Terranea Wedding : Sonya + Eric

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he complimented her bridesmaids as she rushed through the casita. That dress looks great on you...oooh, I love your look stunning. So often the day was made about others that her friends took the time to stop Sonya and remind her that the day was about her. And Eric. About them together, but it took getting used to because she's only ever been about everyone else. Selfless, that's how she's described by those who know her best and love her most.

Eric is equally as loved and deeply respected. Not only playing for powerhouse NFL teams, Eric served as captain for most of them, drawing the affection and loyalty of his teammates. He's lauded for his warm embrace anyone who crosses his path, be in on the field or one of his favorite beach hangouts.

Last Saturday, Selflessness and Warmth married at Terranea Resort...Sonya and Eric vowed their lives to each other in front of their friends and family, creating a day just as much about their guests as it was about them...and they wouldn't have wanted it any differently.

Sonya and Eric, words can't express how thankful I am to be a part of your love story. It was honor getting to know you and documenting your wedding day. Your friends and family are amazing and I have no doubt you're destined for abundant success with them at your sides. Much Love and Appreciation... j*

The day started brilliantly at Terranea Resort...I was thankful to have Messex Industries letterpress map to personalize the ring shot...

The day was gorgeous and every corner was a backdrop for photos...especially Sonya's Vera Wang wedding dress...

...and a pair of fabulous Jimmy Choo's!

Sonya and Eric opted to see each other before the wedding ceremony for a private moment together...and seeing his stunning bride brought tears to Eric's eyes...

Many thanks to JD for capturing moments and details that personalize a wedding...

Sonya is beautiful on the inside and out...and many thanks to Contour Foussa for makeup and Sarah Daly for hair...

Just after the First Look, the bridal party headed to the wedding ceremony...obviously looking their best...

The day was slightly overcast, but the Terranea Resort always offers a gorgeous background...

The most evident thing about their love is how they make each other happy...they're always making the other laugh...

...see what I mean?!?

Officially official...

While guests enjoyed cocktail hour...

...Eric and Sonya snuck away for a few more photos along the gorgeous coast at Terranea...

Eric joked that Sonya was getting all the photo attention, but little did he realize JD had his back with photos like this one...

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention just how amazing Erin + Angela of Sterling Social were in making this wedding truly perfect....their hard work, dedication, and professionalism made the day lovely and I was incredibly lucky to be alongside such a great team! Annnnnd if that wasn't enough, they suggested sparkly and sequence tablecloths from La Tavola for the them!

Like always, working with the ever fab R. Jack Balthazar for florals and design makes my heart happy...they're artists and incredible at what they do!

The First Dance from JD's perspective...

...from my perspective...

I'll end on this note because the party was epic, especially with DJ Tendaji Lathan mixing the night away...

To see more of Sonya and Eric's Terranea Wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slidshow with Andrew Belle music provided by The Music Bed...or you can watch it here:

