Malibu Engagement : Courtney + Isaac

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here's just no way. Not him. Courtney and her girlfriends sat and watched television in disbelief as two guys hosted a college show at Vanderbilt University. It was a hit and Isaac quickly became known around campus as the quick-witted sidekick to a Love Line-style show, where students called in for relationship advice. And Courtney? She scoffed. The show--and its host--was ridiculous.

During spring break her junior year, Courtney and a small group of students enlisted to spend their vacation building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Much to her chagrin, Isaac was also part of the group. She kept her distance, but soon enough Isaac's witty banter and kind spirit won her over. At the end of spring break, Courtney built a home...and also a spot in her heart for Isaac.

Six years later Courtney and Isaac are planning a perfect wedding in Hollywood at The London Hotel later this summer. I'm incredibly excited to spend the day with them again because after their engagement session in Malibu last week, I'm smitten with who they are. Here are a few favorites from our time together...


Last Friday was Courtney's birthday, so what better way to celebrate than with a Crumbs cupcake?!


Courtney attended law school at UCLA (holllllla!!) and Isaac attended law school at Pepperdine University, so they spent a lot of time in Malibu, which proved to be a perfect place for engagement photos...just look at this amazing light! Oh, and Court, you're too fab for words. Really.




One of the best things about Courtney and Isaac is that their love makes any location brighten just with their smiles...






The sunny day quickly became overcast, but the clouds couldn't put a damper on their engagement pictures...I think Malibu has that effect on people...






After shooting around Malibu for a while, we headed to Pepperdine for more engagement pictures since it was a time in their lives when their love grew exponentially...




I'll end the session on this cute note...


