Joanna and Cooper : Wedding

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he off-shore winds made their way into the Bacara Resort and cooled Joanna's wedding suite. She sat in a chair and smiled into the baroque mirror hanging on the wall. The stylists doted on her every need, but Joanna simply smiled and floated from room to room ensuring her day flowed as perfectly as she planned it. Afterall, the man of her dreams was waiting for her at a winery, just a short drive away.

They met under canopies of grapevines and purple flowers, just past the outdoor fireplace. Joanna approached Cooper from behind with a smile so wide, so bright it illuminated the already bright day. They embraced for minutes, a million lifetimes orbiting around a nucleus of love, and they realized their moment had arrived.

Under the shade of two oak trees at Roblar Winery, Joanna and Cooper promised to communicate. Promised to love. Promised to remain at each others' hips until their last breaths. They promised. They kissed. They embraced for minutes, a million lifetimes orbiting around a nucleus of love, and they realized their moment had arrived.

Jo and Coop...I love you. Not like, I luv ya! but like the real thing. You've invited me into your home, your lives, and your hearts and I'm extraordinarily thankful. I know your wedding was merely the start of your lives together, but I also know it's the start of a further friendship with ME! ;) I can't wait to hang out again, and I know the future is heavily sprinkled with goodness and love. Thank you for allowing me to document your fabulous wedding day! Much Love and Appreciation... j*

Let me start with the sweet things in life...umm, like, Joanna's Rene Caovilla blingin' shoes...


I adored Joanna's custom Jenny Lee wedding dress...she looked stunning in it!


Joanna's wedding ring caused me momentary blindness...it was truly stunning! Here's the ring along with a family heirloom bracelet she wore for such a special occasion...


We then headed to Roblar for more preparation and some loving...JD captured this moment between Joanna and her maid of honor, Rachel.


I love me some good details...many thanks to Nico and his ultra fab crew of Nico Designs for their amazing work...just look at that bouquet!


Stunning. I mean, really...Joanna looked stunning...many thanks to Shiela of Shiela Stone for hair and Shannon Jordan of Flirt Makeup


Much to my delight, Joanna and Cooper opted to see each other before the ceremony (which is something I ADORE!) and their first moments together were so beautiful...the following images were captured by JD...




After the First Look, we had some fun around the winery...






I don't know what it is about this photo, but I just love the small details that make this moment so special...






Joanna...stay fabuous.


I can't say enough good things about Joanna and Cooper's bridal party...loved them!








I'm way jealous JD captured this photo...I kinda love it way too much...


A quiet moment just after the recessional...


Ooooh, and all the delicious details...Nico and Maren of Maren Parsons Events truly outdid themselves with all the accoutrements...




Joanna and Cooper were extremely laid back and opted to forego traditional elements to their wedding reception. They kept the night more about their love, and their guests and chose not to be consumed with formalities. Beyond the toasts, the reception was a free-flowing night filled with fun and joy...




Though there wasn't a First Dance, I caught this moment of Joanna and Cooper enjoying each other at the end of the night...


To see more of their beautiful wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

