04.09.12 Weddings

31Bits : Wedding Jewelry

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few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with 31 Bits for a shoot to debut their new line of wedding jewelry. Now, not only am I a fan of its accessories, I'm an even bigger fan of who it represents. 31Bits is run by amazing people...the type of people who want to leave the world a better place than they found it. The girls at 31Bits are doing just that. They travel to Uganda to buy handmade jewelry from a small group of women, providing them with the freedom to overcome their financial suffering. Since then, this amazing organization has used profits to fund AIDS education, English lessons, vocational training and so much more in Uganda.

When they asked me to shoot a few wedding photos for their new line, I was honored. The ever fab Jen at Green Wedding Shoes is featuring the shoot today, but here are a few of my personal favs...




















Many thanks to those who made the shoot possible...
Producer: Jessie Simonson, Allie Swanson, and Kallie Dovel of 31Bits
Styling: Summer Watkins
Makeup: Amy Clarke
Hair: Dianna Lopez of Lady Dianna
Location: Community Church, Newport Beach, California
Photography: Jasmine Star
31Bits Online Lookbook: Click HERE

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Petronella - Today is Uganda's Independence day 10/9 from British rule! Love this shoot which celebrates my culture & country. Thanks for the feature.  10.09.13 - 8:39am
Dani Davila - Love your pics, just love them.  05.22.12 - 9:35am
Alisha Cryderman - Dear Lord... these are sooo beautiful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! This has to be one of my favorites of your stylized shoots. Chyeeea, work it girl! xoxo  05.18.12 - 9:19pm
Julia - Uh, hello? HE is my fave!  05.01.12 - 6:38pm
Temecula Wedding Photographer - Love these images!   04.27.12 - 9:49pm
jac - thanks for sharing! what cute styling too  04.25.12 - 6:15pm
Emi @ 1314 STUDIO Photography - Bride has a funky and cool hair. Love the retro scooter!  04.24.12 - 7:36pm
rachael - beautiful images as usual! what a stunning couple! just love wedding photography.  04.23.12 - 11:20pm
Vasia - Aw I love this! The chunky pearl necklace is stunning... And such a cute idea with the moped!  04.23.12 - 9:06am
Paulina Milewicz Wedding Photography - Amazing shots Jassmine - I am impressed!   04.21.12 - 1:17pm
Keidi - These are fantastic!  04.21.12 - 8:15am
WV Wedding Photographer - Great framing on the balloon shot. And what an attractive couple!  04.18.12 - 2:52pm
Jose Luis Jordano - Stunning wedding photos, you are an inspiration to me, greetings from Spain  04.14.12 - 3:28am
Valter / Wedding Photography Kent - I love these great pictures, Jasmine! Great work!  04.11.12 - 11:23pm
Hailey - These are GORGEOUS! I love how vibrant the colors are, but I was drooooooling over those black and whites!  04.11.12 - 6:15pm
Ella - As a faithful native Ugandan reader of your blog, this put a larger smile than usual on my face!  04.11.12 - 1:20am
Lydia - I was so excited when I heard you were photographing their new wedding line! 31 Bits is an amazing company! One of the founders grew up in my area, and I was able to host a party in my home last year to share it with all my friends! I've been recommending them to my friends for shoots, and they now have the perfect accessories for my brides who want a twist on classic!  04.10.12 - 11:13pm
Holli True - Oh my gosh!! These are gorgeous! :) I don't know how it's possible, but I manage to fall more in love with your work every day!!   04.10.12 - 9:16pm
Mary-Anne - Gorgeous images! For those wondering about the short dress. It's from BCBG. I bought it two years ago.  04.10.12 - 2:11pm
Haley Johnston - Gorgeous! The colors are spectacular! What a great thing this company is doing!   04.10.12 - 2:04pm
Leslie - these are SO pretty! I love the colors :)  04.10.12 - 12:33pm
molly - oh my gosh BEAUTIFUL. this is so amazing. i love the colors, the crispness, the class. i love it all!  04.10.12 - 8:26am
Aubrey - Love the editorial feel of these images! Gorgeous!  04.10.12 - 7:45am
Ayesha - Oh gosh, the necklaces are super gorgeous!  04.10.12 - 6:31am
Tina Nandi - Amazing. I worked for an organization doing similar work here in India. Thanks for sharing!  04.10.12 - 5:48am
