05.16.07 Personal

Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

ou know that feeling when you were a kid and it was time to open Christmas gifts, but your parents were caught up in a myriad of other “important” things? When I was six years old, a cup of coffee was not as important as opening the shiny packages, nor was waiting for my mother to find the right size trash bag to throw away the wrapping paper…apparently, my mother cared more about her living room remaining tidy than the sample Avon perfume that awaited her under the tree.

You know that feeling? Well, I’ve been feeling like that for the past few days.

The amazing and talented Brock Martin from Infidesign has been working diligently on my blog for the past couple months and I’m truly excited to see his hard work come to fruition. He has been instrumental in creating this blog and I’m truly thankful for all his hard work…words can’t describe how nice, professional, and fabulous he really is! :)

The rotating pictures in the masthead were all taken by the painstakingly talented, [b]ecker. He’s so incredibly talented behind the lens that if I didn’t like him so much, I’d hate him based solely on his photographic prowess ;) Being in front of a camera is quite difficult, but as we roamed the streets of Laguna Beach together, he made me feel nothing but me. Fun, dorky, humorous…like I said, he made me feel like all of me. He’s amazing and I can’t wait to one day pay his kindness forward.

Lastly, I have to thank the remarkable man I’m blessed to call my husband. JD was the nucleus of this blog…he’s believed in my ability to succeed from the first day I ever dreamed out loud of being a photographer. He was the catalyst for my contact with Brock and a cheerleader (the kind with pants, not a skirt!) from the beginning. This blog was actually my birthday gift…and I have to admit, it’s been my most favorite gift ever!

