The Wedding Channel Turn Around

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o, the tables turned on me yesterday. I’m quite used to writing about my clients’ engagement session or wedding day from, well, my perspective. As we hang out together, I like to not only hear what they’re saying, but truly listen to what’s being said in between the lines. I love it.

However, yesterday my lovely client, Nicole--who also happens to be assistant editor at The Wedding Channel--wrote about her experience during the engagement session in an editorial piece posted online. You can read it in its entirety by CLICKING HERE. It was wonderful reading about the day from her perspective and I’m honored to be her photographer.




On a tangent, I just want to clarify something for my blog readers. The write-up I do for every photo entry is, yes, for my clients, but it’s really more for me. No one else. I love the art of writing and while I’ve never claimed to be good at it, I think I may have a knack at it. Not good, but decent. Another photographer blogger wrote a not-so-nice blog entry based entirely about how my writing shouldn’t take the form it does…because, as this blogger so kindly put it, he doesn’t come to my blog to read romance novels. He even went as far as pulling out eight quotes from my blog entries and used them as examples of what NOT to do when blog posting. He made me feel so warm and fuzzy. But that’s besides the point…I write because I want to. I write because I need to. The pen is a powerful thing and if I have the chance to document a single frame of time through written word and photographs in peoples’ lives, I will continue doing so.
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gabrielle fulmer - Go you, Jasmine! Your writing draws a person in - well - the people that should be here on your blog. The people here care about you and your work and nothing could make us happier than to read what you write. I mean - proof being that it's 2014 and I'm sitting here having read from your first post on the blog til' now - and that I plan to finish 'em all! God bless you, J*!  02.12.14 - 10:07am
Kay English - wow! your writing is the best part of your blog, glad you didn't listen to them  07.28.09 - 7:44pm
Angie - I know this is a late entry but I'm just now getting around to reading all your old blog entries...that guy is an idiot! Your writing, along with your awesome pics, are what makes people feel so comfortable with you, almost like we personally know you. He is just extremely jealous of your work and had to say something negative to make himself feel better. Keep up the good work!  10.02.08 - 12:49pm
Chakriya - WHAT?!! I just got to this post and no way. Jasmine, I love your writing and this is the one thing that I feel connects me to you even if we don't know each other. Please don't stop (I know you won't but I had to make a formal protest). The guy doe not now what he is saying...and yes, you do this for yourself. I love it and I know a lot of other people love it. I appreciate that you took the time to know your clients. I'm looking up to you! Best!  05.24.08 - 6:01pm
Jen - Your stories only enhance the pictures...not that your pictures need to be enhanced! ;) But it gives a basis for the pictures and invites the looker into the lives of those photographed and you as a photographer. Don't change a thing! Love your stuff.  09.14.07 - 1:41pm
Kristy - Romance Novels? Pbbbhhhht! :P I would like to exhibit some choice words for whomever posted such things, but instead I'll say this: We're human beings, not robots, not picture machines, and I love getting a little glimpse of the MOMENTS and FEELINGS that go into your work. I don't always read every word or sentence, but I love being able to experience the details with all my sense. bah! That person has no idea what they're talking about, keep writing girl!   09.05.07 - 10:03am
Kristy - Romance Novels? Pbbbhhhht! :P I would like to exhibit some choice words for whomever posted such things, but instead I'll say this: We're human beings, not robots, not picture machines, and I love getting a little glimpse of the MOMENTS and FEELINGS that go into your work. I don't always read every word or sentence, but I love being able to experience the details with all my sense. bah! That person has no idea what they're talking about, keep writing girl!   09.05.07 - 10:03am
