Villa Siena Wedding : Heather + Tony

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he story started when he stopped sending the photo albums, online libraries of his recent adventures to keep his out-of-state family up to date with his life. Tony was a precocious kid (the type of junior high kid who took apart his father's new computer just to see how it worked), who quickly formed an alliance with his parents when they thrusted the weight of their belief in his ability to succeed in anything he put his mind to. Many years later, after landing an engineering job at Intel in a different state than his family, he sent them pictures to keep them up abreast with ongoings.

Until the emails stopped.

Tony's father casually inquired about the sudden silence, but wasn't surprised when a new photo album arrived a few weeks later filled with pictures of Tony...and a beautiful girl at his side. Soon the photos became the story of a new adventure (hiking the Grand Canyon, biking, skiing) with Heather becoming his best friend along the way. Slightly shy, Tony cautiously approached a relationship with Heather, but if his parents taught him anything, it's knowing his ability to succeed in anything he puts his mind to. Last Saturday in Arizona, Tony and Heather started a new photo album...this time as husband and wife.

Heather and Tony, thank you for your kindness and overwhelming welcome into your lives. Your wedding was truly delightful and I couldn't have pictured a better way to start the year. Hope you enjoy the Maldives...and please be sure to take lots of pictures of your new adventures together! Much Love and Appreciation... j*


The day started exceptionally well when I discovered Carina of Flawless Faces was on hand for makeup...after loving Carina's work for her Orange County engagement session, Heather decided to fly the both of us to Arizona for the wedding day. Loved it...






Tony and Heather married at Villa Siena in Arizona...the light was just perfect and the backdrop lovely for a wedding. JD captured this photo of Tony just before the First Look...


I absolutely lovelovelove when a bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. Not only does it provide plenty of time for wedding photos, but it's a private moment just for the two of them. When Tony and Heather saw each other for the first time, the moment was pure magic. I know that sounds terribly dramatic, but there's no other way to explain it. Tears, laughter, joy...love. I felt incredibly honored to document it all.


Heather is a stunnah and I loved the moment JD captured on the right...that's right...a husband checking out his wife. Holler.


I say this often, but I love shooting with JD. He just sees the world differently...and makes us a better team. While he was capturing this photo...


...I was capturing this photo...




Le Love.




This is Heather. Working it for JD's camera. It made me jealy.




I become emo when a father gives his daughter away...it's gut-wrenchingly beautiful to watch...






I'll end this post with a photo of the First Dance...and the start of many memories...together.


To see more of Heather and Tony's Villa Siena wedding in Arizona, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with music provided by Amy Seeley found at WithEtiquette or watch it here...

