The Workshop : November 2012


Sometimes the universe brings the perfect mix of people together, like puzzle pieces waiting to be made whole. There are moments when I feel the gravity of what I’m able to do and I realize I might be the luckiest person. Ever. Meeting and educating 20 photographers on their journey to becoming better at their art and businesses are things I’m honored to do…and I was happy this happened recently at one of my photography workshops.

Hosted here in Orange County, California, we covered eight components of branding and dissected businesses together to find ways to strengthen along the way. This group of photographers was strong, driven and full of amazing questions which made for a perfect day.

Many thanks to an amazing team for allowing things to come together in ways I couldn’t manage on my own…
Makeup and Hair: Angelina with All Made Up
Dress and Accessories: Emily with Ferndales
Florals: Jaclyne with Heavenly Blooms
Models: Tiffany and Justin Jahangiri
All Around Awesomeness: JD

JD is the backbone for theWORKSHOP…he takes care of every last detail and plans the day so my focus can be solely on teaching. He also manages to be a wonderful host…my parents were right: I married up!

All of the behind-the-scenes photos were captured by JD…who makes fun of me for looking like a bunny when I talk. I can’t say I disagree.

I was honored to work with Tiffany and Justin who traveled from Minnesota to model for theWORKSHOP…I couldn’t be more thankful to work with such amazing couples who love each other…and make what we do as photographers effortlessly sweet.

We hosted a shoot and the goal was have each student photograph the models with specificity and intentionality, using the images to further the words they use to describe their brands.

The first 25 minutes of the shoot was a mixed demonstration and dissection of posing and lighting techniques…it was an overcast day, so we lucked out with perfect weather…


A portion of the shoot was open for students to take the reigns and pose the models in a way to further their brand via signature images.

Oh, Tiffany, GO ON!!!

Here’s Arica getting down and WORKING IT OUT for a photo…rock it out, boo!

This is my favorite photo of the day. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this amazing group! I was challenged in new ways and I’m happy to have encountered such a great collection of minds, hearts, and drive. I’m convinced this industry is made extra wonderful with people like them in it. Really.

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Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Stacy

    November 20th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Oh Jasmine – I’m so grateful for this transformative WORKshop……you and JD are so talented and real and kind! LOVED every second of it!!!

  2. Susanne Ashby

    November 20th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you again, Jasmine, for such an AMAZING workshop! You (and JD!!) knocked my socks off and I’m still on a creative high from the experience!!

  3. Rhonda

    November 20th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Jasmine – really you look like a gorgeous model yourself, rockin those amaing heels!! JD is just so awesome, can you bottle him up and share?? And your models, I swear, you ONLY know gorgeous beautiful people. Those models, rocked it – Fo Realz!! Congratulations on a successful amazing workshop and thanks again for always sharing…..

  4. Mary Mascarenas

    November 20th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    You look like a very adorable bunny, though.

  5. Jami Erickson

    November 20th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    So fun to see my talented friend Stacy in some of these pics. Heard it was an amazing experience! Thank you for giving so much of yourself to the photography community Jasmine. You truly are an inspiration! Hope to snag a spot at the next workshop (fingers crossed).

  6. Lindsey

    November 20th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Love looking at all the different photographer stances : )
    Looks like a lot of fun Jasmine! Hope to join one day

  7. Sara Lucero

    November 20th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Omg did Mindy Kaling take your workshop? The photo below your "Tiffany GO ON!!" photo looks exactly like Mimdy 🙂

  8. Black Lamb Photography

    November 20th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    What an amazing looking workshop. I love all of the photos that you took. And the dress is just gorgeous. My favourite shot is the one of the couple between the tall trees. Just stunning.

  9. Ashley Christine

    November 20th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Look at that bride! She is stunning! Oh, I wish I could have been there to meet such an awesome group and learn from you in person! Maybe someday you’ll come to Portland, OR? 🙂 No, seriously, you should come. 🙂

  10. Arica Grafton

    November 20th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing a wealth of information with us! You are a great teacher as well as a a photographer 🙂 I learned so much and feel more inspired as well! MUCH thanks to you and JD~ Arica

  11. Mark Martinez Photography

    November 21st, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Beautiful images. Hair and makeup are flawless – truly gorgeous. Well done! You also get bonus points for using the word "intentionality" 🙂

  12. Karen

    November 21st, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Love your photographs, as always! Your handwriting is gorgeous, btw.

  13. Trinky

    November 21st, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for your super star energy and creativity! Your words of encouragement, laughter and genuine spirit are so contagious.

  14. antonia chick

    November 25th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE to the power of 10…. bring your workshop over to the UK….I’m literally begging you now!!

  15. Chris - Sansom Photography

    November 26th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    That looks like a great day of shooting, and they were all incredibly lucky to get some first hand advise from on of the worlds top photographers. Let us know if you ever come to the UK!

  16. Anne Laho

    November 26th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    LOVE this! Beautiful photos! Looks like you all had a good time and would be fun to attend one of your workshops Jasmine!

  17. Jenny B

    December 31st, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Two questions: Are Nikonians welcome and when will you ne posting the 2013 date?