Sunstone Winery Wedding : Bianca + Matt


A denouement is not a complete or fully resolved ending but a satisfying closure to a story. It means in French “an untying, a relaxing of a knot of complexity.” Denouement is the rest that comes when all the disparate plot lines of the a story, gnarled and taut, have been untied and an order comes about that brings a new moment of true peace.

Denouement is an ending that serves as the prelude for a new beginning; there is always the next turn in the road. Often times, we don’t allow endings to be noted, let alone celebrated. Therefore we never allow denouement to invigorate the upward movement and creation of a new story.

At Bianca and Matt’s wedding last Tuesday at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, we celebrated the denouement of two stories ending and one new story beginning.

Bianca and Matt…I have no words to adequately express how much I love you. How much I need you. How much I want you. Together. In my life. For the first time I was able to see, truly, you both melt into each other and grant the permission to be captivated by the other. Dare I steal Matt’s word…but I will. Your wedding day was magical. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. I lovelovelove you, even on the days when I don’t show it. Congrats and I hope you spent time forcing Matt to work on his tan in Mexico! πŸ™‚ Much Love and Appreciation… j*

Jacky, one of Bianca’s dearest friends, gave Bianca a pair of Christian Louboutin’s to wear on her wedding day. Uhhhh, makes me ask myself where Jacky was when I got married! πŸ˜‰

Bianca is…how shall I say this….DRAMATIC. If you’ve met her, everything! is either THE BEST thing she’s ever eaten, how SHE ALMOST DIED in two inches of water, or the time she’d said NEVER, EVER AGAIN…EVER…and then did it the following day. She’s just like that. So when Bianca picked her Pronovias wedding dress, it just fit her personality perfectly!

Lucky for me, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jaclyne from Heavenly Blooms…she’s extraordinarily talented and really helped hone the vision for the wedding day…

Many thanks to the uber fab Nicole Deanne for hair and makeup. Bianca looked positively radiant…and I have no doubt that last minute iridescent eye shadow Nicole use had a little something to do with it! πŸ˜‰

Just before Bianca got into her dress, the amazing Stephanie Fay came in to capture candid shots. Like this one. It made me cry. I’ll be the first to say my family is crazy–oh like we dance after someone gets into a wedding dress!–but this moment will forever be frozen in my mind as one of my favorites from the day.

So…people wanted to ask when I knew. When I knew I was supposed to be my sister’s wedding photographer. I can pinpoint that moment precisely. The picture on the right was when it clicked for me. Stephanie was shooting, but I was DYYYYING without my camera. I ran to the other end of the room, and started shooting again. The minute I knew I couldn’t capture moments on her wedding, was the moment I realized I had to.
Jewelry: J. Crew

After getting dressed Bianca went to the ever gorgeous Sunstone Winery. No, really, this place is unreal. I could shoot a wedding everyday there. It was perfection. While Bianca waited for Matt, I snapped a few photos of her…seeing how I can always make her laugh…

…Okay, and I can also bring out her inner fierceness, too! Special thanks to The Treasured Petal for Bianca’s hairpiece…

First Look

This photo was captured by Stephanie

This is proof. Proof that not only does my sister think I’m funny, but now her husband as well! πŸ˜‰


Matt, you look so darn handsome!!

The beauty of the Sunstone Winery is that if offers so many locations for wedding photos…

Go on wit yo bad selfs…

I was so, so, so thrilled to work with my favorite videographers, Elysium. Julie and Alex have become my friends over the years and I love them…no, adore them! They’re amazing at what they do, so having them shoot the wedding at my side was a HUGE honor! Alex was actually the one who placed Bianca and Matt in this location…and I loved it!

It was rather warm as we were shooting wedding pictures, so we decided to head back into the shade. On our way back, Bianca and Matt were being all lovey and stuff, and these photos are some of my favorites from the day…because it’s just so them…

Again, here’s Jaclyne working her floral magic with Bianca’s bouquet…….lurrrrrved it!

So…so, so so….here’s where the thank yous get outta control.
The people behind the wedding day coordination were the fabfabfabulous Anna and Angel of Events of Love and Splendor. Per usual, they worked with Bianca to refine ideas and execute a flawless day. I’ve had the pleasure of working with them in the past, but seeing their diligence and hardwork for such a personal time in my life…they’re incredible at what they do!

Bianca decided to get crafty and make a few things for the wedding details. Oh, remember those days of Bountiful Harvest?!?! Ummm, yeah, they’re way gone! Once Bianca settled on a wedding theme, everything feel into place and the ball got rolling. Many thanks to Jeni of Found Vintage Rentals for working her magic and adding elements to the wedding day to make it absolutely breathtaking. Jeni, you’re the bomb.

Also from Jeni’s vintage collection were these white church pews. When my sister saw them, she died. Then revived just long enough to call me and let me know she found dream details for her wedding. Jeni’s touches throughout the wedding were phenomenal!

I was lucky enough to walk down the aisle with this princess. I am so smitten with Ryen it’s not even funny.

I might be biased, but Bianca’s ceremony was one of my favs…photo by JD

One of the funniest things happened…
My dad (who officiated a portion of the ceremony) almost forgot to have them exchange their rings. JD was in just the right location to capture his reaction…

Stephanie captured the First Kiss perfectly…

We immediately left to Root 246 for the wedding reception and I got back to shooting…you’ll see again and again how Jeni’s vintage collection, Angel’s coordination, and Jaclyne’s floral design worked so well together…

One of my favorite parts of their reception…a dessert bar filled with goodies from Solvang Bakery

First Dance…Stephanie’s angle…
…with perfect music provided by the raddest DJ ever, Jeff Kishi

First Dance…my angle…

To see more of Bianca and Matt’s Sunstone Winery wedding photos, please feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Gina_Shanley

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    WOW! What a gorgeous…well EVERYTHING…the bride, the setting, the flowers, the jewelry…just stunning!

  2. Deb Haussermann

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  3. Davidoff

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Lovely pictures J. I wish your sister a happy family life! Keep up the good work!

    P.S.: Loved your online workshop at CreativeLIVE

  4. Stormy

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    oh. myyyyy. gooodness! so beautiful, really and truly amazing!

  5. Jihan Cerda Photography

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    OMG!!!! Sooo beautiful!! And so perfectly put together. Love it. Congrats B!! (And Matt.) πŸ™‚

  6. melissa stava

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    oh jasmine, it looks beautiful! hope you had a blast, which it seems like you did πŸ™‚ im so glad you decided to shoot her wedding…

  7. Patience Z

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    What an absolutely PERFECT wedding day! The pictures truly tell the story! Great job. And beautiful bride!

  8. Kristin

    September 14th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    absolutely beautiful! I felt like I was there at the wedding with you all!! The bond you and your sister share is so precious! I hope one day to be able to document my sisters wedding just as amazing as you did! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Leann Neal

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:00 pm


  10. kimbrali

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    typically the word succulent creeps me out but they might have changed my mind πŸ™‚ such a gorgeous beautiful perfect wedding. boutonnieres sure have come a long way! loved those especially. and i wish your sister so so much happiness in her marriage. it shows good things come to those who wait.