Just a couple things…
* If you’d like to subscribe to my blog, you can click on the RSS Feed on the address bar or the RSS button at the bottom of the blog to stay updated.
* The COMMENTS section has been formatted easily so anyone can holla back without having to jump through Blogger hoops (yes, mom, I did this for you!)
* My old blog will remain active and act as an archive of memories
* This entry will stay pinned to the top for a little while, so don’t forget to scroll down to see the new posts! :)
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Paige Kearin - I love it! Awesome  06.05.07 - 10:58pm
Anne - FABULOUS!!!! Just like you! ;)  06.04.07 - 12:06am
Alisha - Everything looks great. You go girl!  05.29.07 - 9:50pm
millie - Love the new blog... Super stuff! Your work is just getting more and more amazing!   05.25.07 - 4:03pm
Brianna - Jazzy...This is my second comment on this post but my first one was short and sweet and more tooting my own horn than anything. :) So now I am taking a moment to tell you how unbelievably proud I am of you. You are amazing. Your growth and development as a photographer is nothing short of astounding and I am so glad that I have been able to witness it all. You are on your way to making people feel how you felt the day we found your wedding photographer...remember that??? Our jaws dropped. You are so blessed and it's deservedly so. I will be checking you out from all over the world as you take some amazing pictures this summer. I love you best friend!!!  05.25.07 - 10:42am
Jennie - OMG!! IT'S AMAZING!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS THURSDAY!!  05.23.07 - 5:16pm
Mike - The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made. - Jean Giraudoux   05.23.07 - 11:16am
Amy Martin - I love it! And you're stunning too :)  05.23.07 - 9:50am
melanie from whitebox - Great shots of you Jasmine, and the blog is HOT!!!  05.22.07 - 4:32pm
Christy Hollingshead Photography - LOVE the blog! You are absolutely incredible. The pics of you at the top are gorgeous!  05.22.07 - 8:50am
Angelica - Hey Jasmine..that's so funny. I was reading YOUR blog the other day. You've got some great stuff on here. :)  05.22.07 - 6:47am
Scarlett - Woo hoo! LOOKS fabulous!! I love love love it! It's so very YOU.  05.21.07 - 3:04pm
sara from whitebox - wow jasmine! i love the new blog. the big images and the amazing 's hot!   05.21.07 - 9:12am
Katie Torres - It looks great! How wonderful! Congrats, we are so happy for you.   05.21.07 - 6:06am
Carmen Perez - Great new blog. Congrats!!! You rock!   05.20.07 - 11:16pm
Jessica Strickland - Love the new blog!!! It's gorgeous and SO ARE YOU!! ;)  05.19.07 - 4:06am
Tony - Congrats on the new blog, Jasmine. It's awesome!  05.18.07 - 2:18pm
Gregg Hicks - Jazzy --- The new blog looks AMAZING!!!!  05.18.07 - 1:50pm
daria - Love your gorgeous new blog, Jasmine! Your work is stunning! :-)   05.18.07 - 12:36pm
Nichanh - I love it! The pictures of you are awesome!   05.18.07 - 7:53am
Tracy - Wow! Your new blog looks absolutely amazing!  05.17.07 - 9:06pm
Fred Egan - Jazzy-I'm so excited for you! It looks and feels great in here :)  05.17.07 - 9:04pm
Sarah Barlow - WOW!! Jasmine!! You amaze me everytime I visit your blog and this time I'm definitely not disappointed! haha! I LOVE the new blog...and YOU! :)  05.17.07 - 7:12pm
Kevin Swan - Dear Lord, Brock is like the blog designer to the stars! He's popping up everywhere! Love the new look. Of course, your blog has never been about looks for me. Though I love your photos, it's the words that keep brining me back. K  05.17.07 - 5:40pm
Reyna A. - Classy AND beautiful - just like you Jas! Gorgeous frame for amazing writing, I love it! Congradulations!  05.17.07 - 3:50pm
Bumatay - Congrats on the new blog - looks great! Your writing is nothing but spectacular, and that's what sets you apart. God bless.  05.17.07 - 1:46pm
stephanie - jasmine your new blog totally rocks. you inspire me each and everyday. you have an amazing gift. keep up the good work.   05.17.07 - 1:44pm
Mary - I was introduced to this blog through Becker's and I am happy to have found it. Can I just say, if the photography thing hadn't worked out - which it did and your photos are beautiful - you could've been a poet. You articulate incredibly. I have been blown away by both the pictures I've seen and the words I've read. I wish you knew my husband and I so you could take both our pictures AND write about us. Good luck and I look forward to lots more!  05.17.07 - 12:53pm
Mike Warren - This blog rocks Jazzy! Great job!!   05.17.07 - 12:36pm
Me Ra Koh - Jasmine! This is wonderful! You are just stunning! And your photos are breath taking! So beautiful! Can't wait to see more!  05.17.07 - 12:08pm
Maureen Ford - Love it! I didn't think you could make your blog anymore fabulous than it already was...but you did! Congrats!  05.17.07 - 11:42am
