Viansa Wedding : Gladys + Chris

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t's in the way he anticipates her moves, the sound of her laughter. If Chris could stand at the bottom of a ravine and catch the echo of her voice, he would. Because he adores every last thing about Gladys. She always becomes the center of a room, regardless of the size. With her petite feet making their way from one thing to another, Gladys draws people to her with one flash of her smile. And the smiles come with greater rapidity when Chris is around.

Chris is witty and his voice carries far. Perhaps his voice and her echo were what first met. But that was years ago and they have since only focused on what lies ahead. In the future. Chris anchors their love with his humor, sensibility, and strength, and where Gladys may have fears or doubts, he wraps his arms around her. To cover and protect. Together they're walking into the future being the center of each others' lives.

On a rainy day in Sonoma, Chris and Gladys promised to love, honor, and cherish. And push. Each other to follow their dreams. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they vowed to walk through life together. Whether that be in the center of a room, or a bottom of a ravine.

Chris and Gladys...efpaie aeorihaoe aoihaeonae aouwroa!!!! I said this before, but I'll say it again: I adore you. Thank you for allowing me to be your wedding photographer, but--moreso--thank you for becoming my friends. I couldn't think of two people more perfect for each other and I've been honored to see how beautifully life is unfolding for you both! Have fun in the Ca-Ca-CaribbEAn (don't worry, Gladys, I can teach you how to pronounce it) and I wish you only the best! Much Love and Appreciation... j*

The wedding day started at Viansa Winery...with a pair of Manolo Blahnik's and gorgeous Romona Keveza dress to make things extra fab...


Many thanks to Lila B Design for such amazing florals for the wedding day...just look at that bouquet!


Esther Yoo was on hand to ensure all the girls looked their best...






While Gladys prepared, Chris eagerly awaited seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day...


Gladys is a photographer so it was easy for her to opt for a First Look and see Chris before the ceremony. Not only did it allow more time for photos, but it rained later in the day and this helped us navigate the inclimate weather...


JD captured this moment of their first moment together...


Then! The! Fun! Started! I love working with clients who are carefree and fun...walking the grounds of Viansa Winery for wedding photos was a breeze with these two...


Before the rain began, we headed to the vineyards for wedding photos...Sonoma offers some amazing colors...photo by JD...




JD captured this...


JD's view on the left, my view on the right...


There were SO many places for wedding photos at Viansa and the overcast day made for perfect light...


Rock those blue shoes, girlfriend...






The wedding ceremony was supposed to in the Viansa courtyard...and Gladys did everything she could to keep it there. Until it started POURING. Twenty minutes before the ceremony, the chairs were brought into the wine cellar...


Chris and Gladys had a personal and heartfelt wedding ceremony...complete with vows that didn't leave a dry eye in the house...




Again, many thanks to Lila B Design for their perfect touch to the wedding decor...




I thought I loved cupcakes. Then I met Gladys. She's a cupcake connoisseur and a sugar buff, so naturally she'd have a cupcake station...




And what wedding be complete without a hilarious toast or two...


The First Dance...








