Seven Degrees Wedding : Natalie + Joe


They knew she was the one when he picked up yoga as a extracurricular activity. They knew he was the one when she fell ill at a USC game, they left together, but ended up coming back to ensure he saw the end of the game in person. They knew she was the one when he began to dress up and smile more. They knew he was the one when one fateful night in Fullerton, she made room in her heart for only him.

Their friends and family knew when Natalie and Joe met, that was it. It being their ability to function without the other person as their whole. When you meet them, their love, attention, and care to those around them are merely a manifestation of what they feel for each other. And for those around them. They glow knowing they’re walking through life with a partner who knows and accepts everything. Wholeheartedly. Last Sunday in Laguna Beach, they vowed to accept each other. Forever. And right then, they (friends, family, Natalie, and Joe) knew life was nothing short of perfection.

Natalie and Joey Star…you’re the best! Thank you for welcoming me like an old friend and allowing me to capture your love. And your friends. And your family. And everything in between! Your wedding was amazing and I was honored to be a small part of the day you married your best friend. Enjoy Thailand and be sure to eat pad thai and think of me. I mean, why wouldn’t you be thinking of me on your honeymoon?! πŸ˜‰ Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding day started at Pelican Hill Resort where the bride and groom prepared…and I was able to capture pictures of Natalie’s Jim Hjelm wedding dress and Jimmy Choo shoes…with a modern glam bouquet by Shawna Yamamoto.

Many thanks to Kelly Zhang and her team for makeup and hair…

Like always, I absolutely lovelovelove when clients opt to see each other before the wedding ceremony. It allows for a perfect flow of events and more time to enjoy wedding photos…and here’s Joe’s priceless reaction to his bride…

JD captured this moment…and the light at Pelican Hill was spectacular…

After the First Look, we headed to Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach for the wedding and the day couldn’t have been more perfect…


Because we completed all family pictures and bridal party pictures before the ceremony, we had plenty of time to roam the Seven Degrees property and capture more wedding photos…

I cannot express how much I loved working with such an amazing and talented group of wedding professionals…Platinum Weddings by Kerrie and her team were absolutely fantastic and made the day flow effortlessly. Love her!

I worked with Shawna Yamamoto a few weeks ago at the Los Angeles Athletic Club wedding, so I felt lucky to be able to document her amazing work once again…

The First Dance captured by JD

Many thanks to Tasos of LSM Entertainment for orchestrating a wonderful reception at Seven Degrees…as well as bump the awesome of jams. Yes, I just said jams. And special shout out to Elysium Productions for being the most amazing videographers to work with and providing that video light I just adore!

And this right here? This is what Happily Ever After looks like…

To see more of Natalie and Joe’s Seven Degrees wedding in Laguna Beach, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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    September 21st, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Ooohhhh…love it all! I remember their engagement session! She looked goregous! Love those shoes! That bouquet….awesomeness! Great job J*!!!

  2. Yuliya M.

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Love her dress. Favorite shot of Natalie holding the dress and leaning in to kiss the groom. Priceless. Love their expressions and interactions, you really displayed that in your photos.

  3. Jodie Lemke

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Love! I really love the last image! Beautiful work as always J* & JD

  4. Ciprian

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:11 pm


  5. Morgan Jenkins

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Beautiful.. Loved the reception pictures :]

  6. Cathy

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Love this! Your colors pop. What a lovely couple and fabulous venue. Great work Jasmine.

  7. Abby Grace

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    love love love those getting ready shots- GORGEOUS window lighting. Beautiful! Oh, and the reception decor? Flawless.

  8. kayla :)

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    beautiful work as always! πŸ™‚

  9. Sandra

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Love note: the article "an" is used before words that begin with a vowel! ; ))))) Beautiful job, as always.

  10. Denise

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    That’s the coolest bridal bouquet I think I’ve ever seen! Great pics, as always j*!

  11. Rudiak Fotografia

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful.. Great reception pictures πŸ™‚

  12. Jillian Tree

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Jasmine….just GORGEOUS photos!!

  13. Rachel Marie Photography

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Oh i agree, the lighting is esquisette! I love all the dreamy colors from the reception too.

  14. natasha

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    One word. Beautiful!

  15. Beria Charles

    September 21st, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    wow wow wow
    vavavoom! Perfect combination of beautiful people, flawless decor and the best photographer! We love you and your work Jasmine! God bless!

  16. Laura Fiore

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Completely gorgeous! Love the photos of their stunning wedding!!!

