We’re about half-way through wedding season and now’s about the time if confronted by a gypsy, he’d sell me for four goats, a turtledove, and a pack of magic beans. We have a lot on our plates, but JD somehow takes things in stride whereas I spin around in circles, leaving a mess in my wake. Yes, like a hurricane.

Through it all, we’re trying to keep it together. And by it I mean us. Making sure the computer is off when it’s supposed to be, focused on being present, and enjoying the chaos we know as life. Our life.

A few nights ago, we had dinner with our good friend Gail, who snapped this photo of us while we waited for our reservation. Never before have I been more thankful to have our meal delayed, especially if it results in capturing a memory of who we are in this moment.

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  1. Kristen

    August 16th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hi! I am one of your millions of internet stalkers and I felt it was time to finally say Hi! I look forward to your blog posts, and even more forward towards each and ever session shot that you share with the world. I love hearing about you & JD, and love seeing shots of you two working during your sessions. Thank you for being so open with the world, and for having such website….I hope to one day be as awesome as you (with a camera….I am already just plain awesome). CHEERS! Kristen

  2. Chris

    August 16th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Slow down and enjoy every moment together.

  3. Rachel Tatem

    August 16th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I love how in love you two are. My husband and I have been married for 3 years and we still love spending time together, it helps we were best friends before we got married I guess, but everyone says "yea, that won’t last". It is glad to see that it can!

  4. Life with Kaishon

    August 16th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful in every way.

  5. sherri lynn

    August 16th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Great picture of you two!

  6. Gabby / En Route Photography

    August 16th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Ah… that love shining in your eyes is magical! ItΒ΄s such a true gift finding the person that is meant for you and sharing life with that significant other! You are my favorite web couple by far! πŸ˜‰

  7. clarivel.ann

    August 16th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Love that, girl. Enjoy your husband. Praise God for your marriage. This has encouraged me this morning, so as usual–thank you for sharing with us. πŸ™‚


    August 16th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Oh… guys are too stinking adorable! (yes, that’s a compliment lol). Funny and cute post…thanks for sharing..and enjoy!

  9. Marissa Rodriguez

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    you guys are super hot πŸ™‚

  10. Jen Owens

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    So gorgeous and natural. What an amazing photo to have and treasure forever x

  11. gladys jem

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Oh, stop! πŸ˜‰ So sweet you two!

  12. Ali Lee

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    LOVE this photo! And I love that you realize that you need to take time for each other, no matter how crazy things get. I’m married to a photographer, who also still has a full time job, so I often get discouraged with how little we spend time together. Great to hear you guys are making it work, and the photo captures that completely!

  13. Regina Marie

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I’m not a gypsy by blood, though i live some of the lifestyle… but I think i could come up with 4 goats, a turtledove and a pack of magic beans if it meant I got to adopt you! LOL!

  14. Mel

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    so sweet. it’s lovely when you get a chance shot like that of you, as a couple.

  15. danielle

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I <3 you guys. I really, really do.

  16. Tanya De Leeuw

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    An understanding, supportive and loving partner is essential … especially when you both live AND work together. Long may your happiness endure, J* and JD!

  17. Kara M

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Ha ha ha…I was just thinking this morning that I’m blessed to have a husband that stays calm when I’m running around like a crazy woman!

  18. Susan

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    So cute. I love seeing love and you guys totally ooze of it! πŸ˜‰

  19. Lorrie Prothero

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    cute! Love how JD is always in style – is that all him or have you helped him with his wardrobe?

  20. Candice Benjamin

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    If any two people could keep calm during a storm, it’s you two. Much-much <3

  21. Jillian Tree

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Such a cute, adorable, love-filled, genuine, beautiful photo of you too! <3

  22. Dana Laymon

    August 16th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    what a great pic. it is nice to have those moments were you are waiting because people aren’t on their phones or computers or watching tv. you just get to enjoy each other. remember when people used to do that? you guys are so cute!

  23. Hershey Kisses

    August 16th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I can hear you laughing in that picture =) And I wanna move to SoCal just so I can borrow your clothes.

  24. Manya Keseloff

    August 16th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I love this photo! You both are so wonderful together! May the Lord keep sending you blessings throughout your marriage! πŸ™‚

  25. Jesselynn Quinn

    August 16th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Eeeks, you are both so adorable! And Jasmine, I love your outfit as usual!

  26. Justina Mikalik

    August 16th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    When we went to our required weekend retreat for our church this is something that came up in our marriage discussions… we worried we wouldn’t have time for each other during the summer. But if you can do it, I know we can do it! Even if I do get busier thanks to your book suggestions. πŸ˜‰

  27. Lydia

    August 16th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    You two are so cute together!

  28. autumn Teesdale-Dash Photo

    August 16th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Love it! I can tell you are so happy and I only hope to be as happy myself!

