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ast night was a little tough for me. I'll spare all the details, but suffice to know I didn't feel like myself and threw myself a pity party. There. I said it. Ugh. It was hard just even typing it. I've never felt so stretched in my life and pushed beyond my normal expectations of myself. JD even tried bribing me with promises of miso soup and sushi, but even that didn't work.

Mostly, I felt exposed. Like those dreams when you're naked. In front of your in-laws.

I sat in our suite and worked in silence (let's be real...I'm way sick of hearing my voice) and a couple hours later--after pizza and ice cream--I was feeling better. I woke up this morning and I'm feeling much better. Partially because of the Internet's continued support, partially because today is the last day of the creativeLIVE course, and partially because I'm learning to be okay with me. The flaws, the pity parties, and all.


Many thanks to Sachin Kona for this photo taken at Friday's wedding...it truly embodies who I am in relation to my business partner, husband, and best friend.
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Truc - Thank you for sharing, Jasmine. You're an inspiration.  10.01.10 - 12:14pm
Sara Aghajani - Jasmine, after seeing you online, I am even deeper in love with who you are and how you rock it! Keep your head up! Love from Amsterdam.  09.14.10 - 9:23am
vasily - Jasmine, thank you so much for allowing yourself to be so exposed throughout the creativelive workshop! I learned volumes and will always be grateful!  09.09.10 - 10:28pm
Sébastien D'Amour - Montreal Wedding Photographer - I watched the whole Creative course. Thank you so much for bringing us into your world. I really respect and love your work. Simple yet so powerful. I have been reading for months...and I'll keep on reading for sure! Thanx again!   09.08.10 - 7:43am
flaii - Jasmine! :) I ADORE YOU. You are such a keep-it-real girl, so earthly, so friendly, so you. :) It makes you so much more human and reachable to share these things with us, but please be assured that you are talented and an absolute inspiration, truly. :) You were amazing on CreativeLive, i really got bored when I couldn't hear you. :) A big hug and keep up working!  09.03.10 - 9:26am
jaqueline faria - Jasmine you are such an inspiration to new photographers like myself. I look up to you like a role model. You are seriously amazing, and I feel that the photography world is blessed to have you. Your story to success connects with me on such a personal level to know that you achieved your dreams gives me hope to keep pursuing mine. You taught me so much those last 5 days and you deserve a round of applause for your courage in exposing yourself to the whole world. It makes us love you all so much more. Girl you are a true star, and I seriously thin you should have one registered as JASMINE lol.   09.02.10 - 12:55pm
Heidi - Jasmine, you have no idea how much you have helped newbie photogs like myself who feel scared and inadequate. Your generosity in giving us a glimpse into the workings of your professional and personal life is so much appreciated. I've never seen anyone else in the photography world who is so unselfish and giving. You are the Mother Theresa of photography! No kidding. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please don't ever stop sharing. It's truly a gift.  09.01.10 - 9:41pm
Janel - Jasmine, Thank you so much for "exposing" yourself! I can't imagine how hard that whole experience was! I haven't been able to watch all of it yet, but during the parts I did get to watch, my adrenaline was pumping, too! But I was transfixed... You work is amazing and your are truly inspiring to watch. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there for us!  09.01.10 - 2:03pm
Jonni - Love ya girl! You and JD definitely rocked Creative Live! Thanks for all you do to help all of us. It means the world.  09.01.10 - 1:06pm
Marleny Marsh - Pa'delante!!! Sigale, que su trabajo es bello e inspirante!! Felicidades!  09.01.10 - 9:29am
Margriet - You have an extra fan! I realy admire you for who you are and how you deal with everybody around you. I have learned so much from the CreativeLive course and your FaQ's on your blog.. Hope I remember everything next week when I have a wedding to attend as photographer and friend. I will keep track of your website and blog and wil continue learning and learning and learning. You ROCK!!  09.01.10 - 6:43am
Sandra Cheng - when i grow up, i want to be like you... seriously, you rocked! i can imagine it was exhausting being in front of camera all the time. but you were amazing, slash that, you ARE amazing. thank you so much for everything, i've learned a lot. thank you.  09.01.10 - 2:18am
Cheryl Johnson - I am yet to watch all the video's but wanted to say how much I admire your ability to illuminate any room, people skills, photographic talent but most of all I admire your ARMS :) Get some rest you both more than deserve it.   08.31.10 - 11:36pm
Sue McFarland - Jasmine, if you only knew how much you did for other photographers such as myself, you would never second guess anything in your life. I am so sorry that you were so very stressed over all of the shooting and talking and worries of the broadcast. Can I just say thanks you and you were totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!   08.31.10 - 9:06pm
jim atyeo - Wow, what an amazing job you did. It not only "is what it it", it was what it was and it was wonderful to watch. Thanks for being so brave and you totally nailed it. You looked like you always have a video crew following you and giving instruction and advice. I have seen Denis Reggie and Joe Buissink live and I thought you were better. Bravo! All the best. Jim  08.31.10 - 7:25pm
dan! - good heavens, there are a lot of comments! You have a lot of support. I just wanted to add my voice to the mass: Thank you for putting yourself out there. It was wonderful. peace.  08.31.10 - 6:23pm
feuza - you two are so cute, we were all saying how great it was to hear JD's voice and how great of a team you are! and we all said we all wanted a JD of our own :-)  08.31.10 - 6:07pm
Ivona - Jasmine, I am in awe of your fearlessness...I truly admire you for it. You chose to help others move forward and give them courage and say "oh my gosh, the same thing happens to me during weddings, I'm not the only one!" and you completely put yourself out there knowing that people are going to be judging you...maybe the way you shoot, the way you "are," the way you are with JD...you put it ALL out there...but the thing is you absolutely rock! It's so easy to see that you have nothing but wonderful intentions, you and JD are amazing together, and truly this list could go on and on but this "comment" is already turning into a novel.. Just know that from now on there should be no pity parties, only celebrations for all that you (and JD) do!   08.31.10 - 4:03pm
Cathy - I wasn't someone who planned on watching the CreativeLive event on Friday, but I ended up keeping it open while working and found myself glued to it. It was wonderful to get to see you at work-- it was inspiring to see your confidence and control. And maybe I shouldn't be saying this, but it was comforting to see that not everything went perfectly (which is real life!). How courageous it was of you to take on this project, and I just wanted to give you a shout out for going for it!  08.31.10 - 2:10pm
James J - Hey Jasmine, Having taught before I couldn't imagine doing 5 days on air. I'm guessing you won't be doing that again anytime soon. FWIW, the things that probably made you feel worst - the hiccups, critiques, mistakes, over-exposure - are what made it worthwhile to watch and why I lost so much of my work-week last week watching. The reality of being a professional "tools" person means we make magic from paper and tinfoil. Everyone has paper and tinfoil. Not everyone puts in the effort to make it magical. I hope that this episode means you are just starting to explode on the scene and not that you have jumped the shark. You are very good in front of the camera. Despite what Chase says about his own openness I don't think anyone has asked him point blank what he charges and why for general public dissemination. James   08.31.10 - 12:13pm
Life with Kaishon - Sometimes pity parties help us get thru all the other wonderful fantastical days : ) LOVE the image. Love. Love. LOVE! : )  08.31.10 - 11:24am
Bobbie Brown - Oh girl... where to begin? I was going to send you an email, but then decided not to since that is just one more thing you would have to read! But, I couldn't not tell you how much I appreciate what you did this past weekend. Wow. wow. wow. You totally rocked it and did it SO well. I was not able to watch every minute (with two small girls that is very hard!) but, I watched a lot and felt totally insired and love how 'real' you are. I was amazed at how you handled it all, I cannot even begin to imagine the pressure you felt. And the nerves, whew! I didn't get into the chatroom to ask questions at all, just becase I couldn't manage that and my girls! But, a lot of questions I had were answered anyway, so it was all good. THANK YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN! XoXo  08.31.10 - 11:22am
Shannon - Jasmine - I have to say I rarely have time to sit and read blogs (even though I want to), but this weekend you have a NEW Jasmine convert. I'm glued to anything you might post and have been checking in daily to see what's new. This weekend was truly magical. I feel so inspired by your honesty and just how 'real' you kept it. My husband laughed at me because I kept my computer programmed to your face ALL weekend - they even had to listen to you during dinner! HA! So, even though you may feel exposed, just know how many people you have helped to become better photographers and individuals in such a short amount of time. Seriously. Don't start your own church! I'm afraid you'd create a religion all your own and we'd be following right behind you like some weird cult! Just sayin'... Thanks for being you! Shannon www.shannongurneyphoto.com/blog  08.31.10 - 10:08am
Casey - Jasmine-I know this was totally out of your comfort zone but I think you should know what a fabulous job you did!! Not many people could handle that kind of pressure, myself included. I am not a wedding photographer but I was able to watch the first 2 days and felt like I was learning so much that I went ahead and purchased the downloads and I'm so happy I did. My biggest weakness is working with adults (I am a child photographer) and this weekend helped me a lot. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there for the rest of us to be able to learn!!!   08.31.10 - 9:50am
Megan - Jasmine, the photos from this wedding are beautiful, but then again all of yor pictures are! I just wanted to say thank you a million times over for doing that workshop, it completely changed my life, I know that sounds all dramatic and cheesy, but I was so close to giving up on my dream of being a photographer. Well you my friend gave me a huge kick in the pants! Thank you for being so transparent about every aspect of your business, and keepin' it real. Your words of wisdom have truly changed my life, Thank you!  08.31.10 - 6:16am
katie osgood - you were an inspiration the other night. I ditched my friends and hung out at home with the creativelive window open on my computer. i knew i'd learn something, and come saturday, i found myself shooting details of tables and thinking... 'the tongs cheapen the shot.' you were naked in a way, like a scary weird dream. but you did it with honesty and grace. watching you go through the motions has made me tear up like a good movie does. knowing even the best people doubt themselves is, in a weird way, reassuring. it reassures me that even great people have doubts, but the difference is, they do what they do in spite of those doubts. you've been more inspiring than you can ever imagine. keep it real jasmine. thank you for being out there :) thank you for being you.   08.30.10 - 11:31pm
Tania Aguayo - Thank you!!! You are my daily dose of inspiration.  08.30.10 - 10:52pm
Tori Wible - Jasmine, I was blown away! I saw so much of me in you and that was a breathe of fresh air. The feeling that I am not artistic enough, the quickening of my voice when I get nervous...forgetting to breathe, except it looks cuter on you! I shot a wedding and watched you right up until. I was inspired and blessed by your vulnerability! I think you are incredibly real, and I love that you analyze your flaws like the rest of us. Thanks so much for what you do :) You are one of a kind and so amazing.  08.30.10 - 8:14pm
Sandra Marcelin - Hi Jasmine, Thank you for putting together such an incredible online seminar. You will always be blessed because you have a humble heart!!!The info you gave out during this seminar has been a blessing for me. I'm new to the business and my saying now is.. "thanks to Jasmine in California and Rick Fernandez in Miami" my photography will soon be great. God Bless you!  08.30.10 - 6:23pm
