Villa Siena Wedding : Heather + Tony

Villa Siena Wedding : Heather + Tony


The story started when he stopped sending the photo albums, online libraries of his recent adventures to keep his out-of-state family up to date with his life. Tony was a precocious kid (the type of junior high kid who took apart his father’s new computer just to see how it worked), who quickly formed an alliance with his parents when they thrusted the weight of their belief in his ability to succeed in anything he put his mind to. Many years later, after landing an engineering job at Intel in a different state than his family, he sent them pictures to keep them up abreast with ongoings.

Until the emails stopped.

Tony’s father casually inquired about the sudden silence, but wasn’t surprised when a new photo album arrived a few weeks later filled with pictures of Tony…and a beautiful girl at his side. Soon the photos became the story of a new adventure (hiking the Grand Canyon, biking, skiing) with Heather becoming his best friend along the way. Slightly shy, Tony cautiously approached a relationship with Heather, but if his parents taught him anything, it’s knowing his ability to succeed in anything he puts his mind to. Last Saturday in Arizona, Tony and Heather started a new photo album…this time as husband and wife.

Heather and Tony, thank you for your kindness and overwhelming welcome into your lives. Your wedding was truly delightful and I couldn’t have pictured a better way to start the year. Hope you enjoy the Maldives…and please be sure to take lots of pictures of your new adventures together! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The day started exceptionally well when I discovered Carina of Flawless Faces was on hand for makeup…after loving Carina’s work for her Orange County engagement session, Heather decided to fly the both of us to Arizona for the wedding day. Loved it…

Tony and Heather married at Villa Siena in Arizona…the light was just perfect and the backdrop lovely for a wedding. JD captured this photo of Tony just before the First Look

I absolutely lovelovelove when a bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. Not only does it provide plenty of time for wedding photos, but it’s a private moment just for the two of them. When Tony and Heather saw each other for the first time, the moment was pure magic. I know that sounds terribly dramatic, but there’s no other way to explain it. Tears, laughter, joy…love. I felt incredibly honored to document it all.

Heather is a stunnah and I loved the moment JD captured on the right…that’s right…a husband checking out his wife. Holler.

I say this often, but I love shooting with JD. He just sees the world differently…and makes us a better team. While he was capturing this photo…

…I was capturing this photo…

Le Love.

This is Heather. Working it for JD’s camera. It made me jealy.

I become emo when a father gives his daughter away…it’s gut-wrenchingly beautiful to watch…

I’ll end this post with a photo of the First Dance…and the start of many memories…together.

To see more of Heather and Tony’s Villa Siena wedding in Arizona, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with music provided by Amy Seeley found at WithEtiquette or watch it here…

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  1. Keri Doolittle Photography -

    One of my fave venues in Arizona. Fantastic job J*! See you in Denver in a couple months!

      1.18.12 - 2:21 pm

  2. Gabby / En Route Photography -

    Oh how lovely! It makes me wanna go out and shoot a wedding RIGHT NOW! 😉

    P.S: I wrote a little something something about you on my blog today (yeahhhhh another love note! ;D)

      1.18.12 - 2:22 pm

  3. Tara -

    So beautiful!! I love your close up with both their eyes closed making a T face to face! stunning!

      1.18.12 - 3:34 pm

  4. LEOLAK -

    Oh man oh man…sooooo many great shots! Heather looks stunning!! The first look photos….Gorge! You could feel exactly what you described coming through each image. Great great job J* and JD!!! (that window shot….NICE!!!)

      1.18.12 - 3:46 pm

  5. Amanda Evans -

    I love them, as always!!!!!

      1.18.12 - 3:59 pm

  6. abbey -

    glad to see your posting weddings again, these are beautiful images 🙂 yay!

      1.18.12 - 4:12 pm

  7. Alex -

    So beautiful, Jasmine. You guys rocked it.

      1.18.12 - 4:14 pm

  8. Abby Grace -

    Oh man, that close-up portrait is so beautiful! And the shot of her shoes is stunning! You dunnit again, girl.

      1.18.12 - 4:15 pm

  9. Natasha -

    Beautiful as usual! Congrats to the lovely couple!

    Can’t wait to see you Jasmine in DC 🙂 I can cross it off my list of photographers I’d love to see (and hopefully meet) in person!

      1.18.12 - 4:16 pm

  10. Stephanie Stewart -

    Gahhh! I don’t know if it’s the music (love the Amy Seeley song!), your words, the way these two look at each other, ok, it’s all of the above, Le Love! Le Sigh…tears as I watch the slideshow. So beautiful, Jasmine, so beautiful.

      1.18.12 - 4:31 pm

  11. May -

    Beautifully written and captured!

      1.18.12 - 4:39 pm

  12. Sabrina Nicole -

    Simply lovely couple and wedding!

      1.18.12 - 4:49 pm

  13. Aimee -

    I admire how you really get a couple to shine through. It goes beyond posing. I’ve had one photographer do this for me and my husband and I’m trying to pinpoint what it is…I think you must just make them forget about being self-contious. Anyway, I’m impressed!

