08.25.10 Photography

Polo and the Start of CreativeLive

As some of you who follow me on Twitter might already know, I'm in Seattle for the creativeLIVE course right now. I'm beyond honored and I still can't believe it's happening. I, of course, am the most nervous I've ever been in my life (except that one time when I had to retake my driving test after failing...twice), so a prayer or two would be most appreciated. We'll be filming live for the next five days, so if you'd like to tune in, you can join the conversation by clicking on the Watch It LIVE link!


Also, since I'm away, my dearest Polo will be at home with my parents, and for a bit with my sister-in-law. It's hard to believe I actually have the nerve to ask our families to spend so much time at our house when we're away, but Polo is a diva and can't handle life any other way. But with a face like that, who could say no?
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Truc - Nope, no one can say no to that face!  10.01.10 - 12:17pm
Hannah - Ooooh, I'm totally in love with him! :)  09.09.10 - 9:13pm
Maïa - Cute dog ! :)  08.29.10 - 6:18pm
Anouschka - love love love love Polo!!!  08.29.10 - 1:50pm
Emily Heizer Photography - I wish Polo could come hang out at our house. He matches my kitties, and like you said, with a face like that, who couldn't spoil him rotten? I love that he always has a good hair 'do too.  08.29.10 - 2:31am
feuza - no one could say no, I love every picture of polo you put up,  08.28.10 - 11:39pm
Liz - I just love seeing pics of sweet Polo!  08.27.10 - 2:26pm
Nadia - I definetly couldn't say no! :)  08.27.10 - 8:49am
Evonne Wong - I was going to ask you who takes care of Polo while you guys are gone. It'll be so nice to travel with him though.  08.27.10 - 2:57am
Jill Ison - It was a true pleasure to watch you work on creativelive today! Can't wait to see what tomorrow holds. Good luck :) !!  08.27.10 - 1:09am
LindsayO - Hey J*- Wanted to let you know that I have been praying for you, but 2 days into the shoot, I'm pretty sure you don't even need it! Rock on!  08.26.10 - 7:57pm
Pamela Topping - aww I love Polo!  08.26.10 - 7:25pm
Amanda Key - Your arms look amazing! Can we trade?  08.26.10 - 6:03pm
Ivona - OMG Cutest picture of Polo ever...lol I have a feeling that if I was around him, I'd have the same reaction as when I'm in the presence of a newborn....I turn to mush!  08.26.10 - 10:55am
Romonia Isaac - Polo is so stinking super-cute!!! Jasmine, you were wonderful yesterday!! I can't wait to continue to watch and learn from you. I took in so much when you spoke at Escalate 2010 but the CreativeLive Workshop has been incredible thus far! I love that you always K-I-R!!! I hope that today goes even better than yesterday! JD, I loved your guest appearance as well as your top ten for second shooters! ;-) "Polo, your mommy & daddy rock--so by extension you rock too!!!"  08.26.10 - 9:56am
Dana E - THANK YOU so much Jasmine!!! You are totally rockin' it out! Playing your own game and setting the standards! I LOVE it!!! Prayers, good vibes, and happy thoughts coming your way!!! =)  08.26.10 - 9:36am
Peyton Baldwin - So, I've been reading your blog for awhile now and each time you have a speaking engagement you're nervous, which is totally understandable. BUT, I finally got a chance to tune in on creativeLive yesterday and YOU ROCKED! Those nerves are for nothing! Thank you for doing a class like this. Even though I can't spend all day watching what I was able to see yesterday was inspiring and I can't wait to see what I can learn today! Thank you, thank you!  08.26.10 - 8:12am
Trish - Your story is amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it, and your knowledge, with the community. It's photographers like you who perpetuate the evolution of the art by making us believe we can do more. You. Are. Fabulous!  08.26.10 - 6:58am
RAMYAD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER LONDON - You're doing a workshop on CreativeLive!!?? WOW! We are so lucky, and I'm so late to the game! Where's the clicky linky! THANK YOU JASMINE*! (Note to self, read J*'s blog everyday!!!)  08.26.10 - 6:27am
