The Workshop : Australia


I’m sitting at my desk overwhelmed with what could be sheer warmth and passion for photography. For sharing. For teaching. I am, beyond all doubt, living my dream. And for this, I thank you. For those of you who visit my corner of cyberspace, I’m honored and I appreciate who you are. And, especially, for those photographers I’ve been blessed to meet at The Workshop, thanks for molding my heart into a new shape. I owe you.

I’m excited to post a few pictures from the first Sydney, Australia workshop. As I mentioned before, being in the Land Down Unda was a dream come true, and meeting so many amazing photographers was a total bonus. With many thanks to Cathy Crawley for her help planning The Workshop in Sydney, the day was a complete success. I walked away feeling like, quite possibly, the luckiest girl on the face.of.the.planet.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank the following vendors for making the day possible…
Venue: Cruise Bar (Katie, Georgie, and Belinda…you’re my girls and I can’t wait to hang out again soon!!!)
Wedding Dresses: Catherine Colubriale (Catherine…you’re amazing…and kind…and a true artist…thank you from the bottom of my heart!)
Models: Evan+Lacey (I can’t thank you enough from flying in from Queenstown…I adore you both to bits and pieces!) and Kristie (who couldn’t be a better muse…love her!)
Florals: Daisy Chain Florist in Castlehill (Aileen…you’re a total gem…I can’t thank you enough!)
Hair+Makeup: Ellie Vierboom of Ella Bella (thank you for working so fast and gracefully under pressure…so awesome!)

Could you just imagine my delight when I realized THIS was our view from the conference room at the Cruise Bar?!

When we started the shoot, we began shooting Evan+Lacey and I realized they’re just so much fun in front of the camera!

Kristie was a modern bride and totally fabulous in front of the camera…

I adored the ribbon in Lacey’s hair and she reminded me of a romantic Robin Hood bride! 🙂

Work it, Lacey! 😉

Kristie can make even a delivery entrance look amazing…

Don’t ask me why, but these are my favorite photos from the shoot. Maybe it’s the bow on her wedding dress, or the barely visible Sydney Bridge, or Kristie’s smile…or a mix of all three things. Or maybe I just feel these are really my style…

Okay, I lied. THIS is my favorite photo from the day. The group shot always is! The energy and passion of this group was palpable and I learned so much from them.
To my new friends, thank you for making a dream come true. Not only were we able to photograph brides in Sydney, you inspired me. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of you and I sincerely hope you make a change in the wedding photography world in Australia. You’re destined for great things…I just know it! Much Love and Appreciation…j*

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  1. ohana photographers

    January 20th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    CATHY ROCKS!!! love the pics!

  2. s h e r r y

    January 20th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Gorgeous images! 🙂

  3. anda

    January 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    i’m completely in love with these wedding dresses — i don’t think i’ve ever seen anything so wonderful and whimsical and unique. wish i had a reason to splurge and wear one. i think i see a day after ("years after") session in my future. just have to convince the hubby now.

  4. Inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    January 20th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    How inspirational. & Jasmine you look fab. You are my inspiration to keep jumping on my stair master.

  5. Jaclyn Marie

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Are you KIDDING me with those DRESSES?!?! I’ve got to get married all over again; those are just TOO amazing!!!

  6. Melinda M

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    While I LOVE the new site, I feel like it takes about 5 times longer to load. Not sure if it’s related to the change or just that you are so cool everyone is hopping on at the same time to check out the new post!! 🙂

  7. michelle cunningham

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    ok i love the ribbon in lacey’s hair too. gonna have to try that out next week. don’t laugh at me when you see me.

  8. Otto Rascon

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I love the portrait of the model underneath the "QUAY" door frame. That is a beautiful photograph. I hope to make it to Australia one day. Thanks for sharing and ROCK!

  9. jen

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    the 6th one is my abolute favorite…classy minimalism!

    welcome back to the states and thanks for inspring every day! 🙂

  10. LEOLAK

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    WOW….just awesome! No wonder you made the PDN’s – The 30 Most Influential Photographers of The Decade? List –

    Beautiful images…beautiful message – You ROCK!