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Mario - Love the first shot. Nice job.  05.29.12 - 10:28pm
Sunil Umbre - I just love the way you capture the moments. Will follow your work and be inspired.   04.02.12 - 3:31pm
Stephan - Very awesome, love the first look!  03.22.12 - 2:49pm
Colorado Wedding Photographer | John Gibson - Some really nice moments here. The First Dance shot is fantastic.  03.15.12 - 6:41pm
Mornington Peninsula Wedding - We are in love with your blog. Love the whole layout and of course your images. Brilliant!  03.14.12 - 8:34pm
Nika | montreal wedding photographer - Really nice work with the off-camera flashes.  03.13.12 - 12:21pm
NIKA | Montreal Wedding Photographer - Great work as usual, love visiting your site for inspiration. You should think of holding a workshop in Montreal. Would participate for sure.  03.13.12 - 12:00pm
Roberto Farren | Boston wedding photographer - Always nice coming back after a while and checking out some of your latest work! Great photos all round. Regards, Bob.  02.15.12 - 4:29am
Aberdeen Wedding Photographer - Rubislaw Studio - really enjoyed the two different viewpoints of the same picture, and how different they are.  02.05.12 - 1:18am
photographe mariage - I really love your style and recognize somehow what I like when I make photographs during wedding ! a french photographer (photographe mariage), Roger  02.04.12 - 5:00am
Ryan Hutson - Love the first look shot. Well done!  01.30.12 - 8:46pm
Albert | Somerset Wedding Photographer - Beautiful work Jasmine - the opening detail shots are just stunning!  01.27.12 - 11:03am
Somerset Wedding Photographer - Just beautiful Jasmine - those detail shots at the beginning are just killer. Hook you right in to the rest of the post!   01.27.12 - 10:27am
Hannes Uys - You know your stuff!  01.25.12 - 5:41am
Andreas Will - Very nice Photos. Thanks for sharing.   01.25.12 - 5:33am
Tony|Essex Wedding Photographer - Another wonderful collection. I love the shot looking in through the window and also the first dance shot - very nice!   01.24.12 - 1:47pm
Jennifer Medeiros - "I become emo"... haha.. that's fantastic!! Lovely, as always!  01.24.12 - 7:31am
stacy medows photograpghy - Very nice. But the images seem a little dif then previous, maybe its the soft/flatter lighting. Did you change something up? New lens? Like it, just not as popping as others. Like the softer j*!!!!!!!  01.20.12 - 5:14pm
Dade Freeman - Jasmine, your images just paint the story so well. LOVE the shot of them next to the curtain with the light breaking through, well seen!  01.20.12 - 4:16pm
the detailed life - i love that cake shot.   01.20.12 - 3:33pm
Wedding Snapper - Beautiful work. Again!  01.20.12 - 1:27am
Hilary Cam - This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! Stunning details, location, couple and of course photography!  01.19.12 - 9:54pm
Vania - Beautiful shots! Sending love from Florida.  01.19.12 - 6:05am
Fotograf Sofia - Great pictures!  01.19.12 - 4:13am
Camilla Knudsen - just LOVE the shoe shot and the necklace, beautiful. I think this is one of your best weddings ever :)  01.19.12 - 1:48am
Dave - Great Photos :)  01.18.12 - 7:56pm
Evan & Melissa Roth - I looooove this wedding!  01.18.12 - 7:52pm
feuza - beautiful  01.18.12 - 7:30pm
Ariana - Another absolutely gorgeous wedding! Love that shot with the bride and groom illuminated by the window. Stunning!  01.18.12 - 7:22pm
Onsite Minnesota Photgraphy - Love the shoes!  01.18.12 - 5:25pm
Adriana Morett - Your compositions just keep getting better and better, your photos show even more emotion, they are more and more beautiful wedding after wedding. As if you could get any better, you are.  01.18.12 - 5:12pm
Stephanie Hart - Absolutely love LOVE! Heather is such a stunning bride and the day was captured perfectly! Great job Jasmine...I can never get enough of your blog.  01.18.12 - 4:46pm
Lisandro Rivera - I love your style! Thanks for all of your help with your blogs and tutorials.  01.18.12 - 3:51pm
Delaware Wedding Photographer - Beautiful bride, beautiful bride! Love your attention to detail!  01.18.12 - 3:51pm
Addie - so, so gorgeous!  01.18.12 - 2:51pm
Erin & Andrew Dodson - Great photos - especially the dancing shot at the end. It looks so intimate.  01.18.12 - 2:28pm
Liz Lovi - What a beautiful wedding...and the slideshow...it made me tear up! Stunning!  01.18.12 - 1:13pm
Jeni Brower - Gut-wrentchingly beautiful just about covers it. I feel the same way. Not another relationship on the planet is like the one the one between a father & daughter. So many things to take in -looking at that photograph :)  01.18.12 - 1:06pm
Meredith Sledge - Wow, Jasmine. Wow.  01.18.12 - 1:02pm
Jackie Lamas - so elegant and pretty!  01.18.12 - 12:50pm
ashley barnett - Gawwwgeous! Loving her dress and those portraits...that bw up close one is to die for!  01.18.12 - 12:46pm
Lafayette Hicks - These are beautiful but somethings changed. Was anything done differently this wedding?  01.18.12 - 12:26pm
tina merriweather - Gorge. Love her dress! DJ you have out done yourself, love your candids how you captured them with heart. Jasmine is right to be proud, often the second shooter gets over-shaddowed as 2nd, but it is clear you are a huge part (#1) of your success. Hola! No dis to jasmine, I know the hard work of being the lead photog. It's team work baby!  01.18.12 - 11:45am