Lastly, a special thanks must go to Maren Parsons for her attention to detail, kindness, and overall fabulousness in coordinating this wedding. She was a gem to work with and I hope our paths cross again in the near future! :)
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Kristin Schmucker - Beautiful pictures and a beautiful wedding.   05.12.10 - 8:27pm
ohana photographers - just gorgeous!  07.01.09 - 10:38pm
Beth - incredible!!   05.24.09 - 7:42pm
Quang Dang - Simply stunning! I'm your biggest fan now... lol  05.14.09 - 10:38am
ohana photographers - love those shoes! awesome j*  05.13.09 - 1:51pm
Whitney Gray - Beautiful- absolutely beautiful. Did I tell you I think they are beautiful?!? I can't say it enough!!  04.26.09 - 1:24pm
Lizeth - jasmine you're photographs are beyond amazing...i tell everyone that when i get engaged, i only need two things at my wedding, my husband and jasmine star :-)  04.22.09 - 3:48pm
Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Absolutely gorgeous wedding photography. Simply stunning. LJ   04.16.09 - 1:31pm
Pascal - Whoa you really managed to capture her gorgeous eyes! The location is great !  04.16.09 - 5:46am
Alleigh - What a romantic location! The oak casks and the vines are a fantastic background, and the bride and groom look stunning.   04.15.09 - 6:37pm
angelique - Jasmine - your clients are so lucky to have met you - you capture their moments so perfectly!!!  04.15.09 - 5:21am
Mandi Nikole - Fantastic images as always. Love the ones in front of the barrels. Great composition. Keep inspiring and God bless  04.15.09 - 12:37am
Korey - Oh my do I love this bride's style! Every detail is stunning, and yet appropriate, natural and understated. Jasmine, you know I love you, too! The photos are amazing, and I really love the bridal party in front of the wine barrels. You get a sense of how much fun they are having.  04.14.09 - 12:46pm
Tracy - this was a beautiful wedding and you captured it flawlessly. and shout out to jd for that wonderful candid.  04.14.09 - 11:31am
oneshotbeyond - you did well here Jasmine...I mean really well...like a lovely job.  04.14.09 - 11:00am
Heidi @ Zenadia - Oh my gosh what an amazing wedding!!! Joanna is such a stunning bride!  04.13.09 - 4:26pm
mark Brooke - These wedding pics are awesome!  04.13.09 - 3:54pm
Jen May - I love how you hung her shoes on the door knob :)  04.13.09 - 12:50pm
imthiaz houseman - what a FABULOUS wedding! great series.  04.13.09 - 12:03pm
Carlos Bruno - WOMAN! Until you decide to retire and follow the writer career ther is NO WAY to NO ONE beat your photos. Sorry JDay ... but you 'create a monster' ... the most gorgeous and wonderful soul one. THANKS!   04.13.09 - 8:13am
Holli True - Absolutely beautiful!! :) So consistently fabulous, Jasmine!  04.13.09 - 6:57am
Tara Ward - I had the same shoes for my wedding...but in black! My husband was glad to see he was not the only one crazy enough to pay that much for shoes! Thanks Jasmine x  04.13.09 - 5:07am
michelle cunningham - jaz these are breathtaking as usual.  04.12.09 - 7:49pm
Feuza - Wow- your pictures have the ability to make me really tear up and your words help in that as well,. looked like an amazing place to get married  04.12.09 - 5:45pm
Kaarin - you are as you say - FABULOUS!!  04.12.09 - 4:47pm
Aleks - OMG Jasmine these two make a stunning couple and you once again have done an amazing job of capturing it!!!  04.12.09 - 2:29pm
Lisa H. Chang - I LOVE this wedding, the pictures are amazing. J* you're fabulous!  04.12.09 - 7:03am
anne - sooo beautiful pictures.. und such a wonderful wedding. love the decoration.. must have been awesome to shoot this gorgeous wedding  04.12.09 - 5:19am
denise karis - ok, as lovely as the bride is, as beautiful as the location, as perfect as the couple, as so so so pretty as the hanging flowers are, the shot that totally blew me away is the ring shot - these are all amazing, jasmine!  04.12.09 - 1:00am
kymberli q. - Wow, Jasmine! You even outdid YOURSELF! These images are just CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!  04.12.09 - 12:07am