Kristy - Romance Novels? Pbbbhhhht! :P I would like to exhibit some choice words for whomever posted such things, but instead I'll say this: We're human beings, not robots, not picture machines, and I love getting a little glimpse of the MOMENTS and FEELINGS that go into your work. I don't always read every word or sentence, but I love being able to experience the details with all my sense. bah! That person has no idea what they're talking about, keep writing girl!   09.05.07 - 10:03am
Evie - Jasmine...please, please keep on writing! Everyone that I have hooked onto your blog not only loves your photos but they are in love with the way you write about love. So please for the love of blogging keep writing:) (p.s. sorry so dramatic!)  09.04.07 - 10:13pm
Reyna Alailima - Your blog, is exactly that...YOUR blog. Love you Jasmine, keep writing, cause we're all blessed and reading!   09.04.07 - 6:14pm
Luke Walker - Jas you know you'd be crazy to change anything about your writing. 80 comments can attest to that. One of the things that separates your blog from all the other 100000s of photo blogs is your personality and writing skills. It separates your blog and is one of the main reasons I think so many people read it. Your work is great of course, but we come here for Jasmine, your great photography is just a bonus :)  09.04.07 - 9:04am
PattiM - hmmm 78(now 79) people can't be wrong! dont' change a thing! I love your blog b/c of the reflection of you in it. The writing is right up there, along with the photos! Stuff him!! :)  09.04.07 - 4:39am
Carri Neu - Jasmine, That is so crazy. He's clearly jealous of your talent. I was jsut telling another photographer how much I enjoyed reading your blog because of your writing talent!!  09.01.07 - 9:36pm
millie - Don't ever stop with the wrtings Jasmine! I only wish I could write like you... I love reading all of your elegant stories!  09.01.07 - 8:31pm
Jeanette - poo on him!! You're writing as well as your photography is INSPIRATIONAL!!! Reading your blog brings a smile to face!!   09.01.07 - 6:38pm
Scarlett Lillian - Oh my gosh, I can't believe someone would say something negative about you. Don't stop writing, your romance novels are what I love! As photographers we are storytellers. Your written word to accompany the photos adds the perfect Jasmine Star touch and that's what makes you you!   08.30.07 - 11:44pm
Kristin Cook - Jasmine * you are a complete rock star at what you do. Your write ups enhace the emotion that you capture so well through your lens! I dig your angles and your pictures are crisp and romantic. While we are waiting on the world to change keep writing and shooting them up! grace to you ..Kristin Cook  08.30.07 - 8:55pm
Kristen Dawn - CLEARLY he's jealouse. and also a little bit of a stalker... seeing as how he OBVIOSLY goes to your blog everyday. He needs to grow up and be happy for people that are AWESOME at what they do..... he probably still shoots film (mwahahahaha)  08.30.07 - 5:20pm
Misty - what you write about your photos really makes the photos that much more special because you feel like you know the couple more, don't let the haters get ya down cause we all love what you do!  08.30.07 - 5:16pm
Kris Noorman - Oh goodness ... your writing is one of my favorite things about your blog (besides the wonderful photos, of course). Don't change a thing!!!! :)  08.30.07 - 1:33pm
Jessica - Jasmine, I could not BELIEVE my eyes when I read about that not so nice person... It infuriates me that someone would say those things about you. Please take comfort in knowing that being the geek that i am, i have entire phone conversations with my fellow geek friends about how inspiring and elegant your writing/photography/personality etc is. thank you for being a legend to so many people who you have no idea even exist! :)  08.30.07 - 1:25pm
Julie Q - I really enjoy your couple write ups! It reminds me of what Carrie Bradshaw would say in a speech at their wedding. I love your blog, keep up the great work and beautiful pictures.   08.30.07 - 12:42pm
Regina - Who put that person in charge of being the blog keeper! WTH! I love readign your blog and everything flows so well with your photos. Keep on doing it ....  08.30.07 - 12:24pm
amy b - mean people suck.  08.30.07 - 11:55am
melissa - i just love the stories...  08.30.07 - 11:27am
meg - I don't know if I've ever commented, but I read your blog for the engaging, captivating storytelling AND photography. Don't stop telling your stories, either in word or picture. ...please!  08.30.07 - 11:10am
Karie McLain - Your comments in conjunction with your amazing images make you YOU! You are a rock *!  08.30.07 - 10:55am