  11. Kristin Merten

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Absolute Perfection doesn’t even sum it up. So gorgeous and amazing… congratulations to you all!!

  12. Lee Ann

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I love it all! What a fabulous day, and what a great sister you are!! She is pretty lucky.

  13. Lupita Ramirez

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Lovely wedding Jasmine. You remind me of mine. My dad was a photographer and I told him he was not even allowed to bring his camera to my wedding. He didn’t listen!

  14. Rosie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Speechless… one more time πŸ™‚

  15. gladys jem

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    wow…i don’t even really have the words because these are just that beautiful. and you can just feel the love you have for your sister just by looking at these images. amazing jasmine!!! congratulations matt and bianca!!!

  16. Iris

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    WOW WOW WOW….amazing pictures as always Jasmine!
    Bianca looks stunning and so do you. Love them love them all.
    Hugs from Iceland

  17. Deyla Huss Photography

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    As Christopher Walken would say " Wowie Wow wow wow! Im in heaven with all their details and how deliciously captured it was. Beautiful job you guys!

  18. Abby Evans

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I have followed your website for a long long time now, but this will be my first comment. As a sister and a photographer this post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your family and her wedding with us. What a breathtaking day all around!

  19. Kelli

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Congrats Bianca & Matt! The photos are beautiful as usual Jasmine, and you’re right – those details are off the hook! AMAZING!

  20. Megan Meyer

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    LOVE all the details Bianca pulled together – how awesemoe! J* you just convinced me I MUST shoot at my BFF’s wedding, no just being a bridesmaid! πŸ™‚ Thanks for all you do!

  21. Lara Rios

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    OMG! Are you serious? This is GO-GO-GORGEOUS! Your sister is SPECTACULAR and the place, the flowers, the dress… perfection! Thanks for sharing Jasmine*

  22. Diandra

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Okay I’m crying. THANK YOU for posting this! Such a beautiful day for such a wonderful couple. I’m so glad it turned out so well… they deserve the best. And is that Melanie singing in the background for their first dance?? Sooo cool! I’m so glad you decided to shoot it. You really are the one that could capture this the very best. I cant wait to see the rest!

  23. Annie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    that last shot … the look on BB’s face … it sums it all up. HOME. thank you, Jasmine, for sharing these amazing shots and allowing us to be a part of this wonderful day!! you go, Auntie J*! :0)

  24. Heather Maynard

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Beautiful photos! I always feel like taking photos for those you love is so hard. It either goes wonderfully because you know the person so well and you can capture all the important details, or it goes horribly because you know the person so well there’s no way you can capture all of the important details. In this case, it’s definitely the former. Your sister is a lucky gal.

  25. Lynn Childs

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:06 pm


  26. Priscilla

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:07 pm


  27. Jenn Lebron

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    AHH!! Bianca looks gorgeous!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love it!!!

  28. Lisa Devlin

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Simply stunning, makes me wish I had a sister. Favourite shot is where she is running, truly radiant.

  29. Kayla

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I’ll be Bianca level dramatic and say that I seriously died during every picture…and then came back for the next one. Oh my gosh. I feel like I was there. I am SO THRILLED to be able to see these. Thank you guys for allowing a peek into your lives and your special days.

    I love you!

  30. Krissy

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    love. love. love.

  31. Kacie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Jasmine! Both you are your sister have the biggest smiles that could brighten up any day! I’m shooting a wedding at Sunstone in 2 weeks and I’m even more excited now after seeing these!

  32. Gail

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    So so fabulous. And so so fun to see you both in front of and behind the camera on your sister’s big day.

    Has Bianca stopped asking now? πŸ™‚

    PS – Adore the succulent details!

  33. Rick Fernandez

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    God had His hand on the whole thing. Phenomenal.

  34. Katie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    GORGEOUS! She’s so lucky to have you as her photographer AND sister!

  35. Jenny

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm


  36. Cathy Crawley

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    OMG these details are KILLING me! How gorgeous, you should be so proud πŸ™‚ But, it is a little weird seeing someone who looks just like you hugging a man who is not JD! πŸ™‚ Congratulations to your beautiful twin Bianca and her new hubby Matt xxx

  37. Peter

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Love is in the air – I feel like dreaming when I see these incredible images, the moments are captured just at the right time and all the details made it so very special. congrats to Bianca and Matt.

  38. Carolina

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    What a beautiful wedding!! and you captured beautifully, EVERYTHING!! I got teary eyed when I saw their first dance photo.

  39. Katelyn James

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    OH I am in love with your family! …. I’ve never met them… but I can tell you have a family that loves so deeply and freely. I can’t wait squeal and dance with my mom and sister when I put on my dress! I’m getting so excited!!!

  40. Brandi Lee

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    The last photo is one of my favorites! The look of complete love and contentment on your sisters face…just dreamy!

  41. Tina

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Just "Simply Elegant" LOVE, LOVE , LOVE the blog on your sister. All the pictures just captured everything about your sister & matt. Thanks for sharing their special day with us.. Everything was just perfect, Sending lots of wishes and lots of happiness for them in their future. the vintage look was truely a nice touch for the wedding I like it..- Good job Jasine, JD & Stephanie.. "KIR" Sincerely, your friend in Thomasville, Georgia ~ Cheers, Tina

  42. Melissa

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Congratulations on capturing the day beautifully! You’ve expressed on numerous posts on how you were scared to be the matron of honor and photographer at the same time. Jasmine, you and your team did a wonderful job! Your sister must be thrilled and also proud to have you as a sister.

  43. Laurie Bracewell

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I am IN.LOVE. with this wedding! Bianca made a BEAUTIFUL bride. I’m so happy for her and Matt, you, and your family!

  44. Shannon Gray

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    What an amazing wedding! All the details were so beautiful and the pics turned out wonderfully!! Love seeing the smiles and laughs! Congrats to your sister!!

  45. Christina LeMarr

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:17 pm


  46. Paige Butcher

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Oh, Jasmine. This post made me cry. The photos are so, so incredibly stunning, and Bianca’s wedding was GORGEOUS! One of my favorite weddings that I’ve seen on this blog. I heard you speak at WPPI roadshow yesterday, but I didn’t get the chance to come say hello. You did an amazing job, as always. Thanks so much for what you do.

  47. Amandalynn

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    So gorgeous! Bianca is a lucky lady, these photos are so fantastic. It looks like it was a truly magical day, and the venue was to die for! I think the first look photos are just so, SO gorgeous, the look on her face when she’s seeing him see her is beautiful, heart-melting, and truly real – you can tell that she feels so pretty & in love right at that moment. Perfect!

  48. Deborah Zoe

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    These are absolutely stunning Jasmine! What a beautiful day!

  49. Cheryl Cronin

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    It is absolutely CRAZY how incredible you are!!!!! I love love love love love everything about this post. It’s just PURE LOVE all around πŸ™‚

  50. Paulette

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Truly, truly, one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen. Truly.