  17. Adriana Morett

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    LOVE IT!! Gorrrrgeous photos, the bride is SO beautiful!!! Love your work as always. xoxo!

  18. Adriana Morett

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    LOVE IT!! Gorrrrgeous photos, the bride is SO beautiful!!! Love your work as always. xoxo!

  19. Kristin Nicole

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Gorgeous…love those shoes!

  20. Suzy G

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    LOVE. Amazing and inspiring.

  21. Mona Alicia

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    As soon as I saw that bouquet shot I knew I was going to love this wedding! Absolutely gorgeous florals, and absolutely gorgeous photography!

  22. Kacie Lynch

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Ahhhhh so gorgeous! I especially love that last photo!! πŸ™‚

  23. Rachel Tatem

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    What a lovely bride! Great job once again!

  24. B

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I j’adore zeese! [Yes, I type in a French accent.]

  25. Stephanie

    September 21st, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Oh, I ADORE that last shot…so cute!

  26. Stephanie Stewart

    September 21st, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Looooooove this wedding! Such a sweet, beautiful couple! Amazing details! Fabulous job, Jasmine, as always!

  27. Joy Aquino

    September 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Beau.ti.ful! Love the emotions in the pictures. Bump to you J* and to the bride and groom. Absolutely perfect wedding. Good job, Jazz! I want to have a wedding client like them πŸ™‚

  28. nauheim

    September 21st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    y’know, they always say "stay away from dappled light" but that light in her eye on the outdoor shot??? WOW! How perfect is that!

  29. Jason+GinaΒ 

    September 21st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Wow – that’s a HUGE reception!!!

  30. Robin McQuay Photography

    September 21st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    You sure have some fabulous weddings in California! This reception is gorgeous as is the bride. Great work!

  31. nena

    September 21st, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    A lovely wedding and the couple looks so happy and dreamy! =-)

  32. Becca Borge Photography

    September 21st, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    LOVE that last one! Beautiful wedding. You’re awesome, J*!

  33. MemoriesandColors Dallas Photography

    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:01 am

    BEUATIFUL! the decoration is breathtaking! love the colors in your photos.. as always amazing work J!

  34. Neil Redfern

    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Fantastic coverage as always – I love the first dance shots especially, stunning!

  35. RedSphere Wedding Photography

    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Gorgeous light and details! Oh, and great idea with the shoes! πŸ™‚

  36. Brianna

    September 22nd, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Beautiful pictures and quite possibly one of the most beautiful bouquets..ever.

  37. Bethany Ann

    September 22nd, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Such a gorgeous bride & groom! It was a joy viewing these images and they are spectacular, as usual. πŸ™‚

  38. Sarah

    September 22nd, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Love them all, Jasmine. I often come to your website for inspiration before I go out on a wedding or couple shoot. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Wedding Snapper

    September 22nd, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Lovely detail shots. Great looking venue too.

  40. Bonnie

    September 22nd, 2011 at 6:12 am

    J – you did an awesome job capturing Natalie and Joe’s special day! Love the shots of her accessories πŸ™‚

  41. Frank

    September 22nd, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Love the shoes and the photos with backlight. They have a beautiful depth!

  42. Cindy Habel

    September 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Beautiful work Jasmine and JD….exquisite light, gorgeous wedding and perfect photography!

  43. Alicia Candelora

    September 22nd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Ooooh, I kinda adore the uplighting!

  44. Wedding photographer

    September 23rd, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I am very impress to the design of this website.I felt like i am in a parlor reading a magazine while having a pedicure.But i have another thing a notice..The photos,place and the people are lovely like the new wedding couple.Amazing

  45. seabass

    September 24th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Love this guys socks! The lighting is awesome as well. I approve πŸ˜‰ jskeeeeeding. Love ya!

  46. Leeann Marie

    September 26th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Great decor! Love those gold branches πŸ™‚

  47. Villas Mauritius

    September 28th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    hey amazing website, i have become addicted to this blog now, excellent work indeed.

  48. vanessa H

    September 29th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Beautiful Wedding!! I love all the detail shots!!

  49. Gene Essel

    October 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    J* Does it again. This is so awesome. Good Job

  50. sbphotography

    October 11th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    loving the lighting, great as always

  51. Brooke Summer Photography

    October 20th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my… look at those SHOES! Excellent work Jasmine, as usual. πŸ™‚

  52. Mathew

    March 13th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I just love the dancing shots so much! Great work!