Theon Carrier - first of all, you did an outstanding job! thank you for opening up what you do. We would all like to think that everyone in the community is as open, but the fact is that it just isn't so. As far as people people thinking that can shoot like you ... they can't! As humans we like to think that we can do what someone else can, but the reality is that there can never be another jasmine star. Even if we could get them in the same position and have the same camera settings, what you produce has more to do with YOU than any camera, camera setting or location. Both you and JD inspire me (and I don't even shoots weddings, I shoot youth sports!) But aspects of what you do I would love to incorporate into what i do if even only for my personal work. i was drawn in to everything that goes into business as well as how you approach your craft. i think we all look for reaffirmation of what we do and who we are but you don't to worry about what others say. You ahve a great foundation built on faith and family. You are so blessed. you should be walking on the clouds. We are fortunate that you took a moment to drop in and drop some knowledge on us. My family and I are moving back to SoCal and I would love to take you and JD to Olive Garden (i think my budget can make that happen!) Best wishes and thanks again.   08.30.10 - 6:02pm
Carrie Mundy - Jasmine – I just wanted to thank you for EVERYTHING!!! I first saw you speak at WPPI this past Feb and I have read every single one of your blog posts since then. You are an inspiration to me (and the very large community of photographers out there)! I am still a “newbie” – been shooting for $$$ for almost 2 yrs now but still hold down my 9-5 corporate job. I aspire to be a full-time photographer one day…it is my true love and passion in my life. When I have a camera in my hand I am absolutely H-A-P-P-Y, like butterflies in my stomach, jump for joy happy! This past week watching you on creative live I walked away with the feeling of WOW! I want to be a photographer like Jasmine Star! You should be proud of this past week. It was emotionally inspirational to me and moved me to make a change in my life. THANK YOU!!!!  08.30.10 - 5:56pm
Eileen - What can I say... I so admire the fact that you have found your passion in such a young age and are fulfilling your dream. Your focus and determination are really admirable. I enjoyed watching you and celebrate your success! Thank you so much for being so open. May His light continue to light your path... always!  08.30.10 - 5:05pm
Kaylee Sizemore - Thanks for "exposing" your heart and talent to us all... you are inspiring... http://twoworldsphotoandart.blogspot.com/2010/08/being-kaylee.html  08.30.10 - 4:42pm
Anne - Being real is always commendable. And having integrity when you do it is admirable. Thank you. Truly.   08.30.10 - 3:19pm
Michelle - Shadowbear Photography - I must say... I scrolled down and saw this picture of you and JD and my eyes got all teared up. I can't even explain why. You're both so amazing together and so lucky to have found one another. I know it must have been pretty scary to have done the Creative Live gig, but we all think you did wonderfully. xoxo  08.30.10 - 1:42pm
Angela Liddle - Seriously Jasmine, I was completely blown away at how you handled that much pressure! I'm sure ANY photographer would have felt that exposed and not like themselves if they had been in your shoes, but you probably handled it way better than most people! I seriously am amazed by you and completely and totally appreciate you putting yourself out there even when it was exposing to who you are. I always admired you before, but now you are my hero in the photography world. I think you are a great person. Thanks for everything you did last week!  08.30.10 - 1:16pm
Ginger Murray - K, I didn't know it was still going on! Watching you right now. Rocking it, Jas:)  08.30.10 - 1:10pm
nadya - nice moment captured, kinda summed up your entire experience. the course was great and soo informative!!  08.30.10 - 1:08pm
Ginger Murray - I heard from a few people very good things about what they saw of you doing Creative Live. I haven't heard anything bad at all:) I wasn't able to watch at all, and I was bummed. Congrats for making it through this milestone. Kind of a big deal. .. and food usually makes me feel better too... haha.   08.30.10 - 1:04pm
Tina Russell - Jasmine ~ We all have pity parties for ourselves from time to time and someone as "Famous" as you in the photography world, I can only imagine those raw feelings times 1000. None of us know how you're feeling, we just know how you made US feel. You are real. You are amazing and having you put yourself "out there" for all of us to live with you was far beyond anything you could imagine for your fans, followers and friends. THANK YOU for your selfless gift. We all adore you.  08.30.10 - 12:14pm
hpb - You exposed yourself in a good way - like the first in a group of skinny dippers to rip off your clothes and jump in the lake showing the rest it was ok and fun! As a new wedding photographer, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there. The info was invaluable. Also, you probably saved me thousands of dollars in shrink fees because, above all, you confirmed that it is ok to do your own thing, to have fun, and be imperfect . Thank you thank you thank you!  08.30.10 - 12:08pm
Stephanie Stewart - Oh, Jasmine! Watching your course over the last few days has been so much fun! I am more excited than ever about my business, my love of photography, and I know I learned a few things. Because I couldn't watch it all, I ordered the downloads, and I cannot wait to watch them! Thank you so much for letting us in to your world. I even had my hubby watching! Love to you and JD! You both ROCK! I hope you're able to rest and relax some now!  08.30.10 - 11:39am
Jessica Swartout - Ok, one your fab, flaws, pitty party, and all! Two, is it weird that now, whenever I read your stuff, it is literally your voice saying it in my head, southern cali, with a hint of hispanic flair accent and all! i love it! haha!  08.30.10 - 11:37am
Nicole Wong - Jasmine, Thank you, thank you so much for the past five days of the creativeLive broadcast. You are sooooo amazing and I'm speechless!   08.30.10 - 11:30am
Lindsey - Jasmine, Thank you so much for investing so much of yourself in this event. Your uncanny ability to keep it real is exactly what makes you so fascinating/enjoyable to watch. I couldn't tune it to the whole thing but feel like I learned so much from the footage I did get to watch. You are truly an inspiration! Love and blessings to you and JD.   08.30.10 - 10:46am
Ashley Scobey - Girl... I cannot even IMAGINE doing what you have been doing this week, but I can tell you one thing: I am SO glad that you did it. The past several days my husband and I have just been sitting in our studio, editing and listening to you teach. What you did this week was helpful and inspiring on so many levels that all I can say is Thank You!  08.30.10 - 10:38am
Sarah Ciccone - Jasmine!! Thank you so much for putting yourself out there. I was able to watch just a little bit of the live feed during the reception and it was sooo cool being able to see you work! I had a wedding on Saturday and after watching you shoot, you gave me the confindence to really push myself the next day. It worked too!! I am so grateful for everything you share...so no need to feel weird at all...you taking that chance and having the guts to "expose" yourself has helped so many people...including myself!! Congrats for doing something a lot of us could not be able to do :)) Keep being Awesome!!  08.30.10 - 10:35am
Avel - Wow! No amount of well composed words can say how amazing these last few days have been. I managed to watch most of them (not all due to low internet connection that I was leaking from my neighbor) It amazes me how much you have grow in just a few years. From where you started to where you are now. And what amazes me more is that you boldly proclaim the your faith in God. That right there gives me a new jolt to push on and push forward. Like everyone already said, thank you. Know that even though you though it was hard, we on this end didn't notice that. You pulled it off like a pro! May God bless you more and more in your life.   08.30.10 - 9:47am
Heather - Thank you so much for you willingness to team up with Creative Live this past week Jasmine - This will go down in the record books as "The Best Wedding Photography Training...EVER" You were so open, honest, and Exposed in how you work. What tools, vendors, tips and tricks that you use, and I am so thankful!! This past weekend I had the rare opportunity to second shoot, so decided to use some of your input (mainly going "fill-flashless" :D, with a prime lens) Then of coures I did my regular David Jay - "Be first or be forgotten" and posted my showit video on the blog by 2am. Thank You - Thank You - Thank You - I will be watching these videos over again several times! ~Arkona, Canada  08.30.10 - 9:31am
Sabrina - You have no idea how much your "realness" has pushed me in my own life - on my blog, with my friends, with my high school girls at church, with my community group, with people I work with, etc. It actually makes life easier and hopefully helps others see they aren't the only ones struggling. Plus, I'm a horrible actress and if I'm sad or hurt or upset, you're gonna know it b/c I'm horrible at hiding how i really feel! Anyway, thanks for being REAL (even for thousands of us who haven't met you in person). Thanks for stretching yourself and being obedient to God and what He's calling you to do :)  08.30.10 - 9:21am
Karla Pitts - Jasmine, you truly did put yourself out there. You need to know that the risks you took, the ones you may feel "exposed" you to the viewer, are what made this so valuable for me. I felt an internal "click" as I listened to you. My perspective on my work and myself has changed. I thank you for allowing yourself to be you. And thanks to JD, too!  08.30.10 - 9:13am
jamielauren - Jasmine, you WERE exposed. And I loved what I saw!! You're just perfect - imperfections and all.   08.30.10 - 8:59am
Regina White - Girl please get up and brush yourself off. I know I know it's okay to just sit and let ourselves feel this way at times. But you did a fabulous job. I only caught one of the airs and totally missed the wedding. Dan-G! But I will see it some how. Anyway. Like I said, your great, down to earth and really out did yourself with this workshop. Give yourself props. Now move on and be you cause you know your the bomb-weezy at it. Have a good one. Enjoy life. Andale'  08.30.10 - 8:47am
Mireille - Jasmine, now I know why you would not want to be the main photographer at your sisters wedding even if this creativelive wedding would be 10 times the stress level of a normal wedding you would not be able to enjoy any of it. But honest thank you so much for providing the Internet with this opportunity. To show us first hand what you deal with during a wedding but now with the whole world looking over your shoulder. Thank you. I now witnessed how different a wedding is from here in the Netherlands. And what the expectations are when you are a top 10 wedding photographer. But now every one knows why you are! So don't feel exposed because you did and truly are great!!!!!  08.30.10 - 8:29am
Emory - Thank you so much for an amazing five days!! I don't know if you fully understand just how much people around the world appreciate you and the fact that you are so willing to share your insights, knowledge and struggles. You are honestly a daily inspiration for me. So thank you thank you thank you!!  08.30.10 - 8:29am
Lily - Jasmine, I am just in awe of this whole CreativeLive event. To everyone who worked so hard, Thank You! My husband and I saw you at WPPI this year, and while we enjoyed your presentation, our respect and admiration for you has grown exponentially in the last 5 days. You truly showed us who you and Jd are "in the in-between" and I it was so beautiful. As a husband and wife team ourselves, you two gave us inspiration in ways far beyond lighting,branding, and post production. So thank you! You're totally invited over for some of my husband's famous shrimp and grits next time you're in Northwest FL:) May God continue to pour His blessings on your business and your marriage!!  08.30.10 - 8:15am
Sinead - That photo says so much to me about what one hopes for in marriage, in business, and in life. You are an amazing person, Jasmine, and a wonderful asset to the photographic community.  08.30.10 - 8:04am
Belinda - It was amazing watching you work! I love how generous and candid you are with your talent. I loved your 'it is what it is' attitude. I need to be that way in all aspects of my life, not just photography. I'm only a year in the industry and am intensely working on trying to improve my craft. Watching you was very refreshing and inspiring for me. I'm sure that you are exhausted and drained but you have no idea how many people you touched...myself included! Here's to hoping that I can make it to WPPI (for my first time!) to hear more from you.  08.30.10 - 7:42am
