A few days ago—after being tirelessly annoying for two or three hours—I asked JD if he thought I was funny. Standing in front of an open refrigerator door, he simply said, No. I furrowed my eyebrows so they looked like a singular catepillar slowly making its way across my forehead and said, But, really, you must think I’m hilarious… Staring intently at bean sprouts, a carton of strawberries, or my half-eaten apple from the morning’s breakfast, he remained silent. Not even when I sing rap songs like Broadway musical show tunes? Imitate your father at the dinner table? Dance in the grocery market?! Silence.

Oh, Internet, it’s evident he was LYING TO MY FACE. JD so thinks I’m funny. I’m almost certain he whispered to friends at a dinner party that he’s married to Eddie Murphy’s long-lost twin. Either that or I should host my own HBO Comedy Special. Or that he can’t believe he’s married to someone as funny as me. I am almost certain I heard him say something like this. Or something that rhymes with this.

As I looked through JD’s images from yesterday’s wedding, I found my new most favorite picture. I look horrifically UGLY, but that’s why I like it. I love it because JD captured me in all my fugliness talking with my bride along Hollywood Boulevard. The moment is so real and conjures only the fondest memories of working with such an amazing couple.

The next time JD stands in front of an open refrigerator door, I’m going to ask him if he thinks I’m funny. If he says no, I’ll dance around the kitchen singing rap songs like Little Orphan Annie and know this picture proves otherwise.

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  1. lin

    October 27th, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Laughter. We all need a bit more laughter in our life. Thanks for sharing your story. More smiles in this world, the better.

  2. tracy

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:25 am

    MAYBE, the bride thought you were so funny that this is the reason she was laughing and YOU were doing your best Little Orphan Annie Sing Along in a Broadway theme while immitating Mr. T (I pitty the fool that don’t think the sun’ll come out tomorrow) .

  3. Khara Plicanic

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:42 am

    You made me laugh at the freedom tour in KC! 🙂 PS: What is that thing connecting the pocket wizard to the bottom of your camera? I tried doing that with a headless screw, but it seemed to push apart my pocket wizard…. not good! 🙂

  4. Feuza

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:49 am

    I was editing my blog and I saw the headline for this post and ran over to read the rest, you seem like you are hilarious and I love your blog posts, full of detail! go Murphy!

  5. FUNKfour

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:05 am

    I’ve been checking your blog, every hour, on the hour, for just a glimpse of yesterday. I love this picture. It is "so Miranda." You and JD were the bomb. I know we will be thankful for years to come that we were able to have you guys capture this day for Miranda and Justin. THANK YOU.

  6. Joan Solitario

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:21 am

    Hmm.. better yet… I think you should post this picture up on the refrigerator for him heheh 😀

  7. Liza

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Hahaha…that should show him! He just doesn’t want to let you know that he thinks you’re funny because he believes if he does, then it’s all over! LOL, there would be no stopping you then!

  8. Catie R

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Girrrrl, your posts make my day each and every time. You add laughter to my life without even trying 🙂 And JD doesn’t think you’re funny, your bride surely does and I do too! Ghetto funky fabulous hilarity!

  9. Alicia

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:52 am

    I can’t wait to see their wedding images! P.S. I think you’re funny. Like, for real.

  10. Cathy Crawley

    October 27th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    The proof is in the pudding, or in the photo as the case may be 🙂

  11. delores

    October 27th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    How do you keep from poking yourself in the chin with that wizard?.. looks cool though and it’s not velcro.. what gives… we all want to know…!!

    My husband shoots with me as well and always seems to get my behind when I’m fixing the bride’s dress during formals..

    this black and white is really cute… looking forward to the rest/par usual….

  12. Emily Mason

    October 27th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Just form reading your blog over the past year, I think you’re funny!

  13. Katie Slater

    October 27th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Jasmine – it’s not that he doesn’t think you’re funny….it’s that he does but he can’t admit it for fear he would be admitting that you are funnier than he is. Or so it goes in my house…only recently did my husband genuinely tell me that I was funny. However…I’ve known it all along. 😉

  14. Sarah

    October 27th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I love the fact that you shoot Canon. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me. =)

  15. You make me LOVE being ME

    October 27th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    You are SO funny! And I’m glad you know it!

    I’m so intrigued by your camera setup! I’ve never seen a pocket wizard on the bottom like that…this is going to drive me crazy till I figure it all out!

  16. Stacy Cross

    October 27th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    For the record, I think you’re a silly lady and I love it!

  17. Jasmine*

    October 27th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Hi friends! As I mentioned in a previous post ( ), I shoot with two light sources when using my flash. This picture was taken just after the ceremony, when I had to use my flash. I didn’t have time to take off my Pocket Wizard rigging, so it remained on my camera. The PW is basically screwed into my camera when needed, and I don’t have to worry about velcro. I love it! 🙂

  18. brianna

    October 27th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    hi jasmine…i know you were unable to join us, but the last time the girls drove to arizona it was concluded that I was the funniest friend…sorry. maybe you can be 2nd funniest?!

  19. Alan Nielsen

    October 27th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I just started following your blog recently and I must say, I’m enjoying it a whole lot!!

    I have some shots of me shooting and oh boy….I think I’ll try to post them soon.

