09.21.09 Photography

A Second Look : Magazine Publication

n the last few weeks I spent a lot of time combing through files from various weddings for a few things I'm working on. Namely, I'm submitting weddings for possible publication, and I really don't know what the heck I'm doing...or if I'm doing it right. It's a new chapter in my life, but I'm excited to do things on my own and work on relationships with magazines on my own.

I'll admit I'm scared out of my mind, but I plan on learning from every mistake I make along the way. I mean, isn't that how life usually works? Sure, I'd love for there to be some secret advice and/or document detailing how to do everything, but--ehh--I'll figure it out.

I ran across a few photos from weddings that have been submitted to various magazines and it wasn't until I looked at them a second time around that I appreciated the photo in an entirely different capacity than the original edit. Life is full of pleasant surprises...

Emily and DJ's Montage Laguna Beach Wedding...this shot is JD's

Alicia and Steven's Villa Del Sol d'Oro in Sierra Madre
Another shot of JD's I love...

On different sidenote, I plan to announce my next workshop very soon, so to be the first to know, be sure to sign up for my newsletter! Happy Monday!
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Carissa Lang - I love the dress in the first few photos, the texture is amazing (and of course the photos are too!)  09.29.09 - 2:01pm
Leyla N - Beautiful, just beautiful... =)  09.26.09 - 8:03pm
michelle cunningham - i'm on the same quest... i think tho that part of the secret sauce is to have the name jasmine star. not sure i can have that advantage.  09.25.09 - 7:56pm
david - funny how your tastes change huh? I can hate a photo one day and look at it 2 weeks later and see it totally differently!  09.24.09 - 11:55am
Brooke - All of your pictures are amazing. I always check your blog for your newest photos. I LOVE the first image on this post. Great job!  09.24.09 - 8:43am
scott drexler - I Second That !!! MAUI :)  09.23.09 - 4:12pm
Amanda Thiessen - Gorgeous - I love the 2nd to last shot...amazing  09.23.09 - 4:08pm
Events by Evonne - Please have one here on Maui. I am sure you and JD would love to come back to the islands, right??? :)  09.23.09 - 3:01am
Ann Christine - I can not wait to see what you have cooking up:) Loveyaalot's  09.22.09 - 4:55pm
Jenny - It's crazy how fast your workshops sell out ! It's worth every penny ! I learned so much from you ! xoxo   09.22.09 - 2:42pm
Feuza - Your weddings, your brand make people feel and look like a fabulous star.  09.22.09 - 2:04pm
Nicole Benitez - I agree, they will adore you! I love yours and Jd's different perspective of the same moment!   09.22.09 - 11:33am
Larry - I personally love #3.  09.22.09 - 11:07am
Meg - Magazines will love you!!!! xoxo  09.22.09 - 9:12am
Khristen - Good luck with the magazines! I know I won't make this workshop but I'm hoping to catch one after the first of the year!  09.22.09 - 8:20am
Cindy Schultz - that is one heck of a dress! beautiful work and i totally appreciate your sincerity. God Bless you from your nose to your toes. both of you (O:  09.22.09 - 7:48am
ohana photographers - JD has a great eye!  09.22.09 - 6:58am
Bobby Earle - That first and second shot... Those are after black hammers, right there! Bobby  09.21.09 - 11:46pm
sharon snow - Go Jasmine! it is hard to believe that you are scared of anything! :) I LOVE these photo's, and remembered this gorgeous dress as soon as I saw the pic! Please come to Florida (or Colorado in the winter).  09.21.09 - 11:01pm
Brian Fletcher - I'm sure you'll get a good look - good luck! :)  09.21.09 - 9:55pm
R. J. Kern - Less is more. True that!   09.21.09 - 9:15pm
Ricki Ford - Just ask jose villa...  09.21.09 - 3:00pm
Missy - Gorgeous pics! You'll have to let us know when you figure out how to publish!  09.21.09 - 2:41pm
Photo Ninja - Happy Monday, love the shot on the beach.  09.21.09 - 1:51pm
Erica Young - If I didn't say it before I will say it again it was great to meet you in Michigan. Not sure how often you are on facebook but I added you as a friend and awaiting your response. These pictures are beautiful and so glad to see you are submitting to magazine publications. After your seminar last week I had a whole new outlook on how I do business and I'm in the middle of using showit to get a new website and thank you for everything that you are sharing on here and just inspiring me by your work. If I ever get a chance to come out to Cali I would love to get together!!   09.21.09 - 1:37pm
Gareth Robins - With photos like these I'm sure you will climb to the top of the next world, as you have done with this one. I love reading about how you constantly push yourself further, higher, regardless of how steep the hill is. Thank you for being an inspiration to those at the bottom, yearning to start their climb too.  09.21.09 - 1:27pm
Niecey - Stunning. Yeah, they'd look amazing in a glossy mag. I wish you much success. You definitely have the skills required! (read > you're freaking amazing. )  09.21.09 - 1:25pm
a little bit of whimsy photography - hint, hint...... go sign up for the newsletter my friends...then you will know...!! lol.. good luck with the publications j*....  09.21.09 - 1:22pm
Stephanie Stewart - Gorgeous photos, love them all! You could fill an entire magazine full of your beautiful images, and then some! And, yes, you are right, you will figure it out, look what you've accomplished so far! You're one of my inspirations! Keep rockin'!  09.21.09 - 1:02pm
Gail - I always think all your brides look gorg (as in gorgeous), but that first bride's dress did then and still does now TAKE MY BREATH AWAY. Hands down the most beautiful wedding dress I've ever seen!   09.21.09 - 12:48pm
Catie Ronquillo - Figuring things out. That's how life is lived. I have to figure out how to get my car registered in Texas. :) Can't wait to find out about the next workshop. I really hope I can make that one!!!  09.21.09 - 12:31pm
Jacqueline Fronters - When you finally figure things out, can you help your readers with this info? Thank you very much.  09.21.09 - 12:31pm
Mag - beautiful photos! on a side note -please oh please have a workshop in NYC! :)  09.21.09 - 12:26pm
Wendy - Your images are beautiful, as usual! You continue to be an inspiration to me and a mentor in your own non-mentoring kind of way. LOL!  09.21.09 - 12:10pm