Tiffany and Mark : Wedding

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e held a glass of champagne and microphone in his left hand and precariously balanced his Blackberry with his right hand. As the ballroom sat in silence, Mark toasted his beautiful bride. He cautiously read from the small illuminated screen while Tiffany sat at the sweetheart table and basked in his adoration as he ended his speech. It’s been said, Mark spoke into the mic while shifting his weight from one foot to the other, that a man should not choose his wife based on whether he can live with her, but whether he can live without her…and, Tiffany, I can’t live without you…I love you. And with that, champagne glasses clinked and cheers proffered.

Mark and Tiffany initially met in the seventh grade and were smitten. However, it wasn’t until their junior year of high school when they dated exclusively. Tiffany saw Mark again at a swim meet and—while Tiffany states she fell in love with his personality and charm—Mark thinks the sight of him in Speedos most definitely secured her affection.

They spent their afternoon preparing to see each other for their wedding and upon first glance, their smiles never disappeared for the duration of their wedding. The entire day was orchestrated by the fabulous Anneken Design and the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach served as a gorgeous wedding backdrop, with The Orchid Boutique adding the beautiful floral details.

As the raucous sounds of laughter and clinking glasses filled the air, Mark—oblivious and uncaring to those around him—raised his champagne filled glass and tipped it toward Tiffany, who sat across the large Huntington Ballroom. She smiled and, in that moment, the two of them shared a slice of time together, away from others and completely for themselves.

Mark and Tiffany, I hope you’re having fun in Kauai! I’m blessed to have met you and have our friendship grow. I’m honored to have documented your wedding day and I have to let you know that everything was impeccable…the details, the vibe, and, more importantly, the love. Enjoy your time together and I can’t wait to hear about all the fun you had! Much Love…J*

The Shoes...

Mark sent Tiffany an adorable card and a heartfelt message....

They rode from the church to the wedding reception in a classic Rolls awesome!

The groom and his boys looked quite dapper....

...The entire wedding party was quite fabulous too!

Just an overview of the beautiful transformation Anneken and her team accomplished...and one stinkin' amazing cake by Great Dane Baking was outta control!

The first dance...

To see more of their wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
**A special thank goes out to Trista for second shooting...JD was actually a guest at the wedding, so we had a blast shooting together!**
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Katie - This was a beautiful shoot. Where did the ceremony take place? And was the reception at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach?  06.02.11 - 11:03am
Kay English - Great job!!! Did you arrange the furniture outside of the hotel? It's fabulous!! May I ask please what white balance you used for the indoor reception? Every time I use AWB, it comes out very orangy and it doesn't look cute :(  07.28.09 - 6:58pm
Jasmine* - Hi Megan! For the groomsmen shots, I was a 4.0 and for the larger group, I was at a 5.0...just make sure the bride and groom are in focus and everything else should work out nicely :)  08.09.07 - 2:28pm
Megan - Your work is absolutely amazing! I am a new photog and I have a question about the groom group and bridal party group shots...I love them but how did you get them all in focus? Do you know what your f-stop was? I have a hard time with large group shots and getting everyone in focus, not just the front row. thanks!!! :)  08.09.07 - 1:39pm
Tiffany - Just to let you know...everyone who sees the wedding pics thinks that your work should be in a magazine!! You're too talented my friend=)  08.08.07 - 9:28pm
Jennifer - wow, these are so stunning. And that bridal party shot is stinkin' amazing! are such and inspiration.   08.07.07 - 7:21am
Tiffany and Mark - Thank you for taking AMAZING photos of our wedding! We loved every picture you put up...can't wait to see the rest of them!!! You are truly the BEST photographer EVER!!!!=)  08.05.07 - 1:50pm
Ricki Ford - Beautiful wedding love the ring shots.  08.01.07 - 7:04am
Emily White - Jasmine, You have such natual talent mixed with creativity and I am 100% inspired by your work. I am going to take a photography class in the fall. I was at Carlie and Gabe's wedding and their pictures (including engagement) are some of the best I've ever seen! I'm saving up starting tomorrow to hire you in the future! God Bless, Emily  08.01.07 - 12:58am
Jasmine* - Hi Suzie! I use the 50mm 1.4 right now...but I'd sure love to upgrade to the 1.2 soon! :)  07.31.07 - 10:42pm
Suzie S - Jasmine, are you using the 50mm L f/1.2 or the 1.4??? I have the 1.4 and LOVE it and have been contemplating upgrading to the L version since I hear its SO awesome!!  07.31.07 - 6:44pm
jasmine* - Hi Melissa! There's no secret to the reception lighting. The couple had professional lighting, so all I used was the ambient room light and a 50mm. That lens is amazing! :)  07.31.07 - 2:36pm
bee - Jasmine, just found your blog a couple of days ago. I am most excited about the fact that you are christian. I see excellence through the pics on your blog. I pray I can afford you when the time for my wedding comes. Keep on the good work. God bless  07.31.07 - 2:04pm
Jennifer Regruth - Jasmine, beautiful shots as always. I love the lighting on the tan wall-what a fantastic spot with great lighting. Thanks for the inspiration!  07.31.07 - 1:55pm
Melissa Koehler - Man, you are awesome! What is the secret to those great reception photos? I love your lighting!  07.31.07 - 1:26pm
Jasmine* - Thank YOU for your kind comments! But I'm sure you can tell that Mark and Tiffany are the key components of them! :) HI EVIE! I wish you would have said 'hi' at the wedding...I can't wait to see you again and shoot your wedding this May...woohoo! :)  07.31.07 - 8:19am
Amanda - Wow! These pictures are breathtaking. What a gorgeous wedding!  07.31.07 - 6:55am
david baxter - you truly are an inspiration.   07.31.07 - 1:15am
Deyl - just catching up on your blog... your photos are INSPIRING. i'm REALLY impresed Jasmine!  07.30.07 - 10:21pm
Evie - Your photography is amazing, not just because you took photos of my very good friend and will soon be snapping pics at my own wedding!:)  07.30.07 - 9:46pm
nicole green - love the groomsmen and bridal party shots <3  07.30.07 - 9:07pm
Scarlett Lillian - Oooh I really like the Just Married pic. That could be an ad. :-)  07.30.07 - 8:48pm
Carmen - I love the photos!!!! Both of you rocked it! Congrats!!   07.30.07 - 8:33pm
Stacy Cross - Great pics, Jas! :) The group shots are fantastic!  07.30.07 - 8:12pm
Amy Martin - Beautiful!  07.30.07 - 7:08pm
abraham - First time i comment on your blog....GREAT group shots! Keep it up!   07.30.07 - 5:45pm
Trista - Jas..Love all of them!! I had so much fun hanging out with you! Let's do it again soon!   07.30.07 - 4:19pm
Melissa - Jas- amazing pics, i just love the ones on the couch... you rock!   07.30.07 - 4:02pm
gabriel - so... having models to shoot must help, and the way you compose the frame makes for some crisp yet organic images.  07.30.07 - 3:58pm