  51. Steffanie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Oh Jasmine!!! I seriously look at your site on a daily basis and sometimes more than once a day. I can honestly say that I LOVE all the weddings you do but not one has made me cry, until today when I saw your sister’s wedding. The slideshow just shows how incredibly happy she was and it gave me chills. I mean I LITERALLY teared up! They are going to be so happy together I can just see it from your photographs. You and Bianca are both beautiful people on the inside in out. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for ALWAYS inspiring me!!! πŸ™‚

  52. Eileen

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Stuunnniing!!! Wow… MAGICAL it was! Congratulations to you, them and your whole family! God has done great things for you guys and for that I rejoice! To God be the glory! πŸ™‚

  53. Valerie Metrejean

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Oh my gracious!! This is my dress! I am loving the succulents mixed with dark dahlias. So special to shoot your sister’s wedding!

  54. Amber

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Love the story, love the images and I love her dress. My wedding dress was Pronovias too πŸ™‚ !!!

  55. Michelle Guzman

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    This is one of my all time favorite posts. I love that you were in the wedding and also the photographer. What a beautiful family you have. The smiles and laughter captured here are priceless. God bless you and your family.

  56. Brittany N

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful as always. I was one of the lucky ones that got to go to WPPI yesterday. You are an inspiration

  57. Ariana W.

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    How absolutely gorgeous are these pics?! You are so incredible! I was Matron of Honor for my best friend last year and no way could I have pulled this off! You’re amazing, as always!

  58. Gabby

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    these are the most beatiful wedding photos i seen you capture…congrats!

  59. Studio Hera Bell

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Both of you (sisters) look so much alike. Bianca’s hubby is a very good looking man. I am so happy for them. I love the organic feel of the wedding. Those boutonieres (cactus???) look amazing. Congradulations to the entire family.

  60. Michelle Sidles

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Well, I can honestly tell you I’ve never got all misty eyed reading your blog (featuring a wedding). You are amazing and they are beautiful but this is the first wedding where I feel as if I KNOW the bride (even if only through her blog!). πŸ˜‰

    This is stunning. Since I couldn’t be there to cheer in person I’m so grateful that you captured the day and shared it with us.

    Everything… every single detail of this wedding was perfection. You captured their love and joy perfectly! πŸ˜€

  61. LEOLAK

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hands down…this is your BEST by far! Beautiful Bride, and Handsome Groom…goregous images to capture such a great moment for you and your entire family! I got teary-eyed quite a few times through this entire post! Great great work!

  62. Rebecca Cintron

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    OMG from the time you posted that she got engaged I been waiting for the wedding pictures! I love them! Congrats and great job!

  63. Dawn Regan

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Still wiping tears from my eyes. I’ve been dying to see these photos, and they are amazing, just as I knew they would be. Bianca was such a gorgeous bride, and the day was just beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Congrats, Matt & Bianca!

  64. Lindsay Kay

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Wow. Wow. What a beautiful day and SO beautifully captured! I’m a big fan of Bianca’s style. Great job, as always, Jasmine!

  65. Karen

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    All the details are amazing! Love those church pews! Bianca looks gorgeous!

  66. nathalie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    BEAUTIFULL!! the bride, the groom, the weddinggown, … and ofcourse the pictures!! moments to cherish forever!!! Congratulations to the love-birds all away from Belgium! xxx

  67. Mindy A

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Okay, Bianca in that first First Look photo… Oh my gawsh!!! Just lovely!

  68. trudy

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I am so happy for Bianca and Matt, and I only know them through you and your blog! The ‘bountiful harvest’ turned out so beautiful! I loved every detial and those church pews are a perfect fit for them.

  69. terri z

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    what a special and BEAUTIFUL day !!!!!

  70. jaqueline faria

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    WOW! What an absolutely beautiful wedding your words combined with pictures almost made me cry … during class where I should be paying attention not redding blogs… LOL. But I can’t miss a beat of your work its so fabulous

  71. Darci

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I remember you saying that you were nervous to do this but the pictures don’t show your nervousness at all!! They are beautiful. The day, the wedding, everything looks beautiful. Congrats to Bianca and Matt!!

  72. Sonya Palmer

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Ok, SERIOUSLY. As a photographer, and an older sister… I’m so happy you were able to experience this.

  73. Sharon Snow

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Stunning. Everything and everyone is absolutely stunning and I’m…simply speechless.

  74. Marie

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Can I be BFFs with Bianca too?? And your Dad….I just wanna hug him!! Bianca looks amazingly beautiful and so, so, so happy! Cheers to their denouement!

  75. Tony Gonzalez

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    It’s funny cause i never thought i would be able to distinguish the difference, but i was able to see the difference in styles of photography between you and Jd and your other photography assistance. But besides that fact lol, the wedding looked beautiful and i wish i could of been there to see it first hand. Many blessings to Mr. and Mrs. Olthoff. Your craft is pure genious Jasmine.

  76. anda

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    OUT OF THIS WORLD!! The details are seriously to die for! I looked and looked and looked at them. And then again. Bianca and Matt look sooo happy. You, Stephanie and JD captured everything amazingly! The first First Look photo brought tears to my eyes. Awesome awesome!! Congrats to Bianca and Matt!

  77. Lesley

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Congratulations Bianca + Matt! They look so radiant – what a beautiful day. Gaaah, love the shoes and the ring. I find it amazing that you were able to photograph the wedding so beautifully AND look so relaxed as the MOH! Congrats to your family! πŸ™‚

  78. Dawney

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    What an amazing day! It is obvious how much you and your sister love each other. And, after all, who’s a gal w/o her sister?? Congrats to your family!

  79. Josh Haygood

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Are you and your sister like identical twins. that is an incredible resemblance!

  80. Jen

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    i LOVe, love, lOvE absolutely ALL the pictures!! the story you tell is outstanding and it is all the picture of bliss! my favs are the first look pics–best ones EVER. ever!! πŸ˜‰

  81. VΓ©ronique El Youssfi

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Wonderful !! as always….

  82. Sara Lando

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    the styling of this wedding is so gorgeous it makes me want to get married again just to copy bits and pieces. Then I remembered I’m definitely no Bianca, so I decided I’m just happy with watching her pictures πŸ™‚

  83. rachel d

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Congratulations to both families! Such a dream-come-true wedding! All the details looked amazing/beautiful/spectacular!!! So, totally random but, it’d be even awesome if you and your sis had little buns in the oven at the same time πŸ˜‰

  84. valerie

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    AMAZING. Seriously, I am speechless!!!

  85. Lia S. Rogers

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    BEAUTIFUL wedding and images! Not sure what it is (i’d blame it partially on pregnancy hormones) but these images made me cry. Thanks for sharing and congrats to your sis!

  86. Shelby Hurst

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    What a special and beautiful family. Thanks for letting us all in on such a personal level. Amazing photos, as always!

  87. Natalie Menteer

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I LOVE her theme and the pews amazing! Love the desert bar idea! What a beautiful wedding! Bianca is just beautiful! You JD and Stephanie did an amazing job capturing the pictures!

