Featured : The Knot Magazine : Katelyn + Michael

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he first time I met her, I was walking the hallways alone. I hate being by myself--more so in Las Vegas--and I was desperately searching for someone I knew in the sea of people. Out of the blue, she approached me, almost like she appeared from thin air. Katelyn's smile was wide, her red hair was neatly pulled back into a chignon, and she touched my shoulder. Her voice had a light southern twist, almost matching her prim outfit, and I wondered if she was the type of girl who wore pearls.

Katelyn introduced herself, told me it was her first WPPI Conference, and confessed she was slightly overwhelmed. Great, I said, that makes two of us! Little did I know this simple introduction would be the start of something greater. As the years passed, Katelyn stayed in contact and when her long-time boyfriend proposed, she asked me to photograph her Virginia wedding...much to her father's chagrin. Couldn't she find an east coast photographer?! What Daddy James didn't know was Katelyn and I shared a moment in Las Vegas that forever changed our trajectory. We were destined from the start.

This is a photo of us when we first met in Vegas back in 2008. Later, in Sparta, Virginia, Daddy James gave me a big hug. And in that moment, we knew I was supposed to be there. For his daughter and son-in-law. I'm happy The Knot Magazine agreed as well...Katelyn and Michael's wedding was featured and I couldn't be more honored!

I grabbed this image from Katelyn's blog since she was particularly happy her wedding image made the Table of Contents for the entire magazine...

Happy Wednesday!
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Crystal Abadie - What a beautiful color scheme!   04.26.12 - 8:24pm
Faith - Gorgeous and congratulations! I'm glad I found your blog and will visit often for inspiration.  08.01.11 - 12:11am
vencanice - Nice work. Photos ara so beautiful. We can feel emotions, their wedding was wonderful.  07.14.11 - 1:51am
ashley barnett - Congrats Katelyn + Michael! I love these two and their wedding was perfect :)  07.05.11 - 8:19pm
Cristina Rossi - What a beautiful wedding and gorgeous colour theme! Wonderful photos, congratulations!! xx  07.05.11 - 1:22pm
Holli True - Oh my gosh, I adore Katelyn! I met her this past Feb at WPPI at Justin & Mary's workshop! :) She is a doll! Jasmine, you know I'm one of your biggest fans and you should grace the pages of The Knot every single issue! Congrats to you both! Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding, beautiful images... :)  07.03.11 - 12:57am
Heather Corporan - Awesome job Jasmine. Katelyn must have TOTALLY freaked out! Such lovelies you both are : ) Congrats!  07.02.11 - 6:49am
Erica Velasco - lovely spread  06.30.11 - 9:59pm
Chicago Wedding Photography Studio Finch - Awesome magazine spread! Those were some great details at that wedding. Keep up the good work!! :)  06.30.11 - 7:46pm
Ashley Terry - I love this! You are two of my favorite wedding photographers, so seeing you together is so fun!  06.30.11 - 7:14pm
Alaina Bos - Beautiful Spread!!! That is all ;)  06.30.11 - 9:37am
Sarah Danaher - Congrats on the Knot! I know Katelyn is just as happy as you are. =)  06.30.11 - 6:30am
Alex Beckett (Bristol Wedding Photographer) - Really loving all the details Jasmine. You're so good at capturing them.  06.30.11 - 4:45am
Sonia W_ Blue Bubble Photography - Love the colour coordination and the display setup. Very inspiring. Love the work...  06.30.11 - 3:10am
Wedding Snapper - Fabulous work Jasmine - it's always so satisfying to see work in print too.  06.29.11 - 9:45pm
LEOLAK - Congratulations!! I stalk Katelyn's blog as well..she did a fantastic job on those details and you did a fantastic job capturing it all! so a Woot Woot to both of you! =)   06.29.11 - 9:27pm
Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photography} - beautiful images as always!  06.29.11 - 3:53pm
Las Vegas Photographer - Congrats on the feature! The colors in these images are beautiful. Turquoise was my color at my wedding and I just can't get enough of it. Great shots!  06.29.11 - 3:29pm
christina {simply modern} - congrats on the feature doll!   06.29.11 - 3:22pm
Rudi - How awesome is that! Pictures are amazing as always! Congrats!  06.29.11 - 2:45pm
Susan - Congrats to you and to Katelyn also! I blog-stalk the both of you pretty much every day. Love your work!  06.29.11 - 1:43pm
Annetta - I love both your's and Katelyn's work. You both do a wonderful job at what you do. And I stalk both of your blogs. Keep up the good work!  06.29.11 - 1:32pm
Jill Samter Photography - Congrats on the feature and like you I adore Katelyn. I can't wait to meet her face to face. You did a beautiful job on her wedding. It is one of my fav that you shot this year! I live about 4 hours from her - so maybe you two can host a workshop together????  06.29.11 - 12:40pm
sherri lynn - This is awesome! Love the spread :)  06.29.11 - 12:32pm
Christy - I am always so proud of you Jasmine.. you do amazing fabulous work!   06.29.11 - 12:20pm
katelyn - thank you for doing what you do and for being real about it. i'm constantly encouraged by you. you're in my blog post for today. thank you thank you thank you for being you and not being afraid to let the world see it  06.29.11 - 11:48am
Abby Grace Photography - Ahh! I always get really excited whenever you post photoes from Katelyn James' wedding! I LOVE her work and her wedding looked phenomenal! She has the best taste!  06.29.11 - 10:54am
Katelyn James - OHHH how I love you! I do wear pearls.... almost daily and we wouldn't have had any other photographer capture our day! Virginia loves you... and so does Daddy James :) xoxo  06.29.11 - 10:06am
Dave Keys - Wow! Congrats on the feature!  06.29.11 - 10:05am
Robin McQuay Anderson - That's a beautiful wedding - the colors, the people, the details!   06.29.11 - 9:59am
Katie - Its funny how over the years I've stumbled on both of your blogs separately & they are the first two I check everyday. It wasn't until recently that I found there was a connection. You both are such sweet & warm ladies, it only makes sense that you would connect up. Katelyn shared her warm smile with me this last year at my first WPPI this last year. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. Her wedding showcased her beautiful taste & style as well as your stunning talent as a photographer. Congratulations on the feature! & thank you for everything. :)  06.29.11 - 9:56am
Rachel Tatem - That's great! You deserve it and how great for Katelyn and Michael! I love being friends with the bride and groom or becoming friends with the bride and groom. Congrats to you and the lovely couple!  06.29.11 - 9:48am
Jenn Mitchell - so exciting for Katelyn and Michael, and for you as well! i could look at your images and Katelyn's all day long and never tire of the love that shines through them all. you both have such a gift! :)  06.29.11 - 9:43am
Jan _Green Tree Photography - congrats!! the wedding is beautiful! Great colors, pretty bride, cute details =)  06.29.11 - 9:40am
Manik - I know the feeling - heading into a room of a thousand people and not knowing anyone can put a real damper on the "learning" spirit. Definitely seems like it was meant to be - two strangers meeting at WWPI, helping each other through the conference. Great story and congrats on the latest feature! - Manik  06.29.11 - 9:40am
Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries - You and Katelyn are my two abolute favorite wedding photographers and it´s insanely cool to see you two together! :) xxx  06.29.11 - 9:36am
Gaby Fuentes { NJ Wedding Photographer } - Ohhhh, like you would say....GORGE. Ok, yours sounds cooler :)  06.29.11 - 9:19am