03.24.10 Photography

Vancouver, eh?

esterday was a great day. Not because I got to visit Canada for the first time in my life, not because JD and I found this amazing Japanese restaurant where they spoke verrry little English, and not because I convinced JD to buy me a jacket from Lululemon because I left mine at home. Actually, those moments made the day special, but what made the day great was the chance to meet an amazing group of photographers in Vancouver.

I spoke at ImageQuest Conference at the River Rock Hotel and being surrounded by such an amazing group of photographers rocked my world. I was incredibly welcomed and I felt like an honorary Canadian. I even tried ending my sentences with eh?, but I was quickly informed that it made me sound like a tourist. Pffft.

JD snapped a few photos of the event, but I was emailed today by Mikaela and she blogged a few photos, so I decided to just borrow hers because, well, if I was being honest, I'm just too tired to edit my own! ;)

Mikaela grabbed this quick photo of me and JD and I really, really love it. Or maybe I just love him.'s deal with it! ;)

I decided to sit at the end of the presentation for was a four-hour presentation, and my heels were not cooperating with me....

To the many amazing photographers who showed up...thank you. I know you heard many different perspectives and opinions during the three-day conference, but I appreciate your willingness to be open. And to share. And laugh. I'm so excited to make my way back to Vancouver soon and when I do, I can't wait to hang out again! :)

