Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Wedding : Jane and Jee


Love wears a myriad of clothing, has a closet full of haute couture jackets made of laughter and shirts woven from the rarest adoration. It’s a closet full of the rarest vintage pieces and enough to make any girl swoon and simultaneously envy. Then there are pieces of Love that are simple, yet classically beautiful. Love that is quiet, private, yet complete with respect and loyalty. Jane and Jee wear such Love. They hold each other in the highest regard, and share a close admiration.

Jane and Jee married at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and pledged to remain by each other’s sides until forever. Close to 350 guests shared in their wedding celebration and the night was filled with performances, dances, and merriment. As the night progressed, Jane’s Vietnamese family collected envelopes at each table and proffered wise words of marital encouragement. On the other side of the ballroom, Jee and Jane toasted with his Korean family, and hugs were freely shared. Throughout the evening, Jane wore four wedding dresses and though she looked radiant in each of them, she looked her best when standing next to Jee. Both wearing the perfect shade of Love.

Jane and Jee, I hope you’re enjoying Paris and reveling in its grandeur! There’s no other perfect place for you to share your first weeks as husband and wife and I know it’ll be perfect. Thank you for the honor of being your wedding photographer and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both! Much Love and Appreciation…j*

Jane wore a pair of vibrant, red Prada heels on her wedding day to start things off right…

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress…

The weather was perfect along the coast and it provided the nicest breezes along the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel property during wedding photos!

JD hung out with Jee and the guys and he had nothing but nice things to say about such a great group of guys…

Jane and Jee opted to see each other before the ceremony and it suited them perfectly! Their moment together was private, quiet, and serene…which is so them! 🙂 JD captured these two photos standing from afar in order to give them a little privacy…it turns out I loved his angle! 🙂

It’s a good thing my clients think I’m funny…

I adored the extra time we had for wedding photos and the day flowed extra smoothly because of it!

JD captured this photo…and I think it’s one of my favs from the day!

The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel had the most spectacular view of the coast during the wedding ceremony and here’s a photo of the recessional, one of my favorite parts of the day!

With many thanks to Kelley Gin of Picture Perfect Event, the entire day went off without a hitch and everything planned perfectly. Kelley and her crew worked tirelessly in designing the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel ballroom for 350 guests!

The First Dance…

To see more of their Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Diane - www.sagephoto.com

    September 30th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Hey Jasmine…this are awesome…pls post the dresses she wore…when I read the post, I was scrolling down hoping to see them. What a gorgeous wedding and couple.

  2. Kristen Swanson

    September 30th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful images.

  3. Will Duris

    September 30th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    very nice indeed…

  4. Larry

    September 30th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Stunning, Jasmine..that’s the only word for it.

  5. Jessica Shae

    September 30th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Awww….They are so cute! She is so petite!

  6. amanda thiessen

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    beautiful! i love the picture of the groom dipping his bride on the dance floor!

  7. Ryel j

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful work with the indoor reception!

  8. Danielle

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I love the couple shots.. especially of them laughing with one another!

  9. Brittany Dawson

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    The first dance dip made me catch my breath. My dog looked up from my lap with concern on his little face.

  10. Scott Webb

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Curious the lens you were using as it is sharp as nails. wow!

  11. Katherine Bowman

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine! Every single shot! Jane and Jee, congratulations! What a beautiful wedding!

  12. Lydia

    September 30th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I love the picture JD captured, and the one of Jee dipping Jane is my favorite dance picture ever!!

  13. ohana photographers

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    yay love the bubbles!!

  14. Connie Sithi

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I’m loving these BW classic photos you’re posting more of…breathtaking wedding made even more beautiful by your photography.

  15. B

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    The bubbles are AMAZING!!! Great shoot, babe.

  16. Florida Wedding

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Wow Jasmin, another great wedding. I love so many pictures – amazing job. You are very talented.

  17. Chelsea Patricia

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    The shot of him dipping her is nothign short of phenomenol!

  18. Keshia

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Sweet…..lovin’ all the black and whites! Georgeous!

  19. kayleen t.

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    how cool is the grooms hair! The 1st dance pictures look straight out of a fairytale, with the fog, lights and glitter floating down around them!

  20. Leyla N

    September 30th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Yet another stunning couple & absolutely beautiful photos!!

