Shooting Star : Overcoming Fear + Second Shooter

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esterday I rushed home to prepare for an interview. I had very little time, so I ran around the house like a tornado, leaving a trail of clothes in my path (I, apparently, had a hard time finding something to wear). Seeing how I consider sweatpants acceptable attire most days, I figured it'd be a good time to record a video FAQ. Because, really, who knows the next time I'll actually take the time to do my makeup. I'm still trying to figure out if this makes me sound all earthy and natural...or flat out lazy.

Either way, this installment of Shooting Star is slightly different from the last, based on your feedback. And, really, THANK YOU for the feedback!!! Before the video is watched, please note...
*No music is played.
*I tried talking slower (emphasis on tried).
*I flubbed a few times, but didn't start again. Yup, I'm definitely lazy.
*I reference both OSP Photography Forum and The B School.
*I referenced Tony Burch...but I really meant Tory Burch. I get way nervous doing these videos.
*I make up words. I counted five in this video alone.

In this video, I'll be discussing...
*How many photos a client receives after a wedding and engagement session.
*Overcoming fear when photographing your first wedding.
*What shoes I wear when photographing a wedding.
*Tips to becoming a second shooter for weddings.



Please don't ask why THIS photo is used as the screen capture for the video. It looks like I enjoy spending lots of time in Amsterdam.

Happy Wednesday!

**UPDATED TO ADD**
For future FAQ questions, you can submit them on Facebook!
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Janelle Baptist - Thanks for the photography site links! Always helpful to hear how people started :)  01.20.11 - 5:18pm
Lisa Anderson - I just started reading your blog, and I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You offer great advice and even better, you are yourself and you crack me up lol. I can't wait to read more of your post :)  01.18.11 - 9:13am
Odalys Mendez - Ahhhh, Jasmine!!! I've been wanting to shoot you an email ever since I watched the Creative Live videos, just to ask you how in the world do you shoot weddings in heels?! Thank you for sharing this info! I need to domsome serious shopping :)  01.07.11 - 12:42pm
Roxy Laker - WOW- shooting in heels - you really are amazing :) loving the podcast vibe, please keep them coming.  01.07.11 - 12:25pm
Gina - thanks for the sites and advice!!!  01.07.11 - 10:09am
Jackie - Hi! I was wondering if the opensourcephoto.net is free and how it all works. I am really wanting to start working on wedding photography and I am very interested in your explanations and so forth. I am currently a student and I am majoring in photography and fine arts. Your website and blog is definitely the most interesting and unique looking on out there that I know of. You are an inspiration and I thank you for sharing with everyone else.  01.05.11 - 11:41pm
צילום אירועים - Hey Thats a good motivation/info movie for the begginers to the world of wedding photography. I remember how "frighten" I was at my first one... Moshe Samuel,Israel  01.04.11 - 8:45pm
Jen - Love this J*.... You're doing a fabulous job.   01.04.11 - 12:58pm
Chelsey Somohano - Loved this-and those flats :) Thanks!  01.04.11 - 12:17pm
claire - you are unbelievable! i just want to reach through the computer and give you a hug! thanks once again! c  01.04.11 - 8:44am
Emily Dobson - You crack me up. Love your transparency and love the videos! Keep 'em coming. :)  01.04.11 - 8:28am
HAGAI - Thanks jasmine very encouraging...  01.03.11 - 11:22pm
callie - Love, love, love these FAQ installments - keep them up!  01.03.11 - 6:29pm
Danielle Aquiline - Thanks, Jasmine, for being so forthcoming (as always)!   01.03.11 - 6:07pm
amanda thiessen - thank you for being so open with your skillz! :)  01.03.11 - 9:32am
alicia schneider - love the videos!! Very Helpful!!  01.03.11 - 9:03am
Michelle - Jasmine, thank you so much for your amazing words of wisdom!! I hope you know it helps SO much, especially people like me who are just starting out and have days where they just feel totally lost. This really does help!   01.03.11 - 7:16am
