Thursday, April 26, 2007

Carlie and Gabriel : Engagement

When we first met, we clicked. Like a lock and key.

I fell in love with Gabriel and Carlie from the moment we met. Like long-time friends, we chatted about their careers, their wedding, and life. During our initial consultation, as Carlie animatedly described the Betsy Johnson dress she was planning to wear for their engagement shoot, Gabriel held her hand and stared at her like it was the first time he’d ever seen such a beautiful girl. A loving gaze, a hearty laugh at all the appropriate times. They’re perfect for each other.

As Gabriel and I spoke business and planned the logistics of the wedding day, Carlie listened to us, but focused on Gabriel’s every word. She’d intently follow his sentences—as if being strung along on an invisible string—and listened to him as if it was the first time she’d ever heard such eloquence. A loving gaze, a hearty laugh at all the appropriate times. They’re perfect for each other.

We met yesterday for their engagement shoot. I can’t put into words how flawlessly the day flowed. Carlie and Gabriel were like models in front of the camera—positioning themselves in the best light, curving their bodies into each other at the right angle, laughing gorgeously—so we spent most the evening just having a ball. Just as the engagement session was about to conclude, Carlie asked me, Do you think you’d mind photographing us at the beach…we want to get soaking wet! They didn’t have to ask twice!

Here are a few of my favorites…

To see more of their engagement session, CLICK HERE for their slideshow!

A special thanks to Dane Sanders for passing along this wedding to me! Dane, who's an awesome photographer (and a totally amazing pastor) will be marrying them...and then later join me in the photography fun for their reception! :)

Be sure to check back later for their slideshow!! ;)

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Blogger gabriel ryan said...

you got those up quick... you rule.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous C.J. Scott said...

Jasmine...these are awesome!!! The colours are beautiful!!! Love the look and feel of that fourth, sepia-toned image too.

5:16 PM  
Blogger melissakoehlerphotography said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! What amazing shots. These two are gorgeous! Love them Jasmine!!!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Dang that is one gorgeous couple!! You captured them amazingly..the photos look like a dreamy romantic Chris Isakk love song..and that is a compliment..:)!!

5:22 PM  
Blogger -Matt said...

WOW Jazzy WOW. I am blown away by some of those and WOW. Did I mention that? Great couple, great locations, great PHOTOS!!!


5:31 PM  
Blogger Albumesque said...

Smokin hot pictures mrs. Jazzy:) Love love love them:)

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think these images are absolutely stunning! I think you are finding your rhythm and style that has been hiding inside of you for months. I can't wait to see your summer shoots!

PS Gabriel Ryan, you and your bride are beautiful! Hurry and get married so I can see the wedding shots ; )


5:39 PM  
Blogger nicole green said...

they are the cutest couple!! you did an amazing job. :) i cannot waiiiit to see their wedding photos! :D

6:58 PM  
Blogger DrewB said...

Wow Jas! I think those are your best yet! Great job!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Captivating Studios said...

Awww love these! The last shot is an awesome capture of the water rushing up on them.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Jen Harris said...

AMAZING!! Beautiful couple and great photos!

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jasmine!!! These are incredible... more than I ever imagined!!!! My fiance is damn hot!!! haha... - Carlie Renee

11:37 PM  
Blogger said...

WOW !!!!! You inspire me each time I look your work. Great colours, great compositions and lot of emotions. Bravo Jasmine :)

12:10 AM  
Blogger Fred Egan said...

You totally rocked this shoot-I think it's your best! Dinner was soooo fun by the way-I seriously can't wait to do it again with you and JD :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger Will Parris said...

AWESOME! Again, amazing images and a wonderful story told with the words and pictures! So many favorites!! Love all the colors, the locations, the look... awesome!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Anna Joy Photography said...

OH MY GOSH. I haven't seen an engagement shoot that I have liked this much in all my blog stalking in an long time! Great photos!!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Kate Benson said...

HOT HOT HOT!!! You nailed it!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Allegra said...

NO WORDS.... I have NO words!! Your shots are UNREAL and how cute is Carlie's style? Those shoes and your boots are a definite match made in fashion heaven :)

12:11 PM  
Blogger NBButterfly said...

Beautiful! I love all of the pictures especially the beach ones. How did they not flinch when that wave hit them?? Absolutely gorgeous!

3:59 PM  
Anonymous angel swanson said...

a perfect dress! what a beautiful pair; they know how to work it for the camera!

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jasmine...ditto on all of the above. I think those pictures are my favorite of them all!!! Truly amazing! I just can't get enough of them...I keep playing the slideshow over and over again for anyone that's around me, including a stranger at the airport!

ili :)

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JASMINE!!! I LOVE THEM!!! Did I mention I had a smokin man!!?? haha... love love.. you are incredible.. these are more than I could have ever dreamed of!! i can't wait for the wedding pics! ♥

-carlie renee

12:40 AM  
Blogger Mary Bess said...

WOW!! the color is fantastic! what a beautiful couple! you did an incredible job!!


7:22 AM  
Blogger Cameron Ingalls said...

these are hot! you're rockin' it Jasmine!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Trista said...

Duuuuudddeeee..these are sooo totally awesome!!!!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Brandy J and Sticky Rammel said...

WOW JASMINE! These are so great! I especially love the flare shots on the beach!! What a HOT couple!

brandy j

2:25 AM  
Blogger Joyful Weddings & Events said...

These are amazing jasmine! One of the most incredible engagement shoots I have ever seen!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

These are SOO fabulous. Love the colors and the life in these photos! Perfection!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Sofie said...

Fan-freakin-tastic shots! Seriously hot, hot, hot work & couple! The dress is to die for! If Carlie has such killer taste in clothes, I can only imagine what her wedding dress is going to look like! P.S. Your orange boots ROCK!

5:35 AM  
Blogger Deyl said...

i love the red & lime ones! awesome shots :)

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Cassie-roo said...

Thats my sissy right there!! Who is the song by, i love it!!!

12:24 PM  
Blogger his_new_pet said...

Stunning! You are talented beyond words...the colours are so vibrant and the composition is always fabulous.

The couple is amazing, you can see the love there...I can feel the love there.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

des couleurs « froides » pour le mariage. En effet, en jouant avec la lumière et l’ombre grâce à une jupe effet bouillonné et beaucoup petites robes noires de fleurs de lilas adoucissent l’impact de couleur. Bien au contraire, elle vous donne un air fraîche: la Star de Cérémonie de mariage petites robes noires Libérez vos jambes et vos bras, faites-vous plaisir avec le jeux de couleur! Dans la collection de Robe de Cocktail Que ce soit pour une petites robes noires

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Wedding Photography Colchester said...

I love most of your photo's but these are excellent, I love the vibrant colours especially in front of the red and yellow containers

1:10 PM  

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