Marisa and Reuben : Day After

© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
t was an unusually chilly day in San Juan Capistrano, but Marisa and Reuben braved the weather to make a little romance along the corridors of the Mission. They married in Los Angeles last August, and—although I was not their wedding photographer—they contacted me for a Day After Session.

Marisa and Reuben are very much in love and wear their devotion on their sleeves. They touch each other gently, listen to the words conveyed in between the lines, and look into each others’ eyes as if it was the first time. I’m quite sure they’re going to have a long and happy life together.

Marisa and Reuben, thank you for giving me a sneak peek into your lives, and into your hearts. I wish you the best as you follow your passions, dream big dreams, and throw caution to the wind. Much Love…J*

Forgive me...I have a fascination with men's wedding rings...

When Marisa told me she wanted to lay down in her dress, I was super stoked! She planed on cleaning the dress after the shoot, so what's a little dust at the end of the day? Nothing...especially considering she'll have these pictures for the rest of her life! :)

The Evolution of Happiness...

Peonies and Hydrangea are some of my favorite flowers and they looked so pretty in Marisa'a bouquet...

To see more of their Day After Session, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Colby Elizabeth - Amazing. I love all your photos. I have been thinking about doing a shoot at the SJC Mission...what did you have to do to be allowed to do this? Did you have to call the mission ahead of time?  08.19.09 - 4:58pm
Jay Tsai - Great location! I really like the shot of them both on the ground, she was leaning into him...  02.24.08 - 11:08pm
Tiffany - love the one where he is sitting and you just see her dress and shoes...adorable  02.21.08 - 12:40pm
Ginger - These are beautiful, Jasmine! I absolutely love the texture and colors of the backdrops you chose to use. I love that first pic, too!  02.19.08 - 6:27pm
Jen Mabray - Hey Jasmine... they look stunning!!! You have some great pose ideas here. I imagine Marisa and Reuben are so thrilled! :)  02.18.08 - 10:38am
Lawrence - Absolutely beautiful pictures as always! I like the ring shot a lot :o)  02.17.08 - 9:44pm
Amy Blackburn - They are all amazing, but my favorite is the no-head bouquet shot. Beautiful.  02.17.08 - 5:54pm
kymberli q. - Beautiful as always, Jasmine! I just started using textures and you should take some photos of those walls to use as textures and sell them to people like me. ;) The backgrounds are insane! P.S. That ring shot rocks!! And I LOVE the first one where she is laying on the ground!!  02.17.08 - 12:06am
christina LeMarr - I Love Love L O V E where they're dancing by the bell!! That soo rocks!!!  02.16.08 - 5:48pm
Simply Modern Weddings - Looks great j*! I love the ring shot! :-)  02.16.08 - 9:45am
sean - what a great location . i'd kill for a spot like that. beautiful photos.   02.16.08 - 9:08am
allyson magda - beautiful! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!  02.16.08 - 8:00am
Amber Dawn - These are so amazing! I love the colors...and the overall style. Great work!  02.16.08 - 7:42am
Mom - I keep Loving your work! You did so well in capturing their love.  02.16.08 - 6:30am
carrie@urbanbaby - these are gorgeous! and that dress!! (did you get my email?) -c  02.15.08 - 6:11pm
Maggie - Stunning images, Jasmine. :) I check out your blog daily and today you just blew me away (you usually do, but these are exquisite). Can't wait to see what you choose to share tomorrow.  02.15.08 - 3:53pm
Julie Hill - BEAUTIFUL pics Jasmine! You rock! (p.s. my ultimate fav is the 6th one down) :)  02.15.08 - 12:03pm
jen - looove it. you get such amazing expressions / emotions out of people.   02.15.08 - 12:00pm
Navy Sou - My goodness! That dress is GORGEOUS!!!!  02.15.08 - 10:38am
Mel McLellan - SO lovely Miss Jasmine! I especially like the last one - very sweet!  02.15.08 - 10:28am
claire - loooooove these shots like whoa! that "Evlolution of Happiness" series is so fun!  02.15.08 - 10:06am
Robin DePaula - These are beautiful as always, Jasmine! I love seeing your new posts!!!  02.15.08 - 10:01am
Amy - These are awesome! I love the fun ones by the bell! I would love to check out the mission for one of my sessions. Do you have any tips for getting in/shooting there?(Are they strict?) I've actually never been there before.  02.15.08 - 9:58am
gabriel ryan - that ring shot is tough... every single time, you come out with rock solid images. so cool!  02.15.08 - 9:57am
Augie Chang - Nice location Jasmine! I love this series. You are so talented. Can't wait to see you again at WPPI!  02.15.08 - 9:26am
Bobbie - These are all wonderful! I can't even pick a favorite!! I hope you have a fab weekend...  02.15.08 - 9:07am
Nataly - Oh Jas! Awesome images, like always! I actually was their second photographer for their reception on their wedding day! They are an awesome couple!  02.15.08 - 9:04am
maya - these are such sweet and gorgeous photos. they look so happy! i especially love the one of her laying down in the dress (the first one).  02.15.08 - 9:00am
Jasmine* - @Lindsay: I'd love to get you more info regarding Day After Sessions, so just shoot me an email at I'm taking a hiatus from the photographing at Mission for a while though...I've shot there waaay too many times in the last few months, so I'm sure we can find the perfect spot for you and your husband! :)  02.15.08 - 8:55am
Tammy Marcelain - I love the Day After pictures. Everyone is so stress free and easy going. I just read Kenny Kim's post and was going to say the same thing, I was there for Mike's was so fun knowing right where ya'll are in the Mission.  02.15.08 - 8:53am
Lindsay Kipp - These picture are so beautiful! I love your style! I was wondering what you charged for a day after session. My husband & I were married May 15 of 2004 and we never really had a photographer and the pictures we do have are not my favorite. And what girl wouldn't want to wear their gorgous (I can't spell) wedding gown again. Thank you for showing us your talent!!! You are amazing!!  02.15.08 - 8:50am
Melissa McClure - Soooooooo Gorgeous! I love her dress!!! :) I'm shooting there in a few weeks, can't wait!!  02.15.08 - 8:26am
Kenuy Kim - I finally got to visit that location when I was at Mike's workshop - that place is gorgeous. I can't wait to go back there again! thanks for posting these. :)  02.15.08 - 7:57am
Melissa Koehler - Gorgeous! I love the colors in her bouquet. You really got some beautiful images of them.   02.15.08 - 7:56am
Korey - Wow. The first comment. Go me! :) I love, love, LOVE these. I love the one where they are both on the ground and she is leaning on him. Love it!  02.15.08 - 7:54am