St. Louis Here I Come!


Yesterday JD and I hosted The Workshop here in Orange County and I fell in love with the group. Seriously, sometimes I feel so overwhelmed doing what I love…and meeting such amazing people along the way. More on that later. The only downfall to workshops is that Polo is left alone for most of the day…and can’t handle it. He sits perched on a bench by the dining room table and cries for most the day. It’s true. Our neighbors say so. And if your heart didn’t just break into a THOUSAND MILLION PIECES, you have no heart. There, I said it.

This morning Polo was worried we’d leave him again, so when I put on his leash for the morning walk, he ran out the front door and waited. Patiently.

In other news, I’m incredibly excited to share I’ll be speaking in St. Louis this August! Kelly Manno planned the St. Louis Shot Party for August 18, 2010 and she’s planned a day full of speakers and a lot of fun! If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you soon! To get more info and register, CLICK HERE to do so.

Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Cindy A.

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    First post?!… I love POLO! He needs an album all to himself!


    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I soooo want your dog! I’d dog sit for you if I wasn’t all the way in Chicago. Polo pics are so heart warming! See I have a heart.

  3. Damaris Mia

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    POLO! So adorable.

  4. Jake Reece

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    You should bring him along! He is just as much a part of this little photo community as the rest of us haha, and besides I’m sure he would love the spotlight 😀

  5. Em

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    My poor puppy does the same thing! You guys should think about a workshop in Colorado!

  6. ELisa Bauer

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Please bring polo to the shot party… he can sit on my lap and I’ll pamper him while you’re speaking <3

  7. Anne

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Germany! Or at least Europe. I’ll help you in any way you need me to. Pretty please? 🙂 *putting on my nice and innocent face*

  8. Candace Prokopets

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    St. Louis is my hometown!!! OMG! So bummed I can’t be there since I up and moved to California. I just got back from St. Louis on Monday. You MUST, I repeat, MUST go to Ted Drewes custard ice cream when you are there. It is the best!

  9. Jennifer

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I am so excited to see you speak in August! I almost fell off my chair when it was announced! Tell Polo the group in St Louis is grateful he will "allow" you to travel to speak! See you soon! 🙂

  10. Erika

    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    AWWW….I feel your pain. Polo reminds me of my yorkie, Bella. She is my lil’ DIVA :0)

  11. Karin

    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you!! I registered Monday!! And for the record, I can’t wait to see what you think about the weather here in august! I’m thinking you’ll have a new appreciation for us Midwest photographers!! It ain’t easy makin people look good in 95 degree heat with 100% humidity, but we find a way!

  12. Dina

    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    yes! my hometown! I’d love to go…yours was one of the first blogs I ever read before I even knew what blogging was and this back when you had your old, old blogger blog! hope to meet you!

  13. michelle ross

    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Will Polo be speaking at the workshop? Woof!

  14. Corinne North Fuller

    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Our cat was lonely, so we got her a dog…they keep each other busy all day, they don’t even miss us 😉 However the cat raised the dog(pug) and now the dog thinks he’s a cat! It all works out, so really we got the cat a cat to play with, sort of :0)

  15. Kristy D

    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    So pumped your coming to Saint Louis!!!! CANNOT WAIT!!!

  16. kelly marie

    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Polo rocks my world!

  17. Kelly Park

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    yea, looking forward in meeting you in the Lou!

  18. Erica

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Jasmine! I love this post– Polo is cute as always.
    Also wanted to say thank you so much for commenting on my blog today! It really means a lot that you took the time.
    You’re an amazing photographer, thanks for always inspiring me. 🙂

  19. Harmony Loves

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Polo is sooo flippin cute! It looks like he probably knows that too 🙂

  20. Amanda Mann

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you in St. Louis!!!

  21. Lauren G.

    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I live in St. Louis! It would be so awesome to meet/see you. Have fun while you’re here!

