05.28.10 Photography

The Workshop : May 2010

ust reading their conversation and interaction on the Facebook group they created before The Workshop made me smile. I knew they'd be a great group with positive interaction, but they took my suspecions and transformed them into something even bigger. They planned a dinner the night before The Workshop and when I arrived, they were organized, laughing, and already started shooting each others' headshots earlier that day. Wow. I knew it was going to be a great day.

When you get photographers from around the continental United States, Canada, and Alaska together, you don't know how everyone will mesh, but by 9:05am, everyone was getting along and I think I saw a couple high-fiving after making matching friendship bracelets. Yeah. They were that awesome. The day was extra special because my friend Jaclyne with Heavenly Blooms not only made the bouquet, but she surprised me with beautiful table her! And special thanks to my friends at Photographer's Edit for sponsoring our delicious them!

Some of you might remember these two beautiful people...I shot Gabriel and Carlie's wedding back in 2007...they were such a pivotal couple in my early career. They've since created Gabriel Ryan Photographers and I'm so proud of them...

Oh, you. Just please stop all the fierceness...I can't handle it...

A couple days ago I Tweeted about buying an animal print dress...even after looking at it in pictures, I'm still confused how I feel about it...

Special thanks to Upper French for providing Gabriel's bow tie....

JD doesn't shoot much--as he's around to help people with settings and added questions if an attendee needs personal attention--but he snapped this photo of Gabriel and I love it...

Carlie, you're uber fab...

Yes, please...

Again, a HUUUUGE thank you must go to Heavenly Blooms for providing all the florals and the pretty bouquet...

Someone forgot to tell Gabriel that the air guitar hasn't been played since 1983! ;)


Like always, my favorite photo of the day...