  29. Gail

    August 16th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    You two are beyond adorable. And if we (and by we I mean, Nick and I) make it out to SoCal together, I’m asking JD to let Nick raid his wardrobe. That man has some SERIOUS style! (not to mention, you my dear!)


    PS – THANK YOU for that yummy Italian dinner. AMAZING!

  30. Adriana Morett

    August 16th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    OMG that is the best photo of you guys I have seen, you look so beautiful and happy! I hope you are like this forever, truly.
    Love to both of you and to Polo from Madrid.

  31. ashley barnett

    August 16th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Aw you guys make me smile. I am so happy for you both that you make the time to be present and enjoy each other, even when things get hectic. I admire that, and I admire you both πŸ™‚

  32. Julie

    August 16th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    You guys are so cute. πŸ™‚ Love your beautiful smile.

  33. jamie delaine

    August 16th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    you’re good lookin’ together. and apart. but especially together.

  34. Marilynn Lerum

    August 16th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This is truly a picture of love and friendship. You two are incredibly great-looking, too, so it’s easy to look at for a long time (until I feel stalkerish, then I stop).

  35. bethany

    August 16th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    for some reason this made me tear up a little bit. i completely feel you

  36. Christy Williams

    August 17th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Jasmine, I love this post. I love all your work but this is just wonderful. I have to know where I can get JD’s shirt and vest. You guys are always so stylish. I would love to know where you shop!!! If there’s anyway you can respond I would appreciate it. But you’re a busy gal, so I understand if you don’t. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful evening! You are most definatly fabulous!

  37. Julie O'Dell

    August 17th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    SUPER cute!

  38. Elizabeth

    August 17th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Cute, cute, cute….

  39. Kristen Conte

    August 17th, 2011 at 1:36 am

    So stinkin’ CUTE!

  40. Camille

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Is there a sign up list to be friends with you two? If so, then yes please! From all this blog tells me, you have such a powerful and beautiful relationship. Inspiring.

  41. rich

    August 17th, 2011 at 6:07 am

    beautiful candid moment – you guys look so stylish!

  42. Cristina Rossi

    August 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    You look so happy and beautiful!! What a great memory to have for the future. xxx

  43. Kristin Nicole

    August 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Adorable photo…you guys are too cute for words.

  44. Nancy

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Oh the cuteness! Just adorable.

  45. Jasmine*

    August 17th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    @Christy: I’m definitely not too busy to respond! πŸ˜‰ JD’s shirt and jeans are from J.Crew and the vest was bought from a vintage store in London πŸ™‚

  46. Amy Paulson

    August 17th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    1. You are GORGEOUS.
    2. I’m sad that you aren’t here this year for the Chicago stop of WPPI Road trip when it was ACTUALLY in Chicago instead of the suburban thing they did last year…
    3. I love that in the midst of the busy-ness you are taking time for ya’ll. (Yep. I totally just used that as a real word. And I liked it)
    4. So grateful for you. For your commitment to loving your clients, loving your life and for sharing it all here and inspiring people like me all along the way. I love reading every day…

  47. Chelsea

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:00 pm


  48. Alaina Bos

    August 18th, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I love your posts, they’re always so insightful. That being said, I’m dying for your outfit in that pic! It’s soooo cute.

  49. Danielle Honea

    August 18th, 2011 at 3:59 am

    you guys are total hotties!! πŸ™‚ Plus you have the best personalities, so it makes you even more "rawr". πŸ™‚

  50. Wolfgang Lonien

    August 18th, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I like this. A lot. You two make a cute couple!

  51. Claudia

    August 18th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    this photo made me smile. love how you are looking at him.

  52. Faith

    August 22nd, 2011 at 4:06 am

    gaaahhh…I love love and im not even married yet and i ont need to be married to know what love is…and love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONG, it always protects, always trusts, always perseveres and last but not least LOVE NEVER FAILS… I see so much of this kind of love in your marriage and its so infectious, and thats why i keep coming back here to get my daily dosage of LOVE!

  53. cassandra-m

    August 22nd, 2011 at 7:26 am

    You + JD + polo = caring, sharing, giving, inspiring, supporting, encouraging, teaching, reaching….well you get the idea. Love you guys bunches!!!!!

  54. Brooke Summer Photography

    August 22nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    You an inspiration to me when it comes to getting through this season! This is my first wedding season, and I have my own wedding in September as well, and I feel like I’m going to fall over every single day. πŸ™‚ You look amazing, both of you, and so happy!

  55. Odalys Mendez

    August 22nd, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Awww… my heart is melting right about now. You guys are so adorable together and so fashionable!

  56. Logan Wedding Photography

    August 23rd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    How important it is to make sure we leave enough time for what’s most important!