Rob Kemp - WONDERFUL as always... You are an inspiration to us all  04.11.09 - 11:21pm
Dee - Stunning work Jasmine! You are such a super star!   04.11.09 - 10:42pm
Jonni - WOW! There are so many words I want to say but WOW is all I can get out! :) AWESOME! Hugs, Jonni  04.11.09 - 8:48pm
Katherine Bowman - Jasmine, fabulous job! Joanna, you have wonderful taste... your dress, your hair, your SHOES!! (Love the way you captured them J*!) Absolutely stunning!! Be blessed! :)  04.11.09 - 8:44pm
barbara (soon to be dieppa) - tears to my eyes!! You can really see the love in the couple's eyes as they look at each other. Quite beautiful!  04.11.09 - 6:27pm
Lydia - I really miss your Pro Photo Resource articles!!!  04.11.09 - 5:01pm
andrea - jasmine - your photos continually make me want to relive my wedding day over again. with one change of course...you as my photographer! simply beautiful!  04.11.09 - 3:25pm
Ashley Rose - Wow, stunning, i feel like i say that everytime, but again everytime the images are WOW & STUNNING =) xoxo  04.11.09 - 1:21pm
B - Gorgeous! Can I steal her shoes?  04.11.09 - 12:12pm
ksen :) - beautiful. beautyFULL. beautalicious! i don't know how many other ways to describe the beauty you have captured of this couple that goes wayyy beyond their gorgeous outer appearance. congrats to the newlyweds! keep on rockin j*. :)  04.11.09 - 10:57am
ChrissyMae - Absolutely Gorgeous.... I have always wanted to do wedding photography.. and even dabbled in it once or twice..... then went back to kids.... but you have been my inspiration to go back into weddings! Thank you for being so awesome lol...:) Rock it like a rockstar!  04.11.09 - 10:50am
kevin Keefer - great job ! i especially love the hug jd captured thanks for the email this morning, had another ultra cool client mtg this morning  04.11.09 - 9:24am
leisureforte.com - great job, i love natural looking photos from a wedding photog, not overprocessed stuff. keep on keeping on, jasmine.  04.11.09 - 9:24am
Shuva Rahim - OK, I think you rightfully deserve a PHd in blogging. I'm amazed - have been but more so in the past few days - at how OFTEN you blog and how full of passion and honesty your posts are. Thank you a million times over for sharing so much of yourself, your couples and continuing to inspire us photographers to strive to do our best.   04.11.09 - 8:39am
Raquel - Amazing!  04.11.09 - 7:51am
Linda - Wow, one of my favorites ever. Love the detail shots. And go JD...putting out some great stuff. Love the wine barrels. great location that we have not seen before so very fun..  04.11.09 - 7:24am
Gina Meola - Everything is gorgeous!! Sharp, emotional... just delicious!   04.11.09 - 6:09am
gina lee - beautiful pictures jasmine.. and congrtas to top honors for 2009... awesome... G.  04.11.09 - 5:40am
tunji sarumi - Nice capture  04.11.09 - 4:40am
claire - GORGEOUSNESS!!!! I love your work Jasmine!!!!   04.11.09 - 3:37am
AngelVision - Wonderful shots Jasmine, truly. I'm curious though: did you teach JD to shoot so he could be a great backup for you, or did he learn before you did? I'm just curious. :)  04.11.09 - 1:35am
Nancy Ramos - Jasmine, what a wonderful weekend.   04.10.09 - 11:43pm
Goddess Leonie | Creative Goddess - Oh this is just exquisite... it looks like so much funtastic fabulousness :)  04.10.09 - 11:00pm
Sheila Stone - Wow! So many beautiful moments captured. I feel blessed to have been part of such a collaboration of talented and fun people. I will miss all of you and look forward to the next opportunity to work together...  04.10.09 - 10:28pm
alex.kruk photography - Very beautiful pictures and great location for a wedding. You and your husband are so talented ! alex  04.10.09 - 10:28pm
Amy Starks - A winery - what a fantastic location for a wedding! Great photos! :)  04.10.09 - 9:50pm
jackie J - Jasmine, these photos are so beautiful! Joanna is so gorgeous, especially in her fabulous dress, and shoes with the perfect bouquet. You captured every detail and I love them all.   04.10.09 - 9:24pm
Sarah Alston - Beautiful!!! The winery pictures were stunning.  04.10.09 - 8:30pm
