03.26.09 Anytime

Martha and Joaquin : Day After

omance helps. It does. Roses, sweet nothings, boxes of chocolate. Physical attraction helps too. His brown eyes, her smile, his lips. But what holds everything together is laughter. It's the glue that holds the thousand-piece Love Puzzle together and keeps it intact for many years to come. By the looks of things, Joaquin and Martha will be together for a long time.

After dating close to nine years, Martha and Joaquin married last October and started their Happily Ever After. Life is flying--he's studying for the bar exam, and she's working on her amazing career--but they've remained by each others' sides laughing the entire time. With just a few words, Joaquin has Martha in stitches and her laughter eggs him on even more. They're a wonderful match.

I was honored with Martha contacted me to shoot their Day After session in Laguna Beach, the location where Joaquin proposed to Martha. Here are a few of my favorites...

A special thanks goes to Nicole DeAnne for doing a wonderful job with Martha's hair and makeup...

To see more of their Day After Session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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sarah smith photography - i love these, especially how you captured the lines in the sand made by her dress as she walked, such great attention to a beautiful and subtle detail.  04.02.09 - 10:58pm
Emily Elizabeth - These are AMAZING!   04.02.09 - 5:51pm
Jonathan - I work a lot under cloudy skies on here in San Luis Obispo CA and love to see awesome work done under the same soft light conditions. Congratulations on this awesome set. Thanks, Jonathan  03.31.09 - 8:45am
jb - She's got some gorgeous curves in that dress!  03.30.09 - 12:52pm
cassandra m - Oooohhhh la la!!!! LOVE this. Was this your sunrise shoot the other morning? NICEEEEEE...very nice!  03.28.09 - 4:21pm
Carolin - She is stunning!!! These are beautiful as always!  03.27.09 - 10:56pm
gina lee - beautiful as always jasmine.. Once I can get back in my dress.. (cough, cough) you are doing our 2190 day's after shoot... :) its my goal...:) working on it... ;)   03.27.09 - 8:49pm
Martha - Jasmine, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!!! Thank you so, so much for such a wonderful time!! You really know how to make a nervous girl feel beautiful!! Can't wait to put one or many of these up on our walls!!  03.27.09 - 8:30pm
Katherine Bowman - Lovely photos, lovely location and lovely couple! Especially like the last shot! Great job J*!  03.27.09 - 2:29pm
Katherine Bowman - Lovely photos, lovely location and lovely couple! Especially like the last shot! Great job J*!  03.27.09 - 2:29pm
Joan Solitario - If I only looked as good as her after how many years of marriage.. :o) Awesome Job Jasmine!  03.27.09 - 1:52pm
Crystal - Just gorgeous! Love the bouquet. And... I may be weird..but she looks a little like pictures I've seen of your mother..maybe it's the eyes..I don't know.. just laugh at me. :D  03.27.09 - 12:39pm
Sandra Pixie - AWESOME shots :D   03.27.09 - 12:37pm
SJ Styles - PERFECT!  03.27.09 - 12:05pm
Heidi @ Zenadia - Amazing, as always! I love the image where you can see her dress trail in the sand on the walkway. You capture such great little details!!  03.27.09 - 10:40am
Lesley - I love the swishing of the sand on the ground by her dress image! Beautiful!  03.27.09 - 10:34am
Velia - As always Jasmine love your work.I agree with a previous comment. Your brides have faboulous shoes. Great job on these.   03.27.09 - 10:16am
Jamie Sheasby - Dang Jasmine, your brides always have the fiercest shoes. I'm not even a shoe person but I love Martha's shoes. You definitely do shoot fabulous people.  03.27.09 - 10:08am
Treva Tribit Photography - I love day after shoots. More relaxed, Bride is ready to get something amazing on camera! (And the groom is especially happy) ;) Swanky shots! Great job!  03.27.09 - 9:35am
Serge - Super!  03.27.09 - 9:27am
michelle cunningham - jas, she is gorgeous. smiles and love are so your specialty.  03.27.09 - 7:02am
thea - the black and whites took my breath away-all the images are amazing but these just hit me hardLOL I agree laughter is the best  03.27.09 - 5:02am
Diana B. Mattar - What a lovely couple. These pictures are beautiful. Laguna Beach never looked better. That is where my husband also proposed. Some of the scenes reminded me of the proposal so thank you Jasmine for bringing back those happy memories!  03.26.09 - 11:57pm
Nicole DeAnne - YAYY! Martha,You rocked this shoot! Hi Jasmine... You did such a great job at Capturing Martha & Joaquin. I do Martha's hair & I was able to do her hair & make-up for this shoot as well as for her wedding. I am SO happy they were able to do a day after shoot with you.. They look great together & you really captured how cute the are together! Good job!!!  03.26.09 - 11:56pm
Jasmine* - @Jonni @DawnMcCarthy: I shot this session around 5:30-6pm, but it was an overcast day...and the light was pretty awesome! :)  03.26.09 - 10:24pm
