01.20.10 Photography

The Workshop : Australia

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'm sitting at my desk overwhelmed with what could be sheer warmth and passion for photography. For sharing. For teaching. I am, beyond all doubt, living my dream. And for this, I thank you. For those of you who visit my corner of cyberspace, I'm honored and I appreciate who you are. And, especially, for those photographers I've been blessed to meet at The Workshop, thanks for molding my heart into a new shape. I owe you.

I'm excited to post a few pictures from the first Sydney, Australia workshop. As I mentioned before, being in the Land Down Unda was a dream come true, and meeting so many amazing photographers was a total bonus. With many thanks to Cathy Crawley for her help planning The Workshop in Sydney, the day was a complete success. I walked away feeling like, quite possibly, the luckiest girl on the face.of.the.planet.

I'd be remiss if I didn't thank the following vendors for making the day possible...
Venue: Cruise Bar (Katie, Georgie, and Belinda...you're my girls and I can't wait to hang out again soon!!!)
Wedding Dresses: Catherine Colubriale (Catherine...you're amazing...and kind...and a true artist...thank you from the bottom of my heart!)
Models: Evan+Lacey (I can't thank you enough from flying in from Queenstown...I adore you both to bits and pieces!) and Kristie (who couldn't be a better muse...love her!)
Florals: Daisy Chain Florist in Castlehill (Aileen...you're a total gem...I can't thank you enough!)
Hair+Makeup: Ellie Vierboom of Ella Bella (thank you for working so fast and gracefully under pressure...so awesome!)

Could you just imagine my delight when I realized THIS was our view from the conference room at the Cruise Bar?!


When we started the shoot, we began shooting Evan+Lacey and I realized they're just so much fun in front of the camera!






Kristie was a modern bride and totally fabulous in front of the camera...




I adored the ribbon in Lacey's hair and she reminded me of a romantic Robin Hood bride! :)


Work it, Lacey! ;)


Kristie can make even a delivery entrance look amazing...




Don't ask me why, but these are my favorite photos from the shoot. Maybe it's the bow on her wedding dress, or the barely visible Sydney Bridge, or Kristie's smile...or a mix of all three things. Or maybe I just feel these are really my style...


Okay, I lied. THIS is my favorite photo from the day. The group shot always is! The energy and passion of this group was palpable and I learned so much from them.
To my new friends, thank you for making a dream come true. Not only were we able to photograph brides in Sydney, you inspired me. I can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you and I sincerely hope you make a change in the wedding photography world in Australia. You're destined for great things...I just know it! Much Love and Appreciation...j*


