Jasmine Star Photography - Orange County Wedding Photographer who adventures beyond the boundaries of Southern California to create & capture special moments.

Whatever Souls Are Made Of

I blink my eyes open each morning, inch out of bed, and pull back the window shades, ensuring the light that leaks into the room avoids my husband's eyes.  The early sun smiles and I take a deep breath.  In this moment, I realize I have the best job in the world.  I document love. One of my favorite quotes is by Emily Bronte: "Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same."  I'm lucky to photograph two souls committed to the promise of forever.  Here are their stories...

Follow Your Dreams

"IF I COULD GO BACK AND TELL THE JASMINE STAR OF 2007 SOMETHING, I'D TELL HER TO SPRINT TOWARD HER DREAMS AND NEVER LOOK BACK. EVER."

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About Jasmine - A southern California wedding photographer located in Orange County serving all of California with class and care.

AN INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER &
EDUCATOR BASED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Jasmine was voted Top 10 Wedding Photographer in the World, Top 5 Most Influential Photographers, and her work has graced the pages of the world's leading wedding publications (Town&County, Inside Weddings, The Knot, Ceremony, Cosmopolitan Bride, Wedding Magazine, Destination I Do, Bride&Bloom, Exquisite Weddings) and featured in industry publications (American Photo, Photo Professional, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer) alike. An avid proponent of disseminating photo knowledge, Jasmine shares weekly photo advice on her nationally recognized blog and she published EXPOSED, a 136-page magazine detailing her start in the photo industry. Her most recent venture--theSTORE, a site providing photography tutorials and tools--has been met with raving reviews. Jasmine lives with her husband and spoiled dog, eats too much chocolate, and enjoys yoga.

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Starstruck

  • Shala + Omar

    Shala + Omar - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "You truly have a gift working with people, I mean really is there anyone on this Planet or in this galaxy for that matter that doesn't LOVE, LOVE , LOVE working with you????"

    Jasmine & JD,

    Words simply cannot describe how happy we are with our photos! They are simply amazing!!!! I couldn’t have even imagined them better in my wildest dreams!!! I think I have looked at the photos like 20 times so far today and each time it takes me back to our wedding day. I never wanted our day to end and I was so sad to hear the last song play but now looking at your photos gives me that special feeling I felt on our day again.

    You and JD are so great to work with, you really made us so comfortable and I felt like you guys were part of our family. You truly have a gift working with people, I mean really is there anyone on this Planet or in this galaxy for that matter that doesn’t LOVE, LOVE , LOVE working with you???? And you indeed have been blessed with natural talent you have an eye for detail, you can make anything look beautiful and you can tell a story in one shot.

    I wish you and JD only continued success, happiness, health and love in the future. We both feel so incredibly honored to have had you and JD at our wedding. I hope one day soon we will see you again, maybe at a Lakers game ;)

    Thank you a million times over again!!!

    Take care,

    Shala & Omar

  • Jami + Joel

    Jami + Joel - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "Weddings go by so fast and the entire day is over in the blink of an eye, but because of you we can relive our wedding day through your amazing work. Totally love you for that! And for just being plain awesome."

    Jasmine!

    Joel and I absolutely LOVE the wedding album! Seriously. It’s perfect! I look at it with a huge dorky smile on my face almost daily. It was actually delivered to the house during our Mothers Day celebration, so needless to say, the parents got to it before we did so we didn’t get to see if for a good hour after we got it. I have never seen my mom open a box so fast! It was pretty impressive :)

    Anyway, sorry for being so repetitive but again, THANK YOU!!! As you know, weddings go by so fast and the entire day is over in the blink of an eye, but because of you we can relive our wedding day through your amazing work. Totally love you for that! And for just being plain awesome :)

    Much love,

    Jami

  • Marie + Charlie

    Marie + Charlie - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "If the photo slideshow was a VHS, it woulda been worn out by now."

    I’m just leaving my lab. Its 2 am. My research cells were ignored and they blame you. Cause all I did all day was watch the slideshow. Then called Charlie. Then watch it again. Then called my Mom then my Dad. Then I made my friends at work watch. Then Kivil called and we watched it again. Then I debated with Charlie which was the favorite. Then we had to watch it again to be sure. Then my zumba girls wanted to see. If it was a VHS it woulda been worn out by now.

    You’re the best.