Charisma Moran - I LOVE the video! Very helpful! I had the same question about second shooting... I have done everything but weddings and I think I am at the point where second shooting weddings will be my next step. Also, great shoe advice!   01.02.11 - 9:00pm
Marie Skerl - Great advice! Thank you so much for sharing this! :) I am scheduled to shoot my first wedding this summer and am pretty nervous about it. Your words definitely calmed me a bit and I hope with some second shooting I will be ready to take the plunge! :)   01.02.11 - 8:38pm
Paul Daniel Torridon-Stoneham - Thanks for the suggestions about second shooting at weddings Jasmine. I've been wondering how to get into wedding photography as this has been really inspirational. Love your photography and your blog. Keep up the great work :)  01.02.11 - 5:04pm
Beth - Not saying everything perfectly makes you approachable and personable! And I'm glad someone asked about shoes - I wear shoes for their flexibility rather than their style, but I also want to look professional.  01.02.11 - 4:07pm
Melissa Serio - I am officially hooked on your site! I saw you in the Professional Photographer magazine few months ago & the rest is history! Awesome information and work!   01.02.11 - 9:13am
june - thanks for the helpful advice, Jasmine! I love how the videos make them seem more personable :) and hey we all make mistakes so it's okay to flub once in a while!  01.01.11 - 9:29pm
Hannah Wilhoite - Love this! Very helpful, thank you!  01.01.11 - 8:12pm
Lindsay Kipp - OH MY GOSH!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I love the info you gave us (THANK YOU!) and I love how you did it! I love the little mistakes (if you can call it that) and im glad you didnt start over or edit it out, its nice to be able to see REAL people and that makes us feel not so silly when we make mistakes too :) Thanks so much for all your help!!!!! xoxo  01.01.11 - 1:45pm
Emma Godfrey - Awesome! I love the shoe advice and think you are so right about taking the plunge. I shot my first wedding in Aug 2010 and was terrified. The only thing that took the pressure off was that it was family and seriously budget - I did it for a new flash! My advice to others would also be to take the plunge. I knew that even with the mistakes I would inevitably make, I would get the funky, unique shots that they wanted because I knew them so well. Thanks Jasmine!  01.01.11 - 1:51am
Martha Davidson - So Helpful Jasmine!! Like always. These video FAQ are making me so excited to meet you this January! Can't wait. p.s. I like that you do it all in one take!!  12.31.10 - 6:30pm
ashley - that video was so helpful Jasmine. I was just asked to shoot my first wedding as well and I was so nervous I actually thought about declining, but I am going to "take the plunge" and get in the game!  12.31.10 - 7:29am
Becca - I LOVED this post! This one was extremely helpful as I've just booked my first wedding and and doing all this to get ready! Much thanks!!  12.31.10 - 6:55am
lmend - this format is awesome jasmine! not too short, not too long, loving the no music. thanks.  12.31.10 - 6:43am
Jan Frieden - Interesting issue with the shoes - is JD wearing the same? ;) Wasn't aware of that problem. Other way around female shooters have the advantage of not wearing sweaty suits. Greetings from Germany and have a nice NYE, Jan   12.31.10 - 4:14am
Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} - Adore your energy! TFS!  12.30.10 - 10:12pm
patricia takacs - I just wanted to say this makes me smile! I love listening to you!   12.30.10 - 5:52pm
Mark Z - Thank you for the video post.   12.30.10 - 3:04pm
Lindsay - Great great post, Jasmine. Thanks for the insight on second shooting.   12.30.10 - 1:21pm
cassandra-m - I am LOVING these videos soooooo much. Reading your blog is always my daily inspiration, but seeing you on my computer MAKES ME SMILE BIG and feel happy. These videos are a big hit. love love loving this girl. You continue to raise the bar for the rest of us....I love it! thanks for sharing, as always, your generosity is overwhelming.  12.30.10 - 1:05pm
Karen (Mikols) Bonar - AHA! Thanks for the shoe info! I'm always on the prowl for something cute I can work in that's comfy :)  12.30.10 - 11:36am
Jewell - Thank you for being so open & honest about your start in the biz...it's well appreciated!  12.30.10 - 11:17am
Aga Luczakowska - Great! I love this idea to post videos with answers! Good job Jasmin! Warm hugs from cold Poland!  12.30.10 - 10:33am
