Silverado Engagement : Bianca + Matt


She sat on our couch in a funk. My sister didn’t have to explain what was wrong, as the conversation from dinner lingered in the air. Over dinner I explained my past clients worked for eHarmony, and it sounded like something she should try…because, really, she wasn’t going to meet a guy doing what she was doing. Bianca was the type of person who’s constantly on a mission to save the world. Literally. She volunteered with youth at church, planned trips to Mexico to distribute toys at orphanages, and organized food drives. All in her spare time. And let’s be real, Bianca wasn’t going to meet a guy at the local canned food drive.

I gave her my credit card and she–reluctantly–created a profile. Over the next few weeks her calls were filled with, THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS…WHY DO YOU HATE ME…DON’T MAKE ME DO THIS! And with an attitude like that, she didn’t go on a single date. That is, however, until she was matched with Matt. Now, here’s a crazy thing: Matt was busy trying to save the world, too! He was doing all the same things Bianca was doing at his church.

So. Matt invites Bianca to coffee. She accepts. Then Bianca cancels last minute (she cites he might be a crazed murderer posing as a cute church boy). Matt is dumfounded. Then he sends her an email along the lines of: Listen, I don’t want to marry you…it’s just coffee. Bianca feels foolish. They plan to meet–again–for coffee.

Their coffee date was five hours long. And upon first meeting, they both realized they met the perfect person to help save the world. Together.

I couldn’t believe I was lucky enough to find a random boat in someone’s front yard! I was too nervous to ask if we could shoot in front of it…so I made Matt go and do it! 😉

Bianca, if you weren’t my twin sister, I’d say you looked beautiful. But since we look alike, that would be totally weird. So, instead, I’ll say you have GREAT HAIR!

Since we were kids, I could always make my sister laugh. My parents don’t get it. They don’t think I’m funny, but Bianca thinks I’m kinda hilarious.

The picture on the left is a true, true picture of how Matt treats Bianca…he’s always holding her up, so she can be the best version of herself…

Again…I’m funny.


Hey, Matt, I vote this be your new Facebook picture! 😉

Look at the textured walls…be still my heart….

Okay, and I’ll end with a rawr shot…

To see more of Bianca and Matt’s Silverado engagement session, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. jane button

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    WOW! Great story, great couple, great photos 🙂

  2. Betty

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    What an honor to photograph & document your other 1/2’s engagement… BUT WHO better! ;D

  3. Kim

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    AMAZING, Jas!

  4. Julia Ranee Holman

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    gorgeous … as usual!

  5. Jen

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    What a fantastic story! 🙂

  6. Mel

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    B E A U T I F U L . the photos . the people . the story . FAB work again Jasmine and congrats to Bianca & Matt! Here’s to saving the world! 🙂

  7. Gabriela

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Absolutly stunning work like always…i dont know why you twitter saying you were nervous to post these up…these are awesome!!

  8. Kelly Mendoza

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Just beautiful…but that was to be expected 🙂

  9. briannanichole

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:38 pm


  10. Kimber

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I think it would NOT be weird at all to call her beautiful. You’re both beautiful people.

  11. Erica Rose

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Wowza! Gorgeous photos, and a beautiful couple! I think its so amazing when two people with such similar passions fall in love…fairy tales in the making.

  12. Caitie

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    What a sweet story! So happy for your sister…looks like he was worth the wait! Thanks also for sharing your passions and your heart with all your faithful readers. You truly are an inspiration…not just in photography, but for LIFE! :o) I’m cheering you on, J*…

  13. Lou at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Jasmine – you had no need to be nervous! These are super beautiful 🙂 xxx

  14. mallory

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    i didn’t know y’all were twins! that totally freaked me out haha. I just wasn’t expecting that! since she looks nothing like me, i can say she looks gorgeous! and you did an amazing job as always 🙂

  15. Malinda

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    love, love, love! And it is so hard to shoot family.. especially your sister! 🙂

  16. Adam John

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Holy smokes, gorgeous pics and couple!

  17. Dawn Regan

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! You’re so awesome, Jasmine! Thank you for sharing with us.

  18. Tabitha

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:41 pm


  19. jennifer Buehrer

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Amazing! Bianca looks so much like you!

  20. Gina Meola

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Love them 🙂 Love you 🙂
    BEAUTIFUL work!

  21. Melanie Wessels

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Teary eyes! Such lovely pics once again, well done!