  88. Christina Dely

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    You are so lucky to have each other! Beautiful wedding, beautiful photos, beautiful words. I am sure Bianca is overjoyed with the result πŸ™‚

  89. Brianna

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    They are amazing. Seriously, I feel like I appreciate all the details of the day so much more seeing them in the pictures! And, hello…how did I miss the super cute lemonade and ice tea stand??! Bummed about that. Also, I just want to admit to you both that I almost screwed up royally with the whole french pronounciation of "denoument" in my reading. Luckily we have the walking dictionary as a best friend so I didn’t ruin the whole thing!! B, you are such a beautiful bride…hurry back so I can hug you!!

  90. Adrienne McNellis

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    These are absolutely breath-taking. Gorgeous.

  91. joan.solitario

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    What an amazing wedding!!! Really really really really beautiful!

  92. Jenn K

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Great photos Jasmine! And the MOH to boot… Talk about a multi-tasker! One of my favs!

  93. Kirsten

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    The details. Dear Lord, the details.

  94. MariaT

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    that looks like one of the most beautiful weddings ever! congrats to your sis!

  95. malika marie

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I hear you two sisters laughing, which what makes these pictures so precious πŸ™‚

  96. Amanda

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    OH I LOVE! The details. The succulents. The dress. The shoes. And of course your "team’s" photos. Amazing πŸ™‚ She’s so lucky to have you as a sister… and visa versa I’m sure πŸ˜‰

  97. Jared Tseng

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Jasmine, EVERYTHING about this wedding looks so perfect! Congrats to your family for such a special event!

  98. Romonia I.

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Oh Jasmine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bianca your wedding was phenomenal and you were downright gorgeous! Those Louboutin’s are very sexy, classy and fabulous! I need a friend like Jacky too! What a beautiful wedding; from start to finish. The bride and groom look amazing; the details are out of this world awesome, creative and unique and Jasmine I am in LOVE with that ring shot. Very creative using their brand to help capture that shot. Love the shot of your dad with the rings! Priceless and great capture JD. Great captures by Stephanie as well. Congrats and you were a beautiful maid of honor photographer. πŸ™‚ I have to say this is one of the best ceremonies you have posted and I am not being biased either. Even though you are not Italian–belissimo J*!!!!

  99. jess robertson

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    you’re not biased! this has got to be one of the most beautiful weddings i have ever seen! and your words just brought it to life and made me feel like i was there and have known your sister for years πŸ™‚ the details just had me in awe. beautiful job, Jasmine! i have been hesitant, but i may have to photograph my sister’s wedding afterall!

  100. Kim Graham

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    The photography is outstanding, OF COURSE! Everyone, everything was SO beautiful! The details, the mix of colors, textures and themes, well, it all just works like nothing I’ve ever seen. It is nostalgic, rich in theme, and desert without being dry. I can’t count the many ways I love this wedding!

  101. angel

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Oh. My. Holy. Goodness!!!! That’s all.

  102. Silvana

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    What can I say you always make me cry ( in a happy way). Bianca’s wedding is one of most beautiful I ever seen. I always wanted to see your dad (because all of the nice quotes from here LOL). Beautiful family, amazing wedding. Love it.

  103. Lydia

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    One of the most beautiful weddings ever! From the colors to the details to the location, I am in awe! Bianca and Matt are so radiantly happy together–I hope someday to have even a smidgen of that same happiness!

  104. Jessica Chavez

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    WOW!! I’m speechless! I cried from beginning to end! And the slideshow.. OH! A.MA.ZING! Thanx for a beautiful post and making us feel part of your family happiness =D xoxo!

  105. Liz Maryann

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    oh my goodness!! So beautiful!
    I think this is one of my favorite weddings that you shot…and I swear I’m not being biased because it’s your sister’s wedding πŸ™‚

    It was great meeting you yesterday J*!! I’ll let you know when that question gets popped LOL

  106. felicia Gwen

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I have been dying to see these! So wonderful! Just simply gorgeous!

  107. Anne M.

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    This wedding is GORGEOUS. I all the details. It’s so cool I am envious. πŸ™‚ And, I would have died with those vintage church pews as well. GREAT job showing all the beautiful details and their beautiful love!

  108. Ivona

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    It is extremely ridiculous that I cry every time I read your blog posts! Congrats to your sister and new BIL! =D

  109. E Schumann Foto

    September 14th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Jasmine, Jasmine, Jasmine! I am completely blown away. You did a fabulous job at your sister’s wedding. The details of her wedding were absolutely gorgeous, I love decor, etc. You guys captured all of it perfectly. Your sister is very lucky to have an amazingly talented sister like you! I wish Bianca and her hubby only the best, as they make gorgeous couple πŸ™‚

  110. brandi

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    AMAZING! Every detail came out lovely. Doesn’t Jeni from Found rock? And wow! Bianca’s flowers were so beyooooond!!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

  111. Chantel

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Wow, so so beautiful! It really does look like a magical day.

  112. lori

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    awesome – how exciting for your family. beautiful, beautiful!

  113. Nate Perkes

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Jasmine! These are beautiful. You guys continue to amaze me. Fun, fresh and fab…perfectly. You captured the LIFE of your sisters wedding. Congrats…you guys are awesome.

  114. Noa

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Absolutely stunning……. You definitely did your sister justice here, Jasmine! Wow, what an amazing wedding…. Congratulations Bianca!

  115. Bianca & Matt

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Oh me, oh my! Jazzy, you’re the best sister in the WHOLE world. The wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without you. Matt and I both watched the slideshow TWICE. I love you so much it hurts. Can’t wait to hug you and catch up on married life! πŸ˜‰

  116. Erin Michelle

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Absolutely the BEST photos I have ever seen on your blog. Stunning, silly, special and PERFECT!

  117. Elissa

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Gorgeous! Sunstone is my favorite winery evah!!!

  118. Drea Wood

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Wow I would of never thought to use succulents! What a neat idea! Succulents are the only plants I seem to be able to keep alive in my home πŸ˜‰

    <3 all of them

  119. Tira J

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Such a beautiful story with the best ending ever! Bianca and Matt….wowzers! You both look amazing and I am so incredibly happy for you. God did GOOD! And Jaz, I am so glad you did photograph portions of your twins special day. I don’t think she or the rest of your family would have had it any other way. Each and ever image is so precious! So much love!!!!

  120. Susan Keller

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Jasmine – these images just make my heart happy. Bianca is resplendently, glowingly gorgeous and so obviously spilling over with JOY. The details are all amazing, but Matt & Bianca’s happiness is truly center stage!

  121. Jen S

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    LOVE! Absolutely beautiful. πŸ™‚

  122. Barbara Z.

    September 14th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    These photos are absolutely stunning!! I love the details and how elegant all the photos are. =)

  123. Karen Stott

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Bianca was absolutely stunning and you and Stephanie captured them both beyond my imagination. Plus the details and church pews are to die for. Seriously amazing!

  124. Tara

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Aw I just love this!! You are an amazing photographer!! Have a blessed day!