Emily Crall - I already commented, but I have to ask again because I'm too lazy to go back in and find where you had it in the video: what brand of shoes are those black heels? Any additional information if I try to find them online? Thanks!!! I'm making sure to subscribal to those links. :) Haha. Freakin' love your videos!!  12.30.10 - 9:10am
Caryn Azure - Very informative, Jasmine! I'm on a never-ending quest for wedding shoes so your suggestions were very helpful - thanks so much!  12.30.10 - 9:08am
laetitia - Ha Ha Ha, your comment on your photo in the video made me laugh a lot, thanks ;-) Nice video ;-)  12.30.10 - 8:22am
ardean - Hi Jasmine - first time commenting from Toronto Ontario Canada! LOVE your work. You're an inspiration and love this new video series. [btw - I like using Vimeo to upload videos - 'cause it lets you upload your own thumbnail for the video!]  12.30.10 - 7:48am
Christina - Another great video. THANK YOU!!!  12.30.10 - 7:35am
Andrea - Jasmine! You are absolutely adorable. I have a hard time slowing down my speech, so we definitely speak the same language. Thank you for the great advice.   12.30.10 - 6:40am
Libby Kosciuszko - Great questions and even better answers! Off to scope out some new shooting shoes :)  12.30.10 - 6:27am
Holly - Thank you so much! You have given some really great advice. Local photographers seem so unwilling to help someone who might end up being their competition one day when I try to second shoot for them :[ I have been dying to find someone to let me shoot weddings with them. I'm going to go check out that forum right now.  12.30.10 - 5:18am
Kansas City Wedding Photographers - LOVE IT!!!!   12.30.10 - 2:54am
natalie - I looove these posts! Thanks for putting yourself out there and being such a wonderful inspiration:).  12.30.10 - 12:08am
Rudi - Hi Jasmine, I missed your comment on the screenshot when I commented. It really does look you smoked a few :-). If you ever want to visit Amsterdam [beside coffeeshops it has a beautiful old town] please feel free to drop in. I live only a few miles away.  12.29.10 - 11:39pm
Rudi - Way to go! It's better without the music. Keep posting these one shot videos. It makes it even more personal. Thanks again for sharing your tips and tricks!  12.29.10 - 10:49pm
Wales Wong - Your commentary on your screen capture is too funny =)  12.29.10 - 10:30pm
Linda W / Seattle - You are such an open book and I AM GRATEFUL !  12.29.10 - 10:05pm
Chung Nguyen - "Subscribal." Teehee. Thanks for making these videos Jasmine - way AWESOME!   12.29.10 - 9:51pm
Amanda Key - You are so very cute! Love your personality! Love the videos!  12.29.10 - 9:31pm
Sara - I LOVE these!! Please keep doing them!! I love how you answer questions for people and they are questions we all need to know and wonder about. Thank YOU! :)  12.29.10 - 9:19pm
Jenna Danelle - I sooo LOVE these videos, don't you dare change a thing, and roll with it! You being naturally you is part of the biggest appeal and draw to everything you do! Kelp it up girl we luv ya!  12.29.10 - 8:56pm
Kim Pace - Thanks again Jasmine.. Your personality is so real and genuine.. I hope you never edit out the mess up's.. I love em..   12.29.10 - 7:00pm
Adriana H.G. - Thanks again for this, Jasmine, I do not have any critic at all. If anything, I'm just grateful you actually take time to do this, you're really awesome! Thanks a lot. Love the videos! And you! :)  12.29.10 - 6:58pm
Jennifer Parke - LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing! You are such an inspiration and it is so wonderful that you are willing to help other photographers! I look forward to more of these posts!  12.29.10 - 6:53pm
Jessica Hunt - Awesome Video ! Thank you so much for all the advice :)  12.29.10 - 6:23pm
Carolyn Egerszegi - I forgot to add that I agree with many others... please do NOT edit out your flubs. They are stinkin' adorable!! Embrace your flaws because we all love you more for them. It reminds me of this quote "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." - Leonard Cohen  12.29.10 - 5:39pm
