A Sneak Peek into Grace Ormonde's New Book

t's funny how life works. When I first started shooting weddings, I turned to Grace Ormonde's Wedding Style Magazine as a source of inspiration, something to aspire toward. I first learned of Grace from Mike Colon. Mike was such a positive impact in my business early on and I owe so much to his care and support...he's an amazing photographer, but an even better person.

Speaking of Mike, one afternoon three years ago, he was in a pinch and asked if JD could be a hand model for a shoot he was working on for Grace. He needed a guy to hold bouquets for a Wedding Style magazine spread and JD's hands were, well, great hands. Mike invited me along and I schlepped bags and did whatever I could do to help. It was an awesome experience to see how Mike worked and get a behind-the-scenes look of how things unfolded.

Fast forward to yesterday afternoon standing in the Viceroy Hotel: I'm standing in the lobby getting a sneak peek of Grace's new book, and I turn the page to see....wait for it....JD! I shrieked with surprise! Hey, World, THAT'S MY HUSBAND!!!

Here are a few other pictures I snagged from Becker's blog...he was nice enough to pick me up so we could carpool...I love that guy! :)

Grace Ormonde and yours truly....

To be honest, I wouldn't have been able to meet Grace or get a peek into her new book without an invitation from my good friend Lawrence Chan of Tofurious...he and Grace have been very kind to me and I can't wait to see how they work together to take Wedding Style to a whole new level.
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karen Stott - It's almost like you married a supermodel! How fun!  12.20.09 - 12:44pm
Erica Velasco - how cute!  12.20.09 - 7:13am
Chicago Wedding Photographer - Excellent shots!! Where can i buy the book?  12.19.09 - 3:18pm
Life with Kaishon - He is model material for sure : ) And so are you. What a great shirt! Her book looks lovely!  12.19.09 - 10:31am
tiffany - very cool! go model JD!  12.18.09 - 11:56pm
Cindy - I tried to look up this book to buy but I couldnt find it anywhere. Where can I buy this book?  12.18.09 - 7:52pm
Jennifer O. - That is awesome! Can't wait to check it out!  12.17.09 - 3:20pm
gladys jem - JD is workin that bouquet. This post is so cute. You're so proud :) and Jasmine, you look great. You don't even look like you were dying a couple of days before!  12.17.09 - 10:24am
{15:51} photography - Can I be you just for one day?!?! Puh-leeeeeaasseeee...{insert puppy dog eyes here!}  12.17.09 - 7:59am
Jessica- J*Grace Photography - Jasmine-- your dress is ADORABLE... fo' rillll....  12.17.09 - 4:38am
Lydia - How cool! I think I'll be adding this book to my collection for inspiration!  12.16.09 - 8:42pm
cassandra m - AWESOME....your hubby is a SUPER-STAR!  12.16.09 - 5:24pm
Marissa Rodriguez - It's so amazing and inspiring to see how far you've come Jasmine! You and JD are awesome!   12.16.09 - 4:11pm
s h e r r y - Haha, that's so awesome! :) I really love the picture of you kissing a picture of JD. <3 So cute!!  12.16.09 - 3:43pm
Cathy Crawley - I'm so totally getting that book and getting JD to autograph it for me, what a rock star!   12.16.09 - 2:35pm
Brian Fletcher - Way to go Jasmine and JD! :)  12.16.09 - 2:01pm
Alexandra - So cute :)   12.16.09 - 1:53pm
lucy - I always have wanted to be a hand model  12.16.09 - 1:53pm
megmanionsilliker - looks like a gorgeous book. i loved meeting lawrence when he came to boston on his coffee tour. great guy!!  12.16.09 - 1:22pm
Jennifer Brotchie - that is awesome... ain't love grand?  12.16.09 - 12:43pm
michelle white - oh Jasmine!!! this is Awesome!! JD should be a model for REAL!!!   12.16.09 - 12:23pm
Stephanie Castillo - WOW it looks awesome! Congrats JD ! Looks great!! How exciting!!  12.16.09 - 12:10pm
Bobbie Brown - Cool! Haha! I love the pix of you kissing the page! And, as your favorite blog follower, I am one of your first commenters so I get bonus points too! XoXo  12.16.09 - 12:08pm
Otto Rascon - JD is a stud!!!  12.16.09 - 12:00pm
anna - LOVE that you're kissing JD's picture!! :) xo  12.16.09 - 11:51am
tish - you and JD are the cutest couple in the world!  12.16.09 - 11:48am
Melissa Papaj - Looks like fun!  12.16.09 - 11:47am
inland Empire Wedding Photographer - I love your dress~! & what a full circle moment as Oprah would say~ :)  12.16.09 - 11:41am
Stephanie Stewart - Congratulations! What a great opportunity! And congrats to JD! Great model!  12.16.09 - 11:40am
Krysta - I saw that JD was in the book from Becker's blog yesterday. I thought it was so cute how you were excited to see your husband.  12.16.09 - 11:35am
Lauren Bauer - Omg i love it! That is so awesome! JD is legitimately famous now in the hand modeling world. Its been documented haha. Love it!  12.16.09 - 11:30am
imthiaz houseman - ha, ha you are so funny. i would have to agree grace ormonde is such an amazing publication and it does have so much inspiration. i've had to pleasure of meeting mike and he is so wonderful, i'm sure he is an even better friend and peer. thanks for sharing jasmine, i can't wait to see JD's photo in the book.  12.16.09 - 11:26am
michelle sidles - SO FUN!! :) Dang it B... ya beat me!  12.16.09 - 11:16am
Diandra - How cool! And suprising! What did JD think of this?  12.16.09 - 11:06am
Alli - Oh my god! My fiance thinks he should be a hand model...he would be so jealous!  12.16.09 - 10:49am
B - Yay! As your favorite sister, I'm your first commenter :) I get bonus points!  12.16.09 - 10:43am