Happy Wednesday!
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darciesutherland - Jasmine I just read this post, come to Toronto!!! You can stay conmigo!!! LOL  06.25.11 - 9:24am
Joee - J*, you need to seriously come to Toronto ! If you do, let me know. I will take care of all the arrangements.  04.17.10 - 7:34am
Carolina Thompson - You should come to Brazil. I am reading all of your posts, and I loved your job! Thank you for share that with us. Carol  04.15.10 - 10:10am
Jennifer Rodriguez-Cruz - OOOOhhhh I am so sad I missed it :(  04.04.10 - 10:26pm
Therese - COME TO TORONTO!!! =D  03.29.10 - 5:55pm
feuza - that is so cool eh,  03.26.10 - 9:36pm
amanda thiessen - such a cute picture of you and jd!!!! and so awesome you guys are making your way around the globe! ;) awesome!  03.26.10 - 4:30pm
Stephanie Stewart - Congrats, Jasmine! And love that photo of you and JD, sooo cute!!!  03.26.10 - 1:04pm
sarah r - Very good talk Jasmine. You are a talented speaker and don't worry if you didn't get any *AMENS*, we were all just being quiet well behaved Candians ;). Thank you for sharing your experiences...  03.26.10 - 11:03am
Brent Pilgrim - I 2nd what Patti wrote! We'd love to help!  03.26.10 - 9:49am
Heidi Massie - Jasmine, you have made me a fanatic. Thank you so much for coming to our "cold" city and speaking the troof to us. You rocked!  03.26.10 - 12:09am
Patti - I forgot to ask... did Polo come with you and JD to Canada and wear his little Canadian shirt? Does it fit?  03.25.10 - 8:41pm
Oswaldo Acevedo - Great work Jasmine, Keren & Pieter you look excellent.   03.25.10 - 3:34pm
cassandra-m - What an amazing opportunity and honor. congrats. I imagine your presentation simply ROCKED!  03.25.10 - 1:54pm
Barbara Halstead - I would love to see your presentation...if you are ever in Seattle let me know!  03.25.10 - 11:46am
Derek Frenzel - Go Canadia! Vancouver is one of my favorite big cities; glad you had a chance to visit.  03.25.10 - 9:27am
Natascha - You are amazing "little shrimp" :-)  03.25.10 - 8:54am
Katie Whitcomb - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that is determined to wear heels for a long period of time.  03.25.10 - 8:40am
Kim Spears - Jasmine, it was a dream come true getting to watch you speak. I met you with CJ and kicked myself after for not getting a photo with you, which I am thinking means I hope to meet you again someday and make that happen ;) You are an inspiration in so many ways and I am excited to start making some fabulous changes to my business. Thank you for coming to see us! I hope you felt welcomed and enjoyed our beautiful westcoast. Thanks for sharing nothing but Truff !!  03.25.10 - 8:31am
bethany schiedel - you were inspiring!!! thank you so much for your southern truffff! i am so charged! i was "toying" with the idea of revamping my business... now... it's happening! I'm changing everything and I am so so stoked! thanks for the Life ;)  03.24.10 - 11:33pm
kira lauren photo - ok, jasmine. seriously. where did you get that blazer!?  03.24.10 - 9:51pm
Lindsay - I love that you loved it here. You are amazing. Please come back soon!!!!  03.24.10 - 9:30pm
Blair - Jasmine!! Come to Calgary we love you here too! xox  03.24.10 - 9:11pm
gladys jem - the photo of you and jd melts my heart. love it.  03.24.10 - 8:52pm
Lydia - LOVE the picture of you and JD!  03.24.10 - 8:45pm
Peggy Millar - Wow! Four hours went by way too fast! You rocked the podium big time. After all I learned at IQ this weekend, the most valuable lesson was, without a doubt "keeping it real".   03.24.10 - 8:39pm
Camillia - Jasmine...thank you. I'm pretty sure you changed my life. I am oddly in love with you. Is that weird? I hope in 5 years I'll meet you again with my own success story... Truff.  03.24.10 - 8:18pm
Patti - Jasmine, I am so happy that you were able to enjoy a little bit of our part of the world! I am sure those Canadians treated you well. I agree with Manuella, Toronto is a lovely place to visit! If you would ever like to venture this way let Brent and I know and we would be more than happy to help arrange anything you and JD would need. It would be great to see you guys again eh!   03.24.10 - 7:33pm
Jenny Sun - Jasmine, where do you do your shopping! I LOVE ur clothes! That jacket is aweeeesome! :D  03.24.10 - 6:44pm
Shannon - 4 hours presenting in heels. Sounds like a nightmare.  03.24.10 - 5:39pm
jenny - Vancouver is so fortunate to have you speak ! I'm sure you're exhausted. Love your jacket btw ( oh and those pretty heels !!)  03.24.10 - 5:37pm
Manuella Pararas-Hulbert - Vancouver was lucky to have you, but like others have mentioned, you need to come see some of the other parts of Canada too. Personally, I think your next stop should be Toronto!!lol. J* in Toronto, has a nice ring to it eh?  03.24.10 - 5:29pm
Deanna McCollum - Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge. You are were fun and inspiring, excellent presentation. And Caesha says "Hi" back.  03.24.10 - 5:15pm
Jillian Kirby - It was sooo wonderful to have you here... awesome presentation, insightful, entertaining, and nothing but the "truff"! Thanks for the great advice re: my chucks and american eagle hoodies! haah!  03.24.10 - 4:55pm
Tanya Kaselj - You are definitely a STAR in my books. You were everything you show to be on your blog plus so much more. Looking to come to a workshop in California this summer if you offer one. You are so inspiring. Truff!  03.24.10 - 4:40pm
Chantel - Could you and JD get any cuter? Seriously, God was totally showin off when you two got together! F'real! I CANNOT wait for ESCALATE 2010! You truly are a bright star in my life and I am so thankful for who you choose to be in this industry. Blessings to you, JD, Polo and your fabulous business! ~Chantel  03.24.10 - 4:18pm
Mikaela - What an afternoon of fabulousness and learning! And you rocked it all in heels. Like I said, I'm honored you snagged the photos :) PS don't worry, we don't all say eh...  03.24.10 - 3:45pm