Carolyn Egerszegi - Great job Jasmine! I was one of the few people who didn't love your first video FAQ - but this one was much better! In particular, I loved the written bullet points of what you were going to discuss so I would know if it was all new to me or not (and all of it was... yay!) I also liked that you only discussed things that did not require image examples to illustrate your point because I really love seeing your work with explanations of how you do what you do (which you will hopefully continue in non-video FAQ posts??!) Finally... I loved that you did not include the music. Much better!! Thanks for always keeping it real and being so open Jasmine... although I do think you're crazy for wearing heels to shoot a wedding. I hope JD gives awesome foot massages!!! ps - my favourite made up word from this video was "Subscribal". lol.  12.29.10 - 5:36pm
Armands - Thank you very much for the video. I'm just getting in second shooting and your info is very valuable for me. I also purchased your creative live videos. AWESOME. Thanks Jasmine. A  12.29.10 - 5:16pm
Josephine - Hoorayyy! been looking forward this! Thanks much Jasmine! You are as fab as ever,too! and pretty contagious!!!   12.29.10 - 5:15pm
Lori Calhoun - Loved it!  12.29.10 - 5:03pm
Jaclyne - Heavenly Blooms - I am not even a photographer and I loved it Jas... It's just so perfectly you...ans FYI - I wouldn't have even noticed the Tony Burch flub : )  12.29.10 - 4:48pm
Nicole - You are beyond cute.   12.29.10 - 4:14pm
Emily Crall - I love that your videos are short because then I can grab the info quick and I don't have to eat an entire jar of Nutella while I'm sitting down watching and watching and watching... Thanks for that! Also, so informative! Love your videos! Don't ever try to fix the mistakes. You're just too cute that it doesn't matter.  12.29.10 - 3:54pm
karey - tory burch should send you a wardrobe of free shoes for the shout out!  12.29.10 - 3:49pm
a little bit of whimsy photography - As per your usual.. you did it and it works.. Keep them coming..  12.29.10 - 3:39pm
JESSICA@DOSSIEA - The best part about being your own boss = you can nap whenever you want, work in sweats with no make-up on, and wear your hair on the top of your head, pebbles style! GREAT job this time around! and I LOVED the small mistakes - keeps it real and what I LOVE about you. Thanks Jasmine...you ROCK!  12.29.10 - 3:36pm
Kristen - what a great idea! Love the videos, nice backdrop too.  12.29.10 - 3:35pm
Thresha - Loving the videos!! Great info!  12.29.10 - 3:18pm
Steph - A) love the site & now the videos. B) I really love that you are one of the first photographers to actually "encourage" others to take the dive. Of course, with that incredible caveat of PRACTICE and setting expectations. Two huge players. I have seen so much discouragement in so many areas of photography. It's very refreshing to see you helping so many others. I think it shows a level of confidence and security which make you who you are. Thanks again... it was all great information.   12.29.10 - 3:05pm
Lydia - Changing shoes can help so much at a long wedding! I wore three different pairs at my 13 hour wedding, and that saved my feet!  12.29.10 - 3:05pm
Wendy - Thank you for posting this. I am a nervous wreck 5 minutes before a shoot starts but am calm and collected during. Weddings is something I want to get into but my gear right now is not the best. I know the gear you started with and I guess I can start with what I have but I worry that my one and only lens will not be able to get all the shots I'd need. So for now, I practice on friends and family and will have my ProPhotog blog up by Jan 1st. I'm making it happen, Baby! P.S. You answered questions I didn't know I had. Thank you! Seasons Greetings to you and your family! -Wendy  12.29.10 - 2:58pm
Bobbie Brown - Love it! Thanks for all informative info that you are always giving us :)  12.29.10 - 2:42pm
Renee - Loved the 'fake the funk' reference. That cracked me up!  12.29.10 - 2:26pm
Elise - The mini-outline for the video topics is a great idea! Mess-ups are adorable!   12.29.10 - 2:18pm
Josh Gruetzmacher - This is nice, thanks for sharing.   12.29.10 - 2:08pm
Becky - I didn't hear any made-up words ;-) Thank you for your constant encouragement!  12.29.10 - 1:55pm
Jolene Bresney - Love it! Thanks for putting these videos together. Super informative and fun! Love me some "Tony Burch" ;) Cannot wait for the next one... Happy 2011!  12.29.10 - 1:52pm
Elizabeth - Thank you so much Jasmine!!! I really enjoyed this and it was very helpful!!!  12.29.10 - 1:31pm