  22. e'lisa

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    their story made my eyes well up with happy tears. that is amazing! awesome photos as usual. 🙂

  23. stephanie karen

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    jasmine. these are amazing and gorgeous.

  24. Deanna Rose

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    The love and pride you have for your sister emanates through this post. Loved it!!

  25. Sarah Maizland

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Ok I will say it….Bianca you look beautiful! Jasmine, I love how your poses always look so natural and yet intersting. Amazing. Love them!

  26. carleemerissa

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Beautiful photos Jasmine!! I love their story!! Congrats to your sister!! And that last picture..GORGEOUS!!

  27. maria glassford

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    LOVE. Jasmine, you did an amazing job capturing your sister (and her man, of course). I only hope one day I can do the same for mine!! YOU ROCK!!

  28. Morgan

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    What a beautiful story; I hope they do save the world.

  29. Kathy DeMerchant

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Ummm…..these are amazing! Your sister IS beautiful but then again so are you 🙂

  30. Michelle Guzman

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I was dying to see these! I photographed my sister’s engagement and wedding photos, too.

    I love how you write. I was giggling at the story. It was like a mini romantic comedy.

  31. Beckie

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful story. What a gorgeous session. That last photo is just so perfect – love the catch light you got in their eyes.

  32. Marcus mMurphy

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Amazing J*! so happy for Bianca! We LOVE and miss you very much!

  33. Christine

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful! Your sister is truly blessed to a)have a sister like you and b) meet the guy that God has intended for her : ) My husband and I are an eharmony success story too and are so thankful for how God brought us together.
    Your work is absolutely beautiful – as per usual! Thank you for being you and for being you to the fullest!

  34. Akash

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Woah !! So much like you !!

  35. Manuella Pararas-Hulbert

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Awe, I teared up looking at these, but then again I tear up looking at most of your work,lol. I feel like I know you both and I’m so happy for Bianca, and Matt does look like he holds her up and it looks like Bianca captivates Matt. I wish them all the best and God bless them both as they begin their new lives together. Jasmine, you rocked this session, and I know your sister thinks the same thing too.

  36. Crystal S. Gonzalez

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Miss. Jasmine,

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and this is my first time commenting. I’m not sure what took so long but I supposed a part is due to my admiring of your work.

    I’m very glad you did this for your other you 😉

    These are amazing and your work is inspiring me.

    Props on coming across a large boat. I too, loved the textured walls.

    Lots of a love,

    Crystal Gonzalez

  37. Shayla

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    J*…as always, your pictures are FABULOUS!! Bianca & Matt are such a cute couple and not only are they lucky to have you as their wedding photographer but they also get to call you a sister!! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

  38. Jihan Cerda

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    OMG!! Bianca looks Ah-mazing!! Congrats to the both of them. =)

  39. Jessica @ The Budget Savvy Bride

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    for being nervous you still knocked it out of the park! And just because you two look alike doesn’t mean you can’t say she’s beautiful! 🙂 It’s true- you both are!

  40. Lori Calhoun

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Jaz, (I can still call you that, right?) Your such a rock star. seriously!

  41. Cat Watson

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    It is INSANE how much you two look alike. I was looking at these first on Facebook and was wondering why you were posing with this guy that wasn’t JD and who was taking these pictures? Then I remembered you are a twin:)

  42. Diane -

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    What a beautiful job you did for them! You can see how comfortable they were with you! Love them….nice work!

  43. Amanda Key

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    The pictures are perfect! You (as always) did an amazing job! Kinda weird seeing someone that looks like you–with a different guy and not JD 🙂

  44. Rachel Edge

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Dude, it’s about time! 😉 J*, these are magnificent and Bianca is STUNNING!

  45. Andy Rea

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Amazing captures Jasmine! You did such a great job. And yes, you are both beautiful and it shouldn’t be weird at all.

  46. Gris

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Jasmine: Amazing, awesome, so lucky that you were able to do this for your sister. Bianca: Beautiful, so happy to see you so in love!

  47. Jaclyne - Heavenly Blooms

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Wow Jasmine, just wow. Bianca is gorgeous and they make a beautiful couple. Once again, you were able to capture their love in a photo. Can’t wait for their wedding!!!

  48. Kelly

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Beautiful session! How amazingly cool to shoot your twin sister’s engagement pics – awesome!

  49. Jim Gray

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    great shoot…

  50. Diandra

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been WAITING FOR THESE! I know Bianca was so nervous about these and now I wonder why! They’re fantastic! Great job!

