Pelican Hill Wedding : Christina+Chris

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t was a common theme throughout the day: They were meant to be. And while it could be said of almost any couple on their wedding day, it was different for Christina and Chris. That's what their friends and family said, insisted, and toasted to. Their belief in their unadulterated love was staggering and their day was filled with support and love.

They met in high school and Christina's mom had a soft spot for Chris. Christina's mom saw his heart of gold...and later told her daughter he was handsome. On the inside. Christina listened to her mother's advice and later realized--like much of her childhood--mom's always right. Oh, and it helped he was handsome. On the outside.

They're paths intersected as teenagers and as life ushered them into a new arena on a gorgeous day in Newport Beach, Christina and Chris are assured of their love and that they're meant to be. Forever.

Christina and Chris...you are two of the most incredible people and I felt incredibly lucky to document your wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart of sharing your lives (and amazing families) with me and allowing me to see just how promising your future is together! Hope you're enjoying every minute in Hawaii and working on your tan! Much Love and Appreciation... j*

The day started just outside of the Pelican Hill Bridal Suite, where Christina's Priscilla of Boston wedding dress was looking extra stunning...


Something Blue...


One of my favorite things about Christina is her ability to completely be herself, refreshingly candid, real, and raw...


I was super excited to see Melina of Reign of Beauty on hand to do the makeup...lovvvvve her!




Just before the wedding started, we snuck out of the bridal suite and she grabbed a sneak peek of her ceremony site at Pelican Hill...


Officially official.


Chris is kind of guy who'll put you at ease with his confidence and charm...and he clearly knows how to make Christina melt.




Christina, you're breathtaking. F'real.




We walked to the Pelican Hill portico and the light was simply divine...I'm so lucky to have clients who'll set time aside for pictures and enjoy a quiet moment together...




A special thanks to Erin and Kellee of Pelican Hill for ensuring the wedding day was perfecting and always taking such great care of us!


Did I also mention Chris was a charming gentleman as well?


I mentioned in the past that while I shoot with flash during the First Dance, I also take artistic freedom to shoot with ambient light (many thanks to Side by Side Videography for the video light!) and the off-camera flash...


...and JD will remain shooting with flash to capture moments like this...




What a perfect way to end a perfect night...a sparkler exit! Here's my view...


...and JD's view...


