11.13.07 Weddings

Nicky and Nick : Wedding

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ast Saturday I had the distinct pleasure of photographing Nick and Nicky’s wedding with David Jay at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. The day was just beautiful and watching two people very much in love pledge their lives to each other made for a stunning November nuptial.

Nicky was one of the sweetest and kindest brides, and her smile was infectious. I believe what draws people to her is an inherent longing to possess what she gives freely: love, generosity, and compassion. Together she and Nick will make a beautiful life together and I wish them the best!

Here are a few of my favs…

We met the ladies at Forme Salon in Santa Monica for their wedding preparations...

The radiant shot with the much coveted 50mm, 1.0 buttery smooth...

Again with the 50mm, 1.0...DJ literally had to pry it out of my hands! ;) I told him that if the lens just happened to find itself in my Shootsac at the end of the night, it was A TOTAL ACCIDENT! ;)

Kimberlee and I then headed over to the Viceroy Hotel for the groom's wedding preparations...this hotel is beyond sick...I could've shot there all day!

Nick has this air of gentleman regalness...he was gracious in allowing me to follow him all morning long :)

Dean, Nick's brother and Best Man, came to the rescue and tied everyone's bow ties... :)

All the florals were designed by Tricia with Hidden Garden...who was also the wedding coordinator...LOVED her! :)

Nicky looking stunning...

The First Look...

Just being announced as husband and wife...

Wedding details as designed by Hidden Garden

The First Dance...

A special thanks--again--to David Jay for allowing me to shoot alongside him and watching him work his magic. I'm so blessed to have met him and I'm honored to call him a friend...he's done SO much for JD and I and we're completely and wholeheartedly indebted to his kindness.