Mona Alicia - Thank you Jasmine! I love FAQs and I think this video worked better than the last one...so the changes you made I think are for the better. I really appreciate the way you put yourself out there for all of us to see, it's refreshing and it helps. Hope you have a great day!  12.29.10 - 1:29pm
candee - This is great! Thanks so much for the info, I love this new series called shooting star!! Looking forward to more.  12.29.10 - 1:27pm
Sheila - Thanks for your candor and honesty, Jasmine. I like that these are fairy short and to the point!   12.29.10 - 1:24pm
Mirko Herzner - Really better without the music. Great info as usual. Don't worry about speaking to fast. I am from Germany and can understand you perfectly.  12.29.10 - 1:19pm
Sheila - Thanks for your candor and honesty, Jasmine. I like that these are fairy short and to the point!   12.29.10 - 1:16pm
Lyne Inhoff - Love it! Just as much as the last one :) The only thing that I missed was the little blips of music in the intro when the J * pops up. I liked that! Thank you so much, as always, for everything you do! :)   12.29.10 - 12:53pm
Camilla Photography - You're so stinkin adorable!  12.29.10 - 12:50pm
Camilla Photography - You're so stinkin adorable!  12.29.10 - 12:50pm
Lisa Cour - I thought this video was great! The music didn't bother me, but its good without it. I completely agree that you have to take every advantage when you are dressed and done up. :)  12.29.10 - 12:36pm
LaRissa - Thanks so much for the wonderful Q+As!! I have one question - if you are a natural light photographer what do you use at the ceremony when the lights are low? I just shot a wedding and my camera had a hard time focusing because it was so dark. Thanks so much!  12.29.10 - 12:19pm
Bella - FAB-ulous!!! The shoe issue I was just dealing with today! Two weddings over the next two weekends... and I'm shoe shopping! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to help us out! = )  12.29.10 - 12:05pm
Jeremy Corbin - Rock the flubs! It's awesome that you do everything in one take. I think it makes you more real.   12.29.10 - 12:02pm
Luciana Justice - Have learned tons from you girl! thank you so much for having an open heart!  12.29.10 - 11:49am
Anna - Jasmine - thank you SOOOO much for being so informative and helpful to all of us aspiring photographers! Not a day goes by that I'm not on your blog, even on the rare days you don't have an entry. You're awesome and as much as I hate to sound like a groupie - I'M SUCH A HUGE FAN =)  12.29.10 - 11:48am
Lila Purdy - Just watched your video and I could not stop laughing. You are definitely Hispanic. You talk a lot with your hands and you laugh when you mess up. Very awesome to see you being you and thanks for the "shooting star " videos.   12.29.10 - 11:43am
Claudia - Your videos are too good that I want more.... can you please make them longer......... ha! Thanks .... :)  12.29.10 - 11:39am
Jenny - You are awesome! Thank you so much for doing these, I have so many questions I would love to ask you and these are really helping. I would really like to ask a question maybe you can answer in your next one. How did you become a destination wedding photographer? I dream of the day I get to photograph destination weddings. What are the steps you took becoming one?  12.29.10 - 11:35am
Salwa - Thank you! Again! Times a zillion! I've been planning on trying to get some second-shooter jobs this season, so this post was incredibly well timed, I will definitely check out those forums! FWIW, I don't remember the music in the last one and didn't feel this one was lacking, so I'd say don't sweat it :)   12.29.10 - 11:35am
Andrew Lipsett - Fantastic Jasmine! Thanks for sharing:)  12.29.10 - 11:25am
Katie Jane - LOVE these videos! Thank you for giving back so much to the photography community!!  12.29.10 - 11:15am
AnneMarie - Great video, especially the part about how you got started with wedding photography.  12.29.10 - 11:14am
Bethany Cox - thank you so much for the shoe advice. i feel like i am always unhappy with my wedding day shoe choice.  12.29.10 - 11:09am
Silvana - Thanks Jasmine, love it. I'm trying to reschedule school and work to be able to meet you in the WPPI. I hope I can, love you. xoxo  12.29.10 - 11:02am
Apple - I loooove you jas!:))  12.29.10 - 10:57am
Julie O'Dell - I love that you are doing these! Keep it up! So helpful, so practical so fun!  12.29.10 - 10:51am
