{Upfront with...} Jasmine Star - Photographer

When I first started falling in love with photography I gushed at any photographer I met, I grabbed them by the ear and sang about the joys of finding a different way of viewing the world. And while many of my fellow photographers were happy enough to give up a couple of nuggets of golden information, to my dismay I also bumped into a few who metaphorically slammed the door in my face, hung a rude sign in the window and threatened to call the police. Well, not quite that bad, but the fact is, and you may have had this experience yourself, quite a few of the professionals out there have become very afraid of the new wave of competition cresting the horizon.

And rising behind these, like the morning sun, are the benevolent ones, people like, Jasmine Star. If you live and breathe photography chances are you've heard of her (some where lucky enough to have met her when she came here in Sydney to do a workshop). When I first knew about her I was instantly in love in the way she is as a person - full of energy! I obviously haven't met her in person - yet, however you can instantly tell by the way she writes, talks or tweets that she is the type of person that is so incredibly positive about life. And this is the type of people that you should surround yourself with.

As you can imagine, she's probably the most busiest person and yet finds joy in sharing, teaching, motivating and working with the aspiring photographers. If you wanted to learn few tips in photography then make sure to check Jasmine's blog for regular updates.

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A little bit about Jasmine Star
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.

Beginning just four years ago, 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 this blog. I hope to take the wedding industry by storm. Or learn how to make meatloaf. Whichever comes first.


Thank you so very much Jasmine for this privilege! And your time starts now…

When I was a child, I wanted to...
grow up.

My parents always told me...
to always be myself and never allow anyone to make me feel less than I am.

I wish I had...
more hours in my day.

My happiest moments were...
sitting around the dinner table with my family.

At home I cook...
cereal.

My last meal would be...
a homemade Italian meal made by my husband.

I'm very bad at...
cooking.

At the moment I'm reading...
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

At the moment I'm listening to...
The Xx

I'm always being asked...
to lower my voice.

Friends say I am...
loyal.

My most treasured possession is...
my wedding ring.

If I wasn't me, I'd like to be...
me. I kinda like who I've become! ;)

I often wonder...
where I'll be in ten years.

Go behind the scene on a Jasmine Star photoshoot.

For more information about Jasmine Star visit her:

Website: http://www.jasmine-star.com
Blog: http://www.jasminestarblog.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JasmineStarPage
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jasminestar

Images courtesy of Jasmine Star.