Palos Verdes Engagement : Erin + Mike

hey call it Bar Golf, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Hitting par--two beers at this bar, a shot at that bar--at each of the 18 locations on a preset list in Hermosa Beach. Mike and Erin were supposed to be set up by a friend somewhere on the course, so Mike dressed in his best golfing attire. He saw her from a distance and strengthened by the passing of each 'hole' Mike decided to approach Erin two hours later, hoping for a hole in one. Or at least a birdie.

Erin liked Mike almost instantly. The almost part was attributed to his golf attire. I had a great costume, Mike promises as Erin recounts their first meeting, but she betrays a sly smile perhaps proving otherwise. They never completed their round of golf that one night. Instead, they enjoyed each other's company and exchanged phone numbers. Less than a week later, they found comfort and pleasure in each other and the rest is golf history.

Erin and Mike will be getting married in September at Shutters on the Beach, and I was thrilled to document their love for their Palos Verdes engagement session. We had a blast roaming the streets and getting to know each other better. Here are a few of my favorites...

Mike and Erin are always laughing...even if it means Mike dancing for her in a random walkway! ;)

Hellllllllo amazing light...

Mike is such a ham and so playful...I loved working with someone so fun!'re GORGE!! Love you! :)

To see more of their Palos Verdes engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Louise - EJ - sour grapes comes to mind. Jasmine, you are an inspiration to those starting out in this industry, thank you for sharing.  03.27.10 - 3:34pm
Joanna - I think the "whatever it may be" is her Talent, actually. They're beautiful Jasmine.   03.22.10 - 8:25am
Jennifer - What a great share!  03.16.10 - 8:39pm
ali caudill - love love love that last one! awesome work as usual jasmine.  03.16.10 - 1:47pm
KT - So fun! Love the playfulness and definitely the yummy lighting! :) You are blessed with a wonderful talent Jasmine!  03.16.10 - 11:22am
paul - fun & great lookin' couple!  03.16.10 - 8:55am
Nellie Guerrero - How fun and playful!   03.15.10 - 8:26pm
Trish Strobehn - FAB!  03.15.10 - 7:49pm
Bella Taylor - What a beautiful shoot... I love the balloons and the bikes they look amazing!   03.15.10 - 2:35pm
Laurie Bracewell - Beautiful as always. Jasmine, your work never ceases to amaze me.  03.15.10 - 1:49pm
Leora Shiff - Beautiful pictures!! love the light and the props!!!  03.15.10 - 10:57am
Leora Shiff - Beautiful pictures!! love the light and the props!!!  03.15.10 - 10:57am
Temecula wedding photographer Theresa Minnette - LOVE the shot with the balloons!  03.15.10 - 8:36am
Nick Fuller - Yes, the slideshow isn't working, but even worse I think your website has been hacked. It's coming up blank, with a page title showing "Levitra", which is a so called "helpful" little pill.  03.15.10 - 4:48am
CHRIS CORNWELL - Even my daughter LOVES you!  03.14.10 - 9:59pm
JenWill - I love her face in the last shot... so in love! Beautiful!  03.14.10 - 8:56pm
Christopher Poisella - Love the one of Mike jumping with the balloons.   03.14.10 - 6:12pm
Amber - I think I'm a sucker for the bycicle pictures! All of them are wonderful, but those last ones give me the warm and fuzzies!  03.14.10 - 5:35pm
george kedzierski - Excellent pictures, they are so happy and in love, you can see that. Can't wait to meet Mike and share in their wedding day!!!!! Uncle George [The Polish Prince]  03.14.10 - 3:51pm
Juli L. - Love these! Beautiful light and love the props! :)  03.13.10 - 2:13pm
Leyla - Beautiful & sweet couple! Such an awesome set of photos... You always manage to do something different and hip... Love it!!  03.13.10 - 1:51pm
Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG - Great work Jasmine... love the energy the balloons bring to the shoot :-).   03.13.10 - 10:37am
Bobbie Brown - Ohhh, I LOVE that one of them standing in the archway with the gate! Stunning! And the bikes... LOVE it!   03.13.10 - 6:23am
Alaina Bos - Beautiful photos....Did you use fill flash? I'm amazed at how AWESOME your exposures are!  03.13.10 - 6:20am
samantha - loved the white balloons! i had my chance encounters with balloons last weekend. it was so fun to shoot.  03.13.10 - 4:26am
Cathy - Lovely pictures. Looking forward to seeing you again and meeting Mike.  03.13.10 - 3:35am
Heather LaBone - Your photos are always so crisp, its like you can reach out and touch the couple. Amazing as always!   03.13.10 - 2:24am
Tammy - The balloon shot is freaking awesome!  03.12.10 - 9:49pm
gladys jem - seriously jasmine, i agree with everyone! gorgeous! love the balloons and bike with the flowers. lovely lovely lovely!  03.12.10 - 9:43pm
Michelle Hebert - One word: Stunning!  03.12.10 - 9:14pm
Sara Weber - Whoa, Mikey showing some chest hair in that last pic, very masculine! Erin I have 3 words for you and your wardrobe: FAB-U-LOUS!!!  03.12.10 - 8:06pm
favorite aunt Sharon - Who is this gorgeous girl? - great genes - must be CANADIAN!!! The guy isn't bad either. You two look amazing & I am so happy for you two. XOXOXO  03.12.10 - 8:03pm
Christopher - Stunning as always! My favorite is the one with Mike jumping in the air with balloons...unique...Jasmine, you make balloons and bike look cool!!!!  03.12.10 - 7:49pm
Tonja - I love these! Looks like it was a blast to shoot and yes that light is A-MA-ZING.  03.12.10 - 7:45pm
jenny - love it ! beautiful light indeed !  03.12.10 - 5:21pm
emily - I think I have a crush on Mike....God bring me a man who will dance like a fool to make me laugh!  03.12.10 - 4:42pm
nena - I am always amazed at how gorgeous your clients are. They are always happy you serve them drinks before the shoot? =-) Lovely as always.  03.12.10 - 4:31pm
Adita - What a great location! Your right the light was amazing! Gorgeous shots!  03.12.10 - 3:58pm
Pamela Topping - Gorgeous!  03.12.10 - 3:49pm
erin and mike - jasmine- amazing! we couldnt have dreamed up anything more amazing! we LOVE you, and had a blast with you last week!!   03.12.10 - 3:42pm
Stephanie Stewart - amazing light, amazing couple, amazing images! Love the one with the light behind the balloons, so fun and romantic! Can't wait to see their wedding!  03.12.10 - 2:02pm
Ally - Hey, your slideshow isn't working!  03.12.10 - 1:37pm
Paola - Erin, you are so gorgeous! Such amazing eyes!!  03.12.10 - 1:21pm
s h e r r y - Hollers, they are STUNNING! <3 I love the wonderful hair light you got. AND Erin's hair is pretty much perfect. Yah. (Hair envy)  03.12.10 - 11:53am
Karen - I love the balloons. It makes the shoot look very fun. The last shot shows how gorgeous Erin's blue eyes are. =]  03.12.10 - 11:41am
Rocky - Erin and Mike what great pics!...I especially like the one of Mike and the reminders me of his patented slide to home plate!  03.12.10 - 11:31am
Joanne Thomas - Gorgeous light and what fun!! Gosh I love people who love to have fun like these two!  03.12.10 - 11:15am
Megan Eckers - love these pics, Jasmine! especially the one with the balloons...very cute idea. it was lovely to finally meet you live and in person at WPPI!  03.12.10 - 11:09am
Bianca - Ooooh, looks like fun. Somehow you made balloons look classy :)  03.12.10 - 11:08am
Alexandra - Beautiful photos!   03.12.10 - 10:58am
David Chayawatna - Beautiful pictures! Love the lighting... Great work once again!  03.12.10 - 10:56am
Yadira Laguerre - The full body shot of them standing in the arch, backlit, made my mouth water. Scrumptious!  03.12.10 - 10:51am
Mary - Stunning session and wonderful couple that has a blast! Thanks for sharing your amazing work J*!  03.12.10 - 10:18am
