Viansa Wedding : Gladys + Chris


It’s in the way he anticipates her moves, the sound of her laughter. If Chris could stand at the bottom of a ravine and catch the echo of her voice, he would. Because he adores every last thing about Gladys. She always becomes the center of a room, regardless of the size. With her petite feet making their way from one thing to another, Gladys draws people to her with one flash of her smile. And the smiles come with greater rapidity when Chris is around.

Chris is witty and his voice carries far. Perhaps his voice and her echo were what first met. But that was years ago and they have since only focused on what lies ahead. In the future. Chris anchors their love with his humor, sensibility, and strength, and where Gladys may have fears or doubts, he wraps his arms around her. To cover and protect. Together they’re walking into the future being the center of each others’ lives.

On a rainy day in Sonoma, Chris and Gladys promised to love, honor, and cherish. And push. Each other to follow their dreams. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they vowed to walk through life together. Whether that be in the center of a room, or a bottom of a ravine.

Chris and Gladys…efpaie aeorihaoe aoihaeonae aouwroa!!!! I said this before, but I’ll say it again: I adore you. Thank you for allowing me to be your wedding photographer, but–moreso–thank you for becoming my friends. I couldn’t think of two people more perfect for each other and I’ve been honored to see how beautifully life is unfolding for you both! Have fun in the Ca-Ca-CaribbEAn (don’t worry, Gladys, I can teach you how to pronounce it) and I wish you only the best! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding day started at Viansa Winery…with a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s and gorgeous Romona Keveza dress to make things extra fab…

Many thanks to Lila B Design for such amazing florals for the wedding day…just look at that bouquet!

Esther Yoo was on hand to ensure all the girls looked their best…

While Gladys prepared, Chris eagerly awaited seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day…

Gladys is a photographer so it was easy for her to opt for a First Look and see Chris before the ceremony. Not only did it allow more time for photos, but it rained later in the day and this helped us navigate the inclimate weather…

JD captured this moment of their first moment together…

Then! The! Fun! Started! I love working with clients who are carefree and fun…walking the grounds of Viansa Winery for wedding photos was a breeze with these two…

Before the rain began, we headed to the vineyards for wedding photos…Sonoma offers some amazing colors…photo by JD…

JD captured this…

JD’s view on the left, my view on the right…

There were SO many places for wedding photos at Viansa and the overcast day made for perfect light…

Rock those blue shoes, girlfriend…

The wedding ceremony was supposed to in the Viansa courtyard…and Gladys did everything she could to keep it there. Until it started POURING. Twenty minutes before the ceremony, the chairs were brought into the wine cellar…

Chris and Gladys had a personal and heartfelt wedding ceremony…complete with vows that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house…

Again, many thanks to Lila B Design for their perfect touch to the wedding decor…

I thought I loved cupcakes. Then I met Gladys. She’s a cupcake connoisseur and a sugar buff, so naturally she’d have a cupcake station…

And what wedding be complete without a hilarious toast or two…

The First Dance…

To see more of Chris and Gladys’ Sonoma wedding at Viansa Winery, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow

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  1. Jihan Cerda

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Gladys!!! You look stunning!! And Chris looks so handsome! Jasmine & JD, fabulous photography!

  2. Mel

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    totally GORG!

  3. Katelyn James

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    LOVE the shot with the orangey redish creamy leaves behind them! …..if that was with your 35… I’m going to get so jealous all over again! Gladys girl, what a BEAUTIFUL bride you are!!!

  4. Denise DeCarbo

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Stunning couple…Amazing photographs.

  5. anouschka

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    OMG!! We’ve been waiting for these Jasmine! Kept refreshing your blog 🙂 These are divine. You’ve captured them and their day so perfectly. LOVE Gladys and Chris and LOVE these photos!

  6. carrie

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    phenom!!! Love!!!

  7. Nekane Owens

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  8. Deney

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    she’s rocking Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolos!

