Adamson House Wedding : Stephanie + Sam

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ethered to. That's what the officiant said about Stephanie and Sam. That she--with all her wild ideas, fast talking ways, and flailing of arms to tell a story--was tethered to a man whose patience, calm, and strength made him an anchor in her life. Stephanie calls Sam her angel because they met at time when life's winds were gusting around her and she tried to hold on, but to what? To whom? And then Sam happened.

They've clung to each other during each of life's storm and have resulted as a stronger couple.

Last Saturday, as the sun shined brightly on Malibu's Adamson House, Sam paced the grounds waiting for his bride to arrive. He nervously touched his Raiders cufflinks, adjusted his tie, chatted with his brothers, but she had yet to arrive. Then he read a note addressed to My Angel and Sam knew Stephanie planned to be with him, even when she wasn't. Because, really, that's what being tethered to means. Being an anchor when life is whizzing by.

Stephanie and Sam...being at your wedding made me fall deeper in love with photography because you gave me the freedom to just be. Thank you for your trust and really goes to show just what an amazing couple you are and the limitless possibilities ahead. I hope you're enjoying French Polynesia...and being each other's anchors in the sea! Much Love and Appreciation... j*

We started the day at Stephanie's mother's house in nearby Santa Monica, then headed to Malibu to finish preparations for the wedding at Adamson House. It was my first time photographing at the venue and I loved every minute of it!

Stephanie, lemme just say it again {and again} made such a GORGEOUS bride...I can't even handle it!

Stephanie and Sam opted to see each other before the ceremony for a First Look (something I love and think makes the wedding day flow so much smoother!) and they did so under their favorite tree at Adamson House. It symbolized a lot to them, so for them to see each other as husband as wife for the first time was special.

We had plenty of time for wedding pictures around the beautiful venue and the light was just magical...

I was especially excited to see Found Vintage Rentals on hand with their beautiful design elements...

The stunning florals and bouquet was provided by Kate Holt of Flower Wild...loved her!

The light was amazing in Malibu on Saturday and Adamson House provided the most fabulous backdrop for a wedding...JD captured this moment between Stephanie and her dad as he walked her down the aisle...

Just after the ceremony, we were able to take a few more wedding pictures, as Stephanie expressed the importance of getting photos on her special day...a girl after my own heart! ;)

I captured this photo...and a few minutes later...

...JD captured this photo...

Many, many thanks to Kelley Gin of PIcture Perfect Events for planning a lovely day and paying attention to every last detail...

As a sugar addict, I was head.over.heels for this vintage dessert table at the amazing! The ever fab Amy of Vanilla Bake Shop for providing the cupcakes and amazing wedding cake...

First Dance by the ocean...

To happily ever after...

To see more of Stephanie and Sam's Adamson House wedding in Malibu, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow...or simply watch it here:

