And my Coolness? It Just Oozes from Me.

I came across this picture JD took at the last wedding we photographed. Seriously? I mean, really. It took every bit of nerve not to toss it in the trash...but every time I see it, I laugh. Hard. I've never proclaimed to be cool, but here's proof that I'd never be even if I tried...

Happy Tuesday!
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Heather White - I love this photo! I can feel the energy of the room through this photograph! Question...What is the item attached below J's camera? Anyone? JD has one on his camera on this shoot too. Thank you!  06.22.10 - 11:42am
Daniel - Bahahahahaha love it ; )  04.04.10 - 2:31am
Pye - LOL, love the shot. It's a nice little deviation on the classic one handed Statue of Liberty =)  04.02.10 - 2:19am
Jen - This makes me smile every time I look at it. I love how happy you look in this moment.   04.01.10 - 7:55pm
jean smith - hahahahahahaahahahahah! still laughing...this is such a gem of a picture...  03.31.10 - 6:56pm
shannon - i LOVE this pic! it is a million times better than the ones matt took of me on our last shoot! {eek} i think i starved myself for a week after seeing the pics. LOL  03.31.10 - 2:55pm
cindy - I love the fun look on your face!  03.31.10 - 2:40pm
emily ebeling - hey, we've all been there! so glad you an laugh at yourself - keeps life fun :)   03.31.10 - 1:29pm
Lindsay Kipp Photography - oh but Jasmine, you are cool!!! This picture reminds of a concert where the audience is holding up lighters. LOVE IT!!!  03.31.10 - 12:44pm
Holls - And this is why I have no second shooter :) ha ha!! JK! Thanks for the laugh!  03.31.10 - 11:42am
Angela Liddle - That is seriously the most awesome picture :) You are sooo cool Jasmine!  03.31.10 - 10:31am
Nancy - Haha! I'd like to see the photo that came from this! How in the heck do you know what you're focusing on if you're not looking through the camera?? Jasmine, I think the problem is that you're TOO cool.  03.31.10 - 10:11am
Anouschka - Awesome, you rock :))  03.31.10 - 10:09am
Jennifer Brotchie - Goodness! That. Is. Genious! Loves it.  03.31.10 - 10:06am
Lara Rios - Jasmine! You are the coolest person I know. If you're not cool I don't know what is! :) hahaha  03.31.10 - 7:30am
Teddy - We never doubt that you're one cool girl !  03.31.10 - 7:03am
MIke Reed - OK so here's something I have struggled with. How to hook up my pocket wizard with a flash on as well. I use the PC port but it's ALWAYS coming out! How do you attach yours when shooting with a flash? Oh and love the pic, it's awesome!   03.31.10 - 7:03am
Evonne Wong - I love see you in action, Jas! Great job, JD!  03.31.10 - 5:48am
Addie - If you're so uncool, how come I want to be you?  03.31.10 - 5:25am
Brian Fletcher - Haha....awesome shot!  03.31.10 - 12:55am
s h e r r y - Haha. This is AWESOME!  03.31.10 - 12:32am
Audrey - LOVES IT! p.s. Why don't you post the image that you captured of your bride. That would be sweeeeeeeeet!!!  03.31.10 - 12:11am
Stella - Brilliant :) It really does show your passion for what you do.  03.31.10 - 12:08am
Lisa H. Chang - This photo is priceless! And yes, I agree that it shows happiness ~ you know, the ultimate coolness. :)  03.30.10 - 10:19pm
crystal - are you kidding me.... I LOVE IT!!!! You rock my world with your pictures lol.... and I love seeing how much fun you have at your weddings.. I love behind the scene pictures!!!  03.30.10 - 10:14pm
amanda thiessen - hahah thats the greatest!!  03.30.10 - 9:49pm
mikey - 5 stars for JD on this one. Keep up the beautiful work.  03.30.10 - 9:12pm
Renee - HAHA are you kidding me! This photo is AWESOME and you must never throw it away. It oozes happiness. There isn't a person in that photo not smilingincluding you! Such a great, candid shot!  03.30.10 - 6:43pm
Sergey - It makes me laugh too!  03.30.10 - 6:34pm