  125. Ole Vangsgaard

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    What a masterpiece – I’m sure this wedding will be one of those going into a nice big L.C. display album.

    Your work just continue to amaze me.

  126. Kathleen

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Beautiful pictures! And what a gorgeous couple. May you all be blessed.

  127. IPBrian

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Fantastic as always! And what a fantastically branded wedding!

  128. Lara Rios

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Agh… I just can’t get enough. I came back because these are so beautiful. Jasmine you inspire me big time! πŸ™‚

  129. Cindy

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    LOVE these. So beautiful.

  130. tracy

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I had to comment from something i read in your post: Solvang Bakery! OMG, I am part danish and haven’t been there in probably 30 years. When I read those words BAM! it brought me back to the smell, the yummy, the heritage of my family.

    So happy you were both a bridesmaid and a photog for your sister.

  131. kristan

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Everything is beautiful, your images, the wedding and the love of life and family shows through. It looks like you found the balance between being in the wedding and shooting the wedding. Sisters are special. I’m lucky, I have three. "I smile because you are my sister. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it." (our family sister motto)

  132. a little bit of whimsy photography

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    No air left in my lungs = BREATHTAKING!

  133. Lupe Ruiz

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing this special day with us. I LOVE the photo you took of them dancing. The emotion on her face is priceless. I’m a huge fan of your work and you are such an inspiration!

  134. Amanda Joy

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I am OBSESSED with the decor… love.. loVE.. LOVE~!

  135. Chris Robertson

    September 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Lot’s of cute ideas. Sure to make it to at least a few wedding blogs!

  136. alece

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    nothing has made me wish for the chance to get married again more than this…

  137. Kathleen Roper

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I love, love the succulents for all parts-bouquet, table and grooms "flowers". How original and earthy.

  138. Candee

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this post! Love, love everything about it!

  139. Marilyn Oliveira

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking in every single way!

  140. Ginger Murray

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Love every detail of this wedding. Great job, Jas and Stephanie. … and congrats to Bianca and Matt!!!

  141. Krystal

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Wow! There are no words! Those first look pictures and that first kiss picture…….. your sister is lucky to have those moments captured just as they are. I loved this wedding! But with her sister in know it was no wonder. I’m sure it was a happy, happy day for your whole family.

  142. George

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Not much left to say!!! …. πŸ™‚

  143. Weston Cantrell

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I love this! Gorgeous wedding and STELLAR photos!

  144. Helen Walsh

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I love the story and how you have portrayed it. I feel all gushy after reading it! Well done on playing the perfect role for your sister.

  145. Stephanie Stewart

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Ohhhhh Myyyyyy Gooooooodness! I knew I was excited to see your sister’s wedding, but it’s even more beautiful! This has to be my favorite wedding of yours of all time, maybe it’s because you were destined to photograph it, and it shows. And all those amazingly gorgeous details, the flowers, the dress, the vintage goodness! Congrats to Bianca + Matt! You two are so crazy cute together!

  146. pam mals

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    okay…but not fair….no photos of Y O U.

    so beautiful!

  147. Alicia Damron

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I am breathless! I don’t why but I’m tearing up from looking at these. Maybe because I always wanted a twin sister, maybe because those florals are a.m.a.z.i.n.g. (I’ve never seen hens and chicks used in such a creative matter. I’ve only seen them in my mom’s terra-cotta planter with holes in the sides), maybe because her dress and shoes are out of this world, but I think it’s gotta be because I can feel the emotion from the day coming out of my computer screen…who knew that could happen? Beautiful, beautiful work by all three of you!

  148. Esther Chan

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The look on your sisters face at the 1st look!! I got teary here at work. Love the succulents – so unexpected but beautiful. You were truly inspired for this wedding and your work here inspires me to press on : )

  149. Alex

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    WOW! These are incredible, she’s so lucky to have such a talented photographer as her sister!! Love it, Jasmine!!

  150. BiancaFiji

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    These pictures are incredible. Your angle of their first dance made me GASP!! out loud (ok maybe it is a bianca thing to be dramaticus:) Ahh its that pure bliss expression that every photographer could hope to catch of their bride. Big Congrats from Fiji X

  151. Teresa Hill

    September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    What a beautiful documentation of your sister’s day. I love the shot of your father…his smile is so bright and beautiful, as is yours and your sisters!

  152. Hannie

    September 14th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I look at your blog every single day and in anticipation I have been waiting for these photos and I had to comment – just blew me away!

  153. Hot Pink Brides

    September 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it J* wow I love all the details and you captured them perfectly!

  154. Aimee

    September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I love how much your sister laughs throughout the photos! The make the whole series look so vibrant and joyful!

  155. Elizabeth

    September 14th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    beautiful Jasmine….breath taking beautiful!!!

  156. Kristin Nicole

    September 14th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Gasp…I love it. I am so glad you decided to shoot this, it would not have been the same without you. It convinces me that I want to hit it out of the park for my own sisters weddings…and they are only 15 and 16 so I have some time to refine my skills…girl you are amazing…your sister is blessed to have you.

  157. Caitlin

    September 14th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Not only does Bianca look fabulous. And not only did JD, Stephanie and yourself capture the wedding perfectly. But you looked radiant. The pictures are incredible – just gorgeous!

  158. Rammal

    September 14th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I love how humble and modest you are! πŸ™‚ You remember all the people who have worked with you and credit them over and over that too on your blog. A huge thing that is.
    Rockette, J*! πŸ™‚ *hugs*

  159. Marryam

    September 14th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    wow…SO beautiful!!!!!

  160. Cathy L.

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    beautiful.beatiful.BEAUTIFUL!! you, JD, and Stephanie have captured all the right moments. just breathtaking! some of the images got me teared up! CONGRATULATIONS to your fabulously dramatic Bianca + Matt! πŸ˜‰

  161. Allison

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Jasmine first of all I cannot believe how much you and your Sister look alike. These pictures are Fab in every way. Love em….

  162. Carley

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    This post has given me goosebumps. My sister is my best friend and the day she marries will be one of the most emotional times I will ever go through. Also trying to be bridesmaid and photographer will be hard but you have given me faith it can be done πŸ˜€

  163. Aly

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    this one gave me CHILLS! love everything about it. and the idea of succulents covering everything is my fav detail ever!

  164. Ariana

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    This wedding was amazing. All the details just WOW!! I love the first look. Bianca’s expression say’s it all… GREAT JOB…

  165. Pamela Topping

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Ah-mazing!! From the shoes to the details! Love, love, love your sister’s wedding! And the picture of Ryen is so cute!

  166. Jessica

    September 15th, 2010 at 12:55 am

    This is the first wedding that I have seen that has made me wish I could relive the day again. It wasn’t because of the lovely details or gorgeous gown but because total look of joy on everyone faces. If there was a way to bottle that feeling I would in a half second. Congrats to your sister and new brother-in-law!

  167. Julie Eisenhower

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I am absolutely in love with your sister’s wedding! And you captured it perfectly. She’s so lucky that you agreed to shoot it – and so are we. I’m pretty sure I’ll be looking back to this post for inspiration again and again.

