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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Turn : My Wedding

I remember the first time I ever considered pursuing photography, looooong before we got engaged. I scoured the internet looking at photographers. Fashion photographers, commercial photographers, portrait photographers, studio photographers...you name it, I was looking it up and soaking up as much inspiration as I could. I was slowly finding the style of photography I was most attracted to.

Enter my good friends Sandra and Paul. In the summer of 2006, they got engaged and immediately my close circle of friends hurled ourselves into the infinite abyss known as wedding planning. As most of you know, finding wedding inspiration on the internet is like going to target for hairspray. You go in looking for one thing but you're distracted by 2,938 other cool things and end up filling your cart with a plethora of knick knacks to last you a lifetime.

Anyway, I remember while my friends were stalking designer dresses and florals and shoes and venues, I quickly became obsessed with something I had never even thought of - wedding photography. I got lost in blog after blog. Who were these people? Why had I never stumbled on them before? And how was it that the photojournalism style I had so related to was here all along and I hadn't known? It was the greatest discovery ever and I'm pretty sure I got nothing done at work for about a month.

During my quest to devour every wedding photography blog around, I ran across a little blogger site belonging to someone named Jasmine Star. Intrigued by her name, I sat in my living room and read through some of her entries. She was young and funny and relatable. Her images were so crisp and fun and each couple looked like they were having the time of their lives. I followed her blog religiously and it had quickly become one of my favorite reads. I was hooked. And I had made the decision. She would be my wedding photographer. So what if I WASN'T EVEN ENGAGED?! Minor details people!

The other day, Steven and I met with Jasmine for our long awaited engagement session. Through a muddy hiking trail, we all talked about love, photography, life, The Hills, shoes, and weddings. Like we were old friends. We enjoyed every second of it and although we were nervous in the beginning, she totally made us forget about the photos and just enjoy each other. I can't wait to see the pictures because I have no doubt that she will do a fabulous job but more than that, I can't wait for our wedding! Getting dressed up and staring into Steven's big brown eyes (and those lashes!) all day long is definitely what I signed up for! Oh, and I'm sure the wedding reception we've been planning for the last year won't be too shabby either. 74 days!

And just because I know she'll be posting pictures of us on her blog, I thought it was only fitting to post a few silly ones I snapped at the end of our session on my blog. =)



P.S. I can't end this post without thanking my good friend/assistant/cheerleader Bea for coming along and helping out at the very last minute. xoxo

19 comments:

V3 Weddings and Events said...

I told you time would just whiz by! I absolutely, positively cannot wait to see the photos!!!

V3 Weddings and Events said...

P.S. Love the Target-Wedding Planning analogy! I'm going to have to use that one ;)

Tiffany said...

so cool! Jasmine Star is my wedding photographer idol! can't wait to see your pictures...

bri said...

Ditto Target analogy; so frickin true.
Can't wait to see more more of your e-pics! Looove the boots!

kristin said...

Jasmine always blows me away! I know she'll get the most incredible shots at your wedding. Yay!

Meg said...

So fun! Can't wait to see your pics!

Miss Sapphira said...

Can't wait to see your photos. I heart Jasmine. Her pictures are awesome!

Mary Marantz said...

:) :) Those are awesome!!

Bea said...

Bahhhhhh...I just saw this!! Thanks for the shout out friend!I loved coming out and almost rolling your suitcase into poop! I had so much fun watching the amazingness of you and stebs. And hello? I got to meet J*!! :) I can't wait for the post! <3 ya.

HazelnutPhotography said...

So exciting! I can't believe it's right around the corner for you!

Meli said...

I dont know where to start...
While reading your entry, it feels like you just took out the thoughts out of my head!! It wasnt until this whole wedding planning came about, that I came accross these Fab. Blogs & the love and appreciation for Journ, Photog.
Including yours! What an Honor to have captured images of the One & only J* =) Can't wait to see your e~session!

Jasmine said...

I don't know if I LOVE you, or HATE you for these photos!! ;)
Thanks for such a FABULOUS DAY! I love you and Steven and I can't wait for the amazingness that is you to be unveiled on your wedding day. Hey...I know you liked my pun...didn't you?!? ;)

Joan Solitario said...

WOW! You're photos on Jasmine's website is sooo AMAZING!!! You and your fiance are gorgeous!

Miss Sapphira said...

Omg! I just saw your e-session on Jasmine's Blog. Love, love, love your photos!!!

Vaitai 6 said...

I found your site after reading Jasmine Star's latest post. Congrats! and I'd be in tears as well if I was in front of J*'s lens. So fun! So exciting! Can't wait to see your wedding pics! Wishing you all the best!!!

Ashley said...

You are so dang adorable. Who would have thought to take pictures of Jasmine? Better question, why hasn't anyone thought of that before?! Your photos on her blog are amazing! I can't wait to see your wedding photos!

Simply Modern Weddings said...

your pictures were jaw-dropping...great job choosing j*, she is such a sweet person and photographer.

Ashley Rose said...

Seriously "This sex is on fire" :) lol I ADORE the photos!!! Ok I will give you a canvas of our puddle jump if you give me a canvas of you and your future hubby in the grass :) even trade! Our hubbys will be completely baffled by it, but who cares :) its art!!!! xoxo

Ashley said...

so cute. i saw your photos on Jasmine's blog, and i was like HEY i read her blog!!

your engagement photos look adorable! congrats!