June 4, 2009

Jasmine Star Workshop/ Orange County CA





One of my favorite people in the whole photography universe is Miss Jasmine Star.   I am in awe of her brand, and business savvy, but in love with her kindness, generosity and beautiful heart.  I left her Tuesday night with direction, inspiration, and a ton of new friends.    
I enjoyed watching the way Jasmine is able to change the energy around her at any given moment.  BUT...I was moved by the way her mother and JD (her husband Mr. Star LOL) look at her.  I mean it's one thing for the attendees to hang on her every word, but I watched Jasmine light up her mother's eyes with a story or a laugh and listened to JD talked about her.  It was pure love and it's not like I didn't feel Jasmine was wonderful, now I KNOW she is.  

Jasmine invited me to use her equipment for the workshop when she heard I lost everything last week in Seattle.  I was able to get my hands on a new body and one lens before I few out, but was still able to use a few of her lenses anyway.  THANK YOU J*...Me estoy muy agradacida por todo que has hecho para mi.  Que te sigas adelante cambiando las vidas de todas las personas que toca su luz!  Carino!

Post more in the morning!

11 comments:

Irene Masina said...

Thought I'd be the first to post...glad your workshop turned out great!! I look forward to all the details of your trip...ttfn!!

Seini Photography said...

so cool Oms! Isn't she great. And JD is just as wonderful:) I know L is suppose to be seeing her tonight at their PUG meeting. One day I'll be able to afford her workshop, but for now just keepin up with her work, watch her branding presentation from the freedom tour, and learn so much from her. I love that woman!

Mapuana Reed Mataele said...

Ok Omi….I just so have to let you know that I am in love with this picture. And I will admit that I am a total blogstalker when it comes to you and J*. haha. Can’t wait to see you next month….you know I’ll be asking you a bazillion questions about her workshop along with everything else. The both of you are seriously my FAVORITE photographers every!!!!

Leti Purcell-YoungYen said...

Glad the workshop turned out great. I love her ALMOST as much as I love you! :) Looks like you had a blast.

Puanani said...

How exciting Omi!!! Sounds like you had an excellent time - love the picture of you and J*!! I second what Leti said - I love Jasmine Star's work, but not as much as YOU! :)

oneshotbeyond said...

very cool of her to loan out her stuff to you for the event. I've met her at a Pug meeting in SD and was blown away by her bigger than life persona...so humble yet electric. She is a unique person and seems so genuine.

ma'elePHOTO said...

I lOVE J* tooo... like the coolest photographer friend to have. And I love that she leant you her lenses. How do you like your new body??? So fun for you!! I'm heading to a PUG meeting tonight and she'll be one of the lead speakers. She's so lovely, and you feel SO inspired!!!

{RL}Photography said...

How fun! That's awesome tha j* is as cool as I hoped she be LOL Can't wait to hear more about the workshop!

Stout Photography said...

oh my goodness OMI! what a silly picture of us at the bottom there. It was super nice to meet you! Keep in touch and add me on FB already ;)

Jasmine said...

Loooove you!! :)

Lydia said...

I'm so glad I got to meet and share a table with you! You are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside!