A few weeks ago I attended Jasmine‘s workshop in Orange County, CA… I think I was one of the lucky 20 who made the cut… out of the 5,000 who tried… Woo! Ha! So…you know those people you meet… and you think… “Everyone should have a (fill in the name here) in their life!” That’s Jasmine! Jasmine, her husband JD, and her mother Milly are all FABULOUS! Jasmine radiates!… Not like the sweaty type… come on! Jasmine doesn’t sweat!Jasmine, you are that person… people navigate to you because you are a joy to be around! JD… You really do have a servants heart… You are so helpful… and were willing to go out of your way… for everyone… even my few “I’m Lost!- Help me with directions!” phone calls.. Milly… You are a treasure! I truly wish I was able to spend even a few moments getting to know you more… your presence is like a breath of fresh air… The next time I’m in that area…Dinner is on me… and Jasmine… you don’t even have to dress up!
To all of my new ridiculously talented friends… Words cannot express how lucky I feel to have met you! I am incredibly blessed to have a new group of friends who share this very same passion… I had such a great time getting to know everyone and seriously…(SERIOUSLY…) I think it would be GREAT if we could all meet up and hang out for a long weekend (or week) in some random location!Nyc, Maui, Paris… Think BIG! If I am ever close to any of you…I would love to see you!
Part of the workshop was about branding…and part of it was about shooting… Melinda & Vern were are faaaabulous models… They worked that camera like they were natural-born models!! And… VIVIAN!!! ! Are you KIDDING me?! You are incredible! I mean… I’m sure its easy when you have someone as gorgeous as Melinda to work on… and when the blank canvas starts off THAT NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL… you know you’ve got to get excited!! You did an UNBELIEVABLE job! I hope someday I can work with you more!!Side note: I sat by Vivian at dinner and she is such a sweetheart…if you are in the OC area…and need a makeup artist… Vivian is BRILLIANT… in more ways than one!
Melinda’s dress was a stunning Monique Lhullier.
The incredibly unique flowers were by Carissa at JL Designs and Events
Hair and Makeup was by the beautiful Vivan Tran with All Made Up
Here are my favorites from the day! (Including J* speaking/shooting and the cute pen/paper pad with Jasmine’s logo! See? Branding!)