Heather and Marc : Wedding

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he hotel suite pulsed with energy. Her mom finalizing details, her sister moving the wedding dress, her bridesmaids a flutter with last minute fashion tips. And, sitting alone on the couch, was Heather's father soaking everything in, fighting back the tears in his eyes. Just moments before getting into her wedding gown, Heather stopped the day to sit on the couch with her parents. They exchanged gifts, passed along tissue, and hugged incessantly. They were--together--ready for the wedding to begin.

As they walked down the aisle, Heather and her father glided toward Marc, who waited patiently at the end of what must have felt like a long walkway. As Heather's hand was passed to Marc's, her father fought back tears. Tears of happiness and joy. At the reception, glasses were raised in their honor and the father of the bride said he couldn't have imagined a better man for his daughter to marry. A man who is kind, generous, and thoughtful...someone he knew would love Heather just as much as he. And then it was Marc's turn to fight the tears. Heather was blessed to be surrounded by many people who loved her, but two special men whose hearts beat along with hers.

Heather and Marc...your wedding day was perfect and everything a marriage should be about: Love, Joy, and Contentment. Thank you for the honor of commemorating your special day and I know it's merely the start to something even more fabulous than what you have now. Hope you're enjoying Jamaica and soaking in your amazing honeymoon! Much Love and Appreciation...J*

The wedding day started at the Hyatt Huntington Beach and I immediately was smitten with the bride's Kenneth Pool wedding gown...

Amazing florals with thanks to Square Root Designs

The flower girl insisted on doing Heather's makeup...but the gorgeous final result was due to amazing team at Flawless Faces

Hellllllllo. Doesn't Heather make the most stunning bride? Ever?!

JD caught Heather doing what she does best: Laughing...

I moved some furniture around the Hyatt Huntington Beach to find some fabulous light...

...and JD had to go show me up with this picture...

The ever dapper Marc...

After the ceremony, we headed back to the Hyatt Huntington Beach for more wedding photos...

Heather and Marc wanted wedding photos along Huntington Beach, and I was more than happy to oblige!

I love the following two photos JD captured...

The US Surf Open was going on last weekend, so the Huntington Beach was packed, but they rocked it out anyway....

Many thanks to Kimberly of Kimberly Bradford Events for coordinating the day with her fabulous team!

The First Dance...


Heather and Marc surprised guests with a choreographed dance routine and it was hilarious! Anything that combines Vanilla Ice, Michael Jackson, and Kriss Kross is fine by me! Perhaps if I'm lucky enough, I can get a snippet from the awesome videographers that day, Elysium Productions, to post on the blog! ;)