To see more of Courtney and Isaac's Malibu engagement session, feel free to check out their SLIDESHOW or watch it here...
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Derek James Photography - This is probably the best engagement I have seen in a while!!   12.11.11 - 3:49pm
Diego Molina Photography - What a beautiful girl, amazing pictures.   06.27.11 - 1:51pm
Saravanan Kuppusamy - Stunning images, the outputs were exactly the inputs in your mind. Never seen such couples images. Excellent Photography! -Sara  06.21.11 - 1:22am
caroline ross - These are stunning! I love how your couples always look like models!  06.20.11 - 10:20am
Jefferson Studios - Really amazing presentation of the of the wedding day. I love the slide show at the end of the blog..... Good Job  06.03.11 - 5:00am
Suzie Bell - Loving Courtney's nude heels and I don't even wear heels, but I would so ignore my aching feet to rock these!  06.01.11 - 11:52am
Terri Farren - absolutely gorgeous. The couple, the background, the images...everything ,You inspire me!   05.27.11 - 7:07pm
Vasco said - Hi, love your work, been following it for a few months, since I saw you on the interview with chase jarvis...You are ana amazing photographer keep up =) by the way, what's the music froms this video?love it lol kiss from Portugal  05.24.11 - 4:36am
Columbus GA Wedding Photographer - One of the best engagement sessions yet! Great looking couple.  05.23.11 - 2:47pm
Kathleen Clipper - What a gorgeous couple and equally gorgeous photographs! The emotion captured is absolutely priceless <3  05.23.11 - 9:20am
s h e r r y - These are so gorgeous. Such a great looking couple, just ROCKIN' it.  05.22.11 - 9:22pm
sydney wedding photographer - These are just so natural, love them. looks like a really fun couple and some great locations... or at least you made the locations look great!  05.22.11 - 8:02pm
Evonne Wong - So excited to see my alma mater on your blog! I went to Pepperdine for undergrad and I love that whole Malibu area. Such a quaint little town. Awesome shots, Jas!  05.22.11 - 4:46pm
Caro Doxie - Whaaaat?! Herve Leger bandage dress and Louboutins?? Girlfriend came came correct to her engagement session! Jasmine you always find the most melty caramely light, like the shots near the stairs! LOVE IT! Do werk girl!  05.22.11 - 3:19pm
Mikaela - SO cute! what a gorgeous girl! such a lucky bride to have you take such pretty pictures!!  05.21.11 - 12:03pm
Rebekah Lyn - Wow! I am loving the light!  05.21.11 - 8:37am
MichelleSibley - this was gorgeous! she is beautiful and he is super sexy. he reminds me of the maroon 5 lead singer. great image making!   05.21.11 - 2:21am
Wendii - That white dress on her is SLAMMING. Stellar job J*  05.20.11 - 7:08pm
Holli True - Gorgeous images, Jasmine!! :) I love the image by the white picket fence, with the wind in Courtney's hair- beautiful!! :)   05.20.11 - 11:08am
RI Wedding Photographers MemoriesRI - Love the cupcake idea!  05.20.11 - 7:43am
Emily Heizer Photography with FLAIR - Now THAT is a delicious looking CUPCAKE!!!! What flavor is that and where the heck is Crumbs???!  05.20.11 - 3:49am
Jessica Williams - Gorgeous session! I love her shoes! :)  05.19.11 - 11:30pm
Bec - Fantastic shots. I love the field ones, so creamy!   05.19.11 - 11:08pm
{Natalie bray photography} - As always, such an inspiration! I adore that dress and this couple is too cute for words! I can't wait to see their wedding! Fab!   05.19.11 - 3:57pm
Rachel - I love the capture of her laugh. So beautiful  05.19.11 - 2:52pm
Barbara - Fab as always! :D I wanted to share sth with you - I recently discovered Adele (an English singer/songwriter). Her music is mind-blowing... If you know her work – excellent; if not, listen to “One and Only”... Maybe it could be used in one of your slideshows :)  05.19.11 - 2:25pm
Kim - LOVE these photos! And what a great way to share them with your audience. It really allows us to get to know the people you are photographing. Engagement stories are always intersting too! Congratulations!  05.19.11 - 1:56pm
kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} - fab images! loving her dress!  05.19.11 - 11:19am
Ashley - Such an adorable couple! My favorite picture is the one with the reflection...super cute!  05.19.11 - 11:14am
Kristin Hardwick - Love love the blanket wrapped shots! Nice to see something different from the masses, as always from you!  05.19.11 - 10:53am
Jackie Lamas - beautiful!   05.19.11 - 10:33am
RI Wedding Photography - Great engagement session. Amazing!  05.19.11 - 9:14am
Amy Arrington - Wonderful, The pictures are gorgeous!  05.19.11 - 9:05am
bruce - fantastic photos! can you tell me which lens you use the most for these ?  05.19.11 - 9:02am
Libby K - I love the simplicity of the blanket. Only you could take a blanket and make it romantic!  05.19.11 - 7:43am
Marryam Lum - beautiful! love the light  05.19.11 - 7:32am
LaVon - Amazing work! They look like a beautiful (and relaxed) couple just enjoying themselves! You did a great job! Thanks for the inspo!  05.19.11 - 7:01am
Łukasz Kawałkiewicz - beautiful woman, beautiful photos  05.19.11 - 6:02am
Girish - Stunning pictures. Great light there. Nice overcast weather.  05.19.11 - 3:56am
WeddingSnapper - I'm lovin' the black and white. Great!  05.19.11 - 3:27am
Michael Ben - Awesome. I really dig the colortreatment in picture 13-14-15 from the top (the couple in nature, picture 15 being the one with the white fence behind the couple). Would you mind sharing how you postprocessed these? Did you use an action? Which one? thanks in advance. Love your work. You are soooo good with people!  05.19.11 - 3:26am