If you'd like to see more of Christina and Chris' Pelican Hill wedding pictures, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or watch it here:
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Bryan - love the b&w of the first dance, well love them all but that just stands out for me, stunning!  11.03.11 - 2:07pm
angie - Gorge...as always! ;)  09.05.11 - 7:01pm
Erika - How adorable is the groom holding his wife's dress? Heart throbbing. Nicely caught  09.05.11 - 1:27pm
Emily Koska Photography - Quit being so awesome Jasmine! These are stunning!! What a gorgeous bride!  09.01.11 - 4:25am
Brenda Ray Kennedy - Absolutley Beautiful!! Words cannot say enough!!!  08.28.11 - 9:08am
Gabrielle Foster - Christina, you look absolutely amazing in all these photos. I hop that your day was as wonderful as is looks!  08.24.11 - 10:48am
Paige Overturf - Gorgeous!! Love the ring and shoe shots!! Looks like a fabulous location... a photographer's dream!  08.24.11 - 6:27am
ZipporahK - Stunning wedding, simply stunning  08.23.11 - 8:47pm
Alicia Candelora - GAH! LOOOOOVE that first portrait of Christina!  08.22.11 - 12:01pm
Odalys Mendez - I am absolutely in love with her gown. That image of her coming down the stairs is breathtaking! It looks like it was shot in a luxury villa in the Mediterranean.  08.22.11 - 10:27am
Tori Deslauriers Photography - Simply stunning...  08.22.11 - 1:51am
Jenny - I love the shot how they are walking through everyone holding sparklers  08.21.11 - 3:31pm
Beza - Hi! I'm a huge fan of your work, you're such an inspiration. Just wish you posted more videos, they're so full of great tips! I just started a wedding blog, would you mind if I show that image with blue heels? I would also love to do a post about your photography. Please say yes! Best xxxx http://bezyptysie.blogspot.com/  08.20.11 - 5:31am
WeddingSnapper - Your black and white images are fabulous!  08.20.11 - 5:22am
waderr - This is an amazing photography only a talented wedding photographers can able to give such pics. Its really a great work. Hats off.  08.19.11 - 11:51pm
Andrew - My first thought when I saw the dress was "Yeah... no crappy plastic hanger on a great dress". :) Drives me nuts when I see this amazing dress on a two buck hanger. Maybe I'm just weird.  08.19.11 - 8:21am
Kristy Field - love the first dance shots, beautiful!  08.19.11 - 12:54am
jena alviti - wow, what a stunning couple - and AMAZING wedding dress! I am in love!  08.18.11 - 8:21pm
Jessica Becklenberg - These have to be some of my favorite photographs I have seen. Beautiful location!   08.18.11 - 7:29pm
RedSphere Photography - These are amazing Jasmine, very creative and gorgeous colors throughout!  08.18.11 - 3:08pm
Lorna - Gorgeous set of images, I love the sparklers  08.18.11 - 3:04pm
Brittani Gonzalez - I just wanna follow you around for a whole day. Or 2. That would be suh-weet. ♥  08.18.11 - 11:33am
gladys jem - such pretty light. what a classically beautiful couple. love love her dress! i really love those sparkler exit shots jasmine! rock it out!  08.18.11 - 10:52am
Claudia - she is absolutely gorgeous. the photos are breath taking.   08.18.11 - 7:06am
Suzy G - Simply amazing. What a wonderful thing to look at photographs like this and feel as though you were there. God has certainly blessed you with amazing talent.  08.18.11 - 5:58am
Emma Gardiner - I don't care what anyone says, I'm a huge fan of dip shots, especially when they're in the first dance! Also LOVE the shot of them getting in to the car - so Hollywood.  08.18.11 - 5:44am
Stephanie Karen - So beautiful! The bride has such a lovely smile and you captured it so well!  08.18.11 - 5:33am
Sona aka Lila - Absolutely beautiful.... beautiful people, stunning photography... I love it!  08.18.11 - 3:21am
Lydia - Christina is gorgeous! I love the fabric of her gown, and the picture of her overlooking the ceremony site!  08.18.11 - 2:39am
Elizabeth - beautiful place and couple....loved her dress so regal!!!   08.18.11 - 1:43am
Becky - Stunning! You captured the GRANDness of the location and the event in every frame. Just epic! And not easy to do. :) Thanks for sharing!  08.18.11 - 12:33am
Amy Rizzuto - I am in love with this wedding Jasmine! The pictures are stunning, as usual. I think it is great you are always pushing yourself to capture the same moments in a different way.   08.17.11 - 11:08pm
Aislinn Victoria - One of my favorites to date. Truly stunning pictures (and couple!!)  08.17.11 - 10:54pm
Amy Arrington - BEAUTIFUL :)  08.17.11 - 9:08pm
Boston wedding photographer | Roberto Farren - wow love that first shot of the dress hanging off the lamp!! stunning stuff as per usual!! regards, Roberto  08.17.11 - 8:33pm
Alexis - Beautiful pictures, Jasmine! You don't have to post this comment. I just wanted to offer correction for a typo: You wrote, "They're paths intersected". 'They're' means 'they are'. You meant to use "Their" as in possessive of the two people you're talking about so it should read, "Their paths intersected" because the paths belong to them...sorry I just thought you'd want that written in the most correct way...I had great English/Grammar/Journalism teachers and professors at a young, impressionable age, so I'm like a walking dictionary/spell-check/English grammar lady. And by the way, it's a common mistake you made...a lot of people confuse "They're" with "Their" and "You're" with "Your". :o)  08.17.11 - 7:28pm
danielle - you're welcome :) hah we enjoyed working with you and the photos look great!!   08.17.11 - 7:10pm
Melissa Pearce - Wow, these photos are breathtaking. Beautiful couple, beautiful light, beautiful angles. I love it. It's inspiring.   08.17.11 - 6:57pm
Falcon - Jasmine you've done it again! These are so elegant, you did a beautiful job capturing their raw emotion. I also love how the way you consistently shoot makes me admire each shot and think, "Yep, that's totally a Jasmine Star shot."  08.17.11 - 5:59pm
