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  1. cassandra m -

    I love that you BLOG so often. You are my daily dose of "freshness" & "inspiration"…I hope to start ’08 off with more blogging myself. Thanks for putting yourself out there and sharing so much of who you are and so much of your photography. you rock!

      12.21.07 - 4:26 am

  2. RodneyA -

    I look forward to reading your blog, its become habit forming just like reading the newspaper.

      12.21.07 - 4:39 am

  3. kymberli q. -

    I agree with Rodney. Only your blog gets more reading than the newspaper does in my household. 😉

      12.21.07 - 6:51 am

  4. KarenLamb -

    I love reading your blog daily, it’s true what one of your other readers said, I read this blog more than I read the newspaper. Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to the new year and your new inspiration… let me know when you come to Cape Town, I’d love to have a portfolio done.

      12.21.07 - 7:17 am

  5. kimberlee -

    have a wonderful Christmas, J*!!! we have to meeet up sometime in ’08 to hang out, ok?

      12.21.07 - 2:34 pm

  6. Melissa Koehler -

    Merry Christmas!!!

      12.21.07 - 3:28 pm

  7. gabriel ryan -

    you so smart. rock on!

      12.21.07 - 4:29 pm

  8. Melissa E Earle -

    Wow! I think this is very creative of you to post this. What a great idea
    -Melissa E Earle

      12.21.07 - 7:30 pm

  9. ray -

    J* have a merry Xmas you and the family…

      12.22.07 - 1:49 am

  10. gloria Mesa -

    Feliz Navidad!!!!!!

      12.22.07 - 4:14 pm

  11. david & kimi b -

    merry christmas!!! may you, your family and all you know be blessed now and always! see you in 2008!!!

      12.22.07 - 5:19 pm

  12. ricki ford -

    I want to wish you and JD a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      12.25.07 - 3:52 pm

  13. Tanya Perez -

    Merry Christmas to you and all of your family.

      12.25.07 - 11:22 pm

  14. mike larson -

    looks like so much fun, i hope you guys get a chance to get away and really have a great time! cheers..

      12.29.07 - 8:52 pm

  15. Joe Henderson -

    Love your work!

      1.2.08 - 7:20 am

  16. Jason Q Tran -

    Happy New Year Jasmine! Just want to tell you how much I love reading your blog. When I grow up, I want to blog like you 🙂

      1.3.08 - 8:01 am

  17. Katherine Bowman -

    Where’s Polo going to stay while you’re on vacation? 🙂

      1.4.08 - 1:46 am

  18. Ceren -

    Oh my goodness..these pictures are so georgous, i can’t believe…
    i’m 18 years old, but i’m sure, if i marry you will be the only one, who will take our pictures.
    i hope you like travelling, especially to germany;)
    have a good time

      1.6.08 - 8:11 pm

  19. jeanette sanchez -

    Looking foward to your vacation stories and images. Safe travels to you and JD, Happy New Year!

      1.6.08 - 9:36 pm

  20. Stacy Reeves -

    Stellar! Love love love that last shot, look at those smoldering eyes. Hot!

      1.11.08 - 11:02 pm

  21. Tonya@RedDoorPhotography -

    I love your blog. You are such an inspiration! Please post often. I love checking your blog everyday!!!

      1.13.08 - 7:01 pm

  22. allie -

    beautiful work here!

      1.14.08 - 5:26 pm

  23. heather -

    your blog is so fun to read and such a fresh start to the day!

      1.17.08 - 3:46 am

  24. Jenny -

    Congrats also on your picture that was featured in Rangefinder! It was my very first issue and I was so excited to see the article about David Jay with the picture from your wedding. As an aspiring wedding photographer, I really look up to you and I’ve read EVERY blog post (even on the old blog). Congrats on your success…you are truly inspiring!

      1.17.08 - 9:20 pm

  25. Danielle -

    Your blog is addicting! I never miss a day. Thank you for sharing your life & talent. Happy 2008!

      1.23.08 - 7:09 am

  26. Gena McMillan -

    Hope you are enjoying Colorado to the fullest! Thanks for the blog love! :o)

      1.24.08 - 4:26 pm

  27. Anna Ingalls -

    So touched by this story, I love checkin’ in on you. Can’t wait to hang out with you guys again soon. Any chance your swingin’ into our area soon? Hope you are blessed!!

      1.24.08 - 10:31 pm

  28. Kenzie -

    Ahh, I am so glad I found you! I want to be a wedding planner when I grow up, and seeing these pictures is just so much inspiration! I love reading this site.