Anna Kim - Okay, I'm surprised you didn't use 'eh' not even once. You must not have been in Canada long enough.  03.24.10 - 3:42pm
s h e r r y - Thanks SO much for sharing your knowledge! I think you were hilarious!! :):) I hope you enjoyed Vancouver, and I heard you got to check out Lululemon.  03.24.10 - 3:38pm
Sarah Funk - Thanks for coming to see us in Vancouver! I really enjoyed listening to you speak, and despite the way I am sure your feet felt at the end, those shoes were fab!!  03.24.10 - 3:28pm
Anne Adams - You know there is a lulu outlet in Vancouver, right ;)?  03.24.10 - 3:28pm
Cathy Empey - You rocked my world yesterday! Thank you, and so glad to have met you and JD! Please come back and visit again! xo  03.24.10 - 3:27pm
Rose Dykstra - It was such a pleasure meeting you and hearing you speak. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for coming to our neck of the woods and hope you can come back!  03.24.10 - 3:18pm
JenP - Seriously, Jasmine, you and JD are my favorite blogging couple EVER!   03.24.10 - 3:15pm
Kare - Jealous of the West Coast Canadians - I'm going to ask you to come East every chance I get.  03.24.10 - 3:12pm
melissa - You need to come to the Eastern-ish part of Canada next! We'll welcome you with open arms in Ottawa (the capital of Canada) Jasmine! We love you up here too :)  03.24.10 - 3:06pm
Amy Williams - Thanks so much for sparking our creative juices! (I know they are a little cold up here!!) You rocked the stage heels and all.  03.24.10 - 2:56pm
Richard Schmon - Hi Jasmine, I absolutely loved your presentation. I learned a ton and had a great time. So glad I busted in on your lunch too! Thanks again, Richard   03.24.10 - 2:07pm
Eileen Whitmore - First of all, I'd like to say, you rocked my world too! I have been so inspired and can't thank you enough! And it doesn't matter wether or not you can pass of "eh" you're an honorary Canadian nonetheless!  03.24.10 - 1:57pm
B - Ohhh, sister child, you're hair looks fabulous.  03.24.10 - 1:44pm
Leyla - I love that photo of JD & you... it's got so much warmth and character.. . How did you like Vancouver?  03.24.10 - 1:37pm
Rachel Peters Photography - Hi Jasmine, I met you in Vegas the night of your big "sold out" presentation!!! I live at the other end of Canada but would have loved to seen you again, except for the 10ish hour flight - would have been there! I am sure that all the photographers you presented to learned a lot! Take Care Eh!   03.24.10 - 1:32pm
Bentley B. - Wow. I'm a recent fan of you and your work. I didn't know you were coming to Vancouver at all. And you spoke at River Rock, which is 15 mins. away from where I live. Quite unfortunate for me to miss this :(  03.24.10 - 1:32pm
LAURA HANA - Oh, I'm so curious which Japanese restaurant you went to if it wasn't Hapa! There are so many in Vancouver. When you're back in town, we'll def hook you up. :) Thanks again for sharing your story and for being so real. I learned a ton and I'm so excited to work on my business. Thanks also to JD for being so great! Hope to see you two again soon. :)  03.24.10 - 1:29pm
Lara McAllister - Thank you so much for coming to Vancouver and sharing so openly with us. You are truly inspiring!  03.24.10 - 1:20pm
l2njpx - Wow, 4 hours! Congratulation!!! I am from Hungary and I love your blog...and want a marriage like your's:-)))  03.24.10 - 1:16pm
Cait Scott - LOVE the picture of you and JD - its a fun and relaxed one of you guys! Wish I could have made the conference.  03.24.10 - 1:06pm
Rebecca - Thank you so much for coming Jasmine! Vancouver <3 's you!   03.24.10 - 12:58pm
kelsy mccartney - you are such a busy woman! i love the fact that you're willing to genuinely help everyone you encounter. in fact, my photographing partner in crim {my hubby} and i are hoping to meet you at escalate 2010!! you are such an inspiration :)  03.24.10 - 12:56pm
jamie delaine - thanks for coming, eh? -- ugh. i feel wrong typing that. ha! loved seeing you speak again jas!  03.24.10 - 12:50pm
AmyPunky Photography (Emilie) - That photo of JD and you is too cute!!! I love your jacket and your shoes!! :)  03.24.10 - 12:48pm
Natalie Tuggle - I can't believe you stood four hours in heals! You really are amazing :).  03.24.10 - 12:44pm
Daniela - Thank you so much for coming up here. I really enjoyed your presentation and you are soooo funny!!   03.24.10 - 12:40pm
julie whitlock - I think you should say eh all you like. I sometimes catch myself saying it and I feel like a cultural stereotype! Love from Canada eh!!  03.24.10 - 12:36pm
Emily Hoskins - It was so awesome to hear you and meet you, Jasmine. Thanks for coming to Canada!  03.24.10 - 12:34pm
Lisa - You need to come to Michigan!! Love of photo of you and JD!  03.24.10 - 12:32pm
Marissa Rodriguez - Four hours!? Whoa! I so wish I was there! But I'm sure you did amazing! Love the pic of you and JD!  03.24.10 - 12:31pm
Howard Haby - Sooo glad you enjoyed your visit to Canada! Like everywhere, you have a lot of fans up here too.  03.24.10 - 12:30pm
Michelle Dixon - Jasmine! thank you SO MUCH for coming here to chat with us yesterday!! I was TOTALLY moved by your session, as I connect with you in so many ways. I have talked about my experience on my blog... if you would like to read it :) and just want you to know that your section of the conference is the one that hits home the hardest. I admire you!!! Thank you so much for coming and just being YOU!  03.24.10 - 12:28pm
Jihan Cerda - Hopefully your new jacket kept you warm. Glad you had fun and have a safe trip back. =)  03.24.10 - 12:28pm
Jen Williams - From what I've heard everyone left Imagequest sad I missed it :( I did get to see you speak at WPPI though and you were awesome - TRUFF!! :D  03.24.10 - 12:26pm
Michelle Guzman - You and JD are so cute together! Okay, now I want to visit Canada.   03.24.10 - 12:24pm