Andrea Murphy - I'm one of your avid blog stalkers and the reason I keep coming back (other than your gorgeous photos) is because I love to read what you write. I always wish that I could right such fabulous things about my clients. Obviously that photographer has a screw loose. Keep it up!   08.30.07 - 9:24am
Missy - LOVE your intros! LOVE your pics! Don't change a thing! You're so unique and fantastic :)  08.30.07 - 8:57am
brenda - First time leaving a comment ... long time stalker. Many people come to your blog for many reasons ... if he is not coming here for romance, it must be something else. For the rest of us, your wonderful writing and the romance is just a huge bonus added to the wonderful, amazing, hot pictures you take. Please keep doing what you're doing, you are a great inspiration to many of us. Thank you.  08.30.07 - 8:41am
Jaime - I have never commented on your blog before, but I definitely check it everyday. And after I read your tangent note I just had to say "You Go On Girl"! I don't know WHAT that man was talking about. You just keep doing what you are doing. God has obviously given you a talent with not only photograpy, but with written words as well. The devil is a liar and he will try anything to stir up what God has His hand on. And we both know God has His mighty hand on you. You have not only blessed the couples you take pictures of, but you have blessed me as well (and I don't even know you- or them!) So keep your head up and keep doin' what you are doin"! Take care. J  08.30.07 - 7:14am
Elena - Jasmine, don't listen to the Nay-Sayers... they aren't happy themselves and they want to make others feel misarable too. One of the MAIN reasons, besides your fabulous photos, that I visit your blog almost daily, is because I want to read equally fabulous stories that you write up about every shoot. I love your style of writing--it is storytelling. Through it you allow us not to only see the photos of the couple, but to feel their emotions. Keep on writing, and we will keep on reading, and those who do not like yet... well, they should not visit your blog at all.  08.30.07 - 6:35am
Ron Dawson - I've said it before and I'll say it again. You can write for us anytime. :-)  08.30.07 - 1:00am
Will Parris - Crazy! I love your blog posts and I would love to be able to be as creative in my posts (ditto with the photo's!) as you. Your pictures and your words are inspiring to me and I know to a ton of other photographers and admirers of fine art! Keep it up Jasmine, I know you will, but a ton of warm fuzzies sent your way from the Parris family  08.30.07 - 12:36am
Carmen - I LOVE your blog!!!!! And I love reading all about it. I am a romantic at heart. Keep it up Jasmine!!! You are doing an amazing job!!!  08.29.07 - 11:59pm
Sinead - Dear Jasmine, Please don't change a single solitary thing about your blog. It is wonderful and reading it is an experience that I look forward to each and every day. I am sure that the "blog grinch" can go elsewhere if he does not like what you have to say. The internet is, after all, vast. But perhaps someone should remind him about posting copyrighted works elsewhere! The very idea!! I really do love your blog and I'm sure that it is an integral pert of your well-deserved success.  08.29.07 - 11:34pm
trish - Your stories about the couples you photograph are as beautiful as your images. I fall in love with every shoot. Write romance novels!  08.29.07 - 10:01pm
d. - Just another lurker who's come out of the woodwork to sing your praises. When I first stumbled upon your blog, I was immediately drawn to the amazing images you create. Then, I read your words. And, they were equally powerful, perhaps even more so. Together, your photographs and writings culminate beautiful blog entries that keep me eagerly awaiting the next installment. Thank you for sharing your talents. You're an inspiration!  08.29.07 - 9:09pm
Shannon - I have to say, the last comment you posted here, is a true testament of who you really are!!!!! You just basically asked everyone to be nice to the guy that brought you down, if even for just a moment, YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING, inside & out!!!!! Was that "Papi" really your Papi....thats hilarious that he is even leaving a comment on your blog instead of just calling you to cheer you up....what a DAD!!!!! or should I say PAPI?!?!?!? LOL   08.29.07 - 8:57pm