  51. Krissy

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    leaves me breathless…. beautiful.

  52. kat hanafin

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    LOVE it!

  53. Damaris Mia

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    LOVE their story! Great job, J!

  54. Karen Kueh

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Pictures are lovely and it always look so crystal clear, how do you do it? I love your blogspot and enjoying it everyday. I am hoping to be as good as you one day…go J *

  55. LEOLAK

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL!!!! You can say she’s beautiful too – embrace your hottness Jasmine! So cool they met on eHarmony – I may have to look into that! lol They should get a commercial of their own for them so they can burn up our tv’s too! Rawr! Congrats to both of them – can’t wait for the wedding pics!

  56. Brooke Courtney

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Sooooo lovely. 🙂 I want to shoot some "we’re twins & fabulous" photos of you ladies. Well done, once again J*.

  57. Janice Carnevale

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine, just stunning. And having a sister, I know about that kind of humor and laughing 🙂

  58. lrntn

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Great story and writing, and fabulous photos, as usual (it is "funny" though to see your twin’s picture–don’t mean funny in a bad way). Best wishes

  59. Katie

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    These are incredible! I must say, it’s kind of strange to see pictures that look like you… but aren’t you. Both women are stunning!

  60. Nicky Peterson

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I LOVE these! Bianca looks so relaxed and HAPPY!!! Great job!

  61. NaysWay

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Wow, these are amazing shots. How cool is it to have a twin? No, really. I’ve always wanted one. :o)

  62. Catie Ronquillo

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Beautiful story. Beautiful photos. Beautiful people. Congrats Bianca and Matt!! Sometimes coffee + a little leap of faith = BEST THING EVER! 🙂

  63. Michelle

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    This post makes me SO happy! 🙂 Looking Good B!! 🙂

  64. Carter & Cook Event Co.

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    These are so sweet and beautiful. I love their story. 🙂 Congrats!

  65. Marissa Rodriguez

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    SOOOO gorgeous! I love their story, your talent, the boat, just everything!!!

  66. Kelly Langner Sauer

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    now THIS is an awesome set of photos. SO COOL! congratulations, Bianca!

    Jasmine, are you the older of the twins?

  67. Kendra

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  68. patricia

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    wow. amazing.

    you have such a way of capturing the moment with your camera just like your sister does with words!

  69. ala

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    i adore these so much. not just because they’re beautiful, but also because i know how special they are to you. =)

  70. Kim Spears

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Bianca is sooo ridiculously pretty and so are you 🙂 The Rawr shots are my faves. What a gorgeous couple!

  71. Jason

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Great pictures!!! Love the textured walls shot toward the end. If that didn’t capture B’s sassy attitude (at least, the one those of us on her blog read) then I don’t know what would!

  72. Laurie Bracewell

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    You’re *both* beautiful, AND you *both* have great hair! Congrats, Bianca and Matt!

  73. Heather

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    HOORAY!!! I am so happy for your sister and it’s days like this that make me proud to work for eHarmony. Yet another reason why we were all destined to meet. Plus these pictures are hot! See you in August for Amber’s wedding!

  74. Alli Mc

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Gorgeous sister, gorgeous couple, gorgeous images!

  75. Nicole Benitez

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Perfect!! What a gorgeous couple and you are amazing as always!! Congrats Matt and Bianca!

  76. The Most Grateful Sister Evah

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Saving my life. Beating me up. Having my back. Forcing me to do things I don’t want to do. Sometimes the words I LOVE YOU just aren’t enough. But they are the only words I have to tell you how much you mean to me. I LOVE YOU.

  77. Kayla Cook

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Ah-MAZING pictures Jas! 😀 You did a great job 🙂 They look so happy!!! Congrats to the adorable couple <3

  78. Katrina Wheeler

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Gorgeous session! Love the boat!

  79. terri z

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    so pretty and fun ….

  80. kristin @ the treasured petal

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    i love these! they are a gorgeous couple! and hey, i’m a total e-harmony believer. worked for my sister, and about 5 of my other friends who are now happily married 🙂

  81. Fizzah

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    How amazing must it be to photograph such a special moment in your sister’s life! My favs are the last two shots…love love love them!

  82. Coppelia

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Wow wow wow!! You guys look GREAT together! Congrats!! Can’t wait to see some gorgeous wedding pics!!

  83. Mary

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Congrats to your sister. You know it’s funny the first time I saw her I couldn’t tell you apart. But how scary is this… I actually see a very small difference to tell you apart. How cool is that?