Frank DiMeo - Great looking blog! Great images! Great Jas!  05.17.07 - 11:20am
allan z. - BLOG IS RIDICULOUS!!! CONGRATS! :)  05.17.07 - 11:04am
Jeanette - I love it...the colors, the fomat, the simplicity, the beauty, the blogger ;) it all!! Congrats are A STAR! Ü  05.17.07 - 10:25am
Matt Antonino - Jazzy has a non-blogger blog!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the new blog and being OFF blogger!!!  05.17.07 - 10:13am
Dave Biesse - The Subscribe link is broken in your post here... I'm definitely subscribing though - your work is beautiful. Cheers, Dave  05.17.07 - 9:33am
Melissa McClure - Gorgeous new blog Jasmine! Congrats!  05.17.07 - 8:28am
scott neumyer - Beautiful new blog, Jazz! Fantastic. Congrats!!  05.17.07 - 8:17am
Seshu - An absolutely kickin' site. Will keep visiting again and again.   05.17.07 - 7:49am
Melissa Rich - go jasmine go!!!! It's sooooo beautiful!!! yea!!! Look out world! :)  05.17.07 - 7:01am
Lauri - WOW! It's absolutely fantastic! I love it. Congrats! :)  05.17.07 - 6:20am
Jessica C. Moritz - Wow, wow, wow! LOVE to SEE all your images in BIG! Absolutely fab! Wow and love that engagement session!  05.16.07 - 11:16pm
C.J. Scott - Beautiful new blog, Jasmine! Love it!  05.16.07 - 10:38pm
Jasmine* - Wow...THANK YOU everyone for the awesome feedback...y'all make me feel loved ;)  05.16.07 - 10:25pm
Stephan Maloman - That is one sexy looking Blog ;)  05.16.07 - 9:10pm
Evan Laettner - Love the big photos!  05.16.07 - 7:37pm
carrie - love it! brock is really outdoing himself with all these AMAZING blogs.'s beautiful! -c  05.16.07 - 6:29pm
Stacy Cross - Great blog, Jasmine! Congratulations and it looks like it was well worth the wait! :)  05.16.07 - 6:03pm
[ b ] e c k e r - looks great jazzy, congrats and happy blogging!  05.16.07 - 5:40pm
Courtney Toney - It looks so great! Your photos up top are adorable too! Good job Becker!  05.16.07 - 5:33pm
Brianna - It's fabulous! P.S. Whoever helped you pick those photos at the top has an excellent eye. ;)  05.16.07 - 5:33pm
Kapa - Hi Jasmine, love your new site, however there is a problem with the RSS feed when I tried to subscribe: Here is the error I get: An invalid character was found in text content. Line: 14 Character: 373 <![CDATA[ You know that feeling when you were a kid and it was time to open Christmas gifts, but your parents were caught up in a myriad of other "important" things? When I was six years old, a cup of coffee was not as important as opening the shiny packages, nor was waiting for my mother to find the right size trash bag to throw away the wrapping paper   05.16.07 - 5:31pm
Angela Hubbard | Photographer - Rock it girl. Looks FABULOUS!  05.16.07 - 5:21pm
DrewB - Wow!!! It's awesome Jas!!! Absolutely perfect!  05.16.07 - 5:17pm
Crystal Goss - Jasmine - I loooove it, girl!! Looks AMAZING! It's so you! Love the shots Becker took. You look great, girl!  05.16.07 - 5:05pm
jessica claire - fantastic jazzy--amazing blog!  05.16.07 - 4:45pm
Jasmine C. - Love the new blog. :-) I just recently got engaged this past weekend. All of your pictures get me so excited about engagement pictures.   05.16.07 - 4:39pm
Trista - Jasmine!! I love the new's perfect in every way..congrats!!!!  05.16.07 - 4:37pm
Erika - Beautiful!= ) You, the blog, your words ... Congrats! from me and my boys.  05.16.07 - 4:26pm
amynave - AHHHHHHH, I love it:) Don't worry, I won't forget to bookmark this blog, it's seriously amazing:)  05.16.07 - 4:21pm
Rhonda - Absolutely beautiful. I definitely have blog envy!  05.16.07 - 4:18pm
brittany leigh - I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! jaz, its beautiful! congrats! :)  05.16.07 - 4:16pm
Rodolfo Arpia - Hey Jas... LOVE THE NEW BLOG!  05.16.07 - 4:06pm
Nataly - By the way, now that the images are bigger, you can really appreciate how amazingly gorgeous they all are!  05.16.07 - 3:52pm
Bianca - I'm so proud of you! It's beautiful ; )   05.16.07 - 3:48pm
Amanda - LOVE IT! I love the simplicity and unclutteredness of it. :) I love the colors. I love the pictures of you on the top. I love the big beautiful pictures for each entry. Awesome! AND I love how people can still click on other commentor's names to see their sites/blogs. :)  05.16.07 - 3:48pm
nicole green - it's perfect!! :) i absolutely love it! i cannot wait to stalk. haha!  05.16.07 - 3:41pm
DBax - wow! i love the big photos!! congratulations on the awesome new blog.  05.16.07 - 3:40pm
Nataly - Awww, your blog is soooo pretty! I kept checking the old blog to see if you had revealed the new one. Definitely worth the (small) wait!  05.16.07 - 3:31pm
Kenny Kim - This is awesome! :-) Congratulations.  05.16.07 - 3:10pm
Shy - I just wanted to leave the first comment!!!! :) You are amazing and i am so proud of you... everything you put your hand to turns to gold ;)  05.16.07 - 3:07pm