    Also, I’m totally having you photograph my wedding. 🙂

      1.25.08 - 2:52 am

  29. Dennis Urbiztondo -

    Love your photography

      1.25.08 - 11:35 pm

  30. Sean McLellan -

    Congrats on reaching one of your goals already! And a bigger congrats on setting them to begin with… knowing where you are going is the only way you’ll know when you get there 🙂 Good luck this year, Jasmine!

      1.27.08 - 6:31 pm

  31. Sean McLellan -

    Wow, look at that. This is your 5000th comment. Congrats on reaching that so incredibly quickly!

      1.28.08 - 1:02 am

  32. MelissaB -

    Seriously – only one year and you have this many followers, stalkers, enthusiasts, whatever you want to call us! You ROCK Jasmine!

      1.28.08 - 3:58 pm

  33. HeidiHo -

    oooh, look at me finally making a comment. 🙂 you’re on my daily round of blogfest. thanks for the inspiration. one of these days I will be taking photographs of more than just my brown-eyed baby boy! keep up the beautiful work… or should I say fun? 🙂

      1.28.08 - 5:52 pm

  34. Katie Jo -

    I can’t get enough of this blog. It’s inspiring for sure…congrats on the 5,000!!

      1.28.08 - 7:01 pm

  35. Rachel Brook -

    YUM, all those gorgeous desserts and beautiful flowers. Now these women know smart marketing!! You did some beautiful detail shots here!

      1.30.08 - 3:09 am

  36. Dan -

    Jasmine….Where are you??

      2.2.08 - 4:04 pm

  37. santa clause -

    i just love this blog

      2.4.08 - 8:07 am

  38. Suzzi -

    Jas*-Hey any chance a girl can get a playlist of the songs from your website?

      2.5.08 - 4:54 pm

  39. Elena -

    Hi, Jasmine, your work is outstanding! I have one question about the stories behind the photos. When do you ask couple how did they meet? I think it is a great way to melt the ice, but when is the best way to do it? Maybe you have other methods that help melt those ices, and could share it with us?
    Thank you for being who you are – you are a true inspiration!

      2.6.08 - 7:33 am

  40. debbie bolton -

    We’ve emailed before…but I just had to tell you that I love your blog. You inspired me to start one of my own though it is not as eloquent as yours! Keep on writing. I enjoy hearing about what is going on in your life and heart.

      2.10.08 - 5:38 am

  41. gabriel ryan -

    hey j*!!! i just saw your interview on the [b] school blog. carlie and i loved it… although you did look a little nervous ;). anyways, what you talked about is so true… i know you made carlie and i feel like super-models with every shoot we had. you rock!

      2.12.08 - 4:30 pm

  42. Sue -

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I love your site! I find your work and the energy that comes out of your site so joyful and breathtaking. Thanks for making my sunshine day.

      2.14.08 - 10:14 pm

  43. sarah -

    it is part of my day to check your blog! I love it , it is inspiring, litehearted, and entertaining! Thanks!

      2.15.08 - 2:34 pm

  44. Rebecca -

    Hey there! Marc Whipple directed me to your blog, which I’ve been reading the past few days (instead of working, oops!). While my photographic interests tend more towards musicians than marriage, your enthusiasm and success and images are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself!

      2.15.08 - 5:36 pm

  45. moxie -

    Hey J*! Is it too late to comment on your V-day post? No engagement or wedding date here… but it does mark 9 years of ‘dating’ *wink,wink* with 6.5 years of marriage one two-year-old and a womb with a view 😉
    TFS your work and your life!

      2.16.08 - 5:22 am

  46. Samuel Malarik -

    Hello Jasmine,
    For a best translation, instead of "accueil", please change for "Bienvenue" in French !
    Thank you !

      2.21.08 - 2:49 pm

  47. crystal goss -

    I feel your pain, girl! Jeremy is working out of town every week. My vocabulary is digressing to gooos and gaaaas with Brayson being one of the few people I converse with these days! haha! Miss you!

      2.23.08 - 6:00 am

  48. Mclovin -


      2.26.08 - 5:38 am

  49. James Tryon -

    wow great job

      2.27.08 - 8:06 pm

  50. Lindsay -

    I love the new pics and name intro! Your beautiful!