    You both are still very beautiful! Good job with the pictures.

  84. Romonia

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I knew you would have me in awe!! These are gorgeous and great captures. I love how you can make her laugh because you two have the same infectious smile! 🙂 That is a good thing too! Bianca and Matt are a beautiful couple and it shows. You captured them, their love and their fierceness! Love those yellow heels! Best wishes to Bianca & Matt. I wish you guys a wonderful future filled with love, prosperity, good health and so much more!

  85. Elaina

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I have no idea where you shot that but I love it — wherever it is. 🙂

  86. jo ann

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    These are simply beautiful, thanks for sharing. It must feel so amazing to be able to photograph your sister looking so beautiful and happy…and fulfilled.

  87. Lisa

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    OMG! Those boat shots are amazing! Love the photos and the story! Amazing job!

  88. Gladys jem

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I’m at the airport going wow after wow after wow! WOW! Bianca and Matt are insanely beautiful together and you just outdid yourself, yet again! A boat?? So cool! Love every single image! Wish I could watch the slideshow through my phone! Xoxo

  89. melissa

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    there are about a billion things I love about this post. Aside from your always stellar photos of course –
    1) Eharmony! I love it!
    2) That you admitted you were nervous to ask permission to shoot. I’m quite sure you’re a fearless super woman so it was refreshing to know you’re thrown off sometimes too!
    Thank you for sharing!!

  90. Erin Michelle

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Love that second to the last one…gorgeous!

  91. Deb Peluso

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Oh my gosh Jasmine, you did such a beautiful job on those images! I’m sure you sister loves, loves, loves them!

  92. Brittney

    June 24th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    LOVE! I’m sure your sister is gawking 🙂 You ladies are both amazing 🙂

  93. Jen G.

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful photos – and I love the story. It is very real. That’s great that you guys have each other! 🙂

  94. Lydia

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Since I’m missing my sisters at the moment, my heart melted reading this post. Sisters really are the best! I’m so excited for Bianca and Matt! You captured their love beautifully!

  95. Jenni

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Oh my golly – I thought that was you! Beautiful shots! I have always wished I was a twin for that bond.

  96. mary dougherty

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    you are such a good storyteller. I mean that with regards to writing and photography!

  97. angel pope

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    oh yes, this couple. they are gorgeous. like they should be in the movies! and tell me again, why in the heck were you nervous to post these? you rocked it as much as they did! LUVS!

  98. feuza

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    her hais is what perfection is all about! when she laughs it so reminds me of you, must be weird to be shooting some one that looks so much like you but can tell you all have a great time now had no idea they met online, WOW, eharmony huh, that is awesomeeeeee,
    your sister is so lucky to have you and vice versa

  99. Cindy A.

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    AHHHHHH! You did amazingly amazing! I love B and you capture her smile and personality like no other person ever could! Thanks for sharing Jasmin!

  100. Chandani

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    WOW. Bianca and Matt are incredibly GORGEOUS together!! LOVELY couple and BEAUTIFUL photos. 🙂

  101. Joe+Kathrina

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    You sisters have such GREAT HAIR 😉 And you’re so stinkin talented!

  102. JamieY

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Wow, these are so amazing, that is so cute they met on E-harmony, this is a great testament that sites like that can work. They are both so gorgous, way to go capturing it so wonderfully.

  103. D

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    SO glad you did this!

  104. oneshotbeyond

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    she’s so lucky to have you to do this for her! I bet it was a blast for you both…and I think they turned out classic + beautiful!

  105. Adam

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    That opening paragraph is some great storytelling – brought a little lump to my throat! Just beautiful photos every one showing a little different bit of personality. Awesomely awesome.

  106. LEOLAK

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Ok…I clicked on the link to Heather and Gian’s wedding post…and how ironic is it that you posted that 2 years ago – TODAY!!! And the eHarmony connection coming full circle for all…that’s pretty cool – interesting on the timing of posts too!

  107. Brent Deitrich

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    You have great hair! LOL Love it!

  108. Victor San Martin Jr.

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I guess beauty does run in the family huh! 😉 Your sister and Matt look great together. Congrats to them both on the engagement and to you for a job well done…

  109. Derek

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Excellent Photographs as always J* and omg what a hot Sis!

  110. Rebeca

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Wow! What an amazing session and story 🙂 She is beautiful just like you. amazingamazing.
    Most people don’t know that you CAN find your soulmate and true love on the internet, haha.

