Orange County Engagement : Heather+Tony

eather is the type of girl who'll take a picture of every detail so she doesn't forget. Like that one time, after an exhausting hiking trip, her friends made her eat at a shady Mexican restaurant and she got food poisoning, resulting in hospitalization. Photo moment! Or a flat tire on a road trip. Photo moment! Or buying new sunglasses. Photo moment! For the past few years, all of Heather's favorite moments have been spent with Tony by her side...who else would take a picture of her attached to a hospital i.v.?!

They met at work though he remained shy and quiet. After a hiking trip with their friends in Arizona, Tony asked Heather a few questions and created small talk. Emboldened by the banter, he IM'd Heather at work and they went on their first date shortly thereafter. Tony showed up right on time (okay, he really showed up early and circled her block for 20 minutes) and quietly listened to a late-running Heather talk nervously and animatedly

A couple years later, on a random Tuesday afternoon, Heather got home from work to find Tony on bended knee with a handwritten speech that melted her heart...and in a crazy turn of events, talkative Heather was at a loss for words. She said yes...and excitedly slipped on her new ring. Photo moment!

Heather and Tony are getting married in Arizona early next year, but we were lucky enough to be able to hang out in Orange County for their engagement session. The day was beautiful and the light worked in our favor...

Many thanks to Carina of Flawless Faces for working on Heather's hair and makeup...

One thing I especially love when a couple has been together for a while is their ability to simply fall into each other...and just be. I didn't have to talk/coach/guide too much for this engagement session because Heather and Tony were simply happy being. Together.

After a quick outfit change, we had a little more fun...and by FUN I mean Heather and I spoke in our own quirky language and Tony simply let us think we're hilarious...

Not only is Tony kind, he's also really smart. Like, he works for a major processor company and can pretty much fix any computer. Boom. And right there, he's a genius in my book.

I'll end this engagement session on this's a portrait, but showcases the simplicity of their beautiful love.

To see more of Heather and Tony's engagement session, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or view it here...