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Mark Potter - Wow, I'm looking back through every single one of your posts Jasmine, and it's amazing to see you shooting in my country. I love the lighting and composition. The Rocks area of Sydney is so awesome - I wish Allison and I could show you some hip and fab bars around the area.   08.21.12 - 7:31pm
Ginger Murray - I can't remember if I commented already, but I love these photos. And your models are so easy on the eyes! And I love the dresses. And the flowers. :)  01.27.10 - 8:19am
Thomas Lester - The second shot from the top on this post is one of my favorite shots of yours. It really shines. Great job!  01.25.10 - 10:21am
Anouschka - How did you get any work done with that awesome view? Wow! Gorgeous shots from the workshop, amazing as always!  01.24.10 - 10:42am
karl bratby - can we persuade you to come to the UK this year.....  01.23.10 - 7:34am
SueK - Jas, how do you get skin tones so darn creamy?! They're like buttah!! (I've from Boston, MA)   01.22.10 - 10:25am
Daniela - Oh, I wish that one day you come to Austria (Europe) love your work  01.22.10 - 4:46am
Melanie - You should come back again soon!   01.22.10 - 2:33am
Terrah - Australia?? **Drool** Thats the number 1 destination on my to-travel-to list. :) Hopefully you had a chance to drink a beer with a local??  01.21.10 - 8:34pm
Sandy - These are some truly gorgeous, amazing photos! I hope that one day I will be good enough that I could attend your workshop in Sydney!!! I've never been to Australia before but I want to soo bad!!  01.21.10 - 8:26pm
feuza - These pictures are sensational, would love to know our post production on these, the colors and sharpness are blowing my mind  01.21.10 - 7:18pm
jenC - I love all the photos!! Perfect!  01.21.10 - 8:37am
amanda thiessen - gorgeous!!!!  01.21.10 - 8:27am
Apple - gosh! i so wish you could host a workshop here in the philippines too! i love the dress with the bow!  01.21.10 - 6:31am
Holli True - Jasmine- the images are stunning! The simple ribbon in Lacey's hair looks to elegant. I love it!! The images of Kristie at the delivery entrance are my favorite! You have impeccable style, Jasmine!  01.21.10 - 6:24am
kristen holly - Looks like a wonderful time! Congrats to everyone who attended!  01.21.10 - 6:11am
Fabricio Sousa - Hey Jasmine, congratulations on your work! Well done!!! And how much girls in that workshop, hã? Wish I could be there with you all. Regards from Brazil.  01.21.10 - 2:50am
Molly Williams - oh my goodness this is making me so excited for the workshop next month. It's just going to be such a great day as it was for all these people I'm sure. Pictures look amazing as usual Jasmine!  01.21.10 - 12:53am
Dave Shilling - Looks like a J* Workshop is a good place to be a guy =)  01.20.10 - 10:18pm
Jo-Anne Kyle - Jasmine* + Cathy Crawley + Australia = FABULOUS!!!!  01.20.10 - 9:33pm
campo - looks like you guys had a great time. When are you coming back? your workshop sold out before i had a chance to book a place in the sydney leg  01.20.10 - 7:48pm
Angel Pope - I long to be a participant of a J* workshop. Amazing.  01.20.10 - 7:10pm
alex.kruk photography - So wish to be there !   01.20.10 - 6:40pm
Carissa - This = UHmazing. You always leave me in awe Jasmine. It might take me a while to save up the money to fly to Cali and attend a workshop, but don't worry, I'm gonna do it :)  01.20.10 - 6:09pm
candi - come to the east coast! I will so be there in a heartbeat!  01.20.10 - 5:52pm
Irene - Hey Jasmine, nice boots! :) I wud love to come to one of your workshop someday. You have been my inspiration.  01.20.10 - 5:04pm
Jadey - Oh how I wish I could have been there! Can you please keep me up to date when you make a return.   01.20.10 - 5:03pm
Linda Truong - Amen, amen!! :D :D I love you guys!! :D Thanks for gracing us with your STARry presence and dropping some awesomeness to our neck of the woods... Love youu!! :D  01.20.10 - 4:56pm
Stacy Cross - Gorgeous pics and I especially love the ones of Lacey - what a classy lady!  01.20.10 - 4:36pm
melissa oholendt - Ohhhhmygosh. Gorgeous. Just GORGEOUS Jasmine. Love!   01.20.10 - 4:24pm
gina Kramp - looks like a wonderful workshop!! I wish wish wish I could attend one!! Maybe you should come to Canada!!  01.20.10 - 4:21pm
Angela Higgins - Words fail to describe how inspiring you are and what you, and JD, have given me from this experience. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you guys again :)  01.20.10 - 3:11pm
Leyla - Looks like such a fun workshop... Because you have such an amazing and strong positive energy, it seems that is the only kind of people you attract into your circle.. Pretty awesome! =)  01.20.10 - 2:40pm
Aaron - The workshop is super fantastic, J*!Though i almost chicken out after hearing out i'm the only male attendee...The workshop really inspired me so much. I like the quote "rather see you fail at what u like than see you succeed at what you dislike"Thx again J* and JD...I will make a change this year!!!!..   01.20.10 - 2:20pm
Allie Love - I love the images!!!! It looks like such an amazing time. I lived in 'Oz' a couple of years ago and Cruise Bar was one of my favorites-the view, the posh drinks and the city, love it!!!! Congrats on such an incredible life accomplishment!  01.20.10 - 2:15pm
Elkie - BIG THANK YOU again J*! I enjoyed the workshop so much and I got so much inspiration from it ... can't wait to apply what I learned to my business! So happy finally met you and JD. You two are so sweet! Thank you thank you!  01.20.10 - 2:03pm
joan.solitario - your workshops are so worth going to! thanks for sharing jasmine!  01.20.10 - 1:47pm
maile - what an amazing workshop, so wish i could've been there!  01.20.10 - 1:15pm
AndreaK - I am so proud to be a Jasmine* workshop alumni...OC edition :) I know just how lucky they all feel to have you as a teacher and now friend. You are amazing girl! Gorgeous pictures, such yummy creamy colors!!  01.20.10 - 1:15pm
Sam@Shuttersnap - The workshop looks like sooo much fun! Wish I could have made it - come back to Australia next year, Jasmine!  01.20.10 - 12:30pm
Cathy Crawley - I'm so so so so so so so so so so so happy that you had a great time Jasmine! It truly was an honor to host this workshop and I'm so pleased it went so well. Thanks for believing in me and trusting me with your brand. I LOVE you xxx  01.20.10 - 12:17pm
Ravyn Stadick - Gorgeous Jasmine, as always ... I love Kristie's bouquet, so unique. I keep telling my hubby we need to get married again :) Hope you have another workshop this year, would love to attend.   01.20.10 - 12:15pm
Lacey Shelton - Eeee! It's my birthday today and I woke saying to Evan, "I wonder if Jasmine will give me a present today?" And you did, you fabulous woman! How did you know? They're beautiful pictures, and I love that one of Kristie as well. Thanks for making our day so so special, it was worth the trip :-)   01.20.10 - 11:48am
Lacey Shelton - Eeee! It's my birthday today and I woke saying to Evan, "I wonder if Jasmine will give me a present today?" And you did, you fabulous woman! How did you know? They're beautiful pictures, and I love that one of Kristie as well. Thanks for making our day so so special, it was worth the trip :-)   01.20.10 - 11:48am
naomi house - Na na na na na na I'm lovin it!  01.20.10 - 11:38am
Tab McCausland - Looks like a great time!!! I hope to make it to one soon :) Come to FLORIDA!   01.20.10 - 10:48am
Lydia - Beautiful, beautiful! The doorway shots are my favorites!  01.20.10 - 10:24am
Jasen - Amazing and beautiful images, Australia was lucky to have you.  01.20.10 - 10:02am
Alli Mc - Wonderful images...thanks for always inspiring! Congrats on a successful trip down under!  01.20.10 - 10:02am
Stephanie Stewart - Wow!!! Gorgeous images from Australia, so fresh and breathtaking! Congratulations on another smashing success, Jasmine!!! (LOVE your boots!!!)  01.20.10 - 9:43am
LEOLAK - WOW....just awesome! No wonder you made the PDN's - The 30 Most Influential Photographers of The Decade? List - http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/features/pdn-online/e3ifcfd4b7c2c59dd1c55abd11de14166bd Beautiful images...beautiful message - You ROCK!  01.20.10 - 9:41am
jen - the 6th one is my abolute favorite...classy minimalism! welcome back to the states and thanks for inspring every day! :)  01.20.10 - 9:37am
Otto Rascon - I love the portrait of the model underneath the "QUAY" door frame. That is a beaut