    Marie

  • Marissa + Jeremy

    Marissa + Jeremy - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "And then we met you and you were just as awesome as I had hoped."

    So I’m going to tell you a story at the risk of you thinking your client is overly sappy/silly.

    When we were looking for a photographer, I read through a lot of your old blog posts. Those old posts just made me fall in like with you as a person — your honesty, sense of humor, and apparent love for JD, Polo, and your family just shine through and I wish I had your gift for words. Of course, your work is what made me stop and read your blog in the first place, but I just could *feel* from your posts that you were such a good person and that we would get along.

    I sent Jeremy a link to your blog in an email and told him “she is my dream photog! I wonder what she charges to come to Hawaii…” And then we met you and you were just as awesome as I had hoped. :)

    Anyway- I think God shows me he loves me by giving me good parking spaces and putting certain people in my life. And I think you’re one of them! :)

    Hugs,

    Marissa

  • Jessi + Zach

    Jessi + Zach - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "You guys blew our expectations out of the water!! We loved having you there to document our big day and only hope you return to Colorado again … You two are the sweetest and most loving couple we've ever met."

    Hello dear Jasmine!

    I absolutely adore each and every photo. Each time I look through them, I find yet another image I somehow missed and fall in love all over again! You guys blew our expectations out of the water!! We loved having you there to document our big day and only hope you return to Colorado again for a hike, kayak trip, or a night out. It was a pleasure to meet you both. You two are the sweetest and most loving couple we’ve ever met.

    Love you guys so much! I will NEVER ever forget your kindness Jasmine and I can’t thank you enough for being there and giving us the gift of these gorgeous images to cherish forever. I can’t wait to get them up in our home. You guys are simply the best!

    xoxo,

    Jessi

  • Elyse + Andrew

    Elyse + Andrew - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "We saw the blog post and the photos and they are AMAZING!!!!"

    Hi!!!!!!

    We are at LAX waiting to leave for Hawaii and I just had to send you a quick email. We saw the blog post and the photos and they are AMAZING!!!! I can’t say thank you enough to you and JD! I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourselves in NYC and I feel so lucky to have found you to photograph our wedding, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I will email you when we get back so we can make some plans for dinner in LA, sushi perhaps????

    See you soon!

    Elyse and Andrew

  • Sabrina + Cody

    Sabrina + Cody - Lovingly captured by Jasmine Star an Orange County Wedding Photographer. View Shoot
    "You are an amazing person, who has an incredible talent supported by an extremely handsome, well-dressed man.
    So grateful to have had a glimpse into that."

    I’ve never really been here before, so I am not really sure what to say. Or even if I should say anything. But sitting at my desk, scrolling up and down your blog post, refreshing your facebook page over and over without saying anything to you doesn’t feel right. Thank you for providing Cody and I such amazingly captured memories.

    This may be something I should only think and not say… but thank you for living up to all the hype. There are a lot of people who really admire you and the work you do. What I appreciated, aside from the fabulous j*, was the person who bent down right away to help me tie my heel laces while getting ready for photos. That was so kind of you. And also, the person who was able to lovingly look across the table at her husband as he mentioned his crush on Diane Lane, because she knew she was always his number one.

    You are an amazing person, who has an incredible talent supported by an extremely handsome, well-dressed man. So grateful to have had a glimpse into that.

    XO

    Sabrina

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THE PERCOLATION EFFECTS OF MY LOVE

I left law school and started my business in 2006 and have since filled my life with happiness that percolates from my heart. I fell in love with Love. The joy and fulfillment I receive in documenting the most special moments on a wedding day compares to nothing else.

If you’d like to get in front of my camera and experience the percolation effects of my love, shoot me an email. I’d be happy to hear from you.

Locations - Orange County Wedding Photographer & Beyond

I am a southern California wedding photographer located in Orange County, but happily serve all of California with class and care. Though my studio is located in Orange County, my heart (and portfolio) reflect my love for Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Napa Valley. I’m not only an Orange County Wedding Photographer; my husband and I have traveled the world capturing weddings (Italy, Canada, Mexico, just to name a few), making New York City and Miami feel like a piece of home as well. Our goal is to approach each wedding from our unique perspective and love for carefree and joy of coastal living. Be it in Orange County, Los Angeles, or beyond, our cameras are an extension of our hearts and home.