Diandra - Um... GORGEOUS! As always! :)  03.12.10 - 10:15am
Brittani - Love this set! Especially the ones with the balloons, and the soft lighting. Gorgeous!  03.12.10 - 10:13am
Kate Whitmore - That backlighting is straight up yummy. Beautiful.  03.12.10 - 10:12am
Evie Perez - Another great shoot!!! This is a beautiful couple and I love the shoot of the bike and the flowers.  03.12.10 - 10:11am
Christine - These are SO beautiful Jasmine!!! I love that they had balloons with them. Those could have been so much fun. Where does everyone find that type of bike? I don't see them anywhere. My favorite is the last photo for sure :)  03.12.10 - 10:00am
shannon h. - these are beautiful. what amazing light you found...and he looks like a kick in the pants!!   03.12.10 - 9:59am
Lydia - You are a never-ending source of inspiration! Balloon and bikes never looked so cool! Erin and Mike look amazing!  03.12.10 - 9:51am
Damaris Mia - They are so cute. Love the lighting! Great job J*  03.12.10 - 9:49am
angel pope - She does remind me of Sarah Jess. They both have a unique look that makes me think they should be modeling. ;) Thanks for sharing. Thanks for you.  03.12.10 - 9:45am
Teresa Disney - thank you for taking such amazing pictures of our daughter and future son in law. Love them.  03.12.10 - 9:43am
Gail - GORGEOUS photos Jas...your link isn't working though :(   03.12.10 - 9:37am
Jeff True - haha. Love when people start acting goofy, you never know what you will end up with. Just keep taking cause there is bound to be something awesome  03.12.10 - 9:34am
sharon snow - So soft and sweet. Love the white balloons! Gorgeous images as always Jasmine :)  03.12.10 - 9:26am
Kellie Riess - I love that OOOHH so beautiful light. mm rim light is my fav. thx for sharing  03.12.10 - 9:24am
Shuva Rahim - She looks like Sarah Jessica Parker... :-)  03.12.10 - 9:23am
Marissa Rodriguez - The light in these is gorgeous! Jasmine, you are so wonderful!   03.12.10 - 9:16am
Jen Baer - I LOVE these! I think the bikes and the flowers are so sweet and just add to the textures of the location. Fab job J*!  03.12.10 - 9:14am
Inland Empire Wedding Photographer - The slide show isnt working :(  03.12.10 - 9:11am
Julie - Hi Jasmine! The pictures are beautiful! I'm Erin's maid of honor and I'm so excited to meet you! Thanks for taking such amazing photos of my favorite couple! Julie  03.12.10 - 9:09am
Anda - Love the light the bike and the balloons! I have been soooo impressed with your 2010 sessions. You keep getting better and better and I didn't think hat was possible because you've always wowed me.   03.12.10 - 9:06am
Megan (Best of Fates) - I love the photo of Mike jumping with the balloons. It seems to perfectly convey their spirits and the love they have for each other and life.  03.12.10 - 9:03am
Lindsay - My first post :) Gorgeous! Love the light....amazing photos as always!  03.12.10 - 8:39am
Melissa Papaj - What cute pictures Jasmine! I love the balloons!  03.12.10 - 8:36am
jamie delaine - how cute cute cute. the jumping shot is so much fun. i love when couples loosen up. :) hope you're doing well jasmine, take care of yourself dear!  03.12.10 - 8:29am
Sara - Gorgeous set of a gorgeous couple! I can't possibly pick a favourite! Love, love, love the balloons though!  03.12.10 - 8:16am
Molly - These came out awesome!!! Miek & Erin you look fantastic! Can't wait to see more.   03.12.10 - 8:15am
lroah - I can't believe I never saw you at WPPI! I see you found my favorite little alley in PV! 10 minutes from me - email next time you have a PV shoot and I'll take you to lunch. :)   03.12.10 - 8:15am
Carrie - Love! Especially the shots in the alley way, so much color!   03.12.10 - 8:13am
Channing - Oh my gosh!! SO beautiful! I cannot wait for this wedding!!   03.12.10 - 8:03am
Leora Shiff - absolutely beautiful!! I love the last photo. What a gorgeous couple!!  03.12.10 - 7:43am