09.21.11 Weddings

Seven Degrees Wedding : Natalie + Joe

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hey knew she was the one when he picked up yoga as a extracurricular activity. They knew he was the one when she fell ill at a USC game, they left together, but ended up coming back to ensure he saw the end of the game in person. They knew she was the one when he began to dress up and smile more. They knew he was the one when one fateful night in Fullerton, she made room in her heart for only him.

Their friends and family knew when Natalie and Joe met, that was it. It being their ability to function without the other person as their whole. When you meet them, their love, attention, and care to those around them are merely a manifestation of what they feel for each other. And for those around them. They glow knowing they're walking through life with a partner who knows and accepts everything. Wholeheartedly. Last Sunday in Laguna Beach, they vowed to accept each other. Forever. And right then, they (friends, family, Natalie, and Joe) knew life was nothing short of perfection.

Natalie and Joey're the best! Thank you for welcoming me like an old friend and allowing me to capture your love. And your friends. And your family. And everything in between! Your wedding was amazing and I was honored to be a small part of the day you married your best friend. Enjoy Thailand and be sure to eat pad thai and think of me. I mean, why wouldn't you be thinking of me on your honeymoon?! ;) Much Love and Appreciation... j*

The wedding day started at Pelican Hill Resort where the bride and groom prepared...and I was able to capture pictures of Natalie's Jim Hjelm wedding dress and Jimmy Choo shoes...with a modern glam bouquet by Shawna Yamamoto.

Many thanks to Kelly Zhang and her team for makeup and hair...

Like always, I absolutely lovelovelove when clients opt to see each other before the wedding ceremony. It allows for a perfect flow of events and more time to enjoy wedding photos...and here's Joe's priceless reaction to his bride...

JD captured this moment...and the light at Pelican Hill was spectacular...

After the First Look, we headed to Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach for the wedding and the day couldn't have been more perfect...


Because we completed all family pictures and bridal party pictures before the ceremony, we had plenty of time to roam the Seven Degrees property and capture more wedding photos...

I cannot express how much I loved working with such an amazing and talented group of wedding professionals...Platinum Weddings by Kerrie and her team were absolutely fantastic and made the day flow effortlessly. Love her!

I worked with Shawna Yamamoto a few weeks ago at the Los Angeles Athletic Club wedding, so I felt lucky to be able to document her amazing work once again...

The First Dance captured by JD

Many thanks to Tasos of LSM Entertainment for orchestrating a wonderful reception at Seven well as bump the awesome of jams. Yes, I just said jams. And special shout out to Elysium Productions for being the most amazing videographers to work with and providing that video light I just adore!

And this right here? This is what Happily Ever After looks like...