To see more of Chris and Gladys' Sonoma wedding at Viansa Winery, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow
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Gladys - Beautiful photos! My husband and I are also a biracial couple named Gladys and Chris. Our wedding wasn't this gorgeous. Again, Beautiful photos.  12.07.12 - 4:54pm
Emilie - I've realized I never commented on this post... I met Gladys in San Francisco 3 weeks ago. She is absolutely adorable, friendly and beautiful! These images are so lovely, it really describes her beauty and sweetness. And what a cute groom! Congrats, Gladys! I was so happy to have met you in real life! :)   02.27.11 - 8:01am
Dustin Ledo - Do you ever have speaking engagements in North Carolina? Your work is amazing, just wondering if you could look at my site and give me some feedback?http://bellaloren.com  02.06.11 - 6:52pm
Luke Stanton - I've noticed that the shot where you crop the top half of the bride and groom out is very popular. I've seen loads of different wedding photographers using the same idea. I can see why, it's very effective!  02.02.11 - 12:09pm
Jenna Danelle - What a lavish affiar! I can't wait to do my first wedding that comes even remotely close to this - beautiful! BTW - I mean the photos AND the event design!  01.30.11 - 9:59pm
Joel C - Stunning photos, beautiful bride, great setting. Awesome!  01.29.11 - 3:01am
Shannon Stellmacher - Lovely work and such an adorable couple!!  01.09.11 - 3:55pm
Marvin - I love love love the emotions you captured!  12.15.10 - 9:32am
Joyce D. - The shoes on the door is a beauty!  12.14.10 - 12:49pm
Alecia Johnson - How did you balance the rings on the grape branch?  12.10.10 - 4:50pm
JUN MADAYAG - These photos are great! Although I noticed the tone of your photos here are so different from the other or most photos that you take. Did you do a different approach in post processing here?   12.08.10 - 5:00pm
New Jersey Wedding Photographer - These are great emotional images. They really capture the excitement of the day. Great Work!  12.04.10 - 7:05am
Jay Hoque - Hi Jasmine, Saw your name mentioned on a fellow wedding photographers blog. She was praising you a lot and now I can see why.. your work is amazing. Absolutely love the design of your blog too.. :-)  12.03.10 - 3:42pm
segorbe - very beautyfull  12.03.10 - 9:08am
Christina Hastings - Beautiful, beautiful... both the photography and the bride.  12.02.10 - 3:11pm
Jackie Beale - That is thee BEST ring shot I have ever seen!  12.02.10 - 12:25pm
Christina - Gorgeous wedding photography  12.02.10 - 11:31am
Willa Kveta Photography - Your way of capturing moments between people is so beautiful and the way that you capture light is incredible! Gorgeous pics as always!  12.01.10 - 8:15pm
michelle - oh wow!! that looks like it was a blast!!! i'm so sorry i wasn't able to come :(  11.30.10 - 12:26pm
velvet owl photography - Jasmine, these are so beautiful! I love each and every one. My fave is the one of the couple holding hands in B&W looking back at you with the beautiful scenery in the background. I almost didn't leave a comment, because..what's one more right? But then I thought you should know :) <3 Heidi  11.29.10 - 8:08pm
Jaime Greene - Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! So close to home too. :) Love Viansa Winery!!!  11.29.10 - 6:19pm
Jenna Danelle - They are soooo sweet!!! You capture dreamy images Jasmine and I am working hard on learning all I can to take images so gorgeous! I have a long way to go, but practice practice. I can't wait for the day I can do a wedding in such a gorgeous setting!   11.29.10 - 3:54pm
delbarr - Gladys!! Yay!! So happy for you I love all the details...good work girl. :) Jasmine, as always, gorgeous work.  11.29.10 - 2:56pm
Sabina - wonderfull wedding pictures   11.29.10 - 1:55pm
Chelsea Patricia - I have been SO looking forward to their wedding, and, of course, the photos are SOOO fab! LOVELY work!  11.29.10 - 1:28pm