    And if your sister is reading these posts too – rock on lady! Way to put together an amazing day!! You’re truly stunning!

  168. oksana j

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    oh wowowowow…just beautiful all around!

  169. Rebecca

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:20 am

    How wonderful that you got to capture your sister’s special day! What an honor that must have been. You, and everyone else, did a fabulous job. As the great Jasmine Star would say (oh wait, that’s you!), "Gorg!"

  170. Julie K.

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Oh my gosh! I’ve followed your work for a long time but I’m dying. I went to H.S. with Matt! Gorgeous wedding. I’m consistently amazed by your work.

  171. Ashley

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Gorgeous!!! I feel a bit old fashioned and a bit too white to say this, but, you go girl.

  172. Brandi W

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Wow! I agree with all the love everyone else has already left x10!! I’m so glad you decided to help document her day πŸ™‚ I totally have felt that, "Oh, I can’t stand not taking pictures." feeling!! I do it almost every where I go! I’m always always upset with myself when I make the choice to leave my SLR camera behind for whatever reason. Plus I don’t like depending on others to give me copies of the photos they take haha

  173. Jennifer in Sc

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:47 am

    speechless, they are so fabulous! Bianca is GORGEOUSLY gorgeously beautiful!! Just like you! Amazing!!! I am so glad you got to photograph the wedding and be in it. Congratulations to your sister and her new husband and to your family. I love see photos of your father and mother too!! πŸ™‚

  174. Angela Higgins

    September 15th, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Incredible! There is something extra special about these images – I don’t know how you did it. I would have been tearing up all day. Bianca and Matt are an incredibly gorgeous couple and I wish them all the best for their future. Gorge!

  175. Amber

    September 15th, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Wow, your sister’s wedding look fabulous! You are stellar and so creative!

  176. Regina White

    September 15th, 2010 at 2:10 am

    WOW…Just plain out georgeous. Love it all and love that you all captured these images.

  177. Jill Heupel

    September 15th, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Whoa! Those are hens and chicks! Brilliant!

  178. traci

    September 15th, 2010 at 2:48 am

    everything with this wedding is amazing! her dress, her flowers, the PEWS!! wow!!!

  179. Sarah

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:10 am

    breathtaking. That’s all. I’m so glad you shared these photos, and your story. Because it was a lovely little moment of love in my otherwise everyday day. Thank you. !!!

  180. Shannon Wimberly

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Jasmine, I saw you on Chase Jarvis site… and now I am viewing your images!!!! You are amazing! I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! WOW!!!!

  181. Josephine

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:19 am

    i viewed these images first from my mobile browser…and my jaw just went all dropped. i can feel every emotion going on . so i hurried home to be able to comment from my desktop. hehe All praises! All Inspiring! =)

  182. emily ebeling

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:21 am

    wow. great slideshow- you definitely outdid your self for your sister- it was all so beautiful!
    the succulents were fun! lol!

  183. Steve Chastain

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Just beautiful friend. Brought a tear to my eye…LOL..and I don’t eve know these folks.

  184. Jen

    September 15th, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Congrats Matt and Bianca!!!!! I have to say that the joy and laughter was so evident I felt like I was there! I caught myself smiling and almost laughing myself! Great job Jasmine, your sis is a blessed woman πŸ™‚

  185. Melissa Cramer

    September 15th, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Stunning wedding, made easy with an equally stunning bride and groom. It’s interesting and I guess, it feels odd… that between creativeLIVE and now your sister’s wedding, in a very short period of time I feel like I know you as a person. I’ve just never spoken to you before, lol. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. πŸ™‚

  186. Juli L.

    September 15th, 2010 at 4:17 am

    These are just beautiful! Love them! πŸ™‚ Great job! πŸ™‚

  187. Nathan McNabb

    September 15th, 2010 at 5:01 am

    When I started scrolling through, I just thought "wow"…! What a gorgeous wedding… The amount of originality was so refreshing πŸ™‚

  188. Katy

    September 15th, 2010 at 5:13 am

    You and your family are stunning. Your sisters wedding brought me to tears! I have always loved your work, but you can truly see how much love there is amongst all of you. You truly are a Star.

  189. Corinna See

    September 15th, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Wow, just wow. Jasmine, I watched you on Creative Live and have been happy for you and your sister ever since. These shots are amazing thanks for sharing!

  190. cassandra-m

    September 15th, 2010 at 5:59 am

    congrats to Bianca & Matt. and WOW Jaz…absolutely gorgeous! very powerful/emotional images. watching the slideshow made me smile so big. πŸ˜€

  191. Michelle Hebert

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding! Congrats to your whole family and making it even that more special by photographing your sis’ wedding. Goodness, what a team of SERIOUSLY talented photographers!

  192. s h e r r y

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Breathtaking images! Steph, JD and you all did AMAZING! <3 And Bianca and Matt look so so happy πŸ˜€

  193. Amber Fox

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:37 am

    OMG, these photos are incredible. I LOVE all the details and the succulent theme consistently running throughout the whole day. It looks like an incredibly beautiful wedding and that your sis had a perfect day. So fun! Now your family is that much more blessed. Many blessings for your sis and her new hubby.

  194. Girish

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Fabulous shots.

  195. Amy Wenzel

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:40 am

    These photos make me homesick for my family. Now I feel like a jerk for telling you not to photograph the wedding or you wouldn’t enjoy yourself. It is so cool seeing it through your eyes. I’m glad you didn’t listen to me!! I’m really happy for Bianca and Matt.

  196. salina aguirre

    September 15th, 2010 at 7:22 am

    bianca looked soooo gorgeous. everything was perfect about her !! awesome pictures ! your mom looked awesome too ! congrats to bianca and god bless you all.

  197. Leani Holmes

    September 15th, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Your sister’s wedding was perfection, down to the last detail!

  198. Dave

    September 15th, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Amazing, It’s 7 am in the morning in the UK it’s raining outside and these images just make you wanna get out there and bring sunshine. I am fast becoming a big J* fan. Thanks for sharing.

  199. Cherrie

    September 15th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    The shot of them seeing each other for the first time reminded me of when my man Lars and I saw each other at the airport after so long apart. The emotion and the excitement all rolled into one, it really moved me.

  200. J - Heavenly Blooms

    September 15th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Wow. Just wow Jas, you… just wow. I am blown away by the amazing images, what a dream team you, JD and Stephanie made. And you just captured Bianca and Matt so perfectly. Just wow… hoping to see a few more sneak peeks : )

  201. angela hubbard

    September 15th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    soooooooooo gorgeous. congrats to Bianca and Matt, you and your family. xo

  202. Amy

    September 15th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I have followed this blog for years, but have never posted a comment until today. I have to get this off my keyboard – this is THE most beautiful wedding I have EVER seen! Magazines, TV, other photography blogs; this one is hands DOWN the most gorgeous. The flowers, the table arrangements, bride, groom, shoes, dessert bar, every last incredible little detail is exceptional. And the fact that this wedding is tied to your sister, makes it all the more beautiful.

