly get anymore stunning then they already are…they do!! Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!

  27. Kristy Copperfield

    August 17th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning Jasmine!

  28. LEOLAK

    August 17th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Fantastic!!! She looks absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t wait for this wedding either! You guys captured their day beautifully! That dress…the hair…makeup…everything…Gorge!

  29. Tira J

    August 17th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Beautiful work Jasmine & JD! What a gorgeous couple, and her dress is divine!!! xoxo

  30. B

    August 17th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, I’m so glad you captured the exit. The sparklers were amazing 😉

  31. Emily Ebeling

    August 17th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Wow. Wow. and Wow.

  32. Kimberly Stone

    August 17th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Amazing! Truly loved EVERY single one of these photos. You rock!

  33. Ashley Terry

    August 17th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Stunning, as always!

  34. alicia schneider

    August 17th, 2011 at 8:26 pm


  35. Kylie

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    These are perhaps my favorite photos you’ve ever posted… Love the lighting…the couple is gorgeous…and the venue is splendid. Great job!

  36. Dallas Curow

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    This is the most elegant, timeless wedding I’ve ever seen! What a stunning bride. Jasmine, you captured this to perfection.

  37. Meredith Sledge

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Holy molyyyyyyyyy. I love her dress, I love these pictures, I love the location, and I basically love the bride. And of course you too, Jasmine. OH, I can’t get over these beautiful photos. I espeically love the one of her just her walking down the staircase.

  38. Carolyn Doxie

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Oh Jasmine! You photographed it like it was a fairytale. Every shot was breathtaking!! I don’t even know what to say without sounding cliched. These photos are just flawless perfection. Go girlfriend.

  39. Vail Fucci

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    J’adore the make up shot from the top. What a unique angle. It is PHENOMENAL! Take that any critics out there that says J Star makes it on personality alone. These are truly ART!

  40. Gail

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    GORGEOUS girl! Next time I’m in Cali, I am SO helping you shoot if it’s a wedding as stunningly beautiful as this one! 🙂

  41. Rachel Marie Photography

    August 17th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    WOW. Stunning bride. There is such an elegance to each of these photos.

  42. Yuliya M.

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Your dress shot is amazing! Love how Christina looks, gorgeous!

  43. Alaina Bos

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:39 am

    One of my favorites of yours from this season!! Awesome shots! These shots exemplify the synergy you and JD have as a TEAM! YAY!

  44. Falcon

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Jasmine you’ve done it again! These are so elegant, you did a beautiful job capturing their raw emotion.

    I also love how the way you consistently shoot makes me admire each shot and think, "Yep, that’s totally a Jasmine Star shot."

  45. Melissa Pearce

    August 18th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Wow, these photos are breathtaking. Beautiful couple, beautiful light, beautiful angles. I love it. It’s inspiring.

  46. danielle

    August 18th, 2011 at 2:10 am

    you’re welcome 🙂 hah

    we enjoyed working with you and the photos look great!!

  47. Alexis

    August 18th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Beautiful pictures, Jasmine!

    You don’t have to post this comment. I just wanted to offer correction for a typo:
    You wrote, "They’re paths intersected". ‘They’re’ means ‘they are’. You meant to use "Their" as in possessive of the two people you’re talking about so it should read, "Their paths intersected" because the paths belong to them…sorry I just thought you’d want that written in the most correct way…I had great English/Grammar/Journalism teachers and professors at a young, impressionable age, so I’m like a walking dictionary/spell-check/English grammar lady. And by the way, it’s a common mistake you made…a lot of people confuse "They’re" with "Their" and "You’re" with "Your". :o)

  48. Boston wedding photographer | Roberto Farren

    August 18th, 2011 at 3:33 am

    wow love that first shot of the dress hanging off the lamp!! stunning stuff as per usual!! regards, Roberto

  49. Amy Arrington

    August 18th, 2011 at 4:08 am


  50. Aislinn Victoria

    August 18th, 2011 at 5:54 am

    One of my favorites to date. Truly stunning pictures (and couple!!)