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Scott Hochstadt - I just cried again watching this video. "Bunch of crying linebackers." Love you guys.   04.18.13 - 7:35am
Adelle - Hi Jasmine, i'd like to ask if you dont mind... What are your techniques in exposing 2 very differently skin toned bride & groom, y'know what i mean. i'd appreciate your help on this. Thanks in advance.   02.27.13 - 8:59am
Ashley Christine - Gorgeous!  07.16.12 - 6:51pm
Thina Doukas Wedding Photography - Browsing your site, your attention to details is fantastic. Reception photos taken are brilliant guys. Cheers   07.11.12 - 9:11pm
Vanessa Balenovich - Wow! amazing wedding and beautifully captured as always Jasmine!!   07.10.12 - 9:56pm
Angie - Beautiful!  07.10.12 - 2:23pm
Lynn Brown - Great emotion Jasmine! Excellent job! This couple was so lucky to have you!  07.07.12 - 7:11am
moi - You will always be successful Jasmine dear, not only because you are an excellent photographer and have vivacious personality but also because you give credit where it is due, you are not insecure and don't try to hog all the limelight, I love the way you add links to all the other people who contributed to the wedding. Well done, I aspire to be like that. XXX  07.07.12 - 5:45am
Net - Truly amazing pictures.  07.06.12 - 2:24am
steve willis - wonderful work as always.  07.04.12 - 6:48am
Wedding Photographers in Kent - Love the crisp and vivid strong images. Having geat weather really makes a difference, we don't get much of that here in the UK :)  07.02.12 - 8:00am
Becky Male - Wow Sonya's dress is beautiful. Congrats guys! Beautiful photos J x  06.30.12 - 3:56pm
Jennifer Rice - Jasmine Starr + ninja master of ring stacking..... HOW do you do that????? Do you utilize ABC gum or something??? LUV the images, TDF as always!  06.28.12 - 7:34pm
Jami Clark - Watching the slide show made me want to get married again!! Such beautiful photos Jasmine :)  06.26.12 - 1:27pm
Miles - I love her dress, it's lovely! Stunning photos as well. The flower girls' photo is my favorite. :)  06.26.12 - 4:35am
Cristina Rossi - So very beautiful!! Stunning work as always! x  06.25.12 - 10:39am
Mom - Beautiful....just beautiful wedding!  06.24.12 - 5:56pm
Lyndal - So gorgeous! Please give us some tips on lighting/flash during receptions? x  06.24.12 - 2:21am
Yarra Valley Wedding Photographer - I LOVE that shot of the rings. Really great.   06.23.12 - 10:07pm
Monika Greenaway - BEAUTIFUL!!!! Man...Vera Wang dresses fit so perfectly wow.  06.22.12 - 4:46pm
errol e - Such great information! And a beautiful wedding. Amazing.   06.21.12 - 4:25pm
LEOLAK - GORGE! BEAUTIFUL!!! Every.thing. The couple, dress, details. And the pictures - WOW! STUNNING!! Work it J* and JD!  06.21.12 - 4:57am
Jacob - I love your work! Such an awesome job!  06.21.12 - 12:59am
PAPI - As soon as I started to view the slide-presentation, I bumped the lampshade and particles of dust flew off into both of my eyes and made them watery...IT HAD TO BE! I usually don't cry...especially while I am looking at some phenomenal, emotional photos, and simultaneously experriencing 'good' flashbacks. Papi  06.21.12 - 12:56am
Matteo - thanks for sharing !  06.21.12 - 12:31am
Elisabeth Carol - Wow! I just want to BE at this wedding! Looks like such a fun couple!   06.20.12 - 10:47pm
Mayra - I love the shoe shot! Genius! oxox  06.20.12 - 5:23pm
B - I die.   06.20.12 - 4:37pm
Aimee - I love the photojournalistic emphasis with these photos. Really shows off the depth of your team and talent. And, maybe the best groom portrait yet - straight out of GQ!  06.20.12 - 3:55pm
Roxie - WOW! Your images told such a heartwarming story. You never seize to amaze me in all your fabulousness. Thank you for sharing as always!  06.20.12 - 3:49pm
Jennifer Hudspeth - Holy Wow.  06.20.12 - 2:46pm
Stephanie Stewart - What a STUNNING wedding! Love all the details! Gorgeous couple, congrats to Sonya and Eric!!!   06.20.12 - 2:44pm
Ginger Lankan baker - Oooooooo her dress....its gorge! And don't tell JD but I'm voting for your first dance shot ;) it looks so pretty with all the background in it!  06.20.12 - 2:41pm
Inca - Beautiful pictures, Jasmine. I most love the way you capture the couple interacting with each other in their natural way. One question if I may: did you use flash in the indoors section at all? Or is it all with the ambient light? I could not find sharp shadows, but the depth of field is wide enough to suggest you are not shooting with 2.8. Maybe then, high ISO with the new Mark III?   06.20.12 - 1:40pm
PAULA FRANCO - Full of style wedding and photos!! I love the light of that day and how you both capture it on each moment of the wedding!!  06.20.12 - 1:13pm
Julia - They are going to have some BEAUTIFUL babies! : )  06.20.12 - 12:22pm
Erin Oveis Brant - why are you so awesome?!   06.20.12 - 12:19pm
Mark Potter - Jasmine, these are absolutely breathtaking! Your creativity and eye for detail is seriously amazing.  06.20.12 - 11:38am
Julie - Fantastic Photos Jasmine! :0)  06.20.12 - 11:19am
Andrea - Beautiful! And having been to the Terranea before, I can only imagine how glorious this day must have been.... absolutely gorgeous!  06.20.12 - 10:59am
Amy Arrington - Awesome photos Jasmine!  06.20.12 - 10:37am
Greg Gifford - wow - amazing shots!  06.20.12 - 10:35am
gladys jem - sonya is gorgeous! really beautiful, jasmine. love watching your slideshows. xxo  06.20.12 - 10:18am
Tammy - Simply. Stunning. Love all of JD's perspectives! You're a mega-talented woman, j*!  06.20.12 - 9:55am
Life with Kaishon - She is exquisite. Wow. What a beautiful couple. I wish them every happiness along life's journey.  06.20.12 - 9:31am
sarah danaher - they are SO ADORABLE!!! I love how happiness just bursts through their eyes!  06.20.12 - 9:30am
Kitrin Jeffrey - Stunning, SERIOUSLY STUNNING work J*. You always keep me inspired to do more, and do better, girl!  06.20.12 - 9:23am
May - Gorgeous! Amazing how you get the sharpeness in the images taken indoor in low light.  06.20.12 - 9:21am
Gail - Can't remember the last time I've loved a bride's wedding dress as much as hers. GORGEOUS! Beautiful colors, beautiful venue, beautiful couple and beautiful details. Well done you two!   06.20.12 - 9:18am
Christina Dely - Gorgeous couple. Gorgeous location. Gorgeous photos!  06.20.12 - 9:08am
anouschka - what a gorgeous wedding and ditto photos jasmine!  06.20.12 - 9:03am
Alan Phillip - Beautiful photographs! You are so amazing Jasmine! Love you work:)  06.20.12 - 8:42am
ashley barnett - LOVE THIS - one of my favorites. What a gorgeous couple and elegant so so pretty!  06.20.12 - 7:57am
Girish - Awesome pictures :) .. too good. Eric looks like Jay Z specially the one with black glasses Awesome slide show.  06.20.12 - 7:53am
Emilia Jane - Oh my gracious, she's gorgeous!!! Such beautiful work Jasmine!! XXOO  06.20.12 - 7:52am