Vibiana Wedding : Styled Shoot

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think it happens to anyone pursuing an artistic endeavor: you get stuck. Or maybe I'm the only person who's felt this way, the only person who's let the funk cloud my mind. If that's the case, this post isn't for you. Feel free to come back tomorrow for regular programming. What I'm referring to is the moment when you realize that what you're doing isn't satisfy you, to make you feel inspired, to feel enough, even if but for a flickering moment.

Maybe it affects me more than most, but when I feel a wave of _________ coming on, I try to create. Anything. Something. Having the ability to call a friend and dream out loud is powerful, so I called my friend Amanda Auer of In The Now Weddings and talked. Then she talked. Then we set out to create.

Amanda is extraordinarily talented in creating, so she and her team descended on Vibiana in Los Angeles to create a styled wedding shoot. I was there to document her magic and happy to see it featured on Style Me Pretty. There you'll also see step-by-step tutorials for cool DIY wedding details, so definitely check it out HERE.

Now onto the creative collaboration...

I'm absolutely in lovvvvve with's actually a restored church in Downtown Los Angeles that's been converted into an event space...I'm smitten. The last time I was here, I photographed Damaris and Donald's wedding, and it still remains one of my favorites to this day...

What I especially loved about Amanda's sense of style is her brazen love of bold, y'all...

The centerpiece is a metal pegboard Amanda designed and created herself...she's so good at what she does, the men at Home Depot are intimidated by her! ;)

A special shout out to Steve+Sara...they're a newly married couple who kindly offered their time to be in front of my camera. I love the way they love...and I ended up simply loving them too!

One of the best things about Steven (besides his sense of style) is his humor...just being around him can make anyone smile...

This is when they brought out the fierciosity...yup, fierciosity.

Sara...oh, you...

Many thanks to the uber talented team who made this shoot come to life...
Venue: Vibiana
Event Design: Amanda Auer for In The Now Weddings
Catering and Cake: Jay's Catering
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Specialty Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Florist: Amanda Auer for In The Now Weddings
Models: Steve and Sara Lucero
Multimedia Prints, Vinyl and Projects: Creative Media Print
Graphic Design: Amanda Auer for In The Now Weddings
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Hair/Makeup: 1011 Makeup
Bridal Gown: Jenny Yoo
Veil: Erica Koesler from The Dresser
Photography: Jasmine Star