      2.28.08 - 2:31 pm

  51. Aimee -

    Hi J*! Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE your photographs and your blog. I literally spent a few hours going thru most of your OLD BLOG, can you believe it? I feel like I already know you, it’s wierd, but I love the stories you tell about you and JD. I can only hope to someday find someone as sweet as he seems. You should do a blog on when/how you met.. how he proposed, etc! I appreciate that you add details of who did the floral arrangements, cake, etc when you blog the weddings. I must take note to someday use in my wedding! Thanks a lot1

      3.2.08 - 2:43 am

  52. Erica Ferrone -

    Hi Jasmine! I am wondering if you can give me a name of a good album company. I am looking to change it up a bit!

      3.2.08 - 11:37 pm

  53. Erika Lais Photo Blog -

    Hi J*, I know you have a lot to do, but as your fan, I want to know all your secrets so I’ve tagged you to play this joke and to tell 7 awesome things about you that nobody (unless JD) knows …. I hope you can play and tag another 7 people … the rules were in my blog … Thanks and have a good week!!!!

      3.4.08 - 12:44 pm

  54. Jasmine* -

    @Aimee: If you like wedding details, be sure to check out http://www.jadoredetails.blogspot.com for new and great planning ideas…you’ll love it! 🙂 @Erica: Definitely check out Leather Craftsmen! I use them exclusively for my wedding albums. If you want something a little younger and funky, also check out Kiss Wedding Books! @ErikaLais: I blogged about the tag game…if you want to read it, you can copy and paste this: http://www.jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=96 . Thanks for being so fun! 🙂

      3.5.08 - 12:51 am

  55. Stacy -

    I’ve been a longtime fan + lurker of yours. I just love your work. I guess the song on your latest engagement session really got me. Could you tell me who it is?

      3.5.08 - 12:56 am

  56. Gena McMillan -

    J*, as I’m sure you already know, you are about your 6,000 comments, and unless I missed it you didn’t post a picture for your 6,000! It’s a tradition!!!

      3.6.08 - 12:45 am

  57. Gena McMillan -

    opps I suck a typing I meant you are over your 6,000 comments

      3.6.08 - 12:46 am

  58. Lydia -

    Jasmine, I just wanted to tell you that you are such an inspiration to me not only because of your photography skills, but also because of your giving spirit and faith.

      3.6.08 - 12:57 am

  59. Mario -

    Seriously who did your fabulous logo?!?! Whoever did it is amazing! Haha, Hello by the way!

      3.7.08 - 6:40 am

  60. Apple -

    Hi Jasmine!

    I’m about to enter college soon and for a while I was stumped about what course to take. I used to want to be a nurse, but then I realized I wanted to pursue photography more. I was torn between going for passion or security..

    I’ve been following your blog for about a month now, I even read some of your first posts in your old blog (No, I’m not a stalker.. I’m not! I’m not!;P) and I just want to say how truly an amazing person you are, your being down-to-earth despite possessing the most extraordinary qualities. =] Your story encourages me to go for what I want, with fears of course but with much needed inspiration.=)

      3.8.08 - 3:43 am

  61. Erika Lais Photo Blog -

    Hi J*, can I ask you a relationed question??? I know you use Mac computer for editing your pictures, ok, so you can tell me wich is the best LCD monitor (costXbenefits) yhat you recommend for professional use and accurate print results?? Maybe you can do a FAQ about this quaestion someday … Thanks

      3.11.08 - 2:37 pm

  62. Lindsay Kipp Photography -

    I like Erika Lais’ question about the Mac. I am in search for the perfect computer as well and would love to know what you suggest. Thanx so much!

      3.11.08 - 4:51 pm

  63. Jasmine* -

    @Erika&Lindsay: I have the 34-inch MAC monitor. When it comes to making such a big financial decision, I think it’s best not to cut corners. Over the long-run, it’s totally worth the investment! And I LOVE the huge monitor as I edit…it’s a dream! 🙂

      3.11.08 - 6:26 pm

  64. Erika Lais -

    Thanks J*, Iwas wondering about a MAC monitor, but not so big!!!!!! kkkkk …. Maybe a 23” …

      3.12.08 - 1:57 pm

  65. Gena McMillan -

    Hey J*, hope you are having a blast in Vegas. I just had a quick question. Can you show us a picture of your histogram and the bell curve you were menaing when you talked about metering for Skin tones?

      3.17.08 - 4:15 am

  66. laura novak -

    hey jasmine, so great to finally meet you last night at dinner! it was great, we should make it a tradition 🙂

      3.18.08 - 2:13 pm

  67. Sandra -

    Hey Jasmine,
    i can’t believe i completely missed you at wppi! it was my first time and what a rookie i was, i missed a few things here and there.. 😉 i am not sure if that was you at Paris in the lobby, wearing cowgirl boots and a lovely florally print dress with an LV bag? I was so captivated by your outfit and you and another girl was looking down that i didn’t think it was you until i got on the plane heading home.. was that jasmine??

