Telling Your Story


Okay, so how do I begin this post? I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness. Seriously. For those who came to the Untold Stories presentation last night, thank you. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I was incredibly overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and dedication to those who stood in line to talk afterward. A more thorough breakdown and recap is coming soon, but for now, I’m incredibly honored to share the new Jasmine Star commercial produced by Anton Lorimer

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  1. Mona Alicia

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Beautiful! Need I say more?

  2. Laura Stricklin

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Chills. That is the only word I have to describe this. Thanks for being the inspiration we all need J! Love you!

  3. Noelia Kline

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    OMG, LOVE IT!!! I’ll say it a million times over…YOU ARE A STAR!!!

  4. Whitney Dupuis

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Wow! That was fantastic!

  5. anouschka

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Wow, so powerful! Love it!

  6. Naomi Chokr

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Im in tears! this is so FABULOUS! Your story is what inspires aspiring photographers like me to go after our dreams. I’ve never lived a perfect life and im hopeful that one day i will be closer to it…. well maybe not because nothing is perfect…. but hopeful that I will havea life that is perfect in my eyes. Thanks for being so influencial in my life Jasmine… and hundred of others in this world.

  7. jackie trembath

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Very inspiring. And beautiful. What a great message to get out there.

  8. SvetlanaHillKovich

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Amazing Video Jas! Like always!

  9. William Pruitt

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Wonderful Jasmine!

  10. ReginaMarie

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    how beautiful! I’ve spent so much of my life letting my story be told. Some of it has been amazing, some not so much… It’s only been in the past couple years that I’ve been really working on what I want my story to be… And this year, I’ve finally put my foot down and am claiming my right to be my own storyteller, to create my own life. Thank you for sharing with us, and reminding us, that our story is in our hands.

  11. Life with Kaishon

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story.
    Every day.
    It is a magnificent read.

  12. Gina

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

  13. Cindy

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I loved this video and I must have watched it a dozen times. Amazing.

  14. Chandi Warner

    February 22nd, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing YOUR story. I find inspiration it it daily πŸ™‚ β™₯ xoxoxoxo

  15. Breanne Sinibaldi

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    What a beautiful video. A beautiful story. So very inspiring to a photographer just starting out on a road of which I don’t know where it will lead.
    Wishing I was able to attend WPPI. Hope you’re having a blast! Looking forward to your future posts.

  16. Rich Park

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    wow that video was AMAZING and super inspirational! thank you for sharing!

  17. Gaby Fuentes Photography

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    So beautiful, and you look amazing. Congratulation on this new chapter of Making your story.

  18. Jill-FNA Photography

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Beautiful Jasmine! Love it!

    I am praising Him for how well it went last night. I knew you would rock it and feel His love for you! Can’t wait to hear more!


  19. Nam Tran

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love the way you continue to push the envelope Jasmine… that unique way about you, always that one step ahead =)

  20. Nam Tran

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love the way you continue to push the envelope Jasmine… that unique way about you, always that one step ahead =)

  21. Lindsay

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Wow! This is great Jasmine. I’m not even a photographer but your videos always inspire me in so many ways. I love the creative vision you have and the way you tell your story x

  22. Josephine

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    WHY AM I CRYIN’ WATCHING THIS…and replaying it over and over…and my husband goes wondering what’s wrong with me….

    It’s been countless..but I’m saying it again… THANK YOU Jasmine for the overwhelming inspiration you are bringing to ME.


  23. LEOLAK

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Sooo awesome! Congratulations! So cool it was shot in Italy too…and you danced!!! =) Thanks for the inspiration…again and again. I want to put my story to pen and paper now…instead of playing it in my head.

  24. angel

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    no really. i heart you more every day. thanks as always for the inspiration! xoxo

  25. Columbus GA Photographer

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    WOW!!! Completely awesome…. Glad you had a great turn out in Vegas. Would have loved to have been there.

  26. Justine

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Dude! This is so great! And something I am struggling to grasp a hold of… my own story… taking control of my own life… my own destiny. You are truly amazing! Thank you for always being real and honest. You rock

  27. Amy Koh

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Great short!…such inspiring words..:D…love.your.story.

  28. Barbara

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t remember the last time when something gave me goose bumps like this… Wonderful, inspirational… Was it filmed in San Gimignano, Italy? Beautiful place…

  29. Diana

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    this is such……. an amazing video J!
    you are such a beautiful person inside and out! I hope to get to meet you one day πŸ™‚

  30. Andrea

    February 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    That’s great! I think it trancendes more than just for photography. I love it so much I want to repost it on my blog…thanks for sharing!