Alaina Bos - One of my favorites of yours from this season!! Awesome shots! These shots exemplify the synergy you and JD have as a TEAM! YAY!  08.17.11 - 5:39pm
Yuliya M. - Your dress shot is amazing! Love how Christina looks, gorgeous!  08.17.11 - 5:00pm
Rachel Marie Photography - WOW. Stunning bride. There is such an elegance to each of these photos.   08.17.11 - 4:04pm
Gail - GORGEOUS girl! Next time I'm in Cali, I am SO helping you shoot if it's a wedding as stunningly beautiful as this one! :)   08.17.11 - 2:57pm
Vail Fucci - J'adore the make up shot from the top. What a unique angle. It is PHENOMENAL! Take that any critics out there that says J Star makes it on personality alone. These are truly ART!  08.17.11 - 2:43pm
Carolyn Doxie - Oh Jasmine! You photographed it like it was a fairytale. Every shot was breathtaking!! I don't even know what to say without sounding cliched. These photos are just flawless perfection. Go girlfriend.  08.17.11 - 2:42pm
Meredith Sledge - Holy molyyyyyyyyy. I love her dress, I love these pictures, I love the location, and I basically love the bride. And of course you too, Jasmine. OH, I can't get over these beautiful photos. I espeically love the one of her just her walking down the staircase.  08.17.11 - 2:33pm
Dallas Curow - This is the most elegant, timeless wedding I've ever seen! What a stunning bride. Jasmine, you captured this to perfection.  08.17.11 - 2:21pm
Kylie - These are perhaps my favorite photos you've ever posted... Love the lighting...the couple is gorgeous...and the venue is splendid. Great job!  08.17.11 - 2:11pm
alicia schneider - LOVE!   08.17.11 - 1:26pm
Ashley Terry - Stunning, as always!  08.17.11 - 1:21pm
Kimberly Stone - Amazing! Truly loved EVERY single one of these photos. You rock!   08.17.11 - 1:11pm
Emily Ebeling - Wow. Wow. and Wow.   08.17.11 - 1:02pm
B - Wow, I'm so glad you captured the exit. The sparklers were amazing ;)  08.17.11 - 12:44pm
Tira J - Beautiful work Jasmine & JD! What a gorgeous couple, and her dress is divine!!! xoxo  08.17.11 - 12:35pm
LEOLAK - Fantastic!!! She looks absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't wait for this wedding either! You guys captured their day beautifully! That dress...the hair...makeup...everything...Gorge!  08.17.11 - 12:13pm
Kristy Copperfield - Absolutely stunning Jasmine!  08.17.11 - 12:05pm
Kacey - And just when I think your photos can't possibly get anymore stunning then they already are...they do!! Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!  08.17.11 - 12:01pm
Melina Ruiz - Not only are they meant for each other but they both come from such loving families! You definitely captured how enamored they are with each other! Amazing!   08.17.11 - 11:54am
Shelly Lane - These two have the most amazing smiles!! What gorgoeus photos! Love the shots during the ceremony in the slideshow!  08.17.11 - 11:46am
MSB - The make-up photo! Love it! Soooo artsy fartsy!! It look like a painting...and Christina is gorgeous!! And smart for picking the best photographer in the world!!   08.17.11 - 11:42am
amy - Jasmine you've done an amazing job, these photos are breathtaking. I just LOVE them.  08.17.11 - 11:38am
kayla :) - my absolute favorite! you've totally outdone yourself :) thanks for sharing!  08.17.11 - 11:27am
Sarajane Case - I've been waiting for their wedding! I just LOVED their story from your engagement session with them. Just perfect!   08.17.11 - 11:20am
Andrea - I love images that move me. Beautiful!  08.17.11 - 11:11am
shauna nicole - She just might be the most gorgeous bride ever. These were great!  08.17.11 - 11:11am
Dajuan - Oh my world! These are absolutely beautiful. I so want you to mentor me, PLEASE?  08.17.11 - 10:59am
christina Graves - Wow!!!!!....Loveyaalot's   08.17.11 - 10:53am
Elena - Gorgeous pics! Gorgeous couple! I absolutely love her hair. So elegant and classy!  08.17.11 - 10:43am
rich - that shot of the groom kissing the bride and the sun peaking through is AH-MAY-ZING!! super classy and beautiful wedding - great job on these!  08.17.11 - 10:36am
Sara - Gorgeous! I loved their engagement pictures and the wedding images even top those! That dress is fabulous!!! And everything is so beautiful... Wonderful job, all!  08.17.11 - 10:29am
Brooke Summer Photography - Just gorgeous! I love that he was holding her dress. :)   08.17.11 - 10:24am
sherri lynn - Gorgeous images! Her dress is stunning!  08.17.11 - 10:19am
Sarah Fazzi Shaw - Beautiful!! I love the pic of her dress, simple and perfect! Love the lighting in the pic where he is giving her a kiss and she is looking at the camera. Also love the one where they are looking over the balcony and you can see their reflection in the floor and the color pic where she is laughing and dancing. Gorgeous work as always!  08.17.11 - 10:15am
Jenny Sun - oooh... that shot where she is standing overlooking her ceremony venue... on the staircase is drop dead stunning. Beautiful J*!! :D  08.17.11 - 10:13am
Rachel Tatem - Yet another beautiful wedding, their story is very sweet. She looked amazing!  08.17.11 - 10:11am
Damaris Mia - SO beautiful!!  08.17.11 - 10:09am
Kristin Nicole - What a stunning bride and gorgeous wedding. Amazing shots as always.  08.17.11 - 9:59am
Megruth - What a beauty! That dress is so stunning on her. Great day captured by Jasmine, again!  08.17.11 - 9:58am
Jennifer Hudspeth - I LOVE THESE. They are breathtaking.   08.17.11 - 9:54am
Cristina Rossi - Fantastic!! Beautiful couple, light and images!! Always so clear and fabulous!! xxx  08.17.11 - 9:54am
lynn daly - BEAUTIFUL!! She is stunning. The shot on the stairs is perfect!  08.17.11 - 9:53am
corey - Nice, J* everyone looks like models you have a way with your clients !   08.17