      3.19.08 - 6:07 am

  68. dean ray -

    your work BLOWS me away!!!! i am a friend of ricki ford. he told me about you WOW! how do you get your pics soooo sharp. i want to grow up to be just like u (funny) if you could take the time to check out my early work and commient i would thank u abundantly!

      3.20.08 - 8:07 pm

  69. Shelly -

    Hey Jasmine, Love your Work, Your Play, Your Inspirations! My question is 😉 Whose Blog or Blogs do you frequent often!

      3.21.08 - 2:22 pm

  70. Mikal Lok -

    I love your blog! I have one quick question. How do you shoot your pictures? Manual? I just love the colors in your photo. Do you put it through Lightroom or Photoshop? Keep doing what you’re doing your great…

      3.24.08 - 10:57 pm

  71. Jasmine* -

    @Shelly: I’m a total blogger, so I read WAY too many blogs to list!! I probably shouldn’t admit that! 😉 @Mikal: Thanks for stopping by! If you click on the SEARCH icon in the upper right of this blog and type in FAQ, it’ll take you to all my recent posts regarding your questions…hope this helps! 🙂

      3.26.08 - 9:04 pm

  72. Tanya Jose -

    Hi Jasmine! I just wanted to let you know that I got the email for my iTunes gift certificate. Thank you so much!

      3.27.08 - 4:01 pm

  73. Ryan -

    Hey Jasmine! Awesome blog!!!

      3.28.08 - 12:56 am

  74. mark parker -

    Where do you find all the cool Photoshop Brushes? Awesome!!

      3.28.08 - 4:09 pm

  75. Megan (stenson) brewer -

    i dont know how i stumbled across finding you! but hey, nice to see life is good…. awesome job you are doing… i loved everything! congrats on the success…..

      4.4.08 - 2:29 am

  76. Eva -

    Have you looked at your last two posts? The first one is about sweets and the next one is about getting a root canal. I think that’s funny (not that you having to have a root canal is funny)! Good luck with it all and have a great birthday!

      4.4.08 - 8:06 pm

  77. Barbara M -

    Funny I thought the same thing-sugar and teeth, but I’m sure that wasn’t the root of the problem!!!

    Keep your spirits up girl!

      4.4.08 - 11:10 pm

  78. Crystal -

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!
    I hope you have the most amazing day ever!

      4.6.08 - 6:54 am

  79. Ron Dawson -

    Happy b-day J*.

      4.6.08 - 5:42 pm

  80. Molly -

    Happy B*Day! Indulge yourself today =)

      4.6.08 - 9:47 pm

  81. Anna -

    Happy birthday for you and your sister. I met you at WPPI, we talked only two minutes, but it was great two minutes. You are wonderful Jasmine!

      4.7.08 - 5:38 am

  82. Anton -

    Happy birthday, Jasmine!

      4.7.08 - 6:10 am

  83. Boomie -

    Happy Happy Birthday. The Lord bless you and continually cause His face to shine on you.

      4.7.08 - 8:41 pm

  84. Mike Colon -

    Happy Birthday Jasmine!! I’m so bummed I wasn’t around when you called about going to Banderas! That would have been so much fun! I hope we can meet up soon! Now that it’s your b-day its my treat, no arguments!

      4.8.08 - 8:23 am

  85. New York City Wedding Photographer -

    Happy Birthday! and many more….Spring is a great time for us Aries folks :O

    Parris Whittingham

      4.9.08 - 6:01 am

  86. digital photography tips -

    great photos that captured the emotions well.

    Thanks for sharing the photos!

      4.9.08 - 2:37 pm

  87. Noel Del Pilar -

    Wow, I would like to be there, but I am in Puerto Rico. I hp I can be in one of the next Jose Villa seminars. He is a great photographer and a nice guy.

      4.10.08 - 2:55 am

  88. Grace Kim -

    Hey you! I’m so glad I bumped into you at WPPI! When are you coming to Seattle?

      4.11.08 - 9:58 am

  89. megan (stenson) brewer -

    amazing….. so when ya coming to our house! let me know how much it would be… we would love love love some family shots taken of us….
    you are amazing! 🙂

      4.15.08 - 3:46 am

  90. Dalton Clements -

    Awesome photos. Love the brushes!

      9.17.15 - 3:07 am

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