naomi chokr - awesome job on their wedding! the bride looks amazing! i love her smile and love the last 3 pictures. I just saw your newsletter email. i hope to catch the next workshop. Crossing my fingers you have another one sometime this year.  11.29.10 - 1:22pm
gladys jem - And I'm back again :) I just finished watching the slideshow for the billionth time. And I keep staring at our photos hoping that I'd get sucked into the computer and relive the day again. I just love them, so so so much Jasmine!   11.29.10 - 12:03pm
Andrea Husted - WOW! I don't really know what else to say :) Love this post... love every one of your posts actually!  11.29.10 - 10:28am
jeramy - great job kids. i love wineries. :-)  11.29.10 - 9:41am
Hannes Uys - What a beautiful couple - so different. I love this post.  11.29.10 - 4:05am
jackie - such rich and vibrant images. only to be pulled out from the individuals. feeling what you see. thanks for sharing.   11.28.10 - 8:48pm
Ashlee - Oh my goodness, lady, what a fantastic blog you have! I love it. And you are a fabulous photographer. :)  11.28.10 - 8:27pm
Emily S. - She is the CUTEST thing ever!!! Such a happy beautiful bride, and a wedding to match!  11.28.10 - 5:40pm
Thom Gourley - Jasmine, I especially love your still life shots. They are always exquisitely styled! Thanks for the inspiration. Thom  11.28.10 - 8:02am
Dennis Bullock - Wow...so gorgeous Jasmine! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  11.26.10 - 8:05am
Jacqueline D. Penaranda - Hi Jasmine I really adore your pictures, I'm from the Philippines and I just love reading your blogs ;-) by the way I'm an aspiring photographer and I just learned a lot from you. I saved some of the techniques that you discussed in your blogs (as reference) ;-) Oh my... I guess this sounds more of an "I" comment :-D oh well... I just love dropping by here. I LOVE JASMINE STAR!!!  11.26.10 - 12:37am
Ed DeJesus - Absolutely Wonderful...Beautiful!  11.25.10 - 4:35pm
feuza - this makes me want to be getting married again in this place with those colors love it  11.25.10 - 8:09am
Jennifer - I love those pictures Jasmine - the details are fabulous and the one where Chris kisses Gladys' head (with the leaves behind) shows so much love. You are a magician with your cam! Wonderful.   11.25.10 - 5:53am
Anja Kressig Dunkel - wonderful work, jasmine....you can feel the love between Chris and Gladys....awesome  11.25.10 - 1:20am
Anne Elisabeth - This is magical, truly. I kind of thought that it was pretty cool that they had wedding wine cellar even though I can understand that she wanted it outside. Great job Jasmine & JD  11.25.10 - 12:48am
Steve - Your work is so refreshing to look at!! I like the way you capture a couple's true love for one another :) thank you for all of your inspiration!!  11.24.10 - 11:04pm
Jen - Ok, that settles it... I'm pushing for a winery when my kids get married! STUNNING! I LOVE the shot JD got in the vineyard and the unique ring shot is a real eye catcher. They are ALL fabulous as usual!  11.24.10 - 9:10pm
Kelsey Anderson - These are amazing as usual! What a beautiful location as well!  11.24.10 - 8:09pm
Gracen - I am in tears while typing this...Thank you Jasmine and JD for capturing these great photos!!! You have made my sister and and Chris so happy. :-) Much love and aloha...Gracen  11.24.10 - 7:59pm
Catie Ronquillo - Congrats Gladys & Chris! What a beautiful wedding that was not deterred by a little (or a lot!) of rain! Gorgeous. Or, gorge, if you will :)  11.24.10 - 7:10pm
Micaela ~ Wedding & Event Stationery - I luuuuurve how you style your detail shots!! Such a cute couple! xx  11.24.10 - 7:09pm
Amy Arrington - Wow! These photos are stunning Jasmine! Love!  11.24.10 - 6:59pm
Papi - Wonderful wedding. Beautiful couple. Awesome pics. I feel the "Cosmic Love" 143  11.24.10 - 5:39pm
Nicole - I got to meet Chris and Gladys at a workshop this year and couldn't agree with Jasmine more about how dynamic & infectious these two are... I'm so happy for them. Yay!  11.24.10 - 5:28pm
Jennifer Beal - LOVE the one with the orange and red leaves behind the bride and groom. What beautiful colors! What a perfect moment!  11.24.10 - 2:55pm