Happy Friday!
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Mathew - Beautiful work!   02.27.14 - 6:42am
Jesse - Once again, fantastic work.  08.26.11 - 1:51pm
Odalys Mendez - I love the location, flowers and the details of this wedding. They look so in love and there are lots of different, unexpected images. Amazing job, Jasmine!  08.22.11 - 10:38am
cassandra-m - Amazing photos, as always. Gorgeous couple!!! And loving this Venue & Great detail shots. This post made me smile.  08.22.11 - 12:45am
Kate (Floret Cadet) - I love the flowers at this wedding! That shot of the bride kissing the groom with the bouquet is stunning (and the bouquet of course is stunning) - I loved the cake flowers too- really lovely textures and colors  08.16.11 - 5:41pm
stephanie karen - Beautiful work! I love her bouquet and the vintage lacey dress, all details I swoon for!  08.16.11 - 5:16pm
Lydia - Wow, Stephanie has amazing taste! Love the tables + florals down the aisle, and all the vintage details that were still simple and beautiful without being cluttered! And the veil picture + the one after that JD captured--magical!!  08.16.11 - 3:47pm
Jason+Gian - Really nice work Jasmine!  08.16.11 - 11:03am
Crestine - Gorgeous bride-handsome couple. Looks like it was an amazing day!  08.16.11 - 9:19am
Juan Ignacio Caneo - Jasmine - The pics are sick! Awesome work! I looked at the slideshow and you picked a great song to go with it. Who is the artist?  08.16.11 - 8:25am
James - Looks like she needed the kiss. She was waiting for it and when it was there, she thought, oh gosh, why it was taking so long? Beautiful story behind this photo.  08.16.11 - 7:04am
Adriana Morett - Gorgeous photos Jasmine!! as usual ;)  08.16.11 - 6:32am
Christina Juleson - Love it love it love it!  08.15.11 - 8:50pm
Albany Photographers Clark+Walker Studio - Love the end tables in the ceremony site - great idea!  08.15.11 - 6:09pm
Brooke Summer Photography - Absolutely gorgeous Jasmine, wonderful work!  08.15.11 - 5:10pm
Wedding Snapper - It all looks fabulous! I love the feel of Malibu - I must add it to my destination wedding list!  08.15.11 - 4:35pm
Shaleena - Absolutely stunning! I love your work! You captured them beautifully.   08.15.11 - 1:36pm
Roberto Farren Photography | Boston - a wonderful venue and absolutely beautiful shots! great stuff!  08.15.11 - 1:21pm
Tina Nandi - Beautiful as ever!  08.15.11 - 12:23pm
Claire - So. Stunning. Wow.  08.15.11 - 10:44am
gladys jem - so beautiful jasmine. really love those last two images-so full of love. who am i kidding? they're all great! <3  08.15.11 - 9:49am
Life with Kaishon - I liked them from the start : )  08.15.11 - 9:48am
Neda Lahrodi-Blake - Pictures are showing all the fun and love from the day! The pictures are fab and it all feels natural and well composed. x  08.14.11 - 12:43pm
feuza - this wedding raised the bar, see a different way of shooting and I love it!  08.14.11 - 12:32pm
Brittany Fitch - Love the petal toss pic!   08.14.11 - 10:46am
Jackie Lamas - what a beautiful wedding and venue! the ocean in the background is beautiful!  08.13.11 - 5:08pm
Mikaela - oh wow, oh wow. love the details and that shot just after their first look is amazing. as are you xo  08.13.11 - 1:16pm
Alan | Wedding Photographer Essex - What splendid work. Truly inspirational. I love your compositions. Your website is marvelous and a real pleasure to browse.  08.13.11 - 9:41am
Christy - LOVE that last black & white shot... beautiful moment you captured!  08.13.11 - 9:23am
Lisa P. - Beautiful photos!! They make you feel as if you were there sharing the moment with the couple.  08.12.11 - 8:11pm
Kate Douthwright - So beautiful. I love their outdoor reception, so jealous! Thats what I've always wanted.   08.12.11 - 6:32pm
Falcon Griffith - Dang girl, you've done it again!  08.12.11 - 6:01pm
Tanya Petraglia - You just see the LOVE pouring out of them. Just for eachother.. So calm. Thats what I got from it. Jasmine.. just beautiful.   08.12.11 - 5:47pm
Shannon Sorensen - That CAKE! Holy Moses, I want to stick my finger in that icing!  08.12.11 - 4:51pm
Janet Cruz - Wow, beautiful! I love it!   08.12.11 - 4:12pm
Yuliya M. - What a sweet wedding! Love it.  08.12.11 - 2:20pm
Averie - Jasmine you did an amazing job capturing the beauty of the couple. I love your work!  08.12.11 - 1:54pm