  203. Jessica

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Bianca and Matt…what a perfect couple! These images made me tear up…they are so precious together! Bianca looks absolutely breathtaking! Congrats to them!

  204. Nicole Glenn

    September 15th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    It may be because I adore you both, but this is easily your best work. Such a beautiful wedding and I can feel how happy and in love they are. And OMG, Bianca is workin’ that dress!! I’m so glad the photographer/maid of honor dual responsibilities worked out! xoxo

  205. Ciara Richardson

    September 15th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! The wedding, the bride, the groom, and photos. My fave wedding session fo sho!! πŸ™‚

  206. megan plenge

    September 15th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’m so so happy and excited for Bianca and Matt!! Jasmine – you (and stephanie) did such an amazing job capturing such a beautiful day! I wish my sister could get married again so I could shoot her wedding this time around. πŸ™‚ What a blessing it is for you to shoot the wedding!! Congrats Matt & Bianca!

  207. Lisa

    September 15th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Every single photo is beyond BEAUTIFUL!!!! πŸ™‚ Lisa

  208. Jonni

    September 15th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Oh Jasmine! These images of Bianca and Matt are simply stunning! Your sister is so beautiful (just like you) and Matt is so handsome. Thank you for sharing your wonderful images of their special day with us. Congrats Bianca & Matt! πŸ™‚

  209. Mikaela

    September 15th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I think that was the BEST first look you ever captured! Incredible details, incredible dress, incredible bride + groom and incredible wedding photographer(s)!

  210. Amy Arrington

    September 15th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. πŸ™‚ Love them.

  211. Marci

    September 15th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Wow Jasmine she looks so much like you. Beautiful girls you are!

  212. Stephanie Fay

    September 15th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Seriously… I felt SO honored to have been a part of this day! Jasmine, thank you for allowing me to be there! You ROCKED out being a bridesmaid and an AMAZING photographer for your sister. always amazing. love you.

  213. Chanelle Segerius-Bruce

    September 15th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    The details are out of this world. Love the "flowers" … nice to see your sister looking so happy. Congrats.

  214. Kelli Avila

    September 15th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I have a love affair with my succulent garden. This wedding is perfection. Love!

  215. Heather Ham

    September 15th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I thought I recognized the venue. I went on a family vacation and we went wine tasting, and Sunstone was one of the vineyards. I fell in love with the facade & ambiance & rustic feel of the place. This is a gorgeous wedding and I’m so happy for your sister!!! Gorgeous photos, as always!!

  216. Mireille

    September 15th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Truly breathtaking! Spectacular! Amazing! And glad to see you decided to be your sisters wedding photographer.

  217. Trevor Allen Photography

    September 15th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I shot my sisters wedding last month and I shoot my brothers wedding on Friday. You did such a wonderful job with your sisters wedding. It must have been an emotional day for you. Congratulations to your sister.

  218. Rich Park

    September 15th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    wow, amazing shots! she seems to laugh and smile just like you!

  219. jasmine

    September 15th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Omg my wedding is going to be soo much like your sister wedding. My dress is pronovias and my flowers are all succulents ! Man your sister is so lucky to have you jd and Stephanie shoot her wedding ! Beautiful details and of course great photography !

  220. feuza

    September 16th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    I could not wait to see this and I can not get enough of it!!! love love and love, loved the slideshow seeing you behind the scenes with your family having fun

  221. kayla :)

    September 16th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    one of my utmost favorites Jasmine. I don’t know why, but I almost started to tear up on some of them. I guess I could really feel the love! May God always bless you with the gift He gave you.

  222. Angie Mack

    September 16th, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Took my breath away! God’s glory captured in every photo. Thanks so much for documenting this, J*.

  223. Mel

    September 16th, 2010 at 2:39 am

    to quote Rachel Zoe- AH-MAZING!

  224. diane (

    September 16th, 2010 at 3:30 am

    just beautiful!

  225. Ernst

    September 16th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Your dad looks super cool! Does he drink Martini’s? Mmm.

    Jasmine, I just finished watching the download of the Creative Live event. You are AMAZING. And I’m sure the experience has made a strong woman even stronger. Congratulations

  226. Chad Banning

    September 16th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    The pictures themselves don’t look any more or less fabulous than the one that are usually posted but there is no doubt that there is an unbelievable level of love and pride in this post. Thank you so much for sharing.

  227. Nicola (Pointy Pix)

    September 16th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    You and your sister are just stunning. Obviously this wedding meant just that bit more to you than others you shoot but OMG I can nearly feel the love emanating from my computer! Your dad is really cool btw and I think my favourite picture for sheer joy and unbridles happiness on the faces of your sister, her husband and your dad is the one just before the first kiss –!

  228. Harmony Loves

    September 16th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I adore everything about this wedding! The theme, the colors, the dress, the images and I especially love that your sister looks extremely happy! The love shows in every single image!!

  229. Terri Cannon

    September 16th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    So beautiful! The images are just breathtaking! Thank you for sharing them.

  230. Gabriela Fuentes

    September 16th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    How beautiful. Congratulations to your sister Bianca and her husband Matt.

  231. Lthompson

    September 16th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful! You and your team outdid yourselves with this one.

  232. M. Clay

    September 16th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    The cacti, the "succulent" theme, the twins, the details….oh man, it was all just lovely.

  233. Anna

    September 16th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    All the details of this wedding are just perfect! I love the use of succulents. Gorgeous pictures…thank you for sharing them.

  234. Chris

    September 16th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Can’t believe there are two of you in this small world! Beautiful photos, as usual.

  235. erika

    September 16th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Gorgeous! It’s so weird, in some shots it’s like "why is Jasmine hugging not-JD!" and then others, you can easily tell it’s not you. Must be the eyes =)

  236. Claire O'Hara

    September 16th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I absolutely adore these photos. I feel at a loss for words which is rare. But it’s seriously breathtaking. Congratulations to you, your sister and your family!

  237. jo ann

    September 17th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Wow, what a beautiful wedding. It is obvious by these images that you were deeply touched and emotionally involved. The one of your dad is precious. Congrats to your entire family!

  238. Lauri

    September 17th, 2010 at 1:44 am

    So so beautiful! Those church pews are fabulous. Bianca and Matt are so stinkin’ cute together!

  239. Photography Tutorials

    September 17th, 2010 at 2:23 am

    This might be my favorite wedding of yours yet! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful moment of your family!

  240. inta

    September 17th, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Great coverage as always…but for a second i got confused:) looked like you are getting married. You girls look a like a lot :)))

  241. Amanda

    September 17th, 2010 at 7:02 am

    oh my gosh, I love the pews. Everything!! So cute. And what a stunning couple!!

  242. Angie

    September 17th, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Delurking for the first time ever to say that I, too, HAD to be my sister’s wedding photographer. And maid of honor. Who had a camera. πŸ™‚ I feel you. Congratulations all around.

  243. Jeanette Sanchez

    September 17th, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I’m speechless. What a gorgeous wedding day. Great job to everyone involved!