Ana T - Jas, it's just like you say: KEEP IT REAL. IT IS WHAT IT IS. I just love when you say these things... lol You're just that: amazing and great. Loved. It is what it is. This is you. And the Internet just love you. I finally understood the meaning of the term "rockstar photographer". You are, because you rock. Thank you so much for all the teaching (and that's for a person who only watched de 1st day of workshop. i can't wait to watch the others i'm downloading!). Seriously, can't thank you enough. You changed me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Forever!  08.30.10 - 7:39am
Tracy - Jasmine, I can not thank you enough for just being yourself and being totally and completely open. You are a daily inspiration to me as I start this journey, you make me feel like I can accomplish my dreams as well. Thank you a million times over!  08.30.10 - 7:27am
marcia tumminaro - i just wanted to let you know that you did a SPECTACULAR job this weekend! i totally think you should have your own tv show! you could call it "How to shoot like a Star!" (ha ha...get it?), because you are an incredible teacher, and you make it seem so effortless! so, THANK YOU, for being so open, so informative, and so...YOU!!!   08.30.10 - 7:25am
devon - J* ...WOW...wow...WOW..Every moment I was home for the last 5 days...you were on the iMac...even as I was sitting there editing my photos on my laptop...you were on the iMac. You know the saying that when something sounds to god to be true...it usually is? Well...not in this case...I guess I could understand if the las...t 5 days would have brought you more business...but...you are already booking a full year (23-25). You are sooo brave to be sooo open and honest...so inspiring. Just know that we (the photography community) have been blown away with the last 5 days!! And on top of that you had a big 6'2 270 lb guy at times teary eyed...now come on....that has to mean something to ya :)  08.30.10 - 7:21am
pluimerphoto - Oh dear girl - you WERE exposed ! As was wedding photography and a whole bunch of other things.. I saw my weekend wedding through different eyes, my camera performed differently, my results look more like me and it's all good. There just isn't any way to properly thank you for doing this - but it's not just "doing it".. it's opening up and exposing to us the REAL soul of wedding photography. You've changed lives ... inspired. That's so cool...   08.30.10 - 7:20am
Paige - No shame -- no fear. You were amazing this week. The whole (photography and twitter) world is behind you. Much, much love.  08.30.10 - 7:17am
Taylor Perkey - Jasmine, just wanted to say that watching Creative Live these past few days has really inspired me to shoot more weddings. I've done a few but have mainly focused on senior pictures etc because weddings have always intimidated me and scared me away, but after watching you shoot live and being so transparent with your work, I've been encouraged to pursue more weddings. Thank you so much for such a great job! You are such an inspiration! I love your personality! Taylor  08.30.10 - 6:45am
Harry Ghislandi - Muchas gracias por esta grandiosa experiencia!!! , y por compartir tus fortalezas y puntos debiles con nosotros de manera totalmente honesta, thanks again Jasmin ;-)  08.30.10 - 6:45am
Britney - Jasmine, I'm sure you've heard this a million times already, but you are truly awesome! I greatly appreciate your openess with everything - especially in an industry that seems to be so secretive...how the heck can we make this industry better if everything is a secret! This Creative Live course has been amazing and I feel so lucky to have been able to watch you work - you're simply the best! Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see what else is in store for Jasmine *  08.30.10 - 6:28am
Melanie @ Whimsical Creations - Thank you for being so honest and real through the whole process. I took away so much valuable information about photography and running a business. Not just even a photography business, just a business in general. I am not a wedding photographer, but enjoyed watching all 5 days of Creative Live sessions. You are very inspiring and should be very proud! =D  08.30.10 - 5:48am
Veronica - Jasmine, you are truly a STAR!! You were wonderful in every way!! I could follow it only at times since I had my 2 year old near by and time difference was not helping me much! I stayed up way too late! :) I wish you were my wedding photographer! You are amazing, if I could only have that day again....thanks so much for sharing with all of us, is trully appreciatted! a big blessing! Hope you have a good rest now !!! Veronica James ( from Argentina, in the UK)  08.30.10 - 4:59am
Dasha - Jasmine, I so can feel how hard it must have been, but I just wanna say that you touched so many lives and souls during those 5 days, you can't even imagine. The positive impact you've had on peoples' lives is unbelievably amazing! We are all very-very grateful to you and you have a special place in our hearts. THANK YOU!  08.30.10 - 4:52am
Robin - I read your blog every day, and enjoy it, you have to be commended for doing what you did over the last few days, not many top end photogs would open their working format to the world warts an all, well done.  08.30.10 - 4:48am
Kare - The past five days have been absolutely fantastic and I am so incredibly grateful. Thank you to both you and JD for sharing yourselves with us so openly.  08.30.10 - 4:43am
shani barel-desser - Jasmine- I didn't have lots of time to watch the whole thing, but I caught what I could between work , kids, and sleep, and what little I saw I learned so much! it was so generous and brave of you to put yourself out there with every secret and every detail that you learned the hard way, and were willing to exposed=s completely. But the most tender moment that was the most revealing, and touching, was this afternoon, when I had a moment I went online and caught the tail end of the show- it was the thanks, and credit- you were still in your chair and the end was near, and then it was over, and JD came over to you and you leaned into his chest and it was clear you were crying, and I could feel the relief, the drain, the stress, the everything, in that lean in. You are so strong, and still allow yourself to feel and to be vulnerable. it was a beautiful moment, a little voyeuristic too, peeking through the bodies blocking the camera. Thank you for being so wonderful, I have learned so much from you! all the best. Shani  08.30.10 - 2:40am
Tanya Little - What an amazing event all of you just finished! I am just beginning in the DSLR photography world, and I thank you soooo much for doing this. I doubt myself and my abilities, and worry too much about what people might think. Seeing you and the team so 'exposed' the last five days.. really put things into perspective for me. I've been thinking constantly about three words that I can connect with in my photography, and sometimes.. well I may be rambling now.. heh.. anyway, sorry, and thank you! You did a fantastic job!  08.30.10 - 2:18am
Dania - Thank you Jasmine, inspiring five days. Wonderful new ideas, wish you the best! A photographer from Switzerland Cheers:) Dania  08.30.10 - 2:04am
Anne Elisabeth - Jasmine, thank you so so much for the past days. I have been watching as much as I can from Sweden. All the time I was thinking wow, how is a person able to do so much as you did. I´ve learned so much, more than I would ever learn in a course.. Props, really!   08.30.10 - 1:24am
Courtney - Jasmine + JD, Just wanted to give you both major props for putting yourselves out there and doing something like this. I think the people you wanted to benefit from this, surely did. Consider yourselves nothing less than pioneers in the industry and my wishes for your continued success! Wedding photography is a genre lucky to have such passionate people!  08.30.10 - 1:19am
Jodie Lemke - Watching the rewatch's because I am busy during the day! :) You've been a huge blessing to me :) I honestly can tell ya that God's used you to help me grow in confidence and encourage and inspire me! Thank you! It's been an emotional ride for me and am so blessed by this WHOLE experience! I can't wait to afford the videos! Thank you for the sacrifices, your honesty, your transparency. I can see god's blessing throw your beautiful gifts !! Great work J* & JD :)  08.30.10 - 1:18am
Josephine - I slept and in between thoughts, I'm SERIOUSLY HEARING YOU. Hahahah How else to THANK YOU Jasmine but make sure I put into action what I've learned from YOU and everybody else on the Creative Live show and I hope to pay it forward to anyone else I come across with. And if I get to visit SC, I hope you won't mind I might just take the guts and popped in to your door and throw a REAL HUG. =) Undying THANK YOU. God Bless You Foreverrrrrr!!!! Love from a Filipina finding her niche in Singapore =)  08.30.10 - 12:36am
Victoria (AKA KookyCatChick) - Jasmine, after only 5 days I feel like I've known you for years; gone to summer camp with you, painted our toenails together and had marathon "Toddlers & Tiaras" marathons while eating ice cream. It's so brave of you to expose yourself for all the world to see, flaws and all (minor though they may be). I'm proud to have been a part of it and I'm proud of you for putting yourself out there. Bravo on an inspiring week that has left me feeling not only motivated, but empowered to build a stronger brand, accept MYSELF (flaws and all) and have the confidence to grow my business. "Thank-you" doesn't seem like enough for the tremendous impact this week has already had - and will continue to have - on my life. Bless you!!!  08.30.10 - 12:23am
Cathy Crawley - Jas, you did an amazing job and you should be so proud. But I do understand and can relate to the 'next day blues'. I had it after Benny's birthday party and after your Sydney workshop. It's just part of being a perfectionist and thinking, living and breathing one mammoth task for so long. You did an outstanding thing and you shouldn't have any regrets :) xxx  08.30.10 - 12:21am
Camille - Seriously Jasmine...words can't describe how amazing, inspiring, humble and generous you are. I have never met you in my life but feel like we are great friends (oh how great that would be if it were true one day). You rocked the socks off the wedding of Friday. You truly inspired me as a beginner photographer. I just want to give you a big hug. Thank you. Thank you for your willingness to improve the industry. You make a huge impact.  08.30.10 - 12:17am
Holli True - Jasmine, I know there are about 130 people who have posted a comment here already, but I really hope you see this one. You are incredible. No, more than incredible. You have been my #1 inspiration for a few years now and I am so amazed by everything you do. You are so open and so willing to share so much of your life with us. I watched 8+ hours of Billy & Laura's wedding and you and JD (and the rest of the crew) were AMAZING! I can only imagine the pressure and nerves you felt, but it didn't show. THANK YOU for everything you've done and continue to do. You are simply fabulous and so very real. I think you rock!!  08.30.10 - 12:13am
Heather Maynard - I was able to watch most of the wedding live (but I'll definitely be re-watching the entire thing again!) and I had two thoughts: 1. Wow, they're awesome, and 2. Wow, the internet can make ANYONE second guess themselves. If I had someone following me around saying "What about this shot, and did you get that shot," I couldn't do this job! But really, you were great and so inspiring. The wedding I shot Saturday was probably my most relaxed so far, thanks to you! I figured if you can do a Q&A during a wedding, I can take a step back to live in the moment! Thank you!  08.29.10 - 11:52pm
Amanda Key - You are an amazing person! Totally willing to share, give, and give some more. Flaws? You have flaws---never! It is so easy to be hard on ourselves--but today--be kind, you deserve it!  08.29.10 - 11:36pm
adelina - You are extremely fabulous!!  08.29.10 - 11:18pm
Christin - You kept it real, Jasmine! That's exactly what you are always wanting to do, right? Well, congratulations on a job well done! By feeling "naked", I gather you just felt incredibly vulnerable to what all of us out here were thinking. Well, the jury is back and the verdict is a resounding "GREAT JOB JASMINE AND JD"! You always are wanting to help just one person, right? Well, this time I think you helped about 100,000!!! Thanks and God bless!  08.29.10 - 10:59pm
Jo-Anne Kyle - I can't even begin to imagine how overwhelming this whole experience must have been for you. Hope you are feeling better about it now. Huge thanks to you, JD, the CreativeLive Five, the CreativeLive team, the vendors and everyone else who helped make the last 5 days so amazing!!!  08.29.10 - 10:42pm