kristie metivier - your images brought tears to my eyes. you and jd are able to capture love in extremely priceless ways. stephanie and sam were blessed to have the two of you as their photographers. thank you for sharing. :)  08.12.11 - 1:33pm
nena - Your brides are always gorgeous and happy. I hope to be one of them one day soon! =-)  08.12.11 - 1:08pm
Rachel Tatem - It is lovely! What a great wedding... I kind of want to eat that whole dessert table...  08.12.11 - 12:59pm
Jillian Zamora - Oh Jasmine. That black and white shot during/right after the first look with those massive smiles and faces pressed together. Makes my heart sing. Such an extraordinarily beautiful capture!  08.12.11 - 12:31pm
Abby Grace - This is my favorite couple of yours so far! I love how Sam's eyes crinkle when he looks at Stephanie- it reminds me of how my husband looks at me. Amazing job capturing the raw love. Beautiful!  08.12.11 - 11:32am
Robin McQuay Anderson - Lovely setting, lovely bride and groom. Some people just look made for each other - and they do. Nice.  08.12.11 - 11:22am
Jared Wanzer - Absolutely gorgeous wedding, perfect pictures!  08.12.11 - 11:22am
Andrea - *Sigh*… so breathtaking! I can't stop looking at these images. I absolutely love the image the JD caught of them going in for a kiss with the light right in between their faces. Makes me love love even more!  08.12.11 - 11:12am
Kristen Conte - Gorgeousness!!!!!!!!! Jasmine did you use your 100mm for these shots?!! Loovveeee!!!!!  08.12.11 - 11:07am
B - In the words of mother, "This is vonderful, dahhhling!"  08.12.11 - 11:05am
Stephanie Stewart - I believe this is my new favorite wedding of yours! I was smiling through the whole post! Such a lovely, perfect day! Love that recessional photo! Congratulations to the gorgeous couple!  08.12.11 - 11:02am
LEOLAK - I remember them....GORGEOUS!!! EVERYTHING!!! Love her dress..and I agree...she looked STUNNING!!! That dress...ahh love! Coudln't wait to see the wedding and it did not disappoint. Jasmine, your write up had me in tears before I even saw the first picture...beautiful words...and work!   08.12.11 - 10:57am
Amy Arrington - Love these!   08.12.11 - 10:55am
Rachel Marie Photography - Such an intamite feel to each of these pictures, i love it!  08.12.11 - 10:48am
Gabby / En Route Photography - What an amazing dress!!! LOVEEE  08.12.11 - 10:40am
Ashley Miller - Absolutely love it.   08.12.11 - 10:37am
jessica vidmar photography - love love love it  08.12.11 - 10:31am
Jennifer Lynn Photography - Stunning! An inspiration as always!  08.12.11 - 10:28am
Lindsey - JStar you have outdone yourself once again - these photos make me want to run out and shoot more! I love the groom pointing to a guest as he walks down the aisle - I feel like I'm right there! Just magical.   08.12.11 - 10:24am
Sydney Paige - that last picture, just took my breath away! beautiful post! :]  08.12.11 - 10:21am
Sara B. - GOR-GEOUS! Possibly my favorite wedding yet. I'm not even sure why. I just constantly found myself gasping and going, "Awwwww!"  08.12.11 - 10:20am
shauna nicole - this wedding is GORGEOUS. absolutely to die for details. as always, great job capturing & thanks for sharing.  08.12.11 - 10:20am
Larita - This is a rare wedding that makes me regret having just gone to the courthouse to get married. And that brings tears to my eyes. What a gorgeous day; thanks so much for sharing, Jasmine.  08.12.11 - 10:14am
Lydia - Beautiful captures Jasmine*! Totally feel the beautiful love between the couple~ Like you, I was totally drooling looking at the dessert bar (^ ^) Cheerio~  08.12.11 - 10:14am
Lynn Childs - Gorgeous Jazzzi, was at the Adamson house yesterday enjoying the grounds and the great view of the surf and pier! Beautiful blog  08.12.11 - 10:09am
Eileen - Beautiful as always... but that looks like Johnny Depp in the shot of the 2 of them kissing on the dance floor! LOL  08.12.11 - 10:09am
Emily Crall - Absolutely stunning. I can't even describe how beautiful this is.  08.12.11 - 10:08am
Damaris Mia - love love love! such a beautiful wedding :)  08.12.11 - 10:06am
Emma Gardiner - Could Stephanie's dress be any more beautiful? Love the confetti shot.  08.12.11 - 10:06am
Kristin Nicole - this wedding  08.12.11 - 10:05am