BeccySweffy - Thank You so much for being so candid and honest on Creative LIVE! I struggle so much with believing in myself and marketing myself. You have given me the inspiration to step out from the shadows and say loud and proud why people should hire me.   08.26.10 - 1:10am
Gretchen - Jasmine, you are doing great! I, again, am gaining so much knowledge. :)  08.26.10 - 12:53am
LEOLAK - No...I couldn't say no to a face like that! Can't wait to watch you ROCK IT OUT!   08.25.10 - 11:30pm
malika hobeheidar - i heart polo :)  08.25.10 - 11:15pm
Sherri Davis - Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. Good luck this week!  08.25.10 - 11:11pm
Ashley Lea - This was so absolutely amazing. Putting my life on hold for 5 days. :) Jasmine, you rock!  08.25.10 - 11:05pm
Ann Keen - I completely enjoyed today's session, and am absorbing lots of great knowledge. I am a wife, a mother of 3 boys (11, 7.5, & 14 months) and a photographer. I started my business about a year ago and recently moved from northern Cali, where I was establishing a good client base, to Palm Desert where I am starting from scratch. I have been re-evaluating everything and I am ecstatic over this opportunity. Thank you so much for KIR and opening up your business and knowledge to all of us. It means so much!!  08.25.10 - 11:03pm
Nicole - Today you said you were mortified, by your old blog. Today, I want to thank you for leaving up your old blog, because it has been a source of a great inspiration for me and I'm sure many others. :-)  08.25.10 - 10:42pm
michael lasalandra - Hello Jasmin I watched you all day long on creative live. CUDOS. I am a big fat Chase/Zack fan. Typical male commercial photography kind of guy. I'm 36 and I am headset on quitting my job and becoming a photographer. I wasn,t expecting to enjoy your creative live experience, but, you are f@#king rocking it girl. Good luck this weekend. Have no fear. Thank you for showing me what determination and passion are capable of . you have truly inspired me.  08.25.10 - 10:17pm
Ashley - I played hooky from work today to catch the first day of the Creative Live event (shhh don't tell my boss) and it was totally worth it. Your insight, honesty, and sense of fun are what set you apart from many others in this business. Can't wait for tomorrow! Thank you!!!!   08.25.10 - 10:16pm
Randy - Great Job today on CreativeLive, you are a natural and real!! Lots of great info, looking forward to the rest of the week. What a great thing Chase has put together for training photogs, and getting you to do what you are doing. Be yourself, you are doing great!  08.25.10 - 10:05pm
Ryan - The first day was awesome. Thank you for putting yourself out there. It means a lot for those of of us who are just starting on this path. Truly thank you.   08.25.10 - 10:04pm
Kalmin - I thought you were genuine and you seem at peace with your mistakes and missteps, ...like when you kept saying tripod instead of light stand for the small softbox...u also repeated "for me" which I can appreciate since some styles are not for everyone..you disarm all of your critics when you show that you're human, real and self deprecating...thank you for exposing your humanity, humor and your honesty, can't wait for day 2!  08.25.10 - 10:03pm
John - Thanks Jasmine for sharing your photography knowledge on Creative Live! You are awesome :)  08.25.10 - 9:55pm
laurie - thanks so much for taking your time to do this!! you are awesome and i totally think u r a rockstar!!  08.25.10 - 9:13pm
Jessi D - Thank you for being you -adorable, talented, beautiful you! I laughed and cried while watching you on CreativeLIVE today. Love, Love, LOVE you!!  08.25.10 - 9:05pm
Jessi D - Thank you for being you -adorable, talented, beautiful you! I laughed and cried while watching you on CreativeLIVE today. Love, Love, LOVE you!!  08.25.10 - 9:02pm
Terry G. - Jasmine, I loved day one of the CreativeLive course. You are exactly as I had pictured, a very spontaneous, out going and assertive woman that can be herself and get the job done. I can only imagine how stressed you must of felt before and during the broadcast. I can't wait to see day two. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with us.  08.25.10 - 9:00pm