leah g - I just wanted to chime in that I really enjoy reading your write ups. I think it gives all of us (regular readers and clients/potential clients) tremendous insight into the kind of person that you are. (And I think that you are truly a special, stand-out woman in this arena.) Just as many photographers want the opportunity to get to know their clients better, I think this is an amazing vehicle and opportunity for clients to know you better. I say just let the criticism go; I think what you are writing here totally works for you! And you've got to me true to who you are. (An amazing, blessed, caring woman.) ♥♥♥♥♥   08.29.07 - 8:46pm
uncleray - Your package is to be shiped ready dude call me late!!!!!  08.29.07 - 7:14pm
Carlie G - I'm a blog stalker and I just had to speak up! I ABSOLUTELY love reading the stories you put with each blog. It gives more depth and insight into the photos and keeps me checking back daily for the next post. Thanks for all your hardwork!!!  08.29.07 - 6:41pm
Lacey (Dramatic Exposures) - Huh? I for one love reading your intros to the pictures...makes the emotion behind the pictures really stand out!  08.29.07 - 5:53pm
Donna - Here's the sad truth. Some people can only make themselves feel better when they knock other people down. Good hearted people know that if you want good things, do good things. Keep building your talent & business by being the good hearted person you obviosly are. Karma will take care of what's his name.  08.29.07 - 5:40pm
Papi - 'Mija, there's Constructive-criticism, Instructive-criticism and destructive-criticism...as I've told you in times past: If it's Constructive...thank God! Instructive, Thank him/her...if Destructive, pray for him/her (or give me his name...I know some people...:)   08.29.07 - 5:31pm
Sarah Barlow - That's soooo STUPID!! The guy was probably just extrodinarily jealous because of how amazing you write!!! Serioulsy I LOVE your pictures but your writing is like the wonderful creamy icing on the cake! Boy I'm starting to write all romantically here...! haha! Love you! So exciting about the write up! :)  08.29.07 - 5:13pm
Mary - WHAAAAAAAT?!?! You know what, you are absolutely amazing ...and when a person is absolutely amazing there will ALWAYS be someone trying to get them to take it down a level so they don't have to work as hard to keep up with you! Keep your chin up and keep writing these awesome entries! We all love you! xoxo M:)  08.29.07 - 4:59pm
Marlene Munoz - Your words are beautiful, your photos are beautiful! Keep doing what you do!   08.29.07 - 4:54pm
Amanda Key - I love your "romance novels." You are good at your writing. Forget the negative!   08.29.07 - 4:53pm
A - I lurk your blog from time to time, i find you insanely talented and your images captivate me. I had to step in and post a comment about this, I can't believe it! I LOVE reading your blog as much as I love looking at your photographs!!!   08.29.07 - 4:35pm
gabriel ryan - obviously, this should just echo the 39 comments below, but you have more than a knack for writing. you inspire, with both words and photo. thank you for blogging  08.29.07 - 4:34pm
Sissel - If you stopped putting pictures on here and just wrote...I would still be here. I love the stories and your perspective. Thanks for ALL of it. PS Last time I looked, it was still YOUR blog.  08.29.07 - 4:12pm
nancyelizabeth - Another lurker speaking out... Your work is awe-inspiring ~ I just shoot kiddos! no weddings but the LoVe between people reaches far and wide and you are doing just that with your Blog. Thank you for so generously sharing your work and thoughts and life: be Blessed.  08.29.07 - 3:54pm
gina - this made me come out of the closet, My name is Gina and I am a blogaholic! and yours is my favorite, thank you so much for inspiring me to become a better photographer and even a more frequent writer. Your words not only touch your clients, but they touch us all in one way or another. Keep writing and keep on just being you. no matter what anyone says. That is why I read you blog everyday, because you are just you. thank you. ~G  08.29.07 - 2:55pm
Claire - Further proof your blog, and your writing is inspiring . . . http://mattantonino.com/archives/8 . . . go about three quarters of the way down the article, and you will find the following quote . . . "The authors suggest that by reading a good blog, you can write a better blog. (hint: start with Jasmine Star’s blog here: http://www.jasminestarblog.com She’s the best blogger I know!)"  08.29.07 - 2:40pm
Marie - I am one of the blog stalkers that you referred to in a comment of yours . . . and I have never posted a comment . . . I think in part because I haven't known what to say. When I read your tangent about the rude blogger I felt a need to leave a comment . . . I come back to this blog day after day, anxiously waiting for a new post, and a new story! Your writing is great, and don't let that blogger get you down!  08.29.07 - 2:35pm
