Julia and Brandon : Day After

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he first time I met Julia, it was over the internet. Her email was filled with our similarities, but the strongest two were UCLA Law School (she was a couple years ahead of me) and love of photography. She practices law and just listening to her speak, I'm impressed with her fluidity in legalese, a language spoken by members of the World of Law.

When I hosted my second Starbox Lunch, Julia drove from San Diego and it was lovely getting to know each other better. Since then, Julia and her husband Brandon have started their own photography business and I'm so happy to see how far they've come. I was even happier when they contacted me to photograph a Day After session. They've been married for three years, but Julia wanted a different feel for her wedding photos, so I was honored when she asked my to document their love.

We spent a lovely afternoon together and here are a few of my favorites...








My favorite shot of the day...




One thing I love about Julia is her amazing laugh!


Because every girl deserves a little Dior...








To see more of their Day After session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Jasmine Marie - You did such a great job of capturing Julia and Brandon! They're such great people and these are such wonderful shots. :)  03.31.09 - 12:59am
dotun - very beautiful couple..lovely work Jasmine.  03.30.09 - 6:02pm
jb - I love ME some dior! holla!!!  03.30.09 - 12:54pm
Joan Solitario - I love that scenic shot! and the leading lines to the shoes shot! she's beautiful :o)  03.27.09 - 2:37pm
Serge - Excellent! Emotions, colors !!!! A+ work!  03.27.09 - 9:12am
Betsy, La Vida - Some of our SD peeps! You two look fantastic!!! Great job of capturing their personalities, Jasmine. What a special treat!  03.25.09 - 12:56pm
Julie Cruz - YAY! Brandon and Julia!! Some of my fellow SD photography pals :D AMAZING photos as always Jasmine. Just gorgeous!!  03.25.09 - 12:30am
Cynthia Q. - Looks like this couple had a lot of fun on the shoot! Great pictures-love the ones of them laughing :)  03.24.09 - 7:04pm
Bobbie Brown - FABULOUS!  03.24.09 - 6:56pm
Cristen CLark - Love it!! They looked like they had so much fun!!  03.24.09 - 2:36pm
Kate Triano - her dress rocks the hiz-ouse! great images as always sista!  03.24.09 - 12:39pm
ohana photographers -david & kimi - j&b awesome!  03.24.09 - 11:55am
Staci - I love the feet shot. I think I try to do some sort of feet shots in all my sessions! It's just fun! :-) Great session!  03.24.09 - 11:17am
Cheryl Cronin - These are incredible Jasmine!!! as usual you are a constant inspiration. You are ANYTHING BUT BORING!!!!!  03.24.09 - 10:49am
Cheryl Cronin - These are incredible Jasmine!!! as usual you are a constant inspiration. You are ANYTHING BUT BORING!!!!!  03.24.09 - 10:49am
Lyndsay Hyatt-Almeida - you rock, jasmine! your work is CREATIVE, EXCITING and FABULOUS. :) my fav shots are the shoes and the last picture of them casually laughing. beautiful!!  03.24.09 - 10:47am
Holli True - I am totally "thinking for myself" when I tell you that this session is wonderful! :) The Dior shot is so fabulous!!   03.24.09 - 9:05am
Christopher - Your favorite is my favorite. I love the DOF.   03.24.09 - 9:00am
Brittany - Oh my goodness -- i love seeing my photographer on the other side of the camera. great photos  03.24.09 - 8:54am
Rhonda - Jasmine...love it all! What's the name of the song you used for their slideshow? I love it! I whole-heartedly disagree with a previous poster saying your work is usually boring...you are a true inspiration to many of us. Looking forward to seeing what you capture this upcoming wedding season!  03.24.09 - 8:38am
Dee - Beautiful!  03.24.09 - 8:12am
Emily Faulknor - Wow, they look exquisite! These two are so fun and I am always impressed on how they balance their business with her being a lawyer, but they make it work. You captured them so beautifully and what a treat for them!   03.24.09 - 8:03am
