Candice and Daniel : Anytime

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he had a broken heart. A heart scattered in a million little pieces and poured her hurt on the dinner table surrounded by a few people. Candice visited a dear friend to share her story and express the hurt of a recent breakup with a fiancé. It was at that dinner when Rebekah—a girl Candice never met before that evening—heard Candice’s story. Rebekah said nothing but knew in her heart Candice was destined to meet her brother, Daniel.

A while later, Rebekah encouraged Daniel to check out Candice’s blog and, while there, he realized she was something special. A girl with a huge heart, a beautiful spirit, and a kind soul. Daniel blushes when this part of the story is told. I wasn’t a blog STALKER or anything! He and Candice laugh and she raises her eyebrows in way that conveys quite the opposite.

When they finally met in person, Candice picked Daniel up from the airport as they drove to a friend’s house for dinner. As they rolled past her hometown streets, they listened to rap music…and Daniel busted out rapping aloud. It was then when Candice knew he was for her. Yes, he was cute. Yes, he was kind. Yes, he liked her. But, man-oh-man, the boy could rap along with Tupac like nobody’s business. And that did her in.

Candice and Daniel married in March 2007, and now work together for The Beautiful Mess in Charlotte, North Carolina. Candice contacted me about surprising Daniel on my blog with his birthday gift: A trip to Los Angeles to experience Hollywood, have a photoshoot with me, and visit Tupac’s hometown. I doubt I compared with the awesomeness that is Inglewood, but I hope I came close! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for such an amazing couple and I hope our paths cross again in the near future. They are fabulous and I’m proud to now call them friends!



Okay...so about the following picture. I know. It's a little...well...strange? Daniel's pinky fingers point in opposite directions and I came to find out it's hereditary! I couldn't stop screaming when I saw them...then I had to take a picture because they make Daniel uber unique and fabulous! :)






Feroche. Totally feroche. Many thanks to Nicole DeAnne for doing such a great job with Candice's hair makeup!






There were a few other photos in this series, but I liked this one in particular because I like the moody feel...




Rawr.


The light pouring into this alley was amazing and I could've shot in it all day!




I ADORED this mural we came across and I asked Candice to work it out for me...and she made Charlotte proud with all her moves! :)