To see more of their fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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cookie - the bride has gorgeous eyes! stunning!!   11.28.09 - 10:47am
M - these pictures give me a very nostalgic feeling due to the fact that i stayed at this EXACT hyatt, along with a few of my friends, for my 13th birthday!   08.22.09 - 5:59pm
ERica Velasco - Her flowers are amazing! Love the beach shots!  08.06.09 - 9:31pm
Serendipity Photography - Beautiful wedding, beautiful pictures as always! :)  08.05.09 - 4:14pm
nikoru - Those are really great photos you took there. Kudos to you for pursuing your passion and for beautifully capturing sweet moments from the best day of this couple's lives. :D  08.05.09 - 6:56am - Love your work! Absolutely some of the best photography for weddings I have seen! Great shots and clarity!  08.05.09 - 5:30am
Jennifer - Gorgeous photos, she is stunning! WOW, wonderful work Jasmine*!  08.04.09 - 8:42pm
cassandra m - Not sure where to start throwing the you or JD. ha ha. Hummmmm. WOW. This is definitely one of my favorites. The outside shots are so CLEAN. love them all!  08.04.09 - 1:20am
Brooke - I am a lurker, but wanted to say that I am continually amazed by you. Your work is phenomenal, and you seem to be like someone I could hang out with and laugh until we're both crying. Have a great week!  08.03.09 - 9:53pm
Cynthia Q. - Beautiful work to the dynamic duo of J* and JD. Simply GAWGEOUS!  08.03.09 - 8:08pm
Trista Lerit - Awesome job Jas!! The shots of them walking through HB are so fun!! Beautiful wedding!!  08.03.09 - 10:06am
Naomi Calvert - Gorgeous, what a cute couple! Always inspired by your work :o)  08.03.09 - 6:52am
Dey - Great job! i found a video clip of the first danceon youtube... (i saw you cross the floor =)  08.02.09 - 3:32pm
Crash Taylor - Crash Taylor thumbs up big time style! Rock on J*.   08.01.09 - 2:33pm
carla - love it! i can feel the emotion in the pics. these are fabulous (as always). that purple is so yummy and snappy.   07.31.09 - 4:48pm
Kyle Burnell - Awesome photos! You and JD always get really cool photos and I love checking them out.  07.31.09 - 12:10pm
Diapers and Divas - I love the colors and the HB Hyatt is such a fab venue! I can't wait to see the dance!  07.31.09 - 9:27am
Paul - Great shot of the flowers at the beginning and I love the way that you capture the emotion of the reception.  07.30.09 - 10:56pm
Holli True - Stunning!!! :) You and JD are amazing! Heather is absolutely gorgeous and I love her dres!! Don't you just hate it when your hubby captures the money shot?? ;)   07.30.09 - 5:17pm
Lorrie Prothero - I love em all. The one from JD w/ the piano - her hand position reminds me of the pose in Titanic, very classy!  07.30.09 - 4:21pm
Elaine Gates - wow... i adore these images, what a beautiful wedding!!  07.30.09 - 4:01pm
ohana photographers - that last shot just makes me smile!  07.30.09 - 1:53pm
Sanjay Jogia - Awesome work as always Jasmine! What a stunning bride done justice by your stunning shots. Great captures, lots of emotion and ambience. The 50mm f/1.2 is doing its thing nicely too! I love your work. Sanjay  07.30.09 - 11:10am
Curtis Copeland - Wow! Yet again you did it Jasmine. Simply fantastic wedding photography. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!   07.30.09 - 11:08am
Therese Beth - Another fabulous shoot. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures. I know the quality of the pictures is all about talent on yours and JD's part, but what action(s) did you use in the pictures of Heather getting dressed?  07.30.09 - 8:45am
emily Mason - Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful!!  07.30.09 - 7:56am
Stacy Cross - Love these, Jasmine and JD - great job!   07.30.09 - 7:03am
Pascal - Great photos, as usual. Always a consistent work. Love it!  07.30.09 - 6:24am
Hayley - You are such an inspiration Jasmine Star!  07.30.09 - 6:06am
Lisa Gilbert - Gorgeous work, always such a treat to see your couples!  07.30.09 - 6:01am
Tammy B Photography - Amazing. Love the details of their reception and wow that bride is stunning. You guys did it again, another fab wedding.  07.30.09 - 5:19am
alex.kruk photography - Beautiful pictures ! Beautiful bride and wedding. I love purple !  07.29.09 - 11:56pm