Leah Godfredson - I can't possibly imagine what got you down, you have lifted me and everyone else so high in the last few days that I thought surely you were floating on air. I can't say anything that hundreds of others haven't already said, so I'll just add my deepest Thank YOU to the pile. I'll never forget the phrase "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Can't wait to use that one with my kids. Kudos to you and your mom!  08.29.10 - 10:40pm
Melanie Toutai - Jasmine..you are an amazing woman! Thank you for being you and being willing to put yourself out there. That is no doubt why you are so successful and a total inspiration to so many! xox  08.29.10 - 10:38pm
Jen Lapuz - It is endearing how you were willing to show such a large audience your true self. It is the hardest thing to show flaws because we all to be accepted. Thank you so much for teaching this class. It was truly inspiring. You and JD are a great team. Your class transcends wedding photography. The true lesson is you have to be you.   08.29.10 - 10:29pm
Abigail Taylor - Thank you for pouring your hard work and soul into this, it was amazing to watch. You have inspired and taught so much to so many. I truly appreciate what you have done.  08.29.10 - 10:16pm
Alicia - Jasmine... I am one of the many silent blog stalkers, but wanted to come here and say, I sat at my computer for 3 hours yesterday just listening to you chat about photos and photoshop (I know nothing about either) just to see your passion made my night. Watching you talk made me excited about photoshop, right... I don't even have photoshop!? It's just that you are so excited about what you do, and it comes across 110%! Thank you so much for doing this! It truly is a breath of fresh air to see someone who loves what they do so much!!!  08.29.10 - 10:13pm
Katelyn James - Girl, people love YOU....tangents, forgotten questions and high shrieks when you get a good shot.... we love it all. The fact that you are willing to show the REAL you, flaws and all... makes it a lot easier for all of us watching to except our flaws. So thank you. I didn't get to see the whole thing but the little I did see, I truly appreciated.... really Jas, this project was a huge sacrifice on your part. Now that it's over, go home a hide away for a WEEK! Be with your hubby, your cute ball of fluff and relax:) love u.. take care of yourself!  08.29.10 - 9:59pm
Eric - Thank you for doing this creativeLive course. I think you've made teh entire intarwebz better people through the experience you provided. It gave us a better glimpse of who you are, and that is a very brave thing to do. You may think you've exposed a bunch of flaws, but that actually makes us love you more for who you are what you do. Keep up the awesomeness.  08.29.10 - 9:57pm
Mike Moore - Jasmine, You WERE exposed and you pulled it off like a rock star. I watched all five days and I felt the emotion of the "first look", the live wedding and every emotion you felt, I seemed to have felt as well. Thank you for the inspiration and renewed look on photography. You taught me many lessons on branding and photography. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You are awesome. Keep it real, Mike Moore (working on my three words)  08.29.10 - 9:57pm
jenny w. - I used to listen to a very wise woman on the radio everyday when my children were small. You may have heard of her she was a missionary many years, Elisabeth Eliott. Anyway, everyday she would say on her radio program, "You are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms." Remember that Jasmine. Even when we feel we don't measure up, He is Faithful. He will never leave us nor forsake us. What an amazing relationship you and JD have! That is truly a blessing! Keep pressing on. Rest in Him! Sachin....this picture is absolutely wonderful!  08.29.10 - 9:30pm
Marcella Caldwell - Jasmine, I can't even begin to imagine how hard it must have been to show the world everything you got. But GIRL!! You are truly amazing, an inspiration, and most importantly a BLESSING. The fact of the matter is regardless of what anyone has to say...you are where you are because of who YOU are and you DESERVE to be there. Enjoy the RIDE!  08.29.10 - 9:27pm
Apple - I feel so bad I wasn't able to catch all of the workshop. so now I'm trying to absorb your teachings vicariously through your participants' blogs.. I was able to catch day 2, and some of day 3 too-I had to go to class. and may I just say you did fab jas! I can only imagine the pressure of getting the best photos for your clients on top of keeping your live and online audience updated with what your doing. I'm sure you absolutely rocked it jas! if there was another one, hopefully not during our finals week (which this one coincided with) I'd definitely tune in all day everyday! We love you jas! and we really greatly appreciate what you did!!!<3 hope you get to relax now and know that you did an absolutely fabulous job!:)  08.29.10 - 9:26pm
Candy - Wow. Don't even know what else I could possibly say. And I'm not one that is usually at a loss for words...  08.29.10 - 9:21pm
Chrystal - Jasmine we are all so blessed by you, JD, your family (for giving up time with you both), the creativelive team and all of the wonderful people involved in this course. I know you have heard it a million times now but I will be the million and one person to say from the bottom of my heart...THANK YOU. For being you and giving all that you have.   08.29.10 - 9:20pm
gladys jem - i love you. i just really really really do. as a photographer and as your bride, you are a blessing to me in so many ways. a blessing to people all over the world. a million thank yous. and a million hugs.   08.29.10 - 9:16pm
diane (www.sagephoto.com) - Nice!  08.29.10 - 9:10pm
Sarah Silver - You may have felt it- but you sure didn't look it! You were so poised and professional the whole way through! I can not thank you enough for all the powerful knowledge you have filled my head with. You have inspired me and taken away layers of fear all in one step. I have set some pretty big BHAG's and need to start- right now!  08.29.10 - 9:09pm
Faith - Jasmine, you are simply amazing. The CreativeLive workshop was absolutely incredible! The information was so valuable and I am very appreciative of you and CreativeLive for hosting such an awesome event. You have God given talent and are truly an inspiration... & I love how you run a successful business and yet it doesn't take over your life (yay outsourcing! lol). Rock on. :) -Faith  08.29.10 - 9:09pm
Michelle Newell - I know this is 1 of 136 comments left on your blog... which is a lot of reading =) But, wanted to say "THANK YOU" for being willing to open yourself up on the world-wide-web about your passion. God has given you an incredible gift, not only to capture love as it happens, but to share His love as you work with couples... and it shows. I am looking forward to hearing you speak tomorrow at WPPI and although I hope this doesn't sound cheesy, pray that tomorrow you feel refreshed tomorrow morning =)  08.29.10 - 8:55pm
LEOLAK - Congratulations to you and JD, Laura & Billy, the photography winners, and CreativeLive for a successful course! It was great to see you and JD working your special magic and speaking in your team language. =) I can't wait to apply all that you've shared this past week to getting closer to my goal of making photography my full time passion. You shared such a strong wealth of knowledge, not only on photography, you have no idea! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You truly do ROCK and I hope this showed you that more than ever!   08.29.10 - 8:43pm
Melissa Cramer - You may have felt exposed, but ultimately that there's nothing more "freeing" than being honest and true to who you are and how you got HERE. I have to say that while I learned so much, and was inspired so much, the one thing that I truly appreciate is the self confidence your creativeLIVE experience gave me. It's like a gift with a pretty red bow. I may (do!) have things to learn or improve upon... but now I also know that I know much more than I was giving myself credit for. You've lifted much of that insecurity away. Thank you Jasmine. Hugs.   08.29.10 - 8:37pm
Kate Craft - Your exposure is not for nothing thank you so much I finally feel like maybe someday I can do weddings the way I want to  08.29.10 - 8:28pm
Tina - Outstanding Job J* KUDOS for everything, for putting yourself out there, I think U will continue to shine thru anything that will head your way in the future. After all u have done, things can only get better for you & JD wishing U lots of dreams and best wishes for the future and for what you've done with creative live, God will bless U for your greatfulness and I only imagine good things will come your way. Thanks again your friend in Thomasville, Georgia. PS - the Fab 5 - totally rocks with J* Love ya too JD! JUST LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT ~ Cheers, Tina  08.29.10 - 8:18pm
Christy Cropper Photography - Adore you J*! Boy howdy! That photo makes me cry. Love it! Nice snap Sachin :)  08.29.10 - 8:18pm
Jerome - you really did a great job the past 5 days. I learned a lot. I'm now getting rid of my speedlights and just shoot natural light. lol! Even my 6 yr old niece knows you now. Every time she'd walk in my room the last 5 days i was in front of my computer watching the workshop. She came in today and said..."are you still watching that lady who talks so fast...i can't even understand her." hahaha! Thanks a lot, Jasmine.  08.29.10 - 8:17pm
Nilda V. Negron - Thank You soooo much for putting yourself out there like that. I personally learned so much and I am truly grateful. I admire you. Congrats on such a fabulous Job. I am a firm believer that through Christ ALL things are possible. The amount of people you were able to reach through this event it's amazing.   08.29.10 - 8:16pm
Rich Park - You did a SUPER AMAZING JOB! My wife and I watched since day one and are so thankful for all you honest insights! You are such an inspiration!!! Thank you again!!!  08.29.10 - 8:14pm
Sandy a la Mode - hey jasmine! what a ride these last 5 days have been. thanks so much for letting it all out there and sharing your view and business with all of us! you are truly an amazing woman, are extremely strong and are a wonderful photographer! now go get some rest! :)  08.29.10 - 8:12pm
mike - Such a huge sacrifice on yours and JD's part. Thank you for your willingness to positively impacting literarily thousands of lives. And those thousands... well they will impacts hundreds more. If 10,000 people positively impact 150 people each? Well J* you just touched 1.5 million people. wow. major props!   08.29.10 - 8:10pm
Chung - JD is so damn awesome, just like you. It must be hard to have to feel so exposed. I don't think people realize how much of a toll it can take on you so, don't fret the small stuff and feel free to indulge in the Pinkberry. Do it! :-D And thanks for sharing, j*.  08.29.10 - 8:06pm
Chango Bi - Honestly I was at the brink of giving up on photography. You renewed me this week. You inspired me to not give up. Thank you.  08.29.10 - 8:02pm
Lukas - Jasmine and JD - you guys did hell of a job in past 5 days. My wife and I were following you all the time online and after 5 yrs in this business I have to admit - you are the champs. And I'm not even talking about your photos - but the way you run the business and the way you work with each other and your customers - they'll write books about you soon! Now I wish you guys all the possible rest and time off, so you can go back to "normal" life as quickly as possible. All the best from NJ, Lukas and Marta  08.29.10 - 7:52pm
Chris Van Atta - You have always gone so far to make others feel welcomed and to be a inspiration. I first met you in San Fran with DJ.On the freedom tour, Thanls for being real, I cannot believe it has taken me this long to find your blog, I think i been busy cutting my own path and journey and just now learning how to blog and to be of support to those who have helped shape me. Sending you some love. Chris Van Atta  08.29.10 - 7:48pm
Lindy - LOVED, LOVED, LOVED every minute of your journey. You inspire me to be the best version of myself I can be. Thank you. x  08.29.10 - 7:47pm
Vicki - You're simply amazing, thank you for the inspiring week!  08.29.10 - 7:44pm
Angela Higgins - I didn't think it was possible to learn more from you or fall in love with you both more after doing your workshop - but here I am, in awe. Thank you for being so sharing and for giving us such a wonderful gift. You will go down in the history of the interweb for being so brave :)  08.29.10 - 7:43pm
Shannon Gray - I thought it was nothing less than amazing!! You and the entire crew definitely have inspired me and have helped me to figure out what I want to do! Thank you so much!!  08.29.10 - 7:41pm
