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The first shoot with my beautiful wife Jasmin…

Last night I got the pleasure of getting to do a shoot with my gorgeous new wife Jasmin. We were married earlier this month out in Osoyoos, and I’d been looking forward to doing a shoot with her as my subject from the earliest days of planning our wedding. We’d been taking out a SUP (stand up paddle board) almost every day this week, so it was natural to incorporate it into a shoot. The lake was perfectly calm, and Jasmin didn’t hesitate for a minute when it came to jumping on the board. It was the first place we went to shoot, so if she went in, the rest of the shoot would’ve been different! On the way down from the lake, I noticed how the dappled light was streaming through the trees in my rearview mirror as the dust from the dirt road was kicked into the air. On our way back we took advantage of this beautiful light for a few quick shots that have an almost angelic look. From there, we headed off to do some fly fishing shots, and then out to a farmers field as the last streaks of light peered over the western mountain ranges. I know I’m biased, but when I was looking through the lens at Jasmin I knew I was looking into the eyes of pure beauty. For those of you who don’t know her, her incredible heart matches what you see on the outside. I fell head over heels for her, and even looking at these pictures now makes my heart race. One of the greatest challenges, and one I look forward to with great anticipation, is to show the true personality of the subject in my images. When you’re shooting pictures for the woman you just married 6 days prior, the desire to achieve this goal was that much higher. I hope that this love comes through in the shots. It was such a fun time, I couldn’t wait to post them! This is the first of a lifetime of photography projects we’ll get to work on together, and I look forward to sharing them here.

14 responses

  1. Jen

    Just beautiful Mark, breathtaking in fact. Again congratulations on this next part of your life together.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  2. Sarah

    The Peppers LOVE this. What an amazingly beautiful girl. We are so happy for you both. XOXO

    August 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

  3. Rick Shannon

    Awesome shots of a very beautiful woman and now Daughter In Law.



    August 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  4. Leanne

    I am left speechless, so incredible – the love you share is felt in each and every photo. We couldn’t be happier for you both. Love Leanne & Dad

    August 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  5. Gita Badiyan

    Gorgeous shots of my gorgeous daughter! Love you both!

    August 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  6. Kim

    These pictures are spectacular! They truly capture the beauty of your love! So natural, hence why they are breathtaking! Congratulations

    August 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

  7. Beautiful! So happy for you both.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:05 am

  8. Carey

    Gorgeous!!! what a beautiful bride.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  9. Fantastic Mark, you really do have a gift. And speaking of gifts your new sweet bride Jasmin truly is another. Love you both, Mom

    August 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

  10. Hi Mark, Congratulations on your wedding and I wish you both many years of heartfelt love and happiness. All the very best!

    August 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

  11. Sandy Keele

    Fabulous pictures of your beautiful wife. Congratulations to both of you. Wishing you endless years of happiness. Sandy and Bob

    August 20, 2012 at 10:19 am

  12. Rita and Ed Shannon

    enchanting, exciting and exceptional Mark and Jasmin, the world is yours to explore together!

    August 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

  13. Meghan

    These are beautiful! Congrats you two! Hope you had an amazing day.

    August 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  14. Zahra

    This shots are stunning Mark, as is your bride!! Congratulations to you both!

    August 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

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