Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The benefits of having FABULOUS friends




In any relationship there will be certain instances in which one person benefits more than the other.

I take pictures from time to time, and sometimes they are even professional, published ones. Unless you have been living under a rock I’m sure you are aware of that fact. This past weekend I posed in front of the camera and the person on the other side of the lens was none other than my best friend. She is a professional wedding photographer but from time to time she takes a break from capturing people’s undying love for each other and snaps away out of the goodness of her heart. Actually, the goodness of her heart is only available if you are lucky to be one of the most important people in her life for the past 14 years, otherwise it will probably cost you a pretty penny. :) That’s why I am most definitely the beneficiary this time around. I pose for pictures. She takes them. But I’m sure it’s obvious to everyone who holds the upper hand here. What she does with a camera is nothing short of amazing and I don’t say this simply because I love her more than Godiva’s chocolate covered strawberries. One look at her work will show you that my opinion is not biased but the God’s honest truth. If I didn’t need her standing next to me, I wouldn't want anybody else to shoot my own wedding. Yeah, I know. Worry about finding a husband first. Those pesky little details always get in the way of important matters.



**There are a few more on her blog posting and I will be adding my favorites ones from the shoot to my website shortly.

20 comments:

Kash P said...

The photographer is remarkable. I mean you look good, but she took good to perfection. Thanks for my newest wallpaper.

J'adore Details said...

i love you, bri! thanks for being such a great model! :)

Nikkie T said...

I LOVE Jasmine's photos!! I mean I've been a fan for a long time but, WOW! Jazz, I would offer my girls up if you're ever hankerin' to shoot little mixed babies with curly hair but I remember you have little TY (and Tristin now) for that.
Did I just say "hankerin'"?
See Bri, that soccer mom thing, I can't escape it...

LW said...

I LOVE THEM! You are amazing....and Jasmine too! Tucson is so much cooler because you temporarily live here and because Jasmine occasionally visits. Let's go eat burgers tomorrow. (P.S. You are redeemed from the little I-lost-my-keys-but-didn't-call-my-Tucson-friend oversight.)

brit_brat said...

I can concur! I was lucky enough to have Jasmine shoot my wedding photos out of the kindness of her heart and they were AMAZING! They made my little court house wedding seem like a fairy tale I could have only dreamed up.
In my opinion, if you can make Brianna look good you're nothing short of a miracle maker.
OH SNAP!
haha j/k

brit_brat said...

p.s. look how buff your shoulder is!
hahaha
next time wear a turtle neck.

Mark Brooke Photography said...

great modeling action!

t.v. said...

As far back as I can remember, I've always been fond of the art of "piture taking". I actually did my first amateur wedding at the age of 14. lol.

Anyway, Ms Star's work is magnificent. Her creativeness brings life to her work and one cannot help but be caught in it's splendor.

And these are no exception. Lovely, absolutely lovely.

Dennis Urbiztondo said...

Jasmine did a fantastic job on your portraits, but your beauty made her job a little bit easier.

Christy said...

She definitely is amazing. If I could afford her, she so would be shooting my wedding photos. Unfortunately, I cannot and my hubby-to-be is not so keen that I'm acting like a spoiled brat because I can't find anyone whose photos I like even nearly as much as hers.

Brit, your wedding pics are definitely amazing. I mean, of course I know you're beautiful, but when I saw those I thought you had some big, fancy wedding. It wasn't until I read her blog that I realized it was at the court. What a perfect wedding gift you and your children can treasure for a lifetime.

Shinks said...

Hey Bri,
I haven't read your blog in the longest time, I know, I'm a bad fan but I just had to say, I love your best friend. I just checked out her website.
Jasmine, you are so talented. Your work is amazing. I'm so glad you decided to bail on law school. The world of photography is more fabulous because of you.

P.s I'm also going to put a comment on your blog about Sprinters v's Distance runners. As you may or may not know, I've run a few 10k's this past year, so I feel quilified having tasted the training from both angles.

gamelord said...

LOL @ brit-brat, as beautiful and attention grabbing as Brianna's face is, those defined shoulders and traps did jump out and slap me and I'm a guy! :-)
Cannonball delts aside, these are some top flight photos of a lovely athlete.
Well, off to gym for db shoulder presses, upright rows and power cleans, cuz I have been inspired.........

Brianna said...

thanks for the love everybody! i know i'm lucky to have friends with great talents. Perhaps one day they will need somebody to sprint across the yard for them...or something.

Jewells said...

You two work very well together; a great artist and a great muse. Love that last pic!

anonymousnupe said...

HEY!!! GET OUT THE ROAD! I DON'T CARE HOW FINE YOU ARE!!! GET OUT THE STREET!!!

Marcus LANGFORD said...

You friend takes very beautiful pictures and of course having you as the model is not a bad idea either. One of my friends and fellow bodybuilder is a photographer, but I still have to pay him [Grrrrr], so consider yourself very fortunate.

P.S.-I am gonna need you to not lay in the middle of the street; you are too pretty to be ran over by oncoming traffic :-]

Marcus LANGFORD

Eb the Celeb said...

You look gorgeous!!!

Hey, I just did a post on weightloss... would love to get your advice

Joice Maduaka said...

Jasmine
Do you have plans on coming to London this summer to take some pictures of British athletes. lol

For real your shots are amazing.

Bri you look great. Love the one of you lying in the road.

Anonymous said...

You are incredibly beautiful and intelligent. I am glad i found your site and will be back to see your new pics and read your blog.

Anonymous said...

hear, hear anonymous.:)