  11. Stephanie Stewart

    January 20th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Wow!!! Gorgeous images from Australia, so fresh and breathtaking! Congratulations on another smashing success, Jasmine!!! (LOVE your boots!!!)

  12. Alli Mc

    January 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Wonderful images…thanks for always inspiring! Congrats on a successful trip down under!

  13. Jasen

    January 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Amazing and beautiful images, Australia was lucky to have you.

  14. Lydia

    January 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful! The doorway shots are my favorites!

  15. Tab McCausland

    January 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Looks like a great time!!! I hope to make it to one soon 🙂 Come to FLORIDA!

  16. naomi house

    January 20th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Na na na na na na I’m lovin it!

  17. Lacey Shelton

    January 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Eeee! It’s my birthday today and I woke saying to Evan, "I wonder if Jasmine will give me a present today?" And you did, you fabulous woman! How did you know? They’re beautiful pictures, and I love that one of Kristie as well. Thanks for making our day so so special, it was worth the trip 🙂

  18. Lacey Shelton

    January 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Eeee! It’s my birthday today and I woke saying to Evan, "I wonder if Jasmine will give me a present today?" And you did, you fabulous woman! How did you know? They’re beautiful pictures, and I love that one of Kristie as well. Thanks for making our day so so special, it was worth the trip 🙂

  19. Ravyn Stadick

    January 20th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Gorgeous Jasmine, as always … I love Kristie’s bouquet, so unique. I keep telling my hubby we need to get married again 🙂 Hope you have another workshop this year, would love to attend.

  20. Cathy Crawley

    January 20th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I’m so so so so so so so so so so so happy that you had a great time Jasmine! It truly was an honor to host this workshop and I’m so pleased it went so well. Thanks for believing in me and trusting me with your brand. I LOVE you xxx

  21. Sam@Shuttersnap

    January 20th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    The workshop looks like sooo much fun! Wish I could have made it – come back to Australia next year, Jasmine!

  22. AndreaK

    January 20th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I am so proud to be a Jasmine* workshop alumni…OC edition 🙂
    I know just how lucky they all feel to have you as a teacher and now friend. You are amazing girl! Gorgeous pictures, such yummy creamy colors!!

  23. maile

    January 20th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    what an amazing workshop, so wish i could’ve been there!

  24. joan.solitario

    January 20th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    your workshops are so worth going to! thanks for sharing jasmine!

  25. Elkie

    January 20th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    BIG THANK YOU again J*! I enjoyed the workshop so much and I got so much inspiration from it … can’t wait to apply what I learned to my business!
    So happy finally met you and JD. You two are so sweet!
    Thank you thank you!

  26. Allie Love

    January 20th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I love the images!!!! It looks like such an amazing time. I lived in ‘Oz’ a couple of years ago and Cruise Bar was one of my favorites-the view, the posh drinks and the city, love it!!!! Congrats on such an incredible life accomplishment!

  27. Aaron

    January 20th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    The workshop is super fantastic, J*!Though i almost chicken out after hearing out i’m the only male attendee…The workshop really inspired me so much. I like the quote "rather see you fail at what u like than see you succeed at what you dislike"Thx again J* and JD…I will make a change this year!!!!..

  28. Leyla

    January 20th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Looks like such a fun workshop… Because you have such an amazing and strong positive energy, it seems that is the only kind of people you attract into your circle.. Pretty awesome! =)

  29. Angela Higgins

    January 20th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Words fail to describe how inspiring you are and what you, and JD, have given me from this experience. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you guys again 🙂

  30. gina Kramp

    January 21st, 2010 at 12:21 am

    looks like a wonderful workshop!! I wish wish wish I could attend one!! Maybe you should come to Canada!!

  31. melissa oholendt

    January 21st, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Ohhhhmygosh. Gorgeous. Just GORGEOUS Jasmine. Love!

  32. Stacy Cross

    January 21st, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Gorgeous pics and I especially love the ones of Lacey – what a classy lady!

