theSTORE : Photography Video Tutorials

W
hen I walked into a room, I immediately made fun of myself. I'd criticize my baggy shirts, oversized arms, and potbelly. You see, before anyone had the chance to poke at me, I took the reigns and did it first. That way, I rationalized, their words would hurt less. As years passed since childhood, I walked a fine line of confidence and first class self-deprecation.

There were moments in my life I didn't pursue a dream/risk/passion for fear of what others might think...as I write this, I'm still saddened I let things fall by the wayside because of what others might say.

For the past two and a half years, I battled the same childhood fears of what others might think of a new project. This project has been sitting on a shelf the entire time, but I wouldn't touch it because I wasn't okay being exposed...fully showing what goes on behind the scenes in my business and sharing the pitfalls--and minor victories--along the way.

Until now.

A few months ago, I shared a photography tutorial video with a group of friends we hoped they'd make it online soon. Well, at the risk of sounding overly excited, THE DAY HAS ARRIVED!! After many hours, crazy video edits, and one too many glasses of vino, theStore has launched.


If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to join a photographer for a behind-the-scenes look on a wedding day or an engagement session, now here's your chance! Join me in a series of video tutorials as I invite you into my crazy little world of lifestyle photography for fabulous people. My approach might be untraditional, but see why my clients have fun and create unforgettable memories through photography.


If I was being honest, I'm scared. Totally freaked the heck out. But if I've learned anything from childhood it's that while I'm scared of what others might say, I'm more scared not to take a risk, jump, and FLY. I hope the same for you.