    Love the lighting. I see why you positioned her in front of the window when she was getting ready. Almost like a spotlight..

  9. Salwa

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Beautiful couple, you can really see how much they love each other in these images!

    (Also, I uber-love the florals she chose!)

  10. john patrick

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Love the intimacy … captured perfectly!

  11. Erica

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    These pictures are amazing and Gladys looks absolutely stunning. They had a beautiful day and you captured it perfectly!

  12. Barb

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve only been to Wine Country once, but we spent several days touring Viansa. I always thought it would be my dream place to get married (even though I was already married!). So fun to see you shoot a wedding there. I love that place so much! Beautiful couple and shots.

  13. Lauren B

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:16 pm


  14. Mirian Silva

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Jasmine, when I grow up, I want to be like you! (smile). These are fantastic…every time I look at your work, it feels like I am seeing it for the first time. You rock girl1

  15. Pua

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Gladys! Jasmine, these photos are to-die-for FABULOUS! Beautiful, beautiful wedding!!

  16. VeronicaH

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    What a beautiful, cute couple! I love the photos you took Jasmine and JD. Very beautiful!

  17. Abi Cole

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I am, as always, floored by your amazing photography. Plleeeeaaaase come to the UK and teach me!! I’m only just starting out but one day, I’d love to be as successful as you….well, if you’re gonna dream, dream big I say!

  18. kristine atienza

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    your images truly captured the emotional love that these two have for one another. Congrats Gladys and Chris!! So happy and so honored to know you two!

  19. Kansas City Wedding Photographer

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I love this wedding. Really beautiful! Jaz you did it again!!!!

  20. Mavi

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Gorgeous, as always! Love, Love, Love the shots at the winery.

  21. ellie

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    glady’s you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL….jasmine captured you perfectly

  22. Carina

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:26 pm


  23. Mikaela

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Wow. Seriously beautiful from start to finish.

  24. Michelle Ocampo

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    FAB FAB FAB! Love them all!! Great work Jasmine! It was great to see you both again!

  25. Faith Cherisse

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    GORGEOUS! You always amaze me J*!! What a beautiful wedding & couple.

  26. Romonia Isaac

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Gladys’ is truly a woman after your heart!!! LOVE the Manolo Blahnik’s she chose. First thought: Sex and the City (the movie) and then your blog!! You have the best brides ever. Loved her dress and Gladys you looked amazing, as well as your dapper husband Chris! Beautiful ceremony and beautiful captures Jasmine! Beautiful!!! Yes J*, she was working those Manolo’s!!! 😀

  27. Liz Kausteklis

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    OMG, these are so beautiful, and Gladys…you look amazing!! I love all the details, and your dress…love it! I love the vineyard pictures…actually I love them all!!!!

  28. Anna Page

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Beautiful work, Jasmine! Chris looks dapper and of course Gladys look stunning! Congratulations!

  29. Tim May

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Hmm i recognise those shoes!!! That shot of the veil in the cask room is great. Takes you to another world somehow.

    Love it. Still waiting to hear when you are coming to the UK

  30. Jessica Nobriga

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    What a treasure…Gladys, you make a STUNNING bride. And OMG, Manolo’s?! No wonder you were so excited about your wedding shoes!! An amazing couple, an amazing day, captured perfectly.

  31. nicole blumberg photography

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Gorgeous. Love the details as always.

  32. Blake Harris

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Fantastic work! One of my favorite posts. Great color!

  33. anda

    November 24th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    favorites: ring shot (so good), girls walking in the vineyard, super close-up of gladys + chris. beautiful! i absolutely love these two; such chemistry and adoration b/t them. what a great wedding to witness. watched the slideshow a bunch already, but i need to grocery shop for thanksgiving and must leave computer. good music selection again. maybe i should watch more than 2 slideshows a year 😉

  34. Amy Latka

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Absolutely stunning. Amazing lighting and gorgeous setting.

