A couple weeks ago, the fabulous Jasmine Star, embarked on a 12-city speaking engagement called theFIX: Conversations with Jasmin Star. For those of you who don't know, Jasmine is an internationally acclaimed wedding photographer based in sunny California and Editor-In-Chief of Exposed Magazine. She is also one of my greatest inspirations, as an artist and a person.  I've been a longtime, avid reader of her blog, which offers tons of helpful advice about photography and business, along with funny and heartwarming stories about her life.

Shortly after I started my venture into photography at the beginning of the year, Jasmine announced theFIX tour. One of the stops was San Francisco. I blogged about my excitement here and my subsequent success in getting my golden ticket here. So when the day finally came, Kurt and I headed up to San Francisco, notebooks, pens, and camera in hand.

On the short walk from the car to Madrone Studios, I asked Kurt to snap a few shots of me:

The bus that Jasmine and her crew travelled was covered with bible verses. AMAZING! It also served as promotion for PASS.  I plan to use PASS as I grow my business because it's so smart... and I hate even the thought of burning DVDs. I want to Shoot and Share!
The venue had gorgeous purple lighting and a very cute set-up served as Jasmine's stage area.
Ashley Goodwin, a J* Jet and wedding photographer, served as host of the night. Oh, and side note: Jasmine is ripped!
She's so hood. She speaks my language.
Below is Jasmine's reaction to the amazing Flash Mob! Good job guys!
I was so happy that my supportive husband Kurt was there with me! While in line for the restroom, we got a chance to chat with Jasmine's husband JD. He was soooo down-to-earth, humble, and kind. I was able to give him a special card that I had written out for Jasmine and he promised that Jasmine would read it on the bus that night.
My hero! Jasmine Star!
JD signed my copy of Exposed...
 And Jasmine did too...

Dear Jasmine: You rock. Thank you for all that you do to encourage others! You are gorgeous inside and out! You've inspired me to work hard and pursue my dream of being a photographer.

And to my fellow SF Fixers: You guys are amazing. I'm so thankful for the Facebook group, y'all have no idea. I am so happy to have been apart of such an amazing event with other like-minded photographers. Thank you!


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    1. Thanks Lydia! I'm a fan of your blog... your pictures are lovely and I love that you have a tab for the good person test ;)

  2. Love it! <3

  3. LOVED this post, but I LOVED meeting you more! :)