Christian - Lovely, as always! Great shoot!  05.19.11 - 12:21am
sarah - somehow i particularly love this shoot. i think it's the blanket and the intense clouds at the the end. really, really, really wonderful.  05.18.11 - 11:42pm
Stephen - Great captures and an overall perfect session. Care to share more information on your lighting?  05.18.11 - 11:31pm
Angie - that dress!! gorgeous! her, and the dress lol loved these pictures! you're too amazing!  05.18.11 - 11:28pm
Jessica Sweeney - These are so great! And she is slammin! They both are!  05.18.11 - 9:56pm
Kare - Gorgeous, as always!  05.18.11 - 9:54pm
Nithya - So fabulous!! love the dress   05.18.11 - 9:18pm
rebecca - I wish you could follow me and my husband around and take pics of everything we do :) amazing photographs as always!!  05.18.11 - 9:15pm
Jamie/For the Love Photography - Yowza! What a gorgeous couple! I love shooting at the Lumberyard but seeing how you approached the space inspires me even more.  05.18.11 - 6:04pm
Andrew Cahill - Beautiful, Love that first shot!  05.18.11 - 5:55pm
Sharon - LOOOVE! Can't wait for our session with you, J*! You're the best! :)  05.18.11 - 5:30pm
Salwa - Gorgeous photos! I especially love the one of them by the bike - very foxy! :)  05.18.11 - 5:19pm
jenny m - i love that its like a prerequisite that you have to be hot to be your client.   05.18.11 - 5:09pm
janet - Can't choose my favorite. All awesome!  05.18.11 - 4:58pm
Candee - absolutely gorgeous. The couple, the background, the images...everything.   05.18.11 - 4:08pm
Eric - You inspire me!  05.18.11 - 3:06pm
Bre - Simply gorgeous. I love love love the outfits that they chose. So classy.   05.18.11 - 2:28pm
ashley barnett - Ooo I like these two and I don't even know them! Both of their style is fabulous! I love this set Jasmine the backlighting is so pretty!  05.18.11 - 2:28pm
Lynn - That last shot is soooo great! Love beautiful natural expressions!  05.18.11 - 2:18pm
Carl Brunberg - Wow great blog post. Funny for me is how serious our witty talk host personality seems in these shots. I totally love the slide show/music combo.  05.18.11 - 2:00pm
Life with Kaishon - I am smitten with those shoes. Holy Hotness. Love people that build houses for Habitat. Love people that make a difference. Love. Love. Love.  05.18.11 - 1:51pm
Jenelle Sewell - Gorgeous couple! Look like movie stars!   05.18.11 - 1:44pm
Bobbie Brown - Ohhh, the light in the 2nd/3rd images...LOVE and the shots near the bottom of the post in a field (?) LOVE those too! These are all incredible, those are just my favs!  05.18.11 - 1:22pm
nena - You always have the prettiest and such happy clients! I love these pictures! =-)  05.18.11 - 1:18pm
LEOLAK - Work it momma!! She was working those dresses! Great photos Jasmine...love the wide shots too!   05.18.11 - 1:01pm
Yuliya Molitvenik - Love the blanket shots, gorgeous ;)  05.18.11 - 12:56pm
Chris Enzaldo - Jaw-dropping to the max. WOW to the max. Just wow. I'm bookmarking this one.  05.18.11 - 12:50pm
Leo Bojesen - This couple is gorgeous and that dress is, oh, so, wow, hot! I bet after these photos they are gonna sell out!  05.18.11 - 12:42pm
Liz - Not many ladies can wear an Herve Lager bandage dress like that! Beautiful couple and fantastic photos as always!!!  05.18.11 - 12:41pm
Sebastian Joel - wow j, im jealous/: i really dont know how you produce such eye appealing photos. and you're creativity! UGH! one day.. i really like the blanket one. sweet(:  05.18.11 - 12:21pm
Katelyn James - ah, overcast days.... they are the BEST. The light was awesome at the end! LOVE THOSE!  05.18.11 - 12:19pm
Cristina Rossi - Beautiful Jasmine!! Gorgeous couple and captured beautifully as always! xxx  05.18.11 - 11:58am
Anthony - Love their style!  05.18.11 - 11:52am
kelly marie - she is gorgeous!  05.18.11 - 11:51am
Ivette - Beautiful work as always!   05.18.11 - 11:49am
Mike - Day in and day out you capture so much beauty in your photographs.   05.18.11 - 11:46am
Andrea - Great shoot! I absolutely love Pepperdine, I always wanted to go there. What a gorgeous background.  05.18.11 - 11:43am
Adrienne - The Lumber Yard is a GREAT location. LOVE IT!   05.18.11 - 11:43am
Dana Winston - Beautiful captures of their personalities and the chemistry/affinity/affection for each other. It takes a perfect storm of that chemistry, the environs, and comfort/trust with their photographer. Pleasantly Intimate  05.18.11 - 11:41am
Maria - So so beautiful!  05.18.11 - 11:41am
Gail - WHOA..does Courtney know how to wear a dress or what? PS - I spent half of my senior year in high school with a Pepperdine brochure next to the bed. Dream school....it's so gorgeous out there!   05.18.11 - 11:41am
Damaris Mia - So beautiful. What a gorgeous couple. Can't wait for their wedding!  05.18.11 - 11:39am
Beria Charles - Oh Jasmine! Stunning pictures...oh my! Love the one with the blanket! You are super talented and so so blessed! Lucky you that my broken english has no many words to compliment you. It would be loooooooong! Love ya, girl!   05.18.11 - 11:39am
Abby Grace Photography - I love that white dress! And the mountain-y location! Oh, J*, you're amazing!  05.18.11 - 11:39am
AlexFrame - You are always good) Always do you job right!  05.18.11 - 11:37am
Jodie Lemke - I love the white fence! These are all amazing! I really like the reflection in the window one! Still working on perfecting that one ! ;) You rock lady!  05.18.11 - 11:36am