DrewB - Yeah, you rocked it (and so did JD)! Absolutely stunning, as always :)  04.10.09 - 7:39pm
Amy Rae Photography - yeah, love this post!! such a beautiful wedding. my ring is the same (not that big though) but with an oval in the middle and then the two pairs on the side...it was exactly what i pictured and we found it the next day!! such a beautiful setting.  04.10.09 - 7:37pm
Michelle S. - Jasmine, I think you're fantastically gifted... However, I have to say that JD's pictures in this post are AWESOME! The one of the bride & bridesmaid hugging is just so great... and they just get better from there. :)  04.10.09 - 5:38pm
Helga - That is sooo beautifullllll!!!!!! .. I got goose-flesh on my arms :-)))))  04.10.09 - 5:28pm
Lydia - Joanna is beautiful! And you were able to capture her and the rest of the wedding beautifully!  04.10.09 - 5:17pm
Apple - Joanna has such a great smile! gorgeous as always Jaz!;D  04.10.09 - 4:45pm
john p. - i think your work is always the best out there. i think you are something else entirely.  04.10.09 - 3:50pm
Leah - OK, I already emailed you, but I'm so pumped about this wedding b/c one of my best friends manages Roblar Winery and she got married there 10/07! Its gorgeous! So happy to see you have the big fabulous tree in some pics too!! I emailed her your link so she could see them! Awesome as always girl!  04.10.09 - 3:44pm
Cynthia Q. - Simply breathtaking!  04.10.09 - 2:55pm
Kristin Brancaleone (The Treasured Petal) - I'm obsessed with this wedding and the way you captured it! So lovely!  04.10.09 - 2:48pm
Marissa Rodriguez - Those SHOES!!!!! I love them! These pics are gorgeous Jasmine, it just keeps getting better :)  04.10.09 - 2:42pm
Ashley King - Jasmine, I have been waiting for this post since the minute you posted their engagement session! Absolutely Stunning! I can really, truly tell that you have a connection with this couple as they glow when looking into your lense. Thank you so much for sharing!  04.10.09 - 2:36pm
liam hennessey - that shot of the bride in the vineyard is just madness. love it.  04.10.09 - 2:27pm
Muriel Silva - GORGEOUS work Jasmine!  04.10.09 - 2:25pm
Michele B - I am in love with the shot of Joanna and her father walking down the isle. Oh and the one of the table setting is a fave too, and let's not ofrget those amazing shoes! I give up picking a fave :) The images are beautiful Jasmine!  04.10.09 - 2:14pm
Becky Reed - I am such a fan of your work. It's about time that pretty was brought back to the wedding photography world. These images are so beautiful. I bet the bride loves these!   04.10.09 - 2:07pm
Danielle L. - Beautiful... :)  04.10.09 - 2:01pm
Kayla - Totally gorgeous as always!  04.10.09 - 1:41pm
jacqueline fronters - Amazing work, per usual. Amazing, amazing and you're amazing.  04.10.09 - 1:41pm
Cathy Crawley - You always make me wish I was there when I look at your Wedding photos! I love everything about this wedding, gorgeous couple, gorgeous light, gorgeous location, gorgeous photography by a gorgeous photographer ;)  04.10.09 - 1:31pm
Erin Z - EVERYTHING about the people and the photos is stunning. Every single person was beautiful, a beautiful day, beautiful details, and of course the photos are breathtaking. I wish I knew where my wedding pictures were! Hmmm...  04.10.09 - 1:18pm
Garrett Davis Photography - Simply stunning....amazing work as always!!  04.10.09 - 1:02pm
Julie Delamarter - Jasmine, You so make me wish my husband and I could get married all over again. If you were around when we got married, I would have done whatever it took for you to capture our day. Your clients are so lucky to have you. If only we all had shots of our big day, like the ones you take.   04.10.09 - 12:57pm
Yuka photo art - Absolutely beautiful and touching...  04.10.09 - 12:56pm
Jamie Sheasby - Great location! I love how you incorporated so many elements of the winery in these photos. Good job to JD too!  04.10.09 - 12:56pm
jeramy - typical! no joke. what a beautiful location! have a wonderful weekend.  04.10.09 - 12:42pm
Alicia - These absolutely took my breath