Happy Friday!
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studioelan | P. - I'm always impressed by the consistency of your photographic work - and I love the simple beauty of your images just as much as their engaging look/feel - every time! Best!   03.29.12 - 4:58pm
Jennifer Bates - Gorgeous and timeless. I can't imagine a couple wanting anything more.  03.27.12 - 9:29am
Jackie - This is so gorgeous! Great job:)  03.21.12 - 12:03pm
Yvonne Chakraborty - What beautiful colours - nicely co-ordinated between the flowers and wine. Also there is a lovely playful feel to the images based on the interaction between the bride and groom. Light, fun and elegant - well done!   03.20.12 - 8:43am
Chris - Wedding Photographers Leeds - What a great shoot, I always love visiting the blog, it must be incredible to get a shoot like that organised if you ever feel stuck in a rut! I think one of the most important things we can do as photographers is work to ensure we are continuously learning!  03.15.12 - 8:33am
Carina - Luv it!  03.05.12 - 2:59pm
rachael Ruffin - love her head piece, amazing job ms. star!  02.28.12 - 4:48pm
Angie - Love those colors!  02.25.12 - 5:33am
Wendy K Yalom - Love this shoot Jasmine! Would be honored to have you take a look at a recent one of mine -  02.19.12 - 3:09pm
Monika R Photography - beautiful colors!   02.11.12 - 2:37pm
Hannes Uys - Pops of colour!!   02.05.12 - 12:46pm
Sonya - I think that this spread just might be my favorite thus far. The photos just spew of love and I love the brightness of the table and landscapes. The couple have it going on as well.   02.01.12 - 5:01pm
Terra - I love that color pallet!! That mustardy yellow great just makes me all happy on the inside.   02.01.12 - 3:50pm
AlexanderKiselev - Amazing pictures, one of your bests!  02.01.12 - 5:31am
Wedding Photographer Colchester - Beautiful bride and I agree what fantastic colours. Lovely set of images Jasmine another great shoot.  01.21.12 - 10:26am
Fotograf Sofia - Great colors, lovely flowers! :)   01.19.12 - 4:17am
alexandra - must keep this in mind. when in a funk. create. thanks!   01.17.12 - 6:27am
Przemek Czaicki - Looks like quite a fashionable wedding, love it :)  01.16.12 - 2:03pm
Rhys Wheatley - Jasmine you are really great at what you do, just been watching your course over at creativeLive. Thanks Rhys  01.16.12 - 8:34am
David G. - Wow Jasmine, you are doing a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.  01.16.12 - 7:01am
denise karis - SUPER sweet - i love the veil  01.16.12 - 1:34am
Stephanie Rose - Beautiful styled shoot! Colors are so poppy!  01.15.12 - 11:58am
Pasha Belman Photography - Amazing photographer, amazing pictures.. just an over all my favorite :) Thank you for sharing your amazing photography work with all of us. Your Fan :)   01.14.12 - 8:35pm
[chicago wedding photographer] caroline ghetes - Wow, I can honestly say that I can relate when you say that you can get into that "funk" and feel the need to create something on your own time. Love these photos. The couple is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!  01.14.12 - 7:32pm
Vincent - Thank you so much for the encouragement to press through the funk and create. Your work is stunning-- as always!  01.14.12 - 1:23pm
Dade Freeman - Love the feel and colour to these images, they really pop ;)  01.14.12 - 3:01am
Sara Martin - Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!   01.13.12 - 9:12pm
Shauna Benoit - All the details are great and you photographed this beautifully. I love that even though it is a style shoot they are having so much fun. That's what its all about :)  01.13.12 - 4:51pm
Kelli - I am so glad you posted this! I am just getting started in the business and know exactly how you feel. Great shoot!! WOW!  01.13.12 - 1:14pm
Marco Markovich - Great images! Love your work!  01.13.12 - 1:04pm
Ashley Lynn - Beautiful couple, light, posing... beautiful everything! P.S. I am hoping to see in you in Dallas soon to get my j* fix! ;)  01.13.12 - 12:40pm
Nillie - So different! Just beautiful! I wish I had a wedding in that location and style.   01.13.12 - 12:30pm
Yuliya M. - Sara is gorgeous, love her hair piece ;)  01.13.12 - 12:08pm
Jein Brower - -Beautiful shoot- I love the metal pegboard & that Amanda intimidates the men at Home Depot! Thanks for pointing out that you try to create when you feel a wave of something coming on. I tend go the another direction & clean out the clutter. Maybe if I didn't have so much clutter I would create more. OK - time for me to go do an extreme de-clutter! :)   01.13.12 - 11:50am
Candice Benjamin - Thats the Jasmine I know and love! Love the photos! <3 <3 <3  01.13.12 - 11:41am
