Nancy and James : Engagement

They fell in love over drugs.

Nancy and James met while in pharmaceutical school and studied chemistry…while simultaneously creating some of their own. They met when Nancy pledged the same fraternity James was a part of and though a year her senior, James was determined to make their relationship survive. After graduation, while Nancy was finishing her final year, James transferred from Northern California to Santa Barbara. They both worked hard at making their relationship flourish despite the distance and it paid off.

As their shoes left soft marks on the freshly waxed floor of Los Angeles Union Station, they walked through the loose crowds rushing to their departing train. The muffled sounds of trains in the distance floated through the concave waiting area, but they—being thoroughly enraptured with each other—appeared to hear none of it. Instead, they fell into each other’s arms and lazed in the sunset light bucketing through the circular windows overhead. Nancy and James share a love that is disseminated to those around, only in a slightly lesser amount, rightly reserving the crème de la crème for each other…sort of like saving the cake cherry for later.

Nancy and James are thoughtful, considerate, kind, and embracive to those who cross their path and I hope I captured a sliver of their glowing personalities during their engagement session. They have a gala of a day planned at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this July and I’m so excited to be a part of their lavish affair!

Here are a few of my favorites…














To see more of their engagement pictures, you can CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Dany Ruipérez - wow! wow! woooooooow! your pics.... your sensivity... your sweetnes... I love you!!!! ;) hahaha Well, the fourth picture... fantastic light!!! Congratulations by your good work! Greetings from spain! Dany.-  06.01.07 - 1:27am
Sarah - wow- i love your work... i also love the stories you tell about each post... you are not only a birlliant photographer, but also a great writer... i truly admire your work... thanks  05.22.07 - 9:26pm
Ray Santana - Dude your blog is looking sharp!!! Good talking to you today JS...  05.21.07 - 5:46pm
nicole green - this looks like such a fun location! i'm so jealous. :) i want to shoot there! :) wonderful job!  05.21.07 - 9:41am
Joy Bianchi Brown - Not only are your photographs beautiful, your WRITING is so cool!! Love how you set up the couple before we see the images! very cool.  05.20.07 - 2:54pm
millie - JB, truly awesome! what beautiful shots.......... location and the couple themseves! I believe they will be sooooooo happy with these pcitures. I would!   05.20.07 - 2:11pm
dbax - wow beautiful images as usual! those shiny floors make you wanna slip and slide! where was that again? ;)  05.19.07 - 6:22pm
Stacy Cross - Great work - I really love the last one on the steps. :) Beautiful!  05.19.07 - 5:25pm
Rodolfo Arpia - Hey Jasmine, I shot there for the first time last weekend... isn't it a great place to shoot? I love all your shots!  05.19.07 - 10:42am
Fred Egan - Jazzy-seriously.....I mean seriously......quit being SO good!!! I <3 the black and white one...good composition ;) CYA in Seattle!  05.19.07 - 7:58am
Ricki Ford - I really like 4 nd 5. Its hard to pick a favoite when they are all great. I can't wait to see all the wedding from all your e-shoots.  05.19.07 - 6:17am