Domestic Executive - I always dreamed of owning a wedding dress shop which is how I found your blog. I'm not sure that dream will be realised but reading your blog and learning from you I am bringing out my true authentic self as a photographer, a leadership coach and as a person. I'll be up bright and earlier (0600 NZ time) to watch your nerves bring out the best of you. Thanks for reaching out to the world and sharing.  08.25.10 - 8:57pm
chelsey - thanks so much for today! can't wait to see what the next 4 days bring!  08.25.10 - 8:57pm
Kristopher Blucher - Hey Jasmine! Thanks for today - I haven't seen the video yet, but I have already bought it. Can't wait to watch it!  08.25.10 - 8:56pm
Danica Clark - :D JASMINE! I can't thank you enough for the fantastic web-class! My dear, I'm sure it's taken so much out of you physically, mentally and emotionally to do this, but you've encouraged all of us SO much! I have my first wedding to shoot this weekend as a first shooter, and I'm already feeling extremely empowered to do this! What an encouragement and a blessing! Keep up the work, dear! Praying for supernatural strength from the Holy Spirit to keep you moving through this week as you have even more webcasts to do! Go girl go! :D *HUUUUGS* ~Danica  08.25.10 - 8:54pm
Amy Pinney - Hey Jas! Great to watch you today--even though I only caught the post-lunch portion (excited about the rewatch!). One question that I wanted to ask, and thought this might be easier--what is JD's role in your business beyond second shooter and biggest fan? Is he involved in any other ways? Thanks J*!  08.25.10 - 8:51pm
Dianne - Bunny Trails - Loving the class, Jasmine! You are rocking it, girl! Adorable shot of Polo. :D  08.25.10 - 8:45pm
Sabrina - From what I was able to watch while working today on the east coast, you did a FABULOUS job. I hope you're having a blast in the midst of it all. Can't wait to catch more! Sooooo wish I was there... alas, there was no chance since I didn't submit a video :) Praying for you!  08.25.10 - 8:45pm
scott lloyd - Thanks so much for your willingness to share what makes you so unique on creativeLIVE!  08.25.10 - 8:44pm
Josephine - i had to hold on to my pee so i don't miss anything on the DAY 1! LOL I can't wait to get a copy of the whole LIVE course so i can replay anyday I want ..coz SERIOUSLY, who gets tired of listening to you? I DON'T. Na-ah!!! xoxo  08.25.10 - 8:33pm
Shannon - Thanks so much for today Jasmine. I've already learned so much and it's comforting to learn about how you got started in this business and how much you've grown. Just what I need to build up the confidence to start my photography business. Looking forward to the rest of the sessions!  08.25.10 - 8:33pm
DAVID WALKER - jasmine, you've done incredible so far and don't worry everything will fall into place. Today was your first day on creativeLIVE and i have learned so much from you already  08.25.10 - 8:30pm
@iGert - Maybe I'm watching your five day workshop with a different view. I'm a real video guy. Taking still pictures is almost the same I do, only I do it @25 frames per second. I'm curious about everything you do on a wedding day. I'm convinced there are many similarities between photography and videography. Especially with so many people using DSLR camera's these days. Of course there is so much more and that's what I'm waiting for. So, I'm very sorry for Polo, but it's five days of fun for us all watching you doing your 'thing' live on-line. Maybe it's a good idea when your parents and sister in law check in on-line now and then to show Polo you are still there. Give the little diva a wave. Anyway...you inspired me to take the first step by building up a complete new web-log about me and my pictures. Who knows I'll switch from movie to stills. Good luck and don't forget to pause now and then. Have fun in the next four days! Good luck to you all and greetings from the Netherlands, Gert   08.25.10 - 8:25pm
Brad Shaw - Jasmine, that was some high energy today. Loved every second of it. Looking forward to the rest of it.  08.25.10 - 8:24pm
Bettie Sotomayor - Jasmine I can hardly wait for the next four days. You're a godsend! I am a wife, mother of 4 homeschooled children, and photographer. You have given me the opportunity of a lifetime - from the comfort of my own home office - that I could've never imagined possible. Thank you for....everything you are doing this week and beyond.  08.25.10 - 8:24pm