Stay Fabulous,
j*
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Tatiana Vargas - Hi! Isn`t there a video clip about the wedding ceremony? I miss that one =/  08.26.12 - 8:48am
Kaley Gill - Just checked out the store and it is nothing short of fabulous. Keep taking those risks.   08.15.12 - 6:56pm
Bobbie Brown - Oh wow! This is awesome - I can hardly wait to check it out!!!! Thanks so much :)  08.15.12 - 1:53pm
Edward - Hi Jasmine i loved your videos, but I was wondering if you still add some topics like, how to shoot pictures using manual mode, composition rules im taking photographs..... I was more hoping on how to shoot on the technical side. Thanks! Keep up the good work!  08.15.12 - 8:02am
Martin Mason - Fabulous !! .... I've bought the lot! Keep them coming :)  08.15.12 - 12:10am
LEOLAK - GO YOU!!! So awesome...big Congrats for taking the leap! These look fantastic! Your last line of your post...well your last paragraph really...I feel you big time there. I'm ready to FLY too! Thanks for always being an inspiration!   08.14.12 - 8:55pm
Jacqueline fronters - The videos are a true inspiration...oh man, they're awesome. I am learning a lot and you are a great teacher. Thank you beyond words.  08.14.12 - 4:46pm
Amy - Jasmine, so pleased you did this, love them all - thank you! :)  08.14.12 - 2:28pm
Jackie Beale - Hi Jasmine, I think one other video you should have available is how to photograph family formals, or how to light them if they cannot be done outside. It is something I'm trying to get better at :) Thank you!  08.14.12 - 2:14pm
Shannon - I have never left a comment before but I have to say that you are the BEST!! Saying that I love your photography would be an understatement. Same goes for your blog. I'm so glad you made these videos available. Thanks!!:)  08.14.12 - 1:57pm
Tamara @ Fishy Face Studios - Love my video purchase! :o)  08.14.12 - 10:21am
Becky - It's crazy to me that someone like you is scared of what other people will say. People all over the country who have never met you love you, want to be you, and only have wonderful things to say about you. I guess it just goes to show that everyone has insecurities. btw i LOVE your videos and i love the inspiration you are to the industry. You rock!  08.14.12 - 8:55am
Wedding Photographer Essex - Downloaded two of the video's yesterday, they were brilliant, your style is so warm and natural. Will download the others later.   08.14.12 - 3:16am
Ana Patino - Scared?! You are so creative and using your gifts and talents to bless others!!  08.13.12 - 8:36pm
Francesca Caputo - these look awesome! i can't wait to watch them. thanks for being so generous with your talent and wisdom. i know i'm not the only one that appreciates it.  08.13.12 - 6:49pm
Diana Liang - Bought a little video and I liked it. You're so smart. :)  08.13.12 - 6:46pm
Ashley Goodwin - YIPPPPPPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE  08.13.12 - 4:09pm
Lydia - So proud of you and excited that these are finally released!! Can't wait to buy and watch them all!  08.13.12 - 3:49pm
Ashley Christine - Complete awesomeness!  08.13.12 - 2:46pm
The New Diplomat's Wife - love these, and i'm no photographer. love how you keep finding new and fun ways to keep sharing - and you have a lot to share, ms.! looking forward to all the new surprises you have for us up your sleeve!  08.13.12 - 2:21pm
Val - Atta girl!!!!  08.13.12 - 2:03pm
Mark Martinez Photography - Congratulations Jasmine! There is nothing like stepping in to the great unknown. You are a trailblazer and an inspiration.  08.13.12 - 1:50pm
Stephanie Stewart - It was so cool to preview these during theFIX Chicago, so glad you took the leap and made this happen! These are so perfect when you need a tip in a pinch! I can't decide which one I want to watch first! Again, you are making your dreams come true, love that about you!  08.13.12 - 12:45pm
Shelly - Woops! Found the "Buy All" button after I already purchased all of the Engagement videos! Learned my lesson to scroll down before purchasing :)   08.13.12 - 12:40pm
Shelly L - Jasmine! Simply amazing how you constantly are giving back and helping others gain confidence through your teaching. Only suggestion! You need a BUY ALL button!! :)   08.13.12 - 12:35pm
ashley barnett - SO COOL! These are fabulous. Can't wait to start buying em! :)  08.13.12 - 12:28pm
gladys - jasmine, you still inspire me all the time. you might be scared at first, but you always make your dreams happen. i love that. congrats on this new project!   08.13.12 - 12:04pm
LilyRo - Oh Jasmine, you ROCKSTAR!! Thank you for being such an inspiration and sharing your knowledge. XOXO!   08.13.12 - 11:44am
Janice - Jasmine: I purchased almost every single tutorial. I am so excited that you released the videos and at such a low cost. Every single wedding tutorial I have found is way over my budget. I'm learning from the best now. I will purchase anything you put out there because you are truly genuine and unconventional which makes following you a breathe of fresh air!!! Thank you again for truly caring about us photogs! Peace & Blessings  08.13.12 - 11:21am
Katelyn James - You go girl!! Such a gutsy project and I love it!!!!! ps. confession, I may have bought steph's first look because that was my fav wedding... EVER (besides mine:) and I love them!! Such a creeper, I know:)  08.13.12 - 11:01am
Tim Thompson - This is awesome! It's because of people like you, David Jay and Zach & Jody, and your willingness to share information that the photography industry is seeing change for the better! Keep being who God created you to be!!  08.13.12 - 10:34am
Christa - Seriously....you are a genius! And only $2.99! :) I don't know how you keep coming up with it, kudos girl!!! Now I need to decide which ones I want to buy...decisions, decisions.  08.13.12 - 10:22am
Ashley - I already bought several of them over the weekend with the pre-launch. They're awesome and oh so helpful, and you're awesome for doing these for us fellow photographers! Thank you so much for really lifting the industry up and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us. :)  08.13.12 - 10:02am
Tarisha Mickel - Kind of amazing! Thanks for doing this! And you're great, so no worries!  08.13.12 - 9:57am
Victor Arias - And that's what makes you such an amazing person/photographer. You're always inspiring many of us. God bless you :)  08.13.12 - 9:44am
nickelle johnson - I can not wait to watch these videos :) What an awesome idea!  08.13.12 - 9:44am
Meredith Sledge - Jasmine, I just read an article that I had to read for my college and it said a true creative mind is one that is always coming up with new things but not only new things. It's someone who is going out of their comfort zone and helping people see things in a new way. I think you've done just that with this and I'm so excited for you!  08.13.12 - 9:42am
Stephanie Lyell - Wow. This is pretty exciting...for you and for all of us! You are so giving with your time and talent. I'm pretty excited to check this out!  08.13.12 - 9:41am
Allie Miller - So really inspired by what you have done here.. Again... Genius! Great help at many levels... <3~   08.13.12 - 9:36am
Mark Potter - Jasmine, please jump into any and all projects head first, with gusto, maybe a back flip, and without fear... you are flippin' amazing. I just bought the whole set and love them. Future project idea: J* Alumni Workshop, targeted specifically at past students ;)   08.13.12 - 9:14am
Martine Martell - Jasmine, I'm so excited!!! It's going to be awesome! I'm sure!!   08.13.12 - 9:01am
Alyssa Milne - How awesome are YOU? I loooooooove this! Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom. Pure awesomeness.  08.13.12 - 8:54am
Erin L - Ahh! I am so excited about this! :-D  08.13.12 - 8:45am
Deb - Already bought one! can't wait to watch! =) congrats on pursuing this next step.   08.13.12 - 8:36am
Kat - RocknRollBride - eeek this is so awesome. GO YOU!  08.13.12 - 8:34am
Ernie E - Right not I am so tempted to purchase the whole series!  08.13.12 - 8:31am