Gabriela Fuentes - You're closing the year "Con broche de oro." It's just beautiful.  11.24.10 - 2:39pm
Diana Lupu - PS. what will i do without anymore of your wedding photos for the rest of the year? I'm already going through withdrawls!!! :) Cue Polo.   11.24.10 - 2:07pm
Diana Lupu - what an adorable couple, fabulous pictures as always, and THAT SONG! Love it!   11.24.10 - 2:05pm
Robyn - I think I'm in love with Gladys and Chris just much as I am with your photos. They're great! Absolutely beautiful! Happy end of wedding season, J & JD!  11.24.10 - 1:26pm
Athena - Wow. Love. Wow. Double Wow. (Or, really, I guess it's triple.) You have a way with words, J. It propels the amazing voice that your photography already has to another dimension. As most ingenues, you truly are talented in so very, very many ways. Cheers, A   11.24.10 - 1:25pm
ala - perfect. ;)  11.24.10 - 1:20pm
Nicole Landgrebe - Amazing slideshow..... the music was divine, and made me feel like I was there..... I loved every second of it Jasmine, You ROCK!  11.24.10 - 1:08pm
Emily Crall - What a beautiful wedding! You can literally see their love in the photos.   11.24.10 - 1:02pm
julie mast - Perfect, just perfect!  11.24.10 - 12:51pm
Erica Velasco - I HAVE to go to Sonoma! So beautiful!  11.24.10 - 12:44pm
Esther Yoo - Im sitting here at work, tearing up watching the slideshow! Everything was captured so perfectly, I can see all the love and emotions oozing out from these pictures! Jasmine your wayyy tooooo fabulous! and Gladys and Chris look amazing!  11.24.10 - 12:41pm
em - JUST. PERFECT.  11.24.10 - 12:25pm
Shannon Gray - Love the photos! What an amazing wedding!!  11.24.10 - 12:11pm
Sarah Danaher - her dress!!!! LOVE it!!  11.24.10 - 12:04pm
Heather Durham - Did you take ANY of these photos using a tripod? The light looks really low in some of them yet I don't see a lot of noise so I'm doubting you used a high ISO. Just curious. Thanks!  11.24.10 - 12:03pm
Rosi - Love love love Gladys shoes (they look like in Sex and the city the movie-Carries manolos) :) great wedding :*  11.24.10 - 11:48am
Alex - Wow, amazing how fast you got this up! LOVELY shots!  11.24.10 - 11:44am
Chris - One of the most beautiful ring photos I've ever seen! Love it!!  11.24.10 - 11:40am
Henrik Kreilisheim - Extremely beautiful imagery, Jasmine! You just continue to impress me with each and every post. You're such an inspiration! Cheers from Henrik in Norway, Scandinavia :)  11.24.10 - 11:40am
Stephanie Stewart - Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous wedding! Love the location, the tones, the textures, the light, so romantic! And a beautiful couple, can just feel the love!   11.24.10 - 11:19am
Amy - Wow, those photos are gorge! Gladys has excellent taste, her ring is similar to mine and to me, those Manolos are the ULTIMATE wedding shoe!  11.24.10 - 11:09am
Sara - Jasmine & J.D. it was so great to finally meet you, the pictures are beautiful! I know I'll remember the day forever, you captured the all the moments perfectly. Now I'm going to go cry again....haha. Thanks so much!  11.24.10 - 10:52am
Anna-Marie - The rain was His way of blessing your wonderful day. Congratulations Gladys, and Jasmine, you are an amazing photographer! But then, look at the lucky couple you had.  11.24.10 - 10:44am
LEOLAK - GLADYS YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!!!! Wow!!! These are fantastic Jasmine! They look sooooooo in love and happy! They even smile the same I notice! Beautiful...absolutely beautiful...couple and images!   11.24.10 - 10:42am
gladys jem - i read your blog everyday, but now i'll be on it every second. i can't pull away. i can't stop watching. i can't stop reading. i can't stop smiling and crying all at the same time. you have given us the most beautiful photos. thank you so much for that jasmine. i will forever and always be one of your biggest cheerleaders. thank you thank you thank you! <3  11.24.10 - 10:12am
Gail - A gorgeous wedding captured and a Florence & The Machine song to top it off? That's called making a girl's Hump Day extra special :)   11.24.10 - 10:07am