Daniela Anderson - You feel "beyond honored"...I feel beyond ecstatic, appreciative & honored! I was completely overjoyed that you decided to do it! You TOTALLY deserve the recognition though chica! No doubt about that one bit. You're a class act, a load of fun & I love that you talk a lot so I can get the most from you. I'm hoping to see you up in D.C. on Sept 13 at the WPPI! But till then I'll be catching your creativeLIVE course tomorrow & taking TONS of notes! Thank you for giving us a bit of your time, wisdom, humor & smile. You made hours feel like minutes today! You Rock Girl!!! Oh & so does Chase Jarvis for getting you to do it. ; )  08.25.10 - 8:22pm
Luis Murillo - Jasmine, I really loved the class today over at Creative Live and learned a lot from everything you talked about. Can't wait for all the other classes for this weekend.  08.25.10 - 8:17pm
Steph Garvey - I love your personality, your style, AND your pictures! :) Thanks for giving us your time today on CreativeLive.  08.25.10 - 8:14pm
Mary Lau Photography - Thank you for sharing your fears of the wedding and your dreams with so many of us who are starting out. I recently was told about you and I am so thrilled that I have. Thank you again for helping so many of us.  08.25.10 - 8:14pm
Brian F. - Thanks, Jasmine (and creativeLive!) for the awesome class today. I learned a ton and was certainly inspired!   08.25.10 - 8:13pm
Sheila Floyd - I really enjoyed your live talk this evening! When you were talking about the time you quit photography because it made you feel like a fraud, a fake...well that made me cry...you came across live this evening so raw and real and true, it touched me... I have also viewed your entire website, and have become emotional looking at the photos and reading about you...your words are inspiring and wonderful to read...thank you, Jasmine... you rock... i am still too timid to do any type of large gathering, especially a wedding... i will be following your blog from now on... sheila floyd   08.25.10 - 8:12pm
Leanne - I really, really, really, really enjoyed watching you today! Thank you so much for sharing your insight! YOU ROCK!  08.25.10 - 8:12pm
Carolyn - I had to work today as well, but also pre-ordered the downloads and just wanted to thank you in advance for taking the time to teach the rest of us. It's photographers like you that continue to inspire me and push me forward. More and more I believe that I can do this full-time someday and will love it! I look forward to the videos and learning a ton from you. Thank you!  08.25.10 - 8:08pm
Courtney Clarke - Way to go, Jasmine! What a fabulous first day with CreativeLIVE; can't wait for the rest! Keep it up and thanks so much for taking this incredible challenge and sharing your knowledge with photographers worldwide!!! : )  08.25.10 - 8:08pm
Chrystal - I and probably countless thousands of other viewers want to thank you! You are so open and giving with your life and information...I have to say that you are so personable and real, you really make a girl (or guy I'm sure) feel like you are a part of the same group, the same family and that we can eventually be ..well be what we really want to be. .. be it a wedding photographer, a portrait photographer or even just more open with our public and clients. Thanks for being YOU!  08.25.10 - 8:08pm
Thomas Lindsay - I feel like a better photographer after only the 1st day of your course. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this weekend. Whoa!!   08.25.10 - 8:07pm
Pavithra - wonderful day on Creative Live. i really enjoyed listening to you. i thought with the speed talk you actually covered a lot of great materials! so thanks for being u on the show! will watch tomorrow as well!  08.25.10 - 8:05pm
Bethany Aleshire - Thank you SO SO much Jasmine for today!! It was jammed packed with information and knowledge!! I actually had to literally rip myself from my laptop to get to volunteering...I missed your branding segment (my favorite). I can't wait for the next 4 days!!!!  08.25.10 - 8:05pm