Sergey - It makes me laugh too!  03.30.10 - 6:30pm
Katelyn james - You make me laugh...out loud. Please be this cool in October:)  03.30.10 - 6:20pm
Amber Martin - I think I might be that cool too! ;) I love it!  03.30.10 - 6:18pm
Jerome Braga - Priceless... Don't dare toss it away.  03.30.10 - 6:13pm
Carrie McCluskey - so funny! I love it.  03.30.10 - 6:06pm
Kelli taylor - Love this and love how you and JD take photos of each other while you're working! It's priceless.  03.30.10 - 6:03pm
Janelle Vano - Jasmine, this is AWESOME! I love it and I think you should show it to all future brides....seriously!! The smile on your face shows how much you LOVE your job!! Good catch, JD!  03.30.10 - 5:09pm
Emily Scott - THIS PHOTO! It epitomizes your beauty, Jasmine. This is why people love you and are drawn to you: posting a photo like this. I just love it.  03.30.10 - 4:57pm
Stephanie Stewart - LOVE it! So glad you didn't throw this one away! Look how much fun you're having with your bride!  03.30.10 - 4:41pm
Angela Hubbard - LOVE IT J*  03.30.10 - 4:30pm
Karen - You are cool!  03.30.10 - 4:12pm
Melody Steigerwald - UM, you are so cool, what are you talking about girl, you look too cute, bet you got a great shot too!! :)  03.30.10 - 3:23pm
Oleksandr Photography - Look, ma! No hands! LOL!  03.30.10 - 3:14pm
Damaris Mia - hahahaha CLASSIC!  03.30.10 - 2:34pm
MelissaFoscardo - I love behind-the-scene shots. I don't think you look uncool at all. To me, you look happy.  03.30.10 - 2:31pm
Jessica W. - You are gorgeous so it comes off as cool for you...I love this shot...and cool is over-rated anyway!  03.30.10 - 2:29pm
jenna walker - this just made my day jasmine. i'm sitting in a coffee shop all by myself with an ear to ear smile giggling out loud...good stuff! ;)   03.30.10 - 2:25pm
Evie Perez - Ha! You look like a little girl. I love it.  03.30.10 - 2:24pm
Michelle - Oh, but you are cool...the coolest maybe!! Love the image that JD caught! You do what you have to do right?! :)  03.30.10 - 2:23pm
Juli L. - Ok I think I'm missing something, because I don't think it's uncool at all?? I love these kind of look great and in the moment! :)  03.30.10 - 2:20pm
anda - well you are still cool to me. and everyone else who reads your blog! i love behind the scenes shots because they give me perspective on how close i can reasonably get to the bride and groom. i'm always afraid to stand in front of the guests -- but you don't look obtrusive at all in this pic and you are RIGHT in there. thanks! now i feel a little more confident to just get in the mix of things.   03.30.10 - 2:07pm
Yuka photo art - I love this kind of photographs!!!  03.30.10 - 2:02pm
Leyla - That's so cute... A true professional! =) P.S. JD is the best at capturing candid moments!   03.30.10 - 1:55pm
Chris - Nerd alert!  03.30.10 - 1:50pm
jen - but you look SOOO happy! and proving why you're an amazing photographer!  03.30.10 - 1:25pm
Natalie Tuggle - Awe!! I love it!! You are too cool, funny, but still very cool.  03.30.10 - 1:14pm
jenny - JD's view of his wife at work :) you guys are so sweet !  03.30.10 - 1:08pm
julie gendron - i wish you would have posted the shot that you got with arms reached towards the heavens! did it come out?? wait, your jasmine star. hello? OF COURSE it did! :) Love you, and i love that you cropped it right at the armpits, toes and armpits make me squirm. what can i say, i'm from cold NY.. women are lazy around here.. in the boondocks.  03.30.10 - 1:04pm
Melissa - I love this photo - who cares if you look cool or not? (which by the way I don't think you look uncool at all). I know when I'm photographing a reception I have to really fight the urge to just start dancing...  03.30.10 - 12:57pm
Leandra - Love it!   03.30.10 - 12:49pm