  31. naomi figueroa

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Ah, LOVE this! God is doing so much in my life right now, and this totally spoke into my life! Thank you for pouring out your heart and continually inspiring others around you.

  32. Anne Elisabeth

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    This is such a good video! Clips, words, Jasmine.. everything is great! πŸ™‚ love it

  33. Mike

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you Jasmine Star! Beautiful video with an awe inspiring message. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  34. Taryn

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Though out this video all I could think was….beautiful! Thanks!

  35. Paula

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love it! Can I get this in writing? Thank you!

  36. Jenna Danelle

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Jasmine – I can not express how I truly needed this today!!! I have been struggling in a place so grey… with my Grandmothers passing, and being laid off, I took most of it as a sign to really dive into my photography, but it’s been soooo hard. I have nothing to pay the bills, but I go to shoot after shoot to get my portfolio built to do this… and I started getting discouraged. Doubt was creeping in… but, I want to write my own story! So I will. Thank you.

  37. Christina S.

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This is AWESOME!

  38. Tanya De Leeuw

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:21 pm


    I believe having professional goals is overrated in many ways.

    Getting through your life loving and being loved, happy, making others happy, without pain or hurting others … now that’s a goal!

  39. Angie Mack

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    J*, "You are fearfully and wonderfully made." Simply beautiful! You continue to inspire me.

  40. Lorna Roberts

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I LOVE this! So beautiful and so inspiring! xx

  41. Alvin Toro

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Just 2 questions?

    1) Has anybody told you that you are a lot better motivator than photographer? (and that’s HUGE because you’re ridiculously amazing with the camera)

    2) Where can I find those boots? (My GF would love me forever)


  42. Tiffany

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I heart this commercial! You are a superstar! Gorgeous, smart, talented..seesh πŸ˜‰ Btw, I was thinking about how much I love your writing..and if you wrote a book..I’d read it. love ya jas!

  43. Christie from Traveltoido

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Jasmine… you inspire us! Thanks for sharing this! It is sooo beautiful!

  44. Camille

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    So awesome Jasmine! I am amazed by the little bits of your story that I know through your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Gabrielle

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    LOVE this! So beautiful, Jasmine! Thank you. πŸ™‚

  46. Ana Telma

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    What can I say? This is just fabulous… and touching. And watched the video and then… I just had to watch it again. And when I finished watching for the second time, there it was my reflection on the screen. What am I doing to write my own story? I wonder if you have any idea of how much you inspire us… I don’t think you do! Thank you so much for everything. Always.

  47. Kelly Green

    February 22nd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    your videos are always so inspiring, this is one of the next things I want to attempt for my brand – a promo video.

    I would love to see the out takes from this – I best you had a blast making it!!

  48. rusty Tripod

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    The music is nice but loud and overwhelms hearing you. A little softer, maybe?

  49. Jenelle Sewell

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    So amazing…

  50. Amy

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    You are such an inspiration, just gotta love you!!

  51. Debbie Schwab

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I knew the video would be cool, thought provoking, beautifully shot… I didn’t expect for it to bring me to tears. Learning to be a photographer has taught me that not only do I need to hone my skills in so many areas (technical, customer service, marketing, branding, etc.) but maybe it’s more important to hone me. With so many people wanting to be someone else (like you for instance) I really just want to know what it’s like to be me… the best me. Thank you for putting into words what I struggle to do everyday.

  52. stephanie

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    beautiful! And I love your handwriting!!!

  53. Katie

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Amazing! You live out an incredible story that everyone wants to be a part of or learn from. That, to me, is success.

  54. Ana GR

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Jasmine, this is awesome! Beautiful, inspirational, gorgeous, perfect!
    LOVED it!
    As always, thanks for posting such good articles from which I learn soooooooo much!

  55. Rachel C.

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    *LOVE* it. I don’t think I’ve commented here before, but I watched your week of creative live, and have followed your blog for a looong time. Wishing I could drive the 1.5 hours up to Akron when you’ll be there! πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your encouragement to photographers. πŸ™‚

  56. jackie g. photog

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    great promo! Anton is amazing…he was our wedding videographer! πŸ™‚

  57. Maria

    February 22nd, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    You are such an inspiration and the video captures you perfectly.

    Thanks for pushing me to always strive to do better and follow my dream.