    Alan Nielsen
    Nine Live Photography

  20. Tira J

    October 27th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    I think you are hilarious! Especially when you are Keepin’ It Real! K.I.R. Love that you just tell it like it is and don’t mess around.

  21. jackie wonders

    October 27th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    um, you’re hillarious. i was laughing the whole time (in my head too) when you spoke in SD the last two times! i’m a loud laugher and throw my head back, when i i KNOW funny, and you’re def it 🙂

  22. Smithpho

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I just want you to know that I often read your blog and find myself smiling if not laughing.

  23. Jacqueline

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    HAHAHAHA! That’s great! You’re not alone on the million facial expressions one can have.

  24. kristin brancaleone

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    You guys are like Lucy and Ricky Ricardo! 🙂

  25. syreenab

    October 27th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I think you are pretty funny too…. although funny on the web doesn’t always mean funny in real life…LoL. You know how you have that list of celebrities you would like to be friends w but who the heck knows what they are like in the real world…LoL? As for now I will just side 50/50…JD/YoU. 🙂 Anyways, my random question of the day would be about JD. Has he always been interested in photography? Did you sign him up (so to speak) or was he all about volunteering to help you out? I am asking b/c I have joked w/ my hubby about being my right hand man and recently I have noticed him being almost as into parts of my photography as I am…..

  26. Andrea :D

    October 27th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has those fancy looks of concentration! gotta love it <3

  27. Ashley

    October 27th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    A picture truly is worth a thousand words. And this one- it’s worth a thousand good ones.

  28. Jackie L.

    October 27th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    What a classic moment!

  29. wale

    October 27th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    lol. classic moment!

  30. B

    October 27th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Jas, you’re witty 🙂 Maybe one day you’ll be funny… in the meantime, JD is right. PS Mom only laughs are you because she feels badly no one else is 🙂 Heehee.

  31. Lucia

    October 27th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Thank-you for posting that link to the lighting questions, this was very helpful

  32. Heather/OneShotBeyond

    October 27th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    You and the bride look beautiful and you ought to recognize that!



  33. Heather/OneShotBeyond

    October 27th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    You and the bride look beautiful and you ought to recognize that!



  34. Heather/OneShotBeyond

    October 27th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    You and the bride look beautiful and you ought to recognize that!



  35. Ginger Murray

    October 27th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Whatever. You always look awesome. This is funny! 🙂

  36. Katherine Bowman

    October 27th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    You are SOOO funny! You made me laugh a lot at the KC stop for Free To Succeed! Love your personality!

  37. jazzweezel

    October 27th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Hey J, what’s with the PocketWizard up the bottom?

  38. jeramy

    October 27th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    great shot….it’s funny. i’m just saying.

  39. meg

    October 27th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    or bust into "where in the world is carmen sandiego?" – rockapella style. 🙂

  40. Jason

    October 27th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Great shot! Hey, can you explain how you have your Pocket Wizard attached?!! I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to attach mine and end up holding and balancing the thing. What exactly do you have? Thanks for your time!

  41. Korey

    October 27th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I love this–Josh and I always argue about who is funnier. I contend that it is I who is funnier, while he swears that I am only funny by accident and he is intentionally funnier. If either of us makes the other laugh we say, "I KNEW I was the funny one!" like only one of us can be funny…

  42. christina LeMarr

    October 27th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    He better photograph it..that’s all I’m sayin!

  43. Onsite Minnesota Photography

    October 28th, 2008 at 12:53 am

    I thought the blog post was funny! That must count for something.

  44. Melissa

    October 28th, 2008 at 2:09 am

    I don’t care what you say – that photo showcases one of the best things about you and that is BEAUTIFUL.

  45. Julie

    October 28th, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Oh I’m dying to see these photos because after seeing the "we’re in love" photos of this couple I picked HIS hairdo and facial hair to be my husband’s new "do"! They are a very handsome couple! and I love this of you. Girl! That camera!

  46. Mands

    October 28th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Ha Ha too funny ! LOVE LOVE the image! you must be very funny…cos that bride sure thinks so! LOL
    Also would like to see a pic of how you are doing the Pocket Wizard trick! Thanks!

  47. Natarsha N. Wright

    October 28th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    See, you even have this picture and many others to prove how funny you are…Well, you always make me laugh…lol

  48. Diandra

    October 28th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Well I think you’re hilarious… but I think I am hilarious too, so maybe my opinion doesn’t count 🙂

  49. MattDJ

    October 29th, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Niiice. 😉 That’s the look that results from the PW antenna poking your neck all night long! 🙂

  50. Ana Gabriela

    October 29th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    You ARE freaking funny…

  51. Lydia

    November 4th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    I remember laughing a lot at the Free to Succeed Tour, and it was with you not at you!

  52. Nhu Muon

    November 6th, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Honestly, you make me laugh quite often when i am reading your blogs… I can’t imagine how anyone wouldn’t smile in a shoot with you…. awesome. Love, Live, Laughter…. all the essentials to life.

  53. Pat

    November 6th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Great picture capturing the moment – I’ll have to learn some fridge jokes for my next wedding :o)

  54. tracy Routh

    November 7th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! You still look pretty, even when you make funny faces 😉 !

  55. Karen

    November 13th, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Jasmine – Can I just say that (though I’ve only met you once…) you are out of this world amazing and I thank God for you! I love your candidness, quirkiness and just plain you. Thank you for making my days that much brighter!