Amy - Thanks for all you do. You are inspiring...truly. I was wondering...what does the side of the "magazine" say? Is there really something written or just nonsense. The things I lay awake thinking of at night!  03.26.09 - 8:47pm
lauralee - so pretty. especially love the third one down.  03.26.09 - 8:08pm
Mil - Beautiful, beautiful couple.   03.26.09 - 7:53pm
Ashley M - Jasmine, I love that while all of these pics have your signature written all over them (that is a FAB thing by the way), you still go outside of the box and challenge yourself and get those even more unique shots. Rock On!! Love them all....  03.26.09 - 7:38pm
Mark Gove - Awesome!  03.26.09 - 7:21pm
Jonni - I have the same question as Dawn, what time of day did you shoot this J*? These are frickin' fantastic girlfriend! Your writing, your photos, all so lovely. :) Hugs, Jonni  03.26.09 - 6:46pm
Michael McNett - Love the dress trails on the road.  03.26.09 - 6:34pm
Dawn McCarthy - J* at what time of the day did you shoot this session? I love the feel of the light in these photos. They are stunning, as is all of your work!  03.26.09 - 6:19pm
Yvonne LeBrun - I love the sand wiggles after her dress!  03.26.09 - 6:18pm
Sara Gray - Wow, what a beautiful couple! And I love the colors in that bouquet!  03.26.09 - 5:52pm
anonymous fan - i love these pictures. martha and joaquin remind me of home. your photos, like them, are divine.  03.26.09 - 5:33pm
Holli True - Another gorgeous session!! I agree with Mallory, that image of them on the cliff with the beach below them- breathtaking!! :) I also love the trail of wavy sand she is leaving behind her as she walks, such a cool little detail you were able to catch!   03.26.09 - 4:22pm
Karen - Jasmine I absolutely love these, they're just so real. possibly my all time favorite from you.  03.26.09 - 4:12pm
Pascal - Love the tracks left by the dress. Wonderful smile also.  03.26.09 - 2:06pm
Christa - I love the "swish-swish" marks her dress made on the road! Is swish a word? :)  03.26.09 - 1:39pm
tish - love the one of him dipping her!  03.26.09 - 1:37pm
jeramy - beautiful. typical. great job jasmine  03.26.09 - 1:11pm
Lydia - Every time I see pictures like these, it makes me even more sure that I'm going to do a Day After session! It just might take me awhile after the wedding to save up for it. ;-) Love the last two pictures!  03.26.09 - 1:10pm
Mallory - Whoa! The one of them on the hilltop with the ocean in the background, Ah-maz-ing! I could picture it being poster size hanging above their couch.  03.26.09 - 12:54pm
lucy - shes gorgeous I love her dress  03.26.09 - 12:42pm
Adrienne Gunde - I love these, especially the one of her leaning against the tree and the one of the trails her dress left behind!  03.26.09 - 12:41pm
Roxie - Totally hot! Love the pink flowers in the photographs. Lovely as always! :)  03.26.09 - 12:36pm
The Last Forty Percent Photography - I love the photo of just their feet, where you can see what her dress did to the sand on the road. Love it! -Bri  03.26.09 - 12:35pm
Meg - So romantic Jasmine! Beautiful work as always!  03.26.09 - 12:15pm
Alison - These are beautiful. I love your captures of peoples laughter, it brings life to photographs. Beautifil sand trails from her dress walking on the path as well!   03.26.09 - 12:14pm
RE - Hi Jasmin! I'm lovin the shots down the path... great use of depth!  03.26.09 - 12:05pm
Diane - - Love the day after photos. The brides always look so relaxed and more playful. After the wedding photos are my favorite to's a different mind set! LOVE IT. Tks for sharing  03.26.09 - 12:00pm
Dee - these are so awesomely awesome. Serious.  03.26.09 - 11:59am
Kayleen T. - Oh and her matching pink shoes, Love them!   03.26.09 - 11:51am
Kayleen T. - beautiful! Love the pop of pink from her bouquet!   03.26.09 - 11:49am
Sara Mac - I love how your photography inspires a girl to dig out her wedding dress for a second run! Stunning, as usual :)  03.26.09 - 11:41am
Navy Sou - Girl, these are just beautiful! Love the consistency in your post processing. As for me? I'm still trying to find myself, so my post processing is like a box of See's chocolates...a lil' bit o' everything. *Sigh* Lol!  03.26.09 - 11:07am
Katie Jo - Oh Jasmine...sweet, sweet Jasmine...these are awful, hideous, disgusting...I can't bear to look at them a second longer or maybe I can't stop staring, choose your own adventure ;o)  03.26.09 - 11:01am
Jamie - Great song on the slideshow!  03.26.09 - 11:00am
Fabuluxe Photos - Love your clear images. ;) -- holllla...I'm the 1st one on the post ;)   03.26.09 - 10:55am
Erin Z. - These are beautiful. All of your photos make me want to move to California... I'm in Colorado where it's a complete blizzard today. Gorgeous photos-  03.26.09 - 10:55am
Jason - Beautiful! I love the way you compose your shots Jasmine. You're amazing - so artistic.  03.26.09 - 10:53am
Tiffany Rebecca - Love her dress and love your photos.. as always!  03.26.09 - 10:52am