    You’re definitely one of my favs =)
    Air kisses!

  58. Cynthia Rust

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Moved me to tears. Thankyou so, so much!

  59. Ana

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I was wondering if you could please post a little story about how you an JD* met?

  60. Amanda Mann

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Ahhh, J*, you just keep coming up with amazing things! I love the insight and positiveness (is that a word???:)) that you have!

  61. Kristin Nicole

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    You never cease to amaze!

  62. Monica Martin

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    You always inspire me to step up my game. Daily I’m filled with ideas, things I want to shoot, things I want to blog about and I don’t because "I don’t have time." I have three kids and am so busy, and never find the time to fulfill what makes me happy –taking more pictures and blogging more, cause I’m so busy being a mom and a wife. This post moved me so much, thank you, thank you, for the constant reminder to work hard towads what I love –photography….

  63. Marissa Rodriguez

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I absolutely love it! So happy for you Jasmine!

  64. Inga

    February 22nd, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Its wonderful. Wow, I have to say – I am really inspired.

  65. Nicole Chubb

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    This is AMAZING! You words are so inspiring, as is the videography. I definitely love your story!

  66. cassandra-m

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    You continue to push the bar higher and although the pressure is great to keep up, it makes me a better person & photographer. THANK YOU ~

  67. Adriana Morett

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    LOOOOVE it! You really can inspire anybody into going after their dreams, really thank you very much! I love this blog so much =) Isn’t it cool how people you’ve never met can have a REAL influence in your life? =O The power of Internet doesn’t cease to amaze me…and of course the "star" power! πŸ˜‰

  68. Brooke

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Wow Jasmine… what a great video. Your story is awesome so far, and it will only get better right? Thank you for sharing!

  69. Emily Sandoval

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t know why I’m emotional, but I am…Thank you for inspiring me e.v.e.r.y.time I read you posts! πŸ™‚

  70. Dee

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:14 pm


  71. Feuza

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    tears of course, wow to get to a place where you can go and travel to Italy and do a promo is a pretty amazing accomplishment which moves me and inspires me and also makes me think of how I am so far from where I want to be, that my story is not so great to be told lately but thank you for sharing your beautiful life with all of us

  72. Bobbie Brown

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Ahhhhh! I LOVE IT!

  73. Tracy

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That was amazing, and very effective as I have tears in my eyes. I want to write my own story too, thank you for always inspiring me to do so!

  74. Ashley Clark

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I absolutely love Anton’s videography work. He truly has talent to capture amazing people in amazing locations.

  75. Victoria O'Connor

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    As always Jasmine, great concept, great words, great warmth and so much feeling!!

  76. Mindy Metivier

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Awww Jaz!!! I love it!! Beautiful J* commercial!!! And I love it even more because it’s in Italia!!! πŸ™‚

  77. Dina

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    "all of us what to be a part of something amazing…" yes, yes, yes! and what is truly remarkable is how God involves us in our individual works and pursuits and gifts and explodes it times eternity to give others a taste of His glory in and through us. my story alone, though perhaps amazing, is coupled with His divine plan to create my true destiny, something my efforts alone could never accomplish. so thrilled to have traveled along with you since your early blog and witnessed His divine plan unfolding beautifully through your life!

  78. Zsuzsa

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Love it!
    Where did you buy that beautiful brown bag?????

  79. Carrie K

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I love the commercial! I especially love recognizing the places you shot it since I was there last year. Ahhhh Italia *sigh*. Would you be able to sometime post about posing ideas and how you work with somewhat awkward clients-the process of getting them to loosen and be more themselves in front of the camera? Enjoy Vegas!

  80. Emily Dobson

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm


    In a good way. πŸ™‚

  81. Hugo Tepe

    February 22nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love these! I always think of how you say that the experience you’re giving your client isn’t only the great photography but the experience of having YOU as the photographer.

  82. Amanda Donaho

    February 22nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I love how Donald Miller-esque this is! Beautiful!

  83. Anh

    February 22nd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    You are so gorgeous.. Inside and out. I"be been watching this over and over and I’m amaze at the way you think and how you are able to tell your story. I love how you say you are not confine to a title but rather write what you like and title it at the end, and you want to love it. The way that was put in words .. Awakening and challenge people to think of how they want to write their own story. Love. Anh

  84. chelo savolini

    February 22nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    wonderful! and I know that place! I’m happy you choose Italy to keep your story

  85. Heather A

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    So So Beautiful! Wow! In awe! You’re story is so beautiful! You live it so evidently! Thank you for being who you are & for your inspiration!

