San Juan Capistrano Engagement : Keren + Pieter

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She called him Frenchie, after discovering he was born in France. Unsure if he even liked the nickname, that’s what she called him. It was either that or Cute Boy on Crutches, and since that was too long, she opted for the former. Keren first saw Pieter in college at USC. He stood out from a group of fraternity brothers in black suits because he was in jeans, hobbling on crutches. Pieter attended college in Santa Clara, but visited a pinning fraternity ceremony in Los Angeles, where Keren and her sorority sisters watched from a distance. Keren and Pieter spent the entire evening chatting and laughing, deepening a new friendship.

As weeks past, they remained friends of friends–Keren was most notably heard to say to Pieter’s friends, Say hi to Frenchie for me!–but after a few months, they became real friends. And then something changed on a trip to Lake Tahoe with a group of college buddies. Frenchie became Pieter, a boy who stole Keren’s heart and sealed the transaction with a kiss. They dated long distance for four years–graduating, living in different cities, Keren going to law school–but their love grew over increasing phone bills and being A-List members of Southwest Airlines. While Keren studied for what could be the most stressful test in her life–the Bar Exam–Pieter surprised her one day while she studied in the library. Armed with her mother’s favorite recipes, Pieter spent the day in the kitchen preparing a celebratory meal. Because, really, Keren was bound to pass the Bar and he was just ready to celebrate early.

But that’s Keren and Pieter. Two amazing people whose lives have intersected perfectly and they’re planning to spend the rest of it, side by side. Forever. They’re planning a fabulous wedding–with the help of Courtney Toney–this September at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and I’m thrilled to document their journey. I shot their engagement session in San Juan Captistrano and we had a blast…this was literally the first frame out of the camera and it captures them perfectly…

Pieter is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met…and Keren has a unique way of bringing out his best qualities…

Bling blingin’…

Keren, you’re so fierce you made a jacked up fence look fab! 😉

The sun was particularly fabulous in San Juan Capistrano last week and I’m extra thankful…

I love when couples bring along items that define who they are, so when Keren and Pieter brought along stacks of books, maps, a quilt, and globe, it was as if I was given a sneak peek into their lives and I loved it! Brilliant world travelers…who love being in love…

Pieter, while Keren chatted with me a bit ago, she mentioned your favorite piece of legal jargon is Promissory Estoppel. I will scream this phrase at your wedding if you’re willing to look this handsome. All day. Deal?

Rawr.

The week’s earlier rain brought about random patches of fields and the sunset gave about a truly beautiful glow. Add a dash of Keren, and it’s a recipe for fabulousness…

To see more of Keren and Pieter’s San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Leora Shiff

    March 23rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    What a beautiful couple!!!

  2. ellie

    March 23rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Amazingly beautiful….

  3. Melissa Papaj Photography

    March 23rd, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Beautiful – as always! I love San Juan Capistrano…my hubby grew up there and Dana Point. In fact his best friend from elementary school still lives in SJC. 🙂

  4. krista lucas

    March 23rd, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    they are super adorable. i love love love the shot from above them. and you’re right – that light is delicious!!!

  5. Barb

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Beautiful! That first shot is my fave 🙂

  6. Amanda Cardinal

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I love love LOVE the image of the 2 of them sitting on the stump!

  7. mallika Malhotra

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    love your images!! when your subjects are lying down on their backs, do you shoot high from a ladder? i am such a midget that i can’t get everyone in the frame. tips?

  8. Anye

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    beautiful capture!

  9. Amber

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Lovely as always J*!

  10. Dawn McCarthy

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I see that Keren accepted your permission for her to be beautiful in front of your camera because SHE IS! And her man is quite the catch as well. Great couple. Wonderful images. Can’t wait for the wedding!

  11. shannon

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    oh, jasmine…these are beautiful! romantic, fun, real-they make my heart smile. the one on the stump, under the tree…glorious!!

  12. Jessica Willis

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    i absolutely *adore* the picture of them on a stump…makes me want to do engagement pictures…or just regular pictures with my boyfriend. hah!

  13. Girish

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Great photographs

    Agreed, to good a light, because it makes the shady areas lovely for a photo shoot. Very nice and candid shots.

  14. Natalie Tuggle

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Oh my goodness! Some of these photos just made my heart flip!

  15. Emilie

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    This is absolutely lovely!!! I love the colors of your photos. And what a cute couple!! Perfect match!!!

  16. gina

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    beautiful! I love the map and globe so creative and personal!