  111. Maria

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Great pics!! They look great together and you did a wonderful job of capturing their love!

  112. Evie Perez

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    These are so great!!! I love how sharp everything is. I know that Bianca is forever grateful to have an awesome sister as yourself. I love the boat. Bianca and Matt are perfect for each other. I am so happy for them and can’t wait to see their wedding pictures. Jasmine, did you use the 50 1.2 for this entire session?

  113. Jennifer Brotchie

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, J*… your sis is VaVaVaVoom! I wish I had her cleavage!

  114. Melissa Papaj Photography

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    As always, beautiful work! She is beautiful – JUST . LIKE . YOU.

  115. Life with Kaishon

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Oh my heart.
    Saving the world together.
    I flipping love them!
    She is beautiful : )
    Very, very beautiful.

  116. emily

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    congrats to them! and beautiful pics, too- love the boat!!! I’ve actually done that before, too- some one had the perfect tree in their yard for pictures, so we asked if we could use their yard for a bit- they were thrilled to let us use it!!

  117. Julie E

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Of course I had to look at the photos before reading the text and was shocked to see "you" with another man! As always, the beauty and the awesome energy that you’ve captured in these images are inspirational. Bianca must be so happy with them! Thank you so much for sharing.

  118. Melissa

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful couple. You must be so happy!!!! I can’t wait to see the wedding shots. And it’s nice to know that you get nervous over the little stuff :). I totally would have never asked and sent someone else to ask if I could shoot in their front yard LOL!!! This is the second time today that I am saying this, I too met my husband thru internet dating only we met on I didn’t want to do it either and he was the only guy I went on a date with and it lasted 11 hours!!! We got married this past October.

  119. Mandy Henry

    June 24th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Wow! You both are Knock-outs!!! What a beautiful gift you have given your sister.

  120. Erica Velasco

    June 24th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    haha great hair!

  121. Vanessa Paris

    June 24th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Imagine their babies!!!!! They loook so, so beautiful together… favourite is the very last one:) Vx

  122. kortnee kate and ted

    June 24th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Wow! I also come from a family full of beautiful sisters, and a couple of brothers who wouldn’t hurt your eye, either. Love Bianca and Matt’s meet-cute story!!!

  123. Joe P.

    June 24th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Beautifully told; beautifully shot.
    PS: Found another reason we connect. Never knew you were until now, but I’m a twin, too.

  124. Rachel Peters Photography

    June 24th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Beautiful Work & Beautiful Sister! I might have to give eHarmony a try if this is the result! WOW!

  125. Alex Beadon

    June 24th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I think it’s so cute that you shot your sisters engagement session 🙂 so cute!

  126. Mikaela

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Soooo much beauty in one post 🙂 Gosh Jasmine, you rocked it, battling sickness and all. LOVE the yellow shoes, Bianca, and your great hair!

  127. Elizabeth Kaye

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    "Bianca, if you weren’t my twin sister, I’d say you looked beautiful. But since we look alike, that would be totally weird. So, instead, I’ll say you have GREAT HAIR!"

    This made me laugh out loud – seriously, it was so funny. I am a twin too and totally get that!
    good work jas. xo

  128. Erich Chen Photography

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This is my first comment on here ever, but I just wanted to say how beautiful this couple is.

  129. Elizabeth

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    very nice Jasmine!!! love the pics with the boat what an awesome find. good luck to your sister and hubby to be!!!

  130. Elisabeth Carol

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Oh my word I love their story! I don’t wanna marry you…it’s just coffee! Bahah love it! They are gorgeoussss! Props to you Jasmine for pretty much being the one to put them together. She owes you. 😉

  131. Steff

    June 25th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    holy cow, talk about pressure! i love when the men look at their women like that. gives you that soft melting feeling.

  132. Kirsten

    June 25th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Amazing! I’ve been waiting for these ever since you said she was engaged. These are beautiful and you are two beautiful girls! Matt isn’t so bad, either! 🙂

    P.S. My 5D MkII and 50mm 1.2 just came in the mail today (What’s that? Oh, it’s just the angels singing).

  133. Lisa

    June 25th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple, and beautiful hearts for Jesus!!!

  134. Linda Sherrill

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Wonderful! I know your nerves didn’t want to do your sister’s shoot, but the love for her and her fiance sure shine through! They are beautiful…Bravo!