Kellene Maynard - Thank you for sharing this incredible experience with us! You are so amazing and such an inspiration to me. I cannot wait to see you tomorrow at Seattle WPPI Roadtrip!!   08.29.10 - 7:39pm
Marcy - J, you are so great! I watched all five days amazed at who you are! I love the way you and JD work together. My husband and I are practicing family photojournalistic style shooting...basically a wedding for the family without the venue. We're trying to figure it out, and your business sense really helped. Thanks so much!  08.29.10 - 7:37pm
Kim Spears - Jas I hope you are feeling so much better. You were AMAZING !! And seeing you and JD in action was a blessing to witness. You guys rocked it with everything that was thrown your way :)  08.29.10 - 7:35pm
Rebecca D - Jasmine, you are amazing. You struck a chord with me. I was ready to shut my business down last week. I was not motivated, in a rut and a big ball of emotion. But I tuned into creative live and i'm totally remotivated, out of the rut and still a big ball of emotion. HAPPY AND SUPER EXCITED EMOTION! Thank you so much for saving my business and putting yourself out there. The photography world is so much better with you in it and you are such a blessing to all of us. Thank you so much and I can wait to get my email with the downloads tomorrow...eeeek, can't wait! Is it weird that i'm crying right now, haha!!   08.29.10 - 7:32pm
rlowryjr - Jasmine, I can't thank you enough for your willingness to share. You are a credit to the profession, and humanity. As for your performance, you rocked it. We worry because we are passionate about our work, just remember to not let worry stand in the way. Just Keepin' It Real.  08.29.10 - 7:30pm
Deborah - Because of you "exposing" yourself, you gave me confidence to be completely myself and take the next step for my photography business, that I love dearly. I only hope to be as "famous" as you and hopefully one day I'll be able to officially meet you and give you a huge hug for this incredible 5 days that gave me the inspiration and confidence to pursue my dreams. Thank you so very much!  08.29.10 - 7:15pm
Wendy - Jasmine - I've watched you online for 5 days now and I want you to know that you are amazing! Really! Thank you a million times THANK YOU for your sacrifice and for sharing your gifts with us. I know it was tough and I could see that the project was overwhelming you...I prayed and asked God to strengthen you...and you kept going. That, my dear, is true commitment. Now...try to rest so you can keep living in your purpose. We can't wait to see what's next! Love, love, love you!  08.29.10 - 6:51pm
Jen - Thank you so much for a fantastic learning experience! I am so grateful for all the work you and the CreativeLive team put into it. It was so wonderful.  08.29.10 - 6:46pm
Michal Fanta - I have seen all photography courses/classes over @ creativelive, quite a lot of photography DVDs. I have been to online and in person workshops. Nonetheless your 6-day CreativeLive course (counting the session at Chase's studio) is the best photography learning experience I have ever experienced. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much JASMINE! I also THANK GOD for making this all possible for everyone of us. I truly appreciate it! Michal  08.29.10 - 6:44pm
Magalie - I think the CreateLive course just proved, validated, showed all the haters that you are who you say you are! The J*brand rang true through and through. Great job under so much pressure. Not many could do it and you and the whole crew totally pulled it off! You can't fake sincerity. Thank you for exposing yourself so generously.  08.29.10 - 6:44pm
Debbie S - The best thing about you, for me, is your honesty and openness. Of course you're an amazing photographer and I'm soaking in all that you have to teach and share. What I truly value is knowing (and seeing) that it is totally OKAY to be who you are, put yourself out there and be confident regardless of how many years in the business you've got. Only 5 years.... and you've made such a name for yourself. What a role model for all of us starting out with a career that sort of found us. Thanks for sharing your spirit.   08.29.10 - 6:42pm
Sheri Girard - You are amazing you proved it to us a long time and after this week you should soooo have proved it to yourself!! I love this pic of you and JD it reassures all your internet groupies that you two are still strong and a major force to be reckoned with ! It is what it is...LOVE:)  08.29.10 - 6:38pm
Neil LaHaise - Sounds like an attack of the enemy. Will be praying for you over the next week, be blessed! On another note I just wanted to say how much I have loved the course. With my full time work, the death of my grandmother, and life in general I have had every little time to watch live. But with a lot of late nights and early mornings I am almost caught up on everything. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am inspired and so excited you work are really starting my photography business. I bought this course a long time ago and am sure I will be watching it over and over. PS I was never bored and appreciated everything you had to say. KIR Someone who was really technical would have been boring. Loved it! Neil Chilliwack, BC, Canada  08.29.10 - 6:35pm
brittani - J, you did amazing. Tons and tons of props go to you for what you did with CreativeLIVE. =) At least you helped better those of us who aspire to be great. And I thank you. From the bottom of my heart. you made that wedding look so easy. I kid you not, I am saying to myself:: What were you so afraid of? lol ;) You picked some great "3rd" shooters. And this is a great photo from Sachin. I really don't know how to express how thankful I am that you really did this. Because it wasn't for me you did it, but for the whole, I feel...selfish?...saying THANK YOU. Gratitude, my dear, is all yours. &hearts; &hearts; &hearts;  08.29.10 - 6:33pm
Denise - Thank You for being totally open and exposed! It is so refreashing....nothing fake, nothing made up, just you-live and on fire! We can pay for classes and listen to motivational speakers all day but that didn't compare to all that you showed us these last few days. I am just inspired by your enthusiasm and appreciate your love for what you do...you truly care about the people you photograph. You are not just a photographer shooting a wedding, you are an artist bringing out the beauty and joy of the day! Thank you for opening my eyes to the beauty in others!  08.29.10 - 6:28pm
Kari - Thank you so much for the past five days. I was only able to watch the wedding and the day after but I learned so much (I also brought the course so I could learn more.) You are amazing. Your spirit, your understanding, your support, and most of all you don't take all the credit. You rock! You handle yourself with such grace and stayed open and strong through it all. SO many people, I am sure of it, were helped that you will never meet or know but you changed their live in some degree. Thank you. I also enjoyed seeing how you and JD worked together and also with other photographers. You two have something really special. God Bless and thank you.   08.29.10 - 6:21pm
Karen C, Florida - Jasmine, it was such a privilege to be able to observe and learn from you these past several days. You are funny, articulate, and dang... you are an awesome business woman!!! It was great to see that side of you, too. ***And forgive me for saying, but JD is just incredibly adorable, and you are so, so blessed to have such an incredible partner in life and in business. Should we all be so lucky as to have a JD! Thanks again for sharing yourself with all of us. It was an incredible and valuable experience! Well done! :-)  08.29.10 - 6:20pm
Julie O'Dell - Jasmine & JD, Just want to say thank you for doing the live shoot & the creative live classes. The whole process was awesome and I learned so much. I've been trying to "AMP" up my photography business and now have clear direction on what to do to take it to a new level. My head is full of ideas and my heart is full of possibility. There really are no limits except the ones I put on me. Thank you for helping to remove the doubt that I can do this for real. J  08.29.10 - 6:14pm
Maïa - Thanks Jasmine for this amazing workshop ! I m sad i only heard of it the day of the wedding so I missed the other days and don t have 99 $ to buy them. But it was very interesting to watch ! You were very courageous to do it ! I hope you ll rest a bit after monday ;) I ll be visiting here and your facebook often ^^ Cheers from Paris, France !  08.29.10 - 6:10pm
Aurelija aka Olly - Tank you so much! You are amazing!   08.29.10 - 5:58pm
Christal - I love this picture of you two! :) I really, really enjoyed your classes and learned so much from them! Even my husband sat down and kept telling me things I should be taking from you! I am just getting started in my photography business, and I really enjoyed all that you taught us. Thank you so much for exposing yourself to us. I am always afraid of people seeing my sooc shots, so I can understand how hard that had to be. But, thank you for doing it. Thank you for the wonderful class!  08.29.10 - 5:56pm
Svetlana Yanova - Hi Jasmine, I didn't get a chance to watch whole thing but what I have seen I LOVED. I think you're very brave for doing this live broadcast - and thanks so much for being you! Funny, a great photographer, an amazing marketer (is it even a word? haha) and just a beautiful person! I learnt so much from you these past few days and I think you did such a good job! Ok I'm off trying to define myself, my style and the type of clients I want to attract...thank you for giving me this kick in the bum, I guess having your own business is a lot of work!! :)))) Hugs!  08.29.10 - 5:46pm
Cassandra - I've been watching you for hours....and every minute I seem to adore you more...I guess I see a little bit of me in you...I freaken love your honesty. I luv luv luv it. I luv that you exposed your flaws, the small ones that you dont show but you tell everyone about..which inspires me soooo much..so thanks. I will continue to stalk you.....and one day I hope to be as talented and adored as much as you..... Thanks  08.29.10 - 5:31pm
Chell - Jasmine thanks so much for all you have done and shared. I can't imagine how stressful it was for you and I am in awe with how much you have shared.   08.29.10 - 5:27pm
sherry boles - After watching the course/wedding and all the amount of hustle and stress, I can say this is truly Priceless! :)  08.29.10 - 5:09pm
Denise - I've stayed up until 2am catching up - downloading everything you shared with the rest of the world. And although you'll hear from all your fans that adore you - I want to throw in my 2cents and say Thank You. As I dive into this business that's been kind to me my first year - I had all these questions but was always to afraid to ask for fear of exposing my newness.... and you answered all of them and then some. I felt the shift in my knowledge after this weekend and the shift in my motivation - and I will always be thankful for your rawness in sharing.   08.29.10 - 4:45pm
James Reyes - You rocked it this weekend! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this course!  08.29.10 - 4:44pm
Heather - Thank you for teaching me so so much during these past five days. I have a wedding to shoot in Sept and I am so excited to put all these new teachings into work! My husband thinks I'm crazy for not missing a day and talking about this none stop. But seriously, I love you. You are my guru and I can't stop learning from you. Coming from a small town, I worry I won't get the higher end clients but if my work shows and I show they will come to me so thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!  08.29.10 - 4:31pm
Kerri Jessep - Big Hugs Jasmine, you were AMAZING! We watched from Australia from early in the morning. I shoot Weddings and know the pressures well - it was an astonishing, ground-breaking event. You rocked it and everyone loved you for being yourself. In 2000 I used to live stream weddings and the pressure was incredible. xxx  08.29.10 - 4:07pm
Eileen - Don't be hard on yourself. You were AWESOME and I learned so much. You are so down to earth, real and have so much joie de vivre!   08.29.10 - 3:58pm
Kevin Graham - Jasmine, Absolutely amazing. Thank you thank you thank you! I've always known you were a great photographer and fabulous businesswoman. Add to that resume one heck of a sincere and friendly resume (I don't know how you kept your chin up and the smile on your face through the thick and thin). And lastly, one wonderful educator. There will be so many impacted by your work. I had a shoot yesterday and felt much more energized after the past several days with you.. I bought the workshop and will keep it in my back pocket to use as my photographic red bull. Thank you again.  08.29.10 - 3:47pm