To see more of their Anytime session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Jen VanSuydam - She is so freaking cute.   11.17.08 - 6:52pm
Kathryn - Oh my!!! These pictures are BEAUTIFUL and stunning. And you both go to Elevation... I LOVE looking at this blog for wedding inspiration and I was so surprised and happy to see Elevators :)  11.12.08 - 6:47pm
DaniD - There is a similar finger 'thing' in my family in which several have inherited a pointer finger with only one joint. It looks as if it was chopped off! Love the creative take of using such a trait in a photo.  10.28.08 - 5:42pm
Lawrence @ Furious Photographers - Wow interesting fingers :x  10.27.08 - 6:41pm
Christine Meintjes - You are an absolute star! Love the one where Daniel is looking down. WOW!  10.27.08 - 11:11am
Julia Holman - Jasmine Star you are brilliant!!! Another gorgeous session... LOVE IT!!!!!  10.27.08 - 8:02am
Tracy Grant - Aww! They are beautiful! I adore that second to last shot. Great work Jasmine.  10.24.08 - 5:46am
michelle cunningham - ok.. the pinky finger shot was such a trip it gave me pause. and everything else was jaw dropping as usual. love the bnw of him with the DOF  10.23.08 - 11:33pm
brenda - oh my gosh i love this girl's shoes. these pictures are gorgeous, Jasmine.  10.23.08 - 7:31pm
Barbara Blanco - Love the shoes!  10.22.08 - 4:26pm
Paper Monkey - These are stunning. And yes, I love those shoes. I actually have some very similar...but I definitely didn't pay a quarter for them like she said she did... What a great birthday gift!  10.22.08 - 4:24pm
Katie Slater - Jasmine, these photos are so cute, I think you really caught the essence of two people who seem really happy and in love. :) I must say that I LOVE(!!!!!) her groovy shoes though...Need. Those. Shoes....  10.22.08 - 10:42am
jeramy - cute shots. cute jeans. that alley seems familiar?  10.22.08 - 9:38am
emily - Yea!!! We love crooked fingers in our family. They are a status symbol...my cousins without them feel left out of the family tree.  10.22.08 - 8:42am
Liza - What a gorgeous shoot. I love her outfit!  10.22.08 - 12:15am
genessee quizon - It IS hereditary! I know from experience. Yay for crooked pinkies!  10.21.08 - 3:47pm
Melissa - his fingers are crazy... and her hair is awesome. hehe love the pics!! awesome as always.  10.21.08 - 2:55pm
Du Wayne Denton - Wow, what a inspirational e-session! Beautiful! Well done!  10.21.08 - 2:19pm
Lindsay - Awesome pictures! I read Daniel & Candice's blog everyday and I was so excited to see these pictures! Great job Jasmine-I love the photos.  10.21.08 - 11:20am
lin - Love that blue door and the art in the last shot.   10.21.08 - 10:52am
Melody Carpenter - Great session! As for the pinkies...I have the same thing...not quite to his extent, but yes, it is hereditary. My grandpa and brother have the same thing...craziness!  10.21.08 - 10:17am
brianna - "...the awesomeness that is Inglewood". LOL...i seriously laughed out loud at that. but these are some pretty awesome pictures.  10.21.08 - 9:41am
Michelle Pearson - These are great! Love the colors....  10.21.08 - 9:36am
Geanette - Way to rock it out! Always amazed!  10.21.08 - 8:10am
Leah - I love these Jasmine! They look like such a fun couple...great work again!  10.21.08 - 7:39am
Melissa Koehler - What a cute couple. I like the colors in that mural. Beautiful job as always  10.21.08 - 7:28am
Natarsha N. Wright - I adore these photos and I love the color!  10.21.08 - 12:17am
laura stetser - Wow, beautiful session Jasmine! Love the sweetness to it and all the color and pop! Adorable story too... :)  10.20.08 - 11:21pm
Chris Enzaldo - That pinky thing was obviously photoshopped. ;) Way to work in the murals! I'm always on the lookout for new ones around town (Denver). Fab work as usual.   10.20.08 - 10:58pm
Hilary Grace - I was soo excited to finally see this shoot! I remember hearing about it recently when you gave them a shout out..What a beautiful couple, and a lovely story behind their love! Just goes to show that you never know when God has something wonderfuly perfect in store for you. ;-)  10.20.08 - 10:57pm
Jenne - Hey Jas! My bro and mom's pinkies do the same thing! I didn't think I'd see anyone else with pinkies like those! Great photos as per usual. Love, love the colours!  10.20.08 - 9:53pm
Matthew Saville - Wow, them's gonna have some GORGEOUS children, that's for sure! Wow!  10.20.08 - 9:40pm
Maureen - What a cool looking couple! Those heels are killer...I wanna see em up close! Jasmine, were you using a flash in the alley? Thanks!  10.20.08 - 7:09pm
Sarah Tolson - How do you get your images so crispy!! :) They look fantastic.   10.20.08 - 6:44pm
melissa pearce - great stuff! was he surprised? and how do you get to use john legend on your slideshows? I have showit web and would love to use other songs... just want to make sure i can?   10.20.08 - 6:38pm
Rachel in Taiwan - p.s. I have the same pinky fingers as Daniel. Go crooked pinkies!! :)  10.20.08 - 6:09pm
Rachel in Taiwan - I'm Daniel's sister...and I can only echo what everyone else said! Amazing pics, Jasmine! Thanks for posting so many.   10.20.08 - 6:08pm
Lauren - Gorgeous photos, and beautiful love story. Love the red shoes Candice is wearing!  10.20.08 - 4:03pm
Andrea - These pictures are fabulous! Candice & Daniel are so nice and so deserving of this. They have been extremely kind and instrumental with me starting my photography biz. Great job Jasmine & JD love the mural!  10.20.08 - 3:29pm
Karin Dailey - i like the moody one too!  10.20.08 - 2:50pm
lucy - My favorite is the black and white moody one too! These look like you guys had a blast.  10.20.08 - 2:47pm
Amy - These are awesome!  10.20.08 - 1:39pm
Brooke - I have known Candice since we were in diapers. She was my bestest friend in the whole world during our highschool years and the whole rapping thing just makes me laugh. If you only knew how much we used to do that with the windows down. I love them both and he is absolutely perfect for her. Thank you for doing such a great job for a couple who truly deserve it. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!  10.20.08 - 1:15pm