Ashley Madsen - So grateful for all the time and efforts you have put into sharing all of your experiences. I know it has been stressful and SO busy to plan, but thousands of us appreciate it and thank you for it.   08.25.10 - 8:05pm
Mavi - Jasmine, You were awesome today. If you were nervous, it didn't show and I learned so much in just a few short hours. I tuned in secretly while at work and I wasn't productive for the rest of the afternoon...only bad thing was I had to go to class afterward so I missed the second half. I hope to catch the other sessions! Hope to meet you in person someday!  08.25.10 - 8:04pm
Jen Birnie - J* you're doing great. Gonna be watching you over the next 5 days & I'll be seeing you on Monday at WPPI Roadshow!   08.25.10 - 8:02pm
Jessica Horton - Thank you so much for doing this for all us Rookies :-) This info is unbelievably valuble... and yes, I did blog about it :-)  08.25.10 - 8:01pm
Michele - wow, Jasmine day 1 was an amazing insight into your work. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your workflow. I originally signed up for just the free session and after watching you today purchased the taped version so I can refer back as needed. you have a wonderful personality and it comes through to your viewers. best of luck to you always.  08.25.10 - 7:52pm
Karen - Aww, Polo. =] I was watching you earlier today. Thanks for sharing.   08.25.10 - 7:44pm
tracy ta - Jasmine. you are totally authentic. Your voice was a little trembling at the beginning, but then you conquer your fear and you are all you. Love it. I learned a lot . Thanks so much for this great opportunity. Now I am definitely want to be a wedding photographer. Thanks for the inspiration. You are super cool. You go girl California girl!!  08.25.10 - 7:28pm
ajira - Only saw snippets today but loved what I saw. I think you're doing great, and your generosity in doing this at all is blowing everyone away. Thank you.  08.25.10 - 7:10pm
chris - You were just wonderful today! I can't believe how open and interesting your stories were. I especially loved hearing about the day you gave up photography - what a great lesson! I learned a lot even though I have no interest on being a photographer. I'll be watching the show again this evening for the portions I missed, and thanks again for being so generous with your information!  08.25.10 - 6:54pm
Jessie Gray - Jasmine, you are a fresh breath of air! I have seen your work even glanced over your blog a couple of times. Your photos are beautiful there is no debating that but I never took the time to read over your posts or personal information. Since watching you on creative live I now see what a mistake that was. I just started my photography business this month and have been driving myself crazy trying to figure out how I want to represent myself. I'm quirky and color out of the lines...I like to have fun and enjoying myself. But I felt that I had to lose that part of me when representing my business. After watching you on creative live you've given me the best advice for my business, be myself...maybe a slightly edited/professional version but still be me. I like that you are you, I love that you are your brand.....I want to get remarried just so that I can have the honor of you photographing my wedding. You're awesome! My #1 inspiration, thank you so much for showing me that I can have fun AND still be professional!  08.25.10 - 6:43pm
Darren Tse - hey jasmine! saw you today on creative live!! Amazing that you offer your expertise, passion and advice for free to aspiring photographers!! Thanks so much! PS: you look great!  08.25.10 - 6:41pm
Jeanette Sanchez - Thanks for all the great info Jasmine! You were just fabulous today!  08.25.10 - 6:25pm
Marta - Welcome to WA state!! You have done great so far. No worries, just have faith. I am so excited and learning alot. I can't wait to see you WPPI on Monday!  08.25.10 - 4:02pm
Suzan Turner - OMG Jasmine, thank you thank you thank you! I'm watching you while taking care of my 3 months baby and I'm learning sooo much! You're doing great!   08.25.10 - 3:58pm
Judy Jarvis - Enjoying you & your info...As they say,"You go girl." KIR (& you are). I'm retired & just learning to shot. I do demonstrations around the country & want to start doing pet shots of dogs. You inspire me to go for it. Thanks.  08.25.10 - 3:45pm
