WPPI U : Atlanta


I called the front desk and requested a 5am wake-up call and while I thought it’d make total sense, I definitely felt the three hour time difference the following morning. My body was in Atlanta, but my brain was back in California, where it was 2am and there’d likely be a dog resting his head on my right ankle. Not left, just the right. I shuffled around in the darkness using my phone as a flashlight. And right then I realized it was the closest I’d ever get to camping in the south.

I reviewed my presentation notes and talked out loud trying to tie my thoughts together. I emailed clients, organized my flight home, then got ready for the long day ahead. Oh, and I topped this preparation with a pair of red heels. Because–just maybe–I could take heels camping.

I was honored to speak at WPPI University in Georgia. Over 400 photographers showed up for the three-day conference and it was an incredible gathering of incredible photographers. The energy in the room was palpable and I was greeted with a warm southern welcome filled with things like y’all…fixin to do…ma’am, although I could have done without that last one thankyouverymuch.

Many thanks to Ashley for capturing the event on my behalf…

This is the awesome group of girls I hung out with at on Sunday night at Taco Mac…and you might remember the lovely Ashley from our time together on creativeLIVE photography course…love that girl!

Like always, it’s a true honor to speak as part of WPPI, but–more so–an honor meeting so many amazing people. I’m incredibly excited to see where the industry is heading and how promising the future appears.

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  1. Jessica Rensch

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Jasmine, just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your dress! OMG and you looked stunning in it! much love!

  2. Lerissa

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    JASMINE…LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!!

  3. natasha

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    One question – where is that dress from?I love it!!! 😉 x

  4. Megan@ COUTUREmotion Films

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    J*….Where oh WHERE did you get that dress?!?!? Please share! Love it!!!

  5. Shalmai

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Where is your dress from? I must have it ASAP! 🙂

  6. Liz

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Those red heels look so awesome on you! love your outfit~goes so well with your beautiful smile 🙂

  7. Gail

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Oooh…LOOK at those sassy red heels! Love it! (and love that dress too! Yellow will always be my fave color)

  8. Jasmine*

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Hi friends! I got the dress at TopShop when I was in London…I’m literally dyyyyying to get a TopShop in California soon! 🙂

  9. Savanah Loftus

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I loooooooove the dress!! Shoes too, but I have to know where is that dress from!!?

  10. Katrina Wheeler

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    It was great hearing you in ATL! 🙂 Thanks for coming! You shared some very inspirational nuggets and I can’t wait to put them into action! 🙂

  11. nena

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Looks like a great time and I hope to one day be able to see you in person because I’m your number one fan! =-)

  12. Dana Laymon

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I wanted to be there SOOO bad! But looking forward to WPPI that much more! You look cute as always. Now I want to go and watch your Creativelive course. Hope to see you in person one day!

  13. Amy Jo

    September 27th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Beautiful dress (and totally awesome red heels). Even though you had an early morning, I bet you rocked it (like you always do). I only wish I was there to hear it! =)

  14. Ashley Goodwin

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Told ya that dress was the bomb! Taking photos of you with your camera=the scariest thing I’ve ever done. But had a blast doing it. Happy there were some that you didn’t hate me for! Bah! 🙂 as usual you looked gorg. xoxo

  15. Edouard Montfort

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    What a crowd.. Jasmine you seem relaxed !

  16. Rob Goldstein

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I hope you get home in time to celebrate your anniversary with JD.
    Happy anniversary Jasmine.

  17. Paul Bohman

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Looking at your photos, I couldn’t help but notice that the ratio of women to men seems to about 50:1.

  18. LEOLAK

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Come to Chicago Jasmine…they just opened a TopShop here!!! We can do a shopping trip!!! =) Great shoes…so styling….looks like you were hit (as always)! Ashley seems like such a sweetheart…I love checking out her site and where she’s going as well.

  19. Jennifer Hudspeth

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Ohhhh, how I wish I were there to help welcome you with southern hospitality. : ) ….and your dress, simply amazing.

  20. kelsy mccartney

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    j* i am in LOVE with your dress!!! love love love. way to rock it!

  21. Noa

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I just wanted to say that I LOVE your red shoes! WOOT WOOT!

  22. Carly

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Amazing photos. Great job! I’m sure you inspired a ton of people. -Carly of Flour LA

  23. Bethany Cox

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love your dress Jasmine!

  24. Abby Grace

    September 27th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    One day, I will make it to WPPI. I can’t wait to be one of those women in the crowd!

  25. gladys jem

    September 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    awww you were hanging out with alicia white! LOVE her 🙂 p.s. where can I snag a pair of those hot shoes? rawr! <3

  26. autumn teesdale

    September 27th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    You look fab as always! Wish WPPI would come to Colorado 🙂

    BTW, it’s ‘fixin’ to" there is no "do" after that LOL I’m from Texas, that’s what we say before everything!!

    I’m fixin’ to comment on your awesome blog post! LOL

  27. Kimberly Murray

    September 27th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Jasmine, thanks for coming to see us in the "A!" I really appreciate the time you took to answer my question. And, y’all, she’s just as beautiful and personable in person!

  28. Karisa Joy

    September 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I looove that dress! And those shoes! Must. have.

  29. Lauren

    September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    You look absolutely stunning! It’s great that you give back so much 🙂

  30. Christina Juleson

    September 27th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    So happy I was able to finally meet you in person. I hope to someday be able to fly out to Cali to take one of your workshops. Totally giddy that I made it into your blog photos! 🙂

  31. Mona Alicia

    September 27th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I’m from the south (NC) and still live here and please don’t take offense at the use of ma’am. It’s a term of respect, not of oldness. I know, I feel the same way sometimes when I’m at the grocery store and the cashier calls me ma’am and that happened when I was in my 20s, but now I’m the ripe old age of 33 and I’ve decided that it’s okay. I’ll take it in the spirit it was intended and be thankful they are being polite. I hope you enjoyed your stay, I’m sure Atlanta was thrilled to have you!

  32. Kristin Nicole

    September 27th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    So fun

  33. Sharma Shari

    September 27th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    It was an honor meeting you. And as I told you there, it’s nice to see that other people passed the same struggles that I’m now. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for being an inspiration!

  34. Sally Watts

    September 27th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Awesome! I hope my Charleston peeps Bridgit, Collette and Hannah are having a wonderful time!

  35. Alicia White

    September 27th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    There are no words to describe what an amazing time I had Sunday night at dinner! You are so inspiring and real. I have all the respect for u in the world. Thanks for sharing your heart and really believing in all of us xoxo

  36. anda

    September 27th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    must find that dress. going to nyc in november … a trip to topshop is in my future!

  37. Camilla Photography

    September 28th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    You are one fashionable lady! Love your outfit Jasmine!

  38. Becca EP

    September 28th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    So I was totally that random girl that took the last photo (your taco mac girls!!) Love them and you! Also, your talk TOTALLY rocked my face off… I left asking tough questions :]

  39. Jeff Garban

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Thanks for always being INSPIRATIONAL J* 🙂

  40. Karen

    September 28th, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Love your outfit, especially the shoes!

  41. Zipporah Davis

    September 28th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    You were so inspiring at WPPI U, thanks so much for sharing your story with us!

  42. Dee

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Giiiirrrrllll! I love your dress! And of course the heels! Work it chica!

  43. Sarah

    September 29th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    5am wake up when it’s really 2am by your body clock – you ARE dedicated! Love the read heals!

  44. ela

    September 30th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Cute Dress!!!!

  45. Ashe-Monique Wint

    September 30th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Love your outfit! I want it! =D