Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jasmine Star Workshop - Orange County


I saw the email in my Inbox, it was the Jasmine Star Newsletter announcing "THE WORKSHOP"!  I have been following Jasmine's blog for a while now.  She is an amazing Wedding Photographer located in Orange County, CA...and her work is "FUN, FRESH, and FABULOUS"!  I knew the moment I read the details for the upcoming Workshop, I was going to try to sign up.  No hesitation.  I needed to go.  I needed inspiration, and inspiration was knocking at my inbox :)  When I got the next email saying "You're in", I was so estatic, I couldn't believe it!!!  I was one of 20 lucky photographers who's life was about to get shaken up and inspired!



The night before the workshop, a big group of us attendees met for dinner.  I traveled only from the Bay Area to Orange County, but there were ladies that traveled from FAR away...Washington DC, Canada, Arizona, Boston, Chicago, Puerto Rico...it really brought to life how much Jasmine has influenced our photography journey, and here we were, about to meet HER!  Even though she was feeling under the weather, Jasmine stopped by and hung out with us, talked and chatting away.  She really is just as cool as she is on her blog!  She met each one of us individually and rotated around the table...it was like we were all friends that had known each other for a long time (well, we did all get to know each other a little beforehand through Facebook...gotta love FB :)



The morning of the Workshop was here!  I picked up Mikaela from her hotel...she traveled all the way from Canada and is an amazing photographer!  There I was armed with all my Mapquest directions, from home to her hotel, to another hotel, to the workshop...and what do you know...yep, I got lost!  I was so embarressed.  Denise (another amazing photographer), had Jasmine call me, ME, to help give me directions...talk about a good first impression :)  But it all worked out, we got there within a few minutes, and the day was AMAZING!!  Jasmine is one of the coolest, down to earth, and just an all around wonderful person!  If any of you ever get the chance to attend one of her workshops, you should.  I walked away with a whole new outlook not only on where I want my business to go, but where I want my life to go!  Jasmine, THANK YOU!



On to the pictures!  There are a few people to thank...first the amazing models of the day were Joe and Jihan Cerda...um, they are like two of the most beautiful individuals ever, and they were so cool too!  Jihan is also a fellow photographer, and she rocked it out! 

Carissa of JL Designs created the amazing floral bouquet, beautiful! 

Vivian of All Made Up is pure perfection...it obvious that Jihan is beautiful, and Vivian did an amazing job on playing up her features! 

And JD, Jasmine's husband and second shooter, thank you for answering questions, helping with camera settings, and just being there!  You rock too :)








This was so cute, I didn't even want to use the pen :)




Jasmine, behind the scenes...doing her thing!







They really are SO cute together!




Here is another of Jasmine showing us how to position our couples...she is a master of her work in all ways!




The lighting was SO amazing...









Love laughter...













This is how Joe was looking at Jihan all day...pure LOVE...







One of my favorites (actually I love them all :)




























Jasmine & JD, THANK YOU again for everything!! 




Here I am with the famous Jasmine :)




And here's the whole group!!  It was great meeting you all :)




8 comments:

Dani Leigh/Sweet D! said...

Liz!! I had so much fun meeting you! These photos are awesome. :-) Hope to see you again one day!

Renata said...

:)

Mikaela said...

Oh Liz this post is awesome! You have such a great eye...love the one of Joe looking at Jihan! Thanks again for picking me up, despite us getting lost - haha see it made for a good story :) I truly hope we get to hang out again soon! xo

Vanessa Velez said...

Liz! You totally rocked it! love the pics, the angles! love..love..

Kim Spears said...

Liz these are awesome !! Loved your write up too :) Stay in touch xo Kim

Cat Mayer said...

Loved your post Liz and great shots!

Shannon said...

Love your photos Liz! The first black and white one of Jihan and Joe is stunning!!!

Stephen Grant said...

Great opportunity and great images, Liz! Love the poses on these. I was able to hear David Jay and Jasmine Star speak last year, and agree -- very inspiring!