sarah conner - Nice pictures. Curious, do you prefer to blow the sky when shooting daylight to eliminateharsh shadow on the face? Would you use fill flash to balance the light? And save the skies and have fewer blown highlights. I struggle with this in shoots where there is harsh sun. You say you shoot wide open for the dreamy shallow depth of field, but I have issues shooting wide open. Can you offer some suggestions? Thanks always.  01.18.12 - 11:36am
Kirsty - Love this photo set! I remember these two from their engagement shoot you posted, their adorable. I LOVE the story about the photo albums, so cute, I'm not gonna lie I welled up a little.  01.18.12 - 11:19am
Robyn - This wedding's slideshow made me tear up and I don't even know this couple! Beautiful wedding, beautifully photographed.   01.18.12 - 11:16am
Sabrina - You blow me away with how you tell the stories of couples you photograph. Sometimes I try to pretend that I can write, but it usually becomes laughable :-) PS - I may have exclaimed, "Yay! She posted a wedding!" when I clicked on your blog today :-) Can't wait to see you in ATL!  01.18.12 - 11:13am
Suzy G - Gorgeous. I love their story to. Simply beautiful.   01.18.12 - 11:11am
Sabrina - You blow me away with your words and how you so distinctly tell the story of the couple. I love it! Sometimes I pretend that I can write but it doesn't always work out so well :-) PS - I may have exclaimed, "Yay! She posted a wedding!" when I went to your blog today :-)  01.18.12 - 11:09am
Ashley Goodwin - Both you & JD's versions of the window shots are fantastic!!  01.18.12 - 10:55am
Martin Hambleton - Another beautiful collection of images. Great looking wedding (great looking couple!).  01.18.12 - 10:45am
Jarusha Brown - JASMINE! You knocked it outta the park as usual! What a beautiful story and beautiful couple :) xox  01.18.12 - 10:33am
Mireya - Maybe I am just having one of those sensitive days but the writing at the story almost made me cry for some reason haha and then the pictures almost bring tears to my eyes too. WHY?! I DON'T KNOW!!! haha P.S. "Jealy" <-- Genius! Sounds way better :)  01.18.12 - 10:23am
Susana Cristina - Gorgeous as ever! They look completely wrapped into each other and you and JD captured that perfectly :)  01.18.12 - 10:17am
Tina Nandi - Those are the cutest shoes EVER and these are awesome pictures, as always!   01.18.12 - 10:04am
Rachel Tatem - What a beautiful wedding, love the close up black and white shot of the bride and groom: too beautiful!  01.18.12 - 9:48am
stacey ramsey - Jasmine, you are an inspiration!! BEAUTIFUL-- love your and JD's compositions. Timeless and elegant as always...bravo  01.18.12 - 9:40am
James - Love your work, so natural and fun too!   01.18.12 - 9:28am
Alexis - beautiful photography and slideshow J*! :) Your work inspires aspiring photographers like me! All the best! :)  01.18.12 - 9:24am
Stephanie - B-E-A-utiful, Jasmine! Gah, I can't get over how perfect the skin tones look. It's...fantastic.  01.18.12 - 9:13am
Jillian - Beautiful photos! Love how you captured this. xx.  01.18.12 - 9:13am
MARK MARTINEZ PHOTOGRAPHY - Stylish and elegant coverage Jasmine. Beautifully done!  01.18.12 - 9:12am
Aimee - I admire how you really get a couple to shine through. It goes beyond posing. I've had one photographer do this for me and my husband and I'm trying to pinpoint what it is...I think you must just make them forget about being self-contious. Anyway, I'm impressed!  01.18.12 - 9:03am
Sabrina Nicole - Simply lovely couple and wedding!  01.18.12 - 8:49am
May - Beautifully written and captured!   01.18.12 - 8:39am
Stephanie Stewart - Gahhh! I don't know if it's the music (love the Amy Seeley song!), your words, the way these two look at each other, ok, it's all of the above, Le Love! Le Sigh...tears as I watch the slideshow. So beautiful, Jasmine, so beautiful.   01.18.12 - 8:31am
Natasha - Beautiful as usual! Congrats to the lovely couple! Can't wait to see you Jasmine in DC :) I can cross it off my list of photographers I'd love to see (and hopefully meet) in person!  01.18.12 - 8:16am
Abby Grace - Oh man, that close-up portrait is so beautiful! And the shot of her shoes is stunning! You dunnit again, girl.  01.18.12 - 8:15am
Alex - So beautiful, Jasmine. You guys rocked it.   01.18.12 - 8:14am
abbey - glad to see your posting weddings again, these are beautiful images :) yay!  01.18.12 - 8:12am
Amanda Evans - I love them, as always!!!!!  01.18.12 - 7:59am
LEOLAK - Oh man oh man...sooooo many great shots! Heather looks stunning!! The first look photos....Gorge! You could feel exactly what you described coming through each image. Great great job J* and JD!!! (that window shot....NICE!!!)   01.18.12 - 7:46am
Tara - So beautiful!! I love your close up with both their eyes closed making a T face to face! stunning!   01.18.12 - 7:34am
Gabby / En Route Photography - Oh how lovely! It makes me wanna go out and shoot a wedding RIGHT NOW! ;) P.S: I wrote a little something something about you on my blog today (yeahhhhh another love note! ;D)  01.18.12 - 6:22am
Keri Doolittle Photography - One of my fave venues in Arizona. Fantastic job J*! See you in Denver in a couple months!  01.18.12 - 6:21am