  135. Shannon

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I love love love the second last photo. And she is beautiful! What a cute story – wishing them every happiness.

  136. Romina

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:38 am

    This blog almost made me cry, its so true every word you said about not meeting a perfect guy at a canned food drive, Im glad your siser found someone, you didn’t have to write much to explain the love they have for eachother showing in the pictures, you have such a talent one day i hope to be like you, youre an idol. god bless and good luck to your sister and btw she is beautiful and so are you 🙂

  137. Erin Hernandez-Reisner

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Love Love Love them. She is beautiful and well…so are you, it’s ok!

  138. Mom

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Matt and Bianca…love you both! Incredibly beautiful pictures, I must say. The whole family loved them! Jasmine, you get a A++ and a "gold star " from me. Love, Mom

  139. Eileen

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Absolutely wonderful.. Funny because yesterday I was at my hairdresser who is also a long time friend… She just met "the man of her dreams" on eHarmony. maybe i should give it a shot? LOL..
    I don’t know why you were hesitant to post these.. they are wonderful! and I am sure she loves them as much as she loves you!!!

  140. Dennis Bullock

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:21 am


  141. Susan

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:43 am

    The photos are amazing!!!!! And I can’t believe how identical your sister is to you. hahaha I guess…that’s why you’re twins! Where’s Silverado? I LOVE the location!!

  142. Velia

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:49 am

    I can’t believe you would even hesitate to post these. They are beautiful and I don’t think is weird to say your sister is beautiful. You may be a twin but you know you are GORGEOUS!!

  143. Papi

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Jassy, I am in Burque, NM. You outdid yo’self on this shoot with these gorgeous models… I just hope Bb asked mum permission for all those bracelets. E-Harmony?!

  144. Terri

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:52 am

    These are Beautiful!!

  145. Corinna Hoffman

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:54 am

    LOL, I didn’t know you had a twin sister.. so as I was scrolling down to look at the pictures (and no, I didn’t read the post nor captions like I should first)..and immediately, I thought, "oh no, this guy doesn’t look like JD..what’s going on here?!" 😉 Congrats to your sister 🙂 Beautiful pix!

  146. Kimberly Loya

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:11 am

    SO glad you did this Jas! She is beautiful- they are beautiful.

  147. Brianna

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:26 am

    I’m still pinching myself. Am I seriously looking at Bianca’s engagement pictures??!! Gahhh! They are beautiful. And hellllooo hot mama in the black dress! Who showed you that pose?!

  148. erin.

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:47 am

    So beautiful! Congratulations again to your sister & Matt! There photos are amazing- you captured them so perfectly! And I love the whole Eharmony story- didn’t Bianca blog about this way back when? Can’t wait to see photos from the big day!! 🙂

  149. jacky

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Jasmine, these pictures are beautiful!! The slideshow, I’m speechless. I felt butterflies in my stomach as I was watching it. I know, I feel like a dork. Loved it 🙂

  150. frankglodek

    June 25th, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I loved the shots. What fun you guys must have! I think my favorites were the one of Bianca and Matt sitting on the log in the yard (the setup seemed random, but is so visually interesting) and of course the last "rawr" shot. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  151. Holli True

    June 25th, 2010 at 6:12 am

    GORGEOUS! 🙂 Honestly, you are both total knockouts. Own it! How amazing for both of you to be able to share in this special time together. You did her proud, Jasmine. 🙂 Congrats, Bianca & Matt!

  152. Wedding Napkin

    June 25th, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I can’t wait for their actual wedding! Beautiful pictures! <3

  153. Kia Gregory

    June 25th, 2010 at 7:13 am

    OMG, Jasmine is stepping out on JD…WAIT THAT’S BIANCA! I love that you are your twin sister’s wedding photographer! She is gorgeous and her and her beau look so happy!

  154. Pinky

    June 25th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    These are fabulous! So beautiful and GREAT HAIR! =)

  155. Ginger Murray

    June 25th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Bah haha– "So, instead, I’ll say you have GREAT HAIR!" Well, then we’ll all say it– you’re BOTH beautiful. Great photos, Jasmine:)

  156. Nithya Sharma

    June 25th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    LOVELY photos – amazing as always! I love the last photo – such a gorgeous couple! Thanks for sharing =D

  157. ashley o

    June 25th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    oh what a beautiful post! I love when God brings His people together, even if it’s through the internet!! Cant wait to see their wedding, and I’m excited for what they can do for God’s kingdom together as one :c) beautiful pics, by the way. And yes, you both are gorgeous!

