Photography Interview with the Sensational Jasmine Star!

January 11, 2011

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One of our very favorite photographers is returning as a Guest Judge to help us celebrate our second birthday! Jasmine Star (woo-hoo!!!) is fun, vivacious and her smile lights up a room. Who else would be a better judge than Jasmine for our “Smile” photo challenge theme?!

So…sit back, relax and reflect on the thoughts Jasmine shares with us and definitely enjoy browsing through the stunning images she has shared as well. It really is an amazing treat to have her here with us this week!

Jasmine writes: I’m Jasmine Star and I’m an international wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. Though I’ve garnered awards for my work and was voted Top 10 Wedding Photographer by American Photo Magazine, my crowning accomplishment was making meatloaf for the first time last year. I, however, still need to work on making the meatloaf edible.


Jasmine’s Photography Journey

Beginning just four years ago after quitting law school, I developed a voice and online brand by leveraging social media and developing techniques to empower clients to become the voice of my brand. I live with my husband and fabulous dog, and at times struggle to determine who is my favorite. I love to eat chocolate, run on the beach, and spend too much time writing on my blog. I hope to take the wedding industry by storm. Or learn how to make meatloaf. Whichever comes first.


Fun Q&A with Jasmine

  • What was your #1 favorite photography moment from this past year? Photographing my twin sister on her wedding day…I served both as a the Maid of Honor and wedding photographer, and I couldn’t have been more proud.
  • Do you have beautiful photos you’ve taken displayed all across your home? I desperately want to lie and say, yes. YES, BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS ARE EVVVVVVVERYWHERE!  But, I’m gonna keep it real and say I’ve actually bought and hung empty frames….that are waiting to be filled! 🙂
  • Where do you find inspiration to keep your photography creative and unique? Reading, museums, movies. Church, volunteering, teaching. Giving, receiving, feeling. More than anything, I’m inspired when I feel. There are moments when I’m completely drained or tapped out…then something happens (I read a book, I watch a movie, I visit a museum) that makes me feel something in a new way. When this happens, I am inspired and challenged to view the world in a new way.
  • Do you have your camera with you wherever you go? If you count my camera phone, then YES! 😉
  • Do you have a favorite quote you can share? “She believed she could, so she did” – Anonymous



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Thank you so much for sharing your time with us this week as part of our birthday celebration Jasmine! We heart you a bunch and are thrilled to welcome you back to I Heart Faces! 🙂

We are still accepting entries for our “Smile” photo contest until 9:00 pm (CST) tonight.

  • Did you all know that Jasmine was a Guest Judge for us one other time?  How lucky are we?!  To learn more about her you can read her first interview with I Heart Faces as well.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

nhombay August 9, 2016

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Stacey January 14, 2011

You are an amazing photographer! I am so stoked you’re the judge this week 🙂

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A. Ann January 12, 2011

love the simplicity. love orange County! yahoo! beautiful person inside and out

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kristi January 12, 2011

The thought of JS possibly looking at one of my photos fills me with all kinds of joy…and makes me nearly pee myself a little. Ha!! She is an AMAZING photographer!!!

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Ronda Simpson January 12, 2011

Beautiful photographs and stunning lady!! I’ve admired her work for a while! And I have to admit—I also have empty frames around my house waiting to be filled. LOL! My friends are always picking at me about it! 🙂

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Angie January 11, 2011

So excited by our guest judge!! RT @iheartfaces: Photography Interview with the Sensational @JasmineStar http://bit.ly/i4en8w

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Krystal January 12, 2011

How exciting!! Im not a wedding photographer….but I am planning a wedding and LOVE seeing all your amazing photos, they are so inspiring! You are my dream photographer! =)

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Michelle January 11, 2011

Such a killer theme, and awesome entries so far! Jasmine, you’ve got your work cut out for you.
{ P.S. – edible meatloaf is all about the balance of wet ingredients and cooking time to keep it moist after it comes out of the oven 😉 }

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amy January 11, 2011

Hi Jasmine-

We’re so excited to have you judging this week. You inspire me with your bubbly personality and awesome photos! Thanks for taking time out for us:-)

-Amy
Co-Founder, I Heart Faces

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Brein January 11, 2011

Love her!!! She is such a genuine person who is committed not only to her work but also to helping other people become the best they can be. I’m so excited she’s here with us this week!

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Alicia Jones January 11, 2011

LOVE her. She’s so inspiring 🙂

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Becca January 11, 2011

What a great guest judge! 🙂 yay Jasmine!

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Amy Locurto January 11, 2011

So excited by our guest judge!! RT @iheartfaces: Photography Interview with the Sensational @JasmineStar http://bit.ly/i4en8w

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Marian January 11, 2011

How cool!! She is truly an inspiration!

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bridget {bake at 350} January 11, 2011

Very, very pretty pictures!!!

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Life with Kaishon January 11, 2011

She is definitely inspirational : )
Our very own Photography Super Star!
Thank you for judging Jasmine : )

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Erica Peerenboom January 11, 2011

Thanks for posting this I Heart Faces! I love Jasmine! She is such an inspiration. Very excited to see who she picks and her thoughts on why. 🙂

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Michelle Hires January 11, 2011

I’m a huge J* fan! So excited to see her as the guest judge this week!

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Christineellen January 11, 2011

LOVE her! I think her work is truly fabulous! How exciting that she is the judge this week!

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Marlene January 11, 2011

Thanks for sharing this awesome interview. It’s always nice to get to know a great blogger, such as Ms. Star.

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Deb Peluso January 11, 2011

As always J*, you are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

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Jess January 11, 2011

One of my favorite photography blogs to read of all time!

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angie {the arthur clan} January 11, 2011

So completely thrilled to have you visiting with us again Jasmine. Your work is such an inspiration to me and so many others! Thank you for sharing your time with us. 🙂

-Angie
co-founder of I Heart Faces

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David January 11, 2011

Absolutely beautiful work!

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Brooke Chambers January 11, 2011

Oh, I love her and her work so much!

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Michelle January 11, 2011

YAY!! I’m so happy to see Jasmine is the guest judge. I’m not a wedding photographer, but I find her so inspiring and down to earth, not to mention a talented photographer. I am a faithful reader of her blog and FB page and even watched her on CreativeLive, even though I don’t do weddings. (Ummmm, I’m sounding like a stalker, but am just a huge fan! lol)

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Irela January 11, 2011

Oh My Gosh!! LOVE Jasmine Star. Her work is amazing. YAY!!!

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