To see more of Natalie and Joe's Seven Degrees wedding in Laguna Beach, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Mathew - I just love the dancing shots so much! Great work!  03.13.14 - 12:38pm
Brooke Summer Photography - Oh my... look at those SHOES! Excellent work Jasmine, as usual. :)   10.20.11 - 12:36pm
sbphotography - loving the lighting, great as always  10.10.11 - 5:09pm
Gene Essel - J* Does it again. This is so awesome. Good Job  10.02.11 - 5:00am
vanessa H - Beautiful Wedding!! I love all the detail shots!!  09.29.11 - 12:36am
Villas Mauritius - hey amazing website, i have become addicted to this blog now, excellent work indeed.   09.28.11 - 4:51am
Leeann Marie - Great decor! Love those gold branches :)  09.25.11 - 6:40pm
seabass - Love this guys socks! The lighting is awesome as well. I approve ;) jskeeeeeding. Love ya!  09.24.11 - 11:36am
Wedding photographer - I am very impress to the design of this website.I felt like i am in a parlor reading a magazine while having a pedicure.But i have another thing a notice..The photos,place and the people are lovely like the new wedding couple.Amazing  09.23.11 - 12:42am
Alicia Candelora - Ooooh, I kinda adore the uplighting!  09.22.11 - 8:51am
Cindy Habel - Beautiful work Jasmine and JD....exquisite light, gorgeous wedding and perfect photography!   09.22.11 - 12:15am
Frank - Love the shoes and the photos with backlight. They have a beautiful depth!  09.21.11 - 11:55pm
Bonnie - J - you did an awesome job capturing Natalie and Joe's special day! Love the shots of her accessories :)  09.21.11 - 11:12pm
Wedding Snapper - Lovely detail shots. Great looking venue too.  09.21.11 - 10:12pm
Sarah - Love them all, Jasmine. I often come to your website for inspiration before I go out on a wedding or couple shoot. Thanks for sharing.  09.21.11 - 7:42pm
Bethany Ann - Such a gorgeous bride & groom! It was a joy viewing these images and they are spectacular, as usual. :)   09.21.11 - 7:29pm
Brianna - Beautiful pictures and quite possibly one of the most beautiful bouquets..ever.  09.21.11 - 7:17pm
RedSphere Wedding Photography - Gorgeous light and details! Oh, and great idea with the shoes! :)  09.21.11 - 5:20pm
Neil Redfern - Fantastic coverage as always - I love the first dance shots especially, stunning!  09.21.11 - 5:17pm
MemoriesandColors Dallas Photography - BEUATIFUL! the decoration is breathtaking! love the colors in your photos.. as always amazing work J!  09.21.11 - 5:01pm
Becca Borge Photography - LOVE that last one! Beautiful wedding. You're awesome, J*!  09.21.11 - 4:29pm
nena - A lovely wedding and the couple looks so happy and dreamy! =-)  09.21.11 - 3:45pm
Robin McQuay Photography - You sure have some fabulous weddings in California! This reception is gorgeous as is the bride. Great work!  09.21.11 - 3:38pm
Jason+Gina¬† - Wow - that's a HUGE reception!!!  09.21.11 - 3:26pm
nauheim - y'know, they always say "stay away from dappled light" but that light in her eye on the outdoor shot??? WOW! How perfect is that!  09.21.11 - 3:17pm
Joy Aquino - Beau.ti.ful! Love the emotions in the pictures. Bump to you J* and to the bride and groom. Absolutely perfect wedding. Good job, Jazz! I want to have a wedding client like them :)  09.21.11 - 3:09pm
Stephanie Stewart - Looooooove this wedding! Such a sweet, beautiful couple! Amazing details! Fabulous job, Jasmine, as always!   09.21.11 - 1:40pm
Stephanie - Oh, I ADORE that last cute!  09.21.11 - 12:59pm
B - I j'adore zeese! [Yes, I type in a French accent.]  09.21.11 - 12:49pm
Rachel Tatem - What a lovely bride! Great job once again!  09.21.11 - 12:42pm
Kacie Lynch - Ahhhhh so gorgeous! I especially love that last photo!! :)  09.21.11 - 12:23pm
Mona Alicia - As soon as I saw that bouquet shot I knew I was going to love this wedding! Absolutely gorgeous florals, and absolutely gorgeous photography!  09.21.11 - 12:21pm
Suzy G - LOVE. Amazing and inspiring.   09.21.11 - 12:19pm
Kristin Nicole - those shoes!  09.21.11 - 12:07pm
Adriana Morett - LOVE IT!! Gorrrrgeous photos, the bride is SO beautiful!!! Love your work as always. xoxo!  09.21.11 - 12:06pm
Adriana Morett - LOVE IT!! Gorrrrgeous photos, the bride is SO beautiful!!! Love your work as always. xoxo!  09.21.11 - 12:06pm
Laura Fiore - Completely gorgeous! Love the photos of their stunning wedding!!!  09.21.11 - 12:05pm
Beria Charles - wow wow wow vavavoom! Perfect combination of beautiful people, flawless decor and the best photographer! We love you and your work Jasmine! God bless!  09.21.11 - 11:58am
natasha - One word. Beautiful!  09.21.11 - 11:44am
Rachel Marie Photography - Oh i agree, the lighting is esquisette! I love all the dreamy colors from the reception too.  09.21.11 - 11:41am
Jillian Tree - Jasmine....just GORGEOUS photos!!  09.21.11 - 11:40am
Rudiak Fotografia - Beautiful.. Great reception pictures :)  09.21.11 - 11:32am
Denise - That's the coolest bridal bouquet I think I've ever seen! Great pics, as always j*!   09.21.11 - 11:31am
Sandra - Love note: the article "an" is used before words that begin with a vowel! ; ))))) Beautiful job, as always.  09.21.11 - 11:27am
kayla :) - beautiful work as always! :)  09.21.11 - 11:21am
Abby Grace - love love love those getting ready shots- GORGEOUS window lighting. Beautiful! Oh, and the reception decor? Flawless.  09.21.11 - 11:20am
Cathy - Love this! Your colors pop. What a lovely couple and fabulous venue. Great work Jasmine.  09.21.11 - 11:15am
Morgan Jenkins - Beautiful.. Loved the reception pictures :]  09.21.11 - 11:13am
Jodie Lemke - Love! I really love the last image! Beautiful work as always J* & JD  09.21.11 - 11:10am
Yuliya M. - Love her dress. Favorite shot of Natalie holding the dress and leaning in to kiss the groom. Priceless. Love their expressions and interactions, you really displayed that in your photos.   09.21.11 - 11:10am
LEOLAK - it all! I remember their engagement session! She looked goregous! Love those shoes! That bouquet....awesomeness! Great job J*!!!  09.21.11 - 11:03am