09.27.11 Photography

WPPI U : Atlanta

called the front desk and requested a 5am wake-up call and while I thought it'd make total sense, I definitely felt the three hour time difference the following morning. My body was in Atlanta, but my brain was back in California, where it was 2am and there'd likely be a dog resting his head on my right ankle. Not left, just the right. I shuffled around in the darkness using my phone as a flashlight. And right then I realized it was the closest I'd ever get to camping in the south.

I reviewed my presentation notes and talked out loud trying to tie my thoughts together. I emailed clients, organized my flight home, then got ready for the long day ahead. Oh, and I topped this preparation with a pair of red heels. Because--just maybe--I could take heels camping.

I was honored to speak at WPPI University in Georgia. Over 400 photographers showed up for the three-day conference and it was an incredible gathering of incredible photographers. The energy in the room was palpable and I was greeted with a warm southern welcome filled with things like y'all...fixin to'am, although I could have done without that last one thankyouverymuch.

Many thanks to Ashley for capturing the event on my behalf...

This is the awesome group of girls I hung out with at on Sunday night at Taco Mac...and you might remember the lovely Ashley from our time together on creativeLIVE photography that girl!

Like always, it's a true honor to speak as part of WPPI, but--more so--an honor meeting so many amazing people. I'm incredibly excited to see where the industry is heading and how promising the future appears.
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Ashe-Monique Wint - Love your outfit! I want it! =D  09.30.11 - 1:29pm
ela - Cute Dress!!!!  09.29.11 - 7:39pm
Sarah - 5am wake up when it's really 2am by your body clock - you ARE dedicated! Love the read heals!  09.28.11 - 7:05pm
Dee - Giiiirrrrllll! I love your dress! And of course the heels! Work it chica!  09.28.11 - 7:02am
Zipporah Davis - You were so inspiring at WPPI U, thanks so much for sharing your story with us!  09.28.11 - 5:34am
Karen - Love your outfit, especially the shoes!  09.27.11 - 10:29pm
Jeff Garban - Thanks for always being INSPIRATIONAL J* :)  09.27.11 - 7:51pm
Becca EP - So I was totally that random girl that took the last photo (your taco mac girls!!) Love them and you! Also, your talk TOTALLY rocked my face off... I left asking tough questions :]  09.27.11 - 6:54pm
Camilla Photography - You are one fashionable lady! Love your outfit Jasmine!   09.27.11 - 5:20pm
anda - must find that dress. going to nyc in november ... a trip to topshop is in my future!  09.27.11 - 4:23pm
Alicia White - There are no words to describe what an amazing time I had Sunday night at dinner! You are so inspiring and real. I have all the respect for u in the world. Thanks for sharing your heart and really believing in all of us xoxo  09.27.11 - 4:00pm
Sally Watts - Awesome! I hope my Charleston peeps Bridgit, Collette and Hannah are having a wonderful time!  09.27.11 - 3:56pm
Sharma Shari - It was an honor meeting you. And as I told you there, it's nice to see that other people passed the same struggles that I'm now. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for being an inspiration!  09.27.11 - 3:38pm
Kristin Nicole - So fun  09.27.11 - 3:38pm
Mona Alicia - I'm from the south (NC) and still live here and please don't take offense at the use of ma'am. It's a term of respect, not of oldness. I know, I feel the same way sometimes when I'm at the grocery store and the cashier calls me ma'am and that happened when I was in my 20s, but now I'm the ripe old age of 33 and I've decided that it's okay. I'll take it in the spirit it was intended and be thankful they are being polite. I hope you enjoyed your stay, I'm sure Atlanta was thrilled to have you!  09.27.11 - 3:33pm
Christina Juleson - So happy I was able to finally meet you in person. I hope to someday be able to fly out to Cali to take one of your workshops. Totally giddy that I made it into your blog photos! :)  09.27.11 - 3:25pm