  86. Oleksandr Photography

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Nice video!

  87. Josh

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    That was awesome! You’re a Rock Star!

  88. Rachel

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Awesome! The idea of telling my own story is something that has been on my mind a lot this year. This is just another evidence that I do have a story and it’s worth telling and (even more importantly) that I can love it. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring. πŸ™‚

  89. Breanne

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Wow. You inspire me regularly, but this… there are no words.

  90. Rudi

    February 22nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    What a great commercial! The style matches perfectly with the style of your website and the style of your photography. Music is perfect. Is it composed especially for you?

  91. Nicole Benitez

    February 22nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I love it!! A-mazing and so so true!

  92. Faith Bowyer

    February 22nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Wow. This is truly amazing, Jasmine! Love this so much : )

  93. Tami Sawyer

    February 22nd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Jasmine –
    You are so inspirational and I love your blog. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome commercial!

  94. Stacey Dawn

    February 22nd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Fabulous J*! You said what my heart feels and I haven’t been able to put in words… thank you!

  95. Raquel

    February 23rd, 2011 at 12:11 am

    This is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration! <3

  96. Christina Graves

    February 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I love it!
    Always be true to who you are.

  97. Heather

    February 23rd, 2011 at 1:49 am

    You are amazing!

  98. Kare

    February 23rd, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

  99. Christa

    February 23rd, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Ahhhhh…I love your videos. Always an inspiration πŸ™‚

  100. Cathy L.

    February 23rd, 2011 at 2:54 am

    AHHHH-MAZING!!! Thank you for your story…and your inspiration! <3

  101. Christy

    February 23rd, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Jasmine, I saw and met you last year at WPPI at your first WPPI class ever… and this year I am so sad that I missed going out to Vegas.
    I just want to say that I love this video and I really hope I get to meet you again someday! You’re my inspiration.

  102. Lauren

    February 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 am

    J*, you gave me goosebumps!! I love it. You are truly amazing. I love coming to read your blog, whether i’m laughing at the things that happen to you or learning and even shedding a tear. Your writing is fabulous and it is always a high point in my day. Thank you for being you, and never stop! πŸ™‚ xo.

  103. Sarajane

    February 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 am

    So, I saw the same one man band in Zurich, Switzerland this summer! Me and my husband both screamed when we saw him on there!

    Great commercial!

  104. Courtney H

    February 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 am

    This is simply amazing! I love it!

  105. annaliza

    February 23rd, 2011 at 4:06 am

    {{love this}}

  106. Linda W / Seattle

    February 23rd, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Jasmine, you always write what we need to be reminded of. THANK YOU

  107. Jessica Sweeney

    February 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Wow. I love this movie so much I want to quit my job and become a cinematographer.

  108. Chelsea

    February 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Jasmine, you stayed so late talking to everyone after your presentation, and then as you were leaving I grabbed your attention and made you stay longer. I was struck by your kindness and genuineness (a real word?) even after meeting with fans for so long. Thank you for setting such a strong example in our industry…keep doing what you do best. Lives are being changed. And maybe we can get breakfast at WPPI next year πŸ˜‰

  109. Dia

    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Oh, and I have the exact same notepad which I bought in Volterra, not far from Firenze. Small world, considering I’m from Romania :))

  110. Jen Owens

    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Just fantastic. I’m a huge fan of your blog and follow it from all the way over here in lovely Edinburgh! Such an inspirational commercial, I love it!… πŸ™‚

  111. Lydia

    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Beautiful, Jasmine! The story of your life has impacted my life and encouraged me to live fully. To make sure my life makes a difference!

  112. Nicole

    February 23rd, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Awww! I love this video. I think this is what all photographers want to do… tell a story.. I just want to keep watching it over and over again… Love it!!

  113. Kurt Larson

    February 23rd, 2011 at 10:49 am


  114. Karine Ardault

    February 23rd, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Love the video. It tells a beautiful story.
    and as always, it is a great inspiration

  115. Lida Mathews

    February 23rd, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Wow, I’m completely blown away – I love love love your story & I only pray that my story can come true .. in the way I want it to come true.
    You are fabulous & ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!

