Polo, Pinkberry, and Perfection


I woke up with excitement.

JD was washing the dishes when he heard Polo run to our bed and pounce on my belly. What do you want to do today, JD asked after he heard me wrestling the four-legged, white ball of fur.


Okay, so while this may sound dramatic, it wasn’t. Or maybe it was, but it wasn’t intended to be. Now that wedding season is in full-swing, Saturdays are filled with work and loads of busyness. Because I shot a wedding yesterday, my weekend was free to do what I wanted. And feel like a normal girl on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

In the morning, we walked to breakfast, meandered around Heaven for a while (a.k.a. Barnes&Noble), bought a few books, spent the afternoon by the pool, lunched at our favorite restaurant, then took a long nap. If this doesn’t sound the most perfect day ever, JD, Polo and I went to Pinkberry at the Irvine Spectrum to round out our day. Perfection, I tell you.

Happy Saturday!

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  1. tammie

    April 27th, 2008 at 5:25 am

    hey normal girl, looks like you had the most perfect day with JD & Polo. I am keep telling AK that we need a studio dog. LOL anyday with Pinkberry is a good day for me. ciao bella!

  2. kelly

    April 27th, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day…I so WISH we had a pinkberry in Honolulu. Crossing my fingers…

  3. ksen :)

    April 27th, 2008 at 5:37 am

    how AWESOME! that sounds absolutely lovely… & to top it off with pinkberry — i am SO jealous!! πŸ˜€

  4. Crystal

    April 27th, 2008 at 5:53 am

    GOOD FOR YOU!!!! You deserve a day like that. That pinkberry looks so yummy…I need to try that place then next time I visit.

  5. carlie renee

    April 27th, 2008 at 6:06 am

    i need my frankie!! aka my maltese.. i get ridiculously jealous whenever i see polo and his big fluffy white curls and big brown eyes. so not fair.. i am on strike from my grumpy husband.

  6. Brian Khang

    April 27th, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Aren’t you excited there is a Pinkberry close by now? We love it!!

  7. wac

    April 27th, 2008 at 6:14 am

    i have no idea what i’m looking at in that third picture, but i want some! it looks delicious.

  8. david & kimi b ~ ohana photography

    April 27th, 2008 at 7:08 am

    i didn’t think polo could be upstaged, but mmmm….pinkberry. have an incredible and blessed weekend jasmine!

  9. Eric Foley

    April 27th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Okay, for us East Coasters, what’s Pinkberry??

  10. ternoTracy

    April 27th, 2008 at 11:37 am

    okay, I’m a Cali girl born and raised – now a military wife in the land of shi-shi dogs and fried rice. WHAT is a Pinkberry? it looks like I need to take a trip to CA soon. Congrats on your afternoon and LOVE your pictures.

  11. tish

    April 27th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Glad you had a normal day…and glad that in your normalness you still snapped some great photos to share with us!

  12. Melli

    April 27th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Happy Sunday!

  13. Mark Brooke

    April 27th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    WOOOO HOOOOO!!!! I love having sundays off!!!! especially when there is a rad party to go to! πŸ˜‰

  14. Kristen Leigh

    April 27th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    What day don’t you wake up with excitement??? hahah Glad you had a "loveliest" day! You DO deserve it!

  15. brandelyn

    April 27th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    i love how you document everything! but i wonder…. does it DRIVE YOUR HUSBAND NUTS sometimes? just a little? πŸ™‚

  16. inga

    April 27th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I have yet to try pinkberry! I need to see what the fuss is about!

  17. Kelsey Horner

    April 27th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    I have a quick question, actually. I know that you’re probably swamped with all sorts of other questions, but this one is quick (I hope). I notice that you and many other photographers put their "signature"/logo on the border around their picture. What do you use to put that on there exactly?

  18. rowena

    April 27th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Barnes and a nap, now that’s my kind of fun!

  19. rizza san agustin

    April 27th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    ha! polo is a marshmallow! so cute!