Daniel Lanning - Those pictures are REDICULOUSLY incredible! Wow. Candice and I are in love with them. I know my wife is beautiful...but dang...those are going up all over my office walls. Should we just go ahead and book our sessions for the next thirty years?!?! Thank you (and JD) so much!  10.20.08 - 1:09pm
Shelly Valentine - These are super fun! I have too many favs!  10.20.08 - 12:37pm
Kelli Eudis - Looks like a fun shoot. Beautiful pictures as always :)   10.20.08 - 12:19pm
Brett - These are perfect...it's a different experience to look at pictures on your site of people that I know. I can tell even more how amazingly well you capture the personalities of your clients.   10.20.08 - 12:15pm
halli - Awesome Shoot! I love the photos you caputred. Truly amazing!! Love your skill.  10.20.08 - 11:54am
Dawn - WoW!! this session is just amazing...they look like such a fun couple... Great shoes Candice!!!  10.20.08 - 11:37am
Melissa - These shots are just pure awesomeness! ;o) FUN!!  10.20.08 - 11:23am
kymberli q. - I LOVE these two and I don't even know them!! They just look PERFECT for each other and they look like FUN friends if you ever had a chance to meet them! I adore this post and the story that went along with it! What a great gift she gave him!  10.20.08 - 11:13am
Larry Reeves - Awesome story, awesome couple, awesome images, awesome town! His pinkies remind me of magnets that repel each other. Cool-ness!  10.20.08 - 10:48am
Geoff Schultz - Jasmine - It is just AWESOME to see these pics of Candice and Daniel on your blog. Although I have only been friends with the two of them for a short time, their personalities pour out of these shots and they could have come back to Charlotte more excited. I hope that our paths will cross soon as well. Take care and God Bless.  10.20.08 - 10:16am
Amber Paterson - I LOVE the shots in front of the murals! That yellow scarf was perfect for the pics of the two of them in the slideshow.  10.20.08 - 9:53am
B - She found her man through her blog?! I need a blog. PS: GREAT pics ; )  10.20.08 - 9:50am
haley lamb - wow!! I'm getting butterflies in my stomach from seeing all these amazing photos! I know Candice and Daniel personally. What a beautiful connection you've capture forever, Jasmine!!   10.20.08 - 9:46am
Candice Lanning - p.s. one more thing. I paid a quarter for these shoes. don't hate me :)  10.20.08 - 9:41am
Candice Lanning - Are you kidding me!?!?! Jasmine...you know you rock my face off! That shot of Daniel's baby blues up close....I MELT over and over again. We are so pleased with every shot...and couldn't be happier. I love the way you shared our story too...you are a gifted writer as well as an amazing photographer...UGHH!! I JUST LOVE THESE! Wish you guys lived closer too...but I have to believe our paths will cross..(hopefully sooner than later). Take care! Love them..love you!  10.20.08 - 9:40am
Catie R - I LOVE their story! That's so adorable and rapping a la Tupac, great story. :) They're looking like rock stars, totally feroche indeed.  10.20.08 - 9:13am
Cheyenne Schultz - OH. MY. GOODNESS. I am absolutely BEAMING to see Candice and Daniel on your blog in all of their fabulousness. You captured them wonderfully. and I can't wait to see these framed in their home! Jasmine, I'm glad you had the opportunity to meet these two and get to know them a little. My husband and I have only known them for a short time, but are beyond blessed to call them our friends - they have such huge hearts for each other and for the people in their lives. Love these guys. :) Candice and Dan - you two look HOT!!!!   10.20.08 - 9:07am
Regina White - Where is the SHOE SHOT? Girl these are Phenom. I know they love em' ... What a great surprise gift. What a rockin wife to do this for her Hubby. They LOOK Caliente!   10.20.08 - 9:02am
Camille Elise - Love her shoes!!! In everypicture they just pop! Great shoot, such a wonderful story and a great surprise, loved the video of him reading your blog finding out a while back.   10.20.08 - 8:49am
Tanya Jose - very sweet story indeed! um, i know you got a closeup of those red cute shoes she's wearing right? i like em!! :)  10.20.08 - 8:49am
Tira J - Wow! First, I love her red shoes! Second, the story is so wonderful. Third, what an amazing birthday gift! Great images Jasmine!   10.20.08 - 8:46am
Dennis - What a fun couple with a great story! Good stuff a usual Jasmine!  10.20.08 - 8:42am
Stacy Cross - I cannot wait to forward the link to this post to Stanbo - he ALWAYS makes fun of my pinkies!!! Mine aren't as grotesquely obvious as Daniel's (haha - just kidding, Daniel!) but they definitely bend the exact same way. I had no idea is was hereditary! Wow! Gorgeous pics, by the way!  10.20.08 - 8:25am
Jane - I love this couple's story. Blogstalking can be a great thing. =) They look fabulous, like they fit right in with Hollywood!   10.20.08 - 8:24am
Lindsay Kipp Photography - Okay, I loved this post, the images are fantastic, the love story... sweet, unique and fabulous, but I have to comment on his pinky fingers... my best friend has the same thing (exactly) but her baby toes are also that way and her oldest daughter has the same fingers as well! I love it! I love the things that make us all different! And, Jasmine you rock as always!!!  10.20.08 - 8:19am
Katie Jo - I absolutely love this shoot! I follow their blog as much as I follow yours.  10.20.08 - 7:57am
Gina - just beautiful.. love the alley shots...   10.20.08 - 7:47am
joshua k - Absolutely beautiful and perfect shots again! :)  10.20.08 - 7:44am
nena - What a great couple! These shots are amazing and I'm sure they are so happy. I would be! =-)  10.20.08 - 7:43am
Joan Solitario - The first photos taken of them... her shoes... they match the mural! :-D Great photos Jasmine!!!! I LOVE the ALLEY photos too!  10.20.08 - 7:43am
Jenny Sun - wow... am I the first to post? :D These are gorgeous Jasmine! The story is beautiful and so are your photos portraying their relationship :) My fave is the moody b&w one... for some reason, its just lovely in an understated way.   10.20.08 - 7:27am
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