  22. feuza

    June 23rd, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    he is so cute, makes me want to have a dog and I never say that

  23. CANADA

    June 23rd, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    seriously Jasmine your dog is the cutest dog I have ever seen!! it makes me want to go through the computer screen and pet him

  24. Marissa Rodriguez

    June 23rd, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    My heart totally broke into a million pieces. but then his cute little face just made it all better 🙂

  25. Pamela Topping

    June 24th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Look at those teddy bear eyes! Polo is a beautiful soul <3

  26. Kim Spears

    June 24th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Jasmine the workshop was FAB-U-LOUS !!! So darn good and I was so sad to leave. Thank you for all that you shared and for inspiring me in so many ways. You and JD are the best !! PS – I will be dreaming about Tiramasu (sp?) for the next year now.

  27. Ceresa

    June 24th, 2010 at 3:04 am

    i’m coming!!!!!!

  28. Jamie

    June 24th, 2010 at 5:12 am

    My dog does that too! When we leave her for too long she just whimpers and cries. Thank you for posting a Polo picture so I could get my Polo fix. He’s just adorable!

  29. Denise Saucedo

    June 24th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Polo is adorable as ever. Please give him a kiss on the nose from me for allowing you to teach your amazing workshop!!! I had the best time ever!!! A dream come true really. And the friends I met, knowledge and inspiration I got out of it is truly priceless. Thank you for being you!!! Muah.

  30. Chanelle

    June 24th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    We have a Pootalian (Italian Greyhound cross Toy Poodle!) and he really hates being home alone so we use Petpals dog sitters and he has a little adventure at their farm when we shoot.

  31. Melissa Papaj Photography

    June 24th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Sounds like fun! I wish I could be there, but I am in little old Utah…by the way…when are you coming here to visit? 😉

  32. Stephanie Stewart

    June 24th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    OMG, I love this photo of Polo! He is just adorable…poor thing…he should go with you to your next Workshop!!!

  33. MK Loeffler

    June 24th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    would love to be there… thinking about it!!!

  34. MIKE

    June 24th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I will be there – cant wait to meet you!

  35. life with kaishon

    June 24th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Polo is scrumptious!

  36. Nikki Ryan

    June 25th, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Awhhh! Polo could have played with Fergie. She was all alone in our hotel room too! Even though I love my dog the workshop was well worth leaving her. Thanks again for everything, I’m sitting at home overwhelmed and excited at the same time.

  37. Holli True

    June 25th, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Jasmine- just wanted to say I just read your newsletter. 🙂 When I met you last year, you took the time to sit with me and my hubby and discuss photography, life, and the in-between. You looked us in the eyes and you were real. You were amazing. You didn’t pan the room for someone more important. You are truly fabulous and I am so honored to have met you. This industry is so lucky to have you!! 🙂 THANK YOU!! PS: Polo is precious!

  38. cheryl mcdonald

    June 25th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Cannot wait for August StL workshop!! I will be there with bells on!!! Bring Polo, he will love the Lou 😉

  39. Kim Pollard

    June 25th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Jasmine, Dayna and I follow so many different photographers, but Dayna kept telling me to check out Jasmine Star and I thought okay I’ll check her out. Love your clarity and the moments you catch. And now I get to attend the workshop and poor Dayna will be in Hawaii…she really is disappointed missing this. We just shot our first wedding in May. If you get time we’d love for you to check our blog. Can’t wait to meet and learn from you. Thanks for sharing your knowledge…kim

  40. Miami Wedding Photographers

    June 26th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Aww polo is adorable..!

  41. Ashley Douthit

    June 26th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    It made my year when I saw that you were coming to stl!!! YAY!! I can not wait to meet you, and I agree with Elisa, bring Polo!! 🙂

  42. Lydia

    June 28th, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Aww, he’s too cute! I’m sure all The Workshop attendees appreciate his sacrifice!

  43. emily scott

    July 2nd, 2010 at 3:12 am

    i would come all the way to so cal to Polo-sit. just sayin’

  44. Truc

    July 2nd, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Awww, look at that face. Too cute.

  45. Jenny Hodges

    August 17th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    St Louis won’t know what’s about to HIT tomorrow!!!! I can’t wait for the STL Shot Party & hopefully meet you 🙂 HOLLA!!!

  46. Don Hawkins

    August 18th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I vote for bringing him! I’m sure no one at the shot party will mind. See you tomorrow!