  17. Kellie Carter

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful! You can feel their love and the warmth of the sun!

  18. Otto Rascon

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I love the image on them sitting on the tree stump. What a beautiful image! Thanks for posting.

  19. Julie D.

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    for crying out loud…the one on the stump. awe—some!

  20. Joseph Yarrow Bristol Wedding Photographer

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Some of your best images ever I think Jasmine.
    I love them (ESPECIALLY the one of them under the tree near the end! wow!!!)

  21. s h e r r y

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    These are lovely, and they look like they love each other very much! <3

  22. Gail

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    SOOO gorgeous! What a sweet couple. I really loved their story. 🙂

  23. Michelle Haurilak

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Jasmine, these are gorgeous and you are such an inspiration! Tree stump shot is an instant fave.

  24. angel pope

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    That light is amazing and you captured it in a way that makes me so envious (but in a "good for you" way).

    My favorite engagement photos I’ve seen in awhile!

    Awesome!

  25. angel pope

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    That light is amazing and you captured it in a way that makes me so envious (but in a "good for you" way).

    My favorite engagement photos I’ve seen in awhile!

    Awesome!

  26. Amanda Chapman

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Ok J*…The one beneath the tree with the gorgeous sunrays (in my opinion) is your best shot…EVER! You rocked this shoot for sure 🙂

  27. Deborah Zoe

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    These are beautiful Jasmine. The one of them on the picnic blanket laying down is gorgeous.

  28. Kathleen Porter

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Ooooh, I really love the third image from the bottom. Very romantic!

  29. Jenny Sun

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the shot of them under the tree backlit. That is just gorrrgeous!!!

  30. Rebecca

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    So gorgeous!!!

  31. Francine

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t know them. I don’t know you. And yet I’m all teared up! Jasmine, you are so blessed with talent I can’t stand it!!! "When I grow up" I want to be as great as you! : )

  32. ashley

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Um…that shot under the tree is just yummy!! I really dig the ring shot too. Beautiful work lady =)

  33. kim schmidt

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    oh my heavens they are a beautiful couple! love all the different emotions in these photos.

  34. Adrienne

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    You are fantastic! MUCH LOVE for the one under the tree! So georgeous!

  35. Krista

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    oh my. i think i could stare at the 3rd to last photo all day … the one where she’s sitting on his lap and the sun’s coming through the trees. i’m in love. beautiful.

  36. jenny tarau

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Yet another great sess….
    Aweeeeeesooooooumm

  37. Romonia

    March 23rd, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful shots J*! Love the picture of them sitting on the stump under the tree with the light bursting through. Your shots truly show who they are and how much they are in love. Great job as always! You inspire me!!!

  38. Janelle Vano

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    LOVE the one under the tree!

  39. arnie isa

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    beautiful subjects, amazing pictures… as usual 🙂 if i may ask, how did you meter the gorgeous pic with the couple sitting on the stump, with amazing light all over? did you meter the couple, the sky, or the trees? i tried taking backlighted pics before, most came out dark. help! thanks 🙂

  40. Melissa @ Whooo's That Girl

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I was going to say how much I LOVE the globe/map shots, but then I kept viewing and they just kept getting better and better! Fabulous work!

  41. Elise

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    3rd to last photo: BEAUTIFUL!

  42. Bree

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Keren, you’re beautiful!!!

  43. Nicole

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I *heart* the under the tree shot!

  44. Sheila

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    WOW…3rd to last, absolutely LOVE this image. Perfect.

  45. Julie

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    As always, fabulousness Jasmine!

  46. Lacy Dagerath

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Love love LOVE!! I love the way you used the sun in creative ways! And I love the random house in the background that you found! 🙂 You know you’re an artist when you can take something MOST people wouldn’t take a second look at and bring it to life! But… you’re not most people! 😉 love u! 🙂 It was SO great seeing your beautiful, smiling face week before last!

  47. Ed Goodfellow

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    One word: WOW!

  48. Leandra

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love their story! So sweet. And the pictures are beautiful as well… of course. 🙂 Lovely session!

  49. lydia {ever ours}

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    beautiful!!

  50. ali caudill

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    i love the second to last one so much! beautiful job and sweet couple.

  51. Tammynize

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I love the second one and the one laying down and the one under the tree. green with envy!

  52. Alejandra Amador

    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    THAT TREE composition!! So gorgeous!! And I whole-heartedly agree with Lacy that you take something so random/normal and make it artistic and just… beautiful.

