Tuesday, June 29, 2010

jasmine star workshop...

last tuesday i took a spur of the moment trip to orange county to attend a workshop by the ever-fabulous jasmine star. typically i'm a huge planner, and would have passed on an email from photographer and sweet friend, kim kaylan, informing me that a seat had opened in the workshop. something inside me kept nagging that this opportunity was to good to pass up, and thank goodness i listened because this trip was exactly what i've been needing.

i've always been a huge fan of jasmine's work, writing voice and business savvy. she has the ability to capture her readers with words, flatter them in images and exceeds all their expectations. adding to her list of super powers is the ability to put on an incredible workshop while hopped up on sudafed. i walked away with so much information, new friends, inspiration and excitement about the job i adore. words cannot express my grattitude! thank you jasmine and jd (the amazing man behind the fabulous woman) for all your insight, willingness to share and your sparkling personalities! god bless!

during the workshop we had the chance to photograph joe and jihan cerda. besides both being gorgeous, jihan just had her second child six months ago! holy moly she's a hottie! jihan's makeup was done by vivian of all made up, and the stunning black calla lilly bouquet was by carissa of jl designs.

sorry jasmine for the horrible photo, please don't hate me...  you're so intense ;) stay fabulous!


Jasmine said...

Jonda...that photo? I'm going to kill you!! ;)
Just kidding...thanks for coming out and helping make the day incredibly perfect!

Mikaela said...

Whoa girl, this is my first visit to your site and your work is fabulous!! Plus, I love orange :)You summed up Jasmine and the workshop precisely! So glad you could make it, hopefully our paths will cross again!

Jonda Spurbeck said...

@ jasmine... sorry!!!! hahaha.... i was absorbing as much of the workshop as possible, and didn't take many pictures! this was my only proof i wasn't lying about where i was ;) thank you for everything!

@mikaela...thanks hun you're the sweetest! huge hugs!

Kim Spears said...

jonda you are so sweet :) I am so happy that I am so convincing and that you decided to come! I couldn't have asked for a better 'roomie'. I love the pairing of the B&W and Colour shot. Gorgeous! Till the next workshop my friend ;)

Heather Armstrong said...

AHHHHHHmazing!!! Love these!!! Wish it didn't go by so fast! It was such a beautiful workshop!!!
You are so talented!! It was so nice to meet you!!!!!