Katy Regnier - You know I love your writing... Otherwise I wouldn't have read your old blog from the very first word to the last :) It's great to have a story to go with the images. We're all trying to be storytellers, yours are just more eloquently worded stories.   08.29.07 - 2:07pm
gwyneth colleen - omg, talk about killer publicity! holy poop. also, seriously...why would someone bother writing an entire post about why he doesn't like your writing? ridiculous. good thing you've got so many cheerleaders!  08.29.07 - 1:56pm
Angela - Oh gosh, that's just awful that someone felt the need to do that to you. I know you aren't asking for kudos, but I love the way you write, it makes me smile to read your blog. People will always be jealous and don't let them get to you. It's *your* business, *your* blog and if they don't like it they can move along. Crazy trolls! I found some cute post its in my desk today, I think you need them to cheer you up! Send me a email and I'll zap them to you! They are so girly and fun!  08.29.07 - 1:32pm
abraham - ...Estoy de acuerdo, escribes demasiado bien. No les hagas caso a los "haters"!....  08.29.07 - 1:18pm
craig d - I love your posts Jas. I think that someone should stop looking at blogs to steal creativity and look at them for the insight into the "authors" that they are meant to be. Thank you for your words and your amazing talent. You are a gift to this industry.  08.29.07 - 1:07pm
Marlene - Jasmine, I think your write-ups make me a blog stalker! I like reading how couples met, it makes me feel like I went along on the shoot! Maybe it's because I come from a writing background myself, that I really take the time to read the appetizer, the story :) before I scroll down and get to see the photo goodies. You write phenomenally! When you have a handful of haters observing your every move, that's when you know you're doing GREAT things. Keep it up!  08.29.07 - 1:06pm
Ricki Ford - Jasmine that dude that worte that about you is just tring to get people to notice him by useing you. Hey man do your own thing stop tring to use someone eles blog to draw people to yours. Maybe if he would wirte something interresting people would go to his blog or website what ever he has......  08.29.07 - 12:59pm
Jasmine* - Hahaha! Thanks for the support, but I want to be sure this doesn't become a bash fest on the other blogger. He's entitled to his opinion and while my first reaction was to give him a piece of my mind (I'm half Puerto Rican...he should have been scared!), JD helped me realize that there will always be nay-sayers. My blog isn't everyone's cup of tea, so I'm over it. Let's just be sure to not stoop to his level and be entirely so negative :) And, by the way, I LOVE that some lurkers are appearing here in my comment section! :D   08.29.07 - 12:58pm
Nicole Mc - I had to delurk for this one, SCREW that guy!! What a moron, no one makes him read what you have written. Your writing is BEAUTIFUL, what a special gift for your clients it is. Keep it up!!!  08.29.07 - 12:45pm
Simply Modern Weddings - You know, one of the reasons why I visit your blog, besides the amazing photos are because you tell a story of the couple and it makes me feel like I know them. If the other blogger doesn't like it...well don't read the blog. That simple! Congrats on the editorial from your bride and keep up the good work!  08.29.07 - 12:41pm
Amanda - Don't change a thing, girl! I love coming to your blog and both reading what you have to say and checking out the pictures! Weddings are all about romance and if that blogger doesn't get it, poor him! :) You are an amazing inspiration to me!  08.29.07 - 12:29pm
Paula - don't even think about changing how you blog. i just don't understand some people. keep up the great work. your stories and photography are both GREAT!  08.29.07 - 12:29pm
Nicole - Jasmine, all I have to say is, "NO. HE. DIDN'T." I know from a personal perspective that writing is an art -- very much a creative piece. Not everyone has that gift and clearly this person is lacking. You are lucky to be so talented at photography... and writing! Aaron and I had a great time with you and can't wait to see what you come up with for the wedding!   08.29.07 - 12:27pm
Jeannie Cochran - Sounds to me like somebody is jealous that they can't write and draw the crowd the way you do! If he doesn't want to read about romance and love what the heck is he doing stalking your blog?! Don't change a thing! Your an inspiration to soooo many, myself included! If only I could write half as well as you do! YOU GO GIRL!!!  08.29.07 - 11:50am