  20. Charming Events

    April 27th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Love the Spectrum, but have yet to try Pinkberry – isn’t that crazy? The pic. of yours looks sooooo good πŸ™‚

  21. Mar

    April 27th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I have the same question as Kelsey…how do you get your logo and that awesome black border around your images?

  22. Becky Rose

    April 28th, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Hi. I have the same question as Kelsey and Mar…how do you get the black/white border around your photos and how do you add your signature. I’ll check back often to see more posts and your answers. You have a wonderful website and blog! Thank you.

  23. Frances

    April 28th, 2008 at 3:36 am

    I love Pinkberry. Hubbie and I used to drive up to K-Town, LA and Long Beach just to get some! I am so glad they opened one up in OC now. Looks like you got the original? I love the green tea + kiwi. Mmm..

  24. Cathy Crawley

    April 28th, 2008 at 3:45 am

    I’d be excited too if the first sound I heard of a morning was my husband doing the dishes! Oh, that’s right, my hubby does the dishes at night after I cook.

    Oh, and I know how you make the border with the logo…..you make a photoshop action, record it and play it on every photo. Easy peasy! Step one: size for web, step two increase canvas size, step three type the logo, step four flatten. Simple!

  25. sarah k chen

    April 28th, 2008 at 5:14 am

    i totally know what you mean about having a "normal" weekend with your loved ones! i soooo miss my time with hubs and akira sometimes.

    you MUST try red mango. it’s actual frozen yogurt and creamier than pinkberry. there’s one by harvard and main in irvine. try strawberries, mochi, and crushed graham crackers! it tastes almost like cheesecake!

  26. Mel Watson

    April 28th, 2008 at 9:06 am

    oooh had you not included the ever important nap I may have contested just how perfect your day really was… but you indeed had a perfect day! πŸ˜€ Mmm Saturday nap time nuggles… what dreams are made of!

  27. Donna

    April 28th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    A nap sounds absolutely yummy… and the pinkberry looked it.

  28. kymberli q.

    April 28th, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Aside from the Pinkberry (I’m a Golden Spoon girl, myself), it does sound like a perfect weekend!

  29. enoch

    April 28th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    What a great weekend…

  30. Jen

    April 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Looks like a perfect day!

  31. mark Brooke

    April 28th, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    ohhhh man! that looks like a great sunday!!!!

  32. Natarsha N. Wright

    April 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    That is truly the perfect Saturday and it seems like you did alot I know I would have been tired by the end of the day…lol I am glad that you were able to enjoy it!

  33. Charmarie

    April 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I seriously need to find and taste the deliciousness that is called Pinkberry.

  34. ruby rideout

    April 28th, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    your post made me smile because I LOVE days like this with my honey too. glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  35. Kelly

    April 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    UGH – Pinkberry – I H*A*T*E you!! Yummmmmmmy!!

  36. cassandra m

    April 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    polo looks soooooo happy…and that does sound like a perfect lazy and wonderful day. ahhhhhhhh.

  37. zo belle

    April 29th, 2008 at 3:38 am

    hey jb i thought you were ganna take me to pink berry!

  38. Jasmine*

    April 29th, 2008 at 5:03 am

    @ZoBelle: I PROMISE to take you to PinkBerry soon! I love you. SarahK: Girl, I’m SO gonna try your combo recommendation! πŸ™‚ @Becky, Mar, and Kelsey: Cathy wrote EXACTLY how you do it. However, if you need more helps, here’s a helpful post on OSP Forum that will be helpful!! http://www.opensourcephoto.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=27745&pid=300429&mode=threaded&start=#entry300429

  39. Cathy Crawley

    April 30th, 2008 at 9:11 am

    KEWL Jasmine, glad I got it right! πŸ™‚

  40. Nancy

    May 3rd, 2008 at 5:55 am

    omg.. i didn’t know you got a doggie!! what kind is it? polo’s face looks like my baby heinz so it’s gotta have maltese in him. am i right??

  41. Kelly Kindall

    January 12th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Just looking through,

    and I must say your pictures are more than phenomenal.

    Your doggy is cute too!

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