Jasmine* - @Gabrielle & Abigail: I actually posted a FAQ Post regarding formal group photos and you can find it here: http://www.jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=796&faq-shooting-family-formal-photos-at-weddings Hope this helps! :)  12.29.10 - 10:47am
anda - jasmine star, you are a gift to so many. xo, a.  12.29.10 - 10:41am
Sherri Buss - I love the reference to the shoes. A bad pair can really wreck your day! I wonder if there will be a pair of Tory Burch shoes left on the planet?? Between your endorsement and Oprah having them on her favourite things show! They must be comfy! Thanks for all you do Jasmine! I wish you all the best in 2011 for a happy and successful year  12.29.10 - 10:35am
Liz - I love it! You are such a fabulous person and i really hope that we will see more of these videos. You Rock!  12.29.10 - 10:32am
LEOLAK - Oh this Rocked...and show did your mess ups! No editing those out please! You can talk as fast as you want...I understand you. lol Thanks for sharing the knowledge as always...love the new twist on it since we get to see your fabulous style too!   12.29.10 - 10:31am
Gabrielle R. - Thanks, Jasmine. Those were all super helpful tips. I would agree with Abigail G's question about group shots, though. Especially because I tend to shoot on manual.   12.29.10 - 10:28am
Jenika - Your posts are all day-brighteners. Yeah, I just made up a word. I'm not even a wedding photographer (portraits, baby!) but I love the vibe you give off, I love your brand, I love that you open yourself up to the community photographers and you are who you are without apology. Thank you for sharing. And I agree with the previous commenter who said please don't learn to edit out mistakes. They make us smile because everyone flubs. Have a great day. :-)  12.29.10 - 10:27am
sandy - thank you so much!! you are such an inspiration and MOTIVATOR!!!!! Please, PLEASE dont stop making these great videos.. they are a lifesaver!!!! :) Sandy  12.29.10 - 10:27am
Sarah Danaher - thanks much, Jas! I love your "shooting star" posts. so helpful.  12.29.10 - 10:24am
Kim Bauer - Thank you so much for these "shooting star" videos. They are wonderful!!! I've had all of these questions and your answers are honest and awesome! Can't wait to hear you speak next month in Texas!  12.29.10 - 10:19am
MariaT - I don't do wedding photography at all but still enjoyed this. Oh and found out I should get my son's eyes checked out. He saw you and asked if it was me (he's 3) ;)  12.29.10 - 10:16am
natalie spencer - Ah Jasmine, you are fabulous! Thanks so much for another great video. Definitely helped me out a lot! Booked my first wedding for April, after years of shooting and too scared. Took the 'plunge,' thanks again xo  12.29.10 - 10:08am
Anne Bünnig - Love it!! Thanks for doing such amazing things for all of us! xoxo  12.29.10 - 10:08am
susan jennings - This was so fun, great job. I am also a fast talker and have developed fast listening skills! Therefore, I had no problems following you. Also, you look beautiful in the video, fabulous hair and make up.  12.29.10 - 10:06am
John Beyer - Good work Jasmine, really liked the new post and I like it a lot without the music...but I would suggest a little intro/outro tune along with the opening graphic. Not sure why but it seems to kinda help wrap it up instead of an abrupt end..you know like how we do it in church! :) It's all about the transitions and flow! Keep it up you are amazing and inspirational!  12.29.10 - 10:05am
Andrea Worley - This was great! Thanks for sharing. Do you have any advice for rebuilding your business after you've relocated? My husband and I relocated a year ago and since then I've found it really hard to rebuild in a new city. I've actually had tons of requests from old clients where I used to live to shoot whenever I'm back in the area, but can't seem to build my business back where I'm at now.   12.29.10 - 10:05am
Jacqui Wilsher - Thanks for this its totally given me the push I need to go out and pursue my dream.  12.29.10 - 9:56am
Karine Ardault - Loved it :) Thanks Jasmine!  12.29.10 - 9:52am
Marissa Nicole - I liked this video, you deffinately seemed less nervous than the first one. I didn't even noticed the music in the first one, so I wasn't missing it.   12.29.10 - 9:46am