Camilla Knudsen - It's not just you! I feel the same way, totally. especially this time of year, after a whole busy season of (wonderful!) client work, I need to get refreshed and inspired so i'm ready and full of new ideas for a new season come springtime. btw I love her veil, it's SO whimsical (a little 'too much' in the fun way :)  01.13.12 - 11:34am
Lydia - I know exactly what you mean! I did a few big shoots this past year, and they're such a creative booster!  01.13.12 - 11:27am
Monica Salazar - I love the colors and their style!   01.13.12 - 11:27am
Mikaela - totally have been feeling that this month. but what an amazing opportunity to cure the funk! gorgeous venue, styling and images :)  01.13.12 - 10:29am
Amy M. - Stunning! and FULL of inspiration as always...can I please be just like you when I grow up....or in another life! Sigh....  01.13.12 - 9:48am
Denver Wedding Photographer - Jasmine, you never cease to amaze me!  01.13.12 - 9:46am
Libby Kosciuszko - Jasmine. Star. Did you write this post for me?! I have been feeling like that for about 2 months now. I'm so happy that someone as talented as you feels like this once in awhile. Beautiful photos. You never cease to wow me.   01.13.12 - 9:19am
kathleen frank - I spoke too soon! Bleg, that will teach me to comment before reading through everything. The style me pretty post describes exactly how she made the centerpiece and photos on the legs...   01.13.12 - 8:55am
kathleen frank - I need to know more about the peg board! What a fantastic idea to put flowers through it as a center piece. Do you know what she used as legs for it? Will so be making this! Stunning photos. I love how you captured all of those pops of colors and how that depth of field drops off so beautifully. Just perfection!  01.13.12 - 8:48am
Martin Hambleton - The black and white shot of them tightly cropped - simply gorgeous.   01.13.12 - 8:46am
Jennifer Medeiros - Amazing! I am currently working with a wedding planner to do my very first styled shoot and I am so excited!!! Thanks for the inspiration, as usual. ;)  01.13.12 - 8:31am
Columbus GA Wedding Photographer - Looks great!  01.13.12 - 8:31am
shann - There is that veil that I am so sickly in love with that I not only ripped a page out of my Exposed magazine +hung it on the wall...but secretly piled tulle and yes....the {washed} netting that my thanksgiving turkey came in on my head, just to see how it may look when I get married:)))  01.13.12 - 8:31am
Nicky Chadwick-Buckley - I love this Jasmine - and the centre piece is stunning :)  01.13.12 - 8:29am
Jessica Vidmar Photography - luv, luv, luv, luv...  01.13.12 - 8:21am
Susana Cristina - Hey Jasmine, Just to let you know that the link you have put for the Vibiana ( isn't working. Just a heads up (you don't have to post this comment! Hugs from Toronto! Susana  01.13.12 - 8:20am
sweetandcoolval - Lovely shoot J*, the colors alone are enough to inspire!  01.13.12 - 8:19am
Abby Grace - Oh man, I LOVE that shot of that B&W close-up shot of two of them facing each other. Beautiful!!  01.13.12 - 8:16am
Kimberly - Yep...Stunning! That just about sums it up. Beautiful photography, beautiful styling, and beautiful couple. I love their energy!  01.13.12 - 8:12am
Allyson - Beautiful indeed! You are truly my person to follow!  01.13.12 - 8:12am
Jillian Tree - SERIOUSLY gorgeous Jasmine! Love the way you captured everything <3  01.13.12 - 8:12am
Gabby / En Route Photography - Doing more styled shoots is one of my goals for 2012! What a gorgeous couple! ;)  01.13.12 - 8:04am
life with kaishon - I like them. The couple. Such a great vibe : ) Also love that metal table centerpiece thing a ma jig. NICE! Your friend is too cool for school! Hope your weekend is fantastic. Times ten.  01.13.12 - 8:00am
Rachel Tatem - What a pretty creation you have made.  01.13.12 - 6:46am
Julia - Ennui. That's what I call that "wave of ____". Somehow I figure anything with a French accent sounds much better! And oh yes, I get them too!  01.13.12 - 6:46am
Stacey - Just wanted to say thank you for posting nice and early for us on the East Coast. It's awesome that your blog is such a dependable fun read. I'm never disappointed. Great content and context, always. It's such a commitment to write everyday and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it. Thanks a mill...!  01.13.12 - 6:25am
Stephanie Stewart - Ok, so I want to see MORE from this shoot, like NOW!!!! What a gorgeous couple, love their style! And the way you captured them, the light (was it all natural? daaaaang!), their love, LOVE it! You continue to inspire, amaze, and grow, and I love it! Happy Friday! P.S. You're not the only one who feels that funk once in a while, it's such a dreaded feeling, but the silver lining is that you know you're always going to come out of it, and most often, come out stronger, feeling even more creative, and ready to face the next challenge.   01.13.12 - 6:19am