Winners Announced


I like Chuck Norris jokes. I waste time on humor websites like this one. I think everything is better with glitter. And butter. I listen to indie music that sounds like a cat and wind chimes got in a fight. I look silly wearing Tom’s shoes. I could eat cereal for dinner. Everyday.

I’m as weird as they come…and yet.

And yet I’m incredibly lucky to spend three days with six amazing people later this month in Seattle for creativeLIVE. I’m teaching a FREE online photography course April 27-29, 2012 and six in-class spots were up for grabs. I got the pleasure of meeting many of you through submission videos (no, really, the videos rocked my face off…so much talent!) and I can’t thank you enough for your time, ingenuity, and putting yourself out there. I wish everyone was able to attend because there were so many AMAZING videos, but we had just a few seats to fill.

Without further adieu, here are the six fabulous attendees…

John Cain Sargeat (he has the most amazing friends…ever…really)


MiCLa Photography ~ creativeLIVE from Cheryl Lighthall on Vimeo.

Brittany Lauren

Mark Nabong

Ashley Martens

Ashley Barnett

Jasmine Star CreativeLIVE Submission from Ashley Barnett on Vimeo.

I’d love to see you online for this photography workshop, so if photographing an Editorial Wedding and Getting Published is something of interest, feel free to hang out with us. And we won’t judge you if watch in your jammies. Feel free to register HERE.

**Canon 5DMII Winner**
Since it’s Winningville here on the blog today, a big CONGRATS goes to Freda O. for winning last week’s Adorama Contest…she won a Canon 5DMII and loads of goodies, so I’m thrilled to see what’s in store for her! A special thanks to Joel at Adorama for being so generous and making the contest possible!

Happy Wednesday y’all!

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  1. denise karis

    April 4th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    So exciting! Congratulations to the winners! I can’t wait to watch all the videos!!

  2. molly stillman

    April 4th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    YAY ASHLEY! that is awesome! i love her video (and I LOOOOOOVED their vegas elopement!)

  3. Tami Inoue

    April 4th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! There were so many great videos, so I can’t imagine how hard it would have been choosing! I’m glad though ’cause you chose a couple of my favorites. 🙂 I’ll definitely be tuning in and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

  4. The New Diplomat's Wife

    April 4th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    these are adorable and yes, john cain sargeant has the best friends. the "things we say about jasmine star" – um pretty spot on 🙂

  5. Kelly- Kelly Renee Photography

    April 4th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    So sad!!! I was Really hoping to win!! Congrats to the winners!

  6. Susan Evans

    April 4th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    These are some talented and very funny people! Great choices, Jasmine. I’ll be watching on line!

  7. Katelyn James

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    YEAAAAA ASHLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. ashley barnett

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I just sprinted down the hallway holding my laptop over my head screeching!!! Then did ice skater moves all over my apartment with glee!!! Then my hubby and I did that awkward hugging circle where we just hopped up and down…. WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY IS IM EXCITED!!! AHHHH 🙂

  9. Monika Pash Photography

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I watched each of these vids as my girls had a tea party in the living room. You’re my internet indulgence and I stay tuned to your blog daily.. I just want to say I’ll be attending via the incredible internet and I can’t wait!! Thanks for being so utterly fabulous Jasmine!!!

  10. Josh Alden

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Brittany’s video was awesome I’m glad she was one of the winners! Stop motion takes time a planning for it to look cool but when it works it sets the video apart from the crowd.

  11. sarah danaher

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    sarge just totally rocked my Wednesday. LOVE THAT VIDEO!!!

    (and CONGRATS to my friend Ashley for getting in!!!)

  12. Nicole Miller

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Sarge just became my new best friend – loved his video!!

  13. Darren

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Such great submissions. All very funny. I couldnt choose a favorite if you asked. That must be how octomom feels 🙂

  14. Mom

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations to all the CreativeLive winners!!! Have a fabulous time J* and JD.

  15. Kandise

    April 4th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    These are freaking amazing. Can’t wait to watch. 🙂 And I’ll have to start saving now for if you do this again next year!

  16. Dana Laymon

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    i LOVE these! can’t wait to be stuck on the coach and watch you for 3 days and get to know all these people!

  17. Tina Nandi

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Oh my dayyyys, I LOVE these videos!!! What fun you’re gonna be having!! 😀

  18. Kimberly Murray

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Looks like a fun group! I thoroughly enjoyed watching these on my lunch break. Kudos to all!

  19. Kacie Lynch

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    These were awesome! I loved watching them 🙂 Everyone did an amazing job!

  20. Tim King

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    SO AWESOME to see so many familiar faces here – and you know what? I’m not surprised.

    PS – Ashley Marten’s rap sign-off of "stay fabulous"? Amazing.

  21. Brittany Lauren

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I think I yelled "Oh my god, oh my god" so many times so fast it just became "Omag" or some jumbled up nonsense word. My puppy literally thought I was having a seizure. Thank you to everyone who had nice things to say about my video. You guys are all so awesome! I’m so excited to attend and hope I will add all sorts of wonderful things to the discussions. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE OTHER WINNERS (I think we’re all winners because you guy’s videos were absolutely ASTONISHING!) and I hope to see you all on creativeLIVE!! That sounds so fun to say!! [[[[=

  22. Ashley Martens

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I’M SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

  23. ala cortez

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    so fun!! and i’m so jeally about the 5dmIII. one day, it’ll be mine. 😉

  24. Sara Eastman

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    OMG, I love all these videos! Do other CL winner videos get posted? SO FUN. Can’t wait to watch from home/work. Way to represent VA, Ashley…even though I’ve never met you. Obviously, you’re awesome if you get to go to CL to see Jasmine.