    You’re not pretentious with props, Jasmine, and I applaud you for that during these photography fads. You’re such an inspiration!!

  53. Marissa Rodriguez

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    So gorgeous! Your slide shows are always my favorite part!

  54. rebecca

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!! these are seriously soo beautiful! i don’t know what it was about this shoot but i literally kept saying out loud, "oh my gosh!" "daaaang!" and other phrases that showed my excitement and amazement. you did such a good job jasmine!!!

  55. Shannon

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    These are some great shots! I really wish we hadn’t done our announcement photos ourselves. Wish I had some keep sakes like these.

  56. Jessie Smith

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    yep I have to agree with everyone else, the shot of them under the tree is stunning. Gorgeous couple, beautiful pictures!

  57. Jamie

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Well, all your photos are so fabulous but oh my gosh – the one of them sitting under the tree is EPIC!

  58. Meli J

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    AMAZING, simply stunning!

  59. Sissy

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    AMAZING!!! eee

  60. Sabrina

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    oh my word… Jasmine these are incredible. seriously i love them. you make me want to be a better photographer… and a better person. and to laugh more. because you do that a lot and it’s fabulous 🙂

  61. J.P.

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Beautiful as always, Jasmine!

  62. Bianca

    March 23rd, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Rawr!!!! This was fierce, sister friend!

  63. Krissy

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Wow, Wow, Wow!
    These all rock, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stump pic! Took my breath away…

  64. Lindsey

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    OMG Jasmine! You outdo yourself each shoot you do! I LOVE the almost mischievous smile and look in his eyes on the 2nd one! Super cute! and the lighting! Uh! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  65. Tira J

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Oh wow! Talk about fierce! My most favorite is of them sitting on the tree stump with the sun doin’ some nice backlighting action!

  66. Leina

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Breathtaking!

  67. Theresa Minnette Photography

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    My favorite is the one under the tree but they are all AWESOME!

  68. Sue

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    These are so dang gorgeous!!! What beauty in these shots…the couple and how you captured them!!!

  69. valerie Robinson

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Ow! The one on the tree stump is crazy beautiful!!!! LOVE it!

  70. Stephanie Stewart

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Love this session! My faves are the Promissory Estoppel and the one after that! Perfection! Love that light, so beautiful!

  71. Brian Mullins

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I really love the third from the last photo! Beautiful setting and very nice control over your positioning to capture that shot!

  72. Paola

    March 23rd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Ohhhh the one where they’re on the field, with Keren sitting on his lap, witht he deliciousness of the sun and extra perfect backlight…. oooh!!!!! PURTY!!!

  73. Kelly Park

    March 23rd, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    love, love them all, but especially the one of them sitting under the tree with the beautiful light in the background…simply fabulous!

  74. Spring Smith

    March 23rd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    The one under the tree… that light… ahhhhhh its amazing!!!

    STUNNING my dear- just stunning!

  75. Karen

    March 23rd, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I adore the colored shot of the couple under the tree. So perfect. =]

  76. Leyla

    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I am absolutely in love with this couple and these amazingly beautiful shots!!! I ADORE 3rd last photo… Sooo gorgeous and magical… I’m totally swooning right now… mmm

  77. Lydia

    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Jas, these are GORGEOUS!! Rock the platform today!

  78. Jen Madigan Photography

    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, these images are just stunning (although I don’t expect anything less from you!!). I adore the one on the tree stump, amazing!

  79. Carissa

    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    The picture 3rd from the bottom made me gasp. Out loud. In class. During a critique. (This = embarrassing.) But I should have known better than to look at a new post from you in class. These are ALL SO AMAZING. As always. Love.

  80. Pol

    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    What a beautiful couple!
    I have to do a portfolio shoot for class and these absolutely inspired me.

  81. joyful weddings and events

    March 23rd, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Sooo… I love these. I love Keren & Pieter, I love the way you captured their love, I LOVE that tree shot, and I love J*!

  82. Erica Velasco

    March 23rd, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I love the shot in the meadow!

  83. Kelly Marshall

    March 23rd, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    You found some awesome light! My favorite is the one under the tree too!

  84. Alaina Bos

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    The photos are FAB. LOVE the JUICY light! Did you use fill flash at all?

  85. Hannah Lundberg

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    These are absolutely stunning, Jasmine! I love the ones with the props – I am such a sucker for personalising images like this. Now to find some clients game enough to do it…

  86. nattnee

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    love the feel of this shoot…it’s sweet =)

  87. Sally

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Love the shot under the tree, so romantic.