Emma Wilsher - Hey Jasmine, Thanks so much for doing the Q&A session, it was awesome:) I love your total willingness to share what you know with other photographers, you're the best & always give such great advice. Many Thanks!  12.29.10 - 9:42am
Tori Adele - Jasmine, you are stellar for creating "shooting star" it's such a help to so many! I'm with Katelyn, please don't edit out your flubs, they're adorable :)  12.29.10 - 9:39am
Shane - Totally think the background music adds to the "professional" feel of the video. I like the background noise! :) Great job! You inspire us all more than you know. First time posting on your blog, no longer the stalker... Carry on J*!  12.29.10 - 9:38am
ana_gr. - Dear Jasmine, you are unique! and gorgeous... and glamurous!  12.29.10 - 9:38am
Jentry Ghysels - You are just the BEST. Thank you for sharing information like this :) I love the video - super cute and fun.  12.29.10 - 9:34am
Heather - Thanks for sharing! Love it~ And your eyeshadow- awesome! :D  12.29.10 - 9:33am
Abigail Gorski - Awesome Job Jasmine! Question from me... 1) How do you keep everyone in focus in a group shot? What aperture do you use normally?   12.29.10 - 9:33am
Terri Jacobson - Jasmine, you totally rock my world. I love your enthusiasm and energy. I hope to take that with me every time I go out with a camera.   12.29.10 - 9:30am
Radelle - loved it jasmine. and you are the cutest thing ever!!!  12.29.10 - 9:30am
Rommy - ahhh, LOVE this episode!! Great questions! and thank you for the great links, Im off to check them out now!!   12.29.10 - 9:29am
Kristian Viruet - Love it! Great video, you definitely need to make more of these!  12.29.10 - 9:28am
gladys jem - bah! stop being so darn cute. Loved this!  12.29.10 - 9:27am
Jim Warnock - You are an total inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for sharing. Jim  12.29.10 - 9:27am
anouschka - love these Jasmine! Great info yet again :) Have a fabulous new year!!   12.29.10 - 9:26am
Susan Dukat - LOVED it! I think it is hilarious that you are showing your shoes! For us women this is such a major issue!  12.29.10 - 9:25am
Brianna - As an avid scrabble player, I'm hitting the buzzer on "subscrible". You did look very pretty though, I can't wait to borrow that necklace!  12.29.10 - 9:24am
Romonia Isaac - I love Shooting Star!!! Great FAQ post and I love this new way of doing it. Great advice--take the plunge! I have to say, you look gorge--love the necklace and the top!! I love making up words so subscribal was hilarious for me and I loved it! Also, "Open Photo...Open Source Photo.net...Hahahaha..." Your sounds effects are hilarious!!! Never a dull moment with J*! Have a wonderful Wednesday!  12.29.10 - 9:21am
Katelyn James - you're going to hate me for saying this ... but love the little mess ups! Please don't ever learn how to edit them out!   12.29.10 - 9:21am
Adam Jacob - Ha I loved the video! It was funny and provided some really important information. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.  12.29.10 - 9:20am
Adam Jacob - Ha I loved the video! It was funny and provided some really important information. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.  12.29.10 - 9:20am
martin - Love the video, very useful but find it hilarious how it always boils down to shoes, I watched you on creative live which was so useful i really got the "its a business" message and it has helped me no end. I can tell you J* you ARE changing peoples lives/businesses for the better. For real.  12.29.10 - 9:18am
Shelby Tavern - Another wonderful FAQ by the fabulous J*! I have a question for next week: Should I be blogging random and personal things when i don't have a session? I love how your posts are always something different and exciting. Just wondering if I should start doing the same :) Thanks again!  12.29.10 - 9:17am
Deb Peluso - Loved it, loved it, loved it!! Such great questions and advice! As always you are fabulous Jasmine! Thanks for taking the time during this busy season to put that together!  12.29.10 - 9:16am
Emily Ebeling - Wow- thanks for all the info, Jasmine! Hope you and JD have a GREAT New Year! I am looking forward to learning even more from you in the coming year- I can't believe how much my shooting has changed for the better just seeing how you work- it's just awesome!!!! THANK YOU! ~Em  12.29.10 - 9:11am
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