Rose - Yeah but you ARE cool! And I bet that shot was great - had a tried (oh and I do...) mine would have come out blurry or I would have gotten the tip of her fingers! Happy Tuesday!  03.30.10 - 12:45pm
Holli True - I think you're pretty cool! :) I love this pic!  03.30.10 - 12:43pm
Dawn McCarthy - I think you're cool...if that counts. ;-)  03.30.10 - 12:40pm
Shannon - I like the shot. It does make you look short though.  03.30.10 - 12:36pm
Tamara - Now my next question, what is the attachment on your flash?  03.30.10 - 12:34pm
Michelle - Love it! I would love it even more if we saw the photo(s) you were taking when this was snapped :)  03.30.10 - 12:27pm
Lydia - Love it! The pictures of me never even come out half that cool!  03.30.10 - 12:26pm
Jessica Shae - This is amazing :)  03.30.10 - 12:15pm
oksana j - hahahahah.......awesome!  03.30.10 - 12:14pm
Shelby Hurst - The fact that you have THAT much fun doing something you are great at and that you love is why you are the PERFECT wedding photographer! Thanks for sharing the photo! haha!  03.30.10 - 12:14pm
Stacy Cross - Love you to pieces, Jas. This is what we're friends.  03.30.10 - 12:13pm
Brandy Bengtson - I love this! Just shows how involved you are with your couples during any part of the day. So much fun!  03.30.10 - 12:11pm
shannon h. - love this!! it makes me smile!  03.30.10 - 12:09pm
Lisa - And this is why you're an amazing photographer.  03.30.10 - 12:07pm
Jen Madigan Photography - This picture made me smile, you look adorable!  03.30.10 - 12:06pm
Christa - At least you're doing it with a smile :)  03.30.10 - 12:04pm
mariana herrera mosli - I love this picture, it's so real! But what I love most about it is knowing that your hubby was checking you out and lovin every minute of how "cool" you really are! :D That is true love! Thanks for sharing Jasmine, it made me think of how special and priceless true love is! Ok, I am going to call my hubby and say luv u right now!! lol! ;-) -Mariana | Kismis Ink Photography  03.30.10 - 12:02pm
a little bit of whimsy photography - per your usual girl.. per your usual.. i thought you KNEW how cool you were.. cute  03.30.10 - 12:00pm
Howard Haby - What!!? So glad you didn't trash this, it's a great shot.   03.30.10 - 11:59am
Angela Kohn - Well did your picture come out awesome??? That's all that matters. If being uncool to get the amazing shots you get, then I'm all for being uncool ; )   03.30.10 - 11:58am
Angel Canary - hehehehe  03.30.10 - 11:58am
Amy - Thanks for the laugh!!! This is awesome!!  03.30.10 - 11:58am
Kellie Carter - Perfect!!! I love it!! It is easy to see that you love what you do!!   03.30.10 - 11:58am
crystal - just doing your job, and being cool...makes me smile. Love that you look so excited!  03.30.10 - 11:57am
Kat Speyer - Looking good! I'm always that smooth come reception time too. ;) What's hanging off the bottom of your camera?   03.30.10 - 11:57am
Laura Lawson - HAHAHAHAHAHA I'm still loling.  03.30.10 - 11:57am
Cathy Empey - Love it!!  03.30.10 - 11:56am
Laura Beekmann - I'm glad to see you doing this too! I thought that was my signature move! What's a short girl to do? Ha!   03.30.10 - 11:56am
Melissa Papaj Photograpy - Too cute! I have a few of these :)  03.30.10 - 11:56am
Ginger Murray - LOVE IT, LOL! You look like you're an adoring fan at a rock concert, and the bride is the rock star. Because of course she is! :) It's a good thing to love your job;) Hey so, I'm convinced you photoshopped a hand in there, though, to cover up your armpit, right? Convenient! Haha, jk.   03.30.10 - 11:56am
frances - Love it!! I should stop deleting my uncool pictures.   03.30.10 - 11:55am
gladys jem - HAHAHAh that is the best facial expression ever.  03.30.10 - 11:55am
feuza - Look how happy you are! love love it  03.30.10 - 11:54am
fffabulous - Looove it!!  03.30.10 - 11:54am
Marissa Rodriguez - This is priceless! HAHA! I love it!   03.30.10 - 11:50am