Noble Girl - Jasmine, I have had only a couple of interactions with people who are well-known... semi-famous... and they were very negative for me. It was so refreshing, and surprising to see the vulnerable, stressed, emotional, and gracious side of you. Through it all, you stayed true to who you really are. It takes an amazing person to lay it all out there... and who wants to get to know someone who's perfect anyway?? Your vulnerability makes me like and admire you more! You rock. ;)   08.29.10 - 3:39pm
Nicole Lubin - You are amazing! I really liked your idea of getting the client to love your pictures before seeing your images. That is soo true. I think back and my best sessions (I am a portrait photographer) were those that the families said were "so much fun, we should play at this park more often". Or the kids said "I don't want to go home, I want to stay and play more. " I need to remember this more and not get so stressed out by my settings and stuff. Thanks!  08.29.10 - 3:28pm
Emily Heizer Photography - L-O-V-E the shoot sac cover! Fits you like a T to a bumble bee! Sorry you had a bad day... so did I. Among just going through a huge loss and suffering some serious depression I cam home from a wedding last night to find that my beloved pet fish had passed away while I was working and I had to bury him in a pot on my front porch at midnight. :( I didn't have any pizza or ice cream at my house though so I still feel terrible. :(  08.29.10 - 3:26pm
Renee - Oh my gosh! I've been watching on and off all weekend and I'm truly SO GRATEFUL that this was put on. I can only imagine the rollercoaster ride of emotions it was for you! It was truly and honor to watch you!! I can't even tell you how many times I got the chills watching....awesome chills! I'm JSO and I always said to myself - how can i work with someone to see what exactly goes on in the photography world. I'm VERY visual...omg! thank you! thank you! thank you!! this was a huge eye opener for me, and of course, even though you were totally exposed, it was amazing to learn from you (i consider you my mentor!) and i still have SO much more to learn! You are SO authentic and that's why I love you so! Doing this is going to bring you SO many great things ahead...you and JD! It's an honor to have found you! :)   08.29.10 - 3:24pm
Leeka K. - Oh, dearest J *. Words can not even describe what you did for us! I so know what you were feeling as I watched you concur the stress of the wedding day with all of us- I FELT exposed myself! But you did awesome! We loved you before but now my love for you now is indescribable. To be bold enough and do what you did- it takes some balls! Glad you had JD with you and pizza + ice cream always work for me! :)   08.29.10 - 3:16pm
Gabriela Fuentes - Hi J*. My heart and thanks go out to you. I've learned a lot watching your crealive live workshop: like removing the salt and butter from the tables :) Just kidding. Now seriously, it was a great experience, and I learned a lot from you. If you feel expose, I guess it's the reality TV syndrome that only happens to real and good people. You were kind to share your work without reservations, and for that you could be incredibly proud, and we should be incredibly thankful. In the past, mentors were found in Universities, now they can also be found in the blog, forums, chat rooms, and live streams. I've found one who made feel like I was listening to Eye of the Tiger as I was getting ready for yesterday's wedding.  08.29.10 - 3:13pm
Sarah - Thank you thank you thank you for being so real and transparent and YOU! It has been totally inspiring.  08.29.10 - 3:12pm
Marieke - Dear Jasmine, So sorry to hear that you're thi tough on yourself because there's really no need to!!You made so many people doing this Creative Live and I'm sorry it's ending today!Thank you for all your inspiration, this has been such a big learning experience. It's a thrill to see you work.You are truly a pro!And you and JD, what can I say :) What a team :)  08.29.10 - 3:07pm
Laura - We are so grateful for you that you took this risk... please don't regret it, I 've learnt a tremendous amount from listening to you and the students... and moreover, your sincerity and ability to just be 'you' is refreshing and inspiring... perhaps you don't have to always 'expose' yourself per se, but don't doubt that you are an amazing person, with whatever flaws you have...we all have them, but not everyone is brave enough to be honest enough about them :) thank you!  08.29.10 - 3:00pm
Kristen - Jasmine! You rocked it!!! It was the most insightful class ever! I've always observed photographers but it was so awesome to be able to hear what goes on inside your brain when you shoot! You gave everyone such great pointers! You have really got such a great system going, especially with your husband as your partner! SOOO cool! Love your work!   08.29.10 - 2:53pm
Amy - Oh for heaven's sake J* -- you are amazing. I would have crumbled under that kind of pressure. You managed to get wonderful shots for the bride and groom to remember their important day, WHILE teaching the 5 and the Internet at the same time. I think the normal part of the Internet knows how great you are. Anyone who says differently has something up their bum. ;)  08.29.10 - 2:46pm
Mindy - Jasmine I have LOVED every minute I've been able to watch of this last week (wish I could have watched more)! Your real, vivacious, self-deprecating personality put me so much at ease and I just ate up everything you had to say. I'm a new photographer who doesn't ever plan to do weddings, but you sure made it look fun and easy (I know it's not)! Hope you have a wonderful day!  08.29.10 - 2:13pm
Kasey - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for everything you have shared with us all week! You have done an amazing job! You rock!   08.29.10 - 2:13pm
Wendy Carter - Jasmine, I am one that has lurked on your blog for the past few years. I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving so much of yourself.... always. Not just this past week but in every thing you do... you are an inspiration!  08.29.10 - 1:53pm
shari - jasmine, i have said several prayers for you throughout the weekend. that sounds cheesy, but i really have. i don't think any of us could go through this without feeling the pressure. gold must be refined through fire. and that's what has happened while 'exposing' yourself through all of this. you have been refined. and what has come out has been pure and beautiful gold. your heart, your passion for photography, and your love for JD....pure, pure gold. thank you for sharing so much of who you are. we need more people like you in our industry.   08.29.10 - 1:50pm
maureen - Jasmine - I must tell you that for me this week has been so amazing. I feel thatt in many areas I've accomplished or achieved my Brand. However after being mesmerized by you all week I feel that I will be better and more confident in what I do. Thank you for being so open, honest and giving us all of your secrets. You are tryly AMAZING in everyway!!!  08.29.10 - 1:49pm
Anouschka - Jasmine, thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do but mostly for who you are. You are such a blessing to all of us and speaking for both myself and Ray we absolutely adore you. Showing the good, the bad and the ugly takes courage and strength and I absolutely applaud you for doing this so openly. Lots of love and hugs to both you and JD. You both rock our world!  08.29.10 - 1:49pm
Jennography by Jennifer Kent - Jasmine, you made a lot of wonderful bold statements yesterday. I've noticed that anytime I stand up for the realness and truth of what I think, and say that I don't allow things to get to me, etc, it seems that almost immediately I get tempted in that area. Or I get a lot of opposition from others who test me in that area (mean people lol). So, you keep being strong in your faith in the Lord, keep those "seeds of remembrance" of who you are in Christ, and who you are as an artist. We should not expect perfection from you or anyone else, and please don't expect it from yourself. Your are loved for being so real and true. SO MANY are blessed by your vulnerability and how you have put yourself out there for us... to teach us...that we may learn and grow in any of our creative ventures! You are a blessing, and you are adored! :) God has used your life to remind me not to give up on my gifts and talents, but to keep learning and to just "be available" for what God has in it. If I hadn't caught your sessions, I'd have totally missed the mark! Thank you!!   08.29.10 - 1:43pm
Dianne - Sachin did a great job capturing this shot of you & JD. Learning to be okay with yourself, flaws and all, is huge. You've been awesome, Jasmine. Love how you really KIR! :-)  08.29.10 - 1:42pm
Alicia - Jasmine, you kept saying you were so bored hearing yourself, but I just want to let you know that I am completely enamored with everything you say. So, please, don't stop talking. I have totally neglected my family this weekend and will have to make it up to them later, but it has been so worth it and they forgive me b/c they know I love you....but, not in a stalkerish way. :)  08.29.10 - 1:40pm
Amanda Mann - Jasmine- Thank you for putting yourself out there. Thank you for sharing your 'secrets'. Thank you for being you! Love the picture above.  08.29.10 - 1:39pm
Mindy - Jazzy* you are a pioneer in the photography world...you are willing to put yourself out there and share with the world who you are as a photographer and human being. I definitely have learned from you and this fabulous experience. Listening to you speak and learning from you has helped me to believe in myself a little more...especially as I am starting out my new career journey...thank you for being brave and providing the world with this fabulous experience!!!   08.29.10 - 1:33pm
Sissel - Oh no no no.....I wish I had room to leave an entire page of a comment because I would. What you have done on creativeLIVE is monumental. Truly monumental. I can't imagine the pressure. You have surpassed what I thought it would be and helped me know that what I am feeling at weddings or any shoot is NORMAL. That is beyond a gift. And this has been such a gift to all of us, because you were willing to accept the pressure and share yourself. You really did a spectacular job. So, no reason for pity here, just pride girl. Only pride.  08.29.10 - 1:32pm
Kelly Langner Sauer - Just wanted you to know - I was praying for you. I know how hard it is normally to be shooting a wedding - to be doing it live, girl, you're incredible. I saw your eyes in front of the camera, though, saw the "am I going to be able to do this" - and I prayed for you. Because you were doing something you couldn't do, and everybody was expecting you to do it and you had no idea how you were going to survive, and let's just say I really, truly admire you for being the person you are and doing the thing that you do and sharing that with all of us. I loved "getting to know you" over the course of this week. I wish I'd known you when we were booking wedding photographers. You keep being you, being real. It's okay. You have no idea how much you have given.  08.29.10 - 1:26pm
Catherine - You will never know how much you have impacted the lives of photographers everywhere. You are such a true inspiration and an incredible person. Not only did you let us in on your business, but you have let us in on you and who you are. You and JD are so incredible as a team and as a brand... and of course a real couple. I can't imagine what you have been through doing this project, but just know that you are even more loved by your fans for being so raw and unedited. With grand appreciation, I Thank You.  08.29.10 - 1:24pm
cassandra-m - WOW. I didn't think I could be more impressed by you until this week. Your STRENGTH is overwhelming. JasmineStar RAW = FLAWLESS-ness!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing and being REAL! You are a blessing & inspiration!  08.29.10 - 1:22pm
Christina Juleson - I've dedicated my weekend to watching you on line. You did such an awesome job yesterday. You're one of a kind and I love you! Your willingness to be soooo open is a true inspiration!   08.29.10 - 1:10pm
Studio Hera Bell - Great enviromental portrait of a wonderful team. BRAVO Sachin. It tells the story and carries a soul. Lot of athmosphere in it. Jasmine enjoy the rest of the last day, and I hope you'll get some down time soon. Cheers, Hera Bell  08.29.10 - 1:08pm
Laura Beekmann - Thank you so much for all that you offered of yourself during the past five days. Take heart in knowing how much you and your support to everyone else has been appreciated.   08.29.10 - 1:07pm
Stacie - Girlfriend, the effort you (and the team) put forth this week is appreciated (big time) and made me have MORE respect for you not only as a photographer but as a HUMAN BEING. Keep making beautiful photographic music. :)  08.29.10 - 1:05pm
Jaime - Jasmine, your are a beautiful person and your vulnerability makes you even more beautiful! Thanks for being inspiring to all of us!  08.29.10 - 1:03pm