  158. Christine Pobke

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I DIIIIIE! I DIIIIIE!!! she looks beautiful!!! (and since she looks like you: "daaayum jasmine! you are SO photogenic!!!") hehehehehe 🙂 gorgeous photos, brilliant post. i KNEW she’d look amazing shot by you!!! (PS i adore their "how we met" story… swoooon.)

  159. Stephanie Stewart

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Gorgeous engagement session! Love their rawr shots! And the laughing ones! What a beautiful couple! So fun that you get to do this for your twin! Congratulations!!!

  160. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Woah, Jasmine the matchmaker! Bianca is blessed to have you for a sister. 🙂

  161. brittani

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    awww yay!!!

    you rock, dear Jasmine.
    I <3 u both!

    They are gorgeous together!

  162. Harmony Loves

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    holy smokes batman! these are all soooo gorgeous! And can I just say… Bianca’s boobs look Ah MA ZZING!!

  163. Celia

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Holy Moly…. that last shot looks like an add for a high end jewelry shop. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  164. anna

    June 25th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    LOVE THIS! and Bianca, you are beautiful! Can’t wait til September!!!!

  165. Carissa Miller

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    They are so cute together, gorgeous photos. The "I can make her laugh and my parents don’t get it" thing reminds me of my mom and her twin sister. They think they are hilarious, and none of us get it either. 🙂

  166. Molly Kate

    June 25th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Wow these are gorgeous! I love the road with the big trees above, just perfect.

  167. Bobbie Brown

    June 25th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Seriously love their story and these pictures! Wow! And Bianca, you look amazing in that black dress by the way!

  168. Tina

    June 25th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Awww How cute are they? And I will say it, She is BEAUTIFUL just like you! And you both have great hair 🙂

  169. Allie Reid

    June 25th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Those are GREAT pictures! Before I saw that you two were twins I was thinking "Wow they look identical! Haha… Well you both look BEAUTIFUL!!!

  170. amanda thiessen

    June 26th, 2010 at 2:09 am

    love it! and the boat is uber cool 😉

  171. Andi Diamond

    June 26th, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I could not wait to see these- and of course they totally rock!!!

  172. Serendipity Photography

    June 26th, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Wonderful work Jasmine! It’s like Jasmine shooting Jasmine, so cool!!

  173. Pamela Topping

    June 26th, 2010 at 8:20 am


  174. Beth Crocker

    June 26th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Wonderful! …and speaking as an identical twin myself, you & I both know there are enough differences between twins to be able to say she looks GORGEOUS…as do you !!!!!
    Rock on you beautiful women!

  175. Neeva

    June 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Love the images! So exciting to photograph family! Cannot wait to see you on the roadshow 🙂

  176. Leah

    June 27th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Love your photos…your sister is beautiful!

  177. Christine

    June 28th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I cant believe how much you two look alike. The pics are beautiful…when i saw the very first pic i thought it was you in it! You are trully amazing Jasmine

  178. Denise Saucedo

    June 28th, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Yowzers!!!! I can totally say your sister is hot!! Sheesh! Matt isn’t so bad either. 😉 Great post! Love the location you chose. You worked it out girl!

  179. Valerie

    June 28th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Now that is one hot couple! Wonderful pictures! Good luck to them!

  180. sarah

    June 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    can’t wait for the wedding!!!! she’s gorgeous. how WONDERFUL to be so close to your sister. and wonderful to have two amazing people changing the world. CONGRATULATIONS!

  181. alece

    June 28th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    jasmine, these pictures are stunning! and B — you are a rock star! seriously.

  182. Anne

    June 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    gosh your work is amazing jasmine!!!!

  183. Vanessa

    June 28th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I saw Bianca on that show "when i was 17" I recognized her talking about Jenny Finch. Beautiful woman!

  184. Jan

    June 29th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Great work!!!

  185. Ginger Gohier

    June 29th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I haven’t heard that story and I had a long Awwwww wwwwwwwww wwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwww … ok, I’m done.

  186. cassandra-m

    June 29th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Can I just "ditto" all the wonderful comments left before me? Definitely one of my most favorite of your shoots…ever!