Bet - Wow she's quite a beauty! At first glance I instantly thought of Audrey Hepburn.. but I'm old so that's probably why. Beautiful photos.   07.29.09 - 11:43pm
Melissa ~ - My ultra fav is the blk & wht in which they are staring @ each other w/a guy on a beach cruiser displaying da peace sign...LOVE IT & ADORE IT  07.29.09 - 11:40pm
Velia - What great color choice (love love purple) Jasmine I have missed your blog so much. You are definitly talented and every time I come around you blow my mind. Continue being successful at what you do best.   07.29.09 - 8:21pm
Tira J - Lovely work Jasmine!   07.29.09 - 5:49pm
Janelle Lorenzen - Beautiful work! You are an inspiration!  07.29.09 - 12:10pm
Manuella Pararas-Hulbert - Brilliant Jasmine! Yet another gorgeous wedding, with a beautiful couple and lucky them, they had you, so of course you captured them perfectly. Well done girlfriend.  07.29.09 - 11:38am
aileen secord - What a beautiful wedding! I love how her eyes just pop! What actions do you use?   07.29.09 - 11:32am
Jeanette - absolutely stunning! what a beautiful couple!  07.29.09 - 11:30am
Tina - Each picture of the bride looks like she has just the perfect light on her face...sorta like Morticia in the Addams Family, only far less dramatic and not at all creepy.  07.29.09 - 11:12am
Stephanie Stewart - What a gorgeous wedding! The beach, the hotel, the flowers, the dress, and perfect photos to capture it all!   07.29.09 - 10:56am
Sandy Jenete - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! What more can be said...oh yeah awesome!   07.29.09 - 10:41am
Bree - Holy GORGEOUS! Love the pictures. The bride is absolutely stunning, and her dress is to die for!  07.29.09 - 10:35am
Elsie - Love your blog, love your work love it all! I am now a huge fan! =) Rock on!   07.29.09 - 10:25am
Alisha - I just googled Marc & Heather's dance and found this :) Love your quick moves in the video Jasmine!   07.29.09 - 10:24am
Ted Johns - Beautiful work! I love the natural light you both use. Something to be said about God's gift to photographers!  07.29.09 - 9:59am
Sasha Rothwell - I love the fresh approach to this wedding! Gorgeous work! You are talented!  07.29.09 - 8:40am
Lisa H. Chang - The picture of the bouquet looks like a fine art painting! Wow :)  07.29.09 - 8:03am
mandy - what a stunning wedding love your photos.  07.29.09 - 7:16am
Cory Lane Anderson - What a gorgeous wedding!! And the bride is so stunning!!!!! Your photos, or course, capture the beauty!  07.29.09 - 6:01am
meredith - i heart everything about this whole post! (like normal) j* your amazing. the fact you chased your dream & happily succeeded makes me smile for you & gives me drive to strive for my own dreams thanks a million for that!  07.29.09 - 5:20am
Paul - Another fine bit of work...   07.29.09 - 5:06am
Anouschka - What else can I say but STUNNING as usual!   07.29.09 - 2:52am
me, david - Really great photography ! Superb use of lightning, the decors well chosen and captured 'those' moments magnificently !   07.29.09 - 1:01am
Brian Fletcher - Great shots, Jasmine....your lighting at the reception was awesome.  07.29.09 - 12:05am
Sammy Tavarez - How awesome was her makeup? Another stellar, uber-fab wedding on your part!  07.28.09 - 11:54pm
AbiQ - Wow. Stunning bride. Stunning location. GORGEOUS pictures. Perfection once again!   07.28.09 - 11:37pm
wedding photographers Ottawa - Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the purple theme! The bouquet was to die for! :)  07.28.09 - 11:17pm - She is stunning and so are these pictures. I wanted to ask tips for shooting beach weddings, like the settings of the pixs JD took. I have my first one soon and i am studying up. Thank you.  07.28.09 - 10:57pm
Vania - SimplyBloom Photography, LLC - thank you for blogging everyday, Jasmine... what would I do without you! ;)... no really.   07.28.09 - 10:41pm
Amanda - gorgeous..again!! :)  07.28.09 - 10:38pm
Carina Lindgren - Makeup by: Flawless! Amazing pic's Jasmine!  07.28.09 - 10:24pm