    I’m loving all the b&w shots & the one them dancing, where he’s dipping her…


  21. arielle joy

    September 30th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    The first dance photos are absolutely MAGICAL. Thats the best way I can express how beautiful they are!

  22. Angela Grimaldi

    September 30th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I LOVE the pictures!! Especially the first dance one where he’s dipping her. Beautiful! I can’t stop looking at it! You’re amazing, Jasmine!

  23. Melissa Papaj

    September 30th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    As always beautiful! I love the dance shot with the lights twinkling around them!

  24. Stephanie Stewart

    September 30th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Gorgeous! What a fun, stunning couple! Love her dress! And beautiful location, OMG!!!

  25. Beth Dreyer

    September 30th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Jasmine, I just so look forward to reading your blog every day! I’m so encouraged by your photography and the beautiful moments you capture. This wedding is spectacular and you and your story and your kindness always encourage me to be a better photographer and a better person! Thank you!

  26. Michelle sidles

    September 30th, 2009 at 7:06 pm


    On a TOTALLY unrelated note: I’ll never forget the time we stayed there and my husband took my 2 year old to breakfast and let me sleep in. 🙂 He came back and told me her french toast cost $17. BUCKS!!! WHAT THE WHAT!? Haven’t been back since. Totally wrecked my sleeping in. 😉 hahhaaa!!!

  27. Lauri

    September 30th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, the first dance photos look like they’re right out of a fairy tale! SO beautiful! LOVE this wedding. 🙂

  28. amber reinink

    September 30th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    jasmine, i am so blown away every time i read a post and look at your pictures. your words and images come from the heart and you have a fun, unique way or portraying people so they look fabulous. we met a couple of weeks ago at the seminar in lansing, mi (i’m the one who was from the washington dc area) and it really amazed me that you were as wonderful and generous in person as you are here on your blog.

  29. Katie Whitcomb

    September 30th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    OMG!!! I LOVEEEEE those shoes. Simply beautiful. Gotta love the Prada!

  30. Pol

    September 30th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Beautiful shots as always, but that first dance shot where he dips her, oh that is so awesome!

    Wish I could have made it to your Sydney workshop, but with budget issues… If you make it to Melbourne, feel free to pop in for tea 🙂

  31. Tina dela Rosa

    September 30th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    So glamorous!

  32. Deyla Huss

    September 30th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Um Helllllllloooo! Awesome wedding, and I haveto say my fave shot is the one JD took of the couple in B&W, love it so so much!

  33. cassandra m

    September 30th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    OMGosh…the first dance shot looks like a magical fairyland!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

  34. KrisD Mauga

    September 30th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Gorgeous- looks like it was a fabulous gig!

  35. Megan Beth

    October 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    LOVIN that shoe shot…what’s better than red shoes on your wedding day?! Fabulous…as always!

  36. Lawrence Kent

    October 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I love the shoes of course, but really like the shot of the guys with 4 on each. Another rockin wedding by the Stars.

  37. Brian Fletcher

    October 1st, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Those first dance shots are awesome! Never seen bubbles used like that. Very cool 🙂

  38. Nicole Benitez

    October 1st, 2009 at 2:26 am

    The entire day looks magical. Just beautiful.

  39. Lisa Holl Chang

    October 1st, 2009 at 3:04 am

    LOVE the pictures – beautiful as always. 🙂 But where are the three other dresses? 🙂

  40. Kelley Lee Gin

    October 1st, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Hi Jasmine. You and JD are a gem to work with. Thank you for going with the flow and for being so calm and collective. I look forward to working with you many times over. xoxo, klg

  41. Alicia Swedenborg

    October 1st, 2009 at 5:21 am

    I love pic no 4 (of Jane), it is simply perfect. I can feel just how pretty/nervous/excited Jane feels. A good image should to just that, capture and show emotions. Lovely J*, just lovely.

  42. Alexandra

    October 1st, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Wow. These are perfection.

  43. Barbara Piotrowska

    October 1st, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Wow!! Amazing work!!

  44. Emma Pointon

    October 1st, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Wow! I am so looking forward to your workshop in January! You definitely capture their story… Beautiful

  45. Tammy B Photography

    October 1st, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Great wedding J* and JD, I love the second photo, from the first dance. Not sure why, but it just really draws me in.