  25. ZipporahK

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, Congratulations everyone! Loved all of the videos!

  26. JENNY

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    These are sooooo GREAT!!! I loved them and could not stop laughing. =D

  27. kat rocknrollbride

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    ahhhhhhhh i wanna be BFFs with all these guys…

  28. Lydia

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Woohoo, go Mark! Way to represent the SF Fix!

  29. kat rocknrollbride

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    OMG Ashley! I just featured her WPPI/Vegas wedding/engagement to Jeremy on Rock n Roll Bride!

  30. Ashley Goodwin

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO MARK & ASHLEY!!!!!!

  31. Alison Mish

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    These videos are AWESOME and hilarious!

  32. Monika Greenaway

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Congratulations everyone!!!!!

  33. Luke Neumayr

    April 4th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I have no clue how I didn’t know about that website with the funny sayings and videos! I am going to add that to my repertoire for sure!

  34. Monica Trujillo

    April 4th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    You picked some great personalities! I can’t wait to see the show!

  35. Yuliya M.

    April 4th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    So glad you picked Mark from SF fix 😉

  36. Chelsea Perkins

    April 4th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Congrats everyone! Although I am bummed that I didn’t get chosen, I am SO loving the people who did! I especially love Michelle’s video! SO FUNNY! You are all so cute! There is always a next time. You betta balee that I be trying again next time!!! Congrats again everyone!

  37. Anthony Quesada

    April 4th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Awesome videos guys. Im so excited for this group. Looks like it is going to be an unforgettable experience for all. Congrats to you all

  38. Angel

    April 4th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    OMGeeeee….I grew up in Va. Beach, so I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND what Ashley Barnett is going through! Hang in there Ashley, I’m sure you will find a way to bring VB into the "pop-trend" world of wedding photo-journalism. Many interesting and cool people live there…including many of my family members, & my daughter! I was just there last weekend shooting a wedding at Sandbridge (it was waaaaay too chilly for a beach wedding) Glad Jasmine chose you to "represent" us VB natives:) If you’re ever in DC, look me up and we can have coffee:)

  39. Veronique Gagnon

    April 4th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!!! So happy for you! And thank Jasmine and JD for the the great opportunity…even though I didn’t win. I will definitely be watching the workshop online in my pj’s!

  40. Dana Beverly

    April 4th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Nice choices! I would have loved to submit a video, but I’ll be in Seattle the week before!

  41. Stewart Uy

    April 4th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Congrats to the winners (im jelly -_-") hahah 🙂 will be watching from home!! btw fyi some of those videos are more than a minute long ^_^ just saaaying!!! 🙂

  42. Mark Nabong

    April 5th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I totally feel so BLESSED to be included in this group. It’s like when they’re announcing who’s going home on American Idol. It’s between two people.. I barely made it. I cannot wait to learn from you, Jasmine, as well as Ashley, Ashley, Brittany, Michelle, and Sarge. WHOO!!??! Thank you for choosing me.. Where can I get Ambien? 🙂

  43. Bec

    April 5th, 2012 at 1:44 am

    AWESOME! I loved Ashley’s!!

  44. Joe Powers

    April 5th, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Interesting post! 🙂

  45. Marie

    April 5th, 2012 at 3:47 am

    John Cain is my favorite. He reminds me of Anthony casada.

  46. Ruth M Youn

    April 5th, 2012 at 4:32 am

    OMG he really looks like JD!

  47. Erin Oveis Brant

    April 5th, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Congratulations to the winners! So excited for this course and to watch this group in action!!

  48. Barbara Marcella

    April 5th, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Congrats to all the winners! It looks like a great group…i’ll def be watching!!

  49. Mary Marantz

    April 5th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    WOOO HOOOO Ashley!!! We are SO excited for you!! xoxo

  50. Michelle Clemente-Lange

    April 5th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I can’t thank you enough for giving me the learning opportunity of a lifetime. I am now a true believer that having some confidence in yourself, taking risks, working hard and dreaming big will make good things happen. I can’t wait to meet you, JD and the entire creative LIVE team in person in a few short weeks! This is really a fairy tale for me 🙂

  51. Photographick

    April 5th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Can’t wait to see the CreativeLive Seminar 🙂 Looking forward to learning the tips to getting published and how shooting for magazines may affect your timeline and how to cope

  52. Kathryn Denelle Stevens

    April 5th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Congratulations to everyone who was chosen!!! If any one gets sick…or decides the pressure is just too great, I’ll gladly step in to take your spot..I mean, help J* and the CreativeLive crew 🙂 I can’t wait to watch you all and learn!

  53. Cecilia Flaming

    April 5th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Wow! Great video submissions… CONGRATS to everyone who was picked!!

  54. Erika Dotson

    April 7th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I’m so excited for John! He has second shot at several weddings for me the last several months while he’s been in our area attending school! You will soon see why he has so many friends! He’s such a wonderful guy and really deserves this opportunity! I know he’s super excited!!!!!

  55. cassandra-m

    April 9th, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Looks like another amazing group of people!!! I LoVeD lOvEd LOVED all the videos….they made my heart smile! Can’t wait to watch the creativeLive broadcast……

  56. Agi

    April 10th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Such fun&cute submissions!! Loved them all!