Amy Latka - Absolutely stunning. Amazing lighting and gorgeous setting.  11.24.10 - 10:03am
anda - favorites: ring shot (so good), girls walking in the vineyard, super close-up of gladys + chris. beautiful! i absolutely love these two; such chemistry and adoration b/t them. what a great wedding to witness. watched the slideshow a bunch already, but i need to grocery shop for thanksgiving and must leave computer. good music selection again. maybe i should watch more than 2 slideshows a year ;)  11.24.10 - 9:58am
Blake Harris - Fantastic work! One of my favorite posts. Great color!  11.24.10 - 9:52am
nicole blumberg photography - Gorgeous. Love the details as always.   11.24.10 - 9:52am
Jessica Nobriga - What a treasure...Gladys, you make a STUNNING bride. And OMG, Manolo's?! No wonder you were so excited about your wedding shoes!! An amazing couple, an amazing day, captured perfectly.  11.24.10 - 9:49am
Tim May - Hmm i recognise those shoes!!! That shot of the veil in the cask room is great. Takes you to another world somehow. Love it. Still waiting to hear when you are coming to the UK  11.24.10 - 9:45am
Anna Page - Beautiful work, Jasmine! Chris looks dapper and of course Gladys look stunning! Congratulations!   11.24.10 - 9:39am
Liz Kausteklis - OMG, these are so beautiful, and Gladys...you look amazing!! I love all the details, and your dress...love it! I love the vineyard pictures...actually I love them all!!!!  11.24.10 - 9:34am
Romonia Isaac - Absolutely beautiful!!! Gladys' is truly a woman after your heart!!! LOVE the Manolo Blahnik's she chose. First thought: Sex and the City (the movie) and then your blog!! You have the best brides ever. Loved her dress and Gladys you looked amazing, as well as your dapper husband Chris! Beautiful ceremony and beautiful captures Jasmine! Beautiful!!! Yes J*, she was working those Manolo's!!! :D   11.24.10 - 9:34am
Faith Cherisse - GORGEOUS! You always amaze me J*!! What a beautiful wedding & couple.  11.24.10 - 9:32am
Michelle Ocampo - FAB FAB FAB! Love them all!! Great work Jasmine! It was great to see you both again!  11.24.10 - 9:29am
Mikaela - Wow. Seriously beautiful from start to finish.   11.24.10 - 9:28am
Carina - Gorgeous!   11.24.10 - 9:26am
ellie - glady's you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL....jasmine captured you perfectly  11.24.10 - 9:26am
Mavi - Gorgeous, as always! Love, Love, Love the shots at the winery.  11.24.10 - 9:25am
Kansas City Wedding Photographer - I love this wedding. Really beautiful! Jaz you did it again!!!!  11.24.10 - 9:23am
kristine atienza - your images truly captured the emotional love that these two have for one another. Congrats Gladys and Chris!! So happy and so honored to know you two!  11.24.10 - 9:21am
Abi Cole - I am, as always, floored by your amazing photography. Plleeeeaaaase come to the UK and teach me!! I'm only just starting out but one day, I'd love to be as successful as you....well, if you're gonna dream, dream big I say!   11.24.10 - 9:20am
VeronicaH - What a beautiful, cute couple! I love the photos you took Jasmine and JD. Very beautiful!  11.24.10 - 9:19am
Pua - CONGRATULATIONS Gladys! Jasmine, these photos are to-die-for FABULOUS! Beautiful, beautiful wedding!!  11.24.10 - 9:19am
Mirian Silva - Jasmine, when I grow up, I want to be like you! (smile). These are fantastic...every time I look at your work, it feels like I am seeing it for the first time. You rock girl1  11.24.10 - 9:18am
Lauren B - BEAUTIFUL! :)  11.24.10 - 9:16am
Barb - I've only been to Wine Country once, but we spent several days touring Viansa. I always thought it would be my dream place to get married (even though I was already married!). So fun to see you shoot a wedding there. I love that place so much! Beautiful couple and shots.  11.24.10 - 9:15am
Erica - These pictures are amazing and Gladys looks absolutely stunning. They had a beautiful day and you captured it perfectly!  11.24.10 - 9:15am
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