Tanya Perez - I absolutely love your writing. It is greatness, and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.   08.29.07 - 11:27am
olivia - OH!!! I AM SO MAD! It didn't even happen to me, but I feel like it did! Please don't ever change a thing. The first thing I do in the morning at work is read your blog. It inspires me as an aspiring photographer. I can actually imagine their story through your words as well as your photos. People are negative because they are jealous. If he doesn't like your blog, then he shouldn't come to it and mind his own business. You're awesome and you have many many fans! Don't let this get you down! You make me want to be a better photographer.   08.29.07 - 11:26am
Jamie Delaine - What an idiot! I can't wait to read the beginning paragraphs of entries when I notice there's a new one on my Google Reader. That's what makes YOUR blog unique. It's YOUR blog, do what YOU want to do, show what YOU want to show and HECK, write what YOU want to write. There's my piece. :) God bless ya girl.  08.29.07 - 11:17am
Jillian Kay - Awesome!!! That's a great article!! And as for the doofus who doesn't like your writing....he's a MALE PHOTOGRAPHER. not donning a white dress and tiara anytime soon, I would assume? :) i've always admired your writing because it shows just how much you pay attention to the lives and stories of your clients, and how you are personally involved. I don't know what *bride* wouldn't want that kind of connection with her photographer. Besides, the stories are always followed by kick butt photos!! He needs to demand a refund from whatever school told him that personal connection was a no-no. ;) Keep rocking!!  08.29.07 - 11:17am
david baxter - p.s. my wife loves your writing and images so much she wants to hire you for a session just to read what you will come up with for us.   08.29.07 - 10:51am
david baxter - jasmine i just want to say that the reason my wife and i started stalking you...er um.. i mean your blog last year was primarily for your writing, (i'm not even sure if you had a lot of pics back then)anyway, she yelled down stairs to me and said, " this photographer i found is a killer writer, read this!" i agreed and we've been following you since. my wife isn't a sappy person in the least, (favorite movies include terminator and predator) but when she reads your posts i think, can't prove it, i detect some moisture in those brown eyes, and i must admit in mine too, but in a manly lumber jack kind of teary way :) anyway, we love your writing and now your insane awesome images. please don't allow mean people to hate on you. you have WAY more admirers! keep inspiring you've come a long way baby!   08.29.07 - 10:43am
stacyZ - J* you KNOW I love your blog and think your words are a beautiful combination of describing the tone, feel and emotion of the events you capture. For any haters out there just ignore they are not worth your time. My dad told me this once and it has lifted me back up many times. ...well poor guy of course he is miserable he has to live with himself 24x7 look what he did to you in 10 minutes - that is what I ALWAYS say to anyone who makes me feel down about anything. Rock On!  08.29.07 - 10:41am
Melissa Koehler - Yeah for you! What a nice write-up for you! You know I love ya :)  08.29.07 - 10:39am
Shannon - LOL.....it was JD trying to get more of your time......I AM SOOOO JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!! As sweet as you seem to be, & as much as JD clearly loves you, he couldn't be so cruel. If somenone feels the need to be so negative, & push their negative opinions on others, they are clearly in desparate need of love......However, I just have to say this, if he doesn't want to read what you are writing, THEN WHY IS HE READING IT????? Seriously, he not only read through your stories once, but then, I am sure, had to go through them again, to pick out quotes.....if you don't want to read the stories, then don't, just look at the pictures, & move on......EASY....if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all!!!!! Its one thing to get constructive criticism, & another to just plain criticize, if you feel the need to criticize, maybe you should be looking in the mirror first....Jasmine, I hope you sent him some love in your prayers. Your stories, are wonderful, & they are what sets you apart from MOST!!!! You are an amazing photographer, & an amazing story teller, Keep up the good work. I second the opinion of Korey...I have often wondered what would be writen about my husband & I, you are just so heartfelt with your words, & I always enjoy getting to know the people in the photos just a little, before I see their pics, I think its wonderful. Not many people are as gifted as you in so many ways, enjoy your talents, & PLEASE continue to share your hearts words......OK, I'm done now....sorry to go on & ON.....much love   08.29.07 - 10:26am