sharon - Amazing! So, as always, I tell my hubby to come over and listen to/see the latest j* love story. As I'm reading aloud to him your opening paragraphs, I choke up at just the first few words, I mean who can read without crying, about the father of the bride and his tears...So, we move on to the pictures and they are Gorgeous! Heather is a stunning bride (did she do her own make-up?) and the pictures made us feel as if we were right there with them. Especially loving the guy on the bicycle, did you pay him ;) Awesome! Thanks so much for Sharing!  07.28.09 - 9:54pm
chantz Hough - One word Amazing....ok so that was 8....uuugghhh You know what I was getting at :)  07.28.09 - 9:12pm
brenda eden - oh wow! i LOVE the images of the bride in the red chair---how gorgeous! i will have to remember to move furniture if i need to!  07.28.09 - 8:27pm
Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs - love the long purple estate table - beautiful!  07.28.09 - 8:11pm
Jen Creed - Stunning is right! Wow! So lovely :)  07.28.09 - 8:09pm
Ernst - As always, photos are dropping gorgeous! Wow. Can I ask what lighting you used for the sofa, red chairs and piano shots? I am assuming a softbox or two and not on-camera flash. Thanks so much for sharing. Ernst  07.28.09 - 8:08pm
Rebecca photographer - SO beautiful. What a wonderful day!  07.28.09 - 8:02pm
Sandra Yu Photography - This wedding makes me giggle! I love the dancing photos!  07.28.09 - 7:45pm
BECKY & RICK HOUPT - Jasmine, where do I start. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the precious LOVE between Marc & Heather. Your amazing work is indescribable. The photos you posted are totally fabulous & bring us to tears, We can't stop looking at them over & over. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful person & such a talent.   07.28.09 - 7:31pm
jan - wow!!! your photos are incredible! it makes me wanna get married again!  07.28.09 - 7:14pm
diane ( - Gorgeous photos! I'm loving that gown she wore!  07.28.09 - 6:58pm
shannon - AMAZING!!! wow, your shots are incredible and so inspiring!!! LOVE her bouquet and yes is beyond words stunning!!!!! awesome!!  07.28.09 - 6:57pm
Eddie Sanchez - THIS IS SERIOUSLY OMG!  07.28.09 - 6:50pm
Gina Meola - LOVE the flowers and the toast series. F A B U  07.28.09 - 6:40pm
Marissa Rodriguez - She is gorgeous! This wedding is ULTRA FAB! Seriously, your work is amazing!   07.28.09 - 6:28pm
Kay English - Omg!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the lighting you found and the poses are fantastic. I especially love the guy giving the peace sign lol :)  07.28.09 - 6:19pm
Karla Perez - WOW!!! Makes me want to get married again, so you and JD can take our pics ;)  07.28.09 - 6:07pm
Chic Maps by Nikki - What a beautiful wedding, bride & color scheme! Those bridesmaids dresses are so cute and that color is just amazing! Another fab wedding from J*!!!  07.28.09 - 5:59pm
Lydia - These pictures are to die for! JD's second picture at the beach is my favorite! If he ever needs any more second shooting gigs, let me know! ;-)  07.28.09 - 5:54pm
Samantha - Can't believe I checked out of the Hyatt on Friday AM and just barely missed the opportunity to stalk!! Incredible the emotion you captured. Probably for the best or else I would have convinced myself it was fate and blown my wedding budget real quickly!  07.28.09 - 5:49pm
Cathy Crawley - These are beautiful as always Jasmine. I totally laughed out loud when I saw the dude on the bike! That stuff happens at most weddings I shoot and yet it cracks me up every time! Peace brother ;)  07.28.09 - 5:35pm - Killer stuff! Your colors are amazing!  07.28.09 - 5:31pm
Jen Avril-Rae Shannon - Love the stylish dance moves!  07.28.09 - 5:08pm
Nicole Haley - Totally gorgeous people! I love all of the lighting and details.  07.28.09 - 4:38pm
carmen - Gourgeous pictures from both of you, I love them!!!!!!!  07.28.09 - 4:37pm
carmen - Jasmine, as always, I LOOOOOVE your pictures and I cannot agree more with you on the pictures JD captured-- they're gorgeous!  07.28.09 - 4:17pm
David, wedding photographer - I love those flowers! Great pics as usual.  07.28.09 - 4:17pm
Rachel DeBell - I *heart* the cycler with the PEACE sign!   07.28.09 - 3:40pm
Angelina - I can not believe how talented you are. It is INSANE! I've been following your blog for 6 months now and these are my favorites! Not that everything isn't stunning! Oh to be your. Genius!  07.28.09 - 3:40pm