      1.18.12 - 5:03 pm


    Stylish and elegant coverage Jasmine. Beautifully done!

      1.18.12 - 5:12 pm

  15. Jillian -

    Beautiful photos! Love how you captured this.

      1.18.12 - 5:13 pm

  16. Stephanie -

    B-E-A-utiful, Jasmine! Gah, I can’t get over how perfect the skin tones look. It’s…fantastic.

      1.18.12 - 5:13 pm

  17. Alexis -

    beautiful photography and slideshow J*! 🙂 Your work inspires aspiring photographers like me! All the best! 🙂

      1.18.12 - 5:24 pm

  18. James -

    Love your work, so natural and fun too!

      1.18.12 - 5:28 pm

  19. stacey ramsey -

    Jasmine, you are an inspiration!! BEAUTIFUL– love your and JD’s compositions. Timeless and elegant as always…bravo

      1.18.12 - 5:40 pm

  20. Rachel Tatem -

    What a beautiful wedding, love the close up black and white shot of the bride and groom: too beautiful!

      1.18.12 - 5:48 pm

  21. Tina Nandi -

    Those are the cutest shoes EVER and these are awesome pictures, as always!

      1.18.12 - 6:04 pm

  22. Susana Cristina -

    Gorgeous as ever! They look completely wrapped into each other and you and JD captured that perfectly 🙂

      1.18.12 - 6:17 pm

  23. Mireya -

    Maybe I am just having one of those sensitive days but the writing at the story almost made me cry for some reason haha and then the pictures almost bring tears to my eyes too. WHY?! I DON’T KNOW!!! haha
    P.S. "Jealy" <– Genius! Sounds way better 🙂

      1.18.12 - 6:23 pm

  24. Jarusha Brown -

    JASMINE! You knocked it outta the park as usual! What a beautiful story and beautiful couple 🙂 xox

      1.18.12 - 6:33 pm

  25. Martin Hambleton -

    Another beautiful collection of images. Great looking wedding (great looking couple!).

      1.18.12 - 6:45 pm

  26. Ashley Goodwin -

    Both you & JD’s versions of the window shots are fantastic!!

      1.18.12 - 6:55 pm

  27. Sabrina -

    You blow me away with your words and how you so distinctly tell the story of the couple. I love it! Sometimes I pretend that I can write but it doesn’t always work out so well 🙂 PS – I may have exclaimed, "Yay! She posted a wedding!" when I went to your blog today 🙂

      1.18.12 - 7:09 pm

  28. Suzy G -

    Gorgeous. I love their story to. Simply beautiful.

      1.18.12 - 7:11 pm

  29. Sabrina -

    You blow me away with how you tell the stories of couples you photograph. Sometimes I try to pretend that I can write, but it usually becomes laughable 🙂 PS – I may have exclaimed, "Yay! She posted a wedding!" when I clicked on your blog today 🙂 Can’t wait to see you in ATL!

      1.18.12 - 7:13 pm

  30. Robyn -

    This wedding’s slideshow made me tear up and I don’t even know this couple! Beautiful wedding, beautifully photographed.

      1.18.12 - 7:16 pm

  31. Kirsty -

    Love this photo set! I remember these two from their engagement shoot you posted, their adorable. I LOVE the story about the photo albums, so cute, I’m not gonna lie I welled up a little.

      1.18.12 - 7:19 pm

  32. sarah conner -

    Nice pictures. Curious, do you prefer to blow the sky when shooting daylight to eliminateharsh shadow on the face? Would you use fill flash to balance the light? And save the skies and have fewer blown highlights. I struggle with this in shoots where there is harsh sun. You say you shoot wide open for the dreamy shallow depth of field, but I have issues shooting wide open. Can you offer some suggestions? Thanks always.

      1.18.12 - 7:36 pm

  33. tina merriweather -

    Gorge. Love her dress! DJ you have out done yourself, love your candids how you captured them with heart. Jasmine is right to be proud, often the second shooter gets over-shaddowed as 2nd, but it is clear you are a huge part (#1) of your success. Hola! No dis to jasmine, I know the hard work of being the lead photog. It’s team work baby!

      1.18.12 - 7:45 pm

  34. Lafayette Hicks -

    These are beautiful but somethings changed. Was anything done differently this wedding?

      1.18.12 - 8:26 pm

  35. ashley barnett -

    Gawwwgeous! Loving her dress and those portraits…that bw up close one is to die for!

      1.18.12 - 8:46 pm

  36. Jackie Lamas -

    so elegant and pretty!

      1.18.12 - 8:50 pm

  37. Meredith Sledge -

    Wow, Jasmine. Wow.

      1.18.12 - 9:02 pm

  38. Jeni Brower -

    Gut-wrentchingly beautiful just about covers it. I feel the same way. Not another relationship on the planet is like the one the one between a father & daughter. So many things to take in -looking at that photograph 🙂

      1.18.12 - 9:06 pm

  39. Liz Lovi -

    What a beautiful wedding…and the slideshow…it made me tear up! Stunning!

      1.18.12 - 9:13 pm

  40. Erin & Andrew Dodson -

    Great photos – especially the dancing shot at the end. It looks so intimate.

