Wizard of Ahhhhs


I don’t know when it started exactly. But I love it.

When I first started shooting professionally, I’d return from a wedding completely wiped out. My legs ached and my feet pulsed from walking for eight to nine hours straight. My good friend Greg Bumatay granted me the awesome opportunity to second shoot with him consistently when I first started which was great for gaining experience, but totally did a number on my feet.

After every wedding, I’d go home and plop on the couch and, like clockwork, JD would squeeze lotion into his hands and massage my feet. Being so tired from shooting, the only thing I could manage to mutter was Ahhhhh. It was such a treat after a long day…and, yes, I realize I’m totally spoiled.

These past couple of weeks having been absolutely insane for the both of us and I’ve been shooting a ton…which means I’ve been getting a lot of massages, and I’ve had to also give a few in return too! 😉

JD will be out of town on a business trip until Thursday night, but he made sure things were taken care before he left…he stocked the fridge with everything I need so I can focus on editing and making sure my business is staying on track, cleaned every room (sans the bathroom…he doesn’t “do toilets”), and he rubbed my feet last night while I indulged in reality tv (just kidding mom and dad…I totally just watch National Geographic and the History Channel!). To make things even better, our amazing dog Polo gets a little action too…the two of us will lay on our backs and get a massage simultaneously. I promise, I’m not the Dog Whisperer or anything, but I can hear Polo saying Ahhhhh.

So, yes, Dorothy had Toto and they made their way to visit the Wizard of Oz. And, well, I have Polo and we somehow managed to find our way to the Wizard of Ahhhhs too! 🙂

This is Polo hiding in our closet…whenever JD leaves, Polo becomes melancholy and will find solace by JD’s ties…I think it’s cute! 😀

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  1. Amy Martin

    July 31st, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    awww 🙂 Look at that little face!

  2. erin kate

    July 31st, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    ahhhh…we have something in common…my husband also gives fantastic massages but refuses to clean the toilet!

    polo is darling…btw…

  3. Shy

    July 31st, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    If you need company while JD’s away I’ll bring over a movie and ice cream!! 🙂

  4. kerri

    July 31st, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    ah yes… polo and my quincy have something in common! boy dogs sure do know when you need a little extra lovin’ huh? ;o)

  5. angela hubbard

    July 31st, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    is polo on dogbook?!

  6. C.J. Scott

    July 31st, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Hahaha…awesome! Polo is crazy cute!

  7. carlie

    July 31st, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    how cute!!! what kind of dog is Polo?

  8. Hannah

    July 31st, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, that is like the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

  9. Jasmine*

    July 31st, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Polo looks kinda scruffy in this picture, but he’s actually a fluffy maltese…I just LOVE him!

  10. Stacy Cross

    July 31st, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Aw, I LOVE POLO!!!! I only wish Polo were a girl so that he could be my Buddy’s girlfriend! 🙂

  11. stacyZ

    July 31st, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Jasmine – I use to have a maltese too…his name was Ty. Polo is so cute!!! Ty use to climb to my shoulders and sit up there like a parrot.

    So I should of asked you this during HH on Blu but what shoes do you wear to try and save your feet after running around all day?

  12. Jasmine*

    July 31st, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Hi StacyZ! Ugh…shoes are a toughie. I dream of wearing Uggs or Adidas running shoes, but I think it wouldn’t bode well 😉 I usually wear black shoes with a slight heel…I’m 5’5" on a good day, so I need just a little heel to help not make me feel like a munchin…and represent the Lollipop Kids 🙂

  13. Kate

    July 31st, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    What a cute little tid bit! And yes, what to do about the shoes???? Is an age old question for photographers!

  14. cathy

    August 1st, 2007 at 1:25 am

    oh my gosh, so cute! I’ll bet you can never refuse that face!

  15. Jasmine*

    August 1st, 2007 at 1:30 am

    Oh, Cathy, I can never refuse his adorable pleas to play! 😉 Kate, I love my Antonio Melani black slip-ons. I tried finding another pair because they’re on their last leg, but with no luck. Either way, invest in a solid pair of leather shoes because their movable yet professional.

  16. Jasmine C.

    August 1st, 2007 at 3:29 am

    Awww… your dog is the cutest! Love the photo.

  17. Crystal Goss

    August 1st, 2007 at 4:45 am

    OH! So cute! And JD sounds so much like Jeremy. We’re all going to have to hang out together…along with our malteses! haha! Wish we lived closer so that we could spend time together while our hubbies are gone. Jeremy’s been working out of town quite a bit lately. Miss you much!

  18. Nathan Holritz

    August 1st, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    You guys are so awesome! Love that image! Adorable!

  19. Ricki Ford

    August 1st, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    I have deff got to get me wife toread this post….So after a wedding and I come home and fall out on the couch I can get that kinda treatment:)

  20. Paige Kearin

    August 1st, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Jasmine- Thanks for the sweet anniversary note. Our real anniversary is this weekend so your’re actually ahead of yourself. Would love to see you in SB if you are ever up here! LOVE IT

  21. Mary

    August 1st, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    ahhh I love it! such a cutie petutie! you & JD seem like such an awesome couple. I love how you take care of each other! M:)

  22. andie

    August 1st, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    that is the cutest dog. well, other than my dog. 🙂

  23. gloria Mesa

    August 2nd, 2007 at 5:13 am


    Do not be sad, your Daddy will be back soon.

  24. Kate Mefford

    August 3rd, 2007 at 1:31 am

    Aww! My Noopsy is a Maltese…they could be pen pals and one day share a taxi like us, huh?

  25. Melissa Jill :)

    August 3rd, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    SO adorable!! I love puppies!

  26. Michael Blanchard

    August 4th, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    PERHAPS THE CUTEST PHOTO I HAVE EVER SEEN!! You rock! Can’t wait to meet you in Vegas next year 🙂

  27. Shannon

    August 6th, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I have two maltese, a male & a female, & I have to tell you, as much as I loved having one, having two is SO MUCH FUN!!!! They LOVE each other so much, & the entertainment for the rest of us is GREAT!!!!!! lol It really is true, that they get sad when we are not around….There is nothing like the love of a pet!!

  28. Tiffany

    August 7th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    soooo cute!

  29. The Hensons

    August 11th, 2007 at 4:52 am

    What a cute little guy! We feel lucky to have such nice neighbors as you three, Jasmine! Sandra, Tom, Chloe and Bentley…

  30. The Hensons

    August 11th, 2007 at 4:56 am

    Great site!!!

  31. david baxter

    August 12th, 2007 at 5:39 am

    i’m partial to big dogs, but that little guy is too cute.

  32. Scarlett Lillian

    August 14th, 2007 at 4:17 am

    I wish we lived closer so Polo and Rhett could have a play date!

  33. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:00 am

    omg I soooo know what you mean! I’m so exhausted after photographing weddings it’s like ridiculous. This weekend I have 2 in a row and I’m a bit nervous. Definitely need to stretch beforehand 🙂