**On a completely unrelated sidenote, I'm so unbearably swamped with emails. If you've emailed in the past eon or so, and haven't heard back, my bad! I'm gonna try to hammer out a chunk of responses today...thanks for your patience as I've been away from home for the past week...**
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zephyr sloan - hey! interesting website...lovely pictures!!  02.28.08 - 3:18am
Paul Kestel - Jasmine these your best images you have blogged yet! I love the old school feel to them!  11.19.07 - 10:01am
Jeanette - Wow, what gorgeous pictures. Looks like the wedding was absolutely elegant.   11.15.07 - 9:32am
Callie Crass - Thats for always giving the info on your shooting! It's very inspiring. Your picture always show a great sense of movement that I love!  11.14.07 - 1:11pm
Katy Regnier - You and DJ at one wedding? Can you say lucky bride? Love the photos (of course) nice work!  11.14.07 - 11:15am
John Partridge - Terriffic work Jasmine, super clean!  11.14.07 - 9:21am
Angela - Stunning Jasmine!  11.14.07 - 9:05am
Regina - OMG Jas you are not kidding when you say that lens is buttery smooth! Boy these photos rocked big time! I just wish I could follow you around and leanr from you for like a year! Once again! AWESOME CHICA!   11.14.07 - 8:06am
Melissa Koehler - Great shots Jasmine. How fun that you got to shoot with DJ.   11.14.07 - 7:46am
Stacy Cross - These are beautiful, Jasmine! I really love the one of the groom in front of the blue wall - his eyes look like ICE! :)  11.14.07 - 7:23am
Mike Warren - Awesome, awesome shots Jasmine!!! That 50 1.0 in your hands sure made some great portraits!  11.14.07 - 7:00am
Jennifer - Awww, SUCH a nice comment from DJ.   11.14.07 - 5:43am
david baxter - the close up shot of the groom is awesome!   11.14.07 - 5:38am
mike larson - its been months since i've checked out anybodys blog, we've been constructing our own secret studio concept. But i took the time to check DJ;s and saw the link to yours cause i talked to Shaun Austin today about KISS. We chatted about you and how amazing your doing. congrats and yea. well, hope your doing well, talk to you soon and have a great day!  11.13.07 - 11:19pm
Kymberli - You are a rock star! These images are AWESOME! Love the one of her at the table laughing!  11.13.07 - 9:45pm
crystal - These images are gorgeous!! You rock!  11.13.07 - 8:50pm
Amy Nave - Girl, I lOVE LOVE LOVE those images. As soon as things calm down a bit we want to hire you to do a photoshoot for us:)  11.13.07 - 8:32pm
Ginger - LOVE the reception details. Well done... What a beautiful couple!  11.13.07 - 7:47pm
Simply Modern Weddings - Looks great...I love how happy they are.  11.13.07 - 6:53pm
jenna walker - jasmine - they are such beautiful images - and his eyes in the shot against the wall - unbelievable! you are so inspiring!!  11.13.07 - 5:40pm
Donna - As always....WOW!  11.13.07 - 5:34pm
cathy - wowza. these are so so so great!   11.13.07 - 5:18pm
Jennifer - Amazing...gorgeous...lovely - are just a few words to describe your work. You are an inspiration! God has certainly blessed you with an eye to catch His beauty!  11.13.07 - 3:50pm
DJ - Jasmine darling - you are so far better than I have ever been. These pictures are breathtaking and inspiring and I was there!!! WOW! Thank you thank you thank you!  11.13.07 - 3:07pm
Jennifer - aughhh, stinkin' stunning! Wow.   11.13.07 - 3:02pm
Tanya Perez - OoOh 50 f/1.0 I am jealous! You rock Jasmine!   11.13.07 - 2:47pm
Claire - Yes that helps a lot! Thanks Jasmine, and you are so and learn. I'm going to put that one behind me and move on :))  11.13.07 - 2:30pm
kerri mcconnell - what an amazing day! so elegant and simple. beautiful.   11.13.07 - 2:28pm
melissa - stop apologizing, and those pictures are fabulous! i love the one with the make-up brushes... :)  11.13.07 - 2:08pm
Tiffany - beautiful...they look so in love and you totally captured that!  11.13.07 - 1:56pm
Amy - Wow Jasmine! Pure gorgeousness!  11.13.07 - 1:38pm
Jasmine* - Hi Claire! First off, don't get down about the past. It's the past, so just forget about. Learn from your mistakes and then move on :) All the detail shots (except the cake...I used off-camera flash for that), were shot with the 50mm, 1.4...WITHOUT a flash. I'll shoot without flash for as long as possible because I think it's a truer reflection of the ambiance. Hope this helps! :)  11.13.07 - 1:34pm
Claire - Stunning Jasmine! Happiness just oozes out of these images. From someone who just tried to shoot with flash this past weekend for the first time (and failed miserably!) could you tell me if you shot the detail images with or without flash? Thanks so much!  11.13.07 - 1:25pm
nicole green - love all the shots of the guys getting ready. i never really see many of those!  11.13.07 - 1:21pm
Jasmine* - Ooooh, good catch, Glenn.......*sigh*...I guess the lens isn't supposed to be mine because I can't even get the f/stop correct!! ;)  11.13.07 - 12:52pm
Glenn Wolsey - Beautiful images, however a small copy error. The lens has an aperture of f/1.0 not f/1.2 ;-)  11.13.07 - 12:43pm
ksen - absolutely BEAUTIFUL as always Jasmine! (and yes, that 50 1.2 is a beaut!! you are too funny!;) )  11.13.07 - 12:38pm
cassandra m - B-E-A-U-T-I_FUL girl...Wow love the shot from above where they were on the grass while DJ was photographing below...And the first dance shot...awesome. As always, your detail shots are amazing. Take a breath girl, you are making me tired...ha.ha. :) great work. I know DJ is honored to be one of your mentors...and I'm sure you've made him a proud.  11.13.07 - 12:36pm
Ava - AWESOME photos as usual. I'm a HUGE fan of yours.  11.13.07 - 12:28pm