  35. Gail

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    A gorgeous wedding captured and a Florence & The Machine song to top it off? That’s called making a girl’s Hump Day extra special 🙂

  36. gladys jem

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    i read your blog everyday, but now i’ll be on it every second. i can’t pull away. i can’t stop watching. i can’t stop reading. i can’t stop smiling and crying all at the same time. you have given us the most beautiful photos. thank you so much for that jasmine. i will forever and always be one of your biggest cheerleaders. thank you thank you thank you! <3

  37. LEOLAK

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    GLADYS YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!!!! Wow!!! These are fantastic Jasmine! They look sooooooo in love and happy! They even smile the same I notice! Beautiful…absolutely beautiful…couple and images!

  38. Anna-Marie

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    The rain was His way of blessing your wonderful day. Congratulations Gladys, and Jasmine, you are an amazing photographer! But then, look at the lucky couple you had.

  39. Sara

    November 24th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Jasmine & J.D. it was so great to finally meet you, the pictures are beautiful! I know I’ll remember the day forever, you captured the all the moments perfectly. Now I’m going to go cry again….haha. Thanks so much!

  40. Amy

    November 24th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Wow, those photos are gorge! Gladys has excellent taste, her ring is similar to mine and to me, those Manolos are the ULTIMATE wedding shoe!

  41. Stephanie Stewart

    November 24th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous wedding! Love the location, the tones, the textures, the light, so romantic! And a beautiful couple, can just feel the love!

  42. Henrik Kreilisheim

    November 24th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Extremely beautiful imagery, Jasmine! You just continue to impress me with each and every post. You’re such an inspiration! Cheers from Henrik in Norway, Scandinavia 🙂

  43. Chris

    November 24th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    One of the most beautiful ring photos I’ve ever seen! Love it!!

  44. Alex

    November 24th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, amazing how fast you got this up! LOVELY shots!

  45. Rosi

    November 24th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Love love love Gladys shoes (they look like in Sex and the city the movie-Carries manolos) 🙂
    great wedding :*

  46. Heather Durham

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Did you take ANY of these photos using a tripod? The light looks really low in some of them yet I don’t see a lot of noise so I’m doubting you used a high ISO. Just curious. Thanks!

  47. Sarah Danaher

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    her dress!!!! LOVE it!!

  48. Shannon Gray

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Love the photos! What an amazing wedding!!

  49. em

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:25 pm


  50. Esther Yoo

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Im sitting here at work, tearing up watching the slideshow! Everything was captured so perfectly, I can see all the love and emotions oozing out from these pictures! Jasmine your wayyy tooooo fabulous! and Gladys and Chris look amazing!

  51. Erica Velasco

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I HAVE to go to Sonoma! So beautiful!

  52. julie mast

    November 24th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Perfect, just perfect!

  53. Emily Crall

    November 24th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! You can literally see their love in the photos.

  54. Nicole Landgrebe

    November 24th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Amazing slideshow….. the music was divine, and made me feel like I was there….. I loved every second of it Jasmine, You ROCK!

  55. ala

    November 24th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    perfect. 😉

  56. Athena

    November 24th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Wow. Love. Wow. Double Wow. (Or, really, I guess it’s triple.) You have a way with words, J. It propels the amazing voice that your photography already has to another dimension. As most ingenues, you truly are talented in so very, very many ways.


  57. Robyn

    November 24th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I think I’m in love with Gladys and Chris just much as I am with your photos. They’re great! Absolutely beautiful!

    Happy end of wedding season, J & JD!

  58. Diana Lupu

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    what an adorable couple, fabulous pictures as always, and THAT SONG! Love it!

  59. Diana Lupu

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    PS. what will i do without anymore of your wedding photos for the rest of the year? I’m already going through withdrawls!!! 🙂 Cue Polo.

  60. Gabriela Fuentes

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    You’re closing the year "Con broche de oro." It’s just beautiful.

  61. Jennifer Beal

    November 24th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    LOVE the one with the orange and red leaves behind the bride and groom. What beautiful colors! What a perfect moment!