  116. Annie

    February 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    You are the cutest!! Love the video. πŸ™‚

  117. Amy Jo

    February 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Your platform class was fantastic, and your photoshop presentation at the Kubota booth was fun and informative. Even if you were nervous, you do a great job hiding it with all your kind words, smiles, and laughs! WPPI was fantastic, I am working on finding the 2 things I want to change, and following through with it! Thanks Jasmine!

  118. Anna

    February 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    So inspiring.

  119. emily griffith

    February 23rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    brilliant and gorgeous as always! you continue to inspire me! πŸ™‚

  120. Nicole W

    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    J*, Love, love, love your commercial!! You always look fabulous. Hope I can write my own story and love every moments of it as well!

  121. Jodi Harris

    February 23rd, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    You’re an amazing woman who really inspires me. I hope to meet you in my travels to Southern California.

  122. Jorge Emozione

    February 23rd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your work, you are a great source of inspiration for the group of photographers, Greetings!

  123. Lesley

    February 23rd, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I didn’t make it to WPPI, as we just moved to Europe, but this post was just perfect timing. Sat in a coffee shop today thinking about this exact same thing, to stop living vicariously through other people and start writing my own, and to love it! And I’m happy to say I finally am, and am growing and it feels fantastic!

  124. brittani

    February 23rd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    LOVE your commmercial J. =)

  125. Carrie Pratt

    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Ain’t gonna lie Jasmine. Every time I watch your videos, I have major bicep envy πŸ™‚

  126. Ginger*Murray

    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    You rock, Jasmine. This video was so well done, inspiring, and a great reflection of what you what to teach, and of who you are. I have a feeling that your story will be a good one, and it isn’t finished yet:)

  127. Renee

    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    You’re so, "Off the Chain, FABULOUS!!!!" Hate I missed WPPI, but so glad I got to see your video! Hope to meet you one day in my photography travels, xoxo

  128. emily

    February 23rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    thank you for everything you said monday night at wppi. you truly are an inspiration to me, and i was so glad i got to meet (and hug) you πŸ™‚ you were one of two people to touch me inside at wppi, causing me to feel emotions i didn’t plan to, and again, i thank you for that.

  129. Lisa Anderson

    February 23rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    This is awesome!! I love this commercial, it is so inspirational! & you are beautiful!

  130. Krista Lund

    February 23rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    goosebumps! this is wonderful and so inspiring!

  131. Jackie Lamas

    February 24th, 2011 at 2:10 am

    that was so wow! very inspirational and moving! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  132. Margaret

    February 24th, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Beautiful story and video!

  133. Ali Smith

    February 24th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    LOVE your story. Thank you for sharing it!

  134. millzero

    February 24th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    You rock! Good luck with life

  135. Rose

    February 24th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    This is so so inspiring! Thank you jasmine for sharing your magic! πŸ™‚

  136. Heather LaBone

    February 24th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Jasmine…as always you are a *!!! You are flippin ahhhhmazing! Such an inspiration to all. I’m gonna write my own story too, damn it!! Thanks for being so open and honest with your life. You truly are a gift!

  137. Darla

    February 24th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Jasmine! I loved everything about this. Much Love.

  138. amanda thiessen

    February 24th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    love it!!!!

  139. Mel Carpenter

    February 24th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Wow! Where is my pen and paper?! I’m ready to write mine! πŸ™‚

  140. michelle white

    February 24th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    GIRL!!!! THIS IS A BAD VIDEO…LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! Thanks for inspiring me today and everytime i read your blog…fromyour nov 2009 one day workshop!

  141. Sue Gauthier

    February 24th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    You’re so amazing & inspiring!!
    Keep living your dream!!

  142. Jodie Lemke

    February 24th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I love it Jasmine! I love how real you are! Thank you for sharing and encouraging us!

  143. Natasha Hurley

    February 24th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I think it is the story and the details of our lives that are what we look back on. My Great Grandpa used to saw orff (off) in such an amazing and endearing cockney accent. I heard someone say that today on the way to work and it gave me a jolt. These are the details of our lives that make up what i believe is interesting to future family, friends and bystanders. Thank you jasmine for putting into words so well how life is a story and breaking the barriers of how it should be led. X

  144. Rachel Peters Photography

    February 24th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    This is completely awesome. I love it. I love that you are following your dream. I 100% agree…we all only have 1 life to live…I want to make it the best one I can by following MY dreams!! Keep on being awesome!

  145. Christina Hastings

    February 25th, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Wow, that was so fantastic and professionally done! But more than that, the message is one that extends to far more than photographers and brides–it’s a message for every breathing person. Thank you.