e'lisa - jasmine-these are awesome!!!!!! the one in the field of yellow flowers where she is laughing is my favorite hands down! i also like the one with her feet and the line right below it. just fantastic!!  03.24.09 - 7:36am
Ashley Mae - Ahh-mazing. These pics have such a beautiful feel to them. Beautiful couple. You are seriously the best out there!  03.24.09 - 7:32am
Becky Reed - I love that the location is so simple, but you make it look so great! I just proves you don't need fancy backgrounds to take great images.  03.24.09 - 6:43am
CLAUDIA - SUPER CUTE. ;) love how every picture shows how much fun they had.  03.24.09 - 6:08am
Corinna Hoffman - Yummy work, Jasmine! :)  03.23.09 - 11:13pm
Pamela Telgenhoff - Love all of these, but the shoe shot is GREAT!  03.23.09 - 10:59pm
Sarah Tolson - Yay for J and B!! Great pics. :)  03.23.09 - 10:27pm
Jim - Normally your work is so boring, however the 7th and 8th shots are nice. Way to actually take a good shot for once Jasmine!  03.23.09 - 9:02pm
julia williams - j* - thank you for such gorgeous photos! (and for documenting what is likely the last day i will ever fit into my wedding dress) We had an absolute blast (even brandon had to admit that when we got back... although it came out in the form of 'i guess that wasn't THAT bad'). thank you thank you thank you!  03.23.09 - 8:26pm
Abra - I absolutely love the last few of her laughing. Gorgeous.  03.23.09 - 7:24pm
Jonni - What an awesome idea and they seem like such a fun couple. I wish I could have my wedding photos redone. Our photographer posed us in such a generic way and no zest. Just fake poses. I wish I knew more about photography back in 2001. Jasmine, you are a superstar. :) Hugs, Jonni  03.23.09 - 7:21pm
Ma'ele - hahaha! SHEILA H. I was thinking the SAME thing. Except I'd LOVE to get a new dress, shoes, veil.... the whole nine yards. That would be SO MUCH fun!!!! What a wonderful session, with who seem to be wonderful people. so sweet!  03.23.09 - 5:42pm
brad peters - you locations are awesome. the textures, lines and colors. sweet.  03.23.09 - 5:39pm
Sheila H - Can you do a day after shoot...20 years later? Our 20th Anniversary is coming up, wouldn't that be fun!!....don't know about fitting into that dress though....20 yrs...2 kids...oh well!  03.23.09 - 5:36pm
Melissa Koehler - Brandon and Julia are some of the sweetest people I know. You captured them perfectly! Now, if I can only convince my husband to do one of these :)  03.23.09 - 4:36pm
Nancy Ramos - I love the wildflowers in the foreground. I have had a hard time finding a place where I can take some photos of my daughter just for fun but they all require some expensive permit. Do you know of any??  03.23.09 - 4:17pm
lucy - Im loving the location too.. The shoe shot and the second shot  03.23.09 - 3:16pm
luis - newport beach? backbay? =.=  03.23.09 - 3:08pm
rowena - hey, i know those two lovebirds! julia and brandon, you look great!  03.23.09 - 3:02pm
Melissa McClure - Oh yay I was waiting for these! Gorgeous! Love them all, you captured their personalities perfectly!  03.23.09 - 2:59pm
Tiffany - LOVE IT! I've often thought about doing a "Day After" type session for the hubby & I...who knows, maybe I'll convince the Hubby & you can do it for us!!   03.23.09 - 2:54pm
jeramy - typical. love the shoes!  03.23.09 - 2:52pm
jess@studio3z - the shoe shot is the shiznit!! GOODNESS.  03.23.09 - 2:26pm
Suz - I had never heard of the "Day After" shoot, and now that I know, I want one too! :) It's our five year anniversary this summer--a good excuse! I really like your work. Keep it up!  03.23.09 - 2:09pm
diane (www.sagephoto.com) - Hey J*: Love the shoe photo on the street. Aren't day after photos the best!  03.23.09 - 1:59pm
Amy Clifton - I loooove the shoe shot and the whole series after that. The couple is so "real" in that final series.  03.23.09 - 1:56pm
Brandon Williams - Thanks so much for everything. It was great spending the afternoon with you and your images are gorgeous as always.   03.23.09 - 1:40pm
Matthew Saville - What a beautiful location! That's not in Irvine, is it? I love those kinds of bushes and reeds, though, and the only place around Irvine where you find those, I'm having a ha