  62. Nicole

    November 25th, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I got to meet Chris and Gladys at a workshop this year and couldn’t agree with Jasmine more about how dynamic & infectious these two are… I’m so happy for them. Yay!

  63. Papi

    November 25th, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Wonderful wedding. Beautiful couple. Awesome pics. I feel the "Cosmic Love" 143

  64. Amy Arrington

    November 25th, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Wow! These photos are stunning Jasmine! Love!

  65. Micaela ~ Wedding & Event Stationery

    November 25th, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I luuuuurve how you style your detail shots!! Such a cute couple! xx

  66. Catie Ronquillo

    November 25th, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Congrats Gladys & Chris! What a beautiful wedding that was not deterred by a little (or a lot!) of rain! Gorgeous. Or, gorge, if you will 🙂

  67. Gracen

    November 25th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    I am in tears while typing this…Thank you Jasmine and JD for capturing these great photos!!! You have made my sister and and Chris so happy. 🙂 Much love and aloha…Gracen

  68. Kelsey Anderson

    November 25th, 2010 at 4:09 am

    These are amazing as usual! What a beautiful location as well!

  69. Jen

    November 25th, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Ok, that settles it… I’m pushing for a winery when my kids get married! STUNNING! I LOVE the shot JD got in the vineyard and the unique ring shot is a real eye catcher. They are ALL fabulous as usual!

  70. Steve

    November 25th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Your work is so refreshing to look at!! I like the way you capture a couple’s true love for one another 🙂 thank you for all of your inspiration!!

  71. Anne Elisabeth

    November 25th, 2010 at 8:48 am

    This is magical, truly. I kind of thought that it was pretty cool that they had wedding wine cellar even though I can understand that she wanted it outside. Great job Jasmine & JD

  72. Anja Kressig Dunkel

    November 25th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    wonderful work, jasmine….you can feel the love between Chris and Gladys….awesome

  73. Jennifer

    November 25th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I love those pictures Jasmine – the details are fabulous and the one where Chris kisses Gladys’ head (with the leaves behind) shows so much love. You are a magician with your cam! Wonderful.

  74. feuza

    November 25th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    this makes me want to be getting married again in this place with those colors
    love it

  75. Ed DeJesus

    November 26th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Absolutely Wonderful…Beautiful!

  76. Jacqueline D. Penaranda

    November 26th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Hi Jasmine I really adore your pictures, I’m from the Philippines and I just love reading your blogs 😉 by the way I’m an aspiring photographer and I just learned a lot from you. I saved some of the techniques that you discussed in your blogs (as reference) 😉 Oh my… I guess this sounds more of an "I" comment 😀 oh well… I just love dropping by here. I LOVE JASMINE STAR!!!

  77. Dennis Bullock

    November 26th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Wow…so gorgeous Jasmine! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  78. Thom Gourley

    November 28th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Jasmine, I especially love your still life shots. They are always exquisitely styled! Thanks for the inspiration.


  79. Emily S.

    November 29th, 2010 at 1:40 am

    She is the CUTEST thing ever!!! Such a happy beautiful bride, and a wedding to match!

  80. Ashlee

    November 29th, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Oh my goodness, lady, what a fantastic blog you have! I love it. And you are a fabulous photographer. 🙂

  81. jackie

    November 29th, 2010 at 4:48 am

    such rich and vibrant images. only to be pulled out from the individuals. feeling what you see. thanks for sharing.

  82. Hannes Uys

    November 29th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    What a beautiful couple – so different. I love this post.

  83. jeramy

    November 29th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    great job kids. i love wineries. 🙂

  84. Andrea Husted

    November 29th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    WOW! I don’t really know what else to say 🙂 Love this post… love every one of your posts actually!

  85. gladys jem

    November 29th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    And I’m back again 🙂 I just finished watching the slideshow for the billionth time. And I keep staring at our photos hoping that I’d get sucked into the computer and relive the day again. I just love them, so so so much Jasmine!