  244. Skye

    September 17th, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Jasmine WOW. What a radiant bride your sister was. And they met online, SO lucky. You both have the most infectious smiles, I smiled throughout the entire post.

  245. Sarah McDonnell

    September 17th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Lovely work as per usual, love your photography.

  246. Rosaura

    September 17th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Wow! Super congrats to the whole family! πŸ™‚

  247. Jacqueline

    September 17th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Well I’ve looked at these pics about 4 times now. I am just so stinkin blown away by them. I still get a bit choked up when I see them. They look sooo beyond beautiful and happy. Being a part of all this totally blessed us! Everything was out of this world gorgeous. Love you guys!!!

  248. David Stringham

    September 17th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    You and your sister look almost identical. Are you twins? It must’ve been special for you to capture your sister’s wedding. I know that I have felt uncomfortable taking photos at a family wedding, but that may be part of my personality.

    Just wanted to say that the photos are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself.

  249. kati

    September 17th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Oh my goodness! Lovely captures hon! This wedding has to be my favorite one you’ve show cased! Your sister makes a beautiful bride and how lucky you two are to have eachother.

  250. Maalaea

    September 18th, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Absolutely lovely!

  251. Steve Lewis

    September 18th, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Those details WERE awesome. Loved the succulents idea. If I ever get married again, I’m all over the succulents!

  252. Agnes

    September 18th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Jasmine, this is absolutely, without a doubt, my favorite of all your entire wedding shoots… EVER!!! And Bianca looked sooo happy. There’s so much love oozing out of every shot!!

  253. RAMYAD Wedding Photographer London

    September 18th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I love the light in some of these shots. The ones in the shade, first look, are great. The one where Bianca is laughing back at you is fantastic.

  254. Linda Sherrill

    September 19th, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Pure perfection! I have no words….

  255. Mom

    September 19th, 2010 at 3:48 am

    The wedding was fun, fabulous and beautiful!! I loved being there as your mother and friend. I greatly appreciate the awesome artistry of Jeni’s vintage collection, Angel’s coordination, and Jaclyne’s floral design. They worked fabulously together. Love you all!!

  256. Cindy Lee

    September 19th, 2010 at 5:42 am

    OMGosh Jasmine! I cried like a baby looking at these pics. I got swept away by the feel of love & laughter of what seemed an incredible day. Congrats to you all xx

  257. Mary Carlson

    September 19th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I love your decor shots! Too many photographers forget to take a picture of the room before it gets cluttered! Beautiful work.

  258. Nicole DeAnne

    September 20th, 2010 at 5:44 am

    OMG! I’m dying over these pictures right now!!! AH-mazzzz-ing! I had such a blast dolling you chicks up for this very special day.. it was beautiful to see your relationship together. AND to top it off you girls are breathtaking! Bianca looks so happy, & I am so happy she found the man of her dreams!!!

  259. Leilani Tucker

    September 20th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Hands down the most beautiful images! Watching the slideshow made me feel like I was there!

  260. carissa donarummo

    September 21st, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Every picture was more beautiful than the next! Thanks for sharing.

  261. Bella Taylor

    September 21st, 2010 at 12:23 am

    OH MY Goodness these are just amazing, and sooooo special.
    Congratulations to Bianca & Matt wishing u both the most amazing life together full of health and happiness xo

  262. ksen : )

    September 21st, 2010 at 2:48 am

    absolutely. beautyFULL,,, Jasmine ~ a huge BIG heartfelt CONGRATS to your sister & her hubby! <3

  263. Emily

    September 21st, 2010 at 3:45 am

    I am dying over this wedding. It’s gorgeous and makes me want to change my entire wedding day. Amazing job!

  264. Angela Waterberg

    September 21st, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Really breathtaking. Your sister is stunning and you captured her wedding perfectly πŸ™‚ … obviously!

  265. Sam Obeid

    September 22nd, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Fantastic photos top to bottom!

  266. Bobbie Brown

    September 23rd, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Your sisters wedding pictures are amazing! She looked beautiful, every detail was gorgeous, LOVED the flowers on the candle sticks! Love it all… (can you tell I am playing catchup on your blot? My google ready said I had 17 posts to read of yours! I don’t think I have ever been so behind! haha!)

  267. Darcy

    September 23rd, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Jasmine! I love your bridesmaid dress so so much. What are the chances you can let me know what the brand is and where you got it??? I am planning a December 10… yes… this year idos:-)

  268. denise karis

    September 23rd, 2010 at 9:56 am

    i am so behind on your blog and totally regreting it – i love this! she looks BEAUTIFUL! EVERYTHING looked beautiful! How wonderful, Jasmine! Congratulations on your new family member too!! I love the details shots and the one of your dad and i love her dress and it all looked so so so so beautiful.

  269. jenny haas

    September 23rd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    WOW! she looks so much like you! Everything was so beautiful, I love all of the simple yet elegant details!

  270. JasonG Photographer

    September 28th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    So cool that you were able to shoot your sister’s wedding – So much fun!

  271. SΓ©bastien D'Amour - Montreal wedding photographer

    September 30th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Very nice and simple set of images. I love the reaction they have when they are holding hands during their vows!

  272. Jill La Fleur

    October 1st, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful, Jasmine! The photos, your sister, everything! And in my backyard-I absolutely love Sunstone! Congrats!

  273. Truc

    October 1st, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I’m awestruck at how amazingly gorgeous this wedding was. Congratulations to Bianca and Matt! How lucky and special for both you and your sister that you photographed her wedding.

  274. Vanessa D'Anna

    October 1st, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    What a beautiful couple! The pictures say it all! Absolutely gorgeous!

  275. Melanie Jade

    October 4th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Wow, your sisters wedding is the coolest I’ve seen in a while. LOVE the details, and the play on succulents!

  276. Southern Ca Photographer

    October 24th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    aaah you didn’t post a picture of your family. i know you normally don’t blog those but it’s YOUR family. maybe in a future post?

  277. Dawn Camp

    October 28th, 2010 at 3:17 am

    This is so perfect, so beautiful, it’s making me tear up. What a special day for your family. Your dad looks like a darling!

  278. Little White Agenda

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    This wedding is simply breathtaking! Your photography is stunning and your Dad rocks!!!! Thank you for posting it and making my day. Just gorgeous.

  279. Erin Davenport

    May 20th, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Oh my goodness, Jasmine! I didn’t realize Bianca got married at Sunstone, I just visited there a few weeks ago! I live nearby. It is such a gorgeous place–loved seeing it from your perspective πŸ™‚ "love succulently" = so cute!

  280. Tara

    December 29th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    beautiful! What a magical wedding….

  281. Elizabeth Swan

    September 24th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is probably my favorite wedding you’ve ever shot. It’s so stunning. You have definitely captured the essence of their love.

  282. Rachel

    April 4th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Wow. I had heard you talk about your sister Bianca but had no clue she was your TWIN sister! It’s like there is 2 of you πŸ˜‰ Wow! Gorgeous photos. I’m a photog from UK and I aspire to be [at least half] as good as you! Love your work so much! x

  283. HayleyLane

    April 6th, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! So much heart and soul <3