06.30.09 Anytime

Alicia : Anytime

e met a few couple years ago. And I mean 'met' in the loosest of terms. She was a blog reader, and I Alicia contacted me to shoot her wedding, but she informed me she'd been following my blog for a while, so she was ready to book. That was it. No questions asked, no uncertainty, no doubt. Just Please-shoot-my-wedding-and-thankyouverymuch. She sent me a link to her wedding website, which chronicled her love story with Steven, and I knew we (all three of us) were a perfect match. It was love at first site. (Yes, that was a play on words).

The more I got to know Alicia, the more I liked her. She's a sparkplug, funny, and self-deprecating...all the things that make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Last year, she let me know she was pursuing photography professionally and I couldn't be happier for her. I have no doubt she's going places and going to do amazing things in the industry. When she asked if I'd be able to photograph her for launch of her new website, I was honored. No, really, I was. I was pretty much sure she'd be tired of me (and my annoying laugh) after her wedding, but, nah. We cool. And I'm happy to announce she still likes me...especially after I photographed her yesterday. I had to buy her dinner afterward to win her affection, but I prevailed the victor. It's amazing what Mongolian BBQ will do to a girl! :)

Alicia, you (and your strange love of kittens) rock my world. I can't wait to see all the amazing things you'll do! Stay humble, work hard, and everything will fall into place. Love you! xoxo...J*

Alicia had a bag of tangerines in her car, so I thought they'd make a cute prop in the shoot...a splash of her personality, and a splash of color never hurt anyone!

Alicia's husband, Steven, bought her a new computer. She named it, Nigel.

Ooooh, and Nigel's never looked better...