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Nick Gillespie - I love the color palette in these photos. They definitely tell a story.  01.23.12 - 6:30am
Tony|Essex Wedding Photographer - Wow! what a good looking couple, they look so good together. Very nice natural looking goof fun photo's.  01.12.12 - 8:41am
Brooke Summer Photography - That first paragraph cracks me up... I'm the same way, gotta have photos for memories, even if they seem horrific at the time! What a beautiful couple. :)  12.29.11 - 11:35am
Robyn Elicia - Greay Shots. You inspire me  12.20.11 - 7:31am
Valerie - They've got to be my favorite couple! Beautiful story!  12.13.11 - 10:21am
Vasia - WOW to that building with the old rusty thing stuck to it and the stripes! Where on earth do you find these locations? LOVE :)  12.10.11 - 1:25pm
JamieY | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer - Super fabulous. I love the locations. I want to pick that little trailer up and bring it to me.  12.08.11 - 9:52pm
Caci - Love your work!  12.06.11 - 7:00pm
gladys jem - so much goodness!! <3  12.06.11 - 3:27pm
Wedding Photographer Aberdeen - I love your use of Depth of field, it really adds something to your photos. The processing is great as well, makes the images really bright and good to look at :D  12.06.11 - 2:27am
Jillian Tree - Seriously...gorgeos photos Jasmine! <3  12.05.11 - 8:19am
Kristina Juarbe - Love these pictures!!! Great job!   12.05.11 - 6:51am
Jonni - I love these and that camper is so fun!  12.05.11 - 6:05am
Mikaela - oh those first two images...looove! and the FUN shot :) ok, they're all pretty wonderful. xo  12.04.11 - 7:05pm
michelle gunton - Love the picture in front of the camper her looking up, so sweet.  12.03.11 - 1:58pm
Lydia - The location is amazing, but the way you captured their love is magical!  12.03.11 - 9:46am
gidi - Such a fun session. Your couple must've been over the moon with their photos. Just love how this series gives a WHOLE NEW LIFE into a place we've seen before and already has so much character.   12.03.11 - 7:49am
Phoenix Photographic - Beautiful set as always!  12.03.11 - 5:26am
Wedding photographer in Essex - Gorgeous Photos  12.03.11 - 5:26am
Ashley Lynn - The colors in this shoot are A-MAZ-ING and so are you! :)   12.02.11 - 10:57am
Kathryn Stevens - I am loving the one with Heather sitting about Tony, and looking down...super genuine; plus, I'm digging the whole scene!!  12.02.11 - 8:43am
Alyssa - I swoon over the one in front of the camper where they are looking at eachother. Epic.  12.01.11 - 11:43pm
Shannon Rosan - Love the image of them sitting on a green bench with the sun flare!!!   12.01.11 - 9:54pm
Aurelie Davis - Gorgeous couple, beautiful composition and stunning colors!!   12.01.11 - 8:53pm
Kate Douthwright - I'm so jealous of these locations! We have nothing like this here in Massachusetts. That's it, I'm going to the OC right this second and taking self timer shots of myself alllll daaaay loooong!  12.01.11 - 7:58pm
rachel chacko - great usual :) any idea where she bought that gorgeous dress from?!   12.01.11 - 7:11pm
Haley Johnston - Beautiful!! Fabulous as always Jasmine!   12.01.11 - 7:08pm
Kohl - Love this shoot and the "feel" of this place. It was one of my favorite places to hang out in the 90's. (Yes, I'm that OLD!) I think I'll take my camera to The Lab next week. Great work Jasmine!  12.01.11 - 5:44pm
John - I like your capturing angle..  12.01.11 - 5:05pm
Liz -!! Beautiful couple, and amazing chemistry! You so rock Jasmine!!  12.01.11 - 4:35pm
ala cortez - your brides are always so adorable i could pick them out of a lineup! ;)  12.01.11 - 4:29pm
Gwyn - What a beautiful couple!  12.01.11 - 3:30pm
shmileblik - Awesome location...and as usual, awesome images Jasmine!  12.01.11 - 1:53pm
Melbourne Wedding Photography - Greta looking location. Oh, and the couple are fab too!  12.01.11 - 1:41pm
Ela - Where oh where is that AMAZING colorful barn?! I want to see it on my next vacation to LA. If only Chicago had so much pizazz. beautiful colors!  12.01.11 - 1:27pm
tardy - another great one  12.01.11 - 11:52am
Claudia - what a cute couple!.   12.01.11 - 11:51am
Amy Arrington - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  12.01.11 - 11:47am
Belinda - Hehe, on one of the VERY first pictures I was like "hey! that looks like... OH, it is!" This is one of my favorite locations! I've only shot here once, but the decor is AWESOME! Your photos look gorgeous as always!  12.01.11 - 11:25am
Larissa - Too Too gorgeous! They're so perfectly beautiful, and you're so perfectly amazing.   12.01.11 - 11:00am
Lyndsay London - Oh my gosh! I just LOVE everrrry image. They are so gorgeous. Wow! Such an inspiration!!!! xo  12.01.11 - 10:48am
Paula Franco - Love, love.... and fun!! great session!!!  12.01.11 - 10:39am
Yuliya M. - What a great shoot to end the year with, looove it. Especially that blue dress. She is gorgeous and you really captured that. As always. Cheers on this Thursday!  12.01.11 - 10:38am
Renee Tucker - Your bloggity makes me happy!!! ;) ;)   12.01.11 - 10:32am
Heather - Okay Jasmine, for the second time in my life I may be at a loss for words ;) You've made my mom cry already...I just can't believe what a great job you did of capturing "us"! Tony's expression in the laughing picture is SO TONY!! I love everything about them, thank you so much! (PS - The dress is by Aidan Mattox and I got it at Dillards on the clearance rack :) Here's the link of the dress: My sister and most awesome maid of honor in the world picked it out for me!)  12.01.11 - 10:27am
Mike Moore - I always love coming to view your posts. Always inspiring.  12.01.11 - 9:23am
Taylor O'Brien - She looks JUST like Stacy Kokes! It's weird!   12.01.11 - 9:19am
Rute Ângelo - Olá! Adoro o seu trabalho. É uma inspiração para mim. Obrigada! Hello! I love your work. It is an inspiration to me. Thank you!  12.01.11 - 8:59am
Samantha - Gorgeous - as always! Beautiful shoot, and they look amazing!  12.01.11 - 8:54am
Don Lawrence - I love the story! Not only the words, but the images! You have a way of capturing more than an image, you are able to capture the emotion! Amazing work Jasmine! Thank you for being an inspiration! Great work! I am excited to see what you come up with next!   12.01.11 - 8:43am
Antonis - Jasmine - Awesome as always! A technical question. How do you deal with copyright issues for the songs in your slideshows?  12.01.11 - 8:41am
Keren - Beautiful session Jasmine!! I've seen you tag "Flawless Faces" you recommend this to your clients or do they just happen to go get their make up done professionally before the shoot?  12.01.11 - 8:40am
Jennifer Hudspeth - You sure did end on a GREAT note, j*. This session is perfect. PS- WHERE DID SHE GET THAT DRESS!? In your words, it is gorge.   12.01.11 - 8:27am
Rachel Marie Photography - This is one of my favorite places to shoot in Orange County. There are so many diverse looks in such a small place! Gorgeous couple. Looks like you did a fabulous job just capturing 'them'.  12.01.11 - 8:20am
anda - i looooove it. all the backdrops are amazing too! any idea who did the colorful mural they are in front of in the image where they are sitting and heather is laughing??  12.01.11 - 8:14am
Shannon K. - You're coming to photograph in AZ??? Can I crash the wedding? ;) And I LOVE that everything is a photo moment for her. That right there? Shows that she obviously values photography!!   12.01.11 - 8:12am
Brenda - I love it! they are all great!. nicely done!   12.01.11 - 8:06am
Kacie Lynch - Ahhh the last two are my favorites! LOVE them! :)  12.01.11 - 8:05am
Kimberly Bourgeois - YOU are my inspiration, I pray always that one day I will have even 1/4 of your talent and genius!! Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us!! LOVE my copy of EXPOSED!!!! You ROCK! May God continue to bless you each and every second of your life!!! Kim  12.01.11 - 8:05am
Derrick - Hot!!!! Such a wonderful shoot!   12.01.11 - 8:05am
Jessica Reynolds - Amazing, simply amazing Jasmine!  12.01.11 - 8:00am
Amy Carson - Such gorgeous locations and a beautiful couple - perfection.   12.01.11 - 7:55am
ashley barnett - I love this one! Her dress and shoes are to DIE FOR.   12.01.11 - 7:41am
rayelle - Fabulous pictures! They look so happy.  12.01.11 - 7:41am
Molly W. - That photo in front of that awesome rainbow barn is too amazing for words! Is it wrong that i want a copy for MY walls?!  12.01.11 - 7:37am
LEOLAK - Ok...they are too cute!! I LOVE her it!!! Great session Jasmine!  12.01.11 - 7:34am