  88. chandra

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    The one of them on the tree stump is my absolute fave. And I love the part about promissory estoppel….takes me back to my nerdy law school days! My fave legal phrase is ‘res ipsa loquitor’ 🙂

  89. thea

    March 23rd, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    All the photos are so crisp and the lighting-well I love the way you use light. My most favorite of the bunch is the first one with the globe. The way you captured her body language-I feel like I am there. Wonderful.

  90. Geoff Heith

    March 23rd, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Wow I’ll be 71st comment…haha…crazy, anywho…love the one under the tree…stunning!

  91. amanda thiessen

    March 23rd, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    stunning.stunning.stunning

  92. jane button

    March 23rd, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    these are wonderful, jasmine! great light, great couple, great photographer! can’t wait to see the wedding!

  93. Alan & Karen Woo

    March 24th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Wow what a beautiful e-session Jasmine. Adding to our favourites, awesome combination of poses.

  94. gina

    March 24th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    ummmm…love every bit of each photo..fantastic light, cute couple, simply beautiful!

  95. Andrea Husted

    March 24th, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Such a great love story. Reading it made me love them before I even saw the first picture. Absolutely amazing shots and such a gorgeous couple. Perfection!

  96. Tracy Carolyn

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    The shot on the tree stump stopped me in my blog-stalking tracks. Absolutely gorgeous work!

  97. CHRIS CORNWELL

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Leave it to Ms J* to capture beauty once again! Come to my town and you’ll see these ‘old/ rugged’ nooks and more!

  98. Hanh Nguyen

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Beautiful session! I LOVE everything about this e-session. AWESOME!

  99. Kare

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:35 am

    The one under the tree kills me – so perfect!

  100. melissa oholendt

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:47 am

    You are one of the modern day masters of natural light. Seriously. Dear Cali light, please grace Minneapolis with your presence. Pretty please?

  101. Trish

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Loving this couple! Great job!

  102. gladys jem

    March 24th, 2010 at 2:25 am

    that tree stump photo is my favorite. gash. you’re so amazing!

  103. a little bit of whimsy photography

    March 24th, 2010 at 2:51 am

    as per your usual.. that one under the tree is just freaking……….

  104. Elisabeth Carol

    March 24th, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Ahh the one under the tree?! Kills me!! So incredible! I just adore your ability to capture beautiful moments and remain so real and humble. That is the biggest encouragement to me!

  105. feuza

    March 24th, 2010 at 3:45 am

    the last 4 shots, oh so lovely especially the BW of the groom to be looking at you, hot

  106. kortnee kate

    March 24th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    GORGEOUS LADY! Man, I wish he had a brother I could set up with my sister! 🙂 Those two have to fight over the mirror in the morning! 🙂

  107. Juli L.

    March 24th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Love these! Just beautiful…absolutely love the one under the tree!

  108. Romy Israel

    March 24th, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I love this set Jasmine… Can’t wait to fall in love again and shoot myself and my girl like this… : ) Fabulous indeed…

  109. Brian Fletcher

    March 24th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Wow, Jasmine….as always. 🙂

  110. Chloe

    March 24th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    hi jasmine, your tree stump picture really took my breath away! amazing!!!

  111. stephanie

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    GORGEous! Love the one under the tree. Beautiful.

  112. kate callahan

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    it’s been said … but i’ll say it again … the one under the tree is AWESOME!!!!!!

  113. Lori M.

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    The one of them sitting on the stump in the field is just so breathtaking and simple. Love it! Wish it was me in the photo hahaha.

  114. JAKKI

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    the one with them in the center…with the tree branches hanging over them and the sunlight peeking through the branches…..yuuummy! I love that! you so captured the beauty in the relationship1

  115. laetitia

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    The one under the tree and the one with the fence are my 2 favorites…!!! good light for certain… very warm and romantic 😉

  116. laetitia

    March 24th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    And I am definitly happy to not be called "frenchy"…

    After viewing the slide show I would say I love the serie with the flower bouquet… 😉

  117. Katie Whitcomb

    March 24th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Gotta love the yummy light. 🙂

  118. Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG

    March 24th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Beautiful work… my favorite image is of the couple under the tree. Gorgeous light.

  119. Cyn

    March 24th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    He is H.O.T.!

  120. Katie

    March 24th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    HOLY MACARONI! That shot under the tree. with the sun. and the love. and the tree. and the pose. and the SUN AND THE LOVE!!! wowza. Great stuff!

  121. Erin Michelle

    March 24th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Gorgeous, I especially love the one under the tree. Boy, that Pieter is a BABE!