Jackie Lovato - 'Polo is a diva' is probably one of the coolest things you've ever said.  08.25.10 - 3:30pm
Hannes Uys - Nice vest! G&B?  08.25.10 - 2:52pm
Claire - I'm watching you live now and you are awesome! Seriously.   08.25.10 - 2:51pm
Angela - Watching you now - I am getting sooo much out of listening to you! You are fantastic! I am totally inspired to KIR....  08.25.10 - 1:36pm
Lea - I live down in Tacoma and I wish I knew you were going to be in Seattle! I would definitely have tried to go see you live, but I'm watching the CreativeLIVE course right now! Thanks for being willing to do that!  08.25.10 - 12:25pm
cassandra-m - PRAYERS from me & Mocha! YOU are going to ROCK IT I know. We are all supporting you!!!! xoxoox. kisses to Polo.   08.25.10 - 11:34am
Alicia Swedenborg - I'm sure you'll rock it!!! Hey, it's impossible to do it "wrong" - you're just going to be yourself and doing your thing. Will be watching from Sweden, eventhough it means staying up way past midnight! :)   08.25.10 - 11:30am
The real L.A. love story. - i still cant believe the course is free! not shooting prof anymore but still excited  08.25.10 - 11:13am
Danielle - Praying for your girl! Remember Phil 4:13. Have fun.  08.25.10 - 11:04am
Alli Mc - You were great yesterday! Looking forward to learning from you over the next 5 days! Thanks for doing this!  08.25.10 - 9:28am
Penny - I am looking forward to tuning in over the next few days!! I enjoyed your interview with Chase Jarvis yesterday!!   08.25.10 - 9:00am
Patrick Farrington - Polo a diva? I wonder where he gets that from? ;-) You are going to do great this week. You have to start having as much faith in yourself as we have in you. Are things going to be perfect and without mistakes? Probably not but that's life and we'll still love you when it's over.  08.25.10 - 8:57am
Katie Brase - Welcome to Seattle! Will be seeing you on the 30th. Glad to offer nice weather today, but sorry about the upcoming temps. Good luck!  08.25.10 - 8:25am
Brittany Dawson - This is my favorite Polo picture of them all!! Good luck you'll be awesome!  08.25.10 - 8:18am
Catie Ronquillo - Good luck Jas! Prayers are being sent to you in Seattle from deep in the heart of Texas...well, just Dallas, from one California girl to another :) I can't wait for the course, I know that you will be great! Remember your own advice: just be you, because that who we all love! :)   08.25.10 - 7:40am
Teresa - Thoughts and prayers are on their way! You will ROCK IT! Looking forward to participating via the web!  08.25.10 - 7:02am
Tira J - Good Morning Jasmine, you are going to do such a wonderful job and take this entire event by storm, like you have already done with the photography industry. I have complete faith in you, and so does everyone else (Polo too). Every few hours, just stop and thank our Lord for everything he has blessed you with and to give you the courage to continue to do a wonderful job. I cannot wait to see Laura and Billy walk down the aisle. Hugs to you. xoxo  08.25.10 - 6:54am
ShannonPD - Good luck today Jasmine!!! I have to be at work so I'll miss it, but I preordered the downloads. :) Lots of love and light!!! -shannon  08.25.10 - 6:49am
lisa - I don't normally comment, because so many others do, but I want you to know that I AM praying for you and what you are doing is one of the highlights of my summer. I've already purchased the taped version. You are awesome...don't be nervous...its just us!  08.25.10 - 6:45am
Candace Prokopets - I've already been praying, but I know you're going to do great. Everyone is excited to tune in and learn from you for a reason. You have something to give, to share with others. So have some fun today!  08.25.10 - 6:35am
Adriana Hernandez - Hello Jasmine, thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful work with us aspiring photographers. Don't be nervous, you're just going to do what you love and are SO fabulous at: photographing a wedding. It's gonna be great, you just have to BE YOU, 'cause that's what we love. Gook luck and don't forget to have fun :)  08.25.10 - 6:17am
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