Rochelle - What stunning pictures. wow. Love it! The jewellery is beautiful too. :) Rochelle  04.10.12 - 5:31am
Mr. Big Face Watches - Awesome! The jewelry is good-looking and is wonderful accessories to brighten up at the wedding day. 31 Bits’ designers have created an elegant line of jewelry.  04.10.12 - 2:31am
Cindy Habel - Love this...so cute!!  04.09.12 - 9:12pm
LEOLAK - These pics are like butta!! LOL! Gorgeous jewelry!!! What a great thing they are doing also!!   04.09.12 - 7:12pm
Kaley Gill - Love the jewelry and your pictures capture each peice perfectly.   04.09.12 - 6:51pm
Sydni Jackson - these are AWESOME!! perfect colors - so bright!!  04.09.12 - 6:44pm
Bryan - Love the black and white! So sharp!  04.09.12 - 3:09pm
Brittney - I am in LOVE...with both the photos and the jewelry!   04.09.12 - 2:54pm
Lauren Wakefield - I am OBSESSED with these!!!!!! SO gorgeous!!!  04.09.12 - 1:46pm
Amy Arrington - Simply love it! Gorgeous as ever!   04.09.12 - 1:43pm
Crystal - Awesome photos! Amazing cause :) Would you happen to know the info on the dresses as well?  04.09.12 - 1:37pm
Tara - loooorrvvee it! :)   04.09.12 - 1:14pm
Emily - I love these pictures, Jasmine! Great work!!   04.09.12 - 12:28pm
marie - btw, you get to work with the coolest people.   04.09.12 - 12:03pm
Marie - The link to the 31 Bits Online lookbook at the bottom of your post doesn't work for me :( The other ones do though....  04.09.12 - 12:00pm
Janelle Chung - I love it!!! All of the colors and the styling in this shoot looks wonderful! Great job!  04.09.12 - 11:43am
Patricia Lee - 31 Bits is coming to speak at our church's Women's Tea! Lovely photos.   04.09.12 - 11:00am
Alisha - OH. MY. GAWD. These are stunning Jasmine! Love everything about them, styling, wamrth, joy, and your exposure. So beautiful, work it out!! Happy belated birthday by the way. ;) xoxo  04.09.12 - 10:54am
Leslie Davis - I've been obsessed with 31 Bits for a while and so excited to see this [great for weddings and birthdays!]!!! Sweeeeeet!  04.09.12 - 10:39am
Lindsey Shaun Christensen - just love this shoot especially because i am dying over his tie!  04.09.12 - 9:45am
Michele Shore - Gorgeous pictures, Jasmine! As always! :)  04.09.12 - 9:37am
Gail - SO gorgeous and I love their line of jewelry! (I almost bought a Sprout bracelet just the other day, actually, but refrained because I was gift shopping for someone else) BEAUTIFUL shoot, J! Just beautiful.   04.09.12 - 9:30am
cindy - Unbelievably beautiful! :)   04.09.12 - 9:29am
Robin Harbison - Wow! This is so cool and such great cause. I love the pictures! Good job!  04.09.12 - 9:15am
Abby Grace - Girl! I am LOVING how bright these colors are- awesome job!  04.09.12 - 9:15am
Martine Martell - LOVE every image of this session! Completely drooling over her look as well :) Lover the dress, but the jewelry even more! NICE work Jasmine! (as usual)  04.09.12 - 9:15am
B - Love it! You can give me some for my birthday :)  04.09.12 - 9:15am
J - Another GORGEOUS shoot Jasmine, absolutely love the styling and hair and make up here too! I checked out 31Bits and I just adore what the ladies are doing and the community they're supporting. It's not too dissimilar to an charity organisation of the company I work for who support woman in Kenya, there's a lot of hard work that goes in to running something like this, I have a lot of admiration and respect for what 31Bits are trying to do. A great job all round!   04.09.12 - 9:13am
Michelle - That balloon shot... wow! They look like they are having a blast!   04.09.12 - 9:11am
Sarah Mariel - I love love love 31Bits and everything they stand for! Gorgeous job!  04.09.12 - 9:04am
ashley barnett - Ooooo these are so awesome! Like J.crew and 31bits threw the best party ever! :)  04.09.12 - 8:30am
Liz - Gorgeously rich photos! And of course now I've pinned their product smack dab on a Pinterest board - Jasmine, you aren't helping my wallet much!! :) But it's happy to help an amazing cause :)  04.09.12 - 7:58am
kassondra - I went on a mission trip to Uganda last summer and write about the connections I made there on my blog! I am so grateful for your partnership with this company! They do amazing things for my home away from home Uganda!I am also a photographer just starting out in my own business and love reading your stories!  04.09.12 - 7:39am
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