      1.18.12 - 10:28 pm

  41. Addie -

    so, so gorgeous!

      1.18.12 - 10:51 pm

  42. Delaware Wedding Photographer -

    Beautiful bride, beautiful bride! Love your attention to detail!

      1.18.12 - 11:51 pm

  43. Lisandro Rivera -

    I love your style! Thanks for all of your help with your blogs and tutorials.

      1.18.12 - 11:51 pm

  44. Stephanie Hart -

    Absolutely love LOVE! Heather is such a stunning bride and the day was captured perfectly! Great job Jasmine…I can never get enough of your blog.

      1.19.12 - 12:46 am

  45. Adriana Morett -

    Your compositions just keep getting better and better, your photos show even more emotion, they are more and more beautiful wedding after wedding. As if you could get any better, you are.

      1.19.12 - 1:12 am

  46. Onsite Minnesota Photgraphy -

    Love the shoes!

      1.19.12 - 1:25 am

  47. Ariana -

    Another absolutely gorgeous wedding! Love that shot with the bride and groom illuminated by the window. Stunning!

      1.19.12 - 3:22 am

  48. feuza -


      1.19.12 - 3:30 am

  49. Evan & Melissa Roth -

    I looooove this wedding!

      1.19.12 - 3:52 am

  50. Dave -

    Great Photos 🙂

      1.19.12 - 3:56 am

  51. Camilla Knudsen -

    just LOVE the shoe shot and the necklace, beautiful. I think this is one of your best weddings ever 🙂

      1.19.12 - 9:48 am

  52. Fotograf Sofia -

    Great pictures!

      1.19.12 - 12:13 pm

  53. Vania -

    Beautiful shots! Sending love from Florida.

      1.19.12 - 2:05 pm

  54. Hilary Cam -

    This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! Stunning details, location, couple and of course photography!

      1.20.12 - 5:54 am

  55. Wedding Snapper -

    Beautiful work. Again!

      1.20.12 - 9:27 am

  56. the detailed life -

    i love that cake shot.

      1.20.12 - 11:33 pm

  57. Dade Freeman -

    Jasmine, your images just paint the story so well. LOVE the shot of them next to the curtain with the light breaking through, well seen!

      1.21.12 - 12:16 am

  58. stacy medows photograpghy -

    Very nice. But the images seem a little dif then previous, maybe its the soft/flatter lighting. Did you change something up? New lens? Like it, just not as popping as others. Like the softer j*!!!!!!!

      1.21.12 - 1:14 am

  59. Jennifer Medeiros -

    "I become emo"… haha.. that’s fantastic!! Lovely, as always!

      1.24.12 - 3:31 pm

  60. Tony|Essex Wedding Photographer -

    Another wonderful collection. I love the shot looking in through the window and also the first dance shot – very nice!

      1.24.12 - 9:47 pm

  61. Andreas Will -

    Very nice Photos. Thanks for sharing.

      1.25.12 - 1:33 pm

  62. Hannes Uys -

    You know your stuff!

      1.25.12 - 1:41 pm

  63. Somerset Wedding Photographer -

    Just beautiful Jasmine – those detail shots at the beginning are just killer. Hook you right in to the rest of the post!

      1.27.12 - 6:27 pm

  64. Albert | Somerset Wedding Photographer -

    Beautiful work Jasmine – the opening detail shots are just stunning!

      1.27.12 - 7:03 pm

  65. Ryan Hutson -

    Love the first look shot. Well done!

      1.31.12 - 4:46 am

  66. photographe mariage -

    I really love your style and recognize somehow what I like when I make photographs during wedding !
    a french photographer (photographe mariage), Roger

      2.4.12 - 1:00 pm

  67. Aberdeen Wedding Photographer - Rubislaw Studio -

    really enjoyed the two different viewpoints of the same picture, and how different they are.

      2.5.12 - 9:18 am

  68. Roberto Farren | Boston wedding photographer -

    Always nice coming back after a while and checking out some of your latest work! Great photos all round. Regards, Bob.

      2.15.12 - 12:29 pm

  69. NIKA | Montreal Wedding Photographer -

    Great work as usual, love visiting your site for inspiration. You should think of holding a workshop in Montreal. Would participate for sure.

      3.13.12 - 7:00 pm

  70. Nika | montreal wedding photographer -

    Really nice work with the off-camera flashes.

      3.13.12 - 7:21 pm

  71. Mornington Peninsula Wedding -

    We are in love with your blog. Love the whole layout and of course your images. Brilliant!

      3.15.12 - 3:34 am

  72. Colorado Wedding Photographer | John Gibson -

    Some really nice moments here. The First Dance shot is fantastic.

      3.16.12 - 1:41 am

  73. Stephan -

    Very awesome, love the first look!

      3.22.12 - 9:49 pm

  74. Sunil Umbre -

    I just love the way you capture the moments. Will follow your work and be inspired.

      4.2.12 - 10:31 pm

  75. Mario -

    Love the first shot. Nice job.

      5.30.12 - 5:28 am

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