  46. Paul

    October 1st, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Love the dress shot you got the exposure perfect on the mark!!…
    details are great too 🙂

  47. Mark Hayes

    October 1st, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Amazing as always, but the ballroom is beyond stunning.

  48. {15:51} photography

    October 1st, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Oh my…is that glitter floating down from the ceiling during their first dance?!?!?!


  49. Megan

    October 1st, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Just stunning! I really enjoyed the slide show, and fell in love with the song you used. I was scouring google trying to find it (which I finally did)!

  50. Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    October 1st, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    We went there for our honeymoon; what a beautiful place for a wedding! I especially love the first dance photos with the glitter sparkle fairytale look. Amazing!

  51. MelissaF

    October 1st, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Love the picture by the artwork. To me, that one sums up the couple exactly the way you described them and their relationship. Of course, all of the pics are beautiful…as always!

  52. Gina Meola

    October 1st, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Looks spectacular!! Love her getting ready shots!

  53. Pinky

    October 1st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Beautiful wedding and couple! Amazing shots as always!

  54. Life with Kaishon

    October 1st, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    What amazing pictures. The bride is stunning. I am in love with her red prada shoes. And that first dress…. OH MY GOSH so pretty! What a pretty venue!

  55. Jenny

    October 1st, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I LOVE the ritz ! It’s soooo nice !! Another job well done Jasmine~

  56. jenberry

    October 1st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    that 1st dance dip shot makes me happy

  57. jayzee

    October 1st, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Awesome as usual !!! You and JD make one awesome team…I really think I need to move to Laguna Niguel, it just really seems to be calling my name lately….

  58. Shane LaFever

    October 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Great photos. Beautiful bride.

  59. francis

    October 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    WOW!!! Great blog-I really enjoyed the pictures-thank you for brightening my day ! Francis http://www.geothermalquestions.net

  60. Lillie Raif

    October 2nd, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Stunning photos! so dreamy…fairy tale like…I follow your blog everyday and I am blown away by your talent!!

  61. Jay

    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Very gorgeous wedding !! love your photo.

  62. Brandon M Sweet

    October 3rd, 2009 at 1:44 am

    I love the shots from this Wedding!! The shoe shot is AMAZING along with the rest 😀

  63. Neil Redfern

    October 3rd, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Beautiful couple and beautiful photography. You are such an inspiration, Yasmine 🙂

  64. Jason Grubb

    October 3rd, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Beautiful work as always Jasmine. Thank you for sharing. Love following your blog.

  65. Mandi

    October 4th, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Gorgeous wedding and beautiful images as always. You are such an inspiration. Love the black and white.

  66. Jennifer Duffy

    October 4th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Goregous wedding…love the images.

    Do you drag you shutter when shooting indoors for some of those effects?


  67. Amanda Carlson

    October 4th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love your work.

  68. Ray Pryor

    October 5th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Great shoot J! I love the detail shots. BTW, J.D. really rocks the 2nd shooter spot doesn’t he? Is there a 2nd shooter workshop in the works? Hey wait a minute, that’s actually a good idea …

  69. Serendipity Photography

    October 6th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Gorgeous wedding and awesome pictures!!

  70. Christine Pobke

    October 6th, 2009 at 6:32 am

    GOOOOOORGEOUS shots, Jas! 🙂 These are sooo beautiful! And I love how detailed everything was (I’m not gonna lie – I especially loved her SHOES!)! You rock all things rockworthy! 🙂 PS 2.5 more months til SYDNEEEEEEEY!

  71. sadie.higs

    October 6th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    love those shots JD took of the first look. he’s like a ninja in hiding or something 🙂 keep up the awesome work you two!

  72. Jen May

    October 6th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Haven’t commented in a while! The groom had wild, great hair! 🙂

  73. Michelle Guzman

    October 6th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Loved the first dance. So pretty!

  74. courtney Allison

    October 7th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    They are such a cute couple. Beautiful Wedding, wow!

  75. Verônica Masson

    October 8th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    These are so precious! I can’t tell you how much I love them 🙂 You are so talented!

  76. photographer toronto

    October 9th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    another nicely done wedding. Great balance of light in your interior shots. Nice moments captured!