  187. Dina

    June 29th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Jasmine- In reading all your posts ans such, I don’t think I’ve ever commented, but when I saw Bianca’s gorgeous photos that you took, I decided I had to say something. Your family is so much like mine. Seriously! I have a special bond with my sisters, parents, and brother. They are always saying how we need our own reality show! Hehehehe. I appreciate your love of life and of your family. We are so lucky to have been blessed. May God continue to bless you and JD, and your Juarez familia! I look forward to more of your stories and amazing pictures! Take care, Dina

  188. Caitlin at Focus Photography Inc.

    June 29th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    love the yellow shoes!! so adorable. amazing photos Jasmine!

  189. erika

    June 30th, 2010 at 4:21 am

    wow, that was hard to believe it wasn’t you in front of the camera!! =)

  190. Katie

    June 30th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Stunning. Simply STUNNING! 🙂

  191. Denver Wedding Photographer, JasonG

    July 1st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    So funny… thought this was you when I first started looking – forgot about your sister. Amazing – she’s stunning! Great work!

  192. IngaMae

    July 2nd, 2010 at 8:05 am

    i literally felt like crying out of pure happiness when i perused through this blog of your sister(whom I now follow on twitter thanks to u!)and her fiance that you did. 1st)if they were not manifested straight out of Heaven then I don’t know Heaven….i know Heaven and this couple is straight up JESUS in the FLESH but TWO people meant to be together since the beginning of time!!!!! 2nd)i feel the same way about eharmony as your sister so maybe i should try it ha!!! 3rd)the way your sister thinks you are hilarious just made me so happy. I love your love for eachother!!!!!! 4th)pictures worth a trillion words…..great job sis dare i say older sis by a minute? you captured her and her man well!!!

  193. Truc

    July 2nd, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    How special that you and your sister are so close. I love her and Matt’s story. The photos are simply beautiful!

  194. Ashlee

    July 6th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I loved the story behind this post! Gorgeous pictures! Congrats to your sis!

  195. Casi

    July 9th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I recently joined eHarmony because I feel like I am in the same situation that Bianca was in. Granted I only joined a few weeks ago, but this girl here has 1 Full Time job, 1 Part Time job and a photography business on the side – so I am always so busy that I never have the time to go out and meet people but it’s refreshing to know that somewhere out there is someone for me, even if we have to meet online first before in person. Congratulations Bianca and Matt!

  196. Ana

    July 14th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Gosh reading about Bianca’s happy ending really gives me hope as someone who reacted the same way whenever someone suggested going through an internet service because I just don’t have the time to meet anyone just right and seeing these fantastic photos of a happy pretty lady cements it! 😀 LOL I love the "great hair!" comment too! Fabulous photos as always and thanks so much for sharing this story for someone who still fears signing up and actually going through those services.

  197. Heather Walker

    July 19th, 2010 at 3:25 am

    So are all the shots on your site, your self portraits..or photos of your sister!?? That is funny… I bet that is a really strange but neat thing to have someone that looks just like you in the world…

    Do you two have photos together?

  198. Lynda Kennedy

    August 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    what a sweet story … loved, loved reading it!

  199. Carri Neu

    August 13th, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Jasmine, LOVE the story!! That’s the exact same way I met my Fiance Matt too! I was reluctant just like Bianca. She’s so lucky to have such a supportive sister and awesome photographer!

  200. Ashley Peavy

    August 20th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Love the photos

  201. Andria of Andria Lewis Events

    August 27th, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Beautiful couple! Before I read the story, I looked at the images. I’m thinking, "Who is this guy Jasmine is taking pictures with? Is this a test shoot?" :-}

  202. Chris Johnston

    November 4th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    "I was too nervous to ask if we could shoot in front of it…so I made Matt go and do it! ;)"
    I can’t believe the world-famous Jasmine Star is afraid to ask someone for permission to take a picture. In all seriousness this actually makes me feel better. I’m so afraid to approach total strangers to ask to take their pics and its why I’ve focused on wildlife, landscapes, and my own kids. It makes me realize that it is OK and even people are successful still have those fears. Difference is, they find a way to work around them or through them and don’t quit.

  203. Diana Elizabeth

    December 22nd, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Jasmine, you are TOO funny, "
    Bianca, if you weren’t my twin sister, I’d say you looked beautiful. But since we look alike, that would be totally weird. So, instead, I’ll say you have GREAT HAIR!" You are precious. B, of course you look gorgeous! Inside and out!

  204. Tris

    August 9th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    OMG! That is SOOOOOO CUTE! She looks JUST LIKE YOU! I guess that’s the whole twin thing, right? HAHA!

    Their story is super-dooper cute!

    Tris – 🙂