To my new friends and peers...I believe in you. In your ability to surpass even your wildest dreams. Set the bar high, then pass it with flying colors! I can't wait to see what the future holds, but I'm certain you're going to rock things out...for no other reason than you're simply fabulous. Thank you so, so, so much for spending the day with me. I'm a better person because of you all. xoxo.... j*
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Andrew - AMAZING BLOG by the way! Ever since I was told by a friend about how awesome your blog was, I've been reading non-stop. Even into the wee small hours of the night. I love the energy that your pictures convey. Hey Jasmine, If I may, for that last group shot (ie your favourite shot!), the group is sitting in shade with spots of sunlight shining through, but everyones face is evenly lit. Did you use a light fill flash in this case? Love your work!  06.17.10 - 3:42pm
angie - So lovely, Carly is the most gorgeous person I have ever seen!  06.14.10 - 12:12am
Jessica Horton - I love that dress... please tell me it's for sale online somewhere???? I must buy one!!!  06.11.10 - 7:45am
erika lais - What a wonderful Fiance, what a wonderful pictures!!!! As always ... Good inspirations for us, beginners ... xoxo  06.08.10 - 9:37am
Truc - Jasmine, the dress looks fabulous o you! The models and photos are gorgeous. I love Gabriel's bow tie!  06.06.10 - 11:02pm
Ivan Luckie - I wish I could be there, hopefully the next workshop, looks great Jasmine!  06.02.10 - 9:55am
amanda thiessen - favorite model couple ever!  06.01.10 - 4:33pm
miami wedding photographer - When will be your next workshop? Thanks! Otto  05.31.10 - 5:18pm
Linda Sherrill - I HAVE to get to one of your workshops. Too much fun!  05.31.10 - 9:28am
angel - Jasmine-when you get a chance you have to check out the pic of your mom engulfing baby Lincoln! It's no wonder you tweet'd the next day about how she acted after spending the day with him :-) It's quite obvious she wants some grandbabies--I love that shot!   05.31.10 - 9:08am
Holli True - LOVE these! :) The B&W image of Carlie looking down is absolutely breathtaking. They look like they would be such a fun couple to photograph!  05.30.10 - 8:16pm
Bec - SO wish I lived in the US. Make sure you come back to Australia, and make sure I know about it! ha! Would LOVE to be a part of it. X  05.30.10 - 5:12pm
Jessica Feely - What FUN!! I absolutely love the pictures of this unique :) I wish I could go to one of your workshops one day just to hang out and have some fun :)   05.30.10 - 11:23am
dee - 1. carlie looks SO good after hving a bby - gorgeous 2. can't wait to attend one of your workshops - i need more info! 3. one of my best buds was tryin to work it for me w/ one of her co-workers upcoming wedding and she's like O i already booked a photog - have you heard of jasmine* UM YAA..SMALL WORLD! congrats!  05.29.10 - 10:09pm
cassandra-m - remembering our workshop and missing everyone. PS...YES on the dress. :)  05.29.10 - 12:49pm
Cathy Crawley - Carlie you're so hot! Love!   05.29.10 - 3:11am
Alicia Damron - I love that bouquet with the apples, it is exquisite. And the air guitar photo is my favorite, he is seriously catching some air in that one. These are awesome!  05.28.10 - 11:29pm
Apple - I lalalalooove your dress!:)  05.28.10 - 10:55pm
Annie Brown - mkay so i just found it!! I should have known it was on the front page!  05.28.10 - 10:12pm
Annie Brown - How do I get information on your workshops?? Im sure if I really looked hard it would be right in front of my face. I would LOVE to go and learn from you. I live in Potato land (idaho) so it would be quite a trip but well worth it as far as Im concerned :)  05.28.10 - 10:08pm
Marissa Rodriguez - Looks like so much fun! Everything looks amazing and you look hot in your dress! :)  05.28.10 - 10:08pm
Karen - You look great in the animal print dress! Beautiful photos! Your photographer models are gorgeous. =]  05.28.10 - 8:18pm
Jennifer - Jasmine, I think I just saw you on Private Chefs of Beverly Hills at an event for wedding planner Mary! : )  05.28.10 - 7:50pm
clippingimages - i have no word to say :) simply awesome..........  05.28.10 - 7:33pm
Alesya - Jasmine - You always look fab! The reason you are feeling iffy about this dress is because it could be more fitted! Have a tailor take it in and I think you'll feel differently! Maybe even RWAR. :)  05.28.10 - 6:31pm
Lora Ayers - Would love to attend a workshop someday!! :) Carlie and Gabriel are so sweet, and gorgeous. I was so happy to meet them at WPPI!   05.28.10 - 6:13pm
krissy - after every workshop post, it just seals the deal for me. i must attend one in the near future... AMAZING!  05.28.10 - 5:49pm
Angel Pope - First-you rocked the dress, girl! Second-I commend JD for the shot he captured of you teaching. I have about one good and a ton you'd kill me for posting. ;-) I am still unable to put my thoughts into words after the workshop, but am working on it. You sparked a fire deep in my soul and you will never know how thankful I am for that. It was much more than just a workshop for me.  05.28.10 - 4:08pm
Barb Yasuhara - Jasmine, this looks like a faboo workshop, love the decor and all the little details that make us gals all fuzzy and warm inside. Please keep us posted on any of your traveling workshops to the Bay Area, would love to attend.   05.28.10 - 4:06pm
Erica Velasco - The bride's face is so fierce!  05.28.10 - 3:52pm
Katelyn James - one day. one day. one day. I'm being patient and waiting to the Jstar fund to fill up again and then guess where I'll be?! Yup, I'll be a jstar workshopper and it's going to be fabulous! :)  05.28.10 - 3:41pm