  146. Darina

    February 25th, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Very nicely done! You are an inspiration to others! God Bless~

  147. cad

    February 25th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    absolutely love this commercial. very inspiring. and may i add, I’m in love with your purse!!! where did you get it?

  148. kristen

    February 25th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    it was an awesome talk! love the commercial too. very authentic. so happy I was able to be there!!

  149. Aimee

    February 25th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Love this – great message. We are the same age, but you seem so much more wise…how’d you grow up to fast?!
    Also, love seeing Italy in the video πŸ™‚

  150. kelsey

    February 26th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Loved your presentation at WPPI! Your rocked PI as well!!

  151. Brian Kraft

    February 26th, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Sweet video!

  152. Tanya

    February 27th, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Jasmine, I love that you always share your stories and keep it "real". You always do such a great job at inspiring us. Your commercial is stunning. Stay fabulous! πŸ™‚

  153. Tiffaney

    February 27th, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Great as always Jasmine!

  154. Carl Reid

    February 27th, 2011 at 6:09 am

    These are great tips with respect to story telling. In particular, the idea of leaving the story title to the end.

    Lately, I’ve been collecting my thoughts through debates I have with my self in my dreams. I’m not sure if it helps me develop a great story but rather great questions and answers pertaining to how I see my self as a photographer.

    Thanks for inspiring us Photogs,
    Carl from T.O.

  155. Ashlee

    February 27th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I have been following your blog for quite some time and this commercial was fantastic. Captured who I have imagined you as perfectly! Keep up the awesome work! πŸ™‚

  156. Sukhi

    February 28th, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Thank you for sharing your story so beautifully and inspiring others to share and embrace their own stories!

  157. Annetta

    February 28th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Very well done!! I’ve just started writing my story a few months ago.

  158. Maryana

    February 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    PERFECT advertising! WOW! no really! WOWOWOWOW!

  159. Jen Miller

    February 28th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    This was so moving to watch and came at just the right time. Thank you for being such an honest, sincere person. You convey your soul through your photography and words. I’m so inspired by you and hope that I will be brave enough to live my "story."

  160. Martins Kikulis

    February 28th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    This is truly great! Congrats!

  161. Tiffany Manning

    February 28th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    That is amazing! Love it. I am a big believer in the importance of our stories and this commercial beautifully captures yours. Thanks for sharing.

  162. Andria L.

    March 1st, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Well I, LOVE, that commercial πŸ˜‰ Very inspirational!

  163. Tira J

    March 2nd, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    One word: LOVE!

  164. Vickie

    March 3rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Oh Jasmine, this is so moving and inspirational. It just ‘set off’ something inside of me to really tell my story. I am so glad I found your site. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  165. Ethan Garrity

    March 4th, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Anton is awesome!! Your promos are always the ones I come back to. Especially the cue card one!

  166. Laura Brett

    March 4th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Love it!

  167. Lisa

    March 4th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I am always in awe of your work. You are such an inspiration to me…Thank you for your art and your talent..

  168. Vincent

    March 5th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I absolutely love this! i’m so inspired!

  169. Shuva Rahim

    March 6th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Freakin’ awesome!!!! LOVE the environmental/travel aspect of this video… and I can sooo relate to this more than the other one, but really LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE this one!!!

  170. Emily Kicklighter Photography

    March 7th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Wonderful, Jasmine! Thank you for being yourself.

  171. Jeanette Sanchez

    March 7th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Well done! Cheers to your story!

  172. jamescorreia

    March 11th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Was that shot in San Gimignano? I love that place. I was just there.

  173. Jessica Cudzilo

    March 13th, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Woh. This just rocked my world. Thank you.

  174. Odalys Mendez

    March 15th, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Wow! That was amazing! You look absolutely gorgeous and so sweet and down to earth. You rock!

  175. lee sun hee

    March 16th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I love it!!! Anton did an AMAZING job.

  176. London Wedding Photographer David Sherjan

    March 22nd, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Nicely shot. Jasmine you look great as ever.

    All the best.


  177. Samuel Burns

    March 23rd, 2011 at 3:11 am

    beautiful, lovely, inspirational… the list goes on.

  178. Juan Pedro

    March 26th, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Muy chulo el video. Buena carta de presentaciΓ³n. Tu trabajo, fantΓ‘stico. Enhorabuena.
    Saludos desde EspaΓ±a.

  179. Sarah B

    June 17th, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Loving it.