To read more about The Modern Type Photography, definitely check out her blog! :)
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Meredith Sledge - Why haven't I ever seen these?! I love them!!!  09.15.11 - 7:01pm
malika marie - I was on The Green Wedding Shoes website and noticed this amazing wedding featured on there. I look for the photographer and notice the name Love Ala. I click on her name and think waw she is really good! but she looks SO familiar. I've seen her somewhere and realize her 'about me' pictures scream J* and it hits me. You featured her once, on your blog and it all makes sense. The pictures you took of her are awesome, and its kinda cool knowing I secretly connected the dots :)  09.05.10 - 12:58am
Manny - i can't tell you how impressive this is. the Lord really has blessed you with a great talent. where is this location exactly?  07.23.10 - 2:46pm
Kathy - Love all your blogs and photos. I have been looking for about two hours now. I am just getting into photography and can only hope someday to be so good! Why is it that women are so much more encouraging than the men?   06.22.10 - 3:50pm
Ashe-Monique Wint - love the turquoise ring inthis 1st outfit. I WANT ONE! That is all  12.10.09 - 9:41am
Richard - Love those tangerines!  10.12.09 - 2:21pm
- She's so cute! I love the tangerine photos. You're right. A touch of color never hurt and I LOVE color!  07.02.09 - 9:39pm
Denise Saucedo - Alicia is Adorable!!!! I now read her blog thanks to you. And you, well you are a master piece!!! Love ya tons!!! You rock my socks off girl!!! ;)  07.02.09 - 12:20pm
Amanda - I LOVE the location!!!!  07.02.09 - 12:07pm
Jen May - She brought a lot of props! She chose great colors with the tangerines  07.02.09 - 10:11am
Beth Armsheimer - These are all super cute! Do you know where she got that ring?  07.02.09 - 8:53am
Sarah @ - The tangerines do add a little something. I love the one where she's eating a slice!  07.02.09 - 8:21am
Bartolomeo Photography - These are great Jasmine- too cute =)  07.01.09 - 6:59pm
jeramy - very cute! great job.  07.01.09 - 12:34pm
Nicole Glenn - So fresh and fun. Love the shoe shot! Why does she get to be so darn cute!? :)  07.01.09 - 12:22pm
Tira J - Alicia is so fabulous, along with the tangerines and Nigel! These are great images of her Jasmine!   07.01.09 - 9:32am
B - Stunning!  07.01.09 - 9:06am
Amy Clifton - Beautiful as usual! Cute shoe-shot. :-) Off to check out her blog now! "Sandy"--I hope you are kidding. Whatever.   07.01.09 - 8:16am
Nancy - Where is this location? The setting is beautiful, I must know!!! :D  07.01.09 - 7:24am
Mollie Tobias - I especially like the second picture. It shows her with the camera without beating you over the head with the fact that she is a photographer. Subtle. I also like the shot of her sitting on the hillside with the Mac. I wish we could all work someplace like that!  07.01.09 - 7:19am
Tania - What great pictures. She is beautiful!!  07.01.09 - 6:15am
Events by Evonne - These are great, Jas! And I remembered their wedding photos posted on your blog just a month ago because I am still in love with Alicia's Alvina Valenta wedding gown!  07.01.09 - 12:30am
wayan suadnyana - I love the bokeh of your photo...really great photo...i wish i can make a photograph like you. regard from island of Bali  07.01.09 - 12:30am
ChristineDS - These photo's are gorgeous, she is so cute, great pics!  07.01.09 - 12:13am
Amanda - love these!!!  06.30.09 - 10:17pm
kyle richter - love the photos of alicia... they are so great.!! can't wait to see what she is going to do with them on her website and blog.!! cheers.  06.30.09 - 8:45pm
Erica Velasco - Super cute! I thought she was a beautiful bride!  06.30.09 - 7:35pm
James Watson - Wow, those tangerines go GREAT with those lovely melons. :) Ma Ma Ma Ma  06.30.09 - 7:00pm
Jenny Sun - these are such great candid and natural captures Jasmine! I love them :) What a blessing to shoot someone with such fabulous fashion sense! It sounds like the two of you have a great friendship happening! :D great job done jasmine! :D  06.30.09 - 6:22pm
Heather Kincaid - SUCH a cute session! And that white belted dress is so cute! Love!  06.30.09 - 6:11pm
New York City Wedding Photographers - What a great story...she was a terrific bride. Seems like you two will develop a long works in mysterious ways!   06.30.09 - 5:01pm
marissa moss - love them!! she looks so fun!  06.30.09 - 4:42pm
Katelyn James - This girl lucked out!! She's got some awesome wedding pics and now pics with tangerines and cute heels...what more could she want! haha beautiful job as always:)  06.30.09 - 4:32pm
Charise Proctor - How adorable is she!! SOOO cute! Great work as usual Jasmine! :)  06.30.09 - 3:34pm
Mary Marantz - Gorgoeus!! Love them, love you! Muah! M:)  06.30.09 - 3:32pm
promise tangeman - Jasmine. this is a fabulous session.   06.30.09 - 3:31pm
Candace Prokopets - These are great! I bet you guys had a lot of fun. Your work always inspires. Thanks!  06.30.09 - 2:23pm
LG - Simply gorgeous  06.30.09 - 2:14pm
becky - I love that feeling when somebody is just so sure of your photography that they just call you up and book. Awesome high.  06.30.09 - 1:13pm