Nataly - I know you do not need more pats on the back (althoug, it's always nice), but I honestly feel that you are an awesome writer! I love the way you write! It makes me feel more connected to the people you photographed and are blogging about. You rock!   08.29.07 - 10:17am
Chantal - Jasmine, not only are you a talented photographer but you are also a truly gifted writer and your words and pictures clearly go hand in hand. You are such an inspiration to so many photographers, myself included! Unsolicited and unnecessary criticism is just plain mean and is an example of unprofessionalism to be so public about it. You keep doing what you do, girlfriend....there are those of out here who LOVE it!! xo  08.29.07 - 10:09am
AmandaD - Total lurker here, but just wanted to say I love that you take the time to share the stories of those you photograph. I think the readers can really get a sense of your (great) personality through your writing. Keep it up ;)   08.29.07 - 10:05am
Tammy Marcelain - There are always people ready to criticize - I love the positive tone of your blog. Keep on using your gifts that God has blessed you with, and leave the grouches to themselves. In all things encourage each other...that is what you do.  08.29.07 - 10:01am
Mia - What a nice article! Nicole and Aaron seemed to have a great day with you! As for the jerk photographer who reads your blog and then criticizes it-they need to get a life! You can do anything you want with your blog! That is what makes blogs great! And if they don't like it, they can stick it! Keep up the great work!!!!  08.29.07 - 9:49am
Jasmine* - THANK YOU, friends....however, I do want to clarify that this post was NOT intended to solicit sympathy or gain pats on the back. I think it was more for me. At first was so bothered that someone took the time to be so negative, but now I'm okay with being criticized. It's not fun, but if I stay true to who I am, I'm okay with it. Anyway, thanks for the support! :)  08.29.07 - 9:43am
Randy Kepple - Jasmine, you know you are a gifted writer and it takes a lot of time and thought to turn a phrase. Your words are the perfect compliment to your images. The fact that you listen to your couples and get involved in their lives and can share their stories...they are truly blessed to have you as their photographer. Why anyone would take so much time and to to such lengths as to tear apart your blog is beyond me. One thing I can almost certainly guarantee is that their blogs don't have stories to accompany their images and even more, I can assure you their images don't tell a story either! :) Be yourself, you are unique and the world is a better place with you in it. Thanks for inspiring the rest of us!  08.29.07 - 9:41am
kerri - it's just jealousy that he cannot put things into prespective as beautifully as you do, nor can he make his readers feel like they were a witness to the event. you're writing puts me right next to the couple that you are covering. it's one of the best parts of my day! i only wish i had that talent :)  08.29.07 - 9:40am
Korey - Ah but your writing is one of my favorite things about this blog!! I always wanted to be the one written about so beautifully (and now I guess I will be!). As a writer myself, I can tell you that you most certainly write because you have no choice but to do so. It is so easy to be discouraged on your own without the help of others, and that comes from the writer with two unfinished books that she is petrified to share with anyone. Please continue!  08.29.07 - 9:37am
britt - Jazzy....your writing is beautiful!! Don't let some nay-sayer get you down! I LOVE the romantic anecdote with which you start off your posts!! don't stop!! love you!  08.29.07 - 9:34am
Lisa Hessel - Hey Jasmine, I absolutely LOVE reading your blogs! I check every day and study your work with care... you rock! As a new photographer, reading your description of the couple and the day is really inspiring and encourages me to continually be creative. God Bless :)   08.29.07 - 9:32am
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