  122. syreena B

    March 24th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    that third one from the bottom is to LIVE for. GoWageous as always j*

  123. Lisa

    March 24th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Love the one where they are sitting on the stump! The light is amazing!

  124. joan solitario

    March 24th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Adorable couple + Awesome Photographer = Beautiful Photos!

  125. michelle sidles

    March 24th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    That shot of them on the stump. A….MEN!!

  126. Desiree

    March 25th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    The shot of them on the stump is AWESOME! SO love that one!

  127. J'Lynn

    March 25th, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Wow these are all so so beautiful!!

  128. Jonathan

    March 25th, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Are you kidding me these are completely ridiculous!!!! Beautiful pictures, but the comfort, the love, the swagger just pouring out of these two! You are more than a photographer my friend.

  129. Melanie Dodds

    March 25th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I get such a sense of their personalities from these beautiful pictures..what an inspiration J*!!

  130. Amy Mai Watts

    March 25th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I love the shot with them sitting on the stump!

  131. cassandra-m

    March 25th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    luv the photo under the tree with that insanely beautiful light…AWESOME!

  132. Norbert Gaspar

    March 25th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    beautiful pictures!beautiful photographers!beautiful couple!:)I feel Harmony and Happiness in your pictutes:)))

  133. christina

    March 25th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    so so pretty! the lighting in the 3rd shot from the bottom is amazing!

  134. Brittani

    March 26th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Que pareja tan BELLA!! Jasmine, you are a genious, but seriously, with a couple as beautiful together as this one has got to make your job a little bit easier!! I absolutely love this set, and I’m in love with those two. I knew it would be great when you posted those few pictures on your permission to feel beautiful post. But really, I am blown away. And today was already a great day to start with, but seeing the photos you took of these two, I can FEEL the love and the happiness radiating!! And woman, it has put me in a better mood!! It’s a great set, congratulations on being amazing at what you do. And my regards to the gorgeous couple, and my best wishes on their happy day.

  135. Brittani

    March 26th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    J, I love this. I know, I just left you a comment. But really. I want to convey to you how absolutely rocking you are at this, but (keep in mind you are already my idol, and have been for almost a year now) you blew me away here. Love love love it! I will be looking at these pictures all day. *sigh* =)

  136. Pieter

    March 27th, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Wow. I spent most of the session wondering how the pics were going to turn out… And the result is absolutely breath taking. At the risk of repeating myself, you are awesome. I can’t wait to see what rabbit you will pull out of your hat for our big day.
    Best decision ever: asking Keren to marry me.
    Second best decision ever: working with you.

  137. Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

    March 27th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Wow! These shots are hot! I’m in love with how you used the light to encircle them! This last shot is AMAZING, but I think my favorite, is of them sitting under that big tree. Just gorgeous!!!

  138. Lindy

    March 27th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    The shot under the tree is perfect. The light is just amazing. Another great job.

  139. -brittany-

    March 29th, 2010 at 3:17 am

    B-E-U-tiful!

  140. jeramy

    March 29th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    great job!

  141. jenny

    March 29th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    there is something about their eyes…. I feel drawn to the post just because of it 🙂

  142. mike Larson

    March 30th, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I especially love the backlit B+W shots. Travel photos rock too! I’m an addict when it comes to travel. 🙂

  143. Serendipity Photography

    March 30th, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Awesome shoot!!!!!

  144. Amy Clifton

    March 31st, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Holy cow, the shot of them sitting on the tree stump is ah-ma-zing. Canvas, anyone?

  145. Morgan Taylor

    April 1st, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Wow! This is the best and most amazing post i have seen this year! I love the map and globe! Again, WOW!!!

  146. Pye

    April 2nd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I shoot all the time in SJC, yet I have never seen those locations that you found! Care to share? I love seeing your take on SJC, it is so completely different and inspiring, awesome shots. I am totally digging the lighting on that shot of them sitting on the stump under the tree!

  147. Apple

    April 5th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    WOWWW jas! i especially love these photos!:) i lovelovelove the playfullness of the first shot! +they have an amazing love story! can’t wait for september!

  148. Photography Leeds

    May 26th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful photos as always j*

    I know your probably busy, but i really wish you could update your blog more with recent wedding pics (-:

  149. Newlywed Next Door

    August 5th, 2010 at 3:08 am

    ok SUPER small world. Keren was my little sister in my sorority at USC. Too fun!

    Keren, you look stunning! Congrats again!