ajira - Great shots, great props, beautiful subject and I love, love, LOVE the necklace Alicia's wearing with the grey long sleeved t-shirt. It's exquisite. If you read this Alicia, please let me know where you go it. I'm totally enamoured. Best of luck with your photography!   06.30.09 - 1:12pm
A - This looked like a super fun shoot! Love the props. What model Canon is she holding?  06.30.09 - 12:53pm
Bobbie Brown - Haha! Yeah right! I seriously doubt you had to buy her dinner to make her love you, I am sure these pictures made her love you plenty! They are every one STUNNING! I love them. The shoe shot is so awesome!  06.30.09 - 12:35pm
Celesa Felix - What an amazing shoot. She looks to natural and beautiful. I remember her wedding shots and thinking she is so beautiful and her smile is contagious. Great job Jasmine. Yippy now I have another blog to follow. Thank you for all the inspiration. I am just getting into photography  06.30.09 - 12:30pm
bri - Alicia, these are too good. You are beautiful, sunshine-y and effortless. Can I have your wardrobe AND nail polish?? :) Jasmine, flawless, striking work. breezy loves.   06.30.09 - 12:28pm
Nena - You always make people look so happy and fun on your blog. I love how I feel after seeing your pix! =-)  06.30.09 - 12:09pm
kristin brancaleone (the treasured petal) - love love love! alicia is incredibly fun, stylish, full of energy- and you captured that perfectly. She looks hot, what can I say? Love the bare feet and tangerines :)  06.30.09 - 12:00pm
Marissa Rodriguez - Finally! We were able to stop at a little Internet Cafe(we┬┤re in Los Cabos :) ), I told my husband I felt like I was having withdrawals from not being able to check your blog! Ha! These photos are beautiful of course! The first two are stunning!  06.30.09 - 11:56am
Megan Beth - Wow...looking at her shoe selection makes me realize that I need to mix mine up a bit. Mine would be: black heels, black heels, black heels, black flats.  06.30.09 - 11:29am
Ashley - It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you get images up on the blog! A less than 24 hour turnaround? Jasmine, you're a rockstar! These totally capture the essence of Alicia! Alicia, you have the cutest clothes I've ever seen! So excited for your new site!   06.30.09 - 11:08am
Stephanie Stewart - Love all of these! So fun and creative! Best of luck to her, and will check out her blog!   06.30.09 - 10:48am
Christa - Love the location, Alicia, outfits, the fruit, Nigel, your photography obviously, need me to go on? it all :)  06.30.09 - 10:43am
Alejandra Arroyo - Wow!! These pics are awesome! She is just too cute! I love her necklace. I definitely can't wait to be able to get you to shoot me and my two lil ones Jasmine! ONE OF THESE DAYS! I'll just have to sell LOT'S OF TUTUS! LOL!   06.30.09 - 10:41am
Alicia @ The Modern Type - Turns out, tangerines ARE fabulous! Thanks for making me look so cool...again...and again...and again. Love you!  06.30.09 - 10:39am
Kayleen T. - These are beautiful. The one where she is eating the orange is too cute. I like your hair color too Alicia.   06.30.09 - 10:31am
Lauri - Wow, these are sooo great! The tangerine shots are adorable. She's so cute!   06.30.09 - 10:21am
Claudia - She not only look gorgeous but happy, happy, happy. What a nice personality ;)  06.30.09 - 10:19am
maalaea - I absolutely love this shoot Jasmine. It truly captures her personality. The photo of her holding the bag or oranges is great!   06.30.09 - 10:16am
cassandra m - Do you get tired of me saying how you "rocked this shoot"??? I hope not. The light is amazing. The B/W is awesome. These images are full of personality. love it.  06.30.09 - 10:15am
oneshotbeyond - cuteness!   06.30.09 - 10:02am
arielle joy - I really love how you caught her unique personality!! The shoe shot is adorable!!  06.30.09 - 9:58am
Erin Fults - fabulous as always! I wished I lived in CA so I could have you photograph me for my new website I'm working on. :-)  06.30.09 - 9:58am
Lydia - Jasmine, you are amazing at capturing personality! I can't wait to see these on Alicia's site!  06.30.09 - 9:50am
Victoria - I loove the shoe shot. Nice work. :-)   06.30.09 - 9:42am
Jen Avril-Rae Shannon - I'm glad to hear she is pursuing her love for photography! I wish I could have you do my photos!  06.30.09 - 9:39am
Rory Mole - Hi there Jasmine, Looks like I'm the first to comment here... what a miracle. Once again, fantastic images and a well written story of your relationship with Alicia. Just love your whole style of photography... simply fantastic. Blessings, Rory  06.30.09 - 9:39am
David Marshall - Very nice session Jasmine.I love the orange shots..very creative.Keep up the good work. God Bless!  06.30.09 - 9:38am
Rick Fernandez - Very nice Jasmine! Tons of feeling in all of them!  06.30.09 - 9:37am
kay* - wow. these photos are just beautiful [as is alicia]. her wedding photos were some of my fave of yours and now these join the rank! i love everything about them - they seem to capture her personality. fantastic :)   06.30.09 - 9:36am
leia - WOW!! Great shots!! Love them all!  06.30.09 - 9:36am
Chris Ellis - Too cute! I dream about shooting in So Cal...  06.30.09 - 9:35am
Christine (Artemis Clover Photo) - she is soo cute! i remember her!  06.30.09 - 9:33am
Megs - Too cute!!!  06.30.09 - 9:33am