Amber - Love the pictures! I love your positive motivating thoughts! Truely inspiring!  05.28.10 - 1:42pm
Erika Jackson - Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a perfect day. It was so good to connect after watching your work for so long. So excited for what is to come!  05.28.10 - 12:57pm
Beria Charles - Awwww I wanna cry! I was so going to be in this workshop but I was hospitalized for a week and back home when I checked my email, here it was.. announcing the workshop but it was then too late to register! On the day of my birthday! What a bday gift I missed! I should had send you an email with my dramatic story so you would open one more spot for me! awwww if I could attach a mp3 tune with me crying you would know girl! Well, give me same hope... when is the next one??  05.28.10 - 12:56pm
Eileen - I'd sell my soul to the devil to attend one of your workshops! LOL JK.. but pretty close to that!  05.28.10 - 12:25pm
Susan P - awww...yea!! i loved this post :) besides you, gabriel.ryan.photographers are my favorites to follow too...and that picture of her straightening his bow tie is soooo precious! i hope i can make it to your workshop one of these days...maybe you can have one on your birthday and it will be my birthday present to myself since we share the same day :)  05.28.10 - 12:08pm
s h e r r y - The photos are awesome! I love Carlie's dress! She also resembles Rachel Bilson.  05.28.10 - 11:57am
Tina - The dress is definately RAWR. And those centerpieces with the lil' apples........LOVE it!!  05.28.10 - 11:50am
Dana Fiorito - This was one of the most fulfilling and exciting days I've had in such a long time. The workshop met all of my expectations and exceeded them. (meet and exceed, right??) I met wonderful new friends that are so so talented. Thank you for opening up yourself and your talent to a room full of photographers who are ready to learn from one of the greats!  05.28.10 - 11:19am
Kevin Keith - Cool Workshop! Looks like it was a blast.  05.28.10 - 11:06am
Alexandra - Jasmine, one day I'll be at one of your workshops all the way from England! :) Looks like you all had a great time, wish I could have been there!  05.28.10 - 10:59am
Laurie Bracewell - I have always loved this couple, and I distinctly remember your e-sesh with them, and just being blown away by you as a photographer. And, p.s., I love the animal print dress. Rawr. ;)  05.28.10 - 10:39am
Ning - Jasmine and JD, you guys ROCK!! Thank you for such a wonderful day! And if you want to see unashamed public declaration of admiration, please click on my blog :)  05.28.10 - 10:33am
Mikaela - Ooh this makes me very much excited for June 22nd ;) Love the photos as always!  05.28.10 - 10:21am
Darcie R - Love this! It is so "when the Geek gets the Girl"!!  05.28.10 - 10:19am
emily scott - love gabriel and carlie, love the workshop, but most importantly, jasmine, I LOVE THE ANIMAL PRINT. rawr.  05.28.10 - 10:16am
Kelsey - His bow tie is fabulous! Love these images and how fun for all the participants!  05.28.10 - 10:15am
gladys jem - carlie is beautiful. she should be on top model because she's really good at smeyezing. im glad to see that the tunnel is back :) beautiful jasmine! xo  05.28.10 - 10:15am
Mandi - Man Carlie is just gawgeous! She has this ethereal beauty about her. I follow both you and their blog and I was just thinking randomly the other day (probably folding laundry) wow Carlie is gorg!  05.28.10 - 10:00am
Joe+Kathrina - These images are SO uberly fabulous--and Gabriel+Carlie are SO uberly gorgeous! Your workshops always look awesome!  05.28.10 - 9:57am
Elisabeth Carol - LOVE these!! Gorgeous! And the cute personalized J* goodies you give out at the workshop?! Adorable.   05.28.10 - 9:56am
Jackie Beale - I reeeaaallly love those two photos on set 12. Carlie's skin looks so flawless and glowing. I can totally see how you use the bright light from on the floor as a reflector to light up carlie in that shaded spot. And I'm not a fan of animal print dresses but that one you have is super cute and delicate :)  05.28.10 - 9:55am
Julie Renee - Looks like another great workshop! I'm sure you all had a great time, just like we did!  05.28.10 - 9:52am
courtney reece - They are such beautiful people. Love these photos.   05.28.10 - 9:52am
anda - oooo, jasmine, congrats on another fabulous workshop! i'm sure every single person there walked away overflowing with amazing information and eager to make it all happen! i know i was, and i still AM. i keep reminding myself to be patient with all my branding etc ... that one day it'll all click into place. because i still think about your workshop every day and how it has transformed my career -- from the photo info to the friends i made. i love the close-ups of carlie the mostest here, and i extra love your animal print dress. i think it's one of the cutest -- but who can choose?! you always look so gorgeous. you could wear burlap and people would still envy your arms and the outfit :)  05.28.10 - 9:46am
Kirsten - These are fabulous! And I LOVE your animal print dress!  05.28.10 - 9:45am
laetitia - Your workshop seems fun and interesting... Very clear and bright pictures... maybe one day ;-)  05.28.10 - 9:44am
Todd Pinckney - Gorgeous images as always Jasmine! I love how clean and crisp they are. Hopefully one of these days I can make it out from Chicago to one of your workshops!  05.28.10 - 9:44am
Alice Hu - what fun images and lucky group of photographers.   05.28.10 - 9:42am
Mindy - You rock the dress, own it! And those RAWR pictures... indeed!  05.28.10 - 9:41am
Annie White - This looks like so much fun! I love the florals, and I heart the animal-print dress too <3  05.28.10 - 9:35am
Gabriela Fuentes - Beautiful pictures Jasmine.  05.28.10 - 9:30am