  33. Linda Truong

    January 21st, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Amen, amen!! 😀 😀 I love you guys!! 😀 Thanks for gracing us with your STARry presence and dropping some awesomeness to our neck of the woods… Love youu!! 😀

  34. Jadey

    January 21st, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Oh how I wish I could have been there! Can you please keep me up to date when you make a return.

  35. Irene

    January 21st, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Hey Jasmine, nice boots! 🙂 I wud love to come to one of your workshop someday. You have been my inspiration.

  36. candi

    January 21st, 2010 at 1:52 am

    come to the east coast! I will so be there in a heartbeat!

  37. Carissa

    January 21st, 2010 at 2:09 am

    This = UHmazing. You always leave me in awe Jasmine. It might take me a while to save up the money to fly to Cali and attend a workshop, but don’t worry, I’m gonna do it 🙂

  38. alex.kruk photography

    January 21st, 2010 at 2:40 am

    So wish to be there !

  39. Angel Pope

    January 21st, 2010 at 3:10 am

    I long to be a participant of a J* workshop. Amazing.

  40. campo

    January 21st, 2010 at 3:48 am

    looks like you guys had a great time. When are you coming back? your workshop sold out before i had a chance to book a place in the sydney leg

  41. Jo-Anne Kyle

    January 21st, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Jasmine* + Cathy Crawley + Australia = FABULOUS!!!!

  42. Dave Shilling

    January 21st, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Looks like a J* Workshop is a good place to be a guy =)

  43. Molly Williams

    January 21st, 2010 at 8:53 am

    oh my goodness this is making me so excited for the workshop next month. It’s just going to be such a great day as it was for all these people I’m sure. Pictures look amazing as usual Jasmine!

  44. Fabricio Sousa

    January 21st, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Hey Jasmine, congratulations on your work! Well done!!!

    And how much girls in that workshop, hã? Wish I could be there with you all.

    Regards from Brazil.

  45. kristen holly

    January 21st, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Looks like a wonderful time! Congrats to everyone who attended!

  46. Holli True

    January 21st, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Jasmine- the images are stunning! The simple ribbon in Lacey’s hair looks to elegant. I love it!! The images of Kristie at the delivery entrance are my favorite! You have impeccable style, Jasmine!

  47. Apple

    January 21st, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    gosh! i so wish you could host a workshop here in the philippines too! i love the dress with the bow!

  48. amanda thiessen

    January 21st, 2010 at 4:27 pm


  49. jenC

    January 21st, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I love all the photos!! Perfect!

  50. feuza

    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:18 am

    These pictures are sensational, would love to know our post production on these, the colors and sharpness are blowing my mind

  51. Sandy

    January 22nd, 2010 at 4:26 am

    These are some truly gorgeous, amazing photos! I hope that one day I will be good enough that I could attend your workshop in Sydney!!! I’ve never been to Australia before but I want to soo bad!!

  52. Terrah

    January 22nd, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Australia?? **Drool** Thats the number 1 destination on my to-travel-to list. 🙂 Hopefully you had a chance to drink a beer with a local??

  53. Melanie

    January 22nd, 2010 at 10:33 am

    You should come back again soon!

  54. Daniela

    January 22nd, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Oh, I wish that one day you come to Austria (Europe)
    love your work

  55. SueK

    January 22nd, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Jas, how do you get skin tones so darn creamy?! They’re like buttah!! (I’ve from Boston, MA)

  56. karl bratby

    January 23rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    can we persuade you to come to the UK this year…..

  57. Anouschka

    January 24th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    How did you get any work done with that awesome view? Wow!
    Gorgeous shots from the workshop, amazing as always!

  58. Thomas Lester

    January 25th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    The second shot from the top on this post is one of my favorite shots of yours. It really shines. Great job!

  59. Ginger Murray

    January 27th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I can’t remember if I commented already, but I love these photos. And your models are so easy on the eyes! And I love the dresses. And the flowers. 🙂

  60. Mark Potter

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Wow, I’m looking back through every single one of your posts Jasmine, and it’s amazing to see you shooting in my country. I love the lighting and composition. The Rocks area of Sydney is so awesome – I wish Allison and I could show you some hip and fab bars around the area.