Carrie - I love this photo. I love everything about this experience, I feel like i have been walking in your shoes, you are remarkable.   08.29.10 - 12:59pm
Becky - This weekend has totally inspired me after watching you work yesterday and Friday I was ready to go out and shoot right then!! Thank-you so much for being you!! You are one of a kind!!  08.29.10 - 12:58pm
Noa - Jas - you totally rocked it out. Seriously. Although I am currently a lifestyle portrait photographer, I have gotten soooo much from the creative live show. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there candidly - the bad, the ugly, and the SUPER FABULOUS! xoxo Noa  08.29.10 - 12:57pm
Mindy A - Could you be any cooler? You are yourself and we all GET that. That is the VERY reason we LOVE you J*!   08.29.10 - 12:55pm
lyndsay london - You are such an inspiration to me, Jasmine! Your willingness to be real and be vulnerable, while still being absolutely, wholly, and totally fabulous as a person and photographer is outstanding. If I can even be a fraction of the amazing everything you are, I will be thrilled! Thank you!!!!!!  08.29.10 - 12:53pm
Elizabeth - You have been so inspirational to me as an aspiring photographer who is desperately trying to get to the next step. I had no idea where to go or what to do, and it has been so reassuring to hear about your struggles. A wedding fell into my lap today...How crazy is the timing? I'm scared to death and incredibly excited! Thank you so much for doing this and being so open and REAL!  08.29.10 - 12:52pm
Tanya Jose - I too caught the livefeed off & on throughout the week & i thought you did fantabulous! I learned a lot in the few hours that i got to watch & that means you did your job. You taught us SOMETHING & isn't that what this was for? To open up doors, to teach us things & to be brave. GREAT GREAT JOB! See ya tomorrow!!   08.29.10 - 12:47pm
Molly W. - Oh Jasmine, I bet you are so exhausted, emotionally, physically, etc. Just know that you did what a lot of others wouldn't dare to do. Be so proud of yourself and now just relax and take a deep breath. Its over. just breath. xo  08.29.10 - 12:45pm
Todd - Just as you want your brides to be ok with feeling beautiful, feel beautiful about your talent, spirit, hard work & vulnerability. Hardly anyone could have pulled off what you did on Friday. The photos (which rocked) were only a small part of it. Your positive, gracious energy was a big part in making Laura & Billy's wedding an unforgettable moment. For us, it was enrapturing to watch you work. Then to show yourself "naked" yesterday was an invaluable selfless sharing which thousands will burn into their hearts with gratitude. Thank you, Jasmine, JD, and the whole gang.   08.29.10 - 12:45pm
Jen - Jasmine, I have to say that this has been an incredible blessing. MORE than I can even begin to express! I hear your critique of yourself and I must chime in here..... if you had been PERFECT (which darn it gurl, ya pretty much were) we wouldn't have learned much of anything. We are all real people, trying desperately to find our way through life. If we only saw perfection, the bar would be raised so high that many of us would have quit before the end of day one! How can we learn from someone that has it all together ALL of the time? Answer: we can't! We need incredible people like you, JD, the Creative Live crew, and Five ;) to show us that it's ok to be us. It's ok to be REAL! It's ok to make a mistake. It's ok to fall on your face (which NONE of you did!) Just fall FORWARD. I don't want to be a phony. Thanks for showing us what REAL is. This is how God uses the gifts He's given to us to minister to others. Thanks for letting Him use you to minister to me (and the world wide web, teehee!) ♥  08.29.10 - 12:40pm
Candy Whiting - I can't imaging how much stress this week has been for you! But to all of us out in internet land, you had been a wonderful mentor and teacher for the last 5 days. I appreciate what you have done for this week more than you can imagine. I am taking a whole new outlook on myself and my photography.  08.29.10 - 12:35pm
Drea Wood - You did amazing... but I cannot even imagine the stress you were under. Hang in there, take a breather and go enjoy some stress free time with your husband and dog :-) Love this picture too. Thank you for doing what you did tho.. it helped more than you know.  08.29.10 - 12:26pm
Melanie - You have done such an awesome job all week Jasmine! I can't imagine being under that kind of pressure and having thousands of people watch! You have shown all of us how truly talented, kind, funny, and classy you are! Thank you for giving so much of yourself to this!  08.29.10 - 12:18pm
Vicky - I think you've been fantastic on creativelive... seriously! You have been so informative and it has been really great to see you shoot a wedding. Thank you for laying yourself bare and rockin' the wedding. I've bought the downloads because, despite having watched the majority of it live, I feel like I would benefit from reviewing your posing techniques and thought on lightening. Also JD rocks - thank you both so much for this course!  08.29.10 - 12:18pm
Fabulousterrah - You are the most fabulous photog/ writer ever. Keep your chin up. *BIG HUGS FROM TEJAS*  08.29.10 - 12:12pm
Ann Keen - Jasmine we all have our flaws and pity parties. It is what makes us for we are. If everything was a breeze we would not be able to succeed in life. We would never grow. You are an amazing woman, photographer, and teacher. This course has been such an amazing experience for me and I am just watching. I have truly gained some great knowledge. You have managed to even show my husband what I need to do. He loves what you are doing for everyone right now. He wants to be like JD. :) Have fun today! BTW This is a great shot Sachin!  08.29.10 - 12:03pm
Tiffany Herndon - Jasmine, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this. I am just starting out and you inspire me everyday to be a better photographer and a better person. Thank you for sharing yourself and your knowledge with everyone. I truly appreciate it.   08.29.10 - 12:01pm
Stacy - I had the chance to catch you here and there throughout the weekend...just want you to know I think you are brave and real! I love it!! I could never be that open, that vulnerable...being watched every second! It was a joy to watch you, learn from you, and "hang with you"! :) I can honestly say your 'realness' is so refreshing and lovable! Keep up the good work...keep letting God use you to bless others...and keep helping people like me to grow learn all the time!!  08.29.10 - 11:59am
Ashley - Jasmine -- On the behalf of all of us who sat at our desks at work this week while slyly listening to your broadcasts, I want to thank you. Thank you! You've shown those of us that are in the middle of juggling jobs and starting a business that is possible. And that makes spending all of our newlywed savings (which ain't that much, mind you) at new equipment just a little less terrifying. Thank you for being so... you.   08.29.10 - 11:57am
Eliza - I am sorry the creativeLIVE course has been so hard for you in some ways... but I want to thank you for doing it. Even if you don't think everything you do is awesome, I have never been so inspired and in awe. I feel as if I have learned so much, and can't wait to start watching all the downloads so I can take my time. You are a wealth of knowledge, and really are an inspiration. I so admire you, just for you being you. Thanks for doing this, it has been beyond amazing. Btw, I love the picture Sachin captured of you and JD. I saw the angle from above on the live feed, and thought it would make a spectacular picture. I am glad someone got it =)   08.29.10 - 11:50am
Jennifer - You rocked! First time posting here and I just need to tell you that you.are.an.inspiration! I hope you are able to enjoy some down-time this week, you and JD totally deserve it! Thanks again for all your knowledge and especially for being SO REAL:)  08.29.10 - 11:50am
Ingrid - Yesterday as I watched I couldn't have admired or respected you more. To open yourself up to so many viewing (I by the way saw no pity partying) and to be so generous with not only your time but your knowledge, your work and yes your humor ..I was and am appreciative of that. Honestly..you gave so much without expecting in return. Thank you for being honest and frank and open.   08.29.10 - 11:50am
Emma - I discovered you by chance through CreativeLive and all your words have been truly inspirational for me. You just say what I always think about shooting normal people, making normal girls feel beautiful (as they are) and catching the before and after of a kiss... For me, your words have been very inspirational for my life as a photographer, life that I combine with a pre-phd master... so truly... I needed this. I know it's hard... The key days when I have to shoot for a client I'm out of myself and I think I can't take care of anyone else. But I can't stop talking and making laugh such as you did... so it was such a nice and beautiful thing to find you, by chance... With this I want to send you a big hug to bear this. It's the last day so enjoy the "while" and the "end" ;) Sad, I couldn't watch all the days Live, I'm writing from Spain. Be happy! :)  08.29.10 - 11:49am
amanda - Jasmine, we can all thank you for your time, your talent, your generosity and your brilliance but I also really want to thank you for being brave. Everyone watching knows how hard what you did must have been and knows that only someone truly amazing and kind hearted could share THAT much of herself with the world. You can never know how indebted all of us that watched over the last 5 days truly are. I am blown away by your grace, your strength and your infectious laugh. =D Thank you, thank you, thank you!  08.29.10 - 11:48am
Sachin Khona - Jasmine, thank you so much for everything you do. You are a true blessing and I'm so happy to have met you & JD. I wish you all the success and happiness in the future... and more! Love Sach  08.29.10 - 11:48am
Leigh Culpin - Sounds like the last few days have been very intense for you... thank you SO much for putting all of this energy and so much of yourself into this for everyone! It has truly been amazing. I think it says a lot about your character that you're willing to be so open and honest in order to help a bunch of people you've never met!! Can't say enough good things :)  08.29.10 - 11:47am
Marcie - Jasmine- I have been one of those many hundred watching you on creative live. As stretched and stressed as you have said you were and are, it never showed. At least I didn't notice it. Maybe those closest to you did. You have been fantastic. What I saw was this. You were amazing to Laura and Billy as their photographer. You were fantastic to the students, both there and on the internet, as their teacher. You were awesome with Daniella and the entire Creative Live team. And to me the best part of it all was to see how amazing you and JD work together. That "team" you two have created. You are an inspiration. You can show the world what it really means to follow your dreams and to be passionate about something you love. So, THANK YOU!!!  08.29.10 - 11:47am
Deepa - Its very difficult to find ur soul mate and even difficult to have ur soul mate as ur life partner. Those that have found these both dont really realize and appreciate the strength and value. Jasmine I am glad u are one those ppl who know the true value of JD - ur soulmate, friend and partner in crime. Having seen u interact and talk abt JD in the past 3 days just makes me want to find my JD soon :) God bless both of u guys :)   08.29.10 - 11:46am
Tammie - I read the title of this blog post and thought you split your pants on live tv!!! ;) (I missed bits and pieces of the wedding day) From what I have been able to watch, you are doing a wonderful job. You are right, you have fully exposed who you are as a photographer, so I can understand all those feelings you are feeling. It's not the easiest thing in the world telling and showing everyone (on the internet) exactly what it is you do -- but as one of those photographers who has been able to watch you, I just want to say thank you for sharing. I am not sure if I will ever have a chance to 3rd shoot with you, but now I (almost) feel like I have. Wishing you nothing but the best - Tammie p.s. I noticed you're scheduled for wppi roadshow in seattle tomorrow! have fun with that too! (then go home and sleep a few days ;)  08.29.10 - 11:45am
Jessica Morrisy - Jasmine... you, JD, and the CreativeLIVE team totally exceeded all expectation. I am totally blown away. Being exposed in that way has truly helped so many photographers...so thank you, thank you, thank you. You did a fabulous Job!  08.29.10 - 11:42am
Maile - ...behind every overworked, driven Woman? Her hot man to lean on & rub those toesies! Have a hot bath & just exhale...you did amazing!  08.29.10 - 11:42am
