Happy Birthday Jeannie!

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Tomorrow is Jeannie’s BIRTHDAY!

Last Monday, the fabulous girls of Details, Details Wedding Coordination planned a surprise celebration for Jeannie Savage, owner and creative genius. A group of people gathered at Tommy Bahama’s in Newport Beach to show our appreciation for the indelible impression she leaves on our lives.

I was asked to bring my camera to the dinner to document the surprise and I was more than happy to oblige! I truly appreciated being there and value my friendships with such amazing wedding professionals!

Jeannie, I hope you have a FABULOUS day! Enjoy your birthday and cherish the time with your family! I hope you laugh, love, and eat an extra slice of red velvet cake for me! ;)

Speaking of cake, how AWESOME is this cake?!? Grace of Sweet Gems created this masterpiece, making a perfect Jeannie look-alike! :) If any of my brides want a gorgeous cake (and very delicious to boot!), give Grace a call!




Aimee of Wedding Life, Julie Hill, Grace of Sweet Gems, and Alex Hill of Elysium Productions


Me, Brooke of Details, Details, Jaime Snyder of Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, and Michelle of Details, Details


Surprise!




Didn't Grace do a great job with the replica?! ;)


Rita Hermes and Jeannie Savage


The Savage Family






To see more images from her birthday, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Regina White - Ooh That cake looks so yummy and way to cool to eat.  05.02.08 - 7:24pm
New York City Wedding Photographer - That cake is so good....I wouldn't want to eat it. I would hang that photo in my house of that cake. peace. Parris Whittingham  05.02.08 - 11:38am
Andrew Hsu - HEY! My good friend Alex and Julie Hill! Phenomenal videographers! Cheers!  05.02.08 - 8:55am
Erika Lais Photo Blog - Hi J*!! I know you help us with your FAQ posts, thank you so much ... Could you do a next FAQ post about the step-by-step sharpen method (like resize to blog, KDP Magic amount, etc) that you do to your pics look so sharpen and crisp???  05.02.08 - 7:36am
Erika Lais Photo Blog - Hi J*!! I know you help us with your FAQ posts, thank you so much ... Could you do a next FAQ post about the step-by-step sharpen method (like resize to blog, KDP Magic amount, etc) that you do to your pics look so sharpen and crisp???  05.02.08 - 7:36am
sarah k chen - how sweet! they are such a cute family!   05.02.08 - 1:43am
104rubies - this maybe a totally dumb question, but do you run all your post pic's thru photoshop or they straight out of the camera? thanks  05.01.08 - 9:04pm
Annette - Hey, Jasmine! Thanks for the great pictures! I have wanted one of Rita with me for a while now. She never lets me photograph her! It was so fun and Jeannie's friends are so delightful.  05.01.08 - 1:26pm
Charmarie - Wow I adore the cake and the pictures as always are gorgeous! Happy Birthday Jeannie.  05.01.08 - 7:31am
rowena - what a cake! and it does look like her! Amazing shots as usual! happy birthday jeannie!  05.01.08 - 7:09am
Cathy Crawley - I made a cake today after seeing this post soon after I woke up. It made me crave cake all day. I thought I'd share that with the stalkers out there, dont' know why.....just had to!  05.01.08 - 5:45am
Natarsha - I loved the relaxed atomosphere.   05.01.08 - 1:10am
Rebecca - I know that this is totally off the subject, but thank you so much for your FAQ posts! I've been going back through them all to learn and soak in as much info as possible! So, you have helped at least one person! I hope it was worth your time!!! (I know you've helped WAY more than that, though!)  04.30.08 - 11:08pm
ricci - How fun! Jeannie's daughter is adorable! A perfect blend of each parent! :)  04.30.08 - 11:00pm
cassandra m - what a fun party...i LOVE that cake. truly awesome...great photo of it too!  04.30.08 - 10:45pm
Jane Lok - It's like a party of wedding all stars! So awesome!  04.30.08 - 9:13pm
Kent Hustead - That cake is insanely awesome. The party looked like such a blast. Perfect captured moments from J*.  04.30.08 - 8:05pm
Katherine Bowman - Very fun! Thanks for sharing with all of us! I must say... the photo of the little girl with her dad will be one they cherish forever!!! I have a similar photo taken with my dad years ago and now that he's passed away i cherish it so much!! Great job on capturing those moments!!  04.30.08 - 6:47pm
Lauren - Why are the photos of the flowers in your bathroom, the same as the collage from the party?!?!?!? Did you take a ‘memento’ home with you, Jasmine!?! Love your work, your photos are amazing!   04.30.08 - 5:55pm
Navy Sou - If anyone is looking for a quick red velvet cake fix, be sure to check out CPK's version of it! It was surpisingly good! Moist, rich & sweet topped off with vanilla bean sauce....MMmmMM!!!!  04.30.08 - 4:08pm
Cathy Crawley - I really would like to try some Red Velvet Cake! Her cake looks gorgeous! I am now drooling....  04.30.08 - 3:56pm
erin. - Happy Birthday Jeannie. What a fun surprise & awesome cake!!   04.30.08 - 3:55pm
kerri mcconnell - that cake is totally radtastic!! awesome!!  04.30.08 - 3:21pm
Yuliya - Beautiful pictures and people.I like how you arranged last two photos in slideshow!   04.30.08 - 1:34pm
vanessa H - I love that cake!!! I really like the pic of her blowing out the candles!!! Cute pics!!!  04.30.08 - 1:32pm
david & kimi b ~ ohana photography - that cake is AWESOME!!! love all your shots! happy birthday jeannie!  04.30.08 - 1:21pm
Jasmine* - @Bartek: Yes, I change aperture when there are more people in the frame. For these particular photos, I was shooting between a 3.2-4.0. I hope this helps! :)  04.30.08 - 1:20pm
Ginger - I can't believe that's a cake--That's so cool! I would feel terrible cutting it! Alex is super nice. Looks like you all had a fabulous time.  04.30.08 - 12:22pm
Tiffany - awesome cake! beautiful pics...everyone looks so happy!  04.30.08 - 10:04am
Alicia - That cake is SO fun!  04.30.08 - 9:13am
Photography By Shay - Oh that cake is awesome! It looks like you had a wonderful time. =]   04.30.08 - 8:44am
inga - I love the last photo!  04.30.08 - 7:55am
Nena - What must I do to have you come to my surprise party? =-)  04.30.08 - 7:31am
Jason - Great shots Jasmine. Can I ask you a question? I hope you don't mind... When you shoot with your 50 1.2 (or in my case, I have the 50 1.4), what is your guideline for depth of field? Meaning, when you shoot a group of people (in one shot, you had 4), do you change your f/stop to something narrower like 4.0 or 5.0? Your subjects are very clear (even when standing in a curved line). Any insight into DOF would be awesome if you have the time. You're very talented.  04.30.08 - 7:23am
shelia - YUM-O!!! That cake is super cute!!   04.30.08 - 6:52am
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