  86. naomi chokr

    November 29th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    awesome job on their wedding! the bride looks amazing! i love her smile and love the last 3 pictures. I just saw your newsletter email. i hope to catch the next workshop. Crossing my fingers you have another one sometime this year.

  87. Chelsea Patricia

    November 29th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I have been SO looking forward to their wedding, and, of course, the photos are SOOO fab!

    LOVELY work!

  88. Sabina

    November 29th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    wonderfull wedding pictures

  89. delbarr

    November 29th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Gladys!! Yay!! So happy for you I love all the details…good work girl. 🙂 Jasmine, as always, gorgeous work.

  90. Jenna Danelle

    November 29th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    They are soooo sweet!!! You capture dreamy images Jasmine and I am working hard on learning all I can to take images so gorgeous! I have a long way to go, but practice practice. I can’t wait for the day I can do a wedding in such a gorgeous setting!

  91. Jaime Greene

    November 30th, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! So close to home too. 🙂 Love Viansa Winery!!!

  92. velvet owl photography

    November 30th, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Jasmine, these are so beautiful! I love each and every one. My fave is the one of the couple holding hands in B&W looking back at you with the beautiful scenery in the background. I almost didn’t leave a comment, because..what’s one more right? But then I thought you should know 🙂 <3 Heidi

  93. michelle

    November 30th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    oh wow!! that looks like it was a blast!!! i’m so sorry i wasn’t able to come 🙁

  94. Willa Kveta Photography

    December 2nd, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Your way of capturing moments between people is so beautiful and the way that you capture light is incredible! Gorgeous pics as always!

  95. Christina

    December 2nd, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Gorgeous wedding photography

  96. Jackie Beale

    December 2nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    That is thee BEST ring shot I have ever seen!

  97. Christina Hastings

    December 2nd, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful… both the photography and the bride.

  98. segorbe

    December 3rd, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    very beautyfull

  99. Jay Hoque

    December 3rd, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Hi Jasmine,

    Saw your name mentioned on a fellow wedding photographers blog. She was praising you a lot and now I can see why.. your work is amazing. Absolutely love the design of your blog too.. 🙂

  100. New Jersey Wedding Photographer

    December 4th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    These are great emotional images. They really capture the excitement of the day. Great Work!


    December 9th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    These photos are great! Although I noticed the tone of your photos here are so different from the other or most photos that you take. Did you do a different approach in post processing here?

  102. Alecia Johnson

    December 11th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    How did you balance the rings on the grape branch?

  103. Joyce D.

    December 14th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    The shoes on the door is a beauty!

  104. Marvin

    December 15th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I love love love the emotions you captured!

  105. Shannon Stellmacher

    January 9th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Lovely work and such an adorable couple!!

  106. Joel C

    January 29th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Stunning photos, beautiful bride, great setting. Awesome!

  107. Jenna Danelle

    January 31st, 2011 at 5:59 am

    What a lavish affiar! I can’t wait to do my first wedding that comes even remotely close to this – beautiful! BTW – I mean the photos AND the event design!

  108. Luke Stanton

    February 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve noticed that the shot where you crop the top half of the bride and groom out is very popular. I’ve seen loads of different wedding photographers using the same idea. I can see why, it’s very effective!

  109. Dustin Ledo

    February 7th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Do you ever have speaking engagements in North Carolina? Your work is amazing, just wondering if you could look at my site and give me some feedback?

  110. Emilie

    February 27th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve realized I never commented on this post… I met Gladys in San Francisco 3 weeks ago. She is absolutely adorable, friendly and beautiful! These images are so lovely, it really describes her beauty and sweetness. And what a cute groom! Congrats, Gladys! I was so happy to have met you in real life! 🙂

  111. Gladys

    December 8th, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Beautiful photos! My husband and I are also a biracial couple named Gladys and Chris. Our wedding wasn’t this gorgeous. Again, Beautiful photos.