Shillawna Ruffner - Dear Jasmine, Thank you for being who you are and sharing all that you do. I have followed your blog for a long time and have thoroughly enjoyed the creativeLIVE series. You're an inspiration....I was about to quit pursuing my dreams in photography because I was frustrated, hungry for information and growth and not really knowing where to go or how to find it. What you have shared of yourself through creativeLIVE has re-ignited my passion for photography and my drive to work toward my ultimate goals. Thank you for that. You're amazing! (Sorry this was a super long comment!!!)  08.29.10 - 11:40am
Chrystal - You are just wonderful. I cannot put into words how lucky the photography community is to have you. I wish I knew how to make sushi so I could personally deliver it to you in thanks for how much you have inspired me. Not just this week but in my life in general. <3   08.29.10 - 11:40am
Carrie Krupke - I was thinking about you guys this morning in church. With your faith, you both seem quite comfortable in the roles you've developed into, even though Jas is at the head of the business. Is JD really the "leader from behind" that we just don't see?  08.29.10 - 11:40am
Iqral LA Rode - Thanks for showing us so much your photography, and skills are amazing but as a person you rock !! God Bless   08.29.10 - 11:39am
angela young - You have taught so many people to love themselves by being real. Thank you. :)   08.29.10 - 11:38am
Sergey - I know how that feels. Glad that you're feeling better.  08.29.10 - 11:38am
Coleen Hauth - You are wonderful. I feel like I have learned more in these 4 days than I did in my college photo class. I hope you start to feel all of the good karma all us "students" are sending your way.   08.29.10 - 11:33am
Coleen Hauth - You are wonderful. I feel like I have learned more in these 4 days than I did in my college photo class. I hope you start to feel all of the good karma all us "students" are sending your way.   08.29.10 - 11:33am
Nicole - Jasmine, we (the internet, those relatively new to wedding photography, etc.) cannot thank you enough for what you're doing and what you have done... This is revolutionary. HUGE. THANK YOU.  08.29.10 - 11:21am
melina wallisch - it takes a lot of courage to expose yourself like that but worth it for all of the people you are inspiring. you don't make it to the top without some people forming pre-conceived notions of you, but it's better then trying to stay small because you're scared. i am brand new in this biz and have learned so much from you, i cannot wait to get out there and shoot so THANK YOU  08.29.10 - 11:20am
Marissa Rodriguez - I love this photo of you guys. Jasmine, I haven't been able to watch the entire event because I've been out of town and I just got back, anyway, but I have seen a few minutes of it and honestly I don't really know what to say. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. You have no idea how much you have helped so many people these past days. You are amazing and I hope you never forget that.   08.29.10 - 11:20am
Jenni L - I've so enjoyed watching the CreativeLive course! Thanks for being you and sharing with all of us. I can't imagine how stressful it was and how exhausted you must feel. I'm looking forward to watching this afternoon.  08.29.10 - 11:17am
Mia Blake - Jasmine - be strong. You have impressed the h*ll out of the internet over the last five days! I am blown away by your courage and generosity in putting yourself out there. I am so grateful to have been on what is basically a five day job shadow with you - this is an experience that I probably would never have had otherwise. You are mentoring so many through this crazy cool project. Major props to you and the creativelive crew. Today I am energized, inspired and awed at the world around me and am looking for the light. Thank you.  08.29.10 - 11:16am
Anda - xoxo BIG HUGS to you, Jasmine! I stayed up until 4am to watch the rewatch after my wedding. Unfortunately my eyes would only physically stay open through you showing the first look images. I'm so thankful that you and CreativeLive have put this together. I know that a year ago I would have given my left leg to see someone, especially you, shoot a live wedding. And maybe now I wouldn't give my left leg, but it's still a super huge deal and I still learned a TON. Thank you thank you thank you.  08.29.10 - 11:15am
Kaylee Sizemore - Chin up jazz... you have the world at your fingertip ;)  08.29.10 - 11:14am
Laura Radniecki - I absolutely adore this photo. I think as photographers, we are so busy being behind the lens that it's rare to be in front of it. This photo of you and JD is worth 10,000 words. Thanks for everything you've shared with us all... and even that isn't thanks enough. xoxo  08.29.10 - 11:14am
Jennifer - I know what you mean. I think you are so brave for what you have done. You should be proud that you let so many people learn about what you do!  08.29.10 - 11:12am
Ashley Sellers - I woke up randomly in the night and prayed for you Jasmine. You're doing what you love - but it doesn't mean you will never be stretched. You're great. :)  08.29.10 - 11:12am
Kirstin - That is an adorable picture. <3 Thank you so much for agreeing to the live broadcast the other day, Jasmine! I learned SO much, it was amazing. =)   08.29.10 - 11:01am
Marie - You've been a HUGE inspration to many. All I can say is Thank You!   08.29.10 - 11:01am
Marissa Nicole - I only caught the Live Wedding part of this expereince. But let me tell you, you rocked it out. I can understand why you feel so exposed, but it was so cool to see you in action. I constantly am following your blog, but I felt so honored to be able to watch you in action...almost like I got to shoot the wedding with you. You have no idea how amazing it was to see you and JD in action. I feel so blessed that I was able to feel like a part of the wedding and get to learn from you in such a capacity.   08.29.10 - 11:00am
Ariane - You give us aspiring photographers the strength to know that is ok to be ourselves; flaws and all. Thanks for helping us to keep moving forward.  08.29.10 - 10:58am
Astrid - Hi Jasmine, I follow your blog for such a long time but never left a comment. But now I wanted to say THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for sharing with us. I'm from the Netherlands and stayed up till 4.30 in the middle of the night to watch the creative live "live" :-) I've learned so much, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!  08.29.10 - 10:56am
Nancy - Anyone and I mean ANYONE would feel this way. We are all, after all, human. You have put yourself through this so we can learn and we truly aprreciate both of you. Thanks  08.29.10 - 10:51am
Barbara Dobbyn - Once again, you show you are just like the rest of us. I was wondering if you would feel a "crash" after this event and how you would go about picking yourself back up. Putting yourself out there like this to the whole world is both mentally and emotionally exhausting. You don't make the risks look easy... but you make them look worthwhile - I htink more people will choose to follow t heir dreams because of you... you can't ask for a better legacy. Thank you!  08.29.10 - 10:50am
Lala @ Lenzlove - I can't imagine what that kind of exposure would feel like. I can only be empathetic with you. Having your everything monitored. But truly, you are amazing and that is why we were all watching with bated breath. I was! I'm such a newbie and having all the green behind my ears sticks out like a soar thumb. You offered invaluable information to this newbie and I'm sure to others alike. Questions that most were in fear of even asking, you answered! And all because you put yourself out there. I can only hope and Persevere with my dreams to have that kind of wild ride. Many blessings to you!  08.29.10 - 10:48am
shawnee pedraza - It was awesome to watch! my house is a mess because I was glued to the computer for 4 days but whatever it was worth it :)  08.29.10 - 10:46am
E Schumann Foto - Jasmine, you have inspired me and thousands of other people in these past couple of days. After watching you prior to the wedding, you mentioned that failures & mistakes are okay, because they help you learn along the way. So even if you made a mistake or failed in some way (to yourself) on the day of the wedding/throughout the CreativeLIVE process, it would not have been if you had not pushed yourself to new expectations and new boundaries that you have never reached before! You are a source of inspiration and encouragement for other photographers. Your personality shines through amazingly, because you are amazing. Thank you for everything, exposed or not, because you have taught the world so much!  08.29.10 - 10:45am
joni girvan - Jasmine, Your "exposed realness" that you sacrificed for all of us watching on the "interwebs" was a gift. I don't think one person out there has one ounce of criticism for what you did, or how well you did it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge & talent and for being 100% real.  08.29.10 - 10:44am
Malika - you J*, as you would say in your own word, fabulous.  08.29.10 - 10:43am
felicia Gwen - Your have done a beautiful job!! Thank you for all your help...and I am not tired of hearing your voice at all!! :)  08.29.10 - 10:42am
Jonathan - Thanks Jasmine for doing all of this! It's a great insight for many aspiring photographers!   08.29.10 - 10:36am
Sarah Southlake - Growth is painful sometimes - stay with the tide and you'll make it to shore. LOVING these creativelive classes!!  08.29.10 - 10:23am
Jet - Dear Jasmine and JD, Thank you so much for everything. Jet   08.29.10 - 10:21am
Shane - While you might feel exposed, your teaching and exposing yourself :) has really helped all of us wannabes gain a HUGE amount of information that simply isn't available. Let alone in real time. We like you for who you are, your style and your grace. You pulled it off, like we all knew you would. Self doubt is the worst... leave that to us wannabes and you enjoy the fact that you are the professional and you took the bull by the horns and rocked our socks!   08.29.10 - 10:19am
Gabriel - There is no need for a pity party. You have no idea how many people's lives you are changing just by doing what you did... Truly.  08.29.10 - 10:16am
Amy - I've been a fan of yours for awhile now, and your CreativeLive weekend has only increased how much I adore you. Thank you for being authentic. (I appreciate that more than you know.) Your spirit truly comes through in your work, in your interactions, in your life. You're an inspiration to so many, me included.   08.29.10 - 10:12am
Miri - Thank you so much for everything you did, I know it is very hard to be in front of the cameras and share your life. But you kept it real and honest and I really appreciate it. I learned a lot about photography and about the awesome person that you are. I used to live in LA and maybe when I come to visit my family in LA, I'll meet you! May G-d continue to give you joy, love, health, and always be fabulous!   08.29.10 - 10:09am
Sonia Jansson - Oh, Jasmine! you're the bravest and most generous photographer I know. You're a wonderful person, always smiling and making people feeling confortable...even here at home in Sweden, I feel so near you and your kindness. You gave me and the world so much these 5 days, sharing your experience and knowledge. That's so rare! I understand if you were tired, but remember this: You are just wonderful! That's what came across to us . Nothing more. A big hug to you!and a big THANK YOU!   08.29.10 - 10:08am
Lydia - Jasmine, you continue to amaze and inspire me! Your transparentness is beautiful!  08.29.10 - 10:08am
Dominic (Dmoe) - Just like to second the support i almost gave up on photography even sold my camera not so long back, but after watching you and JD over the last couple of days has made me realise how much i love photography. I'd just like to say from bottom of my heart a BIG Thanks to the both of you for the last couple of days you've put in to helping people like me re gain the love for photography and helping to educate us on what to do better. Thanks :) X  08.29.10 - 10:07am
Rose Dykstra - I teared up a little bit reading this posting. I can only imagine what an emotional ride this has all been for you and JD. You are probably the most inspiring person I have known. You have forced me to really take a look at what I am doing, how to make it better and ways to work harder and smarter. I cannot thank you enough for being so vulnerable and transparent, this truly has been an overwhelming experience, even on my end. I will definitely be digesting all of this for a long time to come....  08.29.10 - 10:06am
Katie Frank - Just saw this photo on Sachin's blog, and thought it was the most adorable, most honest photo of the two of you. Love it! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us. You are openness and honestly is such an inspiration.  08.29.10 - 9:59am