Lacey - Love the toast pics. Priceless. And...if I were Heather & Marc I would print and frame (with your amazing photos) the beautiful description of their day. I love how you CAPTURE it all.   07.28.09 - 3:24pm
tg - Jasmine?! Are you serious? Who was the makeup artist for the bride and her bridesmaids? That bride's makeup was just flawless - please post the info. thank you.   07.28.09 - 3:21pm
Wayne Bradt - the color in that reception is amazing! So rich, like a piece of three layer chocolate cake:)  07.28.09 - 3:00pm
Pol - Great photos :) The colours are really fantastic. The dance routine looks great. My favourites are the ones where they are laughing at the table.  07.28.09 - 2:59pm
Wendy Mayo - Jasmine, I really like your photo borders with your logo. Is this an action/plugin I can get, or your original?  07.28.09 - 2:45pm
Maranda Lamping - Do you know where the bridesmaids' dresses came from? They're gorgeous!!  07.28.09 - 2:44pm
Jen May - those flowers are pretty rad  07.28.09 - 2:41pm
michelle sidles - Am I the only one who is smitten by her eyeshadow and how beautifully it goes with the bridesmaid's dresses? :)  07.28.09 - 2:37pm
TM - Love the purple...AMAZING!  07.28.09 - 2:19pm
jeramy - gorgeous. fantastic job!  07.28.09 - 2:14pm
Tina - I love these. I must confess I was laughing at the one of the groom sitting on the beige chair in front of the armoire. The colors of both objects blend so much I thought he was hovering/squatting in mid-air, hehe.   07.28.09 - 2:11pm
MelissaF - Fantastic, as always, and that bride's eyes...stunning! Love the dude on the bike. Priceless.  07.28.09 - 2:10pm
Bobby Earle - That picture with the dude on the bike doing the peace sign... RIPPING!!! Awesome set, Jas! If I didn't know better, I'd think this was top ten material :P Bobby  07.28.09 - 2:07pm
Navy Sou - BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how she incorporated purple into the wedding because of her new last name! Awesome!  07.28.09 - 2:00pm
Melissa Papaj - Wow! Looks like such a fune wedding! As always, GREAT work!  07.28.09 - 1:59pm
khristen - OK wait.... We wanna see how kriss kross made em.... DANCE DANCE DANCE!! :)  07.28.09 - 1:54pm
Otto Rascon - Love these images. That bouquet was amazingly fabulous! Thanks for sharing.  07.28.09 - 1:52pm
Christina M. - i loved the first shot of their first dance, it was beautiful and sweet  07.28.09 - 1:45pm
Siegrid - PLEASE post that dance video!!! I am so dying to see it!!! Oh and the photos are great as usual...   07.28.09 - 1:45pm
whitney elizabeth - LOVE the purple...gorgeous as always jasmine!  07.28.09 - 1:36pm
Rachel Clare - These are FAN.TAS.TIC. Looks like the perfect day!!  07.28.09 - 1:27pm
Paul Kremer - Now, I'm not normally one to beg for things, Jasmine, but you MUST post a video of that dance! I MUST see it! Please please please! How much to bribe the videographer and post the video? :)  07.28.09 - 1:27pm
Megan Case - The ones of them dancing are great! Love them striking their pose in that last one!  07.28.09 - 1:24pm
Julie G - Of course, the kiss, dude on the bike pic is awesome! i'm sure everyone will agree! when most photogs would get bent out of shape trying to get the perfect shot, he just fit!! so coool!  07.28.09 - 1:23pm
Erika Jackson - These photos are stunning, Jasmine. Thanks for the inspiration!  07.28.09 - 1:19pm
Chris c. - Love it! Love it! Love it! The Purple theme - wow!  07.28.09 - 1:17pm
B - Ultra FAB!  07.28.09 - 1:16pm
Neha - I love everything about these! The bride, groom, flowers....her make-up! Lovely, lovely!!! Fabulous job as always!!  07.28.09 - 1:16pm
jamie delaine - i love that you caught JD in one of the first dance photos. cute. :) and the getting ready shots are exceptionally amazing.  07.28.09 - 1:15pm
Connor - All of the pictures are stunning. Love the dance routine. Did a video come out of that?  07.28.09 - 1:15pm
Rob Kemp - Amazing captures as ALWAYS!!! You never cease to amaze... the two of you make a GREAT team!  07.28.09 - 1:12pm
Jessica Shae - O Wow! This couple is absolutely gorgeous, and they looked like a ton of fun as well! Awesome job as usual Jasmine!  07.28.09 - 1:12pm
courtney - gorgeous as always. Your work never ceases to amaze me :)  07.28.09 - 1:08pm