  51. Amy Rizzuto

    August 18th, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I am in love with this wedding Jasmine! The pictures are stunning, as usual. I think it is great you are always pushing yourself to capture the same moments in a different way.

  52. Becky

    August 18th, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Stunning! You captured the GRANDness of the location and the event in every frame. Just epic! And not easy to do. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  53. Elizabeth

    August 18th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    beautiful place and couple….loved her dress so regal!!!

  54. Lydia

    August 18th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Christina is gorgeous! I love the fabric of her gown, and the picture of her overlooking the ceremony site!

  55. Sona aka Lila

    August 18th, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Absolutely beautiful…. beautiful people, stunning photography… I love it!

  56. Stephanie Karen

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    So beautiful! The bride has such a lovely smile and you captured it so well!

  57. Emma Gardiner

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I don’t care what anyone says, I’m a huge fan of dip shots, especially when they’re in the first dance! Also LOVE the shot of them getting in to the car – so Hollywood.

  58. Suzy G

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Simply amazing. What a wonderful thing to look at photographs like this and feel as though you were there. God has certainly blessed you with amazing talent.

  59. Claudia

    August 18th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    she is absolutely gorgeous. the photos are breath taking.

  60. gladys jem

    August 18th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    such pretty light. what a classically beautiful couple. love love her dress! i really love those sparkler exit shots jasmine! rock it out!

  61. Brittani Gonzalez

    August 18th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I just wanna follow you around for a whole day. Or 2. That would be suh-weet. ♥

  62. Lorna

    August 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Gorgeous set of images, I love the sparklers

  63. RedSphere Photography

    August 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    These are amazing Jasmine, very creative and gorgeous colors throughout!

  64. Jessica Becklenberg

    August 19th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    These have to be some of my favorite photographs I have seen. Beautiful location!

  65. jena alviti

    August 19th, 2011 at 3:21 am

    wow, what a stunning couple – and AMAZING wedding dress! I am in love!

  66. Kristy Field

    August 19th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    love the first dance shots, beautiful!

  67. Andrew

    August 19th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    My first thought when I saw the dress was "Yeah… no crappy plastic hanger on a great dress". 🙂 Drives me nuts when I see this amazing dress on a two buck hanger. Maybe I’m just weird.

  68. waderr

    August 20th, 2011 at 6:51 am

    This is an amazing photography only a talented wedding photographers can able to give such pics. Its really a great work. Hats off.

  69. WeddingSnapper

    August 20th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Your black and white images are fabulous!

  70. Beza

    August 20th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hi! I’m a huge fan of your work, you’re such an inspiration. Just wish you posted more videos, they’re so full of great tips!
    I just started a wedding blog, would you mind if I show that image with blue heels? I would also love to do a post about your photography. Please say yes!
    Best xxxx

  71. Jenny

    August 21st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I love the shot how they are walking through everyone holding sparklers

  72. Tori Deslauriers Photography

    August 22nd, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Simply stunning…

  73. Odalys Mendez

    August 22nd, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I am absolutely in love with her gown. That image of her coming down the stairs is breathtaking! It looks like it was shot in a luxury villa in the Mediterranean.

  74. Alicia Candelora

    August 22nd, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    GAH! LOOOOOVE that first portrait of Christina!

  75. ZipporahK

    August 24th, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Stunning wedding, simply stunning

  76. Paige Overturf

    August 24th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Gorgeous!! Love the ring and shoe shots!! Looks like a fabulous location… a photographer’s dream!

  77. Gabrielle Foster

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Christina, you look absolutely amazing in all these photos. I hop that your day was as wonderful as is looks!

  78. Brenda Ray Kennedy

    August 28th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Absolutley Beautiful!! Words cannot say enough!!!

  79. Emily Koska Photography

    September 1st, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Quit being so awesome Jasmine! These are stunning!! What a gorgeous bride!

  80. Erika

    September 5th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    How adorable is the groom holding his wife’s dress? Heart throbbing. Nicely caught

  81. angie

    September 6th, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Gorge…as always! 😉

  82. Bryan

    November 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    love the b&w of the first dance, well love them all but that just stands out for me, stunning!