Lauren - You look absolutely stunning! It's great that you give back so much :)   09.27.11 - 2:33pm
Karisa Joy - I looove that dress! And those shoes! Must. have.   09.27.11 - 2:06pm
Kimberly Murray - Jasmine, thanks for coming to see us in the "A!" I really appreciate the time you took to answer my question. And, y'all, she's just as beautiful and personable in person!  09.27.11 - 1:49pm
autumn teesdale - You look fab as always! Wish WPPI would come to Colorado :) BTW, it's 'fixin' to" there is no "do" after that LOL I'm from Texas, that's what we say before everything!! I'm fixin' to comment on your awesome blog post! LOL  09.27.11 - 1:36pm
gladys jem - awww you were hanging out with alicia white! LOVE her :) p.s. where can I snag a pair of those hot shoes? rawr! <3  09.27.11 - 1:30pm
Abby Grace - One day, I will make it to WPPI. I can't wait to be one of those women in the crowd!  09.27.11 - 1:03pm
Bethany Cox - I love your dress Jasmine!  09.27.11 - 12:54pm
Carly - Amazing photos. Great job! I'm sure you inspired a ton of people. -Carly of Flour LA  09.27.11 - 12:49pm
Noa - I just wanted to say that I LOVE your red shoes! WOOT WOOT!  09.27.11 - 12:42pm
kelsy mccartney - j* i am in LOVE with your dress!!! love love love. way to rock it!  09.27.11 - 12:41pm
Jennifer Hudspeth - Ohhhh, how I wish I were there to help welcome you with southern hospitality. : ) ....and your dress, simply amazing.  09.27.11 - 12:36pm
LEOLAK - Come to Chicago Jasmine...they just opened a TopShop here!!! We can do a shopping trip!!! =) Great styling....looks like you were hit (as always)! Ashley seems like such a sweetheart...I love checking out her site and where she's going as well.   09.27.11 - 12:28pm
Paul Bohman - Looking at your photos, I couldn't help but notice that the ratio of women to men seems to about 50:1.  09.27.11 - 12:18pm
Rob Goldstein - I hope you get home in time to celebrate your anniversary with JD. Happy anniversary Jasmine.  09.27.11 - 12:17pm
Edouard Montfort - What a crowd.. Jasmine you seem relaxed !  09.27.11 - 12:14pm
Ashley Goodwin - Told ya that dress was the bomb! Taking photos of you with your camera=the scariest thing I've ever done. But had a blast doing it. Happy there were some that you didn't hate me for! Bah! :) as usual you looked gorg. xoxo  09.27.11 - 12:10pm
Amy Jo - Beautiful dress (and totally awesome red heels). Even though you had an early morning, I bet you rocked it (like you always do). I only wish I was there to hear it! =)  09.27.11 - 11:51am
Dana Laymon - I wanted to be there SOOO bad! But looking forward to WPPI that much more! You look cute as always. Now I want to go and watch your Creativelive course. Hope to see you in person one day!  09.27.11 - 11:51am
nena - Looks like a great time and I hope to one day be able to see you in person because I'm your number one fan! =-)  09.27.11 - 11:47am
Katrina Wheeler - It was great hearing you in ATL! :) Thanks for coming! You shared some very inspirational nuggets and I can't wait to put them into action! :)  09.27.11 - 11:43am
Savanah Loftus - I loooooooove the dress!! Shoes too, but I have to know where is that dress from!!?  09.27.11 - 11:27am
Jasmine* - Hi friends! I got the dress at TopShop when I was in London...I'm literally dyyyyying to get a TopShop in California soon! :)  09.27.11 - 11:26am
Gail - Oooh...LOOK at those sassy red heels! Love it! (and love that dress too! Yellow will always be my fave color)   09.27.11 - 11:26am
Liz - Those red heels look so awesome on you! love your outfit~goes so well with your beautiful smile :)   09.27.11 - 11:24am
Shalmai - Where is your dress from? I must have it ASAP! :)  09.27.11 - 11:23am
Megan@ COUTUREmotion Films - J*....Where oh WHERE did you get that dress?!?!? Please share! Love it!!!  09.27.11 - 11:22am
natasha - One question - where is that dress from?I love it!!! ;-) x   09.27.11 - 11:14am
Lerissa - JASMINE...LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!!  09.27.11 - 11:08am
